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, January 3, 2014

Children Of Abraham Shively And Barbara Kibler In Allen And Hardin Counties, Ohio

Abraham Shively was born ca. 1815, died 24-Dec-1861.  His wife was Barbara Kibler born ca. 1817, died 15-Dec-1899.  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. Children of Abraham and Barbara Shively were:  Adam born 1840, Isaac born 1842, Daniel born 1846, Lucinda born 1849, Caroline born 1851, Solomon born 1852 and Jemima born 1855.  

From the Ohio Death Certificate for Adam Shively it is known that he was born 28-Dec-1840 and died at age 73 years, 3 months and 8 days in Alger, Hardin County, Ohio on 7-Apr-1914. He was buried in Preston Cemetery.

From a family album with no source listed is the obituary for Isaac Shively.  
ISAAC SHIVELY
Issac Shively, son of Abraham and Barbara Shively, was born in Seneca county, Ohio, April 6, 1842, and died at his home in Alger, Hardin county, Ohio, March 15, 1910, aged 67 years, 11 months and 8 days.
He moved with his parents to Allen county, Ohio, when 15 years of age, where he lived until 1898, when he moved with his family to Alger where he has since lived.
He was united in marriage to Sarah Hipsher, April 23, 1865.   To this union were born five children, two sons and three daughters; Jessie, who died early infancy, George W., Charity, Charity Ellen Fisher, Nancy Rosetta Sauner, and Nora Belle Klingler.
He enlisted in Co. G, 57th Reg. of Ohio Volunteers, in 1861 and for three years and eighteen days was a faithful defender of his country.  He was honorably discharged. 

Samuel Shively was born ca. 1844.  He died of measles on 28-February-1863 at Young's Point, LA while serving in Co. G, 57th Reg Ohio Inf. Volunteers

The following information was found in Ingersoll’s Century History, Santa Monica Bay Cities, Prefaced with A Brief History of the State of California A Condensed History of Los Angeles County 1542 to 1908, Luther A. Ingersoll, Los Angeles,1908, pages 414-416.
DANIEL SHIVELY – The names of Daniel Shively, with that of his most estimable widow, are intimately associated with the history of the city of Sawtelle.  Mr. Shively was a native of Ohio and was born in Hardin County, October 24th, 1846.  At the age of nine years he was compelled to assume responsibilities to aid in support of the family that usually come to men only.  Upon the breaking out of the Civil War he enlisted in the 130th Indiana Infantry and served in the ranks for a period of three years, participating in many of the bloodiest battles of the conflict.  He was twice wounded, an injury to his head causing him pain up to the day of his death.  After mustering out of the army, Mr. Shively followed contracting in brick work near Lima, Ohio.
In 1876 he married at Fort Wayne, Indiana, Miss Sarah Lucelia Booth, a daughter of Sidney Smith and Mary Jane (Whaiples) Booth, of Mentor, Ohio.  Mr. Booth was of English parentage, a son of Sir John Booth, Earl of Booth Ford, North of England, a landlord of wealth and high social standing.  He came to America and located at Mentor.  Sidney Smith Booth latterly located with his family at Paynesville, Ohio, and it was here that Mrs. Shively spent her girlhood.  She was educated in a private school under the care of a governess.  Mrs. Mary Janes Whaiples Booth was a direct descendant of William Whaiples, who was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.
Immediately after marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Shively came west to Peru, Kansas, where he engaged in farming and she, meantime, taught school.  Later they lived at Dedan, Chanute and finally at Chard, Kansas, where they engaged extensively in merchandising and where he held the office of postmaster.  Here they suffered severe loss by fire—the store with a valuable stock of merchandise all going up in smoke.  Mr. and Mrs. Shively then went to Coffeyville, Kansas, and she engaged in the restaurant business, while he conducted a photograph gallery.  In 1888 they came to California and for a time lived on Spring Street, Los Angeles.
In 1901 they located at Sawtelle when the now thrifty little city was in its infancy.  They invested in town property and became a factor in its industrial , social and civic advancement.
Mr. Shively was in every way a most exemplary and useful citizen.  He was a devout member of the religious order of Dunkards, was broad in his piety and tolerant of the religious beliefs of others.  He was an honored member of Burnside Post, No. 188, G.A.R., of Sawtelle, and the following tribute to his memory is quoted from a Memorial Address of the Post published in the Sawtelle Sentinel:
“In the death of Daniel Shively, another name is stricken from the ever lessening list of G.A.R.   He was a man of generous impulses and never forgot the hospitable ways of the pioneer.  The stranger and the beggar never failed to find food and shelter at his hands.  He was often at the bedside of the sick, and he delighted in the performance of all kinds of neighborly offices.  He was a man of sound sense and strong convictions.  He was candid and outspoken in his convictions.  He lived nobly and died peacefully.”
Mr. Shively died June 26th, 1907, the result of a stroke of paralysis about six months previous thereto.  The funeral obsequies took place at the Baptist Church, the Rev. George Taylor preaching the sermon which was followed by the service of the G.A.R. and the W.R.C.  Interment was in Sunset Cemetery, at which a choir rendered his favorite hymn, Only Remembered By What I Have Done.

