This site was created by Larry Shively who is researching the history of the Shively families. The goal is to have a site where all Shively researchers can share and ask questions in regards to their Shively lines. The largest majority of the Shively family records are located in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana. There are early records of Shively's also in Virginia and Kentucky. There are not many established Shively lineages back to Europe. There are documented lineages to Switzerland and Germany. Through the sharing of information from all of our research it is desired that all can learn about our Shively families.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Nancy Elanore Easter, Wife Of William Marion Shiveley (Shively), In Adams County, Ohio And Scioto County, Ohio

Ohio Death Certificate - Nancy Easter Shively
Nancy Elanore Easter was born on 7-April-1840 in Ohio.  She was the daughter of John Easter and Elanore Davidson.  Nancy Elanore Easter was married on 14-January-1862 in Adams County, Ohio to William Marion Shiveley (Shively).  She died in Scioto County, Ohio on 29-May-1923.  William Marion Shiveley was the son of Jacob Shively and Elinor Hornback. He was born 9-October-1840 and died 24-December-1925.

William M. Shiveley and Nancy Elanore Easter were the parents of at least eleven children:  George Washington born ca 1863, Charles Edward born ca 1864, Alice Jane born ca 1866, William Marion born ca 1868, Charlotte Ella born ca 1870, Mollie Baltimore born ca 1871, Maggie May born ca 1873, Cora Ellen born ca 1875, Jacob Austin born ca 1876, Clark Ayres born ca 1878 and Henry Anson born ca 1883.  The family of William M. Shiveley (Shively) and Nancy Elanore Easter are located on the 1870, 1880, and 1900 Jefferson Township, Adams County, Ohio census records.  They are listed on the 1900 and 1910 Niles Township, Scioto County, Ohio census records.

William Marion Shiveley/Nancy Elanore Easter
The following newspaper obituary was extracted from The Portsmouth Daily Times, Saturday, June 2, 1923, Page 9, Column 8:
  Mrs. Nancy Eleanor Easter Shively 
Mrs. Nancy Eleanor Easter Shively was born April 7, 1840, died May 29, 1923, aged 83 years, one month and 22 days.  She was united in marriage to Rev. William M. Shively, January 14, 1862.  To this union was born eleven children, six sons and five daughters, four sons having preceded her in death. She leaves one brother, five daughters, and two sons, 84 grand children, and 61 great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her death.  She united with the M. P. church at the age of 17 years and was happily converted and lived a devoted Christian life until death.  She was an indulgent mother, benevolent and kind to all with whom she associated.  She has gone to her reward.

Extracted from The Portsmouth Daily Times, Saturday, December 26, 1925, Page 11, Column 5 is the following newspaper obituary:
William Shively
William Shively, 85, a pioneer resident of Adams county died Thursday at his home in Rome, his death being due to gangrene.  He is survived by one son, Edward of this city and numerous relatives at Friendship, West Side.  Burial took place Saturday afternoon in the Friendship cemetery.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Albert Eugene Shively In Hunterdon County, New Jersey To Monroe County, Pennsylvania To Arlington National Cemetery

A  request was received from a Shively researcher looking for information on Albert Eugene Shively.  Following is some of the information that was located from the search.  This information has not been verified and should be used as a research guide only.  If there is a male Shively that does descend from this lineage it is encouraged that consideration be given to participation in the Shively Family DNA project.  Recent DNA matches have been made between participants who knew the U.S. lineage and new participants who have documented German lineage.  The research found for Albert Eugene Shively indicates (but not proven) that his lineage descends from Bartholomaues Scheible born 1616 in Lemersheim, Enzkries, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany.

Albert E Shively is listed in the social security death records born 24-September-1914 and died 14-November-2000 and buried 1-December-2000 at Arlington National Cemetery.

Albert E. Shively is located on the 1920 Milford Borough, Hunterdon County, New Jersey census.  In the household is Stiers D Shively age 75 born NJ, wife Grace M age 43 born NJ and son Albert E age 5 born NJ.  Albert and his mother are located on the 1920 Smithfield Township, Monroe County, PA.  In the household are Thomas P. Drake age 51 widowed, housekeeper Grace M Shively age 53 widowed and her son Albert E Shively age 14.  Stires D Shively is located on the 1910 Holland Township, Hunterdon County, NJ census with entry of head of household, age 64 and widowed.

