History of Fulton County, Illinois; together with
Sketches of its Cities, Villages and Townships, Educational, Religious,
Civil, Military, and Political History; Portraits of Prominent Persons
and Biographies of Representative Citizens. Chas. C. Chapman & Co.,
Peoria, Illinois, 1879, page 459, Astoria Township
Mrs. Catharine Shannon, a resident of Astoria for 16 years, is a
native of Virginia, where she was born May 14, 1829. Philip Wunderley,
her father, was born in Penn., and in an early day moved to Virginia
and there married. Early in life he learned the carpenter s trade,
which he followed for many years of his life. He was married to Miss
Elizabeth Hitz, who bore him 12 children. Catherine, the fourth child,
grew up in Virginia and was married in 1851 to Noah Teter, a farmer.
Two years later they moved into Schuyler Co., Ill., and in 1863 came to
Astoria and purchased town property and for several years was a partner
of Mr. J. W. Lutz in the hardware business. Shortly after he dissolved
the partnership he was taken sick and died. In 1873 Mrs. Teter was
united in marriage with J. W. Shannon, who laid out Shannon's Addition
to Astoria. He died in the year above mentioned. He is a businessman
and has accumulated considerable property.
submitted by Carla Finley
Note: records from researchers state her maiden name is
Wunderlich ( alternet spelling Wunderlick) and her parents are John
Phillip Wunderlich I and Elizabeth Lutz.