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 28, 2012

Daniel Shively, Son Of Peter Shively, Who Lived In Tuscarawas County, Ohio And Ionia County, Michigan

Daniel Shively who lives in the state of California contacted some of the Shively researchers seeking to find other Shively's interested in the family history of Daniel Shively who was the son of Peter Shively.  If you descend from this Shively line and are interested in sharing information with Daniel please leave a comment on this blog.
Located on the 1850 Tuscarawas County, Ohio census record is the family of Peter Shively in Sandy Township.  Listed in the household are Peter Shively age 39, wife Sarah, daughter Elizabeth age 21, son William age 19, daughter Margarett A age 18, daughter Mary J age 14, son Daniel age 12 and son Peter age 9.    By 1860 Peter and family have moved to Ionia County, Michigan where they are located on the census record.       The death certificate for son Daniel Shively lists his parents as Peter Shively and Sarah Miller.  There is a marriage certificate in Tuscarawas County for Peter Shevely and Sarah Foster dated 10-April-1828.  It would be interesting if someone could comment about these marriage records.  Is it possible these early Tuscarawas marriage records were recopied at a later date?  The reason is that the handwriting appears to be the style of early 1900's rather than the style of writing from the early 1800's.  If this occurred it might be possible that in transcribing Sarah's last name was recorded incorrectly.   The information on the death certificate was a William Shively who it is believed was Daniel Shively's son. One would think that he would know the name of his grandmother Sarah Shively.
From the Ohio death certificate Daniel Shively is recorded born 16-Dec-1838.  He died 4-June-1913 in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. His wife was Phoebe Ann. Daniel and Phoebe Ann are listed on the 1880 Ionia County, Michigan census with son William age 9.  Another son of Daniel and Phoebe was Frank Shively born 17-Oct-1882 in Ionia County, Michigan and died 28-Sep-1941 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Frank married Elizabeth (Bessie) Murphy who was born 29-Nov-1883 in Rockford, Winnebago County, IL died 7-Dec-1963 in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio.  
Several newspaper articles were located regarding the family of Frank Shively and Bessie Murphy Shively.  Located in The Rockford Daily Register-Gazette, Thursday, June 12, 1913, Page 1, Column 7:
Baby Dies On Day Of Grandfather’s Burial
Frank Shively Loses His Father And Daughter By Death At Home In Toledo, O.
Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shively, of Toledo, O., formerly of Rockford, have been informed of the death of their little daughter Jane, which occurred last Saturday.  Mr. Shively’s father died a week ago Wednesday, and his funeral was held on the day the grandchild passed away.  The baby, who was twenty months old, was buried on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shively moved to Toledo from Rockford about a year ago.

Rockford Republic, Tuesday, Evening, October 20, 1903, Page 5, Column 2:
Announcement has been made of the coming wedding of Mr. Frank Shively of Lansing, Mich., and Miss Bessie Murphy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Murphy of this city.  The bride is a popular young lady and a wide circle of friends will extend advance congratulations on the coming event.
Mr. Shively has made him home in Rockford since the beginning of the current year and is a popular and worthy young man.

The Rockford Morning Star, Wednesday, January 27, 1904, Page 5, Column 4:
Will Wed Tonight
Miss Bessie Murphy and Mr. Frank Shively will wed this evening.  Mr. Shively is connected with Louck’s restaurant and Miss Murphy is a well known young lady who has many friends.

Rockford Republic, Thursday Evening, January 28, 1904, Page 7, Column 3:
Murphy-Shively Wedding
Miss Bessie Murphy and Frank Shively were married last evening at St. Mary’s parsonage, the ceremony being performed at 8 o’clock by Rev. Fr. McMahon.  After the wedding service the bridal couple were tendered a reception at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Thro.  Mr. and Mrs. Shively will be at home at Lansing, Mich., next month.

