My family has been wanting information, also. I have been looking up John and Mary Ann Cross, Shellabarger. My grandfather, Charles Wesley Elder, is a son of Clara Ellen Shellabarger Elder, which is their daughter. I do have everything after John & Mary Ann Cross, but not before. I have been trying to search everything before. Hope you have found it.
Here's some things I have found. I'm still looking into anything I can. Thanks. Beth A. Eden, my mother is Alice M. Grable, & before that Alice M. Elder, & Charles Wesley Elder is her father.
Muscatine County Data Bases http://www.rootsweb.com/~iamuscat/
John Shellabarger and Mary Ann Cross Shellabarger Letts, Cemetary
Shellabarger, Mary Ann 02/04/1835 01/08/1927 nee Cross
Shellabarger, John W. 07/25/1832 02/16/1916 Connie Fulkerson
Obituaries of Muscatine County http://www.rootsweb.com/~iamuscat/obituaries.htm
Name: JOHN SHELLABARGER
Submitted by: Rachelle Curtis
Date Submitted: May 16, 2000 9:15 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., February, 1916
John Shellabarger Dies at His Home WELL KNOW LETTS RESIDENT SUCCUMBS TO OLD AGE---- Wife and Nine children Mourn His Loss--No Arrangements Made For Funeral Yet.---- Letts, Ia. Feb. 17 --- John W. Shellabarger, a well known and highly respected citizen and a long time resident of Muscatine and Louisa Counties, passed peacefully away at his home here at 4:15 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, death being due to ills attendant upon old age. The decedent was born in Montgomery county, Ohio, July 25, 1832. When fourteen years of age he removed with the family to Iowa, settling in Cedar Township, Muscatine county, in 1846. Here he resided until 1901, at which time he retired from the farm and moved to Letts, where he has since resided. He is survived by his wife and nine children, all of whom are living and who with the exception of a daughter in Canada were with him in his last sickness to administer every aid and comfort. The children; Katherine Isabel Pace, Muscatine, Iowa; Elizabeth Hidlebaugh, Redverse, Canada; Emma Ellis, Minneapolis, Minn; Clara Elder, Nichols, Iowa; William A. Shellabarger, Muscatine, Iowa; Martin L. Shellabarger, Letts, Iowa; Frances A. Eliason, Letts, Iowa; Walter L. Shellabarger, Letts, Iowa; Jetta Turkington, Columbus Junctin, Iowa. No arrangements have been made for the funeral.----Surnames: Shellabarger, Hidlebaugh, Ellis, Elder, Eliason, Turkington.