Name: John SHIRK
Birth: ABT 1732 in Lancaster Co, Pa
Death: 1783 in Paradise twp, York Co, Pa
Change Date: 9 JUN 2011
John was my 5g-grandfather.
He was listed on the DAR Patriot List as:
"Shirk, John, b ba 1734, d 1783 PA, m Barbra Hoover, soldier PA"
There was a John Shirk/Shrick who was on the PA muster roll at Valley Forge in 1778, 3rd PA Regiment, private. It might have been this man. See:
They lived in Paradise twp., York Co, Pa.
When he died abt 1783, his 4 daughters were already married, and his 4 sons were given by the Court to guardians. Three of these guardians (Fred. II, Jacob, & Joseph Leathers) were brothers, all sons of Frederick Leder I who had come to America on the same ship with Ulrich Schurch I, so they knew each other well. (These 3 men were also born in Lancaster Co, Pa. and had moved to York Co. Pa. with their father before 1749.) John Shirk?s first 2 daughters (Barbara & Mary) were already married to sons of Fred. Leathers II, when he died, so it is natural that other Leathers family took in the young sons. His son Joseph Shirk later married a daughter of Fred Leathers II.
[York County, Pa. Orphans Court, July 19, 1784: "Joseph Leathers was appointed guardian of Joseph Sherrick age 19; Andrew Hershey for John Sherrick, age 17; John Hare for Jacob Sherrick, age 11; (Jacob S. later chose Jacob Leathers); Frederick Leathers II for David Sherrik, age 9; Frederick Leathers & Christian Bechtel, executors of estate."
Father: Joseph SHERRICK b: ABT 1700 in Basel, Switzerland
Mother: Catherine FORRY
in York Co, Pa
- Eve Barbara SHIRK b: 15 SEP 1756 in Paradise Twp, York Co, Pa
- Mary W. SHIRK b: 1758 in Pennsylvania
- Elizabeth SHIRK b: ABT 1760 in York Co, Pa
- Catherine SHIRK b: ABT 1761 in York Co, Pa
- Joseph SHIRK b: ABT 1765 in York Co, Pa
- John SHIRK b: ABT 1767 in York Co, Pa
- Jacob SHIRK b: ABT 1773 in York Co, Pa
- David SHIRK b: ABT 1775 in York Co, Pa