Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2002 00:31:11 -0500 [next]
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I was delighted to find your genealogical website. It added a great deal to what I knew about my family line. I am a descendant of Anna Good Shupe. I am sending what I dug up online -- it adds a little to what you have.

Kevin Shupe

Family Group

Subject* Emanuel Blanchard SHUPE

Birth* 17 Jan 1840 Allen Co., Ohio.

Death* 30 Sep 1909 Harper, KS.




Marriage* 07 Jul 1871 Page Co. IA.


Spouse* Anna GOOD

Birth* 21 Mar 1852

Burial* __ Jan 1907 Weaver Cemetery, Oronogo, Jasper Co. Mo.

Death* 03 Jan 1907




Ten Children


?/F Laura Frances SHUPE

Birth* cir __ ___ 1872 Iowa.

Marriage* 31 May 1894 William Henry SNYDER (1863-1937)

Son: 25 Nov 1902 Chris R. SNYDER; Neutral, Kansas.

Death* cir __ Nov 1956

Daughter: Grace SNYDER

Son: Charles C. SNYDER

Son: Bert D. SNYDER

Son: Harve E. SNYDER

Daughter: Jennie SNYDER

Daughter: Minnie SNYDER

Son: Ralph SNYDER

Daughter: Bessie SNYDER

Son: Willie SNYDER

Son: Rueben SNYDER


?/M Bertram A. SHUPE

Birth* 18 Aug 1873 Marion, KS.

Marriage* 06 Aug 1901 Flaura Maude BRYANT (1883-1970), daughter of William Hardin BRYANT and Sarah Jane FERREE

Son: 06 May 1902 Roy Orville SHUPE; Neutral, KS.

Daughter: 31 May 1906 Lola Elizabeth SHUPE

Daughter: 29 Nov 1914 Effie Maude SHUPE

Death* 19 Oct 1950 La Junta, CO.

Burial* aft 19 Oct 1950 Carthage, MO.

Daughter: Bessie SHUPE


?/F Nancy Elizabeth SHUPE

Birth* 06 Sep 1874 KS.

Marriage* 09 Jan 1896 Chris SNYDER; Roseland, Neb.

Death* 14 Aug 1930 Portland, Or.

Daughter: Alta B. SNYDER

Daughter: Verna R. SNYDER

Daughter: Anna M. SNYDER

Daughter: Matilda SNYDER

Son: Menno S. SNYDER

Son: Albert W. SNYDER

Son: John M. SNYDER

Son: George W. SNYDER

Son: Paul E. SNYDER

Son: C. Allen SNYDER


?/F Martha O. SHUPE

Birth* cir __ Apr 1876 1

Death* 30 Aug 1877 KS.1

Burial* 31 Aug 1877 KS.


?/F Cynthia A. SHUPE

Birth* 15 Apr 1878

Death* 26 Apr 1880 KS.


?/F Sarah Effie SHUPE

Birth* 25 Oct 1880 KS.

Marriage* 18 Jul 1917 Milo Menno SHARER (1883-1939); Suver, OR.2

Death* 28 Feb 1960 La Junta, CO.

Daughter: Mabel SHARER

Daughter: Inez Alice SHARER


?/F Josephine SHUPE

Birth* 14 Nov 1885

Death* 29 Nov 1886 KS.


?/F Anna Inez SHUPE

Marriage* 14 May 1907 Allen Winfred KUHNS; Neutral, Kansas.

Son: 23 Mar 1915 Allen Everett KUHNS

Son: 01 May 1917 Paul Emerson KUHNS; Harper, Kansas.

Death* cir __ Jun 1963

Daughter: Lois KUHNS

Daughter: Inez KUHNS

Son: James KUHNS

Daughter: Miriam KUHNS

Daughter: Helen KUHNS

Daughter: Eunice KUHNS

Daughter: Hazel KUHNS


?/F Alice (?) SHUPE

Death* cir __ Jan 1968

Marriage* __ ___ ____ Samuel G. SCHMIDT ( -1969)


?/M (--?--) SHUPE

Death* bef __ ___ 1907


Sources []

GOSPEL HERALD - Nov. 4, 1909, pages 511, 512.

Shupe. - Bro. Emanuel Blanchard Shupe was born in Allen Co., Ohio, Jan. 17, 1840, and died near Harper, Kans., Sept. 30, 1909, aged 69 y. 4 m. 13 d. He was married to Anna Good in Page Co., Iowa, July 9, 1871, and united with the Mennonite Church in Marion Co., Kans., May 9, 1877, of which church he remained a faithful member until death. He leaves one son and five daughters to mourn his death.

