the casey family
Roger and Patrick Casey came to Minnesota and settled in the Lakeville area
together around 1854. They were followed closely by Mark and Henry Casey.
Although it is not certain just what the relationship is, it is generally
accepted that they were all in fact related to each other. Moreover, Domonick
Casey of Lebanon Twp. is also thought as being related. All that is known
is that they were born in Ireland and moved to Minnesota
after spending time at various locations in the east.
MARK (1807- ) m. Bridget Finnegan
( ) (buried St. John's Cem. ???)
HENRY (1812-1867) m. Mary ( ) buried
Highland Cemetery Lakeville MN
MARGARET (1816- ) m. Patrick Dugan ( ) (No information
PATRICK (1821-1897) m. Ann Managan
(1851) buried St. John's Cem. Burnsville Minn.
m. Mary McCarthy Dwyer (1869)
m. Mary Layhart (1882)
DOMONICK (1822-1904) m. Bridget
Callaghan ( ) St. Patrick's Cem. Birch Cooly
ROGER (1824-1860) Mary Manion (
) buried St. John's Cem. Burnsville MN
MARK CASEY (1807-1862)
BRIDGET BRENNAN (1808-1874)
Mark Casey was born in Ireland and emigrated to the U.S. He and Bridget were
married in Ireland and four of their children were born there. The family
settled in New Jersey about 1848 and by 1854 the family had moved to Chicago
Illinois. In 1855, Mark homesteaded a farm in Section 4 of Lakeville Twp.
It is not certain when Mark died but there is no record of him after 1860.
It is assumed that Mark is buried in buried St. John's Cemetery.
James (1837-1862) (Died in battle of Iuka)
Winnefred (1840- ) (died before 1863)
Patrick (1844-1916) m. Alice McDermott (1874) buried
St. Joseph's Cem. Rosemount
m. Ann Sheedy (1884)
Mary (1845- ) m. John Sabrey (1859) ?( Bismark ND )
Lawrence (1849-1868) buried St. John's Cem. Burnsville MN
Catherine (1854-1871) buried St. John's Cem. Burnsville MN
Matthew (1857-1935) m. Margaret Dougherty (1884) buried
Calvary Cemetery Morris MN
Edward (1858-1832) m. Mary (1886) buried Calvary Cemetery
Agnes (1859- ) m. Henry Murray ( ) (May have moved to North Dakota)
Andrew (1864-1919) buried Calvary Cemetery Morris MN
Mark had two sons that served with Company C of the Fourth Regiment Infantry
during the Civil War. James died in 1862 of injuries received at the
battle of Iuka and
Patrick was discharged in 1865 and returned to Lakeville. When Patrick died
in 1916 he was survived by one sister and three brothers.
[See note and links for this family below.]
Henry was born somewhere in Ireland and emigrated to the U.S. in the mid
1840s. Nothing is known about him until he settled in section on a farm in
sections 5 & 6 of Lakeville Twp. in Dakota Co. MN some time before 1956.
Nothing is known about Henry's wife except that they were married in Ireland.
Henry was originally buried in buried St. John's Cemetery but his remains
were removed to Highland cemetery at the time of Mary's death.
James H. (1841-1913) m. Margaret Kennedy (1873) buried
Hyland Cemetery Lakeville MN
Margaret (1847- ) (No information available)
Agnes (1851-1868) buried Highland Cemetery Lakeville MN
Matilda (1852- ) (No information available)
James H. Casey had an Aunt Margaret Duggan living with him in Lakeville in
1880. She may have been a sister of Henry or his wife ?
PATRICK CASEY (1821-1897)
ANN MANAGAN (1826-1864)
Patrick was born in an unknown location in Ireland. He emigrated to the U.S.
in 1849 and was married on board ship. The ceremony was again performed in
1851 at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City after spending some time
in Providence Rhode Island where their first child was born. Patrick was
located in Wisconsin by 1852 and is said to have spent some time in Chicago
Ill prior to coming to Minnesota. In 1853-54, Patrick and his family traveled
to Kenosha Wis. and finally to Minnesota in the company of his brother Roger
and his family. In St. Paul, they were joined by Michael Johnston and his
family and the three families left for Lakeville Twp. in Dakota Co. where
they each located a homestead in section 5.
