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CD of Kilts, Schaffer, Whitthoft, Waldenmeyer Families

Modified Register for Maria SCHAEFFER, Loyalist "Book A"

First Generation

1. Maria Elizabeth SCHAFFER was born about 1664 in , , , Germany. She died on 28 Mar 1749 in
Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
DEATH: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Aged 85".
Maria married Johannes SCHAFFER. Johannes was born about 1664 in , , , Germany. He died
about 1710.
HENRY Z. JONES: In a letter dated 23 October 1992 to Herman W. Witthoft, Sr., 141 Hudson Ave., Chatham, NY
12037, from Henry Z. Jones, Jr., Fellow, American Society of Genealogists, P.O. Box 261388, San Diego, CA
92196-1388. He states: "I do think that Johannes Schaffer (#627) and Maria Elisabetha Schafferin (#637)
probably were husband and wife. Carla (his German researcher) has searched for 23 years for them overseas, but no
match yet with known U.S. data. As you know, the surname is extremely common, as it derives from an occupation.
As of this writing, I am too busy with my new book...to take any client work, sorry to say...Thanks for
understanding."
Johannes Schaffer (Hunter Lists #627) "Johannes Schaffer made his first appearance on the Hunter Lists 4 Oct
1710 with 5 pers. over 10 yrs. and 2 under 10 yrs. of age. As Johannes shows up relatively late in Oct 1710 on the
Hunter Rolls, perhaps his family initially was represented on the Hunter Lists by #637 Maria Elizabeth Schafferin,
whose last entry on these lists was 4 Aug 1710 with 5 pers. over 10 and 3 pers. under 10 yrs. (HJ). Johannes
Schaffer then was recorded with 5 over 10 and 1 under 10 yrs. of age on 31 Dec 1710; the entry for 24 June 1712
with the same numbers reads Johannes Schaffer's wid. Johannes Schaffer sp. Henrich Meyer in late 1711 (West
Camp Luth. Chbk.)."
(Above numbers, Johannes (#627), page 816, and Maria Elisabetha Schafferin (#637), page 836, are references
in Henry Jones' book, THE PALATINE FAMILIES OF NEW YORK 1710, Vol. II, 1985.)
DEATH: Probably died about 1710 at sea enroute to America.
Johannes and Maria had the following children:

+ 2 M i. Johannes SCHAEFFER was born about 1690 and died on 15 May 1777.
+ 3 M ii. Heinrich (Schaster) SCHAFFER was born about 1698 and died on 29 Aug 1776.

Second Generation

2. Johannes SCHAEFFER (Maria Elizabeth) was born about 1690 in , , , Germany. He died on 15
May 1777 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
DOCUMENTATION: THE PALATINE FAMILIES OF NEW YORK, 1710, Volume II, Henry Z. Jones, Jr.:
The children of Maria Elisabetha Schafferin (erroneously attributed to #634 Gerhard Schaffer in the past - HJ)
were: (and quoting from Page 836).
"1) Johannes. Perhaps he was the John Schaffer of Queensbury who was a Palatine Volunteer to Canada in 1711
(HJ). A Johannes Schaffer sp. Henrich Meyer in 1711 (West Camp Luth. Chbk). Johannes Schaffer and his wife
Anna Maria were recorded next to the Hanss Henrich and Johannes Zoller families at New-Ansberg ca. 1716/17
(Simmendinger Register).
Pastor Berkenmeyer mentioned Johannes Schaffer often in "Albany Protocol". In 1736 on p. 190 he wrote: "
After the service we returned to the home of Hannes Scheffer. The first thing he said was to ask me why I had bpt.
the child b. out of wedlock, without having the mother first do penance in the church. It was he who had said to
Van Diren that he would not come again if he were willing to bpt. the child. When I remonstrated in a kindlly way, I
received the answer that I had put blame on the Luth. congregation and that if the Amsterdam Consistory did not
adhere closer to the Luth. doctrine, then he would have nothing to do with it. There was no way of calming him
down until his anger had spent itself. Then he asked me to have dinner with him, but I refused and said I should be
happy to do so tomorrow after the first service." (See also pp. 98, 100, 161, 197, and 218 for more references to
Johannes Schaffer in the "Albany Protocol").
"Johannes Scheffer signed as a Justice on the call from the Luth. Church at Schoharie to Rev. Dr. Gerdes in
London 25 Aug 1741 ("Luth. Church in N.Y. and N.J.", p. 171.).
His family appears on Pastor Sommer's Family List ca. 1744 (Schoharie Luth. Chbk.). Johannis Sheefer was a
freeholder at Schoharrie in 1763 (Albany Co. Freeholders). Johannes md. Anna Maria Zoller (HJ); she d. 15 July
1768 (Schoharie Luth. Chbk.). Johannes d. 15 May 1777, aged 87 (?) yrs. (Schoharie Luth. Chbk.). They had
(seven children):"
DEATH: "Aged 87 (?) years" (Schoharie Lutheran Churchbook.)
WILL: There is a reference: "The will of Johannes Sheffer of Schoharie, dated 16 July 1771 (recorded at Albany 1
Feb 1778), mentions sons John, Jacob, Martin, & Adam; and daughter Elisabeth, wife of Hen. Kniskern."
Johannes married Anna Maria ZOELLER. Anna was born about 1697 in , , , Germany. She died on
15 Jul 1768 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was buried on 18 Jul 1768 in Schoharie, Schoharie
Co., NY.
NOTE: "An Anna Maria Zeller md. Johannes Schaffer by 1717 and remained in the Schoharie Valley; she was sp.
in 1717 there by Johannes Zeller. Anna Maria obviously was related to the emigrating Zellers, perhaps a sister to
Johannes and Henrich Zeller".
DEATH: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Death entry reads: "July 15, 1768,
Maria Schaffer, wife of Johannes Schaffer".
Johannes and Anna had the following children:

+ 4 M i. Johannes SCHAEFFER Jr. was born on 4 Jun 1717 and died on 1 Aug 1785.
+ 5 F ii. Elisabetha SCHAEFFER was born on 9 Jan 1719 and died on 19 Mar 1798.
+ 6 M iii. Johann Henrich SCHAEFFER Jr. was born on 6 Jul 1720 and died on 8 Apr
1757.
+ 7 M iv. Jacob E. SCHAEFFER was born on 16 Oct 1722 and died in Jun 1794.
+ 8 M v. Adam SHAFER was born on 9 May 1724 and died on 8 Nov 1818.
9 M vi. Jost (Joseph) SCHAEFFER was born on 6 Oct 1725 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,
NY. He died on 10 Nov 1747 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
DOCUMENTATION: Pastor Sommer's Familly List.
CONFIRMATION: 24 May 1741 at "Scohare" (Loonenburg Luth. Chbk. Now: Zion Lutheran
Church, Athens, Greene Co., NY.).
DEATH: Age 23 years. Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY
USA, in the "Register of the deceased persons in my Congregation at Schoharie", Rev. Peter
Nicholas Sommer, Pastor.
+ 10 M vii. Martinus SCHAEFFER was born on 11 Dec 1728 and died on 7 Mar 1803.
11 F viii. Margaret SCHAEFFER was born on 14 Feb 1730 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,
NY. She died on 2 Aug 1778 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
Margaret married Hans Michael MERKLE on 4 Oct 1749. Hans was born on 9
Mar 1724 in Durlach, Karlsruhe, Baden, Germany. He died on 18 Oct 1780.

