George Shaffer b. April 14, 1791 and Margaret Saltzgiver

The family of George Shaffer was entwined with ours, living beside them in Van Buren County, Iowa, and a possible relation married with our family. They and family and neighbors had a kind of exodus from Harrison County, Ohio to Iowa in the late 1840s, another group of relations and neighbors moving a state further over to the Great Nemaha Reserve in Nebraska. A Jeremiah Shaffer, with the Shaffers, is presumed to be family of theirs, but how is not yet known.

Jeremiah was born Nov 30 1820 in Harrison County, Ohio, and died Sep 1898 in Lynnville, Jasper, Iowa. He was married to Elizabeth Bartow, who was born Jan 10 1819 in Ohio and died Nov 11 1881 in Iowa. Elizabeth is either a sister or cousin of Mary Bartow, who married Robert Eugene McKenney. Perhaps someone will one day drop by this page with some further information on Jeremiah.


Shaeffer, George, (deceased); born April 14, 1791, in Bedford Co., Penn.; died May 18, 1875; in early manhood, moved to Harrison Co., Ohio; in 1845, to Van Buren Co.; up to that time, his business was that of carpenter; afterward, farmer. Married Margaret Saulsgiver in the year 1823; she was a native of Adams Co., Penn.; had ten children, nine living–Mary, Hiram Q., Henry I., John A., Sarah Jane, Jacob L., S. Peter, Elizabeth and Matilda. Were members of the Lutheran Church; later in life, he joined the U. P. Church. His son Hiram Q. was born in Harrison Co., Ohio, March 21, 1826, and moved to Van Buren Co. with his parents in 1845; farming has been his occupation; followed threshing about ten years. Married Nancy J. Johnson May 5, 1853; she was born in Westmoreland Co., Penn., March 16, 1833. Are members of the Lutheran Church. Have one child (adopted)–Stephen A. Owns 263 acres of land, valued at $6,000.

http://www.rootsweb.com/~iavanbur/bio_lickcreek.htm
1878 Lick Creek Twp., Van Buren County, IA
Biographical Directory of Citizens


Shaffer in the 1840 census in Harrison County Ohio:

1840 OH, Harrison Co., North
(image 7 ancestry.com)
Charles STAPLES
John MINISH
William MINISH
John EASTERDAY
Geroge SHEAFFER 22 1 – – – – 1/ 1 1 0 1 0 0 1
John SHEAFFER – – – – – – – – – 1
Benjamin CLARK
Adam HETSLER
Alphus PICKEN
Jacob HEASTAND (Rulo in 1860, moves to Doniphan and Brown counties)
Joseph OVERHOLT
Matthe PICKEN
William PICKEN
Henry PERRY?
David FIREBAUGH
John …
Solomon SHITTZ
Jacob SHILTZ
John SHILTZ
Michael FOULTZ
David SNIDER
John WATTERS
Jacob FIREBAUGH
William H…
WIlliam MCCONNELL
Jacob SNIDER
John SNIDER
Isaac ALEXANDER
John FIREBAUGH
James ENGLISH

(pg. 155)
Francis BARTOW – – – – – 1 / – – – – – 1
James BARTOW – – 11- – – 1/ 111 – – – 1
Jeremiah SHEAFFER – – – – 1 / – – – – 1
Joseph CLARK
Peter STRUELL
George SHIPPER
William SUMERS
James MOODY
John MINOR
Samuel MINOR
Nicholas DUNFEE
(pg. 156)

George FOSTER
Joseph LYONS
George R. BLACK
John WIGUS
James WHITAKER
Jacob TURNEY
Thomas PATTERSON
Elijah BARTOW – – – – – – – – – 1
John PATTERSON

Shaffer in the 1849 census in Van Buren County, Iowa:

1849 Iowa, Van Buren Co.
no page number
Jacob HOOTNER
Benjamin CASNER
Leonard GROVES
Daniel RENAKER
William FUQUA
Jeremiah SHEFER 4
John CORE
St. Leger STOUT
? MORISON
John RUNY
John WILLFORE
Thomas WILBUR
Peter HARTZELL
Thomas HENDRICKS
Bluett PERTLOW 6 in household
George SHAFER 11 in household
L. BUCKMEISTER
John PATCHETT
Benjamin SHORT
Cyrus BARTLET? (BARTOW)

Shaffer in the 1850 Lick Creek, Van Buren, Iowa census:

Pg. 339
55/55 BLUET? PARTLOW 43 $1000 b.. OH
Letitia 32 b. VA
Amos 6 b. IA
Jane 12 b. OH
Amos 80 b. NC
56/56 George SHAFER 56 $1000 b. PA
Margaret 47
Hiram 23 b. OH
Sarah 18
Jacob 15
Peter 13
Elizabeth 12
Matilda 9
John 84 b. PA
57/57 Mary BUCKMASTER 75 b. DE
Jane 17 b. DE
Garret TIPTON 16 b. OH

