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, May 31, 2014

Children Of Jacob Shively And Sarah Jane Chubb (Tschopp) From Northumberland County, PA

Jacob Shively was born 29-Sep-1853 in Wurttemberg Germany and died 18-Dec-1898 in Northumberland Co., PA.  He was married to Sarah Jane Chubb (Tschopp). She was born 29-Dec-1858 in Lykens, Dauphin Co., PA and died 2-Apr-1953 in Lewisburg, Union Co., PA. Sarah was the daughter of George Chubb (Tschopp) and Magdalena Schoffstall.  

Jacob Shively and Sarah Jane Chubb (Tschopp) were the parents of at least the following children:  Charles F. born 29-Oct-1880 died 15-Sep-1939; Jacob E born 3-Aug-1883 died 17-Aug-1959; Frederick Henry Shively born 31-Oct-1885; Harry Shively born 10-Feb-1887 died 6-Oct-1918; Arthur J born 9-Dec-1890 died 5-Mar-1968; Francis H born 25-Feb-1895 died 21-Aug-1958 and Clarence W born 10-Feb-1897.

Additional information regarding some of the children of Jacob and Sarah Shively follows. Extracted from The Shamokin News Dispatch, Shamokin, PA, Monday, August 17, 1959, Page 2, Column 8:
Gowen Street Man Dies In Hospital
Jacob E. Shively, 76, of 615 West Gowen Street, died at 12:30 this morning in Northumberland County Institutional Hospital, Trevorton Road, where he had been a medical patient for five days. Death, due to a heart condition and asthma, terminated an illness of three months' duration.
A lifelong resident of Shamokin, Mr. Shively was born August 3, 1883, a son of the late Jacob and Sarah Jane (Chubb) Shively.  He was educated in local schools and during most of his adult life worked as a miner.  Mr. Shively was last employed at Glen Burn Colliery.  He retired approximately 10 years ago.
The late West Gowen Street resident first was married to Miss Kathryn Krock, who died in 1920.  Later he was married to the former Florence Miller, who preceded him in death two years ago.  Mr. Shively was a member of St. John's Evangelical United Brethren Church and the Red Men Lodge of Shamokin.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Florence Fisher, Shamokin; four sons, Howard, Lemoyne; William, Berlin Heights, Ohio; Russell, Sandusky, Ohio; and Elwood, Fremont, Ohio; 10 grandchildren and three brothers, Arthur, Shamokin; Clarence, Kulpmont; and Fred, Lewiston.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 3:00 in Farrow Funeral Home, Sixth and Chestnut Streets.  The Rev. George C. Bingaman, past of St. John's United Church of Christ, will officiate.  Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Trevorton Road.  Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday evening, from 7:00 to 9:00 and Thursday until time of services.

From the Pennsylvania death certificates it is recorded that Harry Shively was the son of Jacob Shively who was born in Germany and Sara Tschopp who was born in Pennsylvania.  Harry was born on 20-Feb-1887 and died 6-Oct-1918 from tobar pneumonia with contributing influenza.  He was a miner and was buried 8-Oct-1918 in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Shamokin, PA.

Located in The News Dispatch, Shamokin, PA, Wednesday, March 6, 1968, Page 2, Column 2:
Arthur James Shively, 77,  of 406 West Spruce Street, Shamokin, died at 4:45 p.m. yesterday in Shamokin State General Hospital.  Ill for four years, he was hospitalized since February 26.
Born in Mount Carmel, Arthur Shively was a son of the late Jacob and Sarah (Chubb) Shively. He moved to Shamokin as a child and remained until his death. Mr. Shively was employed in regional breakers for many years, then became custodian of Shamokin High School, a post from which he retired in 1959. He later worked for Trinity Evangelical Church and Martz Milk Company as a fireman.
Arthur J. Shively and Miss Carrie Heitzman were married December 9, 1910 by the Rev. C. B. Schneder, who was a pastor of St. John's United Church of Christ.  The late resident, who was educated in Shamokin schools, was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ and of the P.O.S. of A.
Surviving are the widow,, one son, Mahlon, Trevorton Road; a granddaughter reared by the Shivelys, Mrs. Roger (Nancy) Shuck, Mifflinburg; one great grandchild, and two brothers, Clarence, of Kulpmont, and Fred, of Lewiston.

