Fourth Generation Part Two

51. Sgt. Henry SCHAEFFER-2708 (Johann Henrich SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 1 Jun 1757 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 12 Jun 1757 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 15 Apr 1839 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 18 Apr 1839 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BIRTH: 1 June 1757. This is after his father's death who died 8 April 1757.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Johan Heinrich Schafer, Eva" Sponsors: "Johannes Schafer and wife" (Father died before this child's birth.)

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Henrich Schaffer, son ofHenrich at Cobleskill, Elisabeth Warner"

S.A.R. - "Served American Revolution"

MILITARY: Served in Revolutionary War along with his brothers John, Lambert, and half brother, Jacob. "Henry enlisted in the Fall of 1775 and was a sergeant under Capts. John Bank and George Mann's Cos. in Col. Peter Vrooman's Regt.; he was wounded in the battle of Cobleskill and assisted in the building of Fort Dubois at the same place; Henry was stationed in 1781 at "the lower fort" in Schoharie to protect the inhabitants; he continued serving various tours of duty into 1782. (RWPA: #W19355)" (COMPENDIUM OF EARLY MOHAWK VALLEY

FAMILIES, Maryly B. Penrose)

DOCUMENTATION: "The Sgt. Henry was age 76 in 1833 when granted a pension for Revolutionary War service in the New York militia. Simms says Henry was wounded at the Battle of Cobleskil, NY, 29 May 1778, died 15 April 1839, at age 82, and had a brother-in-law, Peter Snyder, who erroneously reported Henry as deceased after both fled the Cobleskil battle (FNY v2/154)." (EARLY FAMILIES OF HERKIMER COUNTY, NEW YORK, William V.H. Barker, 1986)

DOCUMENTATION: From: HISTORY OF SCHOHARIE COUNTY, NY, SOME OF ITS PROMINENT MEN AND PIONEERS, by William E. Roscoe, 1882, Page 402-403: "Henry Shafer settled upon the farm now occupied by his grandson, George Shafer, some time before the Revolution, but not as early as the other Shafer families, and was the youngest brother of John Shafer. He became a prominent man in the County, being appointed Assistant Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in 1796, and represented the district in the assembly in 1806, 1807, and 1808, besides being Supervisor of the town twelve terms, viz: - 1802, 1803, 1804, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811, and in 1814, 1820, 1830, 1831. He was also Justice of the Peace for many years, all of which official duties he performed creditably to himself as a self-made man, under adverse circumstances, and acceptability to his constituents. As we have before mentioned, the German Dutch invariably had in each of their settlements, one to whom they would look up as the business man. He was to take their cares of business upon himself, and whatever he considered best to be done, was done, and Shafer, possessing in a degree, the characterstics required - honesty and ability, was the chosen leader. There were many living within the town during his day, superior in ability, but they were of different blood, and had not the confidence of the German element. The Judge was followed in the people's confidence, by General Thomas Lawyer, and it is doubtful if the town will ever claim two men again, that were more highly esteemed by the people of the County, than the Judge and General Lawyer." Mr. Shafer had two sons and two daughters, George, Peter, Mrs. Samuel Ward, (Elizabeth-HWW) and Mrs. John Brown, (Anna-HWW). He died on the 15th of April 1839, at the ripe old age of eighty-two years. Mrs. Shafer (Elizabeth Werner/ Warner, d/o Johan George Jurgen Werner and Anna Dorothea Mattheus - HWW) was a daughter of George Warner, Sr., and performed many hazardous acts during the struggle. (Revolutionary War) Previous to the erection of Fort DeBoise, she collected such eatables and other comforts as the citizens of Cobleskill could donate for the garrison at Schoharie, and carried them on horse-back alone, without guide or guard. While on the way at a certain time, with a plentiful supply, she came across a squad of Indians, who were roasting a pig near the present residence of Matthew Bice. Assuming friendship and courage, she drew her horse up to the party, and asked one of them to cut a whip, as her horse was lazy. He complied with her order, and she passed on her "way rejoicing." Three different times she ran from the Fort to extinguish the flames the Indian torch had lighted against the side of her log home." (Mrs. David Shank)

MILITARY: MILITARY RECORDS OF SCHOHARIE COUNTY VETERANS, WAR OF REVOLUTION, George H. Warner, 1891; "Fifteenth Rgiment, New York Levies and Militia": "Henry Shafer, Sergeant, was wounded by gunshot in the thigh while on retreat from the battle of Cobleskill and became disabled from further military duty. He avoided capture and was found by friends and taken to the Lower Fort, where he recovered. At a time previous to the battle of Cobleskill and while scouting he was pursued and fired at by an Indian. After escape he found the spent musket ball of the Indian between the back and lining of his vest. In after years he became judge of the county. Died April 15, 1839, aged 82." Grandchildren (Father is Peter H.), William, Henry, Diana, Catharine, Peter P., now dead, served in the Union Army. Great grandchildren (Father is Peter P.), Clarence, Paul, served in the Union Army, and Mrs. Alexander Campbell, (Eve Ann Schaeffer).

MILITARY: (From D.A.R application of Catherine Schoolcraft, # 153655, and # 89312): "Orderly-Sergeant under Captain Christian Brown. Fought and was wounded at the Battle of Cobleskill". (HISTORY OF SCHOHARIECOUNTY AND BORDER WARS OF NEW YORK, by Jeptha R. Simms, 1837.)

DEATH NOTICE: SCHOHARIE REPUBLICAN - "Shafer, Henry - At his residence in Cobleskill on Monday, the 15th inst., Henry Shafer, in the 82nd year of his age.--S.R. April 18, 1839."

BURIAL: Cobleskill Rural Cemetery, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Age 81 yrs. 10 mos. 15 das."

Sgt. married (MRIN:1461) Elisabeth WARNER-3632, daughter of Johan George Jurgen WARNER Sr.-3312 and Anna Dorothea (Mattheus) MATTICE-3313 (MRIN:1472), on 23 Nov 1777 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Elisabeth was born 24 Jan 1760 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 25 Feb 1760 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died 21 Jul 1849 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 24 Jul 1849 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Jurgen Werner, Dorothea" Sponsors: "Jost Matthes, Jr., Gerdraut Matthes"

COMMUNION: "Elisabeth Werner, daughter of Jurgen, first communion, 1777, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY." (DESCENDANTS OF CHRISTOPHER WARNER (1675-1745 AND MARIA

MAGDALENA DEWES (1685-1744), a compilation by Willis H. Warner, 1957.

MARRIAGE: "Elisabeth Warner, daughter of George Warner and Lena Mattice, married 1777, Henry Shafer, who was born 1757 in Schoharie and died 1839 in Cobleskill." (Willis H. Warner - see "Communion" above)

BURIAL: Cobleskill Rural Cemetery, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Age 89yrs. 4 mo. 26 da."

Sgt. and Elisabeth had the following children:

+ 295 M i. George SCHAEFFER-2976 was born 9 Jan 1778 and died 17 May 1859.

+ 296 F ii. Anna SCHAEFFER-2975 was born 19 Dec 1779.

+ 297 M iii. Peter H. SCHAEFFER-2978 was born 4 Sep 1783 and died 20 Oct 1841.

+ 298 F iv. Elisabeth (Sophia) SCHAEFFER-2979 was born 29 May 1785 and died 26 Nov1856.

299 M v. Jacob SCHAEFFER-2796 was born 3 Dec 1800 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 14 Dec 1800 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Henrich Schaefer, Junior und Elisabeth" Sponsors: "George Man und Elisabaeth"

300 F vi. Nancy SCHAEFFER-2795 was born 1803 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.She died 1882 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "John Tater, and Nancy Shafer, Cobleskill" No witnesses listed.

Nancy married (MRIN:1523) John TEATOR-3303 on 19 Feb 1821 in Schoharie,Schoharie Co., NY, USA. John was born about 1803.

SURNAME: At marriage his surname was recorded as "Tater". It later became, "Teator".

+ 301 F vii. Olive SCHAEFFER-3412 was born about 1805.

54. Eva (Anna) SCHAFFER-2598 (Johann Henrich SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, MariaElizabeth) was born 1739 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 25 Mar 1739 inSchoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died 15 Nov 1787 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Henderick Scheffer, AnnaMaria Schefferin" Sponsors: "John Philip Fux and wife, Eva Fuxin"

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY. "Henrich Werner, EvaSchafer" No witnesses listed.

Eva married (MRIN:1397) Henrich WERNER-3707, son of Johann Mattheus WERNER-3698 andAnna (Maria) Barbara BELLINGER-3701 (MRIN:1439), on 8 Feb 1767 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY. Henrich was born 1741 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 26 Feb 1741 inSchoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Mathys Warner, Barbara"Sponsors: "Henrich Bellinger, and wife, Anna Maria"FROM NOTES OF JESSE V.S. NORTON: "Henry Warner (b. 1741), son of John Mathias (b. 1707), son ofChristopher (b. 1675), and Barbara Bellinger moved to Beaverdam, Albany Co. Married Eva Schaeffer 8 Feb1767."NOTE: Henry Warner furnished bail of 100lbs (English $'s) for Christopher Warner.FROM WILLIS WARNER: "10 September 1790 - Henry Warner's property leased. John H. Warner, his son, ownsit. This land in lot 581 is very poor and lies chiefly on the north side of a very steep hill. It is well watered byFoxenkill on the north side of which the land is middling good. Henry Warner has got a part of his improvementon it; beech, maple, some elm and pine timber." "Lot 582. This is a good lot and is well watered by the Vosenkill(Foxenkill). Henry Warner has got a framed house and barn and a fine improvement on this lot; beech, maple andhemlock timber." (DESCENDANTS OF CHRISTOPHER WARNER (1675-1745) AND MARIA MAGDALENADEWES (1685-1744), a compilation by Willis H. Warner, 802 E. Central Ave., Orlando, FL 1957.

Henrich and Eva had the following children:

+ 302 F i. Gerdraut WERNER-3438 was born 31 Oct 1767.

+ 303 M ii. Johannes H. WERNER-3439 was born 28 Jul 1770 and died 2 Mar 1849.

304 F iii. Anna WERNER-3440 was born 13 Aug 1772 in Berne, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1772 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Henrich Werner, Eva" Sponsors: "John Schafer and wife" Churchbook says, "Born atBeaverdam". This was the name for Berne, Albany Co., NY.

+ 305 F iv. Elisabeth WERNER-3441 was born 31 Aug 1779 and died 7 Mar 1856.

306 F v. Maria WARNER-10117 was born 29 Apr 1785 in Berne, Albany Co., NY and waschristened 13 May 1789 in Berne, Albany Co., NY.

BAPTISM: "Henrich Werner and Eva Schafer, parents of Maria, b. April 29 1785, baptisedMay 13, 1789." Baptismal sponsors: "Jacob Weitman and Maria Mary Zimmer" Recorded: St.Paul's Lutheran Church, Berne, Albany Co., NY. Albany Co., NY

.57. Maria SCHAEFFER-2717 (Jacob E. SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) wasborn 23 Oct 1749 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 29 Oct 1749 in Schoharie,Schoharie Co., NY. She died 31 May 1836 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried2 Jun 1836 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Sponsors: "Johnnes Schafer &wife". Parents: "Jacob Schafer, Elisabeth".

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Nicholas Werner, MariaSchafer".

RESIDENCE: Lived at Warnerville, Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY USA.BURIAL: Cobleskill Rural Cemetery, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA.NOTES: From D.A.R, Capt. Christian Brown Chapter records: "Maria Shaffer, (1749- 31 Mar 1836), was thedaughter of Jacob Shafer and Elizabeth Richert. Found Cobleskill Cemetery tombstones. Bodies were removedfrom Warner Family burying ground."

