Karoline Schaefer

Female3 December 1877–13 January 1944

Brief Life History of Karoline

When Karoline Schaefer was born on 3 December 1877, in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, her father, Hermannus Henricus Schaefer, was 45 and her mother, Wilhelmine Wolff, was 38. She married Heinrich Oberembt on 16 April 1901, in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 13 January 1944, in Bad Godesberg, Alt-Godesberg, Kreis Bonn, Rhineland, Prussia, Germany, at the age of 66.

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Heinrich Oberembt
Karoline Schaefer
Marriage: 16 April 1901
Heinrich Oberembt
Klemens Oberembt
Maria Oberembt

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  • Marriage
    16 April 1901Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (5)


    Age 13

    Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.


    Age 37

    Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina provoking World War I.

    1914 · Germany declares war on Russia

    Age 37

    On August 1, 1914, Germany declared war on Russia, sparking World War I. This would not be the last time Germany caused a world war. After the Allies defeated Germany, they signed the Treaty of Versailles.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Otto, Erwin, Ernst, Hans, Gerhard, Helmut, Dieter, Wolfgang, Hermann, Horst, Manfred.

    German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) (Schäfer): occupational name for a shepherd, from an agent derivative of German Schaf, Middle High German schāf ‘sheep’. It is also found in Hungary and Czechia. Compare Schafer and Schaffer 2.

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

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