Mary Ella Shettel

10 December 1867–6 January 1953 (Age 85)
Princeton, Bureau, Illinois, United States

The Life of Mary Ella

When Mary Ella Shettel was born on 10 December 1867, in Princeton, Bureau, Illinois, United States, her father, Levi Shettel, was 28 and her mother, Katura Ann Lowe, was 19. She married Cyrus Milton Jacobs on 16 September 1886, in De Witt, Clinton, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Grand Mound, Clinton, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Linn Township, Marshall, Iowa, United States in 1910. She died on 6 January 1953, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Cyrus Milton Jacobs
Mary Ella Shettel
Marriage: 16 September 1886
Clarence M Jacobs
John Harrison Jacobs
Florence Bell Jacobs
Pauline Jacobs
Charles Hughes Jacobs

Spouse and Children

    Cyrus Milton Jacobs



16 September 1886
De Witt, Clinton, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Levi Shettel


    Katura Ann Lowe




World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 17

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 23

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Sheftl, derived from Biblical Sabbetai.

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary E Jacobs, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Tippey in household of John Tippey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Ellen Jacobs in household of Cyrus Jacobs, "Iowa State Census, 1895"

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