Ancestors of
Michael Murphy  1852 - 1922
and
Mary Katherine Myers 1864 - 1944  

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Michael Murphy
| Mary Katherine Myers



Ancestors of Michael Murphy


Generation No. 1

    1.  Michael Murphy, born Abt. September 15, 1852 in Hillsboro, Highland Co.,  Ohio; died July 07, 1922 in Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co., Iowa.  He was the son of 2. Stephen Murphy and 3. Ellen Scanlan.  He married (1) Mary Katherine Myers July 03, 1883 in Assumption Church, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co., Iowa.  She was born Abt. December 09, 1864 in (Wisconsin or McGregor, Iowa), and died September 20, 1944 in Freedom Twp., Palo Alto Co., Iowa.  She was the daughter of Frederick Myers and Mary Katherine Schanbacher.

Notes for Michael Murphy:
1895 Census, Palo Alto Co., Iowa shows Michael Murphyl age 41, born Ohio and Mary, age 31, born Wisconsin, with 8 children living in Nevada Twp.

More About Michael Murphy:
Burial: July 10, 1922, St. John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co., Iowa

Notes for Mary Katherine Myers:
There is some question about Mary Katherine's birth date and place.  She was born December 8 or 9, probably 1964, but possibly 1863 or 1865. She is believed to have been born in Wisconsin or in McGregor, Iowa.  Her tombstone says 1864-1944.

She came to Palo Alto Co., Iowa the year the Milwaukee Railroad was built there (1878).

She was buried in St. John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co., Iowa on September 23, 1944.

Death records, Palo Alto Co. courthouse, Emmetsburg, Iowa:
Mary Katherine Murphy, widowed, died Freedom Twp, rural Emmetsburg, on September 20, 1944 of pulmonary edeam and an accidental fall.  Born December 9, 1864, Wisconsin.  Husband:  Michael Murphy.  Occupation: retired housewife.  Parents:  Fred Myers, born Germany, Katherine Baker, born Germany, buried St. John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg.  Informant:  Mayme Murphy.  (Note:  A note from Anne Englemann, daughter, stated that Mary Katherine's mother's name was originally Schanbacher, but was changed to Baker at some point after her arrival in the U.S.

More About Mary Katherine Myers:
Burial: September 23, 1944, St. John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co., Iowa

Generation No. 2

    2.  Stephen Murphy, born April 1823 in Co. Kerry, Ireland; died June 20, 1904 in Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co., Iowa.  He was the son of 4. Michael Murphy and 5. Ellen.  He married 3. Ellen Scanlan Abt. 1847 in Ireland.
    3.  Ellen Scanlan, born Abt. 1821 in Ireland; died July 13, 1896 in Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co., Iowa.

Notes for Stephen Murphy:
1880 Census, Palo Alto Co., Iowa:  Stephen Murphy, age 57, born Ireland, laborer, Ellie, age 63, born Ireland, keeping house (can't read or write), Michael, age 24, born Ohio,m laborer, Jerry T. aqge 22, born Wisconsin, laborer, Bartholomew, age 20, born Wisconsin, laborer.

1895 Census, Palo Alto Co., Iowa shows Steven Murphy, age 70, living in Ward 3, Emmetsburg.  Ellen was listed with her son Michael's family (visiting the day the census taker was there?)

More About Stephen Murphy:
Burial: June 23, 1904, St. John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co., Iowa (no marker)

More About Ellen Scanlan:
Burial: July 14, 1896, St. John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co., Iowa (no marker)
   
Children of Stephen Murphy and Ellen Scanlan are:
        i.    Mary Murphy, born 1849 in Ballyduff, Co. Kerry, Ireland; died Bef. 1904.

Notes for Mary Murphy:
In the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kerry, Parish of Castlegregory, the following is recorded:
    Mary, daughter of Stephen Murphy and Ellen Scanlon of Ballyduff, was baptised on the 01/06/1849, the sponsors were
    Michael Murphy and Mary Murphy, the Rev. T. Cavanagh officiated.
    (information obtained from Killarney Genealogical Centre, Ltd., Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland, 23 June, 1999)

Mary came to the U.S. with her parents in 1851.  She is known to be living in Wisconsin in 1860, per census records.  She does not appear in the 1870 census, but may have married or died by that time (marriage records not available in Wisconsin that early, church records burned many years ago.)