Maria married (MRIN:1467) Nicholas WARNER-2725, son of Johan George Jurgen WARNER Sr.-3312and Anna Dorothea (Mattheus) MATTICE-3313 (MRIN:1472), on 29 Sep 1767 inRichmondville, Schoharie Co., NY. Nicholas was born 31 Oct 1746 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NYand was christened 23 Nov 1746 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 27 Jul 1838 inRichmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 30 Jul 1838 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY,USA.

BIRTH: (Jessie V.S. Norton says, "31 Oct 1748" and she says that Cady says, "13 Oct 1746" and Sims "1746".)

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY Parents: "Jurgen Werner,Dorothea". Sponsors: "Niclas Matthes and wife".

COMMUNION: First communion, 5th Sunday after Trinity, 1765, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie,Schoharie Co., NY.

BIOGRAPHICAL: From Catherine Moak: "Nicholas, 1746-1838. Home near present site of Warnerville burnedduring Battle of Cobleskill 30 May 1778. Captured by Indians 9 Dec 1782, but escaped."

MILITARY: Willis Warner. "Nicholas Warner (1747-1838) served as Ensign in Albany County Militia atCobleskill Battle, 1778. He acted as scout; was captured by the Indians, 1782, but made his escape and reachedFort Duboise crippled and nearly frozen." "L.F. Bellinger in the Johnstown, NY, Enterprise and News, statesPension S14789 records that Nicholas Warner was Ensign at Battle of Cobleskill in which Captain Patrick, a U.S.officer and twenty-two men were killed; the Lt. and fifer taken prisonrs. Leonard King, Henry Shaffer, and John H.Shaffer were wounded. Nicholas Warner also was captured by Indians, but made his escape the first night."

CHURCH: 1801 - Nicholas Warner and Maria received into Church membership - Reformed Church, Cobleskill,Schoharie Co., NY USA. Nicholas Warner and wife, Maria, had church attendance records in the years 1819, 1822,and 1832, Reformed Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

RESIDENCE: Lived at Warnerville, T-Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

DEATH: Died at Warnerville, T-Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Aged 91-8-28.

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

Nicholas and Maria had the following children:

307 F i. Anna Nancy WARNER-3314 was born 11 Apr 1768 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY and was christened 1768 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died 1780 inSchoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Nicolas Werner, Maria" Sponsors: "Johannes Schafer, Anna Werner"

DEATH: From David L. Thurber: "Supposedly died in Lower Fort, Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY."

NOTE: David L. Thurber and Willis Warner disagree on this person. David says that she diedin 1780 and Willis says she married Abraham Brice. Willis uses Cady as his source.

Anna married (MRIN:1860) Abraham BRICE-19751. Abraham was born about1768.

+ 308 F ii. Elisabeth WARNER-3315 was born 29 Jun 1771 and died 10 Sep 1850.

+ 309 F iii. Maria WARNER-3316 was born 26 Apr 1773 and died 16 Sep 1853.310 F iv. Nancy Anna WARNER-19321 was born about 1774 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died about 1776 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

DOCUMENTATION: Willis Warner lists: "#75, Nancy, b. ca 1774, p. 154".

DOCUMENTATION: "Nancy Warner, daughter of Nicolas Warner and Maria (Betsy) Shaffer,was born about 1774. She died at Fort Schoharie about 1776, age 2 yrs." (Willis Warner)

+ 311 M v. Jacob WARNER-3317 was born 27 Feb 1776 and died about 1868.

+ 312 F vi. Magdalena WARNER-3318 was born 22 Jun 1778 and died 11 Feb 1839.

313 M vii. Jurgen George WARNER-3319 was born 29 Sep 1781 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co.,NY and was christened 1782 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Nicolas Werner, Maria" Sponsors: "Marcus Rickert, Elisabeth Schaffer"MARRIAGE: Recorded: Reformed Church, Lawyersville, T-Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NYUSA. "George N. Werner married to Sarah Moke"

Jurgen married (MRIN:1864) Sarah MOAK-6295 on 17 Mar 1807 in Cobleskill,Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Sarah was born about 1781.

+ 314 M viii. David (Nicholas) WARNER-3320 was born 8 Mar 1785 and died Jun 1814.

+ 315 M ix. Peter (Pieter) WARNER-3321 was born 15 Apr 1787 and died 12 Sep 1859.

+ 316 F x. Catharina "Katie" WARNER-3619 was born 30 Jul 1789 and died 1873.

60. George SCHAEFFER-2724 (Jacob E. SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 1755 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 4 Mar 1828 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 7 Mar 1828 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BIRTH: 4 July 1757. Computed by PAF from information in his pension papers: "On this fourth day of October 1820 personally appeared.........George Shafer aged sixty three years & four months........"

MARRIAGE: From Rev. War pension papers: "That Charity Shaffer, widow of George Shaffer, and mother of the above named applicants, died on 13 June 1837, at the town of Blenheim. That she was married to George Shaffer by the Rev. John Maffet or Moffet at a place called Little Britain, town of New Windsor, County of Orange, NY, as early as 1780 or 1781." (Note that a previous document in the file states that Little Britain was in Ulster County.

DOCUMENTATION: THE NEW YORK GENEALOGICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD: "497. SHAFER. George Shafer, born about 1756-1759, possibly in Ulster County, N.Y., Revolutionary soldier, died in Blenheim, Scoharie Co., NY, in 1828." Was his grandfather George Shaefer, tailor, 18, on Governor Hunter's ration list West Camp? (Question by: Mrs. Elizabeth Fenn Balduc, 601 S. 9th St., Virginia, Minn. 55792.) (The answer is obviously, "No". I included this reference in case some other Shafer researcher finds it and wonders about it.)

FROM: MATTICE FAMILY HISTORY, 1709-1961, PALATINE EMIGRATION, Rex R. Mattice, Copywright 1962 by Geneva Mattice Green, Pima, Arizona. "SHAFER, GEORGE; served also in the War of 1812 as a substitute for Cornelius Vroman. Died March 4, 1828, aged 73. Grandchildren, John, George W., Wellington, Richard, Adelia Borst. Great-grandsons, Frederick and Edwin who served in the Union Army."

MILITARY: MILITARY RECORDS OF SCHOHARIE COUNTY VETERANS, WAR OF REVOLUTION, George H. Warner, 1891: "Fifteenth Regiment, New York Levies and Militia": "George Shafer -- served also in the War of 1812 as a substitute for Cornelius Vroman. Died March 4, 1828, age 73." Grandchildren, John, George W., Wellington, Richard, Adelia Borst. (Father of these children is Joseph N.) Great-grandsons, Frederick and Edwin who served in the Union Army. (Father of these children is George W.)

S.A.R. - "Served American Revolution"

TOMBSTONE: "He did 7 years service in the Revolutionary War". Died Mar 4, 1828, age 73 years.

BURIAL: Riverview Cemetery, Lower Blenheim, T-Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

IMPORTANT!!! Document dated 28 July 1853: "The Surrogate Court of Schoharie County, New York, is satisfied by exhibition and testimony that George Shaffer, late of the town of Blenheim in Schoharie County, died at his residence in Blenheim in Schoharie County, died at his residence in Blenheim on 4 March 1828 and was at the time of his death a Revolutionary Pensioner of the United States and that he left his wife Charity or Gertrude his widow surviving him. And that Charity died at her residence in Blenheim on 13 June 1837 and that Charity Shaffer left the following named children surviving her and all of whom are now living to wit: John Shaffer, of said Blenheim, Henry Shaffer, of Williamsburgh in Canada West, Frederick Shaffer, of said Blenheim, Catharine Serviss, of Cobleskill in said County of Schoharie, Joseph N. Shaffer, of the County of Chatauqua in said State, Margaret Shaffer, of said Cobleskill, David Shaffer, of said Blenheim, William Shaffer, of Middleburgh in said County of Schoharie, Betsey Perry, of said Blenheim. John Shaffer was appointed administrator of the estate of Charity or Gertrude Shaffer."

NOTE: This document clears up the confusion as to George's wife's name. I had found references to "Chariy" and "Gitty" or Gertrude. Her names are established as BOTH "Charity" and "Gitty"!

George married (MRIN:1471) Gertrude Charity BECKER-2728, daughter of Frederick BECKKER-3683 and Anna (Heeger) HAGER-3684 (MRIN:1477), on 1780/1781 in New Windsor, Orange Co., NY. Gertrude was born 11 May 1759 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 11 Jul 1759 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died 13 Jun 1837 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 16 Jun 1837 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Friederich Becker, Annatie Heeger" Sponsors: "Heinerich Heegr, Gertruyd Heeger" BURIAL: Riverview Cemetery, Lower Blenheim, Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

TOMBSTONE: Says, "wife of Geo Shafer, d. June 13, 1837, age 77 years".

George and Gertrude had the following children:

+ 317 M i. John SCHAEFFER-3666 was born 20 Oct 1782 and died 14 May 1871.

318 M ii. Heinrich SCHAEFFER-3322 was born 9 Oct 1784 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1785 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died in Williamsburgh, Dundas Co., Ontario, Canada.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "George Sheaver, Gerdraut" Sponsors: "Henrich Hagendorn and wife"

RESIDENCE: In 1853, documented by the Schoharie Co. Surrogate's Court papers, they state : "Henry Shaffer, of Williamsburgh in Canada West".+

319 M iii. Friedrich SCHAEFFER-2991 was born 29 Aug 1786 and died 1857.

320 F iv. Catharina SCHAEFFER-2992 was born 24 Aug 1788 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY and was christened 12 Oct 1788 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "GeorgScheeffer, Charite" Sponsors: "William Bauk, Catharina Bauk"

Catharina married (MRIN:1651) George SERVISS-8839. George was born about1788.

321 F v. Elisabeth Betsey SCHAEFFER-3670 was born about 1789 in Schoharie, SchoharieCo., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: No birth or baptism dates. Data supplied by H. Martin Soward III, 5215 Dove Nest,San Antonio, TX, 26 June 1992

.Elisabeth married (MRIN:2037) PERRY-3671 about 1806. PERRY was born about1789.

+ 322 M vi. Joseph N. SCHAEFFER-2993 was born 15 Sep 1790 and died about 1872.

323 F vii. Margaret SCHAEFFER-3667 was born about 1792 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA.

BAPTISM: No record of baptism or birth date. Information supplied by H. Martin Soward III,5215 Dove Nest, San Antonio, TX, 26 June 1992.

+ 324 M viii. David SCHAEFFER-3668 was born 1795 and died 1873.

325 M ix. William SCHAEFFER-64542 was born 10 Dec 1797 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA.He died 10 Jul 1878 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 13 Jul1878 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.DEATH: Recorded in the churchbook of Reformed Church, Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NYUSA, with the notation, "80y" and date of death, "10 July 1878". This would indicate a date ofbirth of 1797 or 1798 so birth date that I have, 10 December 1797, is probably correct.

61. Peter SCHAEFFER-2720 (Jacob E. SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 9 Oct 1757 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1757 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 6 Sep 1834 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Jacob Shafer, Elisabeth"Sponsors: "Johan Peter Kniskern, Jr., Maria Rickert"

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Peter Schaffer, son of Jacob, Engel Vromann"

S.A.R. - "Served American Revolution"

MILITARY: MILITARY RECORDS OF SCHOHARIE COUNTY VETERANS, WAR OF REVOLUTION, George H. Warner, 1891; "Fifteenth Regiment, New York Levies and Militia": "Peter Shafer, Corporal, did service at one time under Captain Miller. Was wounded at the battle of Cobleskill. Died March 31, 1834, aged 76." Grandchildren (Father is Jacob), James, Caroline W. Bellinger (Schaeffer), Great-grandson (Mother is Caroline Schaeffer), George W. Bellinger. (Maybe his father Jacob, was a Loyallist, but this Peter wasn't according to this account; his grandchildren and great-grandchildren being mentioned.)

