Shelby County

Edward J. Shafer



Edward J. Shafer

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 647

     member of the firm of Paul & Shafer, operating a grain elevator at Botkins, O., is an enterprising and representative business man of this section and is well known in this and adjacent counties. He was born on his father's farm near Lock No. 2, in Auglaize county, O., December 18, 1869, and is a son of Jacob and Susan (Keister) Shafer.
     Edward J. Shafer was reared on ,the home farm in Washington township and engaged in agricultural pursuits until March, 1906, when he came first to Botkins and for six months afterward drove a team for the Paul & Sheets elevator. Afterward, for several years, he was connected with the Wapakoneta Grain Company at Wapakoneta, O., coming again to Botkins and purchasing his present business from its former owners, Taylor & Marx. Later he became a partner and. half owner with Mr. Paul, under the present firm name of Paul & Shafer. In July, 1912, the old elevator was burned but was immediately replaced and business was interrupted for only a short time. The firm enjoys the confidence of the community and they do a large business.
     Mr. Shafer married Miss Nora Weisley, of Washington township, and they have one daughter, Evaline. Mr. Shafer is not very active politically although he is ever ready to give support to movements that seem to him beneficial for the country. He has been identified with the Odd Fellows for a number of years.

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