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 Rank: Private
Name: Peter Cullen Birth Year: abt 1836 Keyed Birth Location: At Sea Admitted Year: 1900 Age at Admission: 64 State: Wisconsin County: Milwaukee [Washington] City: Milwaukee [Wood] Branch: Northwestern Branch Discharged 1863 in St Louis ... lived in Medford WI previous to discharge ... wife Louisa ...
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 4 children: 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."