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Evidently John's mind began to slip with age because on 180CT1892 son, Thomas, was
appointed guardian over his father. In 1895, John was living at the rectory in
Masonville with Father Thomas Martagh(45) & Annie Martagh(24). In 1900, he was living
with the Riegers.

..Possible relatives include a John 4 Jane Connery b.cl800IR 4 in 1895 living in
Manchester, I A with daughter, Margaret Roach.
. . (©27) tarj arrived in Hew York City 30MAY1849 aboard the ship "Rosetta" from Liverpool
accompanied by her sisters: Catherine (25) , Jane(21), & HanoradS). They had left Ireland
at the height of the Potatoe Faadne which had claimed the lives of almost a million
Irish. Younger sister, Hanora, was living with the Conry' s (Conerway' s) in the 1860
Coffin's Grove Twp. Census of Delaware County lA. Mary 4 John were married by Rev. !
O'Callaghan in Sorthampton MA, county seat of Hampshire Co. , because Easthampton, their '
home, did not have a Catholic church until the 1870' s. Mary had registered land under
the spelling of 'Connery' which called for some clarification by her heirs. On 3MAR1909,
a Catharine Cummings swore in an affidavit to the Delaware County Recorder that Mary
' C^onnery' 4 Mary ' Conry' were one and the same 4 that they had known each other for many
years. She further stated that the children chose to spell their last name thus: Mary
•Conery' Ryan, Margaret 'Conery' Rieger, Ellen 'Conry' Gaffney, 4 Thomas Conry 4 that
with Philip 'Conry' were the only heirs of Mary 'Conery'. Son-in-law, John J. Rieger, J||
who had purchased her 79 acres for $900 on 20FEB1899 from Thomas Conry acting as guardian
for his father, John; also filed an affidavit 4MAR1913 explaining Mary ' Connery' s' name
should be correctly spelled 'Conery' despite her husband using John 'Conry'. Her death
was due to paralysis.

. . (027-4) fcry 4 husband, Martin Ryan, lived at Harmony, "KS, Lawler (Chickasaw Co. ) 4
Lamont lA, before settling in Dubuque, Iowa. Her death at St. Joseph's Sanitorium in
Dubuque, was preceded by a lingering illness of eight years. Grandchildren in 1944
included: Sgt. L. Ryan serving overseas, Lieut. C. L. Dozark serving with the USFR in the
Pacific, 4 Capt. Lyle Ryan serving with the AAC Dajrton, OH.

. , (827-5) largaret was 90 years old when she died at her home at 137 W. Howard in
Manchester in 1957. She 4 husband, John Rieger, ran a hotel in Masonville for two years
after marriage 4 fanned till retirement in 1915 4 moving to Manchester. A life long
Catholic, she was a member of the Rosary Societies of Masonville 4 Manchester.



, Canry (Conery) , John (Continued)



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, . <027-€) Thonas as a priest & monsignor liad career highlights that included:
-1895; Graduated from Columbia (Lara' s) College, Dubuque, Iowa.

-17DEC1898, Ordained in Montreal by Most Rev. Paul Bruchesi at Laval-Grand Seminary.
-21DEC1898, Said one of first masses at Masonville, lA.
-1899-1901, Asst. Pastor at St. Raphael's Cathedral, Dubuque, lA.
-MAR-AUG1901, Sacred Heart Church, Coronado, California.
-1912-13, Pastor St. John's, Coggon, lA.

-1901-24, Head English Dept. , Lora's College, Dubuque, lA.
-1918, V.P Loras College, Dubuque, lA.

