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George W. Sheirer1,2

Male
b. 7 September 1822, d. 27 February 1904


Father Adam Scheirer1 b. circa 1799, d. 15 November 1875
Mother Elizabeth Leydig1 b. 6 December 1795, d. 4 May 1859
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Family Sarah Troutman b. 18 April 1829, d. 2 April 1910
Marriage* circa 1848  Southampton Twp., Somerset Co., PA, Principal=Sarah Troutman3,4 
Children  1. Benjamin Sheirer b. 6 Oct 1848, d. 22 Oct 1914
  2. Mary E. Sheirer b. 25 Apr 1850
  3. Katherine Sheirer b. 25 Nov 1851
  4. Ann Elizabeth Sheirer b. 25 Aug 1853, d. 1 Sep 1939
  5. Lydia Ellen Sheirer b. 23 Aug 1855
  6. Margaret Mae Sheirer b. 2 Aug 1857
  7. Adam Franklin Sheirer b. 29 Mar 1860, d. 1949
  8. George Washington Shirey b. 24 Jul 1862, d. Jul 1933
  9. William Sheirer b. 22 Mar 1864
  10. Harriett "Ettie" Jane Sheirer b. 10 Jan 1868
  11. Emaline Sheirer b. 4 Jun 1871
  12. Manetta Sheirer b. 4 Jun 1871, d. Mar 1872

Note*   The dates of birth for George's children comes from a family bible before the bible was destroyed in the Hyndman flood ca. 1984.

George is found in the 1879 Business Directory for Juanita Twp, Bedford Co., PA as a Farmer in the village of Bard. This can be found on page 98 of the directory.

In the 1900 census, George and Sarah are listed as being married 50 years which conflicts with the birth of their first child in 1848. 
Birth* 7 September 1822  Southampton Twp., Somerset Co., PA1 
Marriage* circa 1848  Southampton Twp., Somerset Co., PA, Principal=Sarah Troutman3,4 
Census* 1850  1850 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Southampton Township, Series: M432, Roll: 828, Page: 214A, August 21
150, 154, Shirey, George, 28, M, , Labourer, , Pa, , , , , ,
150, 154, Shirey, Sarah, 21, F, , , , Pa, , , , , ,
150, 154, Shirey, Benjamin, 1 , M, , , , Pa, , , , , ,
150, 154, Shirey, Mary, 4/12, F, , , , Pa, , , , , ,5 
Census 1860  1860 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Southampton Township, Series: M653, Roll: 1183, Page: 545, July 17
1046, 1046, Shirer, George, 46*, M, , Farmer, , 525, PA, , , ,
1046, 1046, Shirer, Sarah, 31, F, , , , , PA, , , ,
1046, 1046, Shirer, Benjamin, 11, M, , , , , PA, , 1, ,
1046, 1046, Shirer, Mary, 10, F, , , , , PA, , 1, ,
1046, 1046, Shirer, Catherine, 8, F, , , , , PA, , 1, ,
1046, 1046, Shirer, Elizabeth, 6, F, , , , , PA, , 1, ,
1046, 1046, Shirer, Ellen, 4, F, , , , , PA, , , ,
1046, 1046, Shirer, Margaret, 3, F, , , , , PA, , , ,
1046, 1046, Shirer, Adam, 4/12, M, , , , , PA, , , ,
1046, 1046, Leydig, William, 50, M, , Day Laborer, , 150, PA, , , ,
*Should be closer to 366 
Census 1870  1870 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Juniata Township, Page 12-13
84, 84, Sheirer, George, 47, M, W, Farmer, 8000, 1000, Pa, , , , , , , , , 1, ,
84, 84, Sheirer, Sarah, 42 F, W, Keeping House, , Pa, , , , , , 1, , , 1,
84, 84, Sheirer, Benjamin, 21, M, W, Farmer, , Pa, , , , May, , , , , 1, ,
84, 84, Sheirer, Catherine, 17, F, W, At Home, , Pa, , , , , , , , , , ,
84, 84, Sheirer, Elizabeth, 16, F, W, At Home, , Pa, , , , , , , , 1, , ,
84, 84, Sheirer, Ellen, 14, F, W, At Home, , Pa, , , , , , , , , , ,
84, 84, Sheirer, Margaret, 12, F, W, , , Pa, , , , , , , , , , ,
84, 84, Sheirer, Adam F., 11, M, W, , , Pa, , , , , , , , , , ,
84, 84, Sheirer, Washington, 8, M, W, , , Pa, , , , , , , , , , ,
84, 84, Sheirer, William, 6, M, W, , , Pa, , , , , , , , , , ,
84, 84, Sheirer, Etta, 3, F, W, , , Pa, , , , , , , , , , ,7 
Census 1880  1880 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Juniata Township, Page 174A
33, 34, Schurey, George, W, M, 57, , , ,1, , , Farmer, x, , , , , , , , , , PA, PA, PA
33, 34, Schurey, Sarah, W, F, 57, , Wife, ,1, , , Keeping House, , , , , , , , , , 1, PA, PA, MD
33, 34, Schurey, Adam, W, M, 20, ,Son, 1, , , , Works on Farm , x, , , , , , , , , , PA, PA, PA
33, 34, Schurey, Wash., W, M, 17, ,Son, 1, , , , Works on Farm, x, , , , , , , , 1, 1, PA, PA, PA
33, 34, Schurey, William, W, M, 16, ,Son, 1, , , , Works on Farm, x, , , , , , , , , , PA, PA, PA
33, 34, Schurey, Margaret, W, F, 21, , Daugh., 1, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , PA, PA, PA
33, 34, Schurey, Harriet, W, F, 12, , Daugh., 1, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , PA, PA, PA
33, 34, Schurey, Emma, W , F, 10, , Daugh., 1, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , PA, PA, PA8 
Census 1900  1900 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Juniata Township, Page 12A
213, 217, Sheirer, George, Head, W, M, Sept, 1822, 77, M, 50, , , Pa, Pa, Pa, , , , Farmer, 0, yes, yes, yes, O, M, F, 179
213, 217, Sheirer, Sarah, Wife, W, F, Apr, 1829, 77, M, 50, 12, 11, Pa, Pa, Pa, , , , , 0, yes, no, yes, , , ,
213, 217, Sheirer, Emma, Daughter, W , F, Jan, 1872, 28, S, , , Pa, Pa, Pa, , , , Servant, 0, yes, yes, yes, , , ,8 
Burial* February 1904  Lybarger Church Cemetery, Madley, Bedford Co., PA2,9 
Death* 27 February 1904  Bedford Co., PA2 

Citations
  1. [S93] Official temple record for deceased individuals, 1991-, File 1903563.
  2. [S157] Ellen Lucille (Shierer) Hoover Personal Research, Ellen Lucille Hoover.
  3. [S93] Official temple record for deceased individuals, 1991-, File 1761140.
  4. [S131] LDS Patron Sheets, file 1396332 batch 8691201.
  5. [S4] 1850 U.S. Federal Census , 1850 U.S. Federal Census.
  6. [S46] 1860 U.S. Federal Census , 1860 U.S. Federal Census.
  7. [S71] 1870 U.S. Federal Census , 1870 U.S. Federal Census.
  8. [S100] 1880 U.S. Federal Census , 1880 U.S. Federal Census.
  9. [S155] Aimee Benitez Personal Research, Aimee Benitez.


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