Generation Six, Part Four

1191. Adam SCHAEFFER-3545 (John SCHAEFFER, John Joseph (Joost) SCHAEFFER, Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 12 Oct 1821 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 28 Oct 1821 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 30 May 1897 in Wright, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 2 Jun 1897 in Wright, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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

CENSUS: 1855 NYS (From Cady records) Town of Wright Years in Age Born in Town Occupation Schafer, Adam 33 Schoharie 33 carpenter Catharine 27 " 27 wife Menso D. 4 " 4 son

BURIAL: Gallupville Cemetery, T-Wright, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Buried with his 2 wives.

Adam married (1-MRIN:1965) Mary Catharine LAWYER-36070, daughter of David Sternberg LAWYER-36969 and Maria SNYDER-36970 (MRIN:14081), on 31 Dec 1846 in Wright, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Mary was born 5 Oct 1827 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 29 Jun 1859 in Wright, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 2 Jul 1859 in Wright, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: Gallupville Cemetery, T-Wright, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

Adam and Mary had the following children:

2878 M i. Wright SCHAEFFER-36071 was born about 1847 in Wright, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

2879 M ii. Menso D. SCHAEFFER-61993 was born 1851 in Wright, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Adam also married (2-MRIN:1966) Catharine LAWYER-36072, daughter of Johannes LAWYER-10869and Ruth ALLEN-10870 (MRIN:5195). Catharine was born 20 Aug 1836 in Schoharie,Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 1902 in Wright, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1902 in Wright, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: Gallupville Cemetery, T-Wright, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

Adam and Catharine had the following children:

2880 F iii. Martha O. SCHAEFFER-36073 was born 1874 in Wright, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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

1192. Maria SCHAEFFER-3144 (John Adam David SCHAEFFER, John Joseph (Joost) SCHAEFFER, Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 6 Oct 1808 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 6 Nov 1808 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "David Schaefer and Eva" Sponsors: "Jacob Franz & Maria"

MARRIAGE: "George Kress, 26 yrs. old, Cobleskill, NY, carpenter. Maria Shafer, 23 years old, Cobleskill" Witness: "Abraham Werner, Abraham Man, Cobleskill" (In the Loose Leaf Record of the Baptismal and Marriage records of Rev. John Daniel Shafer. Pastor of The Reformed Church at Schoharie)

Maria married (MRIN:1670) George CROSS-3150 on 21 May 1831 in Cobleskill, Schoharie, NY,USA. George was born about 1808.

They had the following children:

2881 M i. Philip CRESS-3151 was born about 1833.

2882 F ii. Daughter CRESS-3016 was born about 1835.

1194. Margaret Ann SCHAEFFER-3145 (John Adam David SCHAEFFER, John Joseph (Joost) SCHAEFFER, Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 14 Sep 1814 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 2 Oct 1814 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 1903 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1903 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "David Shafer & Eva" Sponsors: "John Bouch & Rebecca"

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

TOMBSTONE: "1814 - 1903, age 89"

Margaret married (MRIN:1755) John Rensselaer SCHAFFER-5155, son of Johan Joost SCHAFFER-3532 and Maria (Stever) BAUCH-5157 (MRIN:1963). John was born 25 Feb 1812 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 19 Apr 1812 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 1882 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1882 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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

OCCUPATION: Farmer

RESIDENCE: Lived in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

CENSUS: 1855 NYS (From Cady records) Town of Richmondville Years in Age Born in Town Occupation John R. 43 Schoharie Co. 43 carpenter Margaret A. 37 " 37 wife John Joost 78 " 78 father & farmer Nancy L. 15 " 15 dau. George M. 14 " 14 son Mary E. 10 " 10 dau. Emily 8 " 8 dau. Margaret E. 6 " 6 dau. Ann A. 3 " 3 dau.

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

TOMBSTONE: "1812-1882"

John and Margaret had the following children:

2883 F i. Nancy L. SCHAEFFER-36045 was born 1840 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

2884 M ii. George M. SCHAEFFER-61992 was born 1841 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

+ 2885 F iii. Eliza Jane SCHAEFFER-25074 was born 1843 and died 1936.

2886 F iv. Mary E. SCHAEFFER-4751 was born 1845 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 1868 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1868 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

MARRIAGE: From newspaper marriage records: SCHOHARIE REPUBLICAN Burchard, Lorenzo D., Warnerville By: Rev. I.S. Porter, Mar. 19th at the Union Hotel, Cobleskill.-S.R.March 30, 1865 Shaver, Mary E., Warnerville

MARRIAGE: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Lorenzo D. Burchard and Mary E. Shaver" Witnesses: "Thomas Pierine, wife"

BURIAL: Cobleskill Rural Cemetery, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA.TOMBSTONE: "1845-1868"

Mary married (MRIN:2503) Lorenzo BURCHARD-19724, son of EliasBURCHARD-19723 and Betsy SHAFER-2207 (MRIN:1188), on 19 Mar 1865 inCobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Lorenzo was born 1841 in , , NY, USA. He died 1902 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1902 in Cobleskill,Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: Cobleskill Rural Cemetery, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Burchard, LorenzoD., 134th Reg't, NY Col. Co. E, 1840-1902"

MILITARY: Civil War veteran, 134th Reg't N.Y. Vol., Co. E.

2887 F v. Emily SCHAEFFER-36004 was born 1847 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

2888 F vi. Margaret E. SCHAEFFER-4752 was born 1849 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY,USA. She died 1871 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1871 inCobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: Cobleskill Rural Cemetery, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA.TOMBSTONE: "1849 - 1871", Age 22

2889 F vii. Annie A. SCHAEFFER-4753 was born 1852 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY,USA. She died 1872 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1872 inCobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: Cobleskill Rural Cemetery, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA.TOMBSTONE: "1852 - 1872", Age 20

1196. Peter Mann SCHAEFFER-3147 (John Adam David SCHAEFFER, John Joseph (Joost) SCHAEFFER, Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 20 Jul 1819 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 16 Aug 1819 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 3 Jun 1907 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 6 Jun 1907 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "David S. Shafer, Eva" Sponsors: "Peter Man, Helena"

MARRIAGE # 1: "Peter M. Shafer and Lydia Van Dreser were married December 29, A.D. 1841, Reformed Church of Lawyersville, Schoharie Co.,NY USA."

MARRIAGE #2. Recorded: Reformed Church of Lawyersville, T-Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Peter M. Shafer to Mrs. Hannah E. Warner, $5.00" No witnesses listed

MARRIAGE # 2: "Shafer, Peter M., Warnerville and Warner, Hannah E., Warnerville. Jan 14th by Rev. Henry A. Raymond. - Schoharie Republican (newspaper) - Jan 21, 1858".

DOCUMENTATION: Don C. Shafer notes:

"Peter M. Shafer was born on the old homestead farm in Warnerville July 20, 1819. He passed away June 3, 1907 from the infirmities of old age. He was married three times. First to Lydia Van Dresser, daughter of John and Anna Ferguson Van Dresser. She was born in the town of Cobleskill in 1820 and died in Warnerville Sept. 22, 1847. The children by this marriage were Theresa, Irving, John, Westly D. and Stillman G."

HISTORY: During the Civil War this town (Warnerville) was quite a pretentious village and had many wealthy residents. Great droves of cattle were collected here and driven on foot to the cities. One of the leading drovers and cattle dealers at the time was Peter M. Shafer (father of the late Lynd Shafer). He was also welfare officer. He was born July 20, 1819. About that time there were 44 houses here. According to Hamilton Child's compilation in the county's Gazetteer of 1872-73, Warnerville contained 2 churches, 3 stores, 2 hotels, a wagon shop, 2 blacksmith shops, a tannery 2 shoemakers, a grist mill, a seminary and several other shops and about 450 inhabitants. Warnerville might have been much larger than Cobleskill, had its prosperity not been impaired when the railroad was put through eight years previously.

DOCUMENTATION: From: HISTORY OF SCHOHARIE COUNTY, NY, SOME OF ITS PROMINENT MEN AND PIONEERS, by William E. Roscoe, 1882, Town of Richmondvlle: "Shafer Peter M, p o Warnerville, drover and cattle dealer, born in village, July 20, 1819, has been overseer of poor, assessor, and excise commissioner: wife, Lydia Van Dresser; second wife, Hannah E. Houck; children living, seven. Parents, David and Eva Shafer."

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

TOMBSTONE: Cemetery information disagrees with the info of Don C. Shafer account: "Died Dec. 8, 1890, age 68 yr 10 mo 18 da". This information would make birth date: 20 January 1822.

Peter married (1-MRIN:1756) Lydia VAN DRESER-3153, daughter of John VAN DRESER-3391 and Anna FERGUSON-3392 (MRIN:1761), on 29 Dec 1841. Lydia was born 1 Jun 1820 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 23 Sep 1857 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried Sep 1857 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

DEATH: Warnerville, T-Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Death recorded in the records of Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Sept. 23 1857, Lydia, wife of Peter M. Schaeffer, 38 years".

BURIAL: Cemetery up hill behind NYS Police Substation, Warnerville, T-Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

Peter and Lydia had the following children:

2890 F i. Theresa SCHAEFFER-3156 was born 5 Oct 1842 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA. She died Jul 1909 in , , NY, USA.

CHILDREN: None

Theresa married (MRIN:1763) Peter YOUNG-3167 about 1862. Peter was born about 1842.

+ 2891 M ii. Irving SCHAEFFER-3157 was born 22 Mar 1845 and died 1916.

+ 2892 M iii. John B. SCHAEFFER-3158 was born 1 Mar 1846 and died 17 Nov 1910.

+ 2893 M iv. Wesley D. SCHAEFFER-3159 was born 29 Sep 1849 and died 1 Dec 1912.

2894 M v. David M. SCHAEFFER-3160 was born 8 Nov 1852 in Richmondville, SchoharieCo., NY, USA. He died 6 Aug 1856 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA andwas buried 9 Aug 1856 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: Was buried (no stone-grave was moved?) in Warnerville Cemetery, up hill behindold school house, now NY State Police substation, Warnerville, Richmondville, Schoharie Co.,NY USA. "David M. son of P.M. and Lydia Shafer, died Aug. 6, 1856, AE 3y. 9m. 9d." (Thisinfo from D.A.R. records.)

+ 2895 M vi. Stillman Goss SCHAEFFER-3161 was born 26 Jun 1856 and died 5 Nov 1939. Peter also married (2-MRIN:1757) Hanna Elizabeth HOUCK-3154 on 14 Jan 1858 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Hanna was born about 1820. She died 27 Sep 1864 in Richmondville,Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 30 Sep 1864 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA

MARRIAGE: Later wife #2 of Peter Mann Schaeffer when she was the widow of Abraham Warner.

BURIAL: Warnerville Cemetery, Warnerville, T-Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY USA, located up hill behindold school house, now up hill behind NYS Police Barracks.

TOMBSTONE: Inscription reads: "Hannah E., wife of Abraham Warner and P.M. Shafer, died Sept 27, 1864,aged ________(can't read) years".

Peter and Hanna had the following children:

2896 M vii. Charles F. Joel SHAFER-4131 was born 18 May 1860 in Richmondville, SchoharieCo., NY, USA.

BIRTH: Found one reference which verified a lot of the information on other members of thisfamily and it lists Charles F. as a child: "This Bible was given to the Worcester HistoricalSociety of New York State. Shafer Bible. No flyleaf. Family Record: Charles F. Shafer wasborn May 18 A.D. 1840."

MARRIAGE: unmarried. "Last heard from shortly after the San Francisco fire."

Peter also married (3-MRIN:1758) Adelia LAWYER-3155. Adelia was born 1845 in , , NY, USA. She died 14 Dec 1911 in , , NY, USA.

They had the following children:

2897 M viii. Lynden SCHAEFFER-3162 was born 23 May 1868 in , , NY, USA. He died 30 Sep1935 in , , NY, USA and was buried 2 Oct 1935 in , , NY, USA.

HISTORY: Methodist Church, Warnervlle, mentions Lynd Shafer: "Peter M. Shafer (father ofthe late Lynd Shafer)..."

Lynden married (MRIN:1769) Emma WALDORF-3163, daughter of Reuben WALDORF-3350 and Elisabeth Maria SCHAEFFER-3351 (MRIN:1770), on 1904 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Emma was born 1868 in , , NY, USA.

1200. Rhody SCHAEFFER-3376 (Adam H. SCHAEFFER, John Joseph (Joost) SCHAEFFER, Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 13 Feb 1820 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 1820 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 1870 in , , NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA, in the personal records of the Rev. John Daniel Shafer. Parents: "Adam H. Shafer, Annachen, his wife" Sponsors: "F & M"

Rhody married (MRIN:1889) Jeremiah BORST-9561, son of John Jost BORST-3287 and Elizabeth "Betsey" BROWN-3283 (MRIN:1843), in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Jeremiah was born May 1819 in , , NY, USA. He died 22 Jun 1892 in , , NY, USA.

