On to Peoria and Stark Counties, Illinois

Jacob Shollow4

Jacob4 (Peter3, Christophel2, Frederick1). Our family story moves fromPennsylvania toIllinois with Jacob Shullaw.  We know Jacob had at least one brother, John, who served in the Civil War (more of whom following), but we leave the Pennsylvania Shollas behind shortly after that war.

On a genealogical trek to Manheim,Lancaster County,Pennsylvania in the summer of 1979, we found what we believed to be the baptismal record for Jacob Shullaw in the card file for records atZion Lutheran Church, "The Red Rose Church." The land on which the church sites was donated in 1772 by Henry William Stiegel.  Somewhat of a

local eccentric, Stiegel provided that "in the month of June yearly forever hereafter the rent of One Red Rose (shall be paid) if the same shall be lawfully demanded."

A young Jacob Scholte or Schelle was baptized in this church in 1828. He was born to Peter and Susanna Shollah on 5 APR 1828.  Rosina Anna (later just Annie) Felker was also baptized here along with a brother and a sister on23 AUG 1829.  The daughter of Phillip and Margaretha (Rebecca Bender) Felker, Annie's birthdate was24 JUL 1824.

This "Scholte/Schelle" aberration above is, no doubt, due to a church transcriber who misread the handwritten version of "Scholla."

A second trip to Manheim, Lancaster Co., PA in June of 2002, saw this descendant return to theZion Lutheran Church.  The old records were brought out for examination by the church secretary.  "The translation was made from the original record book, written in German and covering the period of 70 years from the years 1771-1841.  The translation was made by the Rev. J.F. Knittle, pastor of Zion Lutheran,Manheim, PA, and presented to the congregation in the year 1938."

Again:  BornApril 5, 1828, baptizedJune 29, 1828, JACOB, son of Peter Scholte and wife Suzanna, sponsor Christian Behnig.  (Christiana Lenig?)

The 1860 federal census for Manheim, Rapho Township, Lancaster Co., PA, shows:

Jacob Shullaw (spelled correctly), age 32, farmer, personal estate of $1,000, born in PA

Ann, 34, born PA; Elizabeth, 8; Mary Ann, 6; Henry, 2; Andrew, two months; and

Susan Shollow, 62, domestic (and no doubt mother of Jacob), and Philip Felger, 28, farmer laborer (and probably brother of Ann), personal estate of $200.

Much is later confirmed in Jacob's own biographical sketch. Bureau, Marshall, Putnam, and StarkCounty History (Illinois); (published approximately 1900 A.D.)


JACOB SHULLAW -- The life of this gentleman, who is one of the leading farmers ofValley Township, Stark County, is a striking example of perseverance and industry, as from an early age he has made his own way in the world, unaided by capital or influential friends.  However, he has steadily worked his way upward, and today is the possessor of a handsome competence, all the result of his own energy, perseverance and excellent management.

Mr. Shullaw was born in Manheim,Lancaster County,PA, April 5, 1828, a son of Peter and Susan (Lehnich) Shullaw.  Both the father and grandfather were also natives of the Keystone state, and used the "Pennsylvania Dutch" language, which our subject learned in childhood, but his limited school training was all in English.  He learned to read, write and cipher mainly through his own exertions, and is almost wholly self-educated, as well as self-made.

As his father was a day laborer and in limited circumstances, Mr. Shullaw began work at the early age of nine years, and, besides what was needed for his own support, his wages were applied to providing for the rest of the family.  At the age of seventeen he began learning the shoemaker's trade, serving a three-year's apprenticeship, during which time he received only twelve dollars per year and had to support himself. However, he was allowed to work during harvest time to make extra money.

Onthe 18th of December, 1848, Mr. Shullaw was united in marriage with Miss Anna Felker, who was born inLancaster County,PA, near Manheim,June 26, 1824, and is a daughter of Phillip and Rebecca (Bender) Felker, who also belonged to an old Pennsylvania Dutch family.  Of the ten children born of this union two died in infancy, and Abraham Lincoln died at the age of twenty-two, nearAdair, Iowa, where his remains were interred.

The others are as follows:  Elizabeth is the wife of Frank Boock, a resident ofSt. Charles,Missouri, and they have five children:  Edward, Anna Mary, Emmanuel, Katy and Clara Rebecca.  Henry Clay, the next of the family, was bornJanuary 1, 1858.  Mary wedded Thurman Dawdal, by whom she had two children, and since his death has become the wife of Charles Root, a merchant ofLawn Ridge,Illinois.  Andrew Jackson, a resident ofSt. Charles,Missouri, is married and has five children.  Sarah is the wife of Robert Stokes, ofValley Township, by whom she has one child.  William Sherman married Anna Brooks and has two children. Benjamin Franklin married Belle Jackson and has two children.

For fifteen years after his marriage, Mr. Shullaw continued to work at the shoemaker's trade, during which time he was able to save some capital, and then began farming on rented land.  Subsequently he purchased a lot ofSalunga,PA, of Mr. Hostetter's, the original manufacturer of the Hostetter's bitters.  He continued his farming operations in his native state for nine years, laying by a small amount each year.  In the spring of 1866 he came toPeoria County,Illinois, and purchased eighty acres of land two miles west of Lawn Ridge.  After making that place his home for nine years, he sold out and bought one hundred and sixty acres, on which he still resides, and has since purchased eighty acres on the same section and one hundred and twenty acres on section 25.

During the Civil War, Mr. Shullaw had one brother, John, in the Union army, and our subject helped to clear two townships of his native county of the draft, proposing the plan which was adopted and carried out in one of them.  Originally he was a Whig in politics, casting his first vote for General Scott in 1852, four years after voted for John C. Fremont, the first republican candidate, later supported Ben Butler and General Weaver on the greenback ticket, and in the fall of 1896 voted for William J. Bryan and the free coinage of silver.  He has taken quite an active and prominent part in local affairs, and has been called upon to serve in several official positions of honor and trust, being a school director for the long period of thirty years, justice of the peace for four years in

Valley Township, and highway commissioner for three years.  He was elected on the republican ticket, overcoming a large democratic majority, a fact which plainly indicates his popularity and the confidence and trust his fellow citizens repose in him.  He is now the efficient assessor ofValley Township.

In the 1850 census for Rapho Township, Lancaster Co., Jacob and Annie are listed in their own household with one infant son,Jefferson, age two months.

In the 1860 census for Rapho township, Manheim, Lancaster Co., we find Jacob, 32; Anne, 34; Elizabeth, 8; Mary Ann, 6; Henry, 2; Andrew, two months; and Susan Shullaw (Snyder), 62, (Jacob's aunt); and Phillip Felger, 28 (Annie's brother).  But littleJefferson is gone.  Jacob is listed as a farmer with $1,000 real estate.

In the 1870 census the family has moved to Hallock township, Peoria Co., IL, and consists of Jacob and Annie and their eight living children: Lizzie, 15; Mary, 13; Henry, 12; Andrew, 10; Sarah, 9; Abraham, 7; William, 4; and (Benjamin) Franklin, 3.  Frank was the only child born inIllinois.

Abraham Lincoln, who was mentioned in the biographical sketch, as well as the 1870 and the 1880 censuses, was not remembered by the descendents, his existence being a total surprise.  His disappearance from family recollection is a mystery and a great deal of effort has been expended to find out something about his death inIowa, all to no avail.