-1920, First editor of Dubuque Archdiocesan Uewspaper "The Witness".
-1924-1AIIG1934, President of Lora's College, Dubuque, Iowa
-Other Offices:

-31JAJJ1926, Domestic Prelate (Monsignor) .
-14MAY1934, Vicar General Archidiocese.
-08DEC1934, Prohontary Apostolic

Archdiocesan Consultor
Censor of Books
Matrimonial Court Judge

j^niiRCFS 4 HISC INFO- (RVSD 17APR1987) 1868-1925 Ifl Census, 19MI1N Census, Kate Ralston, Janet 6affney, Buchanan County Ceietery
6uide, lova Vital Records k Obituaries, Verla Schaefer, Archdiocese of Dubuque, Massachusetts Archives-floston,
,,1878 Hanchester lA Census includes a Thoias Connory, 28, b.IRE, i »ife, Catherine, 28, b.IRE, with six children born in »I,
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MAR1829 ELACE



C1855 ELACE



041tAY1903 ELAi:£



ElffililL: PT.ACH
OTHER RESIDENCES : Dubuque County lA,
QCCUPATIQW5 : Farmer/Stock raiser
HIS FATHER: See #056



County Clare, Ireland

Auburn, Cayuga County, Hew York •

Monti, Buchanan County, Iowa

St. Patrick's Cenetery, Monti, Buchanan County, Iowa



WIFE'S FULL MKS: Lynch, Johanna (Josephine)



RET^TOTniT:
MOTHER:



Roman Catholic



Elfilli: 180CT1836 ELAC£
DEAIii: 21AUG1899 PT.ACF
MRIAL: Lot 166 ELACE



OTHER RESTDETTCES: Cayuga County IfY,

CX:CUPATI0H5: Housekeeper

HER FATHER: LvTich. .Tnhn



Canada

Monti, Buchanan County, Iowa

St. Patrick's Cemetery, Monti, Iowa



ARRvn nsA la.-^fi-.??



CHILDREN/ «SPQUSE



DATE;



RELICinTT : Roman Catholic
jeaaa mother: r.nrttn. Wargarpt C.



1 John M.D.

♦ May, Anna

* 1862-

»

2 Mary



PLACE:



aiEiE

HAEEIl

DEAIE.

.SIIEliL



* AKA: Sister Mary

♦ Columban




BIRTH

HEUEE.

DEAIE

_EnEIAL



3 Andrew J.
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»



BIRTH
DEATH
BURIAL



C1856 Cayuga County, Sew York
20JU51883 Cascade, Dubuque County, Iowa
22MAR1899 Cascade, Dubuque County, Iowa
24MAR1899 St. Mary's CeTnetPry. Cascade. Tnwa



1859 Manchester, Delaware County?, Iowa
19MAR1880 Dubuque lA Sisters of Charity, BVM,
09MAY1923 Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa



28JUL1861 Dubuque County, Iowa
06MAY1883 Monti, Buchanan County?, Iowa
St. Patrick's Cemetery. Monti, Iowa



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#029



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4 Richard
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ELSIE
DEATH

.ansiAL



19JA51863 Dubuque County, Iowa
23AUG1888 Monti, Buchanan County, Iowa
St. Patrick's Ceme tery. Monti. I



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5 Thomas



iW14



♦ ShottHiller,

* Catherine A.



#«15



BIRTH
MARRD
DEAIB_



BURIAL



04DEC1865 Dubuque County, Iowa
20APH1898 Masonvllle, Delaware County, Iowa
16JU]fl959 Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa
St. Mary 's Cemetery. Masonvllle, Iowa



6 Katheri TI P (Katie) ^IKIR

* AKA; Sister Mary HEBEE.

♦ Andrew DEATH

» EIZEIAL



1869 Monti, Buchaaan County, Iowa
08SEP1890 Dubuque lA Sisters of Charity,
21JUL1916 Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa



BVM,



7 Martin
*

*



EiEia

DEATH
BURIAL



MAY1870 Monti, Buchanan County, Iowa

1932 Independence, Buchanan County, Iowa
St. Patrick's Cemetery. Monti, Iowa



8 Hanor?i

»



BIRTB
DEATH
RITRTAL



MAR1872 Monti, Buchanan County, Iowa
pl936



9 Patrick A.



♦ Carr, Margaret A.

* 1882-1954
»



EIEIH.

MARRD
DEATH
BURIAL



APR1874 Monti, Buchanan County, Iowa
15APR1912 St. Patrick's, Monti, Buchanan County, Iowa
250CT1938 Monti, Buchanan County, Iowa
St. Patrick's Cemetery. Monti. Loiffl



l®_Aniia

» AKA: Sister Mary
♦ Anthony



SIEIE

MEHEE.