Catherine (1849-1931) m. Patrick Doherty (1884) buried Calvary Cemetery St.
Matthew (1852-1916) m. Honorah O'Phelan (1885) buried
St. Marys Cem. Graceville MN
Mary A. (1854-1916) James Dudley (1884) buried Calvary Cemetery St. Paul
John P. (1856-1888) buried Calvary Cemetery St. Paul MN
Elizabeth (1858-1936) m. John Shiely (1883) buried Calvary Cemetery St.
Thomas (1860-1945) m. Mary H. ( ) buried Calvary Cemetery St. Paul MN
Hannah T. (1863-1885) buried Calvary Cemetery St. Paul MN
Ann died in childbirth in 1864 and is buried at St. John's Cemetery in
Burnsville. Most of their children moved into St. Paul by the mid 1880s.
There remains some confusion regarding Thomas Casey who was living in Graceville
at the time of his death. There is a Thomas Casey buried in the Dudley plot
in St. Paul which is thought to be the son of Pat and Ann. There is also
a Thomas Casey plot in the cemetery in Graceville which might in fact be
Five years after the death of his first wife, Patrick married a widow named
Mary Dyer. Mary was born in County Mayo Ireland as Mary McCarthy. Nothing
is known for certain about her family but by the early 1860s she was married
to Peter Dyer and settled Lakeville. Peter died some time before 1869 when
she and Patrick Casey were married. Their marriage is recorded in St. Paul
under her maiden name. It was witnessed by one Bridget McCarthy who may have
been a sister. Mary had one son named Peter from her first marriage and had
two additional sons with Patrick.
Roger (1870-1955) St. Joseph's Cem. Rosemount
Joseph (1876-1910) buried Calvary Cemetery St. Paul
Mary died after only 10 years of marriage. All of her children with Patrick
along with their half brother Peter Dyer remained single. Joseph lived in
St. Paul. Peter remained on the farm with Roger and is buried along side
him in Rosemount.
MARY E. LAHART (1850-1889)
In 1882 Patrick was married for the third time to Mary Layhart. Mary was
born in New York and moved to Minnesota were she settled in Lakeville with
two brothers. Patrick and Mary had three children together Mary was to live
only seven years after this marriage dying at 39 years of age. Mary is buried
in All Saints Cemetery in Lakeville besides her two brothers.
Margaret (1883- ) m. Henry Wineman ( ) (Moved to Flint Michigan)
Theresa A. (1884-1973) m. Thomas Vaughan ( ) (Moved to Superior Wisc.)
Edmund (1886- ) (Moved to St. Paul d.1950s ?)
At the time of his last wife's death, Patrick was already 68 years old with
his youngest child only 3 years of age, he found it necessary to send the
youngest of his children out to be raised by their older brothers and sisters.
Having survived three marriages, Patrick lived another 8 years.
DOMINICK CASEY (1821-1904)
BRIDGET CALLAGHAN (1824-1904)
Nothing certain is known about Dominick prior to settling in Lebanon Twp
of Dakota Co. sometime before 1857. Both he and his wife were born in Ireland
but it is not known where they were married. By the time their first child
was born they were located somewhere in Illinois. Bridget is known to have
a brother named John who also settled in Lebanon Twp. about the same time.
Dominick is assumed to be related to the Casey's from Lakeville in part because
they were also came here from Ill.
John (1844- ) (No information available)
Michael (1851- ) (No information available)
Ellen (1851- ) (No information available)
Margaret (1857- ) (No information available)
Mary (1858-1902) Thomas Ford ( ) St.Patrick's Cem. Birch Cooly
By the mid 1870's, Dominick had sold his farm and moved to Birch Cooley Twp.
in Renville Co. MN. He was located for a time on the town of Fairfax. He,
his wife and a daughter are buried at the old Irish cemetery at Birch Cooley.
