|By Kevin Geraghty and
With contributions from Tara Faricy, John Haugh and Jeanne Quealy
the quealy family
JOHN H (abt. 1780) m. Mary O'Connor (dau. of Ignatius
O'Connor of Lisseycasy Co Clare)
(1814-1886) m. Margaret Gorman ( ) buried St. Peters Cem.
JOHN ( - aft. 1907) m. Bridget
BRIDGET (1829 - 1907)
Patrick Cleary (1860) buried St.Peters Credit
HONORAH (1835-1907) m.
Peter Cleary (1860?) buried St.Peters Credit
Michael Hoy (1860) St. Anthony Cemetery, Minneapolis
MARY (1825-1883) m. John
O. Gorman ( ) (No information available)
This Quealy family is from from County Clare, Ireland. Patrick and Mary are
believed to have been the first to arrive in Minnesota
settling, with their families, on adjacent farms in Eagan township,
Dakota County Minnesota.
Bridget Quealy married Patrick Cleary in 1860 in the log building on the
Cleary homestead in Scott County, Minnesota. The Clearys were
also from County Clare. Bridget's obituary noted that she was
survived by two sisters, Mrs. Michael Hoy and Mrs. Peter Cleary, and one
brother, John, living in Ireland.
Catherine and Honorah Quealy were living on the Eagan farm with Patrick Quealy
and Margaret Gorman before their weddings. Catherine Quealy married Mike
Hoy in Hennepin County in 1860 and settled at 703 Main Street NE in St. Anthony
(now Minneapolis). It is not known when Honorah was married, but it must
have been shortly after the marriage of her sisters because by the mid -1860s
she was living on her husband's farm in Credit River MN.
Mary Quealy Gorman is clearly related to Patrick and she and her husband
settled in Eagan near Patrick. Mary's maiden name is listed as Quealy on
the baptismal certificates of six of her children. She is thought to
be Patrick's sister and her husband, John Gorman, may be Margaret Gorman's
brother. Mary's youngest child, David, was living on the Patrick Quealy farm
in 1885. In 1889, there was a marriage of an Ann Gorman who was a cousin
of Mrs. Susan Hyland Quealy.
In 1855, Honorah Queally (1812-1872), her husband, John Haugh, and their
children Edward, Michael and Margaret, arrived in Minnesota. This family
first emigrated to the U.S. in 1835 and returned to Ireland that year. They
came again in 1849 living in Philadelphia for two years. The John Haugh &
Honorah Queally family settled in Credit River. According to descendent John
Haugh, this family is also from County Clare - from the area of Haugh's Cross
in Lisheencrony about 5 miles by road from Kilkee. The relationship between
Honorah and the Quealys who settled in Eagan and Minneapolis is unknown.
PATRICK QUEALY (1814-1886) (Son
of John H. Quealy and Mary O'Connor)
MARGARET GORMAN (1829-1884) (Parents Unknown)
By 1853, Patrick was married and living somewhere in Pennsylvania. Little
is known about his wife except that she was born in Lisacasey CountyClare
Ireland and her maiden name was Gorman. After the birth of their first child
Patrick and Margaret moved west and arrived in Minnesota, eventually taking
up a claim in Eagan Twp in Dakota Co. There were several
Gorman families that also settled in Eagan and they may have been related
to Patrick's wife.
John (1853-1861) buried St. Peters Cem. Mendota MN
Patrick (1855-1861) buried St. Peters Cem. Mendota MN
Mary (1857-1941) m. Richard Morrissey (1887) buried St. Peters Cem. Mendota
Margaret (1859-1939) m. Owen
Hyland (1888) buried St. Josephs Rosemount MN
David (1863-1822) m. Susan Hyland (1889) buried
Guardian Angel Hastings MN
Susan (1865-1949) m. James R.King (1892) buried St.Peters
Cem. Mendota MN
Patrick's wife died in 1882 and was buried in the family plot in Mendota.
Patrick died two years later and was buried with his wife.
James R. King was a livestock dealer
specializing in dairy cattle in South St.
