By Rosalie Yoakam
John Shroyer, an important figure in the history of Oakwood, was born in 1794 in Frederick County, Maryland.
Accompanied by his brother Jacob, he moved to
John met Elizabeth Shonk who had moved to
John Shroyer and Elizabeth Shonk were married in 1817. They had six children.
The Shroyers first bought 160 acres of land on the east side of
John was a Jeffersonian Democrat and a member of the German Reformed Church. He was a strong supporter of education.
The Shroyer farm house was at
The house was torn down in 1960 and an apartment building built in its place.
John Shroyer died in 1876 and Elizabeth in 1895. Both are buried in David's Cemetery.