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Rev. John W. Shively

Born - January 7. 1845

Williamstown, Hancock County, Ohio

Civil War Veteran

Rank - Private

Company I, 91st  Regiment, Ohio Infantry

Married - January 29,1874

Bourbon Township, Marshall County, Indiana

Occupation - Minister of The Church of the Brethren

Died - June 17, 1936

Kosciusko County, Indiana

Buried - Stoney Point Cemetery,

Atwood, Kosciusko County, Indiana







The Gospel Messenger

July 11, 1936


Elder John W. Shively


Elder John W. Shively was born near Williamstown, Ohio,

on January 7, 1845.

 He died June 17, 1936 at the age of 91 years.

 He was the son the Moses and Mary (Kibler) Shively.

His father died when he was three years old and his mother when

 he was but nine. He was bound out by the trustees

until he was eighteen.

In 1865 he united with the Church of the Brethren.

In 1872 he came to Indiana and on January 29, 1874,

he married Phrania Foltz. She passed away May 21, 1931.

To this union seven children were born; three of them have passed on.

In 1876, he was elected to the deacon's office; in 1889 he was called

to the ministry and ordained to the eldership in 1907.

Forty-seven years of his life were spent in the Christian ministry

 in the Camp Creek church, Indiana.

He leaves to mourn his departure, three sons: Ira of Etna Green,

 Lewis of Goshen, and Rufus of Ft. Wayne; also one daughter,

Mrs. Clara Sponseller of Bourbon, Indiana.

 There are twelve grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted by the writer.

The text, Job 5:26, chosen by the

deceased, was used.


Bourbon, Indiana - N. H. Miller



Job 5:26 - Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age,

 like as a shock of corn cometh in, in his season.







Photograph's and Obituary Courtesy of Eva (Hoy) Haelen - Hoy Family Historian




Wife - Phrania (Foltz) Shively

Born - February 13, 1854

Etna Green, Indiana

Died - May 21, 1931

Kosciusko County, Indiana

Buried - Stony Point Cemetery,

Atwood, Kosciusko County, Indiana



Son - Sylvester Shively

Born - July 15, 1875

Died - July 16, 1875


Son - Ira Korneluis Shively

Born - April 27, 1877

Wife - Luella M. (Yarian) Shively


Son - Lewis Nealy  Shively

Born - May 18, 1881

Wife - Mary Louisa (Hoover) Shively


Son - Rufus Oscar Shively

Born - October 16, 1883

Wife - Martha Jane (Thomas) Shively


Son - Curtis Henry Shively

Born - April 10, 1888


Daughter - Mary Ann Shively

Born - February 17, 1890

Died - December 5, 1890


Daughter - Clara Elizabeth (Shively) Sponseller

Born - September 28, 1892

Husband - Raymond Roscoe Sponseller



Father Moses Shively

Mother - Mary (Kibler) Shively





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