Third Generation

4. Johannes SCHAEFFER Jr.-2256 (Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 4 Jun 1717 in "Schogharie", Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 9 Jun 1717 in West Camp, Ulster Co., NY. He died 1 Aug 1785 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was buried 4 Aug 1785 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, West Camp, T-Saugerties, Ulster Co., NY. Parents: "Johann Schaster, Anna Maria". Sponsors: "Johann Zoeller and wife".

CONFIRMATION: "Heinrich, Martinus and Johannes Scheffer were confirmed at Scoharie in 1737." (Loonenburg Luth. Chbk. Now: Zion Lutheran Church, Athens, Greene Co., NY USA.)

MARRIAGE: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Johannes Scheefer, Jr., j.m. (young male), b Schogharie liv here and Anna Gertraud Staringse, j.d. (young dame), b Schogharie, liv here"

DOCUMENTATION: THE PALATINE FAMILIES OF NEW YORK, 1710, Volume II, Henry Z. Jones, Jr.: " Johannes was noted on Pastor Sommer's Family List ca. 1744 also. Johannes Sheefer Jr. was a freeholder at Schoharrie in 1763 (Albany Co. Freeholders). Hannes Scheefer jun: was an Insein in Capt. Jacob Sternberger's Company at Schohare in 1767 (REPORT OF STATE HISTORIAN, Vol II, p. 842)."

Johannes married (MRIN:1222) Anna Gerdraut STARING-2582, daughter of Johan Nicolaus STARING-2929 and Maria Catharine-2930 (MRIN:1380), on 11 Oct 1740 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Anna was born 14 Feb 1717 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died 7 Dec 1767 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was buried 10 Dec 1767 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

PARENTS: Father: Niclaus Staringer (Hunter Lists # 740). Mother: Anna Elizabeth Barckey. Quoting from THE PALATINES FAMILIES OF NEW YORK 1710, Volume II, Henry Z. Jones, Jr., page 995: "Niclaus Staringer made his initial appearance on the Hunter Lists 4 Aug 1710 with 3 pers. over 10 yrs. He was called Staring on the 4 Oct 1710 listing with 2 pers. over 10 yrs. The family was recorded with 4 pers. over 10 on 24 June 1711, 4 over 10 and 1 under 10 on 29 Sep 1711, and 4 over 10 and 2 under 10 yrs on 13 Sept 1712. Nicolaus was called a brickmaker in 1711 (West Camp Luth. Chbk.) . Nicolaus Staring was a patentee on the south side of the Mohawk River 30 April 1725 (Burnetsfield Patent). The ch. of Nicolaus Staring were:" (and it lists 5 children by his first wife and 5 by his second wife.)

Johannes and Anna had the following children:

+ 21 F i. Anna Maria SCHAEFFER-2583 was born 7 Oct 1741.

+ 22 M ii. Johannes SCHAEFFER, 3RD-2665 was born 1743 and died 14 Jan 1778.

+ 23 F iii. Eva SCHAEFFER-2687 was born 16 Aug 1744 and died 11 Apr 1818.

+ 24 M iv. Johan Joost Jacob SCHAEFFER-2666 was born 10 May 1746 and died 1 Aug 1784.

+ 25 F v. Elisabeth SCHAEFFER-2668 was born 23 Feb 1748.

+ 26 F vi. Maria Elisabeth SCHAEFFER-2669 was born 15 May 1749 and died 1836.

+ 27 F vii. Margareth SCHAEFFER-2670 was born 4 Oct 1750.

+ 28 M viii. Nicolas SCHAEFFER-2671 was born 20 Sep 1752 and died 11 Sep 1838.

+ 29 M ix. Martinus SCHAEFFER-2672 was born 28 May 1754 and died 5 Jun 1829.

+ 30 F x. Catharina SCHAEFFER-2673 was born 16 Dec 1755 and died 16 Sep 1827.

31 F xi. Sara SCHAEFFER-2674 was born 20 May 1757 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 20 May 1757 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died 21 May 1757 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was buried 21 May 1757 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: " Johannes Schafer, Jr., Gerdraut" Sponsors: "Jacob Zimmer & wife"

DEATH: "A little girl, 1 day old." Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

32 F xii. Anna SCHAEFFER-2675 was born 11 Aug 1758 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1758 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died 1768 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Johannes Schafer, Jr., Gerdraut" Sponsors: "Jacob Heens & wife."

+ 33 M xiii. Friederick SCHAEFFER-2676 was born 14 Aug 1760 and died 26 Apr 1818.

+ 34 F xiv. Sara SCHAEFFER-2677 was born 13 Sep 1762.

5. Elisabetha SCHAEFFER-2257 (Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 9 Jan 1719 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died 19 Mar 1798 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 22 Mar 1798 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

MARRIAGE: Married at Jo. Pet. Kniskern's house, Schoharie. "Henr. Kniskern, Elisabeth Scheffern, dau. of Joh." At Schoharie. (Loonenburg Luth. Chbk.) (Now: Zion Lutheran Church, Athens, Greene Co., NY USA.) Place of marriage was called Kniskerndorf at that time.

Elisabetha married (MRIN:1223) Johann Henrich KNISKERN-2584, son of Johann Peter KNISKERN-5178 and Elisabetha Barbara ADAMS-5179 (MRIN:1382), on 12 Oct 1736 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Johann was born 1713 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 15 Mar 1783 in, Schoharie Co., NY and was buried 18 Mar 1783 in , Schoharie Co., NY.

BIRTH: Kniskerndorf, Schoharie Co., NY.

RESIDENCE: Kniskerndorf, Schoharie Co., NY.

Johann and Elisabetha had the following children:

+ 35 M i. Johan Peter KNISKERN-3243 was born 17 Jul 1737 and died Apr 1819.
36 F ii. Anna Maria KNISKERN-2761 was born 1738 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 8 Dec 1738 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died 1780.
BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Henrich Knieskern, Elisabeth Scheever" Sponsors: "Johannes Schefer, Anna Maria Scheeffer"
MARRIAGE: Unmarried.
+ 37 M iii. Henrich KNISKERN Jr.-2756 was born 1740 and died 1820.
38 F iv. Maria Dorothea KNISKERN-2760 was born 1741 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,

NY and was christened 13 Dec 1741 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died before 1780.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Hendrick Knieskern, Elisabeth". Sponsors: "Joost Knieskern, Dorothea Wannerin".

