William J. Shafer

15 March 1811–28 September 1904 (Age 93)
Leesburg, Loudoun, Virginia, United States

The Life 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 4 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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Family Time Line

William J. Shafer
1811–1904
Isabelle Vorhies
1815–1884
Marriage: 2 May 1833
Aaron Vorhies Shafer
1836–1906
Elie Shafer
1846–
James N. Shaffer
1837–1917
Mary Ann Shafer
1840–1887
William J Shafer
1842–1931
Austin Conrad Shafer
1844–1944
Eli Leander Shafer
1845–1917
Isabelle Cassandra Shafer
1848–1941
George Shafer
1849–1919
Francena K Shafer
1853–1943
Zuinglass Shafer
1855–1933
Charles Wesley Shafer
1858–1941
Joseph Shafer
1861–1861

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 May 1833
Guernsey, Ohio, United States
children

(13)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

    Elizabeth Frances Shafer

    Female1800–1887Female

    Margaret Ann Shafer

    Female1802–1860Female

    George Shafer

    Male1805–1894Male

    Samuel D. Shafer

    Male1807–1886Male

    Female1808–1896Female

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1812

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 spelling of German Schaefer ‘shepherd’ or Schaffer ‘steward’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Shafer, "United States Census, 1840"
  • William Shafer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wm Shafer, "United States Census, 1900"

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