The Tie That Binds
Shafer Brothers Funeral Home Records Boonville, Indiana
The Shafer Brothers Funeral Home records are contained in nine books that span
from January 1885 through July 1919. Each book has been scanned front to
back and placed in its own file.
The first eight books are recorded in a funeral home ledger. The ninth book is recorded in a type of business ledger. Some of the books contain inserts, paper that was glued into the original book, to lengthen the book. An original index is in the front of each book. In some cases a page may be missing, in others the funeral sequence for each year has been numbered incorrectly. The books are very old and in fragile condition. Scanning each book carefully, so as not to damage the original record, took a great deal of time. Therefore, some of the pages are not as straight as I would have preferred, but the information is clearly visible. These, compilations of Shafer Brothers Funeral Home, books are exact replicas of the original books.
Jan 1885 - Dec 1886
Jan 1887 - Jul 1889
Jan 1890 - Dec 1891
Jan 1892 - Dec 1893
Jan 1894 - Nov 1896
Nov 1896 - Nov 1900
Nov 1900 - Dec 1906
Jan 1907 - Feb 1914
Feb 1914 - Jul 1919