More About Mary Murphy:
Baptism: June 01, 1849, Co., Kerry, Ireland (see notes)

    1    ii.    Michael Murphy, born Abt. September 15, 1852 in Hillsboro, Highland Co.,  Ohio; died July 07, 1922 in Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co., Iowa; married Mary Katherine Myers July 03, 1883 in Assumption Church, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co., Iowa.
        iii.    Jeremiah Murphy, born Abt. 1858 in Wisconsin; died July 02, 1884 in Sibley, Iowa.

Notes for Jeremiah Murphy:
Note:  Jeremiah was hit and killed by a train (CMSTP&P passenger train) about 1:00 A.M.  The inquest determined that he had been drinking and blamed alcohol as the cause. The railroad was exonerated of any blame.  Description of accident and testimony of inquest in Osceola County Tribune, July 4, 1884.

More About Jeremiah Murphy:
Burial: St. John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co., Iowa

        iv.    Bartholomew Murphy, born Abt. 1860.

Notes for Bartholomew Murphy:
Bartholomew appears in the 1880 census with his parents.  His whereabouts after that time are unknown.  Leo Murphy (his nephew and son of Bartholomew's brother Michael) believed that he was known as Bat Murphy and that he lived in Superior, Wisconsin.  To date (January, 2000) no record has been found.

Stephen's obituary states that:  "The latter (Michael) is the only surviving member of the family except perhaps, another son - Bartholomew, the location of the latter being unknown."


Generation No. 3

    4.  Michael Murphy, born Abt. 1791 in Ireland.  He married 5. Ellen in Ireland.
    5.  Ellen, born Abt. 1793 in Ireland.

Notes for Michael Murphy:
National Archives Microfilm Publ.
Roll 37
Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston 1820-1891
Jan 4 - May 20. 1851 (list Nos. 1-175)
State Historical Society Library
Madison, WI
Call # P83-4945

Ship:  Saxony
From:  Liverpool
To:  Boston
Arrived:  19 February 1851

Murphy, Michaael     60    M
    Stephen    34    M
    Pat    17    M
    Ellen    50 (58)    F
    Ellen     30     F
    & Infant

All were listed as labourers from Ireland, destination United States.
   
Child of Michael Murphy and Ellen is:
    2    i.    Stephen Murphy, born April 1823 in Co. Kerry, Ireland; died June 20, 1904 in Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co., Iowa; married Ellen Scanlan Abt. 1847 in Ireland.



Ancestors of Mary Katherine Myers


Generation No. 1

    1.  Mary Katherine Myers, born Abt. December 09, 1864 in (Wisconsin or McGregor, Iowa); died September 20, 1944 in Freedom Twp., Palo Alto Co., Iowa.  She was the daughter of 2. Frederick Myers and 3. Mary Katherine Schanbacher.  She married (1) Michael Murphy July 03, 1883 in Assumption Church, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co., Iowa.  He was born Abt. September 15, 1852 in Hillsboro, Highland Co.,  Ohio, and died July 07, 1922 in Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co., Iowa.  He was the son of Stephen Murphy and Ellen Scanlan.

Notes for Mary Katherine Myers:
There is some question about Mary Katherine's birth date and place.  She was born December 8 or 9, probably 1964, but possibly 1863 or 1865. She is believed to have been born in Wisconsin or in McGregor, Iowa.  Her tombstone says 1864-1944.

She came to Palo Alto Co., Iowa the year the Milwaukee Railroad was built there (1878).

She was buried in St. John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co., Iowa on September 23, 1944.

Death records, Palo Alto Co. courthouse, Emmetsburg, Iowa:
Mary Katherine Murphy, widowed, died Freedom Twp, rural Emmetsburg, on September 20, 1944 of pulmonary edema and an accidental fall.  Born December 9, 1864, Wisconsin.  Husband:  Michael Murphy.  Occupation: retired housewife.  Parents:  Fred Myers, born Germany, Katherine Baker, born Germany, buried St. John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg.  Informant:  Mayme Murphy.  (Note:  A note from Anne Englemann, daughter, stated that Mary Katherine's mother's name was originally Schanbacher, but was changed to Baker at some point after her arrival in the U.S.

