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Nancy Yost Leach (#47506738)
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Lori Humble
FAUST, Dr. William R. "Bill,
Sorry it took so long but I added the obituary information you provided to his memorial page. :)
Added by Lori Humble on Feb 10, 2016 10:01 PM
Margaret Russell Shenners
US Census, 1910 Milwaukee Ward 23, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
William Shenners Head M 41 Wisconsin
Margaret Shenners Wife F 37 Iowa
Russel Shenners Son M 13 Wisconsin
Veronica Shenners Daughter F 11 Wisconsin
Lucela Shenners Daughter F 9 Wisconsin
William Shenners Son M 7 Wisconsin
Margaret Shenners Daughter F 2 Wisconsin
Mickal Hannon Servant M 29 Ireland

US Census, 1930 Milwaukee (Districts 1-250), Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Margaret Shenners Head F 58 Iowa Widowed
Lucille Shenners Daughter F 30 Wisconsin
William H Shenners Son M 27 Wisconsin
Added by Slappy on Jan 08, 2016 11:08 AM
bill schultz
RE: Sister Mary Teresa Tess Russell
I'm glad the mystery has been solved. I enjoyed the challenge.
Merry Christmas and Happy New New Year to you and your family.
Bill Schultz
Added by bill schultz on Dec 08, 2015 7:23 AM
bill schultz
Sister Mary Teresa Tess Russell
Found Sister Mary Terese Russell.
To william schultz Today at 9:39 AM
Dear Mr. Schultz:

Thank you for your inquiry regarding Teresa (the spelling according to our records) Russell. Teresa Russell was known in religion as Sister Mary Miriam. Both Sister Mary Miriam and her sister, Sister Mary Clara, are buried in the cemetery here in Dubuque. The property as a whole is called Mount Carmel, so the cemetery is called Mount Carmel Cemetery. The sisters are buried next to each other in Section 3, Row 8, Graves 4 (Mary Miriam) and 5 (Mary Clara).

I'm not sure how much information you have about the Russell sisters so "just in case." Their parents were Joseph M., born in County Tipperary, and Anna Cantwell, born at sea on the way to Canada.

Teresa (Mary Miriam) was born on April 17, 1978 in Hartford, Wisconsin. She entered the BVMs on December 8, 1902; was received on March 19, 1903 (when she received her religious name); made first vows on August 15, 1905 and final vows on December 31, 1914. She died on June 5, 1932. Unfortunately, Sister Mary Miriam's file is rather sparse and there are significant gaps in her mission record. It appears she was only missioned in Chicago, at St. Joseph, Holy Family, and St. Gertrude.

Mary (Mary Clara) was born on March 26, 1868, also in Hartford, Wisconsin. She entered the BVMs on December 8, 1891; was received on March 19, 1892; made first vows on August 15, 1894 and final vows on December 31, 1914. She died on February 27, 1934. Sister Mary Clara's file is a little more detailed, though there are still some gaps. She was primarily missioned at Mount St. Joseph College here in Dubuque from 1901 to 1928. She taught English and worked in the library. She also served as the editor of the school literary journal, the Labarum. She served as the college president from 1925 to 1928 and suggested that the college change its name to Clarke College in honor of the founder of the BVMs, Mary Frances Clarke. The change was made and the school is today known as Clarke University.

Both sisters were part of the first group of BVMs permitted to take perpetual vows. Prior to 1914, vows had to be renewed every three years. They received papal approval to make perpetual vows in 1914.

We do not have a photograph of either of the Russell sisters. If you come across one in the course of your research, we would be grateful for a copy.

I hope this information is helpful to you. Please let me know if you need further assistance.

Kind regards,


Jennifer Head
BVM Congregation Archivist

1100 Carmel Drive | Dubuque, Iowa 52003-7991 | p 563.588.2351 ext 5452 | | |
Added by bill schultz on Nov 16, 2015 10:40 AM
bill schultz
Sister Mary Russell Mt Carmel
Need verification that Sister Mary Russell died in Cook County. Their is a Mount Carmel Cemetery in Antioch, IL. Called them and there is a Russell family buried at Mount Carmel in Antioch
at Section 3 Row 8 Grave 4. Unfortunately none of the names buried there match any one on the list you have posted as Sister Mary's family. They have a Gerald, Edward died 1975, Marie died 1995 and an Ors no dates. We can look up her death certificate at the family search office in Willamette if you can verify she died in Cook County.
Bill Schultz
Added by bill schultz on Nov 11, 2015 3:19 PM
R Heine
Would like to talk to you about the Hayes Family. Patrick is my 3rd great grandfather.

Added by R Heine on Oct 18, 2015 10:01 AM
Rob Bongiovi
RE: Joseph and Susanna (Schmitt) Wetor
Fantastic! Would you please email it to

Thank you!
Added by Rob Bongiovi on Oct 12, 2015 2:39 PM
Rob Bongiovi
Joseph and Susanna (Schmitt) Wetor
Hi Nancy! Joseph and Susanna (Schmitt) Wetor (memorials 30056939 and 30056945) are my wife's 3rd great grandparents. I notice you provided the portraits of Joseph and Susanna that appear in those memorials. Would you be able to tell me where those portraits are from?

Thank you,
Added by Rob Bongiovi on Oct 11, 2015 9:50 PM
bill schultz
RE: teresa russell mount carmel.
I sent an email query to the Archdiocese of Chicago to see if they can help locating the proper Mount Carmel Cemetery.
The more I look at the location, Mount Carmel in Hillside uses a different identifier. They are located by Section then Block then Lot and then grave. Hopefully they will be able to help.
Bill Schultz
Added by bill schultz on Sep 24, 2015 8:01 AM
bill schultz
teresa russell mount carmel.
There is no section 3 in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Can't find her in the database kiosk. Need more location info, please.
Bill Schultz
Added by bill schultz on Sep 09, 2015 10:42 AM
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