Dave's Genealogy Home Page

Dave's Genealogy Home Page

My interest in genealogy has resulted in the accumulation of much information on my ancestors and cousins. Along the way, material has also been gathered on unrelated individuals with the same surnames. In these linked pages, I am attempting to share much of this information with others with similar interests.

Like most genealogy, this is an ongoing project. Add this page to your list of favorite sites and return often to see what's new.


Memorial to My Beloved Wife
Susan T. Rankin (1942-2002)


Grave Memorial Photographs

Headstone Photos - A project has begun to scan many of the headstone photographs in my files and make them available on-line. Please contact me if you have any problems with any pages, if you have any suggestions for improvements or if you have any headstone photos you would like to share with others. So far, most of the headstones are descendants of Casper Geyer or their spouses.


The GEYER Families page covers some of the early Geyer Families in America with some connections in Germany.

Descendants of Hans Michael Sheely shows extensive family charts for his desendants including major surnames like HILL and GEYER in addition to the SHEELY / SHEELY / SHELEY surname. Hans Michael Sheely's daughter, Elizabeth, married Joseph Hill of Westmoreland County Pennsylvania and became the progenitors of an extensive Hill family. You can go directly to the page for Joseph Hill and Elizabeth Sheely Hill or go the the main page for Descendants of Hans Michael Sheely where you will find an index to all descendants. Joseph and Elizabeth Hill had a daughter, Mary Hill, who married Casper Geyer. They became the progenitors of an extensive Geyer family. You can go directly to web page for Casper and Mary Hill Geyer or go the the main page for Descendants of Hans Michael Sheely where you will find an index to all descendants.

Hans Michael Sheely's widow, Elizabeth, married Christopher Beeler, becoming the second of his three wives and a famous ghost (See Descendants of Christopher Beeler). The account of her ghostly adventures are presented in PDF format. Viewing and printing a file in PDF format requires the free Acrobat Reader software from Adobe Systems.

Those interested in Sheely/Sheley/Sheeley families should also investigate information maintained by the Nicholas Sheely/Sheeley Family Association. As far as is known, Hans Michael Sheely is not related to Nicholas Sheely.

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Who to Contact for More Information

Email Send E-mail to Dave Rankin at daverk@gtemail.net

This page last updated February 15, 2000.