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Mary (Ho-Chunk) Dougherty (abt. 1811 - abt. 1889)

Mary Dougherty formerly Ho-Chunk
Born about in Wisconsinmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 1831 in Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United Statesmap
Died about at about age 78 in Wisconsin, United Statesmap
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Mary was Ho-Chunk.




“His daughter married John Dougherty an Indian trader. Dougherty’s affidavit made in 1836 stated that she was the daughter of a Winnebago woman named Kenoko and the granddaughter of a Winnebago chieftain known in Washington as the Winnebago General.” (Jipson, 236)

Marriage and Children

In Sept. 1838, John Dougherty gave an affidavit in which he swore, "That he has by his said wife Mary four children now living and all smart active and intelligent children viz — Sarah Bridget, aged about 6 Years, James Philip aged about 4 years, Maryann aged about 2 years and Logan aged one year." (Waggoner, 18a, 117)

"He also stated that he was married in 1831 in Galena by a Catholic priest, and that by said wife, Mary, he had four children, viz. Sarah Bridget aged six years, James Philip aged four, Ann aged two years and Logan aged one year.” (Jipson, 236)


“[Her husband's] death occurred about the year 18__; but his widow lived to be about one hundred years old and died about the year 1889.” (Jipson, 236)


  • Norton William Jipson, Story of the Winnebagoes (Chicago: The Chicago Historical Society, 1923). This is an unpublished typescript.
  • Linda M. Waggoner (ed.), “Neither White Men Nor Indians: Affidavits from the Winnebago Mixed-blood Claim Commissions, Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin, 1838-1839” (Roseville, Minnesota: Park Genealogical Books, 2002). Extracted from Territorial Papers of the United States, Wisconsin, 1836-1848. M236. “Special Files of the Office of Indian Affairs,” 1836-46. “Special File 161” (Roll 41). “Special File 190” (Roll 42). National Archives, Washington D.C., Documents on Microfilm, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (Record Group 75).


Thank you Richard Dieterle for the research into and creation of this profile. See his (pre-rename) contributions to this profile.

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