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, 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