Generation Five, Part Six

464. Maria May SHELMANDINE-20918 (Catharina KNISKERN, Sophia SCHAFFER, Heinrich(Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 15 Aug 1782 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and waschristened 1782 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died 4 Apr 1867 in Jefferson, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA and was buried 7 Apr 1867 in Jefferson, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Richert Schelmenthein,Catharina" Sponsors: Johannes Werner, Jr., Margretha Knieskern"

NOTE: Steve Watrous has birth date "8 July 1782" and baptism, "15 Aug 1782", but Kinship transcription of thechurch records gives date of birth as "15 Aug 1782" and no date of baptism.

BURIAL: New Jefferson Cemetery, T-Jefferson, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

TOMBSTONE: "May, his wife, died April 4, 1867 in her 85th year". Husband, Obadiah, buried here too.

Maria married (MRIN:9007) Obadiah RULAND-20921, son of Obadiah RULAND-20937 (MRIN:9008), on 1799 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Obadiah was born 4 Jul 1769 in Commack,Suffolk Co., NY. He died 2 May 1844 in Jefferson, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 5 May1844 in Jefferson, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: New Jefferson Cemetery, T-Jefferson, Schoharie Co., NY USA. May, his wife also, died 4 April 1867in her 85th year. (Information from Steven B. Watrous.)

Obadiah and Maria had the following children:

1392 M i. Barnett RULAND-20956 was born 15 Jan 1801 in Jefferson, Schoharie Co., NY,USA.Barnett married (MRIN:9020) Almena BOND-20957 on 1820. Almena was bornabout 1801.

1393 F ii. Sophia RULAND-20958 was born Nov 1802 in Jefferson, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.She died 29 Nov 1850 in Jefferson, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

Sophia married (MRIN:9021) Jeremiah PICKETT-20959 on 1824 in Jefferson,Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Jeremiah was born about 1802.

1394 F iii. Jerusha RULAND-20960 was born 25 Jan 1805 in Jefferson, Schoharie Co., NY,USA.

Jerusha married (MRIN:9022) Roswell B. REYNOLDS-20961 on Apr 1827.

Roswell was born about 1805.1395 F iv. Catherine RULAND-20962 was born 1 Dec 1806 in Jefferson, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 26 Dec 1870 in Farmington, , PA, USA.

Catherine married (MRIN:9023) Henry CARDNER-20963 on 16 Jun 1830. Henry was born about 1806.

1396 F v. Betsey RULAND-20964 was born 25 Aug 1808 in Jefferson, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 6 Apr 1851 in Jefferson, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

Betsey married (MRIN:9024) Orrin PICKETT-20965 on 6 Nov 1829. Orrin wasborn about 1808.

1397 M vi. Jeremiah RULAND-20966 was born 9 Nov 1810 in Jefferson, Schoharie Co., NY,USA.

Jeremiah married (MRIN:9025) Sarah M. IRELAND-20967 on 23 Oct 1832. Sarah was born about 1810.

1398 M vii. Richard RULAND-20968 was born 3 Nov 1812 in Jefferson, Schoharie Co., NY,USA.

MARRIAGE: Gallupville, T-Wright, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

Richard married (MRIN:9026) Sarah J. BURGESS-20969 on 6 Jun 1840 in Wright,Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Sarah was born about 1812.

1399 M viii. Obadiah RULAND-20970 was born 22 Sep 1814 in Jefferson, Schoharie Co., NY,USA.

Obadiah married (MRIN:9027) Polly M. FULLER-20971 on 16 Jun 1834. Pollywas born 15 Feb 1815. She died 27 Jun 1867 in Jefferson, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 30 Jun 1867 in Jefferson, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BIRTH: Date of birth calculated by Personal Ancestral File to be 15 Feb 1815.BURIAL: "New Jefferson Cemetery situated in the Village of Jefferson, NY."

TOMBSTONE: "Polly M. Fuller, wife of Obadiah Ruland. Died June 27, 1867, aged 52 yrs 4mo 12 d."

1400 M ix. David RULAND-20972 was born about 1816 in Jefferson, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

+ 1401 M x. Joel B. RULAND-20938 was born 5 Apr 1817 and was buried 11 Jul 1883.

1402 F xi. Mary RULAND-20973 was born 11 Jun 1821 in Jefferson, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

Mary married (MRIN:9028) Jeremiah GRANT-20974 on 15 Jan 1851. Jeremiahwas born about 1821.

1403 xii. Child # 12 RULAND-20975 was born about 1822 in Jefferson, Schoharie Co., NY,USA.

1404 M xiii. John RULAND-20976 was born 1 Mar 1823 in Jefferson, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. John married (MRIN:9029) Lorena MAYHAM-20977 on 4 Aug 1853 in ,Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Lorena was born about 1823.

473. Sophia LANG-9320 (Elisabeth Barbara KNISKERN, Sophia SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster),Maria Elizabeth) was born 14 Jun 1798 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 24 Mar 1864.

RELATIONSHIP: Peter and Sarah are first cousins.

Sophia married (MRIN:4607) Peter KNISKERN-9325, son of Peter KNISKERN-2832 and Anna COMPTON-9311 (MRIN:1542). Peter was born 5 Oct 1797. He died 11 Jul 1881.

They had the following children:

+ 1405 M i. Lewis KNISKERN-68179 was born 3 Mar 1821 and died 18 Aug 1885.

1406 F ii. Infant Daughter KNISKERN-68181 was born 17 Oct 1822. She died 29 Oct 1822.

+ 1407 F iii. Caroline KNISKERN-68182 was born 17 Oct 1823 and died 27 Jul 1903.

+ 1408 F iv. Eliza Ann KNISKERN-68184 was born 11 Feb 1826 and died 20 Oct 1912.

+ 1409 M v. Lorenzo Dow KNISKERN-68186 was born 18 Jan 1828 and died 26 Jun 1875.

1410 M vi. George KNISKERN-68188 was born 16 May 1830. He died 8 Oct 1853.

1411 M vii. Levi KNISKERN-68189 was born 17 Jul 1832. He died 6 Jun 1839.

1412 M viii. James Emery KNISKERN-68190 was born 23 May 1836. He died 12 Jan 1870.

+ 1413 M ix. Matthew L. KNISKERN-68191 was born 23 Jun 1838 and died 13 Jun 1917.

1414 M x. Levi Jerome KNISKERN-68193 was born 11 Feb 1842. He died 13 Aug 1865.

1415 F xi. Louisa Jane KNISKERN-68194 was born 11 Feb 1842. She died 1911.Louisa married (MRIN:24367) Barton SPRINGER-68195. Barton was born 1841.He died 1907.

MARRIAGE: Louisa Jane Kniskern was Barton Springer's 2nd wife. Name of 1st wife unknown.

477. Sophia SHAFER-6022 (Annaje KNISKERN, Sophia SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster), MariaElizabeth) was born 17 Mar 1791 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 10 Apr1791 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 Kniskernof Schoharie? They had a daughter, Sophia, baptized in 1791, who would be about the right age, but there aredifficulties 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 thesame Sophia and she was actually born in 1789, as per tombstone, then there is an unusually long time betweenher birth and baptism. On the other hand, perhaps the tombstone date is in error. We know that the gravestonewas erected at least 45 years after Sophia's death, since it also lists the dates of death for her son, Gideon, and hiswife. 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 marriedSophia Shaver, 25 Oct 1808." Is this a record for the marriage of the Sophia born 1789, or of Sophia, born 1791, orare 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 Sophiaswould marry 2 John Empies about the same time, especially since we can find no record of a second marriage, or aJohn Empie of the right age who was unmarried in 1808. 3. The second son in Sophia and John Empie of Sharon'sfamily is named "Marcus." This was the first time this named appeared in the Empie family, but it is the name ofthe father of the Sophia born in 1791. Until evidence is found to the contrary, we are placing Sophia as a daughterof Marcus Schaeffer. (HWW)

