Mary or Polly Shuman

Female28 October 1805–14 August 1864

Brief Life History of Mary or Polly

When Mary or Polly Shuman was born on 28 October 1805, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Andrew Shuman, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth Miller, was 27. She married Michael J. Loy in June 1825, in Perry, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Madison Township, Perry, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. She died on 14 August 1864, in Blain, Perry, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Duncannon Union Cemetery, Duncannon, Perry, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Michael J. Loy
Mary or Polly Shuman
Marriage: June 1825
George W. Loy
Caroline Loy
Andrew Shuman Loy
Margaret Loy
David Alexander Loy
infant Loy
Mary A Loy
Eleanor Loy
Matilda Jane Loy
Elizabeth Catherine Loy
Sarah A. Loy

Sources (3)

  • Mary Lay in household of Michael J Lay, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Shuman Loy, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mary Loy in household of Michael J Loy, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    June 1825Perry, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.


    Age 15

    Historical Boundaries: 1820: Perry, Pennsylvania, United States

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

    Age 16

    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    Name Meaning

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Schumann .

    Americanized form of German Schumann ‘shoemaker’ and of its Polish variant Szuman.

    Americanized form of Croatian, Slovenian, Serbian, Czech, and Slovak Šuman (see Suman ), which is in part of German origin (see 2 above).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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