John M. SHERFICK

Male Abt 1856 - Yes, date unknown


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John M. SHERFICK was born Abt 1856, Washington County, Ohio, USA (son of Frederick SHERFICK and Electra Kelly CARLIN); died Yes, date unknown.

    Notes:

    I currently have the Bible of John M. Sherfick. It is signed and dated. I was contacted by someone from Texas about one of my ancestors. I was asked if I knew of a John M. Sherfick. Of course, I did; I knew of two such men. One was my great-granduncle, and the other was my 1st cousin, 3 times removed. We exchanged some emails, and this person (I'm omitting their name for privacy) said that there was a bible that was found in their church in Texas. It is a Presbyterian Church in Dallas. The bible belonged to the 2nd John M. Sherfick. I'm not sure how the bible got to Texas yet as I never found him living there in any of the census lists. He was born around 1856 in Ohio and lived in Minnesota and California. The bible was copyrighted in 1829. There are several names scribbled in the bible. Many of them have dates. One of the pages near the front has his name prominantly as well as his address: John M. Sherfick; Moss Run, Washington County, Ohio; September 15, 1872. JMS would have been 16 then. I'm wondering if it was his confirmation or baptism date. Maybe he was given the bible then. There are other names and dates through it though, so it could have been a Sunday School bible which was signed by students. A brief search of names found in the bible is leading to a connection with JMS's stepfather. There are no family lists (at least none remain as some pages are missing), but I am still so grateful to have this in my possession. I will continue to look for actual descendants.

    Living in 1870 Lawrence, Washington Co., Ohio with mother Electa and step father John Myers and baby brother William. He is attending school.

    In 1880 census, living in Lawrence, Washington Co., Ohio with mother and stepfather John Myers. 1880 census lists John M. Sherfick is a school teacher at age 24 in Ohio.

    Lived in Minnesota prior to 1910 census as 2 of his chilren were born there.

    1910 Census shows John M. Sherfick and wife and 2 children living in Marietta, Washington Co., Ohio, but he was living as lodger in Los Angeles, California. Augusta is listed first in Ohio census, as if she is head of the family. He was not living with the family in 1900 or 1920 either.

    The 1910 Ohio State Census also shows John M. Sherfick and wife and 2 children living in Marietta, Washington Co., Ohio.

    1910 Census shows John M. Sherfick and wife and 2 children living in Marietta, Washington Co., Ohio, but he was living as lodger in Los Angeles, California. Augusta is listed first in Ohio census, as if she is head of the family. He was not living with the family in 1900 or 1920 either.

    The 1910 Ohio State Census also shows John M. Sherfick and wife and 2 children living in Marietta, Washington Co., Ohio.

    Listed on 1920 Los Angeles, California census: Watchman for Oil Co. at age 63.

    1920 Census shows only Frances A. and son Fred living in Washington Co, Marietta Twn., Ohio. John M. Sherfick is found as a boarder in Los Angeles, California at a boarding house. He is listed as a 63-year old single man born in Ohio. Most of the residents at the boarding house on East First Street were single men.

    Found John M. Sherfick in a book called "Fify Years of Masonry in California" Volume One by Edwin A. Sherman. He was listed as an officer (Steward) at the Condfidence Lodge, 203, in Castroville, California.

    John married Frances Augusta PEPPER 21 Feb 1884, Washington County, Ohio, USA. Frances (daughter of John PEPPER and Olive MAXON) was born 06 Nov 1859, Washington County, Ohio, USA; died 12 Apr 1941, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, USA; was buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, USA. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Ethel A. SHERFICK was born Sep 1886, Minnesota, USA; died Yes, date unknown.
    2. Fred Dwight SHERFICK was born 27 Jun 1892, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA; died 26 Dec 1940, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, USA; was buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, USA.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Frederick SHERFICK was born 22 Jan 1826, Washington County, Ohio, USA (son of Benjamin SHERFICK and Sarah BLUE); died 7 Apr 1863, Smith County, Tennessee, USA; was buried Feldner Cemetery, Warner, Washington County, Ohio, USA.

    Notes:

    LDS site lists his birth as 22 JAN 1826 Of, , Harrison, Ohio

    Residence Salem, Washington, Ohio in 1860 census. Occupation was a Laborer.


