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Conrad Shire

Male Abt 1745 - 1790  (~ 45 years)


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  • Name Conrad Shire 
    • Alternate Spellings:
      Scheir, Shiar, Scheier, Schuer
    Born Abt 1745  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Arrival 1765 
    • From http://www.ancestry.com

      "Data derived from return-forms connected with the naturalization of foreign Protestants, papers that were sent from the Colonies to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations."

      Referenced source is: "Naturalizations of Foreign Protestants in the American and West Indian Colonies (Pursuant to Statute 13 George II, c.7). (Publications of the Huguenot Society of London, 1921, vol. 24.)"

      I have purchased this book and will see if it provides anything that might help trace this lead more specifically.
    Military 01 Oct 1776  Elizabethtown, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Enlistment in 12th Regiment of Pennsylvania Militia 
    Conrad Shire Revolutionary War Pay Register
    Conrad Shire Revolutionary War Pay Register
    Military 16 Apr 1780  Paramus, Bergen, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • According to Revolutionary War records, Conrad was a prisoner of war on 16 Apr 1780. On this same date, the British attacked a camp at Paramus New Jersey and took 50 prisoners. This is likely the battle when Conrad was taken prisoner.
    Conrad Shire Prisoner of War
    Conrad Shire Prisoner of War
    Residence 1783  Mount Joy, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1783 Mt Joy, Lancaster, PA Tax Record
    1783 Mt Joy, Lancaster, PA Tax Record
    Census Data 1786  Mount Joy, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1786 PA Septennial Census
    1786 PA Septennial Census
    Oath of Allegiance 01 Aug 1786  Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Conrad Shire Oath of Allegiance
    Conrad Shire Oath of Allegiance
    Military Service Notes 
    • Conrad enlisted on 01 Oct 1776 in the 12th Pennsylvania Regiment, which later merged with the 3rd Pennsylvania regiment. He became a Corporal by Feb 1777 and ultimately an Ensign in the 4th Battalion.

      His Regiment is listed in several battles, where Conrad may have seen action:

      - Bound Brook; 12 Apr 1777
      - Piscataway; 10 May 1777
      - Short Hills; 26 Jun 1777
      - Brandywine; 11 Sep 1777
      - Germantown; 04 Oct 1777
      - Monmouth; 28 Jun 1778

      Brigadier General Thomas Conway's brigade (included the 12th and 3rd Regiments) wintered with the rest of the army at Valley Forge. It is possible that Conrad was there with his Regiment.
    Conrad Shire Rev War Pay Record
    Conrad Shire Rev War Pay Record
    Conrad Shire 3rd Regiment Card
    Conrad Shire 3rd Regiment Card
    Conrad Shire 4th Battalion Register
    Conrad Shire 4th Battalion Register
    Will or Estate 22 Jul 1788  Elizabethtown, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Conrad Shire will - page 1
    Conrad Shire will - page 1
    Conrad Shire will - page 2
    Conrad Shire will - page 2
    Conrad Shire will - page 3
    Conrad Shire will - page 3
    Conrad Shire will - page 4
    Conrad Shire will - page 4
    Died 06 Jan 1790  Elizabethtown, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Conrad Scheier Headstone
    Conrad Scheier Headstone
    Will or Estate 22 Mar 1790  Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Estate Inventory 
    Conrad Shire estate inventory page 1
    Conrad Shire estate inventory page 1
    Conrad Shire estate inventory page 2
    Conrad Shire estate inventory page 2
    Conrad Shire estate inventory page 3
    Conrad Shire estate inventory page 3
    Conrad Shire Estate Admin Accounting Page 1
    Conrad Shire Estate Admin Accounting Page 1
    Conrad Shire Estate Admin Accounting Page 2
    Conrad Shire Estate Admin Accounting Page 2
    Notes 
    • The Elizabethtown history book by MacMaster shows:
      Conrad Shire was listed as a shoemaker in 1785.

    • Other spellings found:
      Conrad Scheier
      Conrad Scherrer
      Conrad Scheuer
      Conrad Scheyer
      Adam Conrad Schuer

    • Conrad Scheir’s Will:
      Children mentioned – Susy, Polly, and John
      Wife – Nancy
      “Set my hand and seal” – 22 Jul 1788
      Executors – John Wolfley (renounced) and wife Nancy
      “signed sealed and declared” in the presence of John McLaughlin and John Wolfley – 23 Mar 1790
    Person ID P2309759180  Conrad Shire Tree
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2015 

    Father Heinrich Schuer 
    Mother Magdalena Hupperts,   b. Abt 1725, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1791, Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married 19 May 1743  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1457  Group Sheet

    Family Anna Karcher,   b. 25 Feb 1752,   d. 04 Sep 1807, Mount Joy, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 30 Apr 1781  Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Conrad Scheir married to Anna Karcherin, widow of Schakkar 30 Apr 1781 (Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Elizabethtown).
    Children 
     1. Susannah Shire,   b. 04 Feb 1782, Mount Joy, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary Shire,   b. Abt 1785, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. John Shire,   b. 26 Feb 1788, Mount Joy, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1831  (Age 42 years)
     4. Elisabeth Shire,   b. 05 Feb 1790, Mount Joy, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1815, Elizabethtown, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2008 
    Family ID F34  Group Sheet