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Schifer / Schiefer immigrated Germany>Waterloo 1830

Schifer / Schiefer immigrated Germany>Waterloo 1830

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 2:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Schifer, Schiefer
Friedrich Conrad Schifer/Schiefer emigrated with his family to Waterloo from Wuerttemberg, Germany in 1830. By 1834 he had migrated to the USA (Ohio). We believe his mother, Sibilla Schifer/Schiefer, born 11 November 1767 died in Waterloo between 1830 and 1834.

Are there cemetery records or death records for that time period? Any help or advice would be appreciated.

Mary Ross
Columbus, Ohio

Re: Schifer / Schiefer immigrated Germany>Waterloo 1830

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 1:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Schiefer
If you contact the Grace Schmidt Room of the Kitchener Public Libray they might be able to tell you if there are any church records on microfilm for the years 1831-1834. Were the Schiefer's Lutheran? Evangelical?
I know that there are some records for St. Paul's or St. Peter's Lutheran church in Kitchener {Kitchener was called Berlin} that date from the 1830's. These are likely the earliest records for the Lutheran faith of the Waterloo area.
Chris Bowman
PS
I don't know if this is your family or not!?!?

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Isabella Schiefer
Name: Isabella Schiefer
Arrival Date: 1 Oct 1831
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1767
Age: 64
Gender: Female
Port of Departure: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Ship Name: Armadillo
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Line: 4
Microfilm Serial: M237
Microfilm Roll: M237_15
List Number: 310
Page Number: 3
Frederich Schiefer-age 36-Weaver-From Wuertembourg
Rosina Schiefer-age 32
Isabella Dorothea? Schiefer-age 9?
Christoph Schiefer-age 6
Frederich Schiefer-age 5
Anna Maria Schiefer-age 3
Christina Schiefer-age 1
Isabella Schiefer-age 64
ALSO ON SHIP
Jacob Scheiff-age 42-Weaver
Barbara-age 25
John Jacob-age-7
Louisa Frederika-age6
Johann Michael-age 5
Carolina-age 4
William-age 2
Regina-age 1-might have died on ship?

Re: Schifer / Schiefer immigrated Germany>Waterloo 1830

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 3:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Schiefer
I have some, but not all, of the Heads of Household census for Waterloo between 1831-1834. I can't see a Frederick Schiefer or a spelling close to this name.
I do have a Frederick Schearer? Scheaver? living within the German community of Puslinch Township in 1833. Puslinch is close to Waterloo County. The year 1833 is the first census for the township of Puslinch. I can't find this Frederick after 1833. Living in the household {rear of Lot 36 Concession 8} are one male over 16 years 2 males under 16 years one female over 16 years and two females under 16 years.
Many of the Lutheran Puslinch German's came from Baiersbronn/Freudenstadt, Wuerttemberg, Germany.
Crown Cemetery is the burial ground for this area. There are no Schiefer's or anything close to this name in the transcribed gravestone records. These records are only from remaining gravestones that one can read. Many people buried had no stones. Perhaps for early deaths in Puslinch, people were buried where they resided? I'm not sure when the first burial in Crown cemetery was.
Chris

Re: Schifer / Schiefer immigrated Germany>Waterloo 1830

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 5:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sheaver, Seiber,
Dec 2, 1833
Frederick Sheaver sells his rights to Lot 36 Rear Concession 8 to Peter Idington. There is mention of crops, implements and buildings. Andrew Seiber is a witness to this agreement. {Puslinch Township Papers # 2604}

The original of this document, I believe, has a signature of Frederick Sheaver in German script. Perhaps this signature will tell if this is your Frederick Schiefer.

Re: Schifer / Schiefer immigrated Germany>Waterloo 1830

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 10:02AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Schiefer, Shaffer, Schiever,

Descendants of Frederich Schiefer


Generation No. 1

1. FREDERICH1 SCHIEFER was born Abt. 1795 in Wuertemberg, and died Bet. 1850 - 1860. He married ROSINA. She was born Abt. 1799 in Wuertemberg, and died Aft. 1860.


