Biography of Emanuel Shaffer
Allen County, OH Biographies

EMANUEL SHAFFER, farmer, P. O. Spencerville, was born in Bedford County, Penn., March 4, 1835. son of Levi and Rachael (Baker) Shafer, natives of Pennsylvania, who were the parents of fourteen children, of whom Emanuel is the fifth. Our subject was reared on the farm and received a common school education. He has made agriculture the principal occupation of his life, and in addition owns and operates a tile mill on his farm. He was married, in 1856, to Mercy Jane Purdy, who was born in Holmes County, and by her has three children: Florence J., Harvey E. and Alice R. In 1850 Mr. Shaffer removed to Holmes County, where he remained till 1856, when he came to this county and located where he still lives. He has made all the improvements on his farm; also assisted in cutting out the roads in his neighborhood. He served his country twelve months in Company E, Sixty second Ohio Volunteer Infantry, during the late war of the Rebellion. Mr. Shafer bears the reputation of being an enterprising and energetic man, as well as one of the substantial farmers of Spencer Township. In politics, he is a Democrat.

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