Joseph Schaff

Male19 March 1885–2 February 1955

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Schaff was born on 19 March 1885, in Russia, his father, Georg Schaaf, was 39 and his mother, Anna Mary Degele, was 33. He married Anna Mary Zent on 19 April 1911, in Stark, North Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Cash Township, Slope, North Dakota, United States in 1940 and Bowman, Bowman, North Dakota, United States for about 1 years. He died on 2 February 1955, in Jamestown, Stutsman, North Dakota, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Bowman, Bowman, North Dakota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Schaff
Anna Mary Zent
Marriage: 19 April 1911
Frank Schaff
Edmund John "Eddy" Schaff
George Schaff
Rose Schaff
Anna Mary Schaff
Rapheal Schaff
Peter Jacob Schaff
Leo Joseph Schaff
Barbara Pauline Schaff
John Schaff
Lawrence Carl Schaff
Corneluis Adam Schaff

Sources (13)

  • Joe Schaff, "North Dakota Census, 1925"
  • Joseph Schaff, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Joe Schaff in entry for George H. Engen and Pauline Schaff, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 April 1911Stark, North Dakota, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.


    Age 4

    North Dakota is the 39th state.


    Age 19

    St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

    Name Meaning

    German: variant of Schaaf .

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial or occupational name from German Schaf ‘sheep’.

    German: metonymic occupational name for a tubmaker, from Middle High German schaff(e) ‘wooden vessel, scoop’ (see Scheffel ).

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

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