Generation Five, Part Five

375. Catharina SHAFER-2222 (Tewalt (Dewalt) SHAFER, Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 23 Sep 1791 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 11 Oct 1791 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 1849.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Dewald Schaffer, Eliesabeht" Sponsors: "Adam Buchal, Catharina"

MARRIAGE: Recorded: Old Lutheran Church (Zion), Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA, by Rev. Augustus Wacherhagen. "John Ward, Catharine Shaefer"

Catharina married (MRIN:1196) John WARD-3359 on 23 Dec 1810 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. John was born about 1790.

They had the following children:

1211 F i. Maria WARD-4350 was born 1 Nov 1811 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USAa nd was christened 26 Dec 1811 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "John Ward & Katy" Sponsors: "David Schaefer & Eva"

1212 M ii. Benjamin WARD-4351 was born 17 Jul 1813 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 15 Aug 1813 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "John Ward & Catherine" Sponsors: "Adam Shafer, Lena"

1213 F iii. Anna Eliza WARD-4352 was born 23 May 1815 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 25 Jun 1815 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "John Ward & Catharine" Sponsors: "Adam Shafer & Betsey Ward"

1214 F iv. Sebrina WARD-4354 was born 9 Mar 1817 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 1817 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "JohnWard, Caty" Sponsors: "Henry Werner, Maria Van Dyke"

1215 M v. William Henry WARD-4353 was born 21 Aug 1819 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA and was christened 26 Sep 1819 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 8 Jan 1864 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1864in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "John Ward & Caty" Sponsors: ParentsBURIAL: Cemetery in Warnerville, T-Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Cemetery uphill behind old schoolhouse. Now the directions are up hill behind NY State Police barracks.

TOMBSTONE: Inscription reads: "Catherine Foland, wife of Wm. H. Ward, died Jan 8, 1864,aged 42 yrs 1 mo 21 days." I think this is William's wife.

William married (MRIN:2360) Catherine FOLAND-4488 about 1840 in , , NY,USA. Catherine was born 18 Nov 1821. She died 8 Jan 1864 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1864 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY,USA.

BURIAL: Warnerville Cemetery, "up hill behind old schoolhouse"; now up hill behind NYSPolice barracks, Warnerville, T-Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

TOMBSTONE: Inscription reads: "Catherine Foland, wife of Wm H. Ward, died, Jan 8, 1864,aged 42yrs 1mo 21days". (Date of birth computed by genealogy program Personal AncestralFile to be 18 November 1821.)

1216 M vi. Hiram WARD-4355 was born 29 Mar 1826 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USAand was christened 14 May 1826 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY USA. Parents:"John A. Ward, Caty" Sponsors: "Jacob Rickert, Polly Monk"

377. Barney (Barent) SHAFER-2205 (Tewalt (Dewalt) SHAFER, Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 15 Mar 1796 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 9 Sep 1869 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 12 Sep 1869 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

MARRIAGE: Recorded: Old Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. (Zion Lutheran Church) by Rev. Augustus Wackerhagen, Pastor. "Barent Shafer, Polly Volland"

BURIAL: Warnerville Cemetery, T-Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Located up hill behind old schoolhouse which is now a dwelling. (It is up the hill behind the NYS Police sub-station and across the road from the US Post Office.)

TOMBSTONE: Inscription reads: "Barney Shafer, Died Sept 9, 1869, aged 73 yrs 5 mos 24 days"

CENSUS: 1860 USA Gives his age as 69. This would make his d/o/b, 1791, not 1796. This is incorrect, though.

Barney married (MRIN:17) Polly (Voland) FOLAND-2206, daughter of Henrich FOLAND-37043 and Anna Maria-37662 (MRIN:1187), on 18 Feb 1816 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Polly was born 18 Oct 1792 in , Columbia Co., NY, USA. She died 13 Nov 1878 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 16 Nov 1878 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

CENSUS: 1860 USA Gives her age as 64 years. This would make her d/o/b 1796 and not 1792. It almost seems that Barney's and Polly's dates of birth are switched, his 1792, instead of 1796, and hers 1796, instead of 1792.

BURIAL: Warnerville Cemetery, T-Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Cemetery is located up hill behind old schoolhouse.

TOMBSTONE: Inscription reads: "Look to Jesus", "Polly, wife of Barney Shafer, died Nov 13 1878, aged 86 yrs 27 dys."

Barney and Polly had the following children:

+ 1217 F i. Betsy SHAFER-2207 was born 22 May 1816 and died 22 Jun 1845.1218 M ii. James Henry SHAFER-2208 was born 18 Feb 1818 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA and was christened 1820 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 4Jul 1832 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried Jul 1832 in Richmondville,Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded in the personal records of Rev. John Daniel Shafer, pastor, Reformed Church, Schoharie. Parents: "Barend Shafer, Polly, his wife" Sponsors: "Peter Shafer, Betsy, his wife"

BURIAL: Warnerville Cemetery, T-Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Located up hillbehind old school house, now NYS Police Barracks. "James H., son of Barney & Polly Shafer,d July 4 1832, age 12 Yrs. 4 mo 4 das.".

+ 1219 M iii. Daniel D. SHAFER-19 was born 21 May 1822 and died 13 Feb 1860.

1220 M iv. David Hiram SHAFER-2209 was born 30 Oct 1826 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA and was christened 1826 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died12 Dec 1863 in , , NY, USA and was buried 1864 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA.

BIRTH: It is written in the Shafer Holy Bible, "Oct 20 1826".BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA, in the personalrecords of the Rev. John Daniel Shafer, Pastor. Parents: "Barend Shafer, Polly, his wife"Sponsors: "F & M"BURIAL: Warnerville Cemetery, T-Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Located up hillbehind old schoolhouse.TOMBSTONE: Inscription reads: "David H. Shafer, Died Dec 12 1863, aged 38 yrs 2 mos 13days".

1221 F v. Caty Mariah SHAFER-2210 was born 31 Oct 1826 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA and was christened 1826 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BIRTH: It is written in the Shafer Holy Bible, "Oct 30 1826".

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA, in the personalrecords of the Rev. John Daniel Shafer, Pastor. Parents: "Barend Shafer, Polly, his wife" Sponsors: "F & M"

1222 M vi. Abraham SHAFER-2211 was born 15 Apr 1828 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 23 Apr 1828 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Hedied 16 Apr 1841 in , , NY, USA.

BIRTH: It is written in the Shafer Holy Bible, "April 23 1828".BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA, in the personalrecords of Rev. John Daniel Shafer, Pastor. Parents: "Barend Shafer, Polly, his wife" Sponsors:"F & M"

1223 F vii. Nancy SHAFER-2212 was born 15 Apr 1828 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 23 Apr 1828 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BIRTH: It is written in the Shafer Holy Bible, "April 23 1828".BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA, in the personalrecords of Rev. John Daniel Shafer, Pastor. Parents: "Barend Shafer, Polly, his wife".Sponsors: "F & M".

Nancy married (MRIN:1189) John TATOR (MF)-4158. John was born about 1828.

+ 1224 F viii. Sally (Sarah) SHAFER-2214 was born 11 Feb 1831 and died 1914.

+ 1225 M ix. Lewis SHAFER-2213 was born 25 Feb 1835 and died 1914.

378. Peter J. SHAFER-2224 (Tewalt (Dewalt) SHAFER, Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 22 Jun 1800 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 8 Jan 1874 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1874 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

DEATH: Found a source which I didn't document which says: Death "8 January 1874, 77-1-3".

BURIAL: Cobleskill Rural Cemetery, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

TOMBSTONE: "Peter T., died 8 January 1874, aged 77 yrs. 1 mo. 3 days." Personal Ancestral File computes d/o/b to be 5 December 1796.

Peter married (1-MRIN:1197) Elizabeth Betsey BORST-2230, daughter of Peter I. BORST-16273 and Eleanor FERGUSON-49522 (MRIN:1204), on 2 May 1818. Elizabeth was born 27 Nov 1799 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 12 Jan 1800 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 16 Jul 1849 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 19 Jul 1849 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Peter Borst, Nellly Forgesen" Sponsors: None listed

DEATH: Found a reference, didn't document source, which said: Death "16 July 1849, 49-7-19". "7 1/2 a.m." !

BURIAL: Cemetery in Warnerville, T-Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY USA - "Up hill behind old school house". Now, "up hill behind NY State Police Barracks".

TOMBSTONE: "Betsy Borst, wife of Peter T. Shafer, died July 16 1849 (looks like 1859), aged 49 years 7 mos 19 ds". (Inscription, "Betsy Borst" difficult to read.)

D.A.R. RECORD: There is also an "Elizabeth , his wife, died 16 Jul 1849, aged 49 yrs. 7 mo. 19 days." listed in the D.A.R record of the Cobleskill Rural Cemetery, Cobleskill, Schoahrie Co., NY USA. Is this the same person? Grave moved from Warnerville to Cobleskill Rural? Graves have been moved out of Warnerville. D/O/B computed by Personal Ancestral File is 27 November 1799.

Peter and Elizabeth had the following children:

+ 1226 F i. Betsey Maria SHAFER-3360 was born 8 Jan 1821 and died 19 Oct 1857.

