Point to them in a census - where on the east coast? Where in WI? Do you have death/obits on the mother/IRE born children? Peter's (1836) childrens' names? Where did Mary/Mrs. P end up?
Your Peter was also in the service:
Veteran's Name: Peter Cullen
Home in 1890 (Township, County, State): Little Black Deer Creek and Pine Creek, Taylor, Wisconsin
Year enlisted: 1861
Year discharged: 1863
Name: Peter Cullen
Birth Year: abt 1836
Keyed Birth Location: At Sea
Admitted Year: 1900
Age at Admission: 64
Branch: Northwestern Branch
Discharged 1863 in St Louis ... lived in Medford WI previous to discharge ... wife Louisa ...
This is a family photo?
SURNAMES History of the Cullen surname
BORN July 4, 1836 at on Atlantic Ocean
View 467 birth records
DEATH October 31, 1901 at home
Town of Little Black, Taylor County, WI
View 75 death records
BURIAL / FUNERAL Medford Catholic Cemetery
Medford, Taylor County, WI 54451
CAUSE OF DEATH enlarged prostate, cystitis, exhaustion
PROFESSIONS Farmer and brick manufacturer
MILITARY SERVICE Company "A" of the 18th Infantry Regiment of Wisconsin Volunteers
Okay -- Your posting: "We do not know how long the Cullen family stayed on the east coast before they eventually made their way to the Milwaukee, WI area. James married Bridget Kelly at St. Gall Catholic Church in Milwaukee on December 4, 1853. Shortly after they were married they moved to the Menasha, WI area and then purchased a farm in the Brillion, WI area. Around 1859 they purchased a farm in the Township of Rantoul in Calumet County, WI. They had
Thomas James b. 1858,
Mary b. 1859,
Peter Philip b. 1860
Patrick b. 1862.
James fought with Co K 4th Wis Cav during the Civil War and died and was **buried at New Orleans June 13, 1865**. In 1905, Bridget and her son Peter Philip went to live in Taylor County, WI.
...James' younger brother (Peter - my great grandfather) now lived in Town of Little Black, Taylor County, WI. One of Peter's sons (John Peter) was my grandfather and he was married to Mary Ann Schaefer."
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