Shelby County, Iowa
Birth Records for Andrew and Mary's Children
These are the birth records housed in the court house at Harlan, Iowa. This is not a complete list of Andrew and Mary's children. The above records are for the second to seventh child (Petra, Lydia, Raymond, Esther, Magnus and Agnes. We attempted to locate a record for the first child (Anna) but were not successful. We did not search for records for Edwin (Harvey) or Ezra because we could not remember their names and did not search for Ethel since she was born in Nebraska. It is interesting to note that the records for some of the children were not entered until many years after their birth. It appears that only Esther and Agnes were recorded soon after their birth. Lydia and Magnus were recorded in 1944 by affidavit of sister (Anna?). Raymond and Petra were recorded in 1956 from family Bible record (uncertain who was responsible for recording these births with the county).
Marriage Record for Andrew and Mary
The above record is housed at the court house in Harlan, Iowa. This is the marriage record for Andrew and Mary. The date is March 31, 1884 (although the year does not appear - it is included but not next to the record in the book). The marriage ceremony took place on April 2, 1884.