The Shafer Grandparents

A few basic facts about your Mothers parents

It never dawned me when we were young that you had other grandparents than the ones we shared on the VanHorn side. And we barely knew them.

Here are a few facts about your Moms side of your family.

William Harrison Shafer

Birth 13 MAY 1894 • Oneida, Brown County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 15 NOV 1981 • Ludington, Mason, Michigan

In 1910 he lived in Summit, Mason, Michigan, USA

Rose Ann Stafford

Birth 9 FEBRUARY 1897 • Hull, Outaouais Region, Quebec, Canada
Death 28 NOVEMBER 1970 • Ludington, Mason County, Michigan, USA

She came to America in 1902.

In 1910 at the age of 13 she lived in Rhinelander Ward 3, Oneida, Wisconsin, USA

They were married Sep 3, 1919 • Tomahawk Lake, Oneida, Wisconsin and had 9 children including your mother.

Both are buried at Pere Marquette Cemetery Ludington, Mason County, Michigan

On his WW1 draft card, your Grandfather was described as
Physical Build: Stout
Height: Medium
Hair Description: Not Bald
Hair Color: Red
Eye Color: Blue

The Shafer Great Grandparents

Some facts about the Shafer Great Grandparents

George W. Shafer

Birth 17 AUGUST 1857 • Muskegon, Muskegon County, Michigan, USA
Death 30 JUNE 1929 • Mason County, Michigan, USA

At the age of 58 he lived in Atchison Kansas

Johanna Henrietta ‘Anna’ Burmeister

Birth 28 MAY 1868 • Franzburg, Nordvorpommern, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Death 28 JUL 1940 • Rhinelander, Onieda, Wisconsin

She arrived in the US: Nov 24 1868 New York, New York, at the age of 6 months.

Anna Immigrated from Germany with her parents when she was 6 months old. She was known as Annie. She was a kind person loved by all. Annie died of a bowel obstruction while visiting her brother, William, in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.

Summit Township Cemetery, Mason County, Michigan, United States of America

They were married Nov 1887, and had 8 kids. One of them, Emma Perlina, died before she was 25. She died of pulmonary hemorrhage.

Grandmother Rose Ann Stafford

Some facts about Rose Ann Stafford

Rose Ann Stafford
Birth 9 FEBRUARY 1897 • Hull, Quebec, Canada
Death 28 NOVEMBER 1970 • Ludington, Mason County, Michigan, USA


James Stafford

Birth 15 MAR 1868 • Quebec, Canada
Death 25 JUNE 1918 • Rhinelander, Oneida, Wisconsin, USA

Fathers parents

Michael Stafford

Birth 22 APR 1835 • Ballycullane, Tintern, Wexford, Ireland
Death 25 JUN 1918 • Rhinelander, Oneida, Wisconsin, United States

Fathers mother

Hannah “Hannor” Smith

Birth 1835 • Unknown
Death Quebec, Canada


Eudoxie Hebert

Birth 1871 • Quebec, Canada
Death Wisconsin, USA

Mothers parents


Jean Evangeliste Hébert

Birth 07 SEPT 1836 • St Martine, Quebec, Canada
Death 07 NOV 1887 • Embrun, Ontario


Philomene Lajeunesse

Birth ABT 1846 • Quebec
Death Hull (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce), Québec

Canadian records leave much to be desired. There isnt a lot to find except for birth and death times.