Michael Whelan1

#2751, (circa 1818 - 2 March 1875)
Father*Daniel Whelan2
Mother*Ann Begley2


Bridget Roche b. c 1817, d. 1890
Birth*circa 1818He was born circa 1818 at IrelandG.3 
before 1841He migrated to MissouriG from Ireland before 1841.4 
Marriage*21 February 1841He married Bridget Roche, daughter of Michael Roche and Mary Whelan, on 21 February 1841 at Old Cathedral, St. Louis, Missouri.2,1
1845He was a tailor in 1845, located on the eastside of 2nd, north of Vine, St. Louis, Missouri.5 
1 August 1850He and Bridget Roche appeared on the census of 1 August 1850 at St. Louis, Missouri.3 
Baptism14 July 1852He became the godfather at Laurence Stanislas Roche's christening on 14 July 1852 at Missouri.6
1854He was a merchant tailor in 1854 at 176 N. Fourth, St. Louis, Missouri.7 
Baptism31 July 1854He witnessed the baptism of Bridget Whelan on 31 July 1854 at St. Louis, Missouri.8 
1857He and Philip Coyne were a tailor in 1857 at 58 Olive, St. Louis, Missouri.9 
19 June 1860He and Bridget Roche appeared on the census of 19 June 1860 at St. Louis, Missouri.10 
1864He and Bridget Roche lived in 1864 at 187 Christy Ave., St. Louis, Missouri.11 
1866He and Bridget Roche lived in 1866 at 72 Chestnut, St. Louis, Missouri.12 
1867He and Bridget Roche lived in 1867 at 5 S. 16th, St. Louis, Missouri.13 
6 June 1870He and Bridget Roche appeared on the census of 6 June 1870 at St. Louis, Missouri; also David Kenielley (15), grocery boy.14 
1873He and Bridget Roche lived in 1873 at 29 S. 15th, St. Louis, Missouri.15 
24 February 1875He left a will on 24 February 1875 at Missouri.16
Death*2 March 1875He died on 2 March 1875 at 15th Street and Walnut Street, St. Louis, Missouri.17,15,18 
Burial*circa 4 March 1875He was buried circa 4 March 1875 at Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.17 


  1. [S55] St. Louis Missouri Marriages 1804-1876, SLGS, online www.stlgs.org, records vol. 02, p. 296 (StLGS rec. VM5088), MO Arch rec. C9130, LDS rec. 469561.
  2. [S56] Gabriel Drouin, compiler, Drouin Collection: Early U.S. French Catholic Church Records (Montreal: Institut Généalogique Drouin, after 1940), St. Louis, Marriages 1840-1849, Register of Marriages at the Cathedral of St. Louis, Mo., p. 55 (img 32/230): "[margin] Michael Whelan & Brigit [sic] Roche; [text] On the twenty-first of February eighteen hundred and forty-one I the undersigned have received the mutual matrimonial consent of Michael Whalen [sic] son of Daniel Whalen, and Ann Begley, on one part, and Bridget Roche daughter of Michael Roche and Mary Whalen on the other part, and joined them in the holy bands of Matrimony. [signed] P. Pre. D??; [witnesses] Michael Hagertey and Elisabeth Little. Online Ancestry.com.
  3. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. Michael (40), tailor, b. Ireland; Bridget (29), b. Ireland; others Patrick Shanlin (42), Philip Coyne (18), Patrick Crowley (25), all tailors and b. Ireland.
  4. [S520] VWH.
  5. [S57] Green's Saint Louis Directory 1845 (St. Louis, Missouri: n.pub., 1845), p. 184, Whealan Michael, tailor, es Second n of Vine [only other Whealan or similar: James Whealan, laborer, westside of 8th n. of Morgan].
  6. [S56] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin U.S. 1695-1954, Old Cathedral, St. Louis, Baptisms 1851 - 1856, vol. 1852, p. 74, img. 38/228. Laurence Stanislas Roche, son of William Roche and Mariann Casey, b. 8 Jul 1852, bapt. 14 Jul 1852 by Edm. Saulnier; sponsors Michael Whealan and Brigitte Casey.
  7. [S708] The Saint Louis Directory [C&K], (Republican Office, St. Louis: Chambers & Knapp, published annually), 1854-55 edition, p. 204. Michael Whealan, merchant tailor, 176 North 4th.
  8. [S56] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin U.S. 1695-1954, Bridget Whelan, dau. of Jeremia Whelan and Mary Night, b. "on the ___", bapt. 31 Jul 1854, sponsors Michael Whelan and Mary Heffernan; St. Louis Baptisms, 1851-1856, p. 230, img. 118/228.
  9. [S1380] Kennedy's Saint Louis City Directory (St. Louis, Missouri: R. V. Kennedy, annual), 1957 edition, p. 234. Michael Whealen, proprietor, Whealen & Coyne, merchant tailors, 58 Olive; res. N. 4th betw. Franklin Ave. and Morgan. Partner was Philip Coyne, same res.
  10. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. Michael "Whalon" (40), merchant tailor (as "Taylor"); Bridget (35); both b. Ireland; also (all b. Ireland) Bridget Hoppin (17, dressmaker), Johanna Keeffe (15), Philip Coyne (28, tailor), Wm. Clancy (27, tailor), Patk Garing (25, carpenter).
  11. [S318] Edwards' Annual Director in the City of St. Louis (St. Louis, MO.: Richard Edwards, published annually, 1864 edition, p. 558, img. 403/487. Michael Whealen, merchant tailor, bus. 74 Chestnut, res. 187 Christy Ave.
  12. [S318] Edwards St. Louis Directory, 1866 edition, p. 33, img. 408/523. Whealen & Cosgrove, merchant tailors, proprietors Michael Whealen (res. 72 Chestnut) and Francis Cosgrove (res. 46 Brooklyn, p. 300).
  13. [S318] Edwards St. Louis Directory, 1867:811; Michael Whalen, tailor, r. 5 s. 167th; also, Michael Whealan (Whealan & Cosgrave), r. 5 s. 16th.
  14. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census. Michael (55), tailor, b. Ireland; Bridget (40), keeping house, b. Ireland; also David K[e]nielley (15), grocery boy, b. MO; img 773/910.
  15. [S58] Gould's St. Louis Directory , 1873:905; Michael Whelan, tailor, res. 29 S. 15th.
  16. [S1385] Missouri Record of Wills, 1816-1928; (Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984), 35 microfilm reels, Probate Court, City of St. Louis, Vol. L, 1875-1876, p. 8. Last will of Michael Whelan, 24 Feb 1875. Residue of property after payment of just debts to wife Bridget Whelan, who is also named as Executrix. Witnesses Patrick Mullally and Patrick McCann; proved and recorded 5 Apr 1875, giving 2 Mar 1875 as date of death.
  17. [S28] Missouri Death Records 1834/1850-1910/1931, online Ancestry.com, 1875, vol. 6B, sh. 152, no. 1204. Michael Whealan, age 64, b. Ireland, d. 2 Mar 1875, 15th & Walnut, hepatitis, attended by Dr. Thos. O'Reilly; bur. Calvary. Also citing County Library RDSL 15, MO Archive C10373, SLGS roll 313.
  18. [S58] Gould's St. Louis , 1876:1025; Bridget Whelan, wid. Michael, res. 29 S. 15th.