Generation Six, Part Seven

1363. George L. SCHAEFFER-31952 (Andrew SCHAEFFER, Sarah SCHAEFFER, Martinus SCHAEFFER, 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, proprietorof 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 theRevolution, and settled in Connecticut. The grandfather was a native of Germany, while the grandmother was ofScotch 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 inJefferson, 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:

3079 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.

3080 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"

1367. David Porter BERG-4382 (Philip BERG, JR., Magdalena (Magthalena) SCHAEFFER, Martinus SCHAEFFER, Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 23 Dec 1824 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 25 Sep 1825 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Philip Berg, Jr., Caty" Sponsors: Parents

David married (MRIN:2372) Sophia MANN-9194. Sophia was born about 1824.

They had the following children:

+ 3081 F i. Harriet BERG-9195 was born 1853 and died 1940.

1401. Joel B. RULAND-20938 (Maria May SHELMANDINE, Catharina KNISKERN, Sophia SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 5 Apr 1817 in Jefferson, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. was buried 11 Jul 1883 in Afton, Chenango Co., NY, USA. Joel married (MRIN:9009) Melissa M. FELTER-20939, daughter of Matthew FELTER-20942 and Sally PHELPS-20943 (MRIN:9010), on 30 Apr 1850 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Melissa was born 12 Nov 1827 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 21 Mar 1877 in Afton, Chenango Co., NY, USA.

BIRTH: Location is from Steven B. Watrous, "Eminence". Eminence is a hamlet and is located in the northwestcorner of the Town of Blenheim, Schoharie Co., and part of it is located in the northeast corner or the Town ofJefferson. A "hamlet" is a "general area" and does not have a legally defined area such as a village so a person'sbirth place/township depends upon its location.

Joel and Melissa had the following children:

+ 3082 M i. Amenzo Phelps RULAND-20940 was born 27 May 1851 and died 6 Apr 1930.

1405. Lewis KNISKERN-68179 (Sophia LANG, Elisabeth Barbara KNISKERN, Sophia SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 3 Mar 1821. He died 18 Aug 1885.

Lewis married (MRIN:24360) Alida Catharine VOSBURGH-68180, daughter of Peter VOSBURGH-68253 and Lydia DORNBERGER-68254 (MRIN:24361), on 16 Sep 1845.

Alida was born 10 Jul 1820. She died 7 May 1893.

They had the following children:

3083 F i. Helen KNISKERN-68255 was born 27 Apr 1846. She died 14 Sep 1848.

3084 F ii. Harriet Esther KNISKERN-68256 was born 7 Aug 1848. She died 22 Jul 1854.

+ 3085 M iii. John Wesley KNISKERN-68257 was born 2 Jan 1851 and died 17 Oct 1894.

3086 M iv. Peter Franklin KNISKERN-68258 was born 5 Apr 1853. He died 14 Mar 1854.

3087 F v. Emma Catharine KNISKERN-68259 was born 24 Jul 1855. She died 20 Feb 1926.Emma married (MRIN:25779) James HUGGINS-72015 on 12 Jan 1879. James wasborn 29 Apr 1850. He died 29 Oct 1925.

3088 vi. An Infant KNISKERN-68260 was born about 1860.

3089 vii. An Infant KNISKERN-68261 was born about 1863.

+ 3090 M viii. James Matthew KNISKERN-68262 was born 30 Oct 1865 and died 5 Dec 1898.

1407. Caroline KNISKERN-68182 (Sophia LANG, Elisabeth Barbara KNISKERN, Sophia SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 17 Oct 1823. She died 27 Jul 1903. Caroline married (MRIN:24362) Abel C. HULL-68183. Abel was born 1827. He died 1904.

Abel and Caroline had the following children:

+ 3091 M i. Russell Steven HULL-68263 was born 1852 and died 1918.

1408. Eliza Ann KNISKERN-68184 (Sophia LANG, Elisabeth Barbara KNISKERN, Sophia SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 11 Feb 1826. She died 20 Oct 1912. Eliza married (MRIN:24363) John D. MATTICE-68185. John was born 30 Jan 1818. He died 31 Aug 1905.

They had the following children:

3092 M i. Harvey J. MATTICE-68265 was born 1855. He died 7 Apr 1878.

3093 F ii. Mattie MATTICE-68266 was born about 1857. Mattie married (MRIN:24389) Robert SWART-68267. Robert was born about1857.

