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The primary document on which this account of our Schäublin ancestors is based is a manuscript written in 1978 by George W. Andrews, of Alexandria, Virginia. Entitled "Schäublin (Shively) Families from the District of Waldenburg, Baselland, Switzerland", it utilizes for the earliest generations transcripts of the Baselland parish records. An Appendix II was added by Andrews 23 Jan 1979, and a 23 Dec 1992 letter from him to Pat Vaughan emends the paper in several valuable instances. Another reference which is particularly useful because it shows families emigrating together is by Albert B. Faust and Gaius M. Brumbaugh† Lists of Swiss Emigrants in the Eighteenth Century to the American Colonies, Vol. 2, From the State Archives of Bern and Basel, Switzerland, 1925, National Genealogical Society, Washington, D.C.
A more recent compendium of inestimable value is the article entitled "The Christian Shively / Barbara Spitler Family of Swiss Origin" by Elizabeth Miller Lane† Fellowship of Brethren Genealogists Newsletter, vol. 23, no. 3, Fall, 1991, pp. 43-57. This is the definitive Genealogical Index of the Shively family in America, the author having utilized contributions from essentially all of the modern researchers of the line. The material was based to a great extent on the family data sheets of Donald R. Bowman, archivist for the Church of the Brethren Historic Center in Clayton, Ohio. I am also indebted to Gale Edwin Spitler Honeyman, of San Francisco, for extensive letters in 1990 on the Shively, Spittler, and Teeter families.
Andrews [1978] in his introduction discusses the spelling and sounding of the Schäublin surname. He points out that the "äu" was sounded as a long "i" in the Swiss dialect, although modern High German would have it as "oi". The middle consonant was variously written as "b", "f", "p", or "v", the latter being adopted as the name in American evolved to Shively by the end of the Eighteenth Century. The ending "in", while later becoming a feminine suffix to German names, was part of the surname itself in this case, as it was with our Märcklin (Markley) family from Switzerland.

Durs Schäublin  &  Margreth Straumann
Durs 1 , Christian 2 , Ulrich "Uhli" 3 , Elizabeth 4 Top  

Durs Schäublin was born about 1650 in Baselland?, Switzerland and died in Switzerland. 
Durs was married to Margreth 12 May 1674 in Oberdorf, Baselland, Switzerland. 
Margreth Straumann was born about 1653 in Waldenburg, Baselland, Switzerland.  She was the daughter of Cristen and Agnes (Götschin) Straumann. 

Andrews originally thought that the parents of Christian Schäublin were Werner and Elsbeth (Tschudi) Schäublin, citing a Thomas family history. However, in his Appendix II, he reports receiving a family sheet using material by a Dr. Oehler in 1967, apparently from Waldenburg records not available to Andrews. He consequently adopts the parentage shown here. All we have of this generation are the marriage and birth records, so the occupation and other aspects of this progenitor of our Shively line are unknown.
The FHL IGI also gives in Waldenburg, Baselland the following Schäublin records:
Daniel Schäublin, son of Daniel and Maria R., christened 26 May 1709.
Daniel Schäublin and Margaret Spithaler married 21 Jun 1729; children Daniel christened 29 Jan 1730, Wernhard 25 Apr 1731, Johannes 30 May 1741, Peter 16 Feb 1744, and Ursula 17 Oct 1745.
Presumably these two records refer to the same Daniel, his father being a contemporary of Durs' son Christian who married Barbara Spithaler. Since the IGI does not identify the village, it's not known if these records are from Oberdorf. But if not a son of Durs, Daniel Sr. is very likely related, as both had sons marry into the Spithaler family.
The six children of Durs and Margreth (Straumann) Schäublin: Christian, Hans Jakob, Agnes, Magdalena, Christian and Anna. 
1    Schäublin, Christian was baptized 14 Feb 1675 in Oberdorf, Waldenburg, Basel, Switzerland and died before 1684. 
2    Schäublin, Hans Jakob was baptized 11 Apr 1676 in Oberdorf. 
3    Schäublin, Agnes was baptized Mar 1679 in Oberdorf. 
4    Schäublin, Magdalena was baptized 7 May 1682 in Oberdorf. 
5    Schäublin, Christian was born 6 Nov 1683.    
6    Schäublin, Anna was baptized 19 Jan 1690 in Oberdorf, Waldenburg, Basel, Switzerland. 

Christian Schäublin  &  Barbara Spithaler
Durs 1 , Christian 2 , Ulrich "Uhli" 3 , Elizabeth 4 Top  

Christian Schäublin was born 6 Nov 1683, baptized 5 Feb 1684 in Oberdorf, Waldenburg, Baselland, Switzerland and died before 18 Apr 1752 in Warwick Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. 
Christian was married to Barbara 14 Jul 1708 in Oberdorf, Baselland, Switzerland. 
Barbara Spithaler was born 9 Aug 1689 in Benwyl, Waldenburg, Basel, Switzerland and died 9 Jan 1759 in York, Pennsylvania.  She was the daughter of Hans "Gabr-Hans" and Verena (Thommen) Spithaler. 

The Reformed Church marriage register in Waldenburg states that Christian was from the village of Oberdorf, and that Barbara was from the village of Benwil. According to their children's baptism records, Christian worked as a Smith.
He and his wife were involved in the Pietistic movement. Gmeli, who emigrated later, had held a meeting at their smithy which "caused much sensation". In 1736, Christian had to answer a charge of "Quakerism". That same year they emigrated, leaving Basel, Switzerland, 28 April with seven children. The manumission register of Basel states that Christian had property worth £1700, on which he was taxed £190. According to Andrews, his net worth of £1510 on leaving Switzerland was the equivalent of about £200 in Pennsylvania currency of the time. From this he had to pay passage for nine two adults and seven children before arriving in this country.
