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A. R. Shroyer  



Alexander Rotheus "Roth" Shroyer BIRTH 4 Mar 1840 New Castle Henry county Indiana DEATH 22 May 1901 Logansport, Cass County, Indiana BURIAL Mount Hope Cemetery Logansport, Cass County, Indiana PLOT 13-1077 -04

    ALEXANDER R SHROYER wholesale grocer and prominent business man of Logansport was born in the town of New Castle Henry Co Ind on March 4 1840 His parents Henry and Esther Hoover Shroyer were natives respectively of Pennsylvania and Wayne County Ind and of German English extraction

    Mr Shroyer's educational training was received in the common schools of his native county and at the age of seventeen he became salesman in a dry goods house at New Castle in which capacity he continued until his twentieth year He then entered the First Bank of New Castle as book keeper and one year later came Logansport and engaged in the grocery and jobbing trade in partnership with L H Hicks and DC Elliott This firm until 1871 when Hicks retired and AL Pogue became a partner and the firm known as Elliott Pogue & Shroyer lasted until 1879 In the latter year JT Elliott purchased an interest Pogue retiring and the house is at present known as that of Elliott & Co This is one of the most successful wholesale houses northern Indiana and the business is constantly increasing

    Mr Shroyer takes the first rank in this city as an energetic man He is watchful and systematic in all his transactions and noted for his financial ability and for his prompt and dealing He has accumulated a handsome competency by industry and unswerving integrity He is in strong sympathy with the Republican party and is recognized as one of its standard bearers in Cass County

    Mr Shroyer was married January 12 1864 to Miss Helen E Clift of New Castle Two children have been born to the marriage viz Fannie and Lottie - History of Cass County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present edited by Thomas B. Helm

    Alexander Rotheus Shroyer, son of Henry and Esther ( Hoover) Shroyer, was born March 4, 1840, and died at Logansport. Indiana. May 22, 1901.

    He received a good common school and academic education in New Castle and then entered upon a business career. He was for a time a clerk in his father's store and afterwards became the first bookkeeper of the First National Bank of New Castle, at the time of its organization. He next went to Fairbury, Illinois, where he spent several years in the employ of Americus L. Pogue, whose wife, Mrs. Fannie Pogue, was the daughter of Henry Shroyer's sister, Emeline Thomas. Mrs. Thomas died in Richmond, Indiana, in August, 1893, and is buried in Earlham Cemetery, at that place.

    In 1861 Alexander R. Shroyer went to Logansport, where he and his father in association with Lewis Hicks and Dewitt C. Elliott, purchased the wholesale grocery of Robert P. and William H. Murphey, which they carried on under the name of Hicks, Elliott and Shroyer (1866) until Henry Shroyer and Lewis Hicks disposed of their interests, the first named to Dewitt C. Elliott and the last named to Americus L. Pogue, the style of the firm becoming Elliott, Pogue and Shroyer (1871). Later Jehu T. Elliott, who was an employee of the firm and who represented the interests of Mr. Pogue therein, bought out the latter and the firm style was changed to Elliott. Shroyer and Company (1879). Later to Elliott and Company (1891) and then to The Jehu T. Elliott Company (since 1897).

    In 1889 Alexander R. Shroyer disposed of his entire interest in the business to Dewitt C. and Jehu T. Elliott and later, after the death of Dewitt C. Elliott, the firm became Elliott and Company, the interest of the deceased partner passing to his son, William M., and his widow, Sophronia J. Elliott. After a few years, this partnership was dissolved, Jehu T. Elliott, bis son, Henry Shroyer Elliott, and his nephew, William Murphey Ellott, becoming and remaining the sole owners of the business, the firm name being "The J. T. Elliott Company."

    In this connection it is proper to state that all of the parties, except Americus L. Pogue, who had connection with this first wholesale grocery business in Logansport, were previously (Henry Shroyer continuously) business men of New Castle. Robert P. Murphey was a son of the late Clement Murphey and the son-in-law of the late Eli Murphey; William H. Murphey is the eldest son of Eli Murphey and is now connected with the New Castle Box Factory; Dewitt C. Elliott and Jehu T. Elliott were natives of Wayne County, nephews of Judge Jehu T. Elliott, the eminent Indiana jurist, and were for a long time in the retail grocery business in New Castle; Lewis Hicks was, prior to his removal to Logansport, in the hardware business in New Castle; Mrs. Sophronia J. Elliott is a daughter of the late William Murphey, pioneer merchant of New Castle and for many years president of the First National Bank of that place. She was born and reared in New Castle and with her son, William M., and daughter, Louie, resides at Logansport. Americus L. Pogue, now and for many years a prominent citizen of Richmond, resided for a short time in Logansport.

