Luedders’ historical and pictorial city directory of Angola, Indiana for the year 1923, containing an historical compilation of items of local interest, a complete canvass of names in the city, which includes every member of the family, college students, families on rural lines, directory of officers of county, city, lodges, churches, societies, a directory of streets, and a classified business directory.
Ceylon, son of Roswell P. and Mary (Hilliard) Sheffer, received a practical education in the schools of the neighborhood, and upon arriving at man’s estate became a prominent manufacturer of Shortsville, continuing for many years. He made the original Shortsville Iron Beam Plow, which was considered a very useful adjunct to the farm. He held a high position in the industries of the town, and was considered by all who knew him as an exemplary character and an active factor in promoting the best interests of the community. He followed the doctrines of the Presbyterian church, and in politics adhered
Edward Thatcher, son of Ceylon and Emma (Thatcher) Sheffer, was born at Shortsville. Ontario county. New York. December 24, 1870. He received his education in the public school of the village, and upon the completion of his studies pursued a course in a business college in Rochester, New York. For the following six years he served in the capacity of bookkeeper and cashier of the Metropolitan Storage and Transfer Company of Rochester. He then returned to his native town and accepted a similar position with the Shortsville Wheel Company, in which he is serving at the present time (1911), discharging