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 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.