After census, records and so on I can't seem to find out anything about the Howards and Shorts in my family.If anyone could help out by doing any look ups or might have other family names that could connect to this line, I would appreciate any help. All the information that people have helped with and that I have found stops at Joseph and Johanna.Birth was told just in Ireland and they lived in Minnesota. The family lived and died in the Fillmore County area.More than likely always living near Chatfield. Joseph Howard birth between 1823-1833 (birth is not on tombstone) in Ireland.He died 1890 in Chatfield and buried in the Calvary Cemetary. Wife is Johanna Howard (Maiden-Short) birth 1830 in Ireland and died Oct. 8, 1878 in Chatfield.Buried in the same cemetary. Their children were Charles, Margaret, Mary, Edward, John and Thomas Joseph could have remarried after Johannah died to a Susan. I also believe that Joseph could have had brothers named Edward and Michael.I found them in the Chatfield area.Edward and Michael were never married (as far as I can tell) and lived together on a farm. One census does show that Johannahs family member E. Short lived with them in the 1860s but then dissapears after that.He was a couple years younger than Johannah.