Biography of Samuel Shoop
Hancock County, OH Biographies

SAMUEL SHOOP, farmer and stock raiser, P. 0. McComb, was born in Pennsylvania, August 15, 1821, son of Henry and Barbara (Kaler) Shoop, also natives of Pennsylvania and who were of German descent. Henry Shoop, who was a farmer all his life, came to Hancock County, Ohio, in 1845, lived on a farm in Pleasant Township one year, and thence moved to Erie County, Ohio. Our subject, the fifth in a family of twelve children that grew to manhood and womanhood, is the only one residing in this county. He was reared to agricultural pursuits, attended the district school of Erie County and worked on the farm until he came to this county, in 1845, where he settled in the woods and enjoyed life better than he ever expects to again. He has resided on his present farm in Pleasant Township thirty five years; is one of the successful farmers, owning a well improved farm of 120 acres. He was married, in 1846, to Mary, daughter of John and Anna (Stephenson) Kalb, of English and German origin. To this union were born the following named children: Eliza J., wife of Isaac Gault; J. B. and G. L. engaged in butchering at McComb; Annie E., at home. Mrs. Shoop has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for twenty five years. Our subject, a Democrat in politics, has served nine terms as school director and several terms as trustee of this township.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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