William H. Sheek, an industrious farmer of Pleasant Township, was born on the old Sheek homestead, where he now lives, July 16, 1859, and was the son of John B. and Sarah (Kinnick) Sheek, mention of whom appears elsewhere. He was reared on the old home place, and was married August 8, 1880, to Elzora Park. She was born in this county in December, 1861, and was the daughter of Daniel and Emeline (Brunnemer) Park. Mr. and Mrs. Sheek entered upon their married life on a farm in Pleasant Township, and their home has been in that township ever since; they have occupied the old homestead since the spring of 1887. Mr. Sheek owns forty acres of good land, over helf of which is in cultivation. He and wife have three children: Letitia Dell, born June 11, 1881; Cordelia Bryant, April 26, 1883; and Roy Clifford, born September 13, 1887, all of whom are living. Mr. Sheek and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.