Immigrants carry love of farming from Ireland to Iowa

By Zach Henke My ancestors, David Mitchell and his brother, came to America in the late 1800s after leaving Londonderry, Ireland. Mitchell left behind his farm, which was taken over by relatives for a few generations before farm hands were changed. The two-story, stone-farm house still stands today along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The brothers came directly to Geneseo Township, Iowa, where they were employed as farm hands for several years. While in Iowa, Mitchell met Mary Horton, who was from Oswego, New York. The couple, who would be my great-great-grandparents, were later married and had six...

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