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, 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.


  1. I am a descendant of Daniel Armbrust's brother, Adam Armbrust, and his wife Caroline Scheidt. They were married in 1874, had a daughter, Katherine, in 1875 and in 1876 Adam was burned at the WERK Co. when a vat of boiling fat spilled on his head. From that time until his death in 1890 he was rather incapacitated. There is a court case that is in some state law journals regarding Adam's case against his employer. I hope to hear from you.. Gregg Leeser

  2. I also forgot to mention that the Armbrust family was from Hassloch, Bayerische Rheinpfalz.

    Also, I have seen Sopia's maiden name as Gerbig

  3. Sophia Gerbig was born Nov 5, 1841 in Erpolzheim, Kreis Bad Dürkheim, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany; daughter of Johann Georg Gerbig and Anna Maria Diehl.
    (that is the spelling of the maiden name unless her father spelled his signature incorrectly on all of the documents Also, in German, an 'e' almost always follows another vowel rather than preceding one as it is used to alter the other's pronunciation),
    Daniel Armbrust born February 8, 1838 at Haßloch, Kreis Bad Dürkheim, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany; son of Adam Marcus Armbrust and Anna Katharina Gramlich.

    Sophia traveled to the U.S. with her siblings, Christine and Charles (probably Karl) aboard the Germania from Havre to New York arriving April 5, 1859. They left shortly after their mother died. The father was still alive and remarried.
    If you don't want any more information, please have the courtesy to let me know.

  4. Gregg, Thank you so much for your information. Please continue to add any information you have on these families. The purpose of this Shively blog is to get as much information on these families as possible. I am sure the Shively families who descend from this genealogy line appreciate all your comments and help.