Isaac Schaffer

16 January 1797–16 April 1868 (Age 71)
Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Isaac

When Isaac Schaffer was born on 16 January 1797, in Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Valentine Schäffer, was 31 and his mother, Catherine Elizabeth Staub, was 29. He married Christena Geist in 1822, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Ringgold, Ringgold Township, Jefferson, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Beaver Township, Jefferson, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860. He died on 16 April 1868, in Pansy, Beaver Township, Jefferson, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery, Ohl, Beaver Township, Jefferson, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Schaffer
1797–1868
Christena Geist
1802–1884
Marriage: 1822
Lydia Schaffer
1822–
Soloman Shaffer
1824–1905
Harriette Schaffer
1825–1851
Lucy Ann Shaffer
1826–1908
Isaac Schaffer
1831–1902
Abraham Shaffer
1832–1907
Christina Shaffer
1834–1925
Peggy Shaffer
1836–
Rebecca Shaffer
1838–1922
George Calvin Shaffer
1842–1907
Sarah Shaffer
1843–1929
John Bracken Shaffer
1844–1913
Jacob Shaffer
1847–1926

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1822
Pennsylvania, United States
children

(13)

    Lydia Schaffer

    Female1822–Female

    Soloman Shaffer

    Male1824–1905Male

    Harriette Schaffer

    Female1825–1851Female

    Lucy Ann Shaffer

    Female1826–1908Female

    Isaac Schaffer

    Male1831–1902Male

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1765–1852Male

    Catherine Elizabeth Staub

    Female1768–1842Female

siblings

(11)

    Male1782–1858Male

    Peter Schaffer

    Male1784–1850Male

    Anna Maria Schaeffer

    Female1791–1874Female

    Female1791–1868Female

    Dorothea Schaffer

    Female1794–1870Female

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 15

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 22

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. 

Name Meaning

1 German: occupational name for a steward or bailiff, from an agent derivative of Middle High German schaffen ‘to manage’.2 South German (Schäffer) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Schaefer .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Isaac Shaffer, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Isaac Shaffer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Isaac Shaffer, "United States Census, 1860"

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