Marilyn, VERY interesting!Can you give me some dates?Henry Shellhouse (7/14/1842 - 4/23/1909) was my mother-in-law's grandfather. He was born in Loraine County, Ohio - lived and died in De Kalb County Indiana.Don't have any names for his siblings, but his father was George and mother was Eve. From George and Eve's tombstone, I have the following:George born in Germany 3/3/1808, died in De Kalb county 1/1/1876. Eve born 11/6/1811, died 4/9/1880.
Henry had sons named Ralph H. (Henry?), Charles and George. Knowing the naming conventions usually employed by German families, this could indicate a relationship.He also named sons William and Edward.Of course those names could have come from the maternal side.
I hope we can find a connection here and help each fill in some blanks. Feel free to email me if you want to pursue this further.