From the 1885 History of Steuben County, IN page 756:
Adam Shaffstall was born in Crawford County, Ohio, December 18, 1836, a son
of Christian and Christina (Rowe) Shaffstall, natives of Dauphin County,
Pennsylvania, his father born August 23, 1807, and his mother in 1809.
After his marriage Christian Shaffstall moved to Crawford County, Ohio, where
he followed the occupations of farming and shoemaking till fall of 1846,
when he came to Steuben County, and settled on Section 21, Salem Township,
exchanging his farm in Ohio for land here, which he improved, living on it
till his death, November 15, 1880. His family consisted of ten children,
the youngest three born in Steuben County. Eight are living -- Lovina,
wife of Hollister Slick; Susan, widow of William Lease; Adam; Franklin; Amanda,
of Kendallville; Nathaniel; Elmira, wife of George Carey; Cornelia, wife
of H. J. Zimmerman, of Altamont, Labette County, Kansas. Adam owns
and occupies 40 acres of the original homestead, which is the south half
of the northwest quarter of section 21. He enlisted in the War of the
Rebellion June 27, 1861, in Company A, 21st Indiana Infantry. Eighteen
months later the regiment was converted into the 1st Indiana Heavy Artillary,
and served as such the remander of their term of service. They were
in Maryland and Virginia sometime, thence to Ship Island, where they remained
six weeks; thence to the mouth of the Mississippi River, immediately after
the surrender of Forts Jackson and Phillips, and from there to New Orleans.
They participated in the Battle of Baton Rouge, Banks's Red River Expedition,
and many other memorable battles. Mr. Shaffstall was never in the hospital
while in the service. He was discharged July 31, 1864. Since
the war he has given his attention exclusively to agriculture. He married
Hannah Hogeboom, a native of Medina County, Ohio, born February 6, 1846,
daughter of Bartholomew and Maria (Hill) Hogeboom, natives of New York.
Mr. Hogeboom moved to Ohio after his marriage and in the fall of 1865 came
to Steuben County. Subsequently moved to Fulton County, Ohio, where
his wife died and he still lives. Mr. and Mrs. Shaffstall have one
daughter -- Carrie M., born November 13, 1868.