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Michael W. Linnan - 1904


Posted By: LuAnn Goeke (email)
Date: 10/21/2009 at 21:32:06

Linnan, Michael W. (b. 1859), is a native of Polk county, the son of John and Julia (Flynn) Linnan, whose family consisted of ten children, three of whom - Michael, Mary and Charles - became residents of this county, the first two in 1881 and the last in 1882, and all at first on the same farm. Michael, in childhood, moved with his parents to Warren county and in the spring of 1881, accompanied by his sister Mary, settled on the SW Sec 1, Dover township. He is now the owner of a finely improved farm of 440 acres on which he has erected good buildings, the large square house in 1896. He is one of the largest stock feeders in Dover township, carrying usually about 400 head of cattle.

He was clerk of Dover township four years, 1885-88. He took an active part in effecting the organization of the democratic party in this county, and receiving the nomination for county recorder in 1888 and 1890, lacked only 43 votes of being elected in 1888. In 1888 he married Margaret A., daughter of John Fitzgerald, and she died the next year. In 1891 he married Elizabeth Kelleher and their family consists of five children, John Charles, Alice E., Michael F., William J. Bryan and Elizabeth. - 1904 The Pioneer History of Pocahontas County, Iowa, by Robert Elliott Flickinger, Pg 584.


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