CHILDREN: None.

Maria married (MRIN:1498) Peter MANN-67897 on 24 Sep 1765. Peter was born about 1741.

+ 39 F v. Elisabeth KNISKERN-2757 was born 28 Jun 1743.

+ 40 F vi. Catharina KNISKERN-2762 was born 21 Feb 1745.

+ 41 M vii. John (Johannes) KNISKERN-2688 was born 22 Mar 1746.

+ 42 M viii. Wilhelm KNISKERN-2689 was born 15 May 1748 and died after 6 Nov 1826.

+ 43 M ix. Martinus KNISKERN-2690 was born 25 Apr 1750 and died 1829.

44 M x. Gotfried KNISKERN-2691 was born 11 Jun 1752 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 14 Jun 1752 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 4 Aug 1752 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was buried 7 Aug 1752 in , Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Henrich Kniskern, Elisabet". Sponsors: "Gotfried Kniskern and wife".

DEATH: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Pastor, Rev. Peter Nicholas Sommer; "Register of the deceased persons in my my congregation at Schoharie, " page 225: "Gotfried Knieskern, a little boy."

+ 45 M xi. Jacob KNISKERN-2692 was born 21 Nov 1753 and died 9 Mar 1818.

46 F xii. Magdalena KNISKERN-2693 was born 24 May 1756 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,

NY and was christened May 1756 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died 25 May 1759 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was buried 28 May 1759 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

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

BURIAL: Cemetery unknown.

47 F xiii. Anna Maria KNISKERN-2694 was born 15 Jul 1760 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1760 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died 5 Jul 1762 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., N.Y.

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

6. Johann Henrich SCHAEFFER Jr.-2258 (Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 6 Jul 1720 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 8 Apr 1757 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
FAMILY BIBLE: (HJ) Family Bible is to be found in the attic of the "Old Stone Fort" at Schoharie, NY.
CONFIRMATION: Pastor Sommer's Family List. "Henrich, Martinus, and Johannes Scheffer were confirmed at Scohare in 1737." (Loonenburg Luth. Chbk. Now: Zion Lutheran Church, Athens, Greene Co., NY.)
MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Henrich Schafer, Eva Sternberg" No witnesses listed.

DEATH: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Heinrich "drowned 8 April 1757". (From family Bible on file with the Old Stone Fort, Schoharie, NY)

Johann married (1-MRIN:1224) Anna Eva STERNBERGER-2700, daughter of Johann Lambert

STERNBERG-10787 and Anna Catherine FELLER-11242 (MRIN:1455), on 1 Nov 1748 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Anna was born about 1720. She died 1745 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Johannes Bauch, Eva Schafer".
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY DOCUMENTATION: Information on marriage to Johannes Bauch and the birth dates of their six children were copied from a sheet of paper entitled, JOHANNES (BAUCH) SCHAEFFER BIBLE, and secured from the Stone Fort Library, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA: "Johannes (Bauch) Schaeffer Bible, German Bible Johannes (John H.) Schaeffer 1751-1833 Bible. Gift of Mrs. Herschel Roberts of Cobleskill, NY." " 6 June 1758 Eva Schafer married Johannes Bauck. Their children were:" " 28 Feb 1760 Maria 7 Nov 1761 Elizabeth 4 Dec 1762 Jacob 23 Jan 1765 Peter 16 Jul 1767 Margretha 7 Oct 1770 Abraham"
DEATH: Information from Marjean Holmes Workman, 12 January 1999, says that Anna Eva died "8 April 1757 from drowning in Schoharie, NY."
Johann and Anna had the following children:

+ 48 M i. Johannes Heinrich SCHAEFFER-2705 was born 7 Jan 1751 and died 6 May 1833.

+ 49 M ii. Lambert SCHAEFFER-2706 was born 11 Feb 1753 and died 1833.

+ 50 F iii. Catharina SCHAEFFER-2707 was born 14 May 1755.

+ 51 M iv. Sgt. Henry SCHAEFFER-2708 was born 1 Jun 1757 and died 15 Apr 1839.

Johann also married (2-MRIN:1225) Anna (MF)-62348. Anna was born about 1720 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She died 1745 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

NOTE: Martha Shaver Foland is the source of this marriage and children.

Johann and Anna had the following children:

52 M v. Jacob SCHAEFFER-62349 was born 27 May 1736 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

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

Jacob married (MRIN:22747) Anna BOUCK-62350. Anna was born about 1736.

53 M vi. George H. SCHAEFFER-62351 was born 1 Oct 1738 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 1757 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

DEATH: Died from smallpox.

+ 54 F vii. Eva (Anna) SCHAFFER-2598 was born 1739 and died 15 Nov 1787.

55 F viii. Sarah SCHAEFFER-62352 was born 1741 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Sarah married (MRIN:22748) Abram BERG-62353. Abram was born about 1741.

56 F ix. Dorothea SCHAFFER-2599 was born 1743 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 16 Apr 1743 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died 1754 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Henrerick Scheffer, Anna Maria" Sponsors: "Hannis Scheffer & wife"

7. Jacob E. SCHAEFFER-2259 (Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 16 Oct 1722 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died Jun 1794 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.
CONFIRMATION: Pastor Sommer's Family List. "He was confirmed Dom. 17 Trin.: 1739 at Schohare" (Loonenburg Luth. Chbk. Now: Zion Lutheran Church, Athens, Greene Co., NY USA.). "Jacob Sheefer was a freeholder at Schoharrie in 1763" (Albany Co. Freeholders).
MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Jacob Schaefer and Elisabetha Rickert"
S.A.R. - "Served American Revolution"
MILITARY: Mardeinus, Jacob and Adam Scheeffer were also in Capt. Jacob Sternberger's Company at Schohare 2 May 1767 ("Report of the State Historian", Vol. II, p. 843).
WILL: Probated, 14 Jan 179_?_
LOYALST? In some notes from the Middleburgh Library sent to me by Robert Shafer: "It is probable that he and his family were Loyalists and removed to upper Canada; and that his son Peter Shaver was the Member of Parliament who resided at Matilda and represented the County of Dudas in the years 1824 to 1836. (See Croil's " Dundas", p. 277.)"
DEATH: "Cobus Kill" (now Cobleskill), Schoharie Co., NY.
Jacob married (MRIN:1221) Elizabeth RICKERT-10768, daughter of Marcus (Richards) RICKERT-2989 and Elisabetha LAWYER-2990 (MRIN:1385), on 2 Nov 1748 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
Elizabeth was born 1730 in, NY.
DOCUMENTATION: THE PALATINE FAMILIES OF NEW YORK 1710, Henry Z. Jones, Jr., page 780: "An Elisabetha Rickert md. 2 Nov 1748 Jacob Schaffer (Schoharie Luth. Chbk.); she is difficult to place in family structure (HJ). Willis A Rickert's THE RICKERT KINDRED should be studied for data on later generations."
Jacob and Elizabeth had the following children:

+ 57 F i. Maria SCHAEFFER-2717 was born 23 Oct 1749 and died 31 May 1836.

