Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Patrick Hartnett and Catherine Powers (Irish Immigrants)

My second g-Grandparents, Patrick Hartnett and Catherine Powers, came from County Cork Ireland. It is unknown if the knew each other prior to their uniting in wedlock on November 9 1871 at Fort Dodge Iowa.

Patrick Hartnett was born on the 22nd or 23rd of December 1837 in County Cork Ireland. Patrick immigrated to the United States, at the age of eighteen, in 1854 and the period from 1854 till his marriage in Fort Dodge remains a mystery.

Catherine Powers was born in May 1850 in County Cork Ireland to Patrick Powers and Nancy Kiley. Katherine came to the United States with her parents at the age of one, first residing in New Jersey and then Fond du Lac Wisconsin, before arriving in Iowa in 1861.

Patrick Hartnett and Catherine Powers were to spend their married life farming near Fort Dodge Iowa. Their marriage was to produce eleven children, six boys and 5 girls.

Catherine was to die on Oct 20 1906 in Fort Dodge Iowa and Patrick was to follow her in death, dying on September 20 1923 in Debuque Iowa. Both Katherine and Patrick are buried at Corpus Christi Cemetery in Fort Dodge.

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