Submitted by Patricia LunddahlLUNDDAHL, Patricia (nee Peters)
The death occurred suddenly Sunday, September 7, 2008, in Banyuls sur Mer, France, while on holiday with her sister, Virginia; brother-in-law, Jim; brother, Larry; and sister-in-law, Mary. Patricia lived in Skanderborg, Denmark, and is survived by her two daughters, Anne and Eva and their spouses as well as three grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Nils in 2005. Patricia was the eldest daughter of the late Marshall and Laura Peters (nee Cullen) and is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Dorothy, Larry (Mary), Virginia Reynolds (Jim), Greg (Dianne) and Pauline Coady (Mike). Burial will take place in Denmark.
Pat was a long time friend and supporter of the Island Register, and we must pass along our condolences to Anne and Eva, to her brothers and sisters, and to Pat's grandchildren. The news came as a very sad surprise Tuesday morning in the Guardian. Many times since I started the newpaper and the web page, we have lost people who have become friends through the page - it is always hard, but this is one of the worst shocks indeed. Though living far away, and visiting the Island infrequently, Pat never stopped researching her Cullen ancestry, and had a great love for her Island family and friends.
The John CULLEN family of lot 48
1. John CULLEN was born about 1796 in Ireland.
John married Bridget KEHOE. Bridget was born about 1800 in Ireland.
They had the following children:
2 M i. John CULLEN was born 11 Oct 1833 in PEI and was christened 13 Oct 1833 in St Dunstans.
3 M ii. Nicolas CULLEN was born 25 Oct 1836 and was christened 21 Nov 1836 in St Dunstans.
4 F iii. Mary CULLEN was born before 1841.
5 M iv. Boy CULLEN was born before 1841.
1. John CULLEN
Mentioned in 1841 census, names of wife and children from master names and bapt. indexes.
John, farmer, b. Ireland, Catholic, age abt. 45, wife Bridget Kehoe, under 45, 4 children born on PEI: John, Nicolas, Mary, 1 other boy, born 1831-1836. (Could this other boy be Thomas b. abt 1830, m. Bridget Haley? - see baptisms) Vernon R. Or Michael in Morell?
This family is not found in the 1881 census under John or Bridget Cullen's name. Both parents are presumably dead (they would by then be in their eighties). No Cullens found in lot 48 in 1911 census. It has been difficult to find any descendents of this family, except that the Michael Cullen family of Morell must be descended from either John or James, as Michael was said to be born on PEI.
The John in the 1870 Boston census could be their son John, the date fits.