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.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Children Of Joseph Shively And Susanna Overmyer Who Lived In Sandusky County, Ohio

Joseph Shively was born 30-Mar-1812 in Union Co., PA and died 31-Aug-1881 in Sandusky Co., OH.  He was married on 18-Jan-1835 in Sansusky Co., OH to Susanna Overmyer.  Susanna died in Sandusky Co., OH on 8-Jan-1887.

Children of Joseph Shively and Susanna Overmyer included:  1) Sarah born 10-Jul-1835 died 1929; married 1-Jun-1854 in Sandusky Co. to Nehemiah Engler 2) Elizabeth born 10-Sep- 1837 died 2-Jan-1930; married 22-Apr-1866 in Sandusky Co. to H. Jacob Kramb 3) Henry M. born 23-Jan-1840 died 1936; married 21-May-1863 to Savilla Boop  4) John born 15-May-1842; married Elizabeth Ribble  5) George Alfred born 23-Mar-1844 died 28-Jan-1916; married 18-Feb-1868 to Catherine Kuns  6) Solomon born 3-May-1845 died 19-Mar-1934; married Mary Hufford  7) Joseph Franklin born 30-Jun-1848 died 1929 Garfield Co., OK; married Alice A. King  8) William Hansen born 8-Mar-1852 died 6-Oct-1929 Mt  Vernon, Franklin Co., TX; married several times   9) James Allen born 19-Jan-1860   10) Lewis W. born 21-Jan-1866 died 1946; married Sarah A. (last not known).

Extracted from The Sandusky Star Journal, Monday, May 20, 1929, Page 10, Column 8:
Friend And Neighbor Of Indians Is Dead
FREMONT, May 20—Mrs. Sarah Shively Englert, aged 93 years and ten months, one of Sandusky-co’s oldest women, is dead at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George A. Waggoner.  She was the widow of Nehemiah Englert to whom she was married in 1854.
Mrs. Englert – known to her many friends as “Grandma” Englert – was the friend and neighbor of Indians who lived in Sandusky-co, in her girlhood.  In recent years she had been the oldest representative of five generations.  Six brothers and a sister and two  sons and a daughter survive.

The Fremont Daily News, Monday, 13-July-1936, page 1, column 2 records the death of Henry M. Shively:
DEATH STRIKES HENRY SHIVELY
Retired Farmer, 96, Is Stricken In Home
Henry M. Shively, 96, a Sandusky county pioneer and one of the oldest and most widely-known Fremont residents, died in his home, 1243 West State street, Monday at 4:30 a.m., following a prolonged illness of heart ailment.  Mr. Shively had not been seriously ill, however, until about a month ago when dropsy also developed.  Mr. Shively was born Jan. 23, 1840, a son of Joseph and Susan Overmyer Shively, on a farm in Ottawa county, just across the Sandusky county line, north of Lindsey.  One of 10 children, he spent the early years of his life on his father’s farm, removing with the family to Sandusky township in 1855.  He attended the township schools and received instructions from his mother in the language of his parents’ fatherland.  He married Miss Harriet Susan Boop, May 21, 1863, the late Rev. Lang, a Lutheran pastor performing the ceremony and the couple moved to their own farm, two miles west of Fremont, near Muscalonge creek.  One child was born to them, Mrs. Anna E. Hiett, with whom Mr. Shively lived in the last years of his life.  The first Mrs. Shively died Oct. 28, 1886, and Nov. 3, 1887, he married Miss Abbie Kaiser, of Fremont.  They moved to Fremont in 1893, taking up their residence in the home in which he died.  The second Mrs. Shively retired from the farm in 1893 but for a number of years he also worked at various occupations in Fremont.  Mrs. Shively, who belonged to Fremont Encampment, I.O.O.F., was the oldest paid-up member, being a member of the lodge more than 50 years.  He is survived by the daughter, Mrs. Hiett; one brother, Lewis Shively, living west of Fremont; two grandchildren, Mrs. Muriel Smith, of Cleveland, and Howard E. Hiett, of Toledo, together with a number of nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held in the home Wednesday at 2:30, the Rev. A. H. Paffly, past of Grace Lutheran church, officiating.  Burial will be in Four-Mile House cemetery by Ochs Bros.  The body will be returned to the home late Monday. 