In his obituary, Jacob is described by his grandson Roy Shullaw:

"During his lifetime, he always took a deep interest in political and national affairs, truly patriotic and always faithful in the performance of duty.  He held numerous positions of honor and trust in his township and by his honesty and integrity, merited the confidence and respect of his neighbors and friends.  He was to a certain extent, one of our pioneers and partook largely of their hospitable characteristics.

He was a great reader and adept in historical research, and was remarkably well posted in matters of public interest.  He had a natural philosophic mind, and in his analysis of important subjects, always worked from the foundation upwards, that he might be sure of his footing, and in a conclusion once reached, he was as firm as adamant. Mr. Shullaw was a good neighbor, a good friend, and his death is a great loss to the community where he lived.

On Sunday 23 MAY the funeral services were conducted from the home by Rev. Mr. Martin of LaPrairie.  The sermon was impressive and consoling to the bereaved.  The children of the deceased were all present.  A large concourse of people was present to pay their tribute of respect to the memory of their friend and neighbor.  At the close of the services, the remains were consigned to their last resting place, in Lawn Ridge cemetery.


Jacob is listed as a justice of the peace forValley Township in 1881 in Leeson's History of Stark County (p. 645).


At the time of his deathMay 21, 1909, Jacob owned 360 acres of farm land inStark County valued at $54,000, plus some $15,000 worth of personal property.  His death certificate lists the cause of death as "mitral insufficiency."


Wife Annie went to live with her daughter inSt. Charles,Missouri.  She died “of exhaustion due to gastritis” onJune 24, 1910.  Listed as Anna Shullaw, "grandmother of Ed Buk", Westhighlands, Clay and Salt River Road, on the Register of Funerals, her body was shipped back to Speer, Stark County, Illinois, for burial beside her husband at Lawn Ridge. 

Rosina Felker Shullaw

Rosanna Felker was born in Manheim PA,  24 JUN 1824, and died of exhaustion, due to gastritis inSt. Charles,MO,  25 JUN 1910.

On 8 DEC 1848, she was united in marriage to Jacob Shullaw, also of Manheim.  He preceded her to the other world a little over a year ago.  For fifteen years after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Shullaw lived inPennsylvania.  In 1866, they and the family came toIllinois and lived on a farm two miles west of Lawn Ridge.  After nine years there, they moved to Valley twp. which continued to be their home until death.”

An unidentified photograph of Annie and Jacob Shullaw was discovered in the scrapbooks kept by grandson Roy Shullaw.  Copies were made of the picture and sent to various living relatives.  A note came back from Marly Porter soon after:

"Just returned fromPeoria where my 92 year old Aunty Martha Shullaw took one look at "the picture" and exclaimed, "Why that's Grandma and Grandpa Shullaw" -- so it's verified.  She also said that Grandma was a real character.  She smoked a cigar and when she was cooking she would stick the lit end in her mouth so not to drop ashes in the food!  My mother and uncle lived with them after the cyclone.  Aunty also verified that."

More information on the Felker family can be found in Appendix ___.

Jacob and Annie had the following children:

a.                   Infant5.  We actually have no idea as to when this child was born.  Father Jacob's biographical sketch indicates that two children died in infancy.  We knew about little Thomas Jefferson.  This second child is a mystery.

b.                  Thomas Jefferson5, born July 1850,Lancaster county, PA; died before 1860. In 1850 census, we have Jacob Shullaw, 22, and Annie, his wife, 24. They have a two month old son Jefferson.  Jefferson does not show up in any other records, other than a reference in Jacob's biographical sketch later in life that he and Annie lost two children in infancy.  Considering the names of Jacob's other children, we can only assume that littleJefferson was actually Thomas Jefferson Shullaw.

c.                   Elizabeth5,

d.                  Mary Ann5,

e.                   Henry Clay5,

f.                    Andrew Jackson5,

g.                   Sarah5,

h.                   Abraham Lincoln5,

i.                     William Sherman5, and

j.                    Benjamin Franklin5.

Elizabeth Shullaw5

Elizabeth 5 (Jacob4, Peter3, Christophel2, Frederick1) is listed in the 1860 Rapho Twp., Lancaster Co., PA, census as being eight years old.  She was born29 AUG 1852 inLancaster County. She married Franz (Frank) Buk (Boock), born4 OCT 1843 inBaden,Germany, and who died 6 APR 1911 at St. Charles, Missouri.

Frank Buk was the son of Paul and Catherine (Hisse) Buk of Baden, Germany.  Frank (Franz) immigrated to American 12 DEC 1857 aboard Hann Bark Aristides, fromBrennen,Germany. Buk was originally buried in theCity Cemetery and later moved toSt. John's Cemetery,Boomslick and Sixth Street,St. Charles,Missouri.  Wife Elizabeth Shullaw Buk, who diedMay 19, 1921, is also buried atSt. John's.

Their story is told by  Granddaughter Florence Pierce Landuyt.

Frank Buk and Elizabeth (Shullaw) Buk

My grandmother was Elizabeth Shullaw Buk, the oldest girl of Jacob Shullaw and Anna (Felker) Shullaw.  Elizabeth married Frank Buk, a young man who came fromGermany when he was 17 years old.  I do not know where they lived when they were first married, but grandma said they had a hard time of making a living when the children were little.  Later they moved toSt. Charles, Missouri, where her husband Frank got a job in the railroad car shops there.

My grandma Elizabeth Shullaw Buk had six children, two boys and four girls.  One girl died when she was quite young from a bad case of measles.

Uncle Edd (Lafayette) Buk, the oldest boy, had a tea and coffee route with a horse and buggy going from house to house selling such things as coffee, tea, spices, rice and flour.  He married a girl fromSt. Charles named Augustine.  Later he bought a confectionery in downtownSt. Charles.  Edd and Augustine had no children.

Uncle Immanuel married a girl named Ollie.  He worked at the railroad car shops inSt. Charles as a parlor and dining car finisher.  They had three children, two girls and a boy (cousins of mine).

Grandpa Buk (Frank) was transferred to the railroad car shops inDeSoto,Missouri so they moved down there onPeter Moore Road near the Landuyt farm.  At that time my mother Anna Buk was about 23 or 24 years old. There she met my dad, Thomas Hardin Pierce, and married him when she was 26 years old.  They had four childrenFlorence (me), Edith, Beulah and Walter.

Aunt Katie who was younger, about 21 or 22, met and married Floyd Blazer of DeSoto.  They had four children, Elmer, Warren, Robert and Dorothy.  Aunt Katie died young leaving Elmer, 11,Warren, 10, Robert, 6, and Dorothy, 2.  My parents took Dorothy to raise and Uncle Floyd and the boys stayed together.

Aunt Cora was much younger, at that time about eight or nine years old.

Grandpa Buk (Frank) was transferred back to the railroad car shops inSt. Charles again.  There they lived till he died.  I do not remember seeing him.

Grandma Buk (Elizabeth Shullaw Buk) bought a home next door to Uncle Edd where she lived till Aunt Cora married a young man up the street named Fred Brumme.  They had four children, Elmer, Melvin, Freddie and Adell.  Melvin died when he was 12 years old.

