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John Albert SHIFFER
Esther STRAUB
Ina Harriet GOULD
Husband:  John Albert SHIFFER
Birth:  10 Aug 1879, Monroe Twp., Juniata Co., PA
Death:  27 Oct 1963, Elliottsburg, Perry Co., PA
Disposition:  buried 30 Oct 1963, Riverview Cemetery, Millerstown, Perry Co., PA
Occupation:  poultry farmer
Father:  William Henry SHIFFER, Sr. (1853-1925)
Mother:  Lovina GAHRES (1857-1923)
Marriage-1:  Apr-Dec 1907
Divorce:  10 Dec 1914, Northumberland Co., PA
Wife-1:  Esther STRAUB / STRAUP / STROUP
Birth:  1881, PA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Mr. STRAUB
Mother:  Margaret __?__
Marriage-2:  25 Jul 1918, New Bloomfield, Perry Co., PA
Wife-2:  Ina Harriet GOULD
Birth:  23 Sep 1893, Westtown, Orange Co., NY
Death:  25 Dec 1987, Thompsontown, Juniata Co., PA
Disposition:  buried 28 Dec 1987, Riverview Cemetery, Millerstown, Perry Co., PA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Benjamin GOULD (1869- )
Mother:  Harriet A. DECKER (1870-1933)
Child with Esther STRAUB:
1.  Dorothy Marie SHIFFER, b. 26 Aug 1907; m. Kenneth SMITH
Children with Ina Harriet GOULD born in Millerstown, Perry Co., PA:
2.  John Albert SHIFFER, Jr., b. 27 Jan 1919; d. 28 Jan 1990, Carlisle, Cumberland Co., PA
3.  Daniel Lindley SHIFFER, b. 3 Mar 1921
4.  Wilmer Lamont SHIFFER, b. 12 Jan 1923; d. 1988
5.  Glenn A. SHIFFER, Sr., b. 19 Aug 1924; d. 4 Feb 1995, Norwich, New London Co., CT
6.  Lewis J. SHIFFER, b. 20 May 1926; d. 23 May 1926, Millerstown, Perry Co., PA
7.  Francis E. SHIFFER, b. 16 Jan 1928; d. 21 Mar 1928, Millerstown, Perry Co., PA
8.  Willard Gould SHIFFER, b. 29 Nov 1929
9.  Clair Keel SHIFFER, b. 13 Jun 1933; d. 2 Mar 1995, Millerstown, Perry Co., PA
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Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  John SHIFFER (æ 10m, b. PA in "Au") is living in Monroe Twp., Juniata Co., PA (p. 351A), with his parents, Wm. SHIFFER (æ 25, b. PA) & Lovina (æ 23, b. PA), plus older brother.  They are listed two households from Tobias & Lydia (DIEHL) STROUP.

3.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

4.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  John SHIFFER (æ 20, b. Aug 1879, PA) is living in Susquehanna Twp., Juniata Co., PA (p. 128A), with his parents, W.H. SHIFFER (æ 46, b. Dec 1853, PA) & Lovina (æ 43, b. Feb 1857, PA), plus younger siblings.

5.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #31 of 45):  712 South Front Street, Sunbury Boro (Ward 3), Northumberland Co., PA, Roll T624_1384 (Part 2), p. 136B, SN 16B, SD 12, ED 113, enumerated 21 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 27 28
* 712 405 411 Conrad Ephraim Head M W 72 M1 49     PA PA PA Eng Own Income         Y Y O F H
      ______ Elizabeth Wife F W 69 M1 49 9 5 PA PA PA Eng None         Y Y      
      Straup Foster GSon M W 27 M1  2     PA PA PA Eng Brakeman Railroad W N 0 Y Y      
      ______ Susan GDau F W 21 M1  2 0 0 PA PA PA Eng None                  
      Shiffer Esther GDau F W 28 M1  2 1 1 PA PA PA Eng W Private family W N 0          
      _______ Dorothy G-GDau F W  2 S       PA PA PA   None                  
      Foosing?
Conrad Katie
Dau F W 43 Wd       PA PA PA Eng None     0 0 Y Y      
      Fotterolf Henry B-in-law M W 67 Wd       PA PA PA Eng Own Income         Y Y      
*South Front Street
Foster STRAUB/STRAUP is Ephraim & Elizabeth's grandson-in-law; it's Foster's wife, Susan (PAUL) STRAUB, who is their biological granddaughter.  Esther (STRAUB) SHIFFER is apparently Foster STRAUB's sister because, in addition to have the same surname, Esther's daughter, Dorothy SHIFFER, is living with Foster & Susan in the 1920 census where she is called "niece" (see below).  It appears Esther being called "granddaughter" is enumerator error, just as Foster's being called "grandson" is enumerator error.  We don't know the identity of Foster's and Esther's parents, though we do know their mother's given name was Margaret (see Foster's page for the reason we know).  There's no sign that Ephraim & Elizabeth (FETTEROLF) CONRAD had a daughter named, Margaret (see their earlier census records); and, more importantly, their only daughter old enough to be Esther's mother is the Sarah A. CONRAD who married William J. PAUL and is Susan (PAUL) STRAUB's mother (i.e., her marriage is already accounted for). 

6.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #13 of 32):  Monroe Twp., Snyder Co., PA, Roll T625_1653 (Book 1), p. 76A, SN 7A, SD 14, ED 163, enumerated 19 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28
X 136 146 Straub Foster T Head R M W 37 M Y Y PA PA PA Y Laborer Railroad W
      ______ Susan N Wife   F W 31 M Y Y PA PA PA Y None    
      Shiffer Dorothy Niece   F W 12 S Y Y PA PA PA        

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

.  Messages posted to the Shiffer Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com).

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