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Re: Family of Joseph Cassaty(Cassady,Cassidy,Cassade)
Posted by: Carolyn La Porte (ID *****6155) Date: March 29, 2013 at 12:53:31
In Reply to: Family of Joseph Cassaty(Cassady,Cassidy,Cassade) by norah leonard of 40241

Hi Norah,

How sure are you they lived in MI to 1920?

There is a tree I found which has a Joseph Cassatay born March 21, 1864 (does not say where)
died Sept. 14, 1911 Chicago, IL
father Dominick (no age or other info given for him)

Joseph married to Sarah White born Jan. 1, 1877 Chicago, IL
died June 17, 1929 Chicago, IL

they show one son Walter J. Cassidy born Aug. 16, 1897 Chicago, Il
died 1969 Chicago, IL
wife Jean Ann Maroney 1908-1907

do the names Sarah White and Walter match with anything you have.

You said Joseph was your grandfather so you must know the name of at least one of his children.

I then went to records and found Joseph Cassidy with same birth and death dates shown in the tree - Cook County, IL deaths show though that Joseph was born Michigan, father is Dominick Cassidy born Germany
mother born Germany - no name given

Here is the 1900 census for the family - some info does not agree with the tree, but then census info is often wrong or ??

Jos., age 34, teamster, born March 1866, IL parents born IL married 7 years

Sarah, age 31, wife, born June 1868 IL parents born IL married 7 years, 2 children born 2 living

Elmer, age 5, son born Feb. 1895, IL parents born IL

Walter, age 3, son born Aug. 1896 IL parents born IL


Joseph, age 48, teamster, milk dairy, born Aust. Switzerland parents born Aust. Switzerland, immigrated 1866, 1st marriage, married 17 years

Sarah, age 40, wife, born IL parents born Ireland, 1st marriage, married 17 years, 7 children born 5 living

Elmer, age 15, son

Walter, age 12, son

Gertrude, age 8, daughter

Evelyn, age 4, daughter

Elsie, age 4/12, daughter

all children born IL father born Aust.Switzerland, mother born IL

So census and death records for Joseph show different places of birth, MI. IL, and Aust. Switzerland


Sarah, age 48, widow, born IL parents born Ireland

Walter, age 22, son, switchman, railroad, born IL

Gertrude, age 18, daughter, clerical, insurance, born IL

Evelyn, age 14, daughter, born IL

Francis, age 10,daughter, born IL

all children show father born MI mother born IL

so once again Joseph's birthplace shown as MI

So from all of this, are there any names you recognize? Since Joseph is your Grandfather , one of his children is either your father or mother so are they listed in any of those records?

I'm going to look a bit more and will post if I find anything else.

Carolyn L

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