3. Heinrich (Schaster) SCHAFFER (Maria Elizabeth) was born about 1698 in , , , Germany. He died
on 29 Aug 1776 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was buried on 31 Aug 1776 in Schoharie,
Schoharie Co., NY.
DOCUMENTATION: THE PALATINE FAMILIES OF NEW YORK 1710, Henry Z. Jones, Jr.: 2) "Heinrich.
Johann Heinrich Schaster was conf. 23 March 1712 at Queensberg (West Camp Luth. Chbk.).
"Pastor Berkenmeyer called Heinrich the brother of (Jo)hannes in 1736 (ALBANY PROTOCOL, p. 189). His
family was noted on Pastor Sommer's Family List ca. 1744 and with them, his wife's mother (Anna) Maria Schafer
(w/o Gerhard Schafer - HJ). Hendrick Sheefer (2 of that name) was a freeholder at Schoharie in 1763 (Albany Co.
Freeholders). Henrich md. (Anna) Maria Margaretha, d/o #634 Gerhard Schaffer (HJ). She d. 7 Sept 1775, aged 75
yrs., and Henrich d. 29 Aug 1776, aged 78 yrs. (both Schoharie Luth. Chbk.)."
HEALTH: He was 21 years an invalid.
DEATH: Aged 78 years. Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
Heinrich married Anna Maria Margaretha SCHAFFER in 1722 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,
USA. Anna was born in 1701 in Hilgenroth, , Hessen, Germany and was christened in 1701 in
Dickscheid, , Hessen, Germany. She died on 7 Sep 1775 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: "2. Epiph.: 1701 - sponsors: Maria Agnes - w/o Joh. Wilhelm Sauerissig from Welterodt, Mar. Margar. -
d/o Hans Thomas Hort from Zorn, and Caspar... from Lupt Diebach (?) (Dickscheid Chbk.)" (THE PALATINE
FAMILIES OF NEW YORK 1710, Henry Z. Jones, Jr., 1985)
CONFIRMATION: "A d/o Gerhard Schaster was conf. 24 Jan 1716 at Schoharie (West Camp Luth. Chbk.)." (HJ)
MARRIAGE: "Maria Margaretha md. Henrich Schaffer (Sommer's Family List)". (HJ)
DEATH: Aged 75 years. Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
HEALTH: Found one notation, "blind 6 years".

Heinrich and Anna had the following children:
+ 12 F i. Elisabetha SCHAFFER was born about 1722 and died after 13 Feb 1798.
13 M ii. Capt. Christian SCHAFFER was born on 7 Sep 1723 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,
NY. He died in 1767.
HEALTH: Found one notation that said: Called a "cripple".
MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "
Christian Schafer, Maria Elisabet Kniskern".
FAMILY: Married, but didn't have any children. "Adopted Heinrich Schaffer, son of Jacob
Schaeffer and Anna Bellinger."
MILITARY: Called, "Captain". What war? French and Indian Wars? Not Revolutionary War
as he was not living.
Capt. married Maria Elisabetha KNISKERN on 20 Oct 1747 in Schoharie,
Schoharie Co., NY. Maria was born on 9 Oct 1724.
DOCUMENTATION: THE PALATINE FAMILIES OF NEW YORK 1710, Henry Z. Jones, Jr.
, Page 468: "Maria Elisabetha (Sommers List 1744), conf. at Schohare 17 June 1739
(Loonenburg Luth. Chbk.). She md. Christian Schafer 20 Oct 1747 (Schoharie Luth. Chbk.)."
+ 14 F iii. Catharina SCHAFFER was born in 1725 and died in Apr 1762.
+ 15 F iv. Maria SCHAFFER was born in 1728 and died on 29 Jun 1796.
+ 16 F v. Anna Maria SCHAFFER was born in 1731.
+ 17 F vi. Sophia SCHAFFER was born on 17 Oct 1731 and died on 11 Oct 1807.
+ 18 F vii. Christina SCHAFFER was born in 1733 and died on 14 Jun 1762.
+ 19 M viii. Jacob SCHAFFER was born on 4 Feb 1735 and died on 17 Nov 1809.
+ 20 F ix. Sarah SCHAFFER was born in 1737..

Third Generation

4. Johannes SCHAEFFER Jr. (Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born on 4 Jun 1717 in "
Schogharie", Schoharie Co., NY and was christened on 9 Jun 1717 in West Camp, Ulster Co., NY.
He died on 1 Aug 1785 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was buried on 4 Aug 1785 in Schoharie,
Schoharie Co., NY.
DOCUMENTATION: THE PALATINE FAMILIES OF NEW YORK, 1710, Volume II, Henry Z. Jones, Jr.:
"Johannes was noted on Pastor Sommer's Family List ca. 1744 also. Johannes Sheefer Jr. was a freeholder at
Schoharrie in 1763 (Albany Co. Freeholders).
"Hannes Scheefer jun: was an Insein in Capt. Jacob Sternberger's Company at Schohare in 1767 (REPORT OF
STATE HISTORIAN, Vol II, p. 842)."
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, West Camp, T-Saugerties, Ulster Co., NY. Parents: "Johann
Schaster, Anna Maria". Sponsors: "Johann Zoeller and wife".
CONFIRMATION: "Heinrich, Martinus and Johannes Scheffer were confirmed at Scoharie in 1737." (Loonenburg
Luth. Chbk. Now: Zion Lutheran Church, Athens, Greene Co., NY USA.)
MARRIAGE: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Johannes Scheefer, Jr., j.m. (young
male), b Schogharie liv here and Anna Gertraud Staringse, j.d. (young dame), b Schogharie, liv here".
Johannes married Anna Gerdraut STARING on 11 Oct 1740 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,
USA. Anna was born on 14 Feb 1717 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died on 7 Dec 1767 in
Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was buried on 10 Dec 1767 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
PARENTS: Father: Niclaus Staringer (Hunter Lists # 740). Mother: Anna Elizabeth Barckey.
Quoting from THE PALATINES FAMILIES OF NEW YORK 1710, Volume II, Henry Z. Jones, Jr., page 995: "
Niclaus Staringer made his initial appearance on the Hunter Lists 4 Aug 1710 with 3 pers. over 10 yrs. He was
called Staring on the 4 Oct 1710 listing with 2 pers. over 10 yrs. The family was recorded with 4 pers. over 10 on
24 June 1711, 4 over 10 and 1 under 10 on 29 Sep 1711, and 4 over 10 and 2 under 10 yrs on 13 Sept 1712.
"Nicolaus was called a brickmaker in 1711 (West Camp Luth. Chbk.) . "Nicolaus Staring was a patentee
on the south side of the Mohawk River 30 April 1725 (Burnetsfield Patent).
"The ch. of Nicolaus Staring were: (and it lists 5 children by his first wife and 5 by his second wife.)"

Johannes and Anna had the following children:
+ 21 F i. Anna Maria SCHAEFFER was born on 7 Oct 1741.
+ 22 M ii. Johannes SCHAEFFER, 3RD was born in 1743 and died on 14 Jan 1778.
+ 23 F iii. Eva SCHAEFFER was born on 16 Aug 1744 and died on 11 Apr 1818.
+ 24 M iv. Johan Joost Jacob SCHAEFFER was born on 10 May 1746 and died on 1 Aug
1784.
+ 25 F v. Elisabeth SCHAEFFER was born on 23 Feb 1748.
+ 26 F vi. Maria Elisabeth SCHAEFFER was born on 15 May 1749 and died in 1836.
+ 27 F vii. Margareth SCHAEFFER was born on 4 Oct 1750.
+ 28 M viii. Nicolas SCHAEFFER was born on 20 Sep 1752 and died on 11 Sep 1838.
+ 29 M ix. Martinus SCHAEFFER was born on 28 May 1754 and died on 5 Jun 1829.
+ 30 F x. Catharina SCHAEFFER was born on 16 Dec 1755 and died on 16 Sep 1827.
31 F xi. Sara SCHAEFFER was born on 20 May 1757 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY
and was christened on 20 May 1757 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died on
21 May 1757 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was buried on 21 May 1757 in.
Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Johannes Schafer, Jr., Gerdraut". Sponsors: "Jacob Zimmer & wife".
DEATH: "A little girl, 1 day old." Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie,
Schoharie Co., NY.
32 F xii. Anna SCHAEFFER was born on 11 Aug 1758 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY
and was christened in 1758 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died in 1768 in
Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was buried in 1768.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Johannes Schafer, Jr., Gerdraut". Sponsors: "Jacob Heens & wife".
+ 33 M xiii. Friederick SHAVER was born on 14 Aug 1760 and died on 26 Apr 1818.
+ 34 F xiv. Sara SCHAEFFER was born on 13 Sep 1762.

