Biography of Charles M. Shoemaker
Allen County, OH Biographies

CHARLES M. SHOEMAKER, farmer, P. O. Elida, was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, October 8, 1824; son of Daniel R. and Sophia (Martz) Shoemaker, natives of Pennsylvania and Maryland, of Swiss and Scotch descent respectively, and who were married in Pickaway County, Ohio, and reared a family of five children. The mother dying in 1833, the father then married in Fairfield County, Ohio, Mrs. Elizabeth (Baker) Walter, by whom he had seven children; he died in 1860; his widow still resides in Wells County, Ind., aged eighty two. Charles M. came to this county in 1846 and purchased laud, but gave most of his time to the carpenter trade for several years, in connection with undertaking, which still continues his principal business. He has given some attention to saw milling since 1875, his son operating the farm. Our subject was married, October 8, 1848, to Miss Rebecca Sakemiller, of this county, a native of Fairfield County, Ohio, born September 4, 1829, daughter of Jacob and Rachel (Fry) Sakemil]er, who settled in this county in 1831, where they died at the ages of seventy two and ninety two years respectively; of their family of thirteen, seven survive. To Mr. and Mrs. Shoemaker have been born three sons aiid five daughters, five of whom are now living: Rachel C., Phebe, Charles S., Rebecca O. and. Emily I. Mrs. Shoemaker is a member of the United Brethren Church. Mr. Shoemaker has served in several of the township offices. In politics he is a Democrat.

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