Saturday, January 14, 2012

Surname Saturday : Schafer

The SCHAFER line is in Corinne's maternal line.  The surname is of Germanic origin, with multiple spelling variations.  No connection yet between this line and her SCHAEFFER line.

Ahnentafel # 49: Elizabeth Schafer (c1839-bef1887).  Elizabeth was born circa 1839 in Hesse-Darmstadt, according to the 1870 census.  She married William Miller (c1827-1901) on January 31, 1856 in Posey County, Indiana.  They raised 9 children in Posey County, Indiana and Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana.  William died July 24, 1901 in Kasson, Vanderburgh County, Indiana.  Elizabeth died between 1875 and 1887, when William remarried. 

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