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Re: Shively/Hoff, 1858, Carrol Co. Indiana
Posted by: Larry W. Shively Date: February 27, 1999 at 19:11:26
In Reply to: Shively/Hoff, 1858, Carrol Co. Indiana by Jeff Hoff of 1159

Jeff,
The timing of your query is unusual in that I received information in the mail Friday from Elkhart County, IND Library that I had requested for another research project. I believe the following information will give you some help regarding Henry Shively and Nancy Huff (Hoff). The information is taken from page 731 of "Portrait and Biographical Memoirs of Elkhart and St Joseph Counties....Goodspeed, 1893":
Mr. Berkey married his present wife, Mrs. Nancy Shively, the widow of Henry Shively, on November 28, 1883. She was born in Carroll County, Ind, August 9, 1839, a daughter of Louis and Catherine (Lesh) Hoff, the former of whom was born in Ohio, a son of John and Nancy (Barr) Huff, who were early pioneers of that State from Pennsylvania. The Huffs are of German extraction. Louis Huff, with his parents, became a resident of Carroll County, Ind. at a very early day and was there called from life. His widow survives him and still resides in Carroll County, being now eighty-one years of age. Their union resulted in the birth of the following children: Abigail, Hannah, Nancy, Joseph, Gabriel, Catherine, Julia A, and Louis. Mrs. Berkey (Nancy Huff Shively) was reared in Carroll County, and there made her home until her removal to this county as Mrs. Berkey. She was left a widow May 10, 1880, having become the mother of seven children (by Henry Shively): Louis D. born March 1, 1859; Elias F born August 4, 1860; Mary A. born June 6, 1862; Lydia C., born April 17, 1863; Aaron G. born March 13, 1865; Moses E born March 18,1867; and Lavinia M. born March 28, 1869. Mrs. Berkey is a member of the German Baptist Church and is an earnest Christian and has proven herself a kind and considerate wife and mother. She and her husband are ranked among the substantial people of the county and have many warm and devoted friends. Mr. Berkey is a Republican in politics."
Hope this information will help with your research.

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