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, December 27, 2013

Civil War Pension Of Samuel Shively - Claimed By His Mother, Barbara Kibler Shively Spellman

Samuel Shively was born in Ohio ca. 1844.  He was the son of Abraham Shively (born ca. 1815, died 24-Dec-1861) and Barbara Kibler (born ca. 1817, died 16-Dec-1899).  His mother, Barbara, married a second time on 14-Sep-1871 in Allen County, Ohio to David Spellman. Barbara Kibler Shively Spellman filed for divorce from David Spellman in Allen County, Ohio in 1891. Abraham Shively was the son of Jacob Shively, born 1793 and died 1861 in Allen County, Ohio and Anna (last name unknown) who was born 1789.  Abraham Shively descends from the Durs Schaublin line of the Canton of Baselland, Switzerland.  Records of the children of Abraham Shively and Barbara Kibler are found, for the most part, in Allen County and Hardin County, Ohio.

The children of Abraham and Barbara Shively were: Adam born 1840, Isaac born 1842, Samuel born 1844, Daniel born 1846, Lucinda born 1849, Caroline born 1851, Solomon born 1852 and Jemima born 1855.   Abraham and Barbara are listed on the 1850 VanBuren Township, Hancock County, Ohio census record.  The family moved to Allen County, Ohio where they are found on the 1860 census record in Richland Township.   In 1870 Barbara and the children remaining at home are found in Jackson Township, Allen County.

Civil War records show that Samuel, Adam and Isaac served on the Union side in Company G, 57th Infantry Regiment,  of Ohio.  Adam and Isaac are both recorded as enlisting on 9-November-1861.  Adam mustered out on 12-June-1865 at Camp Chase, Ohio.  There is a Civil War pension file by Adam's wife, Lavina, for their "helpless child" Daniel R. Shively.  Isaac mustered out on 15-December-1864 at Louisville, KY.   Samuel enlisted on 27-October-1862.  He died "of disease" on 28-February-1863 at Young's Point,  LA.  Samuel's mother, Barbara, filed for a Civil War pension under his name.  Daniel enlisted in the 130th Indiana Infantry and served in the ranks for a period of three years.  He was twice wounded, an injury to his head causing him pain up to the day of this death.

Back portion of post card mentions Samuel Shively

At the left is the writing contained on the back of a post card which contains the pictures of Jemima Shively and her brother Daniel Shively.  "Jemmia Shivley before married. Dan Shivley in Civil war.  3 other Brothers in Civil War - Isaac, Adam, Sam Shively in Civil War - (Sam died in Civil War, died of measles - buried on southern soil)

Extracts from the Civil War pension claim by Barbara Kibler Shively Spellman:
War of 1861        Claim For Mother’s Pension           WC127812
Brief in the case of Barbara Shively, Mother of Samuel Shively, Pri. G. 57th Ohio Vol., resident of Allen County, and State of Ohio
Post Office address:  Herring, Ohio
Declaration And Identification In Due Form
Proof Exhibited
SERVICE:  The Adjt. Gen. Reports muster Oct. 27, 1862 and death February 28, 1863, at Young’s Point, La., of chronic diarrhea.  Surgeon General reports death by congestive fever.  Officer testifies soldier entered hospital for measles and diarrhea contracted in line of duty.

Competent witnesses testify that soldier was son of claimant, that he left no widow nor child, that her husband died in 1861, that she has and had no property nor means, that from the time of husband’s death solider provided claimant a home, furnished her food and clothing and entirely supported her, and after enlistment give her $100.

AGENT:  Robert Mahaffey, Herring, Ohio
Admitted April 9, 1869, to a pension of $8.00 per month, commencing February 28, 1863

Mother’s Claim For Pension
The State of Ohio, County of Allen, SS
On this 10th day of June, A.D., 1868, personally appeared before me Cha M Hughes, Probate Judge, a Court of Record within and for said County, Barbara Shively, aged 48 years, a resident of Ada, in the County of Hardin, and State of Ohio, who, being first duly sworn according to law, doth on her oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefits of the provisions made by the act of Congress approved July 14, 1862.  That she is the widow of Abraham Shively, deceased, and mother of Samuel Shively, deceased, who was a Private, in Company G, commanded by Captain Wilson, in the 57th Regiment of Ohio Vols, commanded by Colonel Wm. Wungen in the war of 1861, who died at Youngs Point, La of measles February 28, 1863 while in the line of duty in the service of the United States.

