Aaron Sheaffer
Catharine Roth
Mary Sheaffer


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1. Jesiah M. Bitzer

Mary Sheaffer 1 2 3

  • Born: Dec 1859, East Cocalico Twp., Lancaster, PA 2
  • Marriage (1): Jesiah M. Bitzer

   FamilySearch ID: LKFR-V7Q.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1860 in East Cocalico Twp., Lancaster, PA. 2 The 1860 census recorded Aaron Sheaffer, 37, living with wife Catharine, 37; daughter Leviesa, 16; Susana, 15; John, 13; daughter Fietta, 11; Catharine, 9; son Lemon, 7; Anna Eliza, 5; Levi, 4; George, 3; and Mary, 6 months old when the census was recorded on 1 Jun 1860.

2. Census in 1880 in East Earl Twp., Lancaster, PA. 4 The 1880 census recorded J. M. Bitzer, cigar maker, 22, living with wife Mary, 20; and son Harry, 3. They and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Mary and Harry are noted "confinement" in the census column "Is the person on day of the Enumerator's visit sick or temporarily disabled..."

Next door is Mary's father, listed as Aron Sheafer, farmer, 57, with his wife Catharine, 56; daughter Louissa, 35, son George, cigar maker, 22. They and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Louissa suffered from consumption.

On the previous census page is J. M.'s father, Jesse Bitzer, cigar maker, 48, living with wife Elisa, 53; Matilda, cigar maker, 21; Emma, cigar maker, 18; and Alice, cigar maker, 13. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

Mary married Jesiah M. Bitzer, son of Jesiah Bitzer and Elizabeth Muckle. (Jesiah M. Bitzer was born about 1857 in East Earl Twp., Lancaster, PA 5.)


1 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFM7-VRP Barton Bitzer and Mary Bicher, 1904.

2 1860 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXTH-NP7 Year: 1860; Census Place: East Cocalico, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1124; Page: 241; Image: 248; Family History Library Film: 805124.

3 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Carrie Mae Brown, father Jesse Bitzer, mother Mary Shaeffer.

4 1880 United States Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: East Earl, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1140; Family History Film: 1255140; Page: 171D; Enumeration District: 111; Image: 0347.

5 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, East Earl Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1122 Page: 162.

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