From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

page 449


William K. Sheffer, the present publisher of the Herald, was born in Morrow County, Ohio, July 6, 1845, the son of Adam and Rachel Sheffer, natives respectively of Maryland and Pennsylvania.  His youth was passed in his native county, and in his twentieth year he went to Kendallville, Noble Co., Ind., where he remained about eight years, and where he first engaged in the printing business.  In April, 1872, he entered the office of the Ligonier Banner, where he remained until July, 1877, when he came to Angola and purchased a half interest in the Herald, becoming sole proprietor in January following.  He was married in Ligonier, Ind., Nov. 27, 1873, to Miss Eliza A. Pence, daughter of Samuel N. and Hannah Pence.  Mrs. Sheffer was born in Stark County, Ohio, Aug. 16, 1848, and has been the mother of three children-- Lenora Elma, born June 6, 1876; Sammie Edwin, born Nov. 19, 1880; and Laura Bessie, born Sept. 10, 1882, and died Jan. 17, 1883.


Submitted by: Kim Davoli