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Frederick Schaeffer, UE

Male 1760 - 1818  (57 years)


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  • Name Frederick Schaeffer 
    Suffix UE 
    Born 14 Aug 1760  Schoharie, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Apr 1818  Osnabruck Township, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Memorial Hill Cemetery, Lunenburg, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I29702  Family Tree
    Last Modified 10 May 2020 

    Father Johannes Wilhelmus Schaeffer,   b. 4 Jun 1717, Schoharie, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1785, Schoharie, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Anna Gertraud Stahring,   b. 14 Feb 1717, Herkimer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1767, Schoharie, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 11 Oct 1740  Schoharie, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14467  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Ecker,   b. 13 Mar 1762, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Osnabruck Township, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Hannah Schaeffer,   b. 1781,   d. Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Peter Schaeffer,   b. 1786,   d. 1862  (Age 76 years)
     3. Sarah Schaeffer,   b. 10 Jan 1789, Schenectady, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Mary Elizabeth Schaeffer,   b. 29 Dec 1790, Berne, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1892, Canborough, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 101 years)
     5. Nicholas N. Schaeffer,   b. 11 Sep 1813, Osnabruck Township, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1887, Osnabruck Township, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     6. Eva Schaeffer,   b. 1813,   d. 20 Sep 1888, Osnabruck Township, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     7. Jacob Schaeffer,   b. 1814,   d. 1877, Stormont County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     8. John F. Schaeffer,   d. 1862
    Last Modified 7 May 2020 
    Family ID F14444  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Aug 1760 - Schoharie, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Apr 1818 - Osnabruck Township, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Memorial Hill Cemetery, Lunenburg, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Headstones
    Family of Frederick Schaeffer (Shaver)
    Family of Frederick Schaeffer (Shaver)
    SHAVER
    Frederick Schaffer 1760 - 1818
    Pte. Butlers Rangers 1778 - 1784
    His Son Peter 1786 - 1862
    His Son Jacob 1814 - 1877
    Interned Here
    Jacob's Son Henry 1842 - 1920
    Wife Mary Maxwell 1842 - 1928
    Their Son Peter 1869 - 1938
    Wife Mary Rombough 1874 - 1952
    Their Son Wallace 1904 - 1997
    Wife Mildred McPherson 1911 - 1997
    In Loving Memory of Those Who
    Came Before Us and of Their
    Struggles to Build a New
    Life In a New Land

  • Notes 
    • Frederick Shaver of Osnabruck, United Empire Loyalist
      Revolutionary War - Served with Butler's Rangers 1778-1784. Died in Lunenburg, Osnabruck Twp., Stormont Co., Upper Canada in 1818. Son of John Shaver U.E.L.
      Married to Catherine Ecker, born 1762, daughter of Peter Ecker.
      1783 - Frederick Shaver, age 23, and his wife Catrina, age 22, are on the Return of Persons under the Description of Loyalists in Capt. George Dame's Company in the Corps. of (Butler's) Rangers at Niagara dated 30 November 1783.
      Land grant by Order in Council dated 26 April 1838.
      Death record - Frederic Shaefer - born Aug. 14, 1760, died Apr. 26 1818 aged 57 years, 6 m., 12 days. Church records.
    • Lived on Lot 6, 4th Concession, Osnabruck Twp., Stormont Co., Ontario Canada
    • Served in "Butler's Rangers" from 1778 to 1784
    • He emigrated to Osnaburck Township, Stormont Co., Ontario Canada, in the early 1800's and
      resided at Lunenburg, Ontario, near his brother, Nicholas. "When living in Canada, he declined to accept some
      1400 acres or equivalent cash as compensation for losses during the American Revolutionary War although his
      children successfully made this claim twenty years after Frederick's death".
    • "Frederick Schaffer supported the English during the Revolution and with his brother Nicolas,
      joined Butler's Rangers in 1778. He was in Col. Ten Broeck's company in the raid & massacre in the Wyoming
      Valley of Pennsylvania in July, 1778. In 1780 Butler's Rangers swept thru the Schoharie & Mohawk Valleys.
      Frederick was captured and held at Johnstown but escaped in October 1780 and made his way to Niagara. He was
      discharged at Niagara January 1784 and returned to New York. He took his family to Canada in the fall of 1800."
      (THE MOHAWK VALLEY STARINGS AND ALLIED FAMILIES, by Sterling O. Kimball, 1998) Martha Foland
      says that he came back to the USA. He did, but according to the previous paragraph, "He took his family to Canada
      in the fall of 1800." (And he was buried there.)
    • Frederick served in "Butler's Rangers from 1778 to 1784. He was in Col. Ten Broeck's company in the raid and massacre in the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania in July, 1780, and in October 1780 he made his way to Niagara. He was discharged at Niagara in January 1784 and returned to New York. He immigrated with his family to Osnaburck Township, Stormount County, Upper Canada West, in the fall of 1800 and resided at Lunenburgh, near his brother Nicholas. "When living in Canada, he declined to accept some 1400 acres or equivalent cash as compensation for losses during the American Revolutionary War, although his children successfully made this claim twenty years after Frederick's death".