They sailed on the Princess Augusta from Rotterdam†Strassburger and Hinke, 1934.†, and Christian took the Oaths in Philadelphia 15 September, 1736. On the Captain's list their names were spelled Sheybly, but on the oath it appeared as Scheublin. Manumitted at the same time† Faust and Brumbaugh, 1925.†, and on board their ship were three families of interest. First was Hans Spitteler, Barbara's brother, with his wife Catharina and their four children. Second we note Hans Heggendorn with six children. His eldest, Hans, Jr., later married Christian and Barbara's daughter Catharina. Finally there was Jacob Thommen and Barbara Bär, his wife, with their daughter Elssbet. Elsbeth, as her name was more commonly spelled, in this country married her childhood shipmate Ulrich, called Uhli, Schäublin, Christian and Barbara's son, and these are the next generation of our ancestry.
p. 530, Harrisburg].
After their father's death, Christian Jr. sold one half of the family farm, and Uhli removed to Frederick Co., Maryland, where he purchased property. Their mother Barbara went with her daughter Catharina to York County, Pennsylvania, and joined the York Moravian Society. She was buried in 1st Moravian God's Acre in York [Moravian Registry].
An examination of the Oberdorf Reformed Registry by Pia, a Swiss cousin of Gale Edwin Spitler Honeyman, found no Spithaler's in the parish who could have been Barbara's parents. Apparently she was married in Christian's home town, rather than her own, for some reason.
Of the thirteen children born to Barbara and Christian in Oberdorf, we know that only seven sailed to America with their parents. The rest either died young, or some of the older ones may have stayed behind in Switzerland. Of the seven immigrant children, we know only about Christian, Jr., Ulrich, and Catharina. No records have been found for Barbara, Anna, Ursula, or Magdalena.
The childrens' names and baptismal dates are from the register of the Waldenburg District of the Reformed Church.
The thirteen children of Christian and Barbara (Spithaler) Schäublin: Margaretha, Hans Jacob, Barbara, Margaretha, Elsbeth, Catharina, Christian, Durss, Ulrich "Uhli", Anna, Jacob, Ursula and Magdalena. 
1    Schäublin, Margaretha was baptized 21 Jul 1709 in Oberdorf, Waldenburg, Basel, Switzerland and died before 1714. 
2    Schäublin, Hans Jacob was baptized 2 Apr 1711 in Oberdorf. 
3    Schäublin, Barbara was baptized 8 Jan 1713 in Oberdorf. 
4    Schäublin, Margaretha was baptized 18 Feb 1714 in Oberdorf. 
5    Schäublin, Elsbeth was baptized 1715 in Oberdorf. 
6    Schäublin, Catharina was born 17 Feb 1717, baptized 28 Feb 1717 in Oberdorf, died 12 Aug 1768 in York, Pennsylvania and was buried in First Moravian, York, Pennsylvania.  She was married to John Heckendorn 1 Nov 1739.  John was born 9 Apr 1716 in Langenbruck, Waldenburg, Baselland, Switzerland.  He was the son of Hans and Margret (Görien) Heggendorn. 
John and Catharina emigrated 28 Apr 1736 from Basel, Switzerland as shipmates on the Princess Augusta. They joined the Moravian Society of Warwick, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on 9 Feb 1749, ten years after their marriage. On 31 Mar 1761 they moved to York Town, York, Pennsylvania, where they are both buried in the First Moravian Church cemetery.
7    Schäublin, Christian was baptized 25 Dec 1718 in Oberdorf, Amt Waldenburg, Basel, Switzerland and died Nov 1773 in York Township, York, Pennsylvania.  He was married to Esther Näff about 1744 in Lancaster?, Pennsylvania.  Esther was baptized 11 Jun 1719 in Wallissellen Par, Zurich, Switzerland and died Dec 1803 in Pennsylvania?.  She was the daughter of Hans and ____ (____) Näff. 
As mentioned above, Christian Jr. sold half of the family farm in Warwick, Lancaster, after the death of his father in 1752, probably to provide his brother Uhli with his share of the estate. It seems probable that he himself stayed on the farm, as he was taxed in that township in 1756.
On 24 Sep 1759 Christian was naturalized†Andrews cites the original records for all of the events recorded in this paragraph.† among those "who scruple to take the oath", because he was by then of the Brethren. On 16 Apr 1764 Christian Shibly, Yeoman of Warwick Township, bought a 185 acre tract in York Township, York County for £700. On 22 Apr 1773 he bought 1100 acres on the north side of Penns Creek, Northumberland County. Six months later, he sold the York property. and two weeks after that made his will on 16 Nov 1773. It was probated 4 Dec of that year, his heirs being deeded the land on 16 Nov 1775.
Christian and Esther, who were Brethrens, settled on Cocalico Creek, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Their children moved to Buffalo Valley, and to Ohio.
Esther emigrated 8 May 1743 from Wallissellen Parish, Zurich, Switzerland, as a single adult with her sister and three other Näff families.
After Christian's death, she resided in Monaghan Township where administration of her estate, as Esther Scheibly, Widow, was recorded in the York County Bond Book.
