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 13, 2017

Simon Shively And Wife Rosanna Hefelbower Who Lived In Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

Simon Shively was born on 14-Apr-1833 and died 10-Oct-1896 in Newville, Cumberland County, PA.  Simon Shively was married to Rosanna Hefelbower who was born 13-Sep-1829 and died 17-Dec-1907.  Simon Shively was the son of David Shibley (Shively) who was born 30-Oct-1805 in Perry County, PA and died 30-Mar-1876 in Cumberland County, PA and Elizabeth Clay who was born 17-Aug-1805 and died 3-Sep-1854. David was the son of Peter Shively and Christiana Linn. The Shively blog article written on 24-Aug-2012 concerns Harvey Hefelbower Shively who was a son of Simon and Rosanna Shively. The Shively blog article written on 6-May-2017 concerns John Peter Shively who was a brother to Simon Shively.

Listed on the 1870 Newville Borough, Cumberland County census is the household of Simon Shively age 37, wife Rosanna age 39, daughter Florence age 6, son William age 4, and daughter Laura age 3.   Listed on the 1880 Newville Borough, Cumberland County, PA census is the family of Simon Shively age 47, wife Rosann age 50, daughter Florence B. age 16, son William D. age 14, daughter Laura K. age 13 and son Harvey H. age 8.

Many thanks to Mary Schoedel who is the Director at the John Graham Public Library in Newville, PA. for locating and transcribing the newspaper obituary for Simon Shively. Located in The Times, Newville, Pennsylvania, Friday, October 14, 1896, Page 3, Column 4:
The intelligence last Saturday afternoon, that Simon Shively was dead, caused no small surprise. His illness began last Thursday evening, and all that medical skill could do, proved to be of no avail. The funeral took place Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, interment being made in the Newville Cemetery, west of town. He is survived by a wife, two sons, William and Harvey, and two daughters, Miss Laura, at home and Mrs. Florence Landis, of Brooklyn. The two sons returned from Illinois only a short time ago, and Mrs. Landis had come on from Brooklyn, so that all were gathered around the old home. The fore part of the week, Mrs. Landis had returned to Brooklyn, only to be summoned home where but a few days before, all had been mirth, sunshine and home pleasures.
The deceased has been a life long resident of Newville, locating here in 1855, and in 1862 he was married. He served in town council in 1861, '65, '67, '70, '78, '81 and '84. In 1883 he was one of the regulators and in '85 he served again as a regulator and assistant assessor. Again in 1888 he served as school director, in '89 and '91 as judge of election, and was one of the present board of school directors.
His occupation was that of a tanner, and his name was associated with the late John Wagner in the above business. He was a consistent member of Zion's Lutheran church, and was aged 64 year.
An autopsy was held by Dr. W. B. Reynolds, assisied(sic) by Drs. G. W. Stewart and J. C. Claudy, yesterday morning showed that death was caused by paralysis of the bowels.
The directors and public school teachers, attended the funeral service.

The following was extracted from The Star and Enterprise, Newville, Pennsylvania, Thursday, December 20, 1906, Page 4, Column 1:
Mrs. Rosanna Shively died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. Weaver about 1 mile east of town, Monday night at 9 o'clock, from a general breakdown of of health, aged about 77 years. Mrs. Shively was the widow of the late Simon Shively who conducted a large Tannery North of Newville with the late John Wagner, some years ago. Mrs. Shively was well known throughout this community and leaves the following children to mourn her loss:
William and Mrs. Weaver, fo Newville, Harvey, fo Harrisburg, and Mrs. J. M. Landis, of Brooklyn. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran church of this place. The funeral will be held Thursday at 10 o'clock. Interment in Newville Cemetery.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

John Peter Shively And Wife, Lucinda Walker, Who Lived In Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

John Peter Shively was born 23-Jun-1830 and died 1-Aug-1899 in Cumberland County, PA. He was the son of David Shibley (Shively) who was born 30-Oct-1805 Perry County, PA and died 30-Mar-1876 in Cumberland County, PA. David was the son of Peter Shively and Christiana Linn. David was married to Elizabeth Clay (1805-1854). John Peter Shively married Lucinda M. Walker who was born 6-Jun-1832 and died 6-Mar-1910 in Cumberland County, PA.  Lucinda Walker was the daughter of Abel E. Walker and Mary Amanda Cook. John Peter Shively and Lucinda M. Walker had one daughter, Mary Ellen, who was born 19-Aug-1864.  She was married on 1-Jan-1889 to Joseph F. Bixler. 

Listed on the 1860 Frankford Township, Cumber County, PA census is the household of David Shively age 43, daughter Christina M. age 22 and son John P. age 26of David Shively.  Located on the 1870 Frankford Township, Cumberland County, PA census is the household of David Shively age 63, son Peter J. age 39, daughter in law Leucind age 38, daughter Christiana age 34 and granddaughter Mary E. age 6.  On the 1880 Frankford Township, Cumberland County, PA is the household of John P. Shively age 49, wife Lucinda M. age 48, daughter Mary E. age 16 and laborer Charles H. Kauffman age 7.

The following newspaper obituary was located in the Carlisle Evening Herald, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, August 2, 1899, Page 1, Column 3:
Death Came Quickly
Peter Shively, of Frankford Township, Dies Quite Suddenly
The citizens of Frankford township were greatly shocked last evening to learn that Mr. Peter Shively, on of their most highly respected citizens, had died quite suddenly at 5 o'clock.
Mr. Shively resides near the Stone Church and has been in declining health.
The suddenness of the sad and entirely unexpected demise occasioned a great shock to the family and cast a gloom over the entire community. Mr. Shively was aged about 68 years and had engaged at farming until recent years when his failing health compelled him to relinquish many of the arduous duties of farm life.  He was a man who was held in high esteem by a large circle of acquaintances because of his thrift and integrity.  When the civil war began he risked his life in defense of national honor and served with distinguished gallantry in Co. F, 209th Penna. Vols.  He was identified with Capt. Colwell Post, 201, GAR, of this place. The deceased was a member of the Church of the Friendly Brethren.
As a husband and father he displayed much loving devotion and his place in the family circle will be sadly missed.
He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Joseph F. Bixler, of Washington, D.C., who was visiting her parents at the time. A brother, David, resides in Perry county.

