From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 435, Round Grove Township, White County, Indiana
"PATRICK O'Connor was born in County Limerick, Ireland about 1823, and is the third of six children born to PATRICK and MARY (SHANE) O'Connor. The father died when PATRICK the younger was but seven years old, and the latter was then cared for by relatives until he had reached the age of twelve, from which time until 1849 he was employed as hostler at a hotel. He then came to the United States and located in Chester County, Pennsylvania, where he was employed four years as teamster for a paper mill; he next lived in Dover, Delaware, two and a half years, and in July, 1855, came to Prairie Township, this county, where he farmed on shares until 1859, when he came to this township and bought a forty-acre farm, which he has since increased to 150 acres. February 3, 1851, he married JULIA MURPHY, daughter of DENNIS and MARY MURPHY, and a native of Ireland, who has borne him nine children, three of whom only are yet living - PATRICK PERRY, MARGARET E. (now MRS. JOHN RYMAN) and JULIA A. C. In politics, MR. O'CONNOR is a Democrat, and he and wife are members of the Catholic Church."