Cemetery list for Union Township Cemetery, thanks to Marthann Kohl-Fuhs. A link to gravestone photos is also provided. (September 2005)
Additional Cemeteries, information and/or gravestone photos have been added for the following cemeteries: Merrill's Grove, Monroe Union Methodist, Washington Township, Red Line, and Slates. Special thanks to all who made these possible, with individual credits listed at each cemetery page (September 2005).
Updated list for Saint Mary's Cemetery in Panama, with Gravestone photos, thanks to the coordination of Marthann Kohl-Fuhs. (August 2005)
Cemetery list added for Saints Peter & Paul Cemetery in Defiance, with Gravestone photos, thanks to the coordination of Marthann Kohl-Fuhs. (August 2005)
Additional Cemeteries, information and/or gravestone photos have been added for the following cemeteries: Gallands Grove, Carlsen-Larsen, Clay Township, Folck, Lee, Rabbit Hollow, Dunkard, Jacobson, Leland Grove, Pleasant Ridge/Lincoln Township, and Doyle. Special thanks to all who made these possible, with individual credits listed at each cemetery page (June 2005).
Cass Township Cemetery, thanks to the efforts of the Nishnabotna Genealogical Society and Marthann Kohl-Fuhs. This includes links to gravestone photos (June 2005)
Corley Cemetery, thanks to the efforts of Darlene Hanson, Anabelle Petersen, Mae Petersen, and Marthann Kohl-Fuhs (posted May 2005).
The 1889 Biographies transcription project is now complete. Thanks go out to all who contributed over the years, particularly Marthann Kohl-Fuhs who made it possible to complete all remaining biographies (May 2005).
WPA Cemetery transcription for Shelby County, Iowa (May 2005). This is an off-line site supported through the IAGenWeb project.
Galland's Grove RLDS branch, aka Manteno branch (pdf file) - contributed by Barbara Bernauer (May 2005).
Galland's Grove Cemetery, thanks to the efforts of the Nishnabotna Genealogical Society and Marthann Kohl-Fuhs (May 2005).
Shelby Co. Soldiers who died in World War II, contributed by Phyllis Heller (May 2005).
Earling Centenniel name index (1881-1981). Thanks to Marthann Kohl-Fuhs.
Elk Horn Cemetery photos. Thanks to Herb Christensen.
1860 Federal Census index. Thanks to Dennis Walsh.
Lookups for Oak Hill Cemetery at Irwin. Thanks to Phyllis Heller.
Biography index to the Defiance Century Review (1882-1982), contributed by Marthann Kohl-Fuhs, July 2004.
Patrons from the 1875 A.T. Andreas Atlas, contributed by Phyllis Heller, June 2004.
Shelby Co. Soldiers who died in World War I, contributed by Phyllis Heller. Thank You Phyllis.
If you need a scanned copy of a biography from one of the many Shelby County and town histories,
please review the Lookups page for the books available.
A big THANKS to Marthann Kohl-Fuhs for offering this service.
Shelby County Marriages from 1884-1893 and from 1900-1911, transcribed by Tami Amidon.
A huge Thank You to Tami for this tremendous effort.
An updated cemetery listing for St. Mary's in Panama thanks to the coordination
efforts of Marthann Kohl.
If you can provide further updates pleas contact Marthann.
Digital Gravestone Photos may now be submitted for your Shelby County ancestors.
Please review the instructions for submitting your photographs by hitting the HELP button on he submission page.
Thanks goes out to Norm Prince for contributing the Monroe Township Cemetery listing.
Norm walked, recorded, typed and then rechecked all of the information himself.
A big thank you to Mona Sarratt Knight for transcribing a list of Early Pioneers,
and a list of Civil War Veterans from the 1915 Shelby County history book.
She has also contributed an interesting article on the Cuppy and Johnston Feud.
We are very appreciative to Mona Sarratt Knight for contributing 1915 Biographies,
and also to Craig Poole for
transcribing some of the 1889 Biographies.
The 1860 Shelby County, IA, Census images are now on-line in the USGenWeb Archives at:
The Defiance Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery Directory and Church History book has been completed and is for sale.
The price of the book is $17.50, postage included.
Please send your request to:
Defiance Cemetery Fund
P. O. Box 332
Defiance, Iowa 51527
The Earling Cemetery Book is complete and for sale at the Bank in Earling for $16 plus a $1 postage.
Please send your request to:
Farmers trust and Savings Bank
P.O. Box 285
Earling, IA 51530
Cemetery Photos - Harlan Cemetery, and Rosehill Cemetery near Kirkman, are online at
CemeteryMap.com. This GIS system provides a search engine and displays photographs and locations of each headstone in these cemeteries. Update 3-23-15: Link removed, cemeterymap website no longer seems to be available