SHADEL, David F., farmer and butcher, Linglestown, was born at Lykens, January 6, 1858. He is a son of Henry H. and Mary S. (Matter) Shadel. The father died November 23, 1883, aged about forty-five years. He was an earnest Christian, and had a family of seven children: Luther, deceased, Sarah C., Christia, Harry B., Charles G., Louis , and Howard. The father of Mrs. Shadel died July 21, 1883, and the mother survives. Their children are: Edward, Joseph, Jacob, Mary, Lydia, Henry, and Samuel. David F. received his education in the public schools of Washington and Middle Paxton townships. He lived with his grandparents until nine years old, then went home and remained with his parents until the age of seventeen. He was engaged in various occupations until 1884, when he purchased his present homestead. He was married, January 30, 1879, to Miss Elizabeth R. Rye, daughter of Peter and Rebecca Rye. They have two children, Annie M. and Henry E. His wife died February 8, 1893. Her parents are both deceased and had five children: Annie, Fannie, Elizabeth, deceased, Ephraim, deceased, and Katie, deceased. On June 7, 1894, Mr. Shadel married, secondly, Miss Mary M. Rye, cousin of his former wife.
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