There was a time when one-fifth of Minnesota’s white population was born in Ireland.Of course, that was in 1838, when 20 percent of the soldiers stationed at Fort Snelling were Irish immigrants. Apparently, they were a surly bunch.“When they are intoxicated, they knock everything down and want to do nothing but fight,” a German immigrant wrote in 1949. “The guardhouse is always full of them.”The status of Minnesota’s Irish immigrants has gone nowhere but up in the 170 years since then.
It’s been said nearly every American claims to be part-Irish — especially each year when St. Patrick’s Day comes around.No matter how tenuous the connection, people seem proud to share their Irish background.“When I first came here, I had much more of an Irish accent,” said Gwen Hogan, a native of Ireland who has lived in Rochester since 1995. “People would hear my accent and say, ‘I’m Irish, too.’ I would say, ‘Really?
In Ireland, there’s County Mayo, and in Rochester, there’s Mayo Clinic. The connection, as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, may be stronger than you think.Depending on which statistics are consulted, about 10 percent of Rochester’s population claims at least some Irish heritage. That puts the city at an unimpressive 119th in the state in terms of percentage of population with Irish roots, according to the Zip Atlas website.Those numbers, however, don’t begin to tell the entire story.
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