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Enos Gallagher home 1976The first Gallagher home burnt, replaced with this and remained the life long residents of both Enos and Martin Gallagher.
Located off today's Travelers Trail near AAA.
Rose Gallagher StantonThe portrait of Rose Gallagher Stanton hung on the Gallagher family wall. She was the grandmother of Enos Gallagher.
Bert GallagherBert with a team of horses around 1940. He is from the Gallagher family who lived in School District 16.
Enos Gallagher 1976Son of Patrick and Ann McCann Gallagher - born 1894 died 1989 lived on the same property his entire life. Best known as Ennie, he was a walking history book for anyone he spoke with. The portrait of his father Patrick is hangs above the chair.
Ann McCann GallagherWife of Patrick, mother of 15 children including Enos Gallagher, Ann (1856-1945) lived on a farm off Burnsville Parkway where AAA now stands.
Bertram Gallagher 1906 - 1970Member of pioneer Michael and Mariah Gallagher family dies.
Black Dog Lake used to offer good fishing - Enous Gallagher interviewThe Dakota County Tribune reporter Connie Morrison interviews Enous Gallagher, then age 80 as he remembers when a visit to Black Dog Lake usually resulted in a fine catch of sunfish....
The second Patrick Gallagher homeAfter the fire, the Gallaghers built another home, which would remain the home of Ennie Gallagher his entire life. The home and barn stood near today's AAA location.
Enous GallagherSon of Patrick and Ann McCann Gallagher - born 1894 died 1989 lived on the same property his entire life.
Enos Gallagher dies 1989 full obituary600 W. Travelers Trail was Enous Gallagher's address when he died. Not so when he was born. He was the last living child of Patrick and Ann McCann Gallagher and lived in the same home his entire life.

Enos Gallagher dies 1989A life long resident of Burnsville died January 13, 1989 at the age of 93. He was the son of Patrick and Ann McCann Gallagher. He was the last surviving child of 15 in the family.
Frank Gallagher retiresAfter 2- years of service to the village of Savage, liquor store manager Frank Gallagher retired. He was the son of Patrick
and Ann (McCann) Gallagher, born on their farm in Burnsville.
Patrick and Ann Gallagher home now - 2017Vehicles drive on 35W past the property where the Patrick and Ann Gallagher (and later sons Marty and Ennie) lived off what is now Travelers Trail.
Patrick Gallagher/ later Martin and Enos Gallagher farmPhoto of the barn located on the farm land of the Gallagher's near Highway 13 and Traveler's trail. The Minnesota AAA building in 2017
is on Gallagher property.
Enos and Marty GallagherSons of Patrick and Ann McCann Gallagher - Enos/Ennie Gallagher (1894-1989) and brother Marty(1893 - 1975 ) in the family farm house kitchen. Guessing 1930s.....the farm was off what is now Burnsville Parkway/ 35 W area. The AAA building is on a portion of the family property.
Patrick and Ann Gallagher / later Marty and Enos Gallagher farm todayNow surrounded by commercial business, the spot the Gallagher house stood remains surrounded by trees in this 2017 photo.
The Gallagher farm 1954There were two Gallagher families in Burnsville - not related. This farm was owned by the family of Michael and Mariah Gallagher.
Gallagher Farm Is Century Old (Michael and Mariah family)December 31, 1954
The Gallagher farm, known aa the “Pioneer Farm,” was pre­empted 100 years ago, New Year’s Day.
Since then, five generations of the Gallaghers have at one time or other, set foot on the place.
Today, William Gallagher, who was 84 on December 1st, and Mrs. Mary Oswald, 82, his sister, re­side on the farm with Bill’s son Wallace. Another of Bill’s sons —Bertram Gallagher of Lakeville —has five children which would comprise the fifth generation. Those children are: John, Mary, Elizabeth, Joseph, and Catherine.
It was no doubt a cold New Year’s Day, in 1855, 10 years be­ fore the Civil War, that the Gal­laghers came by borrowed ox team, to the Burnsville prairie land surrounded by woods. The locations would be ideal for farm settlement, and defense against the Indians.

Actually Thomas and Margaret Gallagher had come from County • Galloway in Ireland. They went to St. Louis where they settled a year and a half. Then they came up the Mississippi to a little town called St. Paul. Most of the persons coming to the United States at that time, landed in either New York or Bos­ton, but the ship the Gallaghers were on lost its course and landed in New Orleans. It was three months on the way.

