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HANSHUE, ELMER E., was born in Lower Paxton township, Dauphin county, Pa., June 25, 1868. He is a son of Jeremiah and Vernina (Garnan) Hanshue. A sketch of his parents appears elsewhere in this volume. Mr. Hanshue received his primary education in the schools of Dauphin couuty, and afterwards attended the Bloomsburg State Normal School for two terms, during the years 1888 and 1889. He taught school, after completing this course, for one term in Swatara township. He then engage in farming with his father, and continued until, in 1896, he began farming on his own account. Mr. Hanshue was married, at Middletown, Pa., November 28, 1895, to Miss Martha E., daughter of Rev. Henry N. and Sarah (Meyers) Shope. She was born November 24, 1874. Her father, Rev. Henry N. Shope, was born September 8, 1852, attended the schools of his county, and spent his early life in farming and the dairy business. For the last thirteen years he has been in the ministry, and is still actively engaged in that sacred calling. He was married, January 1, 1874, to Miss Sarah, daughter of Henry and Sarah (Coble) Meyers. They have seven children: Martha E., Mrs. Hanshue; Harry M., Annie M., Sadie Bertha, Eli C., William B., and Myrtle M. Henry Meyers, maternal grandfather of Mrs. Hanshue, was born in Dauphin county. He was a school teacher and farmer, and subsequently was a bishop in his church for some years. His first marriage was to Miss Sarah Ober, who died without issue. Mr. Meyers' second marriage was to Miss Sarah Coble, by whom he had five children, four of whom are living: Christ.; Barbara, wife of William Bates; David, and Sarah, Mrs. Shope, born February 28, 1852; Eli, died September 11, 1892. Mrs. Sarah Meyers died in March, 1852, aged thirty-five years. Mr. Meyers' third wife was Miss Maria, daughter of Harry and Barbara (Rimer) Zimmerman; they had two children: Sinion B. and Ella M., wife of Edward Shenk. Mr. Meyers died September 2, 1890, aged eighty-six years, eleven months and one day. His wife is still living at the age of sixty-six.

Nathaniel Shope, paternal grandfather of Mrs. Hanshue, was educated in the public schools, became a teacher, and later entered the ministry. He was afterwards ordained a bishop. Mr. Shope was married to Miss Martha, daughter of Henry and Martha (Bowman) Garman. Their children are: Margaret, wife of Samuel Kohr, deceased; Martha, wife of Adam Hockey; Eliza, wife of Samuel Zimmerman; Henry, father of Mrs. Hanshue; Hettie, wife of David Martin; Susan, wife of Jonas Zimmerman, deceased; Sarah, wife of Daniel Rohr, and Adam. Mr. Shope was a farmer up to the time of his death, which occurred March 28, 1877. His wife died in October, 1892, aged seventy-seven. Both were members of the Mennonite church.

Historical Review of Dauphin County

Transcribed by Robert Demy rdemy@earthlink.net for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project http://maley.net/transcription.

Date of Transcription: 28 August 2001

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