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From: "Jim Lewis" <>
Subject: Re: SHAFFER/SNYDER, VA to Preble Co OH to IN to IA
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 1999 14:28:44 -0500
Many thanks for your response, and offer to check your files. I certainly
would appreciate what ever you could find, whenever time permits.
Some names to look for:
Andrew and Sarah/Sally PENCE SHAFFER
Andrew and Frances BRANNAN SHAFFER
Ira and Sally/Sarah MIDDAUGH SHAFFER
William and Delilah SHAFFER CASSELL
Daniel and Mary Jane SHAFFER
Daniel Washington SHAFFER
There may be a significance to the one F or two F SHAFFERS but I don't know
what. I suspect there is none, except how whoever was writing it down,
thought it was spelled. I have a cuz whose father just arbitrarily dropped
an F while in college, just because!
Michael SHAFFER father of Andrew above, had a second wife and family, with
four of the kids born in Cass Co IN 1818-1833. The last four were born in
Preble Co starting in 1835. When Michael died in 1867 he was living in
Preble Co as were most of the kids, but he still owned two farms in Cass Co
and one in Preble Co.
From: Leroy Kingery <>
Date: Monday, April 19, 1999 12:43 AM
Subject: Re: SHAFFER/SNYDER, VA to Preble Co OH
>From: Leroy Kingery <>
>Date: Sunday, April 18, 1999 11:19 PM
>Subject: Re: SHAFFER/SNYDER, VA to Preble Co OH
>>My ancestors went to Butler County, Iowa in 1856 and settled at Greene,
>>Iowa. They helped start a Church of the Brethren there in Greene which is
>>still in existence. Some of the Kingery girls married Shaffers. There
>>families of Shaffer and Shafer. Don't know of the spelling difference
>>anything or not, but always thought it did. At this point I don't know
>>anything about the Shaffer ancestors, but if you want me to check I might
>>able to find out if Michael or Andrew went there.
>>Have a lot of the Kingery genealogy that came from that same church group.
>>They first moved to Howard and Carroll Counties in central Indiana from
>>Preble County. Then on to Iowa in 1856. After seeing your note I suspect
>>some of the same group might have been Shaffers. Will look further if you
>>want. May take me a little while as I am teaching a class at the college
>>along with my regular job so will have to take time to look into what I
>>Leroy V. Kingery
>>1284 Sweetwater Court
>>Douglas, WY 82633
>>From: Jim Lewis <>
>>Date: Sunday, April 18, 1999 2:23 PM
>>Subject: SHAFFER/SNYDER, VA to Preble Co OH
>>>>I recently learned that my SNYDER/SNIDER/SHAFFER/PENCE ancestors
>>>>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
>>>>there a number of congregations in and around Preble?
>>>>Simon and Mary PENCE SNIDER, Michael and Catherine HUDLOW SHAFFER,
>>>>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
>>>>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
>>>>or burial info. A recently discovered cuz said he thought they might
>>>>gone to Iowa but no one has found them yet.
>>>>Anyone know these folks?
>>>>Jim Lewis, Seguin TX
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