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Amos LYON
Mary Catharine SHAFFER
Husband:  Amos LYON
Birth:  7 Dec 1828, Cayuga Co., NY
Death:  31 Dec 1898, Otter Creek, Linn Co., IA
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Harvey LYON
Mother:  Elizabeth SMOKE
Marriage:  2 Mar 1856, Mt. Carroll, Carroll Co., IL
Wife:  Mary Catharine / Catherine SHAFFER
Birth:  12 Feb 1831, Lebanon Co., PA
Death:  23 Jan 1915 or 17 Jan 1916, Otter Creek, Linn Co., IA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Andrew SHAFFER (1793-1880) parents born in Wuerttemberg
Mother:  Sarah Salome MEASE (1801->1850)
Children:
born in Woodland, Carroll Co., IL:
1.  Sarah Ellen LYON, b. 1853/4
2.  Asaph LaFronz LYON, b. 26 Dec 1856
3.  Flora Isabelle LYON, b. Aug 1859; d. 30 Oct 1863, Carroll Co., IL
4.  Milo Lincoln LYON, b. 5 Dec 1862; d. 1948, Chicago, IL; m1. Anita Margaret WILSON (1869-); m2. Allie Lenora WOODYARD (1884-1986)
5.  Mary Emma LYON, b. 30 May 1866

born in Otter Creek, Linn Co., IA:
6.  Allen / Allien / Alyon [Allyn? / Allon?] Amos LYON, b. 24 Feb 1869; d. 6 Jun 1939; m1. Nellie May MORTON (1872-1903); m2. Emma __?__ (1869-)
7.  Jesse Grant LYON, b. 16 Dec 1871; d. 15 Nov 1961, Central City, Lafayette Co., IA; m. 1893, Lafayette, Linn Co., IA, Irena Rocelia MOHLER (1873-1972)

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; FRG, Germany, DEU, Deutschland, Württemberg; USA, US, United States, Illinois, Iowa, New York, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin

Sources:

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Amos LYON
Birth: 07 Dec 1828, Cayuga, New York; Death: 31 Dec 1898, Linn, Iowa
Marriage: 02 Mar 1852, Mount Carroll, Carroll, Illinois
Spouse: Mary Catherine Shaffer
Birth: 12 Feb 1831, Lebanon, Pennsylvania; Death: 23 Jan 1915
Source: patron submission
Andrew SHAFFER
Birth: 25 Feb 1793, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Death: 04 Aug 1880 Flemingville, Linn, Iowa
Marriage: 04 Sep 1815, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Spouse: Sarah Salome MEASE
Birth: 28 May 1801, Pennsylvania
Source: patron submission

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Mary SHAFFER (æ 18, b. PA) is living in Mt. Carroll, Carroll Co., IL (p. 359A), with her parents, Andrew SHAFFER (æ 57, b. PA; shoemaker) & Sarah (æ 49, b. PA), plus siblings.

3.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #2-3 of 19):  Palsgrove Mt. Carroll P.O., Woodland, Carroll Co., IL, Roll M653_159, pp. 841-841, PN 15-16, 113/108, enumerated 6 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Amos Lyon 31 M   Farmer 560 160 NY
William Jordon 20 M   Laborer     Ills
Mary C Lyon 29 F         Pa
Sarah E  "  6 F         Ills
Asaph L  "  3 M         "
Flora J  "  1 F          
Flora's middle initial is definitely J, not I.

4.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #12 of 40 indexed "Aeros Lyon"):  Flemingsville P.O., Otter Creek, Linn Co., IA, Roll M593_405, p. 418B, PN 12, 76/76, enumerated 16 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Lyon Amos 41 M W Farmer 2800 700 NY
  "  Mary 39 F W K H     Penn
  "  Ellen 17 F W       Ill
  "  Asaph 13 M W       "
  "  Milo  7 M W       "
  "  Emma  4 F W       "
  "  Alyon  1 W       Iowa
Listed next to Amos's brother, Harvey Lucius LYON.

5.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #2 of 19):  Otter Creek Twp., Linn Co., IA, Roll 351, p. 332B, PN 3, SD 2, ED 273, enumerated 1 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 13 14 15 21 24 25 26
21 21 Lyon Amos W M 51     /   Farmer       NY NY NY
    ____ Mary C W F 49 Wife   /   Keeping house       PA PA PA
    ____ Mary E W F 14 Dau /     Scholar     / IL NY PA
    ____ Allien A W M 11 Son /     Scholar     / IL NY PA
    ____ Jesse G W M  8 Son /           / IA NY PA
    Shaffer Andrew W M 87 F-in-Law     / Shoemaker 12 Infirm   PA Wertemberg

6.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

7.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #

8.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #

9.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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