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; 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. 2. Ethel A. SHERFICK  Descendancy chart to this point was born Sep 1886, Minnesota, USA; died Yes, date unknown.
    2. 3. Fred Dwight SHERFICK  Descendancy chart to this point 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.  Ethel A. SHERFICK Descendancy chart to this point (1.John1) was born Sep 1886, Minnesota, USA; died Yes, date unknown.

    Notes:

    Living in Lexington, Kentucky at the death of her mother in 1941.

    Ethel married Albert R. STEPHENS 27 Nov 1912. Albert was born 1885, West Virginia, USA; died Yes, date unknown. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 4. Roscoe STEPHENS  Descendancy chart to this point was born 1914, Ohio, USA; died Yes, date unknown.
    2. 5. Frederick STEPHENS  Descendancy chart to this point was born 1915, Kentucky, USA; died Yes, date unknown.
    3. 6. Kenneth Levi STEPHENS  Descendancy chart to this point was born 22 Jan 1919, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA; died 11 Nov 2003, Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas, USA.
    4. 7. E.L. STEPHENS  Descendancy chart to this point

  2. 3.  Fred Dwight SHERFICK Descendancy chart to this point (1.John1) 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.

    Notes:

    Living with widow mother in 1920 census in Washington Co., Marietta Twn, Ohio.

    He was listed as a Salesman in a Refining Co. on the LDS Family Search Website. His street address was 827 Third Street in Marietta, Washington, Ohio at his death.

    Fred — Zella Parlen UNKNOWN. Zella was born 1893, Ohio, USA; died 20 Jul 1963, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA. [Group Sheet]



Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Roscoe STEPHENS Descendancy chart to this point (2.Ethel2, 1.John1) was born 1914, Ohio, USA; died Yes, date unknown.

  2. 5.  Frederick STEPHENS Descendancy chart to this point (2.Ethel2, 1.John1) was born 1915, Kentucky, USA; died Yes, date unknown.

  3. 6.  Kenneth Levi STEPHENS Descendancy chart to this point (2.Ethel2, 1.John1) was born 22 Jan 1919, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA; died 11 Nov 2003, Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas, USA.

    Notes:

    Military Service:
    RM2 US NAVY WORLD WAR II

    Kenneth — Joycelyn Hope SPELLMAN. Joycelyn (daughter of Paul R. SPELLMAN and Jessie Velma SMITH) was born 16 Sep 1918, Gonzales, Gonzales County,Texas, USA; died 21 Feb 1982, Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas, USA. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  E.L. STEPHENS Descendancy chart to this point (2.Ethel2, 1.John1)