They had the following children:

+ 2898 M i. James M. BORST-49553 was born 1842 and died 1912.

2899 F ii. Amelia BORST-49564 was born 1844 in , , NY, USA.

+ 2900 M iii. Silas W. BORST-10321 was born 1847.

1205. David Henry SCHAEFFER-3375 (Adam H. SCHAEFFER, John Joseph (Joost) SCHAEFFER, Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 8 Dec 1833 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 1834 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 1911 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1911 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Adam H. Shafer", (mother line left blank). Sponsors: Parents

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

TOMBSTONE: "David H. Shafer, 1833-1911, Olive Tator, His Wife, 1831-_______" And also on same tombstone is "Ezra H. Shafer, 1852 - ____, Fidelia Davis, His Wife, 1859 - ____"

David married (MRIN:1888) Olive TATOR-4084 about 1851. Olive was born 1831 in , , NY, USA. She died 1917 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1917 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: See information on husband, David Henry Shafer.

David and Olive had the following children:

2901 M i. Ezra H. SHAFER-4085 was born 1852 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.was buried in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

OCCUPATION: Miller in Warnerville, T-Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

BURIAL: Warnerville Cemetery, T-Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY USA, located up hillbehind old school house, Warnerville.Name and his wife's are!

TOMBSTONE: Name and his wife's are inscribed on the stone with his parents, David and Olive, and it reads: "Ezra H. Shafer, 1852 - ____, Fidelia Davis, His Wife, 1859 - ____"

Ezra married (MRIN:2250) Fidelia DAVIS-4086 about 1877. Fidelia was born 1859 in , , NY, USA. She died 1949 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and wa sburied 1949 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: See data on husband.

2902 M ii. Henry F. SCHAEFFER-9211 was born 1859 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 1921 in , , NY, USA and was buried 1921 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA.

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

Henry married (MRIN:2890) Susie A. OSTRANDER-5688. Susie was born 1860.She died 1916 and was buried 1916 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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

2903 F iii. Susie SCHAEFFER-9212 was born 1861 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY,USA. She died 1915.

1207. James Spencer SCHAEFFER-2887 (Peter B. SCHAEFFER, John Joseph (Joost) SCHAEFFER, Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 6 Jan 1816 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 1816 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Peter B. Shafer, Betsy" Sponsors: "Philipp V. Steenbergh, Nancy Feek"

James married (MRIN:1576) Bazenak-4711 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Bazenak was born about 1816.

They had the following children:

2904 M i. Paul SCHAEFFER-8903 was born 1835 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

+ 2905 M ii. George Frederick SHAFER-4712 was born 12 Apr 1837.

1217. Betsy SHAFER-2207 (Barney (Barent) SHAFER, Tewalt (Dewalt) SHAFER, Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 22 May 1816 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 1816 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 22 Jun 1845 in , , NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Barend Shafer, Polly" Sponsors: "Theobold Shafer & wife, Christina"

Betsy married (MRIN:1188) Elias BURCHARD-19723, son of BURCHARD-41105 and Sarah-41106 (MRIN:8585). Elias was born about 1818.

They had the following children:

+ 2906 M i. Lorenzo BURCHARD-19724 was born 1841 and died 1902.

2907 M ii. Amenzo BURCHARD-41107 was born 1844.

+ 2908 F iii. Minerva BURCHARD-11355 was born 19 Mar 1845 and died 14 Jan 1919.

2909 M iv. Melvin BURCHARD-41108 was born 1847.

2910 M v. Amand BURCHARD-41109 was born 1849.

2911 F vi. Mary BURCHARD-41110 was born 1854.

1219. Daniel D. SHAFER-19 (Barney (Barent) SHAFER, Tewalt (Dewalt) SHAFER, Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 21 May 1822 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 1822 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 13 Feb 1860 in Mt. Pleasant, Whiteside Co., IL, USA and was buried 16 Feb 1860 in Mt. Pleasant, Whiteside Co., IL, USA.

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

CENSUS: 1855 NYS. Copied from the Cady records and also from original xerox: Years in Age Born in Town Occupation Shaver, Daniel D. 34 Schoharie Co. 5 carriage maker Sophia 24 " 5 wife Ellena 2 " 2 daughter Loretta 9/12 " 9/12 daughter Day, Nelly H. 16 Montgomery Co. 9/12 boarder 1855 Carlisle Census

DEATH: Town of Mt. Pleasant, Whiteside Co., IL USA. (His cause of death is unknown. Henry Lyker thinks he was probably killed in a horse accident. Herman Witthoft had the obituaries for that time period searched in the records of the Secretary of State, State of Illinois, but there was no obituary according to their search.)

BURIAL: Heaton Cemetery, Section 4, Ward Road, Town of Mt. Pleasant, Whiteside Co., IL USA. There is also a headstone erected by his granddaughter, Florence Zula (Shafer) Witthoft in the Slate Hill Cemetery, Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, because his burial place and his son's, Manillious, was unknown until we received information on 8 December 1992 from Marilyn Anderson: 610 Locust St., Apartment B, Sterling, IL 61081, Tel: 815-625-2461.

TOMBSTONE: "Daniel D. Shaver died Feb. 13, 1860 Aged 38 ys. 3 ms. and 8 ds."

DOCUMENTATION: GREAT NEWS! LOCATION OF DANIEL'S BURIAL SITE DISCOVERED! Letter from Marilyn Anderson, quoted in part: On the mortality schedule for 1860 Daniel D. Shaver is listed as 43 years, married, from New York, a farmer who passed away in February. Daniel and Manillious are buried with another conflict on Manillious as the cemetery record says he was six years old. They are buried in Heaton Cemetery which I have mapped for you. It is on Ward Road where the X is approximately. The Heaton Cemetery is a very small cemetery on land originally owned by the Heaton Family, one of the first to come to Whiteside County. It is fenced in and very well kept. The first death in Mt. Pleasant was that of James Heaton in 1836. I wonder if this family has a connection with your family as it seems to be such a small private cemetery. I will try to find more on the Heatons. It lists Daniel and Manillious in Section 4 of the Cemetery as follows: Daniel D. Shaver died February 13, 1860 at 38 years and Manillious, son of Daniel D. and S. Shaver who died 9 March 1857 at age 6 years. (Herman and his sister, Florence, along with their spouses later visited the cemetery and it says of his age: " 7 ms. & 5 ds." HWW). I hope this is some help to you. If you have further help needed, please contact me. If I run into anymore information I will send it on to you. If you ever make a trip to Whiteside I would be very happy to meet you at our Library to show you what information we have and show you how to get to the cemetery. Please let me know if I have been of help to you.

NOTE: Daniel's wife, Sophia Kilts Shafer is not listed in the 1860 USA Census so she must have moved prior to the taking of the 1860 Census, 17-20 July 1860, Town of Mt. Pleasant, Whiteside Co., IL USA. Henry Lyker says that someone from NY went out to get her with a horse and cutter, but she wouldn't make the trip back to New York in the middle of the winter because she was pregnant with Daniel D. Shafer, born 2 May 1860. She must have left there between 2 May 1860 and 16 July 1860, the day before the census was started. She didn't return directly to New York, but went to Chicago and stayed with a relative for a time. (See below copy of a letter from Mrs. Elizabeth K. Tarpening.) She did return by railroad train to Sharon, NY, and lived with her Kilts relatives on the Sharon Hill to Argusville Road.

LETTER: From Mrs. Elizabeth K. TArpening, 4628 Lake Park Ave. Apt 2, Chicago, Illinois, to Wellington Shafer: Dear unknown cousin, 27 December 1926 Just a few lines. If I was to meet you on the street I would not know you and you would not know me. At the same time I claim you as a my Dear cousin and Hallena (Elena), (The word 'and' is erased.) "Loretta, Wellington, and Daniel the same. What I want to say, I take the Cobleskill Times and I saw the account of cousin Johnies Kilts' death. It broke me all up. Next I got a letter from Lulu - Mrs. Benedict - telling me you were there looking for my address. It is 4628 Lake Park Ave. We moved the first of Oct. in an apartment. How well I remember my Dear Auntie Sophia and how I loved her - your Dear Mother. Now I shed TEARS when she came East with her little family. She was at our house quite a little bit. I was a very little girl. Now I have passed my eightyth birthday. Am in my eighty-first year. Wellington, if I understand, Johnie had a Bible with the family record of two or three generations. I would like to have a copy of it. Johnies' father had it - my uncle Conrad Kilts. I have got part of it. There is a distant relative here in Chicago. His father was a nephew of Joshua Kilts. His name is Stanton Kilts. Ed Kilts, Daniel Kiltls' son, can tell you who I mean. He asked my daughter Rena if he didn't come in as one of the heirs. You must excuse all mistakes. Will close with best wishes for the New Year. Signed: Elizabeth K. Tarpening

Daniel married (MRIN:14) Sophia KILTS-20, daughter of Johannes Biggs KILTS-23 and Elizabeth SMITH-24 (MRIN:18), on 11 Sep 1851 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Sophia was born 13 Nov 1829 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

She died 8 May 1918 in Sharon, Montgomery Co., NY, USA and was buried 11 May 1918 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

REFERENCE: THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY KILTS FAMILY OF THE MOHAWK VALLEY, David Kendall Martin, 1985. j. Sophia Kilts born 13 November 1829, married Daniel D. Shafer, had (Stam): Elena Shafer 23 April 1853, living Sharon Hill 1941, married 14 February 1871 John Henry Stam born 12 May 1853, died 18 November 1921. Wellington Shafer 19 February 1858, died 27 June 1945. Loretta Shafer. David Kendall Martin is in error in his listing of the above children as the only children of Daniel and Sophia, my great grandparents. They had two more children. (Also, he has the birth order of the children incorrect. Loretta was born before Wellington.)

My mother, Florence Z. (Shafer) Witthoft was very disturbed about this inaccuacy appearing in the Kilts book as she had given much time and energy providing David Kendall Martin with Kilts data. Other children not listed by DKM are: 4. Manillious, b. 4 August 1856, d. 9 March 1857. 5. Daniel D., b. 2 May 1860, d. 6 April 1925.

BAPTISM: Reformed Church, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

DEATH: Argusville. Was she living with her son Wellington on his farm? If so, place of death is Argusville, Town of Root, Montgomery Co., NY USA.

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

NOTE: (HWW) In a family letter written by my mother, Florence (Shafer) Witthoft to her children, dated Wednesday, 21 January 1970: (She was talking about the Kilts farms located on the Sharon Hill to Argusville Road.) That stretch of road from "John's farm", (the property that I, Herman Witthoft, remember as the "John Kilts farm"), to the next sharp turn should have been called Kilts Road. All four of Adam Kilts' sons settled there as did three or four grandsons. The "John" in the term "John's farm" was John Kilts, your Grandpa Shafer's cousin, who left the farm to Grandpa when John died. There is a tradition that John's father cheated my great-grandmother Shafer out of what should have been hers when my grandfather died in Illinois. (This is the first time that I remember hearing about this "tradition". I wish that I knew more about it, but all the principals are deceased now. Herman Witthoft, 25 February 1999)

Daniel and Sophia had the following children:

+ 2912 F i. Ellena SHAFER-21 was born 23 Apr 1853 and died 15 Dec 1943.

+ 2913 F ii. Loretta SHAFER-22 was born 30 Sep 1854 and died 21 Aug 1951.

2914 M iii. Manillious SHAFER-2201 was born 4 Aug 1856 in Mt. Pleasant, Whiteside Co., IL, USA. He died 9 Mar 1857 in Mt. Pleasant, Whiteside Co., IL, USA and was buried 12 Mar 1857 in Mt. Pleasant, Whiteside Co., IL, USA.

BURIAL: Section 4, Heaton Cemetery, Ward Road, T-Mt. Pleasant, Whiteside Co., IL. Buriedin same cemetery as his father Daniel D. Shafer.

TOMBSTONE: "Manillious Son of D.D. & S. Shaver DIED Mar. 9,1857 Age 7 Ms & 5 Ds".

+ 2915 M iv. Wellington SHAFER-15 was born 19 Feb 1858 and died 27 Jun 1945.

2916 v. Daniel D. SHAFER-2202 was born 2 May 1860 in Mt. Pleasant, Whiteside Co., IL,USA. Daniel died 6 Apr 1925 in , , CA, USA.

MARRIAGE: Unmarried according to Florence Zula (Shafer) Witthoft.

