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Re: George Schellhouse b Germany d Indiana
Posted by: Marilyn Shellhouse Straub (ID *****8544) Date: June 16, 2003 at 14:44:59
In Reply to: Re: George Schellhouse b Germany d Indiana by Dotty Hiatt of 90

I am pasting an article that is in an old book my family has. My brother has it, but I can get ahold of it if necessary. My Great Grandfather was a Civil War hero!! Yes, I would like to pursue this. My grandfather, for some reason, never had any contact with his brothers and sisters. I never met them or heard them mentioned growing up.


Biography of Henry Shellhouse. Vol. II, pages 679 / 680. Presidents,
Soldiers, Statesmen; H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, New York, Toledo, and
Chicago, 1894.

Henry Shellhouse

Enlisted at the age of 18, at Cleveland, O., Oct. 27, 1862, as a corporal in
Co. G, 125th O.V. I., 4th A.C.; on account of bravery of this regiment it
was designated as “Opdyke’s Tigers.” At that time he was engages in
farming. His rank was soon changed to Sergeant, and after was transferred
to Co. B, 7th Regt., V.R.C., he was promoted to duty sergeant, Nov. 18,
1864. From March, 1863, until Sept. 1, he was in the Armory Square
hospital, Washington, D.C., when on the 23d of that month he was honorably
discharged. He took part in several engagements. For Franklin to Spring
Hill; he was also engaged during Early’s invasion of Maryland, near
Washington, during which time he belonged to 22d Corps, “Army of the
Potomac.” Our subject was born July 14, 1842, in Lorain county, Ohio, and
settled in DeKalb county, Ind., in June, 1865. He is the son of George
and Elizabeth (Miller) Shellhouse, the father dying in 1876, and the
mother in 1879; he was married at Vermillion, Erie county, O., June 5,
1870, to Anna Whitmer, born April 4, 1852, in the same county as was her
husband. Their children are George R., William J., Julia, Charley,
Carrie, Edward, Esther and Ralph H. The parents of Mrs. Shellhouse are
Rudolph and Phoebe (Labeck) Whitmer, the father dying in 1880, and the
mother still living. Both his and his wife’s ancestors were in the
standing army of Germany. He has held the office of supervisor of this
township, and has also been a member of the school board. He draws a
pension, is a farmer, and his address is Sedan, DeKalb county, Ind.

Submitted by:
Arlene Goodwin
Auburn, Indiana

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