Search billions of records on


Histories of the Dakota County Irish logo

the patrick hynes and
bridget killallea family 

This Hynes Family emigrated to the United States around the year 1847 and eventually settled in Marcella Illinois. The father and mother of  Patrick are unknown as is the exact location of his birth but it is assumed that it was somewhere near the town of Headford County Galway. It is fairly certain that he was the brother of Ann Harkins who eventually settled in Burnsville MN. There is also evidence that he may be the brother of Catherine Geraghty who was the mother of  J.C. Geraghty of Rosemount. 

PATRICK (1832-1901) m. Bridget Killallea (1854), buried  St. Josephs Rosemount MN
ANN (1833-1868) m. Patrick Harkins (1856), buried St. Johns Cem. Burnsville MN
CATHERINE ( - ) m. Timothy Geraghty ( ) (Headford Co. Galway Ire.) 

There was another Hynes (Hines) family that settled in Rosemount MN from County Galway but the relationship to this family, if any, is at this time unknown. 

PATRICK HYNES (1832-1901) Parents Unknown
BRIDGET KILLALEA (1835-1933) Dau.of Pat Killalea & Mary Ford 

Patrick was born in County Galway and emigrated to the U.S. about 1847. He settled in Marcella Ill. and may have spent some time in La Salle Ill. In 1954 he married Bridget in one of these locations. After the birth of there first child in 1855, Patrick, his family, and his mother in law moved to Minnesota and settled on a farm near Crystal Lake in Burnsville. He appears to have been joined by his sister's family (Harkins) and relatives of his wife (Newell & Fahey) about the same time. Some time prior to 1870 Patrick sold his farm and moved to a farm in Empire Twp. where he remained until his death. 


Mary (1855-1883)  m. Andrew Devitt (1882), buried St. Josephs Rosemount MN
John (1857-1883), buried St. Josephs Rosemount MN
Margaret (1859-1946) m. Michael Mullery  (1894) , buried St. Josephs Rosemount MN
Julia A (1863-1924) buried St. Josephs Rosemount MN
Patrick (1864-1955) m. Mary Garvey (1897), buried St. Josephs Rosemount MN
Ann (1867-1934) m. William Kane ( ), buried St. Josephs Rosemount MN
Joseph (1870-1940) m. Sarah Farrell (1898) buried St. Josephs Rosemount MN
Elizabeth (1872-1933) m. John Mullery (1905), buried St. Josephs Rosemount MN
James T. (1875-1927) m. Alice O Leary (1904), buried St. Josephs Rosemount MN
Frank (1878-1908)  buried St. Josephs Rosemount MN 

Patrick died in 1901 and Bridget continued to operate the farm with the help of her sons. The farm was eventually taken over by one of her sons but she remained at home until her death at the age of 98. She died March 8, 1933. Her mother who had lived with the family in the last years of her life had lived to the ripe old age of 103. 

Of the children: Ann became a school teacher, married late in life and remained in the area. Joseph ran a car dealership in Rosemount and eventually moved to St. Paul. James may have moved to Minneapolis with his wife. The rest of the children remained in the area. Julia died Apr. 30 1924. 

PATRICK HYNES (1864-1955) Son of Patrick Hynes & Bridget Killalea
MARY GARVEY (1866-1936) Dau.of  Patrick Garvey & Bridget Hyland

Patrick was born in Burnsville MN and moved with his family to a farm in Empire Twp. He remained on this farm and eventually took over its operation after the death of his father. He was married to Mary in 1897. She was the daughter of a farmer form the Lakeville area. 


John R. (1897-1960) m. Mary McAndrews ( ), buried St. Josephs Rosemount MN
Edward (1898-1941) (St. Josephs Rosemount ??)
Mildred (1902-1980) m. William Carroll (1932), buried St. Josephs Rosemount MN
Erma A. (1905-1980) m. Thomas Corrigan ( ), buried St. Josephs Rosemount MN
Joseph (1905-1971) m. Ann Corrigan ( ), buried St. Josephs Rosemount MN
Elizabeth (1906-1972) ( ), buried St. Josephs Rosemount MN 

During the 1940s the Hynes Homestead was condemned for use as part of the Rosemount Arms Plant and later taken over as a University Research facility. Mary died Mar. 5, 1936. 

JAMES T.  HYNES (1875-1927)

James died on Jan. 23. 1927. 

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

Mr. Geraghty is researching the families and descendents of those buried at the
Highland Cemetery. To contribute to Mr. Geraghty's research, please send him e-mail at

Related Pages

Cemetery Sites

Resource Sites


E-mail Webmaster