Peter Marcus Shellhorn

7 April 1851–3 August 1926 (Age 75)
Andrew, Missouri, United States

The Life of Peter Marcus

When Peter Marcus Shellhorn was born on 7 April 1851, in Andrew, Missouri, United States, his father, Jacob Balsor Shellhorn, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Ent, was 27. He married Anna Elizabeth Dewitt on 3 November 1881, in DuBois, Pawnee, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in DuBois, Pawnee, Nebraska, United States in 1900 and South Fork Township, Pawnee, Nebraska, United States for about 10 years. He died on 3 August 1926, in Du Bois, Pawnee, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Du Bois, Pawnee, Nebraska, United States.

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Peter Marcus Shellhorn
Anna Elizabeth Dewitt
Marriage: 3 November 1881
Adelia Catherine Shellhorn
Jacob Bartlette Shellhorn
Floyd Wilbur Shellhorn
Charles Rufus Shellhorn

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3 November 1881
DuBois, Pawnee, Nebraska, United States


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World Events (8)

1854 · Kansas-Nebraska Act is Passed

Age 3

On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether or not they wanted to allow slavery within their borders. This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 21

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Schellhorn .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Peter Shellhem in household of Jacob Shellhem, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Peter Shellhorn in household of Jacob Shellborn, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Peter Shellhorn in household of Henry Dewitt, "United States Census, 1880"

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