More About Mary Katherine Myers:
Burial: September 23, 1944, St. John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co., Iowa

Notes for Michael Murphy:
1895 Census, Palo Alto Co., Iowa shows Michael Murphy, age 41, born Ohio and Mary, age 31, born Wisconsin, with 8 children living in Nevada Twp.

More About Michael Murphy:
Burial: July 10, 1922, St. John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co., Iowa

Generation No. 2

    2.  Frederick Myers, born October 16, 1827 in Whittenburg (Baden) Germany; died February 27, 1917 in Freedom Twp., Palo Alto Co., Iowa.  He married 3. Mary Katherine Schanbacher Abt. 1854 in <Jersey City, New Jersey>.
    3.  Mary Katherine Schanbacher, born March 02, 1821 in Hebsack, Schorndorf, Wuerttemberg, Germany; died March 30, 1896 in Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co., Iowa.  She was the daughter of 6. Phillip Schanbacher.

Notes for Frederick Myers:
Note:  Name may be spelled Myers.

Fred was buried in St. John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, IA  on March 1, 1917.

Fred came to the United States in the fall of 1852, (New York City). He is supposed to have located in Jersey City, and some time after was married to Catherine Schanbacher.  They had five children.

The 1880 census indicates that both Frederick and his wife were from Austria.

1895 Census, Palo Alto Co., Iowa shows Fred Myers, age 67 and Catherine Myers, age 74, born Catholic, born Germany, living in Freedom Twp.

Burial location:  Grave of Fred and Katherine is located in the third row east of the road which runs in front of the altar.  It is a tall stone - about 12 graves south of the altar.
Card in Emmetsburg Library indicates that Fred came to New York City in 1854 (incorrect - he was married here and first child born here in 1854), then to Green Bay, Wisconsin in 1856, later to McGregor, Iowa, Algona and Palo Alto Co. in 1871.  Survived by 4 sons and one daughter:  Charles in California, Frank in Emmetsburg, John and AP in Nevada Twp. and daughter, Mrs. M. Murphy.

More About Frederick Myers:
Burial: St. John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co., Iowa

Notes for Mary Katherine Schanbacher:
Mary Catherine came to the United States with her father in 1853.  She was believed by the family to have been born in Germany, although the 1880 census indicates Austria. 

At the time of her death, Mary Catherine had been a resident of Iowa for 31 years.

The death record of her daughter Mary Katherine Myers Murphy gives her mother's maiden name as Baker.   The informant was Mayme Murphy.  Also, a note written by Anne Murphy Englemann states that Mary Katherine's name was originally Schanbacher, but was changed to Baker some time after her arrival in the U.S.

From card file in Emmetsburg Library, Katherine (Mrs. Fred) Myers born February 2, 1821, died March 30, 1896 in Emmetsburg.  Came to New York in 1852, later to Wisconsin and to Palo Alto Co. at age 25.  (Note birth date discrepancy)

More About Mary Katherine Schanbacher:
Burial: St. John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co., Iowa

Marriage Notes for Frederick Myers and Mary Schanbacher:
Frederick's obituary indicates married 1855 in New York City.
   
Children of Frederick Myers and Mary Schanbacher are:
        i.    Frank Myers, born October 24, 1854 in near McGregor, Iowa; died May 11, 1945 in Emmetsburg, Iowa; married Mary Snyder 1880; born October 1855 in Kentucky; died Abt. 1913.

Notes for Frank Myers:
Information, including dates of birth and places, taken from 1900 U.S. Census, Palo Alto Co., Iowa.  Also living with the family was Bertha Schneider, listed as mother, born October 1815 in Iowa.  This is believed to be Mary's mother. Frank's birth given as October, 1854.
Census info indicated that Frank was born in either Wisconsin or N.J.  His obituary states near McGregor, Iowa (just across the river from Wisconsin).
Obituary, Emmetsburg Democrat, May 17, 1945.  Had two more sons who preceded him in death.  Occupation was as a carpenter in Emmetsburg.  He placed the cross at the top of the Assumption Church spire.