The following was extracted from The Valley TImes-Star, Newville, Pennsylvania, Thursday, March 10, 1910, Page 8, Column 3:
Mrs. Lucinda Shively, a resident of this place, died in Washington at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Bixler, where she spent some of her time. The remains will be brought here for interment on Wednesday, from her home in Frankford. Interment at the Frankford Stone Church cemetery.  She was a kind and loving mother and a kind neighbor.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Charles Ambrose Shively And Wife Katie May Cope Who Lived In Northampton County, Pennsylvania

Charles Shively And Katie Cope Marriage
Charles Ambrose Shively was born 7-Aug-1875 and died 19-Jun-1904. Charles A. Shively was the son of Peter Shively and Eva Green.  Charles married Katie May Cope in Northampton County, PA on 16-Sep-1899.  They had one son, Roland Shively, born 8-Dec-1901 and died 27-Nov-1968.  Katie Cope Shively married Harvey W. Peiffer in Northampton County, PA on 3-Sep-1906.  

Charles Shively was the son of Peter Shively and Eva Green.  Peter Shively was born 28-Jan-1836 and died 5-Mar-1926 in Lehigh County, PA.  Eva Green Shively was born 13-June-1849 and died 18-Jun-1915 in Lehigh County, PA.  Peter Shively was the son of George Shively and Sarah Abel.   George Shively was born 17-Aug-1807 and died 19-Feb-1863. Sarah Abel was born 5-May-1805 and died 29-May-1875.  For additional information on George Shively and Sarah Abel read the Shively blog article written on 18-Jul-2015.

Katie Cope Shively And Harvey Peiffer Marriage
The following article was extracted from The Morning Call, Allentown, PA, Tuesday, June 21, 1904, Page 1, Column 1:
Asleep When Death Came
Charles A. Shively Sat On Track And Was Struck By Train
Had Been On Fish Trip
Exhausted From Loss Of Sleep He Sat Down on Track And Was Struck--
Parents Reside At Catasauqua
Charles A. Shively, who resided near the Bixler-Jones foundry between Freemansburg and Bethlehem, met sudden death Sunday morning at 4:30 o'clock on the Central Railroad of New Jersey tracks. He was employed by the Bethlehem Steel Company and worked on Friday night and was through then at the shops until Monday morning. He did not sleep on Saturday and on Saturday evening started with some friends on a fishing trip to the Lehigh near Freemansburg. After fishing during the night Shively started for home. He sat down to rest on the outside edge of the sills of the cast-bound track and fell asleep.
The engineer of the freight saw the huddled figure of a man sitting close to the rails, his head bent over in his hands and sounded the whistle. The figure failed to move, though the shrill blasts blew loud and long. It was impossible to stop the train. Death was instantaneous. A deep cut back of the right ear, the back of the skull split, and a broken shoulder blade were the fatal injuries. The body was carried to the Central Railroad station and later brought by Undertaker Weirbach, of South Bethlehem, to the late home of the deceased, where Coroner Schleicher held a view yesterday morning.
The deceased was the son of Peter and Eva Green Shively, of Catasauqua, and was born in Lower Saucon township on August 7, 1875. He was married on September 17, 1889, to Miss Kate Cope, who survives him, as does a little son, Roland. His parents, three sisters, Mrs. Milton Serfoss, of Freemansburg; Mrs. James Kratzer and Mrs. Elmer Trine, of Catasauqua, and three brothers,  Edward, Herbert and William, of Catasauqua, also survive. The funeral will take place on Wednesday afternoon at 1:30. Interment will be made at Catasauqua.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

John W. Shively And Wife Jane Hodge Who Lived In Trumbull County, Ohio

John W. Shively was born on 26-Nov-1832 and died 29-Nov-1907 in Trumbull County, OH. He was the son of Jacob Shively (born 15-May-1803 died 1-Jul-1879) and Elizabeth Wolfcale (died 12-Dec-1863). John W. Shively married Jane Hodge born 1-May-1841 in England and died 1-Feb-1923 in Trumbull County, OH. John and Jane Shively are buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Trumbull County, OH.

John W. Shively and Jane Hodge were the parents of at least the following children: Sarah H. born 26-Sep-1857 died 25-Sep-1934, married 1st Clayton J. Fansler married 2nd J. W. Durbin; Elizabeth Ellen born 13-Sep-1860 died 10-Feb-1946, married Chester McIlree; Thomas N. born 17-Nov-1861 died 4-Jul-1938, married Alice (Allie) Mahan; William J. born 1-Jun-1864 died 12-Feb-1939, married Clara E. Harklerode; Lucy A. born 6-Mar-1868 died 28-Feb-1925, married A. Chinnock; Fred J. born 2-Apr-1870 died 21-Apr-1965; Cora married Frank Cummins; Kittie D. born 1876 died 2-Jan-1960, married Thomas J. Fry; Lena born Mar-1879 died 1957, married Albert C. Cummins; Carl Wolfcale born 22-Aug-1883 died 20-Mar-1960.

The librarians at Warren-Trumbull County Ohio Public Library located the following newspaper obituaries.  Located in the Warren Daily Tribune, 30-Nov-1907, Page 5, Column 1:
The death of John W. Shively, an aged and respected citizen of Champion, occurred Friday afternoon after a lingering illness wth a complication of diseases. The deceased was born at North Jackson November 26, 1832, and was in his 75th year.  He is survived by his wife, four sons and six daughters. The funeral services will be held Monday at 10 o'clock at the late home. Burial will take place at Oakwood.

