Descendants of Nicholas and Margaret (Toole) Cullen of Castalia, Erie Co., Ohio Jim Cullen
Nicholas Cullen (1819-1905) was born in Ireland and married Margaret Toole (1831-1899) about the year 1852. According to the 1860 census, their first four children were born in Ireland, the youngest being only 1 year old. This puts the arrival of the family into Ohio just before the census or about 1859. However, the obituary for Nicholas Cullen implies that the family arrived prior to 1840. Nicholas had at least one brother, John Cullen of Venice, who came to the US with him. Information on the descendants of Nicholas and Margaret was obtained from newspaper obituaries, monument inscriptions, and the census. The family still lives in the area around Castalia, Ohio.
Nine children are recorded:
Nicholas P. Cullen - Born in 1861. Died in 1932. Married Elizabeth Lipp.
John P. Cullen - Born in 1854. Resident of Castalia and later Venice. He married Carrie Chapman (1865-1947). No known children. John died in 1938. Burial was planned in St. Joseph's Cemetary but instead he was buried in Venice Cemetary. Pallbearers: Louis Zeller, Peter Moore, Lawrence Keller, Edward Cullen, Arthur Fritz and Albert Krueger.
James Cullen - Born about 1857. Resident of Fostoria in 1905.
Anna Cullen - Born about 1859. Resident of Venice in 1905.
Thomas Cullen - Born in 1865. Lifelong resident of Venice. Died in 1934. Was buried in St. Joseph's Cemetary.
Charles Cullen - Born in 1864. Died in 1937. Married Emma Wieland (1871-1936). Said to be a resident of N. Bass Island as of 1905. Was a resident of the Isle of St. George where he was a grape-grower (fantastic wines are produced out on the islands). Had a daughter Helen Cullen who married into the Allen family and lived in Cincinnati, Ohio. Also had two sons; Glenn Earnest Cullen (1890-1940) of Cincinnati and Roy Cullen (1899-1952) of the Isle of St. George. Emma had died in 1836. Both are buried on the island with their two sons and an infant daughter, Edna Faye (1892-1894).
Mrs. Fred Keller - of Venice and later Castalia.
Mrs. William Behnke - of Parkertown.
Peter Cullen - Born in 1868. Died in 1938. Lived in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was brought back to Ohio after his death to be buried in the family plot in St. Joseph's. Peter is not mentioned in the obituary for his father Nicholas, probably because he had been living out of state for quite some time.
Nicholas Patrick Cullen (1861-1932) married Elizabeth W. Lipp (1869-1949). Said to have been residents of Fostoria as of 1905. In 1926 the family lived in Bloomingville. Nicholas, a well-known resident of Oxford Twp, passed away in 1932. Burial was in St. Joseph's Cemetary. Pallbearers were: Albert Byers, Fred Schnee, John McCann, William Mack, William Laws and Alphonse Riedy. In 1949, when Mrs. Cullen passed away, this couple had 15 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. The pallbearers at Mrs. Cullen's funeral were all grandsons; Leo, Vincent, Charles, James, Jack and Thomas Cullen. Burial was in St. Joseph's Cemetary in Sandusky, Ohio.
Five children are recorded:
Bessie Cullen -
Esther M. Cullen - Lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1949. Died in 1984 at St. Josephs.
Edward J. Cullen - Born Jan 1,1889. Died in Mar,1971. Married a daughter of John Riesterer. Lived in Bloomingville. Had a son Edward Jr. born in 1912 who died young in 1926 of pneumonia. Other children: Esther, Cecelia, Mary, Leo and Vincent.
Thomas P. Cullen - Lived off Rt.3 in Norwalk, Ohio.
William J. Cullen - Lived in Vickery and in Clyde, Ohio.
William J. Cullen (1897-1964) married Catherine McCann (1895-1960).
Seven children are recorded:
John W. (Jack) Cullen - Born in 1929 in Parkertown. Lived in Clyde, Ohio. Served with the 101 Airborne Division from 1950 to 1952. Married Barbara Frances Maltese on Sep 10,1952, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Clyde. John, like his brother James, was employed by Whirlpool Corp. in Clyde and he was also a barber for more than 40 years. John passed away May 18, 1996.
Margaret (Peggy) Cullen - Long Beach, California. Married into the Doyle family.
Eileen Cullen - Chicago (Waukeegan), Illinois. Married into the Graham family.
Catherine (Kitty) Cullen - Clyde, Ohio. Married into the Nieset family.
Jane Cullen - Farmington Hills, Michigan.
James N. Cullen - Born November 25,1925 in Sandusky, Ohio. Had a B.S. in naval science, served with the US Navy Japanese occupation forces, and was later employed by the Clyde division of Whirlpool Corp. He retired in 1981 after 34 years of service. Loved golf and was a big fan of the Detroit Tigers. James passed away August 18, 1996.
Thomas Cullen - Clyde, Ohio.
I have not taken the time as yet to trace this family out any further. I know that this line of Cullen is not related (directly) to mine but they are in the area so I've included the information I do have on them for anyone who can make any use of it. I have heard that relatives somewhere outside of town may have already done a family history on this very branch but I have not located them.
John Cullen, brother of Nicholas Cullen (1819-1905)
From the 1860 census of Ohio we find John Cullen, aged 35 (born in Ireland), and wife Mary, aged 34 (born in Ireland), living in the city of Sandusky. At this time five children are listed: Mary (age 11) born in Mass., John (age 10) born in Mass., James (age 4) born in (Ill?), Kate (age 2) born in (Ill?), and Peter (age 8mo) born in (Ill?).