This site is the culmination of years of research into the genealogy and history of the SHANER and allied families in southeastern Pennyslvania. My immigrant Shaner ancestor was Melchior Schoener.

He immigrated to Philadelphia, along with his wife, Anna Maria Geiger, and their sons, aboard the Francis and Elizabeth, on 21 September 1742. He and his family settled in New Hanover Township, Philadelphia Co. (now Montgomery Co.), Pennsylvania

Any conclusions made on this site are subject to revision as new data becomes available