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.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Isaac Henry And Anna Hannah Shively, Who Lived In Sedgwick County, Kansas

Isaac Henry Shively and wife Anna Hannah (maiden name unknown) are listed on the 1880 Sedgwick County, Kansas census record.  In this household are I. H. Shively age 27, wife Hannah age 25 and son Jessie age 3.  In the next household are his mother, Lucia (Luticia) Shively age 53 and his brother, William age 20.     Anna died on the 16-March-1881 in Sedgwick County, Kansas.

Several newspaper accounts give information regarding the death of I. H. Shively. Located in the Idaho Daily Statesman, Boise, Idaho, Friday morning, October 7, 1892, Page 1, Column 2:
Died Of Hydrophobia
WICHITA, Kan., Oct. 6 --  I. H. Shively, Republican candidate for the legislature from the Ninth district, died today from hydrophobia.  He was bitten by his own dog about a month ago.

Located in the Daily Illinois State Register, Springfield, IL, Sunday morning, October 9, 1892, Page 2, Column 2 is the following:
The Madstone Failed In This Case
WICHITA, Kan., Oct. 8. --  I. H. Shively, a Republican candidate for the legislature, died here Thursday from hydrophobia.  A mad stone had adhered to the wound for sixteen hours, but soon after the dreaded symptoms manifested themselves.

Located in the Descendants Of Henry And Mary Banta Shively, by Lottie Compton McDowell, 1972,  more on the lineage of Isaac Henry (I. H.) Shively is learned. Isaac Shively was the son of John M. Shively.  John M. Shively was the son of the Reverend Henry B. and Mary Hunter Shively.  John  M. Shively was born on 21-December-1828 in Orange County, Indiana.  He married Lutecia Buntin on 4-May-1852 in Daviess County, Indiana.  He died on 22-March-1863 in Helena, Andrew County, Missouri.  

Henry B. Shively was the son of Henry and Mary Banta Shively.  Henry B. was born 1-January-1799 in Shelby County, Kentucky.  He was married in Nelson County, Kentucky to Mary (Polly) Hunter, daughter of Eliphalet and Frances Hunter.  His wife, Mary, died 19-November-1869 and Henry B. married second to Margery Allen Burton, widow of Hutchings Burton.  Henry B. was a minister of the Gospel.  He died 12-February-1852 in Daviess County, Indiana.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Betty Shively, Daughter Of William B. And Pearl Shively, From Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

The following holiday related article was located in The Sunday Oregonian, Portland Oregon, Sunday Morning, December 24, 1933:
Several Important Nuptials Will Mark Holiday Season
Miss Shively and Miss Corbett Among Portland Girls Who Will Become Brides
The holidays this year will be marked by several important nuptials.  The marriage of Miss Betty Shively and Felix Joujon-Roche will be an event of next Tuesday night at 8 o'clock at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Shively. Rev. Oswald W. Taylor will officiate.  Miss Margaret Shively will be her sister's maid of honor and a cousin, Miss Lenore Peterson, will be bridesmaid.  Jack Musgrove of San Francisco will act as best man for Mr. Joujon-Roche, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Joujon-Roche of Los Angeles.  Mr. and Mrs. Musgrove arrived yesterday from San Francisco to spend Christmas and attend the nuptial. Mr. Joujon-Roche came today to spend Christmas with his fiancee and her family.

The family of Betty Shively is listed on the 1930 Multnomah County, Oregon census.  In the household are William B. Shively age 47 who is an attorney in general practice, wife Pearl P age 43, daughter Elizabeth T age 21, daughter Margaret P age 14, mother-in-law Theresa Peterson age 67 and servant Tam Ecura age 32.  

The family of Felix Joujon-Roche is listed on the 1930 Los Angeles County, California census.  In the household are Jean B. Joujon-Roche age 55 who is a lawyer with his own practice, wife Rose C age 45 and son Felix G age 20.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Leah Ream Shively, Wife Of Daniel W. Shively, Who Lived In Sandusky and Licking County, Ohio

Daniel Shively and Leah Ream Marriage Record
The newspaper obituary for Leah Ream Shively was located in The Newark Daily Advocate, Saturday, May 17, 1913, Page 4, Column 4:
Mrs. D. W. Shively
Leah Ream, daughter of Elizabeth and Gabriel Ream, was born in Washington township, Sandusky county, Ohio, April 2, 1844.  Died May 14, 1913, aged 69 years, 1 month, 12 days.
She was married to Daniel W. Shively, March 28, 1869.  To them was born two children, Martin L. Shively of this city and Hattie M. Wienrank of Woodland, Ill. Deceased has been a resident of Newark about eleven years.  She leaves to mourn her death her husband and son of this city, one daughter Mrs. Hattie Weinrank of Woodland, Ill., also three sisters and three brothers Johnathan Ream and Henry Ream and Mrs. Sarah Lindsay of Helena, Ohio, George W. Ream of Rose Hill, Ohio, Miss Anna H. Ream of Toledo, Ohio and Mrs. Elizabeth Ickes of Millbury, Ohio.   Seven grandchildren also survive.  Short funeral services will be held Sunday at 10 o'clock a.m., at the home of the son, No. 4 Pleasant street, Rev. Mr. Parker officiating.  Interment at Cedar HIll cemetery.

The following newspaper article was located in The Newark Daily Advocate, Thursday, May 13, 1913, Page 5, Columns 2 and 3:
Mrs. Leah Shively
Mrs. Leah Shively, age 69 years, wife of Daniel W. Shively and mother of Patrolman Martin Shively, died Wednesday night at 9:30 o'clock at the City hospital, following a long illness. She was removed to the institution Tuesday in a very precarious condition and it was thought that she would survive but a few hours.  She rallied, however and lived about 26 hours after entering the hospital.
Mrs. Shively was a native of Ohio and has lived in Newark for several years.  The body was taken to the undertaking parlors of Bazler & Bradley, prepared for burial and later removed to the home of the son Martin L. Shively, No. 4 Pleasant street, where the funeral services will be held.  No arrangements have been made for the funeral.
Besides her husband and the son, Mrs. Shively is survived by a sister, Mrs. Hattie Wunerling of Woodland, Illinois.
(Note: in the last sentence is incorrect information.  She was survived by a daughter, Mrs. Hattie Weinrank of Woodland, Illinois).

Daniel Shively and Leah Ream are located on the 1870, 1880 and 1900 Sandusky County, Ohio census records.  They are listed in the household of their son, Martin Shively, in 1910 in Licking County, Ohio.

Daniel W. Shively died on 27-Oct-1917 in Belmont Township, Iroquois, Illinois.  He was buried in the Woodland Cemetery.

Friday, November 23, 2012

William Marion Shiveley (Shively) And Wife, Nancy Eleanore Easter, From Adams County, Ohio

