Biography of Israel S. Shankster
Northwestern Ohio Biographies


Mr. Shankster, who is an agriculturist of energy and ability, residing in Section 33, Jefferson township, Williams county, was born July 30, 1837, in that township, a son of John and Nancy (Streets) Shankster, who died there.

Of their seven children, Israel is third in the order of birth, and being reared in much the usual manner of farmer lads, he early became familiar with agricultural pursuits. He has always resided in Jefferson township, and throughout his business career has successfully engaged in farming. He remained under the parental roof until his marriage, when he located upon his present farm, comprising eighty acres of rich and arable land, which he has placed under a high state of cultivation and improved with good and substantial buildings, so that it is now one of the best farms of the locality.

Mr. Shankster married Miss Mary Hoff, and to them have been born three children, namely: Mildred, Carrie and Clyde. Our subject is one of the prominent and influential citizens of his township, and is thoroughly interested in whatever tends to promote the moral, intellectual and material welfare of the community. He has always been identified with the Republican party, and has done all within his power to promote its interests or insure its success.

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