Re: Casserly - A rare name!
I don't know if our Casserly families are related, as mine came from County Roscommon and County Longford, back in the early 1800s.
I know that Casserly is not a common name, even in Ireland (I live in the USA).My ancestor, William Farrell Casserly, was born in County Roscommon, about 1839, and raised in County Longford.His father was Farrell Casserly, and mother was Catherine Farrell.Farrell Casserly had a brother, Patrick, who was married to Margaret Costello.
Patrick and Margaret's sons who came to America (between 1835-1955) were Farrell (born 1818), Patrick (born 1821), and Lawrence (1829).Most likely when William Farrell Casserly came to America, he lived with his older cousins in New Jersey.About 1855-1860 they all headed west.William Farrell Casserly settled in Ohio, but the three cousins, Farrell, Patrick, and Lawrence all setteld in Minnesota.
It took over 50 years, but finally one of William Farrell Casserly's daughters, Sr. M. Amadeus, finally tracked down her father's cousins and the families were reunited.We still keep in touch by mail, since that first reunion back in 1920, the year before William Farrell Casserly died.By then his cousins were all gone, but he was in touch with their children.
Contact me if you think I can help you at all, or if you can shed some light on my search.