5. Elisabetha SCHAEFFER (Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born on 9 Jan 1719 in
Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died on 19 Mar 1798 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and
was buried on 22 Mar 1798 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.
MARRIAGE: Married at Jo. Pet. Kniskern's house, Schoharie. "Henr. Kniskern, Elisabeth Scheffern, dau. of Joh."
At Schoharie. (Loonenburg Luth. Chbk.) (Now: Zion Lutheran Church, Athens, Greene Co., NY USA.)
Place of marriage was called Kniskerndorf at that time.
Elisabetha married Johann Henrich KNISKERN on 12 Oct 1736 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
Johann was born in 1713 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died on 15 Mar 1783 in , Schoharie
Co., NY and was buried on 18 Mar 1783 in , Schoharie Co., NY.
BIRTH: Kniskerndorf, Schoharie Co., NY.
RESIDENCE: Kniskerndorf, Schoharie Co., NY.
Johann and Elisabetha had the following children:

+ 35 M i. Johan Peter KNISKERN was born on 17 Jul 1737 and died in Apr 1819.
36 F ii. Anna Maria KNISKERN was born in 1738 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and
was christened on 8 Dec 1738 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died in 1780.
BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Henrich
Knieskern, Elisabeth Scheever". Sponsors: "Johannes Schefer, Anna Maria Scheeffer".
MARRIAGE: Unmarried.
+ 37 M iii. Henrich KNISKERN Jr. was born in 1740 and died in 1820.
38 F iv. Maria Dorothea KNISKERN was born in 1741 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY
and was christened on 13 Dec 1741 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died
before 1780.
BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Hendrick
Knieskern, Elisabeth". Sponsors: "Joost Knieskern, Dorothea Wannerin".
CHILDREN: None.
Maria married Peter MANN on 24 Sep 1765. Peter was born about 1741.
+ 39 F v. Elisabeth KNISKERN was born on 28 Jun 1743.
+ 40 F vi. Catharina KNISKERN was born on 21 Feb 1745.
+ 41 M vii. John (Johannes) KNISKERN was born on 22 Mar 1746.
+ 42 M viii. Wilhelm KNISKERN was born on 15 May 1748 and died after 6 Nov 1826.
+ 43 M ix. Martinus KNISKERN was born on 25 Apr 1750 and died in 1829.
44 M x. Gotfried KNISKERN was born on 11 Jun 1752 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY
and was christened on 14 Jun 1752 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died on 4
Aug 1752 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was buried on 7 Aug 1752 in ,
Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Henrich Kniskern, Elisabet". Sponsors: "Gotfried Kniskern and wife".
DEATH: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Pastor, Rev.
Peter Nicholas Sommer; "Register of the deceased persons in my my congregation at Schoharie,"
page 225: "Gotfried Knieskern, a little boy".
+ 45 M xi. Jacob KNISKERN was born on 21 Nov 1753 and died on 9 Mar 1818.
46 F xii. Magdalena KNISKERN was born on 24 May 1756 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,
NY and was christened in May 1756 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died on
25 May 1759 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was buried on 28 May 1759 in
Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Henrich Kniskern, Elisabeth". Sponsors: "Adam Schafer and wife".
BURIAL: Cemetery unknown.
47 F xiii. Anna Maria KNISKERN was born on 15 Jul 1760 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,
NY and was christened in 1760 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died on 5 Jul
1762 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Henrich Kniskern, Elisabeth". Sponsors: "Johannes Schafer and wife, Anna Maria".

6. Johann Henrich SCHAEFFER Jr. (Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born on 6 Jul
1720 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died on 8 Apr 1757 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
FAMILY BIBLE: (HJ) Family Bible is to be found in the attic of the "Old Stone Fort" at Schoharie, NY.
CONFIRMATION: Pastor Sommer's Family List. "Henrich, Martinus, and Johannes Scheffer were confirmed at
Scohare in 1737." (Loonenburg Luth. Chbk. Now: Zion Lutheran Church, Athens, Greene Co., NY.)
DEATH: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Heinrich "drowned 8 April 1757".
(From family Bible on file with the Old Stone Fort, Schoharie, NY)
Johann married (1) Anna Eva STERNBERGER on 1 Nov 1748 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
Anna was born about 1720.
MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Johannes Bauch, Eva
Schafer".
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY DOCUMENTATION: Information on marriage to Johannes Bauch and the birth dates
of their six children were copied from a sheet of paper entitled, JOHANNES (BAUCH) SCHAEFFER BIBLE, and
secured from the Stone Fort Library, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA: "Johannes (Bauch) Schaeffer Bible,
German Bible Johannes (John H.) Schaeffer 1751-1833 Bible. Gift of Mrs. Herschel Roberts of Cobleskill, NY." "
6 June 1758 Eva Schafer married Johannes Bauck. Their children were: 28 Feb 1760, Maria; 7 Nov 1761,
Elizabeth; 4 Dec 1762, Jacob; 23 Jan 1765, Peter; 16 Jul 1767, Margretha; and 7 Oct 1770, Abraham".
Johann and Anna had the following children:

+ 48 M i. Johannes Heinrich SCHAEFFER was born on 7 Jan 1751 and died on 6 May
1833.
+ 49 M ii. Lambert SCHAEFFER was born on 11 Feb 1753 and died in 1833.
+ 50 F iii. Catharina SCHAEFFER was born on 14 May 1755.
+ 51 M iv. Henry SCHAEFFER Sgt. was born on 1 Jun 1757 and died on 15 Apr 1839.
Johann also married (2) Anna (MF). Anna was born about 1720 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,
USA. She died in 1745 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.
NOTE: Martha Shaver Foland is the source of this marriage and children.
Johann and Anna had the following children:
52 M v. Jacob SCHAEFFER was born on 27 May 1736 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
S.A.R.: "Served American Revolution".
Jacob married Anna BOUCK. Anna was born about 1736.
53 M vi. George H. SCHAEFFER was born on 1 Oct 1738 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
He died in 1757 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
DEATH: Died from smallpox.
+ 54 F vii. Eva (Anna) SCHAFFER was born in 1739 and died on 15 Nov 1787.
55 F viii. Sarah SCHAEFFER was born in 1741 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
Sarah married Abram BERG. Abram was born about 1741.
56 F ix. Dorothea SCHAFFER was born in 1743 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was
christened on 16 Apr 1743 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died in 1754 in
Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Henrerick
Scheffer, Anna Maria". Sponsors: "Hannis Scheffer & wife".

