SHOPE, Henry N., farmer, Highspire, PA, was born in Lower Swatara township, Dauphin County, PA, September 8, 1852; son of Nathaniel and Martha (Gaynson) Shope. The grandfather located in Lower Swatara township and married Miss Martha Bannan. They were members of the old Mennonite church, and reared four children. The father was born in Paxton township in 1812, and was reared in the township. After marriage he located in Lower Swatara township, where he remained until his death, in 1877. In his religious faith he was Mennonite, and was a bishop in that church. His wife died in 1892. They reared nine children: Mary, widow of Samuel Kohr, of Oberlin, PA; Martha, wife of Adam Hocker, of Mt. Wolf, York County; Edward, of White Hill, Cumberland County; Eliza, wife of Samuel Zimmerman, of Lower Swatara township; Henry N.; Hettie, wife of David martin, of Bainbridge, Lancaster County; Susan, wife of Jonas Zimmerman, of Oberlin; Sarah, wife of David Kohr, of Lower Swatara township; and Adam, of Hummelstown. Henry N. was reared and educated in the township, and followed the occupation of farming. He was married, January 1, 1874, to Miss Sarah Meyers, daughter of Henry Meyers, of Londonderry township. Their children are: Martha, wife of Elmer Handshew; Harry M., Annie M., Bertha S., Eli C., William B., and Myrtle M. Mr. Shope is a Republican in politics. In religious faith he is a Mennonite, and is a minister in that connection.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 5 February 2001
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