The Descendants of Maria Elizabeth Schäffer Emigrant to America.
This book is out of print. Thanks to Herman Witthoft, Sr.,
who gave permission to use excerpts from the Schaffer book.

Genealogical Research by
Herman W. Witthoft, Sr.
141 Hudson Ave.
Chatham, NY 12037-1431

Photo: Fritz Vogt drawing of residence of Wellington and Ida (Finkle) Shafer, Argusville, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, November 15, 1890.

Wellington Shafer's mother had been living there since August 9, 1867 (Sophia Kilts Shafer - Mrs. Daniel D. Shafer). She had been caring for her elderly father, John Kilts, son of Adam Kilts, who had come from Stone Arabia in 1790 and settled in Sharon. John Kilts died October 23, 1869.
Picture now in possession of Ruth Witthoft Glass of San Jose, CA.
Photography courtesy of Rev. Charles M. Witthoft, Fresno, CA.

Note: e-mail from Kerry Wilson

Please note an error in the Schaeffer family notes. George Eli Casselman married SALLY Merkley of Williamsburgh, NOT Sarah Merkley of Matilda.
Thank you.
Kerry Wilson
Ottawa, Canada

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