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.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Jacob Shively And Wife, Monacka Mary Frey (Fry), Who Lived In Logan, Hocking County, Ohio

Jacob Shively was born 4-Dec-1831 in Germany, married 4-May-1858 in Vinton County, OH (Marriage Vol. 1, Page 135) and died 1-Oct-1903 in Logan, Hocking County, OH. From census records it is recorded that he immigrated to the US in 1857.  He married Monacka "Mary" Frey (Fry) who was born Apr-1841 in Germany. From census records it is recorded she immigrated to the US in 1849.   They are located on the 1860 Madison Township, Vinton County, OH census as Jacob Shively age 29 and wife Mary age 20.  The family of Jacob Shively is listed on the 1880 Logan, Hocking County, OH census and 1900 Logan, Falls Township, Hocking County, OH census record.  Jacob was involved in the community of Logan as there are newspaper articles that indicate he was elected as "sanitary policeman" or street commissioner in Logan.

Research on the children of Jacob and Mary Shively was done this week and the following information can be used for a research guide on this family. 1) Son Jacob Shively was born 23-Jan-1861 Vinton Co., OH and died 4-Jun-1946 at Memorial Hospital, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV.  He was a tailor and may have died from injuries suffered after a fall from a porch. 2)  John William Shively was born 13-Jan-1863 Vinton Co., OH and died 4-Jan-1927 in Huntington, Cabell Co., WV.  He may have lived in Columbus, OH.  He is buried in St. Joseph Cemetery in Franklin Co., OH.  He was married on 21-Apr-1855 to Clara Keinle.  She was born 7-May-1861 and died 23-Apr-1925.  3)  George Shively was born May-1865 and died ca. 1906. He married Regina Fredericka "Ricca" Krinn on 28-Jun-1885 in Hocking Co., OH. She was born July-1868 and died 1-Apr-1936 Cook Co, IL  4) Charles L  Shively born 31-Jul-1867 Hocking Co., OH, married 26-Jan-1905 Hamilton Co., OH, died 6-Dec-1938 Montgomery Co., OH.  He was married to Clara E. Palmer  5) William Wendell Shively born 11-Feb-1871 Hocking Co, OH died 2-Feb-1932 Sandusky Co., OH, buried St. Joseph's Cemetery in Fremont, OH.  He was married on 30-Dec-1891 in Campbell Co., KY to Bessie Catherine Fisher.  She was born 30-Jul-1871 and died 26-Sep-1906.  6) Catharine B. Shively was born 8-Sep-1873 Hocking Co., OH, married 28-Apr-1891 Hocking Co., OH, died 6-Sep-1919 Belmont Co., OH.  She married John Spencer   7) Augustus "Gus" Shively was born 29-Jan-1876 Hocking Co., OH died 12-Jul-1945 buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Hocking Co., OH.  He was married to Lucinda "Lucy" Donaldson on 6-Jul-1897.  She was born 28-May-1879 and died 28-Nov-1937.  8)Ferdinand Shively born 13-Mar-1878.  In 1942 he was living in Akron, Summit Co., OH.  9) William Shively born 7-Oct-1880 or 1881 in Hocking Co., OH.  He was married in Summit Co., OH on 3-Apr-1913 to Bertha Wegmiller.

The following newspaper obituary for Jacob Shively was extracted from The Hocking Sentinel, Logan, Ohio, Thursday, October 15, 1903, Page 4, Column 2:
Mr. Jacob Shively was born in Lanhaim, Walsehite County, Baden, Dec. 4th, in the year, 1831, died Oct. 1, 1903, aged 71 years and 9 months.  He was married in 1858 to Miss Moneca Tray. To this union was born ten children, of which one died in infancy.  The children were all here to attend the funeral, except Charles Shively and Mrs. Kate Spencer.  
We kindly thank our friends and neighbors for their kindness during the sickness and death of our loved one.   
                                       Mrs. Jacob Shively

Located in The Ohio Democrat, Thursday, October 15, 1903, Page 3, Column 4:
The death of Jacob Shively occurred last week.  He was sanitary policeman of Logan and an old and respected citizen.  Obituary notice next week.

There are various newspaper articles regarding the family members of Jacob and Mary Shively in Logan, Hocking Co., OH and the following was extracted from The Ohio Democrat, Logan, Ohio, Tuesday, February 2, 1897, Page 4, Column 3:
Birthday Anniversary
Last Saturday Augustus Shively arrived at that point in life to which all young men look forward to with much anxiety and in after years the majority of them regret having reached it, his 21st birthday.  His parents, wishing to remember his advent into the ranks wherein the word "Mr." is prefixed to our names and in anticipation of this suspicious event sent out invitations to a small number of the young gentleman's intimate friends, and among invited guests, being "ye local" and his better half, to come and partake of their hospitality on Saturday evening.  The guests began to gather at the house at early twilight and after passing an hour in social nonsense at 7 o'clock the company were invited into the dining room where we found a great long dining table draped in snowy linen and to use a vulgar phrase, it was loaded down to the hub with one of those old fashioned country suppers such as our mothers used to give us and such a one as only Mother Shively only knows how to prepare, everything and plenty of it, both good and substantial that the inner man might crave; pies, cakes, pastry meats, chicken and piles of floury flakes of snow white bread such as we read about but seldom see and peaches, pears, cherries and other dainties for desert with one of mother's delicious cups of coffee to wash it down.  If any one left the hospitable board without finding plenty to suit his taste it was his own fault.  After eating enough to satisfy us for a week we, with the assembled company repaired to other rooms where the evening was pleasantly spent in music, songs and games.  During the evening festivities liquid refreshments with cake were served; and all went merry as a marriage ball.  The hour for departure arrived all too soon, but as the old saying is, "the best of friends must sometimes part and the bond of friendship cut in twain", the company at 10 o'clock began to disperse wishing the genial young host many pleasant returns of the evening and that he might be spared to live his allotted time, four score years and ten, before being called to a better home.

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