CENSUS: 1880 USA - David Kendall Martin's book, THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY KILTS FAMILY OF THE MOHAWK VALLEY, 1985, bottom of page 85: "The 1880 Census lists atSharon: Peter A. Kilts white male 58 farmer born N.Y. of parents born N.Y.; Catharine Kiltswhite female 58 wife keeping house born N.Y. of parents born N.Y.; Daniel Shaver white male21 laborer single born Illinois of parents born N.Y." This is the first reference I've seen to Daniel other than his birth, etc., in Illinois. He later went to California and died there.Florence Hulsizer has two letters that he wrote from California to his mother Sophia (Kilts)Shafer. Henry Lyker remarked to Herman Witthoft, that he remembers Daniel's brotherWellington, our grandfather, remarking that when Daniel died, Wellington said: "My brotherDaniel died and I never really knew him!" I never remember my mother, Florence Zula (Shafer)Witthoft, speaking of him. (Herman Witthoft)

1224. Sally (Sarah) SHAFER-2214 (Barney (Barent) SHAFER, Tewalt (Dewalt) SHAFER, Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 11 Feb 1831 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 1831 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 1914 in , , NY, USA and was buried 1914 in Carlisle, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BIRTH: Recorded in the Shafer Holy Bible, "February 11, 1831".

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

MARRIAGE: # 1- "Garret Van Zandt, Sally Shaffer. Recorded: Old Lutheran Church (Zion Lutheran Church), Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Witnesses: "James A. Stover, Katharine Cornell" # 2 - William Craig, married after 1858, death of fourth child, Ida.

DEATH OF HUSBAND # 1, GARRET VAN ZANT: Mary (Shafer) Lyker relates that she was told by her father, Wellington Shafer, that Garret disappeared, probably falling down a rock hole. This is the area near Howes Caves and there are holes in the ground with openings large enough for a man to fall through. It was an uncommon occurrence since the natives were aware of the location of the openings and were careful where they walked. BUT, apparently, he wasn't.

Sally married (1-MRIN:1191) Garret VAN ZANT-2216 on 25 Dec 1851 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Garret was born about 1831 in , , NY, USA. He died about 1858.

DIED: From the notes of Florence Zula (Shafer) Witthoft : "Van Zant disappeared (fell down rock hole?). "Mamie (her sister, Mary), told this as remembered from what her father, Wellington Shafer, told her".

Garret and Sally had the following children:

2917 M i. Milo VAN ZANT-4069 was born about 1852 in Carlisle, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

OCCUPATION: "Blacksmith in Carlisle", T-Carlisle, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

NOTE: Obituary of his brother, Welous Van Zandt, mentions that he is survived by a brother ,Milo Van Zandt, of Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY USA.

+ 2918 M ii. Welous VAN ZANDT-4071 was born 12 Dec 1854 and died 21 Dec 1944.

+ 2919 F iii. Loretta "Rettie" VAN ZANDT-4070 was born 21 Sep 1857 and died 24 Nov 1954.

2920 F iv. Ida VAN ZANT-4072 was born about 1858 in Carlisle, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Ida married (MRIN:2243) BAUDER-4080 about 1878. BAUDER was born about 1858. Sally also married (2-MRIN:1192) William CRAIG-2217 after 1858. William was born about 1831.He was buried in Carlisle, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

1225. Lewis SHAFER-2213 (Barney (Barent) SHAFER, Tewalt (Dewalt) SHAFER, Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 25 Feb 1835 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 1914 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1914 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BIRTH: Written in the Shafer Holy Bible, "February 25, 1835".

BURIAL: Warnerville Cemetery, T-Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

TOMBSTONE: Inscription reads: "Lewis Shafer, born 1835". Wife: "A C, his wife, born 1842".

Lewis married (MRIN:1190) Eloise C. JACKSON-2215 on 3 Jun 1860. Eloise was born 1842 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 1907 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1907 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: Warnerville Cemetery, T-Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Located up hill behind old schoolhouse and across street from US Post Office.

TOMBSTONE: Inscription reads: "Eloise C., his wife, born 1842". (Husband, Lewis, born 1835 - same tombstone.)

Lewis and Eloise had the following children:

+ 2921 M i. Clifford SHAVER-9299 was born 19 Jun 1870 and died 3 Jan 1941.

1226. Betsey Maria SHAFER-3360 (Peter J. SHAFER, Tewalt (Dewalt) SHAFER, Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 8 Jan 1821 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 1821 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.. She died 19 Oct 1857 in , , NY, USA.

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

Betsey married (MRIN:1883) John Burt GURLEY-3368 on 26 Mar 1840 in , , NY, USA. John was born 11 Aug 1818. He died 30 Sep 1915.

They had the following children:

+ 2922 M i. Peter Warren GURLEY-3420 was born 4 Sep 1844 and died 10 Feb 1926.

2923 F ii. Wealthy F. GURLEY-3421 was born about 1846.Wealthy married (MRIN:1912) Wilson TATOR-3422 about 1866. Wilson was born about 1846.

2924 F iii. Ellen GURLEY-3423 was born about 1848. Ellen married (MRIN:1913) Peter S. MANN-3424 about 1868. Peter was born about 1848.

2925 M iv. John GURLEY-3425 was born about 1850. John married (MRIN:1914) WIFE-3426 about 1870. WIFE was born about 1850.

2926 F v. Delia GURLEY-3427 was born about 1852. Delia married (MRIN:1915) Jacob CRAPSER-3428 about 1872. Jacob was bornabout 1852.

2927 M vi. George GURLEY-3429 was born about 1854. George married (MRIN:1916) JAYCOX-3430 about 1874. JAYCOX was born about 1854.

2928 M vii. Judson GURLEY-3431 was born about 1856. Judson married (MRIN:1917) WIFE-3432 about 1876. WIFE was born about 1856.

1228. Sylvester SHAFER-3362 (Peter J. SHAFER, Tewalt (Dewalt) SHAFER, Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 17 Oct 1824 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 1824 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 1863 in , , NY, USA and was buried 1863 in , , NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded in the loose leaf records of the Baptismal and Marriage records of Rev. John Daniel Shafer, pastor of the Reformed Church at Schoharie. Parents: "Peter J. Shafer, Betsy, his wife" Sponsors: "F & M"

Sylvester married (MRIN:1884) Ruth Miranda TOWNSEND-4143 about 1847 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Ruth was born 5 Jun 1831. She died 28 Jun 1859 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 30 Jun 1859 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: Warnerville Cemetery, T-Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Located up hill behind former old school house and across the road from the US Post Office.

TOMBSTONE: "Ruth M., wife of Sylvester Shafer, died June 28, 1859, age 28 yrs 23 dys".

Sylvester and Ruth had the following children:

+ 2929 M i. John Peter SCHAFFER-5721 was born 4 Mar 1848 and died 7 Mar 1927.

2930 F ii. Lydia Althea SHAFER-6184 was born 10 Feb 1850 in , , NY, USA. She died 31 May 1851 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 2 Jun 1851 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: Warnerville Cemetery, Warnerville, T-Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Located up hill behind old school house and behind NYS Police Barracks.

TOMBSTONE: "Lydia Althea, daughter of Sylvester & Miranda Shafer, died May 31, 1851, age 1 yr 3 ms 21 ds". Personal Ancestral File calculates d/o/b to be 10 Feb 1850.

2931 M iii. Thomas B. SHAFER-6183 was born 9 Jun 1852 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 9 Sep 1852 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 12 Sep 1852 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: Warnerville Cemetery, T-Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Located up hillbehind old school house and NYS Police Barracks.TOMBSTONE: "Thomas B., son of Sylvester and Miranda Shafer, died Sept 9, 1952, aged 3months". Personal Ancestral File calculates d/o/b to be "9 June 1852".

2932 M iv. Willard T. SHAFER-4150 was born 8 Oct 1856 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 19 Mar 1858 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 22 Mar 1858 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.BURIAL: Warnerville Cemetery, T-Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Cemetery locatedup hill behind old school house and across street from US Post Office.

TOMBSTONE: "Willard T., son of Sylvester & Ruth M. Shafer, Died Mar 19, 1858, age 1 yr mos 11 days". Personal Ancestral File genealogy program calculates the d/o/b to be 8October 1856.

1233. Kasson SHAFER-3367 (Peter J. SHAFER, Tewalt (Dewalt) SHAFER, Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 7 May 1834 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 9 Dec 1834 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 18 Jul 1918 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 21 Jul 1918 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskilll, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Peter J. Shafer & Betsey, his wife" Sponsors: Parents Baptized as "Hasson"

Kasson married (MRIN:1886) Cirinda L. VAN HUSEN-3370 about 1852. Cirinda was born 16 Apr 1833 in , , NY, USA. She died 1879 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

They had the following children:

2933 F i. Lucinda SHAFER-9167 was born 23 Apr 1854 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Shedied 28 Jul 1908 in , , NY, USA and was buried 31 Jul 1908 in , , NY, USA.

BURIAL: West Mountain M.E. Church Burying Ground. Where is this?

Lucinda married (MRIN:4558) Peter H. WOOD-9168. Peter was born 5 Feb 1825.He died 23 Jul 1900 in , , NY, USA and was buried 26 Jul 1900 in , , NY, USA.

BURIAL: "West Mountain M.E. Church Burying Ground". Where is this?

+ 2934 M ii. Charles Henry SHAFER-3584 was born 5 Sep 1863 and died 7 Oct 1912.

1246. Kasson SCHAEFFER-36475 (David J. SHAFER, Tewalt (Dewalt) SHAFER, Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born about 1832 in , , NY, USA. He died 1873 in Seward, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

Kasson married (MRIN:14202) Kasson's WIFE-36576. Kasson's was born about 1829.

They had the following children:

+ 2935 M i. Kasson SCHAEFFER-36577 was born about 1849.

1252. Henry Andrew SHAVER-3767 (Andrew SCHAEFFER, Peter SCHAEFFER, Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 18 Jun 1824 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 8 Aug 1869 in Esperance, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 11 Aug 1869 in Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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

TOMBSTONE: "45yr 1mo 20da"

CENSUS: 1850 USA; Copied by Elisabeth Schaeffer and sent to Lois Donovan by letter dated 8 September 1977: 1850 Census - Town of Fulton, No.57 Age Henry A. Shaver 25 male Margaret 19 female Margaret 53 female; (Henry's mother who has been widowed since 1843) Juliet 13 female; (Who is? Not Henry's child) George 10 male; (Who is? Not Henry's child) 1850 Fulton Census

CENSUS: 1855 NYS Copied from Cady records: Years in Age Born in Town Occupation Henry A. 30 Schoharie Co. 5 farmer Margaret 24 " 24 wife Andrew 5/12 " 5/12 son 1855 Fulton Census

CENSUS: 1865 NYS Copied by Elisabeth Schaeffer and sent to Lois Donovan by letter dated 8 September 1977: 1865 Census - Town of Fulton, Page 17, No. 107 Age Henry Shaver 41 male married once, now married, shoemaker Margaret 34 female wife Andrew 10 male child Minnie D. 5 female child William 3/12 male child Margaret 68 female mother married once, widowed, mother of 11 children. All of the above born in Schoharie County, NY.

Henry married (MRIN:2088) Margaret SHAVER-3750, daughter of George SHAVER-3744 and Jane MULFORD-3747 (MRIN:2082), on 24 Feb 1849 in Jefferson, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Margaret was born 6 Jan 1831 in Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 18 Feb 1901 in Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 20 Feb 1901 in Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BIRTH: West Fulton, T-Fulton, Schoarie Co., NY USA.

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

DEATH CERTIFICATE: "Margaret Shaver, died T-Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY, 18 February 1901, of La grippe Bronchitis, Neuralgy of Stomach, aged 70y 1m 12d; widower, husband's occupation - laborer, NY State; Father, Geo. Shaver, born, NY State; Mother, Jane Shaver, born, NY State, place of death, Eminence".

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

TOMBSTONE: Aged "70yrs 1mo 12da".

Henry and Margaret had the following children:

2936 F i. Melvina SHAVER-4764 was born 23 Feb 1853 in Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 28 Feb 1854 in Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1 Mar1854 in Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BIRTH: West Fulton, T-Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

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

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

TOMBSTONE: "Age 1yr 5da."

+ 2937 M ii. Andrew SHAVER-8983 was born 15 Dec 1854 and died 11 Jun 1922.

+ 2938 F iii. Minnie Delphene SHAVER-19635 was born 6 Oct 1859 and died 17 Mar 1929.

+ 2939 M iv. William Deforest "Willie" SHAVER-19636 was born 24 Mar 1862 and died 23 Nov 1942.

+ 2940 M v. Valentine Lawyer "Valley" SHAVER-19637 was born 25 Jun 1868 and died 22 Aug 1937.

