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Thomas Keleher
Boardman Twp.

Thomas Keleher was born in Ireland, Dec. 23, 1833. He imigrated to America in June, 1848, and landed in New York, where he resided ten years, and in 1855 came to Clayton County, Ia., and purchased 160 acres of Government land on section 34, Boardman Township, where he now resides. He has added to his original purchase until it has increased to 240 acres of fine land and well improved. Mr. Keleher has been twice married, first in April, 1861, to Mary Dirine, who died in 1879, leaving six children viz.: William, born in 1861; Jeremiah, in 1863; James T., in 1865; Anna, in 1867; Francis Joseph, in 1869; and Edward, in 1871. His second marriage occurred in 1870, to Anna Maria Roach, who was born in Massachusetts in 1852. Mr. Keleher has held the offices of road supervisor and school director for several years, has also served as treasurer of the School Board. He is a member of the Catholic church. In politics he is independent, and is one of the old settlers and representative men of the county.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 660-661


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