Matthias Shepler

Matthias Shepler
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 18th district
In office
March 4, 1837  March 3, 1839
Serving with George Dunbar
Preceded by Benjamin Jones
Succeeded by David A. Starkweather
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Stark County district
In office
December 7, 1829  December 4, 1831
Preceded by John Grubb
Succeeded by James Allen
John Harris
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the Stark County district
In office
December 3, 1832  December 4, 1836
Preceded by John Augustine
Succeeded by David A. Starkweather
Personal details
Born (1790-11-11)November 11, 1790
Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Died April 7, 1863(1863-04-07) (aged 72)
Navarre, Ohio
Resting place Shepler Church Cemetery
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) three
Children seven
Religion United Brethren

Matthias Shepler (November 11, 1790 April 7, 1863) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Shepler received a limited schooling. He served in the War of 1812. He moved to Ohio in April 1818 and settled in Bethlehem Township, Stark County, Ohio. He engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was in the Justice of the Peace for thirty years. County commissioner for two terms. He served as member of the Ohio House of Representatives in 1829. He served in the Ohio Senate in 1832.

Shepler was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839). He served as chairman of the Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business (Twenty-fifth Congress). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1838. He moved to Navarre, Ohio, in 1860, where he died April 7, 1863. He was interred in Shepler Church Cemetery, near Navarre.

Shepler was married three times, first in 1816. He had seven children.[1] He was a member of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ.[1]


  1. 1 2 Danner, John, ed. (1904). Old Landmarks of Canton and Stark County, Ohio. Logansport, Indiana: B F Brown. pp. 252–254. OCLC 79257924.


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Benjamin Jones
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 18th congressional district

March 4, 1837 March 3, 1839
Succeeded by
David A. Starkweather
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