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J. Jacob SHAFFER
Christiana TROUP
Husband:  J. Jacob SHAFFER
Birth:  13 Mar 1786, PA
Death:  21 Jul 1862, presumably in Snyder Co., PA
Disposition:  buried Grubb's Church Cemetery, Chapman Twp., Snyder Co., PA
Occupation:  shoemaker
Father:  Michael SHAFFER
Mother:  Salome REICHENBACH
Marriage:
Wife:  Christiana Catherine? TRAUB / TROUP
Birth:  15 May 1792, PA
Death:  12 Jul 1877, presumably in Snyder Co., PA
Disposition:  buried Grubb's Church Cemetery, Chapman Twp., Snyder Co., PA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  John Peter TRAUB / TROUP
Mother:  Anna Maria HOFFMAN
Children born in what is now Perry Twp., Snyder Co., PA:
  1.  (Son A) SHAFFER, b. ca. 1810
  2.  Jacob SHAFFER, b. ca. 1812; d. aft. 1850
  3.  William SHAFFER, b. 4 Jan 1814; d. 8 Oct 1890; m. Barbara Lydia GARMAN (1816-1866)
  4.  Anna SHAFFER, b. ca. 1816; m. George METZGER
  5.  Aaron SHAFFER, b. 7 Jun 1818; d. 15 Aug 1895; m. Lucy Ann DIEHL (1826-1872)
  6.  Amos SHAFFER, b. 5 May 1821
  7.  Melinda SHAFFER, b. 16 Sep 1823; m. Samuel BASOM
  8.  Abel SHAFFER, b. 4 Nov 1825; d. bef. 1840?
  9.  Seth SHAFFER, b. 30 Apr 1828; d. bef. 1830?
10.  David SHAFFER, b. 20 Dec 1829; d. Fayette Co., IA; m. Jane E. PEMBERTON
11.  Thomas SHAFFER, b. 5 Jan 1831; m. Hannah DRESSLER
12.  Henrietta / Harriet SHAFFER, b. 4 Sep 1833; m. Michael HOFFMAN
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Sources (n.b., Union Co. was formed in 1813 from Northumberland Co.; Perry Twp. was formed in 1816 from Mohantango Twp.; Snyder Co. was formed in 1855 from Union Co.):

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1810 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #5 of 6 list was roughly alphabetized; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1810 PA Northumberland [now Snyder] Co. Mohantango [now Perry] Twp. Roll 53 p. 298 Ln. 9 Shaffer Jacob Shoe Maker 10100-00100-00
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 9 or under 1800-1810 = Son A
1 male 16-25 1784-1794 = Jacob (b. 1786)
1 female 16-25 1784-1794 = Christiana (b. 1792)

3.  1820 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #11 of 13 list was roughly alphabetized; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1820 PA Union [now Snyder] Co. Perry Twp. Roll 113 p. 122 Ln. 8 Sheaffer Jacob 400010-10010-0-000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
4 males 9 or under 1810-1820 = Aaron (b. 1818)
= William (b. 1814)
= Jacob (b. ca. 1812)
= Son A
1 male 26-44 1775-1794 = Jacob (b. 1786)
1 female 9 or under 1810-1820 = Anna (b. ca. 1816)
1 female 26-44 1775-1794 = Christiana (b. 1792)

4.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #13 of 16 list was roughly alphabetized; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1830 PA Union [now Snyder] Co. Perry Twp. Roll 149 p. 314 Ln. 4 Shaffer Jacob 111 210 100 - 011 001
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1825-1830 = David (b. 1829)
1 male 5-9 1820-1825 = Abel (b. 1825)
1 male 10-14 1815-1820 = Aaron (b. 1818)
2 males 15-19 1810-1815 = William (b. 1814)
= Jacob (b. ca. 1812)
1 male 20-29 1800-1810 = Son A
1 male 40-49 1780-1790 = Jacob (b. 1786)
1 female 5-9 1820-1825 = Melinda (b. 1823)
1 female 10-14 1815-1820 = Anna (b. ca. 1816)
1 female 30-39 1790-1800 = Christiana (b. 1792) 

