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.

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.

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