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From: "Jim Lewis" <>
Subject: SHAFFER/SNYDER, VA to Preble Co OH
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 15:14:51 -0500
>I recently learned that my SNYDER/SNIDER/SHAFFER/PENCE ancestors migrated
>Preble Co OH from Rockingham, Giles and Wythe Co VA, probably between
>1820-30. I don't know if they were Brethren, but in reading Merle's
>series it sounds like one of the patterns he describes. If they were
>Brethren would they have been part of the Four Mile congregation, or were
>there a number of congregations in and around Preble?
>Simon and Mary PENCE SNIDER, Michael and Catherine HUDLOW SHAFFER, Andrew
>and Sarah/Sally SHAFFER
>I have Simon's will probated 1850, but have not discovered his or Mary's
>burial place. A wife was not mentioned in the will.
>I also recall reading about a large movement of Brethren from Western OH to
>Iowa, but don't know the timing. The above Andrew and Sally are missing
>from the Preble Co census 1860 on, and I haven't been able to locate death
>or burial info. A recently discovered cuz said he thought they might have
>gone to Iowa but no one has found them yet.
>Anyone know these folks?
>Jim Lewis, Seguin TX
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