William Marion Shiveley (Shively) served in the U.S. Navy and has a Civil War Navy pension file. The pension file is full of genealogy information.  William was born 9-Oct-1840 in Stout, Adams County, Ohio and died 26-Dec-1925.  He was married to Nancy Eleanore Easter on 16-Jan-1862 in Adams County, Ohio.  
William M. Shiveley on the 30-Aug-1864 at Cincinnati, Ohio enrolled as a Landsman in the Navy on the vessel named Paw-Paw in the Civil War and was honorably discharged at Mound City, IL on the 28-Jun-1865.  He lived at Stout, Adams County, Ohio until the fall of 1874 and then to Selig, Adams County, Ohio. At enlistment he was 5 feet 5 1/2 inches tall, fair complexion, had blue eyes, fair hair and was a farmer.  On 30-Aug-1864 he was a Landsman on the Great Western to 3-Sep-1864, then on the Peosta September 4 and 5, 1864, then the Paw-Paw from 6-Sep-1864 to 27-Jun-1865 when he was discharged as ward room cook.
In the pension file in the general affidavit "State of Michigan", County of St. Clair. In the matter of pension claim No. 7149 of Wm M. Shiveley of Steamer Paw-Paw U.S. Navy on this 21st day of May 1888, personally appeared before me the undersigned authority, duly authorized to administer oaths Nelson Thompson aged 45 years, a gentleman well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn says in relation to aforesaid case,    I was a seaman on the U.S. Steamer Paw-Paw and was personally acquainted with the above named Wm M. Shiveley.  I first became acquainted with him on the receiving ship Great Western at Caro about first of Sept 1864 from which we were transferred to the flag ship Peosta and then to the Paw Paw. On the day before we transferred to the Paw Paw from the Peosta at Paducha Kentucky the said Shiveley was assisting in loading coal and became exhausted and overheated and became for a while unconscious.  This was in the early part of Sept said Shiveley was with diarrhea within a day or two after his overheat, which resulted in a chronic form from and continued until discharge.  I know these facts from being present and know Shiveley was assigned as cook by reason of inability to do hard work..........Nelson Thompson"
The general affidavit "State of Ohio, County of Clinton.  In the matter of claim for pension, William M. Shiveley, Landsman of the U.S.S. Paw Paw No. 31 Navy #5972..Personally came before me, a Notary Public in and for aforesaid County and State, Ira Conger, age 57 years, residing at Union Township, County of Clinton, State of Ohio, who being duly sworn, declare in relation to the aforesaid case as follows:  I was a member of the same crew with the claimant and knew him intimately serving on the same vessel.  In the forepart of September 1864, while coaling a vessel at Paduca Ky, he became exhausted from sun-stroke, which resulted in catarrh of the head and throat and disease of heart, and also in the month of Feb. 1865.  While in the harbor at Cash Island opposite Mound City, Ill, during ice-run, while on duty, he contracted rheumatism, from exposure.  I know these facts from personal observation while on duty with claimant as well as while in camp."
The following information on the death of William Marion Shiveley was located in the pension file:  Stout, Ohio    Dec 30th 1925      Dear Sir:  William Marion Shiveley and old soldier whose pension checks com to P.O. Manchester Ohio  died Dec. 24th 1925 at 2 A.M.   He died at his daughters Mrs. Grant Rogers, Stout, Ohio - He was confined to his bed for 2 weeks with erysipelas.  She asked me to write the Pension Department as to the probability of receiving his pension for 20 days that he lived from his last draw.  They need toward paying expenses as to his funeral.  Please let me know by return mail.  Yours very truly, R.Y. Littleton, M.D."
Additional information on William Marion Shiveley and Nancy Eleanore Easter was written in the Shively blog dated 3-Mar-2012.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Frank W. Shively And Wife, Anna M. Armbrust, Of Stark And Hamilton County, Ohio

The following newspaper obituary for Anna M. Shively was located in The Cincinnati Post, Cincinnati, Ohio, Thursday, July 17, 1919, Page 18, Column 5:
SHIVELY--Anna M. Shively (nee Armbrust), beloved wife of the late Frank W. Shively, at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Sophia Hoffman, 404 Walnut st., Elmwood Place, O., Tuesday 15, at 8:30a.m., in her 49th year.
Services at the late residence Thursday evening, July 17, at 7:30.  Interment Friday, July 18, at Canton, O.

The Ohio death certificate for Anna M. Shively lists her parents as Daniel Armbrust born in Germany and Sophia Gerbig born in Germany.  Anna was born on 16-July-1870 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.  She died on 15-July-1919 in Hamilton County, Ohio.  Anna Armbrust was married to Frank W. Shively on 10-October-1894 in Hamilton County.

Frank W. Shively was the son of Edward W. Shively and Mary Malinda Appel. Frank was born on 11-May-1868 in Stark County, Ohio and died 6-December-1914 in Hamilton County, Ohio.  His occupation was listed as a railroad clerk. Frank Shively is listed in the household of his parents on the 1870 and 1880 Stark County, Ohio, City of Canton, census.  Frank and wife Anna are listed on the 1900 and 1910 Hamilton County, Ohio, City of Cincinnati, census with Anna's mother, Sophia Armbrust.

Edward W. Shively, father of Frank W. Shively, was born on 4-July-1845 Louisville, Stark County, Ohio and died 8-November-1920 in Stark County, Ohio and buried in West Lawn Cemetery.  His occupation was listed as a house painter.  Edward was the son of Frederick Shively and Elizabeth Ream.  For additional information on Frederick Shively see the Shively blog from January 13, 2012.   Mary Malinda Appel, mother of Frank W. Shively, was born 16-March-1846.  She was the daughter of Henry Appel and Eliza Hibshman. She died on 24-January-1925 in Stark County, Ohio and is buried in West Lawn Cemetery. Edward Shively and Mary M. Appel were married on 23-August-1866 in Stark County, Ohio.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Samuel S. Shively And Wife, Josephine Coriell, Who Lived In Wyandotte County, Kansas

The following items give history on Samuel S. Shively who lived in Wyandotte County, Kansas.  The following article was extracted from The Gazette Globe, Kansas City, KS, Thursday, October 8, 1914, Page 1, Column 2:
An Old Time "Family Doctor"
Dr. S. S. Shively Begun Practice In Wyandotte 35 Years Ago
Dr. S. S. Shively, the last in Wyandotte of that old time school of physicians who came to your house in a buggy or on horseback and gave you medicine from a black leather case instead of writing you out an expensive prescription in Latin, died last night at his home, 700 St. Paul street.  He had been sick nearly a year.
Dr. Shively was 75 years old and was born in Canton, Ohio.  He graduated in medicine from a Chicago college in 1863, and two years later finished a post graduate course at a medical college in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He then moved to northern Missouri where he rode from village to village carrying his surgical instruments and medicine in saddle bags.  He started practice in Bonner Springs, KS in 1882, and four years later moved to the Armourdale district, where he has since been in active practice.
Dr. Shively is survived by his wife, Mrs. Josephine Shively, and two sons, L. A. Shively of Chicago and D. M. Shively, former president of the Western Association Baseball League, and former corner of Wyandotte County.  Dr. S. S. Shively was the last to die of 12 brothers and sisters.  He was a member of Armourdale lodge No 271 of the Masons.

Located in the Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, Historical and Biographical, Illustrated, The Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1890, Chicago, IL, pages 807-808:
Dr. S. S. Shively, physician and surgeon, Armourdale, Kas.  The parents of this popular and very successful physician, John and Margaret (Myers) Shively, were natives of Pennsylvania, and of German descent.  The great-grandfather was born in Germany, and was an early emigrant to the Keystone State.  The paternal grandfather was born in Pennsylvania.  John Shively, father of our subject, followed agricultural pursuits all his life, and died in Indiana in 1866.  The mother had died the year previous.  To their marriage were born thirteen children.  Dr. S. S. Shively owes his nativity to Stark County, Ohio, where he was born on February 28, 1839, and remained in his native State, where he received a common-school education, until fourteen years of age.  From there he went to Indiana, settled in St. Joseph County, where he remained for some time.  He early evinced a strong liking for the medical profession, and began the study of medicine in 1861, attending lectures in 1864 at the Homoeopathic College of Chicago, and practiced until 1880, when he attended Eclectic Medical Institute of Cincinnati, Ohio, and received his diploma in 1881.  After having practiced near Kirksville, Adair County, Mo., for seven years, in 1882 he came to Kansas City, Kas., where he has since resided.  He has a large and constantly increasing practice, and his presence is ever welcome at the bedside of the sick or afflicted. He is called upon from far and near, and his advice is sought for by thousands of people.  He is a member of the Masonic fraternity.  He was married in 1862 to Miss Josephine Coriell, a native of Ohio, who bore him two children:  Lloyd A. and Delbert M., who is a reporter for The Kansas City, Mo., Star.  Dr. and Mrs. Shively are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Dilcy Ann Bailey And Aaron Shively Who Lived In Taylor And Green County, Kentucky

Marriage Of  Dilcy Bailey & Aaron Shively
The Civil War Widow's Pension File for Dilcy Bailey Cox Shively is a valuable file for the genealogist in that it contains approximately 250 pages of information.  The African Americans mentioned in these files lived in Taylor and Green County in Kentucky.  Dilcy Ann Bailey was first married to George Cox in Taylor County, Kentucky on 15-November-1857.  George Cox  served as a private in the 108 Regiment, Company D, US Colored Infantry.  George Cox died on the 20-May-1866 in Green County, KY from Camp Diarrhea he contacted at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Dilcy married second to Aaron Shively in Green County, KY on 29-December-1870.  Aaron Shively served as a private in Company F of the 125th US Colored Infantry.