Herald of Truth Obituaries January 24, 1907, page 39.

Shupe.-Anna Shupe was born March 21, 1852; died Jan. 3, 1907: aged 54 Y., 9 M., 12 D. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church, a loving and beloved mother. Her life was one of the few bright lights on this dark earth. We are grieved that one so much needed should be taken from us, but God knows what is best. She leaves her husband, one son and five daughters, one son and three daughters having gone before; also fourteen grandchildren, four sisters, one brother and many friends. Funeral services were conducted at the White Hall M. H. near Oronogo, Mo., by Joseph Weaver and J. T. Hamilton. Interment beside her parents in the Weaver cemetery. M. S.

January 30, 1907 Gospel Witness pages 703 and 704

SHUPE.-Anna Shupe was born March 21, 1852; died Jan. 3, 1907; aged 54y., 9m., 12d. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church, a loving and beloved mother. Her life was one of the few bright lights on this sin-darkened earth. We are grieved that one we so much needed should be taken from us, but God knows what is best. She leaves her husband, one son and five daughters; one son and three daughters having preceded her to the world beyond. Funeral services were conducted at White Hall, near Oronogo, Mo., by Joseph Weaver and J. T. Hamilton. Interment in the Weaver cemetery.
M. S.

Gospel Herald September 26, 1929 - pages 543-44

Kuhns. - Allen Everett, son of Bro. and Sister A. W. Kuhns, of La Junta, Colo., was killed Aug. 29, 1929, near La Junta when struck by a truck, the wheel passing over the boy's head. Allen and another boy were riding bicycles along the highway, the truck coming up behind them, and Allen apparently became confused and turned into the path of the machine. The injured lad was rushed to the Santa Fe Hospital at La Junta for emergency treatment, but passed away before he was laid on the operating table. Allen was born March 23, 1915, and was aged 14 y. 5 m. 6 d. at the time of his death. At the age of 9 years he was converted and became a faithful member of the La Junta Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held Sept. 1, from the La Junta Church, Bro. Jacob A. Heatwole being in charge.

GOSPEL HERALD October 12, 1939 - Vol. XXXII, No 28 - pages 606, 607 and 608

Kuhns.-Paul Emerson, son of A. W. and Inez (Shupe) Kuhns, was born at Harper, Kans., May 1, 1917; died Aug. 28, 1939 in Wichita, Kans.; aged 22 y. 3 m. 27 d. He united with the Mennonite Church at La Junta, Colo., at the age of 12 years. Ten years later he renewed his vows to God and the Church and was received into fellowship at the Woodland Mennonite Church, Wichita, Kans., July 8, 1939. His childhood teaching of the Bible on anointing of the sick led him to request such ordinance on May 7 and he readily expressed himself willing to live or die as God willed. He had been failing in health for the last five years and expressed great patience in the trying ordeals be was called upon to undergo. His elder brother (Allen Everett) preceded him in death ten years ago. The surviving members of the family are: his parents, Lois, Inez, James, and Miriam at home; Mrs. Helen Freeman and Mrs. Eunice Shellenberger of La Junta, Colo; and Mrs. Hazel Hershberger of Tucson, Ariz. A brief service was held Sept. 30 at Gills Mortuary, Wichita, in charge of I. Mark Ross and on Sunday, Oct. 1, his body was taken to Harper, Kans., where services were held at Pleasant Valley Church, in charge of R. M. Weaver of Harper and E. E. Showalter of La Junta, Colo. Interment in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

Gospel Herald, August 23, 1994

Freeman, Clarence Edward, 89, Mesquite, Tex. Born: May 18, 1905, Mobeetie, Tex., to Edward and Lacie Powell Freeman. Died: July 16, 1994, Mesquite, Tex., of pneumonia. Survivors - children: Kenneth W., Bonnie Schrock, Carol Rosenberger, Sheryl Gingerich; brother and sisters: Leonard, Letha Mae Mechling, Dorothy Sluder; 12 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Helen Kuhns Freeman (wife). Congregational membership: East Holbrook Mennonite Church. Funeral: July 19, Laurel Oaks Funeral Home, by Gilbert Davis. Burial: Laurel Oaks Memorial Park.

