Posted By:Karyn Van Kainen
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Subject:SHOEMAKER/LOWELL/GRIGSBY/HOLROYD families Terre Haute/Illinois/Wisconsin
Post Date:April 07, 2005 at 05:40:15
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Looking for any info or family connections! Here's what I have:

John SHOEMAKER, b. 1800 in New Jersey; d. 1850-55, Stephenson County, Illinois. Married to Elizabeth CURRY (b. 1801 in Indiana; d. 1850-55, Stephenson County, Illinois; daughter of William CURRY and Sarah UNKNOWN) abt. 1820, prob. in Vigo County, Indiana.

Children of John SHOEMAKER and Elizabeth CURRY:

1. Emmet SHOEMAKER, b. 1821, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana; d. 1880-90, Illinois. Married to Joseph G. HOLROYD.

2. Eleanor SHOEMAKER, b. 1825, Vigo County, Indiana; d. Bef. 1891, Nebraska. Married to Truman Pease LOWELL.

3. William SHOEMAKER, b. 1833, Indiana; d. UK. Twin to Jane.

4. Jane SHOEMAKER, b. 1833, Indiana; d. UK. Twin to William.

5. Margaret SHOEMAKER, b. 14 Aug 1838, Illinois; d. 14 Jun 1885, Cherokee, Indiana. Married to George Washington GRIGSBY.

6. Sarah SHOEMAKER, b. 1842, Illinois; d. UK.

Notes on John and Elizabeth SHOEMAKER: The only certain record of this family is the 1850 US Census, which finds them living in Loran, Stephenson County, Illinois. Daughter Eleanor LOWELL is living two houses away. Previous census' only list the head of household, but the family was probably in Terre Haute, Indiana area by 1820. Daughter Emmet HOLROYD and her family are also in Stephenson County at this time. John and Elizabeth appear in no subsequent census records. By the 1860 US Census, both Eleanor and Emmet and their families are living in Grant County, Wisconsin. John and Elizabeth's youngest children are found living with their older, married siblings, indicating that John and Elizabeth are probably dead by that time.

I believe that John had a brother, Nathan SHOEMAKER, b. abt. 1800 New York. Nathan also appears in both Stephenson County, Illinois in 1850, and then in Grant County, Wisconsin in 1860...indicating some connection with this family.

Generation 2

Emmet SHOEMAKER, b. 1821, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana; d. bet. 1880-90, Illinois. Married to Joseph G. HOLROYD (b. 1821, Washington DC, Maryland; d. aft. 1880, Illinois) on 10 May 1843 in Mt. Carroll, Carroll County, Illinois.

Children of Emmet SHOEMAKER and Joseph G. HOLROYD:

1. Jerome HOLROYD, b. Feb. 1847, Illinois; d. Abt. 1921, Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska. Married to Clara Mary MARBLE.

2. Milton HOLROYD, b. 1849, Iowa; d. Bef. 1860, Iowa or Illinois.

3. Emmeline HOLROYD, b. 25 May 1850, Iowa; d. 1920-21, Lincoln, Nebraska. Married to George BATEMAN.

4. Alvine HOLROYD, b. 1852, Illinois. d. UK.

5. Javella (Evilla) HOLROYD, b. 1853, Illinois; d. UK.

6. Homer Milton HOLROYD, b. 29 Jul 1855, Lancaster, Grant County, Wisconsin; d. 11 Nov 1938, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois. Married to Ada Leona ANDRE.

7. Alice (Allace) C. HOLROYD, b. 1857, Grant County, Wisconsin; d. UK.

8. Ervilla C. HOLROYD, b. 8 Apr 1864, Stephenson County, Illinois; d. 18 Jan 1878, Loran, Stephenson County, Illinois. Married to Lyman William ANDREWS.

Eleanor SHOEMAKER, b. 1825, Vigo County, Indiana; d. bef. 1891, Nebraska. Married to Truman Pease LOWELL (b. 2 May 1821, Sweden, New York; d. 28 Oct 1891, Ashland, Nebraska) on 24 Dec 1845.