It is not known what happened to the rest of their children.
ROGER CASEY (1824-1860)
MARY MANNION (1827-1901)
Roger Casey was born in Ireland and emigrated to the U.S. His wife was also
born in Ireland but it is not known where they were married. They spent some
time in Rhode Island were their youngest child was born. They then moved
to Wisconsin were they remained until 1854 when they came to Lakeville Twp.
MN along with Patrick Casey. Homesteading a farm in section 8, Roger remained
there until his untimely death.
Ann (1849-1925) m. Joseph Geiger (1873) buried St. Joseph's Cem. Rosemount
Patrick H. (1851-1925) m. Mary Murray (1881) buried Calvary
Cem. Morris MN
Catherine (1853- ) m. Andrew Allen ( ) (Moved to Park Rapids MN)
John M. (1856- ) (m. Mary Lattery ???) (1887?) (No information available)
Roger (1858-1915) buried St. Joseph's Cem. Rosemount
James (1859-1912) buried St. Joseph's Cem. Rosemount
Mary continued to work the farm after Roger's death and remained on the farm
until her children were grown. In later years she relocated to Rochester
MN were she was residing at the time of her death on Dec. 21, 1901.
PATRICK J. CASEY (1844-1916)
Son of Mark Casey & Bridget Brennan
(1855-1883) Dau.of Byron McDermott & Ann McDonald
Patrick was born somewhere in Ireland on Aug 15, 1844 and emigrated to the
U.S. with his parents. After living in New Jersey for a time, his family
finally settled in Lakeville MN. in 1855. During the Civil War, Patrick served
in the the Home Guard Militia and served in 1864-65 in Co. C of the 4th Reg.
Inf. When he returned from the war he took over operation of the family farm
and was married in 1874. His wife Alice was born in Ottowa Illinois and settled
in Burnsville MN with her parents about 1856. The family moved to a farm
in Lebanon Twp. in the late 1860s where she was living at the time of her
marriage. Two children were born to this couple.
Mary (1880-1883) Highland Cemetery Lakeville MN
James (1881-1902) Highland Cemetery Lakeville MN
ANN SHEEDY (1863-1923) Dau. of Patrick Sheedy &
One year after the tragic death of his first wife, in Feb.1884, Patrick
remarried. All that is known about Ann is that she was born in Co. Limerick
Ireland and emigrated to the U.S. in 1882. They did not have any children
together. Patrick and Ann remained on the farm until 1911 at which time he
sold the farm and moved into Rosemount village were he and his wife remained
until their deaths. Patrick died Apr. 4, 1916, Ann died Feb. 16, 1923. She
is known to have had a sister, Mrs Kate Connelly in St. Paul and a brother
still in Ireland at the time of her death.
MATTHEW CASEY (1857-1935) Son of
Mark Casey & Bridget Brennan
MARGARET DOUGHERTY(1866-1948) Son of Ferrell Dougherty
& Kate McDermott
Matthew Casey was born and raised on his parents farm in Lakeville Twp..
He was married to Margaret in 1883 and moved to a farm in Syness Twp. Stevens
Co. MN.. Nothing is known about Matthew's wife except that it appears she
married Matthew in St. Paul. Matthew and his wife are buried in Morris MN.
Mark (1885- ) (No information available)
John F. (1888-1963) buried Calvary Cemetery Morris MN
Edward (1891-1962) m. Leona ( ) (Parshall Montrail ND)
Catherine (1894-1984) buried Calvary Cemetery Morris MN
Mark (1892-1967) (No information available)
William (1896- ) m. Helen ( ) (Charles City Iowa )
Matthew R. (1899- 988) m. Margaret A. Grant (1927) St. Aloysius Spokane Wash.