GOSPEL HERALD March 22, 1960 - Vol. LIII, No.12 - page 271,272

Sharer, Sarah Effie, daughter of Emmanuel and Anna Shupe, was born Oct. 25, 1880, at Marion, Kans.; died, after a long illness, at Mennonite Nursing Home, La Junta, Colo., Feb. 28, 1960; aged 79 y. 4 m. 3 d. On July 18, 1917, she was married to Milo Sharer at Suver, Oreg. Surviving are one daughter (Mabel-- Mrs. Pearl Allison, Fowler, Colo.), 3 grandsons, and 2 sisters (Mrs. Sam Schmidt. Harper, Kans.; and Mrs. Inez Kuhns, La Junta). She was one of the first practical nurses to serve at the Mennonite Sanitarium, 1915 and 1916. She was a member for many years of the La Junta Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held March 1, with Paul H. Martin officiating.

GOSPEL HERALD March 2, 1939 - Vol. XXXI, No.48 - pages 1030, 1031, 1032

Sharer. - Milo Menno Sharer was born near Peabody, Kans., June 22, 1883; died in Portland, Oreg., Feb. 7, 1939; aged 55 y. 7 m. 16 d. A few hours before his death he expressed a desire to go home, and said that Jesus was taking him, asking that his family come too. He was married July 18, 1817, to Effie Shupe. He leaves his wife and 1 daughter, Mabel Sharer. He also leaves 1 brother and 2 sisters (Clarence C. Sharer and Mrs. Martha Crosby, Wheatland, Wyo.; Mrs. Susie Fuller, Sheridan, Oreg.), and many other relatives and friends. The funeral services were held at the home Feb. 9, and the burial was at the cemetery of the Hopewell Church.

"One by one the links are severed
From the golden chains of love;
One by one may each be welded
In the Father's home above."

Transcriber's note: This is not a typo: Mr. Sharer, who died in 1939, was married July 18, 1817, to Effie Shupe.

Gospel Herald - September 26, 1918 - pages 463 and 464

Sharer.-Inez Alice, infant daughter of Bro. Milo and Sister Effie Sharer, died at the parents' home near Airlie, Oreg., Aug. 2, 1918. Interment in Firdale Cemetery. Services by Bro. G. D. Shenk.
A. N. S.

GOSPEL HERALD September 2, 1937 - Vol. XXX, No.23 - page 494, 495

Snyder-William Henry Snyder was born in Freeport, Ill., on April 3, 1863; died Aug. 7, 1937 at La Junta, Colo.; aged 74 y. 4 m. 4 d. He was married May 31, 1894, to Laura Frances Shupe of Newton, Kans. To this union were born 11 children. He is survived by his wife and 13 children-Charles C., Bert D., Harve E., Chris R., Grace, wife of John Rhodes, and Jennie, wife of Paul Weaver, all of La Junta, Colo. Five children, Mrs. Minnie Good, Ralph, Bessie, Willie, and Reuben preceded their father in death. Seventeen grandchildren also survive. Two grandchildren, Beulah and Vera Good, have been in the home since their mother and father died in 1924. He was a member of the Mennonite Church since a young moan. Although not a fluent speaker, he was always a dependable supporter of the doctrines and activities of the church. He was a kind and loving husband and father and will be greatly missed in the home and community. Funeral services were held in thee La Junta Mennonite Church Aug. 9, conducted by E. E. Showalter, assisted by A. M. Leatherman. Text: Psa. 17 :15. Interment in time East Holbrook Mennonite Cemetery, near Cheraw, Colo
Yet again we hope to meet thee
When the day of life is fled,
And in heaven with joy to greet thee
Where no farewell tears are shed.

GOSPEL HERALD February 16, 1960 - Vol. LIII, No.7 - page 158, 159, 160

Snyder, Chris R., son of William and Laura (Shoup) Snyder, was born Nov. 25, 1902, at Neutral, Kans.; died of a heart attack at his home at Cheraw, Colo., Dec. 23, 1959; aged 57 y. 28 d. On Nov. 12, 1925, he married Neva E. Morehead of the Holbrook community. To this union were born 3 children (Alfred, Philip, and Janet), all of whom survive. Also surviving are 3 brothers (Charles and Harve, of La Junta; and Bert, of Cheraw), 2 sisters (Jennie--Mrs. Marion Hartzler, Goshen Ind.; and Grace--Mrs. John Rhodes, La Junta), and one granddaughter. He was a member of the East Holbrook Church, where funeral services were conducted on Dec. 26 by Clifford King, assisted by Alvin Kauffman and Emery Coltrin.

