The entire body of an Irish-born sergeant, John Hays, washes up in the Mississippi—St. Paul’s initially recorded murder. Henry Sibley, then justice of the peace, arrests another Irishman, Edward Phelan, a violent Fort Snelling military buddy. But he dodges conviction.
Just after emigrating with his dad and mom from Kilkenny in 1852, John Ireland gets to be ordained in St. Paul and serves as chaplain in the Civil War with the Fifth Minnesota, a typically Irish regiment.
James J. Hill marries Mary Theresa Mehegan, a devout Irish Catholic who went to university with John Ireland’s sisters. The Protestant railroad baron demonstrates a preference for employing Irish contractors even though setting up his Good Northern line.
Bishop Ireland settles countless numbers of Irish on land together the Good Northern. But when a colony of 24 Gaelic-speaking family members at Graceville runs into the wintergeddon