N.J. Civil War Record: Page 535.
, 2d Lieut, Feb. 23, '64, Mar. 22, '64, 3 Yrs, Serj. Oct. 10, '61,
1st Serj. April 30, '62; re-enlisted Dec.
N.J. Civil War Record: Index Page 141.
, 53, 535. Sheller, George, 315. Shelley, John 494,
1703. Shellhause, William, 565, 596. Shellman, Michael, 1693.
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Above is our Great Great grandfather. He was a Mennonite baptized in Bluebell,
whose parents, John and Maria were probably the first generation in America.
His daughter Marion Shellenberger O’Donnell was our grandmother
Detailed history of Schallenberg/Schellenberg
from Martin J. Shallenberger's book "Shallenbergers of Echo Mountain, Vol. 1".
(I have not attempted to include all 79 pages from volume one or the 49 pages in volume two
that cover history, only just some meaty sections that give you a jist of the content. This excerpt
includes pages 13 - 21 , 27 - 30, and 37, without the numerous pictures and maps. I highly
recommend getting a look at the book for the whole story.)
Shallenberger - An Ancient Family
The Shallenberger family is an ancient one. Its origin is lost in the obscurity of the Middle Ages.
There are several European areas from which our ancestors may have migrated.
For instance, the beautiful little town of Schallaburg, with its imposing Renaissance castle, lies
about five kilometers south of the fortified abbey of Melk, Austria. Some 17 kilometers to the
west is the Schallberg, a hill of more than 500 meters, located near the Danube, about four
kilometers south-east of Grein and northeast of Ardagger, Austria.
A Schellenberg hill, only 120 meters high, is located near the Danube, seven kilometers west of
the former imperial city of Donauworth, in Bavaria. This hill was the scene of the battle of
Blenheim, August 12, 1704, during the war of Spanish Succession. Two French armies with their
ally, the elector of Bavaria, and the troops of the Duke-Bishop of Cologne, were defeated by the
Imperialist's Grand Alliance of English, Dutch, and Prussian forces commanded by the English
Duke of Marlborough, John Churchill, together with the Imperial general, Prince Eugene of
Savoy. This victory freed Germany from French control. The Danube bridge at Donauworth was
of strategic importance to the trade route between Italy and northern Germany and the town
became one of the most powerful in the Bavarian region.