William J. Shafer
Last updated 17 Aug 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.
Born: Bet 1 Jan 1842 and 1 Jun 1842 in Mt. Ephraim, Guernsey County, Ohio, United States
Died: Aft Oct 1902
Father: William Shafer (bet 1810/1811 – 1904)
Mother: Isabelle Vorhies (bet 1814/1815 – 1883)
Occupation: (farmhand) 1 Jun 1860
Residence: 1 Jun 1860 at Seneca Township, Noble County, Ohio, United States
General Notes and Anecdotes
William joined Company H, Sixty-fifth Ohio Volunteer Infantry in 1864, and was wounded in Chatanooga, 24 Nov 1864. He remained on the battlefield four nights, taken prisoner, then recaptured by Federal troops. His injury required amputation of his leg (performed in Nashville, Tennessee) and he was discharged in Jun 1865. Some time later he required a second amputation. [Further up the leg?] The second operation was performed by Dr. Holstein of Zanesville, who afterward became Grant's family physician. [book-history-of-noble-county-ohio-1887]
He made his living as a merchant. For a short time after his military discharge, he sold books. [book-history-of-noble-county-ohio-1887]
Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)
William married Jane Hance in 1867. Their children were Clarence M., Demetrius, Agnes I., Nellie, and Low. [book-history-of-noble-county-ohio-1887]
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