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, November 11, 2017

Jay Dow Shively And Wife Alfreda Hardt Who Lived In Henry County, Missouri

Jay Dow Shively
Jay Dow Shively was born 12-Sep-1869 in Clarke County, IA and died 9-Sep-1948 in Clinton, Henry County, MO. He was the son of Jacob Shively and Harriet Isabell Gibson (Harriet Isabell Gibson Shively was the subject of the Shively blog on 6-Dec-2014). He married Alfreda Hardt who was born 10-May-1894 in Nebraska died 26-Oct-1993 in California. Alfreda was the daughter of Jacob Hardt and Elizabeth Pauley.  Alfreda married a second time to Forrest Fauver on 2-Jan-1958 in Walla Walla County, WA.  

Listed on the 1880 Jackson Township, Clarke County, Iowa census is the household of Jacob Shively age 39, wife Harriet age 32, daughter Ida M. age 12, son Jay D. age 10, son John 3, and daughter Edith age 1. On the 1930 Osceola City, Clarke County, IA is the household Jay D. Shively age 58, wife Alfreda age 36, father Jacob Shively age 90, and mother Harriett I. age 85.  On the 1940 Clinton City, Henry County, MO is Jay D. Shively age 70, wife Alfreda age 45, and sister in law Irine Hart age 37.  

Located in The Clinton Eye, Clinton, Missouri, Thursday, September 16, 1948, Page 1, Column 2 and Page 4, Column 7:
Dr. J. D. Shively Dies
He Was Loved And Widely Known For Outstanding Service to Mankind
The earthly remains of Dr. J. D. Shively, beloved retired physician and resident of Clinton since 1939, were laid to rest in Englewood Saturday afternoon, Sept. 11th, following services at the Vansant Funeral Home, Elder H. F. Roll, Kansas City, read the Scripture and in the resume of Dr. Shively's life, stated that he was indeed a medical missionary, for every case brought to him for consultation was first taken to God in prayer. He closed his remarks by saying that the principles set forth by Dr. Shively were a challenge to arise, go forward in a closer walk with Christ, and be of service to others.
"Face to Race" and "The City Four Square" were sung by two young men from Kansas City, Messrs. Stewart and Hopkins, with Mrs. Roll at the piano.
The casket bearers were Amos C. White, Charles Hassen, Wm. Astner, L. H. Schulte, Fred Nuss, M. Astner, P. S. Jackson and Dave Fisher.
Dr. Shively's labors are ended and his house was in order when the final summons came at break of dawn Thursday, Sept. 9th, following an operation for an intestinal obstruction.
As well as usual, the retired physician enjoyed a trip to the nation's capital with his wife early in June. Upon their return he had been assisting in repairs, and the papering and painting of the interior of their cozy home, corner Main and Clinton, in happy anticipation of the family reunion which was in progress when he was stricken with his fatal illness.
On Monday, Sept 6, Dr. and Mrs. Shively motored to Warrensburg with their good friends, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dickman, to meet Mrs. Shively's sister, Mrs. Witzke, who came from Washington, D. C.  Dr. Shively did not feel well, but, all hoped it would pass. By Tuesday evening, he became so gravely ill that he was taken to the hospital and the operation was performed Wednesday noon.
His wife, a registered nurse, and well loved in all Henry County, was ever at his side, as she has been down through the years, for their life was one of sweet, reverent companionship. Their interests were one and their home, the Seventh Day Adventist Church, and their life work of healing and doing for the sick have shown forth the ministry of love and service.
Genuine and rare, compounded in God's great mixing bowl of the simplest yet the costliest virtues, were his characteristics, obedience to duty, loyalty, heroism, patience, service, and a marvelous capacity for friendship. In talking with Dr. Shively ten minutes, one recognized a great soul, an outstanding personality, and a man of God.
As a superintendent of a number of church hospitals, and for 19 years head of his own private hospital in Iowa, Dr. Shively exemplified the teachings of his Master, for he was at all times kind. Those sick in body and mind found understanding and the sympathy which only a sincere physician knows how to share and when to give, in conjunction with his knowledge and skill.
Dr. Shively served humanity well, and to his church, he was ever a leader and pillar. As an elder of the local church, in reviewing the Sabbath School lesson or cleansing the sanctuary, he made this remark the Saturday before his death, "You know, I do not like to wait until the close of day to make everything right with God; I like to lift my heart in prayer, asking Him to forgive me at various times during the day".
Not everyone can be a Dr. Shively, but all can put more of kindness and affection into life, more thought of others and less of self--see the good in a neighbor a little quicker, and by so living, meet the challenge bravely, following his example.
J. Dow Shively was born Sept. 12, 1869, Clark County, Iowa. He attended school in Battle Creek, Mich., and received his B. S. degree in 1894, and his M. D. degree in 1900, at the University in Ann Arbor, Mich. Entering private practice, his ministry of service was so outstanding that he was chosen superintendent of the church hospital in Iowa and later he accepted the superintendency of Boulder Sanitarium, Boulder, Colo.  Prior to opening his own hospital at Osceola, Iowa, he served as head of the Nebraska Sanitarium, Lincoln, Neb.
Upon completion of 19 years with the Osceola hospital, the doctor retired from active practice and with his wife came to Clinton where they purchased property and have since made their home.
September 3rd, 1928, Mr. Shively and Miss Alfreda Hardt were married at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hardt, Bodine Ave., Clinton.
Besides his wife, he leaves two sisters, Mrs. Edith Halverson, California; Mrs. Wm. E. Nelson, Washington, D. C. and a brother, John Shively, Osceola, Iowa.
Among those here for the services were: Mr. and Mrs. John E. Shively, Chariton, Iowa; Mrs. E. C. Witzke and son, Henry, Washington, D.C.; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Hardt, Clovis, N.M.; Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Hardt, Big Bend, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Pinkston, Kansas City; Mr. and Mrs. J. Lewis Neal, Osceola, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Wm Cochran and daughter, Katie, Mrs. Edith Ornter and Mr. and Mrs. Dave Reece, Appleton City.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Henry Rice Shively And Wife Thrisie Margaret Thompson From Taylor County, Kentucky To Shelby County, Missouri

Wes Shively, Thrisie Margaret Thompson Shively,
Herschel Thomas Shively, Elsie Shively
A cousin, Fred "Joe" Luke, recently found the newspaper obituary for Thrisie Margaret Thompson Shively.  Thrisie Margaret "Maggie" Thompson Shively was the daughter of John Barton Thompson and Mary "Molly" E. Wise. Maggie was born 27-Feb-1876 and died 2-Nov-1929. Thrisie married Henry Rice Shively in Shelby County, MO on 4-Apr-1899 in Shelby County, MO (Shelby County Marriage Book 5, Page 23). Henry Rice Shively was the son of Robert W. Shively and Rosella Rice. He was born on 18-Mar-1874 in Kansas and died 11-Nov-1958 in Shelby County, MO. 

Listed on the 1880 Mannsville District, Taylor County, KY is the household of Robert Shivley age 54, wife Rosealli age 46, son David age 19, Samuell age 15, daughter Margrett age 10, daughter Rosialli age 8, and son Henry age 6.  Listed on the New Market District, Marion County, KY is the household of J. B. Thompson age 24, wife Mary age 25, daughter Margret age 4, daughter Sarah age 2, son John age  5 months. Located on the 1900 Jackson Township, Shelby County, MO census is Henry R. Shivley born March-1874 age 26 and wife Thrise M. born February-1876 age 24. On the 1910 Jackson Township, Shelby County, MO census is the household of Henry Shively age 36, wife Maggie age 34, daughter Elsie age 9, son Wesley age 8, son Herschel age 4, and son Shelby age 4 months. On the 1920 Jackson Township, Shelby County, MO census is the household of Henry Shiveley age 45, wife Margrett age 43, son Wesley B. age 17, son Hershel T. age 15, son Shelby O. age 10, son Vincil E. age 7, and daughter Mary R. age 5.

