John H. Schoffstall

1863–1955 (Age 92)
Lykens Township, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John H.

When John H. Schoffstall was born in 1863, in Lykens Township, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Schoffstall, was 30 and his mother, Mary Snyder, was 34. He had at least 3 sons and 4 daughters with Catherine L. Witmer. He lived in Gratz, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880 and Wiconisco Township, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years. He died in 1955, in Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Gratz, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States.

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John H. Schoffstall
Catherine L. Witmer
Flora D Schoffstall
Mary Lillie Schoffstall
Lizzie Amanda Schoffstall
Harry Curtin Schoffstall
Margaret Schoffstall
John Henry Schoffstall
Albert Schoffstall

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    John Schoffstall


    Mary Snyder




World Events (8)


Age 0

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 0

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 27

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Schafstall, probably a metonymic occupational name for a shepherd or a maker of hurdles, from Middle High German schāf ‘sheep’ + stall ‘stall’, ‘pen’.

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

Sources (3)

  • John C Schoffstall in household of John Schoffstall, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John H Schoffstale in household of John Schoffstale, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John H Schoffstal, "United States Census, 1910"

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