patrick gorman family in dakota and rice counties
PATRICK GORMAN (1833 - Abt
1887) (Parents Unknown)
MARY MAHER (1833- Bef 1871) (Parents Unknown)
Patrick Gorman was born about 1831-1833 in County Clare, Ireland. His
father died in Ireland and in about 1841, Patrick and his mother came to
the U.S. settling in New York state. According to Patrick's great-granddaughter,
at some point Patrick returned to Ireland and helped organize a colony of
about 20 related families to emigrate to the U.S. Patrick and Mary Maher
(or Mehan) were married in Binghamton New York in 1851. The couple
lived in Scranton, Pennsylvania at some time and by 1856, Patrick was settled
on a farm in Eagan Minnesota next to the John and Michael Gorman families.
Patrick is believed to be related to the other Gorman families that
settled in Eagan in the 1850's. Patrick's wife, Mary, died sometime
between 1867 and 1871. She is said to have been buried at St. Peter's
Cemetery in Mendota. See the Patrick
The family name used by Patrick and his children was O'Gorman though the
name used by family members was shortened to Gorman in the 20th Century.
Census and other records in Minnesota appear under both names.
Elizabeth (1856- )
Ann (1857- )
James (1858- ) (married 1884) Margaret O'Rourke
Margaret (1860- )
Mary (1865- )
Ellen (1867- )
Elizabeth was born in Pennsylvania and the other children were born in Minnesota.
Patrick and his children left Eagan and moved to Wheatland Township
in Rice County around 1870. James was on the Eagan farm of
Patrick and Margaret (Gorman) Quealy in 1880.
PATRICK GORMAN (1833 - ) (Parents
MARY FLYNN (Abt 1854-1930) Dau of Mike Flynn
Patrick married Mary Flynn in 1871. Mary was born in Vermont and had
a brother named Cornelius who lived in Minnesota.
Cornelius Francis (1872-1959) marr Lena Lux?; marr Margaret Dougherty
marr Nellie Gilligan (1898-abt 1930); marr
Evelyn Dougherty (1910-1982)
Edward or Edmund Gorman (1873-1875)
Daniel Leo Patrick (1875-1962) marr Katherine L. Shugrue (1880-Abt
Honora (Abt. 1876 - ) marr John L. Morrison
Mary (Abt 1878 - ) marr Guth?
Patrick? Gorman (1880- )
Patrick died in New Prague, Le Sueur County, Minnesota, about 1887. Mary
went to Saint Paul and in 1890 married Maurice
Bambery. Sons Cornelius and Daniel settled in Austin, Mower County,
Minnesota. Honora and her husband, John L. Morrison, lived in Duluth,
Minnesota where John published a controversial newspaper, The Duluth
Rip-saw. After John died, Honora moved to Des Moines, Iowa.
|This family file contains the research notes of Mr. Kevin Geraghty
with additional information provided by Mrs. Genevieve Arndt, Brian Burghgrave
and Shawne FitzGerald. Mr. Geraghty is researching the families
and descendants of those buried at the Highland Cemetery. For more information
or to contribute to Mr. Geraghty's research, please send him e-mail at kgerag
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