Additional information on the children of Henry Rice Shively and Thrisie Margaret Thompson include: Elsie M. Shively born 1900 died 2-Dec-1900 Shelby County, MO; Wesley Barton Shively born 3-Jul-1902 died 8-Aug-1986 married 1st Marie Viola Bush married 2nd Mildred Amanda McCue Gorby; Herschel Thomas Shively born 27-Aug-1905 died 11-Mar-1980 married Bernice Cochrane; Shelby Owen Shively born 3-Dec-1909 died 14-Oct-2006 married Sylvia Matilda Smith; Vincil Elbert born 12-Jun-1912 died 28-Nov-2004 married Vera Marie Rubinson; Mary Rose Shively born 23-Nov-1914 died 24-Feb-2009 married Fred Gerald Luke.

Extracted from The Hunnewell Graphic, Hunnewell, Missouri, Thursday, November 7, 1929, Page 1:
Death  Of Mrs. Henry R. Shively
Mrs. Henry R. Shively, one of the splendid residents of this community, died at her home near Lakenan, Saturday morning at 1:25 o'clock, after an illness of several months of cancer from which she was a great sufferer.
Thirsie M. Thompson was born at Lebanon, Kentucky, February 27, 1876 and was 53 years, 9 months and 5 days old. She was united in marriage to Henry R. Shively in 1899, and to this union there were born six children, Elsie, Wesley, Hershal, Shelby, Vincil and Mary Rose, the oldest daughter, Elsie, died in 1910. Mrs. Shively and family lived in the Union Chapel vicinity, where they lived until several years ago when they moved to a farm near Lakenan.
She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband and five children, one grandchild, her aged parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Thompson of Lebanon, Kentucky and two brothers in Kentucky and one brother, Thos. Thompson of Neponsit, Ill., and one sister, Mrs. J. P. Maupin, of Bradford, Ill., the latter two being here to attend the funeral.
Mrs. Shively was a loving and devoted wife and mother, ever doing something for the happiness and comfort of her family, a kind and sincere neighbor and friend, and one who lived her christianity every day of her life, hers was life of service to her fellowman, and she has left to her family a priceless heritage, and her memory will linger long in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.
Funeral services were held from St. John's Catholic Church in this city at 9:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Fr. Grace, of Shelbina, to a large concourse of relatives and friends and burial was in the Catholic cemetery.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Norman (Norborn) T. Sigmon (Sigman) And Wife Sarah "Sallie" Shively Who Lived In Franklin County, Virginia

Norborn Toliver Sigmon VA Death Certificate
The Shively families doing research on Daniel and Catharine Shively in Franklin County, Virginia are looking for any information on daughter, Sarah Shively. Documentation that lists the maiden name of Sarah's mother, Catharine, is desired. 
What is known is that Sarah Shively married Norborn T. Sigmon in Franklin County, Virginia on 19-Jul-1855.  Norborn was the son of Joseph Sigmon and Elizabeth Willis.  In the records the first name Norborn is also listed as Norman and the surname Sigmon is enterchanged with Sigman.  
N T Sigmon Confederate War Pension 

Catherine Shively is listed on the 1880 Long Branch District, Franklin County, VA census as mother in law, Catharine, age 82 in the household of Norman Sigmon age 48, wife Sally age 46, daughter Catharine age 21, daughter Julia age 19, daughter Sarah age 17, son Robert age 14, son Walker age 12, son John age 10, son Joseph age 8 and son George age 2.  

From the VA death certificate Norborn Toliver Sigmon was born 14-June-1831 in Franklin County and died 28-January-1916 in Franklin County.  He was the son of Joseph Sigmon and Elizabeth Willis.  From records Sarah Shively Sigmon was born 7-June-1833 and died 29-July-1908. If any one would have copies of the death obituaries from the Danville (VA) Bee the reasearchers would appreciate a copy. Norman T. Sigman served on the side of the Confederate Army in Company G, 37 Battalion, Virginia Cavalry and in 1901 did apply for a war pension. 

Limited information on the children of Norman T. Sigmon and Sarah Shively include: Elizabeth Sophronia "Sallie" Sigmon born 25-Jun-1856 died 7-Mar-1909 Rocky Mount, Franklin County, VA married James M. Wade; Catherine (Catharine) Sigmon born 2-Sep-1858 died 23-May-1936  married Joseph H. Blalock; Julia A. Sigmon married Lee Willis on 22-Dec-1892 in Franklin County; Sarah Frances Sigmon died 2-Feb-1941 in Roanoke County, VA married 23-Feb-1888 in Franklin County to James R. Willis; Robert Sigmon married 24-Apr-1894 in Franklin County to Minnie C. Slone; Walker C. Sigmon born 29-Dec-1868 died 16-Apr-1949 in Caswell County, NC married 7-Jan-1892 Elizabeth A. Ferguson; John T. Sigmon died 3-Jan-1946 in Caswell County, NC; Joseph Peter Sigmon born 16-Dec-1874 died 22-Apr-1947 in Franklin County, VA married 24-Sep-1896 in Franklin County to Mary C. Ferguson; and George E. Sigmon born  15-Sep-1877 died 9-Sep-1895.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Daniel Shively Who Lived in Franklin County, Virginia

A Shively researcher working on the Daniel Shively lineage in Franklin County, Virginia is asking for help.  There are two Daniel Shively's listed on the 1850 Franklin County census records with the same names in each household.  After 1860 only one Daniel Shively family appears on the records.  If you have additional information and can help with this research please reply to blog article.

On the 1850 Franklin County, Virginia census, dated 29-Oct-1860,Written 269, Stamped page 135, Family Number 1109 is Daniel Shively (Daniel's son) age 56 (born ca 1794), wife Catharine age 56 (born ca 1794), daughter Sarah age 15 (born ca. 1836)  Interesting that for some reason the census taker identified this Daniel Shively as Daniel's son.  The entry before Daniel is Sparell Janney age 42 and wife Elizabeth age 37 and family.    The second entry for Daniel Shively is dated 29-Oct-1860, Written 270, Family Number 1117 with entry Daniel Shively age 60 (born ca 1790), wife Catharine age 50 (born ca 1800), and daughter Sarah age 20 (born ca 1830).  The household listed after this Daniel Shively is Fleming Shively age 27 and his wife Celia A. E. age 16.
Listed on the 1860 S. W. District, Franklin County, Virginia, Post Office Long Branch census is Daniel Shiveley Sr. age 63 (born ca 1797) and wife Catharine age 61 (born ca 1799). 

Listed on the 1880 Franklin County, Virginia census is the household of Fleming Shively age 46, wife Elender age 37, daughter Octavia age 13, daughter Josephine age 11, daughter Victoria age 9, daughter Adline age 6, daughter Sarah age 4, Flemings father Daniel age 74 (born ca 1796) and Flemings mother Catharine age 68 (born ca 1802).

Catherine Shively is listed on the 1880 Franklin County, Virginia census in the household of Norman Sigman age 48, wife Sally age 46 (born ca 1834) with children and mother-in-law Catharine Shively age 82 (born ca 1798).  From the records Sarah Shively born 7-Jun-1833 died 29-Jul-1908 married Norman Taliaferro Sigman(Sigmon).

The following information is found in Across The Blue Ridge by Billie Redding Lewis, Page 126 is the following:
Daniel Shively born ca. 1794; died after 1870 census; married on 13-Jan-1818 to Catharine RIchards, daughter of John, surety by P. Howard.   Daniel lived in Montgomery County, Va in 1820; returned to Franklin County and in 1870 he and his wife with living with son Fleming.
Son, Fleming Shively was born ca. 1823; married 17-May-1850 married to Celia Ann Janney.
From Page 124 it is written that this Daniel Shively was the son of John Shively, progenitor of Franklin County, Virginia Shivelys was born ca. 1755 in Penn. or Maryland; died between August and November, 1834, in Franklin County; married 1st unknown; married 2nd Susannah (Crist) Gusler (said to have been born on 13-Aug-1763) widow of Christian Frederick Guslter.  Susannah died sometime between 1834, at the time of her husband's will and 1853, when the estate was being divided among the four sons.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Susan Shively, Daughter Of William And Nancy Shively, Who Lived In Jefferson County, Kentucky

George C. Smoot Death Certificate
Susan Shively was born ca. 1834 in Jefferson County, KY and may have died in 1873. She was the daughter of William Shively and Nancy Erickson (Earickson). Susan was a brother to Norborn E. Shively who was the subject of last weeks blog. Susan married George C. Smoot who was born 6-Sep-1833 and died 28-Jan-1917. George Smoot was the son of Philip Barton Smoot and his first wife Mary Elizabeth King. The Shively and Smoot families were neighbors in early Louisville.  Note that on the death certificate for George C. Smoot that his mother is listed as Susan Shively. This was his wife and not his mother.

