Jacob Shinabarger

DATES:  Jacob was born ca. 1794 in VA. He is the son of John Shinabarger. He died in 1845 in LaPorte Co. IN.

MARRIAGES: Hannah Heller 4 February 1817 in Wayne Co. OH. Hannah was born 20 January 1802 in PA. She was baptized at the Reform Lutheran Church, Northampton Co. PA. She died 2 July 1891 in Porter Co. IN. Hannah was the daughter of John and Susan Hammond Heller. Hannah married Jonathan B. Tabor on the 17 July 1847.

HISTORY: Jacob moved to Indiana in 1833, settling into Porter Co. before moving his family to the Westville area of LaPorte Co. in 1841. He made a final move to the town of Coburg in Porter Co. where Hannah continued to live long after Jacob’s death.

CHILDREN of Jacob and Hannah Heller Shinabarger:

  1. John H. Shinabarger born ca. 1818.
  2. Susan Shinabarger born 30 January 1820.
  3. Simon Peter Shinabarger born 6 January 1821.
  4. Anson Shinabarger born ca. 1826/1827.
  5. Jacob Shinabarger Jr. born 29 March 1827/1828.
  6. Reason Shinabarger born 22 March 1830.
  7. Thomas Newton Shinabarger born 22 October 1834/1835.
  8. Peter Heller Shinabarger born 1837.
  9. William Shinabarger born 1841.
  10. Alvira M. Shinabarger born 1841. Thought to be a twin to William.
  11. Helen M. Shinabarger born 31 December 1845.

Hannah Heller

Hannah Heller Shinabarger married Jonathan B. Tabor in 1847. Hannah’s son, Simon Peter, was married to Jonathan’s daughter, Laura. Jonathan was born 4 March 1799 (date on his tombstone) and died 15 April 1888.

Jonathan B. Tabor


  • Aleen Shinabarger Dirschel says:

    Bob, do you remember me? I do have lots of the Shinabarger info but nearly nothing on the Karnes, which I would love to have. Your aunt Margaret wrote me once she had a lot of information but she died before getting anything to me.

    Aleen Dirschel
    Dubuque, Iowa

  • Bob Nelson says:

    Jacob Shinabarger was my grandfathers Grandfather. My Grandfather was Everret Newton Shinabarger who passed away in 1977. He married Mary Jane Karnes. Both are buried at the Lake cemetary near Grey Eagle Minnesota. My mother was Beatrice J. Shinabarger and married Carl W. Nelson. If you would like to communcate further plese let me know.

    I’m trying to bring together the family’s of Shinabarger, Karnes and Nelson.

    Bob Nelson,Fuquay Varina, NC

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