1227 F ii. Amanda SHAFER-3361 was born 30 Aug 1822 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 1822 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 9 Apr1876 in , , NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, in the personal Sponsors: "F & M" I'M NOT SURE IF THIS CHILD AMANDA IS A DAUGHTER OF THESETWO PEOPLE. MOTHER IS GIVEN AS ELISABETH INSTEAD OF BETSY. LEAVE HERE FOR THE PRESENT (4/92)

.+ 1228 M iii. Sylvester SHAFER-3362 was born 17 Oct 1824 and died 1863.

1229 F iv. Margaret Elenor SHAFER-3363 was born 16 Oct 1826 in Cobleskill, SchoharieCo., NY, USA and was christened 1826 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA, in the personalrecords of the Rev. John Daniel Shafer, Pastor. Parents: "Peter J. Shafer, Betsy, his wife"Sponsors: "F & M"

1230 M v. William Madison SHAFER-3364 was born 25 May 1828 in Cobleskill, SchoharieCo., NY, USA and was christened 1828 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Hedied 29 May 1831 in , , NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA, in the personalrecords of the Rev. John Daniel Shafer, Pastor. Parents: "Peter J. Shafer, Betsy, his wife"Sponsors: "F & M"

1231 M vi. Harmon Henry SHAFER-3365 was born 25 Mar 1830 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA and was christened 1830 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA, in the personalrecords of the Rev. John Daniel Shafer, Pastor. Parents: "Peter J. Shafer, Elisabeth" Sponsors: "F & M"

1232 F vii. Wealthy SHAFER-3366 was born 26 Apr 1832 in , , NY, USA. She died in Milford,Otsego Co., NY, USA.Wealthy married (MRIN:1885) Gilbert FOX-3369 about 1850. Gilbert was bornabout 1830.

+ 1233 M viii. Kasson SHAFER-3367 was born 7 May 1834 and died 18 Jul 1918.

1234 F ix. Martha SHAFER-3416 was born 23 Oct 1836 in , , NY, USA.Martha married (MRIN:708) TRUAX-1331 about 1856. TRUAX was born about1836.

1235 F x. Eva Ann SHAFER-3417 was born 4 Mar 1840 in , , NY, USA.Peter also married (2-MRIN:1198) Jane WALKER-3968. Jane was born about 1836. She died 21Mar 1883.

They had the following children:

1236 M xi. Herbert A. SHAFER-3419 was born 23 May 1855 in , , NY, USA.

1237 M xii. Willie A. SHAFER-3418 was born 11 Sep 1856 in , , NY, USA.

381. Nancy Anna SHAFER-2227 (Tewalt (Dewalt) SHAFER, Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 8 Apr 1806 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 29 Apr 1806 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Anna Schaefer, geb 8 Apr" Parents: "Dewald Schaefer, Elisabeth" Sponsor: "Peter Bellinger" (Only one listed.)

MARRIAGE: Recorded: Reformed Church of Lawyersville, T-Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Joseph Holmes married to Nancy Shaver"

Nancy married (MRIN:1201) Joseph HOLMES-4052, son of James HOLMES-4048 and Mercy HUNT-4049 (MRIN:2230), on 15 Feb 1824 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Joseph was born about 1798 in , , NY, USA.

BIRTH: Not certain as to whether he was born in New Jersy or New York. Martha Foland says New York.

Joseph and Nancy had the following children:

1238 M i. James HOLMES-4056 was born about 1825.

1239 F ii. Cornelia HOLMES-4057 was born about 1827.

1240 F iii. Armantha HOLMES-4058 was born about 1829.

1241 F iv. Sarah Jane HOLMES-4059 was born about 1831.

1242 M v. Harmon W. HOLMES-4060 was born about 1833.

1243 M vi. Asher HOLMES-4061 was born about 1835.

1244 F vii. Rebecca HOLMES-4062 was born about 1837.Rebecca married (MRIN:2239) Gamaliel DOAN-4064 on 1850. Gamaliel was bornabout 1837.

1245 M viii. Frank HOLMES-4063 was born about 1839.

382. David J. SHAFER-2228 (Tewalt (Dewalt) SHAFER, Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 1809 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 20 May 1809 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Dewald Schaefer, Elisabeth" Sponsors: "David Schaefer, Eva"

MARRIAGE: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Recorded in the personal records of Rev. John Daniel Shafer. "David J. Shafer, 21 years old, Cobleskill, farmer and Nancy Truly Mann, 19 years old, Cobleskill" Witnesses: "Abraham Mann, John Jost Mills"

David married (MRIN:1202) Nancy Truly MANN-2253 on 15 Jan 1831 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Nancy was born about 1811.

They had the following children:

+ 1246 M i. Kasson SCHAEFFER-36475 was born about 1832 and died 1873.

383. Rebecca SHAFER-2229 (Tewalt (Dewalt) SHAFER, Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 6 Apr 1812 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 5 Jun 1812 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Dewald Schaefer, Elisabeth" Sponsors: "Joseph Schaefer, Dorothea"

MARRIAGE: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co. NY USA. Recorded in the personal records of the Rev. John Daniel Shafer. "Philipp Voland, age 27 yrs, Cobleskill, NY - farmer and Rebecka Shafer, age 21 yrs, Cobleskill" Witness: "David Shafer"

Rebecca married (MRIN:1203) Philip FOLAND-2232, son of Henrich FOLAND-37043 and Anna Maria-37662 (MRIN:1187), on 23 Mar 1834 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Philip was born 1807 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

CENSUS: 1850 USA Town of Grove, Allegany Co., NY Household #316 Born Phillip Foland 50 Farmer NY Rebecca " 38 " Nancy " 16 " Abraham " 14 " James H. " 7 " Elizabeth Shaver 90 "

QUESTION: Is this Philip Foland a brother to Polly Foland, wife of Barney Shafer? (Yes, I think so now - 17 September 1998. Herman Witthoft)

Philip and Rebecca had the following children:

1247 F i. Nancy Elisabeth FOLAND-3433 was born 26 Sep 1834 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 8 Nov 1834 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Philip Folant & Rebeckah, his wife" Sponsors: Parents

1248 M ii. Abraham FOLAND-3434 was born 4 Jun 1836 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 6 Oct 1836 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Philip Folant & wife" Sponsors: Parents

1249 M iii. James H. FOLAND-39832 was born 1843.

384. Andrew SCHAEFFER-3013 (Peter SCHAEFFER, Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born about 1789 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 1840.

CHILDREN: I contacted Roger Shafer, 14 March 1999, and he said that Andrew and Mary Margaret had 11 children. I had only 8 listed. He said that there was a John I., but he didn't know anything more about him. He also said that he thought there was a Margaret, too, but he was not certain. I added both John I. and Margaret to the family, and now the total is 10 children. Still need to identify one more. (HWW)

Andrew married (MRIN:1667) Mary Margaret Peggy MULFORD-5125, daughter of Anthony MULFORD-19987 and Sarah SMITH-19989 (MRIN:2084). Mary was born about 1789 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

They had the following children:

1250 M i. Patrick SCHAEFFER-31945 was born about 1820 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

1251 F ii. Catherine SCHAEFFER-31946 was born about 1822 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

+ 1252 M iii. Henry Andrew SHAVER-3767 was born 18 Jun 1824 and died 8 Aug 1869.

1253 M iv. Abraham SCHAEFFER-31949 was born about 1826 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

1254 F v. Almey SCHAEFFER-31950 was born about 1828 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

1255 M vi. John I. SCHAEFFER-64274 was born about 1830.

DOCUMENTATION: I contacted Roger Shafer, 14 March 1999, and he said that Andrew andMary Margaret had 11 children. I had only listed 8 children for them. Roger says that therewas a John I., but he knew nothing more about him. I've added him to the family.

1256 F vii. Jane SCHAEFFER-31948 was born 1832 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died1877 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1877 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: Peasley Cemetery, T-Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY USA, along with her husbandWilliam Vrooman.

Jane married (MRIN:4466) William VROOMAN-8926. William was born 1829 in ,, NY, USA. He died 1876 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried1876 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: Peasley Cemetery, T-Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY USA, along with his wife, JaneSchaeffer.

1257 F viii. Juliet SCHAEFFER-31951 was born about 1834 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

1258 F ix. Margaret SCHAEFFER-64275 was born about 1836.

DOCUMENTATION: I contacted Roger Shafer, 14 March 1999, and he said that Andrew andMary had 11 children and that there was a Margaret in the family. He was not certain of this.

+ 1259 M x. George L. SCHAEFFER-31952 was born 14 Jul 1843 and died 1897.

393. Adam A. SCHAEFFER-2788 (Adam A. SCHAEFFER, Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 1 Feb 1790 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 7 Feb 1790 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 15 Feb 1869 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1869 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Adam Schaffer, Lena" ponsors: "Adam Scheeffer, Magdalena"

MARRIAGE: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, NY USA. "Adam Schaefer, Lena Man" Another source says: "Marriage records from the Old Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, NY. Marriages by Augustus Wackerhagen, Pastor. Adam Schaefer, Lena Man."

BURIAL: Cobleskill Rural Cemetery, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Age 79 yrs. 14 das."

