Second Generation

2. Johannes SCHAEFFER-2235 (Maria Elizabeth) was born about 1690 in , , , Germany. He died 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 Luth. Chbk.)

WILL: There is a reference: "The will of Johannes Sheffer of Schoharie, dated 16 July 1771 (recorded at Albany 1 Feb 1788), mentions sons John, Jacob, Martin, & Adam; and daughter Elisabeth, wife of Hen. Kniskern."

Johannes married (MRIN:1194) Anna Maria ZOELLER-2236. Anna was born about 1697 in Germany. She died 15 Jul 1768 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was buried 18 Jul 1768 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

DEATH: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Death entry reads: "July 15, 1768, Maria Schaffer, wife of Johannes Schaffer".

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".

Johannes and Anna had the following children:

+ 4 M i. Johannes SCHAEFFER Jr.-2256 was born 4 Jun 1717 and died 1 Aug 1785.

+ 5 F ii. Elisabetha SCHAEFFER-2257 was born 9 Jan 1719 and died 19 Mar 1798.

+ 6 M iii. Johann Henrich SCHAEFFER Jr.-2258 was born 6 Jul 1720 and died 8 Apr 1757.

+ 7 M iv. Jacob E. SCHAEFFER-2259 was born 16 Oct 1722 and died Jun 1794.

+ 8 M v. Adam SHAFER-2220 was born 9 May 1724 and died 8 Nov 1818.

9 M vi. Jost (Joseph) SCHAEFFER-2260 was born 6 Oct 1725 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 10 Nov 1747 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.10 Feb 2000 Page 3 Descendants of Maria Elizabeth SCHAFFER-2263DOCUMENTATION: 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-2261 was born 11 Dec 1728 and died 7 Mar 1803.

11 F viii. Margaret SCHAEFFER-39604 was born 14 Feb 1730 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died 2 Aug 1778 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.Margaret married (MRIN:15145) Hans Michael MERKLE-39605 on 4 Oct 1749.Hans was born 9 Mar 1724 in Durlach, Karlsruhe, Baden, Germany. He died 18 Oct 1780.

3. Heinrich (Schaster) SCHAFFER-2266 (Maria Elizabeth) was born about 1698 in, Germany. He died 29 Aug 1776 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was buried 31 Aug 1776 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

DEATH: Aged 78 years. Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 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 Schoharrie 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.

Heinrich married (MRIN:1229) Anna Maria Margaretha SCHAFFER-2268, daughter of Gerhard SCHAFFER-2267 and Anna Maria SAUERESSIG-2588 (MRIN:1230), on 1722 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Anna was born 1701 in Hilgenroth, , Hessen, Germany and was christened 1701 in Dickscheid, , Hessen, Germany. She died 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.)"

CONFIRMATION: "A d/o Gerhard Schaster was conf. 24 Jan 1716 at Schoharie (West Camp Luth. Chbk.)."

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-2589 was born about 1722 and died after 13 Feb 1798.

13 M ii. Capt. Christian SCHAFFER-2590 was born 7 Sep 1723 in Schoharie, SchoharieCo., NY. He died 1767.HEALTH: Found one notation that said: Called a "cripple".FAMILY: Married, but didn't have any children. "Adopted Heinrich Schaffer, son of JacobSchaeffer and Anna Bellinger."

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. " Christian Schafer, Maria Elisabet Kniskern"

MILITARY: Called, "Captain". What war? French and Indian Wars? Not Revolutionary War as he was not living.

Capt. married (MRIN:1388) Maria Elisabetha KNISKERN-5193, daughter of Johann Peter KNISKERN-5178 and Elisabetha Barbara ADAMS-5179 (MRIN:1382), on 20 Oct 1747 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Maria was born 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-2592 was born 1725 and died Apr 1762.

+ 15 F iv. Maria SCHAFFER-2591 was born 1728 and died 29 Jun 1796.

+ 16 F v. Anna Maria SCHAFFER-2594 was born 1731.

+ 17 F vi. Sophia SCHAFFER-2593 was born 17 Oct 1731 and died 11 Oct 1807.

+ 18 F vii. Christina SCHAFFER-2595 was born 1733 and died 14 Jun 1762.

+ 19 M viii. Jacob SCHAFFER-2596 was born 4 Feb 1735 and died 17 Nov 1809.

+ 20 F ix. Sarah SCHAFFER-2597 was born 1737.

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