George Shuey

10 September 1794–27 August 1881 (Age 86)
Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of George

When George Shuey was born on 10 September 1794, in Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Ludwig Shuey, was 39 and his mother, Anna Maria Loesch, was 34. He married Elizabeth Mizer on 14 November 1823, in Augusta, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Augusta, Virginia, United States in 1860 and Riverhead District, Augusta, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 27 August 1881, at the age of 86, and was buried in Middlebrook, Augusta, Virginia, United States.

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George Shuey
Elizabeth Mizer
Marriage: 14 November 1823
George Washington Shuey
Sarah Margaret Shuey
Dr. James W. Shuey
Elizabeth Jane Shuey
Benjamin Franklin Shuey
John Jacob Shuey

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  • Marriage
    14 November 1823Augusta, Virginia, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 6
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital
    Age 18
    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 25
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of French Jouy (or its variant Jouis): habitational name from Jouy, a placename derived from Latin Gaudiacum ‘estate of Gaudius’, from the personal name Gaudius + the locative suffix -acum. The surname was brought to North America from Germany, and the initial J- was altered to Sh- according to German pronunciation.History: This surname, which was brought to PA from Germany in the middle of the 18th century, is listed along with its original forms Jouis and Jouy in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors.

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

    Sources (9)

    • George Shuey, "United States Census, 1870"
    • George Shuey in entry for James H. Shuey and Mary Jane Shuey, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
    • George Shuey in entry for John J Shuey, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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