Mifflin County Family Files
Shull Family of Mifflin County


The Shulls are of German descent and trace to Abraham and Elizabeth Shull, of Perry county, Pennsylvania. She was born in Perry county where they were married and reared their five children:

1. Thomas, a contractor, unmarried.
2. Eliza, married Christian Beck, a tailor, and died at Millerstown.
3. Margaret, died at Millerstown, Pennsylvania; married Christian Hoover, a tailor.
4. Abraham (2), died at Lewistown. a carpenter; married Ellen Wonder.
5. Chauncey M., of whom further.

(II) Chauncey M., youngest son of Abraham and Elizabeth Shull, was born in Perry county, Pennsylvania, 1829. He learned tailoring, and when yet a single man came to Lewistown, where he married and worked at his trade until his death. His shop was located at the Five Points for many years, on the site now occupied by Heading's Drug store. He finally retired late in life and devoted himself entirely to his office of justice of the peace, holding that office twenty-five years. He was an enlisted member of the Logan Guards and during the civil war enlisted in the Eighty-third Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, and served until the close of the war, participating in many of the important battles of the war. He was a Republican; a member of the Independent Order of Good Templars; the Grand Army of the Republic; the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and, with his wife, belonged to the Presbyterian church. He married Elizabeth Moore, born in Ireland in 1825, and brought to the United States by her parents when a child.

Her parents, John and Elizabeth (Karns) Moore, were both born in Belfast, Ireland, where they married and about 1835 came to the United States, settling in Philadelphia (Kensington), where they died. Both were members of the United Presbyterian church. Children:

1. Jane, died in San Francisco, California, unmarried.
2. Agnes, died in San Francisco, unmarried.
3. James, lived and died in Philadelphia; owner of the Bush Hill Iron Works, located on the present site of the United States Mint.
4. Sarah, married Enoch Swayne and died in Lewistown, Pennsylvania.
5. Elizabeth, lived in Philadelphia until her parents' death, then joined her sister Sarah in Lewistown, and there married Chauncey M. Shull.
6. Mary, married Edward Thatcher and died in San Francisco.

Children of Chauncey M. Shull:

1. Elizabeth (Betty), married Joseph L. McKinney and resides in Lewistown.
2. James, died in infancy.
3. Blanche, married William H. Rodgers, whom she survives, a resident of Juniata, Pennsylvania.
4. Chauncey E., of whom further.


"Hazlett and Shull" ad from 1894

(III) Chauncey E., son of Chauncey M. and Elizabeth (Moore) Shull, was born in Lewistown, Pennsylvania, March 11, 1861. He was educated in the public schools and Lewistown academy and, after obtaining his education, learned the tinner's trade. He followed his trade until twenty-three years of age, then in 1884 formed a partnership with his father, one a merchant tailor the other dealing in ready-made clothing in the same building, on East Market street. After the retirement of his father, Chauncey E. continued in the same business and now has a well stocked, modern clothing and furnishing store and a well established, prosperous business. He has now transacted business in the same building for over a quarter of a century, and has built up a reputation for honorable dealing that insures him the patronage and respect of his community. He is fond of outdoor life and is an active member of the Lewistown Rod and Gun Club. He belongs to the Royal Arcanum and both he and his wife are members of the Presbyterian church. In political faith Mr. Shull is a Presbyterian.

He married, June 24, 1891, Catherine E. Sherlock, born in Carlisle, Pennsvlvania, daughter of Rev. Thomas and Kate (Colcher) Sherlock, he born in Philadelphia, she in Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania. Children of Chauncey E. and Catherine E. Shull:

1. Leland S., born June 3, 1893, educated in high school, now in business with his father.
2. Maurice, born November 29, 1894, educated in Lewistown high school, also in his father's store.
3. Catherine, born October 2, 1900.
4. Chauncey E. (2), May 9, 1902.


Portions of the above were taken from "The History of the Juniata Valley and Its People," J. Jordan, 1913





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