Grace M Shively was at least a second wife for Stires D Shively.  She was the daughter of Elijah and Margaret Gariss.  Her marriage to Mr. Shively was at least a second marriage for her.  She is located on the 1880 Pahaquarry Township, Warren County, NJ census with her parents.  In 1910 the following census information lists Walpack Township, Sussex County, NJ Elijah Gariss age 68, wife Margaret age 69, son Chester age 23, daughter Grace M Volke age 33 and grandson Otis Volke age 10.  

A newspaper obituary from the Easton Express, June 11, 1925:
Stires D. Shively
Stires D. Shively, a retired farmer, died at 2 o'clock this morning at his home at Milford, of general debility, aged 82 years.  He is survived by his widow and the following children:  Mrs. J. W. Swick and Mrs. George Dereamer, of Stewartsville; Mrs. William DeRoach and Albert Shively, of Milford; Mrs. Theodore McEntee, of Bloomsbury, and Mrs. Thomas Moore, of Hampton.  Deceased was a member of the Milford M. E. church and the I. O. O. F., of that place.  Funeral Monday at 11 a.m. from his late home, with interment in the Millford cemetery.

Stires D. Shively was the son of Abraham Shively born 22-Feb-1807 Plainfield Twp., Northampton Co., PA  died 27-Dec-1861 Hunterdon Co., NJ and Sarah Davis (1806-1870). Abraham was the son of Christian Shively born 5-Feb-1774 in Zionsville, Lehigh Co., PA died Jan-1814 in Plainfield Twp., Northampton Co., PA and Elizabeth.  Christian was the son of Johann Martin Shively born 8-Oct-1740 in Lomersheim, Enzkreis, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany died 3-Jan-1809 in Williams Twp, Northampton Co., PA.  Johann Martin Shively was the son of Johann Michael Shively born 26-Oct-1711 in Lomersheim, Enzkreis, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany died 19-June-1770 in Upper Milford, Lehigh Co, PA.  Johann Michael Shively was the son of Hans Jacob Scheible born 22-Feb-1688 in Lomersheim, Enzkreis, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany died 23-June-1779 in Lomersheim, Enzkreis, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany and Agnes Bader (1687-1750).  Hans Jacob Scheible was the son of Johannes Scheible born 17-Sep-1661 in Lomersheim, Enzkreis, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany died 15-Apr-1736 in Lomersheim, Enzkreis, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany and Anna Maria Boger (1660-1721).  Johannes Scheible was the son of Bartholomaeus Scheible born 1616 in Lomersheim, Enzkreis, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany  and died 17-Apr-1690 in Lomersheim, Enzkreis, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany.

Various articles of interest regarding Albert E. Shively were extracted from various newspapers.  In The Daily Record, East Stroudsburg, PA, Monday, March 20, 1957, Page 2, Columns 7-8:
A. E. Shively Earns Honor
Lt. COMDR. Albert E. Shively, commanding officer of the U.S. Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Training Center in Binghamton, N.Y. has received a commendation for his work, as a regular Navy officer, with the Naval Reserve.
Lt. Comdr. Shively is a former resident of Minisink Hills and a graduate of Stroudsburg High School, class of 1932 and East Stroudsburg State Teachers College in 1937.
He is the son of Mrs. Grace Shively, Kenvil, N.J. formerly of East Stroudsburg RD and the son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fraunfelter, 75 1/2 Washington Str., East Stroudsburg.
He now lives in Binghamton with his wife, Rosemary, and their three children.

The mention of the surname, Fraunfelter, for the wife of Albert E. Shively produced the following newspaper obituary extracted from The Pocono Record, Monday, December 6, 1971, Page 10, Columns 3-4:
Retired Silk Weaver Expires In Hospital
East Stroudsburg -- Frank Fraunfelter, of 223 Washington Street, East Stroudsburg, died on Saturday in the General Hospital of Monroe County.
Born in Bangor, a son of the late William and Catherine Kelso Fraunfelter, he had resided in Stroudsburgs most of his life.
He was a retired silk weaver, having been employed at Monroe Silk Mill, Stroudsburg, and King Ribbon Mill, East Stroudsburg, before his retirement.
A member of St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Church, East Stroudsburg, he served in the U.S. Army in World War I.
Surviving are his widow, Mary E. (McGuire) Fraunfelter, at home; four daughters, Mrs. Albert Shively, Marlow Heights, Maryland, Mrs. Robert Long, Stroudsburg, Mrs. Harold Hile, Stroudsburg R.D., and Mrs. Clair Graver, Stroudsburg; eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and two sisters; Mrs. Arthur Snyder, Easton, and Mrs. Helen Serlass, Bethlehem.
A Mass Of Resurrection will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday in St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Church, East Stroudsburg, Rt. Rev. Msgr. Thomas J. Cawley will be Celebrant.
Burial will be in the Gates of Heaven section of Laurelwood Cemetery, Stroudsburg.