The ten children of Christian and Esther (Näff) Schäublin: Barbara "Bebi", ____, John, Christian "Cristel", Esther, ____, Susanna, Elizabeth, Henry "Henneri" and Katrina. 
i    Shively, Barbara "Bebi" was born 29 Sep 1745 in Warwick, Lancaster, Pennsylvania and died 20 Oct 1820.  She was married to David Smith. 
ii    Shively, ____ was born 2 Feb 1747 in Warwick and died after 2 Feb 1747 in Wallissellen Par, Zurich, Switzerland. 
iii    Shively, John was born 24 Jul 1748 in Warwick, Lancaster, Pennsylvania and died after 1780.  He was married to Eve ____. 
John was carried off by the Indians in 1781 and never heard from again. John and Eve had four children, Christian who m Susanna Berger, John, Conrad who m Mary Moyer, and Frederick.
iv    Shively, Christian "Cristel" was born 2 Feb 1751 in Warwick and died 12 Dec 1842 in Union, Pennsylvania.  He was married to Catherine Sophia Smith.  Catherine Sophia was born 1752 and died 1821. 
p. 262, Sunbury, Pennsylvania]. Lane lists their eight children, including Christian IV (1779-1860) who married Barbara Weis and then Mary Steese, and had eleven children. Probably one of their boys was named Christian, but I don't have that information.
Christian and Catherine had eight children, Barbara, John, Daniel, Christian IV, Henry, Samuel, Susan, and George, born 1774 through 1788.
v    Shively, Esther was born 10 Dec 1752 in Warwick, Lancaster, Pennsylvania and died 1 Nov 1821 in Columbiana, Ohio.  She was married to Ludwick Smith. 
Esther and Ludwick were deeded 286 acres of her father's 1000 acre tract in Northumberland County on 16 Nov 1775. They later moved to Columbiana County, Ohio.
vi    Shively, ____ was born 1 Sep 1755 in Warwick, Lancaster, Pennsylvania and died after 1 Sep 1755 in Warwick. 
SEX: shown as M, but actually unknown
vii    Shively, Susanna was born 29 Mar 1757 in Warwick and died after 1773. 
viii    Shively, Elizabeth was born 20 Nov 1758 in Warwick.  She was married to Michael Vogt. 
Some of Elizabeth and Michael's children became Mormons. There might be records in the FHL of this branch of the family.
ix    Shively, Henry "Henneri" was born 7 Mar 1762 in Warwick and died 10 Aug 1821 in Centre, Pennsylvania.  He was married to Elizabeth Green. 
Henry and Elizabeth had nine children. They lived in Buffalo Township, Northumberland, and later moved to Sugar Valley, Centre County, Pennsylvania.
x    Shively, Katrina was born 20 Mar 1764 in Warwick, Lancaster, Pennsylvania and died 1838.  She was married (1) to David Mayer / Moyer 20 Sep 1785.  She was married (2) to J. Lamborn. 
Katrina and David lived in Monaghan Township, York County, Pennsyvlania. Lane [1991] gives his surname as Myer, and says they lived in Monaghan Township, York, Pennsyvlania.
8    Schäublin, Durss was baptized 24 Aug 1720 in Oberdorf, Waldenburg, Basel, Switzerland. 
9    Schäublin, Ulrich "Uhli" was baptised 1 Jan 1722.    
10    Schäublin, Anna was baptized 6 Nov 1723 in Oberdorf, Waldenburg, Basel, Switzerland. 
11    Schäublin, Jacob was baptized 19 May 1726 in Oberdorf. 
12    Schäublin, Ursula was baptized 14 Mar 1728 in Oberdorf.  She was married (1) to Peter Little.  She was married (2) to Stephen Ramsburg. 
Gale Honeyman says he believes that Ursula wed Peter Little, Sr., founder of Littlestown in Adams County, Pennsylvania, and Stephen Ramsburg of Frederick County, Maryland.
13    Schäublin, Magdalena was baptized 18 May 1730 in Oberdorf. 

Ulrich "Uhli" Schäublin  &  Elsbeth "Elizabeth" Thommen
Durs 1 , Christian 2 , Ulrich "Uhli" 3 , Elizabeth 4 Thommen Top  

Ulrich "Uhli" Schäublin was baptized 1 Jan 1722 in Oberdorf, Waldenburg, Basel, Switzerland and died before 1768 in Frederick, Maryland. 
Ulrich "Uhli" was married to Elsbeth "Elizabeth" before 16 Oct 1745 in Lancaster?, Pennsylvania. 
Elsbeth "Elizabeth" Thommen was baptized 6 Apr 1727 in Zeglingen, Farnsburg, Baselland, Switzerland and died after 1777.  She was the daughter of Jacob and Barbara (Bär) Thommen. 

Uhli emigrated as a youth of 14 in his parent's family, leaving Basel 28 Apr 1736 and arriving in Philadelphia where the adult passengers took the oaths 15 September of that year. His wife Elizabeth was quite young when they married, for on 16 Oct 1745, when she was only 18, they sold her father's farm. Whether or not her mother Barbara was still living we don't know, she may have come to live with Elizabeth and her husband after the sale of the family home.
Frederick County Deed Liber E, Folio 2-4].
Andrews [1978 -- reference lost] reported this as "Three Rivers", and believed at first that this was in Mt. Aetna, a small community two miles northeast ofthe Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren. Beaver Creek is about six miles southeast of Hagerstown, which was then called Elizabeth Town, andjust past Funkstown, then called Jerusalem Town. However, in the Fellowship of the Brethren Genealogists Newsletter [v. 24, no. 3, Fall, 1992, pg. 42] he corrects this location to a tract, in the small town of Fairview, which extended from slightly north of the Mason-Dixon Line (decreed 1750, but only in 1763 surveyed at 39 43' 26" North) nearly a mile south into Maryland. Fairview is about eight miles northwest of Hagerstown, and on the banks of Conococheague Creek. Andrews credits Newton Poling of Hagerstown for this information. One might suspect that Uhli's name Three Rivers refers to the Conococheague Creek, and the Antietam and Potamac rivers, the latter two flowing less than ten miles from his land.