Following is the newspaper obituary for Jane Hodge Shively, February 2, 1923, Page 7, Column 3:
Mrs. Jane Shively
Mrs. Jane Shively, widow of the late John Shively, one of the oldest and most highly regarded pioneer of Champion township, passed away at her home near Champion Thursday evening at 8:55, following an illness of one week. Mrs. Shively was overtaken by a stroke of paralysis seven days ago and failed to rally from the attack. Announcement of her death is received with deep regret by the people of her community. She was born on May 1, 1840 in Somersetshire, England and came to this country with her parents when she was four years old. The family located in Champion and she had lived on the farm where she died for the past fifty two years. She was a woman of find christian character and a life long membership of the Disciple church of Champion. She is survived by four sons, Thomas M. of Warren, William J. of Farmington; Fred J. of Uniondale, Ind.; Carl, at home, and six daughters, Mrs. Sarah H. Durbin, Uniondale, Ind.; Mrs. Ella E. McIlree, Mrs. Lucy A. Chinnock, Mrs. Cora J. Cummins, Mrs. Kitty D. Fry, Mrs. Lena M. Cummins, of Warren.
She also leaves twenty-one grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at her late home in Champion, Monday at 1 o'clock, when Rev. Bright of Sharon will officiate. The body will be laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery in Warren.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Samuel Shively And 1st Wife, Caroline Renner, 2nd Wife Margaret Deily Fraunfelder Who Lived In Northampton County, PA

Samuel Shively PA Death Certificate
Samuel Shively was born 10-Nov-1816 and died 29-Oct-1906 in Northampton County, PA.  On the PA death certificate his parents are listed as John Shively and Elizabeth Best. Samuel married first Caroline Renner and second Margaret Deily Fraunfelder. Margaret had married 1st George Fraunfelder. Margaret was the daughter of Christian Deily and Polly Bowers.  Margaret was born 25-Jun-1823 and died 14-Dec-1925.

Samuel Shively and Caroline Renner were the parents of at least the following children:  Marietta born 13-Jul-1841 died 22-Nov-1917 married John Fritz; Matilda born 27-Feb-1843 died 5-Apr-1926 married Daniel Hawk; John born 30-Nov-1845 died 1-Jul-1867; George born 3-Jul-1846 died 13-Sep-1890 married Emma Lenora Yeager; Benjamin born 4-May-1848 died 9-Aug-1871; Emma E. born ca. 1848; Maria born 1853; Samuel born 1854; Susan born 2-Jun-1855 died 13-Nov-1951 married Augustus Schreiner; Richard born 2-Aug-1857 died 2-Dec-1930 married 1st Matilda Achenbach 2nd Alice Louisa Keiper; Caroline born 1860 and James Washington born 22-Feb-1862 died 11-Feb-1913 married Sally Ann Yiesley.

Extracted from The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, October 31, 1906, Page 1, Column 6:
Samuel Shively
Samuel Shively, of Stockertown, died Monday of a complication of diseases, aged 91 years. The deceased is grandfather of Patrolman Samuel Shively, of Bethlehem. The deceased is survived by these children: Jas. Shively, of Easton; Richard Shively, of Nazareth; Tillie, wife of Daniel Hauck, of Stockertown; Mrs. Susan Schreiner and Marietta, wife of John Fritz, of Wind Gap. The funeral will take place on Thursday from his late residence, in Stockertown. Interment in cemetery adjoining.

The following article was found in The Morning Call, Wednesday, June 25, 1924, Page 16:
Easton's Oldest Resident 101 Years Old Today
Mrs. Margaret Deiley Shively Was Born At Stockertown in 1823
Mrs. Margaret Deiley Shively, widow of Samuel Shively, formerly of Stockertown, Easton's oldest resident, is celebrating her 101st birthday anniversary today at the the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Thomas, 321 High street, Easton; where she has lived since October. Mrs. Shively was born near Stockertown on June 25, 1823, and has lived in this vicinity all her life. She is a member of the Fork's Lutheran church. Many friends and relatives have expressed their intention of visiting and congratulating her today.


Saturday, March 11, 2017

William Edgar Shiveley (Shively) And Wife Estella Jane Reid Who Lived In Adams County, Ohio and Clinton County, Ohio

William Edgar Shiveley  (Shively) was born 5-Jul-1874 in Adams County, Ohio and died 22-May-1957 in Clinton County, Ohio. He was married to Estella Jane Reid on 6-Oct-1904. Estella Jane Reid was born 1-Oct-1876 in Adams County, Ohio and died 16-Mar-1969 in Clinton County, Ohio. (In the public records for these families the surname is recorded as both Shiveley and Shively). William was the son of Daniel M. Shiveley (born 1-Jun-1838 died 7-Oct-1925) and Nancy Margaret Hamilton (born 20-Apr-1850 died 19-Jul-1930). Daniel M. Shively was the son of James Shively (1811-1873) and Mary Elizabeth Westbrook (1809-1866). 

Listed on the 1880 Jefferson Township South, Adams County, Ohio census is the household of Dan Shively age 42, wife Nancy M. age 31, son James age 12, son Hamilton age 11, daughter Hattie age 9, son William E. age 6, and son Lester age 4 months. On the 1900 Valley Township, Scioto County, Ohio is William Shively age 25 and occupation of jeweler. On the 1910 Tiffin Township, West Union Village, Adams County, Ohio is the household of Henry Scott age 72, nephew William E. Shiveley age 35, niece Estella J. age 33, grandniece Elva M. age 4 and grandniece Ethel age 2. On the 1920 Tiffin North Precinct, Adams County, Ohio is the household of W. E. Shiveley age 45, wife Estella J. age 43, daughter Elva M. age 14, daughter Ethel age 12 and son Edgar Reid age 8.