Mr. Gallagher and his son worked in New Orleans loading cotton bales for some time. Then they went to St. Louis where they worked on the railroad. They es­tablished a home there and the mother and the rest of the family came from Ireland and they lived there for about 1 1/2 years.
A terrible epidemic of yellow fever came while they were there and the people died like flies. Among those who passed away was their only daughter, about 17 years old.

When they came to the Burns­ville farm, there was no govern­ment survey in those days. Evervone who settled "just squatted on the land,” Bill declares, until the government could catch up with their pioneer movements.
Bill said Thomas and Margaret Gallagher had a son Michael who was about 25 years old then. Michael who later married Maria Egan, was the father of Bill and five other boys and three girls. Mrs. Oswald of the home farm, and Martin of St. Paul, are the only other survivors

Bill remembers the first build­ings on the Gallagher farm were made of logs. He said he remem­bers at the age of about 9 years they went through 30 or 40 tee­pees at a spot now west of the Lyndale avenue bridge.

At the time of the famous New Ulm massacre, all the neighbor­ hood farmers banded together at the Gallagher place, and made & fortress out of it. They were afraid of the uprising in Burnsville simi­llar to that of New Ulm.
The men were armed with everything from pitchforks to flint shotguns, living in the log buildings for several weeks. How­ ever, nothing happened and every­ thing quieted down.

The Indians once begged bread from the settlers. They went hunting and fishing for a living. It was a common site to see an Indian and his squaw start out to fetch game. They’d walk past the farm starting out with practically nothing, and return laden with all kinds of food. They really knew how to hunt and fish.

Bill said the settlers had a hardy spirit; one time his father walked—that’s right, walked,—all the way to Redwood Palls and back to straighten out the title to his land. They had no horse. It was a round trip distance of an estimated 300 miles!

But the pioneer forefathers sur­vived the early hardships, and were none the worse for their experiences. In fact they pro­bably owe their long life and good health to the vigorous outdoor fresh air and exercise.
Bill and his sister Mary Gallagher (Oswald) 1954Bill and his sister Mary Oswald are from the Michael and Mariah Gallagher family. (Not related to the other Gallagher family in Burnsville).
Mariah and Michael GallagherAlthough the last names were the same - Michael and Patrick Gallagher (both early settlers who came from Ireland) were not related. Mariah Egan 1837 - 1880) and Michael (1825 - 1913). Their children were:

Margaret H Gallagher Carmody (1863 - 1937)*
Henry Thomas Gallagher (1864 - 1919)*
William Gallagher (1870 - 1959)*
Mary E Gallagher Oswald (1872 - 1970)
Marty GallagherThe son of Patrick and Ann McCann Gallather, Marty (Martin) was born January 27, 1893 and died May 9, 1975 living his entire life on the same farm in Burnsville.
Martin (Marty) Gallagher diesA life long Burnsville resident with a love of playing and watching baseball, Marty Gallagher died May 9, 1975.
5 Generations Of Gallaghers (Michael and Mariah Gallagher family)BIRTHPLACE OF MRS. OSWALD - -
5 Generations Of Gallaghers Have Lived On 'Pioneer Farm'

Mrs. Mary E. Oswald, Burns ville’s oldest living resident who died on December 10, 1970, was from the Gallagher family which moved to the Burnsville area on January 1, 1855 well over 100 years ago.
Mrs. Mary Oswald was 98 years old at the time of her death. She was born on Septem ber 1, 1872, in Burnsville to Michael and Maria Egan Gal lagher on the Gallagher farm which was called the “Pioneer Farm.”
Five generations of Gallaghers have lived on this farm. About 140 acres of the original 480 acres of “Pioneer Farm” are still in the Gallagher family.
The story on the Pioneer Farm in Burnsville begins in 1855 (10 years before the Civil War), when the Gallaghers came to Burns ville by borrowed ox team. The location, prairie land surrounded by woods, was considered ideal for farm settlement and defense against the Indians.

Her father, Michael Gallagher, was born in County Galloway, Ireland and came to this coun try as a young man with his father Thomas Gallagher. Most of the people coming to the United States at that time came to New York or Boston but the ship the Gallaghers were on lost its course and landed at New Or leans. It took them three months
to reach the States.
Thomas, and his son worked in
New Orleans for some time load ing cotton bales, after which they went to St. Louis where they worked for the railroad. It was then that Mrs. Thomas Gallagher and the other children came to the United States from Ireland and
they made their home in St. Louis for about 1-1/2 years.
Yellow fever epidemic came while they lived in St. Louis and many people died, including the Gallagher’s only daughter who was about 17years old.
When they moved to their Burnsville farm in 1855, there were no government surveys and everyone who settled “just squat ted on the land,”Michael’s son Bill (deceased) used to declare, until the government was able to
catch up with the pioneer move ments.

