John M. SHERFICK

Male Abt 1856 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name John M. SHERFICK 
    Born Abt 1856  Washington County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    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.
    Person ID I288  My Family Tree | Sherfick Side
    Last Modified 8 May 2009 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Electra Kelly CARLIN,   b. 1831, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1913, Washington County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 10 Mar 1853  Washington County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F95  Group Sheet

    Family Frances Augusta PEPPER,   b. 06 Nov 1859, Washington County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1941, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 21 Feb 1884  Washington County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Ethel A. SHERFICK,   b. Sep 1886, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Fred Dwight SHERFICK,   b. 27 Jun 1892, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1940, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2005 
    Family ID F789  Group Sheet

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  • Histories
    A Gift From a Stranger
    A Gift From a Stranger
    John M. Sherfick's Bible came to me from Texas from a very kind person.

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    Washington County, Ohio
    Washington County, Ohio
    This video shows the cemetery where Sarah Blue was buried with the Zollars, scenic shots of the Marietta area, and Moss Run where John M. Sherfick wrote in his Bible.