Children of Eleanor SHOEMAKER and Truman Pease LOWELL:

1. Charles LOWELL, b. 1846, Illinois; d. UK.

2. Mary E. LOWELL, b. 1846, Illinois; d. UK.

3. John LOWELL, b. 1848, Illinois; d. UK

4. Sarah E. LOWELL, b. 1851, Illinois. d. UK.

5. Milton LOWELL, b. 1852, Illinois; d. UK.

6. Albert LOWELL, b. 1854, Grant County, Wisconsin; d. UK.

7. Margaret LOWELL, b. 1857, Grant County, Wisconsin; d. UK.

Margaret SHOEMAKER, b. 14 Aug 1838, Illinois; d. 14 Jun 1885, Cherokee, Indiana. Married to George Washington GRIGSBY (b. 1829, Illinois; d. UK) on 15 Sep 1853 in Mt. Carroll, Carroll County, Illinois.

Children of Margaret SHOEMAKER and George Washington GRIGSBY:

1. Lara GRIGSBY, b. 1861, Loran, Stephenson County, Illinois: d. UK.

2. Eva GRIGSBY, b. 1862, Loran, Stephenson County, Illinois; d. UK.

3. Emma GRIGSBY, b. 1864, Loran, Stephenson County, Illinois; d. UK.

4. Annie GRIGSBY, b. 1866, Loran, Stephenson County, Illinois; d. UK.

5. Adam GRIGSBY, b. 1867, Loran, Stephenson County, Illinois; d. UK.

6. Laura GRIGSBY, b. 1870, Loran, Stephenson County, Illinois; d. UK.

7. Milton GRIGSBY, b. 1874, Loran, Stephenson County, Illinois; d. UK.

8. Myra GRIGSBY, b. 1874, Loran, Stephenson County, Illinois; d. UK.

Four other children.

Generation Three

Jerome B. HOLROYD, b. Feb 1847, Illinois; d. abt. 1921, Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska. Married to Clara Mary MARBLE (b. Jun 1855, Illinois; d. aft. 1921, Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska) on 24 Dec 1873 in Green County, Wisconsin.

Children of Jerome B. HOLROYD and Clara Mary MARBLE:

1. Emma HOLROYD, b. 1875, Eagle Point, Ogle County, Illinois; d. UK.

2. Ella HOLROYD, b. 1877, Eagle Point, Ogle County, Illinois; d. UK.

3. Minnie HOLROYD, b. 1879, Eagle Point, Ogle County, Illinois; d. UK.

4. Lulu HOLROYD, b. Aug 1881, Eagle Point, Ogle County, Illinois; d. UK.

5. William HOLROYD, b. Oct 1885, Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska; d. UK.

6. Cora HOLROYD, b. Dec 1890, Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska; d. UK.

7. Pearl HOLROYD, b. Sep 1893, Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska; d. UK.

8. Leonard HOLROYD, b. Mar 1896, Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska; d. UK, prob. St. Joseph, Buchanon County, Missouri.

Notes on Jerome B. HOLROYD and Clara Mary MARBLE: Jerome served as a private in Company C, 15th Illinois Regiment during the civil war, from Dec 1863 to 9 Aug 1865. The 1880 US Census shows Jerome and his family living with his parents in Eagle Point, Illinois, and indicates that Jerome is disabled with a dislocated hip. The 1890 Veteran's Roll Census finds Jerome and family living in Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska. Clara filed for a widow's pension on 30 Aug 1921 in the state of Missouri, indicating that she may have been living with her son, Leonard, and his family at that time. Both Jerome and Clara were buried in Pleasant View Cemetery, Gage County, Nebraska, but no exact dates of death are given.

Homer Milton HOLROYD, b. 29 Jul 1855, Lancaster, Grant County, Wisconsin; d. 11 Nov 1938, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois. Married to Ada Leona ANDRE (b. 18 Mar 1864, Illinois; d. 14 Dec 1834, Rock Run, Stephenson County, Illinois; daughter of George W. ANDRE and Mary Allen KLINE) on 12 Oct 1882 in Winslow, Stephenson County, Illinois.

Children of Homer Milton HOLROYD and Ada Leona ANDRE:

1. Bessie HOLROYD, b. 29 Sep 1886, Stephenson County, Illinois; d. Aug 1979, Lupton, Michigan. Married to Charles HUPPNER.

2. Violet HOLROYD, b. 6 Jul 1888, Stephenson County, Illinois; d. UK. Married to Mr. WITTBECKER.

3. Nellie Florine HOLROYD, b. 4 Jul 1886, Orangeville, Stephenson County, Illinois; d. 30 Mar 1989, Vallejo, California. Married to James Wilson KEITH.

4. Leroy HOLROYD, b. 12 Jul 1898, Stephenson County, Illinois; d. 2 Jun 1963, Los Angeles, California.


If you have any info or connections with this family, I'd love to hear from you!!

Karyn