Jemima Shively and Daniel Shively
Jemima Shively was a brother to Samuel Shively.  She married Isaac Peoples.
Claim for pension State of Ohio County of Allen
No. 127.812
In the matter of pension claim No 127.812 of Barbra Shively now Spellman, mother of Samuel Shively deceased   Private Co G 57th Regt Ohio Inf Vols
On this the 29 Day of Jan 1892 personally appeared before me a Notary Public in and for said county and state aforesaid duly authorized to administer oaths
Isaac Peoples aged 37 years
Jemima Peoples aged 36 years
Whose post office address are Alger (P.O.) Hardin County, Ohio who being duly sworn in relative to above claim:  that they been personally and intimentely acquainted with Barbra Shively now Spellman for the past 18 years and (know) that they have kept claimant for the past 5 years and that the claimant is the mother of Jemima Peoples, on of the affiants and they also further declare and swear that the claimant has nothing financially to support herself with and she is weak and totally broken down and totally disabled from the performance of manual labor and that she is 75 years old and totally blind.  We also remember that she is the mother of Samuel Shively deceased who was a member Co. G 57 Regt Ohio Inft Vols.  We also remember that the claimant drew a pension at $8 dollars per month on the death of her son Samuel Shively deceased  Also one of the affiants  Jemima Peoples is a sister to the deceased soldier.  About 5 years ago David Spellman left the claimant and since that time she has been kept by us as she had no means of support except from what we gave her and other relatives and friends   we also know that the claimant is divorced from said David Spellman by the Court of Allen County Ohio therefore she is free and unmarried at this time and living with us and we are caring and providing for her support to keep her from going to the County infirmary.  We further declare that we know the facts by reason of keeping and taking care of said Barbra Shively now Spellman the claimant
Isaac Peoples
Jemima Peoples

Isaac Shively was a brother to Samuel Shively and served in the same unit as Samuel Shively.
Claim No 127.812                            State of Ohio   County of Allen  S.S.
Of Barbra Shively                             in the matter of pension
Now Spellman                                  Claim No 127.812  of
Mother of Samuel Shively               Barbra Shively now Spellman, mother of
deceased                                           Samuel Shively deceased late Private
                                                            Co. G. 57th Regt. Ohio Inft Vols
On this the 29th of January A.D. 1892 personally appeared before me a Notary Public in and for said Co and State duly authorized to administer oaths
Isaac Shiveley  Aged 49 years
Whose Post Office address is Herring P.O.       Allen County, Ohio   who is credible and entitled to Credit who states in regard to said Claim for pension that he is a son of claimant:  that he was a member of Co. G. 57th Regt Ohio Inft Vols that the deceased soldier died in front of Vicksburgh Miss in 1863 from measles. He also states this that his mother Barbra Shiveley now Spilman the claimant in 75 years old and feeble and blind and that she is totally disabled from the performance of manuel labor and totally unable to support herself without the aid of friends as she has nothing financially to support herself and if it would not be for her daughter she would be a charge for the County infirmary:  he also states the claimant drew a pension on her son who died at Vicksburgh Miss who was a member Co. G. 57 Regt O.V.I. at the rate of $8. Dollars per month on Certificate No. 127.812 at Cin & Columbus Ohio Agencies prior to remaring David Spilman and about 5 years ago the said Spillman left claimant destitute and she remains the same at this time: And from what he has learned the claimant has been granted a divorce from said David Spillman and is now a free woman: and single
He states he knows the facts from seeing his mother and living close to her ever since 1865.  He also states he has no interest either direct or indirect to the prosecution of this claim for pension
State Of Ohio               Isaac Shively late Private Co. G. 57th Regt Ohio Inft Vols
Co. Of Allen            Sworn to and subscribed to before me this 29 day of January. I also certify that I have no interest either direct or indirect in the prosecution of this claim.  I also certify that affiant is a credible and entitled to credit
                                                                                          Jeremiah Bechtel
See certificate on                                                           Notary Public
file at pension office                                                      Allen County Ohio
Washington D.C.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

David Austin Shively And Wife, Rhena "Catherine" Naber, From Wabash County, Indiana To Los Angeles County, California

David Austin Shively was born 8-October-1885 in Wabash County, Indiana.  He was married on 28-January-1908 in Wabash County, Indiana to Rhena "Catherine" Naber.  She was born on 5-December-1886.  Austin Shively was the son of John W. Shively (born May-1860, Miami County, IN died 7-August-1933 Howard County, IN) and Julia Ann Butterbaugh (died 1930).  John W. and Julia Shively are buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, North Manchester, Wabash County, IN.

The photo at the left was extracted from The Arcadia Tribune, Arcadia, California, Sunday, February 25, 1973, Page 9, Columns 1-2:
A. Shively 65th Marked
Mr. and Mrs. Austin Shively were honored on their 65th wedding anniversary at a reception held at the home of their granddaughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Merle E. Jones Jr. of West Forest Avenue in Arcadia.  The Shivelys, who reside in Monrovia, were longtime Arcadia residents.  The home was beautifully decorated with white wedding bells and floral arrangements, one of which was anthuriums, torch ginger, ti leaves and other exotic blooms, sent from Hawaii by their son, Don and his wife, Dorothy, who were unable to be present.
Their daughter, Miriam, and her husband, Edward Davis of Runnings Springs and the couple's five grandchildren were at the celebration.  Grandchildren are:  Wayne Davis, Glendora; Kaye Davis Cefaloni of San Jose; Paul Shively of Glendora; Bruce Shively, Arcadia, and the hostess, Donna Jones.  The Shivelys also have 11 great grandchildren.
Mr. Shively's sister, Mrs. Maud Replogle, from LaVerne was the only one present who was at the wedding 65 years ago.
One wall of the living room was highlighted with pictures of the Shivelys on their wedding day, past wedding anniversaries, and other family pictures dating back to the turn of the century, which had been framed and hung especially for the reception by Mrs. Jones.
Mrs. Shively wore a white orchid and he a white carnation, which were given them by their daughter and son-in-law.  More than 70 relatives and friends celebrated the great day with the couple.
Catherine Naber became the bride of Austin Shively in North Manchester, Ind., and their 65th anniversary was celebrated Jan. 28.
They lived on a farm in Indiana until 1924 when they came to California and settled in Arcadia, where they resided until 1957 when they moved to their present home in Monrovia.
Mr. Shively was an electrical contractor until he retired in 1951.  The couple were active members of the Arcadia Presbyterian Church for many years.