DEAIE

.EMIAL



29MAY1876 Monti, Buchanan County, Iowa

23APR1899 Dubuque lA Sisters of Mercy-Detroit MI Province
130CT1917 Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa
Mt. Olivet Cemeter y. Dubuque. Iowa



11 MargarPt .S,





BIRTH
LIYIG



MAY1878 (ISIl) Monti, Buchanan County,
1959 DiihTique. Iowa



Iowa



12 V!,rf.h^ T ,.S?(M^gg1P)



BIRTE
DEAIE
BURIAL



MAY 18 78 ( TVIIT ) Monti, Buchanan County, Iowa
23APR1936 Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Dubuque. Iowa



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Hef fernen. R o ger (Continued) , , , #e28-B

■■ CHILDREN OF :

John #«28-l-l-HeriDan F. b.JUL1884 Ivg Peosta lA in 1936..
2-Jolin Jr. b.MAR1886 Ivg Armour SD in 1936..
3-Johanna A. b.JU]I1889 . . 4-Clara H. b.II0V1882..

5-Mary A. b.FEB1895 d. pl936 m "Patterson'.'.

6-Joseph b.22FEB1899 d.5ADG1899..
Patrick #028-9-l-Loras J. b.cl914 m Lucenda Letchenberger. .
2-Andrew P. b.cl918 Ivg Jesup lA in 1980' s..

. . (928) Soger renounced allegiance to the government of Great Britian & declared his
intention to become a citizen of the United States in the Cayuga County New York Court at
Auburn on 21APR1853. On 19SEP1855, in the same court, John Long & John Conrad swore that
Roger Hef fernen had been in this country five years. Roger, at that time, swore
allegiance to the United States & was granted citizenship. He evidently had been living
with brothers, Patrick & Thomas, in the Scipio area of Cayuga County.

Roger probably entered the United States thru Canada. His departure from Ireland
coincided with the height of the 'Potatoe Faadne' which devasted Ireland leaving up to a
million dead from starvation. After his marriage to Johanna Lynch in Cayuga County,
Roger 4 family moved to Dubuque County, Iowa. His land transactions in Concord Township
(Holy Cross area) of Dubuque County Included;

15DEC1862, bought 10 acres in Sec. 19 & 34 for $50 from James & Mary Ann Burds.

15DEC1862, sold the same 10 acres for S50 to James & Nary Ann Burds.

21JUL1862, bought 10 acres & improvements in Sec. 34 & 80 acres in Sec. 9 for $700
from James & Mary Ann Burds (children married Hannans #062).

26JAI1867, bought * acre in Sec. 30 for $300 from (}eorge McDonald.

25SEP1867, sold same 51 acre for $400 to John Crowder.

07JAI1868, sold 40 acres in Sec. 36 Vernon Twp. (Trappist Monastery area) for $1,100 M
to Martin Delaney. This land also was only a few miles from a large "
convent (S. of Charity) perhaps explaining why so many daughters became nuns.
On April 11, 1868, he bought 160 acres of land in the Wi Corner of Sec. 14 Hewton Twp. ,
of Buchanan Co., Iowa for $ 3,000 from Peter & Ann Carr. In 1870, Roger's land was
valued at $ 7,6M and Personal Property at $ 600. In 1885, he was farming 200 acres
near Monti & the 1895 Census lists Roger as a retired farmer with son, Thoiias(29), living
with him 4 probably running the farm.

Roger's 1903 estate (he was 76yrs Imo 17dys old at time of death) was administered by flj
son, Patrick. The estate was valued at $ 2,408.00, consisting mostly of cash &
Masonvi lie -State Bank stock. Each child was left $240.08 with John Heffernen's children
dividing his portion with their mother, Anna, as guardian.

