Shirer Family Genealogy Project
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[S3] 1840 U.S. Federal Census, Heritage Quest Subscription Database, M704.
[S4] 1850 U.S. Federal Census, Heritage Quest Subscription Database, M432.
[S31] The Shirar Family, Ara Shirar). Hereinafter cited as The Shirar Family.
[S32] Joan Handtke Personal Research
, Joan Handtke, e-mail address. Joan shared the "Family Tree Maker" files she had that mentioned the Shirer's with me. The references for this information is from Family Tree maker CD Vol 4 as well as census, marriage and death certificates from Jasper Co., IN.
[S34] Gil Gaumer Personal Research
, Gil Gaumer, e-mail address. Gil probably has the largest database of Gaumer information. He has over 15,000 Gaumers. Most of the information on the Gaumers has been from his research in one way or another as other Gaumer researchers have contributed data that in part was influenced by Gil's efforts. He has been a great help to many researchers looking for their Gaumer links. Any questions regarding the Gaumers should by all means be directed to Gil. He is the "authority" on the Gaumers.
[S40] Adamsville Baptist Cemetery, Salem Township, Muskingum Co., Ohio, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohmuski2/cemetery/adambapt.html. Hereinafter cited as Adamsville Baptist Cemetery.
[S43] New Hope Lutheran Cemetery, Salem Township, Muskingum Co., Ohio, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohmuski2/cemetery/newhopea.html. Hereinafter cited as New Hope Lutheran Cemetery.
[S44] Dennis S. Shirer Personal and Family Research, Dennis S. Shirer, e-mail address. I have been interested in genealogy all my life always listening intently to my mother's and grandparent's tales of the old days. I have been seriously searching for maybe the last ten. Too many other interests were getting in the way. Since the internet has become such a powerful tool for researching I have begun my search in earnest and now have a vary large database of Shirer ancestors and descendants.
My strength lies in finding data and coordinating efforts by many people. This web site is a culmination of that cooperation. and will continue to mine the efforts of those willing to share their data for the benefit of others.
[S45] "The Shirers of Adams Township, Muskingum County, Ohio 1762-1978
", Ione B. Supplee (Zanesville, OH.), to unknown recipient (unknown recipient address);. Hereinafter cited as "The Shirer's of Adams Twp.".
[S46] 1860 U.S. Federal Census, Heritage Quest Subscription Database, M653.
[S48] Berks County Church Records of the 18th Century Volume II, F. Edward Wright, Family Line Publications, 1993-1994). Hereinafter cited as Berks County Church Records of the 18th Century.
[S56] Werts-Vinsel Family History & The Jacob Slater Family, F. C. Slater. F. C. Slater first approached my grandfather Roy Henry Shirer in 1943 during the time he was compiling his families history. I never saw his full name as this is how he signed all his correspondence. His work was based in part on the earlier work of one Dr. Earl Minor Stewart of Imperial and Eagle, Nebraska. At that time he started with about 550 family members and had amassed over 1800 descendants of Peter Philip Werts. F. C. was thinking ahead when he placed his data with a couple of genealogical libraries so it may be preserved. He never thought to capitalize on his work but gave it freely for his family to enjoy. This is something that this project also hopes to accomplish.
I do have a copy of his work dated 1978 and an addition done by Kathleen V. Bair. He also compiled a history on the Jacob Slater family od wghich partially exists in the Werts-Vincil history.
[S57] Gary Virts Personal Research, Gary Virts, e-mail address. Gary is the authourity on the Werts/Wertz/Virts family. Please visit his web page at http://www.geocities.com/virts1/ for more information on the family.
[S58] Frank Shirer Personal Research, Frank R. Shirer, e-mail address. Frank is a recent addition to the contributor page and we share Peter Shirer as our oldest common ancestor though he is descended from Peter's wife Elizabeth Ochobach Sandel and I from Catherine Walters. I will let Frank introduce himself:
"I was born and raised in the village of Newland, Jasper Co., Indiana. The county seat and our mailing address was for Rensselaer, Indiana. I attended St. Joseph's College of Indiana (in Rensselaer) for my BA in Social Studies Education, and got my MA in Modern European History from Purdue University. I enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1973 and retired after 20 years of service as a non-commissioned officer (field artillery and military intelligence) and as a commisioned officer (military intelligence). Since retirement I've been employed by the Army as declassifying both Gulf War and pre-1975 historical army records. I am currently a historian with the U.S. Army Center of Military History at Ft. McNair, Washington, DC. I live in Ft. Washington, Maryland. I am married and have 2 daughters, Lindsey Victoria (b. April 1, 1984, 97th General Hospital, Frankfurt am Main, Germany) and Sarah Elizabeth Lucille (b. July 27, 1988, Malcom Grow Hospital, Andrews Air Force Base, Camp Springs, Maryland). I am a member of Bethany Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). My webpage is:
Great to have you here Frank.
[S61] Unknown compiler, Church Records, Selected Areas of Pennsylvania 1600s-1800s., CD-ROM (n.p.: Broderbund), Church Records. Hereinafter cited as CD#166 PA Church Records 1600s-1800s.
[S63] Bethesda Methodist Cemetery, Adams Township, Muskingum Co., Ohio, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohmuski2/cemetery/bethesda.html. Hereinafter cited as BNethesda Methodist Cemetery.
