Generation No. 1
1. Hans Martin1 Schellenberg He married Verena "Freny" Benz.
of Hans Schellenberg and Verena Benz is:
+ 2 i. Martin H.2 Shellabarger, born Abt. 1747 in Manheim, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; died
December 05, 1807 in Washington Twp, Northumberland, Pennsylvania.
Generation No. 2
Martin H.2 Shellabarger (Hans Martin1 Schellenberg) was born Abt. 1747
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and died December 05, 1807 in Washington Twp, Northumberland,
Pennsylvania. He married Anna Bear 1773 in Manheim Twp, Lancaster, Pa., daughter of Isaac
Bear and Barbara Snyder. She was born Abt. 1754 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and died Bef.
1807 in Washington Twp, Northumberland, Pennsylvania.
for Martin H. Shellabarger:
Notes: Martin H. Shellabarger arrived in U.S. in 1770. Lived in Lancaster, Pa. for a time.
of Martin Shellabarger and Anna Bear are:
+ 3 i. Jacob3 Shellabarger, born July 12, 1774 in Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania; died April
14, 1843 in Mad River Twp, Clark Co., Ohio.
4 ii. Nancy (Anny) Shellabarger, born November 02, 1795 in Washington Twp,
Northumberland, Pennsylvania; died October 15, 1875 in Knox Twp, Jay, Indiana. She married
Caleb Winget June 24, 1814 in Greene Co., Ohio.
About Nancy (Anny) Shellabarger:
Burial: Winters Cemetery, Jay Co., Indiana
iii. Ephriam Shellabarger, born December 26, 1784 in Washington Twp, Northumberland,
Pennsylvania; died April 02, 1842 in Mad River Twsp, Clark, Ohio. He married Rebecca
Winget January 05, 1815 in Greene Co., Ohio; born August 31, 1797 in Near Cincinnati,
Hamilton Co., Ohio; died December 11, 1872 in Mad River Twsp, Clark, Ohio.
for Ephriam Shellabarger:
Fact 1: moved to Clark County, Ohio 1811
Fact 2: family is in Frist Families of Ohio
About Ephriam Shellabarger:
Burial: Enon Cemetery, Enon, Ohio
iv. John Shellabarger, born 1781 in Washington Twp, Northumberland, Pennsylvania;
November 27, 1855 in Montgomery county, Ohio/Musc. Co., Iowa. He married Mary
McCurdy; born Abt. 1780.
for John Shellabarger:
Moved to Clark Co., Ohio 1811
v. Isaac Shellabarger, born May 02, 1778 in Washington Twp, Northumberland,
died January 11, 1849 in West Pennsboro, Cumberland, Pennsylvania. He married Christianna
Kaufman January 17, 1803 in Northumberland Co., Pa.; born 1782 in Northumberland Co.,
About Isaac Shellabarger:
Burial: January 1849, Prospect Hill Cem, Newvill, Cumberland, Pennsylvania
+ 8 vi.
Martin Shellabarger, born November 29, 1786 in Washington Twp, Northumberland,
Pennsylvania; died October 1848 in Mad River Twsp, Clark, Ohio.
9 vii. David Shellabarger, born April 1804 in Washington Twp, Northumberland, Pennsylvania;
died Abt. 1874 in Frederick, Maryland. He married Elizabeth; born 1819.
10 viii. Samuel Shellabarger, born February 14, 1787 in Washington Twp, Northumberland,
Pennsylvania; died June 03, 1850 in Mad River Twsp, Clark, Ohio. He married Bethany "Ann"
McCurdy; born Abt. 1786 in New Jersey; died November 08, 1872.
for Samuel Shellabarger:
HISTORY OF CLARK COUNTY AND REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS
While Mad River Township in its political complexion had not generally been in accord with that
of the county generaly, a respectable number of public officials have come from or claim this
township as their home.
The most distinguished citizen ever born in this township was Samuel Shellabarger, who served
eight years in Congress for this district and afterwards practiced law in Washington until his
death. As a statesman he won the approval of such an eminent public man and competent critic
as James G. Blaine. As a lawyer he was recognized as one of the leading practitioners of the
supreme Court at Washington.
About Samuel Shellabarger:
Burial: 1850, Mad Run Cem, Mad River Twp, Clark, Ohio
ix. Francis (Fanny) Shellabarger, born Abt. 1789 in Washington Twp, Northumberland,
Pennsylvania; died July 29, 1833 in Mad River Twsp, Clark, Ohio.
About Francis (Fanny) Shellabarger:
Burial: July 1833, Mud Run Cem, Mad River Twp, Clark, Ohio
x. Veronica Shellabarger, born Abt. 1791 in Washington Twp, Northumberland,
Pennsylvania; died 1791 in Washington Twp, Northumberland, Pennsylvania.
Generation No. 3
Jacob3 Shellabarger (Martin H.2, Hans Martin1 Schellenberg) was born July
12, 1774 in
Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania, and died April 14, 1843 in Mad River Twp, Clark Co.,
Ohio. He married Jane A. Beard Bef. 1809 in Clark, Ohio, daughter of Thomas Beard and
Margaret. She was born February 20, 1781 in New Jersey, and died October 29, 1838 in Mad
River Twp, Clark, Ohio.
for Jacob Shellabarger:
HISTORY OR CLARK COUNTY
This mill is located about a mile and a quarter south of Enon. This mill was built by Jacob
Shellabarger who came to this locality in 1814 and the mill was erected shortly thereafter. At one
time there was a distillery attached, and a saw-mill was also located there. In early times it was a
very great importance to the community, and was an important place of business. Jacob
Shellabarger sold it to John Fisher, brother of Madox Fisher, and Fisher sold it to Ben Myers,
and he to Daniel Hertzler, and then it became the proberty of Hostetter, and for some time was
called the Hostetter mills. It afterwards came into the possession of John Shellabarger, brother of
Samuel, the ex-member of Congress, and distinguished statesman, and later Ephraim Shellabarger
became the proprietor. It could well be called the Shellabarger Mills, as on three different
occasion it was in the Shellabarger family. It has been abandoned for some time.
About Jacob Shellabarger:
Burial: July 1843, Mad Run Cem, Mad River Twp, Clark, Ohio
About Jane A. Beard:
Burial: October 1838, Mud Run Cem, Mad River Twp, Clark, Ohio
of Jacob Shellabarger and Jane Beard are:
13 i. Anna4 Shellabarger, born 1801 in Clark County, Ohio.
14 ii. Margaret Shellabarger, born 1802 in Clark County, Ohio; died December 26, 1871 in
Letts, Concord Twps, Louisa Co., Iowa.
+ 15 iii. Elizabeth (Betsy) Shellabarger, born June 25, 1810 in Clark County, Ohio; died May 07,
1887 in Seventy-Six township Muscatine, Iowa.
16 iv. Fannie Shellabarger, born 1812 in Clark County, Ohio; died July 20, 1833 in Concord
Township, Louisa Co., Iowa.
17 v. Jacob Shellabarger, born 1813 in Clark County, Ohio; died 1850.
18 vi. Jane Shellabarger, born April 29, 1814; died September 23, 1893. She married William
Thompson October 10, 1840 in Louisa Co., Ia..
+ 19 vii. Thomas Beard Sr. Shellabarger, born April 25, 1815 in Clark County, Ohio; died May
20, 1898 in Louisa Co, Grandview Twsp, Letts, Iowa.
