03/12/1835 - 10/28/1913

SHIRK, John Hoffman, a Representative from Lancaster County; born, March 12, 1835 in Lancaster County, Pa.; private, Company E, 79th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1861-1865, Civil War: prisoner of war, Libby, Danville, Andersonville and Belle Isle, 1863-1865); teacher; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in a Special Election, February 3, 1866; Sworn-In, February 6, 1866 to serve the remaining 1866 term; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1867 term; farmer; clerk, office of the commissioners, Lancaster County (1869); elected, register of deeds, Faulk County, South Dakota (1889-1892); died, October 28, 1913 in Faulkton, Faulk County, South Dakota; interred, Faulkton Cemetery, Faulkton, Faulk County, South Dakota.


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