Children of George C. Smoot and Susan Shively include William M. born 16-Nov-1864 died 22-Apr-1916, Philip B. born 20-Apr-1865 died 16-Sep-1923, John K. born 1867 and died 20-Nov-1951, Nannie born 1870, Mary B. born 9-Aug-1871 died 30-Mar-1943, and Emma born 31-Oct-1873 died 22-Jan-1897.  

The following information was found in The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky, Friday, July 5, 1912, Page 10, Column 3:
Aged Man Hurt When Platform Gives Way
George Smoot, 78 Years Old, Seriously Injured, But No Bones Are Broken
George Smoot, aged 78, a farmer, was seriously injured at 9 o'clock last Wednesday night when the stairway of his residence in Pleasure Ridge Park gave way, carrying Smoot, who was standing on the landing at the time, with it. Smoot fell fourteen feet and was rendered unconscious by the fall.
Relatives inside the residence heard the crash of the falling stairway, and upon investigating saw the old man lying unconscious on the ground. He was carried inside and a physician was called to attend him.  Although no bones are broken, Mr. Smoot may be internally injured.
The stairway runs along the outside of the residence, and leads to a small doorway. The platform at the top, on which Mr. Smoot was standing, was weak and gave way from his weight. After being taken into his home he was unconscious for about three hours.

Located in The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky, Monday, January 29, 1917, Page 6, Column 7:
George Smoot, Shively's Oldest Resident, Dies
George C. Smoot, the oldest resident of Shively, Ky., and one of the best known farmers of Jefferson county, who was taken ill last Sunday while on a visit to his daughter, Mrs. Frank Ashby, 1212 South Fifteenth street, died shortly before 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon of pneumonia at the city hospital. Mr. Smoot was the father of Philip Smoot, police chauffeur at Central Police Station. The funeral will be held at 9 o'clock to-morrow from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Ashby, with burial in the old Smoot burying ground near Shively, Ky.
Mr. Smoot was born near Shively eighty-four years ago and had lived in that section all of his life. He was a blacksmith and farmer, having retired a few years ago. His wife was the daughter of the late Col. Shively, after whom the town was named and whose home place adjoined that of the Smoots. Mr. Smoot was a lifelong Democrat. He is survived by two sons, Philip and John K. Smoot, of this city, and his daughter, Mrs. Ashby.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Norborn E. Shively And Wife Parmelia Williamson Who Lived In Jefferson County, Kentucky

Shively/Williamson Marriage 
A Shively researcher is asking for additional help locating when and where Norborn E. Shively might have died. If anyone has additional information please add a comment to this post. Norborn E. Shively was born ca. 1824 in Jefferson County, KY.   He was the son of William Shively and Nancy Erickson.  Norborn married Parmelia Williamson born ca. 1828 and died 12-Aug1885.  She was the daughter of Joseph Williamson and Susan.  

Parmelia Shively August 1885 Death Record
Listed on the 1860 City of Louisville, 8th Ward, Jefferson County census is the household of Joseph Williamson, his wife and children and Norbin Shively age 35 and a factory hand, wife Permelia age 33 and a seamstress, daughter Blanche age 5 and son John age 2.  Listed on the 1870 Shiveleys Precinct, Jefferson County, KY census is the household of N. Shivley age 45 and a farmer, wife Amelia age 41, daughter Blanche age 15, son John age 12 and son William age 9. Listed on the 1880 Johnsontown Mag. District, Jefferson County, KY census is the household of Norbon Shively age 56 and a farmer, wife Parmelia age 51, daughter Blanche age 23 and son John age 21 a farm laborer.

The August 1885 Jefferson County, KY Mortuary Records list Parmelia Shively on the August 1885 deaths.  Parmelia's sister Ellen D. Williamson Saltmarsh is the entry preceeding Parmelia's entry.  Following is the second page which lists the place of burial for Parmelia but cannot be determined by this researcher where this cemetery is located.  The following

newspaper death was located in The Courier Journal, Louisville, Kentucky, Thursday, August 13, 1885, Page 2, Column 2:
Died On A Visit
Mrs. Shively, who resided in the county, died at 8 o'clock last night, at the residence of her sister. Mrs. Saltmarsh, who lives on the corner of Twenty-ninth street and Portland avenue. Mrs. Saltmarsh has been suffering from consumption, and her sister came to visit her. A week ago the latter was attacked by acute diarrhea, which resulted in death last night. Night before last Mrs. Shively took too heavy an injection of laudanum, but her physician, Dr. Ray, thinks it had nothing to do with her death, as the injection was not heavy enough to make her lose consciousness.

A will was probated in Jefferson County, KY for Parmelia Williamson Shively's sister, Ellen D. Williamson Saltmarsh.  The following was extracted from The Courier Journal, Louisville, Kentucky, Tuesday, August 25, 1885, Page 8, Column 2:
Ellen D. Saltmarsh, bequeaths $300 each to her sisters, Elizabeth F. and Emma Williamson; her gold spectacles and watch and $100 to her sister, Margaret Whittingham. She gives her sister, Permalia Shively, $50, and her brother, John Williamson, $100. She gives her household effects to her sisters, Elizabeth and Emma. J. U. Shaffer is appointed executor and instructed to erect a $50 tombstone at her grave. He is also instructed to retain $50 to defray the funeral expenses of her father, Joseph Williamson.

From the KY Death Certificates it is listed that John Shively, the son of Norborn and Parmelia Shively, was born on 27-May-1858 in Jefferson County, KY.  He died 4-Jul-1941 in the home for aged and infirm in Jefferson County.  The daughter of Norborn and Parmelia Shively was Blanche Erickson Shively who was born on 24-Oct-1856 and died 6-Aug-1947 in Jefferson County, KY.  She was married to Murray Wilkerson on 27-Dec-1880 in Jefferson County, KY. 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Claude Houston Shively Who Lived In Iowa, Florida, California And Arizona

Help has been requested by a Shively researcher.  If anyone can help find when and where Claude Houston Shively died please reply to this blog.  The following information was found for this genealogy search.

Claude Houston Shively was born on 19-Feb-1876 in Iowa, the son of Joseph H. Shively and his second wife, Elnora E. Simpson.  His grandparents were John B. Shively and Sarah Heaverin from Taylor County, Kentucky.  Claude Houston Shively had one sister Helen A. Shively who married Albertus Lafferty.  He had three half sisters; Corda Mae Shively who married David Barton Penniman, Gertrude Shively who married Lowell H. Jones and Alma D. Shively who died young.  They were the daughters of Joseph H. Shively and his first wife, Nancy Elizabeth Shipp.  

Claude is listed in the household of his parents on the 1880 Town of Shelby, Shelby County, Iowa census as Joseph H. Shively, age 35, postmaster, wife Elnora E. age 25 and son Claude H. age 3.  Listed in the 1900 20th Precinct, City of Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida census Claud Shively is a boarder, age 24 and working in a box factory.  The 1907 newspaper obituary for his half sister, Corda Mae Shively Penniman lists that Claude is living in Santa Monica, CA.  Listed on the 1910 Yavapai County,  Arizona census Claude H. is a roomer, age 32 and a farm laborer.  Listed on the 1920 Florence City, Pinal County, Arizona census Claude is a roomer, age 43 and a carpenter.  On the 1930 Parker Precinct, Yuma County, Arizona Claud H. is age 53 and a building foreman. Claude H. Shively could not be found on a 1940 census record.

