It is generally understood that this man was the common ancestor of all Shreffler families living in North America, although this is unconfirmed.
He died in the Spring of 1784
No one has been able to locate his ancestors in Germany who are believed to have lived in the Palatinate area (Hanna, Wurttemburg, Darmstadt, Ensenburg).
We are unsure just when Johanna arrived in America. Two vessel manifests show his possible arrival.
A "Saint Andrew Galley" arrived from Rotterdam via Crowes, England on September 26, 1737. On the passenger list is a "Heinrich Schreffler"
Vessel "Ranier" arrived from Rotterdam, September 26, 1749 with passengers from Hanau, Wurttemburg, Darmstadt and Isenburg. On this list was a "J. Schreffler". The vessel manifests do not show women or children.
J. Heinrich had a son named Henry Shreffler Jr. who fought in the Revolutionary war. His ability to speak German put him in command of captured Hessian soldiers. All descendants of him are sons and daughters of the American Revolution.
Trinity Lutheran Cemetery
Created by: Dan Shreffler
Record added: Feb 10, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17882310
Added: Jun. 22, 2013
You are an inspiration to all.Rest in Peace.Your GGGGGG Grand-daughter.|
Added: Sep. 27, 2007
Welcome voyager to North America!|
Added: Feb. 10, 2007