From the following article it appears that Albert E. Shively had a son named Albert Shively.  The following was extracted from The Pocono Record, Friday Morning, July 25, 1975, Page 1, Columns 6-7:
Former Stroudsburg Man Had Good View of Landing
Stroudsburg --- When Apollo made its historic splashdown in the Pacific Thursday, Albert Shively, formerly of Stroudsburg, and one of the best views to watch the proceedings.
Shively, a Marine captain, didn't see the event on television from a comfortable living room, but rather caught a bird's eye view from the U.S.S. New Orleans, the veteran recovery ship.
Mrs. Frank Fraunfelter of 903 Clay Ave., Stroudsburg, Shively's grandmother, said she was "glued to the television set all afternoon" in the hope of seeing her grandson.
"I didn't spot him, but then I really didn't know what type of uniform he would be wearing or anything," she said.
Mrs. Fraunfelter said her grandson learned he would be on the ship in June.  Shively, 28, had previously served as the only Marine on U.S.S. Paul Revere.
"As I understand it, the skipper of the U.S.S. New Orleans had specifically asked that he be on the ship.  I believe he was in the line of men who welcomed the astronauts aboard," she said.
Shively, who stayed at his grandparents' house during the summer and other times throughout the year, attended East Stroudsburg High School.
Mrs. Fraunfelter says she sometimes has mixed feelings about the space program as "I guess almost everybody does."
"I only know for sure my grandson supports it.  He probably knows more about it, so in the long run I'm with him."

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Samuel Shively And Wife, Lavisa Hudson, Who Lived In Madison County, Indiana

Samuel Shively was born 2-Feb-1845 in Rush County, Indiana and died 2-May-1926.  He was the son of John Shively (1820-1869) and Mary Magdalena Siler (1819-1877).  Samuel married Lavisa Hudson on 17-January-1871 in Hamilton County, Indiana.  Lavisa Hudson was born on 22- August-1841 in Hamilton County, Indiana and died 25-July-1894.

Samuel Shively is listed on the 1880 Jackson Township, Madison County, Indiana census.  In the household are Samuel age 35, wife Lavisa age 27, son Robbert age 6, daughter Osora age 4 and daughter Elsina age 4 months.  Samuel is still in Madison County in 1900. Listed on the 1900 Jackson Township, Madison County, Indiana census is Samuel born Feb-1845, daughter Ezorah born Jun-1877, daughter Ninah born Feb-1880, son John born Dec-1882 and daughter Maggie born Aug-1885.

Children of Samuel Shively and Lavisa Hudson include: Albert born 1872 died 29-Jan-1872 at age 17 days; Robert Frank Shively born 1874 died 1943 who married Nellie A Nance on 26-March-1898 in Hamilton County, Indiana; Nina B Shively born 12-Feb-1880 died 4-March-1961 and married to Harry E. Hosier;  John I Shively born 1882 died 1973 who married Mannie E Nance on 23-November-1904 in Tipton County, Indiana and Lula  Gelena Manning Smith; Izora May Shively born 3-Jun-1877 died 27-Dec-1969 and Mary Magdalene Shively born 23-Aug-1885 died 17-Oct-1975.

The following newspaper obituary was extracted from The Tipton Daily Tribune, Tuesday Evening, May 4,1926, Page 1, Column 6:
A Pioneer Buried
Samuel Shively One of The Prominent Residents Of Perkinsville
Samuel Shively, age 81, who died at his home seven miles southwest of Elwood Sunday, was buried Tuesday morning.  Funeral services were held at the Perkinsville church with Rev. Aubrey Moore of Noblesville officiating.  The aged man had been bedfast since last January and his condition was such that death was not unexpected.
Mr. Shively was a native of Rush county and was the son of John and Mary Shively. He removed with his parents when two years of age to the farm on which he had since resided. He was on of the best known citizens and extensive land owners of that community.
He was married on January 17, 1871 to Lavica Hudson, who passed away twenty-five years ago.  Surviving are five of his six children; Izora and Margaret, at home; Mrs. Nina Hosier, residing at Moonsyville, and Frank and John Shively, residing in the community southwest of the city.  There are four granddaughters.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Maurice Charles Shively And Wife, Catherine Longacre, Who Lived In Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