Grandma went to live with Aunt Cora when she could not live alone.

Mary Ann Shullaw5

Mary Ann5 (Jacob4, Peter3, Christophel2, Frederick1) is listed in 1860 Rapho twp. Manheim, Lancaster Co., PA, census as six years old.  She was born6 OCT 1855 inLancaster County.  She died 6 APR 1935 and is buried as Mary Shullaw Root in same lot with daughter Norah A. Dowdall and first husband Allen Thurman Dowdall.

Mary and her second husband, Charles Root, lived inChillicothe. The 1930 Federal Census forChillicothe, Peoria County,Illinois lists the couple: Charles B. Root, head, 76, bornIllinois; and Mary, wife, 74, bornPennsylvania.

 Charles was appointed administrator of his father-in-law's estate in 1909.  He was also chosen as administrator of brother-in-law William Sherman's estate the following year.

Henry Clay Shullaw5

Henry5 (Jacob4, Peter3, Christophel2, Frederick1) was born1 JAN 1858 inLancaster, and is listed as "maimed, bedridden or crippled" as early as the 1880 census. He died9 NOV 1912 atBurlington,Iowa. The obituary at time of his death reads:

Henry Shullaw, Long a Speer Resident, Passes Away

Mr. Henry C. Shullaw died at the home of his brother, A.J. Shullaw,1101 South Sixth street Burlington,IA, at11:20 a.m.,9 NOV 1912, after a short illness.  He had been an invalid for years, and a third paralytic stroke was the cause of his death.  He was born inPennsylvania, fifty-three years ago and moved toBurlington,IA, a year ago last June

from Speer, IL., where he had lived practically all his life with his parents, who had removed toIllinois when he was a child.  Henry Shullaw was never married, his parents preceded him to the other shore and he is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Mary Root ofChillicothe, IL., Mrs. Lizzie Buk of St. Charles, MO., and Mrs. Sarah Stock of Speer, IL; and two brothers Frank Shullaw of Wyoming, IL, and A.J. Shullaw of Burlington, IA.

The funeral was conducted at the home1101 South Sixth Street atBurlington at2:30 o'clock Sunday by Rev. Murvill C. Hutchison of the Christian Church. The remains were taken to Lawn Ridge, IL., where they were buried in the family lot in the cemetery near the old home.  Rev. Mr. Martin officiated at Lawn Ridge services. While the deceased had lived inBurlington but a short time, he had won a number of friends who will hold him in kindly remembrance.

Andrew Jackson Shullaw5

Andrew Jackson5 (Jacob4, Peter3, Christophel2, Frederick1). The Andrew Jackson Shullaw family was to prosper and multiply.  There are many, many descendants along this line.

Settling primarily in Burlington, IA, with some branches later re-locating to Lincoln, NB, Andrew Jackson's family was first found in the St. Charles twp., St. Charles Co., (northwest of St. Louis), MO, census for 1900:

Andrew, b. 3 MAY 1863, age 36, married 15 years, blacksmith; Rosa, wife, b. 19 JUL 1870, age 29, five children; mother born in Illinois, father born in Pennsylvania; Anna, 14; Archie, 12; Arthur, 12; Bertha, 8; and, Lloyd, 5

The 1920 Census forBurlington, Iowa, lists the Andrew J. Shullaw family:

Andrew J., age 58, bornPennsylvania, blacksmith for the railroad; Rozella, wife, age 50, bornIllinois; and Francis, son, age 18, bornMissouri, clerk in office for the railroad.

Andrew was born3 MAY 1860 inLancaster County,PA; married Rozella (Rosa) Crone on20 FEB 1884 inStark County, Illinois; and died 1938 inBurlington,Iowa.  His and Rozella’s descendants are listed in the Appendices.

Sarah Shullaw5

Sarah5 (Jacob4, Peter3, Christophel2, Frederick1) was born in September, 1864 in Lancaster county, PA; married Robert C. Stocks; and died22 MAY 1945 in East Grand Folks, Polk county,Minnesota.    Information on this family found in the records ofNisbet Cemetery,East Grand Forks,Minnesota.  (Grand Forks,ND, is next door.)

Robert and Sarah (Shullaw) Stocks were listed in the 1900 Valley twp., Stark Co., IL census: Robert, born March 1857 in Scotland, age 42, married 17 years, citizenship: 1873; Sarah, born September 1864 in Pennsylvania, age 35, two children, one living; Anna A. (Agnes), daughter, born June 1887, age 13; and Charles Bishop, cousin, born June 1864 inScotland, age 35, single.

Nisbet Cemetery Records: Robert C. Stocks: Born 1858 inScotland; died3 MAY 1945, in East Grand Forks,MN, age 87.  Cause of death:  cerebral thrombosis.  Buried 6 MAY

1945 inNisbet Cemetery.

Sarah (Shullaw) Stocks:  Born 1864 inLancaster, PA; died22 MAY 1945 inGrand Forks,ND, age 82.  Cause of death: myocarditis.  Buried16 MAY 1945 inNisbet Cemetery.

Charles Bishop:  born 1864 inScotland; died22 MAY 1945 inGrand Forks,ND, age 82.  Cause of death:  myocarditis.  Buried25 MAY 1945 inNisbet Cemetery.

The month of May, 1945, was a hard month for these three old people who had lived together for, at least, 45 years.

Abraham Lincoln Shullaw5

Abraham5 (Jacob4, Peter3, Christophel2, Frederick1) is listed in the 1870 Hallock Twp., Peoria Co., IL, census as being seven years old.  Therefore, 1863 birth year would have been a good estimate.  However, in 1870 and 1880 censuses, Abraham is listed between sister Sarah and brother William.  Therefore, 1864 may be a better estimate.

In father Jacob's biographical sketch, it says that Abraham died at age 22 years, inAdair, IA.  Therefore, I have estimated year of death at 1886.  He was buried at Adair, also.

Adair was the scene of the first successful train robbery in the American West when on July 21, 1873 the James-Younger Gang (led by Jesse James) took US $3,000 from the Rock Island Express after derailing it southwest of the town. The derailment killed the engineer.  However, this has nothing to do with Abraham Lincoln Shullaw.

William Sherman Shullaw5

William Sherman5 (Jacob4, Peter3, Christophel2, Frederick1) died at Valley twp. at the age of 45 years. Cause of death was five days of peritonitis, contributory cause of death, appendicitis, four days.  He is buried atLawn Ridge Cemetery.  His son was 17 and his daughter 15 at the time of his death in 1910.

Sherm took over the family farm after his father Jacob's death.  After his own death, his family had to sell the property because, according to granddaughter Marly Porter, his widow could not pay off the heirs.

Obituary at time of death:

William Sherman Shullaw

William Sherman Shullaw, son of Jacob and Annie Shullaw, was born in Lancaster Co., PA 3 APR 1865, and departed this life at the old homestead in Valley twp., Stark Co.,13 AUG 1910, age 45 years.

On7 JAN 1891, he was united in marriage to Anna Brooks of Stark, StarkCo.  This proved to be a very happy union, and to them were born two children, a son, Sherman, and daughter, Gladys, who with the loving wife are left to mourn the loss of a devoted husband and a loving and tender father.

