Johanna Dunne

Female Abt 1834 - 1920  (~ 86 years)


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  • Name Johanna Dunne 
    Born Abt 1834  St. John's, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    _UID 1ABDDB5DD96AA845B707C599B6AE0AF8C18F 
    Died 21 Dec 1920  Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 24 Dec 1920  St. Anne's/First Catholic Cemetery of Glace Bay, King Edward St. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I154  Victoria Boutilier's Genealogy Pages
    Last Modified 14 Jul 2016 

    Father John Dunne,   b. Abt 1810,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Margaret Kirwan?,   b. Abt 1810,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F188  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thomas Casey,   b. Abt 1811, Drangan, County Tipperary, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1881, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married 16 Jan 1853  Basilica of St. John, St. John's, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • marriage witnesses James Neile and Ellen Dunn
    Children 
     1. Thomas Casey,   b. Abt 13 Feb 1853, St. John's, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1853, St. John's, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Thomas Casey,   b. Abt 2 Apr 1854, St. John's, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1944, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years)
     3. Catherine Casey,   b. Abt 1 Jun 1856, St. John's, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1895 and 1901  (Age ~ 38 years)
     4. John Casey,   b. Abt 5 Apr 1858, River Head in St. John's, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1871, Newfoundland or Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 12 years)
     5. Mary Anne Casey,   b. Abt 2 May 1860, River Head in St. John's, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Edward Casey,   b. Abt 9 May 1862, River Head in St. John's, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1948, Brockton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years)
     7. Patrick Casey,   b. 14 Feb 1864, St. John's, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1957, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     8. Margaret Casey,   b. 1 Jan 1867, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1867, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     9. James Casey,   b. 19 Apr 1869, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1915, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     10. Michael Casey,   b. 17 Oct 1871, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1917, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
    Last Modified 23 May 2017 
    Family ID F40  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The 1923 Directory, Glace Bay (at Beaton Institute) lists Mrs. Thomas Casey, widow, h. Brookside; and her tombstone, at Edward Street Pioneer Cemetery in Glace Bay, allegedly gives year of death as 1925. However, her death certificate (Nova Scotia Civil Registration Registration Year 1920 - Book 58 - Page 270) very clearly states December 21, 1920 as the date of death. Note that the tombstone monument claims she is an improbable 99 years old. The death certificate states that she is 88 years old at time of death.

      Johanna (Dunn) Casey's death certificate also states that she was the daughter of John and Margaret Dunn and was born in St. John's Newfoundland. Her son Thomas, who was about 12 when his family moved from Newfoundland to Cape Breton, was the informant. She died at St. Joseph's Hospital in Glace Bay.

      The author of this webpage has not been able to locate Johanna (Dunn) Casey in the 1901 census, where the exact date of birth was asked. On the 1911 census, her month and year of birth is given as August 1834. Ages on earlier census records (1871, 1881 and 1891) vary. In 1871 she is 38 (circa 1832 birth); 1881 (age 44, born abt. 1837-that would make her married at age 15) and 1891 (age 54, also suggestive of a 1837 birth). In any case she seems to have been significantly younger than her husband.

      The 1853 marriage entry of Thomas Casey and Johanna Dunn at R.C. Basilica of St. John gives the home parish of Thomas Casey as Drangan, Tipperary, but does not furnish the home parish of Johanna Dunn, which implies that St. John's was her home parish.The witnesses to their marriage were James Neile and Ellen Dunn.

      An extremely close inspection of the R.C. Basilica of St. John records indicates that two Johanna Dunn(e)s were baptized in St. John's at that church between 1820 and 1836:

      November 23, 1830: to John Dunn and Ann (Anastasia) Williams, sponsors John Bryen and Mary Bryen (*contact the author of this website for more information on this couple; the family moved to New York City*)

      August 24, 1834: to John Dunn and Margaret Kerwan, sponsors Richard Kyly (Ryly?) and Bridget Walsh [at the same time as a sister Mary Dunn]

      The marriage records of R.C. Basilica of St. John indicate a marriage on 23 April 1833 of John Dunne to Margaret Kerwan, witnesses Pat Kenny and Bridget Purcel. The priest was not indicating home parishes at the time period when John and Margaret married.

      The children of John Dunn and Margaret Kirwan were baptized at St. John's.

      Johanna Dunn baptised 24 August 1834 sponsors Richard Kyly (Ryly?) and Bridget Walsh
      Mary Dunn also baptized 24 August 1834 sponsors John Walsh and Mary Keney
      Ellen Dunn 29 Aug 1836 sponsors Patrick Caring? [Canning?] and Ellen Rygan
      Margaret Dunn 15 Jul 1838 sponsors Patrick Connors and Johanna Dunn
      gap-possibly caused by record loss
      Patrick Dunn January 7 1844 sponsors Patrick Dunn and Mary Wolohan?
      John Dunn July 19 1846 sponsors John Walton and Catherine Merigrew

      Although the evidence so far supports a conclusion that Johanna (Dunn) Casey is Johanna Dunn, daughter of John Dunn and Margaret Kerwan, further research will hopefully make the connection more definitive (or refute it). To complicate matters, there was also a Johanna Dunn, a daughter of John Dunn and Margaret Purcell of River Head baptized at Harbour Grace 29 September 1833.