Henry Shock, one of the worthy citizens of Clear Creek Township, was born in Montgomery County, Ohio, November 12, 1835. He was the fifth of seven children born to Adam and Mary (France) Shock, with who he remained working upon the farm until he was twenty-three years of age. He was married March 15, 1859, to Mary Flora, who was born in Montgomery County, Ohio, February 25, 1842. She was the daughter of Joseph and Rosina (Bennett) Flora, natives of Pennsylvania and Kentucky, respectively. In 1864, Mr. And Mrs. Shock came to this country and settled where they now live. They are the parents of eleven children, all of whom are living. They are: Ezra F., Sarah A., Clara, Cora E., Rosella, Joseph H., William A., David W., Harvey M., Jennie M., and Minnie H. Mr. and Mrs. Shock are members of the German Baptist Church. In politics the former is a Democrat. He was elected trustee of his township in 1884, and served one term to the satisfaction of the public. He is an industrious and successful farmer, and he and wife are among the worthy and esteemed citizens of the county.
History of Huntington County, Indiana. (Brant & Fuller: Chicago) 1887. Biographical Sketches of Clear Creek Township. Pages 593-4.