Thursday, 4 AUG, Mr. Shullaw was taken suddenly ill and in spite of the services of three doctors and a trained nurse and the care of a devoted wife, together with a strong determination not to give up, the end came as a welcome release from pain, and thus passed from our midst a man with a good word for all, and one who was ever ready to help a brother or neighbor in sickness or distress.

But it will be in his home that the aching void can never be filled, for there he was at this best.  His home life was ideal for he loved his home and the old homestead was very dear to him.

The funeral, which was very largely attended, was held at the house, Monday 15 AUG.  The service was conducted by the Rev. Mr. Martin.

Also related to the William Sherman family:


Jacob's son William Sherman had taken over the family farm – after the Cyclone.  The Cyclone had come to Stark Co. in 1903.  The Shullaws were mightily affected that Friday afternoon, 17 JUL.  The home of William Shullaw, near the center of Valley twp., was perhaps the most badly devastated of any in the vicinity.  The roof of the house was

carried away, and the house itself was lifted from its foundation and dropped 100 feet away.  It was a story and a half frame structure, and the main part, which was blown off, was so badly twisted and racked that it was practically worthless.  Only the floor and north wall of the kitchen remained on the foundation.  The contents of the house were nearly all blown away or ruined.

William was driving home from town as the funnel-shaped cloud passed across his farm.  He was an eye witness to the destruction of his home. The escape of his family was miraculous.  His little boy saw the cloud approaching and called to his mother and little sister to run to the cellar.

The three had barely entered the cellar when the storm struck the house. The home of William's father, Jacob, standing about 300 feet to the north, was just outside the path of the storm and escaped -- but the roof was torn off the south side of the barn, many trees were broken, and considerable other damage was wrought.  William Shullaw's loss was very severe.  He had no tornado insurance.

One of the freaks of the cyclone was also reported at the Shullaw farm. Mrs. Shullaw had placed a brood of young chickens in an old dishpan and taken them into the kitchen to care for them, placing the pan on the floor.  When the storm came up, the family sought refuge in the cellar and, although the house was blown away, leaving nothing but the floor standing on the foundation, the next morning the dishpan was found turned bottom side up and the chicks underneath it unharmed!

William and his wife Anna Marie were the parents of Marie Gladys and Sherman Earl.  Marie Gladys was the mother of avid genealogist Marly Porter, from whom this news clipping was received.

April 2, 1930 federal census, City ofPeoria:

Sherman Shullaw, 35, commercial salesman, mfg. oil company; age at first marriage 25;

Martha Shullaw, 30, wife, age at first marriage 20; Gladys, daughter, age 7; Dorene, daughter, age 5; Tillie, daughter, age 2; Elizabeth Frey, 18, sister-in-law; Ralph Guppy, lodger; Sam and Ann Wagler, lodgers.

Also in 1930 federal census for City ofPeoria (Chester Street):

Fred Schneider, 62; Anna Schneider, 64; Samuel SHULLAW, 39, stepson, working in oil refinery; and Leonard Applegate, 30, lodger.

Anna Schneider would be the widow of William Sherman Shullaw above, re-married.  But who is Samuel Shullaw?  He isn't brother Sherman, listed elsewhere inPeoria.  Why is he not listed in father's obituary or his mother's obituary and why has he not been mentioned by family members since? 

Anna’s obituary:

Former Valley Resident Laid to Rest Today

(Died 13 NOV 1937; buried 17 NOV)

Mrs. Anna M. Schneider, for many years a resident of Valley twp., Stark Co., passed away Saturday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gladys M. Moeller, in Dayton, Ohio, who found her mother dead about 10 o'clock Sunday morning.  She was an aunt of George and Roy Shullaw ofWyoming.

Mrs. Schneider, who had resided inPeoria for a number of years, had been in failing health for several months, during which time she had been visiting at her daughter's home.

Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Clinton Lee Scott, pastor of thePeoria First Universalist Church, atone o'clock this afternoon in Gauss mortuary chapel,Peoria, and burial was in Lawn Ridge cemetery.

Born7 JUN 1865, in Jubilee twp., Peoria Co., Mrs. Schneider was the daughter of James and Maria Fewins Brooks.  She was married in Stark Co., IL, to William Shullaw in 1891.  He died in 1913 in Stark Co.  In 1916 she married Fred C. Schneider.  Mr. Schneider died in 1935 inPeoria.  Mrs. Schneider was a member of First Universalistchurch ofPeoria.

Surviving are two children by the first marriage, Sherman E. Shullaw ofPeoria and Mrs. Moeller ofDayton, a brother, James Brooks of Stark, IL, and three grandchildren.

Benjamin Franklin Shullaw5

Frank5 (Jacob4, Peter3, Christophel2, Frederick1).  was the only child of Jacob and Annie Shullaw who was born inIllinois.  All other siblings born inPennsylvania.

We follow Frank's life through news clippings from the Wyoming Post-Herald, kept by son Roy:

Frank Shullaw and family are preparing to leavePontiac and it is understood that he will again conduct a barber shop at his old location here.  The shelving in the building, which was recently used by R.E. Wilson's clothing business, will soon be taken out and the place painted and papered anew.  Chas. Headley and family, who are residing in one of Mr. Shullaw's houses onSixth Street are now looking for a vacant house to rent.

Frank Shullaw went toPontiac Sunday and came back today bringing with him his valuable road horse.  M. Mariatt of Princeville has been barbering at Shullaw's during Frank's absence.

Will Locate inPontiac,Ill.

:  Frank Shullaw Buys Interest

In Barber Shop There; To Leave This Week

Frank Shullaw has purchased a half interest in the Phoenix Hotel barber shop at Pontiac, IL, now operated by Elmo Knick, and with the latter will conduct the business, starting the first of next week.

Mr. Shullaw was the proprietor of a shop in that city about ten years ago and enjoys a wide acquaintance in that city and community, which no doubt will prove beneficial to the patronage of the new firm.  Mr. Shullaw has conducted a barber business in this city for a period dating back thirty years, but during the past year has been employed at the shop conducted by his son, George.


When Frank Shullaw went home just beforesix o'clock Monday evening, he was surprised to find a number of men in possession of his house. They were not bailiffs but neighbors who in some mysterious way had learned that it was his birthday and who were invited to partake of an elegant four course dinner in honor of the occasion.  Mr. Shullaw soon recovered from the shock of the surprise and the company spent a very pleasant time just as friends and neighbors know so well how to do.


An unidentified "sister" of Frank Shullaw, who was actually sister-in-law Margaret Jackson Barler, is written up in undated Wyoming-Post Herald note:

-- While picking cherries, Monday, Mrs. Fred Barler, of Duncan, a sister of Frank Shullaw, met with a serious accident.  The ladder on which she was standing broke and Mrs. Barler fell several feet to the ground, breaking her right ankle and fracturing one or two ribs in the left side. Medical aid was called and Mrs. Barler was made as comfortable as possible.


1930 Federal Census forWyoming,Toulon Township, Stark County, takenApril 5, 1930 shows Frank Shullaw, 62, occupation barber, as living in the boarding house of Theresa Muske, along with her daughter and granddaughter.


Frank Shullaw, one ofWyoming's oldest barbers, was found dead in his bed in his room at8:15 this morning.  He was rooming at the home of Mrs. Carrie Danley.  He had been in poor health for several weeks, suffering from heart trouble but was able to be downtown last evening.

