From the 1920 History of Northeast Indiana Volume II page 16:

George Franklin Slick, whose home is in Jackson Township of Steuben County, has grown crops in that part of Northeast Indiana for thirty years or more, and his own record is a worthy contribution to a family history which has been associated with this county from the earliest pioneer times. 

Mr. Slick was born just east of the Block Church, on the farm now owned by Dell Wood, on January 30, 1856.  He is a son of Holister and Lavina (Shafstahl) Slick.  Holister Slick was born in Rochester County, New York, April 23, 1827, a son of John and Mary (Hempstead) Slick.  John Slick was a soldier in the War of 1812, so that the American record of this family goes back more than a century.  John Slick brought his family to Steuben County in 1840 and settled south of Salem Center, acquiring 40 acres of government land.  He and his wife spent their last days in that locality. 

Holister Slick was about 13 years old when brought to Steuben County, finished his education there, like most of the family, took up farming as his vocation.  He owned fifty acres east of the Block Church and lived there in comfortable circumstances until his death on August 15, 1909, at the age of 82.  His wife who died September 30, 1908, at the age of 75, was born in Crawford County, Ohio, December 24, 1832.  She was a daughter of Christian and Christina Shafstahl, who came to Steuben County in 1846.  Christian Shafstahl who was born in Pennsylvania in 1807, on moving to Steuben County settled in Salem Township and lived there until his death in 1880.  A number of his children became well known and prominent in this part of northeast Indiana.

Holister Slick and wife were the parents of nine children: Sarah, deceased, George F., Alice, Nancy, Adam, Christina, Mary, Susan and William. 

George Franklin Slick, grew up on his father's farm and started life with a public school education.  The first land he owned was 40 acres in Salem Township.  After selling that he bought 85 acres in Jackson Township, improved it with good buildings, and on April 7, 1917, bought his present place of 36 acres.  He has always been progressive in the matter of improvements, and in the Spring of 1919 was engaged in the erection of his fifth barn, having put up four other barns on the other farms he owned.

April 12, 1883, Mr. Slick married Miss Emma Green.  She was born in Pleasant Township of Steuben County, May 22, 1861, a daughter of Marvin and Flora (Jones) Green.  Her father was born in Medina County, Ohio, September 6, 1833, and her mother in Licking County of the same state in 1836.  The Green family came to Steuben County in 1837, when Marvin was four years old.  His parents were John and Louisa Green, who as pioneers settled on land in Pleasant Township which is now the Henry Jordan farm.  John Green and wife both spent the rest of their days in that locality.  Mrs. Slick's father after growing to manhood bought a farm of 113 acres in Scott Township, and he died in Fremont in 1912.  His widow is still living at the age of 83.  In the Green family were the following children: Lewis, Ella, and Emma, twins, Elmer, deceased, Sarah, Matilda, Bert and Charles.  Mrs. Slick's maternal grandparents were Ziba and Flora Jones, likewise identified with the early settlement of Steuben County, and more particularly mentioned in connection with other branches of the family.  Mr. and Mrs. Slick had four children.  Ella is the wife of John Ritter.  Nellie is the wife of Shermie German, and their children are Emma Paulina, who died in infancy, Violet, Raymond, Gladys and Evelyn.  The son William married Ona German, and they have a son Lawrence.  Ethel is the wife of Francis Wyatt and has one child, Max.