    Union Infantry
    92nd Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company H
    Enlisted: Private
    Enlisted August 11, 1862
    Died April 7, 1863 at Carthage, Tennessee

    92nd Regiment, Ohio Infantry

    Organized at Camp Marietta and at Gallipolis, Ohio, August-September, 1862. (Cos. "A," "B" and "C" garrison duty at Gallipolis, Ohio, September.) Ordered to Point Pleasant, Va., October 7, 1862. Attached to District of the Kanawha, W. Va., Dept. of the Ohio, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Ranawha Division, W. Va., Dept. Ohio, to February, 1863. Crook's Brigade, Baird's Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Cumberland, to June, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 14th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

    SERVICE-March to Charleston, W. Va., October 14-November 16, 1862. Duty at Camp Vinton till January 1, 1863. Moved to Tompkin's Farm and Colesworth January 1-3. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., January 7-22, and duty there till February 17. Moved to Carthage, Tenn., February 17, and duty there till June 5.

    Frederick died at Carthage on April 7th. Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 47 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 192 Enlisted men by disease. Total 244.

    Frederick married Electra Kelly CARLIN 10 Mar 1853, Washington County, Ohio, USA. Electra was born 1831, Ohio, USA; died 26 Jul 1913, Washington County, Ohio, USA. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Electra Kelly CARLIN was born 1831, Ohio, USA; died 26 Jul 1913, Washington County, Ohio, USA.

    Notes:

    After death of husband in civil war, Electa remarried John Myers in Ohio.

    At the time of the 1870 census Electra is living with her husband, John Myers, her son with John, William P. (age 2) and her first son, John Sherfick (age 14). They are living in Lawrence Twn, Washington Co., Ohio.

    At time of 1900 census Electa is living alone. Son William and family is living next door.

    At time of 1910 census Electra is living alone. Son in not in neighborhood.

    Children:
    1. Abby SHERFICK was born Abt 1853; died Yes, date unknown.
    2. 1. John M. SHERFICK was born Abt 1856, Washington County, Ohio, USA; died Yes, date unknown.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Benjamin SHERFICK was born 4 May 1794, Maryland, USA; died 6 Oct 1870, Shoals, Martin County, Indiana, USA; was buried 1870, Spring Hill Cemetery, Shoals, Martin County, Indiana, USA.

    Notes:

    There is a family tradition that the Sherficks are "Pennsylvania Dutch" and that John M. and Daniel Sherfick were first cousins to Fred Zollars and his brothers.

    LDS Family Search lists him as being born in Harrison Co., Ohio. Rebecca Drum lists her father's birth place as New Hampshire in 1900 census.

    Son's death record lists Benjamin's birthplace as Germany:
    Martin Co. Death Records
    John M. Sherfick died 3-2-1918 in Shoals
    Born: 4-11-1832 in Ohio. Married Eliza
    Lobar pneumonia - Dr. H. W. Shirley, Shoals, IN
    Buried: Spring Hill Cemetery - Shoals, IN, by Baker Undertakers.
    Parents: Benjamin Sherfick, Germany and Zollars.

    In 1821 Ben married Sarah in Harrison Co. Ohio. Found his name in a book of Ohio marriage licenses (OHIO MARRIAGES RECORDED IN COUNTY COURTS; 1 Jan 1821 - 31 Dec 1830: An Index By the Ohio Genealogical Society, page 1530), but it was spelled Sharfick. They were married on 6 Sep 1821 by John Wagoner, Justice of Peace.

    Found Ben's in 1830 census, but his name now is listed as Benjn Searvick!!! He has 5 sons (Samuel, Frederick, Jacob, Daniel, and Calvin Saddler) and 2 daughters (Mary Ann and Elizabeth). Calvin is only 11 yrs. old and is Sarah's son from a previous marriage. Census was taken in German Twn, Harrison Co., Ohio.

    1840 census lists Ben's name as Benjamin Serfich! He is living in Runley Twn, Harrison Co., Ohio. He has 5 male children (William, John, Samuel, Fred, and Jacob) and 6 female childredn (Rebecca, Sarah, Rachael, Hannah, Mary Ann, and Elizabeth). Daniel, age 18, and Calvin Saddler, age 21, were probably living away from home.

    Lived in Washington Co., Ohio after 1842 and Sarah died there in 1852.
    In 1860 Census living in Aurelius, Washington, OH with John, Rebecca, and Catherine Sherfick (children).

    Benjamin moved to Shoals, Indiana in 1868. Reasons are unknown for leaving Ohio at this advanced age of 76 years. Perhaps he was trying to see children in Iowa one last time. Daniel's son died at only 16 years old in Shoals. John Miller Sherfick's wife died shortly after, probably in childbirth. Calvin Sadler made the move with them, and a link is suspected to the Zollars family already in the area. A George W. Sherfick was listed in Martin County marriage lists on Indiana Gen Web (George W. Sherfick married Malinda J. Roberts on 25 Mar 1855 in Martin Co., Indiana). After research, however, it was found that this was a wrong transcription of records and that Malinda Roberts actually married a George W. Shryock. As uncommon as the Sherfick name is, it is more recognized in Martin County than Shryock, and thus the error.

