Shelby County

Peter Paulus



Peter Paulus

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 606

     who is one of the leading men of Loramie township, a successful farmer and for eight years a member of the school board of the Huffman Special School District, lives on the north side of the east and west road, where he owns eighty-two and one-half acres of excellent land. He was born one and one-half miles north of Frenchtown in Wayne township, Darke county, O., February 29, 1872, and is a son of John and Lena Paulus.
     Peter Paulus attended the public schools of Wayne township and afterward learned the carpenter trade and then went into the threshing business which he followed for eleven years in Shelby county after having successfully followed the business for five years in Darke county. He then purchased his present farm, all of which with the exception of ten acres of woodland, he has drained and tiled, fenced and otherwise improved, and here carries on general farming and stock raising.
     Mr. Paulus married Miss Elizabeth Francis, who was born in Loramie township, a daughter of Stephen and Catherine (Pepiot) Francis, who reside in the Francis Special School District. Mr. and Mrs. Paulus have had children as follows: Catherine, Lawrence, Thomas, Stephen John, deceased, Stephen, Martha and Christine. The children have enjoyed excellent school advantages as their father has always believed in general education. They give great promise as to future usefulness. Mr. Paulus has been a lifelong democrat and several times has been elected to important township offices by his party and has served most acceptably as supervisor and road superintendent. With his family he belongs to the Roman Catholic church at Russia, O.

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