Shakespeare/Shakespear family in Lucas County, Iowa 1885
William Shakespear [sic], age 23, a single man and coal miner from Illinois, lived in Jackson Township, Lucas County, Iowa, according to the census of 1885.
In the same township lived Samuel Shakespeare, age 28, a coal miner from England, along with Hannah, age 27 from England, and two children: William, age 3; and Ethel, age 1, both born in Lucas County, Iowa.
From Lucas County, Iowa, Census, 1885 Iowa, Jackson, Libery, Lincoln & Ottercreek Townships, Vol II, published by the Iowa Genealogical Society, pp. 103-104.