CHILDREN: Grace Empie's records list Gideon, Rev. Marcus, Mariah, Nancy and Sophia as children of JohnEmpie 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-1350and 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 inSharon, 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 ofSharon" 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 MariaKilts. We now have 3 pieces of evidence that prove that the latter placement is correct. Since no churchbook birthrecord could be found for John's birth in 1775 (possibly because of the upheaval in the area where he was born dueto the Revolutionary War), other records were needed for proof of his parentage. With the help of David KendallMartin, the original documentation that Edith Becker used was re-examined. It was at once evident that the entryhad been mis-quoted. The reference, AMERICAN ANCESTRY, Vol. II:36, 1887 reads: "Empie, Marcus Williamof 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 Johnof Sharon in the family of John of Palatine,not in the family of his brother, Jacob. (Note that the author hasconfused the two Johannes Empies and has listed the wife of John of Palatine as "______ Snell," when she was infact the wife of Johannes' father, Johannes Empie of Stone Arabia.) (BEG) The deeds for the original SharonEmpie farm also provide evidence for this placement. The first deed covers the sale, for the sum of $200.00, of100 acres of land designated as part of Lot 14 of the Lawyers' Patent. The indenture was contracted between "JohnEmpea, of the Town of Sharon in the County of Schoharie and the State of New York, Farmer, party of the firstpart, and my son John Empea, Jr., of the above mentioned place aforesaid, Farmer, of the second part." This deedwas dated, July 24, 1807. The second deed read the same, but covered the sale of Lot 13 and was dated February20, 1815. The dates on these two deeds make it impossible for Johan Jacob to have been the John Empea whosold 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 storyhanded 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 wentright on through the field. The Indians caught him and scalped him without hitting him in the head first, as theyusually did. As soon as possible, he crawled to the Fort and told them of his son. They at once went to the potatofield, and found the little boy patiently lying under the vines waiting for his father's return as he had been told todo." This story could not have happened if Jacob had been the father of the little boy, John, because John, born Feb10, 1775, would have been about 2 1/2 years of age when Jacob died, Aug 7, 1777 at Oriskany. For a child thatyoung to be that far from home the summer of 1777 (when potato vines were thick) was unlikely, and it would beeven 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: ReformedChurch, 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 wasJohn of Sharon's son by his first wife, Mary Taily, who was named John Isaac Empie, and was always referred toas "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 thebook, "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 whathe was, a burning shining light in the world and a power in the church. As early as 1808, being then about thirty-threeyears of age, after a long and fearful struggle, he found Christ precious to his soul. At that period, as relatedby him, spiritual darkness hung over the churches, and experimental piety was unthought of by the many andprofessed by very few. Hence in his troubled state of mind, he hardly knew the nature of his anxieties, whom toconsult, or where to find relief. But the Lord by His spirit was surely leading him in the way he knew not of, andfinally 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 aliving, controlling principle, to be carried out in all the activities and relations of life. That responsibility heaccepted, and in a remarkable degree carried out, without turning to the right or the left. He was remarkable forthe controlling and lasting influence he exerted over others; probably no other lay member in the church excelledhim in this respect. He had this power with men because he had power with God, and lived pre-eminently a holylife. Twenty years after his conversion, at the time brother Wieting became his pastor, he found him one of the fewpraying souls in the church. He labored and prayed until he saw multitudes around him converted and gatheredinto 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 rewardsof heaven, his influence on earth remains, and will continue through future generations." (The church referred tohere was the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Seward at Gardnersville, NY, Philip Wieting Pastor.) (BarbaraEmpie Greene)

CHILDREN: Children of John Empie of Sharon were born on the Empie farm, part of which is now Slate HillCemetery, Town of Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY. John's father, Johannes Empie, moved to Sharon from StoneArabia in about 1800 where all of his children including John had been born. He sold the Sharon farm to son Johnon 24 July 1807, just before John's first wife, Mary Tally died. Thus, John was living there after 1807 and all ofhis 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:

+ 1416 F i. Maria (Mariah) EMPIE-8522 was born 20 Mar 1809 and died 1892.

1417 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 THE EMPIE FAMILY, compiled by Edith Van Heusen Becker: Edith Becker's THE EMPIE FAMILY, 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 Nancyexisted. 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.

+ 1418 F iii. Sophia E. EMPIE-8525 was born 13 Jan 1813 and died 9 Mar 1891.

+ 1419 M iv. Gideon EMPIE-385 was born 31 Jan 1816 and died 28 Apr 1910.

+ 1420 M v. Marcus William EMPIE Rev.-8526 was born 31 Mar 1824.

478. William SHAFER-1582 (Annaje KNISKERN, Sophia SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster), MariaElizabeth) 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, SW152QQ 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 Iwould write. For 17 years I've been searching my Shafer ancestors and seem to be stuck. I'm hoping you will beable to help me. I'm searching for the ancestors of William Shafer born in 1796, Schoharie Co., New York. Hemarried 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 fiftycent U.S. stamps. Please let me know if there is any cost for the requested information. I am willing also to shareany 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 NeuderHand 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 inCady's Records, marked "1855 Census". This was the first New York State Census. (The Federal Census aretaken 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'soccupation or relationship to the head of the household. I found the following:1855 NYS CENSUSTOWN OF SEWARD NAME AGE WHERE BORN YEARS IN OCCUPATION RELATIONSHIP TOWN William 59 Schoharie Co. 59 Farmer SelfRebecca 59 Vermont 30 WifeElizabeth 30 Schoharie Co. 30 DauCatherine 29 " 29 sonRussell 26 " 26 "Emory 23 " 23 "Margaret 20 " 20 "Hannah 68 " 68 sisterI 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 isrelated 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 "shareany information that may be of interest to you" (me). I would appreciate whatever you have. Do you know whohis father or mother might have been? Did the sisters marry and stay locally? To whom? I have about 2500 Shaferson my computer file, but I'm not able to identify "William". I looked at some church books for marriage andbaptismal records, but no information so far. I have other records to review though. Also, I'm going to check thefamily 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 occupiedby a member of the France family, descendants of the first settler, Sebastian France. Maybe they will knowsomething 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 thisinformation. "Sharing information" is payment." (Herman W. Witthoft, Shafer Family Association, 141 HudsonAve., 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. Emorywas not listed, unless 'Henry' is really 'Emory'. The writing was difficult to make out. Also, mine had a Rebeccaas a daughter." (HWW comment: I don't know the answer until I look at the 1850 census. Maybe my copy will bemore 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 otherEckerson baptisms and marriages in this church, but nothing more on Rebecca Eckerson.) In the St. Paul'sLutheran 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 twochurchbooks in Stone Arabia, Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY USA, Lutheran and Reformed, and no references ineither place for a "Rebecca".

William and Rebecca had the following children:

1421 M i. F. W. SHAFER Dr.-15745 was born 1822 in Seward, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

OCCUPATION: Medical Doctor - M.D.

1422 F ii. Elisabeth SHAFER-15524 was born 1824 in Seward, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

1423 F iii. Catharine SHAFER-15525 was born 1827 in Seward, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

+ 1424 M iv. Russell M. SHAFER Dr.-15526 was born 4 Oct 1828 and died 13 Apr 1908.

1425 F v. Rebecca A. SHAFER-15747 was born 1830 in Seward, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

1426 M vi. Henry Amory SHAFER-15748 was born 1831 in Seward, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.He died 1862 in , , NY, USA.

+ 1427 M vii. Emory A. SHAFER-15527 was born 1832 and died 16 Apr 1862.

1428 F viii. Margaret J. SHAFER-15528 was born 1835 in Seward, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

480. Peter KNISKERN-9325 (Peter KNISKERN, Sophia SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 5 Oct 1797. He died 11 Jul 1881.Peter married (MRIN:4607) Sophia LANG-9320, daughter of Christian LANG-9313 and ElisabethBarbara KNISKERN-2827 (MRIN:1539). Sophia was born 14 Jun 1798 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA. She died 24 Mar 1864.

RELATIONSHIP: Peter and Sarah are first cousins.

Peter and Sophia had the following children:

+ 1429 M i. Lewis KNISKERN-68179 was born 3 Mar 1821 and died 18 Aug 1885.