The parents of Brenard Acker Shively (1881-1965) were Maurice Charles Shively and Catherine Longacre.  Maurice Charles (M. C.) Shively was born 22-November-1858 and died 31-August-1906 in Luzerne County, PA. Catherine Longacre, was born 7-April-1862 and died 12-December-1905 in Luzerne County, PA.  Both are buried in the Newport Cemetery in Perry County, PA.

M. C.  and Catherine Shively were the parents of five children:  Laura who died in 1895; Brenard Acker born 22-January-1881 died 24-September-1965 in Yelllowstone County, MT.; Maurice C. born October 1882 married 1st Maggie Thoma married 2nd Katherine J. Heksch in Marion County, IN and married 3rd Florence J. Landay; Alice born November 1888, died 1-July-1915 married to Robert Straup; and Mary born 1892.

Extracted from The Wilkes Barre Times, Luzerne County, PA, Monday Evening, September 10, 1906, Page 10, Column 3:
Will of M. C. Shively
According to the will of M. C. Shively, of Grove street, this city, which was admitted to probate on Saturday, his personal property, valued at $2,500, is to be divided among his children.  Among the personal property is the following:  A $1,000 life insurance policy in the Life Insurance Company of Binghamton, N.Y.; a $500 policy of the Knights of Maccabees of Port Huron; a $250 certificate of the national council of the Jr. O. U. A. M. and a $250 funeral benefit in the William J. Byars Council, No. 282, Jr. O. U. A. M. of this city.  The children are Rev. Brenard A. Shively, of Naponee, Neb.; Maurice Charles Shively, Jr.; Misses Alice M. and Eliza Shively, of this city.  Rev. Mr. Shively is named as executor of the estate and guardian of his two sisters, Alice and Mary.

Located in The Wilkes Barre Times,  Wednesday Evening, December 13, 1905, Page 6, Column 5:
Death Of Mrs. M. C. Shively
Mrs. Kate Shively, wife of M. C. Shively, died at her home, 105 Grove street, yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock after a long illness, her death being hastened by pneumonia, aged 43 years and 8 months.  She is survived by her husband, two sons, Rev. Bernard A., of Shelton, Neb.; Maurice, of Park avenue; Alice and Mary, at home; also by her mother and father, two brothers and three sisters.
Deceased was a faithful and consistent member of the First United Evangelical church, Dana street, being an ardent worker in the Ladies' Aid society and Keystone League of that church.
Services will be held at the home this evening at 7:30, conducted by Rev. S. H. Chubb.  The remains will be taken to Newport, Perry county, to-morrow morning on the 7:15 Pennsylvania train for interment at that place on Friday.

The blog last week featured Brenard Shively.  Extracted from The Wilkes Barre Times, Wednesday Evening, March 26, 1902, Page 5, Column 7:
Farewell Gathering
A farewell gathering, a surprise to their host, assembled at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Shively, corner of Washington street and Hazle avenue, last evening. The gathering was made up mostly of the Christian Endeavor Society of the First United Evangelical church, Dana street, who met to bid a farewell and tender one of their number, Bernard A Shively, their best wishes for success in the work in which he is about to engage.  Mr. Shively goes to Nebraska this week to take up a charge and enter upon the work of the ministry.  There was a goodly number present and all spent a very pleasant time.  Refreshments were served.
Those present were Rev. Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Snyder, Mr. and Mrs. David Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Allen, Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Bloom, Mr. and Mrs. George Lehr, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Delvert, Mr. and Mrs. George Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Dennis, Mr. and Mrs. James Price, Mrs. Sarah Synder, Mrs. Garrett, Mrs. Abbott, Mrs. Reynolds, Mrs. Maurice Miller, Mrs. Knebler, Robert Worrel, Theo. Rogers, Misses Diana Hawk, Estella Briggs, Dora Rogers, Mary Shively,  Alice Shively, Fannie Reynolds, Lizzie  Straup, Bessie Lockens, Ella Fetzer, Lizzie Beverland, Bertha Snyder, Messrs. Maurice Shively, Frank Evans and H. Hersh.