Peter married (MRIN:1468) Engelge "Angel" VROOMAN-2726, daughter of Adam VROOMAN-24511 and Janet ZIELE-3000 (MRIN:1473), on 4 Mar 1783 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Engelge was born 25 Apr 1762 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 26 Jun 1762 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died 11 Feb 1831 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Adam Vrooman, Janetje" Sponsors: "Barendt Vrooman, Engelge Vrooman" Baptized as "Engelge".

Peter and Engelge had the following children:

+ 326 M i. Jacob SCHAEFFER-3001 was born 3 Sep 1784 and died 19 Mar 1855.

+ 327 F ii. Janett SCHAEFFER-3003 was born 5 Jun 1786 and died 18 Dec 1870.

328 F iii. Betsey SCHAEFFER-4159 was born about 1790 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

MARRIAGE: Marriage records from the Old Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, NY. Marriages by Augustus Wackerhagen, Pastor. "23 Feb 1813, Frederick Merkle, Betsey Shaefer" No witnesses listed.

Betsey married (MRIN:2273) Frederick MERKLE-4160 on 23 Feb 1813 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Frederick was born about 1790.

+ 329 F iv. Nancy Anna SCHAEFFER-3336 was born 4 Aug 1792 and died 1872.

+ 330 M v. Peter SCHAEFFER-3008 was born 23 Aug 1794.

+ 331 M vi. Adam Vrooman SCHAEFFER-3009 was born 3 Nov 1796 and died 11 Dec 1848.

+ 332 F vii. Catharina SCHAEFFER-2790 was born 20 Aug 1799 and died 1843

.+ 333 F viii. Maria SCHAEFFER-3010 was born 23 Nov 1801 and died 1 May 1890.

334 F ix. Eva SCHAEFFER-3004 was born 3 Oct 1802 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 16 Oct 1802 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Peter Shafer, Engel" Sponsors: "Jeremiah Brown, Eva"MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Eve Shafer, Sidney S. Rathbone" Remarks: "Cobleskill" Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Sidney was born about 1802.

62. Elisabeth SCHAEFFER-2252 (Jacob E. SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 31 Dec 1760 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 26 Jan 1761 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died 1851.

BAPTISM: Recorded. St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Jacob Schafer, Elisabeth" Sponsors: "Henrich Heens and wife"

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Henrich Schaffer, son of Adam and Elisabeth Schaffer, daughter of Jacob" (Married cousins)

Elisabeth married (MRIN:1215) Heinrich Henry SCHAEFFER, JR.-2244, son of Adam SHAFER-2220 and Maria Magdalena (Huls) HILTS-2221 (MRIN:1193), on 19 Feb 1788 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Heinrich was born 14 May 1764 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1764 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 26 Aug 1832 in , , NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Adam Schaffer, Magdalena" Sponsors: "Henrich Kniskern & wife, Elisabeth"

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Henrich Schaffer, son of Adam and Elisabeth Schaffer, daughter of Jacob" (Married cousins) Wife # 2 - Susanna Apple

S.A.R. - "Served American Revolution"

Heinrich and Elisabeth had the following children:

335 F i. Elisabeth SCHAEFFER-2792 was born 1 Sep 1791 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 11 Oct 1791 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Henrich Scheeffer, Eliesabeht" Sponsors: "Jacob Scheefer, Eliesabeht" Baptized as: "ELIESABEHT".MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Niclas Rossel and Lisabeth Schaefer"Elisabeth married (MRIN:1521) Niclas ROSSEL-2791 on 7 Dec 1806 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Niclas was born about 1791.336 F ii. Catharina SCHAEFFER-2797 was born 20 Dec 1797 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 23 Dec 1797 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Henrich Schaefer, Junior and Elisabeth Schaefer" Sponsors: "Johannes A. Schaefer, Elisabeth Schaefer, "dead" (Don't know how she could be "dead" and still be a sponsor, but that's what the church record reads.)337 M iii. Jacob SCHAEFFER-3502 was born 3 Dec 1800 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 14 Dec 1800 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Henrich Schaefer Jr. und Elisabeth" Sponsors: "Georg Man und Elisabeth"338 M iv. Christian SCHAEFFER-2794 was born 1801 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY,USA.

64. Catharina SCHAEFFER-2723 (Jacob E. SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 4 Nov 1766 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1766 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died 29 Aug 1853 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 31 Aug 1853 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Jacob (Schafer), Elisabeth" Sponsors: Jurgen Forster & wife"

MARRIAGE: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "David Werner and Catharina (Sch)aefer" No witnesses listed. Martha Foland says: "Roscoe says she married Barent Keyser". (I don't agree with this.)

BURIAL: David L. Thurber says: "Warner Family Cemetery". Is this a different cemetery than the one up hill behind New York State Police Substation, Warnerville, where other members of the family are buried?

Catharina married (MRIN:1470) David (George) WARNER-2768, son of Johan George Jurgen WARNER Sr.-3312 and Anna Dorothea (Mattheus) MATTICE-3313 (MRIN:1472), on 2 Mar 1790 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. David was born 16 Nov 1767 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1768 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 12 Jan 1854 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1854 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Jurgen Werner, Dorothea" Sponsors: "Josias Schwart and wife" wife.

MARRIAGE: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "David Werner, Catharina (Sch) aefer" No witnesses listed.

WILL: Willis Warner says: "Will of David Warner of Cobleskill, dated 1828, and probated 1854, mentions wife, Catharine; sons, Jacob D., and Tobias; daughters, Nancy, the wife of Philip Mann, and Margaret, the wife of John Hein. Executors: Son, Jacob D. and Peter W. Snyder."

BURIAL: David L. Thurber says: "Warner Family Cemetery, Warnerville". Is this a different cemetery than the one "located up hill behind NYS Police Substation" that other family members are buried in? (Contact DLT for explanation.)

David and Catharina had the following children:

+ 339 F i. Elisabeth "Betsy" WARNER-3494 was born 2 Mar 1790.

340 M ii. George WARNER-8705 was born 9 Aug 1794 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA. He died 3 May 1804 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and wasburied 6 May 1804 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BIRTH: Warnerville, T-Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

DEATH: Warnerville, T-Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

BURIAL: David L. Thurber says: "Warner Family Cemetery, Warnerville," T-Richmondville,Schoharie Co., NY USA.

+ 341 F iii. Anna Nancy WARNER-8706 was born 5 Apr 1798.

+ 342 M iv. Jacob D. WARNER-3495 was born 30 Apr 1802 and died 30 Aug 1878.

+ 343 M v. Tobias WARNER-4569 was born 6 Aug 1804 and died 4 Aug 1875.

+ 344 F vi. Margaret WARNER-3497 was born 20 Aug 1808 and died 3 Feb 1892.

67. Maria SCHAEFFER-2237 (Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 21 Jan 1750 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 28 Jan 1750 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died 10 Sep 1833 in Williamsburg, Dundas Co., Ontario, Canada and was buried 13 Sep 1833 in Williamsburg, Dundas Co., Ontario, Canada.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Adam Schafer, Magdalena" Sponsors: "Johannes Schafer & wife"

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Jacob Merckle, Maria Schefer"

NOTE: Her burial record states: "mother of 14 children of whom only 3 are alive". Between the birth of child # 3 and # 4, is 4 years; and between child # 4 and her last child, John Adam born in 1791, is 10 years. The family moved from New York State to Ontario and it is assumed that the missing children were born during this time and before Lutheran Church Records were kept in Williamsburg Twp. These missing children probably died as infants.

DEATH: Williamsburg Twp., Dundas Co., Ontario Canada. (This information from Mary Ellen Swanson, Greenwich, CT, via Karen Elmasry, 8 May 1992, Pal-Am Conference, Fonda, NY.) "Maria's death and burial is recorded in St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Williamsburg, Dundas Co., Ontario Canada."

Maria married (MRIN:1208) Jacob Henry MERKLE-2247, son of Christoph Friederich MERCKEL-24342 and Maria Catharina Sidney-24343 (MRIN:1218), on 9 Jul 1771 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Jacob was born 1746 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 25 Oct 1746 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 2 May 1818 in Williamsburg, Dundas Co., Ontario, Canada.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Jacob Merkel, Anna Maria" Sponsors: "Jacob Snyder & wife, Elizabeth"

DOCUMENTATION: From: MORE PALATINE FAMILIES, 1991, Henry Z. Jones, page 183: "1? Jacob, nat. as 'Jacob Merkley' 8 March 1773 (Scott & Stryker-Rodda, p. 45). He was a Tory and d. in Canada." DEATH: Williamsburg Lutheran Church Parish Register, (1790-), a copy in possession of Ejvor Merkley, Mesa, Ariz; Land petition, filed in Canada, by Jacob after the close of the Rev. War. "His death was recorded in the " Registers of the parishes of Williamsburg, Matilda, Osnabruck and Edwardsburg" started in 1790 by the Rev. Samuel Swartfeger and hereafter, in this work, referred to as "Williamsburg Parish Register".

DOCUMENTATION: Jacob's land petition is found in Claims of United Empire Loyalist #325, Second Report of the Bureau of Archives for Ontario, 1904; was dated Montreal, 28th Jan. 1788. He states he was "late of Tryon County, NewYork Province. That he was in Sir Johnson's 1st. Batallion in 1783. He is a native of Germany. He came to America abaout 30 years since. He lived in Tryon County on his own lands at a place called Duscta, or Cobus Kite, (Cobleskill). He joined the British at Fort Stanwix in 1777. Before that he had taken no part with the Rebels." He served the whole war in Sir Johnson's Regt. and now lives on Lot 30, 4th Township, New Johnstow". He had a tract of 400 acres, Lot 24 in "Darin". He had from his father, 200 acres. He had a house, barn and 60 acres cleared on it.....It was sold for public Vendue.........he left 9 horses, 4 cows, 3 calves, 3 heifer, and 20 hogs, large and small. A large quantity of grain, a Potash Kettle, Farming Utensils and Furniture. Henry Markly, brother to Claimt....Sworn:.....Recollects his father's land.....his Mother was left in possession but was drove from the farm. Witness, Michl. Markly, brother to claimt.., "says he himself a soldier in Sr. Johnson's Regt. & is entitled to a share of the property claimed, but he is satisfied that his brother Jacob shall receive the whole". Says his father's farm was sold on account of their loyalty and the Stock taken and sold. Their Mother will be well satisfied that her son, Jacob, do receive the whole. (p. 395-396).REVOLUTIONARY WAR: "The outbreak of the Revolutionary War tore asunder many of the Tryon County (later Schoharie County, NY) families. The sympathies of some of the family of Christoper Merckel, father of Jacob Merckel, were with the British during this war. "This brought them into disfavor with the revolutionists who seized their lands and belongings. As United Empire Loyalists they were conveyed, by the British, by boat to Canadian soil. Each was given a narrow strip of land of virgin forest along the St. Lawrence River in what is now Dundas County, Ontario. Others were settled elsewhere. They were given a small supply of food. The heads of families each drew a number, corresponding to a tract of land, from a hat, and when the boat reached that tract the family disembarked and began to establish a home in the forest." (Dr. Stanley A. Merkley, MERKLEY FAMILY TREE DESCENDANTS OF HENRY MERKLEY, private publication, Ontario, Canada.) U.E.L. - United Empire Loyalist

Jacob and Maria had the following children:

345 M i. Christopher Friedrich MERKLE-3546 was born 5 Aug 1772 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1772 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 18 Mar 1814 in Williamsburg, Dundas Co., Ontario, Canada.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: " Jacob Merckle, Maria" Sponsors: "Christopher Friedrich M(erck)le, and wife"

Christopher married (MRIN:1967) Regina BADER-24839 on 19 Oct 1794 in Williamsburg, Dundas, Ontario, Canada. Regina was born about 1772.

