Daniel Cunningham

Cunningham, Daniel, blacksmith, cor. Washington and Hamilton streets, was born in the county Dublin, Ireland, 1839. Came to the U. S. in 1850 and located in Westchester county, N. Y., and in Peoria, 1857, where he engaged in his present business. He married Miss Ann Henneberry, Nov. 22, 1861. She is a native of the county Kilkenny, Ireland. They have seven children: Lizzie, Daniel, Annie, John, Nicholas, Nathan and Edward. They are members of the Catholic Church. Mr. Cunningham was elected school director in 1870, and supervisor, 1875. He is an accomplished musician. He organized the Cecelian Band of Peoria, 1860, which he disbanded in 1861 -- the members going into the army. At close of the war, the band was reorganized under the leadership of Mr. Cunningham. He is a whole-souled, good-hearted gentleman, a good citizen and successful business man.

from The History of Peoria County, Illinois, Johnson & Co., 1880