It would be interesting to know if the Daniel Shively age 83 and wife Sarah Shively age 82 and James Shively age 41 who are listed on the 1850 Tuscarawas County, Ohio census in the household of John J. Wolf are related to Peter Shively.   Is it possible they are the parents of Peter Shively?      It appears that by 1860 Daniel Shively has passed away because James Shively and Sarah are located on the 1860 Jefferson County, Ohio census record.  Is it possible this Shively line descends from Daniel Shively who came to America in 1749?  This immigrant Daniel Shively was born 26-May-1709 in Waldenberg(Switzerland) and died 1763 in Frederick County, VA.  It is known that this Daniel had a son Daniel Shively baptized 29-Jan-1730 who died in Jefferson County, OH in 1808.  Is it possible the Daniel Shively in 1850 in Tuscarawas County(the one who was 83) was the son of the Daniel Shively who was baptized 1730?

This blog was created to help the Shively researchers find their lineage.  If you have information on these Shively lines your information and comments will be appreciated.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Henry Smith Shively And Wife, Emily E. Scamehorn, In Jefferson County, Ohio

The county history's are a good resource for genealogy information if the ancestor you are looking for has a biography.  In the 20th Century History Of Steubenville And Jefferson County, Ohio And Representative Citizens, By Joseph B. Doyle, "History Is Philosophy Teaching By Example", Published by Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co., F. J. Richmond, Pres., C. R. Arnold, Sec'y and Treas, Chicago, IL 1910, pages 825-826 is a biography for Henry Smith Shively.

HENRY SMITH SHIVELY, general farmer and respected and representative citizen, who owns 161 acres of well improved land in Wells Township, Jefferson County, Ohio, was born in Belmont County, Ohio, February 13, 1839, and is a son of Richard and Jane (Smith) Shively.
     Richard Shively was also born in Belmont County and was left fatherless in childhood.  He remained in Belmont County until manhood and worked there as a mechanic, but after coming to Jefferson County he bought a farm in Warren Township and resided there and engaged in agricultural pursuits during the remainder of his life.  He married Jane Smith, who was born in West Virginia.  They died on Warren Ridge, Warren Township, aged eighty and eighty-two years, respectively.  They had five children, namely: Sarah Ann, now deceased, who was the wife of George Nell, also deceased; and Henry S., John B., George and Forgus Richard.
     Henry S. Shively, was quite young when his parents came to Jefferson County and he grew to manhood on the home farm in Warren Township, obtaining his education in the old log schoolhouse near his home.  In 1863, after his marriage, he operated a portable saw-mill and was so engaged until 1874, when he bought his present farm, later suffering the loss of his buildings by fire.  He erected the present substantial structures and has made other valuable improvements.  This property formerly belonged to Smallwood & Winning.
     In January, 1863, Mr. Shively was married to Miss Emily E. Scamehorn, who died in 1905, aged sixty-one years.  She was a daughter of Henry Scamehorn, and old resident of Jefferson County.  To Mr. and Mrs. Shively ten children were born as follows:  Charles, who married Sarah Williams, and has a large family; John D. and Sarah Jane, twins, the former of whom died, leaving a widow, formerly Maggie Todd, Sarah Jane being the wife of Kenneth Blake, who operates Mr. Shively's farm, and mother of four children--Margaret May, Henry E., Lina Bell, and Kenneth A.;  Elmer E., who married Margaret Brendley; William, who married Louella Wells, who, at death, left two children--Henry T. and William W.; Anna Bell, deceased, who was the wife of William Barnes; Ida, who married Robert Carpenter and has four children--Earl, Emma, Della and Carl;  Alice; and Margaret and Harley, twins, the latter of whom married Lillian Bell and has three children---Mildred,Harry and Mary Margaret.  Mrs. Shively has reason to be proud of this large family of descendants, showing as they do evidence of vigorous stock and they also display in business and at school, down to the youngest, the qualities which promise future usefulness.  In his political views Mr. Shively is a Republican.

