Biography of George Shafer
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GEORGE SHAFER, a farmer of Raisinville, was born in Germany, April 9, 1828; came to America in 1849, went to California in 1851 during the gold excitement, and returned and settled in this county in 1855. He was married to Catherine Strack, in November, 1855; she was born in Germany, Sept. 26, 1830. Their children are William, George, John, Emma, Fred. Katie, Henry and Charles. He was drafted in Co. I, 9th Mich. Inf., Oct. 5, 1864, and was mustered out June 20, 1865. Has been elder of the German Reformed church, of Ida for six years.

From:
History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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