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 Elias Shaffer, Sr

Elias Shaffer, Sr

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 25 Feb 1930 (aged 96)
Troy Mills, Linn County, Iowa, USA
Burial Troy Mills, Linn County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 6622832 · View Source
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"Elijah Shaffer, 96, of Near Troy Mills Dies; had 176 Descendants" Troy Mills, Feb 28 -Spring Grove township's oldest resident, who died at his home 3 miles south of Troy Mills Tues. night. The son of Jacob and Susanna Aveling Shaffer, he was the last of 10 children. In his early life he was a tanner and sold shoes in PA.He married Charlotte Roland on Sep 20, 1855, at Strawstown, PA. Eleven children were born to this union,5 sons & 6 daughters. In 1860 he came west and with his wife and 3 children he emigrated to Ill. where he lived until 1876 when he came to Ia and settled near Troy Mills. He bought 80 acres of land for which he paid $25/acre. A few years later he bought another 80 acres for $1,200. For 15 years he held the office of road supervisor and was a school dir. At 16 he joined the Lutheran Church and was a leader in church work for yrs. He had voted for 75 yrs.The 1st Pres. for whom he voted was Franklin Pierce, the last was Herbert Hoover. Mrs Shaffer died 9/11/1901, since then he had resided with his children. He is survived by 10 children, 54 grandchildren,110 ggrandchildren and 3 gggrandchildren. The children are: Mrs Susan Cherry, Cedar Rapids;Devilla Shaffer,Walker;Mrs Kate Ondler,SD;Mathias Shaffer,SD; Elias Shaffer,Walker;Mrs Elizabeth Reece,Cedar Rapids;Mrs Laurinda Baily, Dows; Charles and Jacob Shaffer,Central City;Mrs Margaret Mershon,Rowley.Six grandsons were the Pall Bearers:Wayne Baty,Minor Baty, Kenneth Shaffer,Arlie Walton,Philip Hand and Heldon Lacock, also 1 brother-in-law,Abe Roland of Cedar Rapids. Services were held at Christian Church, Troy Mills,IA.




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  • Created by: Karen Peyton
  • Added: 20 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6622832
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elias Shaffer, Sr (5 Nov 1833–25 Feb 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6622832, citing Troy Mills Cemetery, Troy Mills, Linn County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Karen Peyton (contributor 46489766) .