Nicholas Schaffer

Male 1726 - Bef 1776  (< 49 years)


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  • Name Nicholas Schaffer 
    Born 9 Nov 1726  Waldmohr, Kusel, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 6 Aug 1776  York Twp., York County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I31347  South Central Pennsylvania Families
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2020 

    Father Nicholas Schaffer,   d. of Waldmohr, Zweibrucken, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anna Barbara ???,   d. of Waldmohr, Zweibrucken, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1723 
    Family ID F13449  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elisabeth Wolff,   b. marriage proven in Trinity First Ref., York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1755  of York County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Johannes Schaffer,   b. Abt 1756  []
     2. Barbara Schaffer,   b. 26 Feb 1759,   d. 11 Jan 1762  (Age 2 years)  []
     3. Margaretha Schaffer,   b. Bef 20 Apr 1760,   d. apparently died young Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     4. Maria Elisabeth Schaffer,   b. 26 Jan 1763,   d. apparently died young Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     5. Jacob Schaffer,   b. 6 Aug 1766  []
     6. Philipp Schaffer,   b. Abt 1769  []
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F9916  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • Nicholas Schaffer of York tp., York County, PA

      Unrecorded wills in York County [abstracted by South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society]:

      Nicholas Shafer of York township, 25 June 1776-6 Aug 1776
      1. Names wife Elizabeth, who is to hold his lot on George St. during her widowhood.
      2. Refers to his four children, all yet minors, but he does not give their names.
      3. Executors: Brother Jacob Shafer & Friend Michael Welsh

      Anna Margaret Shafer of York Town, writ 20 May 1785, probated ???? [forgot to compile]
      1. Orders estate to be divided among brothers and sisters, to wit, George Jacob Shafer (his heirs), John Shafer, sister Margaret's children (surname not given), Isaac Shafer (deceased), and Nicholas Shafer (deceased).
      2. Specific legacies are given to the two daughters of brother Isaac; to wit, Anna Maria wife of Rev. Willbahn and Margaret wife of Nicholas Reidenauer.
      3. Specific legacies are given to the children of brother Nicholas [to wit, John Shafer, Jacob Shafer, & Philip Shafer]. Further orders her dwelling house to be sold.
      4. Executors: Friend Peter Feiser
      [see notes in file: Believed that Margaret Shafer married Jacob Innerst; they resided in York County.]

      Rev. Jacob Lischy, records of:

      Joh. Niclaus Schaffer & his wife Elisabeth sp ch/o Johannes Schaffer & his wife Elisabeth on 11 July 1762

      Johann Nicholas Schaffer & Anna Margaretha Keifferin sp ch/o George Jacob Schaffer & his wife Anna Barbara on 20 Nov 1754.

      Nicholas Schaffer & his wife Elisabeth had baptized:
      1. Margaretha, bp. 20 Apr 1760, sp. Joh. Jacob Wolff & Margaretha Eisick
      2. Jacob, born 6 Aug 1766, sp. Kilian Tuebinger (my notes say that this baptism was also recorded in the York Reformed records)

      York Lutheran KB:

      Barbara Schaeffer, daughter of Nicholas Schaeffer der Brenner and
      Elizabeth, goddaughter of Jacob Schaeffer and Barbara, was born
      February 26, 1759, died January 11, 1762 at 7 A.M., and was buried
      January 12, 1762 in the Reformed churchyard.

      York Reformed KB:

      Nicholas Schaeffer & his wife Elizabeth (nee Wolff) had baptized:
      1. Maria Elizabeth, born January 26, 1763, baptized March 20, 1763. Sponsors: Hannes Andress and his wife Maria Margretta.
      2. Jacob, born August 6, 1766, baptized November 10, 1766. Sponsors: Kilian Tuebinger and wife.
      --Note: Mother's surname given with first baptized child only.

  • Sources 
    1. [S15] Abstracts of Unrecorded Wills of York County, Pennsyvlania, 1749-1798, South Central Genealogical Society, (Name: Name: Special Publication Number 40, July/October 1989;;).