Mr. Shullaw spent the greater part of his life inWyoming but for the past three years had conducted a barbershop in Castleton.  He retired four weeks ago and had since resided inWyoming.

Surviving are one daughter, Miss Blanch Shullaw ofChicago, and five sons:  Melvin of Los Angeles, CA; Zara of Peoria, IL; Roy and George of Wyoming, IL; and Raymond Shullaw.


Frank Shullaw was born27 SEP 1867 atPeoria,Peoria County,Illinois.  He married the former Miss Sarah Belle Jackson on13 JAN 1892 at Wyoming,Stark County. He died3 NOV 1904 atWyoming and is buried with his wife at theWyoming Cemetery.

Belle Jackson Shullaw

Although Sarah Belle Jackson was called "Belle", she is listed as Isobel, age 3, child of George and Margaret Jackson in the 1870 census forAkron twp., Peoria Co., IL.  She is listed as "Bell", age 11, in the 1880 census. Her full name, Sarah Belle, was used in her obituary at the time of her death,3 NOV 1904, age 38.

At the time of her death, Belle left infant son Raymond; three year old daughter Blanch; and four older boys, ages 5, 7, 9, and 12.  Records uncovered by Marly Porter indicated that there had been a daughter named Bernice, as well.  We know nothing more of this child and I do not have a copy of the record.

Five of her brothers served as pallbearers for Sarah Belle's funeral.  She had been a member of the Congregational Church, a member of the mystic workers, and a highly respected member of the community, according to her death notice.

It is interesting to note that Sarah Belle tended to name her children after members of her own family of origin (especially that of her brother George), rather than after members of the Shullaw family.

Eldest son George Shullaw bears the name of Sarah's father George, as well as her brother George Washington Jackson.  Second son James Leroy is named for her grandfather James Jackson, and later Sarah's brother George names his younger son, Roy.  Third son Melvin Nelson bears the name of a young sibling named Nelson buried at theFox Cemetery.

Zara Ollo could very well be named for herself, Sarah.  Daughter Blanch is obviously named for brother George's wife Blanch, and infant Raymond is named for George and Blanch's oldest son Ray -- a nice thing to do after the couple named one of their children after one of Sarah's.

Frank and Belle Shullaw’s descendants are listed in Appendices.  We will follow their children in the pages to come.

1.                  George F.6,

2.                  James Leroy6,

3.                  Melvin Nelson6,

4.                  Zara Ollo6,

5.                  Blanch M.6,

6.                  Raymond V.6,

7.                  Bernice6.

George F. Shullaw6

George6 (Benjamin Franklin5, Jacob4, Peter3, Christophel2, Frederick1) was born10 OCT 1892 atWyoming, Stark county,Illinois, the eldest son of Frank and Belle Shullaw.  He married the former Miss Ella T. Pauli in 1911, also atWyoming; and died9 FEB 1963, atWyoming.

Barber Shops Consolidate

Hampton and Shullaw Will Operate

In Basement Room Under Bank

John Hampton and George Shullaw, proprietors of barber shops in this city, have formed a partnership, and beginning July 1st will jointly conduct a barber business in the basement room under the Scott, Walters and Rakestraw bank, now occupied by Mr. Hampton.  The fixtures of the Shullaw shop, now located in the Swan building on William street, will be moved to the new location, and will provide equipment for a three-chair shop.

The room under the bank is ample in size, conveniently located, and should prove ideal in every way for such a business.  It has recently been improved with the installation of two shower baths and has been completely redecorated.  With the joint equipment of the two places it should make one of the most complete and up-to-date shops in this section.

Frank Shullaw, who for thirty years conducted a barber business inWyoming and who for the last year has been employed by his son, expects to locate elsewhere.

1920 census, Wyoming, Stark Co., IL:

George E. Shullaw, 27, barber; Ella P. (Pauli), 35, wife, (mother born inOhio; father born inGermany); James H., 3, son; Francis E., one and six twelfths, son.

Death certificate confirms that George F. and brotherRoy share the same birth day (10 OCT).  George was born in 1892 andRoy in 1895. Certificate indicates that George lived in same home,409 South Seventh Street,Wyoming, for 50 years.  Age at death was 70 years.  Cause of death was coronary occlusion.  Informant was George's wife Ella T.

Shullaw.  George is listed as a barber, of course, and is buried at St. Dominic's Cemetery,Wyoming, IL.  Ella, born in 1884, died in 1970.  She, too, is buried at St. Dominic’s.

George's middle initial is "F."  Always it is "F."  His middle name may be just "F.", or it might be "Franklin" or "Frank" like his father, or "Francis" like his younger son.  I don't know.

George and Ella Shullaw had two sons:

            (a).       James Harold7,

            (b).       Francis Edwin7.


James Harold Shullaw7

Harold7 (George F.6, Benjamin Frankin5, Jacob4, Peter3, Christophel2, Frederick1) was born 5 DEC 1916 atWyoming, IL, and died2 NOV 2002 inLondon,England.  Harold was graduated fromKnox College inGalesburg,IL and became a member of theUnited States diplomatic corps, living inWashington D.C. and in several foreign countries. There was a special closeness between Harold and his father's sister, Blanch, who helped him with his education and remained an integral part of the family throughout her life.

Jean Marie Sullivan ofSt. Paul,MN, married Harold Shullaw in 1942. Harold retired from the Foreign Service in 1970.  He and Jean bought a house inChelsea, a district inLondon, and lived there for the next thirty two years.

Jean died in 1991 after 49 years of marriage. A Requiem Mass was held18 SEP 1991 atChurch ofOur Most Holy Redeemer and St. Thomas More,Chelsea,England.  Burial was inRock Creek Cemetery,Washington, D.C. Harold is buried at the same cemetery.

Harold and Jean were the parents of:

        (1.)       Richard K.8, born11 FEB 1946, and

(2.)             Mari8, born30 NOV 1958, who as of this writing lives inLondon, England.

Richard K. Shullaw8

Richard8 (James Harold7, George F.6, Benjamin Frankin5, Jacob4, Peter3, Christophel2, Frederick1) was born11 FEB 1946 inSouth Africa and currently resides inVienna, VA, working inWashington D.C.  Richard was graduated fromGeorgetown University and was a classmate of President Bill Clinton.

Richard first married Anna Reinerston ofWashington state,21 AUG 1971. This marriage ended in divorce in 1996. Richard married second Margaret F. Barton Ph.D.  The couple lives inVienna,VA.

Richard and Anna’s children are:

            [a.]       Andrea Marie9, born 31 DEC 1974; and

            [b.]       Brian9, born30 NOV 1978.

Francis Edwin Shullaw7

Francis7 (James Harold6, Benjamin Frankin5, Jacob4, Peter3, Christophel2, Frederick1) was born4 JUL 1918 atWyoming, IL and died5 MAY 1989 atRock Island,IL.

Published at the time of his death in The Prairie Times, May 11, 1989:

Francis Shullaw

Service for Francis E. Shullaw, 70, ofRock Island, formerly ofWyoming, were heldMonday, 8 MAY 1989, at Broadway Presbyterian Church,Rock Island, where he was a member.  Burial was inNational Cemetery,Arsenal Island, with military rites conducted by Navy andMarine Corps Reserve Center.