1891 Emmetsburg Town Census lists Frank Myers, age 38, Mrs., age 35, Charles, 8, Annie, 6 and Albert, 4.  Also Mrs. C. Sneider, age 65.

Death record, Palo Alto Co. courthouse, Emmetsburg, IA:  Frank Myers, widowed (spouse, Mary) died May 11, 1945 of a cerebral hemorrhage.  Was born in 1855 in Iowa.  Occupation: carpenter.  Father Fred Myers, born Iowa.  Buried St. John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg.  Informant  Chas. W. Myers.  (Note all other records indicate Fred was born in Germany.)

More About Frank Myers:
Burial: May 14, 1945, St. John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co., Iowa

        ii.    Charles Myers, born November 29, 1856 in Wisconsin; died August 20, 1923 in Humboldt, Iowa; married Ellen Murphy January 08, 1890 in Mauston, Wisconsin; born in Elroy, Wisconsin; died 1940.

Notes for Charles Myers:
Charlie and his wife Nellie had no children, but raised Celia, a relative of Nellie's.

1895 Palo Alto Census, Emmetsburg, Ward 4, Charles Myers, age 38, born  Wisconsin and Ellen, age 32, born Wisconsin.

Emmetsburg Democrat, August 22, 1923:  Charles Meyers died at his home in Humboldt, Iowa on August 20, 1923.  Funeral was held August 22 at Assumption Church, Enmetsburg, Iowa with burial in St. John's Cemetery.  Mr. Meyers was born in Wisconsin, November 29, 1855.  His age was 68.  His parents came to Palo Alto Co. when he was a small boy.  He married Ella Murphy in Wisconsin.  They lived in Palo Alto Co. for a number of years, then moved to Wisconsin.  Later they lived in Emmetsburg and at Excelsior Springs, Missouri for some time.  Three years ago they moved to Humboldt.  They are survived by an adopted daughter.  Sympathy to Mrs. Meyers, the daughter, brothers, sisters and other relatives.

1900 US Census, Freedom Twp., Palo Alto. Co., Iowa lists Charles Myers, born Wisconsin, wife Ellen, born September 1863 in Wisconsin, Celia, adopted daughter born February 1896, Wisconsin and Mary Murphy, boarder, born 1890 Wisconsin.  Also __ Graham, boarder, age 22, farm laborer.
Online records for Charles Myers, Mrs. Charles and Celia - buried in St. John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Iowa, row 13-63.  Mrs. Charles birthdate of 1940 from those records.

More About Charles Myers:
Burial: August 22, 1923, St. John's  Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Iowa

More About Ellen Murphy:
Burial: St. John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co., Iowa

Marriage Notes for Charles Myers and Ellen Murphy:
Info from card at Emmetsburg Library indicates Charles Myers and Ellen Murphy were married January 8, 1890 at Mauston, Wisconsin.

        iii.    John Myers, born August 04, 1859 in Green Bay, Wisconsin; died December 09, 1948 in Emmetsburg, Iowa; married Julia Peterman November 1884 in Assumption Church, Emmetsburg, Iowa; born 1855; died 1934.

Notes for John Myers:
Obituary, Emmetsburg Reporter, December 14, 1948.

Death records, Palo Alto Co. courthouse, Emmetsburg, Iowa:
John Myers, widowed, born August 4, 1859, Wisconsin.  Died December 9, 1948 of sept...emia.  Father Fred Myers,  Buried St. John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Iowa.  Informant:  Rudolph Sterba.

More About John Myers:
Burial: St.John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co., Iowa

More About Julia Peterman:
Burial: St. John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co., Iowa

        iv.    Albert Peter Myers, born September 10, 1861 in Ft. Atkinson, Wisconsin; died August 30, 1938 in St. Joseph, Missouri; married Rachel Wagner February 28, 1889 in Emmetsburg, Iowa; born November 10, 1871 in Ellington Twp.,Palo Alto Co., Iowa; died June 16, 1957 in Emmetsburg, Iowa.