The picture at the right was extracted from The Arcadia Tribune, Arcadia, California, Friday, July 13, 1934, Page 4, Column 4:
Shively-Davis Nuptials
Miriam Shively Wed, Saturday Evening, At Community Church;
Many Guests
On Saturday evening Arcadia Community church was the scene of a beautiful wedding ceremony when Miriam Shively, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Austin Shively of 53 Haven street, became the bride of Edward N. Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. N.E. Davis of 715 North Marengo avenue, Pasadena.
Eight o'clock was the hour of the nuptials, and the bride wore a gown of white chiffon organdy over white taffeta fashioned in princess style, and carried white gardenias, lilies of the valley and orchids.  The bride also wore a finger tip length veil trimmed with lace border, and was given in marriage by her father.
Miss Vera Goehler, cousin of the bride, from Indiana, attired in a gown of apricot taffeta with harmonizing wide green sash, served her cousin as maid of honor, and carried Talisman roses and sweet peas.  The matron of honor was Mrs. Otto Cytron, who wore a green taffeta with pink sash and carried pink roses and sweet peas.  Otto Cytron, a close friend of the groom, served as best man and Herbert Owens and Henry Shedd were ushers.
Mrs. Helen Bliss Hutchison, harpist, played softly "The Song of Love,", "Liebestraum" throughout the ceremony, and played the wedding march by Mendelsohn also on the harp. The soloist, Donald Shively, brother of the bride, sang "Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life," accompanied on the harp.  Dr. N. Milo Fiske read the wedding service.
The mother of the bride wore a flowered organelle over apricot and a corsage of gardenias; the mother of the bridegroom was attired in a navy blue gown.
After a reception, following the ceremony, held at the home of the bride's parents, which was attended by seventy-five friends and relatives, the pair left for a honeymoon trip of three weeks which will take them to San Francisco, Crater Lake, Oregon Caves, Seattle, Vancouver and other points north.  The bride wore a shell pink crepe going-away outfit with white accessories.
One hundred and fifty friends and relatives attended the wedding ceremony.  The brides a graduate of Monrovia high school and is a charter member of the Theta Phi sorority.  The bridegroom attended Washington State Normal School before coming to California.  After August 1 the pair will be at home in Pasadena.

Austin (listed as Oston) Shively is listed with his parents on the 1900 Chester Township, Wabash County, Indiana census.  Austin Shively, wife Rueha and daughter Meriam are listed on the 1910 Chester Township, Wabash County, Indiana census.  In the 1920 Wasbash County census is the household of Austin Shively, wife Rhena, daughter Merriam and son Donald.  The family is listed on the 1930 Pasadena Township, city of Arcadia, Los Angeles, County, California census.  In the household are Austin Shively, wife Kathryn, daughter Miriam, son Donald and mother-in-law Mary Naber.

The Arcadia Tribune contains several articles on the family of Austin Shively.  Extracted from The Arcadia Tribune, Friday, July 31, 1931, Page 7, Column 3:
Indiana To Be Visited
Seven Years' Absence From Home Town Reveals Many Changes But 
Happiness Will Reign
Tuesday saw the departure of Mr. and Mrs. Austin Shively of Haven street, for their former home in New Manchester, Indiana, Mrs. Mary Naber, mother of Mrs. Shively, accompanying them on the automobile trip.
Mrs. Naber has lived in Arcadia for the last two years, but will be left in Indiana when the Shively family returns about September 1.  Donald Shively, son of the Haven street couple, left a few weeks ago for Indiana, and will more likely return with his parents after several months' visit.
Mrs. Shively has not been back to her old home for seven years, though Mr. Shively was called back through illness in his family last year, remaining but a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Shively grew up together on the same street in New Manchester, and all their relatives and many friends are still there, which means a truly enjoyable stay will be had by the Arcadia electrician, by his wife and son.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Michael Shively And Wife, Elizabeth Gregory, Who Lived In Appanoose County, Iowa And Vernon County, Missouri

Michael Shively was born on 16-April-1847 in Indiana and died 10-January-1939 in Harwood, Blue Mound Township, Vernon County, Missouri.  He was the son of John Shively who was born in Germany and Anna Meliza.  Michael Shively married Elizabeth Gregory in 1869.  Elizabeth Gregory was born 26-August-1853 in Moulton, Appanoose County, Iowa and died 4-September-1935 in Vernon County, Missouri.    Michael Shively and Elizabeth Gregory are located on the 1930, 1920 and 1910 Blue Mound Township, Vernon County, Missouri and 1880 Washington Township, Appanoose County, Iowa.