The following was copied from the Fremont Daily News, Friday, January 28, 1916, Page 1, Column 2:
Death At Lindsey
Of Life Long Resident Of Sandusky County, George A. Shively
Grip Was The Immediate Cause, Although Deceased Had Been IN Ill Health
The Past Three Years----Funeral Sunday.
Special To the News.
Lindsey, Jan. 28.—George Alfred Shively, a life long resident of this county, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. C. Adams, Friday morning  at 9:15.  The immediate cause of his death was the grip, but Mr. Shively had been suffering from a complication of diseases and dropsy for about three years.   He was aged 71 years, 10 months and 5 days, and was born in this county.  Mrs. Shively died 23 years ago and since that time the deceased had made his home with his children, the greater part with Mrs. Adams.  The surviving children are Mrs. Adams, of Lindsey; Mrs. Will Hess, of Rosebush, Mich.; Mrs. George Murphy, of Pemberville; Irvin Shively, of Rosebush, Mich., and Frank Shively, of Hessville. There are also two brothers and two sisters, Solomon Shively, of Hessville; Louis Shively, of the Four-Mile House, Mrs. Sarah Engler and Mrs. Jacob Kramb, of Fremont. The funeral services will be held some time Sunday at the Reformed church, Rev. Henning, of the United Brethren church, with which the deceased was united to officiate.  Interment will be made in the Four-Mile House cemetery.

The following was found in Fremont Daily Messenger, Monday, March 19, 1934, Page 2, Column 4:
Pioneer Dies At Hessville
Solomon Shively, 88, is Called; Rites To Be Wednesday
Solomon Shively, 88, native pioneer of Washington township, Sandusky county, died at his home in Hessville at 1 o’clock Monday. Death was due to dropsy and complications.
The funeral services will be held from the late home at 2:30 o’clcok Wednesday afternoon.  Rev. Harold Yokum, of the Hessville Lutheran church, will officiate and burial will be made at Oakwood cemetery, Fremont.
The deceased, a son of Joseph and Sue (Overmyer) Shively, early pioneers, was born in Washington township on March 3, 1846 and he practically spent his entire career in that vicinity.
Mr. Shively took up agricultural pursuits at an early age and followed them successfully until 1914 when he retired from active service and moved to Hessville.
He was one of the best known residents of his community and a man of sterling worth whose passing will be mourned by a large circle of friends and relatives.
The widow and two sons, Melvin C. Shively, of Fremont, and Benjamin L. Shively, of Washington township; three brothers, Henry Shively, 94, of Fremont; William Shively, of Fremont, and Lewis Shively, of Greensburough, Texas; four grand children and three great grandchildren survive.

Fremont News-Messenger, Thursday, March 7, 1946, Page 1, Column 1:
Lewis Shively, 80, Dies In Hospital
Lewis W. Shively, 80, of Washington township, died at Community hospital at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.  He had been bedfast since November 14, 1945, and had been admitted to the hospital Frebruary 27.
A life-long resident of Washington township, he is one of the best known farmers of that district.  He was born there January 21, 1866, a son of Joseph and Susan Overmyer Shively.  He is the last member of the family, having been preceded in death by 10 brothers, two sisters and the parents.  On November 15, 1885, he married Miss Sarah Ann Rafferty, also of Washington township.  She preceded him in death 19 years ago.
Surviving are two sons, Ivan D., of Fremont and Oliver B., of Washington township; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Williamson, Lindsey, and Mrs. Alva Swinehart, Washington township.  There are 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a son, Lloyd, and by two grandchildren.
The body will remain at the Weller-Wonderly funeral home.  Services will be held there at 2 p.m. Saturday, and at 2:30 p.m. from the Salem Lutheran Four-Mile House church, of which he was a lifelong member, Rev. Paul Gerlach officiating.  Burial will be at the Four-Mile House cemetery.

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