Saturday, December 25, 2010


The SHERRICK/SHIRK/SCHERCH/SCHÜRCH surname is in my paternal line.  The origins of the surname are Swiss.

Stories and history : 

Ahnentafel # 21 : Mary Jane Sherrick (1844-1916).  Mary was born January 13, 1844 in Ashland County, Ohio.  She married October 14, 1862 in Ashland County, Ohio to George Washington Haley (1840-1892).  George was born May 16, 1840 in Hardin County, Ohio.  They lived in Seneca County, Ohio and Jay County, Indiana, where they raised 7 children.  George died December 4, 1892 in Jay County, Ohio.  Mary married secondly on May 8, 1897 in Jay County, Indiana to Robert N. Kimble (1841-aft1900).  Robert was born in August 1841 in Ohio.  I do not have his exact date of death.  Mary died January 15, 1916 in Jay County, Ohio.  Both George and Mary are buried in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Jay County, Indiana.

Ahnentafel # 42 : David Sherrick (1823-1914).  David was born October 18, 1923 in York County, Pennsylvania.  He married March 23, 1843 in Wayne County, Ohio to Susan Jacobs (1825-1864).  Susan was born August 18, 1825 in Warrington Township, York County, Pennsylvania.  They had 9 children.  Susan died February 24, 1864 in Mifflin Township, Ashland County, Ohio.  David married secondly to Amy Byers (1832-1883).  Amy was born November 26, 1832 in York County, Pennsylvania and died December 30, 1883 in Ashland County, Ohio.  David married thirdly to Margaret 'Maggie' (Zimmerman) Rosenberger (1835-1911).  Maggie was born March 11, 1835 in Maryland and died August 16, 1911 in Pleasant Township, Seneca County, Ohio.  David died September 30, 1914 in Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio and is buried in the Ashland City Cemetery, Ashland, Ohio.

Ahnentafel # 84 : David Sherrick (c1787-1874).  David was born circa 1787 in York County, Pennsylvania.  He married before 1823 to Eve ________ (c1785-1862).  Eve was born circa 1785 in Pennsylvania.  They lived in Ashland County, Ohio, where David farmed.  Eve died March 31, 1862 in Ashland County, Ohio.  David died February 22, 1874 in Ashland County, Ohio.  Both are buried in the Harlan & Wilson Cemetery, Ashland County, Ohio.

Ahnentafel # 168 : David Shirk  (c1753-c1827).  David was born circa 1753 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  He married Barbara Erb (c1755-1831).  Barbara was born circa 1755 in Pennsylvania.  They lived in Windsor Township, York County, Pennsylvania and had 10 children.  Barbara died March 1831 in Windsor Township, York County, Pennsylvania.  David died circa 1827 in Windsor Township, York County, Pennsylvania.

Ahnentafel # 336 : Ulrich Scherch (1704-1763).  Ulrich was born August 20, 1704 in Sumiswald, Canton Bern, Switzerland.  He married Anna Swarr (1720-1810).  Ulrich patented 357 acres in the village of Schoeneck, Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania on April 7, 1735.  They had 11 children.  Ulrich died October 1763 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Ahnentafel # 672 : Ulrich Schürch (1663-c1739).  Ulrich was born March 9, 1663 in Sumiswald, Canton Bern, Switzerland.  He married circa 1695 to Barbara Grundbacher (1672-     ).  Barbara was born November 5, 1672 in Sumiswald, Canton Bern, Switzerland.  On July 27, 1711 Ulrich was among the Mennonite Brethren being held in the Berne jail.  He was deported from Switzerland, and was sent to Holland via the Rhine river in the Ship Emmenthaler.  They arrived in Amsterdam on August 3, 1711.  He immigrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 23, 1728 on the ship Mortenhouse.  They had 8 children.  Ulrich died circa 1739 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Ahnentafel # 1344 : Peter Schürch (1639-    ).  Peter was born October 6, 1639.  He married in 1659 to Verena Eggiman (1640-    ).  Verena was born March 29, 1640.  They had at least 2 children.  Peter married secondly to Anna Reinhard.

Ahnentafel # 2688 :  Ulrich Schürch (1614-   ).  Ulrich was born June 19, 1614. He married circa 1635 to Barbara Kupferschmid (1614-    ).  

Ahnentafel # 5376 : Casper Schürch married to Margaret Trüssel (1589-     ).

Ahnentafel # 10752 : Hans Schürch married to Verena Schneider.

Related blog posts :

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