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Hugh Treanor


HUGH TREANOR, retired, 190 Julien avenue, Dubuque: was born in the North of Ireland Aug. 18, 1802; he grew up to manhood there and emigrated to America in 1832; he came to Iowa and located in Dubuque in June, 1837, and was one of the early settlers; he engaged in mining for several years, and then engaged in the grocery trade; he continued in mercantile business about a quarter of a century; he has held the office of City Alderman for eight years. He was united in marriage to Miss Catharine Sherlocke, a native of the North of Ireland, Sept. 16, 1828; she died in 1860; they had eight children, six of whom survive - Philomine, Catharine, Joseph, Elizabeth, Mary and Hugh. Mr. Treanor was actively identified with the State militia at an early day, and he was Captain of the third company of militia raised in Iowa; his command was called out and were under arms during the Missouri boundary-line war; during the Mexican war, eighty men of his company volunteered, and Mr. Treanor was elected Captain, but before going into the field orders came for them to remain here, as their services might be needed to assist in defense of the British line.

~source: The History of Dubuque County, Iowa: containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, &c., biographical sketches of citizens, war records of its volunteers in the late rebellion, general and local statistics, portraits of early settlers and prominent men, history of the northwest, history of Iowa, map of Dubuque County, constitution of the United States, miscellaneous matters, etc. Chicago: Western Historical, 1880. Page 889.

~ Transcribed and submitted by Ellen Elliott.


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