Shannon Fraunfelter Shannon Fraunfelter was born in Green township, Ross County, Ohio, February 2, 1863, and when but a child removed with family to Allen County. They settled on the farm of 100 acres, which is admirably situated on the Allentown road within two and a half miles of Lima in section 28, German township, where Shannon Fraunfelter is engaged in carrying on agricultural operations. He is meeting with much success in the management of the homestead. He also makes a specialty of breeding Shorthorn cattle and at the present time is acknowledged to have the finest herd in Allen County. He is a son of the late Israel Fraunfelter, a member of a family that stands very high in the county. Israel Fraunfelter was born July 17, 1834, in Salt Creek township, Pickaway County, Ohio, and was a son of John Adam and Saloma (Markel) Fraunfelter, natives of Pennsylvania. He was reared in Pickaway County and there he attended the district schools and grew to manhood a well-informed farmer. On November 4, 1855, he was married to Sabra Patrick, of Pickaway County, Ohio, who died in 1859. To this marriage two children were born, one of whom died in infancy; the other is Frank Fraunfelter, the well-known superintendent of the Allen County Infirmary. On February 15, 1860, Mr Fraunfelter was married to Laannah Goodman, a daughter of John and Sarah (Weaver) Goodman, of Hocking County, Ohio. To this marriage were born these children: Otis, residing in Allentown, who married Eliza Baxter; Shannon, the subject of this sketch; Milton, deceased at the age of five months; James, who married Etta Crites and is engaged in farming in Amanda township; and Mary Alpha, who is a graduate of Lima College and now a teacher of Latin and Greek in the same. On September 1, 1865, Israel Fraunfelter and family settled on the farm now conducted by our subject. He died on his farm January 22, 1892, and was laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima. His widow and his son, Shannon and daughter, Mary Alpha, continue to reside on the old homestead. The family belongs to the Evangelical Lutheran Church, of Elida.