The following newspaper article was extracted from The Tampa Tribune, Tampa, Florida, Tuesday, November 4, 1902, Page 1, Column 5:
Symmes Victim Of Accidental Shot
Popular Merchant Instantly Killed While Hunting Sunday - His Bookkeeper Stumbled And Gun Was Discharged - Deplorable Tragedy Resulted
C. H. Symmes, of the Symmes' Hardware Company, one of Tampas leading merchants, was accidentally shot and instantly killed Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, while with a camping party thirteen miles north of the city. A heavy charge of shot from the gun of C. H. Shively, the bookkeeper of the Symmes business, entered the body of the unfortunate man near the left shoulder, penetrating his heart.
The camping party, which was marred by the sad tragedy, left the city early Sunday morning to hunt game.  In the party were Isaac Maas, Chas. A. McKay, James West, C. H. Shively and Mr. Symmes.
While endeavoring to get a shot at a squirrel, Mr. Shively's foot caught in a bush, and he fell. Just as he fell his gun was discharged, and Mr. Symmes, who was walking about six feet in advance of his bookkeeper, received the entire load, falling instantly dead.
Brought To The City
The body was brought to the city and placed at the undertaking establishment of Undertaker Reed. Mr Shively, who was prostrated with grief, was given medical attention, and Messrs McKay and Maas went to the home of the deceased and broke the sad news to Mrs. Symmes, who sorrow was pitiful to behold.
The funeral will occur this morning at 9:30, from the residence, corner of Sixth avenue and Morgan street. Rev. J. G. Anderson, of the First Presbyterian church, will conduct the service. Hillsborough Lodge of Masons, of which the deceased was a prominent member, will officiate at the grave, in Oaklawn cemetery.
Deeply Deplored
The deplorable tragedy has caused universal expressions of regret, and Mr. Shively, who had been one of Mr. Symmes' closest friends, is grief-stricken almost to the verge of madness.
Mr. Symmes leaves a wife and little daughter. He was the son of Dr. and Mrs. G. H. Symmes, of Peru, on of the most prominent families of Florida. Three brothers survive him. His mother arrived yesterday morning, and Dr. Symmes, the father, arrived last night.

The following article was found in The Tampa Tribune, Tampa, Florida, Wednesday, January 21, 1903, Page 2, Column 1:
Are Not Married
Reports Having Been Circulated That Mrs. Symmes And Man Who Accidentally Killed Her Husband Had Married, Tribune Obtains Positive Denial
Tribune Bureau,
1411 Seventh Avenue,
There has seldom, in the history of Tampa been a tragedy that has caused more widespread regret than the accidental shooting of G. H. Symmes by his confidential clerk and close personal friend, Claude H. Shively.  Both parties well-known if Tampa and throughout South Florida, and have numerous friends, who were shocked at the occurrence of this deplorable accident.
For some time previous to the tragedy, Mr. Shively had been closely connected with Mr. Symmes in the capacity of a confidential employe. He entered into the closest confidence of his chief, and on all occasions proved that confidence had not been misplaced. Never, in any business house in the city was to be found an employe more devoted to the interests of his employer, and Mr. Shively occupied the position more of a younger relative than of an employe.
Since the occurrence of the deplorable accident, Mr. Shively has continued to conduct the business of the Symmes Hardware Company, and has discharged every duty incumbent upon him in the management of its affairs with the same faithfulness and care that previously characterized his every effort. That the position and surroundings were anything but congenial, can be surmised, but Mr. Shively has manfully continued to use his best efforts to continue the business to the best interests of the widow and her children.
The fact that Mr. Shively continued as the nominal head of the Symmes Hardware Company, has occasioned at times some little comment and surprise. Latterly, rumors have been extant to the effect the Mr. Shively and Mrs. Mattie H. Symmes, the widow of the dead man, had been married.
The records of the county judge were searched for the record of a marriage license having been issued for the parties named, but without avail. For a time, this satisfied public gossip, but latterly the statement had been circulated that they had gone to another county, and had there been married.
Yesterday a Tribune man called upon Mr. Shively at his place of business, and after explaining his errand, as a newspaper man, asked Mr. Shively if he was aware of the circulation of rumors regarding his alleged marriage to Mrs. Symmes.
Mr. Shively was deeply affected by the queries as propounded by the reporter, and displayed considerable emotion in answering.
"I have been aware that such rumors were in circulation," said Mr. Shively, "and they have caused me much sadness and annoyance. I have been tempted at times to correct the rumors through the medium of the press, but personal friends, who felt as deeply as myself the rather unpleasant view in which these rumors placed me before the public eye, persuaded me to let them die a natural death, when time should have shown how utterly without foundation they were. Not to me alone have these rumors been the cause of much disquietude, but to Mrs. Symmes and her children, the latter having experienced some of the effects of the reports in their school.
"I am more than pleased that you have called upon me, and now that you have stated the reason of your visit, I freely invite you to ask any question that would tend to settle this matter conclusively."
"Is it a fact, Mr. Shively, that you have been out of Hillsborough county recently?" was asked.
"No, sir" was the prompt repsonse, "I have not been outside of Hillsborough county in two months."
"Do you know whether or not Mrs. Symmes has been out of the county recently?"
"It is my opinion that she has not."
"Have you and Mrs. Symmes, together, been out of the county recently?"
"No, most emphatically, no."
"Mr. Shively," said the Tribune man, "I would now like to ask you a point blank question: Are you and Mrs. Symmes married?"
"No, most emphatically, we are not, and what is more, are not likely to be. I hope that you will make this answer emphatic that the public may know the actual truth of the matter. It has caused both Mrs. Symmes, her family, myself, and our friends untold suffering and sadness, and I trust that you will so place my answer before the public that there will be no further question. The continuation of such rumors as these can only reflect upon my integrity as a man, and I sincerely trust that with this denial that the public will rest thoroughly satisfied. I cannot but feel that an injustice has been done all parties concerned in the circulation of these rumors and I sincerely thrust that the publication of these statements, will forever settle the matter in the public mind."

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Henry Shively And Wife Christina Engler Who Lived In Sandusky County, Ohio

Henry Shively was born 5-Oct-1816 in Union County, PA and died 30-Aug-1903 in Fremont, Sandusky County, OH.  He was married on 31-Dec-1844 to Christina Engler. Christina was born on 9-Sep-1824 in Fherstaedten, Baden, Germany and died 15-Sep-1892.  

Listed on the 1850 Fremont Dist. No 132, Sandusky County, OH census is the household of Henry Shively age 34 a carpenter, his wife Christina age 26, daughter Catharine H age 3, Melina age 1, Jackson Berry age 22 a carpenter, Jacob Berry age 20, Jefferson Berry age 17 and Rasine Shoemaker age 16.  On the 1860 town of Fremont, Sandusky County, OH census is the household of Henry Shively age 48, wife Christina age 38, daughter Catherine age 13, daughter Emile age 11, son Joseph age 9, son Henry age 5, son Joseph F age 3, Moses age 32 a carpenter and Samuel Miller age 19. Found on the 1870 2nd Ward City of Fremont, Sandusky County is the household of Henry Shively age 58 a carpenter, wife Christena age 46, son Frank age 19, son Samuel age 15, daughter Sophia age 12, son George age 10 and son Sherman age 4.  Listed on the 1880 2nd Ward City of Fremont, Sandusky County, OH is the family of Henry Shively age 55 a carpenter, wife Amelia age 50, son Samuel age 26, son George age 19, son Sherman age 15 daughter Amelia age 27 and daughter Sophia age 23, G A Francis age 40 a carpenter and his wife Louise age 27.  

Extracted from the Fremont Daily News, Monday, August 31, 1903, Page 2, Column 4:
An Aged Pioneer Dead
Henry Shively, age aged citizen and pioneer of the city, died at his late residence, corner Cherry and Lynn streets, Sunday at noon in the 87th year of his age, after a short illness. Although not in robust health owing to his advanced years, a stroke of paralysis which he suffered last Thursday was the immediate cause of his death.
Mr. Shively was born in Buffalo Valley, Union county, Pa., Oct. 5, 1816, married to Christina Engler, Dec. 31, 1844, who died Sept. 15, 1892. To them were born eight children, six of whom are now living ---Catherine Kuns, Amelia Walborn, Samuel, Sophia Hufford, George and Sherman, also there are surviving 24 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held at the residence Wednesday at 2 p.m., under the auspices of Fort Stephenson lodge, No. 225, F. & A.M., of which he was for many years a member. Rev. D. H. Bailey will officiate and interment will be made in Oakwood.
For the approaching Pioneer picnic Mr. Shively had started to prepare a paper, but death stepped in and relieved him of his assumed duty. He was well and favorably known to many residents of town and country as a good and upright man, hard-working, industrious citizen, kind husband and father, and by his death, the family and a large circle of friends and acquaintances have occasion to mourn deeply.

