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Martha Mary STROUP
Birth:  29 Dec 1757-60, Hagerstown, Washington Co., MD
Death:  2 Dec 1853, Hamer, Highland Co., OH
Disposition:  buried Old Dutch Cemetery, New Market Twp., Highland Co., OH
Military Service:  Rev. War:  7th Maryland Militia, wounded at Battles of Bunker Hill and Brandywine
Religion:  member, Lutheran Church of Danville, Highland Co., OH
Father:  Frederick / Friederich Thiobald/Theobalt SHAFFER (c1730-1805), of Wuerttemberg
Mother:  Catharine KISSINGER (c1790- ), of Wuerttemberg
Marriage said to be:  1780, Hagerstown, Washington Co., MD
Migration:  1805, moved to New Market Twp., Highland Co., OH
Wife:  Martha Mary [Margaret/Magdalena]  STROUP
Birth:  1763, probably MD
Death:  10 Oct 1846, Highland Co., OH
Disposition:  buried Old Dutch Cemetery, New Market Twp., Highland Co., OH
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Adam Michael STROUP
Mother:  Maria Magdalena __?__
Children said to have had only nine children (7 sons, 2 daughters), so some of those below may have been wrongly connected to our subjects:
born in Hagerstown, Washington Co., MD:
  1?  (Son A) SHAFFER, b. 1780-90; died in infancy
  2.  Andrew SHAFFER, Jr., b. 27 Aug 1784
  3.  Adam SHAFFER, b. 3 Mar 1786
  4.  Susanna "Susie" SHAFFER, b. 12 Aug 1788; m. 7 Dec 1807, Highland Co., OH, George L. CAILEY / CAILY
  5.  Barbara SHAFFER, b. ca. 1790; died in infancy
  6.  George SHAFFER, b. 17 Jun 1792
  7.  John SHAFFER, b. ca. 1794; m. Rachel ROUSH
  8.  Jacob "Jake" SHAFFER, b. 1796
  9.  Daniel SHAFFER, b. b. 10 Apr 1798 
10.  Jonas SHAFFER, b. 8 Sep 1801
11.  Nancy SHAFFER, b. ca. 1804

born in Highland Co., OH:
12.  Samuel SHAFER, b. ca. 1809

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1a.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org):
Spouse: Martha STROUP; Marriage: 1780/82, Maryland
Source: [patron submission]
Andrew SHAFFER; Birth: 27 Aug 1784, Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland
Adam SHAFFER; Birth: 3 Mar 1786, Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland
Susannah SHAFFER; Birth: 12 Aug 1788, Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland
Barbara SHAFFER; Birth: Abt. 1790, Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland
George SHAFFER; Birth: 17 Jun 1792, Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland
John SHAFFER; Birth: Abt. 1794, Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland
Jacob SHAFFER; Birth: 1796, Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland
Daniel SHAFFER; Birth: Abt. 1799, Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland
Jonas SHAFFER; Birth: 8 Sep 1801, Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland
Nancy SHAFFER; Birth: Abt. 1804, Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland
Samuel SHAFFER; Birth: Abt. 1809, Highland Co., Ohio

Father: Andrew SHAFFER; Mother: Martha STROUP
Source: patron submissions
Mary Ann SHAFFER; Birth: 1820, Highland, Ohio
Martha SHAFFER; Birth: 1822, Highland, Ohio
Father: Andrew SHAFFER; Mother: Martha Mary STROUP
Source: none given
Regarding these last two:  There is no Mary Ann nor a Martha mentioned in the bio of our subjects (see below).  In any case, these two cannot be our subjects' children because there is no way a woman born in 1763 is going to be having children in the 1820s.  Note also the 11-year gap between Samuel and Mary Ann and the fact that there is no room in the censuses for these two girls.

1b.  Anon.  1966.  Marriage Index:  Ohio, 1789-1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-400):
Shaffer, Susannah Caily, George 7 Dec 1807 Highland Co.

