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Transcribed biography of Shade


Through records and a family Bible the first record of the Shades was Samuel Shade, who was born in 1838 in Pennsylvania. He met and married Elizabeth Burthaimer from Ohio, on August 13, 1862 in Middle Indiana. They then moved to Canada where their first son was born, Daniel Shade 1864. 1867 Amos Shade was born in Allen County, Indiana, who died in Valpo in 1901 from a fever. Records show in 1869 Samuel Shade was born in Valparaiso, Ind., he died 14 days later. Other children were Mary Shade 1870, Nellia Shade 1873 (she married George Lepell); William Shade 1875, he died 1 year and 14 days later. Amanda Shade in 1878, who later married Al Amberg, a rich tobacco store owner. George Shade in 1880, moved to Hammond and later died. Charles Shade in 1883, he died in Valparaiso in 1973, who was the last to survive. Samuel Shade, father of these people, became a well-known contractor thru his life in Valparaiso. He contracted such buildings as the old Court House, the old Catholic Church and the old jail, where his name is on the cornerstone today. Also many private homes of prominent residents.

Source: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County. 1976. A Biographical History of Porter County, Indiana. Valparaiso, Indiana: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County, Inc. 180 p.
Page(s) in Source: 158

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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