There are a lot of variations of Sullenbarger/Shellenberger/Shellenbarger/ect., in that area.I'm not sure they aren't all the same family.I've been researching Shellenbergers a little in Piqua, OH because I think a Shellenberger family was close to my Coon/Koon/Koons family in the Greenville and Piqua areas.Here are a few things I've gotten from a newspaper search engine (NewspaperArchinve.com).I'm sure there are other search services but this is the one I use.There were about 280 references to Shellabarger and I know there are Shellenbergers, etc.Here's what I've collected so far:
The Piqua Daily Call, December 11, 1890, page 3
In Which Elmer B. Sullenberger "Will Lose His Eight Eye.
This morniug at eleven o'clock Elmer E. Sullenberger, who resides on Madison Ave. met with a horrible accident near hiss home. He took his gun, a muzzle loader and shot at a rabbit. The gun burst just at the end of tha muzzle and the trigger flew aud struck Sullenberger in the right eye, completely destroying the sight. He also was cut in the face in sovoral other places and almost had bis left eyeinjured.When tho CALL reporter called at the house shortly after the accident occurred, Mr. Sullenberger was suffering terribly from the injury
The Miami Helmet, May 30, 1899, page 6
Hand Chopped to Pieces. Ed Sullenberger. aged seventeen, lost his right hand at the Bent Wood works Friday morning a few minutes after six. He was engaged in removing shavings from about the planer.The manner of the accident is strange as he was at the rear of the planer and it is unaccountable how the hand could be drawn in. He wore a mitten andd probably this was caught.
. He can not explain the occurrence.The hand was literally chopped to pieces, the machine moving from the fingers down to the wrist. When it was amputated, no bones had to be cut but simply the shred of flesh severed. Dra, Alf and O'Ferrall attended the patient who bore it very
The Piqua Daily Call, November 3, 1936, page 10
W. M. SULLENBERGER DIES LATE MONDAY
Complications Cause Passing of Piquad—
Funeral to Be Held Wednesday.
Complications resulting from a year of failing health were responsible for the death of William M. Sullenberger, aged 77, at 5:50 p.m. Monday at his home, 63 East Ash street.He spent his entire life in Piqua, where he was born January 16, 1859, the son of John and Mary Sullenberger.For forty years he had followed the trade of masonry in this city. The date of his marriage is given as September 25, 1884, and his widow, Jennie, Is among the survivors.He also leaves five sons, Edward of Dayton, Robert L., Leonard, John W., and Lester, of Piqua; three daughters, Mrs. F. R. Hoover, Dayton, Mrs. Lee Cramer and- Mrs. Earl Koon, this city; nineteen grandchildren and one great grandson.Rev. C. E. Bsler will be in charge of the funeral rites, to take place Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock in the J. C. Cron Funeral parlor, where friends may call tonight and until time of the funeral tomorrow.Interment will be in Forest Hill cemetery.
The Piqua Daily Call, February 20, 1888, page 3
The funeral of Mr. Sullenberger, who died last Friday at his residence on the Buxton pike, six miles from this city, took place today.His body was interred in Forest Hill Cemetery.He was ninety-four years old at the time of his death.
The Miami Helmet, February 9, 1888, page 5
William Sullenberger, a young man who resides on Broadway, and who Is employed on the Mercer Co's. pipe line, met with a serious accident Tuesday. While making an excavation with a pick, by a mistroke he brought the pick down heavily upon his foot. The blunt instrument went almost through the foot, lacerating It terribly.
The Piqua Daily Call, June 24, 1886, page 2
New suits: Sarah.Cable vs. Catharine Ens, appeal; Alice Manning vs. James Manning, divorce; Samuel S.McKinney vs. city of Piqua et al., injunction against collection of taxes;
Rebecca Sullenberger et al., vs. Hester Smith et al., to set aside MichaelKnoop's will;G.T. Thomas vs. Sarah A. Jennings et al, money $200; Wm. D. Elliott vs. S. A. Conroy, cognovit— 6.
The Miami Helmet, June 6, 1917, page 4
In an article listing violent deaths in Newberry Twp.
Geo. F. Sullenberger fell from a wagon intoxicated and was killed.
The Piqua Daily Call, March 23, 1894, page 3
Mrs. Samuel Shellenbarger is here from Washington on a visit to her daughter, Mrs. John H. Young.
The Piqua Daily Call, July 28, 1894, page 5
Miss Mary Shellenbarger of Piqua is the guest of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Chaffee, of this place.(Tipp Herald).
The Piqua Daily Call, June 25, 1897, page 2 - part of an article titled:Interesting Facts - Concerning Company A of the 110th O.V.I. - Those killed during battle.
During the war the bodies of Solomon Shellenbarger who died at Winchester and David Freshour who was killed at Mine Run, were sent to Covington, O., for burial, and for interment near Pear Piqua, Sergt. Jas. McNair .......
in the same article:
Since the war these comrades have found resting places with us, Capt. W.D. Shellenberger and Nicholas Raplea of Covington, O.........
The Piqua Daily Call, October 10, 1903, page 4
JohnShellenbarger, 22, Troy, laborer, and Margaret Robison, 17, Tippecanoe City, O. P.Russell J. P.
The Piqua Daily Call, April 15, 1886, page 3
A very select company met at the home of Mrs. Catharine Shellenberger last night to witness the marriage of her daughter Eva, to Mr. G. N. Falkenstein of Huntington, PA (?).While Covington loses one of her fairest girls we can congratulate the friends in the new home upon so fair an addition to their City.They will make Huntington their future home, where Mr. Falkenstein is well established in business.The bride received many very handsome and useful presents.A very elegant lunch was served and the gay company departed at a late hour.The friends from Piqua present were, Dr. and Mrs. Shellenberger and little Mary, Dr. and Mrs. Kerns and daughter Lillian.