Search billions of records on Ancestry.com
   

Higgins Genealogy is not responsible for the content above this line

 

    

 
   Born on:  06 Jan 2007 
   Updated: 06 Jan 2007

From: Cathy Joynt Labath 
labaths@celticcousins.net 

 Submission Guidelines 

                       Descendants of Daniel Joseph Higgins
                                                   
  


 
1 Daniel Joseph Higgins 
     b: 02 Nov 1817 in Galway, Ireland 
          
Source1: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co. IA, 
          
Souce2: Obit 
     d: 21 Sep 1904 in Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa 
        
Source: Palo Alto County Death Records-Book 3

  . +Bridget Joynt 
         b: Jan 1830 in Galway, Ireland 
              Source:1900 Census-Palo Alto Co. 
         d: 10 Apr 1918 
              Source: Palo Alto County Death Records-Book 3

........... Children of Daniel and Bridget Higgins:

........... 2 Anna Higgins

........... 2 Catherine Higgins

........... 2 David Higgins

........... 2 John J. Higgins 
                b: Nov 1858 in Dubuque Co, Iowa 
                    Source:  1895 Iowa Census-Great Oak Twp, 
                    Source B: 1900 Census Palo Alto County, Iowa 
                d: 19 Feb 1922 in Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa 
                     Source: Obit 
............... +Mary Jane McGowan aka: Polly Higgins 
                     b: 04 Jul 1864 in Dyersville, Dubuque Co, Iowa 
                     Source1 : 1895 Iowa Census-Great Oak Twp, 
                     Source2 : Obit d: 01 Jul 1919 in Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
                     Source: Obit
.........................Children of John and Mary Higgins

......................... 3 Catherine Higgins aka: Katie Higgins 
                              b: Feb 1886 in Dubuque Co, Iowa 
                                  Source1 : 1895 Iowa Census-Great Oak Twp, 
                                  Source2 : 1900 Census Palo Alto County, Iowa
............................. +John Hand

......................... 3 John D Higgins 
                             b: 26 May 1889 in Dyersville, Dubuque, Iowa 
                             d: 23 Jan 1967 in Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa 
                                
Source1 : St. John's Cemetery Records, 
                                
Source2 : 1895 Iowa Census-Great Oak Twp, 
                                
Source3: 1900 Census Palo Alto County, Iowa, 
                                
Source4: Sacred Heart Church, Ayrshire, Iowa,
                                            1888-1988
............................. +Agnes J Farrell 
                                  b: 06 Dec 1893 in Palo Alto County, Iowa 
                                  d: 28 Oct 1961 in Rochester, Minnesota 
                                     
Source1 : St. John's Cemetery Records, 
                                     
Source2 : 1895 Iowa Census-Great Oak Twp, 
                                     
Source3: Sacred Heart Church, Ayrshire, IA,
                                                  1888-1988

......................... 3 Charles J Higgins 
                              b: May 1889 in Dubuque Co, Iowa 
                              d: 1952 in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa 
                                  Source1 : 1895 Iowa Census-Great Oak Twp, 
                                  Source2 : 1900 Census Palo Alto County, Iowa 
............................. +Gladys Donahue 
                                  b: 1902 in Iowa 
                                  d: 17 Jun 1985

......................... 3 Mary Higgins 
                                b: Sep 1893 in Palo Alto County, Iowa 
                                  Source1 : 1895 Iowa Census-Great Oak Twp, 
                                  Source2 : 1900 Census Palo Alto County, IA
............................. +Gene Kane

......................... 3 Margaret Higgins 
                               b: Feb 1899 in Iowa 
                               d: 1987
                                  Source : 1900 Census Palo Alto County, Iowa 

......................... 3 Loretta Higgins 
                               b: 26 Feb 1901 
                               d: Sep 1978
............................. +Leo Schany 
                                  b: 03 Dec 1898 in Walnut Township, IA 
                                  Source : 1900 Census Palo Alto County, IA 
                                 
Source: St. John's Cemetery Records
......................... 3 Harold Edward Higgins 
                             b: 24 Aug 1902 
                             d: 29 Jun 1946
                                 
Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 1 
                                 
Source: St. John's Cemetery Records
......................... 3 Edmund Higgins 
                             b: 1903 
                             d: 1929 
                                 Source: St. John's Cemetery Records
......................... 3 Bertrand James Higgins 
                             b: 02 Sep 1906 
                                  Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 1
............................. +Elizabeth O'Brien b: 1904 in Iowa

........... 2 Maria Higgins 
                b: 1860 in Iowa 
                d: 1955 
                   
