William Shimer is the son of John Jacob Shimer b. Sept. 9, 1783 Redington, Pa. d. Sept. 19, 1838 Williams Township, Pa. & Hetty Breinig b. 1787. John Jacob is the son of Isaac Shimer b. Aug. 6, 1749 Redington, Pa. d. April 10, 1838 Williams Township, Pa. & Elizabeth Kichlein b. June 1 1756 Rockhill Township, Pa. d. March 15, 1837 Williams Township, Pa. Isaac is the son of Jacob Scheimer b. 1679 Rheimpfalz, Bayern, Germany d. Sept. 17, 1757 Redington, Pa. & Elizabeth ? b. 1699 Gersheim, Rheinpf, BAyern, Germany.