JOHN ( - aft. 1907) m. Bridget Quinlavin
Patrick J. (1861-1922) m. Teresa McIntosh (?Minneapolis, MN)
Mary (1860-aft. 1905) Lisseycasey, County Clare Ireland
Katherine (abt. 1862-1946) Lisseycasey, County Clare Ireland
John ( - 1939) m. Bridget Burns (Lisseycasey? County Clare Ireland)
Timothy ( - 1929) Lisseycasey, County Clare Ireland
Sarah (?Lisseycasey, County Clare Ireland)
Thomas Francis (1876-1955) m. Julia (d. Minneapolis MN)
Mary Ann (Mamie) Duffy (Minneapolis MN)
Michael Joseph (1873-1953) m. Mary Ellen (Mayme) Shields (Great Falls?
Anna ( - 1973) m. Paddy Sullivan (Lisseycasey, County Clare Ireland)
Patrick J. and John came to Minneapolis, MN in the 1880's. Patrick
J. was a Minneapolis police precinct captain. Thomas Francis and Michael
Joseph emmigrated to Minneapolis, MN in 1894. Michael moved west to Montana.
Thomas Francis worked for the Great Northern Railway.
(1863-1922) Son of Patrick Quealy & Maggy Gorman
SUSAN HYLAND (1864-1949) Dau.of
Thomas Hyland & Mary Mahoney
David was born and raised on his father's farm in Eagan MN. Being the only
surviving son, David continued to operate the family farm after the death
of his father. In 1889 he married Susan Hyland who was the daughter of a
prominant Lakeville farmer. His sister had married Susan's brother just one
year earlier. David continued to operate the farm for a few years. In the
late 1890s David became Dakota County Treasurer and moved his family to the
town of Hastings.
Eva (1890-1958) buried Guardian Angel Hastings MN
Mary G. (1891-1909) buried Guardian Angel Hastings MN
Marguerite (1893- 1974) m. J. W. Ralph ( ) (St. Paul 1949)
Howard P. (1894-1973) m. Gertrude Rohweider (1931 )
buried Resurrection Cem Mendota
Irene (1896-1977 ) m. Richard M. Fitzgerald (1920) Fort Snelling Cemetery,
Agnes (1897-1909) buried Guardian Angel Hastings MN
Thomas (1899-1902) buried Guardian Angel Hastings MN
Lillian (1901-1902) buried Guardian Angel Hastings MN
Elberta (1903- 1970) m. S.H. Stevens ( ) (Mpls 1949)
Frank D. (1908-1968) m. Monica Kolda (Los Angelas Cal. 1958)
Raymond E (1898-1978 ) Arcadia (Baldwin Park) Los Angeles California
David and his wife are buried in the family plot in Hastings. Susan died
in Los Angelas Cal. in 1949. She was survived by a sister Mrs Agnes Ryan
of St. Paul. Howard eventually became a well known attorney in Minneapolis.
MARION CECILE KING (1905 - ) dau of
James King & Susan Quealy
LEO A REGNIER (1899 -
) son of Joseph Regnier & Zepherine
Rita Ann (1927 - ) m. William L. Bernard (Abt. 1925 -
Marion King (1925 - ) m. Gregory J. Egan Jr. (Abt. 1927
RITA ANN REGNIER (1927) dau. Leo
Regnier and Marion Cecile King
WILLIAM L. BERNARD (Abt. 1927 - )
MARION KING REGNIER (1925 - )
GREGORY J. EGAN JR.
Gregory Joseph III
This data is unverified. One source Jean Whitney Muse, a Regnier descendent.
The data is posted at
One source Muse cites on her
is Regnier Families in North American by Rev. Martin Keith O.P. available
on LDS film #1597649, Item 5. Less detailed identical data
Connect in Dick Dutton's Master File (sources not cited). [search Mary
Hoy] [search Susie Qualey] Both of these sites have extensive information
about the Regnier families. See also
Timothy Roebeck's history of
the Michael Hoy and John M. Hoy families.
|This family file contains the research notes of Mr. Kevin Geraghty
with additional information from Tara Faricy, Shawne FitzGerald and John
Haugh. 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