7. Jacob E. SCHAEFFER (Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born on 16 Oct 1722 in
Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died in Jun 1794 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.
d!CONFIRMATION: Pastor Sommer's Family List. "He was confirmed Dom. 17 Trin.: 1739 at Schohare"
(Loonenburg Luth. Chbk. Now: Zion Lutheran Church, Athens, Greene Co., NY USA.). "Jacob Sheefer was a
freeholder at Schoharrie in 1763" (Albany Co. Freeholders).
MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Jacob Schaefer and
Elisabetha Rickert".
S.A.R. - "Served American Revolution".
MILITARY: Mardeinus, Jacob and Adam Scheeffer were also in Capt. Jacob Sternberger's Company at Schohare 2
May 1767 ("Report of the State Historian", Vol. II, p. 843).
WILL: Probated, 14 Jan 179_?_
LOYALST? In some notes from the Middleburgh Library sent to me by Robert Shafer: "It is probable that he and
his family were Loyalists and removed to upper Canada; and that his son Peter Shaver was the Member of
Parliament who resided at Matilda and represented the County of Dudas in the years 1824 to 1836. (See Croil's "
Dundas", p. 277.)" (Later research proves this to be incorrect. Information left here in case other genealogists come
across this erroneous statement.)
DEATH: "Cobus Kill" (now Cobleskill), Schoharie Co., NY.
Jacob married Elizabeth RICKERT on 2 Nov 1748 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Elizabeth was
born in 1730 in , , NY.
DOCUMENTATION: THE PALATINE FAMILIES OF NEW YORK 1710, Henry Z. Jones, Jr., page 780: "An
Elisabetha Rickert md. 2 Nov 1748 Jacob Schaffer (Schoharie Luth. Chbk.); she is difficult to place in family
structure (HJ). Willis A Rickert's THE RICKERT KINDRED should be studied for data on later generations."
Jacob and Elizabeth had the following children:

+ 57 F i. Maria SCHAEFFER was born on 23 Oct 1749 and died on 31 May 1836.
58 M ii. Jacob SCHAEFFER was born on 27 May 1752 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY
and was christened on 31 May 1752 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died on
29 May 1778 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Jacob Schafer, Elisabeth". Sponsors: "Martinus Schafer & wife".
S.A.R. - "Served American Revolution".
MILITARY: Soldier in the Revolutionary War.
DEATH: Killed at the battle of Cobleskill; shot and then burned by the Tories. Found another
reference at the Middleburgh Library: "May 29, 1778, Jacob Schaffer, son of Jacob (with four
others), miserable shot and burned by the Tories, at Cobleskill during a bloody defeat. At the
same time 9 houses and 9 barns were laid in ashes." "(p. 240)" (What book? HWW)
59 M iii. Marcus SCHAEFFER was born on 24 Nov 1754 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY
and was christened on 3 Dec 1754 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died on 10
Apr 1781 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Jacob Schafer, Elisabeth". Sponsors: "Henrick Haus & wife".
S.A.R. - "Served American Revolution".
DEATH: Died as a result of burns received while boiling maple sap into maple syrup.
Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co. NY USA.
+ 60 M iv. George SCHAEFFER was born in 1755 and died on 4 Mar 1828.
+ 61 M v. Peter SCHAEFFER was born on 9 Oct 1757 and died on 6 Sep 1834.
+ 62 F vi. Elisabeth SCHAEFFER was born on 31 Dec 1760 and died in 1851.
63 M vii. Martinus SCHAEFFER was born on 20 May 1764 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,
NY and was christened in May 1764 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died on
28 Apr 1787 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Jacob Schafer, Elisabeth". Sponsors: "Martinus Schafer & wife Sara".
+ 64 F viii. Catharina SCHAEFFER was born on 4 Nov 1766 and died on 29 Aug 1853.
65 M ix. Nicholas SCHAEFFER was born about 1768 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

8. Adam SHAFER (Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born on 9 May 1724 in Schoharie,
Schoharie Co., NY. He died on 8 Nov 1818 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.
DOCUMENTATION: Pastor Sommer's Family List. "Adam Sheefer was a freeholder at Schoharrie in 1763"
(Albany Co. Freeholder).
MARRIAGE: "Adam Scheeffer, son of Johannes, born Schogharie and Maria Maria Magdelena Hilsin, daughter of
Deobald, b. Schogharie". Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Text: 2 Tim 2:19. Date of
marriage recorded is: 16 Mar 1749.
The marriage is also recorded in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Adam Schafer,
Maria Magdalena Hulsen". No other information given. Date of marriage recorded is: 11 April 1749.
S.A.R. - "Served American Revolution".
MILITARY: Mardenius, Jacob and Adam Scheefer were also in Capt. Jacob Sternberger's Company at Schohare 2
May 1767 (REPORT OF THE STATE HISTORIAN, Vol. II, p. 843).
WILL: Will dated 20 Dec 1817. Probated 30 Jan 1819, Schoharie Co., NY USA.
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: See #77954, Miss Eva Lena Vroman, born in Schoharie,
NY. As part of her eligibility certification she lists "Adam Shafer (1724-1800)". (She also lists quite a few other
Revolutionary War ancestors.)
This is another reference to prove that Adam was a Revolutionary War soldier and boosts my claim to Adam for
my membership in the Sons of the American Revolution proof.
ADDITIONAL D.A.R REFERENCES TO ADAM: "Miss Ita Vroman, born in Schoharie, NY, #77955, Adam
Shafer among others". Miss Kate Vroman, born in Schoharie, NY #77956, Adam Shafer among others". Are these
three, Eva, Ita, and Kate sisters? I think at least Ita and Kate are.
DEATH: Death date, 8 Nov 1800, from Martha Foland.
Adam married Maria Magdalena (Huls) HILTS on 11 Apr 1749 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
Maria was born in Apr 1731 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died after Jun 1791.
DOCUMENTATION: THE PALATINE FAMILIES OF NEW YORK 1710, Henry Z. Jones, Jr., Volume 1, page
404:
ii) "Maria Magdalena, (d/o Johann Theobald Huls), joined the Schoharie Ref. Church 14 May 1740. She had
banns to marry Adam Schaffer (as a d/o Deobald) 16 March 1749 (Schoharie Ref. Chbk.)"
DOCUMENTATION: From, "EARLY FAMILES OF HERKIMER COUNTY NEW YORK", BY William V.H.
Barker:
"4431: MARIA MAGDALENA b say 1724; liv. 1740 (joined Schoharie Reformed Church,) m Schoharie
Reformed Church 1749, Adam Joh. Schaeffer."
Adam and Maria had the following children:

66 M i. Jacob SCHAEFFER was born on 16 Feb 1748 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
FAMILY: There are three references that this Jacob is the son of Adam and and Maria Hilts: "
Other Records, Page 3"; "Records of Census of Town of Clay, 1855, Onondaga County Court
House, Syracuse, N.Y."; and "Cady Records, Page 40".
+ 67 F ii. Maria SCHAEFFER was born on 21 Jan 1750 and died on 10 Sep 1833.
+ 68 M iii. Johannes A. SHAVER was born on 10 Mar 1751 and died in 1828.
69 F iv. Dorothea SCHAEFFER was born on 31 Jan 1753 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY
and was christened on 4 Feb 1753 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died on 8
Jun 1754 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Adam Schafer, Magdalena". Sponsors: "Peter Kniskern, Dorothea Hulsen".
DEATH: I found a reference: "She d. 8 June 1754, "a little girl".
+ 70 M v. John Joseph (Joost) SCHAEFFER was born on 30 Sep 1754 and died on 7 Nov
1832.
+ 71 M vi. Tewalt (Dewalt) SHAFER was born on 2 Dec 1756 and died on 18 Jun 1834.
+ 72 M vii. Peter SCHAEFFER was born on 29 Oct 1758 and died on 3 Mar 1837.
73 F viii. Sarah SCHAEFFER was born on 14 Jul 1760 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY
and was christened in 1760 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY Parents: "
Adam Schafer, Magdalena". Sponsors: "Martinus Schafer & wife".
MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "
Johannes Reinhardt, Sara Schaffer".
Sarah married John REINHARDT on 7 Nov 1781 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,
NY. John was born about 1760.
+ 74 M ix. Adam A. SCHAEFFER was born on 15 Aug 1762 and died on 20 Dec 1817.
+ 75 M x. Heinrich Henry SCHAEFFER Jr. was born on 14 May 1764 and died on 26 Aug
1832.
76 F xi. Elizabeth SCHAEFFER was born on 30 May 1766 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,
NY and was christened in 1766 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Adam Schafer, Magdalena". Sponsors: "Christopher Hulse, Elisabeth Forster".
MARRIAGE: Information from Martha Foland.
Elizabeth married Jacob FOSTER in 1788 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.
Jacob was born about 1766.
+ 77 F xii. Lana Maria (Lena) SCHAEFFER was born on 11 Dec 1768.