At the top of page on which the this deed is recorded is found the end of some previous deed. It consists of an interesting notation following the name of Jacob Bear: "On the foot of which bill of sale was there Within found thereby Certify that the above Named Jacob Bear Came before me and Acknowledged the above Bill of Sale to Whi_ __ and deed and the Sundry Goods and Chattles to be the Right of Abraham Miller". Now Bear, originally Bär, is the maiden name of Elsbeth's mother Barbara, and Miller is possibly the maiden name of the wife of Johann Dieterich, father of Abraham Deeter who married Uhli and Elsbeth's daughter Elizabeth. It would be interesting to see if that deed, recorded just before Ulrich's, could be a transaction involving relatives of the family.
Folio 450].
vol. 35, p. 33 in Annapolis], but the location is not known to me. Later, 7 Apr 1777, Elizabeth was joined by her sons Christian and Jacob in the sale of the remaining 204 acres in Mt. Aetna to her son John's father-in-law, Adam Troup, for £1000 [Deed Liber RP-1, Folio 55]. See John's history, below, concerning Adam's will.
Gale Honeyman [Honeyman, 1990] finds records of other Shivelys in Maryland who have not as yet been identified in relation to Ulrich. Charles Shively was on the 1783 tax list of Upper Antietam and Jerusalem Hundred; Eva Shively was issued a license 8 Aug 1778 in Frederick County (this was after Washington County had been erected in 1776) to marry Gudlip Sidely, or Gottlieb Seidel; Catherine Shively (1764-1844) married John Zook, Sr., then moved to Bedford County, Pennsyvlania, before moving on to Indiana; Mary Shively married Henry Rowland, Sr., and died in Washington County before 1833.
The seven children of Ulrich "Uhli" and Elsbeth "Elizabeth" (Thommen) Schäublin: Christian, Jacob, Elizabeth, Eva, Isaac D., John and Catherine. 
1    Shively, Christian was born about 1745 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and died about 1834 in Montgomery, Ohio.  He was married to Susanna Gripe about 1766 in Frederick, Maryland.  She was the daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Ulrich) Greib. 
Christian bought land 8 Aug 1787 in Frankstown, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. Much later, when the three eldest sons were married, the families together with Christian's brother Isaac moved in 1805 to Montgomery County, Ohio, where they joined the Bear Creek congregation. The trip was made by wagon to McKeesport where they transferred their possessions to a flatboat down the Ohio River to Cincinnati. They again traveled by wagon along the Great Miami River to Jefferson Township where they settled on 160 acres of new land [Lane,1991].
The will of Susanna's father, Jacob Gripe of Frankstown Township, Bedford County, left 200 acres to Christian Shively where he "used to live". Oddly enough, Susanna is not mentioned by name, although others of her siblings were.
Christian and Susanna's seven children were Jacob, Christian, Daniel, John, Susannah, Elizabeth, and David, born about 1744 to to 1786. All of the children except Elizabeth, who married a Replogle, married into the Ulrich and Cripe families. John's first wife's mother was a Cripe, and his second wife was the widow Catherine (Ulrick) Cripe.
The seven children of Christian and Susanna (Gripe) Shively: Jacob, Christian, Daniel, John, Susannah, Elizabeth and David. 
i    Shively, Jacob was born about 1767 in Pennsylvania and died 1839 in Carroll, Indiana.  He was married to Elizabeth Cripe.  Elizabeth died 1840.  She was the daughter of Samuel and Catharine (Nesbitt) Greib. 
I had from some source that this Jacob was married to an Elizabeth Martin. Lane [1991] says Jacob married Elizabeth Cripe (c1773-1860), his first cousin and daughter of Samuel. She gives in her genealogy their eight children, Susannah and all grandchildren. Their son Christian (1809-1898) had a daughter Esther who married John Miller (1830-1926), son of Frederick and Elizabeth Miller of Ohio.
ii    Shively, Christian was born 1770 in Pennsylvania and died 1836 in Montgomery, Ohio.  He was married to Susannah Cripe.  Susannah was born 1776 in Bedford, Pennsylvania and died 1859 in Miami, Indiana.  She was the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Rench) Greib. 
Lane gives this Susannah as d/o John and Susannah Rench Cripe. Mixup here to a fare thee well.
iii    Shively, Daniel was born about 1773 in Pennsylvania and died 1818 in Montgomery, Ohio.  He was married to Susannah Ulrich.  Susannah was born about 1770 in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania and died 1861 in Clinton, Indiana.  She was the daughter of David and Barbara (____) Ulrich. 
Five children, eldest David married Barbara Bowser Bowman, of Montgomery County, Ohio.
iv    Shively, John was born 1775 in Pennsylvania and died 1848 in Carroll, Indiana.  He was married (1) to Esther Wolf.  Esther was born about 1785 and died 1822 in Montgomery, Ohio.  She was the daughter of Leonard and Catharine (Greib) Wolf.  He was married (2) to Catherina Ulrich.  She was the daughter of Stephen and Susannah (Rench) Ulrich. 
