Marcus Marion Shellhorn

b. Dec 11, 1854, d. Jul 7, 1925
FatherJohn Shellhorn1,2,3 b. Mar 13, 1830, d. Jan 25, 1893
MotherLucinda Miner1,2,3 b. Feb 2, 1828, d. Apr 9, 1863
     Marcus was born in Savannah, MO, on Dec 11, 1854. 1860 census says he was 7, which would suggest 1853..1,2,4,5,6,7
     Lucinda, Sarah, Marcus and Flora was listed as a household member living with John Shellhorn in the 1860 Census in Pawnee Co, NE; John was a farmer, with $1,500 in real estate and $450 in personal property.3,8,4,9
     Marcus Marion Shellhorn was listed as a resident in John Shellhorn's household in the census report in Pawnee Co, NE, on Sep 5, 1870.5
     He married Mary Elizabeth McManes in Pawnee, Pawnee Co, NE, on Mar 14, 1873.1,6
     Marcus was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census in Empire Township, Ellsworth Co, KS. Marcus was a farmer. John was in school.6
     Marcus died on Jul 7, 1925 in Carneiro, Ellsworth Co, KS, at age 70.1,7 He was buried at Carneiro Cemetery, in Carneiro, Ellsworth Co, in KS.7
Marcus M Shellhorn, Carneiro Cemetery, Kansas
Photo courtesy of Barbara Hettinger, October 2005

Family 1

Mary Elizabeth McManes
  • Jennie Shellhorn6 b. circa 1879

Family 2



  1. [S209] Website, Shellhorn, Balser descendants.
  2. [S212] Family Group, Shellhorn, John.
  3. [S309] 1860 Census - NE, Pawnee County.
  4. [S309] 1860 Census - NE, Pawnee County , NARA M653, p15, dwelling 143, family 125, John Shellhorn household.
  5. [S555] September 5, 1870 U.S. Census, Pawnee County, Nebraska, Kansas City, MO, page 11, line 1, dwelling 76, family 84.
  6. [S1315] 1880 U.S. Census, Kansas, Ellsworth County, Empire Township, ED 91, sheet 464A, line 6, dwelling 265, family 266, Kansas, Ellsworth County.
  7. [S1616] Marcus Marion Shellhorn Cemetery Marker, Carneiro Cemetery, Carneiro, Ellsworth Co, KS.
  8. [S501] 1860 Census NE, Pawnee Co.
  9. [S501] 1860 Census NE, Pawnee Co , sheet 15, page 681/600, line 22, dwelling 143, family 125, John Shellhorn household.
  10. [S1617] Ola Bertha Shellhorn Cemetery Marker, Carneiro Cemetery, Carneiro, Ellsworth Co, KS.
  11. [S1543] Barbara Hettinger, "Re: DeWitt stuff," e-mail to Julia Langel, October 10, 2005, Re: DeWitt stuff.
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