    Alexander R. Shroyer was a splendid business man, an expert accountant and in the unravelling and straightening out of tangled partnership matters had few if any equals. He had hosts of warm personal friends and held them to him with hooks of steel. He was, if anything, over-generous and no one ever applied to him for assistance and was turned away.

    He was married to Helen, daughter of Elisha and Charlotte (Jennings) Clift, at New Castle, Indiana, January 12, 1864. To them were born three children; Fannie, now wife of Emil Keller, landlord of the new Barnett hotel, Logansport; Willie, who died in infancy; and Lottie, now wife of Claud Wise, a merchant of Logansport. The latter live with and keep house for their mother who was rendered almost helpless by a stroke of paralysis, several years ago.

    Mr. Shroyer was a senator from Cass County in the Indiana General Assembly, serving during the Fifty fifth and Fifty sixth regular sessions, 18S7-1889. He was a prominent Republican of Logansport and Cass County and was delegate to the Republican National Convention at Minneapolis in 1892, when Benjamin Harrison was nominated for a second term as president. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, having been initiated into the order by New Castle Lodge, Number 91. One who knew him well has said of his life and character; "He was noted for his kindness of heart, for his sympathy with the distressed and the suffering, for his steadfast friendship, for his generosity, for his honorable dealing and for his unswerving integrity." - Hazzard's history of Henry county, Indiana, 1822-1906 (Volume 2)


married January 12, 1865 New Castle, henry county Indiana Helen Clift BIRTH 8 Nov 1840 DEATH 23 Feb 1908 BURIAL Mount Hope Cemetery Logansport, Cass County, Indiana PLOT 13-1077 -03 daughter of Elisha Helen, daughter of Elisha Clift and Charlotte Jennings They Had: Frances "Fannie" Shroyer BIRTH 1 Dec 1865 DEATH 29 Oct 1943 BURIAL Mount Hope Cemetery Logansport, Cass County, Indiana PLOT 13-1077 -08 married now wife of Emil Keller

Willie Shroyer Birth abt 1866 probably Henry county Indiana and died in infancy

Charlotte "Lottie" B Shroyer Birth: Oct 14, 1874 Indiana Death: 19 Apr 1959 Los Angeles county California BURIAL Mount Hope Cemetery Logansport, Cass County, Indiana PLOT 13-1077 -07 married 14 Oct 1895 Cass County, Indiana Claud Omer Wise BIRTH 6 Jan 1872 DEATH 14 Dec 1944 BURIAL Mount Hope Cemetery Logansport, Cass County, Indiana PLOT 13-1077 -05

 Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001 
Name:	Alexander R Shroyer
Gender:	Male
Event Type:	Marriage Registration (Marriage)
Marriage Licence Date:	12 Jan 1865
Marriage Licence Place:	Indiana, United States
Spouse:	Helen E Clift
FHL Film Number:	001887509

Year: 1870; Census Place: Logansport, Cass, Indiana; 
Roll: M593_302; Page: 215A; Family History Library Film: 545801
Name:	Alexander Shroyer
Age in 1870:	30
Birth Year:	abt 1840
Birthplace:	Indiana
Dwelling Number:	999
Home in 1870:	Logansport, Cass, Indiana
Race:	White
Gender:	Male
Occupation:	Whole Sale Grocer
Male Citizen over 21:	Y
Personal Estate Value:	11000
Real Estate Value:	4000
Inferred Spouse:	Ellen E Shroyer
Inferred Children:	Fannie C Shroyer
Household Members:	
Name	Age
Alexander Shroyer	30
Ellen E Shroyer	29
Fannie C Shroyer	4

 Indiana, Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993 
Name:	Lotta B. Shroyer
Gender:	Female
Marriage Date:	14 Oct 1895
Marriage Place:	Cass County, Indiana
Spouse:	Claud O. Wise
FHL Film Number:	1987539
Reference ID:	387

Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011 
Name:	Alexander R Shroyer
Gender:	Male
Race:	White
Birth Place:	New Castle Ind
Death Date:	22 May 1901
Death Place:	Logansport, Cass, Indiana, USA
Father:	Henry Shroyer

California, Death Index, 1940-1997 
Name:	Lottie S Wise [Lottie S Shroyer] 
Gender:	Female
Birth Date:	10 Oct 1874
Birth Place:	Indiana
Death Date:	19 Apr 1959
Death Place:	Los Angeles
Mother's Maiden Name:	Clift
Father's Surname:	Shroyer








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