Matthias Shepler Edit Profile
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 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.
He served as member of the Ohio House of Representatives in 1829.