3.  1790 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #7 of 18; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1790 MD Washington Co. Roll 3 (Book 2) p. 11 Ln. 17L Andrew Shaver 1-3-2-0-0
These data indicate:
Gender and Type Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 free white male 16 or over in or bef. 1774 = Andrew (b. 1757-60)
3 free white males 15 or under 1774-1790 = Son A
= Andrew Jr. (b. 1784)
= Adam (b. 1786)
2 free white females all ages in or bef. 1790 = Martha (b. 1763)
= Susanna (b. 1788)

4a.  1800 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #6 of 12; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1800 MD Washington Co. Upper Antietum Hundred Roll 12 (Book 1) p. 124/611 Ln. 16 Andrew Shaffer 42010-01011-00
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
4 males 9 or under 1790-1800 = Daniel (b. 1798)
= Jacob (b. 1796)
= John (b. ca. 1794)
= George (b. 1792)
2 males 10-15 1784-1790 = Adam (b. 1786)
= Andrew Jr. (b. 1784)
1 male 26-44 1755-1774 = Andrew (b. 1757-60) 
1 female 10-15 1784-1790 = Susanna (b. 1788)
1 female 26-44 1755-1774 = Martha (b. 1763)
1 female 45 or over in or bef. 1755 = mother? mother-in-law?

4b.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1800 (Broderbund CD-312):
1807 Tax List Sheaner, Andrew OH Highland Co. New Market [now Salem] _Twp. p. 8
1808 Tax List Shoaffer, Andrew OH Highland Co. New Market [now Salem] _Twp. p. 12

5.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1810 (Broderbund CD-313).  The 1810 Ohio Federal Census was destroyed (except for Washignton Co.).  Where available, tax lists are substituted on this CD.
1810 Tax List Shaver, Andrew OH Highland Co. Newmarket [now Salem]  p. 7

6.  1820 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #1 of 2; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1820 OH Highland Co. Salem Twp. p. 35 Ln. 1 Andrew Shaffer 110201-00101-0-300
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 9 or under 1810-1820 = Son B (Joseph?)
1 male 10-15 1804-1810 = Samuel (b. ca. 1809)
2 males 19-25* 1794-1801 Any two of these four:
= Jonas (b. 1801)
= Daniel (b. 1798)
= Jacob (b. 1796)
= John (b. ca. 1794)
1 male 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = Andrew (b. 1757-60)
1 female 16-25 1794-1804 = Nancy (b. ca. 1804)
1 female 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = Martha (b. 1763)
3 persons engaged in agriculture
*In the 1820 Census, the third column is age class 16-18 and the fourth column is age class 16-25; therefore, any individual in column three is duplicated in column four.  By subtracting the number in column three from the number in column four, you can create an age class "19-25."

7.  1830 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #13 of 14; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1830 OH Highland Co. Salem Twp. p. 28 Ln. 4 Andrew Shafer 010 000 000 100 - 010 000 001 000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 5-9 1820-1825 = grandson?
1 male 70-79 1750-1760 = Andrew (b. 1757-60)
1 female 5-9 1820-1825 = granddaughter?
1 female 60-69 1760-1770 = M. (b. 1763)

8.  1840 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #1-2 of 12; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 OH Highland Co. Salem Twp. pp. 93B-94A Ln. 8 Andrew Shafer Sr 000 000 000 010 - 000 100 000 100 0000000 Andrew Shafer 81
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 80-89 1750-1760 = Andrew (b. 1757-60)
1 female 15-19 1820-1825 = granddaughter?
1 female 70-79 1760-1770 = M. (b. 1763)
0 persons engaged in occupations
Pensioners for Revolutionary
or Military Services
Andrew Shafer 81
Listed one line below Simon SHAFER, who is two lines below John ROUSH, and one line above Henry ROUSH, who is one line above Samuel SHAFER, et al.

9.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Andrew is supposedly still alive, but the only Andrew SHAFER/SHAEFFER in Dodson Township is just 60 years of age. 