Source: St. John's Cemetery Records 
............... +Michael J Kelsh 
                    b: 25 Mar 1856 in Palo Alto Co, Iowa 
                        Source: 1935 Tax Assessors List, Palo Alto Co, Iowa 
                    d: 03 Oct 1943 in Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa 
                        Source: St. Thomas Church Records-Deaths 1905-1989
........... 2 Margaret Higgins aka: Maggie Higgins 
                b: 1865 in Dubuque Co, Iowa 
                     Source1 : St. John's Cemetery Records, 
                      Source2 : 1895 Iowa Census-Great Oak Twp 
                d: 12 Feb 1948 in Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa 
                    Source1 : St. John's Cemetery Records, 
                    Source2 : St. Thomas Church Records-Deaths 1905-1989,
                     Source3: Assumption Death Records, Palo Alto Co, IA
                                1927-1948
............... +Frank McCormick 
                       b: 1865 
                       d: 1935 
                             Source: St. John's Cemetery Records
......................... 3 Mary McCormick
......................... 3 John McCormick

........... 2 Ellen Higgin
                 b: 22 Sep 1865 in Dyersville, Dubuque Co, Iowa 
                     Source: 1895 Iowa Census-City of Emmetsburg 
                 d: 10 Apr 1921 in Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
............... +Charles Joseph Berger 
                   b: Mar 1866 in Germany 
                   d: 30 Jan 1930 
                       Source: Assumption Death Records, Palo Alto Co, IA
                                    1927-1948
......................... 3 Carl J Berger 
                              b: 17 Jul 1897 in Iowa 
                                  Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co. 
                              d: 01 Jun 1966
............................. +Florence O'Brien 
                                 b: 11 Feb 1898 in Iowa 
                                 d: 15 Jul 1991
......................... 3 Leo J Berger 
                                b: Abt. 1904
                                d: 24 Nov 1986 
                                    Source: Assumption Death Records, Palo Alto Co, IA
                                                1927-1948
........... 2 Joseph D. Higgins 
                 b: 21 Jul 1867 in Dyersville, Dubuque, Iowa 
                    
Source1 : 1895 Iowa Census-Great Oak Twp, 
                    
Source2 : 1900 Census Palo Alto County, Iowa, 
                    
Source3: Sacred Heart Church, Ayrshire, Iowa, 1888-1988
                 d: 20 Oct 1950 
                    
Source: Sacred Heart Church, Ayrshire, Iowa, 1888-1988
............... +Mary Bridget McCormick 
                         
b: 23 Oct 1870 in Blackhawk Co, Iowa 
                       
Source1 : 1900 Census Palo Alto County, Iowa, 
                        Source2 : 1895 Iowa Census-Nevada Twp, 
                    
     Source3: Sacred Heart Church, Ayrshire, Iowa, 1888-1988
                     d: 26 Apr 1959 
                    
      Source3: Sacred Heart Church, Ayrshire, Iowa, 1888-1988

......................... 3 Ellen Higgins aka: Sister Mary Domina, B.V.M. or 
                                                        Nellie 
                              b: 28 Jul 1899 in Iowa 
                                  Source: 1900 Census Palo Alto County, Iowa 
                              d: 1964

......................... 3 Daniel Higgin
                              b: 26 Nov 1900 in Great Oak Township, Iowa 
                                 
Source1 : Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 1, 
                              d: 03 May 1977 
                                 
Source2 : Sacred Heart Church, Ayrshire, Iowa, 1888-1988
                              
............................. +Anastasia Donovan aka: Stacia Higgins

......................... 3 Alice Aileen Higgins 
                             b: 06 Jan 1902 
                                
Source1 : Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 1, 
                                         Source2 : Sacred Heart Church, Ayrshire, IA, 1888-1988

                             d: 03 May 1988 
                                
Source: Assumption Death Records, Palo Alto Co, IA 1927-1948

......................... 3 Genevieve Ruth Higgins 
                              b: 19 May 1903 Great Oak Township, Palo Alto County
                                  
Source1 : Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 1, 
                                            Source2 : Sacred Heart Church, Ayrshire, Iowa, 1888-1988

                              d: 19 Apr 1991 in Emmetsburg,Iowa
............................. +Vernes Farrell 
                                 d: 15 Nov 1986

......................... 3 William F Higgins 
                              b: 24 May 1904 
                              d:
04 Oct 1943 
                                 
Source: Sacred Heart Church, Ayrshire, Iowa, 1888-1988

......................... 3 Walter Higgins b: 05 Jun 1905 
                                                  
Source: Sacred Heart Church, Ayrshire, IA
                                                                            1888-1988

                                                   d: 03 Mar 1977
............................. +Catherine J Molloy aka: Kate 
                                   b: 15 Sep 1908

......................... 3 Agnes Lucille Higgins
                                    
b:04 Sep 1906 
                                
Source1 : Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 1, 
                                         Source2 : Sacred Heart Church, Ayrshire, Iowa, 1888-1988

