Anthony Scheffler

17 January 1800–24 August 1879 (Age 79)

The Life of Anthony

Anthony Scheffler was born on 17 January 1800, in Germany as the son of Maria Catharina Scheffler. He married Mary Bachmann about 1834, in New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in West Point Township, Lee, Iowa, United States in 1860. He died on 24 August 1879, in West Point, Lee, Iowa, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in West Point, Lee, Iowa, United States.

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Anthony Scheffler
Mary Bachmann
Marriage: about 1834
Peter Scheffler Sr.
Mary A. Sheffler
John C Sheffler
Joseph Antone Scheffler

Spouse and Children

about 1834
New Jersey, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1813 · Germans defeat Napolean in Leipzig

Age 13

On Oct 19, 1813, Germany defeats Napolean. The commanding officer for the Allied side was Prince Karl Phillipp Schwarzenberg.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 21

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

South German (Bavaria): occupational name for a cooper, from an agent derivative of Schäffl, a diminutive of the southern dialect term Schaff ‘tub’, ‘barrel’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Antony Sheffler, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Anthony Sheffler, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Anton Schneider in entry for Andreas Schneider, "Germany, Bavaria, Diocese of Augsburg, Catholic Church Records, 1615-1939"

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