10.  Biographical Sketch of Andrew SHAFFER in the History of Highland County, Ohio (courtesy of Peggy Graybill Swander). 
Andrew Shaffer, who was born at the Maryland home about the year 1757, and served in the Continental army, being wounded in the battles of Bunker Hill and Brandywine.  In 1780, he was married to Martha Stroup, whose brothers, Anthony and Michael, afterward figured so consciously in the early settlement of that part of Highland county included in New Market township.

During the twenty-five years succeeding their marriage, Andrew and Martha Shaffer had eleven children, two of who died in infancy, and the surviving nine came with their parents to Ohio in 1805.  Owing to the fact that the brothers of Mrs. Shaffer had located in Highland county, the family were induced to also make their investments in that part of Ohio, and after a tedious journey of five weeks, arrived at new Market in the early part of October.  The names of the nine Shaffer children in this Party were Andrew, Adam, Susie, Jacob, George, John, Daniel, Jonas, Nancy.  Another son, Samuel, was born after the emigration to Highland county.

With the Shaffer's came Adam Arnold and family, making a colony of twenty persons, and the newness of the county at that time may be realized when it is stated that the incoming Marylanders were obliged to cut their way between Chillicothe and New Market through the woods.  After remaining in New market nearly a year, Andrew Shaffer settled in the eastern edge of what is now Hamer township, where he had bought two hundred and fifty acres of land.  Here he died in 1855 at the age of ninety-four years.

11.  Archives of the STROUP-L mailing list (online at RootsWeb.com):  A family letter written in 1931, posted by Peggy (Graybill) Swander.  "Weatenbury" is obviously a mutation of Wuerttemberg, but Andrew was born in Hagerstown, MD; it was his parents who were born in Wuerttemberg.
Andrew Shafer was born in Weatenbury, Germany, in the year 1757.  At the age of 18 years he determined then to come to America, when the Revolutionary War began, and join the American Army.  With the consent of his parents, he went into the army and fought the entire eight years.  He came out with a slight wound.  After the war concluded, he located near Hagerstown, Maryland, and bought a farm, three miles east of the town.  While soldiering he was marching in the state of Pennsylvania and stopped to rest a couple of days.  After settling, two of the soldiers went to a farmhouse to see about getting water.  When they got to the house it being near their camp no one was to be seen.  Going to the house they saw a young lady.  They asked her if she was afraid, and she said, "No, I see nothing to be afraid of."  They told her what they wanted, and she told them they could get all the water they wanted.  They thanked her, and went back to camp.

The next day one of them came back to the farmhouse and an old man was there on the porch.  He addressed the soldier in German.  The soldier answered in German.  This pleased the old man.  He invited him to have a seat on the porch with him, but the soldier sat on the edge of the porch.  While they were talking in German, this same young woman came out on the porch.  While sitting on the porch, the soldier took the old gentlemen's name and location of his farm.  When the time came to get back to camp he said, "When the war ends we may see each other if living."  The next day they moved on.

The war lasted two years longer, when Andrew Shafer made himself ready to secure a home, he found his way back to the old farmhouse that stood on a fine farm.  He married the young lady that he met during the war, and took her to Maryland with him.  They lived on the same farm, near Hagerstown, from that time until the year 1805.  When they came to New Market, Highland County, Ohio, bought a fine large farm, two miles from the town of New Market.  It was then the county seat.  He lived all the rest of his life on the farm, and was blind 17 years before he died, at the age of 95.  He was buried at the Freedans Church Cemetery, a German Lutheran Church.  This church stood two miles north of his farm.  His Wife, Martha Mary Stroup Shafer, died about 7 years before he died.  Nine children where in their family; seven sons and two daughters; all born in the state of Maryland except one the youngest.  Their names follow: John, Jake, Daniel, Jonas, George, Andrew, and Samuel.

11.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

12.  Messages in the Highland County Ohio Forum (online at GenForum.com).

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