Andrew Shaffer1

M, b. circa 1819
     Andrew Shaffer was born circa 1819 at Hamer Twp. (probably), Highland Co., OH.1 He was the son of Adam Shaffer and Catherine Roush.1 Andrew Shaffer married Mary (?) circa 1842 at Highland Co. (probably), OH.1

Children of Andrew Shaffer and Mary (?)

Citations

  1. [S584] 1850 Federal Census, Highland County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 694.

Arvia Everett Shaffer

M, b. 8 August 1881, d. 19 June 1909
     Arvia Everett Shaffer was also known as "Arvie". He was born on 8 August 1881 at Hamilton Co., IN.1 He was the son of George Shaffer and Amanda Bowman.1 Arvia Everett Shaffer married Alta Katherine Hartzog, daughter of John Hartzog and Catherine A. Forrest, on 2 September 1904. Arvia Everett Shaffer died on 19 June 1909 at Arcadia, Hamilton Co., IN, at age 27

Newspaper article -- (Findagrave.com):

Touched a Live Wire
A.E. Shaffer, Manager of Electric Light Plant
Electrocuted Saturday morning Arm and Fingers Burned to a Crisp Victim of Short Circuit

A.E. Shaffer was killed about six o’clock last Sat morning near his home at Arcadia by coming in contact with a live electric wire. Mr. Shaffer was manager of the Arcadia Electric Light Plant and one of his duties was to turn off the lights in the morning. He had placed a switch on an electric light pole near his home for this purpose to save himself the trouble of walking several squares to the electric station. The switch had been placed on the pole out of the reach of the public, and it was necessary to use a stepladder to reach it. A metal lever was used on the switch and several times had Mr. Shaffer been advised to replace it with one of rubber, but he had not done so. Saturday morning Mr. Shaffer mounted the ladder to turn off the lights. It is supposed that just as he took hold of the lever the ladder slipped and that in order to save himself from a fall, he grabbed hold of the wire on the pole This made a short circuit and the entire electric current passed through his body. John Martin, a resident of Arcadia, was an eye witness of the affair,and says that fire and sparks flew from Shaffer's face and hands as soon as he touched the wire. The body fell to the ground instantly and life was extinct in a few moments despite the efforts of a physician who was called. Three fingers and the thumb on the right hand were burned to a crisp and the left arm was badly burned clear to the elbow; his face was also badly burned.

The deceased was 32 years old, the son of George Shaffer, a well known citizen of Arcadia, and is survived by a wife and one child.

Funeral was held at the M.E. church MOnday afternoon at two with interment in the Dunkard grave yard east of Arcadia.

Obituary -- (Findagrave.com):

The unexpected has come to pass. A fellow citizen, honored and respected, departs into the shadows. The abruptness of his going has startled the entire community. In a moment, without forewarning, our friend and brother embarks on the River Death. We stand on the shore, bordering the eternities, and with shaded eyes we scan the horizon, but our vision is obscured by rising mists coming from the great deep of our soul. We cry, but our voice is but an empty echo. We stand in the shadows and wait, and listen and wonder, and try to understand our brother's going. He seems not to know our anxiety. The clouds deepen the lightnings flash, the thunders roar, the night approaches, fear possesses us, the foundations of life, seem crumbling away, the pillars of the soul sway to and fro when we feel the crawl and crush of shattered hope stealing upon us, then out of the encircling gloom a voice,s oft and gentle as the breath of spring speaks! He speaks and we are reassured and comforted, and this is the message: "Let not your heart be troubled. Ye believe in God, believe also in me, In my Father's house are many mansions, if it were not so I would have told you I go to prepare a place for you. I will come again and receive you."

The subject of this sketch Arvia Everett Shaffer, was born August 8, 1881 died June 19, 1909, aged 27 years, 10 months, and 16 days. 

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Shaffer, being the fourth child of seven children. Three brothers preceded him in death. He was married to Alta Hartzog,
Sept 4, 1904. To this union was born one child, Little Edna May. About the year 1902, he connected himself with the Evangelical Lutheran church, and about one year ago he united with the Arcadia Methodist church. His life was consistent. He was an agreeable spirit, and he belonged to that class of men whose vision was broad as the world. He believed life was worth while and that days were God's gift to man and not to be spent and wasted, but to be used in making the world better and happier. He adjusted himself to the tasks of life in such manner as made the routine daily toil to become pleasure ground. At the time of his death, he was a member of the Arcadia I.O.O.F. also the Arcadia Band. He taught the young men's class in the Methodist Episcopal Sunday School.

