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WM. SHOEMAKER

Mount Hope Cemetery
Louisa County, Iowa
Uploaded 8/14/2004


Died Feb. 14, 1846
Age 41 yr 10 mo

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Posted on Mar-22-2012 by BILL HENSHAW
The comment under the name says: Died Feb. 14, 1846 Age 41 yr 10 mo However, the headstone clearly states that this person died on Feb 11 1816. The age also looks wrong although I can't read it clearly. My ancestor is William M Shoemaker. He did die on 14 Feb 1846 at the age stated in the comment, but this doesn't appear to be his headstone.

Posted on Mar-25-2012 by SITE COORDINATOR
The year likely is not 1816 as Iowa wasn't settled at that time. It may indeed be 1846. "one's" and "four's" often are hard to distinguish on weather-worn gravestones. So it's possible it does say 14 and 1846. The 1840 census does list a Wm. Shoemaker in Louisa County Iowa.

Posted on Mar-24-2012 by NORMA JENNINGS
The Louisa County Cemetery book listing all burials prior to 1990 also says Wm and 1846 and was read as such when the cemetery was walked prior to that date.

Posted on Jul-30-2012 by BILL HENSHAW
I guess those must be 4's and not 1's. They are hard to read. Thanks to both of you for your replies.

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