Memorial may be made to the church or American Cancer Society. He diedFriday 5 MAY 1989 atFranciscan Medical Center, Rock Island. Mr. Shullaw was born4 JUL 1918, inWyoming.  He married Elinor Kramer 9 DEC 1945 inRock Island.

He retired in 1981 after spending his entire working career as a barber. He owned and operated shops in downtownRock Island, last working in the shop at the Sheraton Hotel, where he had worked since the hotel opened.

Mr. Shullaw earlier worked for his father, a barber, inWyoming, before moving toRock Island in 1941.

He retired with the rank of SH-1 in October 1972 after serving 30 years with the Naval Reserve.  He was a World War II Navy veteran, serving in the South Pacific.  During the Korean Conflict, he served as a corpsman in the Marine Corps.  He was named "Sailor of the Year" in 1957 by the Naval Reserve Division 9-25,Davenport.

He was a member of Barbers Union Local 113.  He was a volunteer with the Meals on Wheels program, and in earlier years was active with Boy Scouts.

Survivors include the widow; a son, Steven G.,Iowa City,IA; a grandson,Gary,Iowa City; and a brother, J. Harold Shullaw, London,England.

Francis and Elinor were the parents of:

            [1.]       Steven G.8, born about 1947.  The following marriage certificate notice was published in the Iowa City Press Citizen,February 6, 2006: Johnson County Recorder's Office: Steven G. Shullaw, 58, Iowa City, and Margaret A. (Cox) Brown, 60, Iowa City.  Margaret would not be the mother of Steven’s son:

                        [a.]       Gary9 ofIowa City.

James Leroy Shullaw6

Roy6 (Benjamin Franklin5, Jacob4, Peter3, Christophel2, Frederick1) was born 10 OCT 1895 inWyoming, IL and died20 MAR 1954 also inWyoming.  He and his wife Dorothy are buried at theWyoming Cemetery.

Roy Shullaw was this writer’s grandfather.  I will speak of him at length following the sections on his and George’s brothers and sisters (page 29).

Melvin Nelson Shullaw6

Melvin6 (Benjamin Franklin5, Jacob4, Peter3, Christophel2, Frederick1) was born10 SEP 1897 atWyoming, IL, and died 19 DEC 1954 atAzusa, Los Angeles county, CA. 

Melvin Nelson Shullaw married first Esther Ellsworth ofGalesburg,IL, and lived in that community for a while. Esther and the couple's two girls moved toLos Angeles,CA, when daughter Eileen was about six years old.  Melvin followed later.  The couple eventually divorced.  Esther re-married a man named Frank Walker and had one daughter and a son.

Melvin was a bartender by trade, quite handsome, although bald at an early age (like most Shullaw men).  He was not close to his daughters, but they did live with him during Eileen's freshman year of high school.

Melvin's death certificate, obtained in 1994, indicates that at the time of death, he was a bottler with a brewing company and had lived in the town ofAzusa, Los Angeles Co., CA, for three years.

Melvin had re-married.  Sadie Shullaw was listed as wife and informant. The couple lived at 545 and a halfNorth San Gabriel Avenue. Sadie had given the name of Melvin's father as "George" and did not know his mother's name.  "George" was actually Melvin's older brother.

Melvin was 57 years of age at the time of his death and had been attended by his physician from 1948-1954. Cause of death was listed as acute neuro circulatory collapse, due to acute coronary occlusion, due to arterosclerotic heart disease  (duration 15 months). The document also indicated that Melvin suffered from chronic hepatic, alcoholic cirrhosis for seven years.  Melvin was buried atOakdale Cemetery, from

the Neakes Mortuary,Glendora, CA.

The certificate stated that Melvin had served in World War II.

Melvin and Esther were the parents of:

(a.)       Marion Eileen7, born26 JUL 1920, married Robert Patrick. The family lived inWalnut Creek,CA. The couple became the parents of:

[l.]        Lezlie Diane8, born24 JAN 1949, married William Patrick Condon. The couple became the parents of:

            [a.].      Patrick Robert9, born 1968.

[2.]       Robin Suzette8, born27 MAR 1952, married Robert Baker. The couple became the parents of:

            [a.]       Andrew9,

            [b.]       Michael9, and

            [c.]       Brett9.

[3.]       Renee’ Frances8, born10 OCT 1957.

(b.)       Dorothy Ann7, born27 JUL 1922, married Robert Charlesworth.  The couple became the parents of:

[1.]       Judith8, born21 SEP 1939, inLos Angeles,CA, married Mr. Atkins. The couple became the parents of:

            [a.]       Curtis9,

            [b.]       Mitchell9,

            [c.]       Daughter9,

            [d.]       Daughter9.

[2.]       Richard Deheart8, born5 AUG 1940, married (unknown), and became the father of:

            [a.]       Son9,

            [b.]       Natasha9.

Zara Ollo Shullaw6

Zara6 (Benjamin Franklin5, Jacob4, Peter3, Christophel2, Frederick1) was born22 JUN 1898 atWyoming, IL, and died25 AUG 1947 at the municipal sanitarium inPeoria, IL.  Zara died from tuberculosis.  He is buried at theOakland Cemetery, Princeton Township,Bureau County,IL.

Zara Ollo, more commonly known as Shike, married Mae B. Stuchel ofPrinceton, on29 AUG 1927.   Mae was born in 1887. They had no children. (Marriage information included in family Bible of Dorothy Shullaw, now in the possession of the Burton Shullaw family).

Zara's birth is registered at the Toulon, Stark Co., courthouse.  A family photograph shows that young Zara was blonde and probably blued-eyed -- the fairest child among a family of four dark-eyed, dark-haired brothers, and one dark-eyed, dark-haired sister.

Clipping saved by brother Roy:  "Frank Shullaw's home is minus two sons, George having gone, on Monday, to spend the summer with an uncle at Kempton.  Zara left the same day forTanhan,Nebraska (this location has to be in error -- no such place on map.  There is a Mandan, South Dakota), where he will spend the entire summer with relatives, as the climate of that state affords him relief from asthma of which he is a great sufferer."

In the 1920 census for Wyoming, Stark Co., IL, Zara is listed in father Frank Shullaw's household as 20 years old and working as a salesman in a grocery store.

Another news clipping among those saved by brother Roy: Zara Shullaw, who is employed by a foundation company at Phoenix, AZ, in a letter to his father, B.F. Shullaw, of this city, states that he was injured in an accident a week ago, when the ligaments in his shoulder and arm were badly torn, rending the arm useless for several weeks to come.

“The company for which Zara is working, was erecting a dam, and… (eligible)… the oil to the boilers in lifting the oil pipe to the tank, he slipped and fell on the platform of the truck to….”

Zara was listed in his father's 1936 obituary as living inPeoria.

Death Certificate:  Zara O. Shullaw, 49 years, 2 months, and 3, days, died25 AUG 1947 at9:15 p.m., of chronic pulmonary tuberculosis.  He had been a patient at the Peoria Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium,Galena Road, for sixteen months.

His official residence was313 Douglas Street, North,Peoria IL.  His wife, age 60 years, was Mae Shullaw.  Zara was a sign painter by occupation.  He was the son of Frank and Belle (Jackson) Shullaw.  Zara was buried28 AUG 1947 atOakland Cemetery,Princeton twp., Bureau Co., IL.

