Biography of John Silk
Eagan, Dakota County, MN Biographies

John Silk was born in County Galway, Ireland, in June, 1823. After attaining majority he came to America, and for seven years worked in a cotton mill at Manchester, New Hampshire. In 1857, he settled in Eagan township, having purchased a small farm on which he lived four years, then bought his present farm. Married on Easter Sunday, 1854, to Miss Mary Hamburg, a native of Ireland. Ten children have been born born to them: James, John, Michael, Thomas, Frances Jane, William, Henry, Edward, Mary and Charles.


From:
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Minneapolis. 1881.


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