Our Shaffer* Family Tree

(going back 10 generations to Germany)

Table of Contents

(Click on first name for Vitals; spousal surname for associated tree)

Johann Simon Shaver* (1697-1774)
Barbara _____ (1711-1799)
I
Henry Shaffer, Sr. ( )
Unknown ( )
I
Lt. Henry Shaffer (1751-1834)
Mary Agnes “Nancy” (Wenrich?) (1756-1824)
I
Mary Anna Shaffer (1782-1851)
Joseph A. Miller (1781-1860)
I
Noah J(oseph?) Miller (1826-1881)
Elizabeth C. Zimmerman (1826-1895)
I
Dibert Miller (1855-1889)
Susan Bowman (1857-1909)
I
Howard Pearson Miller (1885-1969)
Sarah Jane Baer (1891-1972)
I
Richard Orville Miller (1920-2015)
Hilda Elizabeth Krause (1921-1997)
I
Susan Kay Miller (1949- )
Larry Edsel Pearce (1948- )
^
Annie Rebecca Pearce Matthew Carter Pearce
(1971- ) (1973- )

* Patriarch listed originally as “Shaver” of Frederick Co., MD, a veteran of the French & Indian War, by Alice Long Wiatr in 1973. Other spellings include schaffer, etc.

DOCUMENTATION:

History of Bedford & Somerset Counties, PA. New York: Lewis Publishing Co., 1906.

“Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church.” 29 Jan. 2011. http://www.pagenweb.org/~somerset/hbs/chapter25.htm

“Lt. Henry Shaffer.” 31 Jan. 2011.             http://www.lthenryshaffer.com

4 Responses to Our Shaffer* Family Tree

  1. Patsy Grange says:

    Hi: I am looking for information abt my grandparents. Abraham Shafer (+ other spellings) b 1792 in Pa. md Mary Beaves Baber 1823 We have been tld his fathr is Frederick and mother Sabrina. That he has a German history. I just cannot locate anything about the family past his marriage to Mary. I have found several Frederick and Sabrina combinations, but there is no way to tye them to mine. If you could help me I would appreciate it. Thanks Patsy

    • admin says:

      Hi Patsy,
      A quick check of your names has revealed nothing, but hope you will get a response from our readers with this posting. I’ll be revisiting my oldest Shaffers soon, beginning with Lt. Henry whose ancestors were supposedly “Shavers” from Maryland. I’ll pass along anything I find. Thanks for your interest.
      Larry

  2. Matthew J. Bridges says:

    Nice site. I’m heading to Washington County, Maryland and Somerset, Pennsylvania as well next week, and curious if you know of any must see places concerning the Shaver/Shafer family. I am pretty well versed on the Ankeny side, but am looking to see if you might know of any places regarding George (d. 1796). Also, I will be seeing Yost Miller’s grave (and brother Jeremiah too). I have the Yost Miller book, unfortunately not the Chester L. Shaver Shaver family book. Anyway, just throwing that out there. Any response is most appreciated.
    Sincerely,
    Matthew J. Bridges
    Slidell, Louisiana

    • admin says:

      Matthew,
      I’m e-mailing separately about the coming holiday weekend and hope we can get together. “Long” story short, I can show you the graves of Yost and Jeremiah Miller and Lt. Henry Shaffer, but I don’t have much on our Shaffers. Here’s hoping a reader can put us in touch with the Shaffer book. Regards,
      Larry

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