The following was located in the Wilmington News-Journal, Wilmington, Ohio, Thursday, May 23, 1957, Page 2, Column 6:
William E. Shiveley
WIlliam E. Shiveley, 82, of 413 S. Mulberry St., died Wednesday at 11:50 p.m. at Clinton Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient since suffering a broken hip May 1.
The son of Daniel and Nancy Hamilton Shively, he was born at Blue Creek in Adams county, July 5, 1874 and was married Oct. 6, 1904 to Miss Estella J. Reid, who survives. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. Mr. Shiveley, a retired watchmaker, had lived in Wilmington for 13 years.
In addition to his widow, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Elva Trickler of Wilmington and Mrs. Ethel Reno of Hillsboro; one son, Edgar R. Shiveley of Wilmington; on sister, Miss Hattie Shiveley of Manchester, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the West Union Baptist Church and interment by Reynolds Funeral Home will be in the West Union IOOF cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9.

This newspaper obituary was found in the Wilmington News-Journal, Wilmington, Ohio, Monday, March 17, 1969, Page 2, Column 1:
Mrs. Estella Shively
Mrs. Estella Jane Shiveley, 92, 413 S. Mulberry St., died of complications SUnday at 12:05 p.m. at Lucas nursing home, Wilson Rd. She had been ill the past five years. She was married to William Shiveley, who died in 1957.
She was born Oct. 1, 1876 in Adams County, the daughter of James G. and Martha McClughen Reid. She was a member of Clinton County Senior Citizens and the First Baptist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Elva Trickler of this city, Mrs. Ethel (Wasson) Reno of Hillsboro; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Edgar Shively, this city; two sisters, Miss Sara Reid of West Union, Mrs. Lucy McClanahan of Columbus; five grandsons, one granddaughter, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-greatgrandchild. Three brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.
Services will be conducted by the Rev. Fred McCluskey and the Rev. Edward Geisler Wednesday at 1 pm. at Reynolds-Sulcer funeral home. Burial will be in West Union Cemetery.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Levi Stephen Shively, 1st Wife Emma Whisler, 2nd Wife Edna Wolf From Piatt County, Illinois To California

Levi Stephen Shively was born 10-Oct-1884 in Piatt County, IL and died 17-Jul-1976 in La Verne, Los Angeles County, CA.  He was the son of John J. Shively and Leah Blickenstaff. (For additional information on John and Leah Shively see the Shively blog article written on March 16, 2014). Levi Shively married 1st Emma Gertrude Whisler. She was born 13-Apr-1882 in Ashland, Saunders County, NE  being a daughter of George E. Whisler and Elmira Harley. Emma died 7-Feb-1933 in Muncie, Delaware County, IN. Levi married 2nd Emma Wolf born 27-Nov-1901 being a daughter of J. Emrey Wolf and Mary Trostle. Edna died 4-Jan-1992 in California.

The following was extracted from the Pomona Progress Bullentin, Pomona, California, Sunday, July 18, 1976, Page 4 Column 3:
Levi Shively
Levi S. Shively of 2700 Magnolia Ave., La Verne, died Saturday in Woods Memorial Convalescent Hospital, La Verne.
Mr. Shively was born Oct. 10, 1884 in Cerro Gordo, Ill., and moved to La Verne in 1960 from Bridgewater, Va.
He graduated from the Academy at Mt. Morris College, received his AB degree from the University of Michigan in 1907 and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Shively received his AM degree from the University of Chicago and elected to Sigma Xi in 1916. In 1917 he received his Ph. D. from the University of Chicago with Magna Cum Laude.
Mr. Shively taught mathematics and astronomy for over 50 years in Mt. Morris College and Ball State University. In his post retirement he taught at Bridgewater College in Virginia. He was a charter member of the Church of Brethren for many  years.
Besides his widow, Edna, he is survived by four sons, WIllard W. of Chicago, Ill., Forest W. of West Palm Beach, Fla., Dr. Ralph L. of Lake Bluff, Illinois and Dr. John L. of West Lafayette, Ind.; grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 11 a.m. in the La Verne Church of the Brethren following the morning worship service. The Rev. Herbert Ruthrauff and Jefferson Mathis will officiate.
Friends may make memorial contributions to Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana for a mathematics scholarship.

Located in the Muncie Evening Press, Muncie, Indiana, Wednesday, July 21, 1976, Page 13, Column 1:
Levi S. Shively, Ball State math professor, dies
Memorial services were held earlier this week in LaVerne, Calif., for Levi S. Shively, 91, professor emeritus of mathematics at Ball State University, who died Friday.
Dr. Shively, a former college president and internationally known mathematician and author, had made his home in California for several years.
He retired in 1951 after 42 years of college teaching and administration, including 23 years at Ball State and three years as president of Mt. Morris (Ill.) College. He was the author of a college geometry textbook which was used in the U.S., Canada, and translated into Swedish. Ball State honored Dr. Shively in 1968 by naming a graduate residence hall after him.
A native of Cerro Gordo, Ill., he attended Mt. Morris College and earned the AB degree at the University of Michigan in 1908. He earned his AM and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago in 1916 and 1917 respectively.
For a short time he taught in the rural schools of Illinois and from 1908 to 1915 at Mt. Morris College where he later was dean and president. He also taught at Western Illinois University.
A member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi, national honoraries, he was active in the Mathematical Association of America, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. He belonged to the Church of the Brethren in Muncie. 
He also served on the board of Manchester College, North Manchester.
Following his retirement at Ball State, he traveled for the Mission Board of the Church of the Brethren and later taught at the Bridgewater (Va.) College where his wife served as dean of women. They moved to California in 1961.
Survivors include his wife Edna,  four sons, Forest W., West Palm Beach, Fla.; Dr. John L., West Lafayette; Ralph L., Lake Bluff, Ill, and Willard, Chicago.
Memorials may be sent to the Ball State University Foundation for the student emergency loan fund.