3094 F iii. Daughter # 2 MATTICE-68268 was born about 1859. Daughter married (MRIN:24390) Halsey BURNETT-68269. Halsey was born about1859.

3095 F iv. Daughter # 3 MATTICE-68270 was born about 1861. Daughter married (MRIN:24391) James MC LAIN-68271. James was born about1861.

1409. Lorenzo Dow KNISKERN-68186 (Sophia LANG, Elisabeth Barbara KNISKERN, Sophia SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 18 Jan 1828. He died 26 Jun 1875. Lorenzo married (MRIN:24364) Lucy HALLECK-68187. Lucy was born 2 Feb 1832. She died 28 Apr 1927.

They had the following children:

+ 3096 F i. Irene KNISKERN-68272 was born 1856.

+ 3097 F ii. Hattie KNISKERN-68273 was born 1858.

+ 3098 F iii. Eliza KNISKERN-68274 was born 1861.

+ 3099 F iv. Mattie KNISKERN-68275 was born 1863.

+ 3100 F v. Sophia KNISKERN-68276 was born 1867.

+ 3101 F vi. Elmina KNISKERN-68277 was born 9 Aug 1869 and died 3 Mar 1938.

+ 3102 F vii. Anna KNISKERN-68278 was born 1871.

+ 3103 F viii. Lucy KNISKERN-68279 was born 1873.

1413. Matthew L. KNISKERN-68191 (Sophia LANG, Elisabeth Barbara KNISKERN, Sophia SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 23 Jun 1838. He died 13 Jun 1917. Matthew married (MRIN:24366) Helen Arminda CRANDALL-68192 on 31 May 1868. Helen was born 28 Jun 1850. She died 16 Nov 1890.

They had the following children:

+ 3104 M i. Peter KNISKERN-68316 was born 11 May 1869 and died 7 Jan 1920.

3105 F ii. Harriet C. KNISKERN-68317 was born 3 Sep 1870. She died Jun 1953.

NOTE: She was the second wife of James Clement Sands.

Harriet married (MRIN:24403) James Clement SANDS-68320 on 15 Dec 1912. James was born about 1870.

3106 F iii. Lilian KNISKERN-68318 was born 12 Feb 1872. She died 25 May 1937. Lilian married (MRIN:24404) Bert LORD-68321 on 3 Aug 1893. Bert was born 4 Dec 1869. He died 22 May 1939.

1416. Maria (Mariah) EMPIE-8522 (Sophia SHAFER, Annaje KNISKERN, Sophia SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster), 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 thewife 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 Sharon45 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.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. John's Lutheran Church, Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Sponsors: "Peter Lehman andwife, 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, bornSchoharie 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 1yr.; 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 upon the old farm in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, and received his education in the pioneer schools of his day andgeneration. Following in the footsteps of his ancestors, he chose farming as his life occupation, and on reachingmanhood purchased land near the parental estate, and was successfully engaged in his independent calling untilhis 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 theReformed Church. He married Maria Empie, who was born in Sharon, a daughter of a later John Empie than thepioneer. 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:

3107 M i. Norman D. EMPIE-28328 was born about 1830 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

3108 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, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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

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

+ 3109 M iii. John Gideon EMPIE-28329 was born 5 Jan 1836 and died 1914.

3110 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."

3111 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."

3112 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."

+ 3113 M vii. Dewitt Clinton EMPIE-28333 was born 26 Apr 1846.

1418. Sophia E. EMPIE-8525 (Sophia SHAFER, Annaje KNISKERN, Sophia SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster), 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, SchoharieCo., NY USA. "Peter Kling, died Mch 14, 1891, 'old age', buried at Slate Hill Cemetery." (Wife died 4 dayspreviously.)

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

Peter and Sophia had the following children:

3114 F i. Mary D. KLING-15341 was born 1835 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Shedied 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"

+ 3115 M ii. Gideon KLING-28335 was born 19 Nov 1836 and died 25 Jul 1904.

+ 3116 M iii. John KLING Rev.-28364 was born 1 Jul 1838 and died 2 Feb 1923.

+ 3117 F iv. Harriet Sophia "Hattie" KLING-7552 was born 28 Feb 1847 and died 1919.

