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John Jacob Scheurer1,2,3

Male
b. 15 November 1786, d. 17 April 1843


Father Valentine Scheurer Sr. b. 9 December 1760, d. 28 September 1840
Mother Elizabeth Kirby b. 1758, d. 9 September 1835
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Family Catherine Helmick b. circa 1797
Marriage* 27 November 1836  Muskingum Co., OH, Jacob Shiver & Catharine Helwick, 27 Nov 1836, Muskingum, Ohio by Rev S. Kaemerrer, Principal=Catherine Helmick1,7 

Name Variation   Jacob Shirer 
Note*   Jacob was born in Berks Co. PA. He shows up there in the Delong's Reformed Church birth and baptism records. His first name is identified there as John following the German naming convention. It might have originally been Johann but John is what was listed. All other records list him as Jacob.

From the Delong's Reformed Church, Bowers, Maxatawny Twp. PA.:

John Jacob Scheurer son of Valentine and Elizabeth, born November 15, 1786, baptized January 28, 1787. Sponsors: Jacob Haag and Margaret.

Jacob is buried in New Hope next to an Eliza Shirer d. 7/22/1861 age 5 years and 10 days, daughter of Jacob and A.M. Shirer. That Jacob is not a son of Jacob as he and Catherine Helwig never had children. Jacob seems to have been married befoe he married Catherine. The census lists him with a wife and two daughters in 1820.

Jacob's name is also spelled Shirrar on his tombstone. Catherine remarried after Jacob's death to Jacob Frederick Zimmer.

Jacob owned land in Highland township and is found there in the 1820 Federal Census and 1825 tax records. By the next census, he is no longer in Highland township but there is a male 40-50 living with Valentine. This is probably Jacob as he is found in Adams township in 1840 and inherited his father's farm.

From the will of Jacob Shirer, which was filed in Muskingum County Probate Court in 1843, he left his estate to his wife, Catharine, until her death, then it was to go to his brothers; Peter Shirer, David Shirer, and Valentine Shirer; to his sisters; Elizabeth Stoner, Mary Cline, Catharine Brown and Hannah Munrow also, to his niece Eunice, if she remained living with his widow.

In 1826, Jacob owned land in sections 16 and 25 in Adams township. This included the land that was his father's farm. It included the southeast quarter of section 25 and the southeast quarter of section 16 for a total of 320 acres. 
Name Variation   Jacob Shirar 
Name Variation   Jacob Shirey4 
Birth* 15 November 1786  Maxatawny Twp., Berks Co., PA3 
Baptism 28 January 1787  Maxatawny Twp., Berks Co., PA3 
Census* 1820  1820 Federal Census, Highland Township, Muskingum County, OH. Page 160
Shirey, Jacob (000010-111000-100)

1 - male 26-45 (Jacob 34)
1 - female 0-10
1 - female 10-16
1 - female 16-26
5 
Census 1825  SHIREY, JACOB, 1825 Ohio Taxpayers, Muskingum County, OH. R5 T2 Sec5 SE Highland 166 acres 
Land* 1 April 1826  Adams Twp., Muskingum Co., OH, Patentee: JACOB SHIRER

Survey:
State: OHIO
Acres: 160
Metes/Bounds: No

Title Transfer:
Issue Date: 4/1/1826
Land Office: Zanesville
Cancelled: No
U.S. Reservations: No
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)

Document Numbers:
Document Nr.: 825
Accession/Serial Nr.: OH0350__.308
BLM Serial Nr.: OH NO S/N     

Legal Land Description:
Parts: SE
Section: 25/
Township: 3-N
Range: 6-W
Fraction Section: No
Meridian: U.S. Military Survey
State: OH
County: Muskingum6
Land 3 April 1826  Adams Twp., Muskingum Co., OH, Patentee: JACOB SHIRER

Survey:
State: OHIO
Acres: 160
Metes/Bounds: No

Title Transfer:
Issue Date: 4/3/1826
Land Office: Zanesville
Cancelled: No
U.S. Reservations: No
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)

Document Numbers:
Document Nr.: 824
Accession/Serial Nr.: OH0350__.307
BLM Serial Nr.: OH NO S/N     

Legal Land Description:
Parts: SE
Section: 16/
Township: 3-N
Range: 6-W
Fraction Section: No
Meridian: U.S. Military Survey
State: OH
County: Muskingum6
Marriage* 27 November 1836  Muskingum Co., OH, Jacob Shiver & Catharine Helwick, 27 Nov 1836, Muskingum, Ohio by Rev S. Kaemerrer, Principal=Catherine Helmick1,7 
Census 1840  1840 Federal Census, Ohio, Muskingum County, Adams Township, Series: M704, Roll: 418, Page: 488
Shirer, Jacob (line 15: 1000000101000-0000001000000-000000-000000-4-0100000-_-0-000-000-00-00-00000000)

1 male 0-5 ??
1 male 50-60 (Jacob 54)
1 male 70-80 (Valentine 79)
1 female 40-50 (Catherine 43)
8 
Burial* April 1843  New Hope Cemetery Salem Twp. Muskingum Co., Salem Twp., Muskingum Co., OH, Inscription: Jacob Shirar died Apr. 17, 1843 aged 57 years.
"Weep not dearest friends,
Nor shed on tear in vain,
My face you'll see no more,
Till called to rise again."9
Death* 17 April 1843  Muskingum Co., OH 

Citations
  1. [S31] The Shirar Family, Ara Shirar.
  2. [S32] Joan Handtke Personal Research, Joan Handtke.
  3. [S48] Berks County Church Records of the 18th Century, F. Edward Wright.
  4. [S61] Church Records, CD#166 PA Church Records 1600s-1800s.
  5. [S279] 1820 U.S. Federal Census , 1820 Federal Census.
  6. [S301] Bureau of Land Management Land Patents, online http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/.
  7. [S109] Musk. Co. Marriages Book 3 1835-1848, The Society.
  8. [S3] 1840 U.S. Federal Census , 1840 U.S. Federal Census.
  9. [S43] New Hope Lutheran Cemetery, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohmuski2/cemetery/newhopea.html.


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