+ 20 viii. Susan Shellabarger, born September 29, 1818 in Clark County, Ohio; died June 15,
1888 in Louisa Co., Iowa.
Martin3 Shellabarger (Martin H.2, Hans Martin1 Schellenberg) was born November
1786 in Washington Twp, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, and died October 1848 in Mad River
Twsp, Clark, Ohio. He married Christina Shellabarger. She died in Lexington, Richland Co.,
of Martin Shellabarger and Christina Shellabarger is:
+ 21 i. Isaac4 Shellabarger, born 1832 in Newville, Pa.; died April 16, 1893 in Louisa Co.,
Generation No. 4
Elizabeth (Betsy)4 Shellabarger (Jacob3, Martin H.2, Hans Martin1 Schellenberg)
June 25, 1810 in Clark County, Ohio, and died May 07, 1887 in Seventy-Six township
Muscatine, Iowa. She married Thomas Simpson. He was born 1808 in Oak Grove, Cedar
Twp. Muscatine, Co., Iowa, and died February 22, 1844 in Oak Grove, Cedar Twp. Muscatine,
About Elizabeth (Betsy) Shellabarger:
Burial: Oak Grove, Cedar Twp. Muscatine, Co., Iowa
of Elizabeth Shellabarger and Thomas Simpson are:
+ 22 i. Fanny5 Simpson, born October 28, 1839; died March 10, 1896 in Cranston, Iowa.
23 ii. Jacob Simpson.
24 iii. Mary Jane Simpson.
25 iv. James Simpson.
Thomas Beard Sr.4 Shellabarger (Jacob3, Martin H.2, Hans Martin1 Schellenberg)
born April 25, 1815 in Clark County, Ohio, and died May 20, 1898 in Louisa Co, Grandview
Twsp, Letts, Iowa. He married Mary Ann Matilda Browning June 29, 1848 in Muscatine Co.,
Iowa, daughter of William Browning and Grace Fish. She was born November 25, 1824 in
Gloucester Co., New Jersey, and died May 31, 1908 in Louisa Co, Iowa.
for Thomas Beard Sr. Shellabarger:
LOUISA COUNTY HISTORY
T.B. Shellabarger, who reside on a pleasant farm situated about six miles from Columbus
Junction, on Section 19, Grand View Township, was born in Clarke County, Ohio, in 1816, and
is a son of Jacob and Jane (Beard) Shellabarger, the former a native of Pennsylvania and the latter
of New Jersey. To them were born eight children, of whom our subject was the fifth. They were
among the early pioneers of Ohio, settling in Clarke County in 1811, where Mr. Shellabarger
owned a number of farms. They resided in that county until June 16, 1838, when they became
residents of Grand View Township, Louisa Co., Iowa. The year previous the husband had made
a trip to this State, and being pleased with Louisa County entered a claim on section 13, Grand
View Township, which was to be their future home, but the mother was only permitted to remain
in the new country for about two years, he death occurring in June, 1838. After the death of his
wife Mr. Shellabarger went to Ohio, where he died in 1839, and was buried there.
The boyhood days of our subject were spent upon the farm in his native State, where he received
such education as the district schools of that early day afforded. He came to Iowa in December,
1837, and having attained his majority, commenced farming for himself. In 1837, in Louisa
County, Iowa, Mr. Shellabarger was united in marriage with Matilda Browning, a native of New
Jersey, and a daughter of William and Grace (Fish) Browning, who were also born in the State.
His parents emigrated to Muscatine County, but in 1839 became residents of Louisa County,
where Mr. Browning engaged in farming until his death, which occurred many years ago. His wife
has also long since been called to her final home.
After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Shellabarger settled upon a farm in Grand View Township,
though they removed to their present home on section 19 in 1862. Seven children graced the
union of this worthy couple: Matilda Jane, while attending the seminary at Grand View, completing
her last term before graduation, was stricken with typhoid fever and died Aug. 4, 1867, at the age
of seventeen years, nine months and five days; Jacob L. is married and now resides in Grand
View Township: Charley B., William B. and Thomas are all married, and now make their homes
in Concord Township; Kossuth, residing in Kansas, is also married; H.M. is married and resides
on the home farm.
Mr. Shellabarger is one of the most successful farmers of Grand View Township; 260 broad
acres pay a golden tribute to his care and cultivation. Beside this land in Grand View Township,
he is also the owner of fifty acres in Concord Township. His farm is well stocked with a good
grade of Durham, Polled-Angus and Jersey cattle, and many excellent horses of Norman and
Clydesdale stock. Mr. Shellabarger takes an active interest in political affairs, casting his vote
with the Democratic party. He assisted in organizing the township in which he now resides and
also aided in the organization of several of the school districts. He took part in the Missouri War,
and both he and his wife are members of the United Brethren Church at Grand View.
For over half a century Mr. Shellabarger has been a resident of Louisa County, during which time
he had witnessed almost its entire growth. On his arrival the country was one wild and unbroken
prairie, where the wild deer roamed and bands of red men might frequently be seen. To the early
settlers who aided in transforming the prairie into beautiful farms, assisted in building churches and
school-houses, and were ever ready to support any enterprise for the public good, much credit is
due, and we are pleased to record the sketch of Mr. Shellabarger, who is one of the worthiest
pioneers of Louisa county.
for Mary Ann Matilda Browning:
MUSCATINE JOURNAL, JUNE 1, 1908
PIONEER OF LOUISA CO. DIES.
Mrs. Matilda Shellabarger Passed Away Sunday Night - Was 81 Years of Age.
Death has again taken from Louisa county one of its early pioneers, this time Mrs. Matilda
Shellabarger, aged 81 years, who passed away last evening at the home of her son, H.M.
Shellabarger, of Washington, Ia., whom she went to visit about a week ago. Saturday night about
10 o'clock, she was stricken down with an attack of paralysis, and after lingering for one day
passed away late evening at 10 o'clock. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock
from the old homestead, three miles south of Letts.
Born In New Jersey.
Mrs. Shellabarger, whose maiden name was Miss Matilda Browning, was born in Camden, New
Jersey, in 1827, and together with her parents, and family came to Iowa in June, 1839. She has
continuously resided in Louisa and Muscatine counties since that time. She was united in marriage
to Thomas B. Shellabarger who preceded her in death a number of years ago. She is survived by
five sons, J.L., C.B. and W.B. of near Letts, C. of the northern part of the state, and H.M. of
Washington, Ia. She is also survived by one brother, Jeremiah Browning, of Grandview, father of
Miss Sue Browning of Muscatine.
About Mary Ann Matilda Browning:
Burial: Indian Creek, Lot 101 Concord Twp, Louisa Co, Iowa
of Thomas Shellabarger and Mary Browning are:
+ 26 i. Charles Beard5 Shellabarger, born April 24, 1855 in Louisa Co, Grandview Twsp, Letts,
Iowa; died May 1943 in Louisa Co, Iowa.
27 ii. Thomas Beard ShellabargerJr., born May 28, 1857 in Louisa Co., Grandview Twsp,
Louisa Co, Iowa; died April 1897.
+ 28 iii. Jacob Lawrence Shellabarger, born 1852 in Louisa Co, Grandview Twsp, Letts, Iowa;
died 1931 in Louisa Co, Iowa.
29 iv. Matilda Jane Shellabarger, born October 30, 1849 in Iowa; died August 04, 1867 in
Louisa Co, Iowa.
