Biography of Benjamin F. Sherrick
Allen County, OH Biographies

BENJAMIN F. SHERRICK, farmer and carpenter, P. O. Elida, is a native of Fairfield County. Ohio, born December 26, 1836, son of Christian and Anna (Meyers) Sherrick, of German descent, who married in Fairfield County, Ohio, and came to this county about 1843, locating in Marion Township for a time, thence moving to Sugar Creek Township, where they lived until the death of the former, May 25, 1865; the widow, who now resides with our subject, is in her seventy sixth year: they had two sons and five daughters, of whom Mary, Sarah, Anna, Betty, Samuel S. and Benjamin F. are now living. Our subject, who received a common school education, began the carpenter trade at the age of fourteen. He was married, October 25, 1860, to Miss Lydia A. Stemen, a native of Sugar Creek Township, this county, born April 14, 1838, daughter of Christian and Margaret (Moyer) Stemen, of German descent, natives of Pennsylvania and Virginia respectively, and who married in Perry County, Ohio, came to this county in 1835. settling in Sugar Creek Township, where they both died. To our subject and wife have been born five children: Edmund O., Lola D., Minnie I., Isaac A. and Orvin E., all now living. . Mr. Sherrick served from the fall of 1862 to close of war of the Rebellion in Company G, Eighty first Regiment O. V. I.; is a member of the U. B. Church; in politics a Republican.

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