Thomas and Margaret Gallagher’s son Michael was about 25 years old when they settled in Burnsville in 1855. Michael married Maria Egan in 1857. Mrs. Oswald was the youngest daughter of Michael and Maria. There were 12 children in the
When the Gallagher family
moved to Burnsville, St. Paul was not as big as Savage. The family remembered that Michael once walked to Redwood Falls (about 150 miles one way) to straighten out the title to the farm land.
The hill on which the Gallagher log house was built was a historical spot as all of the settlers of the community gathered there for mutual protection during the Indian Massacre of 1862. They built a stockade around the build
ings with their wagons, sleighs and oxcarts and gathered there at night. The women and children slept in the stockade and the men kept guard outside, some armed with old flint shot guns and pitch- forks. However, nothing happen ed - the Indians had continued on to New Ulm. (At the time of the
Indian outbreak, there was an Indian village a short distance from the settlement.)
Mrs. Oswald’s mother died in 1878 and the father continued to live on the farm until his death in 1913 at the age of 89 years. After Michael died, his son’s (William) wife became ill and
died in 1914, leaving two small boys, Bertram and Wallace. Mrs. Oswald helped to raise the two young boys. Her husband John Oswald was a native of Germany and they lived in Savage for a few years and then moved back to the homestead when her father be came ill. John Oswald died after a long illness when they had been married only five years.
Mrs. Oswald stayed on at the homestead after her husband died and kept house for her brothers, John, Henry, Joseph and William and his two sons. They all pre ceded her in death.
In January, 1950, the Gallaghers were noted for an unusual record in Dakota county and possibly in the state, as there were six brothers and sisters living, ranging in age from 77 to 90.
The Gallagher’s in that age cate gory were Joseph who was 82, Martin who was 85, John at 80, Mary Oswald at 77, Bill at 79
and Catherine McManmon who was 90. The total of the ages was 493.
Mrs. Mary Oswald was considered a devoted “Mother”to her two motherless nephews and a
faithful Christian. Her hospitality was known far and wide.
Michael and Mariah Gallaghter biographyA brief biography written for the Burnsville Community History Newsletter. Note - there were two pioneer Gallagher families, not related.
Memories following death of Michael Gallagher 1913 -(2 pages)M. L. McLouglin of St Paul recalls the Burnsville Gallagher family.
Patrick (1841 - 1907) and Ann McCann ( 1856 - 1945) Gallagher WeddingSeemingly, the original of this wedding photo no longer exists, but an aged photo copy creates the illusion of a sketch
showing Patrick Gallagher and Ann McCann on their wedding day on February 12, 1874 at St. John the Baptist, then in Byrnesville. They would have 15 children.

Mary September 26, 1875 January 19, 1882

John January 25, 1877 January 5, 1908

Neil November 24, 1878 January 22, 1882

Ann Conroy December 8, 1880 March 26, 1977 .

Rose Gleisner March 27, 1883 May 26, 1954

Mary Dunn February 9, 1885 June 16, 1943

Julia Fahey February 9, 1885 February 11, 1975 .

Patrick June 4, 1886 November 24, 1958

Bridget Dunn December 30, 1888 May 30, 1980

Catherine January 24, 1891 December 27, 1941

Martin January 27, 1893 May 9, 1975

Enos February 22, 1894 January 13, 1989

Eileen January 28, 1896 March 5, 1914

Francis October 11, 1898 April 22, 1984

Neil February 11, 1901 March 16, 1944
Neil Gallagher dies 1944The son of Patrick and Ann McCann Gallagher (brother of Enos and Marty Gallagher) died March 16, 1944. He was survived by his wife Mary Faricy, son James and mother Ann Gallagher, four sisters and four brothers were living at the time of his death.
first home of Patrick and Ann GallagherThe first home of Patrick and Ann Gallagher burnt February 4, 1907. Another house would be built and remain in the family until the death of Enos Gallagher.
Patrick GallagherHusband of Ann McCann, father to 15 children, including Enos Gallagher farmed the property near what is now Burnsville Crosstown where AAA stands.
Patrick Gallagher dies 1907He was married to Ann McCann his children included Enos and Marty Gallagher (who lived their entire lives on the Gallagher farm on what is now Traveler's Trail). At the time of his death 13 children were living.
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