346 F ii. Lena MERKLE-3547 was born 20 Nov 1774 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1774 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died after 1809.

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

DOCUMENTATION: There is an U.E.L. land petition of Lena Merckel Loft, wife of David Loft, Public Archives of Canada, (C2138 UCLLP.."L" Bundle Misc. 1788-195 RGI, L3, Vol. 306; petition dealing with "Leany Loft, alias Markel, "daughter of Jacob Markel, late private in Colonel Butler's Rangers". It states ......... .........."memoralist being married to David Loft claims land......200 acres assigned to her in Marysburg as the daughter of a Loyalist that has duly improved his farm"......dated Kingston 19 April 1791. No proof has been found that "Leany Markel Loft" and Lena Merckel, daughter of "our" Jacob are the same person. "Our" Lena's marriage to David Loft is "probable". David Loft was a "Mohawk Indian".

Lena married (MRIN:1968) David LOFT-24840. David was born about 1774.

+ 347 M iii. Henrich MERKLE-3548 was born 30 Jan 1777 and died 21 Jul 1856.

+ 348 M iv. Jacob MERKLEY-16031 was born 20 Aug 1781 and died 21 Jun 1864.

349 F v. Nancy MERKLE-16032 was born about 1785 in Morrisburg, Dundas Co., Ontario,Canada.

DOCUMENTATION: Records of Christopher Merkley, nephew of Nancy. Slip of paper foundin the Merkley Family Bible by Frank Merkley, Williamsburg, Dundas Co., Ontario Canada

.350 M vi. John Adam MERKLE-16033 was born 3 Oct 1791 in Williamsburg, Dundas Co.,Ontario, Canada and was christened 7 Oct 1791 in Williamsburg, Dundas Co.,Ontario, Canada. He died 22 Mar 1846 in Williamsburg, Dundas Co., Ontario,Canada.

BAPTISM: "Shaefer, Johannes & Catharina, witness baptism of Joh. Adam, son of Jacob &Maria Merckle, 7 Oct 1791".DOCUMENTATION: Merkley Family Bible; Williamsburg Parish Register; Lutheran.

68. Johannes SHAVER-2238 (Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 10 Mar 1751 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 17 Mar 1751 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 1828 in Williamsburg, Dundas Co., Ontario, Canada.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Adam Schafer, Maria Magdalena" Sponsors: "Johannes Fink & wife"

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Johannes Scheffer, son of Adam, Catharina Merkle"

NOTE: I have a communication from : Jaunetta Helbing, 907 W. 450 S., Payson, UT. 84651-2603. She says: "Their son (son of Adam and Maria Hilts) John and daughter Maria, wife of Jacob Merkle went with the Loyalists to Upper Canada."

BIOGRAPHICAL: From: MERCKEL-MERKLEY IN NEW YORK AND CANADA, A.F. Bennett. "His will dated 19 May 1821 was proved on the 12th day of April 1828. In it he said ".....advanced in years". It mentions his wife, Catherine, sons, Peter, Adam his eldest son, and Henry, and daughters are not named. The executors were Henry Merkley, George Merkley, and alexander Rose. "Reids, LOYALIST IN CANADA, (Hunterdon, Lambertville, New Jersey, 1973), gives the following children to Johannes and Catharine Merckel Schaffer; Margaret, Nicholas (of Matilda), John (of Matilda), James (of Matilda, Mary, George (of Matilda). Donald A. Scott of Flint, Michigan, a descendant of Johannes Schaffer, has the following children for this couple; Adam, Barbara, Michael, John, Henry, Henry, Magdalena, Peter and Jacob. If there was a son, Jacob, he would have died before the will dated 1821 since he is not mentioned in it. There were two or more Johannes/John Schaffer/Shavers in Dundas County, Ontario, and the children have become mixed. "The following list of children is based on information taken from the Williamsburg Lutheran records, the will of Johannes Schaffer, A.F. Bennett's, "MERCKEL-MERKLEY IN NEW YORK AND CANADA, Reid's, LOYALIST IN CANADA, correspondence with John A. Scott of Flint, Michigan, and notes collected by the authors from cemetery and land records in Canada. Further research into this family will probably delete some names and add others to this list of children. "Johannes Schafer/Shaver's land petitiion can be found as #1073, Claim of John Shaver, late of Tryon Co." (Report of Bureau of Archives, 1904, p. 1099). In it he states....."Is a nat. of Amer....lived at Turloch, Tryon Co.,..... joined in '77, served at the War.....Had 200 acres at Turloch.....bought 3 years before the war from Henry Hanes....cleared 7 acres, built an house".... He also states his losses include his house, 2 horses, 2 cows, 1 heifer, 1 sheep, clothes, furniture, utensils and that all was left behind and has been sold by the Rebels. In the margin of his claim is written, "a good man". Jacob Markley, (this would be his brother-in-law, was witness for him.) "The Surname Schaeffer became Shaver in the Canadian records."

DEATH: An entry in the records of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Peter's, Williamsburg, Dundas Co., Ontario, Canada: "JOHN SCHAEFFER. He had been lost in the woods and after 7 years his bones were found and these were buried."

NOTE: This John Shaver is probably John Shaver, Sr., whose last will was made in 1821 and probated years later in 1828. Did he follow the old Indian custom and went to a quiet place in the woods to die, when he felt that the end was near (he made his testament and then disappeared), or was this a coincidence?

U.E.L. - United Empire Loyalist

Johannes married (MRIN:1209) Catharina MERKLEY-2248, daughter of Christoph Friederich MERCKEL-24342 and Maria Catharina Sidney-24343 (MRIN:1218), on 15 Nov 1774 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Catharina was born 1 Feb 1758 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1758 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died 28 Dec 1837 in Williamsburgh, Dundas Co., Ontario, Canada.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Christopher Merckle, Maria Catharina" Sponsors: "Jurgen Forster and wife" (Note in Kinship transcription of the churchbook: "Child's name seems to have been added at a later date.")

BIOGRAPHICAL: She and her husband were Loyalist and moved to Canada. The records of their family are found in the Schoharie, NY, Lutheran records and also in the Old Williamsburg Parish Register and the records of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Williamsburg, Dundas Co., Ontario Canada.

NOTE: In the records of the St. Lawrence Ev. Lutheran Parish at Morrisburg: "CATHERINE SCHAEFFER, born MARKLY, died 28 Dec 1837, born 7 February 1756, 81.10.26 - mother of 8, of which 7 alive, widow of John."

Johannes and Catharina had the following children:

351 M i. Adam SHAVER-3012 was born 7 Jul 1777 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY and waschristened 1777 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 13 Oct 1838.

BIRTH: Durlach, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Called "eldest son" in his father's will.BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Johannes Schaffer, son of Adam, Catharina" Sponsors: "Adam Schaffer and wife"

OCCUPATION: Farmer

NOTE: "John Shaver of Williamsburg, U.E.L. had a son Adam of Williamsburg, according to U.E.L. Petition 10 Oct 1797 (Recommended for 200 acres). He is also mentioned in John Shaver's will." This is the Adam. Because of his father's service to the English King in the Revolutionary War, "Petitioner claims he has reached the age of 21 and asked for land. The petition is dated 10 October 1797 and is read in the Commission 28 February 1798. He is recommended for 200 acres." Occupation is farmer.

FATHER'S WILL: Adam is mentioned in his father's will. He was to receive 4 pounds (English currency) and one horse

.352 F ii. Barbara SHAVER-73563 was born about 1779 in Williamsburgh, Dundas Co., Ontario, Canada

.353 F iii. Hannah SHAVER-24884 was born about 1781 in Williamsburg, Dundas Co., Ontario, Canada.

354 F iv. Margaret SHAVER-24888 was born about 1783 in Williamsburgh, Dundas Co., Ontario, Canada.

+ 355 M v. Michael SHAVER-24885 was born 8 Aug 1784 and died 29 Nov 1867.

356 F vi. Mary SHAVER-24895 was born about 1789 in Williamsburgh, Dundas Co., Ontario, Canada.

+ 357 F vii. Eleanor "Cornelia" SHAVER-24887 was born 29 Jan 1791.

+ 358 F viii. Catherine SHAVER-40402 was born 19 Sep 1791.

+ 359 M ix. Johannes SHAVER Jr.-40403 was born 13 Aug 1793 and died after 9 Jun 1825.

360 M x. Henrich SHAVER-24889 was born 2 Nov 1795 in Williamsburgh, Dundas Co.,Ontario, Canada and was christened 22 Nov 1795 in Williamsburgh, Dundas Co.,Ontario, Canada. He died 18 Jan 1796 in Williamsburgh, Dundas Co., Ontario,Canada.

BAPTISM: By Rev. Samuel Schwerdtfeger.DEATH: Probably died before the birth of his brother, Henry Shaver, 10 May 1798.

+ 361 M xi. Henry SHAVER-24890 was born 10 May 1798.

362 F xii. Magdalena SHAVER-24892 was born 13 May 1801 in Williamsburgh, Dundas Co.,Ontario, Canada and was christened 1 Jun 1801 in Williamsburgh, Dundas Co.,Ontario, Canada. She died 19 Oct 1801 in Williamsburgh, Dundas Co., Ontario,Canada.

BAPTISM: By Rev. Fred. Aug. Myers.NOTE: Birth and death dates are from the Lutheran Church, Williamsburgh Parish Register.She was 7 months and 6 days old when she died.

+ 363 M xiii. Peter SHAVER-24893 was born 22 Feb 1803 and died after 1891.

364 M xiv. Jacob SHAVER-40401 was born 1804 in Williamsburg, Dundas Co., Ontario,Canada.

DOCUMENTATION: (Source: P.A.C., Ottawa, Reel C 2809, "S" bundle 8, #95): JACOBSHAVER, yoeman of the Township of Williamsburg, son of John Shaver of Willamsburg, U.E.L., is over 21 years and asked for 200 acres of land. Cornwall 27 January 1807. On the coverof this petition the following remarks: Received 19 February 1807; John Shaver ofWilliamsburg appears on the U.E. list, Governor's Office, York, 16 May 1807. Referred toExecutive Council by Order of the Lieut. Governor. Read in Council 17 Mar 1807.Recommended for 200 acres as son of U.E.L. Warrant 19 May 1807.

FATHER'S WILL: Jacob is not mentioned in his father's will of 1821.NOTE: John Shaver of Williamsburg, U.E.L., had a son, Jacob Shaver, of Williamsburg,according to Upper Canada Land petition, 27 Jan 1807, warrant 19 Mar 1807, (reel #C2809, S8/95, P.A.C. Ottawa). He is not mentioned in John's will.

