John Henry Shedaker, son of John (q. v.) and Elizabeth (Rodman) Shedaker, was born in Burlington, New Jersey, April 15, 1831, and died in March, 1887. He was reared on the home farm and received a good common school education. He followed in the footsteps of his father in selecting an occupation, and became a farmer. Following the custom of his section, his farming was principally along the line of vegetables and small fruit culture. To this he added the manufacture of pickles, establishing the business so firmly that it is still a profitable feature of the business of his son, William B. Shedaker. He erected a factory and did a successful business as long as he lived, and retained an active personal interest in his business affairs up to the time of his death. In politics he belonged to the Republican party, and served as township committeeman and surveyor of highways. He was an active, interested member of the Patrons of Husbandry, holding membership in Burlington Garage; and was a member of Burlington Lodge, No. 22, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Mr. Shedaker married Mary Borton, born near Moorestown, New Jersey, in 1832. Children: 1. Frederick W., now a farmer of Burlington county, New Jersey; married Lizzie Scott; children: Walter, John and Parker. 2. Hannah, deceased. 3. William B., see forward. 4. Elizabeth, deceased; was wife of Charles Parker, a farmer of Burlington county, New Jersey. 5. Sarah M., resides with her mother in Camden, New Jersey. 6. Amy married Edward Johnson, since divorced; she resides in Camden, New Jersey, with her daughter, Mary Johnson.
(II) William B., third child of John H. and Mary (Borton) Shedaker, was born in Burlington, New Jersey, September 5, 1865. He received a good education in the public schools of Burlington, and grew up on the farm, learning all the details of farming as practiced in that section and of his father's manufacturing. He chose the latter as his principal line of effort, and has established himself firmly in a most profitable line of pickled fruits and vegetables. He annually contracts with neighboring farmers for the raising and delivering to him of small cucumbers and other products for pickling, to an amount surprisingly large. His goods are well and favorably known in the different surrounding markets. This line of business is inherent in the family, as Jacob D. Shedaker, of the fourth generation, built and operated successfuly [sic] the first cannery for small fruits in Burlington, although the manufacture of an exclusive line of pickles and condiments began with John Henry Shedaker, of the preceding generation. In politics Mr. Shedaker is Republican, and has taken active part in his township government. For two years he has been chairman of the township committee; since 1903 president of the township board of health; and in 1909 a member of the Burlington county grand jury. His religious connection is with the Methodist Episcopal church, and fraternally he is united with Burlington Lodge, No. 22, Independent Order of Odd Fellows; Burlington Lodge, No. 996, Benevolent an Rayd Protective Order of Elks, and Burlington Grange, No. 150, Patrons of Husbandry. He married, July 12, 1883, Hannah E., daughter of Peter F. and Mary A. (Kimble) Mattson, of Burlington township, Burlington county, New Jersey. Mr. and Mrs. Shedaker are the parents of five children: 1. Hannah May, born February 4, 1886. 2. Raymond B., January 20, 1888; married Lilly Risley, May 11, 1909. 3. Florence M., June 19, 1890. 4. Vernie E., July 25, 1892. 5. J. Earl, February 4, 1896.