Jacob SHAFFER

Male 1794 - 1882  (87 years)


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  • Name Jacob SHAFFER 
    Born 30 Nov 1794  Berks Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Nov 1882  North Mahoning Twp., Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Round Top Church Cemetery, Trade City, Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • "Indiana County Pennsylvania, Her People, Past and Present," Volume II (J. T. Stewart, 1913), sketch of Joseph Shaffer, pages 1217-8:
      "Jacob Shaffer, son of John [and Eva Thomas], was born in Berks county, and was about seven years of age when taken to Huntingdon county in 1803. There he was reared to manhood, the greater part of his education being secured in the school of hard work. He was engaged in farming, and also conducted a freighting business, carrying goods to Pittsburg [sic]. In 1838 he brought his family to Indiana county, coming through with a wagon and four-horse team, and located on the land which Joseph Shaffer now operates, here purchasing 238 acres for $1,700. On this property were located a log cabin and barn, and about one hundred acres was cleared, and here he continued to work until his death, which occurred in 1882, when he was eighty-seven years of age, his wife [Elizabeth Fetterhoff] surviving him two years and being eighty-nine years old at the time of her demise. For ten years Mr. Shaffer was a justice of the peace, and also held various other offices, to which he was elected on the Whig and Republican tickets. With his wife he was an active member of the Lutheran Church, and both were well known and highly respected. They had a family of nine children, as follows: Eva married Charles Wilhelm, and both are deceased; Michael, deceased, who married Martha Thomas, lived in West Mahoning township; John, deceased, who married Mary Ann Means, lived in North Mahoning township; George died unmarried in 1852; Elizabeth, deceased, married Samuel Beck, and lived in North Mahoning township; Joseph is mentioned below; Albert, who served nine months as a member of Company B, 206th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, and now lives at Covode, Pa., married Mary Chambers and (second) Sarah Varner; Margaret Ann has always lived on the old home place and is now keeping house for her brother Joseph; Jacob, deceased, married Minerva Fraupton [sic], and lived in North Mahoning township."
    Person ID I18188  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2014 

    Father John SHAFFER,   b. 19 Mar 1771, Berks Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1848, Shaffersville, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Eva Maeria Thomas DUMAS,   b. 1767, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1843, Shaffersville, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Family ID F13643  Group Sheet

    Family Elizabeth FETTERHOFF,   b. 15 Apr 1795, York Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1882  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 1818 
    Children 
     1. Michael SHAFFER,   b. 15 Jan 1822, Morris, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1887, Valley, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F13640  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Nov 1794 - Berks Co., Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Nov 1882 - North Mahoning Twp., Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Round Top Church Cemetery, Trade City, Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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