Information for Charles Shaw
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Charles Henry Shaw was born on 27 April 1853 in the Town of Plymouth, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, the third child of Joseph Shaw and his wife Jane Courter. Research show that his parents were born and raised in Morris County, New Jersey and married there in the Town of Pequannock on April 28, 1847. Migration to Wisconsin occurred 1848. Accompanying Joseph and Jane (Courter) Shaw were her parents Cornelius and Elizabeth Courter, plus her brother James Courter and his wife Maria (Davenport) Courter and their two young sons, George and William. The father, Joseph Shaw enrolled on 31 August 1861 as a private in Co. B--8th Wisconsin Volunteers. He contracted Typhoid Fever during military service and died on 12 March 1862 near Sikestown, Missouri. Charles Henry Shaw and his 2 living siblings were completely orphaned when their mother died of peritonitis on November 24, 1869. At this time a guardian (Enos Eastman) was appointed to monitor the children and their estate until they reached 21 years of age. Charles, his brother Samuel, sister Annie, Uncle James Courter, and cousins George, Nels, and Mary Elizabeth Courter, left Sheboygan County and settled in Clark County in the 1870's.
Brother: Samuel Saren Shaw, b. 11 Dec. 1851
m. 9 Sep. 1885 to Effie Bell Ward
d. 22 Feb. 1922~ buried Neillsville Cem. Sister: Sally Ann Shaw [known as Annie]
b. 31 Aug. 1860
m. 12 Nov. 1878 to Conrad Krumrey
d. 26 Nov. 1890~ buried Neillsville Cem.
The following siblings were alive on 7 Nov. 1862, but were dead by 13 October 1866.
Brother: Cornelius Courter Shaw
b. 8 January 1848 Brother: James W. Shaw
b.20 August 1855 Brother: Sydney Smith Shaw
b. 2 November 1857
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