Klaas J Schaaf

6 July 1894–6 March 1988 (Age 93)
Clam Union Township, Missaukee, Michigan, United States

The Life of Klaas J

When Klaas J Schaaf was born on 6 July 1894, in Clam Union Township, Missaukee, Michigan, United States, his father, John Cornelius Schaaf, was 22 and his mother, Jennie Nieuwenhuis, was 21. He married Elizabeth Cats on 17 September 1914, in Falmouth, Missaukee, Michigan, United States. He died on 6 March 1988, in McBain, Missaukee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Mount View Cemetery, McBain, Missaukee, Michigan, United States.

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Klaas J Schaaf
Elizabeth Cats
Marriage: 17 September 1914

Spouse and Children

17 September 1914
Falmouth, Missaukee, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John Cornelius Schaaf






    Riener Schaaf



    Rene Schaaf


    Cornelis Schaaf


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 9

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 25

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a shepherd, from Middle High German schāf ‘sheep’. In some cases it may have been a nickname for someone thought to resemble a sheep, or a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a sheep. Compare Schaap .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Klaas Schaaf in household of John Schaaf, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Klaas Schaaf in household of John Schaaf, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Klaas Schaaf, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"

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