Nine children, most married Metzgers.
v    Shively, Susannah was born 1778 in Pennsylvania and died 1848 in Montgomery, Ohio.  She was married to Stephen Ulrich.  Stephen was born about 1773 and died 1823.  He was the son of David and Barbara (____) Ulrich. 
Five children, married Wolf, Gripe, Ulrich, and two Metzgers.
vi    Shively, Elizabeth was born 1783 in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania and died 1865 in Macon, Illinois.  She was married to Peter Replogle. 
Nine children, married Metzgers and Cripes, primarily.
vii    Shively, David was born 1786 in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania and died 1867 in Miami, Ohio.  He was married to Hannah Gripe.  Hannah was born 1786 in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania and died 1868 in Miami, Indiana.  She was the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Rench) Greib. 
Three children, married Shively, Ulrich, and Haines.
2    Shively, Jacob was born about 1747 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and died after 3 Feb 1814 in Osnaburg, Stark, Ohio.  He was married to Elizabeth Snyder about 1788 in Washington, Maryland. 
Lane [1991] says this Jacob may have first married c1768 Elizabeth Ulrich, d/o Stephen and Elizabeth, and gives Jacob's first child as Jacob, Jr., born c1767. The Brethren Encyclopedia and Linder [1988, who cites Gene Miller, Gale Honeyman, Floyd Mason, and Don Bowman] says Daniel Miller married that Elizabeth Ulrich (c1757-1834) However, the children by those two men overlap in time, so only one marriage can be correct. Elizabeth and Jacob Shively had five children, Jacob, Ulrich, Susanna, Mary, and Elizabeth, born about 1767 to 1793. Elizabeth and Daniel Miller had ten children born 1775 to 1796, the first four in Washington County, Maryland, the rest in Bedford, Pennsylvania.
Jacob's family was in Stark County, Ohio, as early as 1804. Their daughter Susanna (1789-1860) married David Thomas (b 1786 in Washington County, MD), son of Peter who came from Schifferstadt, Germany on the Thistle in 1730, apparently not related to Susanna's paternal grandmother Elizabeth Thommen.
The children of Jacob as given here are from Lane.
The five children of Jacob and Elizabeth (Snyder) Shively: Jacob, Ulrich, Susanna, Mary and Elizabeth. 
i    Shively, Jacob was born about 1767 and died 1814.  He was married to Barbara Thomas before 1790. 
Jacob and Barbara were of Washington County, Pennsylvania, in 1790 and 1800, and in Nimishillen Township, Stark County, Ohio, by 1810. Elder George Shively of that township was probably their son.
rom Mary Eloise Rettinger Smith, , 22 Mar 2000:
I enjoyed your website. I am descended from Durs Shively:
Durs Christian Ulrich Jacob Jacob Hannah Hildebrand Clara H. Summers Roy Summers Vonna S. Rettinger Mary Eloise Smith
Hannah came to Indiana and lived in St. Joseph County near North Liberty, Indiana. Her husband Jacob Hildebrand was a minister in the Church of the Brethren. Her daughter, Clara, her grandson, Roy, and granddaughter Vonna all lived near North Liberty. My mother, Vonna, graduated from North Liberty High School in 1945, married Don Rettinger and moved to Bourbon, Indiana where they still live. As far as I know all my ancestors were farmers and possibly preachers. My parents, my family, and my brother's family are members of the Mount Pleasant Church of the Brethren which was started in 1848 under the leadership of Jacob B. Shively, whose father was George.
Hannah had a brother, Jacob Shively, whose grandson, John W. Shively, helped start the nearby Camp Creek Church of the Brethren near Etna Green, Indiana. There are Shively families who are currently members there.
ii    Shively, Ulrich was born 1774 and died 1825.  He was married to Christina Shideler in Washington, Pennsylvania.  Christina was born 1776 and died 1838. 
Ulrich and Christina moved from Pennsyvlania to Stark County, Ohio, and later to Preble County in that state. Their thirteen children were (not in order), Elizabeth, Daniel, Margaret, Mary, Cathrena, Christina, Henry, and infant, Sarah, Jacob, Anna, Lydia, and Leah, born 1799 to 1820.
iii    Shively, Susanna was born 1788 and died 1869.  She was married to David Thomas about 1809 in Washington. 
The twelve children of Susanna and David were Jacob, Elizabeth, Sarah, Daid, Susanna, Mary, Christina, Lydia, Margaret, John, Anna, and Samuel, born 1810 to 1831.
10 Aug 2000].
iv    Shively, Mary was born about 1791 and died before 1850.  She was married to John Thomas. 
Mary and John lived in Nimishillen Township, and had possibly nine children, including Jacob, Ulrich, David, and Mary, born about 1808 to 1818.
v    Shively, Elizabeth was born about 1793. 
3    Shively, Elizabeth was born about 1751.    
4    Shively, Eva was born about 1756.  She was married to Gottlieb Seidel 1778 in Frederick, Maryland. 
5    Shively, Isaac D. was born about 1759 in Frederick and died 1823 in Montgomery, Ohio.  He was married (1) to Elizabeth Bossler about 1782.  Elizabeth was born 10 Feb 1764 and died about 1800 in Pennsylvania.  He was married (2) to Lydia Miller about 1803 in Clermont, Ohio.  Lydia was born about 1785 and died about 1805.  She was the daughter of David and Magdalena (Maugens) Miller.  He was married (3) to Catharine Heck 1808 in Montgomery, Ohio.  Catharine was born 1769 and died 1831 in Montgomery. 
By Elizabeth Isaac had eight children, by Lydia he had a son David, and by Catherine he had Sarah and Ulery, according to Lane [1991].