1419. Gideon EMPIE-385 (Sophia SHAFER, Annaje KNISKERN, Sophia SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 31 Jan 1816 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 28 Apr 1910 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 30 Apr 1910 in Sharon, Schoharie Co.,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 ons ame 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 "asinging" 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 "Old Empie 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 inCobleskill, 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: "John Kiltz, 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 wasJohn 16:33.

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

Gideon and Susannah had the following children:

+ 3118 F i. Sophia Elizabeth EMPIE-398 was born 15 Jul 1842 and died 31 Jul 1917.

+ 3119 M ii. Myron Orlo EMPIE-399 was born 29 Sep 1843 and died 29 Dec 1926.

+ 3120 M iii. Luther EMPIE-400 was born 14 Feb 1846 and died 9 Feb 1921.

+ 3121 F iv. Martha H. EMPIE-401 was born 30 Oct 1851 and died 30 Apr 1947.

+ 3122 M v. John Jay EMPIE-402 was born 7 Dec 1853 and died 28 Mar 1958.1420. Marcus William EMPIE Rev.-8526 (Sophia SHAFER, Annaje KNISKERN, Sophia SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 31 Mar 1824 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

NOTE: Rev. Marcus William Empie, married my great grandparents, Rev. Chauncey Diefendorf of Leesville, NYand 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 ofSharon, 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 anyonehelp us? BEG) Note: John Edward Empie notified us, 22 July 1998, that the Rev. Marcus W. Empie preached at the 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-7352 and 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:

3123 F i. Rose E. EMPIE-47459 was born 1850.

1424. Russell M. SHAFER Dr.-15526 (William SHAFER, Annaje KNISKERN, Sophia SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 4 Oct 1828 in Seward, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Hedied 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:

+ 3124 M i. William Clarence SHAFER-15736 was born 1856 and died 1890.

3125 F ii. Clara SHAFER-15749 was born 1858 in Seward, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

3126 M iii. Fred SCHAEFFER-40023 was born 1860 in Seward, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

3127 F iv. Ada L. "Addie" SHAFER-15750 was born May 1863 in Seward, Schoharie Co.,NY, USA.

1427. Emory A. SHAFER-15527 (William SHAFER, Annaje KNISKERN, Sophia SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster), 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, EmorySchaeffer, aged 30 years. He belonged to the Ellsworth Regiment. His friends only a few days before his deathreceived a letter from him lamenting his inability to be present with his Regiment in the post of honor occupied byit 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 typhoidin 1862 and died from it. Question: Did the widow apply for a pension? If so, the pension papers should tell usmore 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:

3128 i. Child # 1 SHAFER-19643 was born about 1858.

3129 ii. Child # 2 SHAFER-19644 was born about 1860.

1429. Lewis KNISKERN-68179 (Peter KNISKERN, Peter KNISKERN, Sophia SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 3 Mar 1821. He died 18 Aug 1885.

Lewis married (MRIN:24360) Alida Catharine VOSBURGH-68180, daughter of Peter VOSBURGH-68253 and Lydia DORNBERGER-68254 (MRIN:24361), on 16 Sep 1845. Alida was born 10 Jul 1820. She died 7 May 1893. They had the following children:

3130 F i. Helen KNISKERN-68255 was born 27 Apr 1846. She died 14 Sep 1848.

3131 F ii. Harriet Esther KNISKERN-68256 was born 7 Aug 1848. She died 22 Jul 1854.

+ 3132 M iii. John Wesley KNISKERN-68257 was born 2 Jan 1851 and died 17 Oct 1894.

3133 M iv. Peter Franklin KNISKERN-68258 was born 5 Apr 1853. He died 14 Mar 1854.

3134 F v. Emma Catharine KNISKERN-68259 was born 24 Jul 1855. She died 20 Feb 1926. Emma married (MRIN:25779) James HUGGINS-72015 on 12 Jan 1879. James wasborn 29 Apr 1850. He died 29 Oct 1925.

3135 vi. An Infant KNISKERN-68260 was born about 1860.

3136 vii. An Infant KNISKERN-68261 was born about 1863.

+ 3137 M viii. James Matthew KNISKERN-68262 was born 30 Oct 1865 and died 5 Dec 1898.

1431. Caroline KNISKERN-68182 (Peter KNISKERN, Peter KNISKERN, Sophia SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 17 Oct 1823. She died 27 Jul 1903. Caroline married (MRIN:24362) Abel C. HULL-68183. Abel was born 1827. He died 1904.

