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John M. Lenihan 1834-1924

COX, LENIHAN

Posted By: Cheryl Locher Moonen (email)
Date: 1/22/2019 at 18:45:50

John M. Lenihan moved to Prairie Creek Township with his parents in May, 1850. He was married to Elizabeth Cox in 1860. In 1876 he moved his family to Dubuque. In 1896 President Cleveland appointed Mr. Lenihan Surveyor of Customs for the Port of Dubuque.

History of Bernard, Iowa
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"The History of Dubuque County" http://members.tripod.com/~Doreen_3/DBBIOAB.htm

JOHN M. LENIHAN, proprietor of the Key City Lime Works, is a native of England, and was born in the city of London June 18, 1834; he came to the United States in 1846, and he came West to Iowa, and located in Dubuque Co. in 1850, and began making farm; he carried on farming in Prairie Creek Township for twenty-five years, then came in the city and engaged in his present business of manufacturing lime, he still owns his farm of 200 acres. He has held the office of Justice of the Peace, Town Trustee and School offices. Mr. Lenihan was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Cox, a native of Virginia, Feb. 8, 1860; they have eleven children- Catharine, Frances M., Maria, Elizabeth, Theresa, Daniel J. and Dennis W.


 

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