Some of the history of Dilcy Bailey and Aaron Shively are best told in their own words:
Case of Aaron Shively--On the 6th day of October, 1897 at National Military Home, County of Grant, State of Indiana, before me, Chas. E. Paul, a special examiner of the pension file, personally appeared Aaron Shively, who being by me first duly sworn to answer truly all interrogatories propounded to him during this special examination of aforesaid pension claim, eposes and says:  I am 50 years of age; occupation, common laborer.  I am at present an inmate of the National Military Home, Grant County, Ind.  I was born a slave near Roachville, Green County, Kentucky.  I first was owned by Price Roach; after his death I became the possession of John Wesley Shively and was with him for a least ten years before my enlistment.  Ben Wakefield, Caesar Cox, Natkins Motley and Hanover Williams knew me long before service and were raised in the vicinity of Roachville, Green County, Kentucky.  They also knew me after my service until about 1873 as we all went back near Roachville and farmed for six years after the war.  I enlisted in April, 1865 in Co F, 125th US Colored Vol. Inf., served as Private, and was discharged about Dec 23, 1867.  I had no other service. I am pensioned for chronic diarrhea and piles under the new law at $12 per month.  I am pensioned un the old law for the same disabilities.  I now claim additional pension under the old law for sore mouth, loss of teeth, affliction of eyes and hearing.  My left ear and left eye are most affected. I claim no other disabilities and had no other disabilities in service but the diarrhea and piles.  I think upon recollection that I also had a pain in my left side from a strain while lifting a wagon in service. That happened in 1866 while we took provisions across the plains from Leavenworth, Kansas to the Rio Grande river in New Mexico (Fort Selden).  There is a pinch in my side and I have worn a truss or belt for it ever since the war.  Before the war I had no sickness that I recall but chills and fever.  I worked on the plantation of John Wesley Shively before the war and also worked for him about three years after the time I was discharged.  At my examination at enlistment I was stripped and my sight and hearing were tested.  There were several doctors and I was rolled around and measured and also had my teeth examined.    The first disease I had in service was diarrhea shortly after my enlistment and while we were at Louisville, Ky.  I had this off and on during the rest of my service.  Also had piles.  I next contracted small pox at Cairo, Ill. about New Year 1866.  Some said I had varioloid.  I was placed in Hospital No. One at Cairo, Ill......

Case of Dilcy A. Shively--On this 8 day of May, 1907, at Greensburg, Count of Green, State of Ky., before me, H. B. Swearingen, a special examiner of the Bureau of Pensions, personally appeared Dilcey A. Shively, who being by me first duly sworn to answer truly all interrogatories propounded to her during this special examination of aforesaid claim for pension, deposes and says:  I am 66 years of age, my post-office address is Greensburg, Green Co., Ky.  I do not do anything any more.  I have paralysis and have to depend on my friends for my living.  I was a slave belonged to Grief Bailey.  He lived in Taylor Co. between here and Campbellsville.  I was married to George Cox.  We had the consent of our owners to marry and were married in my mother's cabin.  My master and mistress gave us a wedding supper and my young mistress Mary Ellen Bailey set the table.  My husband belonged to Mr. Fred Cox who lived about 4 miles from us and after our marriage he would come to our place Saturday night and go back Monday morning.  I had two children before the war but they are both dead.  I was 15 years old when I married and it was 5 years before the war.  George Cox went to the Army and was gone a year and a half.  He came home the first of April and died the third Sunday in May following.  I stayed at Mr. Baileys while he was gone but when he came home from the Army he took me to Mr. Cox's place and died there.  He was sick with Camp diarrhea when he came home and died of that disease.  He belonged to Co. D, 108 USC Inft.  After Cox died I went to Tinsley Webster's and was there till I remarried.  Webster lived on Winston Anderson's place and while I was there I worked in the field.  One of my children died before the war but the other one Jimmie lived until 3 years ago.  He drew pension after my remarriage till he was 16 years old.  Aaron Shively had belonged to John Shively prior to the war and was a soldier in the War.  He was in the 125 Regt but I do not know what Company.  Five years after George Cox died I married Aaron Shively.  He passed for a young man but I had known him only a year when we married so I knew only by what I heard that he had not been married before.  I lived with Aaron a little better than 3 years.  He lived at Mr. Shively's place one year and there went to John M. Robinson's place. We made 2 crops there and then Aaron left me.  He went off with my sister Mary Catherine Bailey.  I do not know where they went but I heard they went across the Ohio River.  He sold all our things.  We had three horses and 6 hogs and he sold them all.  My sister was staying with me then they went away together.  My sister came back within two years.  She wrote to ____ for money to come back on.  She had a child about a year old when she came back.  She afterwards married Archie Ward and died at Lebanon.  I have never seen Aaron since he ran off that time.  I got a divorce from him about a year ago.  I never tried to get a divorce till I heard that I could get my pension back.  I never married after Aaron left me and never lived with any man as his wife.  I had two children by Aaron Shively, but one of these is dead.  I have only one child living, Bertha J., wife of Jerry White.  No, Sir, I never tried to get a divorce till last year.  He never tried to get a divorce from me that I know of.  I have never heard from him in any way, shape, nor form.  No, I did not know my attorney found him when he got my divorce.  After Aaron left me I had to make my living the best way I could.  I worked in the field and washed and ironed and cooked.  I have lived right within neighborhood all the time except one year that I lived near Lebanon.  I was paralyzed 6 years ago and since then have not been able to do anything.  I lived for a while with my son in law Jerry White in Taylor Co. and he put me on the County and got pay for keeping me but within County my friends here kept me for nothing.  I have heard this read, have understood your questions and my answers are correctly recorded.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Harold Warren Shively And Anna Beulah Smith From Union County And Snyder County, Pennsylvania

Harold And Anna Beulah Shively
Harold Warren Shively was born on 19-April-1899.  He died in 1929 after falling from a ladder.  Harold was married to Anna Beulah Smith who was born about 1899 and died prior to 1930.  They were the parents of two daughters, Sylvia M. Shively and Alberta F. Shively. The daughters were raised by their uncle and aunt, Norman and Verna E. Smith Jarrett, after the death of Harold and Anna. Sylvia was married to Mr. Domulevicz and Alberta was married to George Parkhurst.
Thanks go to the great-grandson of Warren and Beulah, Todd Mondok, for the photo included at the left and the following obituary:
Snyder County Man Is Killed At Lebanon
Harold W. Shively, 29, Bricklayer, Dies In Plunge From Ladder Late Yesterday.--Family Grief-Stricken.
Word was received late yesterday that, Harold W. Shively, a native of Snyder County and until a few years ago a resident of that section, was killed in a fall at Lebanon, where he has been employed from some time past.
Mrs. C. N. Jarrett of Rolling Green received the word, a telegram bearing meager details of the tragedy.
The ill-fated young man was employed by a Lebanon contractor as a brick-layer. While working high above the ground and standing on a ladder, he lost his foothold and plunged to the earth.  Fellow workmen rushed to his assistance and hurried him to the city hospital at that place where he died within a few hours, probably from a fractured skull sustained in striking the ground with terrible force.
Mr. Shively was aged 29 years and is survived by his wife and two children.  One sister, Mrs. Mary Weirick of Northumberland and one brother, Arthur of Milton, and several nephews also survive.
No definite particulars as to the young man's death had been received by the Jarrett family up until a late hour this afternoon.  The death of the young man comes as a severe shock to his family and a host of friends who join in mourning his demise.
Undertaker F. K. Sutton of Selinsgrove left this morning for Lebanon to get the remains.  Funeral services will be held from the Jarrett home at Rolling Green with Rev. J. F. Drumm officiating.  Interment will be made in the West Side cemetery.

Harold Warren Shively was the son of Elias E. Shively who was born Aug 1842 and second wife Sara A. Bickel who was born May 1858.   Marilyn Georgeson has a well documented site of the "Descendants of Durs Schaeublin".  From her site it is known that Elias Shively was the son of Daniel Shively born 28-Jan-1905 in Northumberland Co., PA died 11-Oct-1871 and buried in Laurelton Lutheran Cemetery in Union Co., PA and wife, Elizabeth Keister.  Daniel was the son of John Shively born 5-Feb-1776 in West Buffalo Township, Northumberland Co., PA died 7-Dec-1862 in Hartley Township, Union Co., PA and buried in Lewis Cemetery, Union Co., PA and wife, Elisabeth Dersham.  John was the son of Christian Shively III born 2-Feb-1751 in Warwick Township, Lancaster Co., PA died 12-Dec-1842 Union Co., PA and wife, Sophia Catharina Von Groate Schmidt.  Christian Shively III was the son of Christen Schaeublin who was christened 25-Dec-1718 in Oberdorf, Basel, Switzerland died after 16-Nov-1773 in York Township, York Co., PA and wife, Esther Neff.  Christen Schaeublin was the son of Christian Schaeublin who was born 6-Nov-1683 Oberdorf, Basel, Switzerland died before 18-Apr-1752 and wife, Barbara Spittler.  Christian Schaeublin was the son of Durs Schaeublin who was born about 1650 in Oberdorf, Basel, Switzerland died after 19-Jan-1690 and wife, Margaret Straumann.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Peter Johnson Shively And Berilla E. Rose Who Lived In Ionia County, Michigan

Berilla E. Rose filed a Civil War Widow's Pension claim as the widow of Benjamin Ryder.  Her first husband served in 2nd Company, 27 Regiment of Michigan S. S. Volunteers.  (S. S. is the abbreviation for Sharp Shooters).   Her second husband, Peter Johnson Shively, also filed a pension claim.  He also served in the 2nd Independent Company of the S. S. attached to the 27th Regiment of Michigan Infantry Volunteers. 

