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, June 18, 2016

Adam McClelland Litzenberg And Wife, Elizabeth Ellen Shively, Who Lived In Hancock County, Ohio

Back row left to right: Almeda Litzenberg Sites, Albert Litzenberg, Harry Sites, Otta Litzenberg, Earl Keene, John Shively, Merle Sites
Front row seated left to right: Mamie Williams Litzenberg (holding Delvin Litzenberg), Adam Litzenberg, Kermit Sites, Eliza Shively Litzenberg (holding Mary Litzenberg, Delvin's older sister), Zelma Litzenberg Keene (holding Lovinia)
Chris Frazier, a descendant of Adam McClelland Litzenberg and Elizabeth Shively, shared this picture of the Litzenberg family.  She requested additional information regarding the Litzenberg family.  The Shively blog from 15-Nov-2013 contains some information on the family.

The following information regarding the Litzenberg family was found.  Adam McClelland Litzenberg was born 22-Apr-1864 in Hancock County, OH and died 12-Oct-1935 in Hancock County.  He married Elizabeth Ellen Shively, daughter of James Shively and Mary Treece, on 3-May-1885 in Henry County, OH.  Elizabeth Ellen Shively Litzenberg was born 17-Jun-1860 and died 18-Jul-1945.  Adam M. Litzenberg was the son of James A. Litzenberg (born 9-Jan-1839 in Knox County, OH died 1-Dec-1921 in Hancock County, OH) and Malvina Cramer (1841 – 1865). James A. Litzenberg was the son of Simon Litzenberg (born 24-Oct-1813 in Greene County, PA died 16-Oct-1850 in Hancock County, OH) and Christina Ann Kisor Whistleman (1817 – 1909). Simon Litzenberg was the son of John Litzenberg (born 13-Jun-1786 in Chester County, PA died 7-Mar-1841 in Knox County, OH) and 1st Nancy Ann Prong (1808 – 1826) and 2nd Eleanor Field Hedge-Litzenberg. John Litzenberg was the son of George Litzenberg (22-Oct-1758 died 10-May-1841) and Grace Coates.  George Litzenberg was commissioned a Lieutenant in First Company, Sixth Battalion, Chester County, PA Militia on 10-May-1780.  He re-enlisted in 1781 and again in 1782.  

The following newspaper obituary for Adam Litzenberg was located in The Republican Courier, Findlay, Ohio, Monday Morning, October 14, 1935, Page 12, Column 2:
Adam Litzenberg, Portage Twp., Dies
Two Years Illness Of Cancer Ends In Death At Home Saturday Evening
Adam McClelland Litzenberg, 71, life-long resident of Hancock county, died at 8:50 o’clock Saturday evening at his home in Portage township ending a two years illness of cancer of the kidney.
Mr. Litzenberg, a farmer, was a member of the McComb Church of Christ.  He was born 22-Apr-1864 near Cannonsburg, the son of James and Melvina (Cramer) Litzenberg. His wife, Eliza Shively Litzenberg survives.  Children living are James Albert Litzenberg, of Liberty township; Mrs. H. F. Sites, of near McComb; Mrs. Earl Keene, of Conneaut Lake, Pa. Stepsons are John Shively, of Sturgis, Mich. And Otto Litzenberg, of Lima.
One brother, Charles Wesley Litzenberg, of Findlay, survives.  He is also survived by eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning from the McComb Church of Christ, of which he was a member.  Burial will be in McComb cemetery.
The body was taken to the Renschler funeral home and was taken to the home Sunday afternoon.

