Have Ake/Shearer info:Amanda B. 12 Aug 1851 Canton, Stark Co, OH, D. 1921 Ft.Wayne, IN.Married Hubbard Shearer in 1868 Stark Co, OH and moved to IN.John Ake, Sr. married Cora Shearer, their son H.Ross Ake wrote his family history (I have a copy).He refers to a book "History of Stark Co" by Wm. Henry Perrin, which names many of the pioneers of Osnaburg Twp, i.e. Kitt, Sluss, Frank Ake, Douglas Wilson, Peter Bortz, Michael Engle, Sas. Leepeer, Wm. Nailer, John Studebaker, Henry Borman, John Criswell and the Shearers, all came prior to the War of 1812.Most of these, if not all, were "Thrifty Tillers of the soil coming from PA."