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SHOEMAKER, Jacob
(Abt 1740-Abt 1798)
LEE, Catherine
(1741-After 1800)
LONG, Jonathon
(1748-1815)
UNKNOWN, Mary
(Abt 1750-Bef 1784)
SHOEMAKER, Michael
(1778-1864)
LONG, Elizabeth
(1782-1856)

SHOEMAKER, Elmore
(1809-1899)

 

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Spouses/Children:
VARBLE, Nancy A.

SHOEMAKER, Elmore 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 15 Jan 1809, Oxford, Butler County, Ohio
  • Marriage: VARBLE, Nancy A. on 6 Sep 1833 in Washington, Tazewell County, Illinois 1
  • Died: 4 Apr 1899, Ericson, Wheeler County, Nebraska at age 90
  • Buried: Apr 1899, Burwell, Garfield County, Nebraska

bullet   Cause of his death was Old age.

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bullet  Medical Notes:

Elmore lived to the age of 90, dying at the home of his youngest daughter, Edith Seaman. His estate, which had dwindled, was divided into ten shares. Beneficiaries were: Albert Shoemaker, Robert Shoemaker, Eliza Hicks, Amanda Keyes, Anna Purcell, Edith Seaman, Clyde Shoemaker, Marietta Parson's heirs; Keye's heirs; and one share divided among Alice Haley, Iva Walters, Maude Shoemaker, Lucy Elliott and Nancy Himelrick.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Military Service: Black Hawk War, 1832. Served in the 5th Regiment, Whiteside Brigade, Mounted Volunteer Illinois Militia under Captain Adams.


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Elmore married Nancy A. VARBLE, daughter of Philip John VARBLE and Edith (Eda) SPILMAN, on 6 Sep 1833 in Washington, Tazewell County, Illinois.1 (Nancy A. VARBLE was born on 29 Nov 1814 in Kentucky, died in Jul 1880 in Washington, Tazewell County, Illinois and was buried in Higgins Cemetery, Tazewell County, Illinois.) The cause of her death was Rhumatism.


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Sources


1 Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900 (Tazewell County, Illinois). Surety: 4. Marriage of Elmore Shoemaker to Nancy N. Varble on 6 Sep 1833 in Tazewell County.

2 Black Hawk War, 1832. Surety: 4. Elmore served with the 5th Regiment, Whiteside Brigade, Mounted Volunteers, Illinois Militia; under Captain Adams.

3 1850 US Census (Unstated twsp, Tazewell County, Illinois). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists Elmore [spelled Elmuria] Shoemaker (age 40, b. OH), wife Nancy (age 35, b. KY), and children Eliza (age 16, b. IL), R. [Russell] (age 14, b. IL), Emeline (age 13, b. IL), Albert (age 11, b. IL), Meretta (age 9, b. IL), Amanda (age 7, b. IL), Newton (age 6, b. IL) and Pearson (age 3, b. IL), living in Tazewell County, Illinois. Elmore is listed as a "farmer."

4 1860 US Census (Washington, Tazewell County, Illinois). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists Elmore Shoemaker (age 52, b. OH), wife Nancy (age 45, b. KY), and children Eliza (age 23, b. IL), Albert (age 21, b. IL), Amanda (age 18, b. IL), Newton (age 16, b. IL), Roger [Pearson] (age 14, b. IL), Anna (age 9, b. IL), Henry (age 7, b. IL) and Esta [Eda] (age 4, b. IL), living in Washington, Illinois. Elmore is listed as a "farmer."

5 1870 US Census (Washington, Tazewell County, Illinois). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists Elmore [spelled Elmer] Shoemaker (age 61, b. OH), wife Nancy (age 55, b. KY), and children Anna (age 19, b. IL), Eda (age 16, b. IL) and Henry (age 14, b. IL), living in Washington, Illinois. Elmore is listed as a "farmer."

6 1880 US Census (District 249, Washington, Tazewell County, Illinois). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists Henry Seaman (age 20, b. IL), wife Eda (age 23, b. IL) and daughter Imo (age 8 mos, b. IL), living in Washington, Illinois. Also in the household are Rodney Shoemaker (age 31, b. IL) listed as "brother in law" and a "day laborer," and Elmore Shoemaker (age 71, b. OH) listed as "father in law" and a "retired farmer." Henry is listed as a "farmer," and indicates that his father was born in New York and his mother in Indiana. Elmore indicates that his parents were both born in Ohio. Eda indicates that her father was born in Ohio and her mother in Kentucky. Elmore's wife, Nancy, is also listed in the household and then crossed out, as she had recently passed away. She appears on the 1880 U.S. Federal Mortality Schedule. Living next door are Henry's parents and siblings.

7 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.

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