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Matthias Shepler

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Preceded by  Benjamin Jones
Children  seven
Spouse(s)  three
Political party  Democratic Party
Preceded by  John Augustine
Role  Former Ohio State Senator
Preceded by  John Grubb
Name  Matthias Shepler

Born  November 11, 1790 Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania (1790-11-11)
Resting place  Shepler Church Cemetery
Died  April 7, 1863, Navarre, Ohio, United States
Previous office  Ohio State Senator (1832–1836)

Succeeded by  David A. Starkweather

Matthias Shepler (November 11, 1790 – April 7, 1863) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Shepler received a limited schooling. He served in the War of 1812. He moved to Ohio in April 1818 and settled in Bethlehem Township, Stark County, Ohio. He engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was in the Justice of the Peace for thirty years. County commissioner for two terms. He served as member of the Ohio House of Representatives in 1829. He served in the Ohio Senate in 1832.

Shepler was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839). He served as chairman of the Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business (Twenty-fifth Congress). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1838. He moved to Navarre, Ohio, in 1860, where he died April 7, 1863. He was interred in Shepler Church Cemetery, near Navarre.

Shepler was married three times, first in 1816. He had seven children. He was a member of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ.


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