1259. George L. SCHAEFFER-31952 (Andrew SCHAEFFER, Peter SCHAEFFER, Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 14 Jul 1843 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 1897 in , , NY, USA and was buried 1897 in Jefferson, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

DOCUMENTATION: From: BIOGRAPHICAL REVIEW - DELAWARE CO., NY. "George L. Schaffer, proprietor of the Schaffer House, and a man of high standing in the town of Roxbury, NY, was born in Schoharie County, July 14, 1843. His grandparents were Peter and Sally J. Schaffer, who emigrated to America before the Revolution, and settled in Connecticut. The grandfather was a native of Germany, while the grandmother was of Scotch birth." (If the emigration details and birth origins are correct, then I have George in the wrong family. Leave here for now.) (This account also says that his grandfather, Peter, died at age 89 and his grandmother, Sally, lived to be 91 years.) (This doesn't agree exactly with my prior information, but it is close.)

BURIAL: "New Jefferson Cemetery situate in the Village of Jefferson, NY", T-Jefferson, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

TOMBSTONE: "Schaffer, George L., 1842-1897"

George married (MRIN:12809) Jemima GALLUP-31953, daughter of Amos GALLUP-31954 and Jemima FULLER-31955 (MRIN:12810), on 1864 in , , NY, USA. Jemima was born about 1843 in Jefferson, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 1925 and was buried 1925 in Jefferson, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: "New Jefferson Cemetery situate in the Village of Jefferson, NY", T-Jefferson, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

TOMBSTONE: "Jemima Gallup, wife, 1844-1925"

George and Jemima had the following children:

2941 F i. Myra E. SCHAEFFER-31957 was born 1 Aug 1871 in Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY, USA. Myra married (MRIN:12812) Seymour N. MURPHY-31958 on 1892 in , , NY,USA. Seymour was born about 1871.

2942 M ii. Miles W. SCHAEFFER-31959 was born 15 Aug 1872 in Roxbury, Delaware Co.,NY, USA. He died 1873 in Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY, USA and was buried 1873 in Jefferson, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

DEATH: Died at about 6 months of age.BURIAL: "New Jefferson Cemetery situate in the Village of Jefferson, NY", T-Jefferson,Schoharie Co., NY USA.

TOMBSTONE: "Miles W., son 1872-1873"

1260. William SCHAEFFER-3021 (Adam A. SCHAEFFER, Adam A. SCHAEFFER, Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 25 Oct 1810 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 24 Nov 1811 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 1892 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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

MARRIAGE: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Wm. Shafer, Middleburgh and Maria Gridley, Middleburgh"

OCCUPATION: Was Supervisor in the Town of Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY, 1861-62, representing the Town on the County Board of Supervisors. He also held the office of Justice of the Peace continuously for nearly a quarter of a century prior to becoming Supervisor.

CENSUS: 1855 NYS Years in 151 Frame $800 183 William Shaver 57 M Schoharie 15 Farmer Anna M. 49 F " 49 Wife Jane E. Shaver 17 F " 17 Daughter William G. Shaver 5 M " 5 Son

DEATH: Recorded in churchbook of Reformed Church, Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY USA, with the notation, "80y" and date of death, "10 July 1878".

OBITUARY: SCHOHARIE REPUBLICAN newspaper, 18 July 1878:

WILLIAM SHAFER One of the oldest and well known citizens of Middleburgh died at that place on the 10th inst., in the 81st year of his age. Mr. Shafer had been a prominent citizen, and had held the office of Justice of the Peace continuously for nearly a quarter of a century. He also represented his town in the Board of Supervilsros. - S.R. 18 July 1878.

William married (MRIN:1673) Anna Marie GRIDLEY-19729, daughter of John GRIDLEY-62328 and Margarett-62329 (MRIN:8589), on 15 Feb 1829 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Anna was born 9 Apr 1806 in , , NY, USA. She died 9 Jun 1870 in Saginaw, Saginaw Co., MI, USA and was buried 12 Jun 1870 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: Middleburgh Cemetery, Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

TOMBSTONE: "Age 64-2-0"

William and Anna had the following children:

2943 F i. Margaret SHAFER-19730 was born 1830 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA.Margaret married (MRIN:8588) George BROCKWAY-19728. George was bornabout 1830.

NOTE: From Chicago, Cook Co., IL USA.

2944 F ii. Nancy C. SHAFER-19732 was born 1835 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA.Nancy married (MRIN:8590) Abram J. FRIMYER-19731. Abram was born about1830.

BUSINESS: For many years he managed the Fremeyer House in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co.,NY USA.

+ 2945 F iii. Jane E. SHAFER-19733 was born 1838 and died 1909.

2946 M iv. William G. SHAFER-19735 was born 1849 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 24 Jul 1881 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 27 Jul 1881 inMiddleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: Middleburgh Cemetery, Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

TOMBSTONE: "Age 32 years"

1262. Fanny SCHAEFFER-3022 (Adam A. SCHAEFFER, Adam A. SCHAEFFER, Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 5 May 1812 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 6 Jun 1812 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 1848 in , , NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Adam Schaefer, Lena" Sponsors: "Henry Man, Maria"

Fanny married (MRIN:1674) Henry FRANCE-5563, son of Lorentz (Lawrence) FRANCE-4748 and Margaret BOUCK-9279 (MRIN:2500), about 1830. Henry was born 1802 in , , NY, USA. He died 1875 in , , NY, USA.

They had the following children:

2947 F i. Martha FRANCE-5567 was born about 1835.

2948 F ii. Salina FRANCE-5568 was born about 1837.

1263. Kasson Bellinger (Kussen) SCHAEFER-3023 (Adam A. SCHAEFFER, Adam A. SCHAEFFER, Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 3 Jun 1813 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 15 Aug 1813 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 9 Dec 1873 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 12 Dec 1874 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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

MARRIAGE: Recorded: Marriages of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lutheranville, Town of Summit, Schoharie County, NY USA. "Casson B. Shaffer to Polly Burst, Cobleskill"

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

TOMBSTONE: "Died Dec. 9, 1873, aged 60 yrs 6 mos 21 days"

DEATH NOTICE: "Kasson B. Shaver, of the Town of Seward, member of Democratic Committee. Died Monday of Typhoid fever. SR Dec 11 1873".

CENSUS: 1855 NYS Copied from Cady's records: Years in Age Born in Town Occupation Kasson 42 Schoharie Co. 2 farmer Polly 43 " 2 wife Lavanna 20 " " dau. Mary M. 11 " " " House, William 26 Schenectady Co. " boarder John 15 " ? " Stanton, Peter W. 20 Schoharie Co. 20 laborer Ottman, John 12 " 12 servant 1855 Seward Census

Kasson married (MRIN:1675) Polly BORST-4356 on 14 Sep 1833 in Summit, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Polly was born 14 Jun 1811 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 4 Feb 1879 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1879 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

NOTE: Polly was a member of the Cobleskill, NY, Womens' Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) in 1899.

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

TOMBSTONE: "Died Feb. 4, 1879, aged 67 yrs 7 mos 21 days"

Kasson and Polly had the following children:

2949 F i. Lavina SCHAEFER-8994 was born 16 Mar 1835 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 5 May 1862 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 8 May 1862 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: Reformed Churchyard Cemetery, Lawyersville, T-Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

Lavina married (MRIN:4490) William L. HOWES-61214. William was born 7 Jun1829. He died 17 May 1905 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried20 May 1905 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: Reformed Churchyard Cemetery, Lawyersville, T-Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NYUSA, along with his 3 wives.

TOMBSTONE: His 3 wives are listed on his tombstone: "Lavona Shafer, 1835-1862; MaryStrobeck, 1828-1886; and Susan Dutcher, 1841-1891"

2950 F ii. Mary M. SCHAEFER-8995 was born 1844 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

1264. Hiram A. SCHAEFER-3024 (Adam A. SCHAEFFER, Adam A. SCHAEFFER, Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 18 Jul 1814 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 20 Jul 1814 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 11 Sep 1888 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 13 Sep 1888 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Adam A. Shafer & Lena" Sponsors: "Sebastian Shenk & Maria"

OCCUPATION: Farmer

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

TOMBSTONE: "Age 74 yrs. 1 mo. 24 das."

OBITUARY: (From: Arthur Tingue) Newspaper: THE COBLESKILL INDEX Date: September 13 1888 Hiram A. Shafer "Hiram A. Shafer died at his home on West Main Street Tuesday after a painful illness of cancer of the stomach, aged 74 years. The funeral services were solemnized this day at his late residence, Dr. Griffin officiating. A wife and two children, George A. Shafer of Warnersville and Mrs. A.W. Harder of Amsterdam survive him. Madison Shafer is a brother and Mrs. William N. France and Mrs. Abram Mann also of this village are sisters of the deceased. Mr. Shafer was a son of Adam A. Shafer who resided on the Madison Shafer place in Cobleskill. Deceased was a farmer by occupation residing for several years in the Dunkel neighborhood, Town of Seward. About 30 years ago he disposed of his farm, and moving to this village has since lived in retirement, enjoying a well earned competency. Mr. Shafer was a man of rigid integrity. His ready and original wit, his steadfastness of friends and his judgement were characteristics. A wide circle of friends will regret to learn of his departure."

CENSUS: 1855 NYS From Cady Records: Years in Age Born in Town Occupation Hiram A. 41 Schoharie Co. 41 farmer Sophiah 37 " 37 wife George A. 10 " 10 son Cornelia A. 7 " 7 dau. Warner, Abram H. 23 " 23 servant Willoby, Margaret 20 " 20 " 1855 Seward Census

Hiram married (MRIN:1676) Sophia PATRIE-4571, daughter of Coenradt PETRIE-5545 and Catherine YOUNGS-5546 (MRIN:2443). Sophia was born 23 Jun 1818 in Seward, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 16 Oct 1818 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 13 Jul 1893 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 16 Jul 1893 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BIRTH: T-Seward, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. John's Lutheran Church, Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

SURNAME: Also "Petrie"?

DEATH NOTICE: THE COBLESKILL INDEX: "Died, Shafer - In Cobleskill, July 15, 1893 of paralysis Mrs. Hiram A. Shafer, aged 75 years".

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

TOMBSTONE: "Age 74 yrs 20 das."

Hiram and Sophia had the following children:

+ 2951 M i. George Adam SHAFER-4993 was born 23 Jan 1845 and died 27 Apr 1903.

+ 2952 F ii. Cornelia Amarette SHAFER-4710 was born 18 Sep 1847 and died before 5 Nov 1926.

1265. Caroline SCHAEFER-3025 (Adam A. SCHAEFFER, Adam A. SCHAEFFER, Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 8 Mar 1817 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 23 Mar 1817 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 7 Oct 1895.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Adam A. Schaefer & Lehna, m.n., Man" Sponsors: "David Schaefer & wife, Catherine"

Caroline married (MRIN:1677) William Nelson FRANCE-5564, son of Henry FRANCE-9281 and Eunice DECKER-9282 (MRIN:2173), about 1837. William was born 21 Dec 1814 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 8 Jan 1815 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 20 Jan 1899 in , , NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Henry Franz, Unice" Sponsors: "Henry Deter, Mary"

William and Caroline had the following children:

+ 2953 M i. Elman FRANCE-10137 was born 1839 and died 6 Aug 1912.

+ 2954 F ii. Alvira FRANCE-10139 was born 31 Oct 1841 and died 12 Jun 1935.

2955 F iii. Margaret "Maggie" FRANCE-10306 was born 1849. Margaret married (MRIN:5006) John BRIGGS-10307, son of William BRIGGS-10308(MRIN:5007), on 21 Jun 1885. John was born about 1849.

1269. George Adam SCHAEFFER-3168 (Adam A. SCHAEFFER, Adam A. SCHAEFFER, Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 17 Mar 1828 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 23 Mar 1828 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 1862.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Adam A. Schaffer, Lena" Sponsors: Parents

RESIDENCE: He was from Warnerville, T-Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

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

George married (MRIN:1773) Ellen E. SMITH-41128 on 11 Sep 1851 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Ellen was born about 1828.

RESIDENCE: She was from Warnerville, T-Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

George and Ellen had the following children:

2956 M i. Willie S. SHAFER-41129 was born 1853 in , , NY, USA. He died 1857 in , , NY, USA.

1270. Madison Lawyer SCHAEFFER-3169 (Adam A. SCHAEFFER, Adam A. SCHAEFFER, Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 4 Jan 1831 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 6 Feb 1831 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 12 Feb 1894 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1894 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY,USA.

