Shelby County

John B. Sherman



John B. Sherman

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 633

    a prosperous general farmer and a well-known and respected citizen of
Cynthian township, Shelby county, O., who resides on his excellent
farm of eighty acres, situated in section 27, belongs to one of the
old settled families of Shelby county. He was born January 25, 1865,
and is a son of Joseph and Mary (Rottinghaus) Sherman. Joseph Sherman
emigrated to this county in 1835 and was a son of John W. and
Elizabeth Sherman. He was born October 22, 1816, and brought up as a
farmer. His first wife was Elizabeth Geehr, his second wife was Mary,
daughter of John B. Rottinghaus. Their children are Joseph H.,
Catherine,  Mary E., John B., Mary C., John H., Mary J., Mary M.,
Henry F., Mathilda,  Annie and Louise.  He has been supervisor for
four years and township trustee six years. He died October 22, 1893,
aged seventy-seven years. John B. Sherman was reared on his father's
farm in McLean township and attended school in the Sherman school in
the Sherman special school district. His interests have always been
of an agricultural nature, first on the homestead and after marriage
he carried on farming for himself on a tract of eighty acres,
situated on the Hale turnpike road and during his eight years of
occupancy made many improvements there. He then sold and moved on the
farm he now occupies all of which he cultivates with the exception of
eight acres. His land is well drained and tiled and under his methods
of farming is very productive and he raises grain, cattle and hogs.
Mr. Sherman was married October 29, 1895, to Miss Frances Mueller,  a
daughter of Carl and Amelia (Heilich) Mueller, of Darke county, and
they have had the following children: Mary, Joseph, John, Clara,
Louis,  Anna, Magdalene, Francis, Theresia and Margaret, all
surviving except  Mary and Joseph. Mr. Sherman and family are members
of SS. Peter and  Paul Catholic church at Newport, O. In politics he
is a democrat but has never been willing to accept any other public
office than one connected with general education. For eight years he
served as clerk and as a member of the board of education of the
Turner special school district. To serious minded
and responsible men like Mr. Sherman much credit is due for the general
excellence of the public schools through Shelby county.

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