Joseph Shaffer

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

The Life 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–
Derick M. Shaffer
1843–
James K. Polk Shaffer
1845–1891
Arvilla B. Shafer
1846–
Joseph E. Shaffer
1847–1919
Elizabeth Jane Shaffer
1849–1932

Spouse and Children

    Male1817–1897Male

    Jane Elizabeth Sterling

    Female1819–1856Female

MARRIAGE
1841
Sinnemahoning, Gibson Township, Cameron, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(6)

    William S. Shaffer

    Male1842–Male

    Derick M. Shaffer

    Male1843–Male

    James K. Polk Shaffer

    Male1845–1891Male

    Arvilla B. Shafer

    Female1846–Female

    Joseph E. Shaffer

    Male1847–1919Male

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

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Joseph Shafer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joseph Shafer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Joseph Shaffer, "United States Census, 1870"

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