Biography of Andrew Shauger
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Shauger, Andrew, was born in Sussex county, N, J., March 4, 1832, son of George W. and Mary (Dobbins) Shauger, she a native of Haverstraw, N. Y., and he of Morris county, N. J., and who died in Sussex county, N. J. The grandfather of our subject, Leopold Shauger, lived and died in New Jersey. His father was a native of Germany. The maternal grandfather, George Dobbins, was of Irish descent, and lived and died in Morris county, N. J. Andrew Shauger was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools, and worked with his father until he was twenty one years of age, at farming and burning charcoal. In 1858 he came to Thurston and began working by the month. August 14, 1861, he enlisted in Co. B, 86th N. Y. Vols., and served until June 4, 1864. He was at second battle of Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Brandy Station, and Gettysburg, and he lost his left leg below the knee, at the battle of Gettysburg. May 6, 1867, he married Hannah (Sutton) Yost, by whom he had one son, George P., who married Lelia M. Jessup, and they have one daughter, Georgia L. He is a farmer and resides with his parents. He is a member of Loga Post No. 469, G. A. R. Andrew Shauger is a Republican in politics, and has been collector five years and highway commissioner for one year. He belongs to the Methodist Episcopal church.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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