Posted By:Amy Hedrick
Subject:Shafers IN>ND>IN
Post Date:February 18, 2001 at 11:19:53
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Forum:Grant County, IN Genealogy Forum
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Looking for info on William Otto Shafer b. 26 Feb. 1883 in Sweetser, Grant Co., IN d. 18 Aug. 1966 in Swayzee. He married Grace Ellen Renbarger b. 10 Nov. 1882 in Jalapa, IN d. 5 April 1964 in Sweetser. They were married on 1 Sept. 1906. Wm. Otto's father was Christopher Shafer b. 9 Feb. 1844 in Hanover, Germany d. 18 March 1925. He married Louisa Herbst b. 19 Oct. 1855 in Germany d. 22 March 1893. Christopher's father was William Shafer (no dates) married to a Christine ??? (no dates).

Otto, as he was known, moved to McKenzie, ND with Grace, and some of the Renbargers went also. Otto and Grace came back to Indiana to live the rest of their lives. Otto had a few children w/ Grace, one of which was my grandfather Verlin Dwight Shafer b. 24 Dec. 1909 in McKenzie, ND d. 1 April 1990 in Marion,IN. He was married to Zelma Rosetta Dooley b. 8 Oct. 1910 in Grant Co. d. 4 June 1997 in Marion. They were married on 27 Jan. 1931 in Huntington Co.

I know this is long. If you know of these Shafers, please email me directly at Thanks!