man Lewis Madden Shaffer‏‎, son of Christopher Shaffer and Elizabeth C. Cox‏.
Born ‎ Nov 3, 1846 at Tazewell County, Illinois, died ‎ Jan 17, 1924 at Omaha, Nebraska‎, 77 years, buried ‎ at Buckeye Cemetery near Morton, Illinois
Alias: Luke or Louis /Schafer/
SHAFFER burials in Buckeye Cemetery per Mrs. Shirley J. Thielbar
Lewis M.- 1846-1924
Sarah E-wife June 6,1851- March 6,1888
The Morton, Morton Township, Tazewell County, Illinois census lists Lewis
as age 33 born in Illinois with parents both born in Ohio. His wife Ellen
is listed as age 29 born in England with both of her parents also born in
England. Their children are listed as follows: Amy age 8 born in
Illinois, Cora age 2 born in Illinois and Clarence age 2 months born in

Married ‎ Dec 29, 1870 at Tazewell County, Illinois (17 years married) to:

woman Sarah Ellen Walden‏‎, daughter of Thomas Walden and Sarah A. Hirons‏.
Born ‎ Jun 8, 1851 at Stratford Upon the Avon, Warwickshire, England, died ‎ Mar 6, 1888 at Washington, Woodford County, Illinois‎, 36 years, buried ‎ at Buckeye Cemetery near Morton, Illinois
Alias: Nellie or /Nellis/
Some family sources list her birth on June 6, 1851.


woman Amy Shaffer‏
Born ‎± 1872 at Illinois‎
man George Shaffer‏‎
Born ‎ Sep 1876 at Morton, Tazewell County, Illinois, died ‎ Apr 10, 1877 at Morton, Tazewell County, Illinois‎, 0 years, buried ‎ at Buckeye Cemetery near Morton, Tazewell County, Illinois
Buckeye Cemetery, Morton Township, gravestone lists George son of L.M. &
S.E. Shaffer
woman Elsie Maye Shaffer‏
Born ‎before 1878‎
woman Cora Adelia Shaffer‏
Born ‎ Feb 20, 1878 at Washington, Tazewell County, Illinois, died ‎ Jun 24, 1916 at Sutton Farm, Bell Township, Cass County, North Dakota‎, 38 years, buried ‎ 1916 at Evergreen Cemetery, El Paso, Woodford County, Illinois. Occupation: ‎ at Teacher;
Custom Field:<_FA 1916Burial in Masoleum at Evergreen Cemetery in El Paso,Illinois
El Paso,Illinois newspaper obituary:
"Mrs. W.F.Sutton. Demise of Former El Paso Lady Occurs in
Hunter,N.D.-Funeral Here Wednesday.
Cora Adelia Shaffer was born to Lewis and Sarah Ellen Shaffer near
Washington,Ill, February 20,1878,where she grew to young womanhood, and
died at her home near Hunter,N.D.,June 24,1916,aged 38 years,4 months and
4 days. She was educated in the Washington schools and prepared herself
for the duties of public school instructor. In 1897 she came to El Paso
to take charge of a rural school. Her ability as a teacher was quickly
proven and for six years following she was employed in this vicinity in
the public schools. During her years of school work her admirable
character and pleasing manner radiated in a way that attracted hosts of
friends to her who today are steeped in grief by reason of her death. On
September 1,1903, she was united in marriage to William F. Sutton. To
this union three sons were born, Paul, Keith and Lewis, the latter an
infant three weeks old, all of whom survive her. Mr. and Mrs. Sutton
went to housekeeping on the Sutton home farm just west of this city where
they lived until March 1,1914,when they moved to the present home near
Hunter,N.D. She confessed her faith in Christ when but a young girl,
placing her membership with the Baptist church at Deer Creek,Ill. When
she moved to El Paso she brought her membership to the Baptist church of
this city, nover to be moved again. She was a true Christian woman, ever
faithful to her church and the bible. Realizing at times that her health
was not of the most robust type, she would call those most dear to her
and admonish them to tenderly care for her babies and teach them the ways
of righteousness in event of her death. A loving wife, the tender
mother's hands and a true friend to all who knew her has been
transplanted in the better land. Besides her husband and three young
sons, she is survived by her father, Lewis Shaffer of Oklahoma; a
brother, Albert Shaffer of Washington,Ill, and a sister, Mrs. Frank
Armstrong, El Paso. Her mother, one brother and a sister preceded her in
death. The remains, accompanied by the husband and one little son,
arrived in El Paso Tuesday and were taken to the Dr. J.M.Fishburn home,
Mr. Sutton and Mrs. Fishburn being cousins. Funeral services were held
from the Baptist church yesterday afternoon, Rev. H.W.Hines conducting
the services. Interment was in the city cemetery. Among those who
attended the services were F.T.Sutton of Viking,Minn; Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Miesse and Mr. and Mrs. Eli Garrison of Peoria, and Mr. and Mrs.
L.F.Shepard of Normal."
man Albert Clarence Shaffer‏
Born ‎ Apr 13, 1880 at Morton Township, Tazewell County, Illinois, died ‎ Jan 17, 1962 at Eureka, Woodford County, Illinois‎, 81 years, buried ‎ Jan 20, 1962 at Glendale Cemetery, Washington Township, Morton, Tazewell County, Illinois
Alias: /Bert/
Per Mrs. Shirley J Thielbar (
"Albert and Elizabeth Thielbar Shaffer are buried in Glendale Cemetery in
Washington Twp.,Morton,Illinois."
Family records list his middle name as Clarence, but one source, Donald
Buhl ( on web site "Donald S. Buhl
Family" lists his middle name as Charles. He's listed in Tazewell County,
Illinois 1880 census as Clarence.
Some family records listed his birth date as April 19, 1880. One Tazewell
County record lists the birth of a male to Lewis and Ellen Shaffer of
April 9, 1880.

2nd marriage
man Lewis Madden Shaffer‏‎, son of Christopher Shaffer and Elizabeth C. Cox‏.

Married ‎ Dec 25, 1889 at Morton, Tazewell County, Illinois (34 years married) to:

woman Harriet Melissa Scott‏‎, daughter of Thomas Scott and Martha George‏.
Born ‎ Mar 29, 1854 at Alexandria, Ohio, died ‎ Jun 29, 1936‎, 82 years
Alias: /Hattie/


woman Jessica Marie Shaffer‏‎
Born ‎ Dec 1, 1892 at Tazewell County, Illinois‎
Alias: /Jessie/
Tazewell County records list her birth as December 1st or 7th in 1891.
woman Lisa Shaffer‏‎
Born ‎ Apr 1, 1894, died ‎after Apr 1, 1894‎, at least 1 years, buried ‎ at Buckeye Cemetery, Morton, Illinois
Per Barbara Ann Shaffer Fetter: Lisa was Thomas' twin and died as infant.
Per Shirley J. Thielbar (
SHAFFER burials in Buckeye Cemetery
Infant dughter of L & H - no dates
man Thomas Christopher Shaffer‏
Born ‎ Apr 1, 1894 at Tazewell County, Illinois, died ‎ Nov 4, 1972‎, 78 years
man Harold Mckinley Shaffer‏
Born ‎ Jan 30, 1896 at Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois, died ‎ Oct 19, 1958 at Dallas, Texas‎, 62 years
Tazewell County Records list his birth on January 4, 1896.