Biography of John O'Keefe
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O'Keefe, John, was born in Columbia county in 1820, and is a son of Michael and Sarah (Van Alstine) O'Keefe. Mr. O'Keefe was a native of Ireland and came to America in 1811 and settled in Kinderhook, whence he came to Greetbush in 1840, where he died March 23, 1881, and his wife died in 1857; he had three children: Margaret, John andAnna Maria; the latter is the wife of Stephen Miller. The maternal grandfather, Abram Van Alstine, was a farmer of Columbia county. John O'Keefe was always a farmer, at which he has been very succebsful. He has a fine farm of 164 acres of land.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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