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Madeline "Lena" Shupe
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Birth: Mar. 15, 1823
Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Death: Sep. 15, 1916
Crow Wing County
Minnesota, USA

Arrived in Brainerd sometime between May and December of 1875.

1875 Minnesota State Census; Long Prairie, Todd County, Minnesota:
Barney Shupe, b. ca 1829, Canada
Lene [sic] Shupe, b. ca 1823, Holstein
William Shupe, b. ca 1853, Canada
Henry Shupe, b. ca 1854, Iowa
Louisa Shupe, b. ca 1857, Minnesota
John Shupe, b. ca 1858, Iowa

•See Rhoda Barlow Wright.
•See Mary Tubbesing Gray.
•See Charles Douglas Johnson.

Kept a boarding house where the City Hall stands now on the northeast corner of Fifth and Laurel Streets. (Brainerd's Half Century, Ingolf Dillan, General Printing Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota: 1923; p. 41)

Mrs. Lena Shupe is listed as one of the Charter Members of the First Baptist Church in Brainerd. Brainerd's Half Century, Ingolf Dillan, General Printing Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota: 1923; p. 92)

Also known as "Old Mother Shupe." (Brainerd's Half Century, Ingolf Dillan, General Printing Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota: 1923; p. 82)

BURGESS-SHUPE—On Friday evening, July 4th, by J. B. Conant, Esq., E. H. Burgess and Miss Louisa Shupe, all of Brainerd. (Brainerd Tribune, 12 July 1879, p. 4, c. 2)

      Mr. Slantz desires to inform the TRIBUNE readers that he will have a first-class new milch cow with her calf at the Shupe House stables on Tuesday, the 28th inst., for sale. (Brainerd Tribune, 25 October 1879, p. 4, c. 1)

      Johnnie Shupe writes his mother from Buffalo Range, Montana, to the effect that he is having a splendid time, and that hunting is excellent. He has killed several buffalo, forty-seven deer and one mountain sheep, and other members of the party have done equally well. He has sent his mother a live buffalo calf, which is expected to arrive in Brainerd at any time, and will be quite a curiosity. (Brainerd Tribune, 07 January 1882, p. 1, c. 6)

                  Injured Herself

BRAINERD, March 13.—An old lady named Mrs. B.[arney] Shupe, during the excitement caused by an alarm of fire in her neighborhood, ran rapidly down the stairs, and fell upon the ground floor, receiving internal injuries of such a serious character that her recovery is considered doubtful. Mrs. Shupe is well known in this part of the state, having for many years run the Brainerd house here. (Minneapolis Tribune, 14 March 1885, p. 4)

      A very pleasant birthday party, and a surprise at that, was tendered Grandma Shupe at her residence on Fourth street south on Wednesday evening, the occasion being the sixty-ninth anniversary of her birth. The party was very adroitly managed, the ladies assembling and going together to Mrs. Shupe's who was in entire ignorance of the affair. Many of the persons who intended going were detained by sickness, but a very pleasant time was enjoyed by those present, and the occasion will long be remembered. Many presents were received and a bounteous supper was served at 10 o'clock out of the many baskets of good things brought by the guests. The names of those present were as follows: Mrs. H. Rosenblatt, Mrs. W. Koop, Mrs. A. J. Coutu, Mrs. Chas. Hagberg, Mrs. J. E. Amby, Mrs. A. Olson, Mrs Johnson, Mrs. Thompson, Mrs. Pierce, Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Abbott, Mrs. Wilson and Mrs. Gustafson. (Brainerd Dispatch, 22 January 1892, p. 4, c. 5)

Henry Shupe son of Madeline and Barney Shupe:

News has been received here of the death of Henry Shupe in the south. The deceased lived in this city for many years. (Brainerd Dispatch, 25 December 1896, p. 4, c. 2) [Contributed by John Van Essen]

       "GRANDMA" SHUPE CALLED TO                               REWARD

  Protege of the Bachelor Maids Died This Morning at Advanced Age of 93 1/2 Years


         Mrs. Shupe was Born in Holstein,             Germany, Married in Quebec.

                  Came to U. S. When 30

      "Grandma" Madeline Shupe, aged 93 1/2 years, passed away this morning at a local hospital, death being due to the infirmities of old age. Up to the last she retained possession of her faculties and met her Maker with Christian faith and happiness.
      For years she was the protege of the Bachelor Maids. The girls took care of her and saw that her every want was supplied. She was born in Holstein, Germany, was married in Quebec and came to this country when she was 30 years old. She leaves one son, John Shupe, of Superior, Wis. Her church affiliation was with the Seventh Day Advents.
      Funeral arrangements have not been completed, pending hearing from her son. (Brainerd Dispatch, 22 September 1916, p. 3, c. 1) 
Family links: 
  Barney Shupe (1829 - 1903)*
  William Shupe (1852 - 1875)*
  John A Shupe (1858 - 1937)*
*Calculated relationship
Evergreen Cemetery
Crow Wing County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Block 7, Lot 92, SEC
Created by: A. Nelson
Record added: Jul 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73922263
Madeline Lena Shupe
Added by: John Van Essen
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 Added: Jul. 25, 2011

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