They had the following children:

+ 3138 M i. Russell Steven HULL-68263 was born 1852 and died 1918.

1432. Eliza Ann KNISKERN-68184 (Peter KNISKERN, Peter KNISKERN, Sophia SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 11 Feb 1826. She died 20 Oct 1912.Eliza married (MRIN:24363) John D. MATTICE-68185. John was born 30 Jan 1818. He died 31Aug 1905.

They had the following children:

3139 M i. Harvey J. MATTICE-68265 was born 1855. He died 7 Apr 1878.

3140 F ii. Mattie MATTICE-68266 was born about 1857.Mattie married (MRIN:24389) Robert SWART-68267. Robert was born about 1857.

3141 F iii. Daughter # 2 MATTICE-68268 was born about 1859.Daughter married (MRIN:24390) Halsey BURNETT-68269. Halsey was born about 1859.

3142 F iv. Daughter # 3 MATTICE-68270 was born about 1861.Daughter married (MRIN:24391) James MC LAIN-68271. James was born about 1861.

1433. Lorenzo Dow KNISKERN-68186 (Peter KNISKERN, Peter KNISKERN, Sophia SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 18 Jan 1828. He died 26 Jun 1875. Lorenzo married (MRIN:24364) Lucy HALLECK-68187. Lucy was born 2 Feb 1832. She died 28 Apr 1927.

They had the following children:

+ 3143 F i. Irene KNISKERN-68272 was born 1856.

+ 3144 F ii. Hattie KNISKERN-68273 was born 1858.

+ 3145 F iii. Eliza KNISKERN-68274 was born 1861.

+ 3146 F iv. Mattie KNISKERN-68275 was born 1863.

+ 3147 F v. Sophia KNISKERN-68276 was born 1867.

+ 3148 F vi. Elmina KNISKERN-68277 was born 9 Aug 1869 and died 3 Mar 1938.

+ 3149 F vii. Anna KNISKERN-68278 was born 1871.

+ 3150 F viii. Lucy KNISKERN-68279 was born 1873.

1437. Matthew L. KNISKERN-68191 (Peter KNISKERN, Peter KNISKERN, Sophia SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 23 Jun 1838. He died 13 Jun 1917.

Matthew married (MRIN:24366) Helen Arminda CRANDALL-68192 on 31 May 1868. Helen was born 28 Jun 1850. She died 16 Nov 1890.

They had the following children:

+ 3151 M i. Peter KNISKERN-68316 was born 11 May 1869 and died 7 Jan 1920.

3152 F ii. Harriet C. KNISKERN-68317 was born 3 Sep 1870. She died Jun 1953.

NOTE: She was the second wife of James Clement Sands.

Harriet married (MRIN:24403) James Clement SANDS-68320 on 15 Dec 1912. James was born about 1870.

3153 F iii. Lilian KNISKERN-68318 was born 12 Feb 1872. She died 25 May 1937. Lilian married (MRIN:24404) Bert LORD-68321 on 3 Aug 1893. Bert was born 4 Dec 1869. He died 22 May 1939.

1444. Naomi (Triplet) KNISKERN-61772 (Henry KNISKERN, Johan Jost KNISKERN, Sophia SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 30 Aug 1823 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 23 Nov 1823 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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

Naomi married (MRIN:8556) Peter A. BORST-19651, son of Johan Jost BORST-23571 and Catharina ENDERS-16988 (MRIN:7705), on 16 Oct 1851. Peter was born 17 Aug 1808 in Schoharie,Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 12 Sep 1808 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 8 Nov 1876 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Peter A. Borst, Middleburgh and Catharine Loucks." No witnesses listed.

Peter and Naomi had the following children:

3154 F i. Mariette BORST-49823 was born 27 Jul 1848 in Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

3155 F ii. Ella BORST-49824 was born 1863.

3156 F iii. Nancy BORST-49825 was born 1864. She died 1866.

1448. Barend V. KNISKERN-68201 (Joseph KNISKERN, Johan Jost KNISKERN, Sophia SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 25 Jan 1825. He died 27 Jan 1890.

Barend married (MRIN:24369) Sarah STANTON-68211, daughter of Freeman STANTON-10898 and Maria LAWYER-10893 (MRIN:5205), on 24 May 1862. Sarah was born 1836. She died 1894.

