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George SHULTZ
Leah STAINER
Husband:  George SHULTZ / SHULTS / SCHULTZ
Birth:  1817/8, OH
Death:  25 Jul 1898, Berlin Twp., Knox Co., OH
Occupation:  farmer
Marriage:  5 Feb 1843, Stark Co., OH
Wife:  Leah STAINER (possibly STEINER)
Birth:  1817/8, PA or OH
Death:  9 Mar 1900
Occupation:  homemaker
Children born in OH:
1.  Mary SHULTZ, b. 1845/6
2.  Elizabeth SHULTZ, b. 1846/7
3.  Sarah SHULTZ, b. 1849
4.  John W. SHULTZ, b. 1851/2
Others in Household:
.  Eliza SHULTZ, b. 1844/5, OH domestic
.  Franklin "Frank" SHULTZ, b. ca. 1856, OH nephew 
.  Emerson SHULTZ, b. ca. 1859, OH nephew

Mrs. Margret STEARNS family relationship uncertain
Emeline STEARNS-SHULTZ, b. 2 Jan 1845, OH niece? adopted? 
.  Malinda STEARNS-SHULTZ, b. 1849, OH niece? adopted?

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Sources (n.b., Knox Co., is two counties away from Stark Co.):

1.  Anon.  1966.  Marriage Index:  Ohio, 1789-1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-400):
Shultz, George Stainer, Leah Feb 5, 1843 Stark Co.

2.  1850 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #22 of 43):  Pike Twp., Knox Co., OH, Roll M432_700, p. 323B, enumerated 21 Aug 1850, 1457/1502, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
George Shults 32 M   Farmer   Ohio
Leah      " 32 F       Pa
Mary      "  4 F       Ohio
Elizabeth "  3 F       do
Sarah     " 10/12 F       do
Mary Stearns (W) 68 F       Penn
Margret  " 23 F       do
Emeline  "  5 F       Ohio
Malinda  " 7/12 F       do
I suspect the connection here is that Margret STEARNS and Leah (STAINER) SHULTZ are sisters.  Mary STEARNS appears to be Margret's mother-in-law, not Leah's mother.

3.  1860 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #30-31 of 39):  Democracy & North Liberty P.O., Pike Twp., Knox Co., OH, Roll M653_995, pp. 256B-257A, PN 64-65, 458/464, enumerated 5 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
George Shultz 42 M   Laborer   150 O
Leah 42 F         "
Mary M 14 F         "
Elizabeth 13 F         "
Sarah 10 F         "
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John W  2 M         O
Eliza 15 F   Domestic     "
Listed next to Michel STERNS(?) (æ 45, b. PA), his wife and son.

4.  1870 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #17-18 of 28):  Monroe Twp., Knox Co., OH, pp. 382A-382B, PN 17-18, 158/141, enumerated 28 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Shultz George 60 M W       Pennsylvania
______ Leah 60 F W       Pennsylvania
______ Mary 23 F W       Ohio
______ Elizabeth 22 F W       "
______ Emeline 25 F W       "
______ Sarah 21 F W       "
______ Malinda 18 F W       "
______ Franklin 13 M W       "
______ John 12 M W       "
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Shultz Emmerson 10 M W       Ohio
George & Leah should be age 52, not 60.  By birth, Emeline and Malinda are surnamed STEARNS; they may be nieces, and they appear to have been adopted by our subjects.  Franklin and Emerson are nephews.

5.  1880 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #18 of 20):  Pike Twp., Knox Co., OH, Roll 1038, p. 148D, PN 26, SD 5, ED 150, enumerated 21 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 22 23 24 25 26
250 257 Shults George W M 62     / Common Laborer     Ohio Penn Penn
    ______ Leigh W F 62 Wife   / Keeping house / / Penn Penn Penn
    ______ John W W M 22 Son /   Farm hand     Ohio Ohio Penn
    ______ Frank W M 24 Nephew /   Farm hand / / Ohio Ohio Penn
    ______ Emerson W M 21 Nephew /   Farm hand     Ohio Virginia Penn

6.  1890 U.S. Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

7.  1900 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900):

8.  Ohio County Death Records, 1840-2001 (online at FamilySearch.org):
Name George Shultz Shultz Leah
Death Date 25 July 1898 9 Mar 1900
Death Place Berlin Twp.
Knox Co., OH
Berlin Twp.
Knox Co., OH
Marital Status Widowed Widowed
Age 80y 3m 11d 81
Place of Birth Ohio Somer. Sault
Occupation Laborer Ohio
Race White White
Cause of Death Killed on Railroad Chronic
Residence Berlin Twp. Knox County

9.  Find-a-Grave: Entries (online at findagrave.com):
Name George Shultz Leah Sterns Shultz
Birth 14 Apr 1818, Ohio 1818, Somerset, Somerset Co., PA
Death 25 Jul 1898, Knox Co., OH 9 Mar 1900, Knox Co., OH
Note Extensive notes, including the statement, "His burial location is unknown and not listed in Knox County cemetery books."  If so, why is he shown buried in Amity Cemetery? Notes include census records, from which the creator of this memorial has apparently made the assumption that the Mary STEARNS in 1850 is Leah's mother.  Leah's marriage record argues otherwise (q.v.).
Burial Amity Cemetery, Knox Co., OH Amity Cemetery, Knox Co., OH
Memorial # 71625912 141221536

10.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

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