In the pension file is a copy of the following marriage:  State of Michigan, Ionia County)
I certify, that on the 31st day of April A.D. 1863, at _______in the County aforesaid, I M Ingersol Smith joined in marriage Benjamin Ryder of Keene in the State of Michigan aged ___ years and Berrilla Rose of Keene in the State of Michigan aged  ____years; that the parties did then and there solemnly declare that they took each other as Husband And Wife, and that there were present as witnesses Chancey Rose and Elizabeth Rose.
Also in the pension file is a copy of the second marriage of Berilla to Peter Johnson Shively:
Peter J. Shively                      Rec'd for Record March 5, 1867
Berilla Ryder                           E. M. Marble, Clerk
State of Michigan)
Ionia County)            I certify that on the 20th day of November A.D. 1866 at Prairie Creek, Michigan in the County aforesaid, I  A. Benton Morse, a Justice of the Peace, joined in marriage Peter J. Shiveley of Ionia in the State of Michigan aged 23 years and Berilla Ryder of Ionia in the State of Michigan aged 21 years; that the parties did then and there solemnly declare that they took each other as Husband and Wife and that there were present as witnesses Daniel Shively of Ionia Mich. and Phebe A. Shively of Ionia Michigan.
Dated at Ionia Mich. this 20th day of November A.D. 1866

The following information was extracted for Benjamin Ryder:  "On the Muster Roll of 2nd Co. S.S. of that Regiment, for the months of July and August 1864, he is reported a Private "Missing in action near Petersburg July 30th/64"  On Roll for Nov & Dec 1864 reported "Died in Hosp. at Annapolis Md.  Sept 9th 1864 of chronic  diarrhea.  Paroled Prisoner"

The following letter was included in the file:
Ionia        September 19  1916
Sir I have sean by the papers that the Bil has ben pased for All Widows at seventy years old wil git 20 dollars A month.  Wil you pleas tel me what I have got to do to git it.   I wil be 71 the 29 of this mont.  Pleas let me no as soon as you can and Ablige
                                                                         Berilla E Shively
                                                                         Ionia Mich

Peter J. Shively's  Original Invalid Claim was rejected:  "Rejection on the ground that the claimant had never been finally discharged from the US Service as shown by the records of the War Dept."       Per the Declaration for an Original Invalid Pension it is learned that:  In the State of Michigan, County of Ionia, On this 30th day of April A.D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety four appeared.......Peter J. Shively aged 51 years........That his personal description is as follows:  height 5 feet 9 inches; complexion light, hair dark; eyes the service and in the line of duty at Annapolis in the State of Md on or about the month of April 1864, he contracted chronic diarrhea caused by the privations and hardships of camp life.  Also that while a member of the aforesaid organization in the service and in the line of duty at the Battle of the Wilderness (Va.) on the 6th day of May 1864 he was wounded in his left hand by a mini ball causing the loss of the first joint of the index finger and the first and second joints of the second finger of his said left hand.   That he was treated in hospitals as follows:  in Ward F. of a hospital in the outskirts of Washington, D.C. in May 1864.  That he has not been in the military or naval service of the United States since he was furlowed and given transportation to his home in Michigan the latter part of May 1864.   That since leaving the service this applicant has resided in the City of Ionia in the State of Michigan, and that his occupation has been that of a Laborer."

The Michigan Death Certificate for Peter Johnson Shively lists his birthdate of May 26, 1843 and birthplace as Ohio.  His parents are listed as Peter Shively and first name unknown Foster.  His date of death is listed as February 6, 1913.      From the research of other Shively's Berilla E. Rose Ryder Shively was born September 29,1845 in Keene, Ionia County, Michigan and died October 14, 1921 in Saranac, Ionia County, Michigan. She was the daughter of Cyrus Rose and Belinda Hacock.          

Friday, October 12, 2012

William Grant Shively And Margaret Elizabeth Dietterich Who Lived In Venango County, Pennsylvania

William Grant Shively was born in Clarion County, PA on 16-December-1864.  He was the son of Thomas Shively and Anna Showers.  He died 8-March-1944 in Venango County, PA. He was married to Margaret Elizabeth Dietterich.  She was born 17-September-1871 and died 5-April-1958.  She was the daughter of the Rev. John F. Dieterich.

The following obituary was located in The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, Pennsylvania, Friday Morning, March 10, 1944, Page 5, Columns 3-4:
Dr. William G. Shively
Dr. WIlliam Grant Shively, 79, well-known Clarion county veterinarian, died at his home in Emlenton Wednesday evening following an illness of more than four years duration.
He was born in Salem township, Clarion county, on December 16, 1864, the son of Thomas and Anna Showers Shively.  He was the grandson of Christian Shively III, pioneer settler of Clarion county who established a homestead in that county the year in which it was formed.  Dr. Shively was the last member of his family, two brothers and two sisters having preceded him in death.
Dr. Shively spent the early years of his life on a farm in Salem township, Clarion county.  He was graduated at the Ontario Veterinary college, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1909 and returned to Clarion county to practice his profession over a period of 35 years.
The family moved to Emlenton last February.
The deceased was a member of the Salem Lutheran church, the American Veterinary association, was the past master of the Richland grange and had served a term on the Salem township school board.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Dietterich Shively, and the following children, Mrs. Grace Smith of Conneaut, Ohio; Charles L. Shively of Bedford, Ohio; Walter F. Shively of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Gertrude Grimm and Mrs. Edna A. Shorts of Emlenton, and eight grandchildren.
A prayer service will be held at 1:15 p.m. Saturday at the home and the body will then be taken to the Salem Lutheran church of Lamartine where a funeral service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Frank H. Miller, pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in the Salem cemetery.

The following obituary was located in The Derrick, Monday, April 7, 1958, Page 3, Column 3:
Emlenton Woman Dies
Emlenton--Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Shively, 86, of Main Street, Emlenton, died at 5:30 a.m Saturday in the Oil City Hospital, following a three-weeks' illness.
She was married to Dr. William G. Shively, who died March 8, 1944.
Mrs. Shively was born in the Lutheran parsonage of Lamartine, Clarion County, September 17, 1871.  She was the last surviving member of a family of 10 children, born to Rev. and Mrs. John F. Dietterich, who served the Salem charge of the Lutheran Church for a number of years.
Mrs. Shively had lived her entire life in the Emlenton-Salem vicinity.  She was a life-long member of the Salem Lutheran Church, a member of the missionary society, Sunday school and Ladies' Aid.  She was a member of the Emlenton Chapter 426, O.E.S.   Mrs. Shively suffered a fractured hip six years ago.  However, this affliction did not deter her zest for a full, rich life.  Love dominated her motives in all her associations with family and friends.
Surviving are the following daughters:  Mrs. Gaylord (Grace) Smith of Conneaut, O.; Mrs. Robert (Gertrude) Grimm and Mrs. J. A. (Edna) Shorts of Emlenton, the latter with whom she made her home; the following sons, Charles L. Shively of Bedford, O.; Walter F. Shively of Pittsburgh; eight grandchildren, Mrs. Eleanor Kellogg Andrew of Dayton, O., Mrs. Anna Mae Shorts Gibbons of Pittsford, N.Y., Donald Shorts of Baltimore, Ronald Shorts of Emlenton, John G. Shively of Pittsburgh, Jean Ann Shively of Pittsburgh, John Shively, a student at Lehigh University, and Hugh Shively Grimm, a student at Hershey; seven great-grandchildren.
Removal was mad to the Rupert Funeral Home in Emlenton and returned to her residence at noon Sunday where friends are being received.  Prayer service will be held at the residence at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.  Funeral services will be held at the Lutheran church in Salem at 2 p.m. Tuesday.  Rev. Frank H. Miller will officiate assisted by Rev. Everett F. Spring.  Interment will be in Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Friday, October 5, 2012

William Henry Shively, Son Of Henry Shively And Mary Ann Chambers, Who Lived In Hancock County, Ohio

A Mother's Civil War Pension Claim
William Henry Shively, son of Henry Shively and Mary Ann Chambers, was born on 24-May-1842 and died 12-Apr-1866.  He is buried in the Hickory Grove Cemetery in Hancock County, Ohio.  William Henry Shively (W. H.)  Shively enlisted in Company B of the 21st Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War.  He was captured during the battle of Chickamauga, GA on 20-September-1863 and sent to Andersonville prison.  While there he became ill and later died in Hancock County, Ohio from diseases contacted while in prison.

