michael gorman and ann murphy family of eagan
MICHAEL GORMAN (1827-1898) (Parents
ANN MURPHY (1833-1912) (Parents Unknown)
Michael and his wife were both natives of Ireland. Michael and his wife
apparently resided somewhere in Pennsylvania and New Jersey until at least
1856. By 1858, Michael and his family were residing in Eagan on a farm next
to the one settled by John Gorman.
John (1856- Feb 1870) buried St. Peters Mendota MN
Anna M. (1858- 1835) Michael Burnham Silk (married 1888)
Margaret (1858- ) Henry Keefe (married 1875) (Lebanon
Michael (1862-1885) St. Peters Mendota MN
William (1864- ) (marr Sara Lynch 1894) (502 Stryker
Ave. St. Paul ?)
Susan ( ) (Listed only in 1865)
Dennis J. (1868- ) (Left Eagan by 1885)
Joseph (1873-1924) Mary Kelly (1896) (west side St.
John was born in Pennsylvania, Anna was born in New Jersey and the rest of
the children were born in Minnesota. Michael died in 1894. Ann was
apparently residing at 208 Styker Ave on St. Paul's west side at the time
of her death in 1912. Both Michael and his wife are buried at St.
Peter's cemetery in Mendota.
ANNA M. GORMAN (Abt 1858-1935)
Dau of Michael Gorman and Ann Murphy
MICHAEL BURNHAM SILK (Abt 1861-1944)
Catherine or Esther M. Silk b: March 1890 in Minnesota
Frances M. Silk b: 09 May 1891 in Minnesota d: 22 December 1963 in Hennepin
Agnes C. Silk b: January 1893 in Minnesota (possibly married McKenzie)
Joseph Silk b: June 1895 in Minnesota
Harry L. Silk b: 28 August 1897 in Minnesota d: Probable: 31 December 1967
in Dakota County, Minnesota
Claude M. Silk b: 29 November 1902 in Minnesota d: Probable: April 1966 in
Anna and Michael spent the early part of their marriage in west Saint Paul
in the area around St. Michael's Church. In 1900, the family was living
at 1025 Bayliss. By 1910, the family had moved to southeast Minneapolis
and the 1910 and 1920 censuses show them living at 41 Southeast 27th and
41 Lenox Street. Michael worked for a railroad - in 1890, he was an
engineer living at 502 Stryker in Saint Paul; by 1920, he was a towerman.
(August 1858 - ) Dau of Michael Gorman and
HENRY KEEFE (8 April 1856 - ) Parents unknown
Infant Son Keefe b: 16 November 1877 d: 17 November 1877
John Edward Keefe b: 1878 in MN d: Probable 24 May 1953 in San Diego County,
Lulu R. Keefe b: October 1884 in Minnesota
Harry Keefe b: January 1887 in Minnesota
Agnes Keefe b: January 1889 in Minnesota
William J. Keefe b: Abt. July 1890 in Minnesota
George F. Keefe b: June 1894 in In Minnesota
Joseph B. Keefe b: September 1896 in Minnesota
Clarence or Elmer Keefe b: June 1899 in South Dakota
Margaret was born in New Jersey and Henry was born in New York. This
couple operated the popular Rosemount House hotel in Rosemount. The
Rosemount House was destroyed by fire in 1877. In 1900, it appears
that Margaret and Henry were living in Enterprise Township, Roberts County,
South Dakota with their five youngest children.
WILLIAM H. GORMAN (1864
-?1930) Son of Michael Gorman and Ann Murphy
SARAH ANN LYNCH (1871 - ?1950)
William was born in Dakota County, Minnesota and Sarah Ann was born in New
Hampshire. This William Gorman is likely the same William Gorman who was
best man at the marriage of David Quealy (son of Patrick
Quealy and Margaret Gorman) and Susan Hyland.
He is believed to have been a cousin of Dave Quealy and also David
R. Gorman, son of John O. Gorman.
Henry or Harry Gorman b: March 1895 in Ramsey County, Minnesota
Lauretta Gorman b: June 1896 in Ramsey County, Minnesota
James A. or Elbert J.Gorman (1898-1946) born Ramsey County, probable burial
St. Anthony of Padua in northeast Minneapolis
Mary Ellen b: 05 February 1899 in Minnesota d: probable: 07 August
1970 in Ramsey County, Minnesota
Unknown Gorman b: Abt. 1901 died 1901?
Alice or Virginia Gorman b: Abt. 1904
Charles Dowd Gorman b: 28 June 1906 in Hennepin County, Minnesota d: probable
21 January 1988 in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan
William H. and his wife, Sarah Lynch, started their married life in west
Saint Paul in the area around St. Michael's Church. In 1900, William
and Sarah were living on Spring Street in northeast Minneapolis. By
1910-1920, the family was living in Robbinsdale, Hennepin County, Minnesota.
William was a salesman.
Family Gedcom by Robert Willits for more information on Elbert J. Gorman.
DENNIS J. GORMANY (1868 -
) Son of Michael Gorman and Ann Murphy
Dennis left Dakota County after 1885.
JOSEPH FRANCES GORMAN: (March
1872 - ) Son of Michael Gorman and Ann Murphy
MARY ELLEN KELLY (1872-) Parents Unknown
Joseph was born in Dakota County, Minnesota and his wife, Mary Ellen, was
born in Wisconsin. This couple seems to have been living in Fargo,
North Dakota when the 1920 census was taken.
|This family file contains the research notes of Mr. Kevin Geraghty
with contributions from Shawne FitzGerald. For census records for these
families, contact Shawne FitzGerald at sean at tcq.net. Mr. Geraghty
is researching the families and descendants of the Irish in Dakota County
Minnesota. For more information or to contribute to Mr. Geraghty's
research, please send him e-mail at kgerat at aol.com.
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