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-- Obituaries --

SOURCE: "History of the Catholic Church In Indiana"-- by Charles Blanchard, 1898  
{via Dearborn County Mail List}

DENNIS HOGAN, senior of the firm of Hogan & Sons, shoe manufacturers at Aurora, Ind., is a son of John and Marguerite (Rian) Hogan, both now deceased. Dennis Hogan was born in King`s county, Ireland, and came to America in 1847, landing in New York. He attended the Rev. Wood`s (late Bishop Wood) schools of Philadelphia, and at the age of twenty years learned his present business in Cincinnati, Ohio, where for some years he was engaged in the trade on his own account. In 1890 he engaged in shoe manufacturing with his two sons, Edward and Charles, at Aurora, and put in a plant with a capacity of 8,000 pairs per week, which was built in 1895. They employ some eighty people with a weekly pay roll of $600 to $800. Mr. Hogan was married May 7, 1862, to Miss Eliza Byrne, a daughter of Edward Byrne, of Cincinnati (Bishop Gilmore, of St. Patrick`s, performing the ceremony). To this happy union have been born thirteen children, ten of whom are still living, viz: Marguerite, Charles J., Edward W,. Harry L., John, Kittie B., Raymond, Flora and Irene M. and Clara M. (twins). All but two of this family were baptized in St. Edwards, at Cincinnati, and all are now members of St. Mary`s church at Aurora. The twins were baptized in the Cutter and Liberty Polish church, for fear of dying, as no English-speaking priest was to be had. Mr. Hogan and his two sons, Charles J., and Edward W., are democrats in politics, and the family is one of the most respected in Aurora.

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