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

CONFUSION: I had Madison's death date as 12 February 1844, but did not document the source. Then I came across the following: "Record of the Shafer family prepared by Don C. Shafer for Captain Christian Brown Chapter(D.A.R.), Cobleskill, NY. "From the fact that I have in my possession a deed to property in Warnerville given by George Mann and his wife which came down with some of the papers and deeds of Dewalt Shafer dated in 1792, Iam led to believe that Adam (A.) Shafer (RIN 2243) was a brother of Dewalt (RIN 2218, Joseph (RIN 2240) andDavid (Dewalt and David are the same name), and a son of John (RIN 2235). Apparently Adam Shafer (RIN 2220)had a son Adam Jr. (RIN 2243), who was the father of Adam A. Shafer (RIN 2788) who died Feb. 15, 1869 at theage of 79. His wife's name was Lany (RIN 3372)." (From this I figured out that the following Adam, "parents", thatthey are talking about is Adam A. (RIN 2788)). "They were the parents of Mat. Shafer, father of D. Roy Shafer,Hiram Shafer, Aurelia Shafer Underhill, as well as other children. Perhaps some trace of this line could beobtained through Mrs. John Clute, Ephriam Shafer." (Both died about 1940.)

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

TOMBSTONE: "Age 63 yr 1mo 8dy"

Madison married (MRIN:1774) Carolyn Affie L.-4495 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Carolyn wa sborn 30 Jan 1845 in , , NY, USA. She died 8 Dec 1901 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 12 Dec 1901 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

TOMBSTONE: Wife's name is given as "Affie" on the tombstone.

BURIAL: Cobleskill Rural Cemetery, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA.TOMBSTONE: "Age 56-10-8"

Madison and Carolyn had the following children:

2957 F i. Inez SCHAEFFER-5562 was born 1864 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

2958 M ii. Hiram SHAFER-4497 was born about 1866 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

2959 F iii. Georgiana SCHAEFFER-4511 was born 1868 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 1937 in , , NY, USA. Georgiana married (MRIN:2416) Horatio POLLOCK-4512 on 1895 in , , NY,USA. Horatio was born about 1868.

2960 M iv. Freddie SCHAEFFER-4513 was born 16 Apr 1873 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA. He died 23 Jul 1876 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and wasburied 26 Jul 1876 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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

TOMBSTONE: "Age 3 - 3 - 7 days"

2961 M v. D. Roy SHAFER-4496 was born 18 Nov 1875 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY,USA. He died 24 Jul 1950 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 27Jul 1950 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

EDUCATION: Graduate of Syracuse University, Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY USA.OCCUPATION: Farmer in Warnerville, T-Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

MARRIAGE: Unmarried

1273. Abraham De Witt SHAFER-3371 (David A. SCHAEFFER, Adam A. SCHAEFFER, Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 8 Mar 1814 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 20 Mar 1814 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 22 Dec 1844 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1845 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "David A Shafer, Catharina". Sponsors: "Abraham Lawyer, Catharina".

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

TOMBSTONE: "30 yrs. 9 mos. 14 das."

WILL: Dated 29 April 1844 and probated 18 January 1845 and filed in Schoharie Co., NY USA.

Abraham married (MRIN:1887) Anna Maria-4716 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Anna was born about 1814. She died after 29 Apr 1844.

They had the following children:

2962 F i. Martha SCHAEFFER-36480 was born about 1834 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA. She died after 29 Apr 1844.

NOTE: She was named in her father's will.

1274. Isaac Giles SCHAEFFER-4715 (David A. SCHAEFFER, Adam A. SCHAEFFER, Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 26 Feb 1816 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 10 Mar 1816 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 23 Feb 1890 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1890 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "David A. Shafer & Catharine". Sponsors: "Isaac Brink, Polly". Baptized as "Gileab".

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

DOCUMENTATION: GAZETTEER AND BUSINESS DIRECTORY OF SCHOHARIE COUNTY, NY FOR 1872-3, compiled and published by Hamilton Child, 1872. "Shafer, Isaac G., (Cobleskill,) patent churn dealer and farmer 32"; ("32" means 32 acre farm).

CENSUS: 1855 NYS Copied from Cady's records: Years in Age Born in Town Occupation Isaac G. 38 Schoharie 2/12 farmer

Catharine 31 " " wife

Sally C. 10 " " dau.

David A. 8 " " son

Mary E. 6 " " dau.

Almira 2 " " "

Radley, Philip 17 " " farmer & domestic

1855 Carlisle Census

Isaac married (MRIN:2489) Catharine WESTERVELT-5098. Catharine was born 6 Feb 1824 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 2 Mar 1904 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 5 Mar 1904 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

SURNAME: Another source says her surname is "Wentworth".

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

Isaac and Catharine had the following children:

2963 M i. Jacob SCHAEFFER-24235 was born 1841 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

RESIDENCE: Lived with his Uncle, Ezra, at the time of the 1855 Census, T-Richmondville,Schoharie Co., NY USA, along with his sister, Esther.

2964 F ii. Esther (Hester A.) SCHAEFFER-24236 was born 1843 in Cobleskill, SchoharieCo., NY, USA.

NOTE: Lived with her Uncle Ezra at the time of the 1855 Census, T-Richmondville, SchoharieCo., NY USA, along with her brother, Jacob H.

2965 F iii. Sally C. SCHAEFFER-8984 was born 1845 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

+ 2966 M iv. David A. SCHAEFFER-8985 was born 1847.

2967 F v. Mary E. SCHAEFFER-8986 was born 1849 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY,USA.

2968 F vi. Almira SCHAEFFER-8987 was born 22 Nov 1852 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 13 Jun 1878 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 16 Jun 1878 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: Cobleskill Rural Cemetery, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY. "Aged 25yrs. 6 mo. 22da".

2969 M vii. Henry W. SCHAEFFER-5099 was born 3 Nov 1855 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 12 Feb 1860 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and wasburied 1860 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BIRTH: Another source gives the d/o/b as "11 March 1855". Maybe one is the birth date andthe other is the baptismal date?BURIAL: Cobleskill Rural Cemetery, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Aged 4 yrs 3 mos9 da".

2970 M viii. Matthew SCHAEFFER-41115 was born 1858 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Matthew married (MRIN:15687) Almira-41116. Almira was born 1860 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 1882 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1882 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

+ 2971 M ix. Herman SCHAEFFER-9170 was born 1860 and died 1944.

+ 2972 M x. Lewis H. SCHAEFFER-9172 was born 17 Mar 1862 and died 26 Mar 1953.

+ 2973 M xi. Leonard SCHAEFFER-9176 was born 1863 and died 1922.

+ 2974 M xii. William B. SCHAEFFER-9179 was born 1868 and died 1939.

1275. Jerome SCHAEFFER-36477 (David A. SCHAEFFER, Adam A. SCHAEFFER, Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 14 Jul 1819 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened Jul 1819 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 1900 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded in the private records of Rev. John Daniel Shafer, Pastor of the Reformed Church at Schoharie, NY USA. Parents: "David A. Shafer, Caty, his wife". Sponsor: "Magdalene Snyder".

Jerome married (MRIN:25165) Maria-70557. Maria was born about 1818 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died after 1865.

They had the following children:

2975 F i. Catherine M. SHAFER-70558 was born about 1839 in Richmondville, SchoharieCo., NY, USA.

2976 M ii. Jacob Henry SHAFER-70559 was born 15 Dec 1840 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 18 Feb 1841 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY,USA.

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

Jacob married (MRIN:25931) Delilah-72476. Delilah was born about 1844 in ,Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

2977 F iii. Adaline SHAFER-70560 was born about 1843 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

2978 M iv. Elman SHAFER-70561 was born about 1846 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

2979 F v. Elsie SHAFER-70562 was born about 1848 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY,USA.

2980 F vi. Julia Ann SHAFER-70563 was born about 1851 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

2981 F vii. Salome SHAFER-70564 was born about 1853 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY,USA.

2982 M viii. Oseas SHAFER-70565 was born about 1857.

2983 M ix. Orphas SHAFER-70566 was born about 1859.

1277. Sylvester SCHAEFFER-3148 (David A. SCHAEFFER, Adam A. SCHAEFFER, Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 2 Jun 1823 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 3 Aug 1823 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 1863 in Cold Harbor, , VA, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "David A. Shafer, Catherine". Sponsors: Parents.

CENSUS 1855 NYS (Cady Records):

Years in Age Born in Town Occupation Sylvester 32 Schoharie Co. 31 carpenter

Margarete 31 " 2 wife

Alonzo 8 " 8 son

Abram 6 " 6 "

Cecilia Arietta 3 " 3 dau.

James 6/12 " 6/12 son

1855 Richmondville Census

MARRIAGE: Married in parsonage of Methodist Church, Rev. Wepon Gage, Duanesburg, Schenectady Co., NY USA.

MILITARY: (Cady records, page 34, SCHAEFFER FAMILY OF SCHOHARIE COUNTY, SERVING IN CIVIL WAR: FROM MILITARY RECORDS OF SCHOHARIE COUNTY, by George Warner: "Sylvester Shafer of Cobleskill; farmer, married, age 40. Enlisted Dec. 29, 1863. Killed at Turkey Hill near Cold Harbor while on picket duty, by gunshot through neck. Children: Alonzo, Abram, Celia, James, Mary, Emma". His body was never identified after the battle; possibly in Unknown Soldier Grave at Cold Harbor National Cemetery.

Sylvester married (MRIN:1759) Margaret ANDREWS-7266 on 1 Jul 1845 in Duanesburg, Schenectady Co., NY, USA. Margaret was born 1824 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

They had the following children:

2984 M i. Alonzo SHAFER Rev.-4144 was born about 1847 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA. He died after 1906 in , St. Lawrence Co., NY, USA.

DEATH: Probably died at Cranberry Lake, St. Lawrence Co., NY USA.

NOTE: An Alonzo Shafer married Elizabeth Denou on 9 Nov 1873 at the Christ EpiscopalChurch, Red Hook, Dutchess Co., NY USA.

Alonzo married (MRIN:2268) Elizabeth DENOU-62492 on 9 Nov 1873. Elizabethwas born about 1847.

2985 F ii. Emma SHAFER-4149 was born 1847 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 1927 in Carlisle, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1927 in Carlisle,Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

CENSUS: 1860 USA - Not listed on 1860 USA Census. (Sister, Mary C., born 1857.)

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

Emma married (MRIN:2272) Jacob SAFFORD-36007. Jacob was born about 1847 in Carlisle, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died in Carlisle, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BIRTH: Born in Grosvenors Corners, T-Carlisle, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

2986 M iii. Abram SHAFER-4145 was born 7 Jun 1849 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY,USA.

+ 2987 F iv. Cecelia Arietta SHAFER-4147 was born 22 Apr 1852 and died 17 Jul 1906.

+ 2988 M v. James SHAFER-4146 was born 7 Dec 1854.

+ 2989 F vi. Mary Catherine SHAFER-4148 was born 6 Aug 1857 and died 6 Jan 1904.

2990 F vii. Ellen SCHAEFFER-36005 was born 4 Aug 1860 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA, USA.

DEATH: Died probably in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA USA.

Ellen married (MRIN:14063) C. SWEET-39594. C. SWEET was born about 1860.

2991 F viii. Genieve "Griva" Ann SCHAEFFER-36006 was born 28 Dec 1863 in Cobleskill,Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

1278. Ezra SCHAEFFER-2831 (David A. SCHAEFFER, Adam A. SCHAEFFER, Adam SHAFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 15 Aug 1827 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 29 Mar 1875 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1 Apr 1875 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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

TOMBSTONE: 47 yrs. 7 mos 14 das.

CENSUS: 1855 NYS (From Cady Records:

Years in

Age Born in Town Occupation

Ezra 27 Schoharie Co. 27 farmer

Nancy 24 " 13 wife

Elda Jane 3 " 3 dau.

Marcus 1 " 1 son

Catharine 58 " 40 mother

Esther 12 " 1 niece

Jacob H. 14 " 14 nephew

1855 Richmondville Census

WILL: Will dated 4 May 1874 and probated 12 May 1876, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

Ezra married (MRIN:1541) Nancy FITCHER-3171. Nancy was born 22 Nov 1829 in , Schoharie Co. , NY, USA. She died 28 Mar 1914 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 31 Mar 1914 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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

TOMBSTONE: Age "84-4-1".

Ezra and Nancy had the following children:

+ 2992 F i. Elda Jane SCHAEFFER-7262 was born 9 Dec 1852 and died 10 Nov 1887.

+ 2993 M ii. Marcus SCHAEFFER-7263 was born 21 Jan 1853 and died 13 Mar 1880.