James Albert Litzenberg was the son of Adam Litzenberg and Elizabeth Shively. He was born 6-Feb-1887 in Henry County, OH and died 17-Dec-1957.  James Litzenberg married Mamie Williams on 23-Nov-1913 in Monroe County, MI.  She was the daughter of George Williams and Mary Korte.  The following newspaper obituary for James Albert Litzenberg was located in The Republican Courier, Findlay, Ohio, Wednesday, December 18, 1957, Page 8, Colums 2-3:
J. A. Litzenberg Taken By Death
Services Thursday For Retired Barber
James Albert Litzenberg, 70, 0f 332 Cherry St., a retired barber, died in Blanchard Valley Hospital at 7:50 p.m. yesterday of cancer following a three-year illness.
He was born in Henry County Feb. 6, 1887, a son of Adam and Eliza (Shively) Litzenberg. He married Mamie Williams, and she survives, along with the following children:
Mrs. Vivian Breitigam and Miss Mildred E. Litzenberg, Findlay; Mrs. Mary E. Decker, Arlington; Delvin E., Charlestown, Ind. and Mrs. Dorothea Helms, Dunkirk.
Also surviving are 11 grandchildren; a brother Ott, of Lima; two sisters, Mrs. Meda Sites, of Findlay and Mrs. Zelma Keene, Conneaut Lake, Pa., and a half brother, John Shively, Sturgis, Mich.
Services will be held in the Coldren Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, the Rev. Conrad O. Diehm officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.  The body is at the funeral home where friends may call from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today.

The newspaper obituary for Mamie Williams Litzenberg was found in The Courier, Findlay, Ohio, Thursday, April 14, 1988, Page A5:
Mamie M. Litzenberg
Mamie M. Litzenberg, 93, of 921 Markle St and formerly of 255 Prospect Ave died at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Blanchard Valley Hospital.  She was born Jan 20, 1895 in Wood County to George and Mary (Korte) Williams. She married James Albert Litzenberg on Nov 25, 1913, and he died Dec 17, 1957.
She is survived by a son, Delvin E. of Lemon Grove, Calif.; three daughters, Mildred Litzenberg, Dorothea I. Helms and Mrs. Ralph (Vivian) Breitigam, all of Findlay; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Litzenberg was a retired employee of Tasty Taters, where she worked for 33 years. She was a charter member of the Parkview Church of Christ and its Ladies Aid group.
A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Harry R. McFadden officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens, near Arcadia.
Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m today and from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home.  Memorials may be made to the church or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Delvin E. Litzeberg was the son of James Albert Litzenberg and Mamie Williams. The newspaper account of the marriage of Delvin E. Litzenberg and Ruth Irene Fuller was found in The Republican Courier, Findlay, Ohio, Friday, June 26, 1942, Page 7, Columns 4-5:
Chattanooga Girl Becomes Bride Of Delvin Litzenberg
Mrs. Delvin Litzenberg
The following clipping from the Chattanooga Times, Charranooga, Tenn., tells of the wedding on Friday, June 10, of Corporal Delvin E. Litzenberg, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Litzenberg, of 720 Cleveland avenue, who attended the wedding ceremony.
“The marriage of Miss Ruth Irene Fuller and Corpl. Delvin E. Litzenberg, of Findlay, O, was solemnized last evening at 8 o’clock at the new post chapel at Fort Oglethorpe, with Chaplain Callahan officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Fuller, of 3200 Twelfth avenue, and the sister of Misses Frances Margaret and Mary Virginia Fuller and Hugh D. Fuller.  She was graduated from Central high school, class of 1940.
The bridgegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Litzenberg, of Findlay, and the brother of Mrs. Carl Decker, of Arlington, O., Mrs. Ralph Breitigam of Findlay, and Misses Mildred and Dorothea Litzenberg of Findlay.
He is now stationed at Fort Oglethorpe after graduating from the mechanic school at Fort Moultrie, S. C. He was a mechanic before being called into the service.
Attendants were Miss Frances Margaret Fuller, maid of honor, Private First Class Duane Carlson, of Flint, Mich., best man, Patsy Ruth Pemberton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Neal Pemberton, of Winchester, flower girl, Private First Class John Heider, of Canton, O., Corpl. Arthur Ward, of Convoy, O., and Sergt. James Crowther, of Philadephia, ushers.
The bride wore white lace and marquisette with veil caught to tiara of lace with clusters of orange blossoms at either side.  She carried Madonna lilies and white carnations.
Miss Fuller wore azure blue lace and marquisette, and the flower girl, sky blue organdie. Mrs. Fuller, mother of the bride, was in blue crepe and Mrs. Litzenberg, mother of the bride-groom, wore old rose crepe. Both had corsages of harmonizing gladioli.
The attendants flowers were Madonna lilies and pink carnations. The little flower girl scattered white rose petals in the path of the bride.
The bride and bridegroom will reside with her parents in East Lake for the present after they return from a wedding trip. The bridegroom’s  parents came from Findlay, O., to attend the wedding.”