This newspaper obituary was found in The Star Press, Muncie, Indiana, Wednesday, February 8, 1933, Page 12, Column 3:
Mrs. L. S. Shively Dies, Burial To Be In Illinois
Brief funeral services were conducted last night at the Meeks mortuary for Mrs. Emma. G. Shively, 50, wife of Levi S. Shively, 407 Riverside avenue, who died yesterday in Ball Memorial Hospital after an illness which began early in January. The body will be taken at 11 o'clock this morning to Sterling, Ill., for funeral and burial.
Mrs. Shively had lived in Muncie since the family came here from Mt. Morris, Ill., five years ago. Her husband is associate professor of mathematics at Ball State Teachers College. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren on West  Jackson street, and the Monday Afternoon Club.
Surviving besides the husband are four sons, Willard W., Forest W., Ralph L. and John L. Shively; the father, George E. Whisler, of Sterling, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. Elmer Billsborough of Mt. Morris, Ill., and one brother, Samuel L. Whisler, of Waldron, Mich.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Michael Shively - 1806 - England

Michael Shively - 1806 - England
The Shively researchers are asking for any additional information regarding the document found on Fold3 when searching for War of 1812 information. From the document it is recorded that Michael Shively served in His Majesty's 73rd Regiment of Foot. From Wikipedia the following information is taken "The 73rd Regiment of Foot was an infantry regiment of the British Army raised in 1780. It amalgamated with the 42nd Regiment of Foot to form the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) in 1881. The regiment was raised as the 2nd Battalion, 42nd (Royal Highland) Regiment of Foot in March 1780, with eight officers from the 1st Battalion being detached to help raise the new battalion. The battalion was sent to India in January 1781 and took part in the Siege of Mangalore in autumn 1783 during the Second Anglo-Mysore War. It was still in India when the battalion received regimental status in 1786 as the 73rd (Highland) Regiment of Foot. The new regiment remained in India and saw action at the Siege of Seringapatam in 1792 during the Third Anglo-Mysore War, the Siege of Pondicherry in August 1793 during the French Revolutionary Wars and the capture of the Dutch settlements in Ceylon in 1795. It went on to form part of the storming party at the Siege of Seringapatam in April 1799 during the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War before returning to England in July 1806."

Transcription of the document by Fold3 says Michael Shively was born in Parish of Wilham in or near the Market Town of Wilham in the County of Westembergh.  No such county or town could be found in England.  In looking at the document it appears the County could be Wirtembergh which would lead to suspect he might have been German. 

The document gives a description of Michael Shively. In 1806 he is listed as being 36 years of age (born about 1770), 5 feet 5 1/2 inches in height, brown hair, hazle eyes and dark complexion. 

Any additional information regarding the contents of this document or comments will be greatly appreciated.  No additional information could be found regarding this Michael Shively.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

John Shively And Wife Ellen (Hellen) Remy Who Lived In Vinton County, Ohio

Vinton County, Jackson Township, 1876
John Shively, Jr. was born 3-Oct-1837 and died 4-May-1909 in Jackson Township, Vinton County, Ohio.  He was the son of John Shively, Sr. and Mary Geer. (For additional information on John and Mary Shively see the March 5, 2011 Shively blog article. John Shively, Sr. may have married 2nd to Mrs. Mahetable Anderson in Vinton County, Ohio in June-1856. She was the widow of John Anderson). John Shively, Jr. was married to Ellen Remy in Vinton County, Ohio on 7-Aug-1862. Ellen (Hellen) Remy was the daughter of John Remy and Milberry Redfearn. John Remy died 27-Apr-1850.  Milberry married 2nd to David Jolley in Vinton County on 30-Sep-1852. Milberry married 3rd to John Roach in Vinton County on 25-Aug-1863.

John Shively/Ellen Remy Marriage
Listed on the 1860 Jackson Township, Vinton County, Ohio census is the household of John Shively age 60, wife Mahetable age 48, son John age 22, Angeline Johnson age 22 and Thomas L. Anderson age 15. Listed on the 1870 Jackson Township, Vinton County, Ohio census is the household of John Shively age 70, wife Mary age 66, domestic servant Sarah Reddick age 27 and domestic servant Angeline Johnston age 30.  John Shively, Jr. is listed on the 1870 Jackson Township, Vinton County, Ohio census as John Shively age 32, wife Ellen age 22, daughter Sarah F. age 5, son Charles W. age 4, and daughter Hettie A. age 1.  Listed on the 1880 Jackson Township, Vinton County, Ohio is the household of John Shively age 33, wife Hannah age 34, daughter Sarah F. age 15, son Charles W. age 14, daughter Ettie A. age 11, daughter Lucy M. age 9, son Homer C. age 7 and mother-in-law Sarah Smith age 67.  Located on the 1900 Jackson Township, Vinton County, Ohio census is the household of John Shively born Oct-1837 age 62 married 38 years, wife Hellen born Feb-1846 age 53 married 38 years 7 children born and 7 are living, daughter Lucy born Feb-1871 age 29, daughter Blanche born Oct-1883 age 16 and daughter Lizzie born Oct-1880 age 19. 

It is not known why on the 1880 census the wife of John Shively, Jr. is listed as Hannah and the mother-in-law is listed as Sarah Smith.  From the 1900 census John Shively, Jr. is listed with his wife Ellen (Hellen) Remy which is consistent with the 1870 census record. Also from the 1900 census information John and Ellen Shively are listed as being married 38 years which is consistent with their marriage date of 1862. On the 1900 census Ellen states she has born 7 children with all 7 living. From the census records the 7 children of John and Ellen Shively were Sarah F., Charles W., Hettie A., Lucy M., Homer C., Lizzie and Blanche. The mother of Ellen Remy was Milberry Redfearn Remy Jolley Roach who died 25-Mar-1893 and is buried in Wyckoff Cemetery in Vinton County, Ohio.

