Daniel SHERFICK

Male 1822 - 1907  (84 years)


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  • Name Daniel SHERFICK 
    Born 22 Mar 1822  Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried 1907  Waggoner's Chapel, Lost River Township, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 20 Jan 1907  Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • In 1860 during the census he and his family were living in German Township, Harrison County, Ohio. The 1870 census finds Daniel Sherfick, age 48, living in Lost River Township, Martin Co., Indiana with his wife Aletha and children Benjamin, John H., Charles H., William E., Mary E., Samuel S., and Cora B. Sherfick. Jacob and Silas Zollars live in the same township. Lost River Townsip was formed in June 1853. Much of the area came from Columbia Township. The 1880 census shows Daniel and family living in Lost River in Martin Co., Indiana Silas and Jacob are now next door. 1900 census living in Lost River, Martin Co. Indiana near both Samuel S. and William Edison Sherfick families.

      Registered for Civil War in Rumney, Ohio; Class 2, 16th Congressional District, age 41 in June 1863.

      Obituary:
      Daniel Sherfick, born Mar 22, 1822 in Harrison County, Ohio, married Aletha Moore in that county on May 24, 1853. They had five sons and two daughters, John Hl, Charles H., William E., Samuel S., and Corra B. Rennecker survive. He moved to Martin County thirty eith years ago. He died in Lost River Township, Martin County, Indiana, Jan. 19, 1907 and was buried in Waggoners Chapel Cemetery (same Township).

      Daniel was 11 years older than his wife, and he was 31 years old when they married. She died about six weeks after her husband. They would have been buried at Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals, Indiana, but the backwater was up when he died in January, so they couldn't get there then. Waggoners Chapel is about a mile south of their Old Home Place in Lost River Township of Martin County, Indiana.

      Everett Sherfick, father of Howard Sherfick, remembered his grandparents well, being about 14 when they died. They partly raised him. Daniel was tall and of heavy build and "Dutchy" in speech. Aletha was tall and slender. Everett remebered his grandfather as being very good with an ax and other wood working tools. Their first house was made of logs. When he was an old man, he built a frame type bungalo house where Howard was born. He cut two white oak trees and made clap boards for shingles for the roof. He kept them in seperate piles and put them on separate sides of the house so that he could see which trees made the best shingles. He died before he could find out. Samuel's son, John Sherfick, tore the house down in about 1942 and moved it to Indianapolis, Indiana. He put it back up and lived in it for years. Daniel Sherfick gathered and burned all loose limbs and chips with a passion. His farm was on a rock pile, but rocks didn't bother him in the least. He was supersticious and believed in and went by the "signs." There is evidence of the spring house and smoke house to this day at The Old Home Place in Lost River Township, Martin County, Indiana.
      (Taken from notes of Howard Sherfick from October 1965)
    Person ID I232  My Family Tree | Sherfick Side
    Last Modified 13 Jun 2011 

    Father Benjamin SHERFICK,   b. 4 May 1794, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1870, Shoals, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Sarah BLUE,   b. 18 Nov 1799, Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1852, Washington County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 6 Sep 1821  Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F89  Group Sheet

    Family Alletha MOORE,   b. 20 Jan 1833, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1907, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 24 May 1853 
    Children 
     1. Benjamin F. SHERFICK,   b. 11 Mar 1854, Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1871, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
    +2. John H. SHERFICK,   b. 17 Jul 1856, Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1907, Shoals, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    +3. Charles H. SHERFICK,   b. Jul 1862, Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1941, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
    +4. William Edison "Ed" SHERFICK,   b. Apr 1864, Washington County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1928, Shoals, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
     5. Mary E. SHERFICK,   b. 22 Sep 1865, Washington County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1875  (Age 9 years)
    +6. Samuel S. SHERFICK,   b. 3 Nov 1867, Washington County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1941, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     7. Cora Belle SHERFICK,   b. 23 Feb 1870, Shoals, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1934, Newtown, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2008 
    Family ID F87  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Mar 1822 - Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1907 - Waggoner's Chapel, Lost River Township, Martin County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Jan 1907 - Martin County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Daniel and Alletha Sherfick
    Daniel and Alletha Sherfick

    Histories
    A HISTORY OF NORTH EAST DUBOIS COUNTY IN INDIANA by A. J. Kreitzer
    A HISTORY OF NORTH EAST DUBOIS COUNTY IN INDIANA by A. J. Kreitzer
    Daniel Sherfick helped organize the Hickory Grove Christian Church in Dubois County.
    Footprints, Vol. III Issue 2 (Martin Co., Indiana), article by Virgil Davisson
    Footprints, Vol. III Issue 2 (Martin Co., Indiana), article by Virgil Davisson
    Waggoner's Chapel began through the help of George Waggoner, local millwright. Daniel Sherfick's family also attended this church.

    Sherfick Inc.
    Bio: Thomas Sherfick Bio in Indiana Book
    Bio: Thomas Sherfick Bio in Indiana Book
    Indiana From Frontier to Industrial Commonwealth
    By John Donald Barnhart, Donald Francis Carmony
    Published by Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1954
    Item notes: v. 3, page 60
    Original from the University of Virginia
    Digitized Jan 17, 2008