They had the following children:

3157 F i. Alice KNISKERN-68322 was born 3 Mar 1863.

Alice married (MRIN:24406) Schuyler VROOMAN-68323. Schuyler was born about 1863.

1453. Charles KNISKERN-68206 (Joseph KNISKERN, Johan Jost KNISKERN, Sophia SCHAFFER,Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 8 Feb 1835. He died 3 Feb 1897.

Charles married (MRIN:24371) Willamina RANKIN-68213, daughter of William B. RANKIN-68324(MRIN:24373), about 1871.

Willamina was born 1 Jan 1837. She died 25 Jan 1891.

They had the following children:

+ 3158 M i. William R. KNISKERN-68325 was born 1872 and died 1928.

3159 F ii. Jennie A. KNISKERN-68326 was born 26 Nov 1873. She died 13 Mar 1909.

3160 F iii. Mary Evelyn KNISKERN-68327 was born 11 Nov 1875. She died 30 Sep 1900.

1459. Catharine Aurelia KNISKERN-68216 (John Joost KNISKERN, Johan Jost KNISKERN, Sophia SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 28 Jan 1840. She died 15 Jun 1871.

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. A. H. Babcock and CatharineA. Kniskern". Witnesses: "John Farley, Christina Swart".

Catharine married (MRIN:24374) Alonzo H. BABCOCK-68219 on 24 Nov 1859 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Alonzo was born about 1840.

They had the following children:

3161 i. Child # 1 BABCOCK-68328 was born about 1860.

3162 ii. Child # 2 BABCOCK-68329 was born about 1862.

1460. George Emory KNISKERN-68217 (John Joost KNISKERN, Johan Jost KNISKERN, Sophia SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 17 Nov 1842. He died 1884.

George married (1-MRIN:24375) Margarett Ann DE LONG-68220. Margarett was born about1842. George also married (2-MRIN:24376) Christina J. MANSHOEFFER-68221. Christina was born 1849. She died 1924.

They had the following children:

3163 M i. Charles J. KNISKERN-68330 was born 17 Aug 1868.

3164 F ii. Ida C. KNISKERN-68331 was born 1876.

3165 M iii. Claude E. KNISKERN-68332 was born 1879. He died 1886.

3166 M iv. Hoyt J. KNISKERN-68333 was born 31 Aug 1881. He died Nov 1962.

1462. Hamilton KNISKERN-68223 (Christopher KNISKERN, Johan Jost KNISKERN, Sophia SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 1835. He died 1909.

Hamilton married (MRIN:24378) Elizabeth A. HUNT-68230, daughter of J. B. HUNT-68334 (MRIN:24384), on 26 Dec 1856. Elizabeth was born 1833. She died 1879.

They had the following children:

3167 F i. Olive M. KNISKERN-68335 was born 1865. She died 1895.

Olive married (MRIN:24408) NEER-68336. NEER was born about 1865.

1463. Adeline KNISKERN-68224 (Christopher KNISKERN, Johan Jost KNISKERN, Sophia SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 1837. She died 25 Apr 1875.

Adeline married (MRIN:24379) Stephen L. PERRY-68231 about 1857. Stephen was born about1837.

They had the following children:

3168 F i. Kittie E. PERRY-68337 was born 1858. She died 19 Dec 1877.

1466. Rufus KNISKERN-24198 (Christopher KNISKERN, Johan Jost KNISKERN, Sophia SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 29 Nov 1842. He died 8 Jul 1914. Rufus married (MRIN:10119) Helen M. BEST-24199, daughter of William BEST-68338 and Nancy H.-68339 (MRIN:10120). Helen was born 6 Nov 1843. She died 27 Nov 1903.

They had the following children:

+ 3169 M i. William B. KNISKERN-24200 was born 6 Sep 1868 and died 1945.

1479. Madison M. KNISKERN-63231 (William KNISKERN, Johan Jost KNISKERN, Sophia SCHAFFER, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 16 Jun 1846 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 1901.