Census 1855 NYS (From Cady records):

Years in Age Born in Town Occupation
Adam A. 65 Schoharie Co. 65 farmer Lany 63 " 63
wife Margaret 32 " 32
dau. Madison L. 24 " 24
son & farmer (Amelia) Orilia 22 " 22
dau. William 19 " 19 son &
farmer 1855 Cobleskill Census

NOTE: Arthur M. Tingue has date of death: "6 July 1869". If correct, tombstone inscription, "79 yrs 14 das" is incorrect. Which date: 6 July 1869 or 15 February 1869?

Adam married (MRIN:1518) Magdalena Lena MANN-3372, daughter of Jurgen (George) MANN-3014 and Catharina DON'T KNOW-5544 (MRIN:1668), on 20 Jan 1810 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Magdalena was born 11 Mar 1792 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 14 Apr 1792 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 15 Sep 1858 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 18 Sep 1858 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Jurgen Man, Catharina" Sponsors: "Jacob Man, Lena"

DEATH NOTICE: SCHOHARIE REPUBLICAN - "Shafer, Lany - In Cobleskill, on the 15the inst., Lany wife of Adam A. Shafer, aged 66 years and 6 months.--S.R. Sept. 23, 1858."

BURIAL: Cobleskill Rural Cemetery, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

TOMBSTONE: "Age 66 yrs 6 mos. 6 das.".

Adam and Magdalena had the following children:

+ 1260 M i. William SCHAEFFER-3021 was born 25 Oct 1810 and died 1892.

1261 M ii. Chauncy Chersey SCHAEFFER-3020 was born 25 Jul 1811 in Schoharie,Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 4 Aug 1811 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Adam Schaefer & Lena" Sponsors: "Joseph Schaefer & Dorothea"

+ 1262 F iii. Fanny SCHAEFFER-3022 was born 5 May 1812 and died 1848.

+ 1263 M iv. Kasson Bellinger (Kussen) SCHAEFER-3023 was born 3 Jun 1813 and died 9 Dec1873.

+ 1264 M v. Hiram A. SCHAEFER-3024 was born 18 Jul 1814 and died 11 Sep 1888.

+ 1265 F vi. Caroline SCHAEFER-3025 was born 8 Mar 1817 and died 7 Oct 1895.

1266 F vii. Margaret SHAFER-4469 was born 8 Aug 1823 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY,USA. She died 29 Dec 1903 in Albany, Albany Co., NY, USA and was buried in ,Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

MARRIAGE: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Abraham Mann, Margaret Schaeffer"

WILL: Mentioned in father's will, "my daughter, Margaret".

OBITUARY: THE COBLESKILL INDEX DATE: January 1,1903 Mrs. Adam (Abram)Mann Died at the home of her niece Mrs. James France of Albany on Monday at the age of 79years 4 months 21 days. Accompanied by her husband, deceased had gone to Albany for aweek expecting to return after the holidays. When there she suffered a fall which injured herleg which added to the infirmity of age resulted in her death. (Funeral at the Lutheran Churchin Cobleskill) - part skipped - Deceased, who was a daughter of the late Adam and Lana(Mann) Shafer, was born in the town of Cobleskill August 8, 1823. Forty eight years ago shewas united in marriage to Abram Mann who survives her. With the exception of seven yearswhere they lived in Schoharie they have since always lived in Cobleskill. (Margaret Mann wasa sister of Hiram Shafer and left a small bequest to her nephew George A. Shafer,administered by his son-in-law Arthur Ellwood Tingue.) (Above from Arthur Tingue's files)

Margaret married (MRIN:2407) Abram MANN-5565 on 14 Oct 1856 in Cobleskill,Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Abram was born about 1823.

1267 F viii. Maria SCHAEFFER-3348 was born 13 Jan 1824 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 14 Feb 1824 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Shedied 1891 in , , NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Adam A. Shafer, Anna" Sponsors: "David Zee, Maria"

Maria married (MRIN:1877) Abraham FRANCE-5566, son of Lorentz (Lawrence)FRANCE-4748 and Margaret BOUCK-9279 (MRIN:2500), about 1845. Abrahamwas born 1815 in , , NY, USA. He died 1894 in , , NY, USA.

1268 F ix. Harriet SCHAEFFER-3373 was born 14 Feb 1826 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA and was christened 14 Mar 1826 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 18 Jul 1826 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 21 Jul1826 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Adam H. Schafer, Lena" Sponsors: ParentsBURIAL: Cobleskill Rural Cemetery, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

TOMBSTONE: "Age 4 mos. 29 das."

+ 1269 M x. George Adam SCHAEFFER-3168 was born 17 Mar 1828 and died 1862.

+ 1270 M xi. Madison Lawyer SCHAEFFER-3169 was born 4 Jan 1831 and died 12 Feb 1894.

1271 F xii. Aurelia SHAFER-4498 was born 1834 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Shedied 1890 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1890 in Cobleskill,Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "John Underhill, Schoharie Co., Aurelia Shafer, Schoharie Co." Witnesses: "Abraham Mann &wife, Peter J. Mann & wife"NOTE: Mentioned in her father's will as "Amelia".

BURIAL: Cobleskill Rural Cemetery, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

Aurelia married (MRIN:2414) John UNDERHILL-4499 on 23 Dec 1868 inSchoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. John was born about 1833. He was buried inCobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: Cobleskill Rural Cemetery, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

1272 M xiii. William SCHAEFFER-3374 was born 8 Apr 1836 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 23 May 1836 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA

.BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Adam A. Shafer and wife" Sponsors: Parents

394. David A. SCHAEFFER-2787 (Adam A. SCHAEFFER, Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 31 Dec 1793 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 19 Feb 1841 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1841 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: Cobleskill Rural Cemetery, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Age "47 yrs. 1 mo. 19 days"

WILL: Dated 23 December 1840 and probated 8 March 1841, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

David married (MRIN:1517) Catharine FOLAND-4572 on 1813 in Seward, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Catharine was born 5 Feb 1796 in , , NY, USA. She died 9 Dec 1860 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 12 Dec 1860 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: Cobleskill Rural Cemetery, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

TOMBSTONE: "Age 64-10-8".

David and Catharine had the following children:

+ 1273 M i. Abraham De Witt SHAFER-3371 was born 8 Mar 1814 and died 22 Dec 1844.

+ 1274 M ii. Isaac Giles SCHAEFFER-4715 was born 26 Feb 1816 and died 23 Feb 1890.

+ 1275 M iii. Jerome SCHAEFFER-36477 was born 14 Jul 1819 and died 1900.

1276 F iv. Nancy Maria SHAFER-5177 was born 1820 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 10 Dec 1820 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Shedied before 23 Dec 1840 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: From personal records of Rev. John Daniel Shafer, Pastor, ReformedChurch, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "David A. Shafer, Catherine, his wife".Sponsors: "F & M".

+ 1277 M v. Sylvester SCHAEFFER-3148 was born 2 Jun 1823 and died 1863.

+ 1278 M vi. Ezra SCHAEFFER-2831 was born 15 Aug 1827 and died 29 Mar 1875.

1279 F vii. Elisabeth SCHAEFFER-4713 was born 1 Jul 1834 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA and was christened 27 Jul 1834 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "David A. Shafer & Catharine, his wife". Sponsors: Parents.

1280 F viii. Julia Ann SCHAEFFER-70584 was born about 1836. She died after 29 Apr 1844.

395. Maria Mary SCHAEFFER-3017 (Adam A. SCHAEFFER, Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 26 Nov 1796 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 24 Dec 1796 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 10 May 1883 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 13 May 1883 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Adam Schaefer, Helena Schaefer" Sponsors: "Joost Schaefer, Maria Schaefer"

MARRIAGE: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Sebastian Shenk & Maria  Shafer" No witnesses listed.

BURIAL: Cobleskill Rural Cemetery, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

TOMBSTONE: "Age 86 yr. 5 mo. 14 da."

Maria married (MRIN:1671) Sebastian SHENK-9290, son of Paulus SHENK-8716 and Elizabeth FRANCE-4742 (MRIN:1787), on 20 Feb 1814 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Sebastian was born 11 Jan 1780. He died 26 Nov 1876 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 29 Nov 1876 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: Cobleskill Rural Cemetery, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

Sebastian and Maria had the following children:

1281 M i. Gilbert SCHENK-61019 was born 11 Jul 1816 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 1816 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Sebastian Shenck, Maria" Sponsors: Parents

1282 M ii. Francis SHENK-4461 was born 25 Apr 1818 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 10 May 1818 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Sebastian Shank, Maria m.n. Schafer" Sponsors: "Adam A. Shafer, Lena m.n. Mann"

1283 M iii. David Hiram SHENK-4463 was born 8 May 1819 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 2 Apr 1820 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Sebastian Shenck, Maria" Sponsors: Parents

1284 F iv. Nancy SHENK-4464 was born 3 Dec 1821 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USAand was christened 1 Jan 1822 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Sebastian Shank, Maria" Sponsors: "David S. Lawyer, Nancy Schaeffer"

1285 F v. Caty SHENK-4462 was born 11 Jan 1825 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USAand was christened 23 Jan 1825 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 23Oct 1908.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Sebastian Schenck, Maria" Sponsors: "David Schenck, Caty"

Caty married (MRIN:2406) Anson ROSE-9293. Anson was born about 1825.1286 F vi. Margaret SHENK-4465 was born 7 Jan 1829 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 11 Jan 1829 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: (There is a baptism recorded: "Margaret; Father ---------- Schenck, Mother, Maria,Sponsor Lena Schafer.") I think that the father is Sebastian. Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church,Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "____________Schenck, Maria" Sponsor: "LenaSchafer"

396. Anatie Nancy SCHAEFFER-3018 (Adam A. SCHAEFFER, Adam SHAFER, JohannesSCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 14 Jun 1802 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA andwas christened 1802 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 1862.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Adam Schaefer, LenaFranz" Sponsors: Parents

Anatie married (MRIN:1672) David S. LAWYER-4466, son of Lambert LAWYER-10785 andCatharine LAWYER-3330 (MRIN:1868), about 1822 in , , NY, USA.

