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I don't have anything to offer on the Shea's I guess. My G.G.Grandmother
was Elizabeth Ellen Shea. All I know about her, is that she was Canadian
Irish and she met& married Joseph Collier in the Chicago area. I know they
moved to Decorah, IA and had a family of 12 children. However, if you've
never come across the Collier name, there is probably no connection. I
don't know of any in Benton or Linn County, but, it was a large family!
I agree, they are very hard to track. Good luck in your research!
Terri Shea wrote:
> Yes, my Shea's go back to Chicago. James Edward Shea was born in Chicago
> in 1865 and he had a sister Dora Agnes who was born there as well. I
> can't seem to find them there, but it is on his death certificate and
> her marriage register that they were born there.
> Their father's name was Bartholomew Shea b. abt 1829-34 and their mother
> was Ellen Calhoun born Jan 1834 in Limerick, Ireland.
> The other names I am researching are Margaret Shea who married a Mc
> Elroy, Dora Agnes married a EH Mc Elroy, Jerry Shea, Daniel B Shea,
> Vernon Shea, Katie Shea, and Rebecca Shea.
> I am sorry to say I have very little else on them, they are very hard to
> find. They lived in Chicago for a few years, then moved to Benton County
> and lived in Luzurne and then in about 1895 moved to Cedar Rapids.
The Schutts lived north of Keystone and east of Elberon in Homer Township.
They did some foot stomping in Keyston to be sure. My branch married into the
Burmeisters and one of the Burmeister sisters remains in Keystone. Her name
is Ella Schllau. There is a Schutt grave in the Keystone Cemetery that I am
very curious about but I already have the date off of it and that's all the
information I have been able to get but I think you for asking. My great
grand parents the Burmeisters are also buried at Keystone so as you can see
it was near to their hearts. The rest of the Schutts are buried in Dysart.
Carrie, were there Shutts from Keystone? I vagley remember the name and my
parents talking about them. My cousin mows the Keystone Cemetery and maybe I
can help you. Thanks for the info. I have to get to the Vinton courthouse
on of my days off from school and check things out. Marcia
Yes, my Shea's go back to Chicago. James Edward Shea was born in Chicago
in 1865 and he had a sister Dora Agnes who was born there as well. I
can't seem to find them there, but it is on his death certificate and
her marriage register that they were born there.
Their father's name was Bartholomew Shea b. abt 1829-34 and their mother
was Ellen Calhoun born Jan 1834 in Limerick, Ireland.
The other names I am researching are Margaret Shea who married a Mc
Elroy, Dora Agnes married a EH Mc Elroy, Jerry Shea, Daniel B Shea,
Vernon Shea, Katie Shea, and Rebecca Shea.
I am sorry to say I have very little else on them, they are very hard to
find. They lived in Chicago for a few years, then moved to Benton County
and lived in Luzurne and then in about 1895 moved to Cedar Rapids.
To reply to Terri:
When I was growing up in Benton County, there was a farm close to ours
that was owned by a Shea family. The father's name was Billy Shea and
he died long before I was born. He had three children that I knew,
Mamie, Clifford, and another girl who moved to California. None of
these three had children and they are all dead now. References could
be found in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Dysart, Iowa and I know
these Shea's are buried in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. The Shea
farm and ours was one mile east of Dysart. The county line between
Benton and Tama county is between the church and the cemetery which are
across the street from one another. Our address was Dysart which
is in Tama County but we lived in Benton County. The only other thing
I remember is that, perhaps, Billy Shea was married to a cousin of his.
I also know that he died during the 1918 flu epidemic.
I hope this is of some help.
Janet Gahan Dragstrem
Marcia, when you first wrote Luzerne, I was thinking of Irving which is
between Dysart and Belle Plaine. Luzerne is between Belle Plaine and
Blairstown isn't it? I have been away for many years and sometimes my brain
One time when I was in Vinton, I acquired a county map with dots on it which
designate the cemeteries and a listing of the Township Officers. The township
clerk is suppose to have the records for the cemeteries in that township.
Some of the records are poorly maintained. The township officers are men and
women who have other jobs and lives but the ones I called were willing to
look up information for me. This list is from 1991 and therefore outdated in
terms of names (It also does not include phone numbers) so I would suggest
that others who are interested contact the county clerk for updated
information. The county also has a "rough" listing of the cemeteries in the
county with plat directions and list of the treasurer of the cemetery
association for each. This has addresses. As I said the listings I have are
several years old now.
Luzerne is on the border of Iowa and Leroy Counties. There are four
cemeteries listed in Iowa Co. and three in Leroy. If you need other
information I can type what is listed on the sheets.
Carrie Schutt Koster now of Grand Rapids, MI. Formerly from Dysart, Iowa.