William H. Shively filed the following Claim For Invalid Pension:
State of Ohio, Hancock County
On this 17th day of October, 1865 before me, the undersigned, a William H. Shively a resident of Hancock County in the State of Ohio who being duly sworn to law, declares that he is the identical William H. Shively who was a Sergeant in Company “B” commanded by Lieut Mason in the 21st Regiment of the Ohio Infantry Volunteers commanded by Colonel James Neibling; that he volunteered at Findlay in the State of Ohio on or about the 16th day of September 1861 for the term of three years and was honorably discharged at Columbus Ohio on the 9th day of May 1865 as will appear by his certification of discharge herewith presented.
That while in said service at the battle of Chickamauga he was taken prisoner Sept 20th 1863 and while a prisoner in rebel hands at Andersonville Georgia about the 20th day of August 1864 he contracted a disease called scurvy and became generally debilitated, and being sent to hospital on the 26th day of August 1864 his liver became diseased and chronic diarrhea set in during the winter of 1864-1865 and that the said disease of liver still continues and also the chronic diarrhea to such an extent as totally to disable him from making his living by his manual labor, that said diseases were contracted in the service of the United States.
He makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the Invalid Pension Roll of the United States, by reason of the disability above stated; and hereby constitutes and appoints Jacob B. Dunn of Findlay Ohio his Attorney to prosecute this claim and procure a Pension certificate, that my Post Office address is Vanlue, Hancock County, Ohio.
                                                                          William H. Shively

The Civil War pension for W. H. Shively lists his mother, Mary Ann Shively, as the applicant after his death. She filed her claim for the Civil War pension:
War of 1861              Claim For Mother’s Pension                   Act of July 14, 1862
       Brief in the case of Mary Ann Shively, Mother of William H. Shively, Sergt, Co. B, 21st Ohio Inft Vols, resident of Hancock County and State of Ohio, Post Office address Vanlue, Ohio
Declaration And Identification In Due Form
Proof Exhibited
Soldier pensioned for Chronic Diarrhea and Scurvy
Case admitted Feb 14, 1866 and paid to March 4, 1866
A.G. reports muster Sept. 19, 1861 and muster out May 9, 1861-ex. term of service
Affidavit of attending physician that soldier died April 12th, 1866 of Chronic Diarrhea

Proved by credible witnesses that solider was son of claimant, that he left neither widow nor child; by medical testimony that her husband is 63 years of age, that he is suffering from general debilities resulting from old age, varicose veins, aque and dileres diseases and from excessive labor heretofor which renders him unable to support his wife, that for one year before enlistment soldier contributed to claimants support by giving her food, clothing and other necessary articles; that while in the army he sent her money to the amount of $100.00 and the day before his death he gave her $60.00 of his pension money; that her husband has no property except a lot worth $40.00 and household good worth $100.00; that claimant has no property except a household lot worth $300.00 and no other means of support. 
Agent and his P.O. address:    E. S. Dunn, Findlay, Ohio
Admitted   August 6th, 1867, to a Pension of $8.00 per month, commencing April 13th, 1866                                     C. Hickox,  Examing Clerk

In the pension files is the following service record for William H Shively:
Washington, D.C.
Nov. 16th, 1865
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from our Office of application for Pension, and to return it herewith, with such information as is furnished by the files of this Office.
It appears from the Rolls on file in this Office, that William H. Shively was enrolled on the 19th day of Aug, 1861, at Findley Ohio in Co. “B”, 21 Regiment of Ohio Volunteers, to serve 3 years, or during the war, and mustered into service as a Private on the 19th day of Sept 1861, at Findley Ohio, in Co. “B”, 21st Regiment of Ohio Volunteers, to serve 3 years, or during the war.  On the muster out Roll of Co. “B” of that Regiment, dated July 25, 1865, he is reported a Sergeant and “Absent, prisoner, Captured at Battle of Chickamauga, Ga  Sept 20, 1863”. No evidence of disability on file.  Said soldier was mustered out May 9, 1865”

W. P. Wilson, M.D. submitted his medical evaluation for the pension as follows:
State Of Ohio, Hancock County
I William P Wilson on oath say that I reside in Hancock County Ohio, and have been a physician and surgeon for more than fifteen years, and late pension surgeon for said county;  that I was well acquainted with William H Shively, late Serg. Co B 21st Ohio Vols, before he entered said service and know that his health was at that time good,  that he was under my medical charge from the 10th of May 1865 most of the time until his death which occurred on the 12th day of April 1866.  That on the 10th day of May 1865 he was suffering from derangement of the liver and chronic diarrhea, and that the chronic diarrhea continued until, and was the cause of his death.  That for a part of the time after he left the regiment he was in such condition as to walk about with tolerable cause, but he was at no time fit for labor to any considerable extent.  That I believe said disease was contracted in rebel prison at Andersonville, Georgia, and am satisfied that medical evidence of the origin of the disease cannot be obtained.  That I have no interest in the claim of Mary W Shively (his mother) for a pension, and personally know the above facts except where stated as matter of belief.                                    W.P. Wilson, MD

Friday, September 28, 2012

Silas Shively And Wife Amelia Bentz Who Lived In Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana

Information on Silas Shively and wife, Amelia Bentz, is found in the Elkhart County, Indiana records.  The obituary for  Silas was extracted from The Elkhart Daily Review, Tuesday, October 6, 1896, Page 3, Column 2:    Silas Shively, aged 58 years, and an old resident of this city, died at his home, 417 South Sixth street, yesterday at 5 p.m., of cancer of the stomach, after an illness of several months.  He leaves a wife, two daughters and a son.  He was a veteran of the civil war, being a member of Co. C, 152 Ind. Regt., and also a member of the I.O.O.F. under whose auspices the funeral will be held from the home at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.   (Goshen News)

The obituary for Amelia Bentz Shively was located in The Elkhart Truth, Wednesday Evening, January 31, 1912, Page 1, Column 2:
Resident Of County For 51 Years, Dies
Mrs. Silas Shively Succumbs To Complications
Was Oldest Member of M.E. Church Of Goshen And Was Well Known In This City
After three months' suffering from complication of diseases, Mrs. Silas (Amelia) Shively, a resident of Elkhart county for 51 years and a member of the Methodist Episcopal church in Goshen for the past 48 years, died at her late residence, 618 South Second street, in this city at 4:46 o'clock this morning.
Mrs. Shively was born in Marion, O., September 29, 1841, and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Bentz 51 years ago in April next, and shortly after her marriage moved with her husband to Goshen.  She came to this city ten years ago and has resided here since that time.
The deceased is survived by two daughters, Mrs. George Chester and Miss Daisy Shively, both of this city, and two brothers, Daniel Bentz, Custer, Ind., and John Bentz of Goshen, and one sister, Mrs. Eliza Hime of Indianapolis.
The funeral arrangements have not been completed as yet but the body will be shipped to Goshen for burial.

Silas Shively and family are located on the 1870 City of Goshen, 3rd Ward, Elkhart County, Ind. census.  Listed on the 1880 City of Goshen, Elkhart County census are Silas Shively age 42, wife Amelia age 39, son Enos J. age 18, daughter Mary A age 14 and daughter Daisy B age 4.  Amelia Shively is the head of the household on the 1900 Goshen City, Elkhart County census and the 1910 Elkhart City, 4th Ward, Elkhart County census.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Jonas Shively And Hester Miller Who Lived In Elkhart County, Indiana

Last week Reuben F. Shively who lived in Elkhart County was the subject of the Shively blog.  Reuben was the son of Jonas Shively and Hester (Esther) Miller. Jeanine Rhodes, Reference Assistant at the Elkhart Public Library in Elkhart, Indiana extracted the obituaries for Alonzo W. Shively and Joseph C. Shively who were also sons of Jonas Shively and Hester Miller.  
The family of John and Esther Shively is listed in the 1880 Harrison Township, Elkhart County, Indiana census.  Listed in the household are Jonas Shively age 56, wife Esther age 49, son-in-law Benjamin Berryman age 30 (line drawn through the information and marked as "Dead"), daughter Amanda Berryman, age 22, son Reuben Shively age 19, son Elonzo  Shively age 17, son Joseph Shively age 12, daughter Ellen Shively age 8, son-in-law (must be error as is grandson) Irvin Berryman age 8 months,  servant Mary Henton age 22.  The following obituaries give additional information on the lives of Jonas, Hester, Alonzo and Joseph Shively. 
Located in The Elkhart Daily Truth, Wednesday Evening, September 24, 1902, Page 1, Column 3:  
Death Of Jonas Shively
Jonas Shively, father of Joseph and A. W. Shively, of Elkhart, died this morning at his home in Goshen.  He was born in Starke county July 14, 1825, and came to Elkhart in 1845. In 1825 (error) he married Hester Miller.  There are five children.
In addition to the Elkhart sons the deceased leaves Reuben Shively, of Goshen, Mrs. Amanda Berryman and Mrs. Ella Stutzman of Goshen.  The deceased had been a sufferer from paralysis for some time.  The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the German Baptist church at Goshen.

