Joseph Shaffer

23 September 1817–29 November 1897 (Age 80)
Sinnemahoning, Gibson Township, Cameron, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph

When Joseph Shaffer was born on 23 September 1817, in Sinnemahoning, Gibson Township, Cameron, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, James Shaffer, was 28 and his mother, Margaret Brooks, was 27. He married Jane Elizabeth Sterling in 1841, in Sinnemahoning, Gibson Township, Cameron, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Grove Township, Clinton, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Grove Township, Cameron, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 29 November 1897, in Sinnemahoning, Gibson Township, Cameron, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Jericho, Grove Township, Cameron, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Shaffer
1817–1897
Jane Elizabeth Sterling
1819–1856
Marriage: 1841
William S. Shaffer
1842–
Derrick Updegraff Shaffer
1843–1938
James K. Polk Shaffer
1845–1891
Arvilla B. Shafer
1846–
Joseph E. Shaffer
1847–1919
Elizabeth Jane Shaffer
1849–1932

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1841Sinnemahoning, Gibson Township, Cameron, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (15)

    +10 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 2
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 3
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1846
    Age 29
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

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

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

    Possible Related Names

    Schaffer

    Sources (10)

    • Joseph Shafer, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Joseph Shaffer in entry for Elizabeth Jane Barclay, "Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960"
    • Joseph Shafer, "United States Census, 1880"

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