Biography of Henry Shrock
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HENRY SHROCK was born in Holmes County, Ohio, February 18, 1845, and is one of twelve children born to Benjamin. J. and Mary Shrock, both natives of Ohio, and of German descent. Our subject was small when his parents moved to Miami County, Ind., where he assisted his father on the farm, and had access to the common schools. At the age of eighteen, he began teaching, and taught his second term in Liberty Township, in 1866-67 having removed to this county in 1865, locating on eighty acres, where he now lives. He found this in its native state, and here began to improve his farm and build a log cabin. In 1881, he built a fine brick residence, and now has 120 acres of well improved land, which he has accumulated through industry and economy. He began buying and shipping stock in 1869, and has been actively engaged each season since, and in the fall of 1878, he bought and shipped about 4,000 hogs. He is an active worker in the Democratic party, and has filled many of the minor offices of his township. Mr. Shrock was married, in May, 1866, to Miss Lucinda Gerhart of Miami County, Ind., daughter of Michael and Margaret Gerhart, natives of Germany. Mrs. Shrock died November 7, 1875, leaving three small children - William, Philip and Harvey. He then married, in May, 1876, Mary Gerhart, his sister in law. They had two children - Arminda and Milton (both deceased). Mr. Shrock is a member of the Dunkard Church, and his wife belongs to the Lutheran denomination.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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