10. Martinus SCHAEFFER (Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born on 11 Dec 1728 in
Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died on 7 Mar 1803 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and
was buried on 10 Mar 1803 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.
CONFIRMATION: "Heinrich, Martinus and Johannes Scheffer were confirmed at Schohare in 1737".
(Loonenburg Luth. Chbk. Now: Zion Lutheran Church, Athens, Greene Co., NY)
MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Martinus Schafer, Sara
Rickert".
S.A.R. - "Served American Revolution".
MILITARY: Mardeinus, Jacob and Adam Scheeffer were also in Capt. Jacob Sternberger's Company at Schohare 2
May 1767 (REPORT OF THE STATE HISTORIAN, Vol. II, p. 843.)
Also, MILITARY RECORDS OF SCHOHARIE COUNTY VETERANS, WAR OF REVOLUTION, George H.
Warner, 1891; FIFTEENTH REGIMENT, NEW YORK LEVIES AND MILITIA: "Teunis Shafer, served under
Brown also".
Martinus married Sarah RICKERT on 5 Nov 1751 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Sarah was
born on 14 Sep 1732 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened on 20 Mar 1733 in
Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died on 14 Oct 1807 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and
was buried on 17 Oct 1807 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA.
BAPTISM: Henry Jones says: "20 March 1733, Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY." Sponsors: "
Conrad Rickert & Elisabeth Rickert". Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
Parents: "Marcus Rickert, Elisabetha". Sponsors: "Conrad Rickert, Elisabetha Rickert". In this Kinship
transcription of the churchbook it says "* - These baptisms were found on 2 loose sheets of paper (4 pages).".
Martinus and Sarah had the following children:

78 F i. Elizabeth SCHAEFFER was born on 17 Sep 1752 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,
NY and was christened on 24 Sep 1752 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died
in 1753 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Martinus Schafer, Sara". Sponsors: "Henrich Hans & wife".
+ 79 M ii. Johannes SCHAEFFER was born on 21 Feb 1755 and died on 24 Jun 1829.
+ 80 F iii. Elizabeth SCHAEFFER was born on 10 Sep 1757.
+ 81 F iv. Maria SCHAEFFER was born on 3 Mar 1760 and died on 9 Feb 1826.
+ 82 M v. Marcus SCHAEFFER was born on 19 May 1762 and died on 23 Feb 1835.
+ 83 F vi. Sarah SCHAEFFER was born on 1 Oct 1764.
84 F vii. Eva SCHAEFFER was born on 6 Nov 1766 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and
was christened in 1766 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Martinus Shafer, Sara". Sponsors: "Johannesn Kniskern Jr., Eva Heens".
Eva married Johannes MATTICE. Johannes was born about 1766.
+ 85 F viii. Rebecca SCHAEFFER was born on 6 Nov 1766.
+ 86 F ix. Magdalena (Magthalena) SCHAEFFER was born on 16 Jan 1770 and died in
1849.
87 F x. Anna SCHAEFFER was born on 27 May 1772 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY
and was christened in 1772 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Martinus Schafer, Sara". Sponsors: "John Domneck, Anna L(awyer)".
MARRIAGE: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Daniel Meie
(r), Anna Schaeffers".
Anna married Daniel MEIER on 13 Sep 1791 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,
USA. Daniel was born on 20 Sep 1772 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was
christened on 23 Nov 1772 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Jacoab
Meyer, Anna Maria Heeger" Sponsors: "George Schneider, Elisabett Zimmer"
+ 88 F xi. Catharine SCHAEFFER was born on 10 Feb 1775.
89 F xii. Sophia SCHAEFFER was born in 1775.
90 M xiii. David SCHAEFFER was born on 31 Mar 1780 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY
and was christened in 1780 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died on 30 Jun
1822.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Mardienus Schaffer, Sara". Sponsors: "David Lawyer, Elisabeth Rickert".
MARRIAGE: Recorded: Reformed Church of Lawyersville, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY
USA. "David Shaver married to Susan Kilts". No witnesses listed.
NOTE: "David Shaver and Susannah" are sponsors for the child, "David, born 18 August 1804,
parents Frederick Ulman and Magdalena Keller", as recorded in the Reformed Church of.
Lawyersville, formerly the German Reformed Church in New Rhinebeck, Sharon, Schoharie Co.,
NY.
"David Shaver and Susannah Kilts" are sponsors for the child, "David, born 7 February 1811,
parents Conrad Kilts and Caty Smith", as recorded in the Reformed Church of Lawyersville,
formerly the German Reformed Church in New Rhinebeck, Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY.
David married Susannah KILTS on 21 Apr 1804 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY,
USA. Susannah was born on 10 May 1774 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY.
DOCUMENTATION: THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY KILTS FAMILY OF THE MOHAWK
VALLEY, David Kendall Martin, 1985, page 21:
"iii. Susana Kilts born 10 May 1774. She is perhaps the Sara ehel. Tochter von (lawful
daughter of) Adam Kills listed the Protocol van den Glidmasen (Register of Members) of the
Stone Arabia Reformed Church for August 1788, (probably confirmation date, age 14 - HWW),
as there is no Sara on Adam's family record.
She is probably, because of the location, the Susan Kilts who married David Shaver 21 April
1804 (German Reformed Church of New Rhinebeck (Sharon)).
17 Februarius 1793 Jacob Snel and Susanna Killsz sponsored Georg of Peter G. Snel of
Palatine and Maria Snel.
29 November 1795 Severinus Stamm, sing. and Susanna Kills, sing. sponsored Severinus
born 15 Nov 1795 to Peter Loux and Susanna Stamm (SAR).
6 August 1797 Martin Nestel and Susanna Kils sponsored Johannes born 30 Jul 1797 to
George Stamm and Catharina Kils).
I'm more inclined to believe this last reference instead of the first, but I'm leaving both
references open to inspection - (HWW).

