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Hegan

John and Caroline Hegan:  They owned the 160 acres to the south of Poole’s, where the School (later the church-the Strasburg chapel) stands.  They built their home (near #78, on the 1958 Highland map) in February, 1875 and received his homestead papers March 30, 1881. 

John was born in Iowa in 1847 or 1848 when the saints were scattered across that state having been driven from Nauvoo.  Caroline was from Prussia and was about two years younger than John but her background is unknown.  In the 1880 census they were living in American Fork with and eight year old daughter, Maggie.

The Hegans were good friends with the Winns and they were likely partners in the mining industry in American Fork Canyon. They probably had moved from Highland by the time the School was built on their property in 1888.  The 1900 census shows no record of them in Utah.


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