    1870 census finds 76 yr. old Benjamin living with John M. Sherfick, wife Catherine, and children William D., Frank, Nelley V., Benjamin (2 yrs), and Charlie (7 months) in Halbert Twn, Martin Co., Indiana.

    Also found another researcher listed his death as 16 Jun 1870 Shoals, Martin Co., IN, buried Spring Hill Cemetery, Shoals IN.

    There continues to be a relationship with the Zollars family even after Benjamin's death. Son Daniel lives next door to Silas and Jacob Zollars in the 1880 census. John Miller Sherfick's obituary lists father as Benjamin Sherfick and mother as Zollars. Will have to explore the Zollars connection further.

    Buried at Spring Hill Cemetery in same lot as Benjamin F. Sherfick (Daniel's son) and a Mary E. Sherfick, b. 1844, d. 16 Sep 1854. These are not the dates for Daniel's daughter Mary E., and Daniel wasn't even married at this age. This is a wrong transcription as the tombstone is very old and worn. Mary's tombstone should read 1865 - 1875.

    Benjamin is not the son of Johannes Sherfey. That Benjamin (misnamed by census indexers as Pesya Sherfig) was living in 1830 in Washington Co., Tennessee while our Benjamin was living in Harrison Co., Ohio. I can find no relation to the Kaspar Sherffig family as of yet.

    Benjamin married Sarah BLUE 6 Sep 1821, Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, USA. Sarah was born 18 Nov 1799, Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, USA; died 14 Oct 1852, Washington County, Ohio, USA; was buried 1852, Liberty Hill Cemetery, Aurelius Township, Washington County, Ohio, USA. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Sarah BLUE was born 18 Nov 1799, Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, USA; died 14 Oct 1852, Washington County, Ohio, USA; was buried 1852, Liberty Hill Cemetery, Aurelius Township, Washington County, Ohio, USA.

    Notes:

    I believe that Sarah was born Sarah Blue Zollars. She had a child by a Sadler, and then she married Benjamin Sherfick. In the fall of 2007 I traveled to Ohio to hunt for her grave. It was found as I expected--in the family plot of Frederick Zollars and his wife, Mary Hahn Zollars. I think but cannot prove that she was their daughter. First of all an older daughter, between 10-15, was found in the Frederick Zollars' household during the 1810 census. I also found a genealogy journal from Martin Co., Indiana historian, Ruby Stiles, written in the 1970's that stated that it was common knowledge that the Zollars brothers (Jacob and Zepaniah B.) and the sons of Benjamin Sherfick were first cousins. These two sons of Frederick and Mary H. Zollars traveled to Shoals with Benjamin Sherfick 18 years after the death of Sarah. After Benjamin's death, the Zollars brothers were neighbors to Daniel. Ms. Stiles projected 5 possible ways for the Zollars and Sherficks to be cousins. At that time Ms. Stiles was unaware of the last names of the Zollars wives; they are known now (Porter and Shilling respectively) and that connection cannot be made.

    Also, in the same family plot at the cemetery near Sarah were the children of Abram and Caroline Zollars (Mary, Frederick, Elizabeth, and Frank); Jacob and Elizabeth Zollar's son, Nathan; and Sarah's grandchildren, Benny, Phoebe, and Harry Drum. Beside Sarah was a grave with a marker that was fallen and upside-down. I could not lift it to see the name, but it probably was Sarah's daughter Mary Ann Sherfick. Behind Sarah's grave was a grave with a small marker that said Sherfick Infant. This was the Liberty Hill Cemetery, also known as Hill Grove Cemetery, in Washington Co., Ohio.

    Sarah was listed a Blue on her marriage license, although the book that I found her marriage to Benjamin lists their name as Sharfick. I'm not sure where the Blue name came from, if she was really born a Blue, if she was married to a Blue briefly, or perhaps it was her middle name. Several of Ben and Sarah's children have middle names that are surnames.

    Also I found her name as "Sally," but Sally is a common nickname for Sarah in the 1800s. I also had Catherine as a middle name at one time, but I can't find the original post so I took it off.

    Finally, it is listed on John Miller Sherfick's obituary that his mother was a Zollars. This is also listed on her son's death record:
    Martin Co. Death Records
    John M. Sherfick died 3-2-1918 in Shoals
    Born: 4-11-1832 in Ohio. Married Eliza
    Lobar pneumonia - Dr. H. W. Shirley, Shoals, IN
    Buried: Spring Hill Cemetery - Shoals, IN, by Baker Undertakers.
    Parents: Benjamin Sherfick, Germany and Zollars.

