IAGenWeb Project - Clayton co.
updated 6/29//2010

Peter Flaherty
Volga Twp.

Volga Twp. -- Peter Flaherty, hotel and livery keeper, was born in Maine, Jan. 25, 1849, son of Edward and Bridget (Needham) Flaherty, who were natives of Ireland, and emigrated to America in 1846, and located in Maine for a time, then went to Pennsylvania, and in 1854 moved to Chicago, Ill., and in 1856 to Clayton County, Ia., where he engaged in farming, which he followed until his health failed, since which time he has resided with the subject of this sketch, who was married Jan. &, 1871, to Mary A. Mahr. They have a family of four children - Mary Elizabeth, Peter, Frank and Lucy. Mr. F. has by his own industry in business accumulated some peroperty, and makes a special business of buying and shipping wood in conection with his hotel and livery. He has been identified with the political affairs of the township of late years, and votes the Democratic ticket.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1120
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney

Peter & Mary A. Flaherty home - 2010
Peter & Mary A. Flaherty home

The house was built in Garber by Peter Flaherty. It was moved about 1900 due to the floods in Garber. It was next owned by Leo Flaherty, son of Peter & Mary, who raised his family in the home.

~contributed by Helen Jennings.


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