107/107 Job YARNELL 59 b. PA
Catherine 48
Amelia 20 b. OH
Ithamer 18
Eliza 15
Mary MATTOCKS 10

pg. 345 Cyrus BARTOW 46 Blacksmith b. NY
Ann 43 b. PA
Wm. 24 Merchant b. OH
Cyrus 23
Rachel 9
John 5
Joseph MUNGER 28 Carpenter
Ann 19
Eliza BARTOW 16
132/132 Stephen PERRY 21 b. MO
Margaretta 21 b. IL
Eliza MEEKER 28 b. KY
Mary WRIGHT 7 b. IL
133 Benjamin SHORT and Rhoda and family
William TIPTION 17 b. OH
134/134 George BUCKMASTER and Sarah and family
135/135 John SHAFFER 21 Farmer b. OH
Mary 17 b. OH
136 Wm Bartow 27 Laborer b. OH (or BARTON, don’t see after 1850)
Nancy 35 b. OH
Elizabeth 3 b. OH
Mary 1 b. OH

Shaffer in the 1852 Lick Creek, Van Buren, Iowa census:

1852 IA Van Buren Co., Lick Creek
St. Leger STOUT
Rufus WEST
B. BARTELL 3 males 2 females 1 voter (I was wondering if this was Bluet Partlow)
George SHAEFFER 4 males 4 females 2 voters
Mrs. BUCKMASTER
John GRIFFUN
Augustus CRANE
Jacob LEFEVER
Joseph STRONG
Nelson DARNELL
Florance ANSON
Daniel RENECKER
Robert MAXWELL
William F… (illegible)
John COX
Mrs. Elizabeth LAMB
Stephen PERRY
Benjamin SHORT
Cyrus BARTO 3 males 2 females 1 voter
Willim B. BARTO 3 males 3 females 2 voters
Charles I. LISLE 1 male 2 females
Charles PORU or LORTU
William BARTO Jr. 2 males 3 females 1 voter
Wells EDGERTON
Thoms PRESTON
I. IOWA
John ROSS
John SHAEFFER 1 male 2 females
John SHAEFFER Jr. 2 males 1 female
Christian HARTMAN

Pennel BEAL
Lindsay WARE
Charles FERREL
Jacob ?
Stephen RIDU?
Edward RENEKER
Joseph TOPS?
Peter COUNTRYMAN
John MILLER
Jeremiah SHAFFER 2 males 3 females

Shaffer in the 1856 Lick Creek, Van Buren, Iowa census:

Iowa, Van Buren County, Lick Creek Township
Pg. 300
John SEARS PA trader and Rosan (his is illegible age, perhaps 58)
90/91 Ann LUCAS 60 PA
William HACKNEY 34 OH farmer
Mary J. 32?
Amos S. 15 IA
William F. 5
James 4
92/92 Perrs M. 1
John VANSEL 34 IL and Lydia from IN
Martha 7 IL and children
93/93 Elizabeth WILBERN 49 OH and family

97/97 Bluet PARTLOW 50 OH
Letta 33 IN
Jams 11? IA
Emilin HALE 4
Marshall HALE 1
98/99 Mary BUCKMASTER 90? from Ireland followed by Cyntha b. PA
100/100 George SHAFFER illegible PA
Margaret 53?
Jacob 21 OH
illegible 18
Elizabeth 12
illegible female
H. D. SHAFFER 30?
Nancy J. 21 PA
Others following, David Carson, St. Leger Stout.

Shaffer in the 1860 Lick Creek, Van Buren, Iowa census:

317/329 George SCHAEFFER 69 Farmer $2500 $575 b. PA
Margaret 55
Matilda 19 b. OH
George MCDONOUGH 16
Peter SHAEFFER 22 laborer $0 $250
Jacob L. 24 $0 $225
318/330 J. A. SCHAEFFER 31 Farmer $500 $350
Mary A. 26
Rebecca J. 7 b. IA
Thomas A. 5
George H. 3
James H. 1
319/331 Blont PARTLOW 52 Farmer $760 $200 b. OH
Lydia 32 b. IN
Rachel E. 8 b. IL
Marshall 5 b. IA
Sarah 2
Rebecca 9/12
Amos 15 b. IA
320/332 Mark GODWIN and Mahala from Ohio
331/333 J. SHAEFFER 39 Farmer $400 $500 b. OH
Elizabeth 39
Mary 14 b. IA
Nancy C. 10
Wm. M. 7
Catherine 2
John 4/12
322/335 D. G. CARSON 45 and Sarah and family
323/335 Wm. J. HACKNEY 40 Farmer b. Ohio
Mary J. 36
Amos 17 b. Iowa
Wm. 10
Parris 6
Sarah 2

324/336 John VANCEL b. VA
325/337 H. Q. SCHAEFFER 34 b. OH
Nancy J. 25
J. McDONOUGH 24
326/338 John COX b.KY

330/342 F. W. SWEARINGEN 42 and Nancy A. 31

Shaffer in the 1870 Lick Creek, Van Buren, Iowa census:

Lick Creek Township
Birmingham Post Office
8 June 1870
pg. 300
147/140 HACKNEY William S. 50 m w Farmer $610 personal b. OH
Mary J. 43 f w Keeping House b. OH
Paris W. 15 mw Farm Laborer b. IA att school
Sarah E. 12 fw At home b. IA att school
Susan 9 fw b. IA att school
George R. 6 mw b. IA att school
148/141 illegible
149/142 MCDANIEL George and Maggie
150/143 REDMOND George L. 29 Illinois
Matilda 28 Ohio
151/144 SHAFFER Hiram 45 4800 1181 Ohio
Nancy J. 35
Stephen A. 3 PA
George 80 PA
152/145 CARSON William 24 farmer 4000 645 OH
Mary or Nancy? 26
CARSON Eli 23
etc.

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