I talked with my father Wayne Shullaw, 60, on9 JUL 1979, and he related this story via telephone fromChicago.


Zara Ollo was his uncle, brother of his father James Leroy (Roy) Shullaw. Zara was called "Shike Poke", nephewWayne said, "because he was six foot seven inches tall and weighed about 140 pounds.  Shike was a hobo for a while."

                        One time when he came home, Uncle Shike told us about visiting a hobo camp on one of his adventures.  Apparently, he saw a group of hoboes in a clearing cooking dinner.  He asked if he could join them, and they said, "Sure, dig  right in.  There's plenty."

                        So old Uncle Shike sat down and reached in the pot and dug out a chicken leg.  Another guy dug in and got a chicken leg, too.   A while later, the hoboes told Shike to take some more, there was plenty.  Sure enough, Shike got another chicken leg.

                        "You guys sure have a bunch of chicken here," Shike said.  "Where'd you get 'em?"

                        The hoboes said there was a railroad track just over the hill with a couple boxcars full of chickens.

                        "That's great," Shike said, "But how come you have so many chicken legs?"

                        "Well, when you are in a hurry," they explained, "That's about all you can get through those little slats!"

                        Apparently, Uncle Shike and his nephews all enjoyed a good joke!

Blanch M. Shullaw6

Blanch6 (Benjamin Franklin5, Jacob4, Peter3, Christophel2, Frederick1) was born5 MAY 1901 atWyoming, Stark county, IL and died 17 APR 1997 at Decatur,Adams county, Indiana.  She was buried 22 APR 1997 atDecatur.

Blanch, age 9, and her little brother Raymond, age 5, were living with the Charles and Olive Foulk family inToulon,Illinois in 1910 after the death of their mother (1910 federal census).  This was a surprise to me, but made some sense when we realize that Frank Shullaw was left a widower with six children, one an infant at the time of his wife’s death. He did re-unite the family and family tradition says that he hired a series of “housekeepers” to assist with the family.  As a young teen, Blanch became responsible for house, father, and her brothers.

Perhaps it is best to let Blanch tell her own story:

"I was middle aged before I ever heard the gospel and that God loved me so much that He allowed his son, Jesus Christ to die, on the cross for me, and that by accepting Jesus as my Savior and redeemer, my sins were forgiven.  What a change came into my life.  I was never the same.

"Marion Adams and I lived on the south side ofChicago for ever so many years before moving to the north end of the city.  I had met Dolores Carpenter while doing volunteer service at a rescue mission onSouth State Street, the Pacific Garden Mission.

"Dolores is a sweet Christian girl and Marion and I asked her to join us when moving north.  It was in her 80s thatMarion went into a retirement home here inEvanston, though we looked after he until her death four years ago -- age 99.  (Letter dated19 JUN 1987).

"On 5 MAY, I celebrated my 86th birthday and while I walk with a cane because of arthritic knees, making walking not only painful but difficult yet my spirit remains happy and joyful as always because of Him who has blessed me day by day."

April 17, 1930 federal census for Chicago, Cook County, Illinois:  7250 Yates Avenue, 35 apartments in block 120: Marion Adams, 38, head of household, born Pennsylvania, father born New Jersey, mother born Northern Ireland, occupation: stenographer, electrical company; Blanche Shullaw, 29, partner, born Illinois, father born Illinois, mother born Illinois, occupation: stenographer, public utilities.

After "ever so many years" on the north side of Chicago, the building in which Blanch and Dolores lived was sold to the Presbyterians -- who turned it into condominiums for the elderly -- but the price was too high for Blanch and Dolores to afford.  They were forced to re-locate.

In the fall of 1994, they moved toDecatur, nearFort Wayne,IN, where a retirement home was found in their price range -- and they could be closer to Dolores' family.  The move was very stressful for Aunt Blanch, 93 at the time, but she took it in stride and made friends in the community.


Blanch M. Shullaw, 95, ofDecatur,IN, died Thursday at her home.  TheWyoming,Illinois native retired from People's Gas Light and Coke Company inChicago after 44 years.

Surviving are a nephew, J. Harold ofLondon; a great-nephew, Richard of Washington, D.C.; great nieces, Mari of London, England, and Dianne Shullaw O'Connell ofAnchorage,Alaska.

Services are at1 p.m. Tuesday at Zwick-Sefton & Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, with burial inDecatur Cemetery. Calling is2 to 4 p.m. and7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials are to Moody Bible Institute or Adams County Home Heath.

Funeral Notes

Blanch M. Shullaw was bornMay 5, 1901 inWyoming,Illinois, to Benjamin F. and Sarah Belle (Jackson) Shullaw.  She entered her mansion in heaven onThursday, April 17, 1997 at 3:00 p.m., at the age of 95 years, 11 months, and 12 days.

Blanch was employed as a secretary for the People's Gas Light & Coke Company inChicago, Illinois where she was employed for 44 years.  Prior to that, she was a volunteer with the American Red Cross during World War II.  She later volunteered with the Pacific Garden Mission inChicago.  She was a member of theMoody Memorial Church,Chicago.

Those who mourn her passing include a longtime friend and companion, Dolores Y. Carpenter, a nephew, J. Harold Shullaw, and several great nephews and great nieces in addition to many friends.

This writer's family Bible was a gift from "Auntie Bee" when she visited me once at college.  It includes reproductions of many sketches and paintings by Rembrandt and it is where the births and deaths of the current generation are chronicled.


Beatrice6 (Benjamin Franklin5, Jacob4, Peter3, Christophel2, Frederick1). Marly Porter indicated in a letter that she had found reference to the birth of a Bernice Shullaw, daughter of Frank and Sarah Shullaw – but she did not give a date.  No one in the immediate family had ever heard of Bernice.

In the 1993 obituary for Raymond Shullaw, he mentions being preceded in death by a sister, Bernice, who passed away as an infant.

James Leroy Shullaw6

 Roy6 (Benjamin Franklin5, Jacob4, Peter3, Christophel2, Frederick1). And now we return to Roy Shullaw, this writer’s paternal grandfather.  We have much to say aboutRoy, in part becauseRoy kept a delightful scrapbook of family happenings:

Roy Shullaw Weds Miss Dorothy Smith atToulon

Roy Shullaw and Miss Dorothy Smith, of this city, were united in marriage last evening at8:30 at the Methodist parsonage inToulon, by Rev. Miller.  They were accompanied by the groom's father, Frank Shullaw and Mrs. Allen Emery, the party going over by auto.

Miss Smith is a charming young lady, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Smith of this city, and is a graduate of theWyoming High school, class of 1915.

The groom is the son of Frank Shullaw and is employed by J.E. McDonna in the Colonial confectionery store.  He is also a graduate of the local high school.

The young couple will make their home for the present with the bride's parents onNorth Galena Avenue.

1920 census, Wyoming, Stark Co., IL: Roy Shullaw, 24, clerk, general merchandise; Dorothy,  23, wife; John R., 3, son; Wayne, one and four twelfths, son; J.W. Smith, 72, Dorothy's father;  (self b. West Virginia; father b. Tennessee; and mother b.West Virginia.)

