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John Shirk[1]
Male 1796 - 1843


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  • Birth  23 Nov 1796  , , Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Male 
    Misfortune  1843 
    His death was caused by falling into the gearing of a horsepower while thrashing 
    Name  Johann "John" Scherk 
    Eby ID Number  00101-5637 
    Died  1843  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co. Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cause: farm accident 
    Person ID  I4469  Generations
    Last Modified  24 Oct 2017 

    Father  Joseph Schoerg,   b. 3 Feb 1769, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1855, Near Doon, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth Betzner,   b. Abt 1773, Of, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F1379  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Mary Thornton,   b. 1812, Of, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1841, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Shirk
     2. Eliza Shirk
     3. Joseph Shirk
     4. Mary Ann "Nancy" Shirk,   b. 1 Feb 1841, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1929, Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1418  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Mary Ann "Polly Adams,   b. 1821, , New York State, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1906, Seattle, King, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1841  Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Lydia Ann Shirk
     2. Martha Shirk
     3. John Adam Shirk
    Family ID  F1419  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • John Shirk, "was born November 23rd, 1796. He was first married to Mary Thornton and after her decease to Polly Adams, and resided on the farm now owned by Conrad Gremm (on the west side of the Grand River, near Breslau), near Noah Betzner's, thence moved to Blair, and from there to Blenheim Township where he died (His death was caused by falling into the gearing of a horsepower while thrashing) about the year 1843. His family consisted of several children"1a

      1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 241.

    2. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 238.

    3. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852.
      Rev'd Frederick W. Bindemann, Minister Of The German Evangelical Church, , At Green Bush, Waterloo Township, 31 Aug. 1841 To 31 Aug. 1842
      John Scherck Yeom. , To Mary Anna Adams, Both Of Waterloo. Wit. William Benton, Wagonmaker And William Souter, Tobacconist, Both Of Waterloo.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 23 Nov 1796 - , , Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1841 - Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: farm accident - 1843 - Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co. Ontario Link to Google Earth
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