Anthony Louis Schiffer

23 September 1873–
New York City, New York, United States

The Life of Anthony Louis

When Anthony Louis Schiffer was born on 23 September 1873, in New York City, New York, United States, his father, Heinrich Schiffer, was 36 and his mother, Dorothea Alt, was 33. He married Gertrude Frida Schaffner on 8 March 1904, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Cliffside Park, Bergen, New Jersey, United States in 1915 and Ridgefield Park Township, Bergen, New Jersey, United States for about 20 years.

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Anthony Louis Schiffer
Gertrude Frida Schaffner
Marriage: 8 March 1904
Anthony Louis Schiffer

Spouse and Children

8 March 1904
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States


    Anthony Louis Schiffer


Parents and Siblings

    Heinrich Schiffer


    Dorothea Alt




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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Age 6

Thomas Edison had been seeking to create a more practical and affordable version of the lightbulb, primarily for home use. Edison had attempted several different materials, including platinum and other metals, before ultimately deciding on a carbon filament. On October 21, 1879, Edison finally carried out the first successful test of this new light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey.

Age 31

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

Name Meaning

1 German: occupational name for a mariner or boatman, from an agent derivative of Middle High German schif ‘ship’.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Schiffer ‘boatman’, ‘skipper’.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish female personal name Shifre, derived from a Hebrew word meaning ‘beautiful’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Anthony Schiffer im Haushalt von Henry Schiffer, „United States Census, 1880“
  • Antoine Schiffer im Haushalt von Dorothy Schiffer, „United States Census, 1900“
  • Anthony Schiffer im Haushalt von Dorothea Schiffer, „New York State Census, 1905“

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