About Matilda Jane Shellabarger:
Burial: Indian Creek Cemetery, Columbus Junction, Iowa
v. William B. Shellabarger, born September 28, 1859 in Louisa Co, Grandview
Iowa; died 1941.
About William B. Shellabarger:
Burial: Indian Creek Cemetery, Columbus Junction, Iowa
vi. Kossuth Shellabarger, born 1861 in Louisa Co, Grandview Twsp, Letts,
Iowa; died 1939
in Concord Township, Louisa Co., Iowa. He married Mary Walker.
About Kossuth Shellabarger:
Burial: Indian Creek Cemetery, Columbus Junction, Iowa
vii. Harvey M. Shellabarger, born 1868 in Louisa Co, Grandview Twsp, Letts,
1960. He married Louisa Cross.
Susan4 Shellabarger (Jacob3, Martin H.2, Hans Martin1 Schellenberg) was
September 29, 1818 in Clark County, Ohio, and died June 15, 1888 in Louisa Co., Iowa. She
married Thomas Little Estle January 20, 1842 in Louisa Co., Ia., son of William Estle and Abigail
Little. He was born 1811 in New Jersey, and died November 13, 1881 in Louisa Co., Iowa.
for Thomas Little Estle:
Thomas came to Iowa in 1838. He came by horseback and the saddlebags he brought with him
are still in the family, also the oxen yoke he used in 1838 is still hanging in the barn out at the old
Baptism (LDS): December 25, 1814, The Parish Register of Christ Church, Shresbury, NJ.
OF LOUISA COUNTY
Thomas L. Estle, deceased, settled on section 13, Concord Township, in 1838. He was a native
of New Jersey, born in 1814, and was the eldest in a family of eight children. His parents were
also natives of New Jersey, and when he was a small lad, they removed to Ohio, which was then
a Territory. Thomas there received his education in the district schools, and made it his home until
twenty-four years of age, when he came to Louisa County, Iowa, making his first purchase of land
at the Burlington land sale of 1839. The country was then in its virgin state, hardly a furrow had
been turned on the prairie or a tree cut in the forest. Mr. Estle had to endure all the trials and
privations of pioneer life, even having to make the rails used for fences, but with perserverance
and untiring energy, he worked on until he had imporved 1,179 acres of land in Louisa and
In 1844, in the county, Mr. Estle was united in marriage with Susan Shellabarger, a native of
Ohio, and a daughter of Jacob Shellabarger, who was also born in the Buckeye State. During the
early days of the history of this county her parents came to Iowa, settling on section 13, Concord
Township, where they resided until their death, which occurred many years ago. The young
couple began their domestic life upon the same farm, where they resided until after the death of
Mr. and Mrs. Shellabarger, when they removed to Cedar Township, Muscatine County. Ten
children were born of their union, and eight of that number are yet living. Wiliam B., who is
married, and resides in Taylor County, Iowa; Mary A., now Mrs. Thompson, is living in Grand
View; Elizabeth L., now Mrs. Smith, makes her home in Adams County, Iowa; Jacob S. is
married and resides in Oakland Township; John is married and located in Dallas County, Iowa;
Charles is also married and resides in Concord Township; Sara A., wife of Dr. Hall, is a resident
of Louisiana; Margaret B., now Mrs. McColm, is living in Muscatine County, on the old
Mr. Estle resided in Muscatine County, Iowa until the time of his death, which occurred Nov. 13,
1881, after an ellness of only a week's duration. His excellent wife survived him until June 15,
1888, when she too departed this life, at the age of seventy years, having been a resident of Iowa
for over half a century. Mr. Estle was a Republican in politics, and identified himself with every
interest for the public good. He did all in his power to aid in the progress and development of the
community in which he resided, and his honest, upright life won him the confidence and esteem of
all with whom business or pleasure brought him in contact. He was one of the earliest settlers of
Louisa County, and his death not only proved a sad loss to his family, but was felt throughout the
About Thomas Little Estle:
Baptism: December 25, 1814, The Parish Register of Christ Churck, Shrewsbury, NJ
of Susan Shellabarger and Thomas Estle are:
33 i. Abigail Jane5 Estle, born February 21, 1843 in Muscatine Co., Iowa; died July 18, 1879 in
Kent, Ia.. She married James Beard December 19, 1871 in Jasper Co., Mo..
34 ii. William Beard Estle, born January 14, 1845 in Louisa Co., Iowa; died May 17, 1932 in
Gravity, Iowa. He married Sarah Catherine (Kate) Richardson October 21, 1875 in Keokuk
35 iii. Lydia Elizabeth Estle, born December 09, 1846 in Cranston, Iowa; died in Corning, Ia..
She married Alonza Smith.
+ 36 iv. Mary Ann Estle, born July 10, 1849 in Cranston, Iowa; died July 1949.
37 v. Jacob Shellabarger Estle, born February 22, 1851 in Cranston, Iowa; died April 06,
1938. He married (1) Rebecca See Millar 1879. He married (2) Mary Agusta Lewin February
27, 1889 in Morning Sun, Iowa.
38 vi. John Estle, born March 08, 1853 in Cranston, Iowa; died August 24, 1931 in Dallas Co.,
Iowa. He married Elizabeth Kerr Millar August 28, 1877.
39 vii. Charles Estle, born September 30, 1855 in Cranston, Iowa; died November 16, 1949 in
Columbus Junction, Iowa. He married Elizabeth (Eliza) Fanning February 14, 1888 in Louisa
40 viii. Sarah Almira Estle, born October 14, 1857 in Cranston, Iowa; died 1913 in Jennings,
Iowa. She married Edward I. Hall.
41 ix. Margaret Belle Estle, born January 05, 1860 in Louisa Co., Iowa; died November 21,
1955 in Cranston, Iowa. She married Louis Frank McColm.
42 x. Thomas Estle, born June 27, 1861 in Cranston, Iowa; died September 02, 1864 in
Isaac4 Shellabarger (Martin3, Martin H.2, Hans Martin1 Schellenberg) was
born 1832 in
Newville, Pa., and died April 16, 1893 in Louisa Co., Iowa. He married (1) M. E. Williams
Kerr, daughter of Joseph Williams and Lucy Ann. He married (2) Charlotte Galbraith August
03, 1854 in Richland County, Pa., daughter of William Galbraith and Maria Hughes. She was
born in Pennsylvania, and died July 22, 1886 in Louisa Co., Iowa.
for Isaac Shellabarger:
HISTORY OF LOUISA COUNTY
Isaac Shellabarger, a lumber dealer residing in Letts, was born in Cumberland County, Pa., in
1832, and is the eldest in a family of seven children born to Martin and Christina (Shellabarger)
Shellabarger. In his early life the father of our subject met with an accident which caused him to
be a cripple. He was a tailor by trade, and in 1846 removed to Ohio, settling in Montgomery
county, near Dayton, where his death occurred in 1848. The mother still survives him and is a
resident of Lexington, Richland County, Ohio.
Isaac was reared at Newville, Pa., received his education in the graded schools of that town, and
learned the carpenter's trade, which he followed in Ohio for a short time. On the 3rd of August,
1854, in Richland County, he ws united in marriage with Charlotte Galbraith, a native of
Pennsylvania, and a daughter of William and Maria (Hughes) Galbraith, who were born in the city
of Philadelphia, and in 1831 emigrated to Ohio, where the father engaged in farming until called to
his final home several year ago. After the death of her husband Mrs. Galbraith removed to
Topeka, Kan., where she died in 1882.
