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frank & mary hyland family 

FRANK HYLAND (1829-1896)
MARY HYLAND (1830-1880) (Dau.of James Hyland & Bridget Flynn

Frank was born in Mayo Co. Ireland and emigrated to the U.S in 1848. He settled somewhere in N.Y. where he married Mary. Mary was born in Kilmaine Co.Mayo and settled in Saratoga N.Y.. There does not appear to be a direct relationship between these Hyland families prior to this marriage although they may be distant cousins. (It is worth noting that although family tradition assigns Mary to the Hyland family, a death record for their daughter Bridget lists her maiden name as Fahey. No explanation is currently available). After the birth of their first child, the family moved to a farm in Burnsville Twp. where they remained for about six years. The family later moved to a farm in Empire Twp where they raised their children. 


Sarah M. (1855-1861) buried St. Johns Cem. Burnsville MN
Bridget (1859-1886) buried Highland Cemetery Lakeville MN
James F. (1861-1934) buried Calvary Cemetery St. Paul MN
Mary (1863-1931) buried Calvary Cemetery St. Paul MN
Margaret (1867- ) (No information available)
Frank P. (1870-1887)  buried Highland Cemetery Lakeville MN
John D. (1874-1945) m. Theresa O'Rourke (1905) buried Calvary Cemetery St. Paul MN
Catherine (1876-1964) m. Charles Geissel (1904) buried Calvary Cemetery St. Paul MN 

Frank's wife died in 1880 leaving Frank with a young family to raise. Around 1888 Frank moved his family to St. Paul where he was residing at the time of his death in 1897. Most of his children apparently remained in St. Paul after his death. Both Frank and his wife are buried in Highland cemetery in Lakeville. 

JOHN D. HYLAND (1874-1945) Son of Frank Hyland & Mary Hyland
THERESA O'ROURKE (1880-1935) 

John was apparently born near Farmington MN and moved into the city of St. Paul with his father. He operated a plumbing heating and electrical business at 195 W 3rd.and later at 106 E 4th street. Little is known about his wife except that her mother was apparently a widow and she had two brothers living in Saint Paul. He and his family resided at 382 Winslow Ave on Saint Paul's "West Side." 


Gladys M. (1905- )
Francis D. (1907- )
John E. (1908- ) 

This family file contains the research notes of Mr. Kevin Geraghty as of March 1999. 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

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History of Burnsville (including founding of St. John's)
Calvary Cemetery, St. Paul MN: information at Ramsey County GenWeb
Calvary Cemetery, St. Paul MN: ordering records

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