Biography of P. F. Sharick
North Central Ohio Biographies

P. F. Sharick. One of Ashland's best known citizens is P. F. Sharick, who has been interested in the jewelry business in this city for almost half a century. He was born at Orange, now Nankin, Ashland County, May 19, 1862, the son of John and Margaret (Fluke) Sharick.

John Sharick was a native of Pennsylvania. At the age of 12 years he came to Ohio with his parents and settled in Ashland County, where he lived during the remainder of his life. He was well known as a farmer. His wife was born in Orange Township. They are deceased and are buried at Nankin. He was a Democrat and a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church. To Mr. and Mrs. Sharick 12 children were born, as follows: 1. Irvin, jeweler, lives at Juno, Alaska. 2. Emick, retired, lives at Nankin. 3. Jennie Crowell, who died at Nankin in 1905. 4. W. A., jeweler, lives at Ashland. 5. Wilbert, deceased. 6. Eliza, the widow of Dr. Crowell, lives at Nankin. 7. P. F., the subject of this sketch. 8. O. L., who died at Nankin in 1923. 9. R. P., jeweler, lives at Willard, Ohio. 10. Luella, unmarried, lives at Ashland. 11. Mary, who died in infancy. 12. Ora, who died in infancy.

P. F. Sharick grew up at Nankin and attended the public schools. He became interested in the jewelry business as early as April, 1877, and spent three years at West Salem, Ohio. From 1880 until 1883 he engaged in business with his brother at Albuquerque, N. M., after which he spent two years as manager of branch jewelry stores at Deming and Socorro, N. M. Mr. Sharick returned to Ohio in 1885, and at that time established his present jewelry business in Ashland. He has been located at East Main Street since 1918. Mr. Sharick is also widely known throughout Ashland County as an optometrist.

In 1892 Mr. Sharick married Miss Emma Heitman of Ashland, the daughter of W. G. and Mary (Redman) Heltman, both deceased. They have two daughters: Ellen, and Kathryn. The latter was born in Ashland, April 5, 1900, and is a graduate of Ashland College.

Mr. Sharick is a Democrat, and belongs to Masonic Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and Rotary Club. He is a member of the Methodist Church, of which he has served as trustee for 20 years.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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