The young couple began their domestic life in Ohio, where they remained until the following
March, when, in the spring of 1855, they came West, settling in Cedar Township, Muscatine Co.,
Iowa. Their union was blessed by a family of six children: Vinton G., Fred H. and Martin A. are
all married and reside in the village of Letts; Alvina Jane, now the wife of D.O. Thompson, is living
in the city of Chicago; Charlotte and Anna are yet residing with their father. When in the full
bloom of life the mother of these children met with a serious accident, which almost immediately
caused her death. On the 21st of July, 1886, while going down the steps on the pier of the
bridge, she was injured, and her death occurred the following day. Mr. Shellabarger was again
united in marriage, May 3, 1887, with Mrs. M.E. Kerr, widow of David Kerr, and a native of
Indiana. Her parents, Joseph and Lucy Ann Williams, who were also born in the Hoosier State,
are now residing in Muscatine County, Iowa.
After his removal to this State our subject worked at his trade of carpentering in Muscatine
County until 1858, when he removed to Grand Veiw Township, Louisa County, settling upon a
farm of forty acres, which he had purchased a short time before. At various times he added to his
original purchase, but subsequently sold until he has but a small farm of sixteen acres remaining,
adjoining the village of Letts. On this he is erecting a fine two-story brick residence, and his farm,
though small, is one of the most highly cultivated in the township. His own home is in the town,
where he owns four residences, two store buildings, the city hall, and also two residence in
Fredonia, Iowa. He is one of the earliest settlers in Letts; has always taken an active interest in
every enterprise for the good of the village, and has done more for its improvement than perhaps
any other man. He was its first Mayor, in which position he served over four terms, is now a
member of the Town Council, and is also the heaviest taxpayer in the school district. He is a great
friend to education, and in politics is a Republican, while socially, he is a member of the
A.O.U.W., at Letts. He and his wife are members of the United Brethren Church, and as citizens
they are universally respected. His business interest are quite extensive for a town of the size of
the one in which he lives, he carrying a large stock of good lumber and also handling drain tile,
brick and farming implements.
About Isaac Shellabarger:
Burial: Cranston Cemetery, Muscatine County, Iowa
About Charlotte Galbraith:
Burial: Cranston Cemetery, Muscatine County, Iowa
of Isaac Shellabarger and Charlotte Galbraith are:
+ 43 i. Vinton G.5 Shellabarger.
44 ii. Fred H. Shellabarger.
45 iii. Martin A. Shellabarger.
46 iv. Alvina Jane Shellabarger. She married D.O. Thompson.
47 v. Charlotte Shellabarger.
48 vi. Anna Shellabarger.
Generation No. 5
Fanny5 Simpson (Elizabeth (Betsy)4 Shellabarger, Jacob3, Martin H.2, Hans
Schellenberg) was born October 28, 1839, and died March 10, 1896 in Cranston, Iowa. She
married William B Verink February 28, 1867 in Muscatine, Iowa, son of Jan Verink and Johanna
Warnshuis. He was born June 18, 1839, and died March 12, 1907.
for Fanny Simpson:
MUSCATINE JOURNAL MARCH 11, 1896
DEATH OF MRS. WILLIAM VERINK
William Verink, residing in Cedar township, this county, was called to
her eternal home
yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, under very distressing circumstances. She had driven in an open
cart to her mothers home in Cedar Valley, for a day's visit, and when she allighted from the
vehicle it was observed that her seip was uncertain and it was with extreme difficulty that she
managed to gain the house. She had no sooner gotten into the house, than she fell unconscious to
the floor. Medical assistance was hastily summoned, but before its arrival, death had ensued.
Cerebral hemorrhage was assigned as the immediate cause of her demise.
had attained the age of 54 years and is survived by a loving husband and
who will receive the bearfelt sympathy of their numerous friends in their hour of sadness.
will occur Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock and the final obsequies will
be held in the
Black Oak Grove church.
of Fanny Simpson and William Verink are:
+ 49 i. Susan Elizabeth6 Verink, born September 07, 1869 in Letts, Iowa; died January 14, 1954
in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.
+ 50 ii. John Thomas Verink, born December 08, 1876 in Letts, Iowa; died March 17, 1947 in
Charles Beard5 Shellabarger (Thomas Beard Sr.4, Jacob3, Martin H.2, Hans
Schellenberg) was born April 24, 1855 in Louisa Co, Grandview Twsp, Letts, Iowa, and died
May 1943 in Louisa Co, Iowa. He married Izula A. Whistler September 13, 1877, daughter of
Elder Whistler and Elizabeth Garrettson.
for Charles Beard Shellabarger:
HISTORY OF LOUISA COUNTY
Charles B. Shellabarger, who has won a gratifying measure of prosperity in his undertakings as an
agriculturist, is the owner of a fine farm of one hundred and sixty acres on section 26, Concord
Township. His birth occurred in Grand View township, Louisa county, Iowa, on the 24th of
April, 1855, his parents being Thomas B. and Matilda M. (Browning) Shellabarger. The father
was born in Clark county, Ohio. April 25, 1815, and the mother in Gloucester county, New
Jersey, November 25, 1827. Their marriage was celebrated in Iowa. The paternal grandparents
of our subject resided in Ohio until 1837, when they came to Louisa county, settling in Concord
township. The grandfather here erected a log cabin and resided therin for a few years, coming
into possession of several tracts of land in the locality. In the early 40's, he returned to Ohio to
settle up his business interest in that state and passed away there. Thomas B. Shellabarger, the
father of Mr. Shellabarger of this review, finally located on a farm on one hundred and sixty acres
in Grand View township, operating the place for a number of years. Subsequently he spent three
years in the town of Grand View and then traded his farm for a tract of land three miles west of
Grand View, cultivating the same until called to his final rest May 7, 1898. His wife passed away
May 31, 1908. Their union was blessed with seven children, as follows; Matilda J., who died
when eighteen years of age; Jacob L., who is a resident of Louisa county; Charles B., of this
review; Thomas B., who passed away at the age of forty-five years; William B., living in this
county; Kossuth, a landowner and argriculturist of Plainview, Texas, who wedded Mary Walker,
a daughter of George Walker of this county; and Harvey M., a barber residing in Washington,
Iowa, who married Miss Louisa Cross of this county.
Charles B. Shellabarger attended the common schools in pursuit of an education and on attaining
his majority started out as an agriculturist on his own account, devoting his attention to the
cultivation of rented land for two years. At the end of that period he came into possession of forty
acres by purchae and inheritance and since that time has added to that amount one hundred and
twenty acres, which has since remained in his possession. The property is highly improved in
every particular and is a part of section 26, Concord township. Mr. Shellabarger is engaged in
general agricultural pursuits and each year gathers rich crops as a reward for the care and labor
which he bestows upon the fields.
On the 13th of September, 1877, Mr. Shellabarger was united in marriage to Miss Izula A.
Whistler of Concord township, her parents being Elder Issac and Elizabeth (Garrettson) Whistler.
Her father was born in Pennsylvania, June 14, 1816, and her mother in Ohio, May 22, 1818.
They were married March 21, 1847, in Ohio and afterward came to Louisa county, Iowa, Mr.
