Irene Mary Schaefer

29 July 1909–10 November 2011 (Age 102)
Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Irene Mary

When Irene Mary Schaefer was born on 29 July 1909, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Adolph Bernhard Schaefer, was 29 and her mother, Alvina Spaeth, was 27. She died on 10 November 2011, at the age of 102, and was buried in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

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George Christ Nellen
Irene Mary Schaefer

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    Marie M Schaefer


    Joseph Adolph Schaefer


    Marcella Mary Schaefer


    Roland Schaefer


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World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1919 · Minimum Wage Laws Passed

Age 10

The first minimum wage law took effect in 1919 and specified women and children under 17 years of age should be paid 22 cents per hour.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 28

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Irene M Schaefer in household of Adolph B Schaefer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Irene Mary Schaefer Nellen, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Irene M Nellen, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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