His death leaves a home circle broken, his wife, child, and mother in-law will feel the loss most keenly for to them and their happiness he was devoted, a father, mother, two brothers, one sister together with friends and relatives will mourn his loss.
The funeral conducted by Rev. A.D. Alexander assisted by Rev Godwin and Shank was held at the Methodist Episopal church Monday June 21. The funeral was attended by one thousand of his neighbors and friends.

Interment in the Dunkard Cemetery.

Card of Thanks
I desire to thank the many kind friends, neighbors, and I.O.O.F. for their assistance and sympathy during funeral and burial of my husband.
Mrs. A.E. Shaffer.

He was buried in June 1909 at Arcadia Cemetery, Arcadia, Hamilton Co., IN, Findagrave #35870871.

Child of Arvia Everett Shaffer and Alta Katherine Hartzog

Citations

  1. [S819] 1900 Federal Census, Hamilton County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 375; FHL #1240375.

Barbara Emily Shaffer

F, b. 23 January 1918, d. 27 December 1995
     Barbara Emily Shaffer was born on 23 January 1918 at Lakewood, Cuyahoga Co., OH. She was the daughter of Edmund Stewart Shaffer and Mary Williamson. Barbara Emily Shaffer married Max Nichols Ruhl, son of Leva Ruhl and Marcia H. Nichols, four children, two sons and two daughters. Barbara Emily Shaffer died on 27 December 1995 at Cannon Co., TN, at age 77.

Benjamin Shaffer1

M, b. 5 December 1833
     Benjamin Shaffer was born on 5 December 1833 at Washington Co., MD.1 He was the son of John Shaffer and Mary Hershey.1 Benjamin Shaffer married Hannah Virginia McCauley circa 1858 at Washington Co. (probably), MD.1

Children of Benjamin Shaffer and Hannah Virginia McCauley

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 461.

Bernard Shaffer

M, b. 14 October 1917, d. April 1984
     Bernard Shaffer was born on 14 October 1917 at Guernsey Co. (probably), OH.1 He was the son of Thomas Edward Shafer and Hattie M. (?) Bernard Shaffer died in April 1984 at Guernsey Co., OH, at age 66 dates per SSDI, last residence Cambridge.

Citations

  1. [S2447] 1930 Federal Census, Guernsey County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 1804; FHL #2341538.

Caroline Shaffer1

F, b. circa 1843
     Caroline Shaffer was born circa 1843 at Washington Co., MD.1 She was the daughter of John Shaffer and Mary Hershey.1

Citations

  1. [S934] 1850 Federal Census, Washington County, Maryland. Microfilm Image, Series M432, Roll 298.

Charles Franklin Shaffer

M, b. 20 July 1902, d. 28 August 1977
     Charles Franklin Shaffer was born on 20 July 1902. He married Sydnia M. Sloan, daughter of William Adam Sloan and Delia Sloan. Charles Franklin Shaffer died on 28 August 1977 at age 75.

Clara Shaffer1

F, b. circa 1849
     Clara Shaffer was born circa 1849 at Hamer Twp. (probably), Highland Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Andrew Shaffer and Mary (?)1

Citations

  1. [S584] 1850 Federal Census, Highland County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 694.

Clement Elwood Shaffer

M, b. 25 September 1922
     Clement Elwood Shaffer was born on 25 September 1922 at Highland Co., OH. He was the son of George Ira Shaffer and Norma Rasonna Wilkin. Clement Elwood Shaffer married Myrtle Delores Harris on 27 July 1952.

Daniel C. Shaffer

M, b. 20 October 1867, d. 4 December 1945
     Daniel C. Shaffer was born on 20 October 1867. He was the son of James A. Shaffer and Margaret Sonner. Daniel C. Shaffer died on 4 December 1945 at age 78.

Delno Shaffer

M, d. before 1930
     Delno Shaffer married Lucy May Hawkins, daughter of Joseph Hawkins and Sarah Ann Leah Tripp. Delno Shaffer died before 1930.

