ANDREW SHAFER, farmer, P. 0. Wineland, was born in Cass Township, this county, in June, 1839, son of Jacob and
Elizabeth Shafer; the latter, whose maiden name was Jack, was the Widow Kensinger prior to her marriage with our
subject's father. Jacob and Elizabeth Shafer were the parents of four children: Eliza J., wife of Thomas Ford;
Emily, wife of William Reid; Sarah, wife of Owen Laney, and Andrew. The subject of this sketch resides on the farm
where he was born, and which is a part of a 240 acre tract of land entered by his father on coming to this county
in 1834-35. Mr. Shafer is a thorough farmer and has made many improvements on the place since his father's death.
He was united in marriage in April, 1864, with Rebecca Crow, who died, leaving one child, Harriet Rebecca, now
the wife or Jacob Hill. After the death of his first wife our subject was married again; this time, in 1869, to
Sabilla Lanning, and by her he has six children: Martha Jane, Mary E., Jacob H., John, Augusta and Charles.
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886
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