[S71] 1870 U.S. Federal Census, Heritage Quest Subscription Database, M593.
[S97] Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio, 1886). Hereinafter cited as Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio.
[S100] 1880 U.S. Federal Census, Heritage Quest Subscription Database, T9.
[S101] Church of Latter Day Saints, compiler, "LDS Ancestral File"; Ancestral File . Hereinafter cited as "LDS Ancestral File".
[S102] Extracted obituaries : Adamsville Register, 1890-1939, R. Douglas Kreis, (740 Princeton Ave. #4, Zanesville, Ohio 43701:, Douglas Kreis, 1995). Hereinafter cited as Adamsville Register Obits 1890-1939.
[S107] Muskingum County, Ohio, Marriages Books 1 & 2 1803-1835, The Society, (Zanesville, Ohio:, Muskingum County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, 1977). Hereinafter cited as Musk. Co. Marriages Books 1 & 2 1803-1835.
[S109] Muskingum County, Ohio, Marriages Book 3 1835-1848, The Society, (Zanesville, Ohio:, Muskingum County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, 1977). Hereinafter cited as Musk. Co. Marriages Book 3 1835-1848.
[S110] Muskingum County, Ohio, Marriages Book 4 1848-1865, The Society, (Zanesville, Ohio:, Muskingum County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, 1977). Hereinafter cited as Musk. Co. Marriages Book 4 1848-1865.
[S121] 1830 U.S. Federal Census, Heritage Quest Subscription Database, M19.
[S131] Marriage and Birth Records, LDS Patron Sheets ). Herinafter cited as LDS Patron Sheets.
[S173] Carroll Co., IN GenWeb Cemetery Listings, Maple Lawn Cemetery, online http://ingenweb.org/incarroll/cemetery/maple_lawn/mplewn.html. Hereinafter cited as Carroll Co., IN Cem. Maple Lawn.
[S179] Blackford and Grant Counties Indiana, A Chronicle of Their People Past and Present With Family Lineage and Personal Memoirs
, Benjamin G. Shinn, (Chicago And New York:, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1914). Hereinafter cited as Blackford & Grant Co., IN. Memoirs.
[S187] Articles from Zanesville, Ohio Newspapers including the Zanesville Daily Signal, the Zanesville Times Recorder and others.. Hereinafter cited as Zanesville Newspapers.
[S190] Doug Kreis Personal Research, Doug Kreis, e-mail address. Doug has been a tremendous help in my research of the Shirers and associated families in Muskingum. He lives in Zanesville and has researched the area of Adams township and Adamsville pretty extensively. He is related through the Sandels and Slaters so we consider him a distant cousin although he has really endeared himself as more than that.
Doug has been a member of the Muskingum Chapter of the Ohio Genealogy Society and served as past president. He has compiled many publications including the Adamsville Register Obituaries that is quoted in these pages extensively thanks to his effort. Hopefully we can continue to benefit from his generosity and helpfullness for years.
[S213] Zion Lutheran Cemetery Adams Township, Muskingum Co. OH., online http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohmuskin/zioncemeteryobit.html. Hereinafter cited as Zion Lutheran Cemetery Musk. OH..
[S217] Shirer Funeral Home Records 1890 - 1979, Neil Ensminger, (Zanesville, OH.:, Muskingum Co. Chapter Ohio Genealogy Society, 11 Oct 1997). Hereinafter cited as Shirer Funeral Home Records.
[S255] Betty Cruikshank Personal Research, Betty Cruikshank. Betty left a Family Group sheet at the Loudoun Co., VA Genealogy Society in 1986. The address is no longer valid but I have made attampt to loate a Betty Cruikshank that lives in Atlanta, close to the address on the sheet.
[S260] Ohio Deaths 1908-1953 LDS, State of Ohio Department of Health Certificate of Death, Death Certificate Copy. Hereinafter cited as Ohio Deaths 1908-1953.
[S274] All Lucas County Gravestones to 1981, (Chariton, Iowa:, Lucas Co., IA Genealogy Society). Hereinafter cited as All Lucas County Gravestones to 1981.
[S279] 1820 U.S. Federal Census, Heritage Quest Subscription Database, M33.
[S290] Muskingum County Probate Court. Will Book Volume 2 1862-1869,. Hereinafter cited as Musk Co. Probate Court. Will Book Volume 2.
[S585] Zanesville and Muskingum County, Ohio : a history of the Indians who trod this section ere the white man came, of the making of city and county by the heroic pioneers and the growth of local civilization during six score fruitful years, Thomas W. Lewis, (Chicago, IL: S. J. Clark Publishing Co., 1927). Hereinafter cited as Zanesville and Muskingum County, Ohio.
[S638] Unknown name of person file; unknown file number; National Archives and Records Administration (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration).
[S855] Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997, . Hereinafter cited as Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997.
[S858] Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958. Hereinafter cited as Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958. Unknown comments.
[S970] Early Jurors & Justices & Justices of the Peace - Muskingum Co, Ohio 1816-1899 (online PDF), Genealogy Society Muskingum Co., (Zanesville, OH: MCCOGS). Hereinafter cited as OH, Muskingum Early Jurors & Justices.
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