Much appreciation to the staff of the Rutherford B. Hayes Library for extracting the following newspaper obituaries.  The following obituary was extracted from the Fremont Weekly Journal, Wednesday, September 16, 1892, Page 3, Column 2:
Death Of Mrs. Henry Shively
Mrs. Christina Shively, wife of Henry Shively, died at her home, corner of Lynn and Cherry streets, in Fremont, Ohio, Thursday morning, September 15, 1892, aged 68 years and 6 days.
Mrs. Shively's maiden name was Christina Engler. She was the daughter of George and Magdalena Engler, and was born in Baden, Germany. In September, 1834, she came with her parents to this country and settled in this county, where she ever afterwards resided. Four brothers and four sisters survive her.
She was married to Henry Shively in 1845. Eight children were born to them. A son, Joseph Franklin, died a few years since, and one child died in infancy. Her husband and six children survive. The children are: Katie, wife of John Koons; Amelia, wife of Israel Walborn; Samuel H. Shively; Sophia, wife of Wm. Hufford; George E. and Sherman Shively.
Mrs. Shively had been a member of St. John's Lutheran Church since her youth, and lived an exemplary, useful Christian life. Her death is deeply mourned by a large circle of relatives and friends.
The funeral services will be held from the residence Sunday at 10:30 a.m., Rev. G. Mochel, pastor of St. John's Church, will officiate. The interment will be in Oak Wood Cemetery.

Located in the Fremont Daily News, Sunday, September 20, 1892, Page 5, Column 3:
Christina, spouse of Henry Shively, a daughter of Geo. and Magdalena Engler, departed from this life at her home of Lynn and Cherry streets in Fremont, Ohio, Thursday morning at one o'clock, Sept. 15, 1892, at the age of 68 years and 6 days.  She was born Sept. 9, 1824, in Fehrstaedten, Baden, Germany. She was baptized in infancy, and thus received into the grace of God. In Sept., 1834, she came with her parents to America, and lived with them in Sandusky Co., Ohio. Having been instructed in the religion of Christ by Rev. H. Lang, deceased, and upon confession of faith she was confirmed by him in St. John's church Mary 24, 1863, and thus received into the Evangelical Lutheran Church, of which she was a member to her death. December 3, 1844, she entered the holy estate of matrimony with H. Shively, Rev. H. Lang performing the ceremony. God blessed them with 8 children, 5 sons and 3 daughters.  She was preceded by 2 sons, 1 brother, 2 sisters and 5 grand-children. Leaves her husband, 3 sons, 3 daughters, 3 sons-in-law, 2 daughters-in-law, 15 grand children, 4 brothers, 4 sisters and many other more distant relatives. Funeral services were held Sunday morning at the residence in German and English, Rev. G. Mochel officiating. Interment at Oakwood.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Samuel H. Shively And Wife, Anna W. Hubbell Who Lived In Sandusky County, Ohio

Samuel H Shively Death Certificate
Samuel H. Shively was born 23-Feb-1855 in Fremont, Sandusky County, OH and died 8-Nov-1829 in Fremont, Sandusky County, OH. Samuel was the son of Henry Shively and Christina Engler.  He was married in Lucas County, OH on 8-Sep-1881 to Anna W. Hubbell.  She was born on 25-Sep-1860 in Lucas County, OH and died on 28-Sep-1836 in Sandusky County, OH.

Listed on the 1880 2nd Ward, City of Fremont, Sandusky County, OH census is the household of Henry Shively age 55 a carpenter, wife Amelia age 50, son Samuel age 26 an architect, son George age 19 a carpenter, son Sherman age 15, daughter Amelia age 27 and daughter Sophia age 23 a dress maker. On the 1900 2nd Ward, Fremont, Sandusky County, OH census is the household of Samuel H. Shively born Feb-1855 age 45, wife Anna W. born Sep-1861 age 38, married 19 years having born 5 children with 4 of those living, son Leroy H. born Aug-1882 age 17, daughter Gertrude M. born Dec-1884 age 15, daughter Laura M. born Feb-1893 age 7 and son Chester H. born Sep-1895 age 4. Listed on the 1910 Fremont, Sandusky County, OH census is the family of S. H. Shively age 54, wife Anna W. age 48, daughter Gertrude M. age 25, daughter Laura M. age 17 and son Chester H. age 14.

Extracted from The News-Messenger, Fremont, Ohio, Friday, November 8, 1929, Page 1, Column 2:
S. H. Shively Dies Suddenly
S. H. Shively, 74, prominent architect of Fremont, and a leading citizen, died quite suddenly this noon at the family home, 1308 west state street, of a heart attack, following an extended illness with heart trouble. He had been confined to his bed the last four weeks and, while his condition was serious, his death, however, came unexpectedly.
The body was removed to the Ochs mortuary to prepare for burial and will be taken back to the late residence this evening. No funeral arrangements have yet been made.
Samuel H. Shively was born in Fremont on February 23, 1855, a son of Henry and Christina Engler Shively, early pioneers of the city. He always resided in this city, growing to young manhood here, and on September 8, 1881, marrying Miss Anna W. Hubbell of Maumee, O. Their wedding was solemnized in the Methodiest church of that place and the groom brought his bride to Fremont for her future home.
Mr. Shively was the father of five children, four of whom survive him, together with his wife and mother. One daughter, Ida, died in infancy. Those living are R. H. Shively of Scranton, Pa; Mrs. P. L. Bollen, Mrs. Dawson Eisenhour and C. H. Shively, all of Fremont. There is one grandchild, Miss Elizabeth Shively of Scranton, Pa., together with one sister and one brother, Mrs. Sophia Hufford of Fremont, and George E. Shively of McCoy, Ore.  A very large relationship will also mourn his death.
Mr. Shively had been a leading architect in Fremont for almost half a century. It would have been 48 years in December that Mr. Shively opened his office in this city, and it has never been closed  a day. At the time of his death, his son, C. H. Shively was associated with him in the business, having been his father's partner for the last 12 years. Together they designed all of the new school buildings of the city and have the contract for the new junior high to be erected next spring. Mr. Shively also designed the new additions to the Fremont high school building.
Other structures designed by him were the handsome new St. John's Lutheran church, St. Mark's Lutheran church, St. Ann's Catholic church, St. Joseph's school and countless other buildings, both of a public and private character. He was a skilled artist in his profession, and his work always stood the test of time. The son, C. H. Shively, plans to carry on the work begun by his father and will continue at the Shively office.
Mr. Shively was a Mason by lodge affiliations, and his funeral will likely be under Masonic auspices. He was a kind and devoted husband and father, in his home, and, although much in the public eye, by reason of the important work of his profession, he still was a very retiring and unassuming man. He had hosts of friends who will regret to learn of his death and who will offer sympathy to the bereaved family.

