Jacob Balsor Shellhorn

b. Jan 16, 1820, d. Nov 11, 1905
FatherHenry Shellhorn1,2 b. Oct 16, 1796, d. May 3, 1855
MotherAnna Mariah Lore1,2 b. Aug 7, 1796, d. Feb 1, 1865
     Jacob was born in Berlin, Somerset Co, PA, on Jan 16, 1820.1,2,3,4,5,6,7
     He married Elizabeth Ent in Knox Co, OH, on Oct 12, 1843.1,3,4
     Jacob was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census in Nodaway Township, Andrew Co, MO. Jacob was a farmer with $700 in real property.3
     Jacob Balsor Shellhorn was left a widower by Elizabeth Ent's death on Feb 20, 1856 in Andrew Co, MO.1,4
     Jacob Balsor Shellhorn moved Fall 1857 to northeast of Dubois, Richardson Co, NE.4
     He married Mary Moore in Richardson, NE, on Nov 8, 1857. The marriage was performed by Wingate King, a Methodist minister..1,8,4,5,6,7
     Jacob was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census in Speiser Precinct, Richardson Co, NE. Jacob and Wilbur were farmers. Ida, Wilbur, and Harry were in school. Samuel DeWitt, Ida's future husband, was living with the family as a farm laborer..5
     A census listed Jacob as head of household in Spicer Precinct, Richardson Co, NE, on Jun 4, 1885.6
     Jacob Balsor Shellhorn moved in 1891 to Pawnee City, Pawnee Co, NE.4
     Jacob died on Nov 11, 1905 in Pawnee City, Pawnee Co, NE, at age 85.1,2,4,7 He was buried circa Nov 13, 1905 at Pawnee City Cemetery, in Pawnee City, Pawnee Co, in NE.2,7
Jacob and Mary Shellhorn
Pawnee City NE
Photo by Julia Langel, July 2011

Family 1

Elizabeth Ent
  • Mary Shellhorn3,9 b. circa 1846
  • Anna M. Shellhorn3,4 b. Sep 8, 1848, d. Jun 8, 1923
  • Peter Marcus Shellhorn1,4 b. Apr 7, 1851, d. Aug 12, 1926

Family 2

Mary Moore b. January 9, 1832, d. November 26, 1908
  • (?) Shellhorn9 b. after Dec, 1857, d. before 1905
  • Ida May Shellhorn+9,5 b. Nov 27, 1861, d. Jun 14, 1944
  • Wilbur Edgar Shellhorn9,5 b. Jan 4, 1866, d. Dec 2, 1934
  • Harvey Arthur Shellhorn9,5 b. Jun 9, 1869, d. Jun 17, 1941
  • May Shellhorn9 b. circa 1872, d. before 1905
  • Ira Shellhorn9 b. circa May, 1885, d. before 1905


  1. [S209] Website, Shellhorn, Balser descendants.
  2. [S217] Family Group Sheet, Shellhorn -- Lore.
  3. [S1040] 1850 U. S. Census, Missouri, Andrew County, Nodaway County, sheet 32, line 29, dwelling 53, family 51, Missouri, Andrew County.
  4. [S1065] "Aikins Family Record", citing obituary.
  5. [S1291] 1880 U.S. Census, Nebraska, Richardson County, Speiser Precinct, ED 321, sheet 9A/533A, line 47, dwelling 82, family 86, Nebraska, Richardson County.
  6. [S1545] 1885 Nebraska State Census, Richardson County,.
  7. [S2114] Jacob B. Shellhorn and Mary Shellhorn Cemetery Marker, Pawnee City Cemetery, Pawnee City, Pawnee Co, NE.
  8. [S305] Website, Vital Records Richardson Co, NE.
  9. [S1065] "Aikins Family Record", citing Jacob Shellhorn obituary.
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