John McCann (2) (born April 7, 1846) and his wife Mary Margaret Hayes
McCann (born March 21, 1850) with their six children, five daughters and
one son, James (3) (born February 15, 1875) moved to Union county in
late 1870's from Jacksonville, Illinois.
They lived on Section 26, Lincoln Township, Union County. Seven more
children, 5 sons and 2 daughters, were born in Union County, 13 children
John's (2) two brothers, Peter McCann (2) (born 10-25-1847) and James
(2) Edward McCann (born 5-7-1849) bought farms and moved from
Jacksonville, Illinois to Dodge Township and Lincoln Township, Union
The three brothers had been born in New Jersey. They were the first
three children born to James McCann (1) and Mary Ann McClornan McCann.
James McCann (1) (born 6-25-1820) came from County Cork, Ireland, to
Morristown, New Jersey about 1849. His wife, Mary Ann McClornan McCann
(born 3-8-22 in Scotland) at a very early age moved with her parents to
England. Later in 1837, she moved to the United States with her parents.
She was a good friend of Queen Victoria of England. The first word she
heard from England after her arrival in the U.S. in 1837 was of her
friend Queen Victoria telling of her coronation.
About 1850 the family moved to near Jacksonville, Illinois where more
children were born and raised. James McCann (1) later love to Union
County, Iowa where he died February 3, 1892. His wife had died in
Jacksonville, Illinois on March 31, 1886.
James McCann (3) in 1906 married Katherina Adelaide Stulz (born March
19, 1878) who had come from Germany with her parents, Joseph
"Sep" Stulz and Mary Berkle Stulz, and Katherina's sister Anna
Maria, later Sister Placida, O.S.B.
James McCann (3) died in Creston in 1958 at the age of 83, Katherina
McCann died in Creston in 1972 at the age of 95.
Vincent McCann (4), youngest of their four children, lives on the family
farm south of Creston, Section 14, Douglas Township, where he has been
farming for about 35 years. He also is an inspector for the Iowa
Commerce Commission and Iowa Department of Transportation for the past 15 years.
His wife, Eileen Adams McCann, daughter of the late B. Clyde Adams and
Lela M. Rogers Adams has been a laboratory technician at Greater
Community Hospital and later Creston Medical Clinic for the past 25 years.
Vince (4) and Eileen McCann have three children - Kathleen, Michael and V. Kirk.
Mrs. Kathleen Tapken (5) and her husband, John R. Tapken, who is
Executive Officer for the Union County Conservation Commission and also
farms, live on their farm in section 22, Platte Township. Kathy teaches
in the Creston schools. They have four children, Douglas (6), Lisa (6),
Laura (6) and Stacia (6).
Mike McCann (5) and wife Beverly Vetterick McCann and son David (6) live
in Topeka, Kansas where Mike is terminal manager for Pacific
Intermountain Expressway Transportation System.
V. Kirk McCann (5) and wife Carita Campbell with son Shane Snyder live
in Orient, Iowa. Kirk is a machine operator with Burlington Northern
Railroad. Vincent McCann
(History of Union County, Iowa, 1981, p. 222)