The following newspaper obituary was extracted from The Shamokin News Dispatch, Friday, August 22, 1958, Page 2, Column 2:
Seventh Street Resident Expires
Francis Howard Shively, 63, of 540 South Seventh Street, widely known local American Red Cross first aid instructor and former Shamokin High School football trainer, died yesterday afternoon at 4:15 in Hamburg Sanitorium, where he was undergoing treatment for tuberculosis.
Mr. Shively was admitted first to Geisinger Memorial Hospital, Danville, on November 6, 1957.  He was taken to the Hamburg sanitarium on November 13, 1957.
Widely known as "Hank", Mr. Shively was born in Shamokin February 25, 1895, a son of the late Jacob and Sarah (Chubb) Shively.  He attended Stevens School.
Last employed as a night watchman at Shamokin Realty Company, Inc., Mr. Shively worked many years as a maintenance man when the former J. H. and C. K. Eagle Silk Mill was operated in the realty company building.
The late South Seventh Street resident served as trainer for Shamokin High School football teams from 1940 to 1948.  He taught approximately 35 classes in first aid under the American Red Cross program during and following World War II. He was awarded a certificate of achievement for his work as a local instructor.
Mr. Shively served 16 years as assessor in the Fourth Ward and held the post at the time of his death.  He was a member of the Past Presidents' Association of Patriotic Order Sons of America, and was secretary of Camp 30, Shamokin, when he was stricken ill.  He was secretary of West End Fire Company, also.
The late Mr. Shively was a member of Chestnut Street Methodist Church and Taghneghdoarus Tribe of Red Men.  He was married in Shamokin, April 16, 1921, to the former Miss Pearl Wolfgang.
Surviving in addition to the widow are a son, Lawrence, of Colmar; three daughters, Mrs. Ralph Spencer, Trevorton Road; Mrs. Seibert Salter, Baltimore, Md., and Mrs. Nelson Woolcock, Paxinos; four brothers, Jacob and Arthur, Shamokin; Fred, Lewiston and Clarence, Kulpmont, and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 3:00 in Farrow Funeral Home, Sixth and Chestnut Streets.  Rev. Donald Shafer, pastor of Chestnut Street Methodist Church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington.  Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday evening, from 7:00 to 9:00, and Monday until time of services.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Jacob Shively And Wife, Sarah Jane Chubb (Tschopp), Son Of John Shively And Eva Regina Frank

Jacob Shively was born 29-Sep-1853 in Wurttemberg Germany and died 18-Dec-1898 in Northumberland Co., PA.  He was married to Sarah Jane Chubb (Tschopp). She was born 29-Dec-1858 in Lykens, Dauphin Co., PA and died 2-Apr-1953 in Lewisburg, Union Co., PA. Sarah was the daughter of George Chubb (Tschopp) and Magdalena Schoffstall.  

Jacob Shively and Sarah Jane Chubb (Tschopp) were the parents of at least the following children:  Charles F. born 29-Oct-1880 died 15-Sep-1939; Jacob E born 3-Aug-1883 died 17-Aug-1959; Frederick Henry Shively born 31-Oct-1885; Harry Shively born 10-Feb-1887 died 6-Oct-1918; Arthur J born 9-Dec-1890 died 5-Mar-1968; Francis H born 25-Feb-1895 died 21-Aug-1958 and Clarence W born 10-Feb-1897.

Jacob and Sarah Shively are listed on the 1880 Shamokin Borough, Northumberland Co., PA census.  Jacob is age 27, a laborer in mines, born in Germany and Sarah is age 21 born in PA.  By 1900 Sarah J. is a widow and listed on the 1900 Borough of Shamokin, Northumberland Co., PA census.  Listed in the household is Sarah J., widow, age 41, son Charles age 19, son Jacob E. age 16, son Fredrick H. age 14, son Harry W. age 12, son Arthur J. age 9, son Francis H. age 5 and son Clarence W. age 3.  Sarah continues to be listed on the 1910, 1920 and 1930 Northumberland Co., PA census records.