A report of the sixtieth wedding anniversary celebration of Michael Shively and Elizabeth Gregory was recorded in The Moulton Weekly Tribune, Thursday, November 14, 1929, Page 1, Column 2:
Missouri Couple Celebrated Wedding Anniversary At Their Home In Harwood
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Shively, Harwood, Mo., celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary with a reunion of relatives and friends at their farm home 2 1/2 miles N.W. of Harwood, Missouri, October 31, 1929.
Mr. Shively was born in Indiana, April 16, 1847.  At the age of six years moved with his parents to Schuyler county, Missouri and resided there sixteen years.
Mrs. Shively was born in Appanoose county, Iowa, August 26, 1853.
Mr. and Mrs. Shively (Miss Elizabeth Gregory) were married at her home, 1869. They are parents of three daughters; Mrs. D. M. Clevenger, Harwood, Missouri; Mrs. J. P. Clark, Moulton, Iowa; and Mrs. W. J. Neely, Clinton, Missouri and one son, Mr. J. F. Shively, Harwood, Missouri.  There are fifteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
There were only two daughters present, Mrs. D. M. Clevenger and Mrs. W. J. Neely.  Mrs. J. P. Clark sent her sincere regrets that she could not be present owing to ill health.
Hosts of relatives and friends gathered at the noon hour, bringing well filled baskets of good eats.  Dinner was served cafeteria style, everyone enjoying it immensely.  Scores of remembrances and presents were received.  In late evening all departed wishing Mr. and Mrs. Shively many more happy wedding anniversaries.
After the friends had departed Mr. and Mrs. Shively rehearsed the events of the day and recalled to their mind the couples married at or near the time they were, and only few couples left, enjoying life together.  Although they are an elderly couple both are hale and hearty.

The death of Elizabeth Gregory Shively was extracted from The Moulton Weekly Tribune, Thursday, September 12, 1935, Page 1, Column 5:
Death Calls Former Moulton Resident
Elizabeth Gregory, daughter of Isaac and Eliza Ann Gregory was born Aug. 26, 1853 near Moulton, Iowa and departed this life at the age of 82 years and 8 days. She was converted at the age of 13 and united with the Christian church.  Mrs. Shively was married to Michael Shively on October 31,  1869.  She was a kind and loving wife and mother.
To this union 5 children were born.  She is survived by her loving companion and 3 children: Mrs. D. M. Clevenger, Harwood, Mo., Mrs. W. J. Neely, Clinton and Mr. J. F. Shively of the home address.  One daughter and an infant son preceded her in death.  She is also survived by two brothers; D. A. Gregory, Long Beach, California; I. O. Gregory, Chicago, Illinois, 15 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, besides other relatives and a host of friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Shively made their home near Moulton, Iowa, living there from 1869 until 1902 when they moved to their home near Fair Haven, Mo., and remained there until September 1, 1934.  Mr. and Mrs. Shively celebrated their golden wedding anniversary October 31, 1930.
Altho Mrs. Shively had been in ill health for the past 5 years she endured her sickness with patience.  She remained in her home until she became bedfast and then was taken to the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. M. Clevenger last September where she was tenderly cared for until her death on September 4, 1935.
Funeral  services for Mrs. Michael Shively, who died Wednesday morning were held Friday afternoon at the Methodist church at Harwood.  The Rev. A. M. Broughton of Harwood conducted the services.  Burial was in the Harwood cemetery.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Samuel Davis Shively And Wife Mary McQuade Smith Who Lived In Blair County, Pennsylvania

Samuel Davis Shively was born in Petersburg, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania on 9-July-1862.  He died in Bellwood, Blair County, Pennsylvania on 4-June-1945. Samuel was the son of Jacob Shively and Mary Shellito (Shaleto).  Samuel was married in 1884 to Mary McQuade Smith who was the daughter of Henry and Rebecca Smith.  Mary was born on 7-May-1863 in Tyrone Forge, Blair County, Pennsylvania and died on 15-June-1932 in Blair County.

Samuel D. Shively is listed in the household of his parents, Jacob W. and Mary Shively, on the 1870 Huntingdon County, PA census records.  His parents have moved to Tarrant County, Texas and are listed there on the 1880 census. Samuel is married by 1900 when he and his wife, Mary, are listed on the 1900 Blair County, PA census.  Samuel and Mary continue to reside in Blair County for the rest of the census records.

Samuel Davis Shively and Mary McQuade Smith were the parents of these known children:  Margaret born 24-June-1885 Blair County, died 12-Feb-1952 in Philadelphia, PA and married to Lester H Shuey in Blair County on 25-Dec-1910; Bessie born 24-June-1887 Blair County, died 14-Sep-1987 Blair County and married on 14-Nov-1907 in Elmira, Chemung County, NY to Herbert Shaffer; Robert born January 1890; Fredrick born October 1891; Geneva born 8-Sep-1894(1895) Blair County, died 3-Dec-1966 and married on 15-Mar-1917 to Mack William Reeder; Rebecca born 10-Dec-1896 Blair County, died 7-Apr-1959 and married 29-June-1914 in Cumberland, Allegany County, MD to Harry Hoffman; Donald born 23-Dec-1900 Blair County, died 1-Dec-1976 Blair County and married to Bessie Gardner; Katharine H born 1-Jan-1901, died 27-Jan-1984 Blair County and married 4-June-1938 in Huntingdon County, PA to James C Snyder; Charles Harry born 1904 and married 21-March-1923 to Almeda Blair (may have divorced);  and Forrest L born 1906 died 1974.

