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Notes for Anna Mary "Mary" Meister Shearer

The Family of George Meister & Anna Maria German

1850 census Guilford Twp., Franklin Co., PA Page before is stamped 243 and also stamped 122.
Household 433/473 Census taken October 17, 1850.
George Meister, age 32, farmer, b. Germany
Mary, age 31, b. Germany
Catherine, age 12, b. PA
Christine, age 10, b. PA
Margaret, age 8, b. PA
John, age 5, b. PA
Hiram, age 3, b. PA
Mary, age 2, b. PA

Moved from Franklin Co., PA to Carroll Co., IL with her parents in April 1856

1860 Carroll Twp., Carroll Co., IL, page 230 July 23, 1860
Household #1717/1586
George Meister, age 45, farmer, b. Darmstadt
Mary, age 44, b. Darmstadt
Hiram, age 14, b. PA
Ann M., age 11, b. PA
George, age 9, b. PA
Daniel, age 7, b. PA
Sarah E., age 2, b. IL


1870 census Grant Twp., Caldwell Co., MO
Household #107
Benjamin Shearer, age 32, farmer, b. PA
Mary, age 22, keeps home, b. PA
Cora, age 1, at home, b. MO
John Meister, age 26, b. PA, farmer

1880 United States Census Grant, Caldwell, Missouri Page Number 412A
Benjamin SHEARER Self M Male W 43 PA Farmer PA PA
Mary SHEARER Wife M Female W 31 PA Keeping House GERMANY GERMANY
Cora SHEARER Dau S Female W 11 MO At School PA PA
Ethel SHEARER Dau S Female W 7M MO PA PA

1900 census Grant Twp., Caldwell Co., MO page 245
Household #281
Benjamin Shearer, head, Nov 1835, age 64, md 32 yrs, PA/PA/PA, farmer
Mary A., wife, Sept 1848, age 51, md 32 yrs, 5 births, 3 surviving, PA/Germany/Germany
Bertha B., daughter, June 1881, age 18, MO/PA/PA
Effie W., daughter, July 1889, age 10, MO/PA/PA

1910 census Grant Twp., Caldwell Co., MO page 70A
Household #75/76
Ben Shearer, head, age 74, md 42 yrs, PA/PA/France, farmer
Mary A., wife, age 62, md 42 yrs, 5 births, 3 surviving, PA/Germany/Germany

1913 - Mary is listed as living in Polo, (Caldwell), Missouri in "The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Carroll County, Munsell".
Bailey Funeral Home Records 1905 - 1992
Bailey Funeral Home
310 East Elm
Polo, Missouri 64671
SHEARER, Ben, Jul. 17, 1913, Kingston Cemetery
SHEARER, Mary A. (Sept. 13, 1848) Sept. 19, 1919 Kingston Cemetery

September 19, 1919 - Anna died in Grant, Caldwell Co., Missouri

Death Certificate #27111
Mary Ann Shearer
Female, White, Widowed. Spouse B. F. Shearer
Occupation - housewife
Born Sept 13, 1848 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Father, George Meister, born Pennsylvania; Mother, unknown
Died Sept 19, 1919, age 71 years, 6 days, in Grant, Caldwell, Missouri
Cause of death - Carcinoma of left mammary gland
Informant - Mrs. Bertha Dorkins, Kingston, Missouri
Burial - Kingston, Missouri on September 21, 1919
Martin-Ellis Family
Entries: 1893 Updated: Thu May 2 18:18:45 2002 Contact: Gretchen Ellis Martin
ID: I99651947
Name: Mary MEISTER
Given Name: Mary
Surname: Meister
Sex: F
Birth: 13 Sep 1848 in Franklin Co. Pennsylvania
Change Date: 7 Oct 2000
Note: Notes from Leone Lauesen said she had no child.
Father: George William MEISTER b: 29 Sep 1818 in Hessen Darmstadt,Germany
Mother: Anna Maria GERMAN b: 21 Jan 1820 in Hesse Darmstadt,Germany
Marriage 1 Benjamin SHEARER
The Downing, Bickelhaupt, and Preston Families of Carroll County, Illinois
Entries: 14483 Updated: 2007-04-10 06:33:05 UTC (Tue) Contact: Alice Horner


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ID: I12148
Name: Mary Meister 1
Sex: F
Birth: 13 SEP 1848 in Franklin County, Pennsylvania 1
Residence: 1913 Polo, Missouri 2

Father: George Meister b: 29 SEP 1818 in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany
Mother: Anna Maria German b: 21 JAN 1820 in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany

Marriage 1 Benjamin Shearer
Bertha Shearer
Effie Shearer
Cora Shearer

Title: Ellis - Martin Families, through
Media: Internet
Title: Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Carroll County, Munsell 1913
Note: This book's official title is Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Carroll County, Illinois. Munsell published other county history books for Illinois counties, and added the same History of Illinois book to them. I have a reprint version (by the Higginson Book Company, Salem, Massachusetts) which has the History of Carroll County, Illinois portion only (not the History of Illinois).
Media: Book