1430 F ii. Infant Daughter KNISKERN-68181 was born 17 Oct 1822. She died 29 Oct 1822.

+ 1431 F iii. Caroline KNISKERN-68182 was born 17 Oct 1823 and died 27 Jul 1903.

+ 1432 F iv. Eliza Ann KNISKERN-68184 was born 11 Feb 1826 and died 20 Oct 1912.

+ 1433 M v. Lorenzo Dow KNISKERN-68186 was born 18 Jan 1828 and died 26 Jun 1875.

1434 M vi. George KNISKERN-68188 was born 16 May 1830. He died 8 Oct 1853.

1435 M vii. Levi KNISKERN-68189 was born 17 Jul 1832. He died 6 Jun 1839.

1436 M viii. James Emery KNISKERN-68190 was born 23 May 1836. He died 12 Jan 1870.

+ 1437 M ix. Matthew L. KNISKERN-68191 was born 23 Jun 1838 and died 13 Jun 1917.

1438 M x. Levi Jerome KNISKERN-68193 was born 11 Feb 1842. He died 13 Aug 1865.

1439 F xi. Louisa Jane KNISKERN-68194 was born 11 Feb 1842. She died 1911.Louisa married (MRIN:24367) Barton SPRINGER-68195. Barton was born 1841.He died 1907.

MARRIAGE: Louisa Jane Kniskern was Barton Springer's 2nd wife. Name of 1st wife unknown.

484. Henry KNISKERN-24173 (Johan Jost KNISKERN, Sophia SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster), MariaElizabeth) was born 12 Jun 1798 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 26 May 1871.Henry married (MRIN:10107) Nancy DORNBURGH-24174 about 1814. Nancy was born 1798. She died 30 Aug 1877.

They had the following children:

1440 M i. Joseph Madison KNISKERN-24175 was born 2 Oct 1815 in Middleburg,Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 5 Nov 1815 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co.,NY. He died 9 May 1873.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Henry Kniskern, Nancy Dornbargh" Sponsors: None listed

1441 M ii. David KNISKERN-68196 was born 1817. He died 9 Sep 1864.

1442 F iii. Martha (Triplet) KNISKERN-61770 was born 30 Aug 1823 in Schoharie,Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 23 Nov 1823 in Schoharie, SchoharieCo., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Henry Kniskern, Nancy". Sponsors: Parents.

1443 F iv. Minerva (Triplet) KNISKERN-61771 was born 30 Aug 1823 in Schoharie,Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 23 Nov 1823 in Schoharie, SchoharieCo., NY, USA. She died 4 Mar 1890.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Henry Kniskern, Nancy" Sponsors: Parents

Minerva married (MRIN:22637) George HAINES-68197. George was born 15 May1826. He died 6 Jun 1883.

+ 1444 F v. Naomi (Triplet) KNISKERN-61772 was born 30 Aug 1823.

1445 M vi. Moses KNISKERN-68198 was born 1 Nov 1830. He died 22 Oct 1832.

1446 F vii. Elisabeth KNISKERN-68199 was born 23 Feb 1832. She died 18 Dec 1864.

485. Joseph KNISKERN-24176 (Johan Jost KNISKERN, Sophia SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster),Maria Elizabeth) was born 14 Oct 1801 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 10 Aug 1874.

MARRIAGE: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Joseph Knieskern, Middleburgand Gertrude Vrooman, Schoharie".

Joseph married (MRIN:10108) Gertrude VROOMAN-24177 on 20 Jan 1822 in Schoharie,Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Gertrude was born 28 May 1804. She died after 1880.

They had the following children:

1447 F i. Jane Ann KNISKERN-68200 was born 25 Feb 1822 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA and was christened 1822 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Reformed Church, Records of Rev. John Daniel Shafer, Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,10 Feb 2000 Page 250 Descendants of Maria Elizabeth SCHAFFER-2263NY USA. Parents: "Joseph Kniskern, Jr. and Giddy, his wife". Sponsors: "Adam Vroman,Annatche, his wife".

Jane married (MRIN:24368) William ALTON-68210. William was born about 1822.

+ 1448 M ii. Barend V. KNISKERN-68201 was born 25 Jan 1825 and died 27 Jan 1890.

1449 F iii. Nancy Louisa KNISKERN-68202 was born 26 Nov 1827.Nancy married (MRIN:24370) James WELSH-68212. James was born about 1827.

1450 F iv. Eliza KNISKERN-68203 was born 8 Dec 1829.

1451 F v. Margaret KNISKERN-68204 was born 22 Apr 1831.

1452 M vi. David H. KNISKERN-68205 was born 26 Aug 1832. He died 8 Dec 1887.

+ 1453 M vii. Charles KNISKERN-68206 was born 8 Feb 1835 and died 3 Feb 1897.

1454 M viii. Lewis H. KNISKERN-68207 was born 30 Jul 1837. He died 17 Apr 1910.

MARRIAGE: Not married

.1455 F ix. Mary KNISKERN-68208 was born 29 Sep 1839. She died 12 Oct 1863.

1456 M x. William A. KNISKERN-68209 was born 29 Nov 1844.

1457 M xi. Frank KNISKERN-68214 was born 11 Sep 1848.

487. John Joost KNISKERN-24178 (Johan Jost KNISKERN, Sophia SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster),Maria Elizabeth) was born 11 May 1804 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 29 May1877. John married (MRIN:10109) Larena (Lorain) VROOMAN-24179 about 1836. Larena was born 1804. She died 1882.

They had the following children:

1458 M i. Jacob Jerome KNISKERN-68215 was born 17 Aug 1837.

+ 1459 F ii. Catharine Aurelia KNISKERN-68216 was born 28 Jan 1840 and died 15 Jun 1871.

+ 1460 M iii. George Emory KNISKERN-68217 was born 17 Nov 1842 and died 1884.

1461 M iv. Charles Edgar KNISKERN-68218 was born 22 Jan 1845. He died 1915.Charles married (MRIN:24377) Sarah S. BROWN-68222. Sarah was born 29 Apr1844. She died 5 Sep 1866

.488. Christopher KNISKERN-24180 (Johan Jost KNISKERN, Sophia SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 3 Apr 1806 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 9 Jun 1871.Christopher married (MRIN:10110) Olive DORNBURGH-24181 about 1834. Olive was born 1814.She died 9 Jan 1893.

They had the following children:

+ 1462 M i. Hamilton KNISKERN-68223 was born 1835 and died 1909.

+ 1463 F ii. Adeline KNISKERN-68224 was born 1837 and died 25 Apr 1875.

1464 F iii. Angelina KNISKERN-68225 was born 1838.Angelina married (MRIN:24380) Joseph FINK-68232. Joseph was born about 1838.

1465 F iv. Elizabeth KNISKERN-68226 was born 1840. She died 27 Mar 1863

.MARRIAGE: Not married.

+ 1466 M v. Rufus KNISKERN-24198 was born 29 Nov 1842 and died 8 Jul 1914.

1467 F vi. Mary C. KNISKERN-68227 was born 1850. Mary married (MRIN:24381) William S. HAGER-68233. William was born about1850.

1468 F vii. Caroline KNISKERN-68228 was born 1852. She died 1914.Caroline married (MRIN:24382) Jeremiah R. ZEH-68234. Jeremiah was born 1842.He died 1918.

1469 F viii. Martha Josephine KNISKERN-68229 was born 1855.Martha married (MRIN:24383) SCHAFER-68235. SCHAFER was born about 1855.489. Adam KNISKERN-24182 (Johan Jost KNISKERN, Sophia SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 1808 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 1874. Adam married (1-MRIN:2266) Electa WOODWARD-24183 about 1838. Electa was born 1812. She died 1851.