Dominick ( )
Boniface ( )
EDWARD CASEY (1857-1932) Son of
Mark Casey & Bridget Brennan
MARY ( )
Edward Casey was born and raised in Lakeville Twp. MN. He was married in
1886 and following the family westward, Edward settled on a farm in Syness
Twp. next to his brother Matthew. He and his wife are buried in Morris MN.
Susan (1888- ) (No information available)
Edward (1892-1896) buried Calvary Cemetery Morris MN
Mary (1894- ) (No information available)
Rose (1896- ) (No information available)
Joseph (1898- ) (No information available)
George (1900- ) (No information available)
CASEY (1841-1913) Son of
Henry Casey & Mary
MARGARET KENNEDY (1848-1896)
Dau.of Patrick Kennedy & Mary Deary
James was born somewhere in Ireland and settled with his family in Lakeville.
About 1875 he married Margaret who was the born in Inver Co. Donagal Ireland
and settled with her parents in Lebanon Twp. MN.. After the death of his
father, James took over operation of the family farm.
Mary J. (1876-1944) m. John Whealan ( ) buried Highland
Cemetery Lakeville MN
Ann (1878- ) (No information available)
Margaret (1883-1885) Highland Cemetery Lakeville MN
Henry J. (1879- ) (No information available)
Matilda (1893-1893) Highland Cemetery Lakeville MN
In later years James appears to have moved into West St. Paul were he residing
at the time of his wife's death. Her obituary lists four children living
MATTHEW CASEY (1852-1916) Son of
Patrick Casey & Ann Managan
HONORAH O'PHALAN (1866-1952) Dau.of P. D. O'Phalan
Matthew was born in somewhere in Wisconsin while his parents were on their
way to Minnesota. He was raised on a farm in Lakeville and eventually moved
west to Morris Minnesota. He was married in 1885. His wife was the daughter
of Capt. P.E. O'Phalan who later became chief customs officer in Winnipeg
Canada. It is said that he operated a string of saloons in western Minnesota
and North Dakota. He and his wife settled in Graceville where most of his
children were born and raised. he is also said to have lived for a time in
the towns of Sisselton & Kimaire N.D..He and his wife are buried in
Mark H. (1885-1915) buried St. Marys Cem. Graceville MN
Margaret (1887- ) (No information available)
Florance (1890- ) (No information available)
Honorah (1892- ) (No information available)
Matthew (1894- ) (No information available)
Edna (1895- ) (No information available)
Dorothy (1897- ) (No information available)
Thomas (1900- ) (No information available)
Alice (1901-1946) ??? (St.Marys Graceville ??? )
PATRICK CASEY (1851-1925) Son of
Roger Casey & Mary Manion
MARY MURRAY (1858-1925)
Patrick was born in Wisconsin and raised on a farm in Lakeville MN. Sometime
after his marriage to Mary in 1881, he moved out to Stevens County MN and
settled on a farm in Danvers Twp. He and his wife are both buried in Morris
Roger (1883-1951) buried Calvary Cemetery Morris MN
Edward G. (1886-1919) buried Calvary Cemetery Morris MN
Ann (1888- ) (No information available)
Frank (1890- ) (No information available)
George (1893-1963) buried Calvary Cemetery Morris MN
It is suspected that there were two additional children that are not recorded
|This family file contains the research notes of Mr. Kevin Geraghty
as of March 1999. Mr. Geraghty is researching the families and descendants
of those buried at the Highland Cemetery. For more information or to contribute
to Mr. Geraghty's research, please send him e-mail at
According to Patricia A. Casey Buckmaster, a descendent
of Mark Casey and Bridget Finnegan,
William CASEY arrived at the Port of Boston, August 20, 1833 from Ireland.
William, age 50, was accompanied by Mary CASEY 15, Thomas CASEY 11, Catherine
CASEY 9, Michael CASEY 7, and Mark CASEY age 5. Family stories tell us this
family came from County Sligo but sailed to America from Liverpool.
For more information about this family see:
Civil War Sites