Located in The News-Messenger, Fremont, Ohio, Thursday, October 1, 1936, Page 2, Column 1:
Mrs. Anna Shively
Last rites were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday for Mrs. Anna Hubbell Shively, 76, widow of S. H. Shively and mother of Chester H. Shively, well known Fremont architect, who passed away suddenly Monday morning in her home at 1308 west State street. Services conducted by the Rev. S. T. Walker, pastor of the Hayes Memorial Methodist church, were held from the residence. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Albert Britton, of Toledo; Sherman Hufford, Alfred Worman, C. B. Wisborn, W. H. Weinhardt and Stanley Wolfe, all of Fremont.
Among the large attendance of friends and relatives at the funeral were Harry Smith, Sr. and Harry Smith, Jr., of Cleveland; Quincy Britton, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Britton, Mrs. Jeanette Much, Miss Perry, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Bartelle, and Harry Harvey, all of Toledo; Mrs. S. T. Jordan, Mrs. Millard Hire and Nelson Jordan, of Sandusky.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

George W. Shiveley, 1st Wife Sarah A. Gibson And 2nd Wife, Eliza Jane Arbuckle Who Lived In Beaver County, Pennsylvania

Oliver Shiveley, Sr Death Certificate
George W. Shiveley was born ca. 1837 and died 27-Feb-1892 in Beaver County, PA. He married 1st Sarah A. Gibson who was born ca. 1842 and died in 1872. George married 2nd Eliza Jane who was born ca. 1837 and died 21-Sep-1902 in Beaver County, PA.  George Shiveley and Sarah Gibson had at least the following children: 1) John B. born 10-May-1866 and died 5-Jul-1940, 2) William born 1869 and died 15-Jan-1927 and 3) George born 1871. George Shively and Eliza Jane Arbuckle had at least the following children: 1) James Arbuckle born 3-Jun-1873 and died 8-Jan-1957, 3) Marmer or Marion born 1878, and Lawrence born 16-Sep-1881 and died 5-Apr-1881.  Living in the household of George and Eliza Shiveley on the census records is Oliver Shiveley born 13-May-1875 and died 4-Jul-1963.  On his death certificate his parents are listed as George W. Shiveley and Sarah Ecoff.  

George Shiveley enlisted on 8-Jul-1861 at Granville, Tippecanoe County, IN in the 19 Indiana Infantry and was discharged on 4-Apr-1862 with a disability listed as asthma. He enlisted on 25-Aug-1862 at Pavonia, Richland County, OH in the 7 Ohio Infantry and was discharged on 12-Jan-1863 on a disability. On the 1860 Huntington County, IN census is George Shiveley age 21 and a brick maker. On the 1870 Bridgewater Borough, Beaver County, PA is the household of George Shiveley age 29, wife Sarah age 27, son John B age 4 and son William age 2.  George is listed as a brick moulder.  On the 1880 Beaver County, PA census is the household of George Shivelay age 42 a brick moulder, wife Eliza J age 40, son John age 14, son William age 11, son George age 9, son James age 7, son Oliver age 5 and son Mariner age 2. Listed on the 1900 Bridgewater Borough, Beaver County, PA census is the household of Eliza Jane Shiveley born Jul-1839, son Oliver born May-1876 and son Lawrence born Sep-1881.  

Many thanks of appreciation are given to the staff at the Beaver County Historical Society for assisting in finding the Beaver County obituaries for this research.  Eliza Jane Shively left a will  which was probated in Beaver County on 1-Oct-1902.  The following newspaper obituary for Eliza Jane Arbuckle Shiveley is as follows:
(From Thursdays Daily)
Mrs. Eliza Jane Shively
Mrs. Eliza Jane Shively, widow of the late George W. Shively, of Bridgewater, died at her home in Mulberry street, Wednesday Sept. 21, 1902 at 1 p.m. in her 65th year. Mrs. Shively had resided in Bridgewater most of her life. She was a daughter of James Arbuckle. She was a member of the First M. E., and is survived by her sons, James, Oliver, Lawrence and Marmer and step-sons, John, George and William. Two sisters, Mrs. Hartley resides in Idaha and Mrs. Mericher in California.  Funeral services will be conducted at the First M.E. church Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment at Beaver cemetery.

The following obituary was found for Oliver Shiveley, Sr:
Oliver Shiveley, Sr.
Oliver Shiveley, Sr. of 314 Fifth St., Beaver, died unexpectedly Thursday morning in his home of a heart attack.
He was born May 13, 1876 in West Bridgewater, a son of the late George and Sara Ecoff Shiveley, and was a resident of Beaver for 43 years.
Mr. Shively was a retired employe of the Kidd Drawn Steel Division of H. K. Porter Company in West Aliquippa.
He was also a member of the First Methodist Church of West Bridgewater.
Surviving are his wife, Melva Atkins Shively; two sons, Oliver H. Jr and DuWayne C. Shiveley, both of Beaver; and three grandchildren.
Friends will be received in the J. T. Anderson, Jr. Funeral Home, 205 College Ave., Beaver this evening from 7 to 9 and Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Extracted from the Beaver County, PA newspapers is the following:
Bridgewater's Oldest Resident Dies, Was Prominent In Community Affairs
James Arbuckle Shiveley, 83, 599 Market street, Bridgewater, who had the distinction of being Bridgewater's oldest resident to have been born there and never left, died this morning in Beaver Valley hospital after a short illness.
A son of the late George and Eliza Jane Shiveley, he was born June 3, 1873, and retired three years ago after working for the Keystone Bakery for 53 years. Secretary of the Bridgewater school board for 34 years, Mr. Shiveley, was a member of the Methodist church there, its official board and served as president of the Beaver Valley Holiness association for nine years.
Survivors are a daughter, Miss Blanche Shiveley, at home, and two brothers, Oliver, of Beaver, and Marion, of East Liverpool. His wife, Mrs. Ida Masters Shiveley, died in 1948.
Friends will be received at the residence after 7:30 o'clock tonight.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

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

The subjects of the blog article written on May 17, 2014 were Samuel Shively (Shiebler) and his first wife Susannah Henry and second wife Mary Henry.  This week an ancestor of these families requested information on the Shively history.   

In the information written in 2014 mention was made of a newspaper article from The Democratic Press in Ravenna, Portage County, Ohio that Samuel evidently attempted to practice bigamy by being married to the both Henry sisters.   Samuel Shively was born 11-Oct-1842 in Pennsylvania, a son of Jacob Shively and (unknown) Kepple. Samuel died in Westmoreland County, PA on 9-Jul-1909. He was buried in Hillside Cemetery. His stone lists Samuel Shiebler 1842-1909, Co F 103 Pa Inf. and wife, Mary M (1852-1924).  He was first married to Susannah Henry a daughter of Frederick Henry III and Lydia Ann Gross.  Samuel and Susannah had at least three children:  William born 1868, Mary Jane born 1869, and Charles born 1874.  On 21-Apr-1874 in Montgomery County, OH Samuel married Mary Henry, sister of Susannah Henry.  Zachariah Taylor Henry who was a brother to Susannah and Mary reported the marriage of Samuel and Mary to authorities who arrested Samuel on charges of bigamy.  Samuel Shively and Mary Henry went on to have at least the following children:  Harry born 1875, John born 1879, Anna born 1880, Howard born 1882, Edward born 1884, Laura born 1886 and Lawrence born 1891.  After the separation from Samuel Shively on 3-Jul-1893 Susannah Henry Shively married a second time to Mark L. Campbell. 
Susannah "Susan" Henry was born 25-May-1846 and died 3-Jul-1914 in Westmoreland Co., PA.  Mary Henry was born 15-Sep-1852 and died 2-Apr-1924 in Westmoreland Co., PA.

An attempt was made to find additional information on the children of Samuel Shively. Following is some of the information found for this article:
Children of Samuel Shively and Susannah Henry
1. William E. Shively was born on 21-Aug-1867 and died 4-Dec-1961 in Turtle Creek, Allegheny County, PA.  He was married on 30-May-1901 to Katherine Ness Wishart. Katherine was a daughter of John Wishart and Katherine Hodge and was born in Scotland on 25-Jun-1870 and died in Allegheny County, PA on 15-Mar-1948. On census records William was listed as a farmer and then on the 1930 census he was a janitor at a school.
2. Mary Jane Shively was married to William Shuey on 8-Mar-1887. She was born 28-Apr-1869 and died 30-Jun-1962.
3. Charles Fredrick Shively was born 6-Apr-1873 in Westmoreland Co., PA and died 16-Jul-1946 in Pittsburg, Allegheny Co., PA  He was married to Mary Hudson on 15-Sep-1896. She was a daughter of William Hudson and was born 7-Sep-1870 and died 24-Jan-1937 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA. In 1910 Charles and Mary were living in Chicago, IL and he was a lamp trimmer for the gas company.  By 1930 they had moved to Allegheny Co., PA and he was a salesman for household supplies.

