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, June 21, 2013

Children Of Levi Shively and Rachel A. Sawmiller Who Lived In Auglaize County And Van Wert County, Ohio

Levi Shively was born 26-Nov-1859 in Auglaize Co., OH and died 23-Oct-1890 in Auglaize Co., OH.  He is buried in Kossuth Cemetery.  Levi married Rachel A. Sawmiller in Auglaize Co., on 18-Jul-1880. Rachel was born 3-Apr-1866 and died 14-Aug-1943 in Van Wert Co., OH.  She married 2nd to Jacob Adams in Auglaize Co on 30-Jan-1892.  Following is information on the children of Levi Shively and Rachel Sawmiller.

Stella Shively was born 19-May-1881 in Auglaize County, OH. (This date was recorded in the Auglaize Co. birth records and differs from the date listed in the newspaper obit).  The following newspaper obituary was extracted from the Van Wert Times Bulletin, Saturday, April 22, 1972, Page 2, Column 4:   Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday at Harter and Son Memorial Chapel, Delphos, for Mrs. Estella Morris, 90, who died Friday morning in Vancrest Nursing Home, Van Wert, following a lengthy illness.  Mrs. Morris was a former resident of Rt. 3, Delphos.  The Rev. Melvin H. Berkebile will officiate at the service.  Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery.
Mrs. Morris was born May 30, 1881, in Auglaize County, a daughter of Lee and Rachel (Sawmiller) Shively. She was married Jan. 16, 1897, to Charles Al Morris, who died June 27, 1958.
Survivors include two sons, Harl of 562 S. Race St. and Earl of Rt. 1; a daughter, Mrs. Nellie Sealscott of Rt. 3; a brother, James Shively of Rt. 5; 14 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Morris was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and its Ladies Aid Society.  Friends may call at the funeral home.

Fannie Shively was born on 10-Sep-1882 in Auglaize County, OH.

Bertha Shively was born 3-Jan-1884 in Auglaize County, OH. (This date was recorded in the Auglaize Co. birth records and differs from the date listed in the newspaper obit). From the Van Wert Times Bulletin, Saturday, January 2, 1971, Page 8, Column 3:  
DELPHOS--Mrs. Bertha Keirns, 87, of Rt. 3, Delphos, died at 3:45 a.m. today in Vancrest Nursing Home in Van Wert.
She was born Jan 3, 1883, in Kossuth, and was married July 31, 1899, to John Keirns.  He died May 24, 1970.
Survivors include two sons, Myrlen and Arlie, both of Palmer, Mich.; two brothers, James Shivley of rural Van Wert, and Cleve Adams of Newaygo, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Al (Stella) Morris of Vancrest Nursing Home; five grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.  Friends may call at the Harter and Son Funeral Home in Delphos after 5 p.m. Sunday.

James Shively was born 28-Dec-1886 in Auglaize County, OH. (This date was recorded in the Auglaize Co. birth records and differs from the date listed in the newspaper obit). Per the marriage records James was married on 23-March-1907 which differs from the newspaper obituary. From the Van Wert Times Bulletin, Friday, October 25, 1968, Page 1, Column 2-3:
Retired Man Dies After Ladder Fall
Daniel W. Shively, 81 of 126 Logan St., died at 12:10 a.m. today at the Van Wert County Hospital, of injuries sustained in a fall at his home.  Mr. Shively was picking apples at his residence when he fell and suffered a hip fracture.  He was taken to the hospital by the firemen's emergency unit.
Mr. Shively, a retired farmer, was a son of Levi and Rachel (Sawmiller) Shively, and he was born Dec. 29, 1886, in Van Wert County where he was a lifetime resident.  His wife, the former Rose Etta Drury, whom he married March 20, 1906, died Sept. 2, 1958.
Surviving are two sons, Edward of Rt. 7, Fort Wayne, and Emmett Shively of Lima; eight daughters, Zelma Priddy of Rt. 1, Spencerville, Mrs. Ernest (Ilo) Stemen of Rt. 4, Mrs. Gerald (Omah) Davis of Haley St., Mrs. Ethyl Johnson of Rt. 2, Mrs. Lawrence (Edith) Mosier of Bryan, Mrs. Luther (Lodora) Bollenbacher of Rockford, Mrs. Elnora Mosier of Rt. 1, and Mrs. Jerome (Helen) Gehm of Rt. 1, Rockford.
Two sisters, Mrs. Jake (Bertha) Keirns, or rural Delphos and Mrs. Stella Morris, of rural Delphos; a brother, J. L. Shively of Rt. 5; a half-brother, Cleve Adams of White Cloud, Mich. and a stepbrother, Stewart Adams of Fort Jennigs; 29 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.  Two children, Cleo and Ruby, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be at  2 p.m. Monday, at the Brickner Funeral Home, the Rev. Carl Miller to officiate.  Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after noon, Saturday.

James L. Shively was born 14-Oct-1885 in Auglaize County, OH.  From the Van Wert Times Bulletin, August 2, 1974, Page 2, Columns 2-3:   James L. Shively, 88, of Rt. 5 died at 10:30 a.m. today in Vancrest Nursing Home following an illness of seven weeks.
He was born Oct. 14, 1885, in Kossuth, a son of Levi and Rachael (Sawmiller) Shively.  On April 1, 1906 he married Osee P. Bucher, who preceded him in death.
Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Gaylord (Opal) Bell of Rt. 5, Mrs. Wilbert (Harriett) Bell of Rt. 4, Mrs. Doty (Mabel) Bell of 713 Elson Ave., and Mrs. Diamond (Margaret) DeCamp of Convoy; a half-brother, Cleve Adams of Newaygo, Mich.; 13 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, there brothers, three sisters and a granddaughter.
Mr. Shively was engaged in farming and was a member of Antioch Friends Church.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Alspachs with the Rev. John Dursk officiating.  Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home.

Ray Shively was born 12-June-1888 in Auglaize County, OH. and died 12-July-1888.  He is buried in Kossuth Cemetery.

Harvy Shively was born 3-July-1889 in Auglaize County, OH and died 29-March-1890.  He is buried in Kossuth Cemetery.




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