Daniel Hannegan was born in Ireland, about 1809. He became a shoemaker. He married Sarah Wilson in about 1841. Daniel and Sarah probably immigrated about 1842. They were in Newburgh, New York, in 1843 at the time of the birth of their first child, Daniel, as well as his baptism, recorded at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church. Their second child, John Murdoch, was born on 29 July 1848 in Ohio, supposedly Cincinnati, but that cannot be verified. A third child, Margaret, was born in 1854 in St. Louis and she died in 1855. Records from the Old Cathedral identify Margaret’s burial.

The next record of Daniel Hannegan is in the 1857 St. Louis city directory. The 1860 census indicates Daniel was a shoemaker and his older son was a tobacconist. The 1870 census shows Daniel working as a shoemaker, and his son, Daniel, was working in a tobacco factory. In the 1871 city directory, Daniel Senior was a shoemaker; Daniel Jr. and John M. were both tobacconists.

Daniel Hannegan died on 8 January 1874 in St. Louis, while living at 1119 Broadway, of “congestive chill.” He had been attended by Dr. James Nedelet. Burial occurred on 9 January 1874 at Calvary Cemetery, section 8, row 7, lot B, grave 5, (no headstone), assisted by undertaker J. P. Malloy (or Mullaly).

The family filed his estate, which was settled on 23 January 1875. Daniel Hannegan’s estate, no. 11106, #7231, was valued at $137.60. The estate consisted of a small showcase, showcase shelving, a counter table, shelving containing lasts, one lot of boot and shoe trees, two signs, fourteen pairs of men’s boots, four pairs of gaiters, nine pairs of brogans, one piece of alligator skin, and some uppers, one lot of boot uppers, fronts, and backs, two lining skins or other shoemaker’s materials, two pieces of sole leather, gas fixtures, and two boot hooks.

Submitted by Mary McMillan
February 2018

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