Children of Samuel Shively and Mary Henry
1. Harry L. Shively was born 1-Jan-1875 or 1876 and died 3-Nov-1963 in Westmoreland Co., PA.  He was married to Lucetta Baughman who was a daughter of James Baughman and Rose Oplinger.  She died in 1958 in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland Co., PA. On the 1910 census Harry was listed as a coal miner.
 2.John Frederick Shively was born 21-Apr-1878 in Greensburg, PA and died 24-Dec-1953 in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland Co., PA.  He was married to Lilly M Fox on 4-Sep-1906.  She was a daughter of James Fox and Alice Kenner and was born 7-Oct-1890 and died 29-Nov-1929.  On the 1910 census John was listed as a clerk in a grocery store and in 1920 was a track walker for the railroad.
3. Anna Shively born ca 1880
4. Howard Walter Shively was born 21-Dec-1882 in Greensburg, Westmoreland Co., PA and died 17-Dec-1963 in Greensburg, Westmoreland Co., PA.  He was married to Agnes M. Willard on 5-May-1904.  On the 1920 census Howard is a clerk in a grocery store and in 1930 he is a salesman for National Biscuit Company.  Howard Walter Shively and Agnes M. Willard had at least two children, a daughter Leona A. Shively and a son Kenneth Howard Shively who was born on 4-Sep-1910 and later married Gertrude.
5. Edward Cline Shively was born 28-Mar-1885 in Jeannette, Westmoreland Co., PA and died 14-Oct-1953 in South Greensburg, Westmoreland Co., PA.  He was first married to Margaret Sara Walker daughter of George Walker and Mary Smith.  Margaret was born on 15-Jan-1881 and died 15-Nov-1929.  He may have married a second time to Mary.  Edward was a motorman for the street railway or street car.
6. Laura Edna Shively born ca. 1886.  She may have married several times.  In Fayette Co., PA is a marriage for Laura Shively to Elijah Dean on 28-Oct-1915.  At some point Laura Shively was married to James Willard.  James Willard died on 3-Mar-1929 from a fractured spine and ribs after a bucket fell from a crane onto him.  There is a marriage for Laura Edna Willard and Walter Clair Kuhns for 5-Apr-1933. It is not understood why but she is still listed as Laura Willard on the 1940 Westmoreland County census records.
7. Lawrence Shively born ca 1891

Friday, August 4, 2017

Anna Mary (Maria) Scheiblen And Barbara Mary Scheiblen From Huntington County, Indiana

Johann Jakob Scheiblen (Scheiblin) married Anna Maria Roesin in Feldberg, Baden, Germany on 4-Apr-1831.  Johann Jakob Scheiblen was born on 29-Jan-1809 and was a son of Johann Goerg Scheiblen and Barbara Trefzer. Anna Maria Roesin was the daughter of Jakob Roesin and Anna Maria Schmidlin. Johann Georg Scheiblen and Barbara Trefzer were married on 24-Nov-1805.  

The family of Johann Jakob Schieblen and Anna Maria Roesin are listed on the passenger list of the ship Albany which arrived in New York on 7-Apr-1847.  The family includes Jacob age 38, Anne age 25, Marie age 10, Barbe age 4, Jacob age 8 and Frederic age 6. Frederick Scheiblin (Scheiblen) was the subject of the Shively blog on 16-Jul-2017 and Jacob Scheiblen was the subject of the Shively blog on 21-Jul-2017.  This weeks blog gives information on Anna Mary Scheiblen and Barbara Mary Scheiblen.

"Ann Mary" Shively married George Barnhart on 5-Oct-1851 in Huntington County, IN. The 1860 census record for Village of Huntington, Huntington County, IN list the family of George Bernhart age 42, wife Anna M. age 25, daughter Eleanor age 5, daughter Catharine age 2, and daughter Louisa age 2 months. On the 1870 Town of Huntington, Huntington County, IN census is the household of George Barnhart age 42, wife Mary age 36, daughter Elinora age 14, daughter Catherine age 11, daughter Barbara age 9, daughter Louisa age 7, and daughter Mary age 5.   

Information regarding the death of George Barnhardt was found in The Huntington Democrat, Huntington, Indiana, Thursday, March 18, 1886, Page 3, Column 3:
The city and county has lost a good citizen in the death of Mr. George Barnhardt, which occurred at his home in the First ward, last Tuesday. He was sick but a few days, but his disease baffled medical skill from the first and death soon came. Mr. Barnhardt, very probably, did not have an extensive acquaintance throughout the county as some have, but he was an honest, upright and moral man. For many years he kept the little barber shop on West Market street, and there day, after day, he could be found always pleasant and cheerful. He came to this place from Philadelphia thirty-eight years ago. He was born in Germany, but came to America several years before he came to the West. He leaves a widow (a second wife) and five daughters, four of whom live in Cincinnati and one in Newport, Ky., to mourn his death, but their grief is shared by all who knew him intimately. The funeral takes place to-day (Thursday) at 2 o'clock, from the Lutheran church, of which he has long been a faithful member. Deceased was 67 years and 7 months of age. Death was caused by inflammation of the bowels.

Mary Barbara Scheiblen was born 7-Nov-1843 in Germany and died 6-Dec-1910 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH. She was married to Henry Fred Kellermeyer who was born 10-Feb-1837 and died 18-Oct-1915.  Both are buried in Walnut Hills Cemetery in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH.  The daughters of Anna Mary Scheiblen Barnhart seem to have lived with Mary Barbara Scheiblen Kellermeyer after Anna Mary's death.  Listed on the 1880 Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH census record is the household of H. F. Kellermeyer age 42, wife Mary B age 37, niece Lenore Barnhart age 24, niece Katy Barnhart age 22, niece Louise Barnhart age 20 and niece Mary Barnhart age 14. On the 1900 Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH census is the family of Henry Kellermeyer born Feb-1837 age 63 married 28 years, wife Barbara born Sep-1843 age 56, having born 4 children with 1 child living, daughter Isabella born Oct-1881 age 18, niece Elener Barnhardt born Oct-1855 age 44, niece Katie Barnhardt born Dec-1857 age 42, and niece Mary Barnhardt born Jul-1866 age 33.

Located in The Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati, Ohio, Friday, December 9, 1910, Page 7, Column 1:
KELLERMEYER - Mary B. Kellermeyer (nee Scheiblin), age 67 years, beloved wife of Henry Kellermeyer, Tuesday, December 6 at 10:45 p.m., at residence, No. 318 Hopkins st. Funeral Saturday from the German Evangelical Lutheran Trinity Church at 2 p.m. Friends invited.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Jacob Scheiblen (Scheiblin) And Wife Elizabeth Linn Who Lived In Huntington County, Indiana

Passenger List From Ship "Albany" 
One line of the Shively researchers have found information in the German church records that indicate their German surname might be Scheiblen. Information from Huntington County, Indiana shows the Scheiblen or Scheiblin name used interchanged. A passenger list from the ship "Albany" which arrived in New York on 7-Apr-1847 seems to match these Huntington County, IN families.  In the obituary for Jacob Scheiblen below it is mentioned he came with his family to this country in 1847. 

Jacob Scheiblen was born 29-June-1836 in Germany and died 11-Nov-1908 in Huntington County, IN.  Jacob Scheiblen married Elizabeth Linn who was a daughter of "Gotfriend" Linn.   At least the following children were born to Jacob and Elizabeth: "Lizzie" who married Simon Gross; George who married Elizabeth Pashong; Katie who married Henry Williams; Amelia who married George Kindler; Chris who was born 9-May-1867 and died 11-24-1903 of pneumonia; and Mary who died in 1885 of typhoid fever at the age of 19.

On the Albany passenger list the parents of the family listed are Jacob and Anna. From information found in the Feldberg, Baden, Germany church records the parents may be Johann Jakob Schieblin who married 4-Apr-1831 Anna Maria Roesin.  Johann Jakob Schieblin was born on 29-Jan-1809 and was a son of Johann Georg Schieblin and Barbara Trefzer.  Anna Maria Roesin was the daughter of Jakob Roesin and Anna Maria Schmidlin. Johann Georg Schieblin and Barbara Trefzer were married on 24- Nov-1805.

