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Michael SHAFFER
Salome REICHENBACH
Husband:  Michael SHAFFER
Birth:  1755-65 probably ca. 1760
Death apparently:  1820-30
Occupation:  farmer
Marriage:
Wife:  Salome REICHENBACH / REICHENBAUGH
Birth:  1765-74 closer to 1765
Occupation:  homemaker
Children born in PA, presumably in what is now Perry Twp., Snyder Co., PA:
  1.  (Daughter A) SHAFFER, b. 1784-90
  2.  J. Jacob SHAFFER, b. 13 Mar 1786; m. by 1810, Christiana TROUP
  3.  Catharine / Catherine SHAFFER, b. 6 Mar 1788; m. by 1810, Peter TROUP
  4.  Anna Maria SHAFFER, b. 21 May 1790; m. by 1810, John TROUP
  5.  (Son A) SHAFFER, b. 1790-1794
  6.  (Daughter B) SHAFFER, b. 1790-1794
  7.  (Daughter C) SHAFFER, b. 1794-1800
  8.  (Daughter D) SHAFFER, b. 1794-1800
  9.  (Son B) SHAFFER, b. 1800-1801
10.  (Daughter E) SHAFFER, b. 1800-1804
11.  (Daughter F) SHAFFER, b. 1804-1810
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Sources (n.b., Union Co. was formed in 1813 from Northumberland Co.; Snyder Co. was formed in 1855 from Union Co.):

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1790 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #44 of 51; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1790 PA Northumberland [now Snyder] Co. Roll M637_9 p. 87 Ln. 23 Michael Shaffer 3-1-3-0-0
These data indicate:
Gender and Type Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
3 free white males 16 or over by 1774 = Michael
= ?
= ?
1 free white males 15 or under 1774-1790 = J. Jacob (b. 1786)
3 free white females all ages by 1790 = Salome
= Daughter A
= Catharine (b. 1788)
Michael is too young to have sons born by 1774.

3.  1800 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #5 of 6; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1800 PA Northumberland [now Snyder] Co. Mohentongo [now Perry] Twp. Roll 37 p. 834 Ln. 6 Shaffer Michael 10010-33011-00
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 9 or under 1790-1800 = Son A
1 male 26-44 1755-1774 = Michael 
3 females 9 or under 1790-1800 = Daughter D
= Daughter C
= Daughter B
3 females 10-15 1784-1790 = Anna Maria (b. 1790)
= Catharine (b. 1788)
= Daughter A
1 female 26-44 1755-1774 = Salome
1 female 45 or over by 1755 = mother? mother-in-law?
Where's Jacob?  Is he working out?

4.  1810 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #4 of 6 list was roughly alphabetized; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1810 PA Northumberland [now Snyder] Co. Mohantango [now Perry] Twp. Roll 53 p. 297 Ln. 12 Shaffer Michael Far. [=Farmer] 10101-22210-00
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 9 or under 1800-1810 = Son B
1 male 16-25 1784-1794 = Son A
1 male 45 or over by 1765 = Michael
2 females 9 or under 1800-1810 = Daughter F
= Daughter E
2 females 10-15 1794-1800 = Daughter D
= Daughter C
2 females 16-25 1784-1794 = Daughter B
= Daughter A
1 female 26-44 1765-1784 = Salome

5.  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. 16 Sheaffer Michael 000101-01101-0-100
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 19-25* 1794-1801 = Son B
1 male 45 or over by 1775 = Michael
1 female 10-15 1804-1810 = Daughter F
1 female 16-25 1794-1804 = Daughter E
1 female 45 or over by 1775 = Salome
1 person engaged in agriculture
*In the 1820 Census, the third column is age class 16-18 and the fourth column is age class 16-25, which means any individual in column three is duplicated in column four.  So, for an accurate representation of the household, the number in column three should be subtracted from the number in column four. If, after the subtraction, any individuals remain in column four, then they have to be age 19-25, thus creating a "new," more precise age class.

6.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.

7.  Email from Bill Rudy.

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