William Henry C. Schaefer

16 April 1884–26 May 1961 (Age 77)
Waterloo, Monroe, Illinois, United States

The Life of William Henry C.

When William Henry C. Schaefer was born on 16 April 1884, in Waterloo, Monroe, Illinois, United States, his father, Peter Schaefer, was 27 and his mother, Caroline Mueller, was 22. He married Katherine Auguste Stumpf on 24 September 1911. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Bluff Twp, Monroe, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Moredock Election Precinct, Monroe, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. He died on 26 May 1961, in Valmeyer, Monroe, Illinois, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

William Henry C. Schaefer
Katherine Auguste Stumpf
Marriage: 24 September 1911
Clarence A. Schaefer
Laverta Henrietta Wilhelmine Schaefer
Herbert Otto August Schaefer
Mildred Schaefer
Earl Schaefer

Spouse and Children

24 September 1911


Parents and Siblings

    Peter Schaefer






    Alfred A. F. Schaefer


    Arnold Schaefer


    John Peter Schaefer


    Arthur Schaefer


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World Events (8)

1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 1

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 22

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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 (3)

  • William Schaeffer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • H William Schaefer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Schaefer, "United States Census, 1940"

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