Madison married (MRIN:23009) Mary Alice SANFORD-68243. Mary was born 1851.They had the following children:

3170 F i. Mattie KNISKERN-68244 was born 1871.

3171 M ii. Silas KNISKERN-68245 was born 1872.

3172 F iii. Harriet KNISKERN-68246 was born 1875.

3173 M iv. Sydney KNISKERN-68247 was born 1877.

3174 F v. Agnes KNISKERN-68248 was born 1880.

3175 M vi. Arthur H. KNISKERN-68249 was born 1883.

3176 F vii. Sarah KNISKERN-68250 was born 1886.

3177 M viii. Willie J. KNISKERN-68251 was born 1888.

3178 F ix. Annie KNISKERN-68252 was born 1890.1483. Julia Ann SCHAEFFER-2923 (Christian H. SCHAEFFER, Henricus, Jacob, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 24 Apr 1806 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 27 Apr 1806 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 8 Mar 1880.

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

Julia married (MRIN:1597) Teunis SWART-4087, son of David SWART-49142 and Annatye-3669(MRIN:2036), on 15 May 1825. Teunis was born 12 Sep 1803 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 2 Oct 1803 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "David Swart, AnnatyeSwart" Sponsors: None listed

Teunis and Julia had the following children:

+ 3179 M i. George Danforth SWART-4088 was born 1829.

3180 M ii. Peter Augustus SWART-4089 was born 1830 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY,USA and was christened 29 Sep 1833 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Tunis Swart, Julia Ann Schafer" Sponsors: None listed

3181 M iii. John Ingold SWART-4090 was born 1832 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 29 Sep 1833 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Tunis Swart, Julia Ann Schafer" Sponsors: None listed

3182 F iv. Lavina Shafer SWART-4091 was born 14 Mar 1834 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 10 Aug 1834 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Tunis Swart, Julia Ann Schafer" Sponsors: None listed

3183 M v. Christian Schafer SWART-4092 was born 2 Oct 1836 in Middleburgh, SchoharieCo., NY, USA and was christened 13 Mar 1842 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Tunis Swart, Julia Ann Schafer" Sponsors: None listed

3184 F vi. Margaret Jane SWART-4093 was born 10 Mar 1839 in Middleburgh, SchoharieCo., NY, USA and was christened 13 Mar 1842 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Tunis Swart, Julia Ann Schafer" Sponsors: None listed

3185 M vii. Martin Luther SWART-4094 was born 15 Jul 1841 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 13 Mar 1842 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Tunis Swart, Julia Ann Schafer" Sponsors: None listed

1484. Jacob Henry SCHAEFFER-3040 (Christian H. SCHAEFFER, Henricus, Jacob, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 25 Feb 1808 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 28 Feb 1808 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 18 Feb 1896 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1896 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Christian Schaefer,Jannetje" Sponsors: "Henricus Schaefer, Sophia Schaefer"

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Jacob Henry Schafer, Ann Eltza Groesbeck" Remarks: "Schoharie"

DOCUMENTATION: From: HISTORY OF SCHOHARIE COUNTY, NY, SOME OF ITS PROMINENT MENAND PIONEERS, by Wiliam E. Roscoe, 1882, Town of Schoharie: "Schaeffer Jacob H., p o Schoharie, retiredfarmer, 100 acres, born in county in 1808; wife Ann Alida Groosbeck, born in Schenectady County in 1807; married June 26, 1828; children ten - Hendrick, James, Anne E., Christian H., Mary M., Gertrude, Jacob Henryand Martin Luther, (twins); Gideon and Fannie. Jacob Henry was born in county in 1845; wife Maria M. Becker, of county, married in 1875, children three".

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

TOMBSTONE: "Schaeffer, Jacob H., b 1808, d 1890"

CENSUS: 1855 NYS (From Cady records):Years in Age Born in Town Occupation Jacob H. 47 Schoharie Co. 47 farmer An Alida S. 47 "30 wife An Elizabeth 21 " 21 dau. Mary M. 17 " 17 dau. Christian 19 " 19 farmer & son Girtrude 14 " 14 dau.Martin L. 10 " 10 son Jacob H., Jr. 10 " 10 son Gideon 8 " 8 son Fanny 6 " 6 dau. Lewtman, Adam 21 Germany5 laborer 1855 Schoharie Census

Jacob married (MRIN:1474) Alida Ann GROOSBECK-3049, daughter of Jacob GROOSBECK-2721and Judith VAN INGEN-5372 (MRIN:1469), on 26 Jun 1828 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

Alida was born 12 Jul 1808 in Albany, Albany Co., NY, USA. She died 30 Sep 1872 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1 Oct 1872 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BIRTH: Another source says born in Schenectady County.DEATH: "Age 64", Family Bible

DEATH NOTICE: From the SCHOHARIE REPUBLICAN: "Schaeffer, Anna Alida - In this town on the 30th,wife of Jacob H. Schaeffer, age 64 years. Her residence was near this village at Stony Creek. Oct. 3, 1872".

