Biography of Henry Shank
Hancock County, OH Biographies

HENRY SHANK, farmer and stock raiser, P. 0. Findlay, was born in Fayette County, Penn., September 11, 1807, son of Jacob and Nancy (Stauffer) Shank, natives of Maryland and Pennsylvania, respectively. In 1834 Henry Shank moved West, and after spending eighteen years in Allen and Putnam Counties, Ohio, he came to this county. where he has since been successfully connected with his present industry. Mr. Shank was united in marriage, October 10, 1828, with Emily Fleming, who died in Allen County, Ohio. leaving nine children Mr. Shank's second marriage was February 1, 1849, with Maria Coughenour, who bore him eleven children, the result of both unions being nine sons and eleven daughters, of whom one son and two daughters died in infancy, and three daughters died after reaching maturity. Mr. Shank is a worthy member of the Disciples Church In politics he is a Republican.

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