Located in the Daily News-Democrat, Huntington, Indiana, Wednesday, November 11, 1908, Page 1, Column 1:
Paralysis Fatal To Scheiblen
His Death Occurred This Afternoon At 1:15 -- Was Well Known
Paralysis proved fatal to Jacob Scheiblen this afternoon at 1:15 o'clock at which time his spirit took flight after he had lain for more than a week a victim of its stroke.
At the time of his death he was seventy-two years old and would have passed the next mile stone on the 29th of next June had he lived. He was born in Baden, Germany, but came to this country with his parents in 1847.  The family moved to this city immediately after landing on the shores of the new world and here the deceased passed the remainder of his life.
A week ago Monday, while at his place of business at 3 o'clock in the afternoon he suffered his first stroke and was at once removed to his home on Leopold street. The attack left him in a helpless condition, although he was able to recognize those about him. His condition remained pretty much the same until Monday morning about 2 o'clock when he suffered a second stroke, which left him in a comatose state in which condition he remained until his death this afternoon.
In the death of Mr. Scheiblen a familiar character about the city has been removed, as he was well known to many and in his business, he conducted one of the best regulated places in the city. Fights and rowdyism were unknown at the Scheiblen place of business.
He was one of the best known fishermen in the city and many times each year he made fishing trips to the lakes and always came back well loaded with fish and game.
Mr. Scheiblen was born in Germany but for more than fifty years he had been a resident of this city. His father operated a brick kiln and later he owned and managed a brick kiln at about the same point at which his home was located.
Fifty years ago he was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Linn of this city. She preceded him to the great beyond about ten years ago, her death occuring at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Catherine Willliams at Chicago who is now a resident of Ohio.
Seven children blessed the union of whom but three survive their parents. These are George Scheiblen of this city, Mrs. Simon Gross of Logansport and Mrs. Catherine Williams of Ohio. Children death are Christ, William, Mrs. George Kindler and Miss Mary Scheiblen. He leaves one brother and one sister to mourn his death, they being Fred Scheiblen of this city and Mrs. Killmyer of Cincinnati, Ohio.
No funeral arrangements have as yet been made.

The following newspaper obituary was found in the Huntington Weekly Herald, Huntington, Indiana, Friday, August 14, 1896, Page 1, Column 5:
Mrs. Jacob Scheiblin
A message was received in this city Monday evening by George Scheiblin, bearing the sad intelligence of the death of his mother, which occurred in Chicago, yesterday.
Mrs. Scheiblin has been in poor health for some time and a few weeks ago went to Chicago to visit her daughter in the hope that the change would be beneficial. For some time past reports have been received here that the afflicted lady could not survive much longer. The husband went to the city several days ago and was at the bed-side when the end came.
Mrs. Scheiblin was aged fifty-five years and besides her husband the following children survive her: Mrs. Harry Williams, of Chicago, with whom she was visiting; Mrs. Lizzie Gross, of Logansport; George, Chris, William and Miss Amelia, all of this city. Mrs. Henry Powell, a sister, of Logansport, also survives her.
The remains were brought to this city on Erie train 12, Tuesday night, and funeral services were held at the German Lutheran church, Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. The deceased was a member of this denomination.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Frederick Scheiblin (Scheiblen) And Wife Mary Beauchamp Who Lived In Huntington County, Indiana

The Shively genealogy researchers are asking for help from the Scheiblen (Scheiblin) families.  A request goes out to the Scheiblen (Scheiblin) male members to ask if they would be willing to participate in the Shively Family DNA project.  The reason for this request follows as this weeks blog article.

One line of the Shively's descend from established research that has the earliest known ancestor as Michael Shively born 1718 in Eybach, Wurttemberg, Germany.  It has been discovered in the Protestant church records In Eybach that the Shively family records there are found under the surname Scheiblen.  Johann Michael Scheiblen was born 9-Aug-1718 and was the son of Johann Wilhelm Scheiblen and Barbara Buhrler.  Johann Wilhelm Scheiblen and Barbara Buhrler were married on 25-Jul-1715.  Johann Wilhelm was the son of Johannis Scheiblen and Ursulae Dauner. She was the daughter of Michael Buhrler and Magdalena.  Johann Wilhem Scheiblen and Barbara Buhrler had another son Johannes Scheiblen who was born 6-Oct-1720.  It appears that Barbara Buhrler Scheiblen died on 14-Oct-1721.  Johann Wilhelm Scheiblen married a second time on 27-Jan-1722 to Ursula Kuhnlen who was the daughter of Johannis Kuhnlen and Mariae Schiller.  From previous research it has been written that Michael Shively came to America in 1738.  The Shivelys are hoping that a Scheiblin (Scheiblen) family member will participate in the Shively Family DNA project to see if there is an established relationship between the two surnames.

The Scheiblin (Scheiblen) surname in the US is not that common.  The surnames are seemingly used interchanged in the records found in Huntington County, IN records.  The surname also is found in New Jersey records.  From research done for this article the family
Passenger List From Ship "Albany"
names listed on the passenger lists for the ship Albany which arrived in New York on 7-Apr-1847 the names match those in Huntington County, IN. The age for Barbe (Barbara) who married Henry Kellermeyer match the 1900 Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH date of birth listed as Sep-1843. The list gives the age of Frederic as 6 but in the obituary below it states he was 8 years old when he came to America which would match his date of birth of 1839.

Frederick Scheiblen (Scheiblin) is found in the records of Huntington County, IN. He was born on 15-Feb-1839 in Feldberg, Baden, Germany and died 10-Aug-1913.  He was married to Mary Beauchamp Fooshee on 6-Mar-1864.  Mary Bechaump had been married 1st to William Fooshee.  They had one son John D. Fooshee.  Frederick and Mary Scheiblin had 5 children.  Three of the children died young and the surviving children were Emma May who married George B. Richason on 26-Apr-1893 in Huntington County and Bertha who was born 11-Aug-1873 died 3-May-1945 and was married to David Howell Davis.

The following newspaper obituary was extracted from The Huntington Press, Huntington, Indiana, Thursday, August 14, 1913, Page 8, Columns 3-4:
Huntington Resident, Native Of Germany, Dies In Delphos, Ohio
The following from the Delphos (Ohio) Herald relates facts of interest concerning a former Huntington resident who died in Delphos.
Death came to Frederick Scheiblin at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George B. Richdson, on East Fourth street, Sunday afternoon, the culmination of  a long illness. Last April Mr. Scheiblin was stricken with apoplexy, from which he never fully recovered. He was also a sufferer from dropsy and a few weeks ago a complication of diseases developed and he had gradually been growing weaker. It was realized that his strength was waning and that the end was nearing and loved ones were constantly with him to give him comfort and care.  Mr. Scheiblin's death came at 4:45 o'clock Sunday afternoon, bringing a long life to a close. For the past three years Mr. Scheiblin had made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Richason, on East Fourth street.
Frederick Scheiblin was born in Feldberg, Baden, Germany, February 15, 1839, and was passed 74 years of age at the time of his death. When he was eight years of age he came to America with his parents, the family locating at Huntington, Ind.  Nearly his entire life was spent in Huntington and vicinity, there he grew from boyhood to young manhood, married and established his home.  He was employed as a bricklayer for many years but for the last fifteen years had done no active service. In 1898 he received a fall which incapacitated him for active labor, and he had since lived a retired life.
Mr. Scheiblin was united in marriage to Mary B. Foshee, in Huntington, Ind. March 6, 1864. To this union were born five children, three of whom died in infancy. Two daughters, Mrs. George Richason and Mrs. Martha Davis, of Delphos and one son John Foshee of Huntington, Ind., are survivning. Eight grand children and two great grandchildren are also living. Mrs. Scheiblin passed to the better world 21 years ago on March 21.
During the Civil war Mr. Scheiblin served his country three years as a member Thirty-second Indiana Volunteer infantry. At the expiration of three years' service he was honorably discharged.
Mr. Scheiblin was confirmed in the German Lutheran church in Huntington, Ind., in his young days and was affiliated with that church attending services there as long as his health permitted.  During his long illness his sufferings were intense, but he bore them with remarkable fortitude and was ready and willing to answer the summons of the death angel and enter into rest. He was ever cheerful to those about him during his illness and very considerate. His life work has now been ended and he has been summoned to receive the reward for a life well spent.
The funeral was held from the residence Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, conducted by Rev. L. H. Cressley, of the M. E. church and interment made in West side cemetery.