Alpheus Shufelt

October 1854–1 October 1912 (Age 58)
Potsdam, Potsdam, St. Lawrence, New York, United States

The Life of Alpheus

When Alpheus Shufelt was born in October 1854, in Potsdam, Potsdam, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, his father, William Henry Shufelt, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth A Countryman, was 30. He married Nellie Agnes Pettit on 19 September 1877, in Chickasaw, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Fremont Township, Bremer, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States for about 5 years. He died on 1 October 1912, in Ellendale, Dickey, North Dakota, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Ellendale City Cemetery, Ellendale, Dickey, North Dakota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alpheus Shufelt
1854–1912
Nellie Agnes Pettit
1854–1927
Marriage: 19 September 1877
Guy Shufelt
1878–1963
Claude James Shufelt
1881–1972
Laura Shufelt
1883–
Leon R Shufelt
1890–1918

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 September 1877
Chickasaw, Iowa, United States
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World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 3

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
1863

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 16

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schoenfeld .

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

Possible Related Names

Story Highlight

Alpheus or Alf Shufelt

Alpheus Shufelt was born October 1854 in St. Lawrence County, New York. He married Nellie Agnes Pettit on the 19 September 1877 in Nashua, Chickasaw, Iowa. He was a laborer and a farmer. He died in El …

Sources (3)

  • Alpheus Shufett in household of William Shufett, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Alpheus Shufelt in household of William Shufelt, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Shufelt, "Iowa State Census, 1895"

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