Regarding the death of Laura, the daughter of M. C. and Catherine Shively the following newspaper article was extracted from The Wilkes Barre Times, Friday, February 8, 1895, Page 8, Column 1:
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shively desire to thank their kind friends and neighbors for assisting them during the affliction and death of their daughter, Laura.  Also to the Jr. O. E. Society and the teachers and pupils of the Centennial school for flowers and their kind assistance.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Brenard Acker Shively And Wife Bertha Heim From Perry County, Pennsylvania; Custer County, Nebraska And Yellowstone County, Montana

Brenard Acker Shively was born 22-January-1881 in Perry County, PA, son of Charles Shively and Catherine Longacre.  He died 24-September-1965  in Yellowstone County, MT.   He married Bertha R. Heim on 19-October-1904 in Dawson, Richardson County, NE.  Bertha R. Heim was born 13-July-1883 in Richardson County, NE, a daughter of Joseph G. Heim. She died 12-September-1957 in Yellowstone County, MT.   Brenard and Bertha were the parents of at least the following children:  Mildred A born ca 1906 who married Earl A. Fuller, Ray D. born ca 1908, Thelma Ruth born ca 1911 who married Samuel Ellis Shoemaker, Hilda M. born 17-April-1913 who married Chester Murphy and Henry Michael, Evelyn Elsie born 25-January-1916 who married George Martin Blevins, Charles J. born ca 1919, and Paul born ca 1921.

Extracted from the History Of Custer County, Nebraska, By W. L. Gaston And A. R. Humphrey, Lincoln, Nebraska, Western Publishing And Engraving Company, 1919, pages 509-510:         REV. BRENARD A. SHIVELY -- It is not often that an outsider understands or appreciates the work of the clergy of the United Evangelical church. Fortunately these learned and worthy ministers give but little thought to the criticism or lack of appreciation on the part of the world, resting content with the realization that they have carried out the ideas of their supervisors, have done the work of their Master, and have accomplished untold good for the benefit of humanity.  One of these unselfish and venerated members of the United Evangelical clergy is Rev. Brenard A. Shively, pastor of the church of this faith at Callaway.
Brenard A. Shively was born January 22, 1881, at Newport, on the Juniata river, in Perry county, Pennsylvania, and is a son of Charles and Catherine (Longacre) Shively, also natives of the Keystone state.  The father, now deceased, was for many years a merchant in Pennsylvania, where he had stores at different points.  There were five children in the family:  Brenard A., Maurice C., Laura (who died single), Mrs. Alice Straup (also deceased), and Miss Mary E
When still a boy, Brenard A. Shively, came into the first money earned by himself, this being gained by picking slate in an anthracite coal-breaker at the mines at Kingston, Pennsylvania.  When he was a little older he attended the public schools of Wilkes Barre, and when not engaged at his studies, he was employed in drawing wire in the establishment of the Hazard Manufacturing Company.  Later he went to Albright College, at Myerstown, in his native state, where he received his higher education, in preparation for the ministry, and at Hazelton, Pennsylvania, in February, 1902, he was licensed to preach the Gospel, by the Eastern Pennsylvania conference of the United Evangelical church.  At that time he came to Humboldt, Nebraska where he accepted a call to the Cottage church, and after there remaining two years he went to Shelton, Buffalo county, where he remained a like period.
On October 19, 1904, at Dawson, Nebraska, was solemnized the marriage of Rev. Brenard A. Shively, to Miss Bertha R. Heim, who was born at Dawson, daughter of Joseph G. and Rosa Heim, early settlers of Richardson county where they still reside.  Six children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Shively and all reside at the parental home---Mildred A., D. Ray, T. Ruth, Hilda M., Evelyn E., and Charles J.
From Shelton, Buffalo county, Mr. Shively went to Naponee, Franklin county, where he served three years as pastor.  He then went to Eustis, Frontier county, where he spent a like period, and eventually he removed to Aurora, the county seat of Hamilton county, where he remained two and one-half years.  In September, 1914, he was called to Callaway, where he has since acted as pastor of the Evangelical church, serving also the pulpits at Spring Creek and Brown Valley.
For seven years Mr. Shively held various offices in the State Christian Endeavor Union, and he was transportation manager for that organization to two international and one world's Christian Endeavor conventions.  Possessed of no mean literary ability and of the power of expression, he has done much writing in the past, and he is the author of the history of the United Evangelical church in Custer county, which appears in this publication.  Mr. Shively is an earnest, zealous, and energetic pastor---one who is not only possessed of ministerial ability, but is also a practical man of affairs, capable of handling business matters in an expeditious and able manner.  He is greatly loved by the members of his congregation, and has many warm friends among men of all creeds and denominations in the various communities where he has carried on his work.

