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  Christian Shirley 
Born Wuerttemberg Germany
Lived Warren and Butler Co Ohio USA




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Christian Shirley born 4 October 1835 in Oldenburg/Wuerttembeg Germany (His death cert and death cert of son George, other sources say born Wuerttemberg). An 1854 New York passenger list of the Ship Charlotte shows Christian Shierle, age 18 occupation taylor, born Germany. He may have immigrated through New York City again in 1856 arriving on the Ship Sinapore as "Christian Shirley", age 21, male, laborer, born Germany. He lived in a hotel in Franklin Warren Co Ohio in 1860 census age 24, born Germany, occupation tailor. In 1870, he lived in Jacob Bell household age 34 born Wertemburg, occupation tailor. He died at Hamilton, Butler Co Ohio on 12 February 1909, age 73, occupation Tailor; Buried St Stephens cemetery, widowed. Death certificate states father and mother born in Germany. Not found in 1870, 1880 or 1900 US census

Is this his birth record in Germany?

Name Christian Schuerle
Event Date 1835
Gender Male
Birth Date 04 Oct 1835
Birth Year 1835
Christening Date 06 Oct 1835
Father's Name Johann Georg Schuerle
Mother's Name Maria Barbara Widmann

1909 [Indianapolis News] Deaf Tailor Killed at Crossing - Hamilton O. February 19. Christian Shirley, seventy-one years old, a widower was killed at the Hanover-street crossing by a south-bound Lindenwald car last night. He was deaf. Shirley was a tailor.

married Bertha Ahles by at least 1861 (named in death cert of son George). She was born about 1846 (source?) in Oldenburg Germany (son's death cert) and died 1927 (source for death date?). She is not enumerated in any US census, thus may have returned to Germany?


1(i). Lena E Shirley born 3 October 1861 at Franklin Warren Co OH (death record). Enumerated as a single woman, school teacher in 1900 Warren Co Ohio (indexed as Shemley),1910, 1920 and 1930 Warren Co Ohio census, age 69. She died 16 August 1943 at Franklin. She was a retired school teacher. Never married. (father named in death record)

1(ii). George W Shirley born 6 March 1866 (death cert). Lived in Hamilton Butler Co Ohio in 1900, 1910 and 1920 census. He was a retired salesman for Standard Oil at the time of his death on 7 February 1940 at Hamilton, Butler Co Ohio; Buried St Stephens Cemetery

married Lillian May Hull on 21 August 1888. Her mother Rachel Hull lived with the family in 1920 census. She died in 1955


2(i). William C Shirley born 1888 in Hamilton, Butler Co Ohio, age 12 in 1900 census. He live at Hamilton, Butler Co Ohio. He died 7 October 1950 (death cert, parents named) He married Olga Louise Braun on 1 August 1892 at Butler Co Ohio

2(ii). Louise Veva Shirley born 1894 in Ohio, age 6 in 1900 census, She married Arnett Clair Thomas


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