John ShafferAge: 46 years18191866

John Shaffer
Given names
Birth July 23, 1819 44
MarriageMargaret CarnesView this family
1838 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a son
William Shaffer
November 18, 1839 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a son
Andrew Shaffer
about 1843 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
Joseph J. Shaffer
about 1846 (Age 26 years)
USA federal - next door to Andrew Cairns
October 11, 1850 (Age 31 years)
Note: John Shaeffer (30) Farmer $2000 Real Estate value
Death of a fatherWilliam Shaffer
December 1858 (Age 39 years)
Death April 6, 1866 (Age 46 years)

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Marriage: 1838Stark Co, Ohio
23 months
4 years
4 years


John Shaeffer (30) Farmer $2000 Real Estate value Margaret (32) William (10) Andrew (7) Note: the name of his grandfather LDB Joseph (4)

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Biography from History of Stark Co, 1881

JOHN SHAFFER, deceased; a prominent farmer of Washington Township for many years; born July 23, 1819, and died April 6, 1866; he was the son of William and Sophia Shaffer, who were among the first settlers of Washington Township; they moved to Stark County from Pennsylvania about 1816, locating first on the farm now owned by Jerry Byers; in about one year, they removed to where Eph Pickens now resides, in Nimishillen Township, but afterward returned to their first location. William Shaffer was a member of the Lutheran Church; he owned at one time over 500 acres of land; he died in December, 1858, aged 83 years; he was the father of thirteen children, viz., Elizabeth, married John Byers; both are deceased; Daniel, formerly of Washington, now deceased; Samuel moved to Alliance and died there; Mary married John Klingaman; both are deceased; Catharine, now Mrs. David Klingaman, of Washington; William and Henry, of Washington; Susan, now Mrs. William Altman, of Portage County; Esther married Daniel Byers; both are deceased; Sarah married John B. Miller, now deceased; Jonathan, of Washington; John, died in Washington; Sophia, now Mrs. Abraham Roos, of Illinois. The subject of this sketch was born on the farm now occupied by Jeremiah Byers, in Washington Township; he learned the shoemaker's trade in early life, but never followed this occupation much. He was married, in 1838, to Margaret Cairns, a native of Scotland, daughter of Andrew and Margaret (Pagan) Cairns, born Nov. 24, 1814. Mr. Shaffer lived several years on 30 acres now owned by David Byers, and in the spring of 1849 removed to the farm now owned by his' heirs, which land he purchased from William Davidson; he was chosen Township 'Trustee several years, and filled other minor offices; was connected with the Presbyterian Church at Homeworth. He was the father of five children, viz., William, eldest son, now Justice of the. Peace in Nimishillen Township; he was married, March, 23, 1865, to Miss Lydia Trump; Andrew J., the second, now a resident of Washington, east of Freeburg, was married, Feb. 4, 1868, to Miss Nancy Fox; Joseph and James A. Shaffer are now residing at the homestead with their mother and sister, Miss Jennie. They own at the present time 96 acres; are engaged in farming and stock-raising. Their present residence was built in 1854. The family are connected with the Presbyterian Church at Alliance.