Mary Ellen Sullivan1

#19629, (circa 1845 - 18 April 1878)
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Estelle Rose Roche
Father*Michael Sullivan1 (c 1815 - 1856)
Mother*Ellen Casey1 (c 1823 - 1891)


John Deery b. 1838
Child 1.Auliffe J Deery10 (c 1877 - c 1881)
Her married name was Deery.2 
Birth*circa 1845She was born circa 1845 at IowaG.3 
2 December 1850She appeared on the census of 2 December 1850 in the household of Michael Sullivan and Ellen Casey at District 7, Dubuque Co., IowaG, age 5, b. IA.4 
8 June 1860She appeared on the census of 8 June 1860 in the household of Ellen Casey at Dubuque, Dubuque Co., IowaG, age 14, b. IA.5 
Baptism27 December 1860She, the father's niece, witnessed the baptism of Andrew Stephen Casey on 27 December 1860 at St. Joachim Church, Old Mines / Cadet, Union Twp., Washington Co., MissouriG.6 
4 June 1870She appeared on the census of 4 June 1870 in the household of Ellen Casey at 1st Ward, Dubuque, Dubuque Co., IowaG, age 23, b. IA, school teacher.7 
Marriage*27 December 1875She married John Deery on 27 December 1875 at Dubuque, Iowa.2 
Death*18 April 1878She died on 18 April 1878 at 258 Bluff, Dubuque, Dubuque Co., IowaG.8 
Burial*She was buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Key West, Dubuque Co., IowaG; (memorial.)9 


  1. [S1788] Ron Seymour, "The Michael Sullivan Family", Dubuque County IAGenWeb : Michael O'Sullivan (later Sullivan), b. Co. Cork Ireland ca. 1815, son of Mary Desmond O'Sullivan and unknown father; two sisters. Migration first to Troy NY, arr. Dubuque IA 1836. Married 1842, in St. Louis, Ellen Casey, b. Fermoy, Co. Cork Ireland, 25 Nov 1824. Two children, Mary Ellen and Francis J. Michael d. 1856, bur. old Third Street Cemetery, online
  2. [S1141] Iowa County Marriages, 1838-1934, online, John Deery, age 40, and Mary E Sullivan, age 28, marr. Dubuque IA 27 Dec 1875. Citing Bk. 4, p. 111, cert. no. 305.
  3. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census.
  4. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. Michael J (35), b. Ireland, miner, real estate value $8000; Ellen (26), b. Ireland.
  5. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. Ellen (35), b. Ireland, real estate value $50000, personal estate $200.
  6. [S2314] St. Joachim's Church Parish Registers (Old Mines, Missouri). Baptism Record Book E-1, p. 116, no. 159, img. 896/1171. Andrew Stephen Casey, son of L W Casey and Sophia Roussin of Potosi, b. 4 Nov 1860, bapt. 27 Dec 1860 by T Cleary; sponsors Wm C F Roche and Mary Ellen Sullivan.
  7. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census. Ellen (45), b. MO [sic], keeping house, real estate value $5000m personal estate $1000.
  8. [S1788] Ron Seymour, "Michael Sullivan Family", Mary Ellen "died at her mother’s house from complications of childbirth five weeks later on Holy Thursday, April 18, 1878. Her son followed her to the grave three years after that."
  9. [S1628], online, Shared standing memorial stone. John Deery, d. 22 May 1916 / Mary Deery, his wife / Auliffe J Deery, their son / Ellen Sullivam, Mary's mother / Daniel Casey, Mary's uncle / F J Sullivan, son of Ellen. Memorial 103748243, created by and photo added by Cheryl Locher Moonen.
  10. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census.