Andrew Shafer was born Aug 12, 1812 (Tombstone reading) or cir 1819 (Census 1870, 1880) in Ohio (Census same).
Michael Shafer purchased propert on May 21, 1835 in Bloom Twp., wood Co., OH which is just west of the Echelbarger property noted below. Michael is noted on his Bureau of Land Management Certificate as being of Tuscarwarus Co., OH; A search of the Tuscawarus Co records has Henry, Jacob and John F. Shafer purchasing property. It is interesting to note that Andrew has children named Henry and John!
He married Elizabeth Echelbarger (b. Jun 15, 1825 in Baden, Germany) on May 30, 1845 in Wood Co., OH. She is the daughter of Christian Echelbarger who has property oon an 1875 map of Wood Co in Bloom Twp., in Sect 12 which is just east of the Andrew Shafer property as well as that of Michael Shafer.
On May 8, 1846 Twin boys were born, Christian and Levi.
I am interested in finding the parents of Andrew Shafer.