    In 1821 Ben married Sarah in Harrison Co. Ohio. Found his name in a book of Ohio marriage licenses (OHIO MARRIAGES RECORDED IN COUNTY COURTS; 1 Jan 1821 - 31 Dec 1830: An Index By the Ohio Genealogical Society, page 1530), but it was spelled Sharfick. They were married on 6 Sep 1821 by John Wagoner, Justice of Peace.

    Sarah and Benjamin lived in Washington Co. Ohio after 1822, and she is buried there with one child and a few grandchildren in Hill Grove Cemetery. Hill Grove Cemetery is now known as Liberty Hill Cemetery. It is over-run with weeds and had been vandalized when I visited it in 2007. Mary Anne Sherfick died 1853 and never married. I believe she is buried beside her although the stone was overturned. It will take a crowbar on my next visit there to check if it is for sure Mary Anne.

    A baby buried right behind her grave is her son's baby. Her son, John Miller Sherfick, lost baby in 1864, the date of this baby's death. The other grandchildren are Rebecca Sherfick Drum's children.

    Although no other child is buried at Hill Grove/Liberty, another son is buried nearby in Feldner Cemetery, Freddie Sherfick died 1863 in wounds from Civil War.

    Sarah may have lived in Pennsylvania at one time as Daniel lists her birth as Penn. in the 1900 Indiana census. Jacob lists her in the Colorado 1900 census as being born in Penn. too. Samuel Sherfick lists his mother as being born in Penn in the 1900 Kansas census.

    Children:
    1. Daniel SHERFICK was born 22 Mar 1822, Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, USA; died 20 Jan 1907, Martin County, Indiana, USA; was buried 1907, Waggoner's Chapel, Lost River Township, Martin County, Indiana, USA.
    2. Jacob Z. SHERFICK was born 3 Jun 1823, Washington County, Ohio, USA; died Aft 1900, Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, USA; was buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, USA.
    3. Elizabeth SHERFICK was born 19 Nov 1824, Washington County, Ohio, USA; died 22 Apr 1884; was buried Liberty Hill Cemetery, Aurelius Township, Washington County, Ohio, USA.
    4. 2. Frederick SHERFICK was born 22 Jan 1826, Washington County, Ohio, USA; died 7 Apr 1863, Smith County, Tennessee, USA; was buried Feldner Cemetery, Warner, Washington County, Ohio, USA.
    5. Mary Ann SHERFICK was born 18 Sep 1828, Washington County, Ohio, USA; died 8 Jun 1853, Washington County, Ohio, USA; was buried Liberty Hill Cemetery, Aurelius Township, Washington County, Ohio, USA.
    6. Samuel Gibson SHERFICK was born 18 May 1829, Washington County, Ohio, USA; died 17 May 1907, Weir, Cherokee County, Kansas, USA; was buried Hosey Hill Cemetery, Weir, Cherokee County, Kansas, USA.
    7. Hannah SHERFICK was born 3 Dec 1831, Washington County, Ohio, USA; died Yes, date unknown.
    8. John Miller SHERFICK was born 6 Nov 1832, Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, USA; died 2 Mar 1918, Shoals, Martin County, Indiana, USA; was buried 1918, Spring Hill Cemetery, Shoals, Martin County, Indiana, USA.
    9. Rachael "Rachel" S. SHERFICK was born 28 Mar 1834, Washington Township, Harrison County, Ohio, USA; died 18 Dec 1908, Guernsey County, Ohio, USA; was buried 1908, Mount Zion Baptist Cemetery, Byesville, Guernsey County, Ohio, USA.
    10. Sarah Jane SHERFICK was born 26 Nov 1835, Washington County, Ohio, USA; died 17 Sep 1902, Perry County, Ohio, USA; was buried New Straitsville, Perry County, Ohio, USA.
    11. William M. SHERFICK was born 19 Oct 1837, New Castle, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA; died 3 Nov 1908, McGuffey, Hardin County, Ohio, USA; was buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada, Hardin County, Ohio, USA.
    12. Rebecca SHERFICK was born 4 Aug 1839, Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, USA; died 1901; was buried Liberty Hill Cemetery, Aurelius Township, Washington County, Ohio, USA.
    13. Catherine A. "Kate" SHERFICK was born 23 Oct 1843, Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, USA; died 1884, Lower Salem, Washington County, Ohio, USA; was buried Feldner Cemetery, Warner, Washington County, Ohio, USA.