Are these all the same Surname?
I have been researching an ancestor with the surname Schafer/Schaefer/Schaffer. As I track German birth and marriage records, I want to make sure I'm looking at the right people. In the German church records I see it spelled Schäfer, Schäper, Scheiper, Scheipher, Schapheer. I have included a link to a page in the Familienindex that shows some of the spellings. I always cross check to make sure dates and parents line up but would appreciate some reassurance that I am lumping the correct people together !