Mary Ann Keller was born 16 December 1846 in Knox Co., Ohio. She married Alexander Shaffer on 24 June 1866, in Morrow County, Ohio. He was born about June 1840 in Ohio.
Keller, Mary A. to Alexander Shaffer Vol. 2, pg. 278;
Source: Marriage Records 1848 to 1951, Index 1848-1948, Morrow Co. Court of the Probate, General Index V1A-10, 1848-1948 #388779 Item 1, Marriages v. 1A #388779 Item 2 1848-1858, Marriages v. 1B-1 1854-1863 FHL#388780 1B stops at p.45., Marriages v 1-B FHL#317297 Item 2, Marriages v.2 1863-1869 FHL #388781, Marriages V. 3 1870-1880 FHL#388782. Note: apparently the bride’s father, John Keller, had to sign.
Mary Ann appears in the 1850 with her parents and siblings in South Bloomfield, Morrow Co., Ohio.
2477/2517 John Keller 36 yrs., $900 value, born PA; Mary age 34, born Ohio; Elizabeth age 18, born Ohio; Peter age 15, born Ohio; Lovina age 13, born Ohio; Marilla age 11, born Ohio; Caroline age 9, born Ohio; John age 6, born Ohio; Mary age 3, born Ohio; Henry age 1, born Ohio. Peter, Lovina, Marilla and Carolina attended school.
Source: 1850 U.S. Federal Census for John Keller family, So. Bloomfield, Morrow Co., Ohio. Enumerated 11 Sept, 1850 by Jas B. Shaw, Ass’t Marshall.
1860 U.S. Federal Census for the John Keller Family in South Bloomfield, Morrow Co., Ohio
There are 2 census pages listing this family: Pages 45 and 46. House number 245, 366, line 36. John Keller, s 49 years old, male, farmer with 1980 acreage and $600 in personal fortune, born in PA (Pennsylvania); Mary Keller, is 46 years old, female, born in Ohio; John Keller is 16 years old male, farm labor, born in Ohio, attended school; Mary Keller is 13 years old, female, born in Ohio, attended school; Henry Keller is 11 years old, male, born in Ohio, not attended to school within the year; Harriet A. is 8 years old, female, born in Ohio, attending school; William D. is 4 years old,male, born in Ohio and attending school?
Source: 1860 U.S. Federal Census, John Keller Family, So. Bloomfield, Morrow Co., Ohio, enumerated June 21, 1860, pgs. 43 and 44.
In 1870 she appears in Sandusky Twp., Richland County, Ohio near her sister Caroline who appears on line 6 of the census.
Line 23 80/76 Shaffer, Alexander age 30 male, white, Farmer, born in Ohio, citizen. Mary age 28 female, white, keeping house, born in Ohio and Charles age 3 male, white born in Ohio.
Source: 1870 U.S. Federal Census, Alexander Shaffer Family, Sandusky Twp., Richland Co., Ohio, pg. 10, PO Shelby, Ohio, 19 Oct 1870 by C. P. Seiler(?).
They are also featured in the December 1883 partition deed of John Keller’s land and I will post about that deed when I share about John Keller’s end of life.
Alex and Mary A. migrate to Logan County, Ohio by the 1880 census, they may be living with the James Barr family in Logan who appear above him.
Line 39, ___116 Shafer, Alex. H. W, M, 42, M, Farmer, Shaffer, Mary A., W, F, 33, wife, M, keeping house
Shafer, Albert D., W, M, 13, son, Single, at school, Shafer, Laura, W, F, 10, daughter, Shafer, Frank, W, M, 8, son, Shafer, Mary E., W, F, 6 Daughter, Shafer, Lewis, W, M, 4 son, Iva J., W, F, 2, daughter, all born Ohio and parents born Ohio.
Source: Alexander Shaffer Family, 1880 U.S. Federal Census, McArthur Twp., Logan Co., Ohio, enumerated 10th of June 1880 by C.C. Cook, #130, page 13, SD#2, ED#118.
They are still in Logan County, Ohio in 1900:
Line 26, 347, 347, Shaffer, Alexander, head, W, M, June 1838, 62, M, 40, born Ohio, father PA, mother Ohio, Shaffer, Mary, wife, W, F, Dec, 1846, 54, M, 40, 6 born, 4 living, born Ohio, parents born Ohio. Shaffer, Emma, A. daughter, W, F, June 1884, 15, S, born Ohio, parents born Ohio. Shaffer, Nellie, daughter, W, F, Aug, 1886, 14, S, All Ohio born and parents too. Shaffer, Rena, daughter-in-law, W, F, July 1878, 21 M, 2, 1, 1. Shaffer, Imagene, Gd daughter, W, F, Nov. 1897, 3, S.
Source: Alexander Shaffer Family, 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Bellefontaine, Lake Twp., Logan Co., Ohio, SD#7, ED#111, Sht #15, Ward of City 2, enumerated 18 June 1900, Frank A. Epps.
They had about 9 children:
1. Charles Shaffer born about 1867 in Ohio.
2. Albert Shaffer born about Oct. 1868 in Ohio.
3. Laura Etta Shaffer born about 1870 in Ohio.
4. Frank Shaffer born about 1872 in Ohio.
5. Mary E. Shaffer born about 1874 in Ohio
6. Lewis Shaffer born about 1876 in Ohio
7. Iva J. Shaffer born about 1878 in Ohio. She may have married a Mr. Hadley.
8. Emma A. Shaffer born about June 1878 in McArthur Twp., Logan Co., Ohio and may have married a Mr. Ellis who was born about 1880 in the same township.
9. Lillian Nellie Shaffer born Aug 1886 in McArthur Twp., Logan Co., Ohio and may have married a Mr. Hobson also born in the same township in about 1882.
Note: Take time to examine the list of children above and then review the census above and you can see that one of the children died?
There is a memorial at the Zanesville Cemetery on Find A Grave that might be Alexander Shaffer’s but I would need to do more to verify it. He would then have died July 27, 1903. It references Civil war service which might offer information about his life.
Here is a stone for Mary Anne Keller Shaffer? If so she died in 1925.
I am very excited that I was able to locate this couple in Logan County but as you can see there is more to be done in the research.