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John Finnigan
Born June 22, 1828
JOHN FINNIGAN, farmer, Greenfield Twp., Sec. 17; P.O. Martelle; born June 22, 1828, in Philadelphia. In 1866, he came West and engaged in railroading; he returned, in 1857, to Philadelphia; he enlisted in 1861 in the three-months' call in the city troops, then re-enlisted in the 5th Penn. V.C.; served three years, and was honorably discharged; he then came to Jones Co.; he now owns 227 acres of land. Married Mary A. Courtney in 1866; she was born in Delaware Co., Penn., have one child—Anna.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 586.

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