............................. +Norbert O'Niell
......................... 3 Marie Gertrude Higgins
                              b: 12 Jul 1908 in Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa 
                                   Source1 : Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 1, 
                                            Source2 : 1935 Tax Assessors List, Palo Alto Co, Iowa

                              d: 08 Jun 1973 
                                 
Source: Sacred Heart Church, Ayrshire, IA, 1888-1988
............................. +Donald Murphy 
                                 b: in Lincoln, Nebraska

......................... 3 Gerald H Higgins 
                                b: 01 Jan 1910 
                                d: 30 Apr 1971 
                                   
Source: Sacred Heart Church, Ayrshire, IA, 1888-1988 
............................. +Mary Elizabeth Farrell


From Dyersville-Its History and People
    Halbach, Rev. Arthur A. Dyersville; Its History and People. Milwaukee, WI: 
    St. Joseph Press, 1939

MR. AND MRS. DANIEL HIGGINS (PP. 393-394)

Daniel Higgins was born in Ireland and came to Dyersville in 1856. In 1855 he married Bridget Joynt at Galena, Illinois. She was also born in Ireland.

Mr. Higgins followed his trade as a blacksmith for thirty-six years, having built his blacksmith shop in West Dyersville on the site of the present Gerken Shop. The back part of that building was occupied by the Ferdinand Mieding Wagon Shop. Then he retired and sold his business to his nephew, Peter Higgins. Shortly after they came to Dyersville, their home was burned to the ground. Then they established their home, where the family lived for many years, on the site where the Sisters' Convent now stands, lot 308, which Higgins bought in 1864. Selling this lot to Father Kortenkamp in 1872, they moved the house a few blocks south to lot 179, present home of John Hildebrand, and lived there until 1892 when they moved to Emmetsburg.

They had the following children: John, Maria (Mrs. Michael Kelsh), Margaret (Mrs. Frank McCormick), Ellen (Mrs. Charles Berger), and Joseph. Three children, Anna, David, and Catherine died in infancy. A grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Higgins became a priest, the Rev. Leo J. Berger, pastor of Sibley, Iowa.

Mr. Higgins died in 1904 at Emmetsburg, and Mrs. Higgins died in April, 1916 at the same place.


   Emmetsburg Democrat; Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co, IA;
   Wednesday, September 21, 1904 

Daniel Higgins Passes Away.

Mr. Daniel Higgins, whose dangerous condition was chronicled in last weeks Democrat, passed away at his home in the city early Wednesday morning. The funeral was held Thursday forenoon. A requiem high Mass was celebrated at Assumption Church, by Very Rev. J. J. Smith, after which the remains were laid to rest in St. John's Cemetery. There were many teams in the procession. The pall bearers were Alex Jennings, Walter Keating, Henry Selle, Owen McNulty, M. Conlon, and John J. Kane.

Mr. Higgins was a native of the County of Galway, Ireland. He was born November 2, 1817, which made him nearly 87 years of age. He came to the United States when a boy. He lived in Pennsylvania for a number of  years. Later he went to Galena, Illinois, where he was married to Bridget Joynt. Shortly after Mr. and Mrs. Higgins moved to Dyersville, Dubuque County, where he followed blacksmithing for 37 years. Twelve years ago they came to Palo Alto and settled on a farm in Great Oak township. In 1896 they move to Emmetsburg to spend their remaining days. The surviving members of the family are Mrs. Higgins, two sons and three daughters. The sons are John J. and Joseph D., of Great Oak. The daughters are Mrs. M. J. Kelsh, of Fort Madison; Mrs. Frank McCormick, of Ayrshire, and Mrs. C. J. Berger, of Emmetsburg. Four children died in infancy.

Mr. Higgins was a quiet and most unassuming old gentleman. He was throughout life, frugal and industrious and he laid by a substantial competency for his declining years. He was strong spiritually as well as rugged physically and bright intellectually. His aims and efforts were ever in the direction of upright citizenship. He was a home man. His habits were good. He gave meritorious example to his family and to others who mingled with him in life's affairs. He was generous even to a fault, well knowing that human nature, under the most favorable circumstances, is decidedly weak. The memory of such a career is indeed worth cherishing and will be fruitful of good influences in the decades to come. The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereft wife and mother and to the other surviving members of the family.

RELATED: 
    
    
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mjhiggins/iowa.htm  
     HIGGINS, Daniel & Bridget (Joynt) St. John's Palo Alto) 
       includes some Census Scans 


The above information is reproduced here with the permission of Cathy Joynt Labath,the Submitter. All information remains the copyright of the submitter and may be removed at any time, at their request. 


  
EMAIL: Michael James Higgins Your Webmaster  

Home     

Top of Page  




   
Under Copyright 2001 - All Rights Reserved Michael J Higgins, Webmaster of Higgins Genealogy