58 M ii. Jacob SCHAEFFER-2718 was born 27 May 1752 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 31 May 1752 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 29 May 1778 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY Parents: "Jacob Schafer, Elisabeth" Sponsors: "Martinus Schafer & wife" S.A.R. - "Served American Revolution"

MILITARY: Soldier in the Revolutionary War.

DEATH: Killed at the battle of Cobleskill; shot and then burned by the Tories. Found another reference at the Middleburgh Library: "May 29, 1778, Jacob Schaffer, son of Jacob (with four others), miserable shot and burned by the Tories, at Cobleskill during a bloody defeat. At the same time 9 houses and 9 barns were laid in ashes." "(p. 240)" (What book? HWW)

59 M iii. Marcus SCHAEFFER-2719 was born 24 Nov 1754 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 3 Dec 1754 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 10 Apr 1781 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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

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

MILITARY: Have the reference, "soldier", Revolutionary War.

DEATH: Died as a result of burns received while boiling maple sap into maple syrup. Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co. NY USA.

+ 60 M iv. George SCHAEFFER-2724 was born 1755 and died 4 Mar 1828.

+ 61 M v. Peter SCHAEFFER-2720 was born 9 Oct 1757 and died 6 Sep 1834.

+ 62 F vi. Elisabeth SCHAEFFER-2252 was born 31 Dec 1760 and died 1851.

63 M vii. Martinus SCHAEFFER-2722 was born 20 May 1764 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened May 1764 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 28 Apr 1787 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

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

+ 64 F viii. Catharina SCHAEFFER-2723 was born 4 Nov 1766 and died 29 Aug 1853.

65 M ix. Nicholas SCHAEFFER-36468 was born about 1768 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

8. Adam SHAFER-2220 (Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 9 May 1724 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 8 Nov 1818 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.
DOCUMENTATION: Pastor Sommer's Family List. "Adam Sheefer was a freeholder at Schoharrie in 1763" (Albany Co. Freeholder).
MARRIAGE: "Adam Scheeffer, son of Johannes, born Schogharie and Maria Maria Magdelena Hilsin, daughter of Deobald, b. Schogharie". Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Text: 2 Tim 2:19. Date of marriage recorded is: 16 Mar 1749. The marriage is also recorded in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Adam Schafer, Maria Magdalena Hulsen". No other information given. Date of marriage recorded is: 11 April 1749.
S.A.R. - "Served American Revolution".
MILITARY: Mardenius, Jacob and Adam Scheefer were also in Capt. Jacob Sternberger's Company at Schohare 2 May 1767 (REPORT OF THE STATE HISTORIAN, Vol. II, p. 843).
WILL: Will dated 20 Dec 1817. Probated 30 Jan 1819, Schoharie Co., NY USA.
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: See #77954, Miss Eva Lena Vroman, born in Schoharie, NY. As part of her eligibility certification she lists "Adam Shafer (1724-1800)". (She also lists quite a few other Revolutionary War ancestors.) This is another reference to prove that Adam was a Revolutionary War soldier and boosts my claim to Adam for my membership in the Sons of the American Revolution proof.
ADDITIONAL D.A.R REFERENCES TO ADAM: "Miss Ita Vroman, born in Schoharie, NY, #77955, Adam Shafer among others". Miss Kate Vroman, born in Schoharie, NY #77956, Adam Shafer among others". Are these three, Eva, Ita, and Kate sisters? I think at least Ita and Kate are.
DEATH: Death date, 8 Nov 1800, from Martha Foland.
Adam married (MRIN:1193) Maria Magdalena (Huls) HILTS-2221, daughter of Johann Theobald Hans HULS (HILTS)-2233 and Anna Eva MERCKEL-2234 (MRIN:1195), on 11 Apr 1749 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Maria was born Apr 1731 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died after Jun 1791.
DOCUMENTATION: THE PALATINE FAMILIES OF NEW YORK 1710, Henry Z. Jones, Jr., Volume 1, page 404: ii) "Maria Magdalena, (d/o Johann Theobald Huls), joined the Schoharie Ref. Church 14 May 1740. She had banns to marry Adam Schaffer (as a d/o Deobald) 16 March 1749 (Schoharie Ref. Chbk.)" DOCUMENTATION: Pastor Sommer's Family List. "Adam Sheefer was a freeholder at Schoharrie in 1763" (Albany Co. Freeholder).
DOCUMENTATION: From, "EARLY FAMILES OF HERKIMER COUNTY NEW YORK", BY William V.H. Barker: "4431: MARIA MAGDALENA b say 1724; liv. 1740 (joined Schoharie Reformd Church,) m Schoharie Reformed Church 1749 Adam Joh. Schaeffer."
Adam and Maria had the following children:

66 M i. Jacob SCHAEFFER-4142 was born 16 Feb 1748 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

FAMILY: There are three references that this Jacob is the son of Adam and and Maria Hilts: "Other Records, Page 3", "Records of Census of Town of Clay, 1855, Onondaga County Court House, Syracuse, N.Y." and "Cady Records, Page 40".

+ 67 F ii. Maria SCHAEFFER-2237 was born 21 Jan 1750 and died 10 Sep 1833.

+ 68 M iii. Johannes SHAVER-2238 was born 10 Mar 1751 and died 1828.

69 F iv. Dorothea SCHAEFFER-2239 was born 31 Jan 1753 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 4 Feb 1753 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died 8 Jun 1754 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Adam Schafer, Magdalena" Sponsors: "Peter Kniskern, Dorothea Hulsen"

DEATH: I found a reference: "She d. 8 June 1754, "a little girl".