They had the following children:

1470 F i. Naomi KNISKERN-68236 was born 1839.

1471 M ii. Harlan F. KNISKERN-68237 was born 1842.

1472 M iii. Hiram J. KNISKERN-4130 was born 1845 in , , NY, USA. He died 21 Nov 1921in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 24 Nov 1921 in Blenheim,Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

MILITARY: In the Civil War.BURIAL: "Shafer Cemetery" (a/k/a Parslows Cemetery), located Blenheim-Boucks FallsRoad, formery West Butler, left hand side of road, Town of Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY USA.TOMBSTONE: "ae 77 ys"

Hiram married (MRIN:1708) Catharine SHAFER-3078, daughter of Jacob LuisSCHAEFFER-3074 and Christina ZEH-3075 (MRIN:1704), on 23 Dec 1866 in ,Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Catharine was born 8 Mar 1842 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 11 Mar 1885 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and wasburied 14 Mar 1885 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: "Shafer Cemetery" (a/k/a Parslows Cemetery), located Blenheim-Boucks Falls Road,formerly West Butler, left hand side of road, Town of Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY USA.)TOMBSTONE: "ae 43y 3da". (d/o/b calculated by Personal Ancestral File)MARRIAGE: "Kniskern, Hiram, Blenheim and Shafer, Kate, Blenheim. Dec. 23 at 7 P.M. atthe residence of the bride's father by Rev. T.L. Shafer. - SCHOHARIE REPUBLICAN Dec. 27,1866".

1473 F iv. Helen Ellen KNISKERN-68238 was born 8 Jan 1849. She died 10 Jan 1925.Helen married (MRIN:24385) Philip B. DIETZ-68239. Philip was born 6 May 1846.He died 7 Mar 1925. Adam also married (2-MRIN:10111) Sally SIMS-68240. Sally was born 1812. She died 1895.

They had the following children:

1474 F v. Elisabeth KNISKERN-68241 was born 1852.

1475 M vi. Edwin H. (Edward) KNISKERN-68242 was born 1855.

494. William KNISKERN-24192 (Johan Jost KNISKERN, Sophia SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 2 Jan 1819 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 10 Mar 1893.William married (MRIN:10116) Sarah SCHAFER-24240. Sarah was born 26 Nov 1817. She died 24 Nov 1889.

They had the following children:

1476 M i. Harrison KNISKERN-63228 was born 9 Jun 1840 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY,USA.

1477 M ii. Washington KNISKERN-63229 was born 8 Oct 1843 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA.

1478 M iii. James KNISKERN-63230 was born 17 Dec 1844 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY,USA.

+ 1479 M iv. Madison M. KNISKERN-63231 was born 16 Jun 1846 and died 1901.

1480 F v. Delia KNISKERN-63232 was born 11 Sep 1850 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY,USA.

498. Elisabeth SCHAFER-2907 (Henricus, Jacob, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 22 Sep 1783 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 20 Jun 1841.

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Niclas Rossel, LisabethSchaefer"

Elisabeth married (MRIN:1592) Nicholas RUSSELL-2908 on 7 Dec 1806 in Schoharie, SchoharieCo., NY, USA. Nicholas was born 7 Dec 1783 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 17 Jan 1862 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 25 Jan 1862 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

DEATH: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA, by Rev. P.A. Strobel: "17 January1857 - This day about 4 p.m. my venerable friend Mr. Nicholas Russell, committed suicide, by hanging himself inhis barn. He was in his 79th year and had been a church member for 50 years. Heavy pecuniary embarassments are supposed to have been the cause. We must leave him in the hands of a righteous God. May the Lord help us all "to watch and pray that we enter not into temptation". Mr. Russell was buried on Sabbath 25th. He was kept until his daughter arrived."

Nicholas and Elisabeth had the following children:

1481 M i. Henry Lewis RUSSELL-2909 was born 20 Nov 1808 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA and was christened 25 Nov 1808 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Nicolas Rossel, Elisaabeth" Sponsors: Parents

Henry married (MRIN:1593) Nancy Maria LAWYER-3573, daughter of Abraham L. LAWYER-11292 and Catharina BAUCH-30186 (MRIN:1988). Nancy was born15 Jan 1815 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 29 Jan 1815 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Abraham Lawyer & Katy" Sponsors: "Lorenz Lawyer & Elisabeth"

1482 F ii. Jane Ann RUSSELL-2910 was born about 1809 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA.

499. Christian H. SCHAEFFER-2922 (Henricus, Jacob, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born12 Mar 1787 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1787 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY. He died 4 Jul 1862 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 7 Jul 1862 inSchoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Henricus Schaffer,Sophia" Sponsors: "Christian Shafer & wife"

CENSUS: 1855 NYS (From Cady Records)Years InAge Born Town Occupation Christian 68 Schoharie Co. 68 farmer Jane 68 " 68 wifeMartin L. 30 " 30 son Charlott L. 27 Vermont 5 (Martin's wife) Swart, Catharine 37 Schoharie Co. 37(Husband-John P. Swart) Swart, Edward 13 " 13 (Catharine's) Gipe, Peter 18 Germany 4 farmer & servantWoodray, Philip 23 " 3 farmer & servant Lowry, Margaret 16 Ireland 1 domestic 1855 Schoharie Census

BURIAL: Cemetery: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

TOMBSTONE: "Age 75-3-22"

DEATH NOTICE: From the SCHOHARIE REPUBLICAN: "Schaeffer, Christian H. In this village on July 4.Age 75/3/22. S.R. July 10, 1862"

Christian married (MRIN:1596) Janett SCHAEFFER-3003, daughter of Peter SCHAEFFER-2720 and Engelge "Angel" VROOMAN-2726 (MRIN:1468), on 12 May 1805 in , , NY, USA. Janett was born 5 Jun 1786 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1786 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died 18 Dec 1870 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 21 Dec 1870 inSchoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Baptized as: "Ianna" Parents: "Pitter Schaffer, Engel" Sponsors: "Adam Vrooman and wife"

DEATH NOTICE: SCHOHARIE REPUBLICAN. "Schaeffer, Jane. In this village, on Sunday, the 18th inst. Mrs.Jane Schaeffer, aged 84 years and 6 months. --S.R. Dec. 22 1870".BURIAL: St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA

.Christian and Janett had the following children:

+ 1483 F i. Julia Ann SCHAEFFER-2923 was born 24 Apr 1806 and died 8 Mar 1880.

+ 1484 M ii. Jacob Henry SCHAEFFER-3040 was born 25 Feb 1808 and died 18 Feb 1896.

1485 F iii. Sophina (Sabina) SCHAEFFER-3041 was born 2 Dec 1809 in Schoharie,Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 24 Dec 1809 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 25 Mar 1826 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Christian Schaefer, Jannetje" Sponsors: None listed

NAME: "Sabina" on birth records and "Sophina" on tombstone.

Sophina married (MRIN:1686) John WELLS-36165. John was born about 1809.

+ 1486 M iv. Gideon SCHAEFFER-3042 was born 25 Jun 1811 and died 15 Jan 1899.

1487 M v. Augustus SCHAEFFER-3043 was born 2 Jan 1813 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA and was christened 14 Jan 1813 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Hedied 10 Feb 1813 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Christian Shaefer, Jannetje" Sponsors: None listed

1488 F vi. Elizabeth SCHAEFFER-3044 was born 9 Feb 1814 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA and was christened 13 Feb 1814 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.She died 14 Mar 1814 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Christian Shafer, Jannetje" Sponsors: None listed. Baptized as: "Eliza".

1489 F vii. Nancy SCHAEFFER-3045 was born 5 May 1815 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 12 May 1815 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Shedied 1 Mar 1826 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Christian Shafer, Jannetje" Sponsors: None listed

+ 1490 F viii. Catharine SCHAEFFER-3046 was born 1 Nov 1817 and died 15 Jul 1910.

+ 1491 F ix. Mary SCHAEFFER-3047 was born 17 Jun 1821 and died 29 Mar 1909.

+ 1492 M x. Martin Luther SCHAEFFER-3048 was born 29 May 1824 and died 1 Oct 1902.

501. David M. SCHAFFER-2925 (Henricus, Jacob, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 9 Oct1800 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 6 Nov 1854 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA.

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "David M. Shafer,Gertrude Bradt". No witnesses listed.

DEATH NOTICE: "In this town, on the 6th inst., after a brief illness, David M. Shafer, aged about 56 years. --SCHOHARIE REPUBLICAN, Nov. 8, 1854."

David married (MRIN:1599) Gertrude BRADT-3131 on 17 Feb 1822 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA. Gertrude was born 1800 in , , NY, USA. She died 1839 in , , NY, USA.

