Biography of Joseph Shull
Allen County, OH Biographies

JOSEPH SHULL, notary public, collector and justice of the peace. Beaver Dam, was born at Mount Eaton, Wayne Co., Ohio. July 4, 1833; son of Frederick and Catherine (Fackler) Shull, natives of Pennsylvania and of German descent. Frederick Shull, a soldier in the war of 1812, was by turns a hotel keeper, merchant, farmer and miller, and was among the pioneers of Allen County, Ohio; he laid out the town of Beaver Dam, and built the first flour mill in the village; he had a family of fourteen children by his first wife and three by his second, Joseph being the eighth child by the first wife. The father died in Allen County in 1865. Our subject was reared on the farm and educated in the common schools. He worked in the mill until he was twenty years of age, when he attended school in town for four months. Then he taught in the town and country schools for ten years. Three years of this period were spent in Illinois and three years in Beaver Dam. During the late war of the Rebellion he enlisted, in 1861, in the Eighty first Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and was discharged in 1862. He was married in 1863 to Mary J. Carlile. also a teacher, and a daughter of Hector Carlile, a farmer, and Elizabeth (Woods) Carlile, who were of English and Irish descent Mr. and Mrs. Shull both taught school the first year after their marriage. Their children are H. F., C. E., H. J. and Cloyd. Mr. Shull has been an active business man. He carried on a dry goods store from 1859 to 1861, then engaged in the drug business, which he sold out in 1882, since when he has been notary public, collector and money loaner. In politics he is a Democrat.

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