Makreta Schaeffer

6 July 1796–4 August 1870 (Age 74)
Sharon, Schoharie, New York, United States

The Life of Makreta

When Makreta Schaeffer was born on 6 July 1796, in Sharon, Schoharie, New York, United States, her father, Johannes Schaeffer, was 24 and her mother, Dorothea Stamm, was 18. She had at least 7 sons and 5 daughters with Henry Plopper. She lived in Holland, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States in 1850 and Wisconsin, United States in 1870. She died on 4 August 1870, in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Clintonville, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Plopper
1786–1851
Makreta Schaeffer
1796–1870
Mary Ann Plopper
1816–1840
Carl Plopper
1844–1954
John Plopper
1817–1898
Stephen Plopper
1820–1899
Benjamin Plopper
1822–1889
William Plopper
1825–1876
Hiram Plopper
1827–1937
Nancy Plopper
1828–1891
Amy Plopper
1831–1893
Charles Plopper
1835–1862
Julia Plopper
1837–1871
Marie Estelle Plopper
1840–1879

Spouse and Children

    Henry Plopper

    Male1786–1851Male

    Female1796–1870Female

children

(12)

    Mary Ann Plopper

    Female1816–1840Female

    Male1817–1898Male

    Stephen Plopper

    Male1820–1899Male

    Benjamin Plopper

    Male1822–1889Male

    William Plopper

    Male1825–1876Male

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

    Anna Eva Schaeffer

    Female1792–1915Female

    Female1796–1870Female

    Maria ( Mary) Stebbins

    Female1798–1870Female

    George Sheffer

    Male1800–1864Male

    Johan Schaeffer

    Male1803–1913Male

World Events (8)

1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 1

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 4

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 23

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

German:1. variant of Schaffer 1. 2. variant of Schaefer .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Margaret Plopper in household of Henry Plopper, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Margaret Plopper in household of Benjamin Plopper, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Margarett Pluppe in entry for James M. Wait, "Wisconsin Marriages, 1836-1930"

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