+ 70 M v. John Joseph (Joost) SCHAEFFER-2240 was born 30 Sep 1754 and died 7 Nov 832.

+ 71 M vi. Tewalt (Dewalt) SHAFER-2218 was born 2 Dec 1756 and died 18 Jun 1834.

+ 72 M vii. Peter SCHAEFFER-2241 was born 29 Oct 1758 and died 3 Mar 1837.

73 F viii. Sarah SCHAEFFER-2242 was born 14 Jul 1760 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1760 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

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

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

Sarah married (MRIN:1212) John REINHARDT-2251 on 7 Nov 1781 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. John was born about 1760.

+ 74 M ix. Adam A. SCHAEFFER-2243 was born 15 Aug 1762 and died 20 Dec 1817.

+ 75 M x. Heinrich Henry SCHAEFFER, JR.-2244 was born 14 May 1764 and died 26 Aug 1832.

76 F xi. Elizabeth SCHAEFFER-2245 was born 30 May 1766 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1766 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Adam Schafer, Magdalena" Sponsors: "Christopher Hulse, Elisabeth Forster"

MARRIAGE: Info from Martha Foland.

Elizabeth married (MRIN:1216) Jacob FOSTER-2254 on 1788 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Jacob was born about 1766.

+ 77 F xii. Lana Maria (Lena) SCHAEFFER-2246 was born 11 Dec 1768.

10. Martinus SCHAEFFER-2261 (Johannes SCHAEFFER, Maria Elizabeth) was born 11 Dec 1728 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 7 Mar 1803 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 10 Mar 1803 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.
CONFIRMATION: "Heinrich, Martinus and Johannes Scheffer were confirmed at Schohare in 1737" (Loonenburg Luth. Chbk. Now: Zion Lutheran Church, Athens, Greene Co., NY)
MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Martinus Schafer, Sara Rickert"
S.A.R. - "Served American Revolution".
MILITARY: Mardeinus, Jacob and Adam Scheeffer were also in Capt. Jacob Sternberger's Company at Schohare 2 May 1767 (REPORT OF THE STATE HISTORIAN, Vol. II, p. 843.) Also, MILITARY RECORDS OF
SCHOHARIE COUNTY VETERANS, WAR OF REVOLUTION, George H. Warner, 1891; FIFTEENTH REGIMENT, NEW YORK LEVIES AND MILITIA: "Teunis Shafer, served under Brown also".
Martinus married (MRIN:1226) Sarah RICKERT-2587, daughter of Marcus (Richards) RICKERT-2989 and Elisabetha LAWYER-2990 (MRIN:1385), on 5 Nov 1751 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Sarah was born 14 Sep 1732 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 20 Mar 1733 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died 14 Oct 1807 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 17 Oct 1807 in , , NY, USA.
BAPTISM: Henry Jones says: "20 March 1733, Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY." Sponsors: "Conrad Rickert & Elisabeth Rickert" Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Marcus Rickert, Elisabetha" Sponsors: "Conrad Rickert, Elisabetha Elisabetha Rickert" In the Kinship transcription of the churchbook it says "* - These baptisms were found on 2 loose sheets of paper (4 pages)."Martinus and Sarah had the following children:

78 F i. Elizabeth SCHAEFFER-2729 was born 17 Sep 1752 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 24 Sep 1752 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died 1753 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was buried 1753.

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

+ 79 M ii. Johannes SCHAEFFER-2730 was born 21 Feb 1755 and died 24 Jun 1829.

80 F iii. Elizabeth SCHAEFFER-2731 was born 10 Sep 1757 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1757 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

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

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Jacob Zimmer and Elisabeth Schaffer"

Elizabeth married (MRIN:1479) Jacob ZIMMER-2749 on 12 Dec 1780 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Jacob was born about 1757.

+ 81 F iv. Maria SCHAEFFER-2732 was born 3 Mar 1760 and died 9 Feb 1826.

+ 82 M v. Marcus SCHAEFFER-2733 was born 19 May 1762 and died 23 Feb 1835.

+ 83 F vi. Sarah SCHAEFFER-2734 was born 1 Oct 1764.

84 F vii. Eva SCHAEFFER-2735 was born 6 Nov 1766 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1766 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Martinus Shafer, Sara" Sponsors: "Johannesn Kniskern Jr., Eva Heens"

Eva married (MRIN:1481) Johannes MATTICE-9193. Johannes was born about 1766.

+ 85 F viii. Rebecca SCHAEFFER-2736 was born 6 Nov 1766.

+ 86 F ix. Magdalena (Magthalena) SCHAEFFER-2737 was born 16 Jan 1770 and died 1849.

87 F x. Anna SCHAEFFER-2738 was born 27 May 1772 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1772 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: " Martinus Schafer, Sara" Sponsors: "John Domneck, Anna L(awyer)"

MARRIAGE: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Daniel Meie(r), Anna Schaeffers"

Anna married (MRIN:1484) Daniel MEIER-2742, son of Jacob MEYER-61761 and Anna Maria HAGER-61762 (MRIN:1487), on 13 Sep 1791 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Daniel was born 20 Sep 1772 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY andwas christened 23 Nov 1772 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Jacoab Meyer, Anna Maria Heeger" Sponsors: "George Schneider, Elisabett Zimmer"

+ 88 F xi. Catharine SCHAEFFER-2739 was born 10 Feb 1775.

89 F xii. Sophia SCHAEFFER-2751 was born 1775.

90 M xiii. David SCHAEFFER-2740 was born 31 Mar 1780 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1780 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 30 Jun 1822.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Mardienus Schaffer, Sara". Sponsors: "David Lawyer, Elisabeth Rickert".

MARRIAGE: Recorded: Reformed Church of Lawyersville, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "David Shaver married to Susan Kilts". No witnesses listed.

NOTE: "David Shaver and Susannah" are sponsors for the child, "David, born 18 August 1804, parents Frederick Ulman and Magdalena Keller", as recorded in the Reformed Church of Lawyersville, formerly the German Reformed Church in New Rhinebeck, Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY. "David Shaver and Susannah Kilts" are sponsors for the child, "David, born 7 February 1811, parents Conrad Kilts and Caty Smith", as recorded in the Reformed Church of Lawyersville, formerly the German Reformed Church in New Rhinebeck, Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY.