The newspapers from Steubenville, Ohio and Wheeling, West Virginia contain information that mentions the family of Henry and Emily Shively.    An article from The Wheeling Register, Sunday, March 9, 1890, Page 2, Column 5 indicates that Henry and Emily may have had differences and gotten a divorce.  This information seems to be supported by the 1900 Jefferson County, Ohio census.  In Wells Township household 315 is Luke Scamehorn and family, household 316 is Emily Shively who is listed as head of the household, and in household 317 is Henry Shively as head of household with daughter Alice, son Harley and daughter Maggie.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Charles Stacey Shively And Wife, Lou Anna Rivers, From Miami County, IN To Huntingdon County, PA

Charles Stacey Shively was born in Miami County, IN on 25-May-1875, a son of Daniel P. Shively and Harriet Little.  He passed away on 15-September-1958  in Hutingdon County, PA. He was married to Lou Anna Rivers on  17-April-1904. Lou Anna Rivers Shively was born 14-May-1880 in Russiaville, IN and died at the age of 112 on 7-June-1992.
Charles S. Shively was the son of Daniel P. Shively (1841-1900) and Harriet Little. Daniel P. a was the son of Daniel Shively Jr (1800-1863) and Catherine Bowman. Daniel Jr was the son of Daniel L. Shively (1773-1818) and Susannah Ulrich. Daniel L. Shively was the son of Christian Shively who was the son of Ulrich Shively who was the son of Christian Shively who was the son of Durs Shively.
Charles Shively is listed with his parents on the 1880 Miami County, IN, Pipe Creek Township census.  He is found on the 1900 Marion County, IN, Warren Township census, 1910 Denver County, CO, City of Denver, census, 1920 Los Angeles County, CA, San Jose Township, LaVerne City, census and 1930 Huntingdon County, PA, Huntingdon Borough census.
The following newspaper obituaries give more history on the lives of Charles S. Shively and Lou Anna Rivers Shively:
The Daily News, Huntingdon and Mount Union, PA., Tuesday, September 16, 1958, Page 1, Column 2:
Expires At 83
(Picture Of Dr  Charles S. Shively)

Retired Professor At Juniata Dies
Dr. Charles S. Shively of 1722 Washington Street, Huntingdon, former head of the Department of Mathematics and Physics of Juniata College, passed away at 5:30 p.m. Monday, September 15, 1958, at his late home.  He had been in failing health for the past three weeks.  He was 83.
He joined the faculty of Juniata College in 1920 as head of the Department of Mathematics and Physics.  Dr. Shively left his post at the Huntingdon College in 1942 and taught at Franklin and Marshall College, Rutgers University and Massachusetts State College and then returned to Juniata in 1945.
The well known instructor retired in 1950 and had been residing in Huntingdon since that time.
He was born May 25, 1875, at Peru, Ind., a son of Daniel P. and Harriet (Little) Shively.  He was united in marriage to Anna Rivers on April 17, 1904, at Kokomo,  Ind.
His wife survives along with one son, Dr. Arthur W. Shively of Lancaster and one daughter Mrs. Herman (Ethyl) Bookwalter of Shippensburg.  There are three grandsons and one granddaughter.  Also surviving is one sister, Mrs. David Cripe of Peru, Ind.  Three brothers preceded him in death.
Dr. Shively was a member of the Stone Church of the Brethren.  He was a charter member of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science, a member of the Mathematical Association of America, and a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. 
In 1907 Dr. Shively received his B. A. degree from McPherson College at McPherson, Kan.  He received his M. A. degree in 1910 from the University of Denver, Denver, Colo.  In 1919 he received his Ph. D., from the University of Denver, Denver, Colo.  He also did graduate work at the University of Chicago in 1920 and 1925. Dr. Shively studied at European universities from 1929 until 1930.
For a period of time he was the principal of the high school at Nead, Ind., and then served as the principal of the high school at Grenada, Colo.
He was the supervisor of schools and the supervising teacher on the island of Guimeras located in the Philippine Islands.
Later he was the instructor of mathematics at South Denver High School at Denver, Colo.  He then accepted a post as professor of mathematics at LaVerne College, LaVerne, Calif.  He later joined the faculty at Juniata.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, September 18, from Brown’s in Huntingdon.  The Rev. John C. Middlekauff, pastor of the Stone Church of the Brethren, and Dr. Calvert N. Ellis, president of Juniata College, will officiate.  Interment will be made in the Riverview Mausoleum, Huntingdon.  Friends will be received at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday evening.
It is requested that flowers be omitted at the funeral.  Any contributions that would ordinarily be given as floral tributes may be given to the Huntingdon County Heart Association.    

