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Celina Eby

John S. Sheaffer

  • Born: Cir 1850, Lancaster Co., PA
  • Marriage: Celina Eby circa 1873
  • Died: 1940, Dallas Co., Iowa at age 90
  • Buried: Panther Creek Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Dallas County, Iowa

bullet  General Notes:

The 1880 Federal Census for Colfax, Dallas Co., Iowa, District 50, page 224A records John (29 - PA/PA/PA) and Salina (28 - Ill/Ohio/Ohio) Schaffer [Sheaffer] with children Joseph (7 - Ill/PA/Ill), Anna (5 - Iowa/PA/Ill), and Lizzie (2 - Iowa/PA/Il). Also in the household is Salina's brother, Norman Eby (12 - Ill/Ohio/Ohio).

The 1900 Federal Census for Colfax, Dallas Co., Iowa, District 6, page 64A records John (Dec 1850 - PA/PA/PA) and Celina (March 1852 - Ill/PA/Ohio) Sheaffer with children Anna C. (Nov 1875 - Iowa/PA/PA), Lizzie (Oct 1878 - Iowa/PA/PA), Lyman (Sept 1883 - Iowa/PA/PA), Edwin K. (Jan 1889 - Iowa/PA/PA), and Elta B. (Oct 1891 - Iowa/PA/PA). John is a farmer who has been married to Celina for 27 years and has had 7 children of whom 6 are still living. Also in the household is his uncle, Reuben Shirk (May 1838). Next door is his brother, Martin Sheaffer and his family.

The 1910 Federal Census for Carrington Ward 2, Foster Co., North Dakota, District 81, page 21A records John S. (59 - PA/PA/PA) and Celina (58 - Ill/PA/PA) Sheaffer with children Lyman (26 - Iowa) and Elta (18 - Iowa). John and Celina have been married for 37 years and have had 7 children of whom 6 are still living.

By 1925 John and Celina move back to Dallas Co., Iowa and her brother, Norman S. Eby, aged 63, is living with them:
Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925 <>
Name: Celina Sheaffer [Celina Eby]
Census Date: 1 Jan 1925
Residence County: Dallas
Residence State: Iowa
Birth Location: Illinois
Marital Status: Married
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1853
Race: White
Relation to Head: Wife
Mother: Mary Mishler
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
Father: Joseph Eby
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Marriage Place: Ohio
Spouse Name: John D Sheaffer
Line: 9
Roll: IA1925_1679

The 1930 Federal Census for Adel, Dallas Co., Iowa, District 2, page 154B, dated April 16, 1930 records John S. (79 - PA/PA/PA) and Celina (78 - Illinois/PA/Ohio) Scheaffer living on 812 Rapid Strret. Also in the household is Celina's brother, Norman S. Eby (69 - Illinois/PA/Ohio).

The SSDI records:
Lyman Sheaffer
SSN: 387-05-7533
Last Residence: 95608 Carmichael, Sacramento, California
Born: 10 Sep 1883
Died: Nov 1975
State (Year) SSN issued: Wisconsin (Before 1951)
California Death Index, 1940-1997 <>
Name: Lyman N [Norman] Sheaffer
Social Security #: 387057533
Birth Date: 10 Sep 1883
Birthplace: Iowa
Death Date: 13 Nov 1975
Death Place: Sacramento

Lyman was married to Jean A. Sheaffer who was born 28 Apr 1890 in Illinois and died 5 Jul 1974 in Sacramento.


John married Celina Eby, daughter of Joseph Eby and Mary Mishler, circa 1873. (Celina Eby was born circa 1851 in Illinois, died in 1944 in Dallas Co., Iowa and was buried in Panther Creek Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Dallas County, Iowa.)

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