Katharina Schaffert geb. Mühlfarth

26 March 1908–16 August 1996 (Age 88)
Bad Hersfeld, Hersfeld-Rotenburg, Hessen, Germany

The Life of Katharina

Katharina Schaffert geb. Mühlfarth was born on 26 March 1908, in Bad Hersfeld, Hersfeld-Rotenburg, Hessen, Germany. She died on 16 August 1996, in her hometown, at the age of 88.

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World Events (3)


Age 6

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 6

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.

Age 10

Armistice ending World War I.

Name Meaning

1 German, Swiss German: habitational name from a place so named in Switzerland.2 German (Silesia): from a reduced form of Schaffroth, a nickname composed of the imperative of Middle High German schaffen ‘to create’, ‘to bring about’ + rāt ‘advice’.

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

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