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Archibald Gettis Shively And 1st Wife, Mary Frances Sutton, And 2nd Wife Estella (Stella) M. Zody

Archibald Shively/Mary Sutton Marriage
Jordan Sutton, a relative of Mary Frances Sutton Shively, contributed pictures and genealogy information for this article. Thanks of appreciation are sent his way for adding to the family history of this Shively line. Additional articles related to this Shively family can be found in the Shively blogs written on 6-Jul-2012 and 28-Feb-2015.

Archibald, Anna Glee, Olive Jean, Claude, Mary Shively
Archibald Gettis Shively was born 8-Sep-1869 in Pekin, Tazewell County, IL and died 26-Jun-1954 in Kokomo, Howard County, IN. He was the son of Alfred Shively (23-Sep-1844 to 11-May-1935) and Amanda Strickler (born 12-Jul-1852). Alfred Shively was the son of Israel Shively (1820-1866) and Synthia (also Cynthia) Ann Brooks (1824-1890.  Israel Shively was the son of John Shively and Margaret. John Shively was the son of Conrad Shively and Mary Moyer.

Mary Frances Sutton Shively
Archibald (Archie) Gettis Shively was married 1st to Mary Frances Sutton on 26-Jun-1897 in Miami County, IN. She was born 27-Jan-1877 and died 16-Jan-1906. She was the daughter of Jacob Sutton (1838-1915) and Martha Long (1842-1916). In the household of Archie and Mary Shively were the children of Anna Glee, Claude, and Olive Jean. Mary F. Shively is buried in Rankin Cemetery, Bunker Hill, Miami County, IN. Following are the newspaper obituaries for Mary Sutton Shively. The first obituary was located in the Miami County Sentinel, January 20, 1906:
Mrs. Mary F. Shively, wife of Archie G. Shively, of Waupecong, died at 6 o'clock Tuesday evening at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Sutton, near Loree, after a lingering illness from consumption, aged twenty-eight years.  The deceased was united in marriage with her husband, who survives, June 26, 1897. She is also survived by three small children. The funeral was held from the Brethren church at Loree at 10 o’clock Thursday morning, the pastor, Rev. Menaugh, officiating. The burial was in the Rankin cemetery.

Mary Frances, daughter of Jacob and Martha Sutton, was born in Miami county, Indiana, on the 27th day of January, 1877, and died January 16, 1906, ages twenty-eight years, eleven months and nineteen days.
The deceased was married to Archie G. Shively on June 26, 1897. She became a member of the Brethren church at Loree at the age of fourteen years.  Being full of life and of a bright and cheerful temperament, she made friends wherever she went.  She had been a patient sufferer for many months, and the last few days of her life were spent in earnest prayer for release from pain.
There are left a husband, three children, father, mother, four brothers, two sisters and a large circle of other relatives and friends to mourn their great loss.

In 1908 Archie Shively married 2nd to Estella (Stella) M. Zody. Stella Zody was born 30-Apr-1883 in Miami County, IN and died in 1976.  Listed on the 1910 Jackson Township, Miami County, IN census is the household of Archie Shively age 40, wife Stella M. age 26, son Claud age 11, daughter O. age 6, son Carl age 6.  Listed on the 1920 Center Township, Howard County, IN is the household of Archie Shively age 50, wife Stella M. age 36, son Claude age 21, son Carl age 16, daughter Vera Mae age 5, daughter Opal age 3 and son Melvin age 1. Listed on the 1930 Center Township, Howard County, IN census is the family of Archie G. age 60, wife Estella M age 46, daughter Vera M age 15, daughter Opal C. age 13,  son Melvin L age 11, and daughter Edith A age 8.

The following was found in The Kokomo Tribune, Thursday, April 29, 1971, Page 10, Column 5:
Open House
Mrs. Estella Shively will celebrate her 88th birthday anniversary during an open house from 3-8 p.m. Saturday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Reel, 2419 N. Union St.
Mrs. Shively was born April 30, 1883, in Miami County, and she has six children: Mrs. Reel, Mrs. Parr Morrison, Mrs. Jean Hunt and Mrs. Melvin Shively, all of Kokomo, Mrs. Jack McKinney of Rochester, and Carl Zody of Columbus, Ohio.  She has 12 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.