They had the following children:

1493 F i. Margaret SCHAFFER-3132 was born 25 Nov 1822 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA and was christened 25 Dec 1822 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 18 Feb 1839 in , , NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "David M. Shaeffer, Gertrude" Sponsors: Parents

1494 M ii. Marcus SCHAFFER-3133 was born 17 Jun 1824 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 1 Jul 1824 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died1898 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1898 in Schoharie,Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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

MARRIAGE: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "MarcusSchaffer, Schoharie and Anna Maria C. Hess, Schoharie" Witnesses: None listed

CENSUS: 1855 NYS (from Cady records):Years InAge Born in Town Occupation Marcus 31 Schoharie 31 Farmer AnnaM. 37 " 37 wife 1855 Schoharie NYS Census

BURIAL: Old Stone Fort Cemetery, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

TOMBSTONE: "Schaeffer, Marcus, b 1821, d 1898"

Marcus married (MRIN:1749) Anna Maria Catharine HESS-3238 on 16 Oct 1854 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Anna was born 1818 in , , NY, USA. Shedied 1892 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1892 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: Old Stone Fort Cemetery, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Anna M (wife), b1818, d 1892"

1495 M iii. Henry SCHAFFER-3134 was born 11 Oct 1826 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 28 Nov 1826 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Hedied 1881 in , , NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "David Schafer, Gertrude" Sponsors: Parents

1496 F iv. Elisabeth SCHAFFER-3137 was born 31 May 1833 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 11 Jun 1833 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "David Schafer, Gertrude" Sponsors: ParentsMARRIAGE: "Gallup, Seneca M., La Grange, Calif., and Shafer, Elizabeth. In this place onWednesday evening Feb. 27 by Rev. Dr. Wells. She was eldest daut. of the late David M.Shafer.-S.R. Feb. 28, 1856". (She was the "eldest" surviving daughter, her two sisters havingdied by this date.) ("S.R." - SCHOHARIE REPUBLICAN newspaper)MARRIAGE: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Seneca M.Gallup, Lagrange, Stanislaus Co., Cal. and Elizabeth Shaffer, Schoharie"

Elisabeth married (MRIN:1750) Seneca M. GALLUP-8488 on 27 Feb 1856 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Seneca was born about 1833.

1497 F v. Mary L. SCHAFFER-3142 was born 3 Mar 1837 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 6 May 1837 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 18 May 1859 in Stanislaus, , CA, USA.

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

MARRIAGE: (From SCHOHARIE PATRIOT newspaper: ".....At Free Stone Ranch, LaGrange, Calif, at residence of Seneca Gallup."

OBITUARY: SCHOHARIE REPUBLICAN - "Shafer, Mary L.- At Oatvale, Stanislaus, Calif.,May 18th., Mary L. wife of Abram Halsey, aged 22 years. The deceased was formerly from Schoharie. Mrs. Halsey was the daughter of the late David M.Shafer, of this village.--S.R.June 30, 1859."

Mary married (MRIN:1754) Abram HALSEY-5009 on 1857 in La Grange, , CA,USA. Abram was born about 1837.NOTE: Was "formerly of New Jersey".

503. Henrick SCHAFFER-2924 (Henricus, Jacob, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 6 Feb1804 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.Henrick married (MRIN:1598) Catharine MANN-3138, daughter of Peter MANN-62178 (MRIN:1751), on 6 Nov 1823 in , , NY, USA. Catharine was born about 1804.

They had the following children:

1498 F i. Elisabeth SCHAFFER-3139 was born 9 Feb 1824 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA.

1499 F ii. Mary SCHAFFER-5252 was born 1830 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

1500 M iii. Henry P. SCHAFFER-5253 was born 30 Mar 1836 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA and was christened 12 May 1836 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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

Henry married (MRIN:2697) Catharine DUFF-9276. Catharine was born about1836.

506. Catharine SCHAEFFER-3034 (Marcus, Jacob, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 8Feb 1792 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 13 Feb 1792 in Schoharie,Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "MarcusSchaeffer, CHRISTINA" Sponsors: "Jacob J. Lawyer, Catharina Schaeffer"

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "John Deyo, CathrineShafer"

Catharine married (MRIN:1683) John DEYO-3510 on 6 Feb 1814 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA. John was born about 1792.

They had the following children:

1501 M i. David DEYO-3511 was born 22 Sep 1814 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USAand was christened 9 Oct 1814 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "John Deyo, Katy" Sponsors: None listed

1502 F ii. Catharine DEYO-3512 was born 23 Jun 1817 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 13 Jul 1817 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY USA. Parents:"John Deyo, Catharine Schaefer" Sponsors: ParentsMARRIAGE: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Sylvanus P.Sweet, Schoharie and Catharine Deyo, Schoharie"

Catharine married (MRIN:1958) Sylvanus P. SWEET-3655 on 16 Sep 1840 inSchoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Sylvanus was born about 1817.1503 M iii. Marcus Shafer DEYO-3513 was born 2 Jan 1820 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 6 Feb 1820 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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

1504 M iv. Theodorus DEYO-3514 was born 22 Jul 1822 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 19 Aug 1822 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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

1505 M v. John DEYO-3515 was born 7 Dec 1824 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA andwas christened 3 Jul 1825 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "John Deyo, Catharine" Sponsors: Parents

1506 M vi. Philip DEYO-3516 was born 15 Sep 1827 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USAand was christened 29 Sep 1828 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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

MARRIAGE: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Philip Deyo,this village, printer and Sarah Brown, this village"

Philip married (MRIN:1959) Sarah BROWN-3656 on 1 Jan 1850 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Sarah was born about 1827.

1507 M vii. Alexander DEYO-3517 was born 29 Sep 1830 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 20 Mar 1831 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "John Deyo, Catharine" Sponsors: Parents

1508 M viii. Peter DEYO-3518 was born 4 Sep 1833 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA andwas christened 14 Dec 1833 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "John Deyo, Catharine" Sponsors: Parents

507. David M. SCHAEFFER-3035 (Marcus, Jacob, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 11May 1797 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 23 May 1797 in Schoharie,Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 6 Nov 1854 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 9 Nov 1854 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "MarchusSchaefer, CHRISTINA Schaefer" Sponsors: "Martinus Schaefer & wife, Sara Schaefer"

DEATH: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Age 57-5-21"

BURIAL: St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

TOMBSTONE: "Aged 57yrs 5mo 24dys"

CADY RECORDS: On page 31 of Cady Records, "Schaeffer Family of Schoharie County, Deaths - Recorded inSchoharie District:" "Shafer, David M., Nov 6, 1854, age 58, at Schoharie, NY Shafer, Mrs. David M., Feb 18,1839, age 34, at Schoharie, NY Shafer, Miss Catharine, May 1, 1846, age 18, at Schenectady, NY, Dau. David M.Shafer" These people are all listed in order. Cady thinks they go together. I'll agree with him until I get proof to the contrary. (Herman Witthoft - 4/94)

David married (MRIN:264) Gertrude W.-5250. Gertrude was born 1800 in , , NY, USA. She died 18Feb 1839 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1839 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA.

BURIAL: St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA, with her husband and daughter,Catherine.

David and Gertrude had the following children:

+ 1509 M i. Sylvester SHAFER-414 was born 31 Dec 1826 and died 1924.

1510 F ii. Catharine Ann SCHAFER-3135 was born 12 Aug 1828 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 30 Aug 1828 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.She died 1 May 1846 in Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY, USA.

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

DEATH: From the SCHOHARIE REPUBLICAN newspaper: "Schafer, Catharine Ann, AtSchenectady, of consumption, on the 1st inst., Miss Catharine Ann, daughter of David Schafer of this village, in the 18th year of her age.--S.R.-May 6, 1846."