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

TOMBSTONE: "Ann Alida (wife), d Oct 1 1872, 64/2/19". (Personal Ancestral File calculates d/o/b to be 12July 1808.)

Jacob and Alida had the following children:

3186 F i. Margaret Jane SCHAFFER-3085 was born 3 May 1829 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 28 May 1829 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY,USA. She died 1848 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1848 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Jacob H. Schafer, Alida" Sponsors: Parents. Family Bible says baptism, "9 March1830."

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

Margaret married (1-MRIN:1715) STRONG-36674. STRONG was born about 1829.

Margaret also married (2-MRIN:1716) CHURCHILL-36675. CHURCHILL wasborn 1829.

+ 3187 M ii. Hendrick SCHAFFER-3086 was born 11 Nov 1830 and died 24 Feb 1917.

+ 3188 M iii. James SCHAFFER-3087 was born 3 Nov 1832 and died 3 Oct 1908.

3189 F iv. Ann Elisabeth SCHAFFER-2727 was born 18 Oct 1834 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 7 Dec 1834 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: Jacob H. Shafer, Alida" Sponsors: Parents

MARRIAGE: #1 - Jacob Weaver, according to Ruth L. Dunn's chart: THE SCHAEFFER FAMILY AT THE ROCKS.

# 2 - Cornelius V. Baker. 23 December 1886. Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Cornelius V. Baker, Albany Co.,Anna E. Weaver, Schoharie. SCHOHARIE COUNTY MARRIAGES: "Weaver, Jacob H., Schoharie and Shafer, Ann Elizabeth, Schoharie. On 5th inst. by Rev. Mr. Lintner. She was daut. of Jacob H. Shafer.-SCHOHARIEREPUBLICAN Nov. 13, 1856".

Ann married (1-MRIN:1475) Jacob H. WEAVER-3775 on 5 Nov 1856 inSchoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

Jacob was born about 1834.MARRIAGE: This data secured from Ruth L. (Schaeffer) Dunn's chart: THE SCHAEFFER FAMILY AT THE ROCKS.

Ann also married (2-MRIN:1476) Cornelius V. BAKER-3776 on 23 Dec 1886 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Cornelius was born about 1835.

+ 3190 M v. Christian H. SCHAFFER-3089 was born 4 Dec 1836 and died 1918.

+ 3191 F vi. Mary Margaret SCHAFFER-3100 was born 7 Nov 1839.

+ 3192 F vii. Gertrude B. SCHAFFER-3091 was born 11 May 1842.

3193 F viii. Judith SCHAFFER-3094 was born 1 Dec 1843 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 8 Jul 1846 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 10 Jan 1849 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1849 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Jacob H. Schafer, Alida" Sponsors: Parents (Baptized same date with her twinbrothers, Martin L. and Jacob H.)

BURIAL: St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Information from Family Bible.

DEATH NOTICE: "In Schoharie Wed. night last. Daughter of Jacob H. Shafer. Age 5 yrs. SCHOHARIE REPUBLICAN, Jan 16 (Tues) 1849".

3194 M ix. Martin Luther SCHAFFER-3095 was born 25 Oct 1845 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 8 Jul 1846 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA .Parents: "Jacob H. Schafer, Alida" Sponsors: Parents (Baptized same date with his sister,J udith, and his twin brother Jacob H.)

MARRIAGE: Never Married according to Ruth L. (Schaeffer) Dunn.

+ 3195 M x. Jacob Henry SCHAFFER-3096 was born 25 Oct 1845 and died 1928.
+ 3196 M xi. Gideon SCHAFFER-3097 was born 31 Oct 1847 and died 9 Nov 1900.
3197 F xii. Fanny Emelie SCHAFFER-3098 was born 18 Oct 1849 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 9 Nov 1858 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Jacob H. Schaeffer, Ann Alida" Sponsors: Parents
MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Walter Ferris, Fanny A. Schaeffer" Witnesses: "Jacob H. Schaeffer and wife, and Peter Ferris"Notation: "Wedding combined with wedding of Gertrude B. Schaffer & Peter O. Winter."(Gertrude is her sister.)
Fanny married (MRIN:1725) Walter FERRIS-3099 on 18 Jan 1870 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Walter was born about 1849.
3198 F xiii. Caroline SCHAFFER-40142 was born 1857 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