The Daily News, Huntingdon, Saxton, Mount Union, Orbisonia, Pa., Tuesday, June 9, 1992, Page 2, Colums 1-2:
Mrs. Anna (Rivers) Shively
Former Huntingdon resident, was 112
A former Huntingdon resident and one of the oldest persons in Pennsylvania, Lou Anna (Rivers) Shively, 112, died at 12:15 a.m. Sunday, June 7, 1992, at the Brethren Village at Neffsville,, Lancaster County, where she had resided.
Born May 14, 1880, in Russiaville, Ind., she was the daughter of the late James A. and Josephine (Bell) Rivers.  On April 17, 1904, at Kokomo, Ind., she married Dr. Charles Stacey Shively, a member of the faculty at Juniata College from 1920-42 and 1945-50 and former head of the Department of Mathematics and Physics there.  Dr. Shively died Sept. 15, 1958.
The Shivelys had lived for many years along Cold Springs Road and then at 1722 Washington St., Huntingdon.
Surviving are two children:  Dr. Arthur W. Shively of Lancaster and Mrs. Herman M. (Ethyl) Brookwalter, Shippensburg; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by three brothers.
Mrs. Shively was a member of the Church of the Brethren, Shippensburg.
Mrs. Shively, shortly after her marriage, moved to the island of Guimeras, the Philippins, where she taught in one of the newly established English language schools and Dr. Shively served as supervisor of schools.  After returning to the United States in 1906, they lived in Kansas, Colorado and California, before moving to Huntingdon in September 1920, when Dr. Shively joined the faculty of Juniata College.  In addition to his work at the college, they continued to travel widely.  One year, 1929-30, was spent traveling in Europe.
During the 48 years she lived in Huntingdon, Mrs. Shively was active in numerous groups at the college and in the community, especially the Women’s League of Juniata College.  Always busy, she was one of founding members of the former Reed Club and was also widely known as a gardener—raising vegetables, flowers and fruits—herbalist, ceramics artist and avid bird watcher/naturalist.  For many years, too, she fired ceramics for Juniata art students.  She is remembered by many persons as one who was quick to extend a helping hand to others--even in her later years.
After moving to Shippensburg to live with her daughter in 1968, Mrs. Shively maintained a lively correspondence with her many friends in the Huntingdon area until failing health forced her to stop.  She also lived in Sebring, Fla., for three years before movning to the Neffsville Brethren Village 15 years ago.
At age 104, Mrs. Shively won two first place awards in a cooking contest sponsored by the Food Service Department at the Village and she was also a “poster girl” for a statewide campaign urging senior citizens to vote.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 11, at the John B. Brown Funeral Home, Huntingdon, with the Rev. Alan E. Miller officiating.  Entombment will be in Riverview Mausoleum, Huntingdon.
Friends may call at the funeral home for one hour prior to the service on Thursday 

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Henry Albert Shively Who Lived In Trumbull County, Ohio