MARRIAGE: Klass VanderBaaren, noted Ontario genealogist, says that it is possible that thisJacob is the one who married Hanna Kintner, daughter of George Kintner of Osnabruck. Sherecieved a land grant as daughter of an U.E. Loyalist by Order in Council of 7 August 1811.She was born about 1768 in the U.S. She died probably before the 1861 Census. In the 1852census she resided as an 84 year old widow inWinchester Twp. on Lot 2, Conc. 1 with WilliamH. Shaver and his family. Hanna and her husband probably had at least one child: 1. WilliamH., b. 17 Mar 1800/1, Matilda Twp. (is not recorded on Reel M1497, Liber A). MarriedSophia Strader.

70. John Joseph (Joost) SCHAEFFER-2240 (Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 30 Sep 1754 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 2 Oct 1754 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 7 Nov 1832 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Adam Schafer, Maria Magdalena" Sponsors: Johannes Schafer, Jr. & wife"MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Jost Schaffer, Maria Bifve"

2ND MARRIAGE: D.A.R National Number 461400-440, Barbara Van Der Vort Daniels, 4 June 1965. I'm not sure this is true, 5/26/1993. Only one marriage.

S.A.R. - "Served American Revolution"

MILITARY: Soldier in Revolutionary War. (Martha Foland said he served, but I don't have any other reference to that effect.)

John married (MRIN:1210) Maria Margaretha BIFFEN-2249, daughter of Joseph BEVINS-16947and Alida DE LINE-16948 (MRIN:1219), on 26 May 1776 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Maria was born 1755 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died before 1811.

They had the following children:

+ 365 F i. Lena SCHAEFFER-2893 was born 5 Apr 1777.

366 M ii. Jurgin (George) SCHAEFFER-2881 was born 4 Sep 1778 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1778 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 1781 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Jost Schaffer, Maria" Sponsors: "Jurgen Werner, Jr., Sophia Hils"

+ 367 M iii. John Joost (Joseph) SCHAEFFER-2882 was born 21 Jan 1780 and died 1826.

+ 368 M iv. George (Jurgen) SCHAEFFER-2890 was born 19 Dec 1781 and died 1828.

+ 369 M v. John SCHAEFFER-2891 was born 1783 and died 1822.

370 F vi. Sarah SCHAEFFER-2883 was born 14 Sep 1785 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1785 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Joost Schaffer, Jr., Maria" Sponsors: "Johannes Hitzman, Sara Schaffer"

Sarah married (MRIN:1572) David-2888 about 1805. David was born 3 Mar 1787.

+ 371 M vii. John Adam David SCHAEFFER-2884 was born 3 Mar 1787 and died 23 Jun 1822.

+ 372 M viii. Adam H. SCHAEFFER-2793 was born 24 Oct 1788 and died 29 Sep 1857.

373 F ix. Catharine SCHAEFFER-2885 was born 29 May 1790 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 29 May 1790 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Johann Jost Scheffer, Maria" Sponsors: "Peter Kniskern & wife, Catharina"

+ 374 M x. Peter B. SCHAEFFER-2886 was born 1 Apr 1792.

71. Tewalt (Dewalt) SHAFER-2218 (Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 2 Dec 1756 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 5 Dec 1756 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 18 Jun 1834 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 21 Jun 1834 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Adam Schafer, Magdalena" Sponsors: "Geo. Huls, Catherina Rickert"

NAMES: Other spellings of his given name are: "Dewald, Dewalt".

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Dewald Schoffer, Elisabeth Buchhal".

S.A.R. - "Served American Revolution"

MILITARY: MILITARY RECORDS OF SCHOHARIE COUNTY VETERANS, WAR OF REVOLUTION, George H. Warner, 1891; "Fifteenth Regiment, New York Levies and Militia": Militia": "Dieobold -- Dewalt Shafer did other service under Stubrach. Died June 18, 1834, aged 77. Grandchildren (father is Peter J.), Kasson, Martha Truax."

BURIAL: Cemetery in Warnerville, T-Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Cemetery located up hill behind old school house which has now been converted to a home. It is up the hill behind the NYS Police sub-station and across the road from the US Post Office. (4/92).

WILL: Will dated 7 Jun 1834; probated 23 Feb 1835.

TOMBSTONE: "Tewalt Shafer, Died, June 18, 1834, aged 77 yrs 6 mos 18 days." 18 days".

Tewalt married (MRIN:1186) Elisabeth Buchal (of Buchhal) RICKERT-2219 on 8 Mar 1791 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Elisabeth was born about 1769 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died about 1862 in Grove, Allegany Co., NY, USA and was buried about 1862 in Friendship, Alleghany Co., NY, USA.

MARRIAGE: "Dewald Schoffer and Elisabeth Buchhal". What was her surname? Buchhal? Buchnal? Bicknell? Bignell? (KINSHP lists all four.) I tried to find her baptism in the Lutheran and Reformed churchbooks, Schoharie, but to no avail. I don't know where I got the idea that her surname was Rickert and that she was "of Buchhal" like this was a village in Germany?

DEED: Deed to Barney Shafer dated 21 December 1847. She lived in Town of Grove, Allegany Co., NY USA, when she deeded the farm owned by she and Tewalt to Barney Shafer, her son, Liber 14, page 150. Farm located in the Town of Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Consideration: $200.00. Farm size, 151 acres.

NOTE: 15 November 1993. I think that Barney Shafer first owned a property on the Warnerville Hill Road, T-Richmondville, a saw mill or grist mill. There is still evidence of a dam along side the creek. I think that the farm that she sold Barney is farther up the hill. It is still a dairy farm and now owned by a family named Phelan.

CENSUS: 1850 USA Town of Grove, Allegany Co., NY

Household #316
Age Occupation Born
Phillip Folan 50 Farmer NY
Rebecca " 38 "
Nancy " 16 "
Abraham " 14 "
James H. " 7 "
Elizabeth Shaver 90 "

BURIAL: "She is buried on the Philip Foland plot in the Dalton Cemetery near Friendship, NY. They had foursons and one daughter. Barney married Polly Foland. They had two sons, Hiram and Lewis and four daughters". This last sentence is incorrect. This quoted account is from the RECORD OF THE SHAFFER FAMILY, prepared by Don C. Shafer for Captain Christian Brown Chapter, Cobleskill, NY.

Tewalt and Elisabeth had the following children:

+ 375 F i. Catharina SHAFER-2222 was born 23 Sep 1791 and died 1849.

376 F ii. Lena (Helena) SHAFER-2223 was born 24 Aug 1793 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 3 Sep 1793 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Dewald Schaeffer, Elisabeth" Sponsors: "Adam Schaeffer and wife, Sara, grandparents"

+ 377 M iii. Barney (Barent) SHAFER-2205 was born 15 Mar 1796 and died 9 Sep 1869.

+ 378 M iv. Peter J. SHAFER-2224 was born 22 Jun 1800 and died 8 Jan 1874.

379 M v. Jacob SHAFER-2225 was born about 1801 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.Jacob married (MRIN:1199) Catharine FRANK-5124 on 1815 in Seward,Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Catharine was born about 1801.

380 F vi. Elizabeth SHAFER-2226 was born 13 Jan 1803 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: "Theobald Schafer, Elisabeth" Sponsors: "Johannes Schaefer & wife, Elisabeth"

MARRIAGE: Recorded: Reformed Church of Lawyersvlle, T-Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NYUSA. "Daniel Smith married to Elisabeth Shaffer" No witnesses listed.

Elizabeth married (MRIN:1200) Daniel SMITH-2231 on 18 Jan 1824 in Cobleskill,Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Daniel was born about 1803.

+ 381 F vii. Nancy Anna SHAFER-2227 was born 8 Apr 1806.

+ 382 M viii. David J. SHAFER-2228 was born 1809.

+ 383 F ix. Rebecca SHAFER-2229 was born 6 Apr 1812.

72. Peter SCHAEFFER-2241 (Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 29 Oct 1758 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1758 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 3 Mar 1837 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Adam Schafer, Magdalena" Sponsors: "Peter Schneider, Jr., ____?___Hulsen"

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Pitter Schaffer, son of Adam and Sarah Schaffer, daughter of Marthunus" (He married his first cousin, Sarah Shafer, daughter of Martinus Shafer.)

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MILITARY: Another reference states: "Peter Schaffer served valorously as a Captain during the War for Independence; and after the disbandenment of the army he came to New York and purchased 300 acres of forest land in Schoharie County, on what is now known as Benham Hill." (The account says "Benham" and not "Blenheim".) "Peter Schaffer lived to the age of 89 years, and his wife was 91 at her death. They reared 7 children -- John, Andrew, James, Betsy, Polly, Margaret and Sarah."

Peter married (MRIN:1211) Sarah SCHAEFFER-2734, daughter of Martinus SCHAEFFER-2261and Sarah RICKERT-2587 (MRIN:1226), on 2 Nov 1788 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Sarah was born 1 Oct 1764 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1764 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Martinus Schafer, Sara" Sponsors: "Johannes Lawyer, Jr., Sara Schafer"

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Pitter Schaffer, son of Adam, and Sarah Schaffer, daughter of Marthunus" (She married her first cousin, Peter, son of Adam Shafer.)

Peter and Sarah had the following children:

+ 384 M i. Andrew SCHAEFFER-3013 was born about 1789 and died 1840.

385 F ii. Lena SCHAEFFER-2250 was born 25 Jun 1791 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 29 Jun 1791 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Peter Schaeffer, Sara" Sponsors: "Adam Schaeffer and wife, Magdalena, grandparents"

Lena married (MRIN:1220) J. J. BECKER-9169 on 1812 in , , NY, USA. J. J. BECKER was born about 1791.

386 M iii. Johannes SCHAEFFER-3503 was born 24 Aug 1793 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 3 Sep 1793 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Peter Schaeffer, Sara" Sponsors: "Johannes Schaeffer and wife, Rebecca"

387 M iv. Pieter SCHAEFFER-2789 was born 23 Aug 1796 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 26 Aug 1796 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 1874 in , , NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Pieter Schaefer, Sara Schaefer" Sponsors: "Adam Schaefer, Magdalena Schaefer"

Pieter married (MRIN:1519) Elizabeth-36476. Elizabeth was born 1798 in , , NY, USA. She died 1849 in , , NY, USA.

388 M v. James SCHAEFFER-41098 was born about 1798.

389 F vi. Betsy SCHAEFFER-41099 was born about 1800 in , , NY, USA.

390 F vii. Polly SCHAEFFER-41100 was born about 1802.391 F viii. Margaret SCHAEFFER-41101 was born about 1804.392 F ix. Sarah SCHAEFFER-41102 was born about 1806 in , , NY, USA. She died 1889 in ,, NY, USA.

74. Adam A. SCHAEFFER-2243 (Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 15 Aug 1762 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1762 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 20 Dec 1817.

Magdalena" Sponsors: "Adam Sternberg & wife"

MARRIAGE # 1: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Adam Schaffer, Magdalena Frantz"

MARRIAGE # 2: Marriage records from the Old Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, NY. Marriages by Augustus Wackerhagen, Pastor: "1 January 1811, Adam Schaefer, Jr., Lena Shaefer"

S.A.R. - "Served American Revolution"

DEATH: His father's will dated, 20 December 1817, probated, 30 January 1819, says: "SIXTHLY I give unto Magdalene Shafer wife of my son Adam Shafer Jur deceased the one third part of all the income and profits of that part of my farm granted to Adam A Shafer and David A Shafer sons of my son Adam Shafer Jun deceased as long as she remains a widow....." (Exact date of death of Adam A. Shafer, Jr., is not given, but he died prior to 1817.)