.. (029) Johaana'B (Canadian birth indicates that her parents entered the United States via
Canada after leaving County Cork in Ireland. Her 1899 obituary said that "The great
esteem in which deceased was held was attested to by the largest attended funeral ever
held at Monti church. .. the procession of teams conveying mourners following her to her
last resting place was over a mile long..." She was 62yrs 10mos & 3dys old at death.
. . (©28-1) John died of a severe case of pneumonia with verlcose vein complications at
6:00AM 22MAR1899 at the age of 41yrs 8mos. He had lived in Dubuque for one year before
moving to Cascade prior to 1880. His wife's parents were Frank May & Elizabeth Poisson.

. . (026-2) Mary's career as a teaching nun for the Sisters of Charity took her to
Cathedral in Lincoln, FE. , St. Pius in Chicago, IL. , 4 St. Raphael's in Dubuque, la. She
died in morning of 9MAY1923 at the Mt. Carmel Motherhouse in Dubuque.
. . (028-3) Andrew was 21yrs 10mos & 9dys old at time of death.
. . (028-4) Richard was 24yrs 7mos & 4dys old at time of death.

. . (028-6) Katherine had taught at schools in Dubuque & Sioux City, la. & Boulder,
Colorado. She died at the Mt. Carmel Motherhouse in Dubuque.

. . (028-7 Martin died at the Mental Health Institute in Independence after having spent
most of his adult life there.
. . (028-8) Hanora was a school teacher in the Monti area in 1900.



Hef fernen, Roger (Continued) .



#«28-C



, . (028-1®) Anna received habit 12DEC1900 and professed vows 29MAY1902 with the Sisters of
Mercy. She worked at Mercy Hospitals in Dubuque & Ft. Dodge, Iowa. Father Richard
Murphy (#058-4-7) of Clarion lA & Father Leo Heffernen(see#058-1-1) of Galena IL
officiated at her funeral. .

. . (028-12) Martha was a teacher in the Monti area in 1900. Her obituary said that she
was a graduate of the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago, IL. 4 was a registered
nurse at the time of death. In Dubuque, she was a member of Sativity Parish, Women's

r^thnlic O rder of Forresters & Cathedral Court A lived at 845 V. Uth Street.

$nt)RCgS k Wise INFO; (RVSD 22DEC1986), 1879-1925 lA Census, Buchanan Co, Ifl Ceietery 6uide, Iowa Heritage Magazine V,12,p,8, lA
Vital Records & Obituaries, 1994 Oubuque Co, Custodian Proceedings of John Heffernen's estate, Sisters of Charity, Sisters of
nercy, Clara Holub Heffernen, Buchanan Co, lA Probate of Roger Heffernen,



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, Heffernen, Roger.



(Continued) #«28-D



..In Roger's probate papers a Mrs. M. MoranCperhaps the wife of a local blacksmith)
presented a detailed claim which gives a glimpse of Roger's life & expenses as a farmer:



1892, FEB 22
APE 14
AUG 2
SEP 28
OCT 4
OCT 19
OCT 25
DEC 2
DEC 2



DEC 13

1893, MAE 6
HAS 17
MAT 15
MAT 15
JUI 5
JU¥ 6
JUL 25
SEP 5
OCT 11
OCT 11
OCT 14

1894, JAI 16
MAS 14
MAS 14
MAS 14
MAT 9
MAY 15
JUI 18
JUL 3
AUG 2
AUG 30
OCT 3



1895,



APS 12
OCT 16
DEC 26



1896, JUI 5
JUI 19
JUI 19
JUL 9
OCT 12
lOV 2



4 old (horse)shoes *

4 old (horse)shoes S

2 old (horse) shoes *

2 new (barse)shoes S

4 tires set '. *

1 tire set S

plow paint& bolt i

2 new (horse) shoes S

2 old (horse) shoes S

8 new (horse) shoes $

4 old (horse) shoes $

2 old (horse) shoes S

brace melded s

pincers made S

4 shovels sharpened S

2 shovels painted $

2 old (horse)shoes S

4 tires set & bolts .....$

plow paint $

brace welded & bolt $

plow fixed , $

irons for tung pole $

Soger paid cash on bill $

2 plows sharpened $

rad(?) fixed $

repairs for cam & planter $

Soger paid cash on bill $

2 old (horse)shoes $

8 tires set $

1 new & 1 old (horse) shoe $

Soger gave apples & jaa in return for a credit to bill $

Roger paid' cash $

bands for pump $

4 old (horse) shoes $

2 old (horse)shoes $

4 shovels $

25 legger plaits (?) .i

6 sickle clips j

shaft in mower 5

plow sharpened 5

2 new (horse ) shoes j



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.75
.40
.75

2.00
.50
.75
.75
.40

3.00

.75
.40
.25
.25

1.00
.50
.40

1.60
.75
.25
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HUSBATO'S FULL MME : Shottmiller, Frank (Franz)



