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
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.
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
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?
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