David married (MRIN:1486) Susannah KILTS-2741, daughter of Johann Adam KILTS-36 and Catharina FRANCK-37 (MRIN:21), on 21 Apr 1804 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Susannah was born 10 May 1774 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY.

DOCUMENTATION: THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY KILTS FAMILY OF THE MOHAWK VALLEY, David Kendall Martin, 1985, page 21: iii. Susana Kilts born 10 May 1774. She is perhaps the Sara ehel. Tochter von (lawful daughter of) Adam Kills listed the Protocol van den Glidmasen (Register of Members) of the Stone Arabia Reformed Church for August 1788, (probably confirmation date, age 14 - HWW), as there is no Sara on Adam's family record. She is probably, because of the location, the Susan Kilts who married David Shaver 21 April 1804 (German Reformed Church of New Rhinebeck (Sharon)). 17 Februarius 1793 Jacob Snel and Susanna Killsz sponsored Georg of Peter G. Snel of Palatine and Maria Snel. 29 November 1795 Severinus Stamm, sing. and Susanna Kills, sing. sponsored Severinus born 15 Nov 1795 to Peter Loux and Susanna Stamm (SAR). 6 August 1797 Martin Nestel and Susanna Kils sponsored Johannes born 30 Jul 1797 to George Stamm and Catharina Kils). I'm more inclined to believe this last reference instead of the first, but I'm leaving both references open to inspection - (HWW).

12. Elisabetha SCHAFFER-2589 (Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born about 1722 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died after 13 Feb 1798.
MARRIAGE: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Elisabeth Scheffer, J.D.( young dame), born Schogharie, liv here; John Niclass Becker, J.M. (young male), born Schogharie, liv here"
Elisabetha married (MRIN:1387) Johann Nicolaus BECKER-2600, son of Conrad BECKER-5225and Sabina MATTICE-5226 (MRIN:1398), on 25 Sep 1742 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.
Johann was born about 1722 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died before 14 Jun 1800.
DOCUMENTATION: THE PALATINE FAMILIES OF NEW YORK 1710, Henry Z. Jones, Jr.: "1) Johann Nicholas, banns registered 25 Sept 1742 to marry Elisabeth Schafer (Schoharie Ref. Chbk.). The will of John Nicholas Becker of Middleburgh was written 17 March 1800 naming a son Conrad among others; it was probated 14 June 1800 (Schoharie Co. Will Bk. A)."
WILL: (Information supplied by Lorelei Maison Rockwell, 1199 S. Van Ness, San Francisco, CA 94110-3214 and taken from TREE TALKS, Vol. 33 No. 3, September 1993) "BECKER Seventeenth day of March one thousand eight hundred, John Nicholas Becker of Middleburgh considering the fraility of my body and the certainty of death do make my last will. To my beloved wife Elizabeth all my real estate during the time she shall remain my widow. To my wife all my personal estate. To my eldest son Hendrick Becker all that low land farm now in my possession on lot number 3 with 225 acres of upland adjoining the easterly side lowland farm. To my eldest son Hendricus Becker all my personal estate after my wife's decease. To my son Nicholas the whole farm now in his possession during his life and after his decease to my grandsons Hendricus Becker and Johan Nicholas Becker, sons of my son Nicholas. To my grandson Johan Nicholas Becker, son of my Hendricus Becker, all that lot of land Number 3 lying in Town of Blenheim. It is my will my son Hendricus shall pay unto my grandson William Becker, son of my son Hendricus, after my wife's decease, fifty pounds of lawful money. To my grandchild Lana Becker, daughter of my son Hendricus, ten pounds lawful money. To my grandchild Eva Becker, daughter of my son Nicholas, ten pounds lawful money. My son Johannis Becker shall be decently kept and maintained out of my estate during his life. I appoint my son Hendricus Becker and Lambert Starnbergh Junr. sole executors of my last will. Witnesses: Lawrence Bouck, Lawrence Mattice, Johannis C. Mattice. Recorded 14 June 1800. Pp. 103-07."

Johann and Elisabetha had the following children:

+ 91 M i. Hendrick N. BECKER-2813 was born 1743.

+ 92 M ii. Conrad BECKER-2814 was born 10 Mar 1745 and died before 1800.

93 F iii. Maria BECKER-2815 was born 14 Oct 1747 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 25 Oct 1747 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died before 1800.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Johan Nickel Becker, Elisabet" Sponsors: "Christian Schafer and wife"

DIED: Before 1800 (?) as she is not in her father's will.

+ 94 M iv. Niclass BECKER-2807 was born 1748.

95 M v. Johannes BECKER-2816 was born 1751 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 29 Mar 1751 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "John Niclaas Beckker, Elisabeth Scheffer" Sponsors: "Johannes Beackker, Christina Beckker"

DEATH: After 1800 as he was named in his father's will: "Shall be decently kept and maintained out of my estate during his life." (May have been disabled?)

96 M vi. Jacob BECKER-2817 was born 26 Aug 1756 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 5 Sep 1756 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died before 1800.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Johan (Nickel) Becker, Elisabeth" Sponsors: "Jacob Schafer, Catharina Becker"

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "JacobDEATH: Before 1800 (?) as he is not mentioned in his father's will.

14. Catharina SCHAFFER-2592 (Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 1725 in Schoharie,Schoharie Co., NY. She died Apr 1762 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
HEALTH: She was ill 9 years.
MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Jost Kniskern, son of Joh. Peter and Catharina Schafer, daughter of Henrich"
Catharina married (MRIN:1390) Johan Jost KNISKERN-5191, son of Johann Peter KNISKERN-5178 and Elisabetha Barbara ADAMS-5179 (MRIN:1382), on 15 Oct 1745 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Johan was born about 1720 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1722 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 13 Feb 1758 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was buried 1758 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
DOCUMENTATION: THE PALATINE FAMILIES OF NEW YORK 1710, Henry Z. Jones, Jr., Page 468: "Johann Jost, md. as s/o Joh. Peter 15 Oct 1745 Catharina Shaffer, d/o Henrich (Schoharie Luth. Chbk.). He was conf. Trin: 1737 at Schohare (Loonenburgh Luth. Chbk.) Jost d. 13 Feb 1757 of the small-pox (Schoharie Luth. Chbk.). Issue: Maria, b. 4 Nov 1746 - sp.: Anna Maria Schafer and Johannes Kniskern (Schoharie Luth. Chbk.)."
Johan and Catharina had the following children:

97 F i. Maria KNISKERN-2808 was born 4 Nov 1746 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 6 Nov 1746 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Jost Kniskern, Catharina" (Father's name "Gotfriied" crossed out.) Sponsors: "Johannes Kniskern, Anna Maria Schafern"

15. Maria SCHAFFER-2591 (Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 1728 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died 29 Jun 1796 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.
MARRIAGE: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Sebastian Beckker, son of Coenraad, born Schogharie and Maria Scheefer, daughter of Henderich, born Schogharie"
Maria married (MRIN:1389) Sebastian C. BECKER-2602, son of Conrad BECKER-5225 and Sabina MATTICE-5226 (MRIN:1398), on 19 Oct 1749 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Sebastian was born about 1728 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 9 Mar 1779 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
DOCUMENTATION: THE PALATINE FAMILIES OF NEW YORK 1710, Henry Z. Jones, Jr.: "ii) Sebastian, s/o Coenraad Beckker 19 Oct 1749 when banns registered to marry Anna Maria Schafer, d/o Henrich Schafer (Schoharie Ref. Chbk.)."
BURIAL: "Carlson Island." (Where is this?) (This information from Lorlei Maison Rockwell, 1199 S. Van Ness, San Francisco, CA 94110.)
Sebastian and Maria had the following children:

98 M i. Henrich BECKER-2819 was born 15 Jul 1750 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 15 Jul 1750 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Baptized as "Henrich". Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Sebastian Becker, Anna Maria" Sponsors: "Henrich Schafer and wife"

99 M ii. Coenraad BECKKER-2810 was born 4 Feb 1753 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 20 Feb 1753 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Sebastian Beckker, Anna Maria Schaeffer" Sponsors: "John: N: Beckker, Elisabeth Scheffer"

100 M iii. Johannes BECKER-2820 was born 23 Sep 1759 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1759 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Baptized as "Johannes". Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Sebastian Becker, Anna Maria" Sponsors: "Johannes Kniskern and wife"

101 F iv. Elisabeth BECKER-2821 was born 21 Nov 1761 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 25 Nov 1761 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Sebastian Becker, Anna Maria" Sponsors: Johann Nickel Becker and wife"

16. Anna Maria SCHAFFER-2594 (Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 1731 in Schoharie,Schoharie Co., NY.
MARRIAGE: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Conraad Rickkert, Jr., son of Lodewyk (Ludwig) and Anna Scheffer, daughter of Heneerick"
Anna married (MRIN:1392) Conrad RICKERT Jr.-2605, son of Johann Ludwig Ehrenhard RICKERT-2837 and Anna Catharine CONRADT-3943 (MRIN:1401), on 26 Sep 1751 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Conrad was born about 1730.
CHURCH: Conrad Rickert Jr. and Anna Rickert joined the Schoharie Ref. Church 14 May 1740.
Conrad and Anna had the following children:

102 M i. Jacob RICKERT-2811 was born 1752 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 13 May 1752 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Coenraad Rickkert, Jr., Anna Scheeffer" Sponsors: "Jacob Scheffer, Anna Maria Rickkert"

103 F ii. Maria RICKERT-2812 was born 1755 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and waschristened 21 Nov 1755 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died 6 Aug 1759 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Coenraad Rickkert, Anna Scheeffer" Sponsors: "Hendrick Seeffer & wife, Maria"

104 F iii. Eva RICKERT-3187 was born 19 Jul 1757 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened Jul 1757 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Conrad Rickert, Anna" Sponsors: "Marx Rickert, Eva Shafer"

105 F iv. Maria RICKERT-2838 was born 13 Jul 1759 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1759 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Conrad Rickert, Anna" Sponsors: "Henricus Becker, Maria Kniskern"

106 M v. Ludwig RICKERT-3189 was born 17 May 1761 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened May 1761 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Conrad Rickert, Anna" Sponsors: "Ludwig Rickert and wife"

107 F vi. Maria RICKERT-3188 was born 3 Dec 1764 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY andwas christened Dec 1764 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

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

17. Sophia SCHAFFER-2593 (Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 17 Oct 1731 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died 11 Oct 1807 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.
MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Johannes Kniskern, Sophia Schafern"
Sophia married (MRIN:1391) Johannes KNISKERN-5192, son of Johann Peter KNISKERN-5178 and Elisabetha Barbara ADAMS-5179 (MRIN:1382), on 22 Mar 1748 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Johannes was born 14 Jan 1721 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died after 6 Jun 1803 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.
DOCUMENTATION: THE PALATINE FAMILIES OF NEW YORK 1710, Henry Z. Jones, Jr., Page 468: "Johannes (Sommers List 1744), md. 22 March 1748 Sophia Schafer (Schoharie Luth. Chbk.). Johannis Kniskern was in Capt. Ackeson's Company in 1767 ("Report of the State Historian", Vol II, p. 845). The will of Johannes Kniskern of Bristol was dated 6 June 1803 (Schoharie Co. Will Bk. A)."
DOCUMENTATION: SOME OF THE DESCENDANTS OF JOHANN PETER KNISKERN OF SCHOHARIE COUNTY, NEW YORK, compiled by Walter Hamlin Kniskern, 1960: "Johannes, 2nd Generation, b. c. 1723, d. after June 6, 1803, when his will was signed (Z 121); m. Sophia Schafer March 22, 1745 (B 111), Dau. of Capt. Henrich Schafer (B 10). For Johannes' will signed June 6, 1803, probated between March 14 and Aug. 10, 1804......They had 14 children.........." NOTE: Date of birth, 14 Jan 1721, from Steven Watrous. I originally had "abt 1711".
Johannes and Sophia had the following children:

+ 108 F i. Catharina KNISKERN-2823 was born 18 Jun 1748 and died 17 Feb 1824.

109 M ii. Heinrich KNISKERN-2824 was born 17 Aug 1749 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 20 Aug 1749 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 19 Aug 1759.

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

MARRIAGE: Unmarried

DEATH: Found one source that stated he died 19 August 1759. Is this correct? (Lost the notes for this reference.)

