IAGenWeb Project - Clayton co.

Schori / Schory / Shory Cemetery

Section 19, Marion twp.

All of the information about this cemetery is presented as a guide only and should be verified!

Shory, Anna   02/24/1868 20y 7m 2d; d/o Benedich & Mary
Shory, John   10/22/1863 8y 3m 2d; s/o Benedich & Mary Ann
Shory, Nikolas   01/07/1868 21y 1m 27d; s/o Benedich & Mary
Schulze, Robert W.   12/18/1866 21y 9m; s/o Robert & Ann
Schlupp     possibly a surname on some of the gravestones in the past
unknown, female     sweetheart of Christ Meyer, born in Switzerland and died before they could marry


The source of the burials and other information on this page is from newspaper articles in the Clayton County Register (Voss' Genie column); from a biography and the obituary of Benedict Shori Jr. of Elgin, who was a son of Benedich Sr. & Mary; Elgin Cemetery gravestones (Iowa Gravestone Photo Project); and census records.

Benedich (06/27/1816 - 05/06/1883) and Maria / Mary Ann Schori (05/15/1818 - 09/10/1885) are buried in the Elgin City cemetery, Elgin, Fayette co. Iowa.

Benedich was married twice. His first wife was Mary Baumgartner, who died in Switzerland prior to his coming to the U.S. in 1846. Mary Ann was Benedich's 2nd wife and possibly the mother of 8 year old John. Nikolas may have been named after his paternal grandfather.

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