William J. Shafer

Male15 March 1811–28 September 1904

Brief Life History of William J.

When William J. Shafer was born on 15 March 1811, in Leesburg, Loudoun, Virginia, United States, his father, Conrad Shafer, was 40 and his mother, Mary Magdalena Rasor, was 35. He married Isabelle Vorhies on 2 May 1833, in Guernsey, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Seneca Township, Guernsey, Ohio, United States in 1840 and Seneca Township, Noble, Ohio, United States for about 40 years. He died on 28 September 1904, in Mount Ephraim, Noble, Ohio, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Mount Ephraim, Noble, Ohio, United States.

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William J. Shafer
Isabelle Vorhies
Marriage: 2 May 1833
Aaron Vorhies Shafer
James N. Shaffer
Mary Ann Shafer
William Josiah Shafer
Austin Conrad Shafer
Eli Leander Shafer
Isabelle Cassandra Shafer
George Shafer
Francena K Shafer
Zuinglass R. Shafer
Charles Wesley Shafer
Joseph Shafer

Sources (33)

  • William Shafer, "United States Census, 1840"
  • William Schafer, "Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917"
  • William Shafer, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 May 1833Guernsey, Ohio, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1814 · Incorporation

    Age 3

    Leesburg incorporated in 1814.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 25

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Schäfer (see Schaefer ), Schäffer (see Schaffer 2) or Schaffer 1.

    Americanized form of Hungarian Sáfár, Slovenian and Croatian Šafar or Šafer, Czech Šafář or Šafer, Slovak Šafár, in part cognates of 1 above (see Safar ).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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