Isabell Vorhies

(aka) Isabella Vorhies

Individual

Born: 17 Apr 1815 in Guernsey County, Ohio, USA

Died: 24 Feb 1884 in Noble County, Ohio, USA

Father: Aaron Vorhies (1791 – 1861)

Mother: Mary Daily (1792 – 1840)

Family #1

Spouse/Partner: William J. Shafer (1810 – 1904)

Married: 10 Jun 1832 in Ohio, USA

Child: Barbara Shafer (? – ?)

Child: Aaron Shafer (? – ?)

Child: James N. Shafer (? – ?)

Child: Mary Ann Shafer (1840 – 1887)

Child: William J. Shafer (c. 1842 – ?)

Child: Conrad(?) Shafer (c. 1843 – ?)

Child: Elie Shafer (c. 1846 – ?)

Child: Isabell Shafer (c. 1848 – ?)

Child: George Shafer (c. 1850 – ?)

Child: Francenia Shafer (c. 1853 – ?)

Child: Zuingless Shafer (c. 1855 – ?)

Child: Charles W. Shafer (c. 1858 – ?)

Notes:

In 1880, 16-year-old (Isabell's grandniece?) Eliza Vorhies (born in Ohio) was living with William and Isabel, and attending school.

Change Date

This data was last changed on 14 Dec 2007, and is stored in datafile B.

Primary and Secondary Sources

(see About Sources)

1860 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to name, birth, marriage]
1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to name, alias, birth, marriage, notes]
Ancestor Chart of George E. Spear
by Michael Englemann; [applies to birth, death, marriage]
History of Noble County, Ohio
Chicago: L.H. Watkins & Co., 1887. Full title: "History of Noble County, Ohio : with portraits and biographical sketches of some of its pioneers and prominent men." [applies to name, marriage]

Research Notes (source comments, unreliable information)

Isabel may be buried in Mt. Ephriam Cemetry, Noble County, OH.

She may have used the nickname, "Tabby."

In the 1880 U.S. census, the entry for Isabell claims that both parents were born in Ohio. However, I think this is in error, possibly William and/or Isabell were unclear on the question and/or didn't know.