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SHOEMAKER, John 1 2 3 4
- Born: 8 Sep 1800, Salem County, New Jersey
- Marriage: DANIELS, Elizabeth in Oct 1819 in Indiana
- Died: Bef 1860, Loran, Stephenson County, Illinois
I believe that both John and his wife, Elizabeth, were deceased before 1860. They appear on no census records after the 1850 Census, when they were living in Loran, Stephenson County, Illinois. Their daughter, Eleanor Lowell, and her family were living two houses away at that time. Daughter, Emmet Holroyd, and her family were living in Mill Creek, Jo Daviess County, Illinois in 1850, about 145 miles from Loran. By 1853, Eleanor and her family have moved to Fennimore, Grant County, Wisconsin. Emmet and the Holroyd's moved to Lancaster, Grant County, by 1855. Both these families appear in Grant County on the 1860 US Census. Living in the Lowell household are also Eleanor and Emmet's younger siblings, Sarah and William Shoemaker. John and Elizabeth are nowhere to be found.
John married Elizabeth DANIELS, daughter of Peter DANIELS and Rebecca UNKNOWN, in Oct 1819 in Indiana. (Elizabeth DANIELS was born on 12 Jun 1804 in Indiana and died before 1860 in Loran, Stephenson County, Illinois.)
1850 US Census (Loran, Stephenson County, Illinois). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists John Shoemaker [sp. Shuemaker] (age 50, b. NJ), wife Elizabeth (age 49, b. IN) and children William (age 17, b. IN), Jane (age 17, b. IN), Margaret (age 14, b. IN) and Sarah (age 8, b. IL), living in Loran, Illinois. This is the only census found so far in which John and Elizabeth appear with their children. John is listed as a "farmer." Living two houses away is their daughter Eleanor Lowell and her family. Also living nearby is the family of Moses Grigsby, whose son, George, will marry the Shoemaker's daughter, Margaret. Living next to the Grigsby's is John's cousin, Calvin Curry, and his family. This record indicates that the Shoemaker's were living in Indiana between 1832-1841, and moved to Illinois by 1842.
1840 US Census (Honey Creek, Vigo County, Indiana). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 3. Lists John [spelled Jno, for Jonathon] Shoemaker (age 30-40, b. 1800-1810), wife (age 30-40, b. 1800-1810) and children 2 males (age 5-10, b. 1830-1835), 1 male (age 10-15, b. 1825-1830), 1 female (age <5, b. 1835-1840), 1 female (age 5-10, b. 1830-1835), 1 female (age 10-15, b. 1825-1830) and 2 females (age 15-20, b. 1820-1825), living in Honey Creek, Indiana. This information lines up well with the family members we know of. There are three additional children on this census that we do not yet have information on. Numerous relatives of this family are also living in Honey Creek at this time, including John's aunt, Mary Curry Clem. The name Jonathon is likely this man's correct given name, as his grandfather was Jonathon Long.
1830 US Census (Madison, Fairfield County, Ohio). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 2. Lists John Shoemaker (age 30-40), wife (age 30-40), living in Madison, Ohio. Also in the household are one daughter (under 5), one son (20-30), two sons (10-15), two sons (5-10), and one son (under 5). It is uncertain if this is the correct John Shoemaker. Living two houses away is Samuel Shoemaker (age 80-90), wife (age 60-70), and five children. Samuel might be John's uncle. Also living nearby is Thomas Shoemaker (age 40-50), wife (age 40-50), and nine children, whose relationship to the other Shoemaker's is unclear.
1820 US Census (Reilly Township, Butler County, Ohio). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 2. Shows Michael Shoemaker (age 26-45, b. 1775-1794), wife (age 26-45, b. 1775-1794) and children 1 male (age <10, b. 1810-1820) [William], 2 males (age 10-16, b. 1804-1810) [twins Elmore & Pearson], 1 male (age 16-18, b. 1802-1804) [Nathan], 1 male (age 16-26 including HOH, b. 1794-1804) [John], 2 females (age <10, b. 1810-1820) [Elizabeth & Henrietta] and 2 females (age 10-16, b. 1804-1810) [Mary and John's wife, Elizabeth, or Sarah], living in Reilly, Ohio. The record indicates that 2 persons in the household are engaged in agriculture.