Shirer, John Wesley
Shirer, John Wesley, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Muskingutm County, (Dec. 19, 1821, and united with the Church in 1842. He was licensed to preach Jan. 30, 1847, and the same year was admitted into the Pittsburgh Conference. He continued in the active ministry, with the exception of two years supernumerary, until 1873, when he became superannuated and so continued until his death, at Akron, O., May 3, 1874. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1875, p. 34.