Runs Down Timber Wolf

A number of wolves have been reported in this vicinity of late, and last Sunday Walter Scott, living southwest of this city, had a novel experience with one.  He was driving home in his car, and at John Kinsella's corner, a gray timber wolf jumped out in front of his machine and started down the road ahead.  He gave a chase with his auto, and had

almost overhauled the wolf when it attempted to leave the road near L.W. Cox's residence, the fender of the car striking it and rolling it over several times.

The wolf got up and made off into the woods.  ROY SHULLAW and Clyde Cook, who were hunting on the Cox farm, tried to find the animal but were unable to locate it.

Accidental Shooting

While out hunting last Wednesday afternoon with his brother George, ROY SHULLAW was accidentally shot with a .22 caliber rifle, the ball entering his left breast, striking a rib and lodging in the armpit.  He was taken toPeoria the following day, where the ball was located by the aid of an X-ray photograph, but was not extracted.  He expects to be back to work soon.

It seems that George, who was walking slightly in advance of his brother, sighted a rabbit sitting in a hole. Stooping on one knee, he attempted to cock his rifle, but his hands being numb with the cold, his thumb slipped from the hammer of the gun, exploding the cartridge.  Just at this instant, Roy, who had noticed that his brother had stopped, stepped in range of the gun.

The accident could easily have been fatal,Roy's many friends are glad to know that he will probably suffer no serious results.

Bitten by Tarantula

ROY SHULLAW, who is employed in the Faull grocery store, received the shock of his life Saturday, when he went to cut some bananas from a bunch hanging in the window of the store.  As he reached for the bananas, a large tarantula leaped out of the bunch alighting on his hand and biting him on the third finger.

Roy shook the big spider off and held the finger over a flame, in the hope of destroying the poison of the tarantula, which is supposed to be very venomous.  He then went to the office of Dr. Miller, who lanced the finger and administered an anti-toxin, andRoy went about his work, feeling no ill effects from the wound.

The tarantula, which is often found in banana bunches, is usually stupefied by the cold and is inactive when out its if native clime, but this one was particularly active, having no doubt been warmed by the sun which had been shining through the plate glass window on its hiding place all morning.  Roy states that the bite felt much like the sting of a bumble bee.  The tarantula was killed.

1923 – Won a Prize

Roy Shullaw Takes First

in Magazine Ad Critic Contest

ROY SHULLAW, linotype operator on the Post-Herald force, received a check Monday morning, in the sum of $15.00, accompanied by a letter advising that he had won first prize in an ad critic contest in which he had taken part last October.

In this contest, the entrants were required to select the advertisement in the Top-Notch magazine which they thought was the most effective, and to write a story in which they gave the reason for their selection.Roy selected the American Chicle company ad and his selection and story won him first place in the contest.

The prizes were awarded by the Street and Smith Advertising Corporation.

Death Takes Well Known Citizen Here

Employee of Post-Herald for Thirty-four Years,

Funeral is Held Monday Afternoon

Roy Shullaw, a well known and highly esteemed resident of Wyoming, died very suddenly at his home here early Saturday morning, death resulting from a heart attack.

Mr. Shullaw had been in his usual good health preceding his death, having spent the day at his work in the Post Herald.  His untimely passing, therefore, was received inWyoming and community as a great shock, and deep regret was expressed by everyone as the news became generally known.

Below will be found a most deserving sketch of Mr. Shullaw's life, from the pen of a close friend and former associate of the deceased: (Actually,Roy wrote his own obituary)

James Leroy Shullaw, son of B.F. and Sara Belle (Jackson) Shullaw was born 10 OCT 1895, inWyoming, IL.  He grew up and spent his entire life in the town of his birth, where he attended the oldSouth Side School and was graduated fromWyoming High school with the class of 1914.

On8 AUG 1916, he was married to Miss Dorothy Smith, also a native ofWyoming and the daughter of John W. Smith, a well known merchant remembered by many as a former mayor.  To this union three sons were born.  They are:  John Robert ofWashington,IL; Wayne of Lansing, IL; and Burton of New Orleans, LA.  Surviving also are five grandchildren, three brothers and one sister.  The brothers and sister are:  George of Wyoming, Melvin and Raymond, both of whom reside inCalifornia, and Miss Blanche Shullaw ofChicago, IL.

Roy was interested in education, as he was interested in young people, whose development along educational lines he loved to watch and encourage.  For many years he served as a member of the board of education and as secretary of the board of theSandham School, formerly known as the oldSouth Side School, which he attended.  He was a tireless worker in the interests of the Alumni association almost from the moment of his graduation until the day of his untimely death.  He enjoyed to the fullest the reunions with his classmates, and perhaps more than any other person, labored year after year to make them a success.

Without doubt one of the most satisfying events of his life was the realization of the success of his own three sons in their college careers, and the encouragement and help that he gave them will live with them always as a memory of fatherly interest and devotion.

Roy Shullaw enjoyed the rare privilege of having grown up in the surroundings of a small community of the greatMidwest in the early years of the century.  As such he wandered over the hills which the boys used to know as "the brakes" and up and down the banks of the Spoon river from "Carico Straits" to the Ennis bridge, and early developed an interest in the great out-of-doors -- in hunting and fishing, in skating in the winter and in the joys of the old swimming hole in the summer – an interest which he retained throughout his life.  He played baseball, basketball and football in high school and as a young man was also a member of the "town" teams in these sports.

For many yearsRoy was a member of the Wyoming Volunteer fire department, and, characteristically, interested himself in the study of modern fire fighting equipment and procedures, filling a very important place in a very important unit of community service.

Aside from his devotion to his wife, his family and his home, however,Roy's greatest interest was newspaper work and printing, at which he spent thirty-four years of his life, all on one job -- the Wyoming Post-Herald.  The entire thirty-four years was with only two employers, and during that period of time he served as a reporter, linotype operator, printer, pressman, editor and writer.

His loyalty and devotion to his work were outstanding, and his success in the various departments of the business was due to his innate characteristics of inquisitiveness and persistence.

He never gave up until he had mastered the problem at hand to its solution, and his pride in the success of the home town newspaper with which he was associated, and its printing plant and printing were as great as those of the publisher.  He truly loved the craft.

Considerably more than half of his entire life span was spent in the work of helping to gather and disseminate the news of the joys and heartaches, the births, the marriages and the deaths of the people of the community which he knew as home.  His devotion, his diligence and his love for his work and for his community have won for him a place of respect in the memory of his employers, associates and the hundreds who have had the privilege of his friendship and acquaintance.

With the well known "thirty" off the copy hook and the last proof read, corrected, and okayed, we close the forms on the final edition of the life of one who was a worthy member of the Fourth Estate.

Funeral services were held at the First Congregational Church.  Rev. Thomas Walsch, pastor of First Methodist church, officiated.  Burial was in theWyoming cemetery.

Bearers were Gerry D. Scott Sr. of Lacon; Elting Arganbright Jr., LaVirn Stisser, M.G. Humphrey, Clyde Meeske and Daniel Maher of Elmwood. Mrs. John T. Wead was soloist accompanied by Mrs. Howard Graves.

Roy and Dorothy, as we have learned, had three sons:

(a.)              John Robert7,

(b.)             Wayne Jackson7, and

(c.)              Burton Leroy7.


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