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Peter Foley, World War II registrationWorld War II Draft registration for Peter Foley. Although city says Savage, he lived in Burnsville, which had a Savage mailing address.
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Foley fr 1940 census
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Mike and Mae FoleyMae (Mary) O'Neill Foley was born 4/28/1890 and married Mike Foley in 1921. Mike's land was where Kelleher Park is now. The Bridesmaid is Helen O'Brien (Lannon).
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Mike and May Foley farmThe Foley farm was in sections 26 & 27, Burnsville Township. Part of the Foley farm is now part of the Kelleher Park. Photo compliments of Terry Garvey.
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Mike Foley and Mary (Mae) O'Neill weddingMae (Mary) O'Neill Foley was born 4/28/1890 and married Mike Foley in 1921. Mike's land was where Kelleher Park is now.
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Foley family on family farmFoley family on family farm
Patrick Foley was my Grand Uncle Picture was taken before 1900. (signed) J Kelleher 12-20-02

Patrick and Mary Foley settled on the farm of about 400 acres. It ran from County Road 42 and Burnsville Parkway to Orchard Garden. Sons Mike, Peter and Paddy farmed the property. Daughters Margaret (?) Anne Shenohan and Marry Hannahan married and lived nearby. John went to St Paul became a mial carrier. Tom also to saint Paul
Z ella Foley on fa right young lady taught school in Dist 196 one term in Burnsville about 1914 . They belonged to St. John's catholic in Burnsville and later in Savage.
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Foley family on family farm (sepia)Foley family on family farm
Patrick Foley was my Grand Uncle Picture was taken before 1900. (signed) J Kelleher 12-20-02

Patrick and Mary Foley settled on the farm of about 400 acres. It ran from County Road 42 and Burnsville Parkway to Orchard Garden. Sons Mike, Peter and Paddy farmed the property. Daughters Margaret Conroy, Anne Shenohan and Marry Hannahan married and lived nearby. John went to St Paul became a mial carrier. Tom also to Saint Paul.

Zella Foley on far right young lady taught school in Dist 196 one term in Burnsville about 1914 . They belonged to St. John's catholic in Burnsville and later in Savage.
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Close up photo of Patrick and Mary Cleary FoleyThis photo provides a close up of Patrick and Mary Foley who lived in section 27 in Burnsville. The photo was taken before 1900.
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Foley family ids handwrittenFoley family on family farm
Patrick Foley was my Grand Uncle Picture was taken before 1900. (signed) J Kelleher 12-20-02

Patrick and Mary Foley settled on the farm of about 400 acres. It ran from County Road 42 and Burnsville Parkway to Orchard Garden. Sons Mike, Peter and Paddy farmed the property. Daughters Margaret (?) Anne Shenohan and Marry Hannahan married and lived nearby. John went to St Paul became a mial carrier. Tom also to saint Paul
Z ella Foley on fa right young lady taught school in Dist 196 one term in Burnsville about 1914 . They belonged to St. John's catholic in Burnsville and later in Savage.
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The Foley FamilyThe Foley family playing cards, circa 1950s. Photo compliments of Terry Garvey.
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Peter Foley, 1951Pete Foley viewing the 80 year old hop vine at his farm, planted by his grandmother.
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Foley postcard with friendsAccording to the back of the photo: Maggie (Conroy), Annie (Sheridan) and Peter Foley (front row).
Bea Gallagher (Dunn), Rose Gallagher (Gleisner) and Mollie Foley Hanrahan.

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Foley family one of Burnsville's first settlers.80-year-old hop vine still grows at Foley Farm –

Pete Foley, Burnsville Township, has an ordinary looking vine at his home farm.

However, that vine was planted 80 years ago by his mother, who used the “hops” from the vine to make yeast.
Grandmother Mary Foley came to Burnsville in 1856. In those days everything had to be done by themselves – there were no nearby stores which had packaged goods such as yeast and bread.