Melody By H. A. Shively
The sheet music for the song Wild Roses Blossom On The Hillside  has words by O. E. Henry and melody by H. A. Shively.  The song was published by H. A. Shively in Warren, Ohio.
O. E. Henry is probably Orrin E Henry who is listed in the Trumbull County, Ohio census record as being a musician.  H. A. Shively was not as easy to locate.  From research it is believed that H. A. Shively was Henry Albert Shively, son Abraham Shively and Hannah Flick.  He is listed in 1860 and 1870 in Trumbull County, Ohio in his parents household and is listed as Henry A Shively.  In 1880 he is listed in his parents household as Albert Shively.  In 1900 he is living with his mother and is listed as Albert H.  In 1910 he is living with his brother and family and is listed as H. A. Shively.  
It is interesting that none of the census records for H. A. Shively list an occupation for him.  On the 1880 census living in the household of Abraham and Susan Shively are children Albert age 35, Louis (daughter) age 33 and son William age 26.  William (Solomon W. Shively)  is listed as a dealer in music.  
      Thanks go the staff at the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Local History and Genealogy Center who located the following newspaper obituary in the Warren Daily Tribune, Friday, January 5, 1917, Page 5, Column 4:
Funeral services for the late H. A. Shiveley will be held at the home of his brother, W. S. Shiveley, on Cherry street, Saturday morning at 10:30.  The remains will be taken to Duck Creek fro burial.  Mr. Shiveley passed away Wednesday at the age of 73 years.  He held an extensive acquaintance in this part of the county where he had resided for many years.
      The staff at the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library also found the following related item in the Warren Daily Tribune, Tuesday, January 16, 1917, Page 5, Column 4:
Mr. and Mrs. B. P. Baldwin and Mr. and Mrs. Shurrell Orr attended the funeral of Mrs. Baldwin's brother, Mr. Shively, in Warren, Saturday and on Sunday attend the funeral of a son of Mr. and Mrs. Sherrad Foulk.
        The Ohio death certificate for Henry Albert Shively lists a birth date of Sept. 26, 1843 and death date of January 3, 1917.  He is listed as being retired.  His parents are listed as Abram Shively and Susan Flick.  The person giving the information for the death certificate was his brother, Solomon Shively.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Harry L. Shively (Shiebler, Scheibler) Who Lived In Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

An obituary in The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Pa., Tuesday November 5, 1963, Page 11, Column 1 influenced research in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania:
Harry L. Shively
Harry L. Shively, 87, of Route 71, Greensburg, R. D. 1, died in his home. His wife, Mrs. Lucetta Baughman Shively, died in 1958.  Surviving are three children, Mrs. Cleeus (Bertha) Herman of Greensburg, R. D., William E. Shively of Greensburg and Glenn R. Shively of New Stanton, R. D.; 13 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.

Research from the histories of Westmoreland County and the census records show this Shively family also is listed in the records as Shiebler, Scheibler and other various spellings. Harry L. Shively in listed on the census records with his parents, Samuel and Mary Scheibler. Samuel and Mary are buried in the Hillview Cemetery in Greensburg, Westmoreland County, as Samuel and Mary M. Shiebler.   Samuel was the son of Jacob Scheibler.