The children of John Shively, Jr. and Ellen Remy were: 1) Sarah Francis who married Edward Andris 2) Charles Willard 3) Ettie Alice who married Horatio Seymour Jordan 4) Lucy May who married Grant Sniff 5) Homer Clayton who married Nellie F. Peacock 6) Lizzie who married Herschel Wolf and 7) Blanche who married Guy A. Pickens.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Hamer Charles Shively And 1st Wife Estella (Stella) Roberts, 2nd Wife Nellie Gertrude Garlick Who Lived In Mercer County, Ohio And Coos County, Oregon

The following newspaper article appeared in the Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, Ohio, Sunday, December 31, 1951, Page 10A, Column 4:
Charleston Man Hunts 7 Uncles
Kenneth R. Shively of Charleston, W.Va., is devoting part of the holiday season trying to locate seven uncles whom he has never seen. Helping him with his search is his father-in-law, K. R. Beckner, of 796 E. Mound St.
Shively moved to West Virginia from Oregon with scant information about his uncles, only that they are believed to be farmers in and around Pickaway County.  All, of course,  are named Shively but only two first names are known, Carl and Ray.
Shively can be reached at 416 Reynolds Av, Apt. C, Charleston, W.Va.

A related article followed in the Columbus Dispatch, Sunday, January 6, 1952, Page 1, Columns 2-3:
Was Searching For 7 Uncles,
Story Turns Up Half-Brother
He was looking for seven uncles to celebrate the holiday season and found a half-brother! That's what happened when a Charleston W.Va. man asked his father-in-law, K. R. Beckner, of 796 E. Mound St. to help locate seven uncles whom he had never seen. 
Beckner told The Dispatch about it, and the story appeared Sunday, Dec. 23.
Beckner said Saturday that while the uncles were not found, the story led to the location of a half-brother in Worthington, who was thought to have died some years ago.
The newly found relative was identified as Donald B. Shively of 100 W. Riverglen Dr., Worthington, half brother of Kenneth R. Shively of Charleston, W. Va., Beckner's son-in-law. 
According to Beckner, a series of letters and phone calls got under way following the story in the Dispatch two weeks ago. The climax came Friday night when the West Virginian learned of his half-brother at Worthington.
Happy over finding a half-brother, the Charleston W. Va., man has redoubled his efforts to locate the seven uncles.
Shively moved to West Virginia from Oregon with scant information about his uncles, only that they are believed to be farmers in and around Pickaway County. All, of course, are named Shively but only two names are known, Carl and Ray.
Kenneth Shively can be reached at 416 Reynolds Av., Apt. C, Charleston W. Va.

This history starts with the father of Kenneth R. Shively and Donald B. Shively who was Hamer Charles Shively. Hamer Charles Shively (also seen in records as Homer C. and Charles Shively) was the son of Isaac Shively and Elmira Fitzwater.  Hamer C. was born 31-Aug-1883 and died 9-Jul-1973 in Coos County, Oregon. He is buried in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, Coos Bay, Coos County, Oregon.  Hamer was married first to Estella Roberts on 27-Aug-1908. Estella (Stella) was born 25-Jun-1890 in Mercer County, Ohio and died 2-Aug-1910, the daughter of William Roberts and Louisa Smith.  To the union of Hamer Shively and Stella Roberts was born one son, Donald B. Shively.  The obituary of Stella mentions that Hamer Charles Shively was working and living in Idaho at the time of her death.  Charles Shively married second to Nellie Gertrude Garlick in 1919. Nellie was born 20-Jun-1893 in Quick Front, Nebraska and died 26-Sep-1967, the daughter of John F. Garlick and Sarah J. Garber. One of the sons of this union was Kenneth R. Shively.  Nellie married second to Chester Myers on 2-Jun-1954 in Linn County, Oregon.

The uncles that Kenneth Shively was searching for were the sons of Isaac Shively and Elmira Fitzwater.  The sons were George Angell Shively, Edward Shively, WIlliam Shively, Joseph Shively, Walter Shively, David Carl Shively, Royale Shively.  For additional information on these familes review the blog article written on 12-Sep-2015 about Issac Shively and Elmira Fitzwater, the blog article written on 4-Jun-2016 about George Angell Shively and the blog article written on 24-Dec-2016 about Joseph Shively.

The newspaper obituary for Stella Roberts Shively was found in The Celina Democrat, August 12, 1910, Page 5, Column 3:
Obituary
Mrs. Stella D. Shively, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William and Louise Roberts, was born June 25, 1890, in Mercer County, six miles west of Celina, and died near Coldwater, August 2, 1910, aged 20 years, 1 month and 7 days. After her death the remains were taken to the home of her parents in Celina.
She was converted at Mt. Carmel at the age of fourteen and joined the church at that place, since which time she has remained a faithful Christian.
August 27, 1908, she was married to Hamer C. Shively, to which union was born one child, Donald.
She was a good and faithful daughter and wife, and her influence was felt everywhere for good.
Two sisters and one brother have gone before, and four sisters, one brother, father, mother, husband and baby and a host of friends are left to mourn her death.
The funeral was held Sunday, Aug. 7, at Swamp College church, being conducted by Rev. S. F. Bauders. Interment in the cemetery near by.
        "Asleep in Jesus! blessed sleep,
        From which none ever wakes to weep;
        A calm and undisturbed repose,
       Unbroken by the last of foes".
The family wish to extend their heartfelt thanks to their neighbors and friends for their kindness and sympathy during their sad bereavement.