2994 F iii. Armeda SCHAEFFER-70582 was born 10 Jun 1856.

2995 M iv. Henry F. SCHAEFFER-41117 was born 2 Apr 1859 in Richmondville, SchoharieCo., NY, USA. He died 25 Dec 1921 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1921 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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

TOMBSTONE: 1859-1921.

Henry married (MRIN:25172) Susie A. OSTRANDER-70583. Susie was born 1860. She died 1915 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1915 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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

2996 F v. Augusta SCHAEFFER-41118 was born 30 Jun 1861 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 7 May 1909.

2997 M vi. Howard SCHAEFFER-41119 was born 11 Nov 1863 in Richmondville, SchoharieCo., NY, USA. He died 28 Feb 1882 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 2 Mar 1882 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

DEATH: 28 February 1882, "age 18-3-17"; d/o/b calculated by computer program, Personal Ancestral File, to be "11 November 1863".BURIAL: Cobleskill Rural Cemetery, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

2998 M vii. Jason SCHAEFFER-9181 was born 31 Oct 1865 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 1940 in , , NY, USA. Jason married (MRIN:4564) Bettie DAVIS-9182 on 1889 in Cobleskill, SchoharieCo., NY, USA. Bettie was born 1864 in , , NY, USA. She died 1940 in , , NY, USA.

1302. John Francis SCHAEFFER-4730 (Johannes SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Martinus SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 26 Feb 1817 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 2 Mar 1817 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "John Schaefer, jr, Lehna m.n. Franz" Sponsors: "John Franz, and his wife, Mary"

John married (MRIN:2492) Jane S.-5129 about 1841. Jane was born 1823 in , , NY, USA.

They had the following children:

2999 F i. Elmira (Almira) SCHAEFFER-5130 was born 1842 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA.

3000 M ii. Edwin SCHAEFFER-36452 was born 1844 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 1892 in , , NY, USA.

MILITARY: Civil War.

+ 3001 M iii. Austin SCHAEFFER-5131 was born 1853.

3002 F iv. Elda SCHAEFFER-40143 was born 1857 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "George Bouck, Middleburgh and Elda Schaeffer, Schoharie". Witnesses: "Caroline Schaffer,Ellen P. Heck".

Elda married (MRIN:1613) George BOUCK-2949 on 25 Dec 1878 in Schoharie,Schoharie Co., NY, USA. George was born about 1857.

1306. Lewis I. SCHAEFFER-4431 (Martinus SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Martinus SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 18 Feb 1815 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 14 Jan 1856 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1856 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

CENSUS: 1850 USA Copied from Cady's records: Age Shafer Lewis 33 Charity 31 Mary C 11 Devena 9 Alice 6 Delap 2 Town of Blenheim

CENSUS: 1855 NYS Copied from Cady's records: Years in Age Born in Town Occupation Lewis 40 Schoharie Co. 40 farmer Charity 38 " 38 wife Devern 14 " 14 son Alice 11 " 11 dau. Deliss 8 " 8 son Lewis 1 " 1 son 1855 Blenheim Census BURIAL: "Patchin Cemetery" or Old Blenheim Cemetery, North Blenheim, T-Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

Lewis married (MRIN:2394) Charity-8859. Charity was born 1817.

They had the following children:

3003 F i. Mary C. SCHAEFFER-9001 was born 1839 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

+ 3004 M ii. Devern M. SCHAEFFER-8998 was born 1841.

3005 F iii. Alice SCHAEFFER-8999 was born 1844 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 1 Oct 1868 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 4 Oct1868 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: "Patchin Cemetery", Old Blenheim Cemetery, North Blenheim, Blenheim, SchoharieCo., NY USA.

3006 iv. Delos SCHAEFFER-9000 was born 1847 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

3007 F v. Delia SCHAEFFER-36449 was born about 1849 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY,USA.

3008 M vi. Lewis I. SCHAEFFER-8860 was born 25 Sep 1853 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA. He died 25 Feb 1889 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and wasburied 1889 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BIRTH: Cemetery records say, "Died Feb. 25, 1889, aged 35 yr. 5 mos." Personal AncestralFile computed d/o/b to be 25 Sep 1853.

BURIAL: "Patchin Cemetery", Old Blenheim Cemetery, North Blenheim, T-Blenheim,Schoharie Co., NY USA.

1309. David SCHAEFFER-24231 (Martinus SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Martinus SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 5 Jul 1821 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 1821 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 1893 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1893 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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

CENSUS: 1855 NYS (From Cady records) Town of Seward Years in Age Born in Town Occupation David 33 Schoharie Co. 3 harness maker Jane 33 " 3 wife Margaret K. 8 " 3 dau. Amealia 6 " 3 dau. Dinnah 3 " 3 dau. Angelina 1 " 1 dau.

David married (MRIN:10129) Jane WELLER-35999. Jane was born 1822 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 1911 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1911 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

They had the following children:

3009 F i. Margaret SCHAEFFER-40136 was born 1846 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

3010 F ii. Mary SCHAEFFER-36000 was born about 1847 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died before 1855.

CENSUS: She is not listed in the 1855 Census, so presumably she died?

3011 F iii. Emelia SCHAEFFER-36001 was born 1849 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

3012 F iv. Diana SCHAEFFER-36002 was born 1852 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

3013 F v. Angelina SCHAEFFER-36003 was born 1854 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

3014 F vi. Eveline SCHAEFFER-40137 was born 1857 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

3015 M vii. Charles SCHAEFFER-40138 was born 1859 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY,USA.3016 M viii. Jesse SCHAEFFER-40139 was born 1861 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

1311. Tobias M. SCHAEFFER-4428 (Martinus SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Martinus SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 15 Aug 1826 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 14 Oct 1826 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 1 Mar 1883 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 4 Mar 1883 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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

MARRIAGE: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Mr. Tobias Shafer to Miss Augusta Hynds" Witnesses: "David Shafer & wife"

BURIAL: New Cemetery at Village of Richmondville, T-Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

TOMBSTONE: "Tobias M., died Mar. 1, 1883, Ae 56y. 7m. 16d." D/O/B computed to be 13 August 1826.

Tobias married (MRIN:2391) Augusta HYNDS-4492 on 27 Oct 1863 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Augusta was born 9 Jun 1833 in , , NY, USA. She died 19 Oct 1903 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 22 Oct 1903 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: New Cemetery at Village of Richmondville, T-Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

TOMBSTONE: "Augusta, wife, died Oct. 19, 1903, AE 70y. 4m. 10d."

Tobias and Augusta had the following children:

3017 M i. Martin SCHAEFFER-4493 was born 4 Jul 1865 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 5 May 1874 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 8 May 1874 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: New Cemetery at Village of Richmondville, T-Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

TOMBSTONE: "Martin, son, died May 5, 1874, AE 8y. 10m. 1d."

1316. Thomas L. SCHAEFFER-4432 (Martinus SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Martinus SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 1843 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 1909 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1909 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

MILITARY: From: MILITARY RECORDS OF SCHOHARIE COUNTY VETERANS OF FOUR WARS, by George H. Warner, 1891: Fourth New York Heavy Artillery, Company A: "Thomas L. Shafer, Gilboa - Farmer; single; age 18; enlisted December 1, 1861, at Staten Island; contracted measles at Fort Grebel, and treated at Post Hospital; discharged for disability 1862; Richmondville, jeweler; married. Children: Arthur, Lela, Clyde, Grace".

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

TOMBSTONE: "1843 - 1909", age 66 years.

NOTE: I'm beginning to doubt that this is a child in this family! For one, look at the birth dates of Diana, 1830, and Thomas, 1843, 13 years between children, possible, but not probable. Also there is a Thomas, born 1843, in the 1855 Census who is the son of Polly Shaver, age 49, born in Otsego Co., widow, lived in Gilboa 23 years. Her oldest son Frederick was born in Delaware Co., and her other children Levi, age 16, Wesley, age 14, Thomas, age 12, and Peter, age 5, were born in Schoharie Co., Town of Gilboa. I'm beginning to think that Thomas is not a descendant of my family. Leave here for now though. Martha Foland seems to think that he is a member of this family.

Thomas married (MRIN:2395) Mary E. SHAW-4489 about 1865 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Mary was born 1847 in , , NY, USA. She died 1900 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1900 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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

TOMBSTONE: "1847 - 1900"

Thomas and Mary had the following children:

+ 3018 M i. Arthur SHAFER-7267 was born 1869 and died 1938.

3019 F ii. Lela SHAFER-7268 was born 1874 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Lela married (MRIN:3695) John DOUGLAS-8878. John was born about 1874.

+ 3020 M iii. Clyde SHAFER-7269 was born 1876 and died 1940.

3021 iv. "INFANT"-4490 was born 1881 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. "INFANT" died 1881 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried1881 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: "Infant". New Cemetery at Richmondville, NY"; T-Richmondville, Schoharie Co.,NY USA.

3022 F v. Grace E. SHAFER-4491 was born 1888 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY,USA. She died 1905 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1905 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: New cemetery at Richmondville, NY; T-Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

TOMBSTONE: "1888 - 1905", age 17 years.

1325. David ZEH-9187 (Johannes ZEH, Maria SCHAEFFER, Martinus SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 1798 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. David married (MRIN:4567) Amelia WELLS-36613. Amelia was born about 1798.

They had the following children:

+ 3023 M i. James Edwin ZEH-36614 was born 11 Oct 1822 and died 7 Oct 1882.

3024 M ii. Stephen W. ZEH-36615 was born 22 Feb 1824 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 13 Aug 1910. Stephen married (MRIN:14240) Maria SWART-36616 on 1 Jan 1849. Maria was born 28 Aug 1830. She died 20 Jan 1915.

3025 F iii. Emeline ZEH-36617 was born 11 May 1827 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

3026 M iv. William Edward ZEH-36618 was born 21 Aug 1830 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 14 Apr 1897.

3027 F v. Elizabeth ZEH-36619 was born 11 Jul 1832 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

3028 F vi. Sarah ZEH-36620 was born 10 Jun 1835 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

3029 F vii. Catharine ZEH-36621 was born 8 Aug 1840 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

1326. Peter J. SHAFER-2895 (Sophia ZEH, Maria SCHAEFFER, Martinus SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 24 Oct 1808 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 6 Nov 1808 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 1873 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1873 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "John J. Schaefer and Sophia" Sponsors: "Peter Hills, Catharina"

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Peter Schafer, Sarah Wiedman" Witness: "Geo. Conrad Plank"

CENSUS: 1855 NYS From Cady records: Years in Age Born in Town Occupation Peter J. 40 Schoharie Co. 6 carpenter Sally 38 " 6 wife Sylvester 17 " 6 son Edmond 13 " 6 " Chester 6 " 6 " 1855 Schoharie Census

Peter married (MRIN:1583) Sarah WIEDMAN-3969 on 10 Sep 1837 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Sarah was born about 1810 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

They had the following children:

3030 M i. Sylvester SHAFER-3970 was born 4 Apr 1838 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 29 Jul 1838 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Peter J. Shafer, Sarah" Sponsors: Parents

3031 M ii. Edmond SCHAEFFER-3507 was born 1842 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

3032 M iii. Chester SHAFER-3971 was born 6 Jul 1849 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USAand was christened 4 Feb 1850 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Peter J. Schaeffer, Sarah" Sponsors: Parents

1327. Abraham SCHAEFFER-2896 (Sophia ZEH, Maria SCHAEFFER, Martinus SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 8 Jun 1811 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 23 Jun 1811 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 1883 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1883 in Summit, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "John J. Schaefer & Soply" Sponsors: None listed

MARRIAGE: Recorded: Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Town of Summit, Schoharie County, NY USA; " Abraham Shaffer to Nancy M. Dox, Cobleskill"

1855 CENSUS: (Taken from the notes of Roger Shafer. He doesn't name Town.) County Years in Age Sex Relationship Born Town Abraham Shaver 44 M Self Schoharie 6 Nancy M. 44 F Wife " 6 William 21 M Son " 6 Stephen 19 M Son " 6 Alvina 17 F Daughter " 6 Peter E.M. 12 M Son " 6 NOTE: There is another 1855 NYS Census, Town of Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY USA, which has the following: Years in Age Born in Town Occupation Abram 44 Schoharie Co. 44 Shoemaker Larry 30 " 30 wife John B. 6 " 6 son Elizbeth A. 5 " 5 dau. Nancy 3 " 3 dau. David R. 1 " 1 son His spouse's name is listed as " Larry". Should this be "Mary"? I think the first Census listed above is the correct family because of the son's name, "Peter E.M.", which would be "Peter Enos Minor".

