Researching Shearer, Fife, Gunn, Pancoast, Taggart (Taggert). PANJ - USA, Scotland, Germany, Ireland. Oliver Perry Cornman was Assistant Superintendent of the Philadelphia school system in the late 1800's or early 1900's. One of his Cornman ancestors married a Fife, looking for connection with my Fifes. My Mother remembers hearing about him.. Willing to share information.