COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
As recorded in Genealogy Records in Union County Court House

 
GEORGE HAUCK SHECKLER,  one  of  the  best  known  and  most  popular  men  of  West Buffalo township, Union County, is a farmer as far as owning a good farm is concerned, but his occupation is that of a lecturer, in which he has evinced rare ability.  He also uses a stereopticon to illustrate the subjects of his discourse.  Mr. Sheckler was born September 21, 1851, in  the  house  where he resides, it being the old ancestral home of the Haucks, his maternal ancestors.   He was the only child of Conrad and Mary A. (Hauck)  Sheckler,   honored  and  valued  citizens  of  Union County.  She was the eldest child and only daughter of George and Mary (Moyers) Hauck, who died in Union County, the latter at the advanced age of ninety years,  and  both were  laid  to  rest in the Mifflinburg cemetery. By trade the grandfather was a shoemaker.   
      Conrad Sheckler,  the father of our project,  took a prominent and active part in public affairs.  Being elected justice of  the peace in 1854,  he  acceptably filled  that office for forty years,  or until 1894, when succeeded by his son,   who  still holds the office to the satisfaction of all concerned.    The latter attended the public schools of Union County,   but also  received valuable  instruction from his father,   who in early life followed the teacher's profession.     He also learned surveying  with  his  father,   who for nearly half a century followed that  occupation in  Union County.    In 1858 Conrad Sheckler planted the first vineyard in West Buffalo Township,   and two years previous had also set out a  fine  peach  orchard.      He was a progressive, enterprising man, and was widely and favorably known.   On July 7, 1896,   he departed this life at the age of seventy-three years,  surviving his wife about two years, her death occurring October 28, 1894, when she  had  reached  the  age of  seventy.    For  three  terms,  from  1873  until  1875, George H. Sheckler  successfully   engaged  in  teaching,   but  at  the  end  of  that  time entered  the lecture field, and has since devoted most of his energies  to  that  calling.     In the fall of 1880 he married Miss Hannah C. Miller,   the  accomplished  and  beautiful  daughter of  Josiah Miller,    a  teacher  of  Northumberland County, Penn.,  who died in the spring o f  1878,   in Milton,    where  his  remains  were  interred.     Her mother's death occurred in 1884,   and she was buried at  Mifflinburg.     Six children grace  the  union  of our subject and his estimable  wife,    whose names and dates of  birth  are as  follows:    Linn, September 26, 1881;   Harold, August 31, 1883;   Lulu, July 8, 1886;   Mary A., March 3, 1889;  Alvin, August 16, 1891; and   Bruce, November 26, 1893.      They  have  been  called  upon  to  mourn  the  loss  of   one child--Lulu,  who died November 2, 1887.
         In his political affiliations, Mr.Sheckler is a stalwart Republican, and in religious views is a Unitarian. Although he cares nothing for official distinction, he has served six  years  as  school  director,   and in that capacity did much to advance the educational interests of  his  community.    Progressive and fully abreast with the times in every particular,  he and his wife occupy an enviable position  in  social  circles,  and their attractive home is ever open for the reception of their many friends.