Aunt Mary & Virginia had a compute session & discovered/rediscovered some info about the Shafer family. these are my notes from a phone conversation with Aunt Mary...
George Washington Shafer's sister Josie Shafer Johnson "Josie" lived in Oklahoma. she was born in Joplin MO 1855, died 1924 Norman OK
married Robert McGinty
(son?) William Billy McGinty
George Washington Shafer's father was born in Prussia. they found him on a Joplin/Carthage (Montieau County) MO census 1860, age 25, born in Germany. married Eliza, born in Prussia.
George Washington Shafer was one of 5 children, the oldest child in the family was born in Prussia, the rest born in Missouri.
George, Josephine, Mary, Methi....(can't read)
some of the Shafer family went to Oregon.
son or grandson Roy, married Louise "Lou"