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Register of Deaths for 1888Register of Deaths for 1888 Burnsville (Mary Berrisford, William Rice, Anatola Thornton, Walter Kennelly, William McDermott)
The shed at the Joe Kennelly farmBuilt by his parents Walter and Rose Kennelly, Joe Kennelly lived his entire life on the same farm. Shown is one of the sheds on the property.
Obit for Sarah Kennedy KennellyWidow of Walter Kennelly, mother of Thomas, Walter, John, Mary Dunn and Nora Nicholson.
Joe Kennelly farm 1977A different view of the Kennelly farm on Highway 13 in Burnsville
Joe Kennelly's farm 1970sAfter retiring from dairy farming, Joe Kennelly's farm became known as Dakota County's First zoo. School children would visit to see the various deer, peacocks and birds. Also in October he sold pumpkins. The farm was located on the corner of Highway 13 and Cliff Road.
A Landmark (Kennelly farm) removed 1994This Week News - November 26, 1994 reports that the long standing Joe Kennelly farm was torn down. Joe's sister Rosella Ryan shares memories of the farm built by their parents Walter and Rose McCann Kennelly in 1905. The other children were Lillian Slater, Florence Kline, Loretta Kennelly and John Kennelly.
Barn on Kennelly/Connelly farmFirst the Walter and Sarah Kennelly farm, then owned by Michael and Molly Dunn and later Jim and Anna Connelly, this old barn with square nails was torn down for apartments at the corner of Cliff Road and Highway 13.
Joe Kennelly farm 1976This artist's painting of the Joe Kennelly farm appeared on the Burnsville Telephone Directory produced by the Burnsville Jaycees in 1976.
Casey, Kennelly and Driscoll home Originally the Casey Home, then owned by John Kennelly and later Herb Driscoll, this house still stands on the corner of Hwy 13 and Cliff Road.
Line drawing 1988 of the Joe Kennelly farmArtist Barb Starner created a series of Burnsville historic sites for the 1988 Cornerstone Copy calendar.
Playing pool 1962Ray Corrigan (left) and John Kennelly (right) play pool in the Kennelly's basement on County Road 11. Note Kennelly's first 1950's television.
The Water and later Joe Kennelly farmPhotos of the Kennelly farm as it may have looked in 1904 before being built, the home, the home and farm being torn down and the return to the look of 1904 in 1995.
John and Margaret KennellyhomeIn 1959 Lakeville builder Jim McNearney constructed this home for John and Margaret Kennelly on Co. Rd. 11. After the property was re-zoned in 1968 the home was sold and moved by the company to another spot in Burnsville.
From site of Walter Kennelly Sr/ Michael Dunn/James Connelly farmThe farm stood on the southeast corner Cliff Road and Highway 13.
Joe Kennelly farm torn downFollowing the death of Joe Kennelly the farm was torn down in 1994, having been built in 1905 by his parents Walter and Rose Kennelly. Their children were Lillian Slater, Florence Kline, Loretta, John, Joe and Rosella Ryan.
Joe Kennelly farm being torn down 1994Following the death of Joe Kennelly the farm was torn down in 1994, having been built in 1905 by his parents Walter and Rose Kennelly. Their children were Lillian Slater, Florence Kline, Loretta, John, Joe and Rosella Ryan.
Self published boxing history by Jack KennellyBorn and raised in Burnville, Jack Kennelly began boxing in his mid 50's and became a sanctioned Golden Gloves Master boxer with five fight and two victories. This self published book is written after his 10th anniversary of walking into the UPPERCUT GYM in Minneapolis, never expecting to enter the ring.
Eagle's Ridge housing 2017The site of the Walter and Rose/ Joe Kennelly farm has been developed into multiple housing units.
The family of Walter and Rose Kennelly 1948Loretta, Joe, Florence Kline, Walter, Rose, Rosella Ryan, John and Lillian Slater on their 50th wedding anniversary.
John, Margaret and Jack Kennelly 1957The Kennelly's first lived in a farm house on the corner of Hwy 13 and Cliff Road, then County Road 11 and finally Keating Circle. John was born 1905 on the well known Kennelly farm, also on Highway 13.
Florence, Loretta and Lillian Kennelly approx 1904The first three children born to Walter and Rose Kennelly.
Florence Kennelly Kline (1901 - 1976)Daughter of Walter and Rose Kennelly, wife of Ed Kline (1895 - 1965) from Savage. After their marriage they lived in St. Paul.
Jack Kennelly Masters boxerAt the age of 58 Jack Kennelly began the hobby of recreational boxing which lead to five Master's division bouts.
John Kennelly home then and now A then and now – John and Margaret Kennelly’s home (top photo) built in 1957 at 12120 County Road 11. After property was rezoned commercial, land and home was sold the developer moved the house to a different location in Burnsville. Here is how it looked in 2017.
Thomas Kenneally - Kennelly - Kennealy probate.The Kennelly - Kennealy families are viewed as pioneers of Eagan and Burnsville. Thomas and Mary Kenneally came from Barnadown Kilkenny Ireland to Eagan around 1853. Their children were Walter, Richard, Michael, James, Bridget and Johanna Dunn O'Connor. Walter, who would live in Burnsville spelled his name Kennelly and Richard of Eagan Kennealy. Their father Thomas died in 1861 but his will was not probated until 1903. The record addresses the various spellings of the name and seemingly none of the sons used Kenneally.
Joe Kennelly in Republican Governor's officeSome may be surprised to find Joe Kennelly sitting in the chair of Republican Governor Harold LeVander during a visit to the capitol.

In the 1940s, many of the Burnsville farmers on Highway 13 including his father Walter and brother John and sister Rosella and her husband Jim Ryan enlisted then attorney Harold LeVander from the firm LeVander, Gillen and Miller in South St. Paul when the state accessed farm land for the creation of Highway 13.
Tom and Elizabeth Connelly Kennelly's daughtersGrace Kennelly (Raleigh) and her sister Elizabeth (Sr. Mary Jude) Standing Veronica (Day) They were daughters of Tom and Elizabeth (Connelly) Kennelly. There are two other daughters not in the photo - Mary Rose Conlon and Rose who died as a child.
The wedding of Thomas Kennelly and Elizabeth Connelly 1898Thomas and Mary Connelly Kennelly, John Connelly, Nora Kennelly Nicholson, Jim Scott and Mary Ellen Cashill. June 15, 1898 married at St. John the Baptist, then in Burnsville.
Walter (1869 - 1957) and Rose (1870 - 1956) Kennelly (1940s)Married 1898 lived on the Kennelly farm on Highway 13, built in 1905. They were parents of: Lillian Slater, Florence Kline, Loretta, John, Joe and Rosella Ryan.
Walter, Sarah and John Kennelly graveBuried at St. John the Baptist Cemetery. John, the young son of Walter and Sarah was brother of Walter, Tom, Nora Nicholson and Mary (Molly) Dunn. The old original stone is for John -1866 - 1878
A newer stone was added for his parents Walter - 1826 - 1888
and mother Sarah 1840 - 1904 who did not have a marker.
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