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Delaware County, Iowa


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James Hahesy


Milo Twp.



     James Hahesy, a representative, progressive and enterprising agriculturalist of Milo township, owns and operates a farm of one hundred and forty acres on section 6. His birth occurred In Ireland on the 15th day of May, 1856, his parents being William and Bridget (Holihan) Hahesy, who were likewise natives of that country. In 1862 they crossed the Atlantic to the United States and took up their abode in Prairie township, Delaware county, Iowa, here spending the remainder of their lives. They had seven children, four of whom survive.
    James Hahesy, who was a little lad of six years when brought to this country attended the common schools in the acquirement of an education and remained with his parents until their deaths. He then disposed of the home farm and purchased a tract of one hundred and forty acres on section 6, Milo township the operation of which has claimed his time and energies continuously since. Mr. Hahesy carries on general farming and also conducts a dairy, meeting with excellent success in both branches of his business. His place is well improved in every particular and is situated within a mile and a half of Manchester. He may truly be called a self made man, for his prosperity has come as the direct and deserved reward of untiring energy and intelligently directed effort.
    In 1893 Mr. Hahesy was united in marriage to Miss Johanna Penny, a native of Jackson county, Iowa, and a daughter of James and Elizabeth Penny, who were born in Ireland and Pennsylvania respectively. Our subject and his wife had ten children, as follows: Katherine, Mary, William H., Margaret, Agnes, John J., Edward J., Percy, Thomas and Irene Josephine. The wife and mother died in June, 1910, and was laid to rest in Manchester Catholic cemetery.
    Mr. Hahesy gives his political allegiance to the democracy, but has never sought nor desired office as a reward for his party fealty. The period of his residence in Delaware county covers more than a half century, and he has long been numbered among its prosperous agriculturists and respected citizens.



~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 56-57.  Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.

~transcribed and contributed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb


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