The death of Jacob Shively is recorded in The Philadelphia Times, Sunday Morning, December 18, 1898, Page 2, Column 6:
Miner A Pillar Of Fire
Explosion of Gas in a Shamokin Colliery Had Fatal Results
Special Telegram to The Times
Shamokin, December 17
A blast in a gangway at the Luke Fidler Colliery to-day ignited a large body of gas, which exploded with great force.  Jacob Shively, Peter Sidrazki and Isaac Thomas were blown along the gangway a number of feet.  Thomas was the first to recover and, although he was terribly burned, he called to his companions and, when they responded, he told them to put on a brave front and follow him to the bottom of the shaft.  The force of the explosion was such that their lamps and been extinguished.
Suddenly Thomas was startled to see a bright light appear just in front of him. Shively's clothes were on fire.  Thomas rushed forward, closely followed by Sidrazki, to extinguish the flames, but Shively, crazed by burns and excitement, darted away from them.  A thrilling chase resulted, but soon ended, when Shively sank exhausted to the bottom of the gangway.  Then what remained of his burning clothing was torn off.  Meanwhile the explosion had attracted a number of miners to the scene.
They found Sidrazki dying, while Shively was all but dead.  Thomas, although he was burned about the hands and limbs and had inhaled fire, was not so seriously injured as his comrades.  The victims were stripped of their clothing and wrapped in oiled blankets,after which they were removed to their homes.  Shively's back, chest and face were shockingly burned.  While Sidrazki's abdomen was burned so badly that the intestines were exposed.  He died soon after reaching his home.  He was 20 years old and unmarried.
Shively, whose recovery impossible, is 44 years old and has a wife and five children.

Sarah Jane Shively did not remarry after the death of Jacob and lived to be 94 years old. Extracted from The Shamokin News Dispatch, Friday, April 3, 1953, Page 2, Column 5:
94-Year-Old City Resident Expires
Mrs. Sarah Shively, 94, of 633 Boyd Street, died yesterday afternoon in the Evangelical Church Home for the Aged, Lewisburg, where she was a patient for 17 months.
Mrs. Shively was born December 29, 1858, in Lykens, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Chubb.  She was married to the late Jacob Shively, who died 55 years ago.
Mrs. Shively was a resident of Shamokin for 75 years. She lived in Mount Carmel for several months before moving to Shamokin.  The late matron was one of the oldest members of St. John Evangelical United Brethren Church.
Survivors include five sons, Jacob, Arthur, and Franis, Shamokin; Frederick, Lewiston,and Clarence, Kulpmont;  20 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday afternoon at 1:30 in the Farrow Funeral Home, Sixth and Chestnut Streets.  Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery. Viewing will vein the funeral home Sunday  evening, from 7:00 to 9:00, and Monday until time of the services.  Rev. F. H. Fletcher, past of St. John Evangelical United Brethren Church, will officiate during services.

The parents of Sarah Jane Chubb (Tschopp) were George Tschopp born 28-Nov-1827 Northumberland Co., PA died 5-Jul-1900 Dauphin Co., PA.  He was married to Magdalena Schoffstall born 2-Jun-1833 Dauphin Co., PA died 10-Jan-1904 Dauphin Co., PA.  Extracted from The Harrisburg Telegraph, Friday Evening, July 13, 1900, Page 7, Column 2:
Gratz, Pa., July 12 --Last Friday morning the people of town were shocked to hear of the death of George Tschopp, sr., of town.  The evening previous he retired with his usual health. At about half-past 10 o'clock his wife heard a rumbling sound in his throat and by the time she had called the neighbors he had expired.  Interment took place in the Lutheran and Reformed cemetery Saturday forenoon, the Rev. Leopold, of Girardville, officiating in the absence of the pastor, the Rev. O. E. Pflueger.  Deceased was aged 72 years and leaves a widow and five grown children to mourn his loss.  He had been an old soldier of the War of the Rebellion. A grandson of the deceased was buried at the same time.

From The Harrisburg Telegraph, Thursday, January 14, 1904, Page 5, Column 6:
Special to the Telegraph
Gratz, Jan. 14. --  Mrs. Tschopp, widow of George Tschopp, died at Lykens on Sunday, and was brought to this place on Wednesday for burial.  The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Adam Zimmerman.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Samuel Shively (Shiebler) And Wives, Susannah Henry And Mary Henry, From Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

Samuel Shively/Mary Henry Marriage
There are times in the hobby of genealogy when a Shively story comes along that just has to be researched and shared. Following is a newspaper article that was located and some supporting data found to support the story.

