Biography of John Schifferly
Allen County, OH Biographies

JOHN SCHIFFERLY, farmer, P. O. Beaver Dam, was born in Switzerland, May 26, 1819, and there received a common school education. His father, a farmer, immigrated to America in 1833, located in Wayne County, Ohio (having in his possession at that time only $23.90), and in 1836 settled on the farm where his son John, now resides, in Richland Township, Allen (then Putnam) County, and here died in 1861. Our subject, the youngest in a family of three children, was raised in the woods, and followed clearing and farming in early life. He was married in 1848 to Christine Swartz, a native of Germany. Her father was a pioneer farmer of Hancock County, Ohio. To this union were born eleven children, eight now living: Gideon, married, and farming in Hancock County, Ohio; John W., a farmer, whose wife died in 1883, leaving one child ; Jacob D., married to a tinner in Beaver Dam ; Mary. wife of J. E. Lugibihl; Willie E., a tinner in Beaver Dam Frederick, at home; Sarah E., and Margaret E. Mrs. Schifferly is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Our subject, who now owns 152 acres of good land and a house worth $2,000, started with but forty acres of heavily timbered land, on which be built a cabin, and has by his own exertions accumulated a handsome competency.

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