David was born 16 Feb 1799 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 1850.

They had the following children:

1287 F i. Maria LAWYER-36933 was born 28 Dec 1822 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 1822 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded in the "loose leaf record of the Baptismal and Marriage records of Rev.John Daniel Shafer, pastor of the Reformed Church at Schoharie." Parents: "David S. Lawyer,Nancy, his wife" Sponsors: "F & M"

1288 F ii. Eliza LAWYER-4467 was born 16 Mar 1827 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 9 Apr 1827 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "David S. Lawyer, Nancy" Sponsors: "Adam B. Schafer, Elisa"

1289 M iii. Jacob LAWYER-4468 was born 21 Jul 1828 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 27 Jul 1828 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "David L. Lawyer, Nancy" Sponsors: "Jacob L. Lawyer, Betsey"

1290 M iv. Ira LAWYER-36935 was born 1829 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Hedied 1853.1291 F v. Almira LAWYER-10853 was born 9 Mar 1830 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 1830 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded in the "loose leaf record of the Baptismal and Marriage records of Rev.John Daniel Shafer, pastor of the Reformed Church at Schoharie." Parents: "David S. Lawyer,Nancy, his wife" Sponsors: "F & M"

1292 M vi. Peter LAWYER-36934 was born 1831 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Hedied 1878.

1293 F vii. Margaret Ann LAWYER-10854 was born 13 Feb 1832 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 1832 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded in the records of the Rev. John Daniel Shafer, Reformed Church,Schoharie, NY USA. Parents: "David Lawyer, Nancy, his wife" Sponsors: "Peter D. Werner,Anna Eliza Lawyer"

1294 M viii. Henry LAWYER-36936 was born about 1834 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY,USA.1295 F ix. Nancy LAWYER-10855 was born 18 Oct 1837 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 7 Dec 1837 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Shedied 25 Jun 1898.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "David S. Lawyer, Nancy" Sponsors: Parents

398. Adam A. SCHAEFFER-36588 (Adam A. SCHAEFFER, Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 1812 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 1868 and was buried 1868 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: Cobleskill Rural Cemetery, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

Adam married (MRIN:14235) Anna-36589. Anna was born about 1812. She was buried in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: Cobleskill Rural Cemetery, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

Adam and Anna had the following children:

1296 M i. William SCHAEFFER-36590 was born 1836 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 1862.

406. Johannes SCHAEFFER Jr.-3029 (Johannes SCHAEFFER, Martinus SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 25 Nov 1784 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1785 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 1866 in , , NY, USA and was buried 1866 in Roseboom, Otsego Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY Parents: "Johannes Schaffer, Elisabeth" Sponsors: "Johannes Sommer, Sara Schaffer"

MARRIAGE: Recorded: Old Lutheran Church, (Zion Lutheran Church), Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., Augustus Wackerhagen, Pastor. "John Schaeffer, Lena Franz" Witnesses: None listed

BURIAL: South Valley, T-Roseboom, Otsego Co., NY USA.

Johannes married (MRIN:1680) Lena FRANCE-4724, daughter of Jacob FRANCE-4734 and Maria BOUCK-4510 (MRIN:1578), on 2 Mar 1806 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Lena was born 12 Jul 1785 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1785 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died 18 Aug 1870 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Jacob Frantz, Maria" Sponsors: "Sebastian Frantz and wife"

DEATH NOTICE: "At Schoharie, on Thursday, on the 18th inst., Lana, relict of John Shafer, Jr., aged 85 years, 1 month and 6 days. -- SCHOHARIE REPUBLICAN, Aug. 25, 1870"

Johannes and Lena had the following children:

1297 M i. Jacob SCHAEFFER-4725 was born 2 Oct 1806 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 18 Oct 1806 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 21 Nov 1879 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "John Schaefer & Lena" Sponsors: "Jacob Franz & Maria"DEATH: Died in County Home.

1298 F ii. Rebecca SCHAEFFER-4726 was born 14 Dec 1808 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA and was christened 25 Dec 1808 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "John Schaefer & Lena" Sponsors: "Adam Schaefer & Lena"

1299 F iii. Elisabeth SCHAEFFER-4727 was born 30 Mar 1811 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA and was christened 31 Mar 1811 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "John Schaefer & Lena" Sponsors: "Joseph & Dorothea (Schaefer ?)"

1300 M iv. Abraham SCHAEFFER-4728 was born 29 Aug 1813 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 5 Sep 1813 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Hedied 1844 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "John Shafer, Jr. & Lena" Sponsors: "Jacob Franz & Barbara"

1301 F v. Katy Ann SCHAEFFER-4729 was born 17 Dec 1814 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA and was christened 26 Dec 1814 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "John Shafer, Jr. & Lena" Sponsors: "John Ward & Catherine"

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Jacob William Wolford, Caty Ann Schafer" Witnesses: "Adam Zettel, David Schafer"

Katy married (MRIN:2491) Jacob William WOLFORD-9077 on 18 Jan 1838 inSchoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Jacob was born about 1814.

+ 1302 M vi. John Francis SCHAEFFER-4730 was born 26 Feb 1817.

1303 F vii. Maria Magdalen SCHAEFFER-4731 was born 19 Oct 1819 in Cobleskill,Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 7 Nov 1819 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "John Shafer Jun., Helena" Sponsors: Parents

1304 F viii. Eva SCHAEFFER-4732 was born 25 Aug 1822 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 1 Sep 1822 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "John Schaeffer Jun, Lena" Sponsors: Parents

1305 F ix. Margaret SCHAEFFER-4733 was born 18 May 1825 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA and was christened 28 May 1825 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

Parents: "John Schaeffer Junr., Lena" Sponsors: Parents

409. Martinus SCHAEFFER-4477 (Johannes SCHAEFFER, Martinus SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 8 Jan 1797 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 1797 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 1874 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1874 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Johannes Schaefer, Elisabeth Schaefer" Sponsors: "David Zee, Maria Zee" Baptized: "Anno 1797"

CENSUS: 1855 NYS Copied from Cady's records: Years in Age Born in Town Occupation Martin 58 Schoharie Co. 58 farmer Margaret 60 " 60 wife Tobias M. 28 " 28 son & farmer Diana 22 " 22 dau. Maria 71 " 71 sister Amelia 8 " 8 grandau.

Martinus married (MRIN:2390) Margaretha BOUCK-4426, daughter of Nicolas BOUCK-10626 and Catharina (Sidney) SITNIG-10627 (MRIN:2389). Margaretha was born 26 Apr 1796 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 5 Jun 1796 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 1861 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1861 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Nicolas Bauch, Catharina Bauch" Sponsors: "Thomas Bauch, Margaretha Bauch"

Martinus and Margaretha had the following children:

+ 1306 M i. Lewis I. SCHAEFFER-4431 was born 18 Feb 1815 and died 14 Jan 1856.

1307 F ii. Nellie SCHAEFFER-24229 was born 1818 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.Nellie married (MRIN:10128) Harry WAENER-24230. Harry was born about 1818.

1308 M iii. Levi SCHAEFFER-4427 was born 15 Jun 1819 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 4 Jul 1819 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 1864.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Martinus Shafer, Margaret m.n. Bouck" Sponsors: "John M. Schaefer & Elisabeth"

MILITARY: Martha Foland has a notation that he was in the Civil War.

+ 1309 M iv. David SCHAEFFER-24231 was born 5 Jul 1821 and died 1893.

1310 M v. Ephraim SCHAEFFER-24227 was born 1824 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 1845 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

+ 1311 M vi. Tobias M. SCHAEFFER-4428 was born 15 Aug 1826 and died 1 Mar 1883.

1312 M vii. Jacob SCHAEFFER-24226 was born 1828 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.He died 1861 in , , NY, USA.

1313 F viii. Diana SCHAEFFER-4429 was born 8 Oct 1830 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 5 Feb 1831 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Martin Schafer, Margaret" Sponsors: ParentsMARRIAGE: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Wm. H.Warner to Miss Diana Shafer" Witnesses: "Tobias Shafer & Augusta, his wife"

Diana married (MRIN:2392) William H. WARNER-4430, son of Tobias WARNER-4569and Lany Magdalena HYNDS-8710 (MRIN:2393), on 5 Jan 1864 in Cobleskill,Schoharie Co., NY, USA. William was born 1841 in Seward, Schoharie Co., NY,USA.

1314 F ix. Amelia SCHAEFFER-24234 was born 1837 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

1315 F x. Alida SCHAEFFER-24228 was born 1826 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.She died 1870 in , , NY, USA. Alida married (MRIN:2376) Peter Augustus BERG-4393, son of Abraham BERG,JR.-4373 and Catharine-4392 (MRIN:2369), on 1847. Peter was born 15 Feb 1826in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 30 May 1826 in Schoharie,Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Abraham Berg, Jr., Caty" Sponsors: Parents

+ 1316 M xi. Thomas L. SCHAEFFER-4432 was born 1843 and died 1909.