Notes for Albert Peter Myers:
1895 Census, Palo Alto Co., Iowa, Ward 4, Emmetsburg, listed Albert P. Myers, age 34, born Wisconsin, wife Rachel, age 24, born Palo Alto, and Edward J., age 4, Mary A., aqge 3 and Rosa L., age 1, all born Palo Alto.

Emmetsburg Reporter, September 1, 1938 :  Al Meyers was struck by an automobile while crossing the street near a tourist camp in St. Joseph, Missouri on August 30, 1938.  He was taken to the hospital, but lived only about an hour.

Emmetsburg Reporter, September 8, 1938:  Services for Albert Meyers were held at Assumption Church on September 2, 1938.  Deceased was born at Ft. Atkinson, Wisconsin in September, 1861.  Came to Emmetsburg as a youngster.  His father and mother operated a hotel in the old town of Emmetsburg.  Married in 1888 to Rachel Wager.  Survived by following children:  Mrs,. Sam Drew; Dave, George, Edward and Albert Meyers of Emmetsburg,;Mrs. Gilford McNamara of St. Paul, Minnesota,; Mrs. Walter Knapp ofr Linden, IA; Jean Meyers of Waterloo; Mrs. George Finnegan of Ayrshire; Mrs Cecil Gregerson of Pocahontas.  Two daughters preceded the father in death:  Mrs. Lou Nichtals, and Mrs, Ralph Wood.

More About Albert Peter Myers:
Burial: September 02, 1938, St. John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co., Iowa

Notes for Rachel Wagner:
Death records, Palo Alto Co. courthouse, Emmetsburg, Iowa:
Rachel Myers (living in Pocahontas), born November 10, 1871, died June 16, 1957 in Emmetsburg.  Buried in St. John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg.

More About Rachel Wagner:
Burial: June 19, 1957, St. John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co., Iowa

Marriage Notes for Albert Myers and Rachel Wagner:
Albert Peter Myers, age 27, parents Frederick Myers and Catherine Schanbacher
Rachael Wagner, age 19, born Iowa, parents John Wagner and Catherine Yaungest
Married February 28, 1889, Emmetsburg, Iowa by J. J. Smith, Catholic Priest

    1    v.    Mary Katherine Myers, born Abt. December 09, 1864 in (Wisconsin or McGregor, Iowa); died September 20, 1944 in Freedom Twp., Palo Alto Co., Iowa; married Michael Murphy July 03, 1883 in Assumption Church, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co., Iowa.


Generation No. 3

    6.  Phillip Schanbacher, born in Hebsack, Schorndorf, Wuerttemberg, Germany.

Notes for Phillip Schanbacher:
Wuerttemberg Emigration Index lists Philipp Schanbacher and 5 children, all born Hebsack, Oberamt Schorndorf, applying for emigration September, 1852.  Destination  North American, FHC Film Nol. 801464.  Information confirmed with microfilm of actual records.  The index lists Philipp & frau, the actual record indicates he is a widowed farmer. Children are listed:  Ferdinand, age 38; Johan Jakob, age 34; Katharina, age 31; Johan Georg, age 22; and Johan Christian, age 19. (September 15, 1852)
   
Children of Phillip Schanbacher are:
        i.    Ferdinand Schanbacher, born Abt. 1814 in Hebsack, Schorndorf, Wuerttemberg, Germany.
        ii.    Johann Jakob Schanbacher, born Abt. 1818 in Hebsack, Schorndorf, Wuerttemberg, Germany.
    3    iii.    Mary Katherine Schanbacher, born March 02, 1821 in Hebsack, Schorndorf, Wuerttemberg, Germany; died March 30, 1896 in Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co., Iowa; married Frederick Myers Abt. 1854 in <Jersey City, New Jersey>.
        iv.    Johan Georg Schanbacher, born Abt. 1830 in Hebsack, Schorndorf, Wuerttemberg, Germany.
        v.    Johan Christian Schanbacher, born Abt. 1833 in Hebsack, Schorndorf, Wuerttemberg, Germany.




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