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DANIEL SULLIVAN (1830-1898) (Parents Unknown)
MARY (1834-1888) Dau. of

Daniel was born in Ireland where he was married. He settled somewhere in Pennsylvania. In 1876, he moved his family to Lakeville, Minnesota.  Daniel and Mary are buried at All Saints Cemetery in Lakeville, Minnesota.


Margaret (1854-1916) marr Thomas Burns buried All Saints, Lakeville
Mary (1861-1901) marr 1879 James Dwyer buried All Saints, Lakeville
John H. (1865-1929) marr 1887 Ellen Rowan buried All Saints, Lakeville
Catherine (1867-1939) marr 1900 Michael Larkin (1860-1929) bur All Saints, Lakeville
Patrick (1868-1946) marr 1900 Catherine Gannon buried All Saints, Lakeville
Ellen (1869-?1947) probable buried at All Saints, Lakeville
Daniel P. (1871-1916) marr 1897 Mary Strong (1877-1928)  bur All Saints, Lakeville
Julia (1875- )

Daniel died in 1898. He and his wife had eleven children,  eight of whom were still living at the time of his death.  

Catherine and Michael Larkin farmed in Credit River Township, Scott County, Minnesota.  By 1910, Catherine and Michael were living in south Minneapolis where Michael worked as a carpenter.  They had no known children.  

For more on daughter Mary and her husband, James Dwyer, see the The Dwyer Family page. A cemetery record at All Saints in Lakeville suggests that Ellen died April 16, 1947.  

MARGARET SULLIVAN (1854-1916) Dau of Daniel Sullivan & Mary
(1853-1932)  (Parents unknown)

Thomas was born in Ireland and Margaret was born in Pennsylvania.  By 1900, this family had moved from Lakeville to Minneapolis.  Thomas was a section foreman.  In 1920, Thomas had retired and was living at 2808 3rd Ave South with daughters Mary, Margaret and Grace.


Thomas (1875- )
Daniel P. (1877-1901)
John (1880- )
Mary E. (1884- )
Ellen (1885- )
Margaret (1889- )
Grace H. (1894- )

JOHN HENRY SULLIVAN (1865-1929) Son of Daniel Sullivan & Mary
ELLEN ROWAN (1866-1947) Dau. of Michael Rowan & Sarah Nealis

John was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and when he was about a year old, he arrived in Lakeville with his parents.  John and Ellen spent most of their lives in Lakeville.  At the turn of the century, John operated a local saloon. Sometime between 1910 and 1920, John and Ellen left Dakota County and settled in St. Paul, Minnesota.  In 1920, John was working as an engineer for a real estate office.  He and Ellen were living on Snelling Avenue with son Harry, daughter Mary, and son-in-law John Dunham.  


Mary (1888-1949) marr John Dunham (1888-1968) buried All Saints, Lakeville
John B. (1889- )
William H. (1891-1938) marr 1911 Mabel Everett ( -1957)
Daniel J. (1893- ) marr Josephine O'Keefe (1891- )
Frank M. (1894-1964 ) marr Elizabeth G. O'Keefe (1897- )
Pearl (1898-1898) bur All Saints Cemetery, Lakeville, Minnesota
Raymond (1899-1899) buried All Saints Cemetery, Lakeville, Minnesota
Thomas (1900-1900)
Henry Edward "Harry " (1905- )

Mary and John Dunham had at least two children: a baby (1921-1922) and Eleanor (1921-1974) who married ?? McCormick.  The baby and Eleanor are buried at All Saints Cemetery in Lakeville.  William and Mabel had at least one child:  Eleanor born in 1913.

PATRICK SULLIVAN (1868-1946) Son of Daniel Sullivan & Mary
CATHERINE GANNON (1870-1944) Dau. of Thomas Gannon & Mary


Mary (1901-1981 ) married Robert Thomas "Bert" Berres (1892-1963)
Thomas Joseph (1903- ) (Dallas TX?)
George Daniel (1904-1992) married Susan M. Pahl (1903-)
Margaret Lucille (1906-1992) marr Jerome Edwin Faricy (St. Paul)
William Frances (1908-1963) marr Eleanor (1916- )
Helen Catherine (1911- )

Mary and Bert Berres  were farmers who spent their lives in Lakeville.  For more on this family, see Boots by Richard J. Hammes.

For more on the Margaret Sullivan and Jerome Faricy family, see The Faricy Family by Kevin Geraghty and Welcome to the Faricy Family by Tara Faricy.  

This family file contains the research notes of Mr. Kevin Geraghty as of March 2006. 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 kgerag at

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