BURIAL: Beard's Hollow, T-Summit, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

Abraham married (MRIN:1584) Nancy Maria DOX-3972, daughter of Michael DOCKS-39174 and Lois-39175 (MRIN:2187), on 7 Dec 1832 in Summit, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Nancy was born 10 Aug 1810 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 10 Sep 1810 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 1894 and was buried 1894 in Summit, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Michael Docks, Lois" Sponsors: "John Werner, Naby Lewis"

DEATH: Died at Vintonton, (Town ?), Schoharie Co., NY USA.

BURIAL: Beard's Hollow Cemetery, T-Summit, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

Abraham and Nancy had the following children:

3033 M i. William H. SHAFER-3973 was born 1834 in Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died in , , KS, USA.

NOTE: Married and moved to Kansas.

3034 M ii. Stephen SHAFER-3974 was born 1836 in Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died in , , , Canada and was buried in , , , Canada.

RESIDENCE: "Went as a young man to Canada."

+ 3035 F iii. Elvira SHAFER-3975 was born 1838 and died 1903.

3036 F iv. Elizabeth SHAFER-3976 was born 1840 in Summit, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 1841 in Summit, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1841 in Summit,Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

+ 3037 M v. Peter Enos Minor SHAVER-3977 was born 3 Oct 1842 and died 28 Mar 1917.

1328. George William SHAFER-2897 (Sophia ZEH, Maria SCHAEFFER, Martinus SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 31 Aug 1813 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 5 Sep 1813 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 24 Jul 1877 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 27 Jul 1877 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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

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

CENSUS: 1855 NYS - From Cady Records: Years in Age Born in Town Occupation George W. 41 Schoharie Co. 41 farmer Almira 35 " 35 wife Fidelia 11 " 11 dau. Sally Ann 5 " 5 " Infant 4/12 " 4/12 " John I. 71 " 66 father & farmer Peter P. 46 " 46 brother & blacksmith Fellers Rhoda 25 " 25 sister-in-law 1855 Richmondville Census

George married (MRIN:1585) Almira-5036. Almira was born 21 Aug 1821 in , , NY, USA. She died 28 Jul 1874 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried Jul 1874 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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

George and Almira had the following children:

3038 F i. Fidelia SCHAEFFER-7264 was born 1844 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

MARRIAGE: Recorded: Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Charles W. Gordon, Fidelia Shafer, both of Richmondville" Witnesses: "Julius Gordon, Caroline Borst"

Fidelia married (MRIN:3693) Charles W. GORDON-36158 on 19 Dec 1866 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Charles was born about 1844.

3039 M ii. Albert SCHAEFFER-5037 was born 21 Nov 1847 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA.He died 7 Jun 1849 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 10 Jun 1849 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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

+ 3040 F iii. Sally Ann SCHAEFFER-5038 was born 18 Apr 1850 and died 28 Dec 1875.

3041 F iv. Lucinda SCHAEFFER-5039 was born 16 Feb 1855 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 17 Mar 1858 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 20 Mar 1858 inRichmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIED: New cemetery at Richmondville, Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY USA.CENSUS: 1855 NYS (Cady records), called "Infant 4/12".

3042 M v. Franklin SCHAEFFER-36469 was born 1861 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

1331. Tobias SHAFER-2899 (Sophia ZEH, Maria SCHAEFFER, Martinus SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 26 Mar 1821 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 23 Apr 1821 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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

RESIDENCE: Settled in the T-Clay, Onondoga Co., NY USA, in 1851.

DOCUMENTATION: RECORDS OF CENSUS OF TOWN OF CLAY, 1855. ONONDAGA COUNTY COURT HOUSE, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Source: Cady records) "Tobias Shafer, aged 35, and Elisabeth Deifendorf, his wife, aged 32, were married June 23, 1843. Tobias was from Schoharie and Elisabeth was from Montgomery County, N. Y. They settled in the town of Clay in the year 1851. Their first three children came with them, the first, Mary, born Dec. 24, 1845, died Dec. 25, 1864. The second, Oliver, was born Feb. 10, 1848. He died July 30, 1924. The third, Benjamin, was born Feb. 7. 1851. He died in 1860. Born in the town of Clay were: Julia, b. Jan. 9, 1853, d. May 23 1873. Francis, aged about five months. Peter S., b. Jan 9, 1855, d. April 14, 1932. Elisabeth, b. March 16, 1857, d. Dec. 23, 1929."

Tobias married (MRIN:1587) Elisabeth DIEFENDORF-3980 on 23 Jun 1843. Elisabeth was born about 1824 in , Montgomery Co., NY, USA.

RESIDENCE: She was from Montgomery County.

Tobias and Elisabeth had the following children:

3043 F i. Mary SHAFER-4135 was born 24 Dec 1845 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 25 Dec 1864 in Clay, Onondaga Co., NY, USA.

3044 M ii. Oliver SHAFER-4136 was born 10 Feb 1848 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 30 Jul 1924 in , , NY, USA.

3045 M iii. Benjamin SHAFER-4137 was born 7 Feb 1851 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 1860 in Clay, Onondaga Co., NY, USA.

3046 F iv. Julia SHAFER-4138 was born 9 Jan 1853 in Clay, Onondaga Co., NY, USA. She died 23 May 1873 in , , NY, USA.

3047 M v. Francis SHAFER-4139 was born 1854 in Clay, Onondaga Co., NY, USA. He died 1855 in Clay, Onondaga Co., NY, USA.

DEATH: "aged about five months".

3048 M vi. Peter S. SHAFER-4140 was born 9 Jan 1855 in Clay, Onondaga Co., NY, USA. He died 14 Apr 1932 in , , NY, USA.

3049 F vii. Elisabeth SHAFER-4141 was born 16 Mar 1857 in Clay, Onondaga Co., NY, USA.She died 23 Dec 1929 in , , NY, USA.

1340. Adam D. ZEH-18198 (Marcus ZEH, Maria SCHAEFFER, Martinus SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 8 Mar 1832 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 9 May 1832 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 1871.

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

Adam married (MRIN:2436) Nancy Esther SCHAEFFER-4550, daughter of Daniel SCHAEFFER-3927 and Maria BARNER-3928 (MRIN:2170). Nancy was born 1836 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 1924 in , , NY, USA.

MARRIAGES: Was Nancy married 3 times, the third to Adam Zeh, 1833-1871.

BURIAL: A Nancy Shaver, is buried in the Breakabeen cemtery, T-Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

TOMBSTONE: "Zeh, Adam - 1833-1871 and Nancy Shafer, wife - 1836-1924"

Adam and Nancy had the following children:

+ 3050 F i. Jennie ZEH-36018 was born 1866 and died 1940.

1341. Maria (Mariah) EMPIE-8522 (Sophia SHAFER, Marcus SCHAEFFER, Martinus SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 20 Mar 1809 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 1892 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1892 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

TOMBSTONE: From Barbara Empie Greene: Slate Hill Cemetery shows a Maria Empie, 1809-1892, who was the wife of Peter Empie, 1807-1890. Grace Empie says that Maria married Peter Empie.

CENSUS: 1855 NYS - Census shows Maria, wife of Peter Empie, age 45, born Schoharie Co., resident of Sharon 45 years.

Maria married (MRIN:4326) Peter EMPIE-14463, son of Petrus E. EMPIE-1354 and Catherine Mary LEHMAN-1360 (MRIN:230), in , , NY, USA. Peter was born 29 Jul 1807 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 1807 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 1890 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1890 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.s

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. John's Lutheran Church, Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Sponsors: "Peter Lehman and wife, Catharine".

CENSUS: 1855 NYS - "Peter Empie, farmer, born Schoharie Co., NY, age 47, resident Sharon 47 years; wife, Maria Empie, born Schoharie Co., age 43, resident Sharon 43 years; son, John G. Empie, farmer, age 19, born Schoharie Co., resident Sharon 19 years; son, De Witt Empie, age 9, born Schoharie Co., resident Sharon 9 years."

TOMBSTONE: Slate Hill Cemetery, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA. (Also buried in Slate Hill Cemetery are his wife, Maria, 1809-1892; children: Jane E., their dau., died 1834, Ae 2 yrs; Sophia, their dau., died 1846, Ae 1 yr.; Peter H., their son, died 1839, Ae 1 yr; Harvey L., their son, died 1848, Ae 5 yrs.")

BIOGRAPHICAL: Article in BIOGRAPHICAL REVIEW, p 193: See also an account of his father, Peter, Sr. and account of John G. Empie from this same periodical: Peter Empie, Jr., son of Peter, Sr., was born and brought up on the old farm in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, and received his education in the pioneer schools of his day and generation. Following in the footsteps of his ancestors, he chose farming as his life occupation, and on reaching manhood purchased land near the parental estate, and was successfully engaged in his independent calling until his decease, at the venerable age of 83 years. He was a Democrat in politics, greatly interested in public affairs, and served his fellow townsmen as Assessor for a number of years. Both he and his wife were members of the Reformed Church. He married Maria Empie, who was born in Sharon, a daughter of a later John Empie than the pioneer. Peter and Maria had 7 children, namely: Norman D., Jane E., John G., Peter H., Anna S(ophia), Harvey L., and Dewitt C.

RELATIONSHIP: Peter Empie and his wife, Maria Empie, are 1st cousins.

Peter and Maria had the following children:

3051 M i. Norman D. EMPIE-28328 was born about 1830 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY,USA.

3052 F ii. Jane E. EMPIE-9192 was born 1832 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 1834 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1834 in Sharon, SchoharieCo., NY, USA.

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

TOMBSTONE: "Jane E., their dau., died 1834, ae 2 yrs"

+ 3053 M iii. John Gideon EMPIE-28329 was born 5 Jan 1836 and died 1914.

3054 M iv. Peter H. EMPIE-14465 was born 1838 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 1839 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1839 in Sharon,Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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

TOMBSTONE: "Peter H., their son, died 1839, ae 1 yr."

3055 M v. Harvey L. EMPIE-14466 was born 1843 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 1848 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1848 in Sharon,Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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

TOMBSTONE: "Harvey L., their son, died 1848, ae 5 yrs."

3056 F vi. Anna S(ophia) EMPIE-14467 was born 1845 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 1846 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1846 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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

TOMBSTONE: "Sophia, their dau., died 1846, ae 1 yr."

+ 3057 M vii. Dewitt Clinton EMPIE-28333 was born 26 Apr 1846.

1343. Sophia E. EMPIE-8525 (Sophia SHAFER, Marcus SCHAEFFER, Martinus SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 13 Jan 1813 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 9 Mar 1891 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 10 Mar 1891 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

MARRIAGE: "Peter A. Kling, son of Jacob Kling, grandson of John Ludwig Kling, was married to Sophia E. Empie, sister of Rev. Marcus W. Wmpie, by Rev. Philip Wieting, Dec. 10, 1833.

RESIDENCE: They resided in the Town of Sharon at Beekman's Corners. (DESCENDANTS OF JOHAN LUDWIG KLING, 1995, John Luther Kling; p. 95)

CHILDREN: They had 3 children, Gideon, John and Hattie.

DEATH: Recorded in church book of Frankean Evangelical Lutheran Church, Gardnersville, T-Seward, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Mrs. Peter Kling, March 10, 1891, 'old age', buried Slate Hill Cemetery."

TOMBSTONE: Barbar Empie Greene: Slate Hill Cemetery for Sophia Empie (1813-1891), wife of Peter A. Kling (1812-1891)

Sophia married (MRIN:3834) Peter Alexander KLING-12841, son of Jacob Rensselaer KLING-14629 and Dorothy GASPER-14630 (MRIN:6086), on 10 Dec 1833 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Peter was born 2 Dec 1811 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 14 Mar 1891 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 17 Mar 1891 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BIOGRAPHICAL: (GENEALOGICAL HISTORY OF JOHN LUDWIG KLING AND HIS DESCENDANTS, 1755-1924): Peter A. Kling, son of Jacob and grandson of John Ludwig Kling, was married to Sophia E. Empie, daughter of John Empie of Sharon and Susan Kilts, and sister of Rev. Marcus W. Empie, by Rev. Phillip Weiting, December 10, 1833. They resided in the town of Sharon (Schoharie Co., NY) at Beekman's Corners. They had three children, Gideon, John and Hattie.

DEATH: Recorded in church book of Frankean Evangelical Lutheran Church, Gardnersville, T-Seward, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Peter Kling, died Mch 14, 1891, 'old age', buried at Slate Hill Cemetery." (Wife died 4 days previously.)

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

Peter and Sophia had the following children:

3058 F i. Mary D. KLING-15341 was born 1835 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 1839 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1839 in Sharon,Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: Slate Hill Cemetery, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA.TOMBSTONE: "Ae 4yrs 2mos"

+ 3059 M ii. Gideon KLING-28335 was born 19 Nov 1836 and died 25 Jul 1904.