Whistler here being engaged in farming throughout the remainder of his life. He passed away
March 17, 1889, at the age of seventy-three years, while his wife was called to her final rest on
the 21st of October, 1869. Unto them were born four children, as follows: John, who died on the
7th of August, 1877, when twenty-nine years of age; Mary C., whose demise occurred July 3,
1895: Eveline, the wife of F.P. McNamar, of Waukon Junction, Iowa; and Mrs. Shellabarger. Th
last named became the mother of six children, Harry A., whose birth occurred on the 13th of July,
1878, passed away on the 3rd of May, 1901. Egbert, whose natal day was August 21, 1879,
wedded Miss Lena Blankenhorn, a native of Louisa county and a daughter of Charles and Rosa
Blankenhorn of the county. Their union was blessed with three children, namely: Charles, who
was born on the 3rd of August, 1903: Viola, whose birth occurred February 7, 1905; and Violet,
whose natal day was May 4, 1907. Charles B. Shellabarger, who was born on the 7th of July,
1884, died on the 23rd of July, 1886. Lela F., whose natal day was August 26, 1886, is the wife
of William E. Whicher, a native of Aurora, South Dakota. They now have two children: Harry
Leo, who was born on the 24th of July, 1905; and Paulina E. whose birth occurred on the 1st of
March, 1909. Edna M. Shellabarger, who was born on the 17th of July, 1889, is a graduate of
the Columbus Junction high school and a student at the State University of Iowa at Iowa City.
She had taught school for two years. Rosa Estella, whose birth occurrd on the 11th of March,
1896, is enjoying the advantages of a high school education.
In politics Mr. Shellabarger is independent, supporting men and measures rather than party. He
is a faithful member of the Church of God (undernominational), to which his wife and children also
belong. His career has been one of continuous activity, in which he has been accorded due
recognition of labor and today he is numbered among the substantial citizens of his native county.
of Charles Shellabarger and Izula Whistler are:
51 i. Harry A.6 Shellabarger, born April 13, 1878; died May 03, 1901.
+ 52 ii. Egbert Shellabarger, born August 21, 1879.
53 iii. Charles B. Shellabarger, born July 07, 1884; died April 23, 1886.
+ 54 iv. Lela F. Shellabarger, born August 26, 1886.
55 v. Edna M. Shellabarger, born July 17, 1889.
56 vi. Rosa Estella Shellabarger, born March 11, 1896.
Jacob Lawrence5 Shellabarger (Thomas Beard Sr.4, Jacob3, Martin H.2, Hans
Schellenberg) was born 1852 in Louisa Co, Grandview Twsp, Letts, Iowa, and died 1931 in
Louisa Co, Iowa. He married Mary Ann Cole December 25, 1872, daughter of Alonzo Cole
and Rebecca Painter. She was born 1852 in Ohio, and died 1932 in Columbus Junction, Iowa.
About Jacob Lawrence Shellabarger:
Burial: Indian Creek Cemetery, Columbus Junction, Iowa
of Jacob Shellabarger and Mary Cole are:
57 i. Lottie Rebecca6 Shellabarger, born November 06, 1884 in Louisa Co, Iowa; died June 14,
1941 in Davenport, Scott Co., Iowa.
About Lottie Rebecca Shellabarger:
Burial: Indian Creek Cemetery, Columbus Junction, Iowa
ii. Baby Girl Shellabarger, born 1891 in Louisa Co., Iowa; died 1891.
59 iii. Elmber Ulysses Shellabarger, born December 04, 1876 in Louisa Co., Iowa; died June
+ 60 iv. Eva Viola Shellabarger, born January 14, 1874 in Grandview Twp, Louisa Co., Iowa;
died June 07, 1944 in Fredonia, Louisa Co., Iowa.
61 v. Noah Albert Shellabarger, born November 05, 1881 in Fredonia, Iowa; died January 23,
1973 in Louisa Co,, Iowa.
62 vi. Jacob Leonard Shellabarger, born September 22, 1893 in Louisa Co., Iowa; died March
24, 1981 in Mexico, Missouri.
63 vii. Cleo Augustus Shellabarger, born September 14, 1889 in Louisa Co, Iowa; died April
1984 in Columbus Junction, Iowa.
64 viii. Esther Lorene Shellabarger, born September 28, 1895 in Louisa Co, Iowa; died January
+ 65 ix. Scott Beard Shellabarger, born May 10, 1876 in Louisa Co., Iowa; died May 31, 1960
in Louisa Co., Iowa.
66 x. Baby Boy Shellabarger, born January 19, 1887 in Louisa Co., Iowa; died 1887.
Mary Ann5 Estle (Susan4 Shellabarger, Jacob3, Martin H.2, Hans Martin1
was born July 10, 1849 in Cranston, Iowa, and died July 1949. She married John Thomas
Thompson August 07, 1873. He was born 1858 in Louisa Co., Iowa.
for John Thomas Thompson:
LOUISA COUNTY HISTORY
John Thomas Thompson, an extensive stock-raiser of Louisa County, Iowa, residing on section
2, Grand View Township, was born in this county in 1858, and was the fourth child in a family of
nine who were born to Philip and Rebecca A. Thompson, who were natives of Illinois. In his
native State the father engaged in farming, and again resumed that occupation for some years in
Grand View Township after his removal to Louisa County, but for the past ten or twelve years
has been engaged in the hardware and implement business at Columbus Junction.
The boyhood days of our subject were spent upon a farm and his education was received at the
Seminary of Grand View. In Louisa County he was united in marriage with Mary A. Estle, their
union being celebrated Aug. 7, 1873. The lady is a native of the county, and a daughter of
Thomas and Susan (Shellabarger) Estle, the former born in New Jersey, and the latter in Ohio.
They were among the pioneer settlers of Muscatine County of 1838, and there the father died
several years ago, and the mother June 15, 1888.
Mr. Thompson and his young bride began their domestic life upon the farm on section 2, Grand
View Township, where they yet reside. By their union two children were born, Gertrude and
Edna, both at home. The farm is pleasantly situated about three-fourths of a mile from Letts, thus
furnishing good school, market and shipping facilities. It consists of 160 acres, which at the time
of purchase was raw prairie land, but Mr. Thompson at once began its cultivatoin, erecting a nice
farm residence, and in 1887 building a large barn. As time has passed he has added to the
original purchase until he now owns 240 acres of fine arable land, which is highly cultivated and
improved, and comprises one of the best farms in the county. It is well watered by a never failing
spring, is all under fence and so admirably tiled that every foot is tillable. Mr. Thompson's stock is
all of the best grades, and he makes a specialty of raising Short-horn cattle; he also raises fine
draft horses and has some full-blooded Norman horses, while his hogs are of the Poland-China
and Chester-white breeds. He also raises fine colts for the market, and has a full-blooded colts
and eight fine brood mares. He takes great interest in raising fine stock, and has done much to
advance the grade in the county.
Mr. Thompson takes an active interest in political affairs, and cast his vote with the Greenback
party. His wife is a member of the Episcopal Church. The greater part of his life has been spent
in Louisa County, and he has witnessd many of its most important changes, participating in its
development, and aiding in its progress. He is numbered among the highly repsected citizens of
the community, and is known throughout the county as an energetic and leading farmer.
of Mary Estle and John Thompson are:
67 i. Gertrude6 Thompson.
68 ii. Edna Thompson.