From The Elkhart Truth, Monday Evening, February 26, 1917, Page 4, Column 2:
Mother Of Elkhart Man Dies At Goshen
Mrs. Hester Shively Dead After Long Illness--Shively Store Closed
Mrs. Hester Shively, aged 83, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. G. Stutzman of Goshen, after several weeks illness from old age and complications.  Mrs. Shively was born in Ohio, but went to Goshen in her girlhood and had lived there ever since.
Surviving are three sons, Joseph Shively and Alonzo Shively of Elkhart and Reuben Shively of Goshen.  Another daughter, Mrs. Amanda Berryman, lives in Detroit.  The Shivey shoe store, here, was closed today because of the death.
The funeral will be held from the Church of the Brethren at Goshen, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30.

The obituary for Alonzo Shively was located in The Elkhart Truth, Saturday, September 30, 1933, Page 2:
Alonzo W. Shively
Alonzo Wesley Shively, 70, who became a resident of Elkhart half a century ago and for many years was identified with the retail clothing trade here, died at his home, 1701 Stevens avenue, at 12:15 o'clock this morning.
Although he had been in ill health for several years, suffering from stomach complaint and complications, his death was the culmination of only a brief attack that assumed a critical stage.  He was stricken Wednesday night.
Born in Harrison township Nov. 25, 1862, he clerked in a store at Goshen before coming to Elkhart in 1882 to accept employment in the grocery store of J. J. Hoffman, then the leading merchant in that line here.  From there he went to the clothing store of Sam Crowl, subsequently clerking for Shackman & Nadel for a considerable period.  Then after engaging in the business for himself seven years, he became a clerk at the Herman Winer store, in which he was employed 29 years.  While with Mr. Winer he was seized with a severe and protracted illness, during which period his brother, Joseph C. Shively, shoe dealer, died on Dec. 12, 1928; and Mr. Shively had never resumed active employment since that time.
He was the son of Jonas and Hester (Miller) Shively.  On July 12, 1899, he was married to Miss Daisy Wrightsman of Elkhart, who survives, with three children: Mrs. Esther Gilkey of Elkhart, Chester Shively of South Bend and Miss Agnes Shively, at the parental home.  There also are  two sisters, Mrs. A. G. Stutsman of Goshen and Mrs. Amanda Berryman of Lakewood, Ohio.
The funeral will be held Monday with a service at the home at 2:30 p.m. and burial in Rice cemetery.
The services will be in charge of the Rev. C. L. Haney of the First Evangelical church and the Rev. H.  F. Stuckman of the First Brethren church.

The obituary for Joseph Shively was located in The Elkhart Truth, December 10, 1928, Page1:
J. C. Shively Is Dead, Aged 64
Funeral For Shoeman To Be Held Wednesday At Goshen
Joseph C. Shively, for more than a quarter of a century a shoe dealer here, died at 4:30 Saturday afternoon at the Elkhart General hospital, to which he had been taken 11 days before for treatment for heart trouble.
The body was taken to the home of a sister, Mrs. Ella Stutzman, 613 South Main street, Goshen, and the funeral will be held Wednesday.  There will be a short service at the Stutzman home at 2 o'clock and a more extended service at the First Brethren church, Goshen, at 2:30 o'clock, with burial in the family lot in Oak Ridge cemetery, Goshen.
The Rev. H. F. Stuckman, pastor of the Goshen church, who on Saturday administered the rite of baptism to the patient, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. W. I. Duker, pastor of the First Brethren church of Elkhart.  Friends may view the body at the Stutzman home any time prior to the funeral.
Mr. Shively, who was 64 years old on Nov. 24, last, was born on a Harrison township farm 11 miles south of Elkhart.  He was the son of Jonas and Hester Miller Shively, natives of Stark county, Ohio, who came to Harrison township in 1850.  He remained on the farm home until 20 years old, and then worked on another place in the county until, at the age of 25, he went to Goshen and began employment as clerk in a shoe store owned by the late John Lusher, who for a long period was in mercantile business in Elkhart.
After several yearsin the Goshen store, Mr. Shively took a similar position in South Bend, which he left some 26 or 27 years ago to engage in the shoe business in Elkhart in partnership with William Stearns, a non-resident who was a traveling salesman for a shoe factory.  The store, conducted under the name of Shively & Co., was in the room at 226 South Main street until Mr. Shively bought Mr. Stearns interest in the business and moved it to its present location, 323 South Main street, at the time of the erection of that building.  He continued to use the firm name.
Surviving Mr. Shively are the following brothers and sisters:  Alonzo W. Shively of Elkhart, Rueben F. Shively of Wawasee Lake, Mrs. Amanda Berryman of Cleveland, O., and Mrs. Alvin (Ella) Stutzman of Goshen.
Mr. Shively was a member of the Elkhart Chamber of Commerce and of the Elkhart lodge of Elks.  He was a stockholder in the First Old State bank, and at one period served as vice-president of that institution.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Reuben F. Shively And Vicie Homan Who Lived In Elkhart County, Indiana

Reuben F. Shively was born on 16-Aug-1860 in Harrison Township, Elkhart County, Indiana.  He was the son of Jonas Shively and Hester (Esther) Miller. Reuben died on 4-June-1929.  Rueben was married 1st to Emma J. Hubler on 22-Aug-1882 in Elkhart County.  He married 2nd to Vicie Homan  in approximately 1889. Reuben and Vicie are listed on the 1900 Elkhart Township, City of Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana census, the 1910 Elkhart Township, City of Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana census and the 1920 Elkhart Township City of Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana census.  Rueben was married 3rd to Lillie (last name unknown).

A large thank you is given to Jeanine Rhodes, Reference Assistant, at the Elkhart Public Library in Elkhart, Indiana for locating the newspaper obituary for Reuben Shively.  From The Elkhart Truth, Wednesday, June 5, 1929, Page 2:
Reuben F. Shively
Reuben F. Shively, 68, brother of the late Joseph C. Shively, who died Dec. 8, passed away last evening at his home at Kale Island, Wawasee Lake, from a complication of diseases, which dated back to last February.  For two weeks he was a patient in the Elkhart General hospital.  The last 10 weeks of his illness his condition was known to be serious.
The body was taken to Goshen, to the home of Mr. Shively's sister, Mrs. Alvin Stutsman, 613 South Eighth street, where a service at 2:30 Friday will be followed by another service at 3 o'clock at the First Brethren church, of which Mr. Shively was prominent member.  The Rev. H. F. Stuckman will have charge.  Burial will be in Oak Ridge cemetery beside the grave of his first wife, Mrs. Visa Homan Shively, was was killed at Goshen on Oct. 15, 1920, when struck by a train while enroute to the cemetery.
Mr. Shively was born in Harrison township, Elkhart county, on Aug. 16, 1860, the son of Joseph and Hester Miller Shively, and spent his entire life in the county with the exception of his last seven years residence at the lake.  For a number of years he was employed as a foreman and cabinet maker by the Hawks Bros. of Goshen.  SInce moving to the lake he has been retired.
He is survived by his wife, Lillie Shively; a brother, Alonza W. Shively of Elkhart; and two sisters, Mrs. Stutsman of Goshen, and Mrs. Amanda Berryman of Cleveland.  The latter is confined to her bed by illness.
(Note there are differences from the research of original records and this obituary for Rueben. Corrections in the obituary would include that Visa (Vicie) Homan was his second wife and that Reuben's father was Jonas Shively).

