Benjamin SHERFICK

Male 1794 - 1870  (76 years)


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  • Name Benjamin SHERFICK 
    Born 4 May 1794  Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried 1870  Spring Hill Cemetery, Shoals, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 6 Oct 1870  Shoals, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    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.
    Person ID I236  My Family Tree | Sherfick Side
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2009 

    Family 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 
    Children 
    +1. Daniel SHERFICK,   b. 22 Mar 1822, Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1907, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +2. Jacob Z. SHERFICK,   b. 3 Jun 1823, Washington County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1900, Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +3. Elizabeth SHERFICK,   b. 19 Nov 1824, Washington County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1884  (Age 59 years)
    +4. Frederick SHERFICK,   b. 22 Jan 1826, Washington County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1863, Smith County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     5. Mary Ann SHERFICK,   b. 18 Sep 1828, Washington County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1853, Washington County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
    +6. Samuel Gibson SHERFICK,   b. 18 May 1829, Washington County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1907, Weir, Cherokee County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +7. Hannah SHERFICK,   b. 3 Dec 1831, Washington County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +8. John Miller SHERFICK,   b. 6 Nov 1832, Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1918, Shoals, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +9. Rachael "Rachel" S. SHERFICK,   b. 28 Mar 1834, Washington Township, Harrison County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1908, Guernsey County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +10. Sarah Jane SHERFICK,   b. 26 Nov 1835, Washington County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1902, Perry County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +11. William M. SHERFICK,   b. 19 Oct 1837, New Castle, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1908, McGuffey, Hardin County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +12. Rebecca SHERFICK,   b. 4 Aug 1839, Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1901  (Age 61 years)
    +13. Catherine A. "Kate" SHERFICK,   b. 23 Oct 1843, Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1884, Lower Salem, Washington County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2008 
    Family ID F89  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 May 1794 - Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Sep 1821 - Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1870 - Spring Hill Cemetery, Shoals, Martin County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Oct 1870 - Shoals, Martin County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Benjamin Sherfick, the progeniator of the Sherfick family
    Benjamin Sherfick, the progeniator of the Sherfick family
    Five Sherficks In a Row
    Five Sherficks In a Row

    Histories
    The Sherficks In a Row In the Spring Hill Cemetery
    The Sherficks In a Row In the Spring Hill Cemetery
    Five Sherficks died, and they are buried in a row, then a little below and to the left, seven more Sherficks were buried.