The newspaper obituary for Archie Shively was located in The Kokomo Tribune, Kokomo, Indiana, Monday, June 28, 1954, Page 2, Column 4:
Archie Shively
Archie Shively, 84, died at 8 p.m. Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Reel, 2419 N. Union St., after a long illness.
He was born Sept. 8, 1869, in Pekin, Ill., son of Alfred and Amanda (Strickler) Shively. He moved to Wawpecong where he spent his boyhood and adulthood before moving to Kokomo 40 years ago.
He was a contract carpenter until ill health forced his retirement several years ago.
In 1908 he was married to Estella Zody who survives. Other survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Olive Jean Hunt, Mrs. Reel and Mrs. Diane Hooker, all of Kokomo, Mrs. Jack McKinney of Tipton and Mrs. Glee Himer of Plymouth; two sons, Claude and Melvin Shively, both of Kokomo, and one stepson, Carl Zody, Columbus, O.
Surviving also are one sister, Mrs. Ray Oldfather of Galveston; four brothers, Frank Shively of Peru, Jesse of South Bend, Pearl of Wawpecong and Lawrence of Hammond; 16 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Ellers Chapel, with the Rev. Rolland Steever officiating. Burial will be in Albright Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ellers Chapel after 11 a.m. Monday.
(Note: Anna Glee Shively was married to Glen Billhimer. The news article listed her married last name incorrectly).

Saturday, June 4, 2016

George Angell Shively And Wife, Dana M. Hoel, From Mercer County, Ohio To Kalkaska County, Michigan

George Angell Shively was born 10-Jan-1875 in Salina, Mercer County, Ohio and died 22-Jun-1971 in Kalkaska, Kalkaska County, Michigan.  He was married 18-Jan-1905 to Dana M. Hoel who was born 23-May-1883 and died 3-July-1972.  She was the daughter of John and Lydia Hoel.

George A. Shively was the son of Isaac Shively (born 22-Aug-1847 Darke County, OH died 12-May-1920 Wexford County, MI) and Elmira A. Fitzwater (born 20-Nov-1850 and died 3-Dec-1913 in Wexford County, MI).  Isaac Shively was the son of David Miller Shively (1803-1883) and Esther Angle (1814-1888).

Listed on the 1880 Butler Township, Mercer County, Ohio is the family of Isic Shively age 32, wife Elmiar age 29, son George age 5, son Edward age 3 and daughter Emma age 8 months.

The following newspaper obituary was located in the Traverse City Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Michigan, Wednesday, June 23, 1971, Page 20, Column 3:
Fife Lake Man Dies At 96
KALKASKA – George A. Shively, 96, of R. 1, Fife Lake, died Tuesday at a Kalkaska hospital. He had been a resident of the area since 1914, when he moved from Lansing. He was born January 10, 1885 at Salina, Ohio.
Mr. Shively is survived by his wife, Dana Hoel Shively, whom he married January 18, 1905, at Salina.  Other survivors include three sons, Carl of Fife Lake, Kenneth of Lincoln Park and Novel of Manton; four brothers, Hamer of Oregon, Ray and Carl, both of California, and Roy of Manton; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Garfield Free Methodist Church, where he had been a longtime member. Rev. J. C. Hecocks will officiate and burial will be in the Sheridan Cemetery at Sheridan, Michigan.
The body will be at the Schwartz-Wolfe funeral home in Kalkaska until Friday morning.

This article was extracted from the Traverse City Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Michigan, Wednesday, July 5, 1972, Page 12, Column 1:
SHIVELY – Mrs. Dana M. Shively, 89, of Route 1, Fife Lake passed away Monday evening at the Salem Nursing Home after a long illness. Surviving are three sons, Carl of Fife Lake, Norval of Manton, and Kenneth of Lincoln Park, Mich.; six grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Shively was born May 23, 1883 in Ohio, the daughter of John and Lydia Hoel, and was married Jan. 18, 1905 in Salina, Ohio to George Shively. He preceded her in death in 1971. She had been a Kalkaska County resident since 1914 and was a member of the Garfield Free Methodist Church where services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday with Rev. J. C. Hecocks officiating. Graveside services will be held at 3:30 Friday at the Sheridan Cemetery in Sheridn, Mich. Friends may call at the Schwartz-Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska until Friday noon when Mrs. Shively will be removed to the church for services.