I have found the name of Daniel Shoemaker's wife.Her maiden name was Susan Pamelia Fellows.In the 1850 census she was 15 & living w/ her sisters: Mary & Sarah & 6 yr. old brother Fayette Fellows.Their mother Angeline had mar in 5/1849 a David Fellows in Geauga Co., OH & Angeline had just given birth to Harriet Tiffany in 1850.
By 1860 David Tiffany is living in the household of his son in Lake Co., OH no sign of Angeline or Harriet Tiffany.
The 1860 IL Census shows Harriet living with Dan & Susan Shoemaker formerly of Troy Twp., Whitley.
What brought a very young Susan Pamelia Fellows to Troy Twp. sometime between 1850 & 1853 when she is mar. to Daniel Shoemaker & is expecting their 1st child, Caroline?
Did Susan Fellows have kinfolk in Troy Twp. that she could live with?Was her mother Angeline_____, Fellows, Tiffany dead or had she left David Tiffany taking all her children to Whitley Co.If this is so what happened to the Fellows siblings & Angeline.Why did Angeline with 5 young children go from eastern OH to central IN?Angeline was born in NY as was her 1st husband ____Fellows.What was Angeline's 1st husband's christian name?Did she come to Troy Twp because of his relatives or Angeline's?
How did Daniel & Susan meet?Why was their 1st child, Caroline Shoemaker bur. in Snodgrass cemetery?Harriet Tiffany who died at 15 in 1865 is buried next to Caroline Shoemaker while many of the other Shoemaker's are buried in the Presbyterian Cem. & Daniel's parent's Jonathan & Elizabeth Jenkins Shoemaker are buried in the Adams Cem.
Any help solving this more than 30 year old mystery would be most appreciated!