Vinton G.5 Shellabarger (Isaac4, Martin3, Martin H.2, Hans Martin1 Schellenberg)
married Mary E. Powell.
of Vinton Shellabarger and Mary Powell are:
69 i. Edan Florence6 Shellabarger, born March 23, 1880. She married Walker E. Rodgers
October 16, 1909 in Rock Island county, Ill.
for Edan Florence Shellabarger:
LOUISA COUNTY OBITUARIES, INTERNET
Florence Rodgers, daughter of Vinton G. and Mary E. Powell Shellabarger
March 23, 1880 at Letts, Iowa and was married to Walker E. Rodgers at Rock Island, Il.
October 16, 1909. She was a resident of East Moline, Il. for a number of years and later resided
in Letts and then Muscatine, Ia. She was a member of the United Brethern Church at Letts, Ia., a
member of Miriam Rebekah Lodge #27 Muscatine, Ia. A member of Auxillary to Spanish
American War Veterans No. 27. She was preceded in death by her husband and one sister.
There are no immediate survivors.
ii. Female Shellabarger.
Generation No. 6
Susan Elizabeth6 Verink (Fanny5 Simpson, Elizabeth (Betsy)4 Shellabarger,
H.2, Hans Martin1 Schellenberg) was born September 07, 1869 in Letts, Iowa, and died January
14, 1954 in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. She married Martin Luther Shellabarger October 10, 1900 in
Letts, Iowa, son of John Shellabarger and Mary Cross. He was born December 09, 1865 in
Letts, Iowa, and died December 31, 1944 in Muscatine, Iowa.
of Susan Verink and Martin Shellabarger are:
71 i. Fannie Dorcas7 Shellabarger, born October 16, 1901 in Letts, Iowa; died September 10,
1902 in Letts, Iowa.
for Fannie Dorcas Shellabarger:
MUSCATINE JOURNAL, SEPT. 10, 1902
Mr. and Mrs. M.L. Shellabarger, of Letts, mourn the death of their infant child (daughter), which
occurred this forenoon about 11:15. The little child had been ill for several days. At the time of
its demise, it was about 10 months of age. The funeral will be held at the U.B. church tomorrow
afternoon at 1 o'clock. Rev. Breaw will conduct the service. The remains will be interred in the
Jayne cemetery. (Now Oak Grove cemetery).
MUSCATINE JOURNA, SEPT. 11, 1902
IA., SEPT 11--The babe of M.L. Shellabarger died yesterday after a long
severe sickness. The parents have the deep sympathy of our citizens in their loss. Funeral
Thursday at 1 p.m. at the U.B. church.
72 ii. Mary Dorthy Shellabarger, born February 10, 1907. She married William Jenssen.
John Thomas6 Verink (Fanny5 Simpson, Elizabeth (Betsy)4 Shellabarger, Jacob3,
H.2, Hans Martin1 Schellenberg) was born December 08, 1876 in Letts, Iowa, and died March
17, 1947 in Muscatine, Iowa. He married Florence Ethel Hunter March 04, 1902 in Muscatine,
Iowa, daughter of Samuel Hunter and Mary Walker. She was born 1880 in Eldon, Iowa, and
died March 20, 1928 in Letts, Iowa.
for John Thomas Verink:
Article found in HISTORY OF MUSCATINE COUNTY at Library in Muscatine
JOHN THOMAS VERINK
T. Verink, of Muscatine county, who has a well established reputation as
a farmer and
stockman, was born in this county, December 8, 1876. He is a son of William and Fannie
(Simpson) Verink, the former of whom was born in Holland and the latter in the United States.
The father came to America with his parents in 1853 and lived in Muscatine county until his death,
which occurred March 12, 1907. The mother was called away in March, 1895. There were two
Children in the family: our subject and Susan E., now the wife of M.L. Shellabarger, of Letts,
Louisa county, Iowa.
T. Verink was reared upon the home farm and educated in the district school.
with his parents until he was twenty-one years of age and then began upon his own account as a
shipper of cattle and hogs to the markets of St. Louis and Chicago. In 1901 he purchased a farm
of one hundred and twenty acres in Seventy-six township and has since acquired more land so
that at the present time he is the owner of two hundres and sixty acres. He makes a specialty of
raising and feeding stock and, having good judment and thorough knowledge of the grades of live
stock most in demand in the market, he has been very successful in this line. His farm is in a high
state of cultivation and everything about it shows that it is under the care of a practical man.
4th of March, 1902, Mr. Verink was united in marriage to miss Florence
Hunter, a native
of Eldon, Iowa, and a daughter of Samuel and Mary Hunter, who were also born in this state.
Mr. Hunter is now deceased but his wife is still living and makes her home in Louisa county,
Iowa. There were four children in their family. The home of Mr. and Mrs. Verink has been
brightened by the arrival of one daughter, Zelda S.
is a member of the Masonic lodge at Letts, and he is a staunch beliver
in the fraternal
principles of the order. Politically he gives his allegiance to the democratic party. He is greatly
esteemed by the people of his township and served as assessor two terms, performing the duties
of the office in such a way as to receive the hearty commendation of the tax-payers.
JOURNAL, MARCH 18, 1947
JOHN T. VERINK, LIFELONG COUNTY RESIDENT, DIES.
John Thomas Verink, 70, lifelong. Muscatine county resident, died at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. William Massey, 207 1/2 East Third street, at 8:40 p.m. Monday after an
He was born in Cedar township, Muscatine county, Dec. 8, 1878, the son of William and
Fannie Simpson Verink. He married Florence Hunter on March 4, 1902, in Muscatine. Mr.
Verink was a member of the Oak Grove Christian church.
Surviving are a son, John H. Verink of Muscatine, the daughter, Mrs. William (Zelda) Massey,
a sister Mrs. Susan Shellabarger of Mt. Pleasant, Ia., and three grandchildren. His wife and
parents preceded him in death.
Funeral rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home, where
the body is remaining, and at 2:30 p.m. at the Oak Grove church. Dr. R.M. Shipman of the First
Methodist church will be in charge. Burial will be in the Oak Grove cemetery.
for Florence Ethel Hunter:
MUSCATINE JOURNAL, MARCH 20, 1928
MRS. JOHN VERINK, ILL FOR TWO YEAR, DIES AT ARDON HOME
Ardon, Ia. March 20 - Mrs. John Verink, aged 48, died at the family home, two and a half
miles west of Ardon, Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock, after an illnes of two years. Short funeral
services will be held at the home Wednesday afternoon, after which the funeral cortege will move
to the Oak Grove church where services will be held at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in the Jean
cemetery, adjoining the church.
Florence Ethel Hunter was born in Eldon, Ia., in 1880, coming to the Ardon farm home shortly
after her marriage to John Verink, about 27 years ago. She had been a member of the Methodist
church since childhood and was noted in this community for her many acts of kindness.
She is srurvived by her husband and two children, Mrs. Carl Stump, of Muscatine and John
Henry Verink, aged 12, at home; her aged mother, Mrs. Cassadaun of Columbus City; three
sisters, Mrs. Velda Robinson of Spring Hill, Kas., and Mrs. Charlotte Willmering and Mrs. Jessie
Rahmiller of Columbus City; one brother, Charles Hunter of Eldon, Ia., and two half brothers,
Frank Stone of Columbus City and Henry Stone of Lake township, Muscatine county.
