Biography of Dr. Burdett E. Sheffler
North Central Ohio Biographies

Burdett E. Sheffler, M. D., who is widely known throughout North Central Ohio as the capable coroner of Richland County, is a veteran of the World War. He was born near Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio, Sept. 12, 1896, the son of George W. and Ruth A. (Shepardson) Sheffler.

George W. Sheffler was born near Kankakee, Ill., in 1846, and his wife is a native of Rochester, N. Y., born in 1855. They are now residents of Sandusky Township, Sandusky County, Ohio. For many years Mr. Sheffler was widely known as a road contractor and retired from business in 1914. Practically all of the early roads in Sandusky County were built by Mr. Sheffler. He is a Democrat and has served as township trustee and as a member of the school board. Mr. and Mrs. Sheffler have the following children: Samuel J., lives at Woodville, Ohio; Mabel, married Harry Cooper, lives in Illinois; Ruth, married W. A. Wolland, lives at Cleveland, Ohio; George W., Jr., lives in Sandusky County, Ohio; Lucy, who died in 1910; Benjamin H., lives at Tomahawk, Wis.; Lydia, married Frank Goodwin, lives at Wheeling, W. Va.; John, a World War veteran, having served in France, lives at home; Carrie, married A. V. Baumann, attorney, lives at Fremont, Ohio; and Burdett E., the subject of this sketch.

Burdett E. Sheffler obtained his early education in the public schools of Sandusky County, Ohio, and in 1917 he was graduated from Fremont High School. He received the degree of Bachelor of Science from Ohio State University in 1921 and the degree of Doctor of Medicine from the same institution in 1924. The next year was spent as an interne at the Columbus State Hospital and the following year in the Mansfield General Hospital. Doctor Shefiler established offices in Mansfield in 1925 and has met with marked success in his profession. He was elected coroner of Richland County in 1926 and reelected to office in 1928.

On July 26, 1918, Doctor Sheffler enlisted in the U. S. Navy and was sent to the Great Lakes Training Station, where he attended an officers' school. He was discharged with the rank of second class seaman in February, 1919.

Doctor Sheffler is a member of the Richland County Medical Society, of which he is past vice president, Ohio State Medical Society, and American Medical Association. He belongs to Phi Rho Sigma medical fraternity of which he has served as president, secretary and treasurer. He also belongs to the Westbrook Country Club, American Legion, McVey Post No. 16, and Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks, No. 56.

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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