BIRTH



DMSEC



2)MSm



DEAIl



I33JAS1831 ELACE.



AR5VD USA 18^2



#03O-A



04APR1864 PLACE
30irOV1869 PLACE



20JUI1908 PLACE



Pfaffenroth, Karlsruhe District, Baden, Gerniany
Tivoli, Iowa Township, Dubuque County, Iowa
Holycross, Dubuque County, Iowa
Masonville, Delaware County, Iowa
St. Mary's Cemetery, Masonville, Iowa

Dubuque County 4 1880: Delhi Twp. 3t 1385 Oneida Twp.



MRIAL: ELA££

QIHE^ SESIDEFCES: Uew Vine Twp

Delaware County, Iowa
QCCUPATIQgS : Farmer
MILITARY EECQEH;

OTHER SPOUSES: D Terrissa Terrier (Ferrier) mother of Joseph, 1st child.
HIS FATHER: Sc h ott a uUer . Josepl l iSm. MOTHER: Viunz. M^n^ Ann^



RELIGIOg : Roman Catholic



#061



SECOTTO WIFE'S FULL ?JAWF: Hannan, Mary 'Catherine' #031

aiEIH: 16DEC1846 ELACE: Centre Township, Dubuque County, Iowa
I DEAIH: 15DEC1906 ELA££: Masonville, Delaware County, Iowa
BURIAL: ELAOE: St. Mary's Cemetery, Masonville, Iowa

OTHER RESTDEiTCES : Holycross, la.

OCCUPATIONS : Housekeeper RELIGIOff : Roman Catholic
HER FATHER; Hannan. I^ighflgl m^ MOTHER: Vaiiac^. CathPrine »a63



CHILDREN/ ♦SPOUSE



DATE:



PLACE:



1 Joseph

*

*



BIRTH
HARfiD.
UMQ.
BURIAL



2 Catharine Agatha m^?i BIEIIL

♦ Heffernen, Thomas #«14 MARRD

* DEAIH
* BHEIAL



cl866 New Vine Township, Dubuque County, Iowa
1906 Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska



01NOV1870 Earlville, Delaware County, Iowa
20APR1928 Masonville, Delaware County, Iowa
25MAR1926 Monti, Buchanan County, Iowa
St. Mary 's Cemetery. Masonville. Iowa



Mary



3.

♦ Kane,

*




John



BIRTH
MERE.
DEAIH:
BURIAL:



MAR1872 Earlville, Delaware County, Iowa

cl924 Dubuque County?, Iowa
MAY1929 Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa
St. Mary's Cemetery. Maso nville. I



QVfa



4 Frances M. (Frankie)
'* Riedy, Austin H.

* 1875-1959

*_

5 Nellie (EITph)

* Nolan, Thomas

* 1873-1957
*



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HARRH

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12JUN1874 Earlville, Delaware County, Iowa

04FEB1908 Delaware County, Iowa?

12FEB1940 Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa

St. Mary's Cemet ery. Masonville, Iowa



aiRiii

MSSR
DEAIH.
BURIAL



01FEB1877 Earlville, Delaware County, Iowa
15FEB1904 Immac. Conception, Masonville, Delaware Co.
08FEB1929 Hazleton, Buchanan County, Iowa
St. Mary's Cemete ry. Masonville. Iowa



la.



6 Daniel

»



aiEiH.

DEATH.
_EII£IAL:



23APE1879 Earlville, Delaware County, Iowa
02OCT1887 Delaware County, Iowa
St. Mary 's Cemet ery. Masonville. Iowa



..030 Frank Sliottmiller was baptized Franciscus with a Michael Benz serving as one of his
sponsors at Pfaffenroth an affiliate of St. Peter & Paul Parish at Burbach.

