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Patrick Costigan
Volga Twp.

Patrick Costigan was born in Killkenny County, Ireland, Dec. 27, 1831, and was a son of Daniel and Lucy (Holehan) Costigan, who died in Killkenny County. He attended the subscription and common schools at his native place, thereby obtaining a good education. In 1850 he emigrated to the United States, landed in New York and from there went to Ohio, where he engaged in railroading three years. He was married there to Mary McMorrow, who was born in County Letrim, Ireland, and came to America in 1850. Of seven children born of this union five are living - Anna, now Mrs. Cornelius Mehan; James, Michael, Lucy and Daniel, the latter named for his father, the names having been in the family many years. Mr. Costigan settled in Volga Township, Clayton County, in 1854, where he owns 333 acres of land, mostly under cultivation. He also owns 120 acres in Guthrie County, Iowa, and 320 in Nebraska, making a large possession of 773 acres, all of which he has accumulated by untiring industry and economy. He was drafted into service in the late war, but supplied a substitute. In August, 1881, he received an appointment on the C., M. & St.P. R.R., as section master on section 47, and still retains the position. He has held the office of Justice of the Peace since 1864, and has also served as County Supervisor. The family are members of the Catholic church. In politics he was formerly a Republican, but now inclines to the Greenback party.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1119
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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