Therefore, Grandma Foley, like many other pioneer women, not only had to make their own bread, but their yeast as well. She would fill a crock and that would be a year’s yeast supply.

That vine has grown for 80 years and today it is still there. Also, a reminder of the early days is the hewn log building which is really a work of art. The building, beside a small Burnsville Township stream has withstood storms and blizzards for nearly a century.

The red elm logs were cut at Credit River and hewn square with an ax- some of the ax marks are still evidenced.

Most interesting about the building is the corners. The joints are slanted in such a way that they can’t come apart unless the logs themselves are broken.

The late Pat Foley erected the building, with the help of neighbors who staged a raising bee at the time. December 1951 – Dakota County Tribune.

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Patrick and Mary Foley settled on the farm of about 400 acres. It ran from County Road 42 and Burnsville Parkway to Orchard Gardens.

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May FoleyBorn 1890, Mary "May" O'Neill celebrates her 90th birthday, She lived in Burnsville until 1948. In 1921 she married Mike Foley who died in 1948. The O'Neill and Foley farms were on land now occupied by Rambush Estates and Camelot Acres.
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Peter Foley dies 1962Life long Burnsville resident Peter Foley born October 25, 1878 died March 4, 1962. Obit, Dakota County Tribune.
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John H. Foley 1938Dakota County Tribune March 4, 1938 reports: John H. Foley 72, an oldtime resident of Burnsville died at his home in St. Paul....He was born in Burnsville and lived there most of his life...
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Mary Foley 1891The death of one of Burnsville's oldest citizens, Mrs. Foley (MARY), mother of Patrick and Michael. She departed this life February 21, 1891 at about 87 years. Her husband died 9 years ago, age 88. In 1834, with her husband, she came to America, settling in Canada. The following year they settled in Vermont, then New York and in 1843 they moved to Illinois and 1856 Minnesota.
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Mike and May O'Neil FoleyPhoto compliments of Terry Garvey.
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Foley family 1895The Foley family appears in the 1895 census, in Burnsville.
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Patrick Foley dies 1912He died August 26, 1912, born in Ireland in 1937. In 1855 he settled in Burnsville, where he resided the remainder of his life.
He was survived by a wife and eight children,
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Original Foley farm building The old log building erected by the late Pat Foley still stands after weathering storms for more than three fourths of a century. Work on the corners took great skill with an axe. Photo 1951 Dakota County Tribune.
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Foley Farm today 2017Rambush trailer park is located on part of the Foley farm and is on the east side of Burnsville Parkway.
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Patrick and Mary Foley and family 1939An April 1939 Dakota County Tribune story tells some of the history of Patrick and Mary Foley and their family who settled in Burnsville around 1855 - 1856.
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Marriage of Anna Foley and Joseph Sheridan 1900June 17, 1900 St. Paul Globe reports on the marriage of Anna Foley and Joseph Sheridan June 12, 1900 at St. John the Baptist, still in Burnsville.
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Foley - the typical Irish family 1960Pete Foley Family, Savage (Burnsville). In honor of St. Patrick's Day, March 17, we print this picture of an Irish Family, which is our custom each year. The Foley's have lived their entire lives in Burnsville Township. Mr. Foley has lived on the same farm during his lifetime.

Mrs. Foley was the former Nellie McNearney, also born and reared in Burnsville. The parents of Mr. Foley were from County Clare, Ireland. Pete Foley's son Pat operates the farm. The Foley's answered our request in the Tribune first for an Irish family photo.

Pictured are: Seated - Mr. and Mrs. Pete Foley, Standing from left: Therese (Mrs. Dick Klatt) Rosemount, Mary (Mrs. Ray Murphy) Shakopee, Pat of Savage (Burnsville), Margaret (Mrs. George McDonough) Rosemount, Virginia (Mrs. Kenny Strese) Rosemount. The Foley's have 7 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
       
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