Extracted from The Altoona Mirror, Altoona, Pennsylvania, Monday, June 4, 1945, Page 12, Column 6:
Samuel Davis Shively
Died this morning at 12:25 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. C. Snyder of 320 Blair street, Bellwood, following an illness of five months.  He was born at Petersburg, July 9, 1862, a son of Jacob and May Shively and was united in marriage with Mary Smith, who preceded him in death fourteen years ago.  He was a resident of Tyrone until three years ago when he went to Bellwood to make his home.  He was a member of the Methodist church and was a retired worker for the Reading Iron works.  Surviving are these children:  Mrs. Lester Shuey of Philadephia; Mrs. Herbert Shaffer, Mrs. Mack Reeder, Mrs. Harry Hoffman and Donald Shively, all of Tyrone, Robert of Reading, Charles of Newville, Mrs. J. C. Snyder of Bellwood and Forrest of Altoona.  Friends will be received at the Graham and Getz funeral home in Tyrone after 7 o'clock this evening.

Located in the Tyrone Daily Herald, Tyrone, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, June 15, 1932, Page 6, Column 2:
Mrs. Samuel Shively
Died At Her Home On Washington Avenue
This morning at 10:10 o'clock, Mrs. Mary Shively, wife of Samuel D. Shively, passed into the eternal life at her home, 510 Washington avenue.  Mrs. Shively had been a semi-invalid the past eighteen years and had been bedfast the past eight weeks with heart disease.
Mrs. Mary McQuade Smith Shively was a daughter of the late Henry and Rebecca Smith.  She was born at Tyrone Forges, May 7, 1863 and in 1884 was united in marriage with Samuel D. Shively, who with these daughters and sons survive her going away; Mrs. Herbert Shaffer, Graniplan; Mrs. Max Reeder, Mrs. Harry Hoffman, Tyrone; Miss Catharine, at home; Robert, of Reading; Charles, at home; Donald, Tyrone and Forrest, at home.  Two children are dead.  She is also survived by these brothers and sisters:  Robert Smith, Nealmont; John, Thomas, Samuel, of Canton, Ohio; Henry Smith of Tyrone; Mrs. Charles Richardson and Mrs. James Ross, Tyrone.
Mrs. Shively was a wonderful mother.  She shed a full pleasure of love and devotion among those in her family circle and was kind and generous to all with whom she came in contact. She was a sincere christian woman and a member of the Ironsville Methodist Episcopal church.  When a young woman, Mrs. Shively was educated at the Mountain Seminary, now known as The Birmingham School for Girls.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday morning at ten o'clock at the home on West Washington avenue, conducted by Rev. J. J. Cummings.  Interment at Birmingham.

Friday, November 22, 2013

George Shively And Elizabeth Gravis Who Lived In Tuscarawas County, Ohio

George W. Shively/Katherine Kalmbach
The children of George Shively, who was born in Germany, and wife Elizabeth Gravis, are located in records from Tuscarawas County, Ohio.  P J Crawford extracted a record from the Massillon Independent, Massillon, Ohio, January 01, 1892, Page 4 which indicates George Shively died 31-Dec-1891. Elizabeth Gravis Shively was born 10-June-1856 in Stark County, OH and died 14-January-1949 in  Tuscarawas County, OH. Elizabeth Gravis Shively married second Reinhard (Rheinhart) Medam on 18-June-1896 in Tuscarawas County.  Listed on the 1900 Tuscarawas census are John Medam, wife Elizabeth, stepson George Shively, stepson David Shively, stepson Charles T Shively, son William F Medam, and daughter Flossie B Medam. Listed on the 1910 Tuscarawas census are Rinehart Medam, wife Elizabeth, daughter Flossie, daughter Helen and stepdaughter Mary E. Shively.

Extracted from the Ohio Deaths for Mary E. Shively is the information that she was born on 4-November-1880 in Pittsburg, PA and died 26-October-1926 in Canton, Stark County, OH.  Her parents are listed as George Shively born in Germany and Elizabeth Gravis born in Ohio.  From The Evening Repository, Canton, Ohio, Wednesday, October 27, 1926, Page 18, Column 6:
Illness Proves Fatal
Miss Mary E. Shively, 45, employed as a waitress at John's restaurant, died Tuesday at Mercy hospital following a several months' illness from a complication of diseases.  Miss Shively was a member of the First Congregational church, the Canton chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and Perservance council, Daughters of America.  She had been a resident of Canton 13 years.  She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. Medam and two sisters, Mrs. Dewey Burrel and Mrs. Marvin Miller, all of Dover; four brothers, George Shively and David, of Strasburg, and C. T. Shively, of Gallup, N.M.  The body is at the Arnold funeral parlors.  Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home of her cousin, Mr. and Mrs. George Cropper, 1615 23rd at NE. Rev. W. H. Longsworth will conduct the services.  Burial in Westlawn.