The newspaper obituary for Nellie Getrude Garlick Shively was found in the Willamette Valley, Oregon, Death Records, 1838-2006.
Nellie G. Myers
JEFFERSON -- Mrs. Nellie Gertrude Myers, 74, of Jefferson Rt 1, Box 177, died Tuesday afternoon at a Salem hospital.
She was born in Nebraska, came to Grants Pass in 1900 and lived in Whiteson, North Bend, then Albany from 1945 to 1954 when she moved to Jefferson.
Surviving are widower Chester, Jefferson; sons Kenneth Shively, Columbus, Ohio, and Burdett Shively, Eureka, Calif.; daughter Stella Smith, Coos Bay; brothers Ray Garlick, Jefferson, and James Garlick, Florence; sisters Mary Elson, Leaburg, and Pearl Smith, Vale; and several grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday in Jefferson Christian Church. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, McMinnville.  Arrangements are by Fisher Funeral Home, Albany.


Saturday, January 21, 2017

Daniel Webster Shively And Ida Elston Who Lived In Darke County, Ohio

Daniel Webster Shively was born 3-May-1858 in Montgomery County, Ohio and died 4-Aug-1930 in Greenville, Darke County, Ohio. He was the son of Isaac N. Shively and Elizabeth McNeal.  Daniel Webster Shively married Ida Elston on 23-Dec-1880. Ida was born 13-Sep-1861 in Darke County, Ohio and died 25-Apr-1948. She was the daughter of William C. Elston and Elizabeth Rebecca Griffis. Daniel and Ida are buried in the Greenville Union Cemetery, Greenville, Darke County, Ohio.

It was interesting that many of the census records for this Shively family were taken and recorded by a Shively member.  Isaac N. Shively recorded the following entry on the 1850 Washington Township, Darke County, Ohio census: Isaac N. Shively age 34, wife Elizabeth age 23, daughter Sarah H. age 2 and in the household Wm McNeal age 12.  Listed on the 1870 Darke County, Ohio census is the family of Isaac Shively age 54, wife Elisabeth age 43, daughter Sarah H. age 21, son John W. age 17, daughter Mary F. age 17, son Daniel W. age 12, and daughter Ida M. age 6. John W. Shively recorded the following entry on the 1880 Washington Township, Darke County, Ohio census: Isaac Shively age 63, wife Elizabeth age 53, son Webbster age 22, daughter Ida age 16 and grandson Roscoe Helvy age 4.  Daniel W. Shively recorded the following entry on the 1900 Washington Township, Darke County, Ohio census:  Daniel W. Shively born May-1858 age 42 married 19 years, wife Ida E. born Sep-1861 age 38, son Frank E. born Mar-1882 age 18, son Harry born May-1889 age 11, son Eugene born Mar-1894 age 6 and servant Bertha Hoke born Nov-1878 age 21.

The following newspaper article was found in the Palladium Item, Richmond, Indiana, Saturday, September 17, 1921, Page 3, Column 1:
New Paris, O.
NEW PARIS, O.--Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Shively at Greenville, O., the birthday anniversaries of Mrs. Shively and Mrs. T. R. Murphy, of New Paris, were celebrated jointly by a dinner. The birthday cakes were resplendent with the correct number of candles and made a pleasing centerpiece. A happy day was spent by the following guests: Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Murphy and daughter Mary Frances, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Samuels, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Samuels, Miss Mary Bowles, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Schmallenberger and son Joseph, and Miss Marie Hughes, all of New Paris, and Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Shively, of Greenville.

The following obituary was extracted from the Palladium Item, Richmond, Indiana, Wednesday, August 6, 1930, Page 10, Column 8:
Daniel Webster Shively
GREENVILLE, Ohio, Aug. 6.--Funeral services fro Daniel Webster Shively, 72 years old, prominent local retired clothier, who died at his home on Wayne avenue Monday morning at 9:45 o'clock from the affects of a paralytic stroke, which he suffered Sunday were conducted from the residence at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon. Rev. O. O. Arnold officiated. Burial was made in the Greenville cemetery.

The following was found in the Palladium Item, Richmond, Indiana, Thursday, April 29, 1948, Page 10, Column 4:
Mrs. D. W. Shively
GREENVILLE.--Mrs. Ida E. Shively, 86 years old, widow of clothing merchant, died Sunday. She resided at 300 Harrison avenue. Mrs. Shively had been in failing health for the last five years. She had lived in Greenville since 1902 and was a member of one of Darke county's pioneer families.
Born and reared on a farm near Sharpeye in Washington township, Mrs. Shively spent here entire life in this county. She was the daughter of the late William and Rebecca Griffin Elston. Her husband died in 1930.
Survivors include two sons, Harry Shively, Route 3, Greenville; and Eugene Shively, Greenville; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. K. F. Thomas, Cleveland.
Funeral services for Mrs. Shively were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Miller Funeral home. Rev. Frank Thomas was the officiating minister. Burial was in the Greenville cemetery.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Christian Schaeufele (Shively) And Wife Rosa Steinbrenner From Germany To Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio

Carolyn M. Kippenberger Shively
A unique genealogy request was recently received. The request was from a present homeowner who lives in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio in the home where Philip Kippenberger once lived and had his business. The home is at 2225 E. Fifth Street in Dayton. Philip Kippenberger was a tailor and had a shop on the lower floor while the family lived on the second floor.  Philip Kippenberger's daughter, Carolyn M. Kippenberger married Alvin Edward Shively. The homeowner would like to locate any old photo's taken on or of the Kippenberger property. The desire is to obtain and frame the pictures and display in her home. From the research it was discovered there are still living descendants of the Alvin Shively and Carolyn Kippenberger union living in the Dayton, Ohio area.

Following is the genealogy research that was found.  Christian Schaeufele was born 20-Apr-1859 in Germany a son of John Schaeufele and Louise Schiese. He immigrated to the United States from Germany in 1884.  Christian Schaeufele married Rosa Steinbrenner on 5-Oct-1886 in Montgomery County, Ohio. Christian died on 10-Sep-1930 and was buried in Woodland Cemetery.  His wife, Rosa Steinbrenner Schaeufele died in 1954.  They had at least the three following children:  1) John F. Schaeufele born 28-Jul-1887 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio and died 2-Jan-1909, buried Woodland Cemetery 2) Ida Rosa Schaeufele born Feb-1889 and died May-1906 3) Alvin Edward Schaeufele (Shively) born 14-Jan-1892 and died 11-Oct-1974.

