by Wilbur Bush, local historian
The following information as compiled from the 1985 Daviess County History Book and had been submitted by Arley Pearson Wurdinger, who was a great-granddaughter of John Gagan.
John Gagan was born in Cork, Kings County, Ireland, on the Shannon River on June 24, 1819, to John and Catherine Gagan. He was brought up a strict Catholic, to further educate him for the priesthood. At the