Elmer Edwin Sheffer

about 1863–July 1933 (Age 70)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Elmer Edwin

When Elmer Edwin Sheffer was born about 1863, in Indiana, United States, his father, Oliver Hazzard Perry Sheffer, was 39 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Crider, was 36. He married Olga Edith Grosskrentz on 21 December 1887, in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in El Paso, Colorado, United States in 1885 and Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States for about 30 years. He died in July 1933, at the age of 70, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States.

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Elmer Edwin Sheffer
Olga Edith Grosskrentz
Marriage: 21 December 1887
Louise M Sheffer
Perry Sheffer
Wilhelm Grosskrentz Sheffer

Spouse and Children

21 December 1887
Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States


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+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 0

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 8

Historical Boundaries - 1871: El Paso, Colorado Territory, United States; 1876: El Paso, Colorado, United States
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 19

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

1 Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Schaefer .2 Americanized spelling of German Scheffer .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elmer E Sheffer in household of Olave H Sheffer, "Colorado State Census, 1885"
  • El*Ien Shepherd, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Elmer E Sheffer, "United States Census, 1910"

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