I have a Shire Family connection, also in Tamaqua. My GGGrandmother was a Mary Shire. She was born in Schuylkill Haven in 1859, and her family moved to Tamaqua between 1860 - 1870. She was the daughter of Daniel and Sarah Shire. She married William Albertson in 1876. According to her obituary she had the following siblings: George Shire, Elmer Shire, Albert Shire, Daniel Shire, and Maggie (Shire) Reaman.