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P. Keeffe
Born May, 1832
P. KEEFFE, retired, Anamosa; is a native of Ireland, and was born in May, 1832; he grew up to manhood there, and emigrated to America in 1852; he came to Dubuque in 1852, and engaged in surveying and engineering, acting as assistant engineer to James Potter; he went to Minnesota, and engaged in contracting on the Minneapolis & Cedar Valley Railroad; be was engaged in engineering on the Illinois Central Railroad in this State, and has been largely and successfully engaged in contracting and building railroads in Iowa, Nebraska and Minnesota; when Mr. Keeffe landed in this country, he only had £10, and his success in life is owing to his own efforts. In June, 1860, he was united in marriage to Miss Marietta Chaplin, daughter of B. Chaplin, one of the earliest settlers of Jones Co.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 561.


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