Adam married (1-MRIN:1213) Magdalena Lena FRANCE-4747, daughter of Sebastian (Frantz) FRANCE-4738 and Magdalena Maria Anna FRITZ-4739 (MRIN:2493), on 23 Feb 1789 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Magdalena was born 10 Sep 1769 in Seward, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1769 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died 15 Sep 1858 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 18 Sep 1858 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BIRTH: Family farm, New Durlach, now T-Seward, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

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

TOMBSTONE: Cobleskill Rural Cemetery, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "80 yrs 6 mos" Arthur M. Tingue says d/o/d is 15 Sep 1858. This would make her abt 90 years. I read tombstone wrong?

Adam and Magdalena had the following children:

+ 393 M i. Adam A. SCHAEFFER-2788 was born 1 Feb 1790 and died 15 Feb 1869.

+ 394 M ii. David A. SCHAEFFER-2787 was born 31 Dec 1793 and died 19 Feb 1841.

+ 395 F iii. Maria Mary SCHAEFFER-3017 was born 26 Nov 1796 and died 10 May 1883.

+ 396 F iv. Anatie Nancy SCHAEFFER-3018 was born 14 Jun 1802 and died 1862.

397 M v. Lawrence SCHAEFFER-3019 was born 27 May 1805 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA and was christened 1805 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "AdamSchaefer, Lena" Sponsors: "Lawrence Franz & wife Margaretha"

Adam also married (2-MRIN:1214) Lena SCHAFFER-2864, daughter of Jacob SCHAFFER-2596and Catharina ZEH-2608 (MRIN:1395). Lena was born 19 Jan 1782 in Berne, Albany Co., NY andwas christened 1782 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BIRTH: Beaver Dam, T-Berne, Albany Co., NY.BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Jacob Schaeffer,Catharina" Sponsors: "Johannes Ceh & wife"

+ 398 M vi. Adam A. SCHAEFFER-36588 was born 1812 and died 1868.

75. Heinrich Henry SCHAEFFER, JR.-2244 (Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 14 May 1764 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1764 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 26 Aug 1832 in , , NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Adam Schaffer, Magdalena" Sponsors: "Henrich Kniskern & wife, Elisabeth"

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Henrich Schaffer, son of Adam and Elisabeth Schaffer, daughter of Jacob" (Married cousins) Wife # 2 - Susanna Apple

S.A.R. - "Served American Revolution"

Heinrich married (MRIN:1215) Elisabeth SCHAEFFER-2252, daughter of Jacob E. SCHAEFFER-2259 and Elizabeth RICKERT-10768 (MRIN:1221), on 19 Feb 1788 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Elisabeth was born 31 Dec 1760 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 26 Jan 1761 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died 1851.

BAPTISM: Recorded. St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Jacob Schafer, Elisabeth" Sponsors: "Henrich Heens and wife"

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Henrich Schaffer, son of Adam and Elisabeth Schaffer, daughter of Jacob" (Married cousins)

Heinrich and Elisabeth had the following children:

399 F i. Elisabeth SCHAEFFER-2792 was born 1 Sep 1791 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 11 Oct 1791 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Henrich Scheeffer, Eliesabeht" Sponsors: "Jacob Scheefer, Eliesabeht" Baptized as: "ELIESABEHT".MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Niclas Rossel and Lisabeth Schaefer"

Elisabeth married (MRIN:1521) Niclas ROSSEL-2791 on 7 Dec 1806 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Niclas was born about 1791.

400 F ii. Catharina SCHAEFFER-2797 was born 20 Dec 1797 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 23 Dec 1797 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Henrich Schaefer, Junior and Elisabeth Schaefer" Sponsors: "Johannes A. Schaefer, Elisabeth Schaefer, "dead" (Don't know how she could be "dead" and still be a sponsor, but that's what the church record reads.)

401 M iii. Jacob SCHAEFFER-3502 was born 3 Dec 1800 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 14 Dec 1800 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Henrich Schaefer Jr. und Elisabeth" Sponsors: "Georg Man und Elisabeth"

402 M iv. Christian SCHAEFFER-2794 was born 1801 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY,USA.

77. Lana Maria (Lena) SCHAEFFER-2246 (Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 11 Dec 1768 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: No record of baptism in Church books of either the Reformed Church or St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Pitter Ball, son of Johannes and Maria Ball, daughter of Jerry" She is named "Maria Ball", but I believe this is incorrect and it is "Lana Maria (Lena) Schaeffer".

Lana married (MRIN:1217) Peter (Pitter) BALL-2255 on 17 Jan 1783 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Peter was born about 1768.

They had the following children:

403 M i. Johannes BALL-3549 was born 1783 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and waschristened 17 Oct 1783 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Peter Ball,Maria Ball" Sponsors: "Johannes Ball, Gertraut Ball"

404 M ii. Peter Mann BALL-3550 was born 1 Aug 1797 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 21 Aug 1797 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "PeterBall, Maria Ball" Sponsors: "Peter Mann, Jr., Christina Snyder" This same baptism wasrecorded: Born, 31 July 1797; baptized, 20 August 1797; St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie,Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Pieter Ball, Maria Ball" Sponsors: "Pieter Mann,Christina Snyder"

405 M iii. William Dietz BALL-3551 was born 2 Aug 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: "PeterBall, Maria" Sponsors: "William Dietz, Catharina Sternberger"

79. Johannes SCHAEFFER-2730 (Martinus SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 21 Feb 1755 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 2 Mar 1755 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 24 Jun 1829 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 27 Jun 1829 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Martinus Schafer, Sara" Sponsors: "Johannes Schafer & wife Gertraud"

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Johannes Schaffer, Elisabeth Kayser"

BURIAL: New Cemetery at Richmondville, Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Ae 74y 4m 3d

"Johannes married (MRIN:1478) Elizabeth KEYSER-2750, daughter of Barend KEYSER-61020 and Maria Barbara-61021 (MRIN:1494), on 17 Feb 1784 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Elizabeth was born 5 Mar 1758 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1758 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died 1 May 1831 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 4 May 1831 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Barend Kayser, Maria Barbara" Sponsors: "Lorentz Lawyer and wife, Elisabeth"

DEATH: "Ae 73y 1m 26d"

BURIAL: New Cemetery at Richmondville, Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

Johannes and Elizabeth had the following children:

+ 406 M i. Johannes SCHAEFFER Jr.-3029 was born 25 Nov 1784 and died 1866.

407 F ii. Mariah SCHAEFFER-4475 was born 3 Jun 1789 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 7 Jun 1789 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died1867 in , , NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Johannes Schaffer, Eliesabeht" Sponsors: "Martinus Scheeffer, Sara"

408 F iii. Lena SCHAEFFER-4476 was born 25 Jun 1792 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 2 Jul 1792 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Johannes M. Schaeffer, Elisabeth" Sponsors: "Abraham Berg and wife, Lena"

Lena married (MRIN:2409) Marcus ZEH-4474. Marcus was born about 1792.

+ 409 M iv. Martinus SCHAEFFER-4477 was born 8 Jan 1797 and died 1874.

+ 410 F v. Elisabeth Betsy SCHAEFFER-3030 was born 22 Nov 1797.

411 F vi. Julianna SCHAEFFER-4471 was born 14 Oct 1809 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA and was christened 5 Nov 1809 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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

412 F vii. Anna Maria SCHAEFFER-4470 was born about 1810 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA.

81. Maria SCHAEFFER-2732 (Martinus SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 3 Mar 1760 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1760 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died 9 Feb 1826 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried Feb 1926 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Maratinus Schafer,

Sara" Sponsors: "Johannes Schafer & wife"MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "David Zeh, Maria Schaffer" No witnesses recorded.

DEATH: Age 78-8-26. Martha Foland says birth year is 1838.

BURIAL: East Richmondville?

Maria married (MRIN:1480) David ZEH-2748, son of Christian ZEH-17381 and Anna Sophia BELLINGER-3261 (MRIN:1493), on 1 Oct 1780 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. David was born 5 Oct 1755 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 19 Oct 1755 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 3 Jul 1842 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 6 Jul 1842 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Christian Zahe, Sophia" Sponsors: "Henrich Hans and wife" Birth date in churchbook is "5 October" and not "4 October".

BURIAL: He d. 3 Jul 1842, aged 87-3-2 (Deserted Cem. on Wayman's Farm, east of Richmondvlle Village).

SPECIAL NOTE: Is this the David Zeh that married Maria Shafer? I'm not sure now. Martha Foland thinks he is.

David and Maria had the following children:

+ 413 M i. Johannes ZEH-3649 was born 8 Jan 1781.

414 M ii. Martin ZEH-9183 was born 1783 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.Martin married (MRIN:4565) Catharine-9184. Catharine was born about 1783.

+ 415 F iii. Sophia ZEH-3650 was born 8 Apr 1786 and died 1825.

416 M iv. Christian ZEH-3651 was born 12 Oct 1788 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USAand was christened 13 Nov 1788 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "DavidZeh, Maria" Sponsors: "David Werner, Eliesabeht Werner"

Christian married (MRIN:2030) Maria ENGLE-9189. Maria was born about 1788.

417 F v. Sara ZEH-3652 was born 27 Jan 1790 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 28 Feb 1790 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Date is given as "31 February 1790". Invalid date so I used 29 February 1790, lastday in month of a Leap Year. Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NYUSA. Parents: "David Zeeh, Maria" Sponsors: "Martynus Scheeffer, Eliesabeht"

Sara married (MRIN:2031) Hans MANN-9190 on 9 Nov 1806 in Cobleskill,Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Hans was born about 1790.

MARRIAGE: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "HansMann and Sara Zeh" No witnesses listed.

+ 418 M vi. Marcus ZEH-3653 was born 30 Dec 1793.

419 F vii. Magdalena ZEH-9185 was born 1796 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.Magdalena married (MRIN:4566) Isaiah DIBBLE-9186. Isaiah was born about1796.

420 M viii. David ZEH-40055 was born 10 Sep 1798 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USAand was christened 22 Dec 1798 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "David Zee, Maria Shaver" Sponsors: "David Shaver, Elizabeth"

421 F ix. Elisabeth ZEH-3654 was born 16 Sep 1804 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USAand was christened 1804 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "DavidZaeh, Maria" Sponsors: "Johannes M. Scheefer & wife, Elisabeth"

82. Marcus SCHAEFFER-2733 (Martinus SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 19 May 1762 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1762 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 23 Feb 1835 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1835 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Martinus Schaffer, Sara" Sponsors: "Johannes Rickert, Jr., and wife"

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Marcus Schaffer, Anna Knieskern"

S.A.R. - "Served American Revolution"

MILITARY: MILITARY RECORDS OF SCHOHARIE COUNTY VETERANS, WAR OF REVOLUTION, George H. Warner, 1891; "Fifteenth Regiment, New York Levies and Militia": Marcus Shafer -- served under Captain Miller.

CHILDREN: 4/1995 - There has been some discussion between Martha Foland (MF) and Herman Witthoft (HWW) as to whether or not the following children belong to this Marcus (RIN 2733) and Anna Kniskern (RIN 9263), family MRIN # 3217, or to Marcus (RIN 2851) and Christina Berg (RIN 2913), MRIN # 1022. I think they belong to the first family, Marcus, MRIN 3217: 1. Catharine Schaeffer - RIN 3034, b. 8 Feb 1792. 2. David W. Schaeffer - RIN 3035, b. 11 May 1797. 3. Christina Schaeffer - RIN 3036, b. 7 Sep 1800. Martha states her reasons: "I think church record is in error and wife should be "Anna". See Will. Also, I doubt if Marcus & Sara would have sponsored the other Marcus' baby." SO, I am transferring the children to the other family.

BURIAL: Lutheran Cemetery, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Marcus Shafer, died Feb. 23, 1835, aged 72yrs 9mo 4dys.