Edmund Stewart Shaffer

M, b. 28 February 1891, d. 1 December 1969
     Edmund Stewart Shaffer was born on 28 February 1891 at Pennsylvania. He married Mary Williamson. Edmund Stewart Shaffer died on 1 December 1969 at Franklin, Venango Co., PA, at age 78.

Child of Edmund Stewart Shaffer and Mary Williamson

Edna May Shaffer

F, b. 28 May 1905, d. 10 October 1974
     Edna May Shaffer was born on 28 May 1905. She was the daughter of Arvia Everett Shaffer and Alta Katherine Hartzog. Edna May Shaffer married Maj. Lloyd C. Lieurance, son of Olney C. Lieurance and Bessie Maude Fults, on 31 August 1929 at Arcadia, Hamilton Co., IN. Edna May Shaffer died on 10 October 1974 at age 69. She was buried in October 1974 at Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery, Wells Co., IN, Findagrave #66214350.

Edward H. Shaffer1

M, b. circa 1840, d. before 1926
     Edward H. Shaffer was born circa 1840 at Washington Co., MD.1 He was the son of John Shaffer and Mary Hershey.1 Edward H. Shaffer died before 1926.2

Citations

  1. [S934] 1850 Federal Census, Washington County, Maryland. Microfilm Image, Series M432, Roll 298.
  2. [S82] Price Genealogy, 461.

Elizabeth Shaffer

F, b. 1814, d. 7 October 1877
     Elizabeth Shaffer was born in 1814 at Hessen Darmstadt, Germany. She married Henry Wirwahn. Elizabeth Shaffer died on 7 October 1877 at Cass Co., IN.

Child of Elizabeth Shaffer and Henry Wirwahn

Ellen J. Shaffer1

F, b. circa 1841
     Ellen J. Shaffer was born circa 1841 at Washington Co., MD, Twin with Mary C. Shaffer, per 1850 census.1 She was the daughter of John Shaffer and Mary Hershey.1

Children of Ellen J. Shaffer

Citations

  1. [S934] 1850 Federal Census, Washington County, Maryland. Microfilm Image, Series M432, Roll 298.
  2. [S82] Price Genealogy, 461.

Fannie Irene Shaffer

F
     Fannie Irene Shaffer was the daughter of James Sylvester Shaffer and Clara Ida Shrigley.

George Shaffer1

M, b. January 1852, d. 1939
     George Shaffer was born in January 1852 at Indiana.1 He married Amanda Bowman on 18 September 1872 at Hamilton Co., IN. George Shaffer died in 1939. He was buried in 1939 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Arcadia, Hamilton Co., IN, Findagrave #39723361.

Child of George Shaffer and Amanda Bowman

Citations

  1. [S819] 1900 Federal Census, Hamilton County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 375; FHL #1240375.

George David Shaffer

M
     George David Shaffer married Emma Viola Lucas, daughter of Benjamin Walter Lucas and Mathurza Belle Rhodes.

Child of George David Shaffer and Emma Viola Lucas

George Ira Shaffer

M, b. 8 December 1898, d. September 1976
     George Ira Shaffer was born on 8 December 1898 at Highland Co., OH. He married Norma Rasonna Wilkin, daughter of Joseph Nathaniel Wilkin and Lucia J. Stroup, on 25 December 1922. George Ira Shaffer died in September 1976 at Leesburg, Highland Co., OH, at age 77.

Child of George Ira Shaffer and Norma Rasonna Wilkin

Gertrude E. Shaffer1

F, b. 25 February 1887, d. 10 July 1960
     Gertrude E. Shaffer was born on 25 February 1887 at Champaign Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Jacob Weldon Shaffer and Artie Cedelia Leonard.1 Gertrude E. Shaffer married Irvin D. Stottlemyer, son of Bradley Irvin Stottlemyer and Alice Celesta Cost, on 16 September 1905 at Champaign Co., OH, Two children born, neither living as of 1910 census.2 Gertrude E. Shaffer and Irvin D. Stottlemyer were divorced after January 1920. Gertrude E. Shaffer died on 10 July 1960 at Springfield, Clark Co., OH, at age 73. She was buried in July 1960 at Terre Haute, Champaign Co., OH.

Children of Gertrude E. Shaffer and Irvin D. Stottlemyer

Citations

  1. [S262] 1900 Federal Census, Champaign County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1245; FHL #1241245.
  2. [S1946] 1910 Federal Census, Champaign County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 1159; FHL #1375172.
  3. [S1359] 1920 Federal Census, Clark County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 1353-4; FHL #1821353-4.