12. Elisabetha SCHAFFER (Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born about 1722 in Schoharie,
Schoharie Co., NY. She died after 13 Feb 1798.
MARRIAGE: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Elisabeth Scheffer, J.D.( young dame),
born Schogharie, liv here; John Niclass Becker, J.M. (young male), born Schogharie, liv here".
Elisabetha married Johann Nicolaus BECKER on 25 Sep 1742 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,
USA. Johann was born about 1722 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died before 14 Jun 1800.
DOCUMENTATION: THE PALATINE FAMILIES OF NEW YORK 1710, Henry Z. Jones, Jr.: 1) Johann
Nicholas, banns registered 25 Sept 1742 to marry Elisabeth Schafer (Schoharie Ref. Chbk.).
The will of John Nicholas Becker of Middleburgh was written 17 March 1800 naming a son Conrad among
others; it was probated 14 June 1800 (Schoharie Co. Will Bk. A).
WILL: (Information supplied by Lorelei Maison Rockwell, 1199 S. Van Ness, San Francisco, CA 94110-3214 and
taken from TREE TALKS, Vol. 33 No. 3, September 1993)
"BECKER Seventeenth day of March one thousand eight hundred, John Nicholas Becker of Middleburgh
considering the fraility of my body and the certainty of death do make my last will.
To my beloved wife Elizabeth all my real estate during the time she shall remain my widow. To my wife all my
personal estate.
To my eldest son Hendrick Becker all that low land farm now in my possession on lot number 3 with 225 acres
of upland adjoining the easterly side lowland farm. To my eldest son Hendricus Becker all my personal estate after
my wife's decease.
To my son Nicholas the whole farm now in his possession during his life and after his decease to my grandsons
Hendricus Becker and Johan Nicholas Becker, sons of my son Nicholas.
To my grandson Johan Nicholas Becker, son of my Hendricus Becker, all that lot of land Number 3 lying in
Town of Blenheim.
It is my will my son Hendricus shall pay unto my grandson William Becker, son of my son Hendricus, after my
wife's decease, fifty pounds of lawful money.
To my grandchild Lana Becker, daughter of my son Hendricus, ten pounds lawful money.
To my grandchild Eva Becker, daughter of my son Nicholas, ten pounds lawful money.
My son Johannis Becker shall be decently kept and maintained out of my estate during his life.
I appoint my son Hendricus Becker and Lambert Starnbergh Junr. sole executors of my last will. Witnesses:
Lawrence Bouck, Lawrence Mattice, Johannis C. Mattice. Recorded 14 June 1800. Pp. 103-07."
Johann and Elisabetha had the following children:

+ 91 M i. Hendrick N. BECKER was born in 1743.
+ 92 M ii. Conrad BECKER was born on 10 Mar 1745 and died before 1800.
93 F iii. Maria BECKER was born on 14 Oct 1747 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and
was christened on 25 Oct 1747 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died before
1800.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Johan Nickel Becker, Elisabet". Sponsors: "Christian Schafer and wife".
DIED: Before 1800 (?) as she is not in her father's will.
+ 94 M iv. Niclass BECKER was born in 1748.
95 M v. Johannes BECKER was born in 1751 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was
christened on 29 Mar 1751 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "John
Niclaas Beckker, Elisabeth Scheffer". Sponsors: "Johannes Beackker, Christina Beckker".
DEATH: After 1800 as he was named in his father's will: "Shall be decently kept and
maintained out of my estate during his life." (May have been disabled?)
96 M vi. Jacob BECKER was born on 26 Aug 1756 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and
was christened on 5 Sep 1756 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died before
1800.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Johan (Nickel) Becker, Elisabeth". Sponsors: "Jacob Schafer, Catharina Becker".
MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Jacob
Becker, Margretha Fischer".
DEATH: Before 1800 (?) as he is not mentioned in his father's will.

14. Catharina SCHAFFER (Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born in 1725 in Schoharie,
Schoharie Co., NY. She died in Apr 1762 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
HEALTH: She was ill 9 years.
MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Jost Kniskern, son of Joh.
Peter and Catharina Schafer, daughter of Henrich".
Catharina married Johan Jost KNISKERN on 15 Oct 1745 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Johan
was born about 1720 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened in 1722 in Schoharie,
Schoharie Co., NY. He died on 13 Feb 1758 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was buried in
1758 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
DOCUMENTATION: THE PALATINE FAMILIES OF NEW YORK 1710, Henry Z. Jones, Jr., Page 468:
"Johann Jost, md. as s/o Joh. Peter 15 Oct 1745 Catharina Shaffer, d/o Henrich (Schoharie Luth. Chbk.).
He was conf. Trin: 1737 at Schohare (Loonenburgh Luth. Chbk.).
Issue: Maria, b. 4 Nov 1746 - sp.: Anna Maria Schafer and Johannes Kniskern (Schoharie Luth. Chbk.)."
Jost d. 13 Feb 1757 of the small-pox (Schoharie Luth. Chbk.).
Johan and Catharina had the following children:

97 F i. Maria KNISKERN was born on 4 Nov 1746 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and
was christened on 6 Nov 1746 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Jost Kniskern, Catharina". (Father's name "Gotfriied" crossed out.) Sponsors: "Johannes
Kniskern, Anna Maria Schafern".

15. Maria SCHAFFER (Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born in 1728 in Schoharie,
Schoharie Co., NY. She died on 29 Jun 1796 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.
MARRIAGE: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Sebastian Beckker, son of Coenraad,
born Schogharie and Maria Scheefer, daughter of Henderich, born Schogharie".
Maria married Sebastian C. BECKER on 19 Oct 1749 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Sebastian
was born about 1728 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died on 9 Mar 1779 in Schoharie,
Schoharie Co., NY.
DOCUMENTATION: THE PALATINE FAMILIES OF NEW YORK 1710, Henry Z. Jones, Jr.: "ii) Sebastian, s/
o Coenraad Beckker 19 Oct 1749 when banns registered to marry Anna Maria Schafer, d/o Henrich Schafer
(Schoharie Ref. Chbk.)."
BURIAL: "Carlson Island." (Where is this?) (This information from Lorlei Maison Rockwell, 1199 S. Van Ness,
San Francisco, CA 94110.)
Sebastian and Maria had the following children:

98 M i. Henrich BECKER was born on 15 Jul 1750 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and
was christened on 15 Jul 1750 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Sebastian Becker, Anna Maria". Sponsors: "Henrich Schafer and wife". Baptized as "Henrich".
99 M ii. Coenraad BECKKER was born on 4 Feb 1753 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY
and was christened on 20 Feb 1753 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Sebastian
Beckker, Anna Maria Schaeffer". Sponsors: "John: N: Beckker, Elisabeth Scheffer".
100 M iii. Johannes BECKER was born on 23 Sep 1759 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and
was christened in 1759 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Sebastian Becker, Anna Maria". Sponsors: "Johannes Kniskern and wife". Baptized as "
Johannes".
101 F iv. Elisabeth BECKER was born on 21 Nov 1761 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY
and was christened on 25 Nov 1761 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Sebastian Becker, Anna Maria". Sponsors: Johann Nickel Becker and wife".

16. Anna Maria SCHAFFER (Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born in 1731 in Schoharie,
Schoharie Co., NY.
MARRIAGE: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Conraad Rickkert, Jr., son of
Lodewyk (Ludwig) and Anna Scheffer, daughter of Heneerick".
Anna married Conrad RICKERT Jr. on 26 Sep 1751 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Conrad was
born about 1730.
CHURCH AFFILIATION: Conrad Rickert Jr. and Anna Rickert joined the Schoharie Reformed Church 14 May
1740.
Conrad and Anna had the following children:

102 M i. Jacob RICKERT was born in 1752 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was
christened on 13 May 1752 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Coenraad
Rickkert, Jr., Anna Scheeffer". Sponsors: "Jacob Scheffer, Anna Maria Rickkert".
103 F ii. Maria RICKERT was born in 1755 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was
christened on 21 Nov 1755 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died on 6 Aug
1759 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Coenraad
Rickkert, Anna Scheeffer". Sponsors: "Hendrick Seeffer & wife, Maria".
104 F iii. Eva RICKERT was born on 19 Jul 1757 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was
christened in Jul 1757 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Conrad Rickert, Anna". Sponsors: "Marx Rickert, Eva Shafer".
105 F iv. Maria RICKERT was born on 13 Jul 1759 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and
was christened in 1759 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Conrad Rickert, Anna". Sponsors: "Henricus Becker, Maria Kniskern".
106 M v. Ludwig RICKERT was born on 17 May 1761 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY
and was christened in May 1761 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Conrad Rickert, Anna". Sponsors: "Ludwig Rickert and wife".
107 F vi. Maria RICKERT was born on 3 Dec 1764 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and
was christened in Dec 1764 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Conrad Rickert, Anna". Sponsors: "Christian Schafer and wife".

