Papers : 1804-1876.

Call Number: HIL-MICL FC LFR .S3F3P3
Category: Family
Creator: Schaffer/Shaver Family.
Description: 1 microfilm textual records () ; 35 mm
            Nicholas Schaffer (1752-1838) and his brother Frederick Schaffer (1760-1818) were the sons of Johannes/John Schaffer and his wife Anna Geertraud Staring who lived in the Schoharie Valley of New York before the American Revolution. They were the descendants of Huguenot refugees from the German Palatinate who came to New York in 1710 and eventually made their way up the Hudson River and into the Mohawk Valley area. Both men served in Butler's Rangers during the American Revolution and came as Loyalists to settle in Osnabruck Township, in what is now Stormont County, Ontario.            
            The Schaffer/Shaver family papers contain land grants and wills of Nicholas Schaffer, and the will of his brother Frederick Schaffer.   The wills of Tunis (Martinus) Schaffer, son of Nicholas, and an indenture of Harmanus Alguire with Nicholas Schaffer, are included.
Originals: The original documents were loaned by Mrs. Ellen Shaver, Cornwall, Ontario, to Kathryn Hilder, the librarian in charge of the Loyalist Collection at the Harriet Irving Library, University of New Brunswick, for microfilming and inclusion in the Loyalist Collection.
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Notes: Three documents have been transcribed, and both the original manuscript and the transcription have been microfilmed. A large collection of Frederick Shaver Family Papers, 1830-1878, is held by the Archives of Ontario. The AO reference is, MU 2777. The name Schaffer has numerous spellings.
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Other With: The Schaffer/Shaver family papers have been microfilmed on the samereel with the muster roll of the 1st Battalion, King's Royal Regiment ofNew York, c.1782, and shelved in the Loyalist Collection at MIC-Loyalist FC LFR .S3F3P3.