Harley E. Shaffer1

M, b. 1 August 1899, d. 4 March 1961
     Harley E. Shaffer was born on 1 August 1899 at Highland Co., OH.1 He was the son of Pleasant H. Shaffer and Nancy Elizabeth Barr.1 Harley E. Shaffer married Vera B. Roush, daughter of John F. Bilderbach and Mittie Gertrude Roush, on 14 June 1922 at Highland Co., OH. Harley E. Shaffer died on 4 March 1961 at Lynchburg, Highland Co., OH, at age 61. He was buried in March 1961 at Barker Cemetery, Lynchburg, Highland Co., OH, Find A Grave Memorial# 43038262.

Citations

  1. [S638] 1900 Federal Census, Clinton County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1248; FHL #1241248.

Herbert Elmer Shaffer

M, b. 29 October 1875, d. 1947
     Herbert Elmer Shaffer was born on 29 October 1875 at Pennsylvania. He was the son of Rev. Jacob Theodore Shaffer and Mary Katherine Smith. Herbert Elmer Shaffer died in 1947 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA. He was buried in 1947 at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery Co., PA, Findagrave #50254882.

Irene Faye Shaffer

F, b. 19 March 1908, d. 30 December 1981
     Irene Faye Shaffer was born on 19 March 1908 at Bloomington, McLean Co., IL. She was the daughter of George David Shaffer and Emma Viola Lucas. Irene Faye Shaffer died on 30 December 1981 at Ivesdale, Champaign Co., IL, at age 73.

Rev. Jacob Theodore Shaffer

M, b. 6 October 1843, d. 6 August 1909
     Rev. Jacob Theodore Shaffer was born on 6 October 1843 at Carroll Co. (probably), MD.1 He was the son of Jesse Shaffer and Barbara Bixler. Rev. Jacob Theodore Shaffer married Mary Katherine Smith, daughter of George C. Smith and Hannah Stouffer. Rev. Jacob Theodore Shaffer died on 6 August 1909 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA, at age 65. He was buried in August 1909 at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery Co., PA, Findagrave #50254930.

Children of Rev. Jacob Theodore Shaffer and Mary Katherine Smith

Citations

  1. [S1945] 1850 Federal Census, Carroll County, Maryland. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 289.

Jacob Weldon Shaffer1

M, b. 24 December 1863, d. 1952
     Jacob Weldon Shaffer was born on 24 December 1863 at Champaign Co., OH.1 He married Artie Cedelia Leonard on 17 June 1886 at Champaign Co., OH. Jacob Weldon Shaffer died in 1952 at Terre Haute, Champaign Co., OH.

Child of Jacob Weldon Shaffer and Artie Cedelia Leonard

Citations

  1. [S262] 1900 Federal Census, Champaign County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1245; FHL #1241245.

James A. Shaffer

M
     James A. Shaffer married Margaret Sonner, daughter of Isaac Sonner and Mary S. Lopp, on 6 November 1851 at Harrison Co., IN.

Children of James A. Shaffer and Margaret Sonner

James Sylvester Shaffer

M, b. circa 1855
     James Sylvester Shaffer was born circa 1855. He was the son of James A. Shaffer and Margaret Sonner. James Sylvester Shaffer married Clara Ida Shrigley, daughter of James Shrigley and Lydia Rothrock, on 19 February 1891.

Children of James Sylvester Shaffer and Clara Ida Shrigley

Jane Shaffer1

F, b. circa 1846
     Jane Shaffer was born circa 1846 at Hamer Twp. (probably), Highland Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Andrew Shaffer and Mary (?)1

Citations

  1. [S584] 1850 Federal Census, Highland County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 694.

Jesse Shaffer

M, b. 1816, d. 1902
     Jesse Shaffer was born in 1816 at Maryland.1 He married Barbara Bixler. Jesse Shaffer lived on 31 August 1850 at Carroll Co., MD; Landlord.1 He died in 1902. He was buried in 1902 at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Littlestown, Adams Co., PA, Findagrave #51357517.

Child of Jesse Shaffer and Barbara Bixler

Citations

  1. [S1945] 1850 Federal Census, Carroll County, Maryland. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 289.