1486. Gideon SCHAEFFER-3042 (Christian H. SCHAEFFER, Henricus, Jacob, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 25 Jun 1811 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 30 Jun 1811 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 15 Jan 1899 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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

CENSUS: 1855 NYS (From Cady Records)Years inAge Born in Town Occupation Gideon 43 Schoharie Co. 43 farmer Nancy 43 " 43 wifeLavina 16 " 16 dau. Wilber, Orrelia 25 " 25 " Bouck, Christina 21 " 21 " James 25 " 25 farmer & son-in-law MaryC. 2 " 2 grand dau. Parker, Catharine 16 " 6 domestic 1855 Schoharie Census

Gideon married (MRIN:1687) Anna Nancy DIETZ-3050, daughter of Philip DIETZ-41025 and Anna ENDERS-41026 (MRIN:1691), on 12 Jun 1829. Anna was born 24 Mar 1811 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 1811 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 12 Oct 1870 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Philipp Dietz, Anna"Sponsors: Parents

Gideon and Anna had the following children:

3199 F i. Aurelia SCHAFFER-3199 was born 28 Jan 1830 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 22 May 1830 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Thomas Wilbur, Aurelia Schaeffer" Witnesses: "Gideon Schaeffer, James Bouck"

Aurelia married (MRIN:1797) Thomas WILBUR-3204 on 7 Jan 1854 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

Thomas was born about 1825.

3200 M ii. Peter SCHAFFER-3200 was born 22 May 1832 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 20 Jun 1832 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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

3201 F iii. Christina SCHAFFER-3201 was born 23 Nov 1833 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 12 Jan 1834 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 27 Apr 1856 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 30 Apr 1856 in , Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "James A Bouck, Christina Schaeffer" Witnesses: "Gideon Schaeffer, Tobias Bouck"

DEATH NOTICE: From the Schoharie Republican: "Schaeffer, Christina: April 27 at residence of her father, Gideon Schaffer; Christina, wife of James Bouck, age 22 years 5 months 4 days." S.R. May 1 1856

Christina married (MRIN:1798) James A. BOUCK-3205, son of Tobias BOUCK-41027 and Elizabeth WERTH-41028 (MRIN:1801), on 29 Sep 1852 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

James was born 1830 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died 1926 in , , NY, USA.

3202 M iv. Albert Lintner SCHAFFER-3858 was born 15 Jan 1837 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He died Oct 1837 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

DEATH: "Nine months of age."

3203 F v. Jane SCHAFFER-3202 was born 1 Oct 1837 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 13 Jan 1838 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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

3204 F vi. Sophina Lavina SCHAFFER-3203 was born 24 Jun 1839 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 22 Nov 1839 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 30 Sep 1867 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 2 Oct 1867.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.Parents: "Gideon Schafer, Nancy" Sponsors: Parents (Name entered as "Sevina", but there is anotation, "Child's name changed to Sophina.")

DEATH NOTICE: From the SCHOHARIE REPUBLICAN: "Schaeffer, Sophina: Sept 30, Mrs.Sophina Herron, daughter of Gideon, age 28 yr." S.R. Oct 10 1867 She must've been married twice as I had her husband as, "John Wells", or am I in error? NOTE: She changed her name from "Sophronia" to "Sophina".

Sophina married (1-MRIN:1799) John WELLS-3206 about 1859. John was born about 1839.

Sophina also married (2-MRIN:1800) HERRON-62010. HERRON was born about 1839.

1490 Catharine SCHAEFFER-3046 (Christian H. SCHAEFFER, Henricus, Jacob, Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 1 Nov 1817 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 16 Nov 1817 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 15 Jul 1910 in , , NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Christian Schaefer, Annatgen" Sponsors: Parents

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "John P. Swart,Catharine Schaeffer" Witnesses: "Elijah Lawyer, Mary Schaeffer"

Catharine married (MRIN:1688) John P. SWART-3051 on 10 Mar 1841 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. John was born 25 Jan 1819. He died 29 Nov 1842.

They had the following children:
3205 M i. Edward SWART-3207 was born 16 Dec 1841. He died 2 Aug 1906.
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