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HOGAN, Dennis. Born Co. Clare. Boston, Mass; Johnson County, Iowa, USA.
Donated by Cathy Joynt Labath, Iowa, USA.


Source: History of Johnson County, Iowa From 1836 to 1882. Iowa City: [N.p.], 1883

Dennis Hogan, a farmer residing in Clear Creek twp. Was born, May 4, 1820 in County Clare, Ireland. He came to America in 1847, landed in St. Johns, New Brunswick, and thence to Boston, Mass., and finally settled in Johnson County, Iowa, in 1853. He moved out on a farm in 1861, where he has resided since. He was married in Apr 1854, to Miss Sarah J. Shelleday; she died of cholera in Aug , 1855, also her father and mother died of the same disease in Iowa City, the same month and year. He married Mary Boylen in Feb, 1856, and she died in Aug, 1866. By this union they had six children: Dennis, Thomas, Katie, Maggie, John and William. He was married in June , 1867 to Miss Anna Clark, of Iowa City; and by this union they have four children: James, Albert, Anna and Richard. The family are members of the St. Patrick's Church of Iowa City. He is a greenbacker; was formerly a democrat; he has held the office of township trustee of Clear Creek twp for several terms.

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