From the History Of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Genealogical Memoirs, Compiled Under The Editorial Supervison of John W. Jordan, LL.D, Of The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Illustrated, Volume 2, The Lewis Publishing Company,New York and Chicago, 1906, Page  95:
WILLIAM F. SCHEIBLER.  The Scheibler family is German.  The first member of the branch which located in Pennsylvania was George Scheibler (I), who came from Germany in 1700 and effected settlement in Montgomery county.  His wife’s Christian name was Catherine.  They were pioneer farmers, and reared two sons and one daughter: George, Catherine and Frederick Schiebler.  They were of the Zwingle Reformed church faith.  The son George went to North Carolina and became judge of the circuit court.  Catherine remained at home, single.
(II)  Frederick Scheibler, youngest child of the American ancestor and his wife, was born 1763, died in 1843, aged eighty years, and was buried in Hempfield township, in the old schoolhouse cemetery grounds known as Feightners.  They espoused the Reformed religious creed and were devout members of that body.  Politically Frederick Scheibler was a firm supporter of Jeffersonian Democracy.  He owned a farm, and taught school in the German language in the borough of Greensburg in an old log school house.  He had the honor of establishing the first bank of Greensburg, and used to drive back and forth from his farm nights and mornings while attending to the banking business.  His early life was an exceptional one for hard experiences, hair-breadth escapes and real romance.  When but fifteen years of age he, being well developed physically, was received as an enlisted soldier in the Continental army.  He was soon captured and made a prisoner of war by the British forces and sent to the military prison on one of the West India Islands, but made his escape by being befriended by an American sympathizer who conducted a tavern on the island.  When he entered the tavern he was a dejected, dirty, ragged youth, whose very condition appealed to the sympathy of the innkeeper, who told him unless he would disguise that very night the officers from the prison would be there in the morning and doubtless recapture him.  Consequently it was planned that he be thoroughly cleaned and dressed in a good suit of clothes and provided with a wig, or queue, then commonly worn.  To the queue as a disguise he attributed his escape, and he continued to wear the queue up to his death.  The officer came to search the tavern in the early morning and was informed that no person of the description was there.  He then went to the bar of the inn and there beheld his prisoner in the role of a neatly dressed bartender, so perfectly disguised that he was not detected.  He, too, was questioned about the escaped prisoner of war, but feigned to be entirely ignorant of the person sought after by the British officer, who finally purchased a drink and drank with the new bartender.  The sequel of this narrative was the he remained in the employ of the innkeeper for six years, during which period he accumulated a good sum of money, and then sailed for New York, but was shipwrecked off the coast and clung to the wrecked vessel for forty-eight hours, after which he was picked up by a passing boat and landed in New York.  From that city he walked the entire distance to his home in Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, having lost all of his possessions when ship was wrecked except two dollars in his vest pocket.   His ambition while on the islands was to save his money, return home, purchase a fine team of horses and give his people a big surprise, but the fates decreed otherwise.  The family during these seven long years of absence had never heard from him and believed
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him dead. Just as he was nearing the home place he met his father and brother, who were haying.  A small stream had to be crossed by means of foot-logs, one of which was on either side of the wagon road.  The father started on one and the “prodigal son” was about to take the same log, thinking his father would know him, but the father then retraced his steps towards the other foot-log and they finally passed over the stream on different paths – the son going on to the house in which he was born.  His shoes had given out and he was barefooted, and his attire covered with dust of travel made him present a sorry sight.  He seated  himself on the door step beside a sister who was spinning, and said he by her permission would rest a while.  He asked many questions and finally called for the “lady of the house,” from whom he requested something to eat.   This was soon provided him.  While eating he asked the good woman what had become of a lock of hair she had taken from his head in childhood, whereupon the mother carefully scrutinized her caller and soon discovered her own long lost boy.  The timid maiden who had been so shy threw off her restraint and embraced her brother.  He was of a roaming disposition, and after a short stay at home started westward, and finally halted in Hempfield township,  Westmoreland county, having walked from Montgomery county over the mountains.  Here he settled and married Salome Leichty, of a prominent family, and the greataunt of the late Hon. Eli Leichty.  She was born in 1763, died February 5, 1839.  By this union one son was born—John Jacob Scheibler.  Frederick, the father, was of the Reformed church, and in politics a Democrat.
