was born at Hornbach, Rimschweiler, Germany
, circa 1694. She was the daughter of Johann George Bracher
and Susanna Margaretta Forster Born
. She married Paulus Schaffer Sr.
in 1713. Anna died in June 1787 at York Co., Pennsylvania
. Her body was interred on 20 June 1787 at Lower Windsor Twp., York Co., Pennsylvania
, at Canadochly Cemetery. Tombstone, which is in German, reads:
Hir Ligt Maria Schaefer in be graben Den 20 Juni 1787 Der. Leb zwar Indeb - er den von wirmen wird. Ver zert do ch auf er wecktso werden durch christum schen ver klert.
Roughly translated that means:
Here lies Maria Schaefer, buried 20 June 1787. The body is eaten by worms in the ground will be resurrected by Christ and transformed..