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Transcribed biography of George W. Shaner

GEORGE W. SHANER was born in Jefferson County, Va., June 10, 1820, and was the second of a family of four children born to John and Cassanda ( Kidwell ) Shaner; his ancestry on his father's side was from Germany; on his mother's from England; his grandfather was a soldier of the Revolution, and his father of the war of 1812. The parents of George W. Shaner lived in Virginia until their death, and with them our subject remained until he reached manhood; he learned the trade of carpentering, at which he worked for fifteen years, and never having an opportunity to attend school, is wholly self-educated. On coming West, he went to La Porte County, Ind., in 1849, and thence to Porter County, where he has since resided. On January 19, 1851, he was married to Lucinda Frame , of this county, but a native of Ohio. She died July 15, 1864, leaving four children - Malinda (now Mrs. A. McCarty ), Priscilla (now Mrs. A. Cotton ), Lyman and Younger. On June 13, 1867, he was remarried to Maria Augustine , of La Porte County, by whom he has three children - Laura V., Ida and Butler. Mrs. Shaner is a member of the Baptist Church, while Mr. Shaner is a Methodist, and has successfully organized a fine Sabbath school in his home district. In politics, he is a Democrat, but liberal in local government.

Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
Page(s) in Source: 396-397

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