Born September 18, 1823
|NATHAN SHAFFER, farmer, Madison Twp., Sec. 35; P.O. Wyoming; born September 18, 1823, in Columbia Co., Penn.; in 1863, came to Clinton Co.; in 1865, he returned to Jones Co.; he owns 356 acres of land; he has been Justice of the Peace, member of the School Board, etc. Married Mary A. Dursh in 1859; she was born in Center Co., Penn.; had five children, four living—Hattie B., William O., Charles B. and Maggie; lost Arthur, aged about two years. Republican; M.E. Church.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 618.
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