George William Shively, son of George Shively and Elizabeth Gravis, was born 10-June-1856 in Stark County, OH and died 26-July-1966 in Tuscarawas County, OH.  He was married on 29-Nov-1906 in Tuscarawas County to Katherine Kalmbach.  The picture of George and wife is above and was extracted from an article in The Daily Reporter,  Dover, Ohio, Wednesday, November 29, 1961 which detailed the couple celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary. The following newspaper obituary was extracted from The Daily Reporter, Dover, Ohio, Tuesday, July 26, 1966, Page 2, Column 4:
George W. Shively
STRASBURG -- George W. Shively, 83, of 137 1st st., died this morning in Union Hospital following a long illness.  He was a son of George and Elizabeth Gravis Shively and a member of the Strasburg EUB Church.
Surviving are his widow, Kathryn; a son, Blaine of here, well-known area musician; a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Ruth) Pfeiffer of Massillon; a brother, Charles of Gallop, N.M.; 2 sisters, Mrs. Marvin Miller and Mrs. Dewey Burrell of Dover and 2 grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Steffe Funeral HOme.  Rev. Howard Fox will officiate with burial in Grandview Cemetery.

David Phillip Shively, son of George Shively and Elizabeth Gravis, was born 5-April-1885 in Stark County, OH and died 10-July-1962.  He was married on 5-September-1905 in Tuscarawas County to Grace Elsie Benfer.  Extracted from the Dover Daily Reporter, Dover, Ohio, Tuesday, July 10, 1962, Page 9, Column 8:
David P. Shively
STASBURG – David P. Shively, 77, of 112 3rd St, SW, died of a heart attack this morning in his home.  A retired farmer and school bus driver, Shively was a member of the E.U.B. Church and has resided in this area more than 60 years.  His wife, Grace, died in 1961.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. George MIzer of here; 2 brothers, George of here and Charles of Gallup, N.M.; 2 sisters, Mrs. Dewey Burrell and Mrs. Marvin Miller, of Dover; 3 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. (Fast Time) in Steffe Funeral Home with Rev. Howard Fox officiating.  Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.

Charles T. Shively, son of George Shively and Elizabeth Gravis, was born 14-March-1888 and died 15-December-1972 in McKinley County, NM.  The following article on Charles was extracted from The Daily Reporter, Dover, Ohio, Friday, February 17, 1950, Page 7, Column 2:
Have received word that Charles T. Shively, former Doverite, has retired from the postal service at Gallup, N.M., after being on Uncle Samuel's payroll more than 37 years.  He resided here on E. 11th-st, then Plano-st, and was employed by the Reeves Corrugating Works, long since dismantled.
Mr. Shively is a brother of Mrs. Marvin Miller and Mrs. Flossie Burrell of Dover and George and David Shively of Strasburg.  He went West about 40 years ago. A postal clerk in Santa Fe, he transferred to the Gallup office in 1919, upon his discharge from the Army after serving in World War I.  He was assistant postmaster at Gallup until 1941 when ill health caused him to transfer to Farmington, N.M.  He remained there a year and then returned to Gallup.
When he retired with almost 38 years of service, his colleagues gave him a set of luggage.  He plans to spend about eight months in Phoenix to recuperate and then will decide where to "settle down".  He has been active in the Masonic and I.O.O.F. lodges at Gallup.
Oh, yes, Mr. Shively now will have time to pursue his favorite hobby -- collecting stamps!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Elizabeth Shively Litzenberg, Daughter Of James Shively And Mary Treece, Wife Of Adam Litzenberg, Hancock County, Ohio

Elizabeth Shively/Adam Litzenberg Marriage
The family of James Shively and Mary Treece are located in the records of Hancock County, Ohio.  James Shively, age 24, is listed on the 1850 Hancock Co, OH census, Amanda Township, Page 946, Dwelling 186, Family 186 with Henry Treece and Elisabeth (Hager) Treece and family. Jame's wife, Mary Treece, was the daughter of Henry Treece and Elizabeth Hager. James Shively and wife Mary are found on the 1860 Hancock Co, OH census, Big Lick Township, original Page 45, Dwelling 317, Family 307 with children Mary E age 9, Isaac N age 7, Aaron J age 5, James P age 4, and Cassius H age 2.  In 1870 James, wife Mary, and family are listed on the Hancock Co, OH census, Big Lick Township, original Page 129, Dwelling 213, Family 213.  James had moved to Henry Co, OH by 1880 and is found in Marion Township, original page 8, Family 67, Dwelling 67. Two sons of James, Isaac Shively and Henry Shively, are married and also living in Henry Co, OH, Marion Township.  James Patterson Shively, son of James, is still in Hancock County.

The following information was copied by the library staff at the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN.  The information was taken from the Henry County Genealogical Society Newsletter, Volume 1, Number 4 (May 1987).