Marcus married (MRIN:837) Annaje KNISKERN-2747, daughter of Johannes KNISKERN-5192 and Sophia SCHAFFER-2593 (MRIN:1391), on 6 Feb 1787 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Annaje was born 18 Sep 1762 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened Sep 1762 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died before 1803.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Johannes Kniskern, Sophia" Sponsors: "Jacob Schafer and wife"

Marcus and Annaje had the following children:

422 F i. Anna (Hannah) SCHAEFFER-3032 was born 25 Aug 1788 in Schoharie,Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1788 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Shedied after 1855.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Marcus Schafer, Anna" Sponsors: "Peter Kniskern, Jr., Anna Schafer"CENSUS: 1855 NYS - "Hannah" is listed on the 1855 NYS Census as a member of herbrother William's family: "Hannah, age 68, born in Schoharie Co., sister, 1855 Seward Census."

423 M ii. Jacob SCHAEFFER-3031 was born 19 Nov 1789 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 14 Jan 1790 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Marcus Scheeffer, Anna" Sponsors: "Jacob Scheeffer, Catharina"

+ 424 F iii. Sophia SHAFER-6022 was born 17 Mar 1791 and died 17 Sep 1865

.+ 425 M iv. William SHAFER-1582 was born 1796.

426 F v. Sarah SCHAEFFER-9203 was born 14 Aug 1802 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 25 Sep 1802 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: From the notes of Van Buren Lamb: "Scheefer, Sarah, b. 14 Aug 1802, bp. 25 Sep1802, dau of Marcus Scheefer & Anna. St. John's Lutheran Church, Sharon, Schoharie Co.,NY USA". From church records: "Sarah, geb. 14 August 1802, get. 25 Sept. 1802, MarcusScheefer und Frau Anna, sponsors: Parent"

83. Sarah SCHAEFFER-2734 (Martinus SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 1 Oct 1764 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1764 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co. , NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Martinus Schafer, Sara" Sponsors: "Johannes Lawyer, Jr., Sara Schafer"

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Pitter Schaffer, son of Adam, and Sarah Schaffer, daughter of Marthunus" (She married her first cousin, Peter, son of Adam Shafer.)

Sarah married (MRIN:1211) Peter SCHAEFFER-2241, son of Adam SHAFER-2220 and Maria Magdalena (Huls) HILTS-2221 (MRIN:1193), on 2 Nov 1788 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Peter was born 29 Oct 1758 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1758 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 3 Mar 1837 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Adam Schafer, Magdalena" Sponsors: "Peter Schneider, Jr., ____?___Hulsen"

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Pitter Schaffer, son of Adam and Sarah Schaffer, daughter of Marthunus" (He married his first cousin, Sarah Shafer, daughter of Martinus Shafer.)

S.A.R. - "Served American Revolution"

MILITARY: Another reference states: "Peter Schaffer served valorously as a Captain during the War for Independence; and after the disbandenment of the army he came to New York and purchased 300 acres of forest land in Schoharie County, on what is now known as Benham Hill." (The account says "Benham" and not "Blenheim".) "Peter Schaffer lived to the age of 89 years, and his wife was 91 at her death. They reared 7 children -- John, Andrew, James, Betsy, Polly, Margaret and Sarah."

Peter and Sarah had the following children:

+ 427 M i. Andrew SCHAEFFER-3013 was born about 1789 and died 1840.

428 F ii. Lena SCHAEFFER-2250 was born 25 Jun 1791 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 29 Jun 1791 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Peter Schaeffer, Sara" Sponsors: "Adam Schaeffer and wife, Magdalena,grandparents"

Lena married (MRIN:1220) J. J. BECKER-9169 on 1812 in , , NY, USA. J. J.BECKER was born about 1791.

429 M iii. Johannes SCHAEFFER-3503 was born 24 Aug 1793 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA and was christened 3 Sep 1793 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Peter Schaeffer, Sara" Sponsors: "Johannes Schaeffer and wife, Rebecca"

430 M iv. Pieter SCHAEFFER-2789 was born 23 Aug 1796 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 26 Aug 1796 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Hedied 1874 in , , NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Pieter Schaefer, Sara Schaefer" Sponsors: "Adam Schaefer, Magdalena Schaefer"

Pieter married (MRIN:1519) Elizabeth-36476. Elizabeth was born 1798 in , , NY,USA. She died 1849 in , , NY, USA.431 M v. James SCHAEFFER-41098 was born about 1798.

432 F vi. Betsy SCHAEFFER-41099 was born about 1800 in , , NY, USA.

433 F vii. Polly SCHAEFFER-41100 was born about 1802.434 F viii. Margaret SCHAEFFER-41101 was born about 1804.

435 F ix. Sarah SCHAEFFER-41102 was born about 1806 in , , NY, USA. She died 1889 in ,, NY, USA.

85. Rebecca SCHAEFFER-2736 (Martinus SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 6 Nov 1766 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1766 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Martinus Shafer, Sara" Sponsors: "Peter Sommer, Rebecca Heens"

MARRIAGE: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Johannes Bekker, son of Johan Joost, liv Schohary and Rebecca Schaeffer, dau of Tunes, liv Schohary"

Rebecca married (MRIN:1482) Johannes BECKER-3615, son of Johan Joost BECKER-20924 and Catharina KNISKERN-2762 (MRIN:1499), on 9 Sep 1792 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.Johannes was born 2 Dec 1769 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 18 Dec 1769 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Joost Becker, Catharin". Sponsors: "Johannes Bekker & wife, Anna Maria".

Johannes and Rebecca had the following children:

436 M i. Henrich BEKKER-2744 was born 10 Jul 1793 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 16 Jul 1793 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Johannes Bekker, Rebecca" Sponsors: "Henrich Bekker, Eliesabeht Knieskern"

437 M ii. Pieter BEKKER-3936 was born 4 Dec 1794 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USAand was christened 29 Dec 1794 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Johannes Bekker, Rebecca" Sponsors: "Pieter Knieskern, Catherina"

438 M iii. Johan Joost BECKER-3937 was born 27 Mar 1796 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA and was christened 11 Apr 1796 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Johan Becker, Rebecca Becker" Sponsor: "Catharina Becker"

439 M iv. Martinus BECKER-3938 was born 10 May 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: "Johannes Becker, Rebecka Scheefer" Sponsors: "Martinus Scheefer, Catharina Rheinhard"

440 M v. David BECKER-3939 was born 22 Mar 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: "Johannes Becker, Rebecka Schafer" Sponsors: "David Hills, Elisabeth Becker"

441 M vi. Abraham BECKER-3940 was born 24 Jul 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: "Johannes Becker, Rebecka" Sponsors: "Abraham Berg & wife Lena"

442 F vii. Maria Catharina BECKER-3941 was born 24 Sep 1806 in Schoharie, SchoharieCo., NY, USA and was christened 1806 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Johannes Becker, Rebecka" Sponsors: None listed

86. Magdalena (Magthalena) SCHAEFFER-2737 (Martinus SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER,Maria Elizabeth) was born 16 Jan 1770 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1770 inSchoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died 1849 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Marthinus Scheffer,Sahrah" Sponsors: "Conrad Braun & wife" Baptized as: "Magthalena"MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Lena Schoffer, AbramBerg"

Magdalena married (MRIN:1483) Johan Abraham BERG-2743, son of Johann Philip BERG-9254and Christina FOX-9255 (MRIN:1488), on 23 Jan 1791 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.Johan was born 13 Jul 1759 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1759 in Schoharie,Schoharie Co., NY. He died 1835.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Philip Berg, Christina"Sponsors: "Abraham Berg and wife"

Johan and Magdalena had the following children:

+ 443 M i. Philip BERG, JR.-4372 was born 16 Oct 1794.

+ 444 M ii. David BERG-4374 was born 22 Apr 1797.

+ 445 M iii. Abraham BERG, JR.-4373 was born 28 Dec 1800.

+ 446 F iv. Catharina Dietz BERG-4375 was born 21 Mar 1804.

447 M v. Peter BERG-4376 was born 27 Aug 1806 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USAand was christened 14 Sep 1806 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Abr Berg, Lena" Sponsors: "Peter Endres & wife"

448 F vi. Christina BERG-4377 was born 27 Aug 1806 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 14 Sep 1806 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Abr Berg, Lena" Sponsors: "Peter Knieskern, Christina Endres"

88. Catharine SCHAEFFER-2739 (Martinus SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth)was born 10 Feb 1775 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1775 in Schoharie,Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Martinus Schaffer,Sara" Sponsors: "Jost Backer & wife"MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Pieter Hiels,Catharine Schaefer

"Catharine married (MRIN:1485) Peter HILTS-21942, son of Johann Georg HILTS-3712 andElisabeth BELLINGER-10863 (MRIN:1559), on 29 Sep 1795 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.Peter was born 11 Dec 1772 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 20 Dec 1772 inSchoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 1833.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Jeorg Hils, Elisabaeth"Sponsors: "Johannes Finck" (only person listed) Baptized as "Piter".

Peter and Catharine had the following children:

449 F i. Elisabeth HILTS-4405 was born 24 Apr 1797 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 26 Apr 1797 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BIRTH: Churchbook says d/o/b 24 April 1797, but Personal Ancestral File computes it as 4April 1797 - death 1 August 1882, Ae 85-3-28. Use churchbook date.

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

Elisabeth married (MRIN:2377) MANN-58806. MANN was born about 1797.

450 F ii. Sara HILTS-4406 was born 3 Apr 1799 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA andwas christened 12 May 1799 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "PeterHiltz, Cathrina" Sponsors: "Johnes Ingold, Jr., and wife, Sara"

451 M iii. David HILTS-4407 was born 1 Jun 1804 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA andwas christened 1804 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "PeterHills, Catharina" Sponsors: "David Hills, Maria Dorsh"

452 M iv. Johan Georg HILTS-4408 was born 14 Mar 1813 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 1813 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "PeterHilts, Catharina" Sponsors: "Johan Bauch, Gretchen Bellinger"

91. Hendrick N. BECKER-2813 (Elisabetha SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) wasborn 1743 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 27 Apr 1743 in Schoharie, SchoharieCo., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Baptized as: "Henrickum". Parents: "Johan Niclaas Beckker, Elisabeth" Sponsors: "Henrick Scheffer and wife"MARRIAGE: # 2 - Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Henrikus Bekker, sn of Niclass,b Schogharie and Maria Zimmer, dau of George, b. Schogharie"

Hendrick married (1-MRIN:1532) Magdalena WERNER-3721, daughter of Johann Jost WERNER-3714 and Margaretha BELLINGER-3720 (MRIN:2062), on 24 Oct 1769 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY. Magdalena was born 30 Nov 1748 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1748 inSchoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died 18 Sep 1770 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Jost Werner,Margaretha" Sponsors: "Matthes Werner and wife"

MARRIAGE: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Henrikus Bekker, son of Niclass,born Schogharie and Magdalena Warner, daughter of Joost, living here"

Hendrick and Magdalena had the following children:

453 M i. Johan Nicolas BECKER-20600 was born 4 Aug 1770 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY and was christened 25 Aug 1770 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "HenrikusBekker, Magdalena" Sponsors: "John Neclas Bekker, and wife, Elisabeth" Baptized as: "Joh:Niclaas".

Hendrick also married (2-MRIN:1533) Maria ZIMMER-67701, daughter of George ZIMMER-42582and Maria Elizabeth KRAUS-42583 (MRIN:9592), on 3 May 1772 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Maria was born 26 Mar 1751 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 5 Apr1751 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Georg Zimmer, MariaElisabeth". Sponsors: "Jonannes Beckker and wife, Anna Maria".

