Teresa Haefner1

#20013, (circa 1813 - February 1864)
Father*Valentine Haefner2 (c 1783 - 1874)
Mother*Priscilla Burch2 (c 1785 - b 1870)
Saint Louis Art Museum. Teresa Haefner Casey (Mrs. John H. Casey) (1812–c.1864) and Priscilla Catherine Casey (1841–1858). Painted Potosi MO ca. 1843

Family 1

Andrew Casey b. c 1800

Family 2

John H Casey b. c 1817, d. b 1861
Children 1.Priscilla Casey13 (1841 - 1858)
 2.George Walter Casey+13 (1845 - b 1880)
 3.Barbara Priscilla Casey14 (c 1847 - 1849)
 4.John F Casey15 (1850 - 1854)
 5.Sr. Rose Casey16 (c 1852 - )
Her married name was Casey (both spouses named Casey.) 
The marriage index gives her name as Teresa Casey. It is almost certain that she is Theresa Haefener, widow of Andrew Casey. In the 1850 census she and John H Casey were enumerated as family 1083, immediately followed by family 1084 of Valentine and Priscilla Haefner (her probable parents). Her first daughter was named Priscilla (as her first son was named George Walter after John's father). The last will of "Teresa Casey" written in 1864 mentions her father Valentine Haefner and a daughter Teresa Rose. By German naming conventions it would not be unusual to have a formal given name followed by a "call name" for ordinary usage. This seems to be the case with Teresa in the 1860 census where the wife of John H Casey is Margaret T.3 
Birth*circa 1813She was born circa 1813 at KentuckyG.4 
Marriage18 July 1837She witnessed the marriage of Harry Harris and Mary Ann Haefner on 18 July 1837 at St. James's Church, Potosi, Washington Co., MissouriG.5,6
Baptism1 October 1837She sponsored the baptism of Ann Johnson on 1 October 1837 at Washington Co., MissouriG.7 
Marriage*13 February 1838She married Andrew Casey on 13 February 1838 at Washington Co., MissouriG.8 
Marriage*28 July 1840She married John H Casey, son of George Casey and Catharine Harrington, on 28 July 1840 at St. James's Church, Potosi, Breton Twp., Washington Co., MissouriG.9,10 
13 November 1850She and John H Casey appeared on the census of 13 November 1850 at Breton Twp., Washington Co., MissouriG; (neis. Valentine and Priscilla Haefner, fam. 1084.)4 
15 June 1860She and John H Casey appeared on the census of 15 June 1860 at Potosi, Washington Co., MissouriG; (neis. Eugene and Mary O'Mara, fam. 1443.)11 
17 February 1864She left a will on 17 February 1864 at Washington Co., MissouriG.12 
Death*February 1864She died in February 1864 at Washington Co., MissouriG.12 
Probate*22 February 1864Her estate was probated on 22 February 1864.12 


  1. [S1811] Missouri Marriages to 1850, Index, online Ancestry.com, John H Casey and Teresa Casey, marr. 28 Jul 1840, Washington Co.
  2. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. Valentine (67), b. Germany; Priscilla (65), b. MD.
  3. [S520] VWH.
  4. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. John H (33), b. Ireland, miner; Theresa (37), b. KY.
  5. [S271] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Microfilm images, online Ancestry.com, Washington > Record images for Washington > 1815-1884, img. 96/535, p. 151. Henry Harris and Mary Ann Hefner [sic], with the consent of her parents, marr. 18 Jul 1837 by Lewis Tucker, R.C. priest.
  6. [S2313] St. James's Church Parish Registers (Potosi, Missouri). p. 9, img. 135/1060. Henry Harris and Mary Ann Hefner [sic], marr. 18 Jul 1937 by Lewis Tucker; witn. Collin C Holmes, James Hester, Teresa Haefner, Barbara Haefner, A W Jones, Eveline Bryan, T H McIlvain, Bridgett [illegible] and M Bryan.
  7. [S2313] St. James's Church (Potosi) Registers. B-132, img. 360/1060. Ann Casey, wife of Morgan Casey and dau. of James Johnson, bapt. 1 Oct 1837 by Lewis Tucker; sponsor Teresa Haffner.
  8. [S2313] St. James's Church (Potosi) Registers. Book A (A-2), p. 10, img. 133/1060. Andrew Casey and Teresa Haefner, both of this parish (parents not named), marr. 13 Feb 1838 by Lewis Tucker; witn. John H Casey, Julia A Goza, Eugene O'Mara, John Casey, John Pierce, Daniel O'Brien, Andrew Casey, George Casey, Patrick Daily and Morgan Casey.
  9. [S2313] St. James's Church (Potosi) Registers. Book A (A-2), p. 15, img. 138/1060. John Casey and Theresa Casey, marr., "having the consent of their parents," 28 Jul 1840 by L Tucker; witn. John H Casey, Hardage McGready, Mary Casey, George Casey, H Harrges, M A Harris, Valentin Haefner, John Byons (or Broyns), William W Smith, Francis Casey, Andrew Casey, David O'Brien, Morgan Casey, John Pierce, Patrick Corrigan, Daniel Casey, Felix Munday, John O'Brien, Patrick Macalany (or Macclany), John Casey and Andrew Casey.
  10. [S271] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, online Ancestry.com, Washington Co., Record images, 1840, img. 5/10, p. 189. John H Casey and Teresa Casey, marr. 28 Jul 1840, by L Tucker, Roman Catholic priest.
  11. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. John H (43), b. Ireland, hotel keeper, real estate value $2000, personal estate $2000; Mgt T (43), b. KY.
  12. [S1815] Missouri Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988, online Ancestry.com, Washington Co.> Will Records, Vol C-D, 1846-1909, img. 85/469, p. 127. Will of Teresa Casey dated 17 Feb 1864. Mentions "my dear children and aged Father and Mother;" appoints her father Valentine Haefner as executor, or in his place Frank Harris of New York City; requests that all property be sold and that the proceeds, after funeral expenses and payment of debts, be applied to "the schooling, clothing and boarding of my daughter [Teresa Rose Casey] at the Convent in St. Louis or at any other convent that my executor may think proper." Proved 22 Feb 1864 by witnesses Andrew Casey and Moses Conger.
  13. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census.
  14. [S2313] St. James's Church (Potosi) Registers. Book C, p. 10, img. 252/1060. Barbara Priscilla Casey, dau. of Henry John Casey and [Mary Ann crossed out] Theresa Harfner, age two years seven months, bur. 7 Oct 1849.
  15. [S2205] St. James's Church Cemetery, Washington County, MO, online www.mogenweb.org/washington/cemetery/stjames-a.html, no image. John F Casey, son of J H and T Casey, b. 20 Dec 1850, d. 7 Oct 1854.
  16. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census.