James Shively was born the 24th day of March A.D. 1827
Mary Maria Shively was born the 6th day of October A.D. 1829

James Shively was married to Mary Maria Treece  on 19th of August 1849

Mary Elizabeth Shively was born the 5th day of October A.D. 1850
Isaac Newton Shively was born the 10th day of August A.D. 1852
Aaron Jasper Shively was born the 16th day of July A.D. 1854
James Patterson Shively was born the 23rd day of November 1855
Cassius Henry Shively was born the 1st day of June A.D. 1858
Eliza Ellen Shively was born the 17th day of June A.D. 1860
Martha Ann Shively was born the 24th day of February A.D. 1865
Agetha Almeda Shively was born the 30th day of August A.D. 1867

John Garfield Henderson was born August the 4th 1881

Martha Ann Shively died October the 5th A.D. 1865 Aged 7 mo 11 days
Mary Elizabeth Folk died September 24th 1885  Age 34 yr 11 mo 22 days
Mary Maria Shively died June 29th 1889 Age 59 yr 8 mo 23 days
James Shively died March 20, 1895 aged 67 yr 11 mo 26 days
Interred Belmore Cemetery
James Patterson Shively died March 17, 1903 aged 47 years 3 months and
22 days      Interred Leipsic Cemetery
Aaron Jasper Shively died February 2, 1917 on his farm Marion Township,
Henry County, Ohio  aged 62 years 8 mo & 16 days
Interred Leipsic Cemetery

Elizabeth Ellen Shively, daughter of James Shively and Mary Treece, was born 17-June-1860.  She was married Adam Litzenberg in Henry County, Ohio on 3-May-1885.  Located in The Republican Courier, Findlay, Ohio, Thursday Morning, July 19, 1945, Page 8, Column 5:
Pneumonia Is Cause Of Death
Mrs. Eliza Litzenberg Expires Wednesday In Home Of Daughter
Mrs. Eliza E. Shively Litzenberg, 85, died Wednesday evening at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Harry Sites, near Bloomdale.  Death was due to pneumonia.  She had been ill for a month.
Mrs. Litzenberg, a daughter of James and Mary Shively, was born June 17, 1860.  She moved to Wood county from Hancock county last April.
On May 3, 1885, she married Adam Litzenberg who died Oct. 12, 1935.
Besides Mrs. Sites, she is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Earl Keene, Conneaut Lake, Pa.; three sons, John Litzenberg, Sturgis, Mich.; Albert Litzenberg, route 6; and Otto, Lima; eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Litzenberg was a member of the Church of the Brethren since childhood.  She also belonged to the McComb Church of Christ.
The body was taken to the Coldren funeral home where it will remain. Interment will be in the McComb Cemetery.  Funeral arrangements had not been completed  last night.

Adam Litzenberg and Elizabeth Ellen Shively celebrated 50 years of marriage as recorded in The Republican Courier, Findlay, Ohio, Tuesday Morning, May 7, 1935, Page 6, Column 4:
Golden Wedding Of Adam Litzenberg And Wife Observed
Mr. and Mrs. Adam Litzenberg celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Sunday, May 5, at their home northeast of McComb.  Relatives and friends came with well-filled baskets for a picnic dinner.
Adam Litzenberg and Eliza Shivey were united in marriage May 3, 1885, in a quiet home ceremony.  One guest at the celebration Sunday was present at the ceremony fifty years ago.
There are five children, four of whom were present Sunday.  Those present were Mrs. Zelma Keene of Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania, Mrs. Almeda Sites and Albert Litzenberg of Findlay, and Otto Litzenberg of Lima.  John Litzenberg, of Sturgis, Mich., was unable to attend.
Other guests Sunday were Lavina and Ralph Keene, and Mildred Shakespeare of Conneaut Lake, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sites, Mr. and Mrs. John Litzenberg, daughters Mary, Vivian and Dorothea, and son Delvin, Mr. and Mrs. Merle Sites and son Eugene and daughter Luella, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Clumer, C. W. Litzenberg, Mrs. May Beard and son Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Roberts, daughter Hilda, Mrs. O. E. Packard, daughter Norma, Ruth Smith, Mrs. Allie Swihart, Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Litzenberg, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Reese, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Shively, Mr. and Mrs. Ora Shively, Mrs. Belle Shively, daughter Doris and son Richard, Mr. and Mrs. Elam Wise, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Baker, sons Richard and Ray, daughter Marjorie, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ebert, Mrs. Grace Stevens, daughter Norma Jes, Richard Ebert, Fred Reitz, Dale Harvitt, James Ebert, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Messmer, Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Kehle, Karl Decker, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Mellott and children, Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Litzenberg, Mrs. Clara Cooksey.
Afternoon callers were Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Simon and Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Brown and son Billy.
In the afternoon Mrs. Luther Reese played Wedding March from Lohengrin, after which congratulations of the company were offered the bride and groom. “Put on Your Old Gray Bonnet” was sung the the entire group, after which Mr. Litzenberg sang a solo.  This was followed by a duet by Mr. Litzenberg and Miss Hilda Roberts, a recitation by Ralph Keene, and songs by a quartet.
Many gifts were received by  Mr. and Mrs. Litzenberg.
Mrs. Litzenberg’s only surviving brother, Henry Shively, is seriously ill at his home near Deshier, and was unable to attend.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Esther Whitehead Shively, Daughter Of Adam And Susannah Whitehead, And Wife Of Daniel Shively

Daniel Shively was born on 31-May-1827 in Stark County, OH and died 24-Oct-1906 in Goshen, Elkhart County, IN.  He was the son of Isaac Shively (1796-1843) and Susanna Snyder (1801-1858).  Daniel Shively married Esther Whitehead on 29-Jan-1852.  Esther was the daughter of Adam Whitehead (1803-1880) and Susan ( -1876).  Esther Whitehead was born 30-Oct-1831 and died 25-June-1910 in Elkhart County, IN.  Esther Whitehead Shively was from an old pioneer family in Elkhart County.

