i am searching for the names of parents & siblings of minerva (mahin) shickley. she was my gg-grandmother and i am descended from her son vincent c shickley. on his wedding doc, she signed as mother's maiden name: "mahin" so that is probably the correct spelling.
Minerva (Mahin) Shickley
* born: likely Jamestown, OH (date? probably 1833/1834) “a buckeye lady of Irish descent” parents: father born in OH; mother born in PA (from 1880 census)
*married: Benjamin Franklin Shickley on Jan. 18, 1855 (where? Jamestown?) BF was born at Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on Feb. 5, 1832 (need to verify) and he died on July 11, 1902, Geneva, NE (need to verify). he was a fillmore county judge.
* the family (BF and minerva and sons) moved from OH to Fairmont (Fillmore County) NE in 1876 (have a copy of BFS’s journal of the 40 day wagon trip along the way) moved to Geneva in 188? (found in the 1880 census in Fairmont). Minerva is on the tax list of the Town of Fairmont in 1888.
* death: 1911 (from the inscription on her headstone) Geneva, NE * buried: Geneva Cemetery lot #213
children: 5 sons (all born in OH) (check all dates): Frank S., 1856; Alfred W., 1858; (Wilbur?) John M.. 1869; Charles W., 1861 and Vincent C., 1864.
Submitted by Kathy Berg. Submitted from “Shickley- Then and Now” with editing by Janet Benson Note: The above was taken from "Shickley, Nebraska-THE FIRST 100 YEARS" , a book printed for the Shickley Centennial in 1988.
btb, i understand from the book above that the town of shickley, NE was named after my gg-grandfather .