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In 1826-27 the Commissioners of Irish Education made a survey of some 12,500 teachers of the primary and secondary levels in the rural and urban areas of Ireland. Redmond Pigott lived in the City of Fermoy on Cork Hill. Redmond was a teacher, a Roman Catholic, andhis school was located in a hired room in a private house. His income was considered minuscule and Schools were regarded as "Miserable hovels" or "wretched beyond description." At Fermoy, Mary Pigott operated a spirit porterhouse and tavern on Patrick St. as noted in the 1824 directory. Robert Pigott, THE PIGOTTS OF KILWORTH, COUNTY CORK IRELAND.

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The lady who sent me Robert Pigott's book was Diane Swanson. Her email address is mamaswan222@msn.com.

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Taken from his book (op.cit) "Robert S. Pigott was born at Porath hospital Storm Lake, IA in 1940 and grew up exploring and discovering the semi-rural East side area of Storm Lake. Robert andhis brother Cornelius known as Corky, built trails, tree houses, and played war games and cowboys in their Russell St. neighborhood including a 60 acre area of trees and swamp one-half block from their home. Robert attended St. Mary's grade and high School until graduation in 1958, and this educational setting provided many adventures and lifelong friendships. He was active in school plays, baseball, track, and achieved All Conference and All-State Honorable Mention in basketball.

"Robert then attended Loras college in Dubuque, IA., for one year and Creighton University in Omaha, NE. for 3 1/2 years where he graduated with a major in history and minors in economics and philosophy. He worked full time for Sun Newspapers while attending college, and upon graduation went to work as an insurance investigator for Equifax, Inc. for five years. Robert obtained a teaching certificate with 25 semester hours from Midland College in Fremont, NE. and a teaching/coaching position with Hehlen Schools at LeMars, IA. for six years. In 1974 Robert became a Social Studies teacher and coach for North Junior High in Sioux City, IA., where his teams had two City basketball championships and one-second place.

"Robert obtained a Masters of Arts in Educational Administration degree in 1979 with a 3.9 grade average, and has taken 45 additional hours in education courses. Robert teaches Psychology, Sociology and American History at North High School. He enters four or five road races for runners each year and has held age group records for speed. He is a researcher and consultant for Irish genealogy, and serves as a lector and communion distributor at Immaculate Conception Church.

"In 1959 Robert married Sandra L. Wimer born 1940, at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Sandy is the daughter of Leonard Wimer and Alice Shanahan and grew up in Ute, IA. Sandy was an outstanding student at St. Mary's High Schoo, and she worked as a stenographer for Dial Finance Co. while Robert attended Creighton University. She is a devout and loving mother and strong Roman Catholic who resumed working after raising four children. While staying home with young children Sandy provided for many family needs by sewing, baking and encouraging involvement in activities. She molded the religious faith of the children, and supported her husband in long hours of study and extra employment. In her spare time she is an avid walker, cooks special treats for others, reads and cares for her flowers.

" Sandy was an insurance secretary for Dacres and Lewis for four years, loan officer for Area Catholic Credit Union for ten years, claims processor for 4 1/2 years and customer service representative for Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield since 1995. She maintains family relationships by telephone, recognizing birthdays and making others feel they are "special." (Here names children)

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Robert S. Pigott, Jr., born 1964 won the American Legion Citizenship award at Immaculate Conception grade School and Hellan High School. Masters degree in Electrical and Biomedical engineering and wrote software for cancer treatment equipment and innovative communications. He married Beth Treiber and they have three children (here names them.)"

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Ronnie Pigott's father advised that Ronnie had two sons, Dave born
about 1956 and Dean born about 1960. We have no information about his
spouse.


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Information on Rosella was taken from the William Coyne Family Bible in the possession of Loretta Coyne Sullivan, 320 Third St., Mitchell, SD, and from Cecelia E. Pigott Sparks during her life. This twin sister of Cecelia survived only for several hours. While, at this time, we have no information on the survival of Maggie Pigott, daughter of Cornelius and Annie Eagan Pigott, it is possible that Rosella was buried in the Pigott family plot in Mt. Calvary Cemetary in Cherokee, Iowa, in the small space marked in the church records, "Infant Female." There is no record of the death of Maggie Pigott in the C herokee County Death Records, nor of Rosella.