PAYNE - SHUFELT
Since I was born in Wisconsin and my parents grew up and married there and my maternal grandparents lived there, coming from England, we have some memorabilia of our families and their activities there.
My grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Payne, had a government (land) claim near Peshtigo. They were in the fire of 1871 - My grandparent's mother and uncles buried themselves in a spring on their farm and were saved.
My father, John F. Shufelt, managed lumber camps and saw mills for his uncle "Pete" Shufelt. They (John Shufelt and Eliza Payne) were married in Marinette in 1888. Her two brothers were William and John Payne of Oconto and Menominee. Most of these folks are buried in the cemetery in Peshtigo.
The items that we still have of theirs are mostly pictures and garments.
If these things
would be of any historical value and you would be
interested we will be glad to send them to you.
Edith E. Shufelt
Sister - Sarah Shufelt English
The 1870 U.S. Census for Peshtigo, which was
part of Oconto County until 1879 (now in Marinette County), lists the
people living at the Payne and Shufelt Family farms on the same census
page 39, just months before the devastating and deadly fire roared
on the Sunday night of October 8, 1871.
Thomas Payne , age 42, born in
Sarah Payne age 40, Isle of Man (Scotland, England), Female
Nelson Payne age 16, born in England, Male
William Payne age 11, born in Canada, Male
Eliza Payne age 9, born in New York, Female
John Payne age 4, born in Canada, Male
Charles Shufelt age 45, born in Prussia,
Mary Shufelt age 47, born in Prussia, Female
Gustave Shufelt age 16, born in Prussia, Male
Charles Shufelt age 13, born in Wisconsin, Male
John Shufelt age 11, born in Wisconsin, Male
Ada Shufelt age 8, born in Wisconsin, Female
Fred Shufelt age 6, born in Wisconsin, Male
Lena Shufelt age 2, born in Wisconsin, Female