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Maria Barbara (Meyer) Schafer (1702 - 1775)

Maria Barbara Schafer formerly Meyer
Born in Waldmohr, Zweibrucken, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germanymap
Wife of — married 8 Mar 1720 in Kingston, Dutchess, New Yorkmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Schoharie, Schoharie, New Yorkmap
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Maria Barbara (Meyer) Schafer was a Palatine Migrant.
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Maria Barbara Meyer married Johann Valentin Schafer on March 8, 1720 at Kingston, Dutchess, New York.[1] Henry Jones believes that she was the Maria Barbara who was the daughter of Friderich Meyer.[2]

Kingston marriage record Mar. 8 1720 for Valentyn Scheever and Maria Perbellaa ——-, #424 in Hoes, says for both born in [Germany], resident in Dutchess and first marriage.

Maria Barbara MEYER. [3]

Note; Profile Meyer-1150 had her birthdate as "about 1700," in Rohrbach, Germany.


  1. Jones, Henry. Palatine Families of New York. Data: Johann Valentin (N.Y. City Luth. Chbk.). Valtin Schaester was conf. 3 April 1715 at Rheinbeck (West Camp Luth. Chbk.). Fallentin Shaver made his first appearance on tax rolls in the North Ward in 1720/21 (Dutchess Co. Tax Lists). He md. as a single man b. Germany and residing in Dutchess Co. 8 March 1720 Maria Barbara Meyer (Kingston Ref. Chmk.). pp. 825-826
  2. Jones, Henry. Palatine Families of New York", Vol. II, p. 631.
  3. Source: #S1011450913 Holland Society of New York; New York, New York; New York City Lutheran, Vol I, Book 85
  • Palatine Families of New York: A Study of the German Immigrants Who Arrived in Colonial New York in 1710, by Henry Z. Jones, Jr. (Universal City, California 1985)
  • Ancestry Family Trees. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.
  • Source: S1011450913 Dutch Reformed Church Records in Selected States, 1639-1989 Publication: Operations, Inc.

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