Gospel Herald Sept. 11, 1930 Page 526-528

Snyder.-Nancy Elizabeth, daughter of Emanuel and Anna (Good) Shupe, was born Sept. 6, 1874, in Marion Co., Kans.; died at the home of her sister, Mrs. M. M. Shearer, Portland, Oreg., Aug 14, 1930; aged 55 y. 11 m. 8 d. Since April 2 she was confined to her bed with acidosis, which developed into dropsy, causing her death, although loving hands did all they could for her recovery. After her request for prayer and anointing with oil was granted, she was relieved of intense suffering, and she remained conscious to the last. Through all her sickness she was very patient. Shortly before her death she called the family together and gave each a parting message, asking all to meet her in heaven. On January 9, 1896, she was married to Chris Snyder near Roseland, Nebr. where they lived until November, 1913, when they moved to the West. She was the mother of two step-daughters, two daughters, and six sons; Alta B. (Mrs. W. V. Gingerich), Verna R. (Mrs. F. M. Shank), Anna M., Matilda (Mrs. O. G. Miller), Menno S., Albert W., John M., George W., Paul E., C. Allen. One son, George, preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, nine children, thirteen grandchildren; also one brother (B. A. Shupe), and four sisters (Mrs. W. H. Snyder, Mrs. M. M. Shearer, Mrs. S. G. Schmidt, Mrs. A. W. Kuhns, and many other relatives and friends. Sister Snyder was received by baptism into the Mennonite Church, Peabody, Kans. on June 21, 1890, by Bishop B. F. Hamilton. She was greatly interested in her home and family. All her children are Christians and members of the Mennonite Church. She faithfully performed the duties of a deacon's wife for twenty-eight years and had just entered the tenth year of service on the Executive Committee of the Pacific Coast Sewing Circle. At the time of her death she was a member of the Bethel Church, near Aurora, Oreg. Funeral services were conducted by F. J. Gingerich, N. A. Lind, and H. A. Wolfer at the Hopewell Church near Hubbard, Oreg. Following services in the home. Bro. Lind spoke from I Cor. 15:54 and Prov. 31:10,27. Interment in the Hopewell Cemetery.

"All is over, hands are folded
On a quiet, peaceful breast;
All is over, toils are ended
Now dear Mother is at rest."

Transcribed by Donna Schrock Birkey, Illinois

Herald of Truth, June, 1880, page 111, 116, 117, 118

April 26th, in Marion Co., Kansas, CYNTHIA A., daughter of Em. and Anna SHUPE, aged 2 years and 11 days. Funeral services by Daniel Wismer, Jacob Holdeman, and by Bro. D. D. Kauffman of Missouri.

Herald of Truth, December 15, 1886, page 381

SHUPE.- On the 29th of November, in Marion county Kansas, of pneumonia, Josephine, daughter of Emanuel and Anna Shupe, aged 1 year and 14 days. Services were held by B. F. Hamilton and Daniel Wismer from Job 14:1.
Death has robbed us of our darling
Whom we loved and cherished dear;
It was baby, yes, our loved one,
Can we help but shed a tear?

Yes, we miss her, O we miss her,
When we see her vacant chair,
And how sad the room without her,
For there is no baby there. B. W. B.

Herald of Truth, January 1878, pages 16 and 17

SHUPE.-Aug. 30th, in Marion Co., Kansas, MARTHA O., daughter of Emmanuel and Anna SHUPE, aged 1 year and 5 months. Buried the 31st at Hornberger's. Funeral services by Henry Hornberger and John Evers, from Isa. 40:6-8.

Mennonite Weekly Review

Shupe*, Laura Snyder 1872, 8 Nov 1956 p. 8

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To: Donald I Good <>


No problem with posting my email. Perhaps it will lead to further connections. I still have not uncovered the parents of Emanuel Shupe (husband of Anna Good) so maybe somebody out there will have that information.

I have written to Ruth Hershberger. Thank you for passing her name along.

Perhaps with the sources should be the web address where I found those obituaries -- it is called Mennobits .

Their copyright statement allows for "private family researchers to use selected portions of these files and images to tell their family stories" so reproducing them is fine.

Thanks again for your efforts,

Kevin Dale Shupe