Was Lydia Miller by any chance related to the (possibly Miller) wife of Abraham Deeter?
The eight children of Isaac D. and Elizabeth (Bossler) Shively: Catherine, Mary, Barbara, Susanna, Daniel, Isaac, Elizabeth and Jacob C. 
i    Shively, Catherine was born 1783 and died before 1827.  She was married to Christian Horner about 1801.  Christian was born 1778. 
ii    Shively, Mary was born 1787 and died about 1824.  She was married to John Snell 1807 in Warren, Ohio.  John was born 1782 and died about 1840. 
Mary and John moved to Darke County, Ohio, and had eleven children.
iii    Shively, Barbara was born 1788.  She was married to William Martin 1806 in Clermont, Ohio. 
iv    Shively, Susanna was born 1790 and died 1861.  She was married to Nicholas Tinkle. 
v    Shively, Daniel was born 1792 and died 1841.  He was married (1) to Christena Heck 1813 in Montgomery, Ohio.  Christena was born 1794 and died 1833.  She was the daughter of Peter and () Heck.  He was married (2) to Mary Stevens. 
Daniel had nine children by Christena, and one by Mary.
vi    Shively, Isaac was born about 1795. 
vii    Shively, Elizabeth was born 1797.  She was married to Jacob Winebrenner 1818 in Montgomery.  Jacob was born about 1797.  He was the son of Christian and Mary (Adams) Winebrenner. 
Elizabeth and Jacob had five children.
viii    Shively, Jacob C. was born 1799 and died 1864. 
A child of Isaac D. and Lydia (Miller) Shively: David. 
i    Shively, David was born 1803.  He was married (1) to Hannah Clapp 1825 in Darke, Ohio.  Hannah was born 1802 and died 1843.  He was married (2) to Esther (Angle) Rush 1844 in Darke.  Esther (Angle) was born about 1813. 
David had seven children by Hannah, and one by Esther.
The two children of Isaac D. and Catharine (Heck) Shively: Sarah "Sally" and Ulery. 
i    Shively, Sarah "Sally" was born 1814 and died 1890.  She was married to Jacob Marker 1829 in Montgomery, Ohio.  Jacob was born about 1803.  He was the son of George and Margaret (____) Marker. 
ii    Shively, Ulery was born 1814 and died 1903.  He was married (1) to Elizabeth Patton 1833 in Henry County, Indiana.  Elizabeth was born about 1814 and died 1861.  He was married (2) to Maria (?) Bear. 
Ulery had eight children by Elizabeth, and moved at some unknown date to Oklahoma.
6    Shively, John was born about 1761 and died before 6 Nov 1790.  He was married to Catharine Troup before 6 Apr 1786 in Frederick, Maryland.  She was the daughter of Adam and Catharina? (____) Troup. 
Daniel Nead, 1914]. Also in that regiment were Jacob Heffner and John Heffner.
John's father-in-law, Adam Troup, wrote his will 6 Apr 1786 which was proved 16 June of that year. In it Adam wrote "my son David Troup and my son in law John Shively is to live in said plantation and to work it until it be sold…, the one to live in the house with my wife and the other in the house where Jacob Teeter now lives, and til he leaves, that house in [which] the widow Beard did live as they can agree." It is to be hoped that they were, in fact, able to agree. Which Jacob Teeter was living on the Troup land hasn't been determined.
By 6 Nov 1790, however, distribution of the estate to the widow and other heirs listed his daughter Catherine (Troup) Shively and her sons Isaac and Adam, so that John had died by that date. Catherine received 66£ 2sh 9 1/4p at that time. Nearly forty years later, the administrator for the estate of Adam Shively, received 2 Mar 1830, a final distribution of $1291.26 1/8, with a balance dure to the estate of $1221. Catherine and Adam, at least, had died (the latter sometime after 7 Aug 1829), without ever receiving their share of her father's estate. Honeyman relates this to the intestate papers filed 25 Sep 1830 for Adam Shively of Montgomery County, Ohio, leaving a widow Mary and four children.
The two children of John and Catharine (Troup) Shively: Isaac and Adam. 
i    Shively, Isaac. 
ii    Shively, Adam.  He was married to Mary Heck.  Mary was born about 1802 and died 1881.  She was the daughter of Peter and () Heck. 
Adam and Mary had four children, William, Harriet, Sarah, and Mary, born 1823 to 1830.
7    Shively, Catherine was born 1764 and died 1844.  She was married to Johannes Zook about 1787.  Johannes was born 1763 and died 1830.  He was the son of Jacob and Elizabeth (____) Zook. 
Catherine and Johannes moved in 1789 to Morrison's Cove, Bedford, Pennsylvania, and in 1828 to Wayne County, Indiana.
The ten children of Johannes and Catherine (Shively) Zook: John, Jacob, Elizabeth, David, Daniel, Samuel, Abraham, Susannah, Isaac and Mary. 
i    Zook, John was born 1788 and died 1852.  He was married to Elizabeth Hetrick. 
ii    Zook, Jacob was born 1789 and died 1849.  He was married to Esther Hart. 
iii    Zook, Elizabeth was born 1791.  She was married to Abraham Leedy. 
iv    Zook, David was born 27 Jun 1793 in Yellow Creek, Bedford, Pennsylvania and died 1851.  He was married to Nancy Mack 13 Apr 1817.  Nancy was born 5 Mar 1796 and died 1858. 