JOURNAL, JANUARY 23, 1928
MRS. JOHN VERINK FUNERAL IS HELD
Cranston, Ia., March 23 - Funeral services for Mrs. John Verink, who died Tuesday morning
at ther home near Ardon, were held at the Oak Grove church near Cranston Wednesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. E.J. Shaffer, pastor of the Cranston U.B. church conducted the
services. Songs were given by a mixed quartet comprised of Mrs. Opal Fry, Mrs. Opal Amos,
Chester Coder and Walter Shellabarger. Pallbearers were Earl Eichelbarger, Lee Riggs, Ernie
Meeker, Fay Townsley, Mike Tommey and Andrew Healy. Burial was in the Jean cemetery
near the church.
of John Verink and Florence Hunter are:
+ 73 i. Zelda Susan7 Verink, born July 02, 1904.
+ 74 ii. John Henry Verink, born April 25, 1916 in Letts, Iowa.
Egbert6 Shellabarger (Charles Beard5, Thomas Beard Sr.4, Jacob3, Martin
Martin1 Schellenberg) was born August 21, 1879. He married Lena Blankenhorn, daughter of
Charles Blankenhorn and Rosa.
of Egbert Shellabarger and Lena Blankenhorn are:
75 i. Charles7 Shellabarger, born August 03, 1903.
76 ii. Viola Shellabarger, born February 07, 1905.
77 iii. Violet Shellabarger, born May 04, 1907.
Lela F.6 Shellabarger (Charles Beard5, Thomas Beard Sr.4, Jacob3, Martin
Martin1 Schellenberg) was born August 26, 1886. She married William E. Whicher.
of Lela Shellabarger and William Whicher are:
78 i. Harry Leo7 Whicher, born April 24, 1905.
79 ii. Pauline E. Whicher, born March 01, 1909.
Eva Viola6 Shellabarger (Jacob Lawrence5, Thomas Beard Sr.4, Jacob3, Martin
Martin1 Schellenberg) was born January 14, 1874 in Grandview Twp, Louisa Co., Iowa, and
died June 07, 1944 in Fredonia, Louisa Co., Iowa. She married (1) John B. Wilson. He died
1931. She married (2) M.F. Campbell.
for Eva Viola Shellabarger:
MUSCATINE JOURNAL, JUNE 10, 1944
CAMPBELL RITES PLANNED SUNDAY AT FREDONIA
Columbus Junction - Mrs. M.F. Campbell, a lifelong resident of the Fredonia community, died at
4:30 Wednesday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Earl Allicks at West Liberty,
following a three months illness.
Miss Eva Viola Shellabarger was born Jan. 14, 1874, in Grandview township, Louisa county,
Ia. Her parents were Jacob L. and Mary Cole Shellabarger, well known Louisa county pioneers.
10, 1894 she was united in marriage to John B. Wilson, who died in 1931.
survive, Noah Wilson of Fredonia and Mrs. Earl Allicks of West Liberty. A daughter, Mrs. Inez
Windus, preceded her in death. She is also survived by a niece, Miss Hazel Shellabarger of
Davenport, whom she reared since infancy, and by four brothers, Scott and Jacob Shellabarger of
Missouri, Elmer Shellabarger of Muscatine and Noah Shellabarger of Columbus Junction, and by
two sisters, Mrs. Cleo Edmondson of Ottumwa and Miss Esther Shellabarger of Berkley, Calif.,
two stepchildren, Charles Campbell of Ft. Madison, Ia., and Mrs. Earl Lancaster of Earlham, Ia.,
and three granchildren.
Mrs. Campbell was a member of the Fredonia Methodist church where the funeral services will
be held at 2:30 Sunday afternoon.
About Eva Viola Shellabarger:
Burial: Indian Creek Cemetery, Columbus Junction, Iowa
of Eva Shellabarger and John Wilson are:
80 i. Noah7 Wilson.
81 ii. Female Wilson.
Scott Beard6 Shellabarger (Jacob Lawrence5, Thomas Beard Sr.4, Jacob3,
Hans Martin1 Schellenberg) was born May 10, 1876 in Louisa Co., Iowa, and died May 31,
1960 in Louisa Co., Iowa.
for Scott Beard Shellabarger:
MUSCATINE JOURNAL, JUNE 2, 1960
SCOTT B. SHELLABARGER
Columbus Junction - Funeral services for Scott B. Shellabarger, 84, who died Tuesday morning
at Temple City, Calif., will be held Monday at Columbus Junction. The body will arrive here
Saturday morning. Burial will be at Indian Creek cemetery.
Born May 10, 1876, in Louisa county, he was the son of Jake and Mary Shellabarger.
Survivors include two sons, Leonard of Temple City, Calif., and Kermit of San Gabriel, Calif.;
one daughter Mrs. Hazel Swartzendruber of South Gate, Calif.; and two grandaughters. He
made his home with his son Kermit for a number of years.
His wife and daughter, parents, three brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.
About Scott Beard Shellabarger:
Burial: Indian Creek Cemetery, Columbus Junction, Iowa
of Scott Beard Shellabarger are:
82 i. Leonard7 Shellabarger.
83 ii. Hazel Shellabarger.
Generation No. 7
Zelda Susan7 Verink (John Thomas6, Fanny5 Simpson, Elizabeth (Betsy)4 Shellabarger,
Jacob3, Martin H.2, Hans Martin1 Schellenberg) was born July 02, 1904. She married (1) Carl
Stump. She married (2) William Massey.
for Zelda Susan Verink:
MUSCATINE JOURNAL, SEPT. 10, 1993
Zelda S. Stump, 89, of Bethesda Care Center, died Friday, Sept. 10, 1993, at the care center.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home, with the Rev.
Douglas Harding of Wesley United Methodist Church officiating.
Pallbearers are Tim Verink, Ladd Steinmetz, Ronald Barrett, Maurice Reed, Robert Phillips and
George Michael. Florence Hetzler is the organist.
Memorial may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church of the Bethesda Care Center
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home which is accessible from Mulberry Ave.
and Tipton Road.
Entombment will be at the Community Garded Mausoleum in Muscatine Memorial Park
She was born July 21, 1904 in Muscatine County, to John Thomas and Florence Hunter Verink.
She was a life-long resident of the area and she was a member of Wesley United Methodist
She was employed as a cook at Cohn's News Agency, retiring in 1980.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Walter (Mary) Breedlove of Muscatine and one brother,
John H. Verink of Letts.
She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant daughter, Virginia Maria Stump.
of Zelda Verink and Carl Stump is:
84 i. Mary8 Stump. She married Walter Breedlove.
John Henry7 Verink (John Thomas6, Fanny5 Simpson, Elizabeth (Betsy)4 Shellabarger,
Jacob3, Martin H.2, Hans Martin1 Schellenberg) was born April 25, 1916 in Letts, Iowa. He
married Evelyn Luciel Hogan February 10, 1937 in Meadiapolis, Iowa, daughter of Joseph
Hogan and Lola Fuller. She was born February 10, 1918 in Eliza, Illinois.
Notes for John Verink and Evelyn Hogan:
MUSCATINE JOURNAL, FEB. 1987
- 50 YEARS
Mr. and Mrs. John Verink, Route 2, box 20, Letts, will be honored at an open house in
celebration of the 50th wedding anniversary. The opn house will be Feb. 8 from 2-4 p.m. at hotel
Muscatine ballroom, hosted by their children. All friends and relatives are invited to attend. The
couple request no gifts.
The former Luciel Hogan and John Verink were married Feb. 10, 1937, in Mediapolis.
Attending them were Bernice marrow and Richard D. Massey.
