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Winter transportationOne of the Dunn's with Jim Lannon in sleigh.
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1915 at the Lannon farmUnidentified women at the Bill and Helen Lannon farm.
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Leo and Bill LannonA 1927 farm scene at the Bill Lannon farm with son Leo.
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Leo LannonLeo Lannon working in the grain bin at his father (Bill's) farm.
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Johanna Connelly Lannon
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James Lannon deathBorn in Burnsville - brother of Bill Lannon, son of Johanna Connelly and Michael Lannon.
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Leo LannonAn early photo of Leo Lannon (1924 - 1990) son of William and Helen Lannon.
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Helen O'Brien LannonHelen born 1897 died 1972. She was the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth O'Brien, wife of Bill Lannon and mother of Leo and Betty Mae Sodomka. She grew up in Glendale/Savage.
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Betty Lannon SodomkaDaughter of Bill and Helen Lannon, life long Burnsville resident she began preserving Burnsville history long before the publication of the Burnsville history books or the creation of the Burnsville Historical Society.

She and other long time residents visited area schools to share the history of Burnsville,she held meetings at her home where long time residents memories were audio taped and she researched and wrote for the two books.
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Christmas at the Lannon houseA young Betty Mae Lannon Sodomka awaits Santa at the Bill and Helen Lannon farm. She was born in 1930, estimated photo date 1935.
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Betty Mae Lannon SodomkaAt age 6 months, in front of her parents (Bill and Helen) car.
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William and Helen LannonParents of Leo Lannon and Betty Sodomka.
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Newly married Bill and Helen LannonBill and Helen stand outside what was then Burnsville's oldest occupied house, built by his grandparents, the Connelly's.
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Bill and Helen O'Brien LannonBill and Helen were the parents of Leo and Betty Mae Sodomka.
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Bill Lannon Bill Lannon (1891 - 1993) served in World War I.
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Bill Lannon's 79th Birthday 1975Bill Lannon feted on his 79th birthday late in October stands on the site of the original log cabin built by his grandparents James and Mary Condon Connelly in 1855 and occupied by them until 1868. Six of their seven children were born there.
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Leo LannonLife long Burnsville Resident Leo Lannon is chair of the 1974 Dan Patch Horse Show.
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Descendonts of Pioneers preserve family heritage (Lannon / Connelly)The William Lannon farm in Burnsville was the scene of a family
reunion late this fall, when 150 members of the Lannon ,Connelly, Callahan,and Doyie families feted Lannon on his 79th birthday.

At the time of the event, Burnsville's oldest house (a shed) built by James and Mary Connelly still stood.
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A St. Patrick's Day traditionThe Lannon's, Callahn''s and Doyle's are the grand and great and great great grandchildren of Burnsville pioneers Michael and Johanna Lannon. Throughout the year, and especially St. Patrick's Day, they wear their Irish proud.
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Bill Lannon 1976Life long Burnsville resident Bill Lannon shown at his farm.
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Frank DoyleJoseph Francis Doyle, known as Frank died July 9, 2015 at the age of 85. He was the son of Joe and Mary (Lannon) Doyle and lived the majority of his life in Burnsville.

He was survived by wife Joan, sister Margaret Diloia and four children - Terry (Kathy), Dan (Kim), Mary Fortman (Mike) and Tim (Claudia) and four grandchildren, nieces and nephews, cousins. He was born in St. Paul and graduated from Humboldt High in 1948. He served in the US Army during the Korean conflict.

He settled his family in Burnsville, on property near the house where his mother was born. He worked 35 years at Mutual Insurance Company in St. Paul. He and Joan were charter members of Mary Mother of the Church. He donated his body to the University of MN Medical School with burial in Rosemount.
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Frank LannonBorn 1902 - died 1965 son of Michael and Johanna Connelly Lannon, brother of Mary Doyle, Jim, Bill and Elizabeth Callahan.
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Helen Lannon diesObituary for Helen Lannon (1897 -1972) wife of Bill - mother of Leo and Betty Mae Sodomka. She was the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth O'Brien born in Glendale Township (Savage area). Prior to her marriage she was a teacher - in Burnsville, Mendota Heights, Eagan and Credit River.
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Helen O'Brien (Lannon)A photo of Helen O'Brien around the time of her high school graduation.
The O'Brien's lived in Glendale/Savage. She married Bill Lannon of Burnsville.
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Helen O'Brien graduates Shakopee High School 1916Inside page of Graduation announcement for Helen O'Brien (Lannon) class in Shakopee.
Without a school in Savage, Helen attended high school in Shakopee.
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Helen O'Brien LannonOn the day of her wedding to Bill Lannon. They were married September 26, 1922 at St. John the Baptist, Savage and lived the remainder of their life on the same farm in Burnsville.
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Helen O'Brien graduates Shakopee High SchoolWithout a school in Savage, Helen O'Brien (Lannon) graduated high school in Shakopee in 1916. The O'Brien's lived in "Glendale".
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Betty Mae Lannon (Sodomka)Betty Mae Lannon horseback riding at the family farm in Burnsville.
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Jim Sodomka 1960sA view of the Sodomka living room in the 1960s.
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Jim and Betty Mae (Lannon) SodomkaJim and Betty Mae lived on Co. Rd. 11. She was active in the Burnsville Historical Society, one of the writers for Burnsville 76 A Community History.
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