Extracted from The Democratic Press, Ravenna (Portage County), Ohio, Thursday, July 9, 1874, Page 2, Column 5: About the first of May Samuel Shively and wife made his advent into this goodly city, and took up his abode.  On Wednesday last, a brother-in-law, who, it seems, was bound to him by a two-fold bond or relationship,, presented himself to constable Trail, and gave him a photograph of his interesting relative, and requested him to lay upon him the hand of the law.  Mr. Trail soon had him in charge, when upon a hearing the following facts were elicited:
Samuel Shively is a native of Westmoreland county, Pa., was born of poor but honest parents, and when he had come to years of maturity, gave his hand and his heart to Susannah Henry.  They lived in peace and harmony until their home was blessed with four little Shivelies.  A couple of years since the Shivelies removed to Tiffin, this State, taking with them a sister of Mrs. Shively's.  During these two years Mr. Shively, became convinced that he could make a better wife of his sister-in-law then he could out of Susannah.  So on the 20th of April last, leaving Mrs. Shively and all of the little Shivelies in Tiffin, he departed with Miss Henry, junior, for Dayton, where he obtained the legal documents which would enable him to conter upon Miss Henry the honorable distinction of being known as Mrs. Shively No. 2. But "man proposes &c", and Mr. Z. Henry, a brother-in-law of this too much married man, heard of the state of affairs, and traced the happy couple to Alliance, where he had him arrested on a charge of bigamy.  He was bound over to answer in $500.

Pennsylvania death certificates were located.  For Samuel Shively he was born 11-Oct-1842 in Pennsylvania, a son of Jacob Shively and (unknown) Kepple.  Samuel died in Westmoreland Co., PA. on 9-Jul-1909.  He was buried in Hillside Cemetery, Westmoreland Co.,  His stone lists Samuel Shiebler 1842-1909, Co F 103 Pa Inf and wife, Mary M (1852-1924).   The death certificate for Mary Shively states born Sep-1852, daughter of Frederick Henry and Liddy Eseman.  Mary died 2-Apr-1924 in Westmoreland Co.   The death certificate for the first wife of Samuel Shively was located and it would appear she married a second time to a Mr. Campbell.  The death certificate lists Susan Campbell, born 25-May-1846, daughter of Frederick Henry and Lydiann Gross.  Susan died 3-Jul-1914 in Westmoreland Co.  She was buried in Brush Creek Cem.

Further supporting the Henry family connections was the 1907 newspaper obituary of Lydia A. Henry which mentions Sue Campbell, Z. T. Henry, and Mrs. Samuel Shively.
Aged Woman Dead
Aged And Highly Esteemed Woman Formerly Of Jeannette Passes Away
Mrs. Lydia A. Henry, widow of Frederick Henry, late of West Jeannette, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. P. Myers, of the Fifth Ward, Greensburg, last Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock.  She was aged 59 years, on month and 28 days, and her death was due to cerebro hemorrhages.
Mrs. Henry was a noble Christian woman and leaves a blessed heritage to her loved ones.  She is survived by the following children:  Z. T. Henry, of West Virginia; Noah F. Henry, of Tarentum; Mrs. Sue Campbell and Mrs. Ellen Gongaware, of Manor; Mrs. Samuel Shively and Mrs. F. P. Myers, of Greensburg.  She is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.  Her husband, Fred Henry, died several years ago.
Funeral services were held at the residence of F. P. Myers, Greensburg, at 10 o'clock, Friday morning, after which interment was made in Brush Creek cemetery.

Located on the 1880 Hempfield District, Westmoreland Co., PA census is Samuel Scheibler age 37, wife Mary age 27, son Harry age 5 and son John age 2.  On the 1900 Hempfield Townshp, Westmoreland Co., PA census is Samuel Sheibler born Oct 1843 age 56, wife Mary born Sep 1852 age 48, son John born Apr 1879 age 21, daughter Anna born 1880 age 19, son Howard born Dec 1882 age 17, son Edward born Mar 1884 age 16, daughter Laura born May 1886 age 14, son Lawrence born Mar 1891 age 9 and nephews Russell White and Floyd White.

The newspaper article above from Ravenna, Ohio mentions that Samuel Shively and first wife, Susannah Henry, had four children.  Two of the children for Samuel and Susannah may have included William Shively and Mary Jane Shively. Located in the records was Mary Jane Shively who married William Shuey.  Extracted from the Westmoreland Co. marriage records it is known that Mary Jane Shively and William Shuey were married on 8-Mar-1887 at the residence of Samuel Shively. Consent of the father, Samuel Shively, was given for the marriage.  The parents of Mary Jane Shively were listed as Samuel and Susan Shively.

