Bio: Sullivan, John (1832 - ?)

Contact: Janet Schwarze




----Source: 1891 History of Clark and Jackson County, Wisconsin, by Franklyn, Curtiss-Wedge


JOHN SULLIVAN, a successful farmer of Jackson County, was born in County Limerick, Ireland, in May, 1832, the son of Jeremiah Sullivan, a native of the same county. The latter came to the United States in 1842, and located in Baltimore, where he subsequently died. In Ireland his occupation was that of farmer, but after coming to this country he was occupied principally in working on railroads. Our subject's mother, nee Mary Cobourn, was born in Ireland, where she died. Our subject, their sixth child, was reared on a farm and educated in Cumberland, Maryland. In 1846 he went to work for a railroad contractor, and continued with him until about 1849, when he went to St. Louis, and then came to Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, where he followed various pursuits. In 1856 he came to Jackson County, Wisconsin, and located in Albion Township, where he now resides. He owns eighty acres of land on section 9, where he carries on general farming. He also owns some town property. Politically he is a Democrat, and has held several minor offices. He is a member of the Catholic Church.

Mr. Sullivan was married June 30, 1878, to Mary C. Morrissey, who was born in Montgomery County, New York, February 26, 1848, the daughter of James and Katharine (Fitzpatrick) Morrissey, who came from Ireland to this country in early life, and subsequently came to Irving Township, Jackson County, Wisconsin. They are both members of the Catholic Church, and the father is a Democrat politically. Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan have had five children, namely: Mary E., John, Ursella, Frank and Katherine, all of whom are living but Ursella, who died at the age of eight months.


----Source: Eau Claire Daily Free Press July 11, 1881


John Sullivan, who , lives on the North Side, had one of his fingers lacerated this morning by a buzz saw. Dr. Parker dressed the wound.


1900 Federal Census, ED 41 Albion town (excl. Black River Falls city), Jackson, Wisconsin, pg. 8; family 141, 16 Jun 1900, by F. H. Straud

Name: John Sullivan, white, male farmer
Married 32 yrs. (1868)
Marriage Year (Estimated): 1868
Birthplace: Ireland
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
Immigration Year: 1842

Household Members
Head John Sullivan M 68 (Jun 1832) Ireland
Wife Cecilia M Sullivan F 52 (Feb 1848) New York; parents b. Ireland, mother of 5 children - 4 living
Son Frank Sullivan M 25 (Sep 1875) Wisconsin


Wisconsin Marriage Records


Francis Sullivan
Birthplace: Black River Falls
Spouse's Name: Bertha Gerovard
Spouse's Birthplace: Black River Falls
Event Date: 08 Aug 1907
Event Place: La Crosse, Wisconsin
Father's Name: John Sullivan
Mother's Name: Cecelia Morrissey
Spouse's Father's Name: Alexander Gerovard
Spouse's Mother's Name: Ozilda Oliyery
Race: White
Spouse's Race: White


New Jersey Birth Records--Coincidence?


Timothy Sullivan
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 14 Jun 1888
Birthplace: Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey
Father's Name: John Sullivan
Father's Birthplace: Ire
Father's Age: 26y
Mother's Name: Mary Morrisey
Mother's Birthplace: Ire
Mother's Age: 24y



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