Notes for Mary E. Shroyer, 2-3: Bible record documents that Mary Shroyer was born 9-17-1821 however, the David Cemetery tombstone has Oct 17, 1820. Died Nov. 28, 1864 per David Cemetery tombstone #82, Section 8 Mary Shroyer, daughter of John Shroyer. Mary Shroyer's brother was George. Her father had Shroyer Sporting Goods Store in Dayton, OH Mary Shroyer died at the age of 43 years 1 month and 10 days old. (Source 1- Celia Elliott)
June 1975, Dottie Himes, Copied the burial records from the David Cemetery, Kettering, OH: Mary (Shroyer) Himes, born Oct 17, 1820*, died Nov. 28, 1864, age 44, of typhoid fever, buried in Section 1, #82 SPACE 4 DESCREPANCY IN DATE OF BIRTH, AS BIBLE RECORD SHOWS 9-17-1821. (Source 2-David Cemetery)
April, 2000, Dottie Himes took a picture of her tombstone, MARY WIFE OF JOHN HIMES, DIED NOV. 28, 1864, AGE 44 YEARS, 11 MONTHS AND 11 DAYS. (Source 3-Dottie Himes )
5-25-2000 Elizabeth Shonk, wife of John Shroyer, name and information from Edgar Herrman He also said that Mary Shroyer, married to John Himes, was 2 years older than her sister, Harriet. Harriet was Edgar Herrmann's gg grandmother. Harriet Shroyer was married to Henry Long. The Homestead on Far Hills was their house, and the homestead was given to the Oakwood Historicial Society. Edgar said that John Shroyer's home was located at 15 Hadley Ave, Oakwood, OH (Source 4-Herrman)
Information from Internet shows Mary Shroyer married 1840 to John Himes in Montgomery Co., OH. Page will be put with their family page. (Source 5-Internet)
May 26, 2000: Shroyer Information updated by a 7 page Descendancy Chart beginning with Christian Shroyer that was sent to Dottie Porter Himes June, 2000, from Edgar A. Herrman, Jr. who is also related to Christian Shroyer. (Source 6-Herrman)
8-31-2000 John and Dottie Himes Received from John's cousin, Taylor Cardwell, various information regarding the Himes Family; A printed page of information that may have come from the Funeral home with the following information: Name: Mary Himes Date of birth: 1820 Date of death: 11-28-1864 and buried Nov 1864 Age at death: 44 Cremation: No Veteran: blank Next of Kin: John Himes, #3284 Spouse Name: John Service Fee: $.00 Funeral Home: blank Grave Lot: Section 1, Lot 82, space 4 Cause of Death: Typhoid Fever Owner of Plot :#3284 John Himes Parents names: blank (Source 7-Cardwell)
Jan 31, 2001: Shroyer Information updated by a 15 Descendancy Chart beginning with Christian Shroyer that was sent to Dottie Porter Himes from Edgar A. Herrman, Jr. who is also related to Christian Shroyer. (Source 8-Herrman)
Source 1: Bible Record from Celia Elliott, Centerville, OH
Source 2: David Cemetery, Dayton, OH
Source 3: Dottie Himes, wife of John W. Himes Jr.
