Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

John Schaefer[1]

Male 1842 - 1923  (81 years)


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  • Name John Schaefer 
    Born 28 Mar 1842  , , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1847  [3
    Name John Schafer 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    farmer 
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    General Labourer 
    Religion 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6711.2 
    Died 23 Sep 1923  [10
    Person ID I19379  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Valentine Schaefer,   b. 1799, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1868  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Barbara Fischer,   b. 11 Apr 1810, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1888  (Age 78 years) 
    Family ID F2338  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth "Eliza" Shantz,   b. 25 Mar 1843, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1909, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 6 Oct 1867  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 9
    Children 
     1. Susannah Schaefer,   b. 10 Jun 1868, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1873  (Age 4 years)
     2. Ephraim Shafer,   b. 10 Aug 1871, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1953, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     3. Simon Schaefer,   b. 10 Oct 1872, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1873, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Norman Schaefer,   b. 7 Mar 1874, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Priscilla