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John Bell Shatto
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Birth: Mar. 23, 1839
Perry County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: 1905
Sac County
Iowa, USA

Son of David Shatto and Anna Mary Bentzel

Married Matilda L. Comp circa 1862 in Pennsylvania. Ended with her death in 1871.
Laura Jane Shatto - 27 August 1863
William Henry Shatto - 11 November 1866
Sarah Shatto - 24 March 1870

Married: Hannah Moyer (a Civil War widow) circa 1871 in Pennsylvania
Harry Shatto - 3 March 1872
Elmer Henry Shatto - 25 November 1874
Minnie M. Shatto - 22 August 1875
Anna B. Shatto - 9 October 1877
Emma Shatto - 15 December 1879
John Albert Shatto - 30 May 1883
Lillian Edith Shatto - 20 August 1886
Charlotte Mae Shatto - 2 November 1887

John Bell Shatto was the fourth of six children born into a farm family in Perry County, PA. He first appears in his own household as a farmer in the 1870 Perry County Pa. census. Around the time of his first wife's death, he worked as a huckster--a kind of peddler who bought produce and farm products and resold them. In 1879, the family moved to IA where he worked on farms owned by others. (The children from Hannah Moyer's first marriage were sent to live with her parents).

His obituary from a newspaper in the Schaller, IA area provided the following information:

J.B. Shatto, father of Mrs. J.A. Keck, was killed at Schaller on Monday afternoon while hauling manure. In crossing a ditch he was thrown between the horses by the breaking of a crossbar on the spreader and caught in some manure so that he was dragged for a half mile. Whether the horses ran is not known. They were in a brisk walk when caught and Mr. Shatto's life was almost extinct when he was taken from the wagon. The decendent was born in Perry county, Pennsylvania, March 13, 1840, and in 1864 was married to Miss Matilda Camp [sic]. Three children were born to this union, one dying in infancy. A son, William, lives in Wyoming and Mrs. J.A. Keck in this locality. The wife and mother died in 1871 and in 1873 Mr. Shatto was married to Miss Hannah Moyer and eight children was born to this union, six of whom are now living, namely Minnie and Edith, of St. Joseph, Elmer and John, of Kansas City, Anna, of Sabetha, Kansas, and Lottie, of this place. In 1858 he moved to Sac county and later to Kansas. About fifteen years ago he united with the Dunkard church. He leaves one brother, William, living in Pennsylvania, and fourteen grandchildren. The funeral services were held in the Methodist church at Schaller last Tuesday, Rev. E.M. Keeler conducting services, assisted by the Methodist minister, Rev. W.B. Empey. The body was laid to rest in the Cook Center cemetery Tuesday afternoon.

Mrs. Minnie Miller and Mrs. Edith Peery, of St. Joseph, were present at the funeral of their father, J.B. Shatto. Elmer and John Shatto, of Kansas City, sons of the decedent arrived on Wednesday, too late for the funeral.

Barry Michie - Distant Cousin and Shatto Researcher

Special thanks to Betty Dagenais (deceased), an early Shatto researcher and also Vickie Johnson, descendent.
Family links: 
  David Shatto (1801 - 1856)
  Anna Mary Bentzel Shatto (1805 - 1875)
  Matilda L. Comp Shatto (1842 - 1871)
  Hannah Moyer Shatto (1848 - 1898)*
  Laura Jane Shatto Keck (1863 - 1960)*
  William Henry Shatto (1866 - 1956)*
  Elmer Henry Shatto (1876 - 1949)*
  Emma Shatto (1881 - 1896)*
  John Albert Shatto (1883 - 1968)*
  Charlotte Mae Shatto Paul (1887 - 1966)*
  Edith Lillian Shatto Peery (1888 - 1961)*
  William Henry Shatto (1830 - 1914)*
  Elizabeth Shatto Ensminger (1832 - 1904)*
  Sophia Shatto (1835 - 1884)*
  John Bell Shatto (1839 - 1905)
  Susanna Shatto (1840 - 1844)*
  Jacob Shatto (1843 - 1850)*
*Calculated relationship
Cook Center Cemetery
Sac County
Iowa, USA
Maintained by: Vickie Johnson
Originally Created by: Conley Wolterman
Record added: Mar 29, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50419311
John Bell Shatto
Added by: Vickie Johnson
John Bell Shatto
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- Barry Michie
 Added: Jun. 26, 2013

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