My great-great grandfather, Michael GALLAGHER, was born in Nov. 22, 1818, in Co. Roscommon, Ireland and he died Feb. 5, 1892 in Saratoga Township, Winona Co., Minnesota, USA. Unfortuantely, I don't know the name of the parish or townland where he was born in Co. Roscommon in 1818. Michael's father's name was Neil GALLAGHER and his mother's given name was Maggie (maiden name unknown). I don't know whether Neil and Maggie stayed in Ireland or moved to America.
Michael GALLAGHER entered the United States about 1850. Michael lived in or near Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, for awhile and by 1857 he, his wife and his oldest children had moved to Saratoga Township, Winona Co., Minnesota where he was a farmer. He died there on Feb. 5, 1892.
The wife of Michael GALLAGHER was my Great-great grandmother, Catherine (Kate) LEONARD, who was born between 1826 and 1831 in Ireland, but I have no proof about the county where she was born. Michael and Kate were probably married in Pennsylvania before 1853.
Michael and Kate Gallagher's children were: Margaret Gallagher (1854 – );Joseph P Gallagher 1856–1932); John Gallagher (1857–1939); George Gallagher (1860 – ): Edward Gallagher (1862 – ); Mary Gallagher (1864 – ); Ellen Gallagher (1866– ); William Gallagher (1869 – 1901)
If anyone thinks that you are related to any member of this Gallagher family, I would love to hear from you.