They are the parents of three children; Mrs. Wendell (Bonnie) Hinkson of Norwalk; Tim of
Letts; and William, Deceased. There are two grandchildren, one step grandchild, and three
of John Verink and Evelyn Hogan are:
85 i. William Keith8 Verink, born September 26, 1937; died January 05, 1951.
for William Keith Verink:
MUSCATINE JOURNAL JANUARY 6, 1951
KILLS MUSCATINE BOY
BILLY VERINK, 13, VICTIM OF FATAL ACCIDENT
Billy Verink, 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Verink, 1495 Washington street, died at Hershey
hospital Friday night as a result of injuries suffered about 8:30 p.m. when struck by a car at the
mad Creek bridge on Washington street.
Police said the car that struck the youth, an eighth grade student in Muscatine Junior High
school, was driven by Donald Petersen, 1324 Grand Avenue.
The Muscatine boy, it was reported, had been coasting and was walking east across Mad
Creek bridge when the accident happened.
Petersen who was driving west on Washington street said he was driving into the lights of
another car proceding east and did not see anyone on the bridge. He reported he had no warning
of the accident until he felt the impact as the bumper of the car came in contact with the boy's
An investigation of the fatality, Muscatine county's first for 1951, was made by Sheriff Charles
Anson, Dr. William Catalona, county coroner, county Atty. Robert C. Petersen, and Capt. Cliff
Bennett and Patrolman John Roelle of the Muscatine police department.
The county coroner reported this morning the investigation is continuing but indicated it is
unlikely that an inquest will be held.
The driver of the car involved in the mishap recalled cars were coming from both directions at
the bottom of the hill. He declared he saw no one coasting or saw any evidence that the hill was
being used for coasting at that time. Immediately upon sensing the impact, he applied his brakes
and as he did so the car slid to the north curb of the bridge but did not crash into the bridge.
UNDER FRONT OF CAR
The injured youth was lying under the front of the car, a passing motorist who stopped to give
assistance put through the telephone call for an ambulance.
Petersen is employed at the Stanley Engineering co., and was accompanied by his wife and
Among the first on the scene of the accident was Kenneth McGrew, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Rex McGrew, 212 Bryan avenue. Kenneth was in another car that stopped at the scene
immediately after the mishap. Others on the scene immediately were Louis Ash, 800 Monroe
street, and Harry Evans, 1210 Lincolnd blvd.
Investigating officers said the Verink boy apparently had been using the traffic lane to cross the
bridge rather than the pedestrian lane at the edge of the structure.
DIES AT HOSPITAL
The injured youth was taken to Hershey hospital in a Geo. M. Wittich ambulance. Death
occurred a short time after arrival at the hospital.
William Keith Verink, the son of John and Evelyn Luciel Hogan Verink, was born in
Muscatine Sept. 26, 1937, and died at 8:50 p.m. Friday.
He attended Muscatine junior high school and was a member of the Park Avenue Methodist
Surviving in addition to his parents are a sister, Bonnie Doreen and the grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Hogan of Muscatine.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Monday
by the Rev. James H. Sloan, pastor of the Park Avenue Methodist church.
JOURNAL, JANUARY 8, 1951
Funeral services for William Keith Verink, 13, of 1495 Washington street, were conducted at
the George M. Wittich Funeral home at 2 p.m Monday by the Rev. James H. Sloan, pastor of the
Park Avenue Methodist church. The boy, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Verink, died at Hershey
hospital Friday night of injuries suffered a short time earlier when struck by a car at the Mad
Creek bridge on Washington street.
Mrs. George Holliday served as organist and Wilbur Hart was Vocalist. Flower attendants
were Peggy Jackson, Mary Ann Nelson, Karen Larson and Sandra Bendle. Pallbearers included
Albert McCullough, Wayne McCullough, Donald Klebe, Laverne Chelf, Maurice Whitman and
Burial was in the Memorial Park Cemetery.
About William Keith Verink:
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetary, Muscatine, Iowa
Fact 1: 1951, died from sleding accident, car hit him
ii. Bonnie Doreen Verink, born March 02, 1939 in Letts, Iowa.
+ 87 iii. John Timothy Verink, born January 13, 1953 in Letts, Iowa.
Generation No. 8
Bonnie Doreen8 Verink (John Henry7, John Thomas6, Fanny5 Simpson, Elizabeth
Shellabarger, Jacob3, Martin H.2, Hans Martin1 Schellenberg) was born March 02, 1939 in
Letts, Iowa. She married Alvin Cecil Yerington February 08, 1958 in Muscatine, Iowa, son of
Albert Yerington and Marguerite Brown. He was born March 23, 1938 in Letts, Iowa.
of Bonnie Verink and Alvin Yerington are:
+ 88 i. Rachelle Lee9 Yerington, born September 03, 1958 in Muscatine, Iowa.
+ 89 ii. Allen Craig Yerington, born September 10, 1959 in Muscatine, Iowa.
John Timothy8 Verink (John Henry7, John Thomas6, Fanny5 Simpson, Elizabeth
Shellabarger, Jacob3, Martin H.2, Hans Martin1 Schellenberg) was born January 13, 1953 in
Letts, Iowa. He married Linda Morrison August 23, 1980 in Muscatine, Iowa.
of John Verink and Linda Morrison are:
90 i. Leandra9 Verink.
91 ii. Lindsey Verink.
92 iii. Lexee Jo Verink.
93 iv. Lacy Verink.
Generation No. 9
Rachelle Lee9 Yerington (Bonnie Doreen8 Verink, John Henry7, John Thomas6,
Simpson, Elizabeth (Betsy)4 Shellabarger, Jacob3, Martin H.2, Hans Martin1 Schellenberg) was
born September 03, 1958 in Muscatine, Iowa. She married James Jefferson Jr. Curtis March 27,
1976 in Muscatine, Iowa, son of James Curtis and Delores Lewis. He was born March 15, 1956
in Muscatine, Iowa.
of Rachelle Yerington and James Curtis are:
94 i. Brian Scott10 Curtis., born May 05, 1978.
+ 95 ii. Rebecca Jean Curtis, born March 14, 1980 in Muscatine, Iowa.
Allen Craig9 Yerington (Bonnie Doreen8 Verink, John Henry7, John Thomas6,
Simpson, Elizabeth (Betsy)4 Shellabarger, Jacob3, Martin H.2, Hans Martin1 Schellenberg) was
born September 10, 1959 in Muscatine, Iowa. He met (1) Doris Merivall. He married (2)
Mindi Nichols January 14, 1990 in Muscatine, Iowa. She was born May.
of Allen Yerington and Doris Merivall is:
96 i. Aaron Christopher10 Yerington, born June 06, 1981.
of Allen Yerington and Mindi Nichols is:
97 i. Caitlin10 Yerington, born February 13, 1990.
Generation No. 10
Rebecca Jean10 Curtis (Rachelle Lee9 Yerington, Bonnie Doreen8 Verink,
John Thomas6, Fanny5 Simpson, Elizabeth (Betsy)4 Shellabarger, Jacob3, Martin H.2, Hans
Martin1 Schellenberg) was born March 14, 1980 in Muscatine, Iowa. She met Christopher
David Knerr June 06, 1998 in Wapello, Iowa. He was born August 28, 1975 in Wapello, Iowa.
of Rebecca Curtis and Christopher Knerr is:
98 i. Ursula Kay11 Knerr, born April 05, 1999.