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Patrick & Anastasia (Knareborough) Nolan


Posted By: Cathy Joynt Labath (email)
Date: 9/21/2006 at 19:47:06

--From Graettinger [Palo Alto Co, IA] Centennial 1893-1993 p. 248

Patrick and Anastasia (Knaresborough) Nolan

Patrick Charles Nolan was born August 2, 1841, at Dunmore, three miles north of Kilkenny County, Ireland. He grew to manhood in Ireland and married Anastasia Knaresborough there in 1865.

Patrick and Anastasia and their first child, Mary Ann, sailed from Liverpool on the ship Helvetica and arrived in New York on February 8, 1866. They came directly to Palo Alto County where they started farming. Mary Ann died September 15, 1866 and is buried on a farm northwest of Emmetsburg. Patrick farmed the west shore of Medium Lake. Since there were two Patrick Nolans in the county, he was known as “Paddy Green.”

Patrick was elected county sheriff in 1873. HE also taught school in the county and on February 9, 1871, he became a naturalized citizen.

The following additional children were born to Patrick and Anastasia:

Charles M. was born June 8, 1867. He married Elizabeth Quinn and they had 13 children. Charles died June 20, 1945.

Richard J. was born September 29, 1869. He married Josie Jackman and they had an adopted son who died young. Richard died July 3, 1916.

Johanna was born April 15, 1872. She married Alex Cullen and they had no children. Johanna died October 25, 1918.

Edward J. was born December 29, 1874. He married Belle English and they had one son who died in infancy. Edward died October 19, 1943.

Robert P. was born August 10, 1877. He never married and he died August 20, 1901.

Martin F. (Frank) was born September 19, 1881. He married a widow who had a son Kenneth. Frank died May18, 1956.

Anna M. was born December 28, 1883. She married John Martin and they had two sons, one died young and Emmet lives in New Hampton, Iowa. Anna died April 28, 1984.

Patrick died August 12, 1926 and Anastasia died November 28, 1919. They are buried in St. John’s Cemetery, Emmetsburg.


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