17. Sophia SCHAFFER (Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born on 17 Oct 1731 in Schoharie,
Schoharie Co., NY. She died on 11 Oct 1807 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.
MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Johannes Kniskern, Sophia
Schafern".
Sophia married Johannes KNISKERN on 22 Mar 1748 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Johannes
was born on 14 Jan 1721 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died after 6 Jun 1803 in Schoharie,
Schoharie Co., NY, USA.
DOCUMENTATION: THE PALATINE FAMILIES OF NEW YORK 1710, Henry Z. Jones, Jr., Page 468:
"Johannes (Sommers List 1744), md. 22 March 1748 Sophia Schafer (Schoharie Luth. Chbk.).
Johannis Kniskern was in Capt. Ackeson's Company in 1767 ("Report of the State Historian", Vol II, p. 845).
The will of Johannes Kniskern of Bristol was dated 6 June 1803 (Schoharie Co. Will Bk. A)."
DOCUMENTATION: SOME OF THE DESCENDANTS OF JOHANN PETER KNISKERN OF SCHOHARIE
COUNTY, NEW YORK, compiled by Walter Hamlin Kniskern, 1960: "Johannes, 2nd Generation, b. c.
1723, d. after June 6, 1803, when his will was signed (Z 121); m. Sophia Schafer March 22, 1745 (B 111), Dau. of
Capt. Henrich Schafer (B 10). For Johannes' will signed June 6, 1803, probated between March 14 and Aug. 10,
1804...They had 14 children..."
NOTE: Date of birth, 14 Jan 1721, from Steven Watrous. I originally had "abt 1711".
Johannes and Sophia had the following children:

+ 108 F i. Catharina KNISKERN was born on 18 Jun 1748 and died on 17 Feb 1824.
109 M ii. Heinrich KNISKERN was born on 17 Aug 1749 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY
and was christened on 20 Aug 1749 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died on 19
Aug 1759.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Johannes Kniskern, Sophia". Sponsors: "Captain Henrich Schafer and wife".
MARRIAGE: Unmarried.
DEATH: Found one source that stated he died 19 August 1759. Is this correct? (Lost the
notes for this reference.)
110 M iii. Johannes KNISKERN was born on 9 May 1751 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY
and was christened on 12 May 1751 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died on
11 Oct 1782.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Johannes Kniskern, Sophia". Sponsors: "Johannes Becker and wife".
MARRIAGE: Unmarried.
111 M iv. Christian KNISKERN was born on 5 Mar 1753 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY
and was christened on 11 Mar 1753 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died on 10
Aug 1762 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,NY. Parents: "
Johannes Kniskern, Sophia". Sponsors: "Christian Schafer and wife".
+ 112 F v. Elisabeth Barbara KNISKERN was born on 11 Mar 1755.
113 M vi. Nicholas KNISKERN was born on 26 Jan 1757 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY
and was christened on 30 Jan 1757 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died on 7
Sep 1766 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Johannes Kniskern, Sophia". Sponsors: "Johan Nickel Becker and wife". Baptismal name
recorded as "Nicoli".
114 F vii. Sara KNISKERN was born on 3 Jun 1759 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and
was christened in 1759 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Johannes Kniskern, Sophia". Sponsors: "Philip Kayser, Sara Schafer".
CHILDREN: None found.
Sara married Gotfried WAGENER on 25 Aug 1786. Gotfried was born about 1759.
115 F viii. Maria Margaretha KNISKERN was born on 8 Mar 1761 in Schoharie, Schoharie
Co., NY and was christened in 1761 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Johannes Kniskern, Sophia". Sponsors: "Gotfried Kniskern and wife".
+ 116 F ix. Annaje KNISKERN was born on 18 Sep 1762 and died before 1803.
+ 117 M x. Peter KNISKERN was born on 25 Jun 1764 and died on 26 Dec 1827.
118 F xi. Elisabeth KNISKERN was born on 6 Apr 1766 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY
and was christened in Apr 1766 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died in 1769
in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Johannes Kniskern, Sophia". Sponsors: "Lorentz Lawyer and wife".
119 M xii. Christian KNISKERN was born on 2 Jan 1768 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY
and was christened in 1768 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died in 1852.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Johannes Kniskern, Sophia". Sponsors: "Christian Schafer and wife".
Christian married Sophia ENDERS. Sophia was born about 1768.
+ 120 M xiii. Johan Jost KNISKERN was born on 24 May 1769 and died on 7 Aug 1830.
121 M xiv. Barent KNISKERN was born on 14 Jan 1771 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and
was christened in Jan 1771 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died before 1803.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Johannes Kniskern, Sophia". Sponsors: "Barent Keiser and wife".

18. Christina SCHAFFER (Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born in 1733 in Schoharie,
Schoharie Co., NY. She died on 14 Jun 1762 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Christian Ottman, Christina
Schafer".
In THE PALATINE FAMILIES OF NEW YORK 1710, Henry Z. Jones, Jr., says that Christina married "Ernst
Ottman". Is his name Ernst Christian Ottman? Or did the Kinship transcription read it as "Christian Ottman" and
Henry Jones, Jr. as "Ernst Ottman"? I'll use both names until these "experts" decide to agree. Another genealogist,
John Luther Kling says that she married Christian Ottman.
DOCUMENTATION: DESCENDANTS OF JOHAN LUDWIG KLING, Compiled by John Luther Kling, Kill
Devil Hills, North Carolina, 1995, page 73:
"Christian Ottman arrived in Albany County, NY, from the Palatinate in Germany in 1755. He acquired land in
the New Rhinebeck area close to what is now Lawyersville, NY.
August 9, 1757, he married Christina Schafer by whom he had three children. June 14, 1762, she was killed by
an accidental gunshot.
May 15, 1763, Christian again married a Christina Braun. She mothered nine more children for him. Nine of
Christian's children were sons which explains why by 1850 there were about enough local Ottman's to fill an entire
township.
Children by Christina Shafer: 6 February 1758 Henricus; 15 July 1759 Maria; 10 August 1761 Christian, Jr."
Christina married Christian Ernst OTTMAN on 9 Aug 1757 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
Christian was born in 1731 in Palatinate, , , Germany. He died in 1821 in , , NY, USA.
NOTE: "1753 - Arrived in America with the Frantz and Merckley families". (DESCENDANTS OF JOHAN
LUDWIG KLING, compiled by John Luther Kling)
MARRIAGE # 2: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Christian Ottman,
Christina Bro (______)". No witnesses listed.
Christian and Christina had the following children:

122 M i. Henricus OTTMAN was born on 16 Feb 1758 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY
and was christened in 1758 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died about 1760.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Christian Ottman, Christina". Sponsors: "Henrich Kniskern, Jr., Sara Schafer".
DEATH: "Probably died as a child as we have no further record of him." (John Luther Kling)
123 F ii. Maria OTTMAN was born on 15 Jul 1759 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and
was christened in 1759 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Christian Ottman, Christina". Sponsors: "Sebastian Becker and wife".
Maria married RIDLEY. RIDLEY was born about 1759.
124 M iii. Christian OTTMAN Jr. was born on 10 Aug 1761 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,
NY and was christened in Aug 1761 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Christian Ottman, Christina". Sponsors: "Christian Schafer and wife".
Christian married Christina MANTZ. Christina was born about 1761.

