Friday, May 02, 2008

Hiram Shirk household - St. Joseph Co., IN

The Hiram R. SHIRK household appears in the 1900 census of Liberty Twp., St. Joseph Co., IN. Hiram was the fourth husband of Mary Jane RIDDLE, who was the widow of my maternal 3rd-great grandfather, Ezekiel Cooper CHEW. I have not been able to yet determine Hiram's connection with my other SHIRK/SHERRICK relatives.

Hiram appears as 60 year old farmer, born May 1840 in Pennsylvania, with both parents born in Pennsylvania. He could read and write and had been married for 6 years. Wife Mary was aged 54, born December 1845 in Indiana, with her father born in Tennessee and mother born in Ohio. Hiram's step-son, Wiley CHEW, aged 11, born June 1888 in Indiana, was attending school. There was a servant living in the household, Harry ALBERT, aged 19, born in Indiana.

Hiram R. SHIRK b. May 1840 Pennsylvania, d. after June 16, 1900 St. Joseph Co., IN., m. ca. 1894 to Mary Jane RIDDLE, daughter of Wiley and Miranda M. (PRICE) RIDDLE. Mary b. December 28, 1845 St. Joseph Co., IN., d. 1921.
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