Nicolaus Shirey

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Nicolaus Shirey (Scheurer)

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Birthplace: Germany
Death: Died in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States
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Husband of Anna Maria Truby
Father of Nicolas Shirey

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About Nicolaus Shirey

In 1772, Nicolaus and his wife, Anna Maria are found living in Harrold's Settlement near Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pa.  He signed a petition establishing Fort Allen which was used to fight off the Indians and later was used during the Revoultionary War. Thus he is considered a Revolutionary War Patriot. There is a monument on the site where Ft Allen stood with the names of those who signed the petition.  Nicolaus Scheurer is listed there. Nicolaus and Anna Maria Truby had three sons, Christopher, Nicholas and John Michael; and four daughters, Maria Barbara; Eva Catharina; Maria Esther and Franzina.  The children were baptised at the Old Zion Lutheran (German Reformed) Church in Harrold's Settlement. Christopher and Michael Truby were the baptismal sponsors.

' information from LaVonne Hanlon. From the files of Bill Cook: Nicolaus Scheurer immigrated on 26 Sept 1737 from Germany on "St. Andrews Galley." Earlier spellings of Sheurer were Scherer with umluts over the first "e".  Scheurer and his wife originally lives near Greensburg, Pa. in a place called Truby's Blockhouse - it is now called Ft. Allen. The petition he signed was from local residents to Gov. Richard Penn asking for more troops to defend them again Indian raids.

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Nicolaus Shirey's Timeline

1740
1740
Germany
1779
December 20, 1779
Age 39
Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States
1800
1800
Age 60
Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States