6.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #9-10 of 14 list was roughly alphabetized; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 PA Union [now Snyder] Co. Perry Twp. Roll 496 pp. 390A-390B Ln. 22 Shaffer Jacob 010 130 010 - 010 111 0601000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 5-9 1830-1835 = Thomas (b. 1831)
0 males 10-14 1825-1830 = David (b. 1829)
1 male 15-19 1820-1825 = Amos (b. 1821)
3 males 20-29 1810-1820 = Aaron (b. 1818)
= William (b. 1814)
= Jacob (c. ca. 1812)
1 male 50-59 1780-1790 = Jacob (b. 1786)
1 female 5-9 1830-1835 = Harriet (b. 1833)
1 female 15-19 1820-1825 = Melinda (b. 1823)
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = Anna (b. ca. 1816)
1 female 30-39 1800-1810 = Christiana (b. 1792) 
6 persons employed in agriculture
1 person employed in manufactures and trades
Even if we assume Abel and Seth died before 1840, where's David?  Did the enumerator err?  Christiana appears to be fibbing about her age.

7.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #31 of 32):  Perry Twp., Union Co., PA, Roll M432_831, p. 114A, 206/206, enumerated 22 Nov 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Jacob Shafer 64 M   Shoemaker 500 Penna
Christian Shaffer 58 F       "
Thomas Shaffer 19 M       "
Harriet Sheaffer 16 F       "
John Reass? 12 M       "
George Zeller 16 M   Shoemaker   "

8.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7 of 27):  Mount Pleasant Mills P.O., Perry Twp., Snyder Co., PA, Roll M653_1182, p. 544, PN 160, enumerated 10 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1158 1203 Amos Shaffer 39 M   Farmer 1600 300 Pennsylvania
    Caroline  " 35 F         "
    Levi      " 12 M         "
  1204 Jacob Shaffer 73 M   Shoemaker     "
    Christian " 67 F         "
    Emaline Goodling  7 F         "
Listed next to married daughter, Harriet (SHAFFER) HOFFMAN.

9.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #14 of 26):  Mt. Pleasant Mills, Perry Twp., Snyder Co., PA, Roll M593_1451, p. 146B, PN 14, 107/107, enumerated 1 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Shaffer Amos 49 M W Farmer 2000 500 Pa
   "    Caroline 46 F W Keeping house     Pa
   "    Levi 23 M W Laborer     Pa
   "    Barbara  9 F W       Pa
   "    John  5 M W       Pa
   "    Catharine 79 F W       Pa
   "    Emaline 18 F W       Pa
Did the enumerator err, or do we have here Christiana's other given name?

9.  George W. Wagenseller.  1904.  Tombstone Inscriptions of Snyder County, Penna.  Wagenseller Publ., Middleburgh, PA (facsimile hard copies available from HigginsonBooks.com; online at the Snyder County PAGenWeb site):
p. 83 CHAPMAN TOWNSHIP...
GRUBB'S CHURCH CEMETERY...
p. 97
Shaffer, J. Jacob, b Mar 13, 1786; d July 21, 1862, aged 76 y 4 m 8 d.
Shaffer, Christiana, w of J. Jacob b May 15, 1792; d July 12, 1877 aged 85 y 1 m 28 d.
Shaffer, Wm, b. Jan 4, 1814; d Oct 8, 1890, aged 76 y 99 m 4 d.
Shaffer, Barbara, w of Wm. b Sep 18, 1816; d Mar 21, 1866, age 39 y 6 m 3 d.
p. 170 PERRY TOWNSHIP.
ARBOGAST'S CEMETERY.
Located at Zion's Church 5 miles south of Fremont...
p. 175
Shaffer, Aaron, b Jun 7, 1818; d Aug 15, 1895, aged 77 y 2 m 8 d.
Shaffer, Lucy Ann, w of Aaron, b. Dec 10 1826, d Sep 18, 1872, aged 45 y 2 m 8 d.

10.  Email from Bill Rudy.

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

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