110 M iii. Johannes KNISKERN-2825 was born 9 May 1751 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 12 May 1751 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 11 Oct 1782.

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

MARRIAGE: unmarried

111 M iv. Christian KNISKERN-2826 was born 5 Mar 1753 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 11 Mar 1753 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 10 Aug 1762 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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

+ 112 F v. Elisabeth Barbara KNISKERN-2827 was born 11 Mar 1755.

113 M vi. Nicholas KNISKERN-2828 was born 26 Jan 1757 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 30 Jan 1757 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 7 Sep 1766 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Johannes Kniskern, Sophia" Sponsors: "Johan Nickel Becker and wife" Baptismal name recorded as "Nicoli".

114 F vii. Sara KNISKERN-2829 was born 3 Jun 1759 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1759 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Johannes Kniskern, Sophia" Sponsors: "Philip Kayser, Sara Schafer"

CHILDREN: None foundSara married (MRIN:1540) Gotfried WAGENER-9314 on 25 Aug 1786. Gotfriedwas born about 1759.

115 F viii. Maria Margaretha KNISKERN-2830 was born 8 Mar 1761 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1761 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

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

+ 116 F ix. Annaje KNISKERN-2747 was born 18 Sep 1762 and died before 1803.

+ 117 M x. Peter KNISKERN-2832 was born 25 Jun 1764 and died 26 Dec 1827.

118 F xi. Elisabeth KNISKERN-2833 was born 6 Apr 1766 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened Apr 1766 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died 1769 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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

119 M xii. Christian KNISKERN-2834 was born 2 Jan 1768 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1768 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 1852.

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

Christian married (MRIN:1492) Sophia ENDERS-9262. Sophia was born about 1768.

+ 120 M xiii. Johan Jost KNISKERN-2835 was born 24 May 1769 and died 7 Aug 1830.

121 M xiv. Barent KNISKERN-2836 was born 14 Jan 1771 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened Jan 1771 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died before 1803.

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

18. Christina SCHAFFER-2595 (Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 1733 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died 14 Jun 1762 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Christian Ottman, Christina Schafer". In THE PALATINE FAMILIES OF NEW YORK 1710, Henry Z. Jones, Jr., says that Christina married "Ernst Ottman". Is his name Ernst Christian Ottman? Or did the Kinship transcription read it as "Christian Ottman"and Henry Jones, Jr. as "Ernst Ottman"? I'll use both names until these "experts" decide to agree. Anothergenealogist, John Luther Kling says that she married Christian Ottman.
DOCUMENTATION: DESCENDANTS OF JOHAN LUDWIG KLING, Compiled by John Luther Kling, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, 1995, page 73: "Christian Ottman arrived in Albany County, NY, from the Palatinate in Germany in 1755. He acquired land in the New Rhinebeck area close to what is now Lawyersville, NY. August 9, 1757, he married Christina Schafer by whom he had three children. June 14, 1762, she was killed by an accidental gunshot. May 15, 1763, Christian again married a Christina Braun. She mothered nine more children for him. Nine of Christian's children were sons which explains why by 1850 there were about enough local Ottman's to fill an entire township. Children by Christina Shafer: 6 February 1758 Henricus 15 July 1759 Maria 10August 1761 Christian, Jr."
Christina married (MRIN:1393) Christian Ernst OTTMAN-2606 on 9 Aug 1757 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Christian was born 1731 in Palatinate, , , Germany. He died 1821 in , , NY, USA.
NOTE: 1753 - Arrived in America with the Frantz and Merckley families. (DESCENDANTS OF JOHAN LUDWIG KLING, compiled by John Luther Kling)
MARRIAGE # 2: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Christian Ottman, Christina Bro (______)". No witnesses listed.
Christian and Christina had the following children:

122 M i. Henricus OTTMAN-2839 was born 16 Feb 1758 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1758 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died about 1760.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Christian Ottman, Christina" Sponsors: "Henrich Kniskern, Jr., Sara Schafer"

DEATH: "Probably died as a child as we have no further record of him." (JohnLuther Kling)

123 F ii. Maria OTTMAN-2840 was born 15 Jul 1759 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1759 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Christian Ottman, Christina" Sponsors: "Sebastian Becker and wife"

Maria married (MRIN:1545) RIDLEY-9271. RIDLEY was born about 1759.

124 M iii. Christian OTTMAN Jr.-2809 was born 10 Aug 1761 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened Aug 1761 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Christian Ottman, Christina" Sponsors: "Christian Schafer and wife"

Christian married (MRIN:1531) Christina MANTZ-55233. Christina was born about 1761.

19. Jacob SCHAFFER-2596 (Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 4 Feb 1735 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 10 May 1735 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 17 Nov 1809 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 20 Nov 1809 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Hendr. Scheyffer, Maria Scheyffer" Sponsors: "Johs. Scheyffer, A. Maria Scheyffer"
MARRIAGE: #1 - Anna Bellinger, born 25 March 1739, died 5 December 1766, age 27, "left 7 infants". ("Jacob Schafer, Anna Bellinger"). #2 - Catharina Zeh, married 24 April 1768. Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. (Seven (7) children by first wife and eight (8) by his second wife)
S.A.R. - "Served American Revolution"
MILITARY: Revolutionary War Soldier. Private, 15th Regiment, Albany County Militia. "See Nat. No. 77952and 89183". (From D.A.R records)
RESIDENCE: Settled at Breakabean, T-Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY USA.
DOCUMENTATION: ABSTRACTS OF WILLS, LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION AND GUARDIANSHIP OF SCHOHARIE CO., NY; From 1795-1820; "Copied from the original records at the Surrogate's Office, Schoharie, NY; Volume 1, Copied and compiled by Gertrude A. Barber, 1938". pp.228, 244. Jacob Shafer of Blenheim Dated: April 17, 1809 Probated: September 7, 1810 Mentions: wife: Catrine sons: Marcus Christian Garret daus: Cathrine Ryder Marget Amy Elizabeth Eve Lana, Sara, Sovie Executors: Christian Shafer Lambert Sternbergh, Jr. Witnesses: Lawrence Bouck William A. Becker Lambert Sternbergh, Jr.
BURIAL: "Shafer Cemetery", a/k/a Parslow Cemetery, located Blenheim-Boucks Falls Road, formerly West Butler, left hand side of road, Town of Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY USA. There is one marker with the following names: Jacob Shafer; Catherine (second wife); Garret, child of his first marriage and his wife Eve, and Garret's children Jacob, Catharine and Elisabeth.
D.A.R LINEAGE BOOK: Miss Frances E. Fenn, 89183: "Jacob Schaeffer (1736-1811) served in the 14th regiment, Albany County, New York militia. He was born and died in Schoharie, NY". Also No. 77946: "Hendrich Schaeffer (1758-1832) served as gunner in Johnson's raid of that valley. He was born and died in Schoharie, NY".
Jacob married (1-MRIN:1394) Anna M. BELLINGER-2607, daughter of Marcus BELLINGER-2911 and Maria Margaret ZEH-2912 (MRIN:1403), on 21 Mar 1758 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Anna was born 25 Mar 1739 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. She died 5 Dec 1766 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
DEATH: "Age 27, leaving 7 children after 8 years of wedlock". Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
Jacob and Anna had the following children:

