John Henry Schaffer

12 September 1866–6 September 1949 (Age 83)
York, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John Henry

When John Henry Schaffer was born on 12 September 1866, in York, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Schaffer, was 41 and his mother, Catharine Sentz, was 35. He had at least 2 sons with Emaline Diehl. He lived in Union Township, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States in 1910. He died on 6 September 1949, in Springettsbury Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 82.

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John Henry Schaffer
Emaline Diehl
Samuel Schaffer
Raymond Schaffer Sr.

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    Raymond Schaffer Sr.


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    Annie Sheaffer


    Elizabeth Sheaffer



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World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 1

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 11

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

1 German: occupational name for a steward or bailiff, from an agent derivative of Middle High German schaffen ‘to manage’.2 South German (Schäffer) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Schaefer .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John H Schaffner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Henry Shafer in household of John Shafer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Henry Sheaffer in household of Catharine Sheaffer, "United States Census, 1880"

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