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Andrew SHAFFER, VA>OH>IA, 1855-60

Andrew SHAFFER, VA>OH>IA, 1855-60

Posted: 16 Jul 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Jun 2001 3:20PM GMT
Surnames: SHAFFER, SHEFFER, PENCE
My GGGrandfather and family disappeared from Preble Co OH in the mid 1850's.
Some family lore says they went to Iowa, but I haven't any proof. The 1860 IA Census Index shows an Andrew SHAFFER in Cass Co, Logansport. If someone has access to the actual census would you please see if that matches these folks:

Andrew SHAFFER (or perhaps SHEFFER) born about 1810 VA.
His wife, Sarah/Sally PENCE born about 1805 VA.
Their daughter, Mary Jane SHAFFER born abt 1830, OH married Daniel SHAFFER
1853 Preble Co. (I have seen Mary Jane in records as Jane and as Mary
also). I suspect Jane and her husband, who were probably cuz, traveled with
her parents, wherever they went. Daniel was born in IN, date unknown.

Dau Delila SHAFFER, born abt 1833, OH married William CASSELL1850 Preble.
William and Delila did not leave the Preble/Montgomery Co OH area.
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Andrew was the son of Michael SHAFFER and Nancy MUNTZ. He had two younger
brothers Ira and Daniel Washington SHAFFER or SHEFFER. Probably more than a coincidence that Michael owned land around Logansport, Cass Co Indiana.

Andrew SHAFFER

Posted: 14 Jun 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Jun 2001 3:20PM GMT
Surnames: SHAFFER, SHEFFER, VAR SP
Thanks for your response, Janet. While my Andrew's father, Michael, as stated in my original post, did own property in Cass Co IN, I was never able to trace Andrew to there. One of my distant cuz had some inherited research papers, that contained a note "Andrew went to Iowa". I sent posts to some of the Iowa counties where, I had read, people from Preble Co OH had moved. I had a number of false alarms, but finally two nice folks in Lee Co IA found Andrew and his family buried there. We visited Lee Co last summer and were able to confirm that was where they ended up. Sometimes it's better to be lucky, than smart!

Do you have a connection with the Cass Co SHAFFERs?

Jim Lewis, Seguin TX

Andrew Shafer VA>OH>IA

Posted: 14 Jun 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 9 Oct 2001 8:06PM GMT
Surnames: Shafer
I believe you would do well to check in Logansport IN rather than Iowa.
Posted: 2 May 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 17 Oct 2002 12:26AM GMT
the only gratification I get is finding the 'big one' for someone. that is really rewarding!
Posted: 2 May 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Jun 2001 3:20PM GMT
Surnames: SHAFFER, SHEFFER, CASSELL
Thanks for your response Janet. Good idea to have someone keeping on eye on the postings. Congratulations on being the Prez this year. Does the job pay really Well???? Jim

Andrew Shaffer

Posted: 2 May 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 17 Oct 2002 12:26AM GMT
Surnames: Shaffer
No Relation - just doing some kinder Gentler Genealogy for Cass County. The Genealogy Society decided I should be prez this year, so decided someone should answer these Cass Co Queries! Glad you found your family!
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