John Miller SHERFICK

John Miller SHERFICK

Male 1832 - 1918  (85 years)

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  • Name John Miller SHERFICK 
    Born 6 Nov 1832  Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried 1918  Spring Hill Cemetery, Shoals, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 2 Mar 1918  Shoals, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • He moved with his parents and their family moved to Washington county, Ohio, about 16 miles west of Marietta, the county seat, where he resided until 1868 when re moved to Martin Co., Indiana

      Living in 1860 census in Aurelius, Washington, Ohio at age 27 with his father. Married that fall.

      During the 1870 census John M Sherfick is living in Halbert Township of Martin Co with his wife Catherine and his children William D., Frank, Nellie, Benjamin, and Charlie. His nephew Benjamin, age 16, (brother Daniel's) was also living with him.

      In 1872 his first wife died, probably in childbirth, leaving him with 5 children, ages 3 to 11. One child died in Ohio and is buried with his mother. His first wife Catherine is buried with his father.

      1880 census shows John M SHERFICH living with wife Eliza and Children: William D. Frank, Nellie V., Charlie M., Calvin G., and stepson Tranter boy age 11 (Tranter, U.S.).

      Living at time of 1900 census in Halbert Twn, Martin Co., IN with wife Eliza, and sons, Fred and John L.

      1910 Census shows John Miller Sherfick living with sons Fred and John L. Sherfick and granddaughter Eliza Swords. Eliza is 18. They are living in Shoals on Huron Road.

      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.

      Before his own death, he had seen the death of at least 7 of his children, both of his wives, both parents, and at least 11 of his 12 brothers and sisters. I haven't found the death for his older sister, Hannah Holyoke, yet, so she may have also passed before he did. He was a month shy of 86 years old.

      LDS Site has his death as 02 MAR 1913.
      On his tombstone he has a Freemason Symbol. This Emblem:
      - Compass and square forming the triangle of God, with the letter "G" in the center, or the "eye" of God... or on top of an open Bible.
      - They are the 3 indispensable jewels of a Lodge, representing "equality, liberty, and fraternity".
      - The "compass" is the male element, represents solidarity, by making a circle; the "square", the female element, represents righteousness.
    Person ID I253  My Family Tree | Sherfick Side
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2009 

    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 1 Catherine RUFF,   b. 16 May 1840, Noble County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1872, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Married 28 Sep 1860  Noble County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William D. SHERFICK,   b. 25 Jul 1861,   d. 8 Nov 1893, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     2. Frank B. SHERFICK,   b. 29 Oct 1862, Washington County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1896, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     3. Infant SHERFICK,   b. 7 Sep 1864, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1864, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +4. Nellie Virginia SHERFICK,   b. 12 Apr 1866, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1933, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +5. Benjamin Oliver SHERFICK,   b. 10 Jan 1868, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1953, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +6. Charles Marcus SHERFICK,   b. 4 Dec 1869, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1956, Shoals, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     7. Emma Jane SHERFICK,   b. 1872,   d. 1872, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2005 
    Family ID F99  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Elizabeth J. "Eliza" LANE,   b. 18 Mar 1847, Harrison County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1903, Shoals, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 16 Feb 1873  Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Calvin Greenburg SHERFICK,   b. 23 Oct 1878,   d. 2 Jul 1950  (Age 71 years)
     2. Dallas Benton SHERFICK,   b. 21 Nov 1884,   d. 9 Mar 1900, Shoals, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
    +3. Fred F. SHERFICK,   b. 30 Aug 1886, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1938, Washington, Daviess County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    +4. John Lane SHERFICK,   b. 5 Sep 1888,   d. 18 Feb 1953, Washington, Daviess County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     5. Harry SHERFICK,   b. 17 Apr 1893, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1893, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2005 
    Family ID F100  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Nov 1832 - Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Sep 1860 - Noble County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Feb 1873 - Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1918 - Spring Hill Cemetery, Shoals, Martin County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Mar 1918 - Shoals, Martin County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    John and Eliza Sherfick
    John and Eliza Sherfick
    Five Headstones In A Row
    Five Headstones 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.
    John Sherfick in Johnson & Chenoweth
    John Sherfick in Johnson & Chenoweth
    Frank Breidenbaugh, "Uncle Ben" Johnson, and John Sherfick in the harness shop at Johnson and Chenoweth. John Sherfick died in 1918 at 85 years of age. His beard is very similar to the one worn by his uncle, Samuel G. Sherfick.