Anthony Shorb
Ann Marie O'Bold
Samuel Beecher
Barbara Winterode
John Shorb
Mary Beecher
Basil Anthony Shorb


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Basil Anthony Shorb 1 2

  • Born: 16 Oct 1810, Union Twp., Adams, PA 1 3
  • Christened: 8 Nov 1810, Conewago Twp.: Conewago Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Adams, PA 3
  • Died: 4 Apr 1871 at age 60

   Another name for Basil was Antonius Basilus Shorb.3

   FamilySearch ID: LC3S-R59.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Book: History of Saint Aloysius Church of Littlestown, Adams County, PA, 1893. 1
Basil Anthony Shorb, the son of John Shorb and Mary (Beecher) Shorb, was born in Union township, near Littlestown, Pa., October 16th, 1810. He was educated at Mt. St. Mary's College and Seminary, Emmittsburg, Md. Bishop John B. Purcell ordained him to the Priest-hood, Dec., 1834, at Cincinnati, Ohio. He remained in that State until 1842. In 1840 he was in charge of the congregations at Canal, Fulton, and Chippeway, Ohio. In 1846 we find him at St. Peter's, Columbia - 1849 as pastor of Chapel, Bradford Co., and St. Bonaventura's, Susquehanna Co., Pa. In 1850 he was at St. Basil's Sullivan Co., and Wilkesbarre Chapel, Penn'a. He was also at St. Mary's in York, and we find him also at Chambersburg, Reading, Milton, and Towanda.


1 William McSherry, Jr., A. M., History of Saint Aloysius Church of Littlestown, Adams County, PA (J. E. Wible, Printer, Carlisle Street, (Second Square) 1893
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2 History of Cumberland and Adams Counties, Pennsylvania (Warren, Beers & Co; Chicago, IL; 1886), Pages 515-516.

3 Conewago Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Conewago Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania.

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