Biography of Patrick Dunn
Houston County, MN Biographies

Patrick Dunn, who was for a number of years proprietor of a farm of 160 acres in Caledonia township, was born in Kentucky about 1860, son of Michael and Mary (Ryan) Dunn. He accompanied his parents to Brownsville, Houston county, Minn., and later to their farm in Caledonia township, which he helped his father to develop, and of which he finally became the proprietor. It contains 160 acres, which he farmed successfully until his death in 1905, at the age of about forty-five years. Identified with the county from his early years, having been educated in its district schools, he always took a warm interest in its progress and development, being ever ready to perform the duties of a good citizen. He was a stockholder in the Farmers' Elevator, and provided well for his family. Like his father, he was a member of the Catholic church. Mr. Dunn was married March 1, 1880, to Margaret McKenna, who was born in Union township, Houston county, daughter of Timothy and Mary (Murphy) Dunn. Of this union seven children were born: Mary, wife of James Driscoll; Michael and Frank, residing on the home farm; Anna, who is a nurse; Patrick, who is a dentist now in the United States service, with the rank of first lieutenant; Stella, who is a normal school student; and Paul, who is attending parochial school.

The History of Houston County, Minnesota
Edited by: Franklyn Curtis-Wedge.
H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co.
Winona, Minn. 1919


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