Frank came to the United States around 1852. Baden had been torn apsu"t by the
revolution of 1848-49. It had been put down with the help of troops from Prussia with
many citizens executed, imprisoned, or forced into exile to America. A state af war
axisted as late as 1851 with the police closing all inns by 10:00 PM. In addition to
this upheaval, weather played havoc in 1851 with cold & rainy weather preventing the corn
i potatoe crops from being planted early 4 later being harvested. The following year,
drought hit 4 the crops again were devastated. Many communities reported beggars
:logging the streets 3j many resorted to paying the way of the poor to emigrate to
America. With these problems befalling Baden, it is no wonder that Frank thought that
America offered better opportunities.



Shottiniller. Frank (Continued) #03«-B



I



. . CHILDREIf QF :

Frances#030-4-l-San d. ia infancy. . Foster Son: Charles V. Gorman..

Reidy 2-Francis A. 1916-1981 m Marguerite Gavin. .
Nellie #030-5- 1-Rapliael Joseph b.23JUlI190e M/Ville IA d.26SEP1964 Hazleton IA (single)
Solan 2-Arthur V. b. 26JU]fl908 Ivg 1987 Oelwein IA. .

3-Mary Catherine b.6FEB1912 Lamont IA Ivg 1987 Oelwein IA
ml931 Alfred J. Puff (1904-1964) s/o Jos. & Johanna..
-l-Thomas J. b.6}tAR1932 (Farming near Oelwein IA)

-2-Donna J. b. 18AUG1935 (Grad Kercy/Dubuque-Emp HHI Independence IA)
ml957 James L. 0'Loughlin(b. 1933) Independence IA Postal RR Carrier
-l-Kichael D. b. 1HAR1958 (Activities Specialist/ Independence IA)
ml985 Roberta Joan Kimmerle/daughter from prior marriage:
-Heather Kimmerle age 7 (mother Reg. Jurse MHI)
-2-Margaret Ellen b. 18APR1959 (UFI GRAD/REG ITurse-MHI Independence IA)
-3-Timothy John b. 14SEP1961 (Dist MGR Modern Woodmen INS CO Oelwien IA)
-4-Theresa Ann b. 8JAiri965 (Mt. Mercy Nursing Student C.R. IA)
-5-Maureen Marie b. lJinfl966(Kirkwood Grad/EMP Carpet King-Marion I A)
-6-Colleen Kay b. 3JUL1968 (Ellsworth College Student/ Iowa Falls IA)
-7-Baley James L. b. /d. 10DEC1971 Iowa City lA(Stillborn) . .
-3-Julie Eliz. b. 13KAR1940 ml977IA Robert J. Sexton(USAF RET)
Two Sexton stepchildren:

-Barbara (USAF Russian Linguist Chick Sands England) m Jon Wilder
-Villiam m Kristine Hendman Ivg Cedar Rapids IA. .
-4-Catherine b. /d. 7MAY1943 bur. Voodlawn Cem. Oelwein IA
-5-Michael J. b. 14MAY1944(ISU GRAD/Veterinarian Oelwein IA)
-6-Richard J. b. 10AMY1947 ml968IA Mary Patratz (Divorced)

-l-Aii^ Sue b.l7SEP1968 (Senior Williamsburg IA H.S. ) I

m2 1979IA Mary Jo Corcoran (Ivg Conyers Georgia)
-2-Christopher John ( TVT¥ ) B. 12DEC1980
-3-liricholas Allen (ISH)

(Mary Jo's Children: Kari Corcoran b. 25ADG1972aiRandy b. 11DEC1975)
-7-John R. b.29MAY1949 (Dairy Farmer Oelwein IA) . .
4-Thonas Joseph b.9JUL1919 Lamont IA d.AUG1919.. I

5-Agatha b/d. 10JAIfl921 Hazleton IA. .

