Biography of William H. Shader
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Shader, William Henry, was born in the town of Wheeler on the farm he now owns, January 13, 1862. John Shader, his grandfather, was a native of Massachusetts, born in 1803, in early life was a shoemaker, and came to Steuben county about 1840, and to the town of Wheeler in 1845, where he spent his remaining days as a farmer. He married Mary Drum, who was born in Columbia county, N. Y., in 1802, daughter of Nicholas and Margaret (Honk) Drum, by whom he had these children: Adam, James, Clara, Caroline, David, and William. He died in May, 1885; his wife died October, 1877. Adam Shader, father of William Henry, was born in Columbia county in 1829. He was a farmer, and about 1853. in partnership with a brother, James, purchased a farm of 110 acres in Wheeler, and later added thirty five acres, which they paid for after years of energetic toil. He married Elsie M. Smith, July 4, 1858, who was born in Ohio, daughter of George W. Smith, by whom he had one child, William Henry, and Mrs. Shader died November 4, 1802, when he was nine mouths old. Mr. Shader died April 9, 1876, and from that time William Henry was obliged to care for himself. When twenty one years of age he purchased his stepmother's portion of the farm, where he has since resided. In April, 1884, he married Sarah Elizabeth, daughter of Otis Smith of Savona, now of Hornellsville, by whom he had one child, Floyd, born October 31, 1887.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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