Philip Kippenberger was born 3-May-1862 in Germany. He immigrated to the United States from Germany in 1887. Philip Kippenberger married Mary Hock ca. 1890. He died 18-Apr-1944 and was buried in Woodland Cemetery. His wife, Mary Hock Kippenberger was born 17-Oct-1854 in Germany and died 19-Aug-1925 and is buried in Woodland Cemetery.  They had one daughter, Carolyn M. Kippenberger who was born 24-Jun-1897 and died 14-May-1991.  Carolyn's marriage to Alvin Edward Shively may have been her second marriage. Her first husband might have been Walter L. Miller having been married 1st on 6-Sep-1918 in Lucas County, Ohio.

Many thanks are extended to the Dayton Metro Library. They have a great research staff who extracted the following newspaper obituaries for this article. The following was extracted from the Dayton Daily News, May 16, 1991, Page D1:
SHIVELY, Carolyn M., 93, of 6401 Blue Ash Rd., Dayton, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 1991 at Alta Nursing Home. Preceded in death by a grandson, Joshua. Survived by daughters, Rosemary Shilt of Dayton, Julia Clark of Dayton; son, Larry Shively of Dayton; 12 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren. She was a member of The Belmont Chapter #555 OES, White Shrine Chapter #13 and The Order of The Amaranth Eastern Star, Helping Hands Grandmother Club and The U. D. Mothers Club. Funeral services 11:30 A.M. Friday, Tobias Funeral Home, Beavercreek Chapel, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd. at Grange Hall. Pastor Virgil R. Mills officiating. Entombment Woodland Mausoleum. 

The following newspaper obituary was extracted from the Dayton Daily News, June 2, 1954, Page 32:
Mrs. Rose Shively
Mrs. Rose Shively, 87, 0f 3724 Cleveland av. died at 3 a.m. Wednesday at the Colonial Nursing Home following a three-year illness.  Mrs. Shively was a resident of Dayton for 70 years. She is survived by her son Alvan E. Shively of Dayton and three grandchildren. She was a member of the St. Johns Reform church.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Tobias funeral home, 658 Watervliet av., by Dr. W. R. Grunowald. Burial will be in Woodland cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

The following was found in the Dayton Daily Journal, January 4, 1909, v. 46, iss. 156, Page 7, Column 5:
Young Architect Claimed By Death
John Schaeufele, 21, Passes Away After Long Illness
John Schaeufele, 21 years old, a popular and well-known young man of the East End, died Saturday evening at 3 o'clock at the late residence, 50 Samuel street, following an illness of about two years of consumption. He was an architect, having attended school at Cincinnati to perfect his ability in that line, but owing to the fact that he was compelled to leave his work at school on account of illness and come home, he had never made this work his business. He was highly esteemed by those who knew him and his death is mourned in a large circle of friends. He leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Christian Schaeufele and one brother, Alvin Schaeufele. The funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence on Samuel street in charge of Rev. Dr. Zarwell and the burial will be made in Woodland cemetery.

Ida Rosa Schaeufele
The picture at the right is taken from the obituary found in the German newspaper Gedenk Blaetter, May 26, 1906, V. 13, iss. 4, Page 25, Column 2. There is an obituary included in the article but this author is unable to transcribe the article written in German. The following was found in the Dayton Daily Journal, May 8, 1906, v. 43, iss. 244, Page 9, Column 7:  SCHAEUFELE--Ida Rosa; daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Schaeufele, Monday afternoon at 1:15, at the family residence, 50 Samuel street, aged 17 years, 2 months and 23 days. Funeral Thursday afternoon at 1:30 from the house and at 2 o'clock from the German Methodist Church. Interment at Woodland.

Many thanks to Mary Rohrer Dexter who gave suggestions on how to translate the German newspaper obituary for Ida Rosa Schaeufele. The following was extracted from the Gedenk Blaetter, May 26, 1906, V. 13, iss. 4, Page 25, Column 2:
Ida Rosa Schäufele
Vereinsamt und verödet wurde das Heim von Herrn Christian Schäufele und Frau an Samuel Straße durch den am 7. Mai erfolgten Tod ihrer geliebten und einzigen Tochter Ida, im Alter von 17 Jahren, 2 Monaten und 23 Tagen.  Sie, welche ein Bild von Lebensfrische und Gesundheit war, erkrankte vor einem Jahr an Lungenkrankheit.  Alles, was nur für ihre Rettung gethan werden konnte, wurde gethan; jedoch vergebens.  Am besagten Tage erlöste sie der Tod von ihrem schmerzlichen und qualvollen Leiden,  welches sie mit staunenswerther Geduld ertrag. 
Sie wurde in Dayton geboren und erzogen. 
An ihrem Sarge trauerten ihre tiefbetrübten Eltern und zwei Brüder John und Alvin, sowie ein großer Kreis von Freunden; denn ihr freundliches und liebenswürdiges Wesen machte sie bei Allen beliebt, die sie kannten.

Translation to English.
Ida Rosa Schaeufele
The office of Mr. Christian Schäufle and wife at Samuel street was deserted by the death of his  beloved and only daughter Ida at the age of 17, 2 months and 23 days. She, who was a picture of freshness and health, fell ill a year ago with lung disease. All that could be done for their salvation was done; But in vain. On that day, she was saved from her painful and painful sufferings, which she bore with patience.
She was born and raised in Dayton. 
On their coffins the grieved parents and two brothers, John and Alvin, mourned as well as a great circle of friends; For her kind and amiable nature made her popular with all who knew her.