The newspaper obituary for Bertha R. Heim Shively was extracted from The Billings Gazette, Saturday Morning, September 14, 1957, Page 6, Column 2:
Laurel Woman Dies In Billings
Mrs. Bertha R. Shively, 74, of Laurel, died in a Billings hospital Thursday night of a heart ailment.
Mrs. Shively was a native of Nebraska and was born in Dawson, July 13, 1883, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph G. Heim.  She was married to Bernard A. Shively in Dawson on Oct. 19, 1904.  Mr. and Mrs. Shively moved to Laurel in 1927.
Mrs. Shively was a member of the Methodist Church.
Surviving, besides her husband, are three sons, Maj. Paul Shively with the United States Army in France; D. Ray Shively of Spokane, Wash., and Paul Shively of Laurel; four daughters, Mrs. Earl Fuller of Laurel, Mrs. E. S. Shoemaker of Great Falls, Mrs. Henry Michael of 443 Lewis Ave., and Mrs. Georgia Blevins of Cheyenne,, Wyo.; two sisters, Mrs. Mae Beldon of Humboldt, Neb., and Mrs. George Ludwig of Tiffin, Ohio.  Nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive.
Funeral services are planned at the Methodist Church in Laurel at 1 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in the Laurel Cemetery.  The Settergren Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The newspaper obituary for Brenard Acker Shively was extracted from The Billings Gazette, Sunday Morning, September 26, 1965, Page 8, Column 7:
B. A. Shively, Billings, Dies
Brenard A. Shively, 84, former Methodist pastor in Laurel, died Friday in a state hospital where he had been a patient two years.
He was born Jan. 22, 1881, in Newport, Pa., a son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shively. He lived in Nebraska and married Bertha R. Heim Oct. 19, 1904, in Dawson, Neb. Mrs. Shively died in 1957.
They moved to Laurel in 1926 and to Billings 10 years later.
Survivors include three sons, D. Ray Shively, Spokane, Charles J. Shively, New York City, and Paul H. Shively, Laurel; four daughters, Mrs. Earl Fuller, Laurel; Mrs. E. S. Shoemaker, Las Vegas; Mrs. Hilda Murphy, 512 Ave. F, and Mrs. George Blevins, Dubois, Wyo.; a sister, Mrs. Leon Manasek, Miami, Fla., 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Robert Dunn of the Evangelical United Brethren Church will officiate at services in the Settergren-Carey Chapel at 1:30 p.m. Monday and burial will be in Laurel Cemetery.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

John J. Shively And Wife Leah Blickenstaff Who Lived In Piatt County, Illinois

John J Shively
The following information was extracted from The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois, Edited by Newton Bateman, LL.D., Paul Selby,  A.M.  and History of Piatt County, Edited by Francis M. Shonkwiler, Volume II, Illustrated, Chicago, Munsell Publishing Company Publishers, 1917, pages 797 and 798.
SHIVELY, John J. Although his active life was spent in Macon County, the late John J. Shively, after his retirement from agricultural labors, moved to Cerro Gordo, where he spent his last years, so he properly belongs to the list of substantial men of Piatt County. He was born in Clinton County, Ind.. May 21, 1853, a son of Stephen and Catherine (Metzger) Shively, born near Dayton, Ohio. They were married in Indiana, and located on a farm, later becoming early settlers of Macon County, Ill. Subsequently they moved to Piatt County, and spent their declining years at Cerro Gordo, where they died. The educational training of John J. Shively was obtained in the common schools. He was taught farming in all its branches, and for many years was a prosperous farmer of Oakley Township, Macon County, operating a farm of 160 acres still owned by his widow. In 1908 he retired, moving to Cerro Gordo, where he bought a handsome residence, and in it he died March 14, 1908. On May 10, 1874, Mr. Shively was married to Leah Blickenstaff, born In Clinton County, Ind., August 13, 1851, a daughter of Leonard and Catherine (Ulery) Blickenstaff, born in Ohio, who came to Macon County, Ill., in 1855. Mrs. Blickenstaff died in 1866, while Mr. Blickenstaff died a few years later. Mr. and Mrs. Shively became the parents of the following children: Cora, who lives with her mother; and Levi, who resides at Chicago, married Gertrude Whisler, and they have one son, Willard. Levi Shively has taken an advanced course in mathematics at the University of Chicago, from which he will be graduated in 1917. He intends to make teaching his life work. In religious faith Mr. Shively belonged to the Church of the Brethren, in which the entire family hold membership. His political views made him a Republican, and he gave an earnest and conscious support to the principles and candidates of that party. Hard working, intelligent and thrifty, Mr. Shively was successful and made his mark upon his community.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Jacob Banta Shively And Wife Anna Mavity In Dubois County, Indiana