19. Jacob SCHAFFER (Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born on 4 Feb 1735 in Schoharie,
Schoharie Co., NY and was christened on 10 May 1735 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died on
17 Nov 1809 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried on 20 Nov 1809 in Blenheim,
Schoharie Co., NY, USA.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Hendr. Scheyffer,
Maria Scheyffer". Sponsors: "Johs. Scheyffer, A. Maria Scheyffer".
MARRIAGE: #1 - Anna Bellinger, born 25 March 1739, died 5 December 1766, age 27, "left 7 infants".
#2 - Catharina Zeh, married 24 April 1768. Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co.
, NY.
S.A.R. - "Served American Revolution"
MILITARY: Revolutionary War Soldier. Private, 15th Regiment, Albany County Militia. "See Nat. No. 77952
and 89183". (From D.A.R records)
RESIDENCE: Settled at Breakabean, T-Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY USA.
DOCUMENTATION: ABSTRACTS OF WILLS, LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION AND GUARDIANSHIP
OF SCHOHARIE CO., NY; From 1795-1820;
"Copied from the original records at the Surrogate's Office, Schoharie, NY; Volume 1, copied and compiled by
Gertrude A. Barber, 1938". pp.228, 244. Jacob Shafer of Blenheim, Dated: April 17, 1809, Probated: September
7, 1810. Mentions: wife, Catrine; sons, Marcus, Christian, Garret and daus: Cathrine Ryder, Marget Amy, Elizabeth,
Eve, Lana, Sara, Sovie. Executors: Christian Shafer Lambert Sternbergh, Jr. Witnesses: Lawrence Bouck William
A. Becker Lambert Sternbergh, Jr.
BURIAL: "Shafer Cemetery", a/k/a Parslow Cemetery, located Blenheim-Boucks Falls Road, formerly West Butler,
left hand side of road, Town of Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY USA.
TOMBSTONE: There is one marker with the following names: Jacob Shafer; Catherine (second wife); Garret, child
of his first marriage and his wife Eve, and Garret's children Jacob, Catharine and Elisabeth.
D.A.R LINEAGE BOOK: Miss Frances E. Fenn, 89183:
"Jacob Schaeffer (1736-1811) served in the 14th regiment, Albany County, New York militia. He was born and
died in Schoharie, NY".
Also No. 77946: "Hendrich Schaeffer (1758-1832) served as gunner in Johnson's raid of that valley. He was
born and died in Schoharie, NY".
Jacob married (1) Anna M. BELLINGER on 21 Mar 1758 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Anna
was born on 25 Mar 1739 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died on 5 Dec 1766 in Schoharie,
Schoharie Co., NY.
DEATH: "Age 27, leaving 7 children after 8 years of wedlock". Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie,
Schoharie Co., NY.

Jacob and Anna had the following children:
+ 125 M i. Henricus SCHAFFER was born on 25 Sep 1758 and died on 26 Aug 1832.
126 M ii. Marcus SCHAFFER was born on 24 Jan 1759 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY
and was christened in 1759 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died on 25 Mar
1761 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Jacob Schafer, Anna". Sponsors: "Jost Werner and wife".
+ 127 M iii. Marcus SCHAFFER was born on 29 Mar 1761 and died on 22 Feb 1849.
+ 128 F iv. Maria Margaretha SCHAFFER was born on 18 Jul 1762.
129 M v. Peter SCHAFFER was born in 1762 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died in
1844 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried in 1844 in Schoharie,
Schoharie Co., NY, USA.
NOTE: Not sure as to the placement, but M. Foland thinks he belongs to this family. Leave
until further research places him in a different family.
BURIAL: Old Stone Fort Cemetery, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.
+ 130 M vi. Christian SCHAFFER Cpl. was born on 17 Nov 1763 and died on 24 Dec 1819.
131 M vii. Jacob SCHAFFER was born on 26 May 1765 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and
was christened in Jun 1765 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died on 29 May
1778 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Jacob Schafer, Anna". Sponsors: "Johan Nicolas Becker and wife".
NOTE: Maratha Foland says, "A mute and never married".
+ 132 M viii. Gerhard (Garrett) (Gerrit) SCHAFFER was born on 27 Nov 1766 and died on
17 Nov 1833.
Jacob also married (2) Catharina ZEH on 24 Apr 1768 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.
Catharina was born on 20 May 1746 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened on 8
Jun 1746 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She was buried in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY,
USA.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Johannes Zahe,
Anna Catharina". Sponsors: "Henrich Bellinger, Margareth Bellinger, widow".
BURIAL: "Shafer Cemetery", a/k/a Parslow Cemetery, located Blenheim-Boucks Falls Road, formerly West Butler,
left hand side of road, Town of Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY USA.
TOMBSTONE: Name is listed on one stone with the names of her husband, Jacob, and Garrett, child of Jacob's
first wife, and Garret's wife, Eve, and their children, Jacob, Catherine, and Elizabeth.
Jacob and Catharina had the following children:
+ 133 F ix. Anna SCHAFFER was born on 15 Dec 1769 and died on 6 May 1844.
134 F x. Catharine SCHAFFER was born in 1772 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and
was christened on 30 Jun 1772 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Jacob Schaffer, Catharina". Sponsors: "Christoph Werner, Catharina (Kniskern)".
135 F xi. Elisabeth SCHAFFER was born in 1774 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was
christened on 18 May 1774 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Jacob Scheffer, Catarina". Sponsors: "Johan (N.) Becker & wife".
Elisabeth married Adam WEIDMAN. Adam was born about 1774.
+ 136 F xii. Eva SCHAFFER was born in 1775.
137 F xiii. Sara SCHAFFER was born on 22 Dec 1777 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and
was christened in Dec 1777 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Jacob Schaffer, Catharina". Sponsors: "Marthinus Schaffer & wife".
+ 138 M xiv. Johan Jost SCHAFFER was born on 3 Nov 1779.
+ 139 F xv. Lena SCHAFFER was born on 19 Jan 1782.
140 F xvi. Sophia SCHAFFER was born on 29 Nov 1787 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,
USA and was christened in 1787 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. USA.
Parents: "Jacob Schaffer, Catharina". Sponsors: "Johannes Knieskern & wife".
MARRIAGE: Source of this marriage information is from Martha Foland.
Sophia married Henry HAGER. Henry was born in 1780 in , , NY.

20. Sarah SCHAFFER (Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born in 1737 in Schoharie,
Schoharie Co., NY and was christened on 13 Mar 1737 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Hendr. Scheyffer,
Maria Scheyffer". Sponsors: "Conr: Ryckaert, El: Margr: Kni(eskerk)".
MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Jacob Schmidt, Sara Schafer".
Sarah married Jacob SCHMIDT on 20 Nov 1764 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Jacob was born
about 1745.
They had the following children:

141 M i. Christian SCHMIDT was born on 19 Jan 1766 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY
and was christened in 1766 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Jacob Schmid, Sara". Sponsors: "Christian Schafer and wife".
142 M ii. Nicolas SCHMIDT was born on 13 Sep 1767 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and
was christened in 1767 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Jacob Schmidt, Sara". Sponsors: "Nicolas Schmidt & daughter, Margretje".
143 F iii. Elisabeth SCHMIDT was born on 20 May 1769 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY
and was christened in 1769 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Jacob Schmit, Sarah". Sponsors: "Johan Nicolahs Becker and wife".
144 F iv. Maria SCHMIDT was born on 27 Jul 1771 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and
was christened in 1771 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Jacob Schmidt, Sara". Sponsors: "Old Henrick Schafer and wife".
145 M v. Henricus SCHMIDT was born on 6 Jun 1773 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and
was christened in 1773 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Jacob Schmid, Sara". Sponsors: "Henrich Schaffer and wife".
146 F vi. Sara SCHMIDT was born on 21 Feb 1778 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and
was christened on 12 Jul 1778 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "
Jacob Schmit, Sara". Sponsors: "Marthunes Schaffer and wife".

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