Nicholas Schaefer

12 October 1886–1 May 1953 (Age 66)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Nicholas

When Nicholas Schaefer was born on 12 October 1886, in Illinois, United States, his father, Petter Schaeffer, was 31 and his mother, Anna Marie Linden, was 28. He died on 1 May 1953, in Berwyn, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Petter Schaeffer
Anna Marie Linden
Elizabeth Schaefer
Peter Schaefer Jr.
Nicholas Schaefer
Margaret Schaeffer
Christopher Schaefer

Parents and Siblings

    Petter Schaeffer


    Anna Marie Linden




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

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.
1892 · The Masonic Temple Building

Age 6

The Masonic Temple Building was a skyscraper built in Chicago and from 1895 to 1920 it was the tallest building in Chicago. The building featured a central court surrounded by shops on nine floors. On top of the shops there were meeting rooms that were also used as theaters. In 1939 the Masonic Temple was demolished, and a Walgreens drug store was erected in its place. 

Age 18

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

Name Meaning

German (Schäfer) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a shepherd, from an agent derivative of German Schaf, Middle High German schāf ‘sheep’. This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Nicholas Schaefer, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Nicholas Schafer, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"

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