+ 125 M i. Henricus SCHAFFER-2849 was born 25 Sep 1758 and died 26 Aug 1832.

126 M ii. Marcus SCHAFFER-2850 was born 24 Jan 1759 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1759 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 25 Mar 1761 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

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

+ 127 M iii. Marcus SCHAFFER-2851 was born 29 Mar 1761 and died 22 Feb 1849.

+ 128 F iv. Maria Margaretha SCHAFFER-2852 was born 18 Jul 1762.

129 M v. Peter SCHAFFER-5251 was born 1762 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 1844 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was buried 1844 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

NOTE: Not sure as to the placement, but M. Foland thinks he belongs to this family. Leave until further research places him in a different family.

BURIAL: Old Stone Fort Cemetery, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

+ 130 M vi. Cpl. Christian SCHAFFER-2853 was born 17 Nov 1763 and died 24 Dec 1819.131 M vii. Jacob SCHAFFER-2854 was born 26 May 1765 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened Jun 1765 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He died 29 May 1778 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

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

NOTE: Maratha Foland says, "A mute and never married".

+ 132 M viii. Gerhard (Garrett) (Gerrit) SCHAFFER-2855 was born 27 Nov 1766 and died 17 Nov 1833. Jacob also married (2-MRIN:1395) Catharina ZEH-2608, daughter of Johannes ZEH-16029 and

Anna Catharine BELLINGER-16030 (MRIN:1404), on 24 Apr 1768 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Catharina was born 20 May 1746 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 8 Jun 1746 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She was buried in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Johannes Zahe, Anna Catharina" Sponsors: "Henrich Bellinger, Margareth Bellinger, widow"

BURIAL: "Shafer Cemetery", a/k/a Parslow Cemetery, located Blenheim-Boucks Falls Road, formerly West Butler, left hand side of road, Town of Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Name is listed on one stone with the names of her husband, Jacob, and Garrett, child of Jacob's first wife, and Garret's wife, Eve, and their children, Jacob, Catherine, and Elizabeth

Jacob and Catharina had the following children:

+ 133 F ix. Anna SCHAFFER-2858 was born 15 Dec 1769 and died 6 May 1844.

134 F x. Catharine SCHAFFER-2859 was born 1772 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY andwas christened 30 Jun 1772 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Jaacob Schaffer, Catharina" Sponsors: "Christoph Werner, Catharina (Kniskern)"

135 F xi. Elisabeth SCHAFFER-2860 was born 1774 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 18 May 1774 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Jacob Scheffer, Catarina" Sponsors: "Johan (N.) Becker & wife"

Elisabeth married (MRIN:1561) Adam WEIDMAN-3237. Adam was born about 1774.

+ 136 F xii. Eva SCHAFFER-2861 was born 1775.

137 F xiii. Sara SCHAFFER-2862 was born 22 Dec 1777 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY andwas christened Dec 1777 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Jacob Schaffer, Catharina" Sponsors: "Marthinus Schaffer & wife"+ 138 M xiv. Johan Jost SCHAFFER-2863 was born 3 Nov 1779.

+ 139 F xv. Lena SCHAFFER-2864 was born 19 Jan 1782.

140 F xvi. Sophia SCHAFFER-2865 was born 29 Nov 1787 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA and was christened 1787 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. USA. Parents: "Jacob Schaffer, Catharina" Sponsors: "Johannes Knieskern & wife"

MARRIAGE: Source of this marriage info is from Martha Foland.

Sophia married (MRIN:1563) Henry HAGER-49143, son of Johann Jost HAGER-6188 and Maria SWART-6189 (MRIN:3116). Henry was born 1780 in , , NY.

20. Sarah SCHAFFER-2597 (Heinrich (Schaster), Maria Elizabeth) was born 1737 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 13 Mar 1737 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Hendr. Scheyffer, Maria Scheyffer" Sponsors: "Conr: Ryckaert, El: Margr: Kni(eskerk)"
MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Jacob Schmidt, Sara Schafer"
Sarah married (MRIN:1396) Jacob SCHMIDT-2609 on 20 Nov 1764 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Jacob was born about 1745.
They had the following children:

141 M i. Christian SCHMIDT-2866 was born 19 Jan 1766 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1766 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

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

142 M ii. Nicolas SCHMIDT-2867 was born 13 Sep 1767 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1767 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Jacob Schmidt, Sara" Sponsors: "Nicolas Schmidt & daughter, Margretje"

143 F iii. Elisabeth SCHMIDT-2868 was born 20 May 1769 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1769 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Jacob Schmit, Sarah" Sponsors: "Johan Nicolahs Becker and wife"

144 F iv. Maria SCHMIDT-2869 was born 27 Jul 1771 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1771 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

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

Jacob Schmidt, Sara" Sponsors: "Old Henrick Schafer and wife"145 M v. Henricus SCHMIDT-2870 was born 6 Jun 1773 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 1773 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

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

146 F vi. Sara SCHMIDT-2871 was born 21 Feb 1778 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY and was christened 12 Jul 1778 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

BIRTH: Came across the notation: "Born 2.21 Friol", 21 February 1778, and baptized at Schoharie." (No mention of the church in this reference.) (Source of notation is unknown at this time.)

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. Parents: "Jacob Schmit, Sara" Sponsors: "Marthunes Schaffer and wife"

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