Jacob K. Shirk

Jacob K. Shirk

Male 1852 - 1881  (29 years)

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  • Name Jacob K. Shirk 
    Born 31 May 1852  Stark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died Oct 1881  Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Bremen Cemetery, Bremen, Marshall County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I409  Larry and Carole King Murray Tree
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2018 

    Father Samuel M. Shirk,   b. 06 Jun 1824, Lancaster County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Mar 1903, North Manchester, Wabash County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Catherine Klingaman,   b. Jul 1831, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1913, North Manchester, Wabash County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 1848  [3
    Family ID F4103  Group Sheet

    Family Eugenia (Jennie) Lair,   b. 11 Aug 1857, Marlboro Township, Stark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1901, Marlboro Township, Stark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 10 Jun 1875  Stark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Mary Ellen (Helen) Shirk,   b. 17 Oct 1875, Nimishillen Township, Stark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1930  (Age < 54 years)
     2. Amanda Alice Shirk,   b. 27 Dec 1878, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jan 1937, Age at Death: 58/Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     3. James Monroe Shirk,   b. Nov 1879, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1880, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F76  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • "Jacob was born near Louisville, Ohio, in 1852, married Miss Jennie Curtie, of French descent. To them were born three children, one boy dying in infancy; and two girls, Ella and Amanda, both married, and living in Cleveland, O. Jacob K., their father died Oct. 1881, aged 29 years, buried at Bremen, Ind." [Shirk Family History and Genealogy from 1665 to 1914, p. 58]

      He's found in the 1860 census in Nimishillen, Stark County, OH: SHERRICK, Samuel (36); Catherine (29); Jacob (8); Samuel (1); Henry SHIRK (28); Kate BILDEAN (23). Samuel, Sr. was a farmer; Henry was a farm hand. Samuel, Sr. and Henry were born in PA; Everyone else in the houshold was born in Ohio.

      He's found in the 1870 census in Nimishillen, Stark County, OH: SHIRK, Samuel (46); Catherine (39); Jacob (18); Samuel (11); Daniel (4); Mary (8/12). Samuel was born in PA; everyone in the household was born in Ohio. Samuel was a saddler; Jacob was a farm laborer.

      He's found in the 1880 census in St. Joseph County, Indiana: Portage Twp., Marion Street, South Bend
      Born Father Mother
      Shirk, Jacob, 28 OH PA OH
      Shirk, Jennie, 22 OH France France
      Shirk, Allie, 4 OH OH OH
      Shirk, Manda, 2 Ind. OH OH
      Shirk, Monroe, 6/12 (b. Nov.) Ind. OH OH

      Editorial Note: We have gone to visit Jacob's grave in Bremen, Marshall County, Indiana. This is a very large, very well-maintained cemetery. Just because Jacob was buried in Marshall County doesn't mean he actually died there. Death records from 1881 in Indiana are not available and we are told that people who have died all over the United States are buried in the Bremen Cemetery. Jacob was found in the 1880 census in St. Joseph County, Indiana and was buried upon his death in October 1881 in Marshall County, Indiana.

  • Sources 
    1. [S125] Dates taken from grave.

    2. [S552] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Database online. Year: 1880; Census Place: South Bend, St Joseph, Indiana; Roll: 309; Family History Film: 1254309; Page: 357C; Enumeration District: 161; Image: 0331..
      Record for Jacob Shirk

    3. [S358] Shirk Family History and Genealogy from 1665 to 1914, Henry Yocum Shirk, (Name: Published 1914;), pg. 58.

    4. [S374] Stark County Marriages, 8-388.