4 Jun 1998] citing the Zug/Zuck/Zouck/Zook Genealogy [Zook, 1983] {Zook, Harry D., Zug/Zuck/Zouck/Zook Genealogy, Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, 1983}. His wife Nancy was the daughter of William Mack, son of Alexander, the Founder of the Church of the Brethren.
The children of David and Nancy are given by Harry D. Zook as John M., Catharine, Elizabeth, Jacob, Joseph, Mary, Alexander M., Susan, Hannah, Lydia, Sarah and David M., five of them born in Bedford Co, through 1823, and the rest born 1824 through 1835 in Pike Twp., Knox, Ohio..
v    Zook, Daniel was born 1794 and died 1871.  He was married to Susannah Snider. 
vi    Zook, Samuel was born 1797 and died 1829.  He was married to Susanna Long. 
vii    Zook, Abraham was born 1798 and died 1832.  He was married to Elizabeth Replogle. 
viii    Zook, Susannah was born 1799 and died 1870.  She was married to John E. Snowberger. 
ix    Zook, Isaac was born 1802 and died 1869.  He was married to Susan Hoover. 
x    Zook, Mary was born 1808 and died 1874.  She was married to Jacob E. Snowberger. 

Elizabeth Shively  &  Abraham Deeter
Durs 1 , Christian 2 , Ulrich "Uhli" 3 , Elizabeth 4 Teeter Top  

Elizabeth Shively was born about 1751. 
Elizabeth was married to Abraham. 
Abraham Deeter was born 1745/1746 and died Jan 1827 in Morrison's Cove, Bedford, Pennsylvania.  He was the son of Johannes and ____ (____) Diederich. 

The most extensive information we have on the Teeter family comes from a letter written 6 Jun 1897 by Daniel Teeter of Spring Creek Township, Blackhawk County, Iowa, a grandson of Abraham. Daniel wrote to a niece, Miss Lizzie Teeter, naming over seventy five descendants of Abraham and Elizabeth, as well as providing some information on the Burgers, his mother's family. The letter was published, with explanatory footnotes, by Sarah van Hoosen Jones of Rochester, Michigan† "Descendants, Named by a Grandson, of Abraham Diederich (Dieder, Deeter, Teeter, Teter), The Detroit Society for Genealogical Research Magazine, vol. XXV, no. 2, Winter 1961-62, pp 83-85.†, but the present location of the original is unknown. It will be referred to here as Teeter-Jones [1897].
Daniel in his letter says that Abraham was "brought East of the North Mountain and resided East of the Conococheague Creek not far from the Pennsylvania and Maryland line". (North Mountain runs almost north-south on the west side of Antietam Valley, and South Mountain parallels it on the east side.) The phraseology indicates that he came in his father's family, but from where we are not told. This move placed the family somewhere between Greencastle, Pennsylvania, and Hagerstown, Maryland, which lie about 10 miles apart between the Conococheaque and the Antietam River. Considering the land transactions mentioned earlier for Hanes Tiederick or John Teterich, arguably Abraham's father, in Washington County, it now seems that Maryland is the more probable location. We do know that Elizabeth's father was of Maryland (west of Hagerstown and west of the Conococheague Creek), which also adds to the weight of evidence for the southern side of the Mason-Dixon line.
However, Honeyman [1993] believes that our Abraham is the Abram Teeter who appears on the tax list of Peters Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, in 1778 [PA Archives]. The Cumberland County Militia - 1781" lists an Abraham Teeter, Jr. in the Second Class of Capt. Walter McKinney's Company [PA Archives], and Bruch B. Brown in his 'John Deeter of Allegheny Township", 1990, reports that John and Abraham Teeter were taxed in Peters Township, Cumberland County in 1780, and in Montgomery Township, Cumberland, in 1781 and 1782. (Both townships in Franklin County after 1784.). Since we know (see below) there were two men of almost the same age named Abraham Teeter in that part of the state, it seems premature to ascribe those records to our Abraham since the second one in Cumberland County specifically titles him "Jr.".
Peters Township, to the north of Montgomery, was the home of Daniel Ulrich, the father of Susanna, Abraham's sister-in-law, when he wrote his will in 1781. John and Susanna were living in that township then, apparently having retreated from the Indian troubles a few years earlier in Bedford County. So it's possible, but not certain, that Abraham was living close to his brother John in Pennsylvania around 1780, even though the family may have moved originally to the Maryland end of Antietam Valley.
In May, 1778, the Council informed Congress that 30 persons had been killed in Bedford County. Eleven of these near the town of Bedford included the Tull family where the parents and all of their children were killed because they failed to heed warnings of the Indian danger. The previous year, about 30 Dunkards had been killed in the Cove in one day, having refused according to their principles to make any resistance. By 1780 the Indians had taken over the entire county.
We don't know exactly when Abraham and Elizabeth moved to Morrison's Cove in Bedford County. Abraham had land warranted there, near New Enterprise, by 1785, although he had accepted the executorship of David Miller's will in Maryland that same year. Their grandson Daniel wrote, over one hundred years later [Teeter-Jones, 1897], that they came in 1788, when Daniel's father John was a little past six years of age. Some time between these two dates is the best we can now determine for the family's move, and thus the birth place of their son Isacc, at least, is in doubt.
The Cove (a valley enclosed on three sides) runs from above Martinsburg in Blair County south-southwest through Brumbaugh, New Enterprise, and Salemville to Imlertown in Bedford County. We saw earlier that Abraham's brother John had been in the north part of the Cove at least temporarily sometime before 1781, when he and Susanna were bequeathed land in Morrison's Cove by his father-in-law "where they have already lived".
