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Charles Pepper

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 674

     a general farmer operating seventy-two acres of land situated in Perry township, Shelby county, O., which he rents from W. A. Johnston, of East Sidney, is one of the prosperous agriculturists of this section. He was born in Perry township, November 19, 1881, and is a son of John H. and Margaret A. (Roe) Pepper. The father was born in Champaign county, O., and came to Shelby county at the age of eighteen years and has spent his subsequent life here. In politics he is a democrat. He married
Margaret A. Roe, who was born in Miami county, O., and three sons were born to them: Frank, Charles and William. They are members of the Methodist Episcopal church.
     Charles Pepper has had experience as a farmer ever since his school days ended. Until he was twenty-one years of age he assisted on the home farm and for four years afterward, worked for his father on shares, following which, in 1907, he rented his present farm from Mr. Johnston and has successfully and profitably conducted it for five years. He is one of the stockholders in the Farmers Telephone Company.
     On October 1, 1905, Mr. Pepper was married to Miss Martha Heath, who was bom in Logan county, O., a daughter of David and Sarah (Kress) Heath. Mrs. Pepper has brothers and sisters as follows: Reatha, Viola, Orvie, Alva, Rachel, Jaazaniah, Ollie, Earl and Minerva. Mr. and Mrs. Pepper are the justly proud parents of twin children. Cable and Mabel, who were born August 26, 1907. Politically Mr. Pepper is a stanch democrat and is now serving in his second term as township trustee. Mrs. Pepper belongs to the Methodist Episcopal church.

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