the john mangan &
johannah murphy family
JOHN MANGAN ( - ) (Parents
JOHANNAH MURPHY (1813-1887) (Parents Unknown)
Nothing is known about John and Johannah except their names and the fact
that they are listed as the parents of Thomas Mangan. They were both born
somewhere in Ireland and must have come to the United States with their children
some time in the late 1840s but there are is no supporting evidence. No
information is available regarding John (or possibly Michael ?) but there
is some evidence that Johannah may have settled in Minnesota.
Michael ( - ) (No information available)
Thomas (1835-1913) Marie Byrnes (1857) Calvary Cem. St.
John (1838-1902) Honorah Noonan (1877) Calvary Cem. Morris
Bridget (1847-1925) Edward Hyland (1861) St.
Joseph's Cem. Rosemount
Johannah (1852-1914) John Pendy (1872) Calvary Cem. St. Paul MN
It is not positively clear that all of these people were in fact direct children
of John and Johannah. There is fairly clear evidence that Thomas and John
were brothers and there is also some evidence to support that same relationship
with regard to Johannah Pendy. The case for including Bridget Hyland is
circumstantial, however, there were contemporary newspaper references that
list the Hyland children and the Mangan children as cousins. If Thomas
is a brother of Johannah Pendy, than his mother and possibly his father would
have been settled in St. Paul by the 1880s. A Margaret Mangan, wife of Michael
died in 1887 and is buried in the Pendy family plot at Calvary cemetery in
St. Paul. This Margaret is almost certainly Johannah Pendy's mother. It is
not at all clear if this is the same person as Johannah Murphy listed mother
of Thomas Mangan. There was also a death record for one Thomas Mangan listed
for Rosemount in 1887. He is probably related but his place of burial cannot
be located and no other information is at this time available regarding this
(1835-1913) Son of John Mangan & Johannah
MARIA BYRNES (1838-1911) (Parents Unknown)
Thomas settled on a farm in Empire Twp.
John (1857-1873) Highland Cem. Lakeville MN
Johannah (1859- ) John O'Connor (1881) (Moved to St. Paul MN)
Ann (1861-1922) John Lowe (1882) Calvary Cem. St. Paul MN
Mary (1863-1912) James Cain (1885) Calvary Cem. St. Paul MN
Thomas J. (1865-1937) Mary Radican ( ) (St. Joseph's
Patrick (1866-1942) Bridget
Mullery (1907) St. Joseph's Rosemount MN
Michael E.(1870- ) (No information available)
Sarah (1872- ) John Ryan ( ) (No information available)
Catherine (1874- ) Henry Byrnes (1901) (Moved to Montana ??)
Ellen (1877-1917) John Delaney (1901) (Calvary Cem. St.
William (1879-1915) Calvary Cem. St. Paul MN
John ( - ) (Moved to Morris MN ?)
Some time before 1900 Thomas and Mary moved into St. Paul where they resided
at 239 Smith Ave. The 1900 Census also lists a John L. Mangan aged 36 but
no other record exists. There was a Mrs. John Mangan living in Butte in 1915.
She may have been related to Mrs. Fred Ederstien (Ryan) of Rosemount and
may have been related to this family.
JOHN MANGAN (1840-1902) (Son
of John Mangan & Johanna Murphy ?)
HONORAH NOONAN (1848-1934) (Parents Unknown)
Very little information is known about John and Norah except that they both
appear to have been born in Ireland and were married in St. Paul in 1877.
John was apparently living in Dakota Co. at the time of this marriage and
may have resided with the Thomas Mangan family. There is some evidence to
suggest that this was a second marriage for John but this is not known for
sure. No additional information is available on this family until about 1885
by which time they were located on a farm in Stevens Co. near Morris MN.
Daniel (1878- ) (No information available)
Charles (1879-1908) Calvary Cem. Morris MN
Margaret (1879-1916) Edward Hanrahan (1900) (St. John's Burnsville MN ?)
Mary (1881- ) (No information available)
Johannah (1882- ) (No information available)
Thomas (1884-1952) Calvary Cem. Morris MN
Honorah (1887-1947) ??? O'Connor ( ) Calvary Cem. Morris MN
Ellen (1889- ) (No information available)
Ann (1892- ) (No information available)
John (1894-1901) Calvary Cem. Morris MN
John and Nora appear to have remained in the area until their respective
deaths. They are both buried at Calvary Cem. in the town of Morris MN. They
are known to be related to the Thomas Mangan family from the Rosemount area
through visitation reports (local happenings) in the local Dakota Co. paper
where they are listed as cousins. One of the daughters was married to Ed
Hanrahan who was born in Burnsville MN and moved to Morris MN some time in
the 1880s further demonstrating some kind of connection.
THOMAS J. MANGAN
(1865-1937) Son of Thomas Mangan
& Maria Byrnes
MARY RADICAN ( )
Thomas died in at Ancor Hospital on 12-19-1927.
|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
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