Saturday, January 21, 2012

Surname Saturday : Schaeffer

The SCHAEFFER line is in Corinne's maternal line.  The origins of the surname are Germanic.


Stories and history: 


Ahnentafel # 25: Elizabeth Schaeffer (1873-1937).  Elizabeth was born March 1873 in Indiana.  She married Mathias 'Mat' Miller (1861-1936) in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana.  Mathias was born October 20, 1861 in Indiana.  They raised 10 children in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana.  Mathias died  September 15, 1936 in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana.  Elizabeth died July 28, 1937 in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana.


Ahnetafel # 50: Charles Schaeffer (aft1853-aft1880).  Charles was born circa 1853 in Louisiana, according to the census.  He married Mary Victoria Rieber (c1853-1883).  Mary was born circa 1853 in Indiana.  They had 6 children born in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana.  Mary died September 16, 1883 in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana.


Ahnentafel # 100: Peter Schaeffer (c1811-1930).  Peter was born circa 1811 in Bavaria.  He married Marianne Grossmann (c1816-1895).  Marianne was born circa 1816 in Bavaria.  Peter was a saloon keeper in Cincinnati, Ohio and Evansville, Indiana.  They had at least 3 children.  Marianne died December 16, 1895 in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana.  Peter died April 1, 1903 in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana.


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