Washington County Biographies

Part of the Wisconsin Biographies Project

John Moran

John Moran, retired farmer; P. O. Hartford; has resided in the county since 1850; he is the son of George and Mary Moran; was born in Ireland June 24, 1821; came to America with his parents in 1831; they made their home in Upper Canada till 1837, when they moved to Niagara Co., N. Y.; continued to reside in New York till 1850, when they moved to Wisconsin, reaching Milwaukee Sept. 13, moving directly to Washington Co., they located on a tract of 120 acres, lying in the east part of Sec. 23, town of West Bend. Mr. Moran's father died April 14, 1865. The following year, 1866, Mr. Moran sold the farm, and Oct. 10 of that year came to Hartford, where he has since resided. He had one brother and one sister; the sister, whose name was Ellen, died in Canada at the age of six years; his brother, named William, is a resident of St. Louis, Mo. Mr. M. has been a member of the Board of Supervisors of Hartford two terms. He is now employed in the transfer of the mails at Hartford.