Our Burger, Mock, Shearer and Shively ancestors also came to the Antietam and Conococheague Valley locale, and later followed the same migration path to Morrison's Cove, as did many other German families. Since at least the Mocks and Shearers were members of the Brethren Church, it is not impossible that all of these families were acquainted in Maryland before marrying in the Cove.
Abraham Teeter was 43 years of age on the 1789 tax list of Woodberry, and so was born 1745 or 1746. There were two Abrahams in Woodberry that year; the second, Abraham Deter, was listed as 44 years of age, and taxed for "one grist mill" and 150 acres. The first Abraham, however, was taxed on 327 acres, exactly the acreage documented in the 8 Nov 1787 land patent and a tax list supplied to me 7 Apr 1991 by Jim Boor. The latter is a handwritten list entitled "Martain Loys Return of Woodberry 1789", with each line consisting of six columns: 1) the age of the individual, 2) his name often with comments on the land he occupied, 3) and 4) headed "Land", probably cleared and wooded acreages, but the headings are not decipherable, 5) horses, and 6) cattle. There is a similar list in the Pennsylvania Archives, 6th Series, v. III, p. 32 entitled "A List of Inhabitants of Woodberry Township made subject by law to the performance of Militia Duty, Taken by Martin Loy 26th Jany 1789". Many of the names appear on both lists, but the spelling of a given man's name often differs between them. The 1787 patent was granted to Abraham Teeter for a tract called "Dry Barrens". This land was bounded in part by land of Stephen Ulrich, Elizabeth's brother-in-law, and had been surveyed pursuant to a warrant issued in 1785 to Abraham. It was located near what would later become New Enterprise. John Teeter was also on the tax list (although his age was not given), as were five Ullricks, probably all brothers and cousins of John's wife Susanna Ulrich.
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Dry Barron's homestead of Abraham Deeter

The two Abrahams appear simultaneously in various other Bedford County records. In 1785 Abram Teeter had been taxed on 400 acres, and Abraham Teeter on 300. In the 1789 list mentioned above, the 327 acre number had been written over an original 300 (but in the same handwriting). Since it often occurred that a tax list would be made up by copying an earlier one, and then corrected as warranted, the earlier number is probably an estimate made before the survey of the land. The Abram 400 acres is then by elimination that of the Abraham with the grist mill four years later.
In the 1790 Bedford County census, one Abraham Teter had three males in his household, and the other, ours, had 1 male over 16, six under 16, and five females. In the 1800 census for Hopewell and Woodberry Townships, Bedford, they appear on the same page. At that time the first Abraham has four males and four females in the household, with one daughter born before 1790. This probably represents a family joining the father and older sons sometime after the earlier census. Our Abraham's household had more people censused than have been identified by name, in particular two females born 1790-1800. There may have been an older son already married with children and living with Abraham at the time, although we have no record of granddaughters born before 1800.
An Abraham Teeter, Jr. had served 1781 in the Captain Walter McKinnie's 8th Company of the 4th Battalion of the Cumberland County militia (PA Archives, 5th Series, vol. 6, pp. 297-300). If that is our Abraham, then his father must have been Abraham, Sr. If not, he was presumably the other Abraham Teeter also in Bedford County by 1789. If the latter case, the Pennsylvania militia service ascribed to our Abraham Deeter by the DAR ('DAR Patriot Index', National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Washington, 1966) is questionable. However, the DAR rejected both the appelation "Jr." and the wife's name of Elizabeth, and appended a question mark to Shively, in a later application for membership. If our Abraham came from Maryland, it is even less likely that he was in the Pennsylvania militia.
In a History of the Church of the Brethren, pg 126 (also from Jim Boor, 7 Apr 1991), Samuel Teeter (d 1901), reconstructed the church in Morrison's Cove "part by hearsay and part by memory". He indicated that Abraham Teeter, Sr. was "perhaps" the third minister of the Yellow Creek Church, consisting of Snake Spring and part of the Cove, but never preached. This is reported also in The Brethren's Encyclopedia, which says Abraham was called to the ministry at the Yellow Creek Congregation. The fourth minister was Samuel Ullery (first cousin of Abraham's sister-in-law), who labored in the congregation "for some time", and was a very influential minister. On page 135 of that same history, however, the Yellow Creek list of ministers starts with Samuel Ullery. Later the church was divided into Snake Springs and Yellow Creek churches.
Martin Miller, Abraham's (twice) son–in–law, was "elected the sixth ministry" between 1827 and 1834 by the Yellow Creek Congregation of the German Baptist Brethren Church. Other ministers at Yellow Creek were Snowberger and Brumbaugh.
Abraham Deeter, Sr., was taxed 18 in Woodberry Township in 1822, and another Abraham Deeter a total of $2.61 on three parcels of land. This seems a little odd (tax bills that year ranged up to $8), but possibly Abraham had retired by his age that year of 76, and had passed on the family holdings to his sons.
Elizabeth's birth date is simply my estimate, based on the birth of her first child in 1773.
The birth and death dates of Abraham and Elizabeth's children are entered as given by Honeyman [1993]. Other sources place Susanna and Hannah elsewhere in the sequence, but since no dates are known for their births, their position is probably completely arbitrary. I am assuming that the children born before the move to Bedford County were from Maryland, rather than Pennsylvania as given by Honeyman and others. However, this is at present based mostly on circumstantial evidence.
The eleven children of Abraham and Elizabeth (Shively) Deeter: David Shively, Daniel, Elizabeth, Abraham, John Shively, Jacob, Barbara, Isaac, Catherine, Susannah and Hannah. 

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