410. Elisabeth Betsy SCHAEFFER-3030 (Johannes SCHAEFFER, Martinus SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 22 Nov 1797 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Adam Z. Zettle, Betsy Schaeffer" Remarks: "Schoharie"

Elisabeth married (MRIN:1681) Adam Z. SETTLE-3519 on 10 Jun 1823 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Adam was born about 1797.

They had the following children:

1317 F i. Mary Margarett SETTLE-3520 was born 26 Dec 1824 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 16 Jan 1825 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Adam Z. Settle, Elizabeth Shaffer" Sponsors: None listed

1318 F ii. Louisa Angelica SETTLE-3521 was born 19 Jul 1826 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA and was christened 27 Aug 1826 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Adam(Z.) (Z)ettle, Elizabeth Shafer" Sponsors: None listed

1319 F iii. Nancy Elizabeth SETTLE-3522 was born 9 Jan 1828 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA and was christened 27 Jan 1828 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.She died 1904.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Adam(Z.) Settle, Elizabeth Shafer" Sponsors: None listed

Nancy married (1-MRIN:1960) Marcus SCHAEFFER-36612. Marcus was born about 1828.Nancy also married (2-MRIN:1961) Freeman WARNER-40963. Freeman was bornabout 1828.

1320 M iv. Joseph Albert SETTLE-3523 was born 24 Feb 1829 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA and was christened 14 Mar 1830 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "AdamZ. Settle, Elizabeth Shafer" Sponsors: None listed

1321 F v. Eve Ann SETTLE-3524 was born 12 Mar 1832 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 15 Apr 1832 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "AdamZ. Settle, Elizabeth Shafer" Sponsors: None listed

1322 M vi. Jacob Henry SETTLE-3525 was born 19 Aug 1835 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA and was christened 11 Oct 1835 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "AdamZ. Settle, Elizabeth Shafer" Sponsors: None listed

1323 M vii. David Maynard SETTLE-3526 was born 25 Aug 1837 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA and was christened 3 Mar 1838 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Adam Z. Zettel, Betsey" Sponsors: Parents

1324 F viii. Elmina SETTLE-3527 was born 16 Mar 1842 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 21 May 1842 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Adam Zettel, Betsey" Sponsors: Parents

413. Johannes ZEH-3649 (Maria SCHAEFFER, Martinus SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 8 Jan 1781 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1781 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "David Zeh, (Maria)" Sponsors: "Johs. Lawyer Bellinger and wife"

Johannes married (MRIN:2029) Clara BRADT-9188. Clara was born about 1781.

They had the following children:

+ 1325 M i. David ZEH-9187 was born 1798.

415. Sophia ZEH-3650 (Maria SCHAEFFER, Martinus SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 8 Apr 1786 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1786 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died 1825 in , , NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "David CEH, Maria" Sponsors: "Johannes Ingold, Jr., Sarah Schaffer"

Sophia married (MRIN:1571) John Joost (Joseph) SCHAEFFER-2882, son of John Joseph (Joost) SCHAEFFER-2240 and Maria Margaretha BIFFEN-2249 (MRIN:1210), on 6 Apr 1806 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. John was born 21 Jan 1780 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1780 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 1826.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Johan Jost Schaffer, son of Adam, and Maria" Sponsors: "Lorentz Lawyer, son of Frid'ch, and wife Elisabeth"

MARRIAGE: Marriage records from the Old Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, NY USA. Marriages by Augustus Wackerhagen, Pastor: "April 6, 1806, Hans Schaefer, Sophia Zeh".

NOTE: John Joost married his second cousin, Sophia Zeh.

John and Sophia had the following children:

+ 1326 M i. Peter J. SHAFER-2895 was born 24 Oct 1808 and died 1873.

+ 1327 M ii. Abraham SCHAEFFER-2896 was born 8 Jun 1811 and died 1883.

+ 1328 M iii. George William SHAFER-2897 was born 31 Aug 1813 and died 24 Jul 1877.

1329 M iv. John SHAFER-2898 was born 13 Nov 1815 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USAand was christened 26 Nov 1815 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 4Apr 1885 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 7 Apr 1885 in Richmondville,Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "John J. Shafer and Sophy" Sponsors: "John Shafer, Elisabeth"

BURIAL: "New" cemetery at Richmondville, Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

John married (MRIN:1586) Elizabeth-3979 about 1835. Elizabeth was born 27 Nov 1815. She was buried in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: New Cemetery at Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Elizabeth, wife, born27 November 1815"

1330 M v. David H. SHAFER-2900 was born 2 Apr 1820 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA. He died 1850 in , , NY, USA.

+ 1331 M vi. Tobias SHAFER-2899 was born 26 Mar 1821.

1332 F vii. Juliana SHAFER-2901 was born 10 Apr 1823 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 31 May 1823 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Shedied 1824 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1824 inRichmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "John J. Shafer, Sophia" Sponsors: Parents

Juliana married (MRIN:1588) J. Charles GORDON-3981 about 1843. J. CharlesGORDON was born about 1823.

418. Marcus ZEH-3653 (Maria SCHAEFFER, Martinus SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 30 Dec 1793 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 27 Feb 1794 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "David Zeeh, Maria" Sponsors: "Marcus Scheeffer, Christina"

Marcus married (MRIN:2032) Caty BURGHARD-9191. Caty was born about 1793.

They had the following children:

1333 F i. Melinda ZEH-18191 was born 24 Sep 1819 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USAand was christened 15 Oct 1819 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Marcus See, "Caty Burgard" Sponsor: "Mother". I think Marcus is listed as thefather of the child and he wasn't married to the mother, "Caty Burgard". It's my theory as the sponsor is listed as "Mother". Very unusual.

1334 M ii. Jost ZEH-18192 was born 11 Mar 1821 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA andwas christened 24 Jun 1821 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Marcus See, Anna" Sponsors: Parents

1335 F iii. Elisabeth ZEH-18193 was born 17 Jul 1822 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USAand was christened 27 Oct 1822 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Marcus Zee, Anna" Sponsors: Parents

1336 M iv. Peter ZEH-18194 was born 26 Feb 1824 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA andwas christened 9 May 1824 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Marcus Zee, Anna" Sponsors: Parents

1337 M v. George ZEH-18195 was born 19 Feb 1826 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USAand was christened 30 May 1826 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Marcus Zee, Anna" Sponsors: Parents

1338 M vi. Marcus ZEH-18196 was born 6 Dec 1827 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USAand was christened 16 May 1828 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Marcus Zee, Anna" Sponsors: Parents

1339 F vii. Jane ZEH-18197 was born 20 Dec 1829 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA andwas christened 14 May 1830 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Marcus Zee, Anne" Sponsors: Parents

+ 1340 M viii. Adam D. ZEH-18198 was born 8 Mar 1832 and died 1871.

424. Sophia SHAFER-6022 (Marcus SCHAEFFER, Martinus SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 17 Mar 1791 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 10 Apr 1791 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 17 Sep 1865 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 20 Sep 1865 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BIRTH: Gravestone of John Empie reads: "Sophia Shafer, his wife, Mar 17, 1789 - Sept 17, 1865."

PARENTS: (Barbara Empie Greene) Uncertain. Was she the daughter of Marcus Schaeffer and Annaje Kniskern of Schoharie? They had a daughter, Sophia, baptized in 1791, who would be about the right age, but there are difficulties with this placement because of the dates involved. That baptism was recorded as follows:

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Sophia, b. 17 Mar 1791, bp. 10 Apr 1791. Parents: "Marcus Schaeffer, Anna" Sponsors: "Johannes Kniskern, Sofia Kniskern" If this is the same Sophia and she was actually born in 1789, as per tombstone, then there is an unusually long time between her birth and baptism. On the other hand, perhaps the tombstone date is in error. We know that the gravestone was erected at least 45 years after Sophia's death, since it also lists the dates of death for her son, Gideon, and his wife. By then the correct date of her birth may have been forgotten. (BEG)

MARRIAGE: There is a marriage recorded at the Reformed Church of Lawyersville, T-Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY (formerly German Reformed Church in New Rhinebeck, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY.): "John Empie married Sophia Shaver, 25 Oct 1808." Is this a record for the marriage of the Sophia born 1789, or of Sophia, born 1791, or are both Sophias the same person? There are several indications that these two Sophias might be one and the same.

1. We can find no records of a birth for another Sophia in this time frame. 2. It is highly unlikely that 2 Sophias would marry 2 John Empies about the same time, especially since we can find no record of a second marriage, or a John Empie of the right age who was unmarried in 1808. 3. The second son in Sophia and John Empie of Sharon's family is named "Marcus." This was the first time this named appeared in the Empie family, but it is the name of the father of the Sophia born in 1791. Until evidence is found to the contrary, we are placing Sophia as a daughter of Marcus Schaeffer. (HWW)

CHILDREN: Grace Empie's records list Gideon, Rev. Marcus, Mariah, Nancy and Sophia as children of John Empie and Sophia Shaver.