1511 M iii. David SCHAFFER-3136 was born 13 Apr 1831 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 15 May 1831 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 1850 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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

509. Abraham KEYSER-3588 (Maria Margaretha SCHAFFER, Jacob, Heinrich (Schaster), MariaElizabeth) was born 20 Apr 1784 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1784 inSchoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 1873 in Albany, Albany Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Abraham Keyser,Maria Margretha" Sponsors: "George Walker and wife"MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Abraham Kayser,Catharina Bauch" (He was married at 16 years of age. Had first child, Peter, 28 July 1800, FOUR MONTHS!Abraham must have been very "mature" for his age!)BIOGRAPHICAL: (D.A.R records) "(Peter Keyser's father), Abraham Keyser was born in Middleburgh,Schoharie Co., NY, 20 April 1784. Died Albany, NY, 1873, leaving 5 sons and 2 daughters. (Rec. of Nancy M.Dow Becker.)"

Abraham married (MRIN:2000) Catharina BAUCH-3590 on 25 Mar 1800 in Schoharie, SchoharieCo., NY, USA. Catharina was born about 1784.They had the following children:

+ 1512 M i. Peter KEYSER-3591 was born 28 Jul 1800 and died 27 Apr 1881.

1513 M ii. Johannes KEYSER-3592 was born 20 Jul 1802 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 1802 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Abraham Kaiser, Jr., Catharina" Sponsors: Parents

1514 M iii. Abraham KEYSER-3593 was born 24 Aug 1806 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 5 Oct 1806 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Abraham Kaiser, Cathrine" Sponsors: None listed

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Abram A. Keyser, Schoharie, and Elisabeth Ann Townsend, Schoharie" Witnesses: "JacobHauck, Charles A Goodyear"

Abraham married (MRIN:2002) Elisabeth Ann TOWNSEND-3604 on 1 Oct 1831in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Elisabeth was born about 1806.

1515 F iv. Maria Margareth KEYSER-3594 was born 24 Aug 1806 in Schoharie, SchoharieCo., NY, USA and was christened 5 Oct 1806 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Abraham Kaiser, Cathrine" (Baptized same date as her twin brother, Abraham.)

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "William J. Kelsey, Maria Margaret Keyser" Witnesses: None

Maria married (MRIN:2003) William J. KELSEY-3605 on 29 Sep 1822 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. William was born about 1800.

1516 M v. Hyeam De Witt KEYSER-3595 was born 7 Sep 1808 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA and was christened 18 Sep 1808 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Abraham Kaiser, Cathrine" Sponsors: None listed

1517 M vi. William Henry KEYSER-3596 was born 28 Jul 1811 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA and was christened 28 Aug 1811 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Abraham Kiser, Cathrine" Sponsors: None listed

1518 M vii. Nicolas Frederick KEYSER-3597 was born 9 Feb 1815 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 20 Mar 1815 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Abraham Kyser, Catherine" Sponsors: None listed This is the second set of twins in the family!

1519 F viii. Ann Eliza KEYSER-3598 was born 9 Feb 1815 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 20 Mar 1815 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Abraham Kyser, Catherine" Sponsors: None listed

1520 F ix. Betsy Jane KEYSER-3599 was born 28 Aug 1818 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 5 Jul 1819 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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

513. Henricus SCHAFFER-2918 (Cpl. Christian, Jacob, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 8Oct 1793 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 24 Oct 1793 in Schoharie,Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died after 1855 and was buried after 1855 in Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY,USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "ChristianSchaeffer, Elisabeth" Sponsors: "Henricus Schaeffer and wife, Sophia"

CENSUS: 1855 NYS (From Cady records)1855 NYS CENSUS Town of BlenheimYears InAge Born in Town Occupation Henry C. 62 Schoharie Co. 62 farmer Magdelen 61 "61 wife Peter 22 " 21 son Adeline 17 " 17 dau.BURIAL: Breakabeen cemetery, T-Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

Henricus married (MRIN:1594) Magdalena BECKER-20626 on 1815 in , , NY, USA. Magdalena was born 1795 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

They had the following children

:+ 1521 M i. Abraham SCHAFFER-3140 was born 14 Jul 1831.

+ 1522 M ii. Peter SCHAFFER-3141 was born 11 Oct 1833 and died 1900.

1523 F iii. Adeline SCHAFFER-20627 was born 1838 in Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

515. Margaret SCHAFFER-2920 (Cpl. Christian, Jacob, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born31 May 1797 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 30 Jun 1799 inMiddleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died Feb 1893 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Christiaen Shaver,Elizabeth Keyser" Sponsors: "Abram Keyser and Margreta Shaver" The Mattice Family information says thatConrad J. Mattice married a Margaret Schaffer, b. Apr. 17, 1797, d. Feb 1893, Blenheim, dau. Christian (Schaffer). This is at variance with the churchbook record.

Margaret married (MRIN:1595) Conrad J. MATTICE-3528, son of Johan Conrad (Mattheys)MATTICE-2745 and Eva SCHAFFER-2861 (MRIN:1489), on 30 Jan 1818. Conrad was born 6 Nov 1795 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 16 Nov 1795 in Schoharie,Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died about 1867.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "JohannesMattheys, Eva Schaefer" Sponsors: Conrad Mattheys, Eva Mattheys"

WILL: "Will dated June 10, 1867, Blenheim, md. Jan. 30, 1818, Margaret Shaffer, b. Apr. 17, 1797, d. Feb. 1893,Blenheim, du. Christian. 5 children."

Conrad and Margaret had the following children:

+ 1524 M i. John H. MATTICE-4828 was born 1818 and died 1904.

+ 1525 M ii. Christian MATTICE-4837 was born 1819.1526 F iii. Elizabeth MATTICE-4838 was born 1824 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.1527 M iv. Edwin MATTICE-4840 was born 27 Sep 1828 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 9 May 1829.

517. Johan Joost SCHAFFER-3532 (Gerhard (Garrett) (Gerrit), Jacob, Heinrich (Schaster), MariaElizabeth) was born 13 Jan 1795 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 8 Feb1795 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 28 Feb 1878 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY,USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Gerrit Schaffer, Eva" Sponsors: "Johan Joost Heyer, Nanci" (Male sponsor's surname "Scheeffer" crossed out.)

DEATH NOTICE: "In Blenheim, Feb. 28th., Joseph Shafer, aged 83 years. -- SCHOHARIE REPUBLICAN,March 14, 1878."

Johan married (MRIN:1963) Maria (Stever) BAUCH-5157, daughter of Henrich BAUCH-5160 andMaria VEEG-5161 (MRIN:2663), on 1811 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Maria was born 6 Jan 1774 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1774 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died 28 Jul 1849 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Henrich Bauch, Ma(ria)" Sponsors: "Johannes Bauch, jr and wife"

MARRIAGE: Apparently she was married previously, # 1 to a Stever, Steder, or Steber? She was born 6 Jan 1774,married 1811, had John R., 1812, and then Maria, 11 Feb 1815. This makes her 41 years old. All thisinformation on her husband came from a D.A.R application #461400-440, Barbara Van Der Vort. She said herfather was John Jost Shafer, s/o Adam. I don't think so. I think her father was the s/o Gerhardt, and Gerhardt was the s/o Jacob who was the Revolutionary Soldier. She has Revolutionary War lineage, but through Jacob and not Adam.

Johan and Maria had the following children:

+ 1528 M i. John Rensselaer SCHAFFER-5155 was born 25 Feb 1812 and died 1882.

1529 F ii. Nancy Julia SCHAEFFER-5158 was born 11 Feb 1815 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 23 Apr 1815 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 8 Feb 1892 in Carlisle, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "John Joseph Shafer & Maria" Sponsors: "Adam Shafer, Maria Van Dyke"

MARRIAGE: Recorded: Reformed Church, Lawyersville, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA."Jacob Burns and Julia Shavers" Witness: "Peter Davenport"

DEATH: Grosvenors Corners, T-Carlisle, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

Nancy married (MRIN:2664) Jacob BURNS-36161 on 18 Aug 1832 in Cobleskill,Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Jacob was born about 1815.