Source 4: Edgar Herrmann email address: firstname.lastname@example.org 3310 Wakonda Court, Des Moines, IA 50321-2609
Source 5: Information from http;//18.104.22.168/cgi-win/cgitest.exe re: Mary Shroyer
Source 6: Ed Herrman
Source 7: Information Received from John's cousin, Taylor Cardwell, 7045 Fallen Oak Trail, Centerville, OH 45459, various information regarding the Himes Family;
Source 8: 1-31-2001 Ed Herrman, Jr. 3310 Wakonda Ct. Des Moines, IA 50321-2609,
3-30-2001 Edgar Herrman sent to Dottie & John Himes-- 12 pages-- "CATOCTIN VALLEY, MD to MIAMI VALLEY, OH about JACOB SHROYER (1170-1862) AND JOHN SHROYER (1794-1895) which stated Page 8, Paragraph 3, After arriving in Dayton,John Shroyer spent time looking for the Southard family,but before finding them he met the Worman family. David Worman with his new ife came from Frederick, MD in 1806. Immediately a friendship developed as they had common subjects to discuss. Thee was another cause for interest, Elizabeth Shonk, the stepdaughter of David Worman. in 1817 John Shroyer married Elizabeth Shonk. Page 10, Paragraph 3, John Shroyer at one time owned over 600 acres of Oakwood and near Oakwood property. Most of the farm property was central Oakwood along with an additional acreage just adjacent to the east of Oakwood. In 1834, John and Elizabeth built a new larger home on his new farmland. Earlier, he and his brother Jacob Shroyer kept their promise and returned to Maryland to bring their father Jacob Shroyer b. 1745 to Ohio. The father greatly enjoyed the trip, the new country, and the success of his sons. Jacob Sr. lived with John and his family until his death in 1838. JACOB SHROYER SR. was the first Shroyer ever buried in the Old David's Cemetery. Page 4, Paragraph 2, 1810, The Shroyer boys, Jake (Jacob) and John were on a wagon headed to Ohio country. There were a few tools, some food, and a rifle for shooting game, two good horses and a small sum of money from their savings, and their father's nest egg. As their father, Jacob Sr., handed the to Jacob the money he said, "Use this to buy more land". John's dog wanted to go along but their brothers kept him tied by the barn. Nevertheless, at their first campground int he foothills, his dog showed up. Their travels would take them to Hagerstown, then to Cumberland, on to Uniontown, then Red Stone (near Brownsville) next to Washington, PA and Wheeling, West Virginia. From there they would enter Ohio country and find their goal in Montgomery County, OH. (read the full explanation of their grueling trip in this history written by Edgar Herrman in the Shroyer Binder) Page 10, Paragraph 6: As John's (Shroyer) grew older he found pleasure in assisting his children: 1) David b. 1819, d. 1892 2) Jacob b. 1819 (Twins?) d. 1895 3) Mary E. b. 1821, d. 1864 4) Harriet b. 1823, d. 1896 5) Levi b. 1825, and d. ? 6) Andrew b. 1830. d. 1911 1)David Shroyer inherited the farm east of the present Shroyer Road-232 acres. He owned all the land east of the present Shroyer Road and south of East Dr. (Presently Dorothy Lane) to near Wilmington Pike in Beavertown--246 acres. 2)Jacob-- 3) John Himes, the husband of the deceased Daughter, Mary (Shroyer) Himes (d1864) was given 115 acres in trust for their eight children. 4)Harriet (Shroyer) Long received 115 acres, mostly in the central farm area 5)Levi Shroyer: In John Shroyer's will, (he died 1876) it is mentined that LEVI SHROYER inherits 200 acres in Shelby County (from record of the will) . There is no mention of how or when John acquired this property. This was possibly the farm that brother Jacob had bought years earlier. In the Biographical History of Shelby Co. OH, 1892 there is mentioned that in Jackson Township that Levi owns and cultivates 279 acres of which he had cleared 125 acres through his own efforts. Levi might have been asked by his father to take charge of the farm. It is possible that Jacob's wife and child never joined him in OH and that he came too ill to work the farm and deeded it to John before his death in 1862. 6)Andrew received 80 acres, which he sold to Harriet. (The page 12 pages, family pictures, and maps will be put in the front of the Shroyer Family Binder. Be sure to read all the interesting pages of the travel of John and his brother Jacob from Catoctin Valley, MD to Miami Valley, OH)
6-2001 David Cemetery, Kettering, OH Took picture of tombstone MARY WIFE OF JOHN HIMES SEC 1, LOT 82, SPACE 4 DIED NOV. 28, 1864 44 YEARS 1 MO AND 11 DAYS (no picture taken now of her husband JOHN HIMES TOMBSTONE, believe it is broken and I took a picture of it another time. could not read anything on it. (picture will be placed with the family page in Genealogy Binder)
More About Mary E. Shroyer, 2-3: Burial: Nov 1864, David Cemetery, Kettering, OH Sect 1, Lot 82, space 4.
More About Mary E. Shroyer, 2-3 and John Himes, 2-2: Marriage: Nov 12, 1840, Montgomery Co., OH.
Children of Mary E. Shroyer, 2-3 and John Himes, 2-2 are: