Charles Frederick Shaeffer

Male2 January 1820–10 February 1906

Brief Life History of Charles Frederick

When Charles Frederick Shaeffer was born on 2 January 1820, in Lancaster, Fairfield, Ohio, United States, his father, Frederick Augustus Shaeffer, was 27 and his mother, Margaret Mary Boos, was 21. He married Rebecca Carpenter on 18 June 1846, in Lancaster, Fairfield, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 10 February 1906, in Wilson, Kansas, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Lancaster, Fairfield, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Frederick Shaeffer
Rebecca Carpenter
Marriage: 18 June 1846
Mary Salome Shaeffer
Samuel Carpenter Shaeffer
Florence Margaret Shaeffer
Frederick Winfield Shaeffer
Charles Albert Shaeffer

Sources (6)

  • Charles F Shaeffer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Charles F. Shaeffer, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Charles F. Shaeffer, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 June 1846Lancaster, Fairfield, Ohio, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

    Age 1

    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 5

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.


    Age 26

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Schäffer (see Schaffer 2).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    The Carpenter family

    History of Lancaster, Ohio and Lancaster People 1898 by C.M.L. Wiseman The Carpenter family was one of the largest, wealthiest, most prominent and influential of the pioneer period. They came to Fai …

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