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    ISAAC S. SHEETS, general farmer and dairyman, residing on a farm of 400 acres and carrying on an equal partnership business with his mother and brother, Arthur K. Sheets, in Section 33, Elizabeth was born in Miami County, Ohio, September 7, 1872. His parents were John K. and Elizabeth (Null) Sheets.

    The first of the Sheets family to come to Miami County was Isaac S. Sheets, the grandfather of the present Isaac S. He was a native of Tennessee and in 1805 he settled in Elizabeth Township on the farm now occupied by Mrs. Joseph Studebaker. He had the following children: Elizabeth, who resides at Alcony, Miami County; Mary, who resides on the old homestead; John K., who is deceased; Barbara Jane; George M.; Andrew, who died in early manhood. Isaac S. Sheets was a farmer, miller and distiller and a dealer in stock and grain. For his day he was a most enterprising and successful man. He built the old mill in Elizabeth Township and shipped grain and stock to Philadelphia, constructing the wagons for carrying the grain to points of shipment, there then being no canal yet built and no railroads.

    John K. Sheets, father of Isaac S., operated the mill with his brother George for a number of years and then divided the homestead farm. In 1884 John K. Sheets bought the Gearhart homestead of 157 acres and then went extensively into the breeding of Jersey cattle, in which industry he remained interested until his death, in 1895. He married Elizabeth Null, a daughter of Jacob and Sybil Null, and they had three children, namely: Jennie, who died when aged sixteen years; Isaac S., who has charge of the home farm; and Arthur K., who resides in Troy, Ohio.

    Isaac S. Sheets first attended the Knoop school, not far from his father's residence, later was a student in the Troy High School and then took an engineering course in the State University at Ann Arbor, Michigan. The serious illness of his father recalled him home, and after the father's death he took charge of the latter's large interests, and has successfully carried them on ever since. Mr. Sheets has fine herds, including twenty-five milk cows and twenty-five young stock, all being registered. About forty acres of the land is in timber, while the remainder is in cultivated tracts and pasturage. He devotes his whole time to his business and is numbered with the most progressive and enterprising young business men of this section.

    Mr. Sheets married Miss Carrie Schweinfurth, a daughter of John and Wilhelmina Schweinfurth of Ann Arbor, and they have one child, Miriam. Mr. and Mrs. Sheets attend the Methodist Episcopal Church at Troy. He belongs to the Masonic fraternity and retains his interest in his college society, the Phi Gamma Delta. He is a Democrat politically but is not active.

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