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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Family Time Line

John H. Schoffstall
1863–1955
Catherine L. Witmer
1865–1925
Flora D Schoffstall
1882–1959
Mary Lillie Schoffstall
1885–1988
Lizzie Amanda Schoffstall
1887–1970
Harry Curtin Schoffstall
1891–1931
Margaret Schoffstall
1895–1990
John Henry Schoffstall
1897–1931
Albert Schoffstall
1899–1981

Spouse and Children

children

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Parents and Siblings

    John Schoffstall

    Male1833–1916Male

    Mary Snyder

    Female1829–1916Female

siblings

(2)

World Events (8)

1863

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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