Samuel Sheuster


SAMUEL SHEUSTER, a highly respected citizen of Toronto, was born October 29, 1831. He is the son of Michael Sheuster, a native of Pennsylvania. The latter was a cabinet-maker by trade and followed that for a number of years, and then began running a ferry, and was engaged in that business until his death in 1862. He was married to Elizabeth, daughter of Michael Myers, a sketch of whom appears elsewhere, and they had five sons and three daughters, of whom three survive. His wife passed away in 1879. Samuel Sheuster, in his youth learned the trade of brick masonry and after following that about five years, was engaged in teaming until April, 1889 when he began the business of ferrying. All his life has been spent in Toronto, and he is regarded as an industrious and worthy citizen. In 1854 he was married to Amanda J., daughter of William Porter, by whom he had four children: John, William B., Jennie E. and Annie, of whom one is deceased. He and wife are members of the Methodist Protestant church, of Toronto. In politics, Mr. Sheuster is a republican.

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