New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Isabella Schiefer
Name: Isabella Schiefer
Arrival Date: 1 Oct 1831
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1767
Age: 64
Gender: Female
Port of Departure: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Ship Name: Armadillo
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Line: 4
Microfilm Serial: M237
Microfilm Roll: M237_15
List Number: 310
Page Number: 3
Frederich Schiefer-age 36-Weaver-From Wuertembourg
Rosina Schiefer-age 32
Isaballa Dorothea? Schiefer-age 9
Christoph Schiefer-age 6
Frederich Schiefer-age 5
Anna Maria Schiefer-age 3
Christina Schiefer-age 1
Isabella Schiefer-age 64
ALSO ON SHIP
Jacob Scheiff-age 42-Weaver
Barbara-age 25
John Jacob-age-7
Louisa Frederika-age6
Johann Michael-age 5
Carolina-age 4
William-age 2
Regina-age1-might have died on ship?


1850 United States Federal Census
about Frederick Shaffer
Name: Frederick Shaffer
Age: 56
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1794
Birth Place: Germany
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): Chatfield, Crawford, Ohio
Household Members: Name Age
Abraham Shaffer 15
Christiana Shaffer 20
Christopher Shaffer 24
Frederick Shaffer 56
Rose Shaffer 52

Notes for ROSINA:
1860 United States Federal Census
about Roseria Schiever
Name: Roseria Schiever
Age in 1860: 61
Birth Year: abt 1799
Birthplace: Württemberg
Home in 1860: Chatfield, Crawford, Ohio
Gender: Female
Post Office: Chatfield
Value of real estate: View Image
Household Members: Name Age
Roseria Schiever 61 -Widow

Children of FREDERICH SCHIEFER and ROSINA are:
i. ISABELLA DOROTHEA2 SCHIEFER, b. Abt. 1822, Wuertemberg.
ii. CHRISTOPH SCHIEFER, b. Abt. 1825, Wuertemberg.

Notes for CHRISTOPH SCHIEFER:
1870 United States Federal Census
about Christopher G Schiefer
Name: Christopher G Schiefer
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1824
Age in 1870: 46
Birthplace: Württemberg / Wurttemberg
Home in 1870: Holmes, Crawford, Ohio
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: View Image
Post Office: Sulphur Springs
Household Members: Name Age
Christopher G Schiefer 46
Sarah Schiefer 36
Sarah Ann Schiefer 17
Jacob F Schiefer 16
Isaac Schiefer 13
Abraham Schiefer 4
Mary M Schiefer 3/12
----------------------------------------------------------
1880 United States Federal Census
about Christopher Schiefer
Name: Christopher Schiefer
Home in 1880: Holmes, Crawford, Ohio
Age: 55
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1825
Birthplace: Wirtemburg
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's Name: Sarah
Father's birthplace: Wirtemburg
Mother's birthplace: Wirtemburg
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Farming
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
Christopher Schiefer 55
Sarah Schiefer 47
Sarah Schiefer 27
Abraham Schiefer 14
Schiefer 12

iii. FREDERICK SCHIEFER, b. Abt. 1826, Wuertemberg.
iv. ANNA MARIA SCHIEFER, b. Abt. 1828, Wuertemberg.
v. CHRISTINA SCHIEFER, b. Abt. 1830, Wuertemberg.
vi. ABRAHAM SCHIEFER, b. Abt. 1835, Ohio.

Notes for ABRAHAM SCHIEFER:
1870 United States Federal Census
about Abram Schiefer
Name: Abram Schiefer
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1835
Age in 1870: 35
Birthplace: Ohio
Home in 1870: Olive, Clinton, Iowa
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: View Image
Post Office: Grand Mound
Household Members: Name Age
Abram Schiefer 35
Louisa Schiefer 24
Dilla Schiefer 3



Frederich Schiefer signature-1833-Puslinch Township, Ontario

Posted: 23 Jun 2008 4:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Schiefer
The signature on the 1833 Puslinch Township document looks like Frederich Schiefer.
If you are intereted, I could send it by way of e-mail.
I need your contact though.
Chris

Re: Schifer / Schiefer immigrated Germany>Waterloo 1830

Posted: 7 Jun 2009 3:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 8 Jun 2009 12:49PM GMT
Surnames: Schiefer
If you are still interested in your Schiefer ancestral line from Wuerttemberg I can offer you my help as a local researcher. Send me a mail directly to Markogen@aol.com
Regards, Martin

Re: Frederich Schiefer signature-1833-Puslinch Township, Ontario

Posted: 4 Jan 2011 1:20AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Schiefer
My husband is a descedant from Schiefer from Germany and Iwas wondering what information you have on Frederick or any other schiefers? Can you please contact me by email at kimberlyschiefer@rocketmail.com to go over the info you have on the schiefer family. Thanks Kimberly Schiefer
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