Biography of Solomon Shappell
Allen County, OH Biographies

SOLOMON SHAPPELL, proprietor of saw mill and farmer, P. O. Hume, was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, April 8, 1847, son of George and Mary (Riggle) Shappell, natives of Berks County, Penn., former a son of Yarmus Shappell, a native of Switzerland now deceased, latter now living in her seventy first year. daughter of John G. and Elizabeth (Selteimer) Riggle. To George and Mary Shappell were born eleven children: J. G., in Shawnee Township, this county, Elizabeth (wife of William Hastings), Sarah (wife of William Bowsher, of Auglaize County, Ohio), Nelson (in Kansas), Eli (deceased at eight years of age), Jacoh (residing near Lansing, Mich.), Daniel, Solomon. Catharine (widow of William Baker), and Emma F. (wife of James Sellers), all in Shawnee Township, this county, and Ursinus, a doctor in Auglaize County, Ohio. J. G., Nelson and Daniel enlisted August 13, 1862, in Company G, Eighty first Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and did valiant duty. The subject of this sketch was married, August 4, 1871, to Miss Sarah Reed, who was born July 30, 1853, daughter of Emanuel Reed of Shawnee Township, this county, and by this union were born five children: Clyde, a daughter born June 15, 1873; Obediah. born January 28, 1876; Duly, died in infancy; Rolly, born June 28. 1831, and Lora, born May 7, 1884. Mr. Shappell remained on a farm until twenty three years of age and came to Hume, this county, in the fall of 1875, where he is engaged in milling and farming, being a member of the firm of Shappell & Berryman. This firm have improved machinery, a No. 2 circular saw, twenty five horse power engine, the only enterprise of the kind in this vicinity, and doing a large business. Our subject is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In politics he is a Democrat.

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