BURIAL: Slate Hill Cemetery, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Spelling of surname on tombstone is "Shafer". (BEG)

Sophia married (MRIN:244) John "John of Sharon" EMPIE Jr.-6021, son of Johannes EMPIE-1350 and Anna Maria KILTS-1275 (MRIN:659), on 25 Oct 1808 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. John was born 10 Feb 1775 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY and was christened in , , NY, USA. He died 26 Nov 1863 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 29 Nov 1863 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BIRTH: Edith Becker, p 3 says: "John of Sharon", b. 2-10 1775, d. 11-26-1863" Tombstone reads: "John Empie, Feb 10, 1775 - Nov. 26, 1863" "Mary Taily, his wife, died Apr. 9, 1807, aged 27 yrs." "Sophia Shafer, his wife, Mar 17, 1789 - Sep 17, 1865."

NOTE: Known as "John of Sharon" Empie.

DOCUMENTATION: Edith Becker's genealogy of the Empie Family published before 1962 places "John of Sharon" in the family of Johan Jacob Empey, who was the youngest son of Johannes Empie and Elizabeth Snell. E. Keith Fitzgerald in his 1984 genealogy and David Kendall Martin's, SNELL FAMILY, p. 53, have followed Mrs. Becker's lead, both also listing John as the oldest son of Johan Jacob and Barbara Bayer. (BEG) (BEG) However, my family tradition has always been Kilts oriented, saying that he was the son of Johannes Empie and Anna Maria Kilts. We now have 3 pieces of evidence that prove that the latter placement is correct. Since no churchbook birth record could be found for John's birth in 1775 (possibly because of the upheaval in the area where he was born due to the Revolutionary War), other records were needed for proof of his parentage. With the help of David Kendall Martin, the original documentation that Edith Becker used was re-examined. It was at once evident that the entry had been mis-quoted. The reference, AMERICAN ANCESTRY, Vol. II:36, 1887 reads: "Empie, Marcus William of Churchtown, b. 1824 (m. 1846 Sarah A. Kling); son of John of Sharon, NY, b. 1775, d. 1864 (m. Sophia Shaver); son of John of Palatine, b. 1744, d. 1824 (m. ______ Snell); of Huguenot descent." This quote clearly puts John of Sharon in the family of John of Palatine,not in the family of his brother, Jacob. (Note that the author has confused the two Johannes Empies and has listed the wife of John of Palatine as "______ Snell," when she was in fact the wife of Johannes' father, Johannes Empie of Stone Arabia.) (BEG) The deeds for the original Sharon Empie farm also provide evidence for this placement. The first deed covers the sale, for the sum of $200.00, of 100 acres of land designated as part of Lot 14 of the Lawyers' Patent. The indenture was contracted between "John Empea, of the Town of Sharon in the County of Schoharie and the State of New York, Farmer, party of the first part, and my son John Empea, Jr., of the above mentioned place aforesaid, Farmer, of the second part." This deed was dated, July 24, 1807. The second deed read the same, but covered the sale of Lot 13 and was dated February 20, 1815. The dates on these two deeds make it impossible for Johan Jacob to have been the John Empea who sold the farm to his son, for Johan Jacob was killed at the Battle of Oriskany in August of 1777, 30 years earlier! (BEG) There is one other piece of evidence which helps establish John's parentage. It is contained in a story handed down through the Empie family and recorded by Grace Diefendorf Empie in her family record, WHO'S WHO TO ME. "John Empie's father, with his little son, John, was near Schoharie Fort one day when he realized unfriendly Indians were following him. He stealthily hid little John under the potato vines in the field, then went right on through the field. The Indians caught him and scalped him without hitting him in the head first, as they usually did. As soon as possible, he crawled to the Fort and told them of his son. They at once went to the potato field, and found the little boy patiently lying under the vines waiting for his father's return as he had been told to do." This story could not have happened if Jacob had been the father of the little boy, John, because John, born Feb 10, 1775, would have been about 2 1/2 years of age when Jacob died, Aug 7, 1777 at Oriskany. For a child that young to be that far from home the summer of 1777 (when potato vines were thick) was unlikely, and it would be even more unlikely that a 2 year old could lie hiding for a long period of time without crying or moving. It would,however, be possible for an older child to do so. (Barbara Empie Greene)

MARRIAGE: # 1 - Date of marriage, 6 Sep 1803, is listed in Cady Records, I-269. # 2 - Recorded: Reformed Church, Lawyersville, T-Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "John Empie married to Sophia Shaver".

DOCUMENTATION: HISTORY OF SCHOHARIE CO., 1882, by Wm. E. Roscoe, p xii, reads: "Gideon Empie, whose father is John I. Empie." Gideon Empie was John of Sharon's son by his second wife, Sophia Shafer. It was John of Sharon's son by his first wife, Mary Taily, who was named John Isaac Empie, and was always referred to as "John I. Empie", whereas his father was known as "John Empie of Sharon". (BEG)

BIOGRAPHICAL: Accounts of John of Sharon and his son, John Isaac, are given by Rev. Marcus Kling, in the book, "A REUNION OF MINISTERS AND CHURCHES, HELD AT GARDNERVILLE, May 14-17, 1881," Pub. Philadelphia, Pa., Lutheran Publication Society, 1881. Under the section, p. 162, "Memories of our Departed", Rev. Kling writes: JOHN EMPIE In some respects he was a remarkable man; and divine grace made him just what he was, a burning shining light in the world and a power in the church. As early as 1808, being then about thirty-three years of age, after a long and fearful struggle, he found Christ precious to his soul. At that period, as related by him, spiritual darkness hung over the churches, and experimental piety was unthought of by the many and professed by very few. Hence in his troubled state of mind, he hardly knew the nature of his anxieties, whom to consult, or where to find relief. But the Lord by His spirit was surely leading him in the way he knew not of, and finally brought him into the light and liberty of the gospel of Christ. He was remarkable for his unwavering, undeviating perseverance in the course of piety from that time till the day of his death. With him religion was a living, controlling principle, to be carried out in all the activities and relations of life. That responsibility he accepted, and in a remarkable degree carried out, without turning to the right or the left. He was remarkable for the controlling and lasting influence he exerted over others; probably no other lay member in the church excelled him in this respect. He had this power with men because he had power with God, and lived pre-eminently a holy life. Twenty years after his conversion, at the time brother Wieting became his pastor, he found him one of the few praying souls in the church. He labored and prayed until he saw multitudes around him converted and gathered into the church; and when he died, he not only saw his own children, but nearly all his children's children, members of the flock of Christ. Though he passed away from earth some eighteen years ago, to reap the rewards of heaven, his influence on earth remains, and will continue through future generations." (The church referred to here was the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Seward at Gardnersville, NY, Philip Wieting Pastor.) (Barbara Empie Greene)

CHILDREN: Children of John Empie of Sharon were born on the Empie farm, part of which is now Slate Hill Cemetery, Town of Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY. John's father, Johannes Empie, moved to Sharon from Stone Arabia in about 1800 where all of his children including John had been born. He sold the Sharon farm to son John on 24 July 1807, just before John's first wife, Mary Tally died. Thus, John was living there after 1807 and all of his children by his second wife, Sophia Shaver (Shafer) would have been born there.

BURIAL: Slate Hill Cemetery, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

John and Sophia had the following children:

+ 1341 F i. Maria (Mariah) EMPIE-8522 was born 20 Mar 1809 and died 1892.

1342 F ii. Anna Nancy EMPIE-8524 was born 13 Dec 1810 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 16 Jan 1811. She died 1889 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was buried 1889 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

DOCUMENTATION: Family Records, compiled by Grace Diefendorf Empie, p. 5, also THEEMPIE FAMILY, compiled by Edith Van Heusen Becker: Edith Becker's THE EMPIEFAMILY, family of John of Sharon and wife, Sophia Shafer, shows 5 children including achild "Anna, born 12-13-1810, baptized 1-6-11", but no Nancy. Grace Empie's records show aNancy Empie who married Grace Empie's records show a Nancy Empie who married HenryFrederick as one of the 5 children of John of Sharon, but no Anna. Since Nancy Empie's SlateHill gravestone lists her as born 1810 and the wife of Henry Frederick, we know that Nancy existed. We believe that Nancy and Anna are the same child, Nancy and Anna being possiblevariations of the same name (BEG).

MARRIAGE: Grace Empie's records say Nancy Empie married a Henry Frederick.TOMBSTONE: Tombstone, Slate Hill, "Nancy Empie (1810-1889), wife of Henry Frederick".

Anna married (MRIN:4327) Henry FREDERICK-14104 in , , NY, USA. Henrywas born 1810. He died 1899.

+ 1343 F iii. Sophia E. EMPIE-8525 was born 13 Jan 1813 and died 9 Mar 1891.

+ 1344 M iv. Gideon EMPIE-385 was born 31 Jan 1816 and died 28 Apr 1910.

+ 1345 M v. Marcus William EMPIE Rev.-8526 was born 31 Mar 1824.

425. William SHAFER-1582 (Marcus SCHAEFFER, Martinus SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 1796 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

NOTE: I received the following letter 18 April 1994, from Sherry Neuder, 120 Cavalry Gardens, London, SW15 2QQ England, 11 April 1994 Shafer Family Association, 141 Hudson Ave., Chatham, NY 12037 USA.

Dear "Shafer Family Association," I saw your Association in a resource book located in the Salt Lake City Genealogical Library and decided that I would write. For 17 years I've been searching my Shafer ancestors and seem to be stuck. I'm hoping you will be able to help me. I'm searching for the ancestors of William Shafer born in 1796, Schoharie Co., New York. He married Rebecca Eckerson (born 1796 in Schoharie, N.Y.) Would you have any information on this line of Shafer's? Is Henry Shafer (b. 1757) related? I apologize for not sending a self-addressed stamped envelope. I have no fifty cent U.S. stamps. Please let me know if there is any cost for the requested information. I am willing also to share any information that may be of interest to you. I have the descendants of William Shafer. Thank your for your time and effort put forth in my behalf. Sincerely, Signed: Sherry Neuder. Hand written along the side: P.S. William Shafer's one son is Russell Shafer. This line eventually moved to Jackson Co., Iowa.

ADDITIONAL NOTE: My letter to Sherry Neuder: "On Tuesday, 19 April 1994, I motored to the Library in Middleburgh, NY, because I thought the William Shafer we were looking for was one that I had identified in my files, but I was mistaken! I found the following in Cady's Records, marked "1855 Census". This was the first New York State Census. (The Federal Census are taken on the "0" years, like 1850, 1860, etc., but the New York Census are on the "5" years, like 1855, 1865, etc.) In addition to the usual data it gives the place of birth, how long resident in Schoharie County, and the person's occupation or relationship to the head of the household. I found the following:

1855 NYS CENSUS
TOWN OF SEWARD
NAME AGE WHERE BORN YEARS IN OCCUPATION RELATIONSHIP
TOWN

William 59 Schoharie Co. 59 Farmer Self
Rebecca 59 Vermont 30 Wife
Elizabeth 30 Schoharie Co. 30 Dau
Catherine 29 " 29 son
Russell 26 " 26 "
Emory 23 " 23 "
Margaret 20 " 20 "
Hannah 68 " 68 sister

I fully believe that this is the "William Shafer and Rebecca" that she is looking for. Also, she says the son is "Russell". (I think this is the only Shafer I know of with the first name Russell. I don't think that William is related to the "Henry Shafer (b. 1757)" that she refers to. (I think this "Henry" is "Henry (John Henrich) Sgt. Schaeffer Judge", my RIN 2708.) She says that Rebecca was born in Schoharie Co.. The 1855 Census says, " Vermont". This is the only discrepancy between her information and the 1855 Census. Yes, I would like to "share any information that may be of interest to you" (me). I would appreciate whatever you have. Do you know who his father or mother might have been? Did the sisters marry and stay locally? To whom? I have about 2500 Shafers on my computer file, but I'm not able to identify "William". I looked at some church books for marriage and baptismal records, but no information so far. I have other records to review though. Also, I'm going to check the family in later Census. When did Russell move to Iowa? I'm enclosing a copy of the NEW TOPOGRAPHICAL ATLAS SCHOHARIE COUNTY, NY, 1866, Schoharie County, Town of Seward and other miscellaneous pages. Note in the Town of Seward: There is dot on the map, located just east of Gardnerville, and the notation, "W. Schaeffer". This is probably the location of his farm. I'll try to locate the property and take a couple photos, providing it is still there. I'm going to visit the property marked J. France, as I've been told that it is still occupied by a member of the France family, descendants of the first settler, Sebastian France. Maybe they will know something about the W. Schaeffer farm. (J. France is located between Janesville and Gardnerville.) (Mrs. Stanley (Dorothy) France, R.D. # 2, Cobleskill, NY 12043. Telephone: 518-234-3638) There is no charge for this information. "Sharing information" is payment." (Herman W. Witthoft, Shafer Family Association, 141 Hudson Ave., Chatham, NY 12037. Tel: 518-392-4544.)

NOTE: From Sherry L. Neuder, 26 April 1994: "I got info from the Fed. Census of 1850, Schoharie, NY. Emory was not listed, unless 'Henry' is really 'Emory'. The writing was difficult to make out. Also, mine had a Rebecca as a daughter." (HWW comment: I don't know the answer until I look at the 1850 census. Maybe my copy will be more readable.)

William married (MRIN:836) Rebecca ECKERSON-15523. Rebecca was born about 1796 in , , VT, USA.

NOTE: Census records state that she was "born in Vermont", but family members say, "No, born in New York". Most recently, 4/95, Sherry Neuder says, "I've always been told she (Rebecca Eckerson) was born in NY. Russel Shafer's death certificate states his mother's birth as NY." I've been keeping my eyes open for any references to "Rebecca Eckerson", and I find in THE ACKERSON/ECKERSON FAMILY IN AMERICA, compiled by Ethel Konight Kolenut for THE ASSOCIATION OF ACKERSON/ECKERSON DESCENDANTS, INC., 1994, page 84: "Child of Staats Van S. Eckerson and Maria Moat: "7-90 Rebecca V.S.V., b 21 August, bp 7 Oct 1802 (Mid #329 -abreviation for Middleburgh NY Reformed Church, 1797-1899, Arthur C.M. Kelly, 1984), wit: Rebecca Eckerson." Who was the witness, Rebecca Eckerson? The exact quotation in the churchbook as transcribed by Kinship is: 10. 7.1802 Shaets V.S.V. Eckerson Rebecca Sponsor: V.S.V. Rebecca Eckerson Maria Moot b.8.21 (There are other Eckerson baptisms and marriages in this church, but nothing more on Rebecca Eckerson.) In the St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA there is recorded a baptism: "Tom C., parent __________Eckerson, 12 January 1806, Sponsors: Staats Van Sandfort Eckerson and Betsey Bauch." Now we know what the "V.S.V." stands for, "Staats Van Sandfort". I checked the churchbook, Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA, and nothing on a "Rebecca Eckerson" or a "Staats Van Sandfort Eckerson". I also checked the two churchbooks in Stone Arabia, Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY USA, Lutheran and Reformed, and no references in either place for a "Rebecca".

William and Rebecca had the following children:

1346 M i. F. W. SHAFER Dr.-15745 was born 1822 in Seward, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

OCCUPATION: Medical Doctor - M.D.

1347 F ii. Elisabeth SHAFER-15524 was born 1824 in Seward, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

1348 F iii. Catharine SHAFER-15525 was born 1827 in Seward, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

+ 1349 M iv. Russell M. SHAFER Dr.-15526 was born 4 Oct 1828 and died 13 Apr 1908.

1350 F v. Rebecca A. SHAFER-15747 was born 1830 in Seward, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

1351 M vi. Henry Amory SHAFER-15748 was born 1831 in Seward, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.He died 1862 in , , NY, USA.

+ 1352 M vii. Emory A. SHAFER-15527 was born 1832 and died 16 Apr 1862.

1353 F viii. Margaret J. SHAFER-15528 was born 1835 in Seward, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

427. Andrew SCHAEFFER-3013 (Sarah SCHAEFFER, Martinus SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born about 1789 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 1840.

CHILDREN: I contacted Roger Shafer, 14 March 1999, and he said that Andrew and Mary Margaret had 11 children. I had only 8 listed. He said that there was a John I., but he didn't know anything more about him. He also said that he thought there was a Margaret, too, but he was not certain. I added both John I. and Margaret to the family, and now the total is 10 children. Still need to identify one more. (HWW)

Andrew married (MRIN:1667) Mary Margaret Peggy MULFORD-5125, daughter of Anthony MULFORD-19987 and Sarah SMITH-19989 (MRIN:2084). Mary was born about 1789 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

They had the following children:

1354 M i. Patrick SCHAEFFER-31945 was born about 1820 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

1355 F ii. Catherine SCHAEFFER-31946 was born about 1822 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

+ 1356 M iii. Henry Andrew SHAVER-3767 was born 18 Jun 1824 and died 8 Aug 1869.

1357 M iv. Abraham SCHAEFFER-31949 was born about 1826 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA.1358 F v. Almey SCHAEFFER-31950 was born about 1828 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA.1359 M vi. John I. SCHAEFFER-64274 was born about 1830.

DOCUMENTATION: I contacted Roger Shafer, 14 March 1999, and he said that Andrew andMary Margaret had 11 children. I had only listed 8 children for them. Roger says that therewas a John I., but he knew nothing more about him. I've added him to the family.

1360 F vii. Jane SCHAEFFER-31948 was born 1832 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died1877 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1877 in Blenheim,Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: Peasley Cemetery, T-Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY USA, along with her husband William Vrooman

Jane married (MRIN:4466) William VROOMAN-8926. William was born 1829 in ,, NY, USA. He died 1876 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried1876 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: Peasley Cemetery, T-Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY USA, along with his wife, Jane Schaeffer.

1361 F viii. Juliet SCHAEFFER-31951 was born about 1834 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

1362 F ix. Margaret SCHAEFFER-64275 was born about 1836.

DOCUMENTATION: I contacted Roger Shafer, 14 March 1999, and he said that Andrew andMary had 11 children and that there was a Margaret in the family. He was not certain of this.

+ 1363 M x. George L. SCHAEFFER-31952 was born 14 Jul 1843 and died 1897.

443. Philip BERG, JR.-4372 (Magdalena (Magthalena) SCHAEFFER, Martinus SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 16 Oct 1794 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA andwas christened 22 Oct 1794 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Abraham Berg, Lea"Sponsors: "Philip Bernig, Eliesabeht"

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Phililp Baerg jr, KatyElisabeth Sidney"

Philip married (MRIN:2368) Katy Elisabeth (Catharina) SIDNEY-4378 on 9 Dec 1815 inSchoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Katy was born about 1797.

They had the following children:

1364 F i. Magdalena Anna BERG-4379 was born 18 Feb 1816 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA and was christened Feb 1816 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "PhilippBerg, Catharina Elisabeth" Sponsors: "Abraham Berg & wife, Magdalena"

1365 M ii. Washington BERG-4380 was born 3 Apr 1818 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 21 Jun 1818 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Philipp Berg, Caty Elisab'th Sitney" Sponsors: Parents

1366 F iii. Elisa Catharine BERG-4381 was born 31 Aug 1822 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA and was christened 2 Mar 1823 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Philip Bergh, Caty" Sponsors: Parents

+ 1367 M iv. David Porter BERG-4382 was born 23 Dec 1824.

1368 F v. Susan Maria BERG-4383 was born 23 May 1827 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 29 Jul 1827 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Philip Bergh, Catharina Elisabeth" Sponsors: Parents

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Jacob W. Zeh, Susan Maria Bergh" Witnesses: "Ira Zeh, Abraham Bergh"

Susan married (MRIN:2373) Jacob W. ZEH-16993 on 18 Dec 1845 in Schoharie,Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Jacob was born about 1827.

1369 F vi. Anna Margaret BERG-4384 was born 12 Nov 1829 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA and was christened 12 Jul 1830 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Philip Berg, Jr., Caty Elisabeth" Sponsors: Parents

1370 F vii. Christina BERG-4385 was born 17 Mar 1832 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 9 May 1832 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Philip Bergh, Caty Elisabeth" Sponsors: Parents

444. David BERG-4374 (Magdalena (Magthalena) SCHAEFFER, Martinus SCHAEFFER, JohannesSCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 22 Apr 1797 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 5 Jun 1797 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Abraham Berg,Helena Berg" Sponsors: "David Schaefer, Helena Endes"MARRIAGE: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "David Bergh, son of Abraham, Schoharie and Margarett Dietz, daughter of Peter, Schoharie" Witnesses: None listed

David married (MRIN:2370) Margaret DIETZ-4386, daughter of Peter DIETZ-4387 and MariaCatharine-4388 (MRIN:2374), on 1826 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Margaret was born 18Dec 1805 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 5 Jan 1806 in Schoharie,Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Peter Dietz, Mar.Cathar." Sponsors: "Dr. Abrah. Sternberg, Margar. Sternberg"

David and Margaret had the following children:

1371 M i. Senaca BERG-4390 was born 4 Dec 1826 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USAand was christened 29 Mar 1827 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "DavidBergh, Margarett Dietz" Sponsors: None listed

1372 F ii. Mary Catharine BERG-4391 was born 22 Dec 1828 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA and was christened 22 Jul 1829 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "David Berg, Margaret" Sponsors: Parents

445. Abraham BERG, JR.-4373 (Magdalena (Magthalena) SCHAEFFER, Martinus SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 28 Dec 1800 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 9 Feb 1801 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Abraham Berg,Lena" Sponsors: "Anthon T. Braun, Maria"

Abraham married (MRIN:2369) Catharine-4392 about 1825. Catharine was born about 1805.

They had the following children:

1373 M i. Peter Augustus BERG-4393 was born 15 Feb 1826 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 30 May 1826 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Abraham Berg, Jr., Caty" Sponsors: Parents

Peter married (MRIN:2376) Alida SCHAEFFER-24228, daughter of MartinusSCHAEFFER-4477 and Margaretha BOUCK-4426 (MRIN:2390), on 1847. Alidawas born 1826 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 1870 in , , NY, USA.

1374 M ii. Abraham Lintner BERG-4394 was born 5 Nov 1830 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA and was christened 16 Jul 1831 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Abraham Berg, Jr., Catharine" Sponsors: Parents

1375 M iii. Benjamin BERG-4395 was born 11 May 1833 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 1 Jan 1834 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Ab'm Berg, Jr., Catharine" Sponsors: Parents

446. Catharina Dietz BERG-4375 (Magdalena (Magthalena) SCHAEFFER, Martinus SCHAEFFER,Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 21 Mar 1804 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 1804 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Abraham Berg, Lena"Sponsors: "William Dietz & wife, Catharina"

MARRIAGE: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie, Co., NY USA. "Benjamin Pond, merchant of Salem, Mass., and Cathrine Dietz Bergh, daughter of Abraham, Schoharie"

Catharina married (MRIN:2371) Benjamin POND-4396 on 21 Oct 1823 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA. Benjamin was born 24 Sep 1790 and was christened 9 Oct 1833 in Schoharie, SchoharieCo., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Baptized as an adult, 9 October 1833. Same date as his son, James Kirk. Recorded: Reformed Church,Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "__________ Pond" (no first name given) Sponsors: None listed "Benjamin, born 24 September 1790"

Benjamin and Catharina had the following children:

1376 M i. Augustus Benj'n F. POND-4397 was born 29 Jul 1825 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA and was christened 31 Mar 1830 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Benjamin Pond, Cathrine Bergh" Sponsors: None listed Baptized same date as his sister,Glovina, and brothers, Joseph and Paul.

1377 F ii. Glovina Boesdan POND-4398 was born 1 Jul 1827 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA and was christened 31 Mar 1830 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Benjamin Pond, Cathrine Bergh" Sponsors: None listed Baptized same date as her brothers,Augustus, Joseph, and Paul.

1378 M iii. Joseph Wellington POND-4399 was born 1 Aug 1828 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA and was christened 31 Mar 1830 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Benjamin Pond, Cathrine Bergh" Sponsors: None listed Baptized same date as his sister,Glovina, and his brothers, Augustus, and Paul.

1379 M iv. Paul Weidman POND-4400 was born 25 Nov 1829 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA and was christened 31 Mar 1830 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Benjamin Pond, Cathrine Bergh" Sponsors: None listed Baptized same day as his sister,Glovina, and brothers, Augustus, and Joseph.

1380 F v. Cathrine Dietz POND-4401 was born 29 May 1831 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA and was christened 24 Aug 1832 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Benj'nPond, Cathrine D. Bergh" Sponsors: None listed

1381 M vi. James Kirk POND-4402 was born 3 Aug 1833 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 9 Oct 1833 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Benjamin Pond, Cathrine Dietz" Sponsors: None listed His father, Benjamin, baptized sameday - adult, 43 years old.

1382 M vii. Edward Jay POND-4403 was born 19 Apr 1835 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 24 Nov 1835 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Benjamin Pond, Cathrine D. Bergh" Sponsors: None listed

1383 F viii. Caroline Winslow POND-4404 was born 3 Mar 1847 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 27 Feb 1849 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Benj.Pond, Amy Kilmer" Sponsors: None listed IS THIS CHILD THE DAUGHTER OF SAME BENJAMIN AS OTHER CHILDREN, MOTHER HAS DIED AND FATHER REMARRIED TO AMY KILMER? (Leave here until further documentation.)

454. William H. BECKER-20713 (Hendrick N. BECKER, Elisabetha SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster),Maria Elizabeth) was born 8 Jun 1773 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 27 Jun1773 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 27 Jul 1838.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Henricus Bekker, MariaZimmer". Sponsors: "Willem Zimmer and wife, Sara". Baptized as: "Willem".

William married (MRIN:4914) Catharina KEYSER-21950 on 16 Oct 1794. Catharina was bornabout 1774. She died 15 Jan 1865.

DEATH: Note in SCHHARIE REPUBLICAN newspaper.

William and Catharina had the following children:

1384 M i. Johan Joost BECKER-10074 was born 23 Dec 1795 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY USA and was christened 11 Jan 1796 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Willem Becker jr, Catharina Becker". Sponsors: "Johan Joost Becker, CatharinaBecker".

1385 M ii. Gerrit W. BECKER-67712 was born 3 Jan 1798 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 13 Jan 1798 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Adam Beckker, Catharina Beckker". (Father's name is in error.) Sponsors: "GerritSchaefer, Eva Schaefer".

1386 F iii. Maria BECKER-67713 was born 11 Jul 1800 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 1800 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "William H. Becker, Catharina Kaiser". Sponsors: "Johannickel Becker, Mari Becker".

1387 M iv. Philip S. BECKER-67714 was born 12 Nov 1802 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 1803 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "William Becker, Catharine". Sponsors: "Peter Schneider and wife, Marie Catharine".

1388 M v. William BECKER-67718 was born about 4 Jun 1804.

NOTE: There is a question as to whether William belongs in this family. Leave here forfurther research.

1389 F vi. Elisabeth BECKER-67715 was born 12 Nov 1806 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 1806 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: " William H. Becker, Catharina". Sponsors: "William Zimmer and wife, Elisabeth".

1390 M vii. Henry W. BECKER-67716 was born 30 May 1809 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 11 Jun 1809 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "William Backer, Cathrine". Sponsors: "Henricus Backer, Maria Backer".

1391 M viii. Peter W. BECKER-67717 was born 5 Feb 1812 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA and was christened 1812 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "William Becker, Cathrine Cyson". Sponsors: None listed.

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