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Subject: Re: Michael Gallagher..1800s..IRE>PA>MN
Date: 17 Dec 2005 19:33:14 -0700
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Thank you very much for your information, Ann. I haven't yet found the ship that Michael came to America on and I don't know if Neil/Cornelius ever emigrated to America or not.
The following is what I'm fairly sure about. My G2 grandfather, Michael GALLAGHER, emigrated from Ireland to Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA sometime before 1856. I have done research in Winona Co., .MN. I found Michael's death certificate and learned that his father was born in Ireland and his. name was Neil GALLAGHER
Michael Gallagher, was born ca 1818 in Ireland according to the 1870 census of Winona Co., MN. However, I don't know the town or county in Ireland where he was born.
None of the dates of the ships' arrivals fit a Michael Gallagher who was born in 1818, unfortunately.
My Michael GALLAGHER married Catherine (Kate) LEONARD who was also born in Ireland. I don't know if they were married in Ireland or if they met in the Pittsburgh, PA area. Michael, Catherine, and their two oldest children, Ann and Joseph Patrick (My great-grandfather), moved from PA to MN in 1857. Ann and Joseph Patrick were born in PA. Michael and Catherine Gallagher had at least six more children who were born in MN. Their names were John, George, Edward, Mary, Ellen, and William. The whole family is listed in the 1870 Winona Co., MN Census.
Does any of the above match any data that you have in your records? Michael Gallagher is about as popular an Irish name as one can think of, isn't it?
By the way, did you know that there is a Gallagher-DNA-Project that might be useful in helping us sort out which Gallaghers we're related to?