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Elizabeth Connelly (1868 - 1955)Elizabeth Connelly, shown as a young woman, would marry Tom Kennelly in 1898, both life long Burnsville residents.
John Connelly farm -1940sThe John Connelly farm was located one farm down from the William and Bridget (and later Pat and Mary Connelly) farm. This house was later owned by Jim and Rosella Kennelly Ryan and it stood on Highway 13.
1940 friends Margaret Connelly (Ryan) and Alice Egan (Kearney)Long time Burnsville friends Margaret Connelly and Alice Egan in the 1940s.
Mark Ryan and Margaret Connelly wedding1947 Wedding of Mark Ryan and Margaret Connelly (daughter of Jim and Anna Connelly) at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Savage. This is one of only a few photos showing the "second" interior look of the church.
Jim and Anna ConnellyPhoto taken at the wedding of their daughter Margaret and Mark Ryan. Anna Judge Connelly born Apr. 21, 1893 died Nov. 17, 1981. Jim Connelly born April 2, 1892 - Sept 8, 1985.)
John Connelly and later Jim and Rosella Ryan farmLocated on Highway 13, one farm down from the William and Bridget (and later Pat and Mary Connelly farm), it was later owned by Jim and Rosella Ryan. 1917 clipping.
Pat and Mary Hayes ConnellyBoth life long residents of Burnsville and married 60 years.
Anna Judge (Connelly)Wife of Jim Connelly born 1893 - died 1981. Daughter of Owen and Mary Ann Judge.
Area's first white mother was a remarkable personDel Stelling, editor of the Burnsville Sun publishes portions of the story about Mary Condon Connelly who arrived in Burnsville in 1855. The bulk of the information appeared in the Burnsville 76 A Community History Book, which he often referenced in his historical column.
Rose ConnellyRose Connelly wife of John Connelly of Burnsville.
Bill Connelly farm Co.Rd. 11The Bill and Margaret (Nicholson) Connelly farm was located near the corner of Highway 13 and County Road 11. The original owner was an Erwin.
The Bill and Margaret (Nicholson) Connelly familyThe Connelly's lived near Highway 13 and County Road 11. Shown are Bill, Michael, Margaret, Bill Sr, Tom and Theresa.
Bill Connelly farmBill and Margaret Connelly farmed the land near the corner of Highway 13 and County Road 11. Their children were Teresa, Bill, Tom and Michael.
Bill ConnellyBill was the son of William and Bridget Connelly and was born Oct. 1, 1897 and died Feb. 4, 1975 living his entire life in Burnsville. He married Margaret Nicholson and they lived on a farm on the corner of Hwy 13 and Co. Rd. 11.
Descendants of the oldest standing house in BurnsvilleThe James and Mary Connelly home still stood at the time of this photo showing:
Bill Lannon, Mary Connelly Kennealy, Betty Lannon Sodomka, Grace Kennelly Raleigh, Jim Connelly, Leo Lannon,
Patrick Connelly, Edward Connelly and Mary Lannon Doyle.
John Charles and Joe ConnellyThese are the sons of the John Connelly who lived on the farm last owned by Jim and Rosella Ryan. He was a son of James and Mary Condon Connelly. John Charles lived in St. Paul and Joe in Chicago in their adult lives.
Burnsville Oldest home - James and Mary ConnellyIn 1976 Burnsville's oldest home (now a shed) stood on the land of Bill and Helen Lannon.
Bill and Margaret Connelly farm 1960sThe Bill and Margaret Connelly farm was at the corner of Hwy 13 and County Road 11. In 2017 the house remains standing and used.
Members of the William Connelly familyHorse drawn wagon at the William Connelly farm.
Line drawing 1988 - Pat and Mary Connelly FarmArtist Barb Starner created a series of Burnsville historic sites for the 1988 Cornerstone Copy calendar.
Bill Connelly farm in winterThis continues to stand as one of the oldest houses remaining in Burnsville. Until the 1980s it was owned by the family of Bill and Margaret Connelly. Prior owner was an Erwin. The house is on County Road 11, near Highway 13.
Patrick Connelly recognizedundated, unsourced

Connelly Heads Area Cancer Drive
Pat Connelly of Highway 13 in Burnsville and a lifetime resident of the area, will head the American Cancer Society’s fund drive in Burnsville. Workers for the drive, which will be held throughout the month of April, are pretty well lined up, Connelly said.
Connelly Jerry Lange of Farmington is chairman for Dakota county this year.

PAT J. CONNELLY, RETIRING CLERK of Burnsville township was recently presented a plaque by members of the Town Board in appreciation of his many years of service. Left to right are Charles Wahlberg, Connelly, Roger Richardson, chair man, and Ed Doebel. The plaque is inscribed "In appreciation for Your 26 Years of Loyal and Faithful Service To The Township of Burnsville, Minnesota. The Town Board and Neighbors With To Express Their Gratitude." It is signed by the town board members.
Bill Connelly houseAnother view of the home once owned by Bill and Margaret Connelly and their family on Co. Rd. 11 and Highway 13. It was also owned by the Erwin Family and is likely the oldest house in use in Burnsville.
Back view of the Bill Connelly farm houseOnce owned by Bill and Margaret Connelly and their family on Co. Rd. 11 and Highway 13 and prior to that the Erwin's, this is likely the oldest house in use in Burnsville.
Jim Connelly named Honorary Member of Chamber of Commerce 1978Photo shows Jim and his wife Anna, his brother Pat and his wife Mary Connelly. Also shown is Gene Gratz, chamber president.
"86 year old Jim Connelly (center) was presented a plaque by his 76 year old brother at the Marco Polo Supper Club Monday, naming him an honary member of the Burnsville Chamber of Commerce. Patrick Connelly was Burnsville's assessor, clerk and treasurer with a 35 year span. He was also a member of the school board for 25 years and an original member of the Chamber.
Burnsville's oldest born resident celebrates St. Patrick's Day 1985Jim Connelly, 92 enjoys a Taste of Ireland Celebration. Included in the photo are his daughter Margaret Ryan and her husband Mark, who also lived in Burnsville.
William and Bridget/ Pat and Mary Connelly farm 2017The land which was the home of the Connelly family is now commercial, located on Highway 13.
Jim and Anna Connelly celebrate 50 yearsOctober, 1967 Jim and Anna Connelly celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Jim, a life long resident and Anna from Miesville MInnesota married in 1917 and then lived their remaining life in Burnsville. Their children were: James and Eileen Connelly, Margaret Ryan, Owen and Joe Connelly and Rosemary Gleason.
Colonial Villa 2017When built in about 1965, it was known as Connelly Estates in honor of Bill Connelly who had farmed the land. It was one of Burnsville's earliest apartments.
Will and Bridget Connelly family 1938.Standing - Jim, John, Bill, Pat, Tony and Ed Connelly
Seated -Catherine Brennan, Willliam and Bridget and Mary Kennealy. Photo shot at the Connelly farm on Highway 13.
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