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Subject: Beaver/Shively descendants?
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 20:51:06 EST
I'm interested in finding the descendants of Rev. John L. BEAVER
(4/7/1823-1/20/1901) and Rachel SHIVELY (3/8/1816-3/28/1898), who married
My records indicate that John L. Beaver was a minister of the Dunker church.
The family moved to his father's farm near Vicksburg, PA, in 1859, where they
lived until spring 1871, when they moved to the old Beaver homestead near
Mifflinburg PA, where the family resided until the deaths of both parents.
Both are buried at Buffalo COB cemetery near Mifflinburg. Children, according
to my records, were:
(1) Rev. Isaiah Beaver (10/14/1846-5/4/1921) who m. 9/28/1871 Sarah A. Grove
(2/1/1852-7/4/1901). (He was also 2d husband of Anna R. Shively d/o Christian
M. Shively and widow of Daniel Strickler but I don't have dates nor any
indication of children of this marriage). Children of Isaiah and Sarah:
Anna, Abbie, Jennie, Ella, Norman, Reuben. (no dates or additional
information on any of these.)
(2) daughter b 2/22/1854, no other information.
(3) Rev. Charles H. Beaver ( b 4/23/1855) m. 3/8/1881 in Mifflinburg PA to
Hollenbaugh. Two stillborn sons 8/17/1886, 10/31/1891. Daughter Clara
Katherine Beaver b 2/7/1897, dau. Bertha Mae Beaver b. 2/7/1897. Charles'
family moved to Boonville & Waukee IA., went to Dexter Normal College in IA,
then was supt. of schools in Wisner NE. Several years in insurance & loan
business, then a drug partnership in Beemer, NE. Licensed to preach in
Congregational Church in 1896. Last notes we have (1907) he had accepted a
position at Anamosa IA.
(4) Joanna Beaver b 2/3/1857. Blinded by scarlet fever which also deformed
her right arm. Lived on the old homestead near Mifflinburg PA with her bro.
Augustuc C. Beaver.
(5) Augustus C. Beaver b 8/3/1861, who m. Ella H. Rothamel (Roadamel?).
Children: Carrie, Irma and Charles Lloyd Beaver. "3 children, but 2 older
ones died in childhood. Lived on the old Beaver homestead near Mifflinburg."
While we'd like to find these descendants for normal genealogical reasons,
we'd also like to find out what happened to the journal of Christian Shively
written in 1830 at the age of 80 in the pages of an old German language book
of sermons. In 1907 this journal was in the possession of Rev. Charles H.
Is anybody researching these folks?