1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 21, 2022 11:10 AM by Josette Schluter

    Seeking reason Delaney family moved to Minnesota territories

    Jerry Delaney Newbie

      My Delaney ancestors immigrated to US in the 1850.  Not sure where they landed.  Census records indicate children born in NY and Illinois before settling in Fillmore county, MN in 1865.  Minnesota was a territory at this time and I am curious as to what would have motivated them to make a trek to this unsettled territory.  What would have caught their attention in that time frame to take on all the risks?