Hon. John Keenan

HON. JOHN KEENAN, (deceased); born March 21, 1816, in King;s Co., Ireland; with two brothers and two sisters came to America in 1838, locating near Lima, Ind. In 1843, four of them, John, George, Catherine and Frances I., came to Dane Co. Mr. Keenan at once bought part of the present homestead, and did good work as a pioneer of the times, clearing and breaking; 80 acres were under cultivation, and a good log house built at the time of his marriage for Flora McKee in 1850; she was born in County Down, Ireland, whence her parents, David and Jane McKee, came to the United States in 1844; and from New York City to the town of Dunn, Dane Co., in 1848, when Madison was the village capital of a new State.