- Born: Cir 1825, Pennsylvania
- Marriage: Charlotte
- Died: After 1880, Reading, Berks Co., PA
See general notes on his son, William, for 1870 & 1880 census facts.
The 1860 U.S. Census for Reading, South East Ward, Berks Co., Pennsylvania, Reading P. O., page 1145A, dated June 14, 1860 records Henry (33 - PA) and Charlotte (33 - PA) Shaffer with children Henry Shaffer (8 - PA), George W. Shaffer (3 - PA), Franklin Shaffer (6 - PA), Elizabeth Coleman (16 - PA), Margaret Coleman (9 - PA), and Charlotte Shaffer (1 - PA).
Henry married Charlotte. (Charlotte was born circa 1825 in Pennsylvania and died after 1880 in Reading, Berks Co., PA.)