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loftus families of lakeville

??? Loftus ( - ) (Parents Unknown)
Betsey ?? ( - ) (Parents Unknown)

Nothing is known about these two except that Betsey is listed as the mother for John Loftus. They must have been natives of County Galway because that is where John and his sister were born. It is possible that at least one of them settled in New York but there is no evidence that either of them ever came to Minnesota.

JOHN (1832-1922) Mary McCue (1862) St. Josephs Rosemount MN
MARY (1837-1907) John Sheridan (1858) Highland Cem. Lakeville MN
ANN (1846- ) ?? Daly ( ) (Lived in St. Paul MN -Mpls 1907)
PATRICK (1849-1874) Highland Cem. Lakeville MN
ANDREW ( - ) Ellen (No information available)

There was another Loftus family that settled in Glendale Twp. in Scott County which was near where John Loftus settled. This family also came from County Galway Ireland but no relationship has yet been determined. Nothing is known about Andrew and Patrick except that they were living in the area for a while and have burials in Highland cemetary indicating a possible relationship. This family may also be related to the Martin Walsh family but again, no clear relationship has been determined.

JOHN LOFTUS (1832-1922) Son of ??? Loftus & Betsey ???
MARY McCUE (1834-1908) (Parents Unknown)

John was born somewhere in County Galway Ireland and emigrated to the United States in 1854. He landed in New York where he remained for about two years before coming to St. Paul Minnesota. In 1858 he made a claim in Dakota County Minnesota and after his marriage in 1862, he and his wife took up residence on farm in section 14 of Lakeville Twp. Nothing is known about his wife but it is possible that she was the sister of Peter McCue who also settled in the area.


Andrew (1865-1943) Mary Grady (1902) St. Josephs Rosemount MN
Julia (1866-1944) St. Josephs Rosemount MN
John M. (1868-1921) St. Josephs Rosemount MN
Ellen (1869-1921) St. Josephs Rosemount MN
Margaret (1871- ) St. Josephs Rosemount MN
Thomas (1873-1929) St. Josephs Rosmeount MN
Patrick H.(1876-1920) St. Josephs Rosemount MN
Agnes (1884-1956) George Berres (1900) All Saints Lakeville MN
Sarah (1887-1956) St. Josephs Rosemount MN

John retired from farming in 1905 and moved into the town of Lakeville where he remained until shortly after the death of his wife in 1909. He later moved into the city of St. Paul where he remained until his death. Both he and his wife are buried in the family plot in Rosemount Minnesota.

ANDREW LOFTUS ( - ) (Son of ??? Loftus & Betsey ???)
ELLEN ( - )

Nothing at all is known about this family except that one of their children is buried in Hyland Cem. near the Walsh plot. There is no other record of the family ever residing in the are so it is assumed that this daughter was visiting relatives at the time of her death.


Susan (1850-1879) Highland Cem. Lakeville MN

Susan was listed as having been born in County Galway Ireland and may have been more closely related to the Martin Walsh family rather than the Loftus family here presented.

ANDREW LOFTUS (1865-1943) Son of John Loftus & Mary McCue
MARY GRADY (1877-1909) (Parents Unknown)


Mary M. (1905- ) ?? O'Reilly ( ) (No information available)

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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