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, 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.

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