(III) John Jacob Scheibler, only son of Frederick and Saolme (Leichty) Scheibler, was born in 1788, in Hempfield township, Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, at a point near the present borough of Youngwood.  He died October 7, 1861.  He was a sturdy farmer, and supported the Democratic party.  He, too, was of the Reformed church faith.  He married Catherine Truxel, daughter of John Truxel and wife; she died May 4, 1841, and was buried in the cemetery aforementioned. To John Jacob and Catherine (Truxel) Scheibler were born:  John, Jacob, William, Elizabeth, Hannah and Sarah.  John and Jacob remained at home and fell heir to farms formerly possessed by their father.  William migrated to Iowa, where he spent the greater part of his life and where his descendants reside.
IV.  John Scheibler, eldest son of John Jacob and Catherine (Truxel) Scheibler, born April 22, 1810, died October 2, 1887.  He married, May 13, 1830, Mary Sell, daughter of Jacob Sell and wife, Rev. Nicholas P. Hacke performing the ceremony.  Mrs. Scheibler was born April 4, 1811, died May 5, 1883, and was buried in the old cemetery, but the remains were removed to the St. Clair cemetery at Greensburg, Pennsylvania.  The children born to Mr. and Mrs. John Scheibler were:  Simon G., born March 25, 1832, of Greensburg, Pa.; Sarah, born June 7, 1834, married Jackson Baker, of Holton, Kansas; Hannah, born October 16, 1836, married Rev. T. F. Stauffer, of Sioux City, Iowa and is now deceased; Julia, born January 1, 1839, married Josiah Rumbough; Uriah Frederick, born March 23, 1841, married Mary Sutman, he died June 7, 1905; John S., born January 29, 1844, married Sally Clarke, of Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, she died in 1881, he moved to Abilene, Kansas, where he still resides;  Jacob, born August 24, 1846, died April 12, 1890;  Isaac P. O., born June 23, 1849, died single September 8, 1873; William F., born September 28, 1851, of whom later; Eli, born January 24, 1854, married Alice Weimer, resident of Hempfield township.
V. William F. Scheibler, the second youngest son of John and Mary (Sell) Scheibler, born September 28, 1851, obtained a good common school education and attended the county normals.  He then followed the profession of a teacher in the Westmoreland county schools for a period of eleven years.  He farmed some during this time and taught winter school.  In the spring of 1889 he removed to the Fifth ward of Greensburg borough, known as “Bunker Hill,” where he engaged in general merchandising, which business has grown to one of large proprtions and which he still conducts.  His annual sales have been as high as $35,000. He began in a modest way and his good wife attended to the little store, while he “hustled” in the country purchasing and trading for live stock and country produce, until the town grew up around him, increasing his trade until his whole time with that of several clerks was required to handle the large volume of business.  He also handled real estate to quite an extent, and became a prosperous business factor of the borough.  For several years he has been engaged by the officers of the Street Railway Company to secure right-of-way along the rural lines.  In brief his has been an active career, built up by energy and strict integrity.  While other men have sought ease and trifling pleasures, Mr. Scheibler applied his every energy in the direction of his business, which has been crowned with an almost phenomenal success.  He is a Democrat in politics.  While too busy in the marts of trade to seek out public office, he served his native township as school director, and upon moving to the borough of Greensburg, where he has lived and operated the past sixteen years, he was made a justice of the peace, serving five years; also member of the school board. He and family are members of the Reformed church.
            He married, September 29, 1874, at Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, Catherine E. Brugh, daughter of Jacob and Catherine Brugh, the ceremony being performed by Rev. T. F. Stauffer.  Their children were:  Stella L., born December 25, 1875, married Harry E. Blank, an attorney of Greensburg, and they have a daughter, Catherine Virginia, born September 12, 1902.  Harry S., born July 27, 1877, married Jessie Overly, of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, and their children are:  Ruth E., born March 13, 1900, and Helen Reed, born October 12, 1902.  He is a traveling salesman for the Allen Kirkpatrick Grocery Company, of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.  Florence Ethel, born November 11, 1885, at home.  At both the store and the residence of Mr. Scheibler are to be seen the evidence of education and refinement.  The family are greatly attached to one another,  even to the rosy-checked grandchildren, who are of the seventh generation from the founder of the family in America, George Scheibler, who landed in a strange land in 1700.