I am looking forward to being a part of the MGS all day meeting in Winona, Minnesota on June 25th. It’s the birthplace of my Grandpa Mike.
My maternal grandfather Maurice Michael Hanley was born there 12 September 1893. His parents were Michael Hanley and Johanna Welch/Walsh. Johanna was the sister of other Welch’s who came to Winona from the parish of Ballyferriter which is situated on the beautiful Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland.
Among the families that some of these Welch siblings and others married into were Feiten, Hinds, McGrath, and Kellner.
Michael Hanley, the father of Maurice Michael (Grandpa Mike), was first married to Margaret Carney and they had six children. Michael and Johanna also had six children. Grandpa Mike’s sister Mabel Hanley Hewson was the one who gave me the family connections.
It will be my first time to present a lecture in Winona. The day has many other speakers. To see the full program, register for the day, and order your lunch, click here. The day is co-hosted by the Winona County Historical Society.
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