Matthias Shepler

Matthias Shepler ( born November 11, 1790 at Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, † April 7, 1863 in Navarre, Ohio ) was an American politician of the Democratic Party. March 4, 1837 to March 3, 1839, he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 18th Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


Shepler was born in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. He went to school there. He served in the British -American War. In 1818 he moved to Ohio to where he settled in Stark County and henceforth dedicated. He was umpire for 30 years or served as a Commissioner. In 1829 he sat in the House of Representatives from Ohio and 1832 in the State Senate.

From 1837 to 1839 he was then a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. For re-election he did not line up.

In 1860 he moved to Navarre, where he died in 1863. He was buried at the Shepler Church Cemetery near Navarre. Shepler was married three times and had a total of 7 children.