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Benjamin Sheirer1

Male
b. 6 October 1848, d. 22 October 1914


Father George W. Sheirer1 b. 7 September 1822, d. 27 February 1904
Mother Sarah Troutman1 b. 18 April 1829, d. 2 April 1910
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Family Rachael Wagerman b. 12 June 1849
Marriage* May 1870  Somerset Co., PA, Principal=Rachael Wagerman1,5 
Children  1. Martha Jane Shirey b. 20 Nov 1870 or Dec 1873, d. 18 May 1958
  2. Sarah Ann Sheirer b. 2 Sep 1872, d. 1941
  3. George Franklin Sheirer b. 6 Aug 1874, d. 1921
  4. Mary Rebecca Sheirer b. 18 Mar 1876
  5. Benjamin Daniel Shirey b. 25 Jul 1878, d. 1963
  6. William Wesley Sheirer b. 28 Mar 1880, d. 1950
  7. Samuel Adam Shirey b. 26 Feb 1882, d. 24 Nov 1956
  8. Gertrude Catherine Sheirer b. 29 Sep 1886, d. c 1917
  9. Harry Linton Shirey b. 24 Jul 1889, d. 9 Sep 1961

Note*   Benjamin was a farmer but he also worked as a minor in 1910 for the Hamilton Coal Co. He was baptized Lutheran and is buried in a Lutheran cemetery but he had joined a religious sect called "The Work" which was very strict and not unlike the Mennonites.

He ws known in many records and in his personal writings as Benjamin Shirey but is buried with the Sheirer spelling. He died of Cerebral Apoplexy at home according to his death certificate. 
Birth* 6 October 1848  Southampton Twp., Somerset Co., PA1,2 
Census 1850  1850 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Southampton Township, Series: M432, Roll: 828, Page: 214A, August 21
(enumerated with father, George Shirey)
150, 154, Shirey, Benjamin, 1 , M, , , , Pa, , , , , ,3 
Census 1860  1860 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Southampton Township, Series: M653, Roll: 1183, Page: 545, July 17
(enumerated with father, George Shirer)
1046, 1046, Shirer, Benjamin, 11, M, , , , , PA, , 1, ,4 
Census* 1870  1870 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Juniata Township, Page 12-13
(enumerated with father, George W. Sheirer)
84, 84,Sheirer, Benjamin, 21, M, W, Farmer, , Pa, , , , May, , , , , 1, ,5 
Marriage* May 1870  Somerset Co., PA, Principal=Rachael Wagerman1,5 
Census 1880  1880 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Juniata Township, Page 176A
68, 69, Shiery, Benj, W, M, 32, , , , 1, , Laborer, x, , , , , , , , , , Penn., Penn., Penn.,
68, 69, Shiery, Rachael, W, F, 31, , Wife, , 1, , Keeps House, , , , , , , , , , , Penn., Penn., Penn.,
68, 69, Shiery, Martha, W, F, 11, , Daugh., 1, , , , , , , , , , , 1, , , Penn., Penn., Penn.,
68, 69, Shiery, Sarah, W, F, 9, , Daugh., 1, , , , , , , , , , , 1, , x, Penn., Penn., Penn.,
68, 69, Shiery, Mary, W, F, 8, , Daugh., 1, , , , , , , , , , , 1, x, x, Penn., Penn., Penn.,
68, 69, Shiery, George, W, M, 7, , Son, 1, , , , , , , , , , , , , , Penn., Penn., Penn.,
68, 69, Shiery, Daniel, W, M, 5, , Son, 1, , , , , , , , , , , , , , Penn., Penn., Penn.,6 
Death* 22 October 1914  Buffalo Mills, Bedford Co., PA1 
Burial* 25 October 1914  Lybarger Church Cemetery, Madley, Bedford Co., PA1 

Citations
  1. [S155] Aimee Benitez Personal Research, Aimee Benitez.
  2. [S157] Ellen Lucille (Shierer) Hoover Personal Research, Ellen Lucille Hoover.
  3. [S4] 1850 U.S. Federal Census , 1850 U.S. Federal Census.
  4. [S46] 1860 U.S. Federal Census , 1860 U.S. Federal Census.
  5. [S71] 1870 U.S. Federal Census , 1870 U.S. Federal Census.
  6. [S100] 1880 U.S. Federal Census , 1880 U.S. Federal Census.


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