The sad events concerning the death of Vicie Homan Shively are recorded in The Elkhart Truth, Saturday Evening, October 16, 1920, Page 9, Column 3:
Met Death After Taking Flowers To Grave Of Son
Mrs. Vicie Shively, aged 53 years, wife of Reuben F. Shively of Goshen, who was killed when struck by New York Central train No. 10 near the entrance to Oakridge cemetery, Goshen,  about 2 o'clock yesterday, as briefly told in The Truth, had been to the cemetery to place flowers on the grave of her son, Lonnie Shively, who died more than 25 years ago, at the age of six years.  He was the only child born to Mr. and Mrs. Shively.  Mrs. Shively had told her husband when he was home at noon that she was going to take the flowers to the cemetery as they probably would be the last to bloom in their yard this year.
Mrs. Shively had been totally deaf for six years and it is supposed in her hurry to catch a street car she failed to look for trains.  She was killed instantly.
Mrs.  Shively, who was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Homan, was born in Milford on January 8, 1867.  Her marriage to Mr. Shively took place 34 years ago, and soon after they moved to Goshen.  Mr. Shively was employed a a foreman by the Goshen Novelty Co.  He was informed of the tragedy by a brother, Joseph C. Shively of this city, who had hurried to Goshen in his automobile.  Goshen friends decided it would be best to wait for his brother's coming before telling the husband of his bereavement.
Surviving Mrs. Shively besides her husband are two brothers, John W. Homan of Kokomo and Daniel Homan of this city, and four sisters, Mrs. Lorenzo Hall and Mrs. John Godschalk of this city, Mrs. William Tully of Nappanee and Mrs. Harvey Griffith of Milford.
The brother and sisters and the brothers-in-law, Joseph C. and Alonzo W. Shively of this city, all reached the stricken home within a short time after receiving news of the accident.
Mrs. Shively was an active member of the Progressive church of Goshen.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Martin Shively And Wife, Barbary Weimer, In Stark County, Ohio

Martin Shively, born 8-May-1812 and died 23-June-1895 in Stark County, Ohio was the son of Daniel Shively and Mary Magdalena Hauser.  Martin married Barbary Weimer in Carroll County, Ohio on 24-February-1842.  Barbary (Barbara) was born 16-Mar-1823 and died 20-May-1869.  Martin and Barbara Shively are buried in Liberty Cemetery, Paris Township, Stark County, Ohio.

The newspaper obituary for Matin Shively was located in The Evening Respository, Canton, Ohio, Monday, June 24, 1895, Page 1, Column 6:
A Pioneer of Stark County Dead--Eighty-three Years Old--Children in Canton
Martin Shively, a pioneer farmer of Stark county, died at his home at Pleasant Valley, about three miles west of Minerva, about 9 o'clock Sunday morning.  Mr. Shively was eighty-three years of age and his death was due to blood poisoning, superinduced by kidney trouble.  Mr. Shively was born in Stark county and resided in the country all his life, the greatest part of his years being spent at or near his late farm.  Mr. Shively leaves nine children.  Mrs. C. L. Hiner and Mrs. Phlip Walters, of Canton are daughters of the deceased.  He has forty grandchildren, and two great grand children.  His wife died in 1869.  Funeral will take place Tuesday from his late home, interment in Liberty cemetery.

Many of the marriage certificates and newspaper obituaries were located for the children of Martin and Barbary Shively. At least the following eleven known children were born to Martin Shively and  Barbary Wiemer:  Daniel Shively born 16-Nov-1842 and died 6-Apr-1914, buried in Liberty Cem., a Civil War veteran, married on 9-Nov-1878 in Stark County, OH to Wilma Etta Haun (born 3-Feb-1858 died 13-Jan-1938);   Susan Shively born Aug-1845 and died 4-Oct-1911, married on 2-Sep-1866 in Stark County, OH to Israel Totten who died before 1870; Samuel Shively who died 10-Oct-1848 at the age of 1 year, 3 months, 19 days and is buried in the Shively Cem. in Stark County, OH; Sarah Shively born 1849, married 21-Feb-1878 in Stark County, OH to Harrison Scranton (born 19-Dec-1843 died 10-May-1911); Abraham L. Shively born 17-Jan-1850 and died 23-June-1925 in Tampa, Hillsborough Co., Florida, married 1st to Sarah Jane Ackleson(born Apr-1849 died 5-Apr-1911), married 2nd to Alice Mary Doughty Dearmond (born 6-Apr-1848 died 21-Mar-1932); Benjamin Franklin  born 11-Jan-1853 and died 6-Mar-1938 in Carroll County, OH, never married; David F. Shively born 14-Oct-1854 and died 20-Oct-1936 in Wheeling, Ohio Co., WVA, married 15-Aug-1888 in Carroll County, OH to Jane Witherspoon(born 2-Aug-1854 died 18-Dec-1923); Mary C. Shively born 19-Apr-1857 and died 8-Sep-1944 in Akron, Summit Co., OH, married 3-Apr-1875 in Stark Co., OH to Phillip Walter (born 19-Jun-1850 died 5-May-1921); Rachael T. Shively  born July-1859 and died 18-Mar-1940 in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE, married 22-Jul-1879 in Stark Co., OH to Cicero L. Hiner (born 9-Jul-1856 died 8-Dec-1935);  Abbey Jane Shively born 10-Apr-1860 and died 21-Oct-1921, never married; Thomas Shively died 18-Jan-1867 and buried in Liberty Cem., Stark Co., OH.

Martin and Barbara Shively were located on the following census records:  1850 District No. 139, Paris Township, Stark County, OH and 1860 Paris Township, Stark County, OH.  Martin and children remaining at home are listed on the 1870 Paris Township, Stark County, OH census and 1880 Paris Township, Stark County, OH census.  

Friday, August 31, 2012

Edward Eugene Shively And Wife, Mary C. Hanna, Huntingdon County, PA And Seneca County, OH

Edward Eugene Shively was the son of Jacob W. Shively and Mary Shelato (Shillito).  He was born in Shaffner's Creek Valley , Huntingdon County, PA in 1847.  Edward E. Shively was married to Mary C. Hanna in Seneca County, OH on 29-Nov-1882.  The recorder of the certificate listed his name as Edward E. Scheibley and the signature is written as Edward E. Shively.  At least two daughters were born to Edward and Mary;  Ada Shively born in Colport, Clearfield County, PA on 2-Nov-1886 and Nina V. Shively born 9-June-1888 in Tyrone, Blair County, PA.  Ada Shively married Frank A. Harris in Blair County, PA on 20-Jan-1906 and Nina V. Shively married Edward B. Chaney in Seneca County, OH on 9-Jun-1909.  The Ohio death certificate for Edward E. Shively lists his date of death as 20-Jul-1925 with burial on 23-Jul-1925 in Forest Hill Cemetery.  

Several newspaper articles mention the unfortunate death of Edward Shively. Located in The Daily News, Huntingdon, PA, Thursday, July 23, 1925, Page 2, Column 4:
Killed In Auto Accident
Edward E. Shively, aged 78, a former resident of Tyrone, but for the past few years residing with his daughters,  Mrs. Frank Harris and Mrs. Edward Chaney, in Canton, Ohio, was struck and killed by an automobile in Canton on Tuesday.  Up until last evening nothing definite as to cause of the fatal accident had been learned.  Edward Eugene Shively was born in Shaffner's Creek valley, Huntingdon county in 1847.  When a young man he moved to Clearfield county and then to Tyrone.  His wife, Mary Hannah Shively preceded him in the grave about twenty years ago.  In addition to the two daughters above named are the following brothers and sisters: Samuel Shively, Tyrone; C. E. Shively, Clearfield; Mrs. Clara Symers, of Altoona, and Miss Nina Shively, of Tyrone.  Funeral services will be conducted today in Canton.  Burial will be made in Rose Hill cemetery, Canton, Ohio.

Recorded in The Tyrone Daily, Tyrone, PA, Wednesday, July 22, 1925, Page 1, Column 3:
Tyrone Man Killed In Canton, Ohio
Edward E. Shively Run Down By Automobile
Edward E. Shiveley, aged about 78 years, a former resident of Tyrone, was struck and killed by an automobile in Canton, Ohio on Tuesday.  This very sad message was  received by Tyrone relatives last evening.  Mr. Shively, who was becoming rather feeble, had been making his home with his daughters, Mrs. Frank Harris and Mrs. Edward Chaney in Canton, and it is thought the fatal accident occurred while he was crossing over a street.
Edward Eugene Shively was a son of the late Jacob and Mary Shively.  He was born in Shaffer's Creek valley, Huntingdon county, in 1847.  His wife Mrs. Mary Hannah Shively preceded him to the grave about 20 years ago.
Many years of Mr. Shively's life were spent in Clearfield county in the vicinity of Tyrone.  He was a member of the Methodist church.
Surviving his death in addition to the daughters named above are these brothers and sisters: Samuel Shively, of Tyrone; C.E. Shively, of Clearfield county, Mrs. Clara Smyers, of Altoona and Miss Nina Shively of Tyrone.
Miss Shively left last night of Canton, Ohio, to attend the funeral which will occur in Canton, on Thursday afternoon.  Interment in Rose Hill cemetery, Canton, Ohio.

