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Barney Shupe
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Birth: 1829, Canada
Death: Jun. 12, 1903
Todd County
Minnesota, USA

Arrived in Brainerd in 1875 sometime between May (census in Long Prairie) and December (death of son William).

1857 Minnesota territorial census for Twp 101, Fillmore County:
Shupe, Barnwell, 28, b. Canada
Shupe, Magdelina, 33, b. Germany
Shupe, William, 5, b. Canada
Shupe, Henry, 3, b. Canada
Shupe, Thomas, 3, b. Canada
Shupe, Louisa, 1, b. Minnesota
(Thus immigrating from Canada about 1855; Yes - see 1900 census)

1860 census for Decorah, Winneshiek county, Iowa (June):
Shoup, Banwell, 31, b. Canada W
Shoup, Madeline, 37, b. Schleswig Holstein
Shoup, William, 7, b. Canada
Shoup, Henry, 6, b. Canada
Shoup, Thomas, 6, b. Canada
Shoup, Louisa, 3, b. Minnesota
Shoup, John, 2, b. Iowa

1870 census for Long Prairie, Todd county (Aug):
Shupe, Barnuel 41, b. Canada
Shupe, Lana, 47, b. Germany
Shupe, William, 17, b. Canada
Shupe, Henry, 16, b. Canada
Shupe, Louisa, 14, b. Minnesota
Shupe, John, 12, b. Iowa

1875 Minnesota state census for Long Prairie, Todd county (May):
Shupe, Barney, 46, b. Canada
Shupe, Lena, 52, b. Halstine
Shupe, William, 22, b. Canada
Shupe, Henry, 21, b. Iowa
Shupe, Louisa, 18, b. Minnesota
Shupe, John, 17, b. Iowa
(Neighbors of Thomas & Sophia Bock, my 3rd-gr-grandparents)

1880 census for Brainerd (June):
Shupe, Barney, 52, b. Canada f/m b. Canada
Shupe, Madalena, 57, b. Hamburg
Shupe, Henry, 24, b. Canada
Shupe, Louisa, 22, b. Minnesota
Shupe, John, 20, b. Iowa

1885 Minnesota state census for Brainerd (May):
Shupe, Barney, 54, b. Canada
Shupe, Lena, 62, b. Germany
Shupe, Henry, 31, b. Canada
Shupe, John, 26, b. Iowa
Shupe, L., (Fem.) 28, b. Michigan (Louisa? or wife of John?)
Fox, Witt
Kisey, William
Shupe, Grace, 4 (whose child?)

1895 Minnesota state census for Twp 150, Itasca county (June):
Shoop, Bernard 66, b. Canada, Trapper, lived there 4 years.

1900 census for Brainerd (June):
Shupe, Alena 75, b. May 1825 Germany, m. 52 yrs, 7 ch. 3 liv., Nurse
Emma Shupe, b. 1870, divorced; Alma, 7; John 5; Francis 18/12 are lodgers.
(Since length of marriage is given, Barney is still alive somewhere)

1900 census for Biwabik, St. Louis county, Minnesota (June):
Shupe, Barnel D, 71, b. Jan 1828 Canada, m. 48 yrs, imm. 1855, Engineer ___

1905 Minnesota state census for Brainerd (May):
Shupe, Lena, 82, b. Germany

1910 census for Brainerd (April):
Shupe, Madeliene, 87, b. Germany, widowed, 7 ch. 1 liv.
(She outlived all her children except for John.)


MN death record info at
Name: Barney Shupe
Death date: 12 Jun 1903
Death place: Staples, Todd, Minnesota
Age: 74
Father's name: David
Mother's name: Mary Jane Strover

No obit in Brainerd newspapers or Staples World.

Not buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Brainerd.

Not buried in Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples (in July 2012, sexton Betty Haskins checked records, and said superintendent recalls no Shupe marker).

Barney's sister, Mary Ann, married Henry Weitemeier and they were living in Hartford Township in Todd county, when Henry died 27 Nov 1903 at age 71. So maybe Barney is buried in a Weitemeier plot in a local cemetery?


                  Fishers, Indeed.

      Barney Shupe, returned from Fisher's Landing this week, reports the town submerged in water nearly up to the second story, and the citizens promenading the streets in skiffs and on barges. (Brainerd Tribune, 07 July 1877, p. 1, c. 6)

      Mr. Geo. Evans has retired from the control of the Ottawa House, on Front street, Mr. B. Shupe again assuming charge. (Brainerd Tribune, 06 August 1881, p. 5, c. 2)

      Mr. B. Shupe, who, in company with his son Johnny, is out on the Yellowstone, hunting buffalo, etc., sent home three fine black-tailed deer last week, and the Brainerd House boarders are feasting on venison this week. (Brainerd Tribune, 19 November 1881, p. 1, c. 6)


Now here is a very curious fact...

The death of a David Shupe, age 80, on Feb. 7, 1885 was recorded on line 39, page 15, book A of the Crow Wing county death records. Cause of death was kidney problems - no other information such as birthplace or parents was provided. This has to be the father of Barney Shupe - they were the only Shupes in the area.

A probate was started for "David D. Shupe", but no final decree was recorded.

There is no death notice in the Brainerd Dispatch.

There is no record of his burial at Evergreen, but Evergreen did not start to record burials at the time of the interment until the spring of 1885. There is no marker for anyone in the Shupe family plot except for William.


Henry Shupe son of Madeline and Barney:

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)
Family links: 
  Madeline Shupe (1823 - 1916)
  William Shupe (1852 - 1875)*
  John A Shupe (1858 - 1937)*
*Calculated relationship
Maintained by: John Van Essen
Originally Created by: A. Nelson
Record added: Sep 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76337234

 Added: Sep. 11, 2011

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