Dear mn cousin I have some data about your father and his parents and grand parents that I can share with you.
Could you do me a favor before I do? Since you live in MN. could you try to find some data on Rosella (Nee Gillen) Kirlin (Your fathers mother) she was born in Minneapolis in 1874 and was baptized at the local catholic church. Maybe you could fine her and her parents (James Gillen and Mary E. Berry,Barry) in the 1880 census of Minnesota. I would appreiate any data that you can send to me.