The following article was found in The Evening Repository, Canton, OH, Tuesday, July 21, 1925, Page 1, Column 3:
Was Returning To Home From Walk When Hit
Edward P. Shively, 80, Is City's Latest Auto Fatality
Driver Is Held Pending Probe
Investigation Of Tragedy Is Opened By Coroner T. C. McQuate
Edward P. Shively, 80, who lived with his daughter, Mrs. Ada Harris, 1200 Lippert rd. NE, was fatally injured, Monday evening, when he was struck by a machine driven by Donald Zellers, 1210 Shriver pl NE, near the intersections of Gibbs ave and 9th at NE, according to a police report.
Shively was returning home from a short walk and was crossing Gibbs ave when the accident occurred.  Zellers, the report says, was driving north on Gibbs ave.
Dies In Hospital
Shively was taken to Mercy hospital in Arnold's ambulance.  He suffered a fractured skull, a fracture of the right shoulder and right foot and lacerations about the forehead and head.  He died two hours later.
The man came to Canton two years ago from Pennsylvania. Since that time he has been making his home with his two daughters, Mrs. Ada Harris, 1200 Lippert rd NE, and Mrs. Nina Chaney, 1209 8th at NE.
Coroner T. C. McQuate will begin an investigation of the accident Tuesday morning.  Zellers is being held at police headquarters for questioning.  The body of Shively is at the Maughlman funeral parlors.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Harvey Hefelbower Shively, From Cumberland County And Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Harvey Hefelbower Shively was born in March 1871 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.  He was the son of Simon Shively (born 14-Apr-1833 died 10-Oct-1896) and Rosanna Hefelbower (born 13-Sep-1829 died 17-Dec-1907).  Simon Shively was the son of David Shibley (Shively) who was born 30-Oct-1805 Perry County, PA died 30-Mar-1876 Cumberland County, PA and wife Elizabeth Clay who was born 17-Aug-1805 died 3-Sep-1854.  

The family of Simon and Rosanna Shively are listed on the 1880 Cumberland County, Newville Borough, PA census.  In the household are Simon age 47, wife Rosana age 50, daughter Florence Bell age 16, son William David age 14, daughter Laura Katherine age 13, son Harvey H age 8.  Florence Shively was married 23-Oct-1888 to John Milton Landis.  William Shively was married in May-1899 to Salina Susanne Hess.  Laura was married in 1897 to Amagiah L. Weaver.

The marriage for Harvey H. Shively and Ella R. Michael is located in Dauphin County, PA Marriage License Docket Volume 2 M, 1906.  They were married on 25-June-1906.  Harvey was 35 years old, parents Simon and Rosa, his 1st marriage, and occupation of carpenter.  Ella was 34 years old,  her 2nd marriage with her previous husband having died "6 years ago".    Their marriage was recorded in The Patriot, Harrisburg, PA, Wednesday, June 27, 1906, Page 6, Column 4:
Harvey Shively and Miss Ella R. Michael, both of this city, were married on Monday evening at the parsonage of Salem Reformed Church by Rev. Ellis N. Kremer, pastor.  They left shortly after the ceremony on a trip to Philadelphia, New York and Buffalo and on their return will reside in this city.

In The Patriot, Harrisburg, PA, Saturday, April 25, 1914, Page 15, Column 2:
Man Wants Any Kind Of Job And Carpenter Work To Do.
                                                          H. H. Shively, Lucknow, PA

The following article appeared in The Patriot, Harrisburg, PA, Saturday, August 28, 1920, Page 1, Column 7:
Searching For Brother Lost For Five Years
William D. Shively of Longsdorf whose brother has been lost for five years, yesterday addressed an appeal to THE PATRIOT asking that he be given aid in his search.  His brother is Harvey H. Shively.  He was last heard from in Harrisburg about five years ago.  He was working here then as a carpenter.

In a related article from The Patriot, Harrisburg, PA, Thursday, January 13, 1921, Page 11, Column 2:
Seek Lost Brother
A "lost" brother, Harvey H. Shively, has been sought for over a year without success by relatives.  His brother, William D. Shively, who died on January 4 and was buried last Friday had long searched him.  William Shively lived in Dickinson and was ill only two hours before he died.  Other survivors are his wife and a son, Lester; and two sisters, Mrs. J. M. Landis,  of Brooklyn, and Mrs. A. L. Weaver, of Newville.

In Steelton, Dauphin County, PA in December 1915 Nicolo Kotur and Joso Bakic got into an argument.  Joso Bakic was found dead outside of the boarding house where they lived.   There are numerous articles in The Patriot relating to this murder.   In The Patriot, Harrisburg, PA, Tuesday, February 15, 1916, Page 1, Column 4  an article appeared that lists Harvey Shively as being present at the trial.  Not only was he present but as the article states he was pulled from being a spectator to being a member of the jury.  The article records:
At this point court adjourned.
Two spectators who entered the court room early yesterday afternoon did not get home last night.  They are Harvey H. Shively and William Metzgar, who were locked up with the rest of the jurors as the “guests” of Sheriff Caldwell.  They were picked from the audience after the regular panel had been exhausted. The other ten on the Kotur jury are:  John M. Madden, Millersburg, foreman; Joseph G. Beckwith, Seventh ward, city; George E. Eldridge, Ninth ward, city; Charles K. Hess, First ward, city; Henry W. Snyder, Ninth ward, city; Joseph Lutz, Thirteenth ward, city; Walter Liebfield, Derry township; Alpha Fraut, Steelton; John Dubbs, Hershey; and A. B. Gardner, city.

From the following article it is recorded that Harvey Shively and  fellow jurors found Nicholo Kotur guilty of first degree murder:
The Patriot, Harrisburg, PA, Thursday, February 17, 1916, Page 1, Column 3:
Guilty Of Murder In First Degree
Kotur, Angered At Verdict Of Jury, Becomes Sarcastic In Remarks
Nicholo Kotur will be the first person from Dauphin county to die in the electric chair, unless means can be found by his lawyers to stay the penalty for murder in the first degree, the verdict returned by a jury late yesterday afternoon after little more than an hour’s deliberation.  He was convicted of killing Joso Bakic, a fellow-countryman, in a Steelton boarding house last December 22.
As the jurors, one by one, solemnly pronounced the word “guilty” the first trace of emotion he has shown since his arrest stirred in Kotur.  The three days’ trial was utterly devoid of anything dramatic on his part, and the impression grew that he was ignorant of English.  But at its conclusion the doomed man sprang to his feet.
Hot With Anger
“Thank you, Mr. Jurors,” he cried in accents that rang clearly over a tense courtroom.
His voice vibrated and his face colored with hot passion.  Hs head dipped quickly in the mockery of a bow.
Under the scorn and hatred blazing in his narrow eyes a few jurors turned red.  Then he strode toward (continued on Page 12, Column 6)  the door was was led back to his cell across the alley, composed once more.  On his way he remarked simply to Deputy Sheriff Hoffman: “Good-bye, everybody.  I go chair all right, all for notting.”

Nicholo Kotur was given a second trial and in December 16, 1916 he was found guilty once more.  From The Patriot, Harrisburg, PA, Tuesday,  October 2, 1917, Page 5, Column 3:

Kotur Paye Death Penalty In Chair
Nicolo Kotur, convicted of the murder of Joso Bakic at Steelton on Christmas 1915, yesterday paid the penalty in the electric chair at the Center County Penitentiary.  He was electrocuted at 7:10 a.m.

Could it be that Harvey Shively being involved in this trial had something to do with the fact that he seems to have "been lost" to his family?  Harvey and wife Ella are listed on the 1910 Dauphin County, PA, city of Harrisburg census. Harvey or Ella could not be located on the 1920 census records. It appears that Harvey H. Shively may have relocated to Jefferson County, OH.  Located on the 1930 Jefferson County, Ohio, Village of Toronto, Island Creek Township, 405 Main Street is an entry for Harvey H Shively, age 50, widowed, occupation Carpenter, Furniture and in the household is John Armour, a roomer, age 61, single, occupation as a Laborer for a steel mill.  There is an Ohio death certificate for a Harvey Shively, age 66, who died in Jefferson County, Ohio on 1-July-1937.  He is listed as living in the "Jefferson County Home".  The informant for the information on the death certificate was L. W. Adrian, Superintendent of the Jefferson County Home.  Harvey's birth information and parents were listed as unknown.