From the family album with no source listed was the obituary for Lucinda Shively Mumea.
Lucinda Shively Mumea, was born in Billtown, Hardin County, Ohio, February 14, 1849.  She died at her home in Columbus Grove, Ohio, August 29th, 1912,  at the age of 63 years, 6 months and 15 days.  She was married to John T. Mumea, April 23rd, 1865.  To this union was born six children, George D., Barbara B., Daniel W., John T., Jemima R., and Charlottia M.  Two of these children preceded her to the heavenly home.  She leaves to mourn her decease, a husband, two sons, two daughters, nine grandchildren and two great-grand children, two sisters and two brothers.  In addition to these of her own family, a host of friends and neighbors, who knew her intimately as a modest, unassuming, but kind hearted christian woman, who with loving heart and helpful hand was always read to do what she could to minister to the necessities of others and make their lot in life a pleasant one, bear testimony to her faithfulness and kindness in all possible way.  Her funeral services were held at the home Saturday morning, August 31st, her pastor, Rev. Dr. Carter, speaking from the words, "She hath done what she could"--Mark 14:18.  Her remains were laid to rest in the Bogart cemetery.

The following newspaper obituary was extracted from The Lima News, Lima, Ohio, Thursday, November 5, 1931, Page 4, Column 2:
Mrs. Caroline Fisher Dies At Col. Grove
(Special to The Lima News)
COLUMBUS GROVE, Nov. 5--Mrs. Caroline Fisher, 80, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Eversole, south of Columbus Grove, Wednesday afternoon.  Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Christian church and burial will be at the Bogart cemetery.
Rev. Jacob Frazier will officiate. The following children survive:  Mrs. Charles Fetter, of Lima; Mr. Sol Fisher, of Bluffton, O.; Daniel and Newton Fisher, of Columbus Grove; Mrs. Bertha Mumea of Plymouth, O.; Mrs. O. C. Scott of Chardon, O.; Jesse Fisher, of Monroe, Mich.; Michael Fisher, of Lansing, Mich.; Mrs. Jesse Mumea of Monroe, Mich., and the daughter, Mrs. Eversole, at whose home Mrs. Fisher had resided recently.

Extracted from the Lima Sunday News, Lima, Ohio, Sunday, December 17, 1933, Page 2, Column 2:
Saul Shibely
ALGER, Dec. 16--Funeral services for Saul Shibely, 80, who died at 1:30 p.m. Friday in his home here, will be held today at 2 p.m. in the Alger M. E. church. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery at Ada.  Shibely, who had been a resident of Alger and vicinity all his life, is survived by a son, Ezra, of Ada; one daughter, Mrs. Etta Gossard, of Alger; a sister, Mrs. Jeamia Peoples, of Roundhead; five grandchildren, and three great grand-children.

Extracted from the Lima News, Lima, Ohio, Wednesday, December 16, 1936:
Mrs. Jemima Peoples
ALGER, Dec. 18--Mrs. Jemima Peoples, 81, of Plesant Hill, north of here, died at 5 p.m. Tuesday in her home after a week's illness of bronchial pneumonia.  She was an active member of the Methodist Episcopal church.  She had lived practically all her life in this district.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John Preston, McGuffey Route 1, Mrs. Della Tidd, Belle Center; one son, John Peoples, Harrod Route 1 and 12 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday from The Methodist Episcopal church by the Rev. Tucker, pastor. Burial will be in Preston cemetery.The Hanson funeral home has charge of service.



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