Frank received his U.S. citizenship on August 8, 1859 in City Court at Dubuque in
Dubuque County, Iowa. In the 1860 Dubuque County (^nsus, he was farming in partnership
with a Fred Thorman(b. cl831 Prussia). After being married, he farmed in the New Wine
Township area of Dubuque County till around 1870, when he is found living in the
Earlville & Delhi area of Delaware County. Sometime after 1880, he moved to the
Masonville area.

. . (©3^1) Joseph was born cl866 in New Wine Township of Dubuque County, Iowa. In
1906, he was living near Omaha, Nebraska on a sheep farm. The reason for the move to
Omaha may have been because of relatives living there. In the 1885 Earlville IA Census,
a Hflttie Belle Hoyt, born cl880 in Nebraska, was living in the Frank Shottmiller
household 4 may have been Frank Shottmiller" s neice. Around 1910, one of his sisters
travelled to Omaha to care for him & help him recover from pneumonia. He recovered
Nothing more is known of Joseph.



1



I



Shottmiller, Frank (Continued) #030-C



.. (030-3) Mary in 1910, was working in her brother-in-law, Austin Reidy's, restaurant in
Masonville ^ moved to Manchester with the Reidy's where she worked at Stearns 3»
McCormick's. Perhaps feeling a burden on the Reidy's, she left for Dubuque to care for
John Kane who was confined to a wheel chair. She shacked her relatives by marrying John
Kane A helped him run a small store 4 gas station at Key Vest outside Dubuque. Mary Puff
remembered how this "..very precise 4 trim.." lady had become a 'servant' to John Kane &
at the funeral of her mother (Sellie d.FEB1929), Mary appeared a changed woman "...shabby,
tired, 3i evidently not well...". Mary died a few months later in Dubuque 8t her body was
carried to Manchester for the wake i Masonville for burial in the Reidy lot. John Kane
may be burried with his first wife at Key West. There were no children from this union.
. . (030-4) Frances M. Si husband ran a restaurant & boarding house in Masonville until
sometime after 1910, when they moved to Manchester, Iowa where Frances was an employee of
the general store of Stearns 3t McCormick. In 1914, Austin became a bridge & building
carpenter for the Illinois Central Railroad, retiring in 1942. Many of the Catholic
young people in neighboring towns stayed with the Riedys while receiving instruction for
the sacraments (including Mary Nolan #030-5-3 & Mary Heffernan #014-2). Son, Francis, was
manager of the National Tea Store in Manchester. Frances died at her Manchester
residence: 420 S. Brewer & her obituary stated that she was the last survivor of the
Frank Sbottmiller fajxily.

. . (030-5) lellie (Ellen/Alice?) 4 husband farmed in Masonville area until 1910 when they
bought a farm near Lament lA & resided there till 1920. They then bought a farm one mile
east of Hazleton lA & resided there. Nellie died in 1929 three hours after being
stricken with a Cerebral Hemnorrage . Her funeral at St. Mary's in Hazleton was conducted
by her brother-in-law, Rev. Maurice Nolan. Thomas died in Oelwein lA at Mercy Hospital
in 1957.

., (030-6) Qaaifil was born April 23, 1879 in the Earlville area of Delaware County,
Iowa. He died October 2, 1887 in Delaware County, Iowa. His death was due to either a
kick from a horse or was run over by runaway horses at age 8.

SOURCES i Wise INFO : (RVSD 19FEB1997), Io»a Vital Records J Obituaries, Buchanan County Io«a Cemetepy 6ulde, 1869-1925 lA
Census, Baden Records, Verla Schaefer, Nary Nolan Puff,



mjf;-B AID'S FULL ?fAWE : Helm, Joachiia Heinrich Theodor



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Scharpzow, Stavenhagen, Mecklenburg, Germany



Kittendorf, Gi/lzow,
HTS FATHE R: Helm. Joch. Job. Christian



#072



RELIGTOTT : Evangelical Lutheran
MOTHER: Becker. Christina Waria#073



VTFF'S FULL gAME : Mahncke, Maria Dorthea Johanna

Kittendorf, Mecklenburg, Germany



#037



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OTHER RESIDENCES :

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HER FATHER: Mahncke. Behrens Freiderich



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