Person:Johannes Schaeffer (3)

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Name[1] Johannes A Schaeffer
Gender Male
Birth[1] 10 MAR 1751 Schoharie, Schoharie, New York, United States
Christening[1] 17 MAR 1751 Schoharie, Schoharie, New York, United States
Death[1] 1928 Williamsburg, Dundas, Ontario, Canada

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

MARRIAGE: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. "Johannes Scheffer, son of Adam, Catharina Merkle".

NOTE: I have a letter from Jaunetta Helbing, 907 W. 450 S., Payson, UT. 84651-2603. She says: "Their son (son of Adam and Maria Hilts) John and daughter Maria, wife of Jacob Merkle went with the Loyalists to Upper Canada."

BIOGRAPHICAL: From: MERCKEL-MERKLEY IN NEW YORK AND CANADA, A.F. Bennett. "His will dated 19 May 1821 was proved on the 12th day of April 1828. In it he said "...advanced in years". It mentions his wife, Catherine, sons, Peter, Adam, his eldest son, and Henry, and daughters are not named. The executors were Henry Merkley, George Merkley, and alexander Rose. Reids, LOYALIST IN CANADA, (Hunterdon, Lambertville, New Jersey, 1973), gives the following children to Johannes and Catharine Merckel Schaffer; Margaret, Nicholas (of Matilda), John (of Matilda), James (of Matilda, Mary, George (of Matilda). Donald A. Scott of Flint, Michigan, a descendant of Johannes Schaffer, has the following children for this couple; Adam, Barbara, Michael, John, Henry, Henry, Magdalena, Peter and Jacob. If there was a son, Jacob, he would have died before the will dated 1821 since he is not mentioned in it. There were two or more Johannes/John Schaffer/Shavers in Dundas County, Ontario, and the children have become mixed.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Fort Klock Historic Restoration & Indian Castle Church.

    Descendants of Johannes A. SHAVER
    Modified Register for Johannes A. SHAVER
    First Generation
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