Hendrick and Maria had the following children:

+ 454 M ii. William H. BECKER-20713 was born 8 Jun 1773 and died 27 Jul 1838.455 F iii. Elisabeth BECKER-20714 was born 21 Jan 1776 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NYand was christened 22 Jan 1776 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "HenrickusBekker, Maria Zimmer" Sponsors: "Georg Sneider and wife, Elisabet"

456 F iv. Lena BECKER-20715 was born 18 Dec 1776 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY andwas christened 18 Jan 1777 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "HenrikusBekker, Maria" Sponosrs: "Niclaas Bekker and wife, Elisabet"

92. Conrad BECKER-2814 (Elisabetha SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 10Mar 1745 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 17 Mar 1745 in Schoharie, SchoharieCo., NY. He died before 1800.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Johan Nicolas Becker,Elisabeth Beckern" Sponsors: "Sebastian Becker, Anna Maria Schafern"

DEATH: Before 1800 (?) as he is not mentioned in his father's will.

Conrad married (1-MRIN:1534) Margarith SNEIDER-45874. Margarith was born about 1745.

NOTE: Lawrence Rickard thinks that Heirich might be her father or brother.MARRIAGE: Source of information is Henry Cady.

Conrad and Margarith had the following children:

457 M i. Henrikus BECKER-68926 was born 12 Aug 1778 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NYand was christened 3 Oct 1778 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "CoenraadBekker, Margarith". Sponsors: "Henrich Schneider and wife, Maria".

458 M ii. Peter BECKER-24812 was born 4 Jul 1781 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY andwas christened 1781 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Conrath Becker, Margretha". Sponsors: "Peter Schneyder, son of Henrich and wife".

Conrad also married (2-MRIN:1535) Margaretha SCHAEFER-68927. Margaretha was born about1745.

NOTE: Parents of Margaretha are unknown. Lawrence Rickard thinks that Christeyan may be her father or herbrother.

MARRIAGE: Source of information is Henry Cady.Conrad and Margaretha had the following children:

459 M iii. Christeyan BECKER-68928 was born 15 Mar 1773 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY and was christened 20 Mar 1773 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schohaire Co., NY. Parents: "CoenraadBekker, Margarith". Sponsors: "Christeyan Scheffer and wife, Maria Elis".

94. Niclass BECKER-2807 (Elisabetha SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born1748 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 25 Nov 1748 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "John Niclaas Beckker,Elisabeth Scheffer" Sponsors: "Niclaas Yorck & wife, Maria Elisabeth" Baptised as: "Niclass".

DEATH: After 1800 as he was named in his father's will.

Niclass married (MRIN:1530) Elisabeth-20718. Elisabeth was born about 1748.

HEALTH: She died of a long and lasting illness.

Niclass and Elisabeth had the following children:460 F i. Eva BECKER-20721 was born 1776 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and waschristened 1 Mar 1776 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Joh. NiclassBekker, Elisabet". Sponsors: "Michael Braun and wife, Sophia".

461 F ii. Elisabeth BECKER-20724 was born 1777 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY andwas christened 12 Nov 1777 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Nicolas Becker, Elisaabeth" Sponsors: "Johan Nicolas Becker and wife"

108. Catharina KNISKERN-2823 (Sophia SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born18 Jun 1748 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 26 Jun 1748 in Schoharie, SchoharieCo., NY. She died 17 Feb 1824.

BAPTISM Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Johannes Kniskern,Sophia" Sponsors: "Jost Kniskern and wife"

Catharina married (MRIN:1538) Richard S. SHELMANDINE-9312 on 15 Feb 1774 in Schoharie,Schoharie Co., NY. Richard was born about 1748.

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Rischert Schelmendein andCatharina Knieskern" (Groom's surname "Chalmatine" crossed out.)

Richard and Catharina had the following children:

462 M i. Johannes SHELMANDINE-9155 was born 6 Feb 1778 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY and was christened 1778 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Rischerd Schelmendein, Catharina" Sponosrs: "Johannes Knieskern and wife"

463 M ii. Barent SHELMANDINE-20917 was born 13 May 1780 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1780 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Richart Schelmendyne, Catharina" Sponsors: "Jacob Schaffer and wife"

+ 464 F iii. Maria May SHELMANDINE-20918 was born 15 Aug 1782 and died 4 Apr 1867.465 M iv. Benjamin SHELMANDINE-20919 was born 23 Sep 1784 in Schoharie, SchoharieCo., NY and was christened 1784 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Richert Schelmondein, Catharina" Sponsors: "Johannes Becker, Sarah Knieskern"

466 F v. Sophia SHELMANDINE-20920 was born 18 Sep 1786 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY and was christened 1786 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Richert Schelmendein, Catharina" Sponsors: "Cornelius Lauchs and wife"

112. Elisabeth Barbara KNISKERN-2827 (Sophia SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth)was born 11 Mar 1755 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 13 Mar 1755 in Schoharie,Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY. Parents: "Johannes Kniskern,Sophia" Sponsors: "Johan Peter Kniskern and wife"MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Christian Lang, ElisabethBarbara Knieskern" Witnesses: None listed

Elisabeth married (MRIN:1539) Christian LANG-9313, son of Conrad LONG-9315 (MRIN:4606),on 15 Oct 1782 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Christian was born about 1755.

They had the following children:

467 F i. Sophia LANG-9316 was born 20 Nov 1784 in Brunswick, Rensselaer Co., NY andwas christened 21 Nov 1784 in Brunswick, Rensselaer Co., NY. She died before1798.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Gilead Lutheran Church, Center Brunswick, T-Brunswick, RensselaerCo., NY. Parents: "Christian Long, Eliesabeth". Sponsors: "Johannes Gnieskern and wife,Sophia".

468 F ii. Maria LANG-9317 was born 6 May 1787 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and waschristened 12 May 1787 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died 12 May 1787 inSchoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "ChristianLang, Elisabeth Kniskern". Sponsors: "Peter Kniskern, Maria Keyser".

469 F iii. Dina LANG-61176 was born 27 Sep 1788 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USAand was christened 12 Oct 1788 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Christian Lang, Eliesabeht". Sponsors: "Gerhard Scheefer, Dina Heger".

470 M iv. Johannes LANG-9318 was born 9 Sep 1790 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USAand was christened 26 Sep 1790 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Christian Lang, Elisabeth Barbara". Sponsors: "Johannes Kniskern and wife".

471 M v. Marcus LANG-9319 was born 16 May 1792 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USAand was christened 10 Jun 1792 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Christian Long, Elisabeth Barbara" Sponsors: "Marcus Schaeffer and wife"

472 M vi. Adam LANG-9324 was born about 1795 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.USA and was christened 14 Jan 1790 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Marcus Scheeffer, Anna" Sponsors: "Jacob Scheeffer, Catharina"

+ 477 F iii. Sophia SHAFER-6022 was born 17 Mar 1791 and died 17 Sep 1865.

+ 478 M iv. William SHAFER-1582 was born 1796.

479 F v. Sarah SCHAEFFER-9203 was born 14 Aug 1802 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 25 Sep 1802 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: From the notes of Van Buren Lamb: "Scheefer, Sarah, b. 14 Aug 1802, bp. 25 Sep 1802, dau of Marcus Scheefer & Anna. St. John's Lutheran Church, Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA". From church records: "Sarah, geb. 14 August 1802, get. 25 Sept. 1802, Marcus Scheefer und Frau Anna, sponsors: Parent"

117. Peter KNISKERN-2832 (Sophia SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 25 Jun 1764 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened Jul 1764 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 26 Dec 1827.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Johannes Kniskern, Sophia" Sponsors: "Peter Kniskern and wife, Catharina"

Peter married (MRIN:1542) Anna COMPTON-9311 about 1796. Anna was born 1765. She died 12 Jun 1836.

They had the following children:

+ 480 M i. Peter KNISKERN-9325 was born 5 Oct 1797 and died 11 Jul 1881.

481 F ii. Sarah KNISKERN-9321 was born about 1799. Sarah married (MRIN:4608) Ruben TREADWELL-9326. Ruben was born about 1799.

482 M iii. John Peter KNISKERN-9327 was born about 1801.

MARRIAGE: Unmarried

483 F iv. Anna KNISKERN-9328 was born about 1803.

Anna married (MRIN:4610) Abraham STERNBERG-9329. Abraham was born about 1803.

120. Johan Jost KNISKERN-2835 (Sophia SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 24 May 1769 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1769 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 7 Aug 1830.

BAPTISM: Baptized as "Johan Jost". Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Johannes Kniskern, Sophia" Sponsors: "Jost Werner and wife"

Johan married (MRIN:1543) Olive SHELMANDINE-9270 on 17 Nov 1795. Olive was born 16 Oct 1775. She died 17 Sep 1852.

Johan and Olive had the following children:

+ 484 M i. Henry KNISKERN-24173 was born 12 Jun 1798 and died 26 May 1871.

+ 485 M ii. Joseph KNISKERN-24176 was born 14 Oct 1801 and died 10 Aug 1874.

486 F iii. Sarah KNISKERN-24197 was born 1803 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 1860.

+ 487 M iv. John Joost KNISKERN-24178 was born 11 May 1804 and died 29 May 1877.

+ 488 M v. Christopher KNISKERN-24180 was born 3 Apr 1806 and died 9 Jun 1871.

+ 489 M vi. Adam KNISKERN-24182 was born 1808 and died 1874.

490 F vii. Mary C. KNISKERN-24184 was born 16 Sep 1810 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Mary married (MRIN:10112) Simon VOSBURGH-24185. Simon was born about 1810.

491 F viii. Elisabeth KNISKERN-24186 was born 10 Apr 1812 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 17 May 1886. Elisabeth married (MRIN:10113) Peter FINK-24187. Peter was born 1804. He died 17 Nov 1848.

492 F ix. Ann Catharine KNISKERN-24188 was born 14 Dec 1816 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 20 Jan 1863. Ann married (MRIN:10114) Rufus PARTRIDGE-24189. Rufus was born about 1816.

493 F x. Jane KNISKERN-24190 was born 7 Jun 1817 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Jane married (MRIN:10115) Lewis BARTHOLOMEW-24191. Lewis was born about 1817.

+ 494 M xi. William KNISKERN-24192 was born 2 Jan 1819 and died 10 Mar 1893.

495 F xii. Margaret KNISKERN-24193 was born 24 Apr 1821 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Margaret married (MRIN:10117) WEST-24194. WEST was born about 1821.

496 F xiii. Lancy KNISKERN-24195 was born 14 Aug 1824 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Lancy married (MRIN:10118) Jacob BEST-24196. Jacob was born about 1824.

125. Henricus SCHAFFER-2849 (Jacob, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 25 Sep 1758 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1758 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 26 Aug 1832 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

ADOPTION: Henricus was adopted by Capt. Cristian Schaffer, 1723-1767, and his wife, Maria Elisabetha Kniskern, 1723. His natural parents are Jacob Shafer and Anna Bellinger. Where to place him? With his adoptive family or natural family? For now I think I will place him with his natural family.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Jacob Schafer, Anna" Sponsors: "Henrich Schafer and wife"

S.A.R. - "Served American Revolution"

!MILITARY SERVICE: MILITARY RECORDS OF SCHOHARIE COUNTY VETERANS, WAR OF REVOLUTION, George H. Warner, 1891; "Fifteenth Regiment, New York Levies and Militia": Hendricus -- Henry Shafer, served at different times under Brown, Richtmyer, Miller & Becker. He was one of the gunners

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