The newspaper obituary for John Shivley, son of Samuel Shively and Mary Henry, mentions half-sister, Mary J. Shuey and half-brother William Shivley.  Extracted from The Daily Courier, Connellsville (Fayette County, PA), Monday, December 28, 1953, Page 7, Column 5:
John Shivley
John F. Shivley, 75, died at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon following a heart attack at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Clarence Wise, at New Stanton, where he made his home.  Surviving are five children, including Mrs. Wise; 10 grandchildren; five brothers and sisters; a half-sister, Mrs. Mary J. Shuey of Jones Mills, and a half-brother, William of Turtle Creek.  The funeral was held this afternoon with interment in Hillview Cemetery.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

William Shively And 1st Wife, Emma Bigelow (Biglow), From Jefferson County, Kentucky To Knox County, Kentucky

William Shively was born 9-May-1862 in Jefferson Co., KY and died 6-Sep-1946. He was the son of John Henry Shively (1822-1897) and Clementine Camp (1830-1903).  John Henry Shively was the son of William Henry Shively (1786-1866) and Nancy Earickson.  

William Shively married 1st Emma Bigelow (Biglow) in Jefferson Co., KY on 27-May-1885. Emma Bigelow was born 27-Sep-1863 in KY and died 1-Mar-1926.  She was the daughter of James Bigelow (1825-1889) and Bridget (1838-1909), who were both born in Ireland and buried in Saint Louis Cemetery, Jefferson Co., KY. Extracted from The Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY, Friday, May 29,1885, Page 8, Column 4:
Shively-Biglow Nuptials
Mr. Wm. Shively and Miss Emma Biglow were married Wednesday at the residence of the bride's father, on Walnut street, between Fourteenth and Fifteenth.  The Rev. M. D. Lawler pronounced the marriage service.  A large number of friends were present, and the new married couple were made the recipients of a number of handsome presents.  They left on the midnight train for the South, where they will make an extended bridal trip.

William Shively and Emma are located on the 1900 Town of Corbin, Knox Co., KY census. In the household are William born May-1862, wife Emma born Sep-1865, daughter Francis born Oct-1887, daughter Virginia born Oct-1887, and daughter Lillian .  William and Emma are located on the 1900 and 1910 Knox Co., KY census.  

The newspaper obituary for Emma Bigelow Shively was extracted from The Middlesboro Daily News, Middlesboro, KY, Monday March 1, 1926, Page 1, Column 5:
Mrs. William Shively, 62, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. J. Ballard at an early hour this morning, after an illness of several months.  The body was taken today to the family residence on Chester avenue.  Funeral Mass will be held at the Catholic church Tuesday morning at 9:30.  Burial will take place in Corbin, Wednesday.  A delegation from the Elk's club will accompany the family to Corbin. Surviving Mrs. Shively are her husband and three daughters, Mrs. W. J. Ballard of Middlesboro, Mrs. B. L. Lundy of Corbin and Mrs. Fred Donaldson of Newburg, Mo.

Extracted from The Middlesboro Daily News, Wednesday, March 3, 1926, Page 4, Column 1:         Among those who accompanied the body of Mrs. William Shively to Corbin this morning for burial were:  Mr. Shively, Mr. and Mrs. Ballard, Mr. and Mrs. Donaldson of Newburg, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Lundy of Corbin, Father Williams, Mr. and Mrs. William Burch, Mrs. J. W. Bates and Mrs. Tom Colson.  Mrs. Shively, who had a host of friends in this section, died early Monday morning.  Funeral Mass was held at St. Julians Catholic church Tuesday morning.

William Shively married a second time to Virginia (maiden name unknown). Virginia Shively  was born 12-Mar-1884 and died 13-Jan-1973, buried in Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery, Organ Cave, Greenbrier Co., WV.  

The newspaper obituary for William Shively was located in The Middlesboro Daily News, Saturday, September 7, 1946, Page 8, Column 3:
William "Uncle Bill" Shively, former resident of Middlesboro, died yesterday afternoon at his home at Corbin.  He had been in failing health for the last year.  Mr. Shively was an engineer for the L. & N. Railroad until his retirement six years ago.
He is survived by three daughters, one of whom is Mr. W. J. Ballard of Middlesboro, and a number of grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are pending the arrival of a daughter from Missouri.