+ 3060 M iii. John KLING Rev.-28364 was born 1 Jul 1838 and died 2 Feb 1923.

+ 3061 F iv. Harriet Sophia "Hattie" KLING-7552 was born 28 Feb 1847 and died 1919.

1344. Gideon EMPIE-385 (Sophia SHAFER, Marcus SCHAEFFER, Martinus SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 31 Jan 1816 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died28 Apr 1910 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 30 Apr 1910 in Sharon, SchoharieCo., NY, USA.

BIRTH: Born on family's "Sharon Hill" farm, Jan 31, 1816,

HISTORY OF SCHOHARIE COUNTY, William E.Roscoe, p xxii, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA: Empie, Gideon, p.o. Sharon Hill, farmer, 375 acres, born onsame farm January 31, 1816; wife, Susan Kilts, married Nov 24, 1840; children five - Sophia E., Myron O., Luther,Martha H., and John J. Father, John I. Empie.

MARRIAGE: Reformed Church, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

OCCUPATION: His granddaughter, Susie Empie, daughter of John Jay Empie, says her grandfather was "a singing" schoolmaster.

CENSUS: 1855 NYS - Gideon Empie, and, wife Susan, appear on June 1855 Census, Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY:Gideon, age 39, Susan, age 32, Sophia, age 12, Myron O., age 11, Luther, age 7, Martha, age 3, John Jay age 1.Years lived in Sharon for Gideon, 39, for Susan, 32.

BIOGRAPHICAL: (From Barbara Empie Greene): The farm that Gideon and Susan owned had been passed downthrough the family by several deed transactions. It moved from "John Empea", of the Town of Sharon, SchoharieCounty to "John Empie Junior" of foresaid Town and County on June 24, 1807. (One hundred acres). On Feb. 20,1815, another 30 acres was deeded to "John Empie Junior" by "Joh. Empie of Town of Sharon, County of Schoharie and State of New York, Farmer". These transactions are identified as being between Johannes Empie, who married Anna Maria Kilts, and his son, John Empie of Sharon, who married Sophia Shaver. On May 23 1856, the same land was deeded to Gideon Empie, son of John Empie of Sharon, who in turn deeded it to his son, Myron Orlo Empie on March 16, 1905. The 1855 NYS Census shows that Gideon, Susan and their children were living at that time with John of Sharon and wife Sophia Shaver on that land, Lot #349. It is probably safe to assume that after the change of ownership in 1856, when John was 79 years old, John and Sophia continued to live with their son and daughter-in-law until they died. Gideon and Susan were 39 and 32 respectively at the time of the transfer. (Children: Sophia, age 12, Myron O., age 11, Luther, age 7, Martha, age 3, John Jay, age 1.)

From HISTORY OF SCHOHARIE COUNTY, NEW YORK, 1713-1882, William E. Roscoe, p. xxii, Sharon: Empie,Gideon, p.o. Sharon Hill, farmer, 375 acres, born on same farm January 31, 1816; wife Susan Kilts, married November 24, 1840; children five - Sophia E., Myron O., L., Martha H., John J. Father, John I. Empie

DEATH: Died on "old homestead farm", April 28, 1910. Death recorded in Church Book of the Frankean Ev.Lutheran Church, Gardnersville, T-Seward, Schoharie Co., NY, p 45, "Gideon Empie, died April 28, 1910, age 91 buried Slate Hill."

FUNERAL: Sermon text: Rev. 22:12, Amos 4:12.

BURIAL: Slate Hill Cemetery, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA. (Cemetery is located on the earlier "OldEmpie Farm".)

TOMBSTONE: "Gideon Empie, Jan 31, 1816 - Apr 28 1910".

Gideon married (MRIN:28) Susannah KILTS-31, daughter of Johannes Biggs KILTS-23 and Elizabeth SMITH-24 (MRIN:18), on 24 Nov 1840 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Susannah was born 22 Jan 1823 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 23 Mar 1823 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 30 Mar 1910 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1 Apr 1910 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BIRTH: Her tombstone says she was born 24 January 1823. (Barbara Empie Greene)

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Lawyersville, T-Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "JohnKiltz, Elisabeth Smith". Sponsors: None listed.

MARRIAGE: Reformed Church, Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

DEATH: Recorded in church book of Frankean Evangelical Lutheran Church, Gardnersville, T-Seward, SchoharieCo., NY USA. "Mrs. Gideon Empie, died Mar. 30, 1910, age 89, buried Slate Hill." Funeral sermon text was John 16:33.

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

Gideon and Susannah had the following children:

+ 3062 F i. Sophia Elizabeth EMPIE-398 was born 15 Jul 1842 and died 31 Jul 1917.

+ 3063 M ii. Myron Orlo EMPIE-399 was born 29 Sep 1843 and died 29 Dec 1926.

+ 3064 M iii. Luther EMPIE-400 was born 14 Feb 1846 and died 9 Feb 1921.

+ 3065 F iv. Martha H. EMPIE-401 was born 30 Oct 1851 and died 30 Apr 1947.

+ 3066 M v. John Jay EMPIE-402 was born 7 Dec 1853 and died 28 Mar 1958.

1345. Marcus William EMPIE Rev.-8526 (Sophia SHAFER, Marcus SCHAEFFER, Martinus SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 31 Mar 1824 in Sharon, SchoharieCo., NY, USA.

NOTE: Rev. Marcus William Empie, married my great grandparents, Rev. Chauncey Diefendorf of Leesville, NY and Melissa Weatherwax of East Greenbush, NY, at the Ev. Lutheran Church of West Sand Lake, T-Sand Lake, Rensselaer Co., NY, 8 June 1871. He was pastor of that church according to the marriage certificate I have in my possession. (BEG)

MARRIAGE: Sally (Sarah) Kling was married to Rev. Marcus W. Empie, pastor of the Lutheran Church of Sharon, Walworth County, Wisconsin, which they served in about 1854, returning to New York in about 1870.

DOCUMENTATION: (Randall Diefendorf): Church History, Town of Danube, Evangelical Lutheran Church ofNewville, pastor of the church: Rev. Marcus W. Empie; 15th December 1852, continued for about two years,preaching at the same time to the congregation at Frey's Bush. (HISTORY OF HERKIMER COUNTY, NY; F.W.Beers & Co., 1879, page 125.) He was also Pastor at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, (Lutheran Church of Claverack), Churchtown, Columbia Co., NY, 1883-1896. And he was Pastor at Ev. Lutheran Church, West Sand Lake,Rensselaer Co., NY, as he performed the marriage ceremony, 8 June 1871, of Rev. Chauncey Diefendorf and Melissa Wetherwax. (We don't have a complete listing of all the churches that he served as Pastor. Can anyone help us? BEG) Note: John Edward Empie notified us, 22 July 1998, that the Rev. Marcus W. Empie preached atthe Lutheran Church at Bryan's Corners in 1877. (Bryan's Corners is in the Town of Brunswick, Rensselaer Co.,NY USA.)

Marcus married (MRIN:3741) Sally (Sarah) Ann KLING-7353, daughter of Abram KLING-7352and Polly LETCHER-14818 (MRIN:3740), on 1846. Sally was born 8 May 1821 in Sharon,Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BIRTH: At residence on Lot 10, Young Patent, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

Marcus and Sally had the following children:

3067 F i. Rose E. EMPIE-47459 was born 1850.

1349. Russell M. SHAFER Dr.-15526 (William SHAFER, Marcus SCHAEFFER, Martinus SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 4 Oct 1828 in Seward, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 13 Apr 1908 in Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA, USA and was buried 16 Apr 1908 in Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA, USA.

NOTE: Russell and Margaret's birth and death records taken from grave records. (From: Sherry L. Neuder)

OCCUPATION: Medical Doctor - M.D.

MILITARY: Doctor in Civil War.

Russell married (MRIN:7110) Margaret Katherine HINES-15746. Margaret was born Mar 1834 in Seward, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 1930 in Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA, USA and was buried 1930 in Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA, USA.

They had the following children:

+ 3068 M i. William Clarence SHAFER-15736 was born 1856 and died 1890.

3069 F ii. Clara SHAFER-15749 was born 1858 in Seward, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

3070 M iii. Fred SCHAEFFER-40023 was born 1860 in Seward, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

3071 F iv. Ada L. "Addie" SHAFER-15750 was born May 1863 in Seward, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

1352. Emory A. SHAFER-15527 (William SHAFER, Marcus SCHAEFFER, Martinus SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 1832 in Seward, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 16 Apr 1862 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA, USA.

MARRIAGE: Recorded: Reformed Church of Lawyersville (formerly German Reformed Church in New Rhinebeck), T-Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Emory Shafer to Nancy A. Brown, $3. No witnesses listed.

DEATH: From NOTICES OF DEATHS OF SCHOHARIE COUNTY PEOPLE, Joseph R. Brown, Jr., MemberSchoharie County Historical Society, 1945: "Schaeffer, Emory - Last week, at the Hospital, Philadelphia, Emory Schaeffer, aged 30 years. He belonged to the Ellsworth Regiment. His friends only a few days before his death received a letter from him lamenting his inability to be present with his Regiment in the post of honor occupied b yit now at Yorktown. He leaves a wife and two small children. He was a brother of Dr. F.W. Schaeffer, of Fulton. --S.R. April 24, 1862." (SCHOHARIE REPUBLICAN, newspaper) Another account says that he contracted typhoid in 1862 and died from it. Question: Did the widow apply for a pension? If so, the pension papers should tell us more about his children, etc.

Emory married (MRIN:7111) Nancy A. BROWN-19642 on 23 Dec 1856 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Nancy was born about 1832.

They had the following children:

3072 i. Child # 1 SHAFER-19643 was born about 1858.

3073 ii. Child # 2 SHAFER-19644 was born about 1860.

1356. Henry Andrew SHAVER-3767 (Andrew SCHAEFFER, Sarah SCHAEFFER, Martinus SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 18 Jun 1824 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 8 Aug 1869 in Esperance, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 11 Aug 1869 in Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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

TOMBSTONE: "45yr 1mo 20da"

CENSUS: 1850 USA; Copied by Elisabeth Schaeffer and sent to Lois Donovan by letter dated 8 September 1977:1850 Census - Town of Fulton, No.57 Age Henry A. Shaver 25 male Margaret 19 female Margaret 53 female;(Henry's mother who has been widowed since 1843) Juliet 13 female; (Who is? Not Henry's child) George 10 male;(Who is? Not Henry's child) 1850 Fulton Census

CENSUS: 1855 NYS Copied from Cady records:Years inAge Born in Town Occupation Henry A. 30 Schoharie Co. 5 farmer Margaret 24 " 24wife Andrew 5/12 " 5/12 son 1855 Fulton Census

CENSUS: 1865 NYS Copied by Elisabeth Schaeffer and sent to Lois Donovan by letter dated 8 September 1977:1865 Census - Town of Fulton, Page 17, No. 107 Age Henry Shaver 41 male married once, now married,shoemaker Margaret 34 female wife Andrew 10 male child Minnie D. 5 female child William 3/12 male childMargaret 68 female mother married once, widowed, mother of 11 children. All of the above born in SchoharieCounty, NY.

Henry married (MRIN:2088) Margaret SHAVER-3750, daughter of George SHAVER-3744 andJane MULFORD-3747 (MRIN:2082), on 24 Feb 1849 in Jefferson, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Margaret was born 6 Jan 1831 in Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 18 Feb 1901 in Fulton,Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 20 Feb 1901 in Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BIRTH: West Fulton, T-Fulton, Schoarie Co., NY USA.

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

DEATH CERTIFICATE: "Margaret Shaver, died T-Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY, 18 February 1901, of La grippeBronchitis, Neuralgy of Stomach, aged 70y 1m 12d; widower, husband's occupation - laborer, NY State; Father,Geo. Shaver, born, NY State; Mother, Jane Shaver, born, NY State, place of death, Eminence".

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

TOMBSTONE: Aged "70yrs 1mo 12da".

Henry and Margaret had the following children:

3074 F i. Melvina SHAVER-4764 was born 23 Feb 1853 in Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 28 Feb 1854 in Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1 Mar 1854 in Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BIRTH: West Fulton, T-Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

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

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

TOMBSTONE: "Age 1yr 5da."

+ 3075 M ii. Andrew SHAVER-8983 was born 15 Dec 1854 and died 11 Jun 1922.

+ 3076 F iii. Minnie Delphene SHAVER-19635 was born 6 Oct 1859 and died 17 Mar 1929.

+ 3077 M iv. William Deforest "Willie" SHAVER-19636 was born 24 Mar 1862 and died 23 Nov 1942.

+ 3078 M v. Valentine Lawyer "Valley" SHAVER-19637 was born 25 Jun 1868 and died 22 Aug 1937.

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