Ellen Casey1

#6867, (circa 1823 - 5 March 1891)
RelationshipGrandaunt of Estelle Rose Roche
Father*Andrew Casey1 (s 1792 - 1838)
Mother*Ellen Walsh1 (c 1800 - 1835)


Michael Sullivan b. c 1815, d. 1856
Children 1.Mary Ellen Sullivan+12 (c 1845 - 1878)
 2.Francis J Sullivan+12 (c 1849 - c 1889)
Ellen Casey was also known as Helen.1 
Her married name was Sullivan.1 
Birth*circa 1823She was born circa 1823.2 
November 1826She accompanied Andrew Casey and Ellen Walsh in November 1826 on board the ship Fame from Liverpool, along with George and Catherine Casey to New York, New York, age 3.3 
Marriage*3 November 1842She married Michael Sullivan, son of Daniel Sullivan and Mary Desmond, on 3 November 1842 at Old Cathedral, St. Louis, Missouri.1,4
2 December 1850She and Michael Sullivan appeared on the census of 2 December 1850 at District 7, Dubuque Co., IowaG.5 
8 June 1860She appeared on the census of 8 June 1860 at Dubuque, Dubuque Co., IowaG.6 
4 June 1870She appeared on the census of 4 June 1870 at 1st Ward, Dubuque, Dubuque Co., IowaG.7 
1880She and Daniel Casey lived in 1880 at 258 Bluff Street, Dubuque, Iowa.8 
4 June 1880She appeared on the census of 4 June 1880 at Bluff Street, Dubuque, Dubuque Co., IowaG.2 
1885She appeared on the census of 1885 at Dubuque, Dubuque Co., IowaG.9 
Death*5 March 1891She died on 5 March 1891 at Dubuque, Dubuque Co., IowaG.10 
Burial*She was buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Key West, Dubuque Co., IowaG; (memorial.)11 


  1. [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., 1842, p. 164, img. 88/230: [margin] Michael Sullivan & Helen [sic] Casey; [text] 3 Nov 1842; Michael Sullivan son of Daniel and Mary Sullivan; Ellen [sic] Casey, dau. of Andrew Casey and [blank space] "in the presence of several witnesses;" [signed] M J Sullivan and Ellen Sullivan; witnesses C L Sullivan, E Hammond, Jas Beakey [or Blakey?]; [signed] Jos. A. Lutz. Online Ancestry.com.
  2. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census. Ellen (57), wid., b. and parents b. Ireland, keeping house.
  3. [S712] Passenger list of the Ship Fame, Master S. Lewis, burthen 374 44/75 tons, sailing from Liverpool to New York, arriving 15 Nov 1826, Andrew Casey, 34; Ellen Casey, 30; Ellen Seavey, 30; Mary Casey, 29; Mary Quinn, 20; John Casey, 11; Danl Casey, 4; Mary Casey, 5; Ellen Casey, 3; Lawrence Casey, 1y 6m; Francis, 2m; [p. 2] George Casey, 40; Catharine Casey, 36; Margt. Harrington, 16; John Casey, 9; Daniel Casey, 6; Andrew Casey, 5; Thomas Casey, 6m; Catharine Casey, 1y 6m; in Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York 1820–1897; Film M237 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service), Roll 9, Arrival 665, imgs. 314-316/1152.
  4. [S271] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Microfilm images, online Ancestry.com, p. 444, img. 108/134. Michael Sullivan and Ellen Casey, marr. 3 Nov 1842, by Jos. Lutz, Catholic priest.
  5. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. Michael J (35), b. Ireland, miner, real estate value $8000; Ellen (26), b. Ireland.
  6. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. Ellen (35), b. Ireland, real estate value $50000, personal estate $200.
  7. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census. Ellen (45), b. MO [sic], keeping house, real estate value $5000m personal estate $1000.
  8. [S2322] Dubuque City Directory (Dubuque, Iowa: Ham & Carver, Year 1880, pp. 58, 211, imgs. 35, 111/145. Daniel Casey, clerk, and Mrs. Ellen Sullivan, wid., res. 258 Bluff.
  9. [S874] 1885 Iowa State Census. Ellen (59), wid., keeping house.
  10. [S1788] Ron Seymour, "The Michael Sullivan Family", Dubuque County IAGenWeb : Citing the Daily Herald: “Her sufferings are over...her near kindred in blood are all dead. She mourned the death of her son and daughter, and especially her grandchild Auliffe Justin Deery… She had two brothers and one sister all dead.", online iagenweb.org/dubuque/family/Sullivan_M.htm.
  11. [S1628] FindAGrave.com, online findagrave.com, 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.
  12. [S1788] Ron Seymour, "Michael Sullivan Family", 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.