CRAWFORD, Sarah E. born about 1833, in PA
did any of your ancestors marry this person?? likely around Jackson
township in Benton County. She arrived in Benton Co. Jackson township
in 1855, age 22, so likely married soon thereafter.
The name does not look familiar to me. thanks a lot
(i think there are two of us)
From: JOwens3271(a)aol.com <JOwens3271(a)aol.com>
To: IABENTON-L(a)rootsweb.com <IABENTON-L(a)rootsweb.com>
Date: Sunday, August 29, 1999 4:22 PM
Subject: Re: [IABENTON-L] Portrait & Biographical Album
> Are any of you Porter-hunters looking for George? He married on Oct
>1873 to Marie De Lhorbe. Five children: George, Paul, Grace, Henrietta, and
Have you ever had any Shea's on your list from Chicago? My Shea roots
were from there and ended up in Decorah, IA.
Terri Shea wrote:
> I am sorry, I am not sure if you are talking to me or not. The Subject
> line says Shea but I think you are talking to someone who is looking for
> Whipple's. Am I lost???
> Is there a Shea that lives in San Diego or a Whipple? Maybe we should
> change the subject name if the name changes. I am not sure if I should
> respond so.....
> Thank you to the person who suggested I look in another county. I will
> do that. I hadn't thought of another county because I found them in
> Benton and then Linn and then they kind of disappeared. Thank you for
> that suggestion.
Carrie, I think I seen some Shutts there too. It is about 1/2 mile from the
Lutheran Cemetery. If you take the road from Belle Plaine to Luzerne it is
about 5 miles on that blacktop. I have been to the other cemetery and I have
never seen that one before. I must have shut my eyes went I went around the
corner. Marcia Bross Daniels formerly from Van Horne Keystone area.
Marcia, I am curious, where is the international cemetery? Is it near
Luzerne. Is Luzerne between Dysart and Belle Plaine? Could you provide me
the information on SCHNETT? I am a SCHUTT from the Dysart area and would
interested to see if this is a misspelling or a whole different line.
Census records are available on loan through interlibrary loan or directly
from the National Archives. The NARA loan system rules are on the internet
at http://www.nara.gov/publications/microfilm/micrent.html or you can call
301-604-3699 to find the nearest library to you who participates.
> From: Rob & Amy Navarre Cantrell <rbaenc(a)glacierview.net>
> To: IABENTON-L(a)rootsweb.com
> Subject: [IABENTON-L] 1870 census
> Date: Saturday, August 28, 1999 6:36 PM
> Hello List members,
> I was wondering if anyone is able or willing to do a 1870 census look up?
> Trying to get a more complete list of children for my Robert Smith. The
> index for this census list him as appearing on page 137, Benton County,
> Iowa TWP.
> I am unable to get to an archive, myself. Just wondering if anyone might
> have a copy or might be going to an archive or genealogy society in the
> near future.
I have an item of interest that I received from a source in Shellsburg.
There is a small cemetery on Sec. 1 of Canton twp. NE of Shellsburg whose
maintenance is being supervised by the Benton county engineer. My source
says it is called the Kopinski (spelling uncertain) Cemetery. It is
located on private property and there are few stones left if any but the
owner of the property is aware of it and caring for it. Can anyone confirm
or add to this information.
Hello List members,
I was wondering if anyone is able or willing to do a 1870 census look up?
Trying to get a more complete list of children for my Robert Smith. The
index for this census list him as appearing on page 137, Benton County, IA;
I am unable to get to an archive, myself. Just wondering if anyone might
have a copy or might be going to an archive or genealogy society in the
I think he is a pharmacist in Spencer. Or some where in northern
Iowa. My Dad probably knows. I can ask him when I have the chance. I went
to school with Bruce, though he was a year behind me. I now live in San
Diego, Ca. so don't keep as close a track of the people from Keystone as I
used to do.
> As of the 1998, Dysart Phone Book there was a ROBERT WHIPPLE living in the
> country near Dysart. No Bruce, however.
It must have been 95 degrees today in Iowa. I was diggin up bones or info in
the cemetery today......Here are some of the names I found in the Lutheran
Cemetery: Karg, Rieck, Detlefsen, Korner, Jahncke, Wegner, Groth, Rieberg,
In the International Cemetery I found Hansen, Schnett,Buhman, Peters,
This was only a few: I do have dates on some of these people. Marcia
I am sorry, I am not sure if you are talking to me or not. The Subject
line says Shea but I think you are talking to someone who is looking for
Whipple's. Am I lost???
Is there a Shea that lives in San Diego or a Whipple? Maybe we should
change the subject name if the name changes. I am not sure if I should
Thank you to the person who suggested I look in another county. I will
do that. I hadn't thought of another county because I found them in
Benton and then Linn and then they kind of disappeared. Thank you for