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    MISS ELIZABETH SHEETS, whose valuable farm of 120 acres lies in Section 23, Elizabeth Township, belongs to an old and prominent family of Miami County, one which has been established here for several generations. Miss Sheets was born in Elizabeth Township, Miami County, Ohio, and is a daughter of Isaac S. and Nancy (Knoop) Sheets.

    Andrew Sheets, the grandfather, was one of the early land owners in Elizabeth Township.. He married Catherine Sills and they had a family of eleven children, of whom five died in childhood. The remaining six, who reached middle life, were: Isaac; Catharine, who married Samuel Youart; Elizabeth, who married William Saunders; Nancy, who married Michael Knoop; Eve, who married Samuel Sherrill; and Sarah, who became the wife of William Fuller. Isaac S. Sheets was a prominent farmer and for many years a valued citizen of Elizabeth Township. He was born January 10, 1799, and died in September, 1876. In June, 1824, he married Nancy Knoop, who was a member of probably the first family that ever settled in Miami County, far back in its earliest days. Mrs. Isaac S. Sheets was a daughter of John and Barbara Knoop. Seven children were born to Isaac S. Sheets and wife, as follows: Elizabeth, Andrew, Mary, John, Barbara Jane, George M. and a babe that died.

    Miss Elizabeth Sheets is a highly educated, cultured lady, obtaining her early education in the Scott school at Walnut Grove. Later she attended school at Troy, still later at Piqua and then became a student in the Cooper Female Academy at Dayton, completing her studies at Marietta, Ohio. She then returned home and engaged for some years in teaching school, finding much enjoyment in imparting knowledge to others. She taught the Scott School at Walnut Grove and taught at the home school, but after the death of her father she gave up teaching and returned to the homestead. One year later, when. the home farm was divided, she received 120 acres, which is situated in Section 23. She immediately proved herself a woman of excellent business capacity, making many improvements on her land and putting up new and substantial buildings. She keeps an excellent tenant on the place. She also owns her comfortable residence in Miami City. She is an active and interested member of the Universalist Church at Miami City and serves both as a teacher and as superintendent of the Sunday- school. Personally Miss Sheets is a most interesting lady to meet. The family connection is large and in none of them are the social qualities, more apparent.

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