518. Philip SCHAEFER-3529 (Gerhard (Garrett) (Gerrit), Jacob, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth)was born 6 Jan 1797 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 13 Jan 1797 inSchoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 30 Aug 1861 in Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY, USA andwas buried 2 Sep 1861 in Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Gerrit Schaefer,Eva Schaefer" Sponsors: "Philip Kayser, Helena Philip Kayser, Helena Schaefer"

OCCUPATION: Farmer

CENSUS: 1850 USA Copied from Cady's records:Town of Blenheim

Age Shafer Philip 52Marian 49Hariet 18 Elizabeth 81Mary M 39Christian L 31

CENSUS: 1855 NYS Copied from Cady's records:Years InAge Born in Town Occupation Philip 58 Schoharie Co. 58 farmer Laney 49 " 49 wifeMaria 45 " 45 aunt Ellizabeth 85 " 85 mother Kincard, John 35 Ireland 5 boarder O'Neil, John 26 " 7 " 1855Census (no Town named)

MARRIAGE: Recorded: Reformed Church, Gilboa, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Philip Shaver, farmer, Blenheim,NY and Lana Ann Shavaer, Blenheim, NY". Witnesses: "Susan W. Paige, Anna Allen".

BURIAL: Breakabeen Cemetery located one mile east of the village of Breakabeen, T-Fulton, Schoharie Co., NYUSA.TOMBSTONE: "ae 64y 7m 24d"

Philip married (MRIN:1962) Lana Ann SHAVER-4411 on 17 Oct 1831 in Gilboa, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA. Lana was born 23 Jan 1806. She died 6 Mar 1892 in Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY, USA andwas buried 9 Mar 1892 in Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: Breakabeen Cemetery, located one mile east of the village of Breakabeen, T-Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

TOMBSTONE: "ae 86y 2m 14d"

Philip and Lana had the following children:

1530 F i. Harriet SCHAEFER-4420 was born about 1832 in Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY,USA. She died 4 Aug 1853 in Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 7 Aug1853 in Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: Breakabeen Cemetery, located one mile east of the village of Breakabeen, Town ofFulton, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

1531 F ii. Julia Ann SCHAEFER-4421 was born 1835 in Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.She died 5 Aug 1840 in Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 8 Aug 1840in Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: Breakabeen Cemetery, located one mile east of the village of Breakabeen, Town ofFulton, Schoharie Co., NY USA.TOMBSTONE: "ae 5y"

1532 M iii. David Henry SCHAEFER-4422 was born 1840 in Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 25 Jul 1842 in Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 28 Jul 1842in Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: Breakabeen Cemetery, located one mile east of the village of Breakabeen, Town of Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

TOMBSTONE: "ae 2y"

525. Jacob Luis SCHAEFFER-3074 (Gerhard (Garrett) (Gerrit), Jacob, Heinrich (Schaster), MariaElizabeth) was born 27 Mar 1815 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 13 Apr1815 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 1 Mar 1904 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 4 Mar 1904 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Garret Shavaer, EveKaser" Sponsors: None listed Churchbook gives his d/o/b as "27 March 1815" and his baptismal date as "13 April1915". This disagrees with HISTORY OF SCHOHARIE COUNTY, Roscoe's history and dates recited there.

MARRIAGE: Recorded: Reformed Church, Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Jacob Shafer, Fulton andChristina Zeah, Fulton" Witnesses: "Washington Bergh and Sophia Weidman, both Fulton"

BURIAL: Shafer Cemetery, located Blenheim-Boucks Falls Road, formerly West Butler, Town of Blenheim,Schoharie Co., NY USA. Cemetery a/k/a Parslow Cemetery. Another reference: "St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Middleburg, T-Middleburg, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Shaver, Jacob L. Died 1 March 1904, age 89. PrivateCemetery near Blenheim".

TOMBSTONE: "Jacob L., D Mar. 1, 1904, ae 89 y 5 d".

DOCUMENTATION: From HISTORY OF SCHOHARIE COUNTY, NY, SOME OF ITS PROMINENT MENAND PIONEERS, by William E. Roscoe, 1882, Town of Blenheim: "Shafer Jacob L., p o Breakabeen, farmer, 400acres, born in Blenheim, February 27, 1815. Has been assessor three years; wife of Christina Zeh; children living,nine - Gideon, Jane Ann, Catharine, Albert, Joseph, Walter, Mary, William, and Edward. Father, Gerrit Shafer,was born on farm now occupied by Jacob L."

CENSUS: 1855 NYS (Copied from Cady records)Years inAge Born in Town Occupation Jacob 40 Schoharie Co. 40 farmer Christina 36 " 36wife Delia 16 " 16 dau. Catharine 14 " 14 dau. Gideon 12 " 12 son Albert 6 " 6 " Joseph 3 " 3 " Walter 5/12 " 5/12" Eve 50 " 50 aunt Mattice, Napolean 18 " 18 servant 1855 Blenheim Census

Jacob married (MRIN:1704) Christina ZEH-3075, daughter of George ZEH-39813 and AnnaHAGER-39814 (MRIN:1705), on 21 Jun 1838 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Christinawas born 16 Aug 1819 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 24 Jan 1892 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1892 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: "Shafer Cemetery", located Blenheim-Boucks Falls Road, formerly West Butler, left hand side of road,Town of Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY USA. (Cemetery a/k/a Parslow Cemetery).

TOMBSTONE: "Christina Zey, wife, D Jan. 24, 1892, "ae 72 y 5m 8d"

Jacob and Christina had the following children:

1533 F i. Jane Ann SHAFER-3077 was born 1 Oct 1837 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY,USA. She died 1927.

MARRIAGE: "Daniel Bouck, Breakabeen and Shafer, Jane Ann, Blenheim. At Blenheim,April 2 by Rev. Wm. C.E. See.-S.R. April 16, 1857. She was daut. of Jacob Shafer".

DEATH: Not on 1855 census with rest of her family.BURIAL: Breakabeen Cemetery, T-Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

TOMBSTONE: "Jane A. Shafer, wife, 1840-1927. I had another reference that she was born 1Oct 1837. Which is correct?

Jane married (MRIN:1707) Daniel BOUCK-8981, son of Johannes BOUCK-39951and Esther COOK-62179 (MRIN:4485), on 2 Apr 1857 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Daniel was born 1830 in Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 1901 in Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1901 in Fulton, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA.

BURIAL: Breakabeen Cemetery, T-Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

1534 F ii. Delia A. SHAFER-3211 was born 1839 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Breakabeen, T-Fulton, Schoharie Co.,NY USA. "Oscar Matice, Blenheim & Delia Shafer" Witness: Mrs. P.S. Porster

Delia married (MRIN:1803) Oscar MATTICE-4364, son of John H. MATTICE-4828and Katharine KEYSER-4829 (MRIN:2363), on 27 Jan 1878 in Fulton,Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Oscar was born about 1850 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA.

1535 M iii. "Infant son" SHAFER-27526 was born 8 Jan 1841 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA. He died 9 Feb 1841 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1841 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: Shafer Cemetery located on the Nelson Parslow Farm, T-Blenheim, Schoharie Co.,NY USA.

TOMBSTONE: "Age 1mo 1da"

1536 F iv. Catharine SHAFER-3078 was born 8 Mar 1842 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY,USA. She died 11 Mar 1885 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried14 Mar 1885 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: "Shafer Cemetery" (a/k/a Parslows Cemetery), located Blenheim-Boucks Falls Road,formerly West Butler, left hand side of road, Town of Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY USA.)

TOMBSTONE: "ae 43y 3da". (d/o/b calculated by Personal Ancestral File)

MARRIAGE: "Kniskern, Hiram, Blenheim and Shafer, Kate, Blenheim. Dec. 23 at 7 P.M. atthe residence of the bride's father by Rev. T.L. Shafer. - SCHOHARIE REPUBLICAN Dec. 27,1866".

Catharine married (MRIN:1708) Hiram J. KNISKERN-4130, son of AdamKNISKERN-24182 and Electa WOODWARD-24183 (MRIN:2266), on 23 Dec1866 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Hiram was born 1845 in , , NY, USA. He died 21Nov 1921 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 24 Nov 1921 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

MILITARY: In the Civil War.

BURIAL: "Shafer Cemetery" (a/k/a Parslows Cemetery), located Blenheim-Boucks FallsRoad, formery West Butler, left hand side of road, Town of Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

TOMBSTONE: "ae 77 ys"

+ 1537 M v. Gideon SHAFER-3076 was born 1843 and died 1921.

