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"The John Gallagher Family of Cedar Rapids, Iowa"

Updated March 29, 2012

John M Gallagher
200 Morgan Street S.W.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
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My Great Grandparents Patrick and Mary Moran Gallagher came from Ireland Abt. 1851. Settled in Camden County,New Jersey.Left for Iowa Abt. 1862. Farmed in Hale Jones county, Iowa.

They were married in Castlebar, County, Mayo. Ireland. November 15, 1843.
Surnames: Gallagher,Abendschon, Obenchain, Burke, Begley, Porter, Walton,Hollmann,Schaeffer,Daniels,Purcell,Power, Trapp,
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  • My Greatgrand Parents Gallagher (7 KB)
    Patrick(1823-1891) and Mary(1825-1912) Moran Gallagher. Came from Ireland Abt.1851. Was in Camden County New Jersey, in the 1860 census.Moved on to Hale Jones County, Iowa Abt.1862.They were married in Castlebar, Mayo, County, Ireland. November 15, 1843. Their Children: Julia, Catherine, Thomas, Mary Ann, Owen, John, William, Elizabeth, Michael(My Grandfather)and James.
  • Great Grandmother Nancy King Obenchain (26 KB)
    Nancy King Obenchain was born(1843-1931) in Independence,Iowa.Married Albert Vargason(1860).He was killed in the Civil War. Married Andrew Jackson Obenchain (1867). She is buried in Woodland Cemetery Botha,Alberta,Canada
  • Grandparents Michael and Maude Gallagher (31 KB)
    Michael(1864-1936)and Maude(1870-1957)were married in Sibley,Iowa in 1888,and moved to Cedar Rapids,Iowa to make their home.They had first five sons,followed by five daughters. They adopted a sixth daughter.Michael lived 36 years in each of the last two centuries.Daughter is Mary Doris. Photo taken Abt. 1906

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