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Helen Kelleher dragging field before planting
Kelleher Farm circa 1917This is on the farm with daughter Agnes (probably about age 6, so estimate photo year to be 1917) and a friend or cousin. The small building behind is a spring house set over a natural spring which was used to keep milk cans/milk cold until it could go to market.
Home of Patrick & Josephine Kelleher. Kelleher Farm settled in 1855 south of what is now Cty Rd 42 and west of Burnsville Parkway. Originally in Scott county. Later the county line was moved west. Their children were: James (1917 - 2010), Helen Loftus (1919- 1995), Mary Agnes Walsh (1911-1978) and Mary Josephine Lynch (1922-1997). Both daugthers were Mary.
James KelleherAn earlier James Kelleher, brother of John and Patrick cira 1888.
John KelleherJohn Kelleher, brother of James and Patrick early Burnsville residents, circa 1891.
Jim Kelleher around 1939Jim (1917 - 2010) was the son of Patrick and Josephine Fitzgerald Kelleher.
Jim and Helen Kelleher wedding 2-22-1941 JIM & HELEN KELLEHER, RALPH EGAN, MARGARET RILEY & SUNNY ALLEN
Jim and his mother Josephine Kelleher 1941Josephine Fitzgerald Kelleher 1880 - 1958 with son Jim 1917 - 2010 lived in Burnsville. This was Jim's wedding day.
Kelleher, Kearney and Egan Burnsville neighbors and friends 1942JIM KELLEHER, JOE KEARNEY, ALICE EGAN, HELEN & HELEN KELLEHER at Hidden Valley Park in Savage.
Jim and Helen Kelleher 1997
Mary Pat and Jim Kelleher 2005Mary Pat shown with her dad Jim.
Jim Kelleher 1917 - 2010Life long Burnsville resident who farmed land in the SW corner of Burnsville that was settled by his grandfather in 1855. The farm was located along what today is Burnsville Parkway and south of County Road 42. Jim was on the school board from 1947 to 1964 including during the annexation battle of the Black Dog Power plant with Bloomington. Additionally, he served on the town board and planning commissions in the 1950's. As part of his involvement in the development of school district 191, he and Pat Connelly traveled to New Jersey to acquire the of bonds need to start the building of the school. Later he was building and grounds supervisor at Burnsville High School.
Helen A Riley Kelleher (1919 - 1999)a.

James J. Kelleher, age 92, a life long resident of Burnsville died on Friday, March 12, 2010 at the Lodge on Summit Oaks, Burnsville. Jim is survived by his 3 children, Tom, Kevin and Mary Pat; 3 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren. He was born in Burnsville the son of Patrick and Josephine (Fitzgerald) Kelleher. Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Helen (Riley); 3 sisters, Agnes Walsh, Helen Loftus and Mary Lynch.
Kelleher history (original doc scans and transcription)Click to open document.
Bob Allen and Mary Pat KelleherGrand Uncle Bob Allen, life long Savage resident with niece Mary Pat Kelleher 1950s.
Mary Pat Kelleher first communion1957 Mary Pat Kelleher's First Communion was at St. John the Baptist Church. Shown with her mother Helen and grand uncle Bob Allen.
Burnsville Women around haystackChristine Gerdesmeirer, Maye Fahey, Edna O'Brian, Margaret Hayes,Helen Kelleher and Clara Kearney. Burnsville Farm during WWII.

haystack wwII
Eunice McDonald Campbell (Savage) and Jim Kelleher Burnsville Long time family friends around 2008.
Helen Kelleher dies 1998Helen A. Kelleher, Burnsville died December 22, 1998. She was born November 22, 1919 in Savage to Martin and Nellie (Allen) Riley. She married James J. Kelleher February 22, 1941 in Savage. She worked as an expeditor for Federal Stamping and as a supervisor for Continental Machines.

She is survived by her husband, sons Tom and wife Robin of Burnsville, Kevin of Toronto, daughter Mary Pat of Winston-Salem NC and grandchildren and great grandchildren... She was buried at St. John the Baptist Cemetery.
Neighbors working together haying on Kelleher farm.
Park named for Kelleher familyJim Kelleher is recognized at the City Council meeting following the renaming of Cam Ram Park to Kelleher Park.
Helen Riley KelleherShown with Helen, daughter of Martin and Helen Allen Riley, is Savage resident George Kline.
James Kelleher Senior and Junior both die 1907The December 20, 1907 Dakota County Tribune reports:

James Kelleher, one of our oldest settlers, died at his home in Burnsville last Sunday after a short illness. Mr. Kelleher has lived here since 1855 and had one of the best farms in Burnsville. He was always greatly beloved and respected by his neighbors and is mourned by a large number of friends.

At the time of his death he was 86 years old. Two sons and three daughters survive him: John of St. Louis and Patrick, who lives at the home place, Mrs. Valensten of San Francisco, Mrs. Bennett of Great Falls Montana and Kate who is living at home.

James Jr., another son who lived in Boulder Arizona died November 30, a few days after his father's funeral...
Jim and Helen KelleherJim and Helen Kelleher. Jim a life long resident of Burnsville as a dairy farmer, long time member of the school board and a township clerk of Burnsville in the 1950s. Helen was raised in Savage until their marriage . They had three children Tom Kevin & Mary Pat also three Grandchildren Tamara K, Talla K and Wes G
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