Larry's mother was a daughter of Amanda Shirk Vourron (1878 - 1937), which is how he ties in to the Shirk line.

The Schurch / Shirk family originated in Bern, Switzerland. Some of the family immigrated to the United States, originally settling in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. They stayed there for many years, eventually heading West, in to Ohio, Indiana and states beyond.


Larry's Shirk line is Amanda, daughter of Jacob K. Shirk (1852 - 1881), son of Samuel M. Shirk (1824 - 1903), son of Samuel E. Shirk (1785 - 1864), son of Ulrich Shirk III (1751 - 1842), son of Ulrich Shirk II (1704 - 1763), son of Ulrich Shirk I (1663 - 1749), son of Peter Schurch (1639 - 1709), son of Ulrich Schurch (1614 - 1643), son of Caspar Schurch (1585 - ?), son of Hans Schurch.

We were very fortunate that my mother-in-law kept so many documents and records of her mother's family, which made it easy for us to tie into other branches of the Shirk family tree. Larry also had his dna tested, which resulted in more Shirk cousins being connected to the family!

Many of the photos Marie left us are displayed in the Vourron family photo album. Here's a link to those photos:

http://carolemurrayphotography.zenfolio.com/p994856586

Anything specifically having to do with the Shirk family -- along with information and photos shared by other Shirk / Schurch / Sherrick family members are displayed here.


This album is dedicated to Marie Martha Vourron Murray, my mother-in-law, who shared so much of her family history with me and made it possible for us to share this part of her family history with the rest of you!

There is a watermark on all photos and documents posted here, since they are being posted on the internet. If anyone would like a clean copy of anything you see displayed here, please e-mail us (at irishmurr57@gmail.com) and we will be glad to send you a clean copy!
Schurch (Shirk) Family CrestUlrich Shirk I (1663 - 1739)Ulrich Shirk I (1663 - 1739)Ulrich Shirk II (1704 - 1763)Ulrich Shirk II (1704 - 1763)Ulrich Shirk (1704 - 1763) Last Will and TestamentUlrich Shirk (1704 - 1763) Last Will and Testament, page twoJacob U. Eberly (1715 - 1800) family cardJacob Eberly (1715 - 1800) family card, page 2Ulrich Shirk III (1751 - 1842) family cardUlrich Shirk III (1751 - 1842) family card, page 2Ulrich Shirk III (1751 - 1842) family card, page 3Samuel E. Shirk (August 29, 1785 - March 30, 1864)Samuel E. Shirk (1785 - 1864) family cardSamuel E. Shirk (1785 - 1864) family card, page 2Samuel E. Shirk (1785 - 1864) family card, page 3Samuel M. Shirk (1824 - 1903)Samuel M. Shirk (1824 - 1903) family cardSamuel M. Shirk (1824 - 1903) family cardSamuel Shirk (1824 - 1903) and Catherine Klingaman Shirk (1831 - 1913)