Portraits of Pioneers: William Henry Shrier (1849 – 1936)

Portraits of Pioneers: William Henry Shrier (1849 – 1936)

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A snippet from a 1906 plat map showing W. Henry Shrier’s farm near the upper right corner.

William Henry Shrier

6 Aug 1849 — 1936 (aged 86–87)


The following is an excerpt from a book published by Chapman Brothers, 1884.

William [Henry] Shrier, farmer, section 35, Flynn Township, was born Aug. 6, [1849], in Middlesex Co., Ont. He is the son of Jacob and Mary (Motter) Shrier, natives of Germany. Mr. Shrier remained at home until he was 26 years old, during the last six years of which he was engaged as a grist-mill assistant with his brother-in-law. He was married Feb. 11, 1875, to Sarah Foster, a native of Middlesex County, where she was born Dec. 28, 1856. After his marriage, he was employed for five years in a grist-mill in his native county. In 1879 he came to Michigan and purchased 80 acres of land on section [thirty-]five, Flynn Township. The place was under partial improvement, and he has increased his estate by an additional purchase of 120 acres. Of this, he has placed 70 acres under cultivation. In political faith and action, he is a Republican. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Shrier are named Delman, Cephas and Mary O.

Portrait and Biographical Album of Sanilac County; Containing Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Citizens of the County. Chicago, Chapman Brothers, 1884.

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2 Replies to “Portraits of Pioneers: William Henry Shrier (1849 – 1936)”

    1. I believe it is “A. Morrison”, which is an area surname. If my information is correct, this would most likely refer to “Arthur Burham Morrison” who is the ancestor of someone that I know in the Omard area. Both he and his wife are buried in the cemetery next door to where he lived (based on that map). His daughter, Nettie Pearl Morrison married Benjamin Isles, who was the supervisor of Flynn Township around the 1940s. Ben was responsible for preserving much of the area history in writing.

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