Two articles were located in the newspapers that give some of the history of the Whitehead family.  Located in the:
Goshen Mid-Week News-Times, Tuesday, August 29, 1905, Page 1, Column 6:
Whitehead Family Hold Big Reunion
Under The Maples Where Many Gather
Name That Has Been Connected With Elkhart County 50 Years—Jubliee At Berky Church
The Whitehead family reunion occurred Sunday on the J. M. Whitehead farm one and a half miles north of New Paris.  It was in 1833 when Adam Whitehead rode across the hills and prairies from Montgomery county, Ohio on horse back, his baggage being encased in saddle bags and his financial capital enclosed in a little leather pouch.  With the contents of his purse, tied to the leather pommel of his saddle he bought a section of land.  He went to LaPorte with the deed signed by Martin Van Buren and had it recorded.  Then he retraced his steps to Ohio and in 1836 the Whitehead colony, numbering 38, started for their new Indiana home.  They camped on the south bank of the Elkhart where the earth is now being thrown up in grading for the Goshen and Winona railroad.
A wagon filled with bed clothes and containing an old fashioned cord bedstead was overturned and John M. Whitehead and Mrs. Susan Clem, the latter now 80 years old, were mere children and were buried underneath the load. The bed cord had caught on a tree and held the wagon over the children and they were in danger of suffocating.  Valentine Whitehead cut the bed cord and pushed the wagon over and saved the children.
The next morning they left the camp and took their horses and axes and cut a road through for a mile and a half, emerging at the spot where the reunion was held yesterday.  There the first home was built.  It is now occupied by J. M. Whitehead, the only surviving son of Adam Whitehead.  Of the 38 original participants in the Whitehead settlement only four survive; Mrs. Daniel Shively of Baintertown, Mrs. Samuel R. Miller and John M. Whitehead of New Paris and Mrs. Susan Clem of Vermontville, Mich.  The assemblage represented the sixth generation of the Whitehead family, four generations being present.  Permanent organization was effected for future family reunions.  D. J. Whitehead was elected president; Daniel Riggle, secretary; George Riggle, treasurer.
There was a big basket dinner, the tables being spread in the yard under the maple trees.  Earl Juday, the Benton photographer, took the pictures.  Rev. Daniel Shively conducted religious services, 160 were present.

Goshen Democrat, Wednesday, August 30, 1905, Page 1, Column 2:
Whitehead Family Reunion
First Held On Sunday In Jackson Township
(From Monday’s Daily.)
The first reunion of the Whitehead family was held at the homestead of John M. Whitehead, one mile west of New Paris, on Sunday, Aug. 27. Since the Whiteheads are among the old settlers in this part of the state, it may be appropriate to give a few facts concerning their history.  The grandfather, Valentine Whitehead, came to Indiana from Ohio in the year 1834 and entered a section of land, which is now owned by several of the Whitehead family.  Very little of the land, comparatively, was settled in those days and Adam Whitehead, a son of the “grandfather” delivered the gold on horseback to LaPorte, coming from Ohio to pay for the land bought.  In the spring of 1836 the little settlement was re-inforced by several other families including the following:  John Whitehead, Peter Whitehead, Samuel Whitehead and Samuel R. Miller.  There were 38 in this company and they came from Montgomery county, Ohio.  The trip was made in covered wagons which was the mode of travel in those days.  Many hardships were experienced in this journey to which Mrs. Esther Shively and Mrs. Mary Miller can testify, as they nearly lost their lives.
There were about 125 present at the reunion, some of whom were:  Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hattle, Mr. and Mrs. John Riggle, and Mrs. Jacob Riggle of Goshen; Jacob Whitehead of North Webster; Cynthia Myers of Syracuse; James Neff and family and D. W. Miller of Milford, and scores of others from the neighborhood including David Conrad and family, John Conrad, Frank Whitehead and D. J. Whitehead and wife.
A very pleasing and substantial feature of the day was that every family brought its basket of viands which were spread out on the lawn at the proper time.  Dinner was thus much enjoyed socially.  Then came the feast of good words from Daniel Shively, Alex Miller and James Neff.

The obituary for Esther Whitehead Shively was extracted from the Goshen Daily Democrat, Saturday, June 25, 1910, Page 1, Column 2:
Woman Dies Suddenly
Mrs. Esther Shively Expires While Sitting In A Chair
Mrs. Esther Shively, 79 years old and widow of Daniel Shively, died this morning while sitting in a chair at the home of her son Ira Shively on East Madison street. Death was caused by apoplexy.  Mrs. Shively had been in her usual health and there was no warning of the approaching end.  Her daughter-in-law was with her at the time of her demise.
Surviving the deceased are her son, three sisters, Mrs. John Riggle and Mrs. Jacob Riggle of Goshen and Mrs. Samuel Miller of Milford and one brother, Jacob Whitehead of New Paris.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 2 o’clock p.m. at the Baintertown church, where burial is to take place.