Samuel Shock, a prominent citizen of Clear Creek Township, was born in Montgomery County, Ohio, July 23, 1847. He was the son of Adam and Mary (France) Shock, the former a native of Huntington County, PA, and the latter a native of Botetourt County, VA. He was raised upon a farm in his native county. In 1864 he came to Huntington County and engaged in farming in Clear Creek Township. He thus continued until 1872, since which time his attention has been chiefly been given to saw milling. He was married February 18, 1859, to Lydia Freehafer, who was born in Wayne County, Ohio, February 8, 1839, and was the daughter of Augustus and Sophia (Briner) Freehafer, the former a native of Berks County, PA, and the latter a native of Wayne County, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Shock are the parents of ten children, as follows: Mary C., Joseph H., John, Frank, Sarah A., Emma, Samuel A., Hattie, Maggie, and Lizzie, two of whom, Sarah A., and Emma, died, aged respectively, eighteen months, and nine years. In politics Mr. Shock is a Democrat, and a reliable and influential man.
History of Huntington County, Indiana. (Brant & Fuller: Chicago) 1887. Biographical Sketches of Clear Creek Township. Page 594.