William Henry Shufelt

William Henry Shufelt

Ontario, Canada
Death 22 Aug 1897 (aged 75–76)
Chickasaw County, Iowa, USA
Burial Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa, USA
Plot 32
Memorial ID 144260537 · View Source
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Shufelt aka Zufelt, Schufelt, Shoefelt

William Henry Shufelt, son of Margaret (Schwerdfeger) and Samuel Zufelt,
was born in August 1821* in Williamsburg, Dundas, Ontario, Canada.

He married Eliza A (Countryman) Jackson, of the same place,
in about 1847. She had three children born in Ontario during
her first marriage to John Jackson: Permelia, Nicholas Albert (infant death)
and Edwin -- Permelia and Edwin had the surname Shufelt on the 1850 census.

After their marriage, William and Eliza moved to Jefferson County,
New York then to St Lawrence County, New York. Eight of their ten
children were born in New York: Theodore, Jasper, Alpheus,
Mary Jane, Edward (infant death), Emily, Sarah Emma and William Jr.

The family moved to Bremer County, Iowa, in 1863 where Frank
was born in 1866. In 1868, they moved to their home near the village
of Bradford in Chickasaw County, Iowa, where their infant son
George was born and died.

William's death reported in The Sumner Gazette
in Bremer County on Thursday, August 26, 1897:

"A week ago Saturday A. Countryman and wife went to Nashua
to visit his sister and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Shoefelt (sic),
aged 76 and 74 yrs. respectfully (sic). They live a little out in the
country, and the last of last week Mrs. C. came home and Alf
went into town to attend the races.

"On Friday night while Mr. Shoefelt was milking he fell from the
stool and never regained consciousness but died Monday
[August 23]* morning. His wife in trying to get him out of the barn,
swooned and was helpless to both herself and her husband
till the milk hauler came in the morning. Alf telegraphed home
and his wife and E. Nichols went up and he came home on Sunday.

"Tuesday Alf and his sister Mrs. Nichols also went up to attend
the funeral. The old folks lived alone and were as well and
vigorous as folks of that age usually are, and they were just
contemplating moving to town where they would have more
privileges and less care. It was a sad and sudden surprise
to all concerned."

After William's death, Eliza "lived among relatives, the last year
of her life being with her brother, A. Countryman." She died at
his home in Sumner in 1902.

* Gravestone death date: 22 Aug 1897 Aged 76 yrs 6 ds =16 Aug 1821 birth date
** Obituary death date: Monday, 23 August 1897.

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Family Members




William Shufelt
Died 1897
Aged 76 yrs 6 ds

Eliza Shufelt
Died 1902
Aged 78 yrs 6 mos 5 ds




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  • Find A Grave Memorial 144260537
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Henry Shufelt (Aug 1821–22 Aug 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 144260537, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by sameelee (contributor 48534864) .