From information contained in the Descendants Of Henry And Mary Banta Shively by Lottie Compton McDowell, 1972, Page 9:   "Jacob Banta Shively, son of Henry and Mary Banta Shively, was born 25 December 1797 Shelby County, Kentucky.  He was married 5 February 1817 Shelby County to Anna Mavity, a Virginian by birth.  She was born 15 December 1799 and came to Kentucky when three years old.  The family lived in Spencer County until shortly before 1826, when they moved to Orange County, Indiana.
Jacob Banta Shively had labored in the state of Kentucky as a Christian minister about 1825, according to E. W. Humphrey's "Memoirs of deceased Christian Ministers: published 1880--page 318.
He united with the church in 1818 in Montgomery County, Kentucky, and soon was noticed as a sweet singer.  He was a preacher of acknowledged ability, and had a commanding appearance.  He was five feet eight inches tall and had coal black hair, piercing eyes, and very regular features.  The solemn earnestness of his looks, and the brightness of his eyes appealed to his congregations.  Before moving to Indiana, he had served God in Bath, Fleming, Bourbon, and Montgomery Counties in Kentucky.  He was ordained to the ministry by the Reverend David Stewart of Marengo, Indiana.  He preached and built churches in Dubois, Perry, Spencer, Warrick, and Pike Counties in Indiana.  When time permuted he travelled to Orange, Crawford, Daviess, and Posey Counties to preach."
Jacob Shively and Anna Mavity are both buried in the Fairmount Cemetery near Huntingburg.  Their children were Eliza Jane, Henry, John Wesley, Louis Byram, Mahala, Dorothy Ann, William Fletcher, Mary Emeline, Malinda, Ellen and Cora Lauretta.

The above picture of Rev. Jacob Banta Shively was found in the History of Duobis County From Its Primitive Days to 1910 Including Biographies Of Capt. Toussaint Dubois And The Very Rev. Joseph Kundeck, V.G., by George R. Wilson, C.E., Illustrated, 1910, Published by the Author, Jasper, Indiana, pages 213:  The Rev. Jacob Banta Shively, a pioneer minister of the Christian church, in southern Indiana, was born near Harrodsburg, Kentucky, December 25, 1797, of German parentage.  He lived in his native state until about 1824, when he moved to Orange county, Ind.  About 1829 he moved, with his family, to Dubois county and was one of its pioneers.  He was a minister of the gospel and a farmer.  His first cabin was built on what in known as the Temple farm, located on the Troy and Jasper road. Here it was that his ministry began in Dubois county, preaching in the homes of the people scattered over several miles of territory.  As soon as  (Page 214)  a sufficient number had settled around him, he organized them into a church, which they called "The Indian Creek Christian Church." Meetings were held in cabins and groves, for a number of years, but finally a log house was built in which to worship. It was located north of the Temple farm and as long as it was used it had nothing but a ground floor.  The house has long since crumbled to dust.  An old burying ground lies near where the old church stood.
In the fall of 1840, Rev. Shively sold his farm to John Temple, and in March, 1841, he moved on a farm he and previously bought about one mile south of Huntingburg, where he lived the rest of his days.
A new log church building was erected two miles north of the old one on Indian creek and meetings were held there, until the organization was transferred to Huntingburg, in 1852, where it still remains, having had a continuous existence for at least seventy-five years.......
For his life's work, he received a mere pittance.  Sometimes a good sister would present him with a pair of home-knit woolen socks, or, perhaps, home-made jeans, enough to make a pair of trousers, and sometimes he would receive a few dollars for his work.  He depended upon his family for support.
His wife was Miss Anna Mavity, a Virginian by birth.  They were married, February 5, 1817.  Rev. Shively died, at Huntingburg, February 11, 1868."