1538 M vi. "Infant son" SHAFER-4357 was born 8 Jan 1844 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY,USA. He died 9 Feb 1844 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried1844 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: "Shafer Cemetery" (a/k/a Parslows Cemetery) located Blenheim- Boucks Falls Road,formerly West Butler, left hand side of road, Town of Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY USA.(Others in family buried here including his mother and father.)

1539 M vii. Sidney SHAFER-3210 was born 28 May 1845 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY,USA. He died 6 Sep 1848 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 9Sep 1848 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: "Shafer Cemetery", located Blenheim Boucks Falls Road, formerly West Butler, lefthand side of road, Town of Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY USA. (Cemetery a/k/a ParslowCemetery)

TOMBSTONE: "Sidney, son of Jacob L. & Christina Shafer, D 6 Sep 1848, ae 3 y 3 m 9 d".(Birth date computed from death date doesn't agree with birth date I found from another source,28 March 1845.)

1540 M viii. George SHAFER-3212 was born 23 Feb 1847 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY,USA. He died 7 Apr 1848 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 10Apr 1848 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: "Shafer Cemetery", located Blenheim-Boucks Falls Road, formerly West Butler, lefthand side of road, Town of Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY USA. (Cemetery a/k/a ParslowCemetery)

TOMBSTONE: "George, son of Jacob L. & Christina Shafer, D Apr. 7, 1848, ae 1 y 1 m 15 d".

+ 1541 M ix. James Albert SHAFER-4358 was born 26 Feb 1849 and died 1939.

+ 1542 M x. Joseph Arthur SHAFER-3080 was born 3 Oct 1852 and died 24 Jan 1940.

+ 1543 M xi. Walter SHAFER-3081 was born 3 Jan 1855 and died 18 Aug 1911.

1544 F xii. Mary SCHAFFER-3082 was born 1857 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Shedied 1912 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1912 in Blenheim,Schoharie Co., NY, USA

BURIAL: "Shafer Cemetery", a/k/a Parslow Cemetery, Located Blenheim-Boucks Falls Road,formerly West Butler, left hand side of road, Town of Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY USA.(Cemetery a/k/a Parslow Cemetery.)

Mary married (MRIN:1709) Wesley TRAVIS-3079. Wesley was born 1864. Hedied in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried in Blenheim, SchoharieCo., NY, USA.

BURIAL: "Shafer Cemetery" a/k/a Parslow Cemetery, located Blenheim-Boucks Falls Road,formerly West Butler, left hand side of road, Town of Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Buried with his wife, Mary Shafer.

+ 1545 M xiii. William G. SHAFER-3083 was born 3 Mar 1859 and died 19 May 1915.

+ 1546 M xiv. Edward D. SHAFER-3084 was born 1862 and died 4 Aug 1927.

526. John F. SCHAFFER-4412 (Gerhard (Garrett) (Gerrit), Jacob, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth)was born 18 Jun 1817 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 20 Apr 1902 in Blenheim,Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 23 Apr 1902 in Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: The Breakabeen Cemetery, located one mile east of the village of Breakabeen, T-Fulton, Schoharie Co.,NY USA

.John married (MRIN:2379) Esther C. KELLOG-4887 on 27 Apr 1863 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA. Esther was born 6 Jul 1840. She died 17 Sep 1915 in Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY, USA andwas buried 20 Sep 1915 in Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

DEATH: Breakabeen, T-Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

BURIAL: The Breakabeen Cemetery, located one mile east of the village of Breakabeen, T-Fulton, Schoharie Co.,NY USA.

NOTE: Perhaps Esther is a sister of Elizabeth, wife of Harrison?

John and Esther had the following children:

1547 F i. Ella SHAFER-41019 was born 1864 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

1548 F ii. Effie SCHAFFER-39805 was born 1865 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.She died 1947 in , , NY, USA.Effie married (MRIN:15228) WOLFORD-39806. WOLFORD was born about 1865.

528. David STERNBERG-27409 (Anna SCHAFFER, Jacob, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) wasborn 4 Apr 1803 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 1832 in Columbia, Herkimer Co., NY, USA.

David married (MRIN:11176) Magdalena BROWN-27395, daughter of Marcus BROWN-27391 and Gerdraut LOWENSTEIN (JWH)-15971 (MRIN:7268), on 24 Nov 1826 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Magdalena was born 21 Apr 1805 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died about1865.

They had the following children:

+ 1549 F i. Ann Eliza STERNBERG-27410 was born 29 Sep 1827 and died after 1890.

529. Conrad J. MATTICE-3528 (Eva SCHAFFER, Jacob, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) wasborn 6 Nov 1795 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 16 Nov 1795 inSchoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died about 1867.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "JohannesMattheys, Eva Schaefer" Sponsors: Conrad Mattheys, Eva Mattheys"

WILL: "Will dated June 10, 1867, Blenheim, md. Jan. 30, 1818, Margaret Shaffer, b. Apr. 17, 1797, d. Feb. 1893,Blenheim, du. Christian. 5 children

."Conrad married (MRIN:1595) Margaret SCHAFFER-2920, daughter of Cpl. Christian SCHAFFER- 2853 and Elisabeth KAISER-2915 (MRIN:1557), on 30 Jan 1818. Margaret was born 31 May 1797in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 30 Jun 1799 in Middleburgh, SchoharieCo., NY, USA. She died Feb 1893 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Christiaen Shaver,Elizabeth Keyser" Sponsors: "Abram Keyser and Margreta Shaver" The Mattice Family information says thatConrad J. Mattice married a Margaret Schaffer, b. Apr. 17, 1797, d. Feb 1893, Blenheim, dau. Christian (Schaffer). This is at variance with the churchbook record.

Conrad and Margaret had the following children:

+ 1550 M i. John H. MATTICE-4828 was born 1818 and died 1904.

+ 1551 M ii. Christian MATTICE-4837 was born 1819.

1552 F iii. Elizabeth MATTICE-4838 was born 1824 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

1553 M iv. Edwin MATTICE-4840 was born 27 Sep 1828 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 9 May 1829.

535. Lawrence J. MATTICE-4846 (Eva SCHAFFER, Jacob, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) wasborn 25 Jul 1814 in Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 6 Aug 1814 in Middleburgh,Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 29 Jun 1875 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Middlburgh, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "John C. Mattice, EveShaver" Sponsors: None listed Baptized as "Lorence".

Lawrence married (MRIN:2541) Lovina MANCHESTER-4847 on 1840. Lovina was born 1824.She died 1923.

They had the following children:

1554 M i. Conrad (Coonie) MATTICE-4848 was born 1841 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA.Conrad married (MRIN:2542) Harriet (Auey?) ANEY-61787. Harriet was born about 1841.

1555 M ii. Joseph H. MATTICE-4849 was born 1843 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY,USA.

+ 1556 F iii. Nancy Catharine MATTICE-4850 was born 22 Aug 1845 and died 3 Jun 1925.

+ 1557 M iv. Walter MATTICE-4851 was born 22 Aug 1847 and died 7 Mar 1899.

1558 M v. Lorenzo (Wren) MATTICE-4852 was born Feb 1850 in Middleburgh, SchoharieCo., NY, USA.

1559 M vi. John MATTICE-4853 was born about 1852 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY,USA.

+ 1560 F vii. Eva MATTICE-4854 was born 1855.

1561 M viii. Jay MATTICE-4855 was born 1857 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

1562 F ix. Ida MATTICE-4856 was born Apr 1860 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

1563 M x. George MATTICE-4857 was born 1862 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

+ 1564 M xi. Nelson MATTICE-4858 was born 1864 and died 26 Jun 1938.

1565 M xii. James Franklin MATTICE-4859 was born 14 Feb 1867 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 7 Nov 1944 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

DEATH: Howes Cave, T-Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA

.James married (MRIN:2547) Aurlia SALESBURG-61828. Aurlia was born about 1867.

537. Adam A. SCHAEFFER-36588 (Lena SCHAFFER, Jacob, Heinrich (Schaster), 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:

1566 M i. William SCHAEFFER-36590 was born 1836 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA. He died 1862.

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