Jeremiah Whelan

#2758, (circa 1831 - before June 1880)


Mary Knight b. c 1832
Children 1.Bridget Whelan10 (c 1854 - b 1900)
 2.Jeremiah Whelan Jr.11 (c 1856 - 1858)
 3.Michael John Whelan8,7 (1859 - b 1900)
 4.John Francis Whelan12 (c 1861 - b 1900)
 5.William A Whelan+13 (1864 - 1921)
 6.Alexander Thomas Whelan14 (1866 - 1929)
 7.Johannah Whelan15 (1869 - 1947)
 8.Mary Ellen Whelan16 (1872 - 1947)
He was a tin and copper smith.1 
Prob. brothers or cousins; same house and similar age in 1850.2 
Birth*circa 1831He was born circa 1831 at IrelandG
14 October 1850He appeared on the census of 14 October 1850 in the household of William Roche and Mary Ann Casey at 3rd Ward, St. Louis, Missouri, age 19, copper and tin smith, b. Ireland.3
Marriage*21 August 1853He married Mary Knight on 21 August 1853 at St. Patrick's Church, St. Louis, Missouri.4,5 
1854He and Mary Knight lived in 1854 at Fourth betw. Fr. Avenue and Morgan, St. Louis, Missouri.6 
31 July 1860He and Mary Knight appeared on the census of 31 July 1860 at St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MissouriG.7 
30 January 1871He and Mary Knight appeared on the census of 30 January 1871 at St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MissouriG.8 
Death*before June 1880He died before June 1880.9 


  1. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. Jeremiah (19), b. Ireland, copper and tin smith.
  2. [S520] VWH.
  3. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. William (40), merchant, b. Ireland, real est. $3850; Mary (30), b. Ireland; William (7), Mary (5/12), both b. MO.
  4. [S271] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Microfilm images, online, St. Louis, 1853, record images, img 110/223; "I certify that on the 31st day of August I united in the holy bands of matrimony Jeremiah Whealan and Mary Knight. P. A. Ward Catholic Priest. Filed and recorded Sept. 15 1853" [image in exhibits]. Ward was the priest at the marriage of Patrick J. Hennessy and Catherine O'Brien at St. Patrick's Church in 1854.
  5. [S55] St. Louis Missouri Marriages 1804-1876, SLGS, online, Vol. 6, p. 223; Mary Knight and Jeremiah Whealan; SLGS no. VM5091; recorded 15 Sep 1853; priest P. A. Ward.
  6. [S708] The Saint Louis Directory [C&K], (Republican Office, St. Louis: Chambers & Knapp, published annually), 1854-55 edition, p. 204. Jeremiah Whelan, tinner, 6 S. Main, res. west side of 4th betw. Fr. Avenue and Morgan.
  7. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. Jeremiah (30), b. Ireland, tinner, owned real estate value $800; Mary (37), wife, b. Ireland.
  8. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census. Jeremiah (38), b. Ireland, tinner, owned real estate value $1,800; Mary (37), b. Ireland, housekeeping.
  9. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census. MaryJ (50), wid., b. and parents b. Ireland, hardware merchant.
  10. [S56] Gabriel Drouin, compiler, Drouin Collection: Early U.S. French Catholic Church Records (Montreal: Institut Généalogique Drouin, after 1940), Bridget Whelan, dau. of Jeremia Whelan and Mary Night, b. "on the ___", bapt. 31 Jul 1854, sponsors Michael Whelan and Mary Heffernan; St. Louis Baptisms, 1851-1856, p. 230, img. 118/228. Online
  11. [S56] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin U.S. 1695-1954, St. Louis, Burials, 1853-1870, p. 364. Jeremiah Whalen, son of Jeremiah and Mary, aged 20 months, bur. 23 Jan 1858.
  12. [S1657] Missouri Births and Christenings, 1827-1935, index online, John Francis, son of Jeremiah Whelan and Mary Knight, bapt. 10 Nov 1861, St. Joseph's, Saint Joseph MO. FHL film 980526, no. C51174-1.
  13. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census. age 9, b. MO.
  14. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census. Alexr., age 7, b. MO.
  15. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census. Johannah, age 2, b. MO.
  16. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census. Mary, age 8, b. MO.