John Shoup1846

John Shoup
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Birth March 27, 1846
MarriageMartha Van VoorhisView this family
November 1873 (Age 27 years)
Death of a wifeMartha Van Voorhis
April 22, 1920 (Age 74 years)
Cause: Breast Cancer

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From "History of Wood Co, OH"


JOHN SHOUP. The subject of this sketch was born in Section 1, Portage township, March 27, 1846, and is the on of Matthew and Catherine Shinew) Shoup. Our subject first went to school in Sandusky county, and later in District No. 1, portage township, his first teacher there being Miss Lamson. He has since seen much improvement in these schools, and heartily endorses it. He worked on the farm and his schooling was obtained during the winter months. He remained at home until February, 1864, when he enlisted, at Toledo, in Co. E., 25th O. V. I:, as a recruit, the regiment being; home an veteran furlough. He joined it at Camp Chase, and went with it to Hilton Head, S; C., where it did guard duty until fall; at times making short foraging expeditions, In the latter part of October, Mr. Shoup was wounded. at Honey Hill, and was confined in the hospital at Hilton Head until the spring of 1865:when he went to Fort Schuyler, N. J. , and then to Camp Dennison, Ohio, where he was discharge in the fall of 1865.

Returning home, be worked there until his marriage, in November,. 1873, to Miss Martha Van Voorhis, a native of Crawford county, and the daughter of William Van Voorhis. He had bought eighty acres of timber land, in Section 12, at a cost of $800, part of which he paid down: After his marriage, be located in an old log cabin, on his father's farm where he remained four years, and then removed to his own farm, and built a substantial brick house, where he brought and cared for his father, who was at that time quite old. In the fall of 1882 he moved to his present home, where he has since resided. To him and his wife have been born two children, Jesse A. and Verna, both of whom are at home.

He now has 160 acres of good land, and is looked upon as one of the substantial farmers, and progressive, public-spirited citizens, of Portage township, besides being a shrewd business man. In politics he is a Republican, and en advisor and counsellor in his section. He is a member of Randall Post; G. A. R., at Freeport, and, with his wife, belongs to the Methodist Church.

Matthew Shoup. father of our subject, was born in Germany, and came to America when fifteen years old, being the first of his family to make the trip to the United States. He came to Wood county, and worked for Adam Phillips, then living on what is known as the infirmary farm. He was married, in Wood county, to Catherine Shinew, and went to farming. Later he went to Montgomery township, thence to Scott township, Sandusky county, where he owned forty acres of land. Then he came to Section 1, Portage township, where he afterward lived. To Mr. and Mrs. Shoup were born four children: William, a member of Company D, 111th O. V. I, was wounded at Resaca, and died two weeks later; Mary married Jacob Showman, of Seneca county; John is our subject; Kate became the wife of Otis Wilcox, and died in Montgomery township.

Politically, Mr. Shoup was independent, but voted the Republican ticket most of the time, and was elected trustee of Portage township several times. He died at the age of seventy-three, and his wife when fifty-seven years old. Both are buried in Portage township.