In the early 1840s, Richard Donovan left his home in County Cork, Ireland, for adventure in America. He settled in Garryowen, Iowa, where he raised a family. We are his descendants, and this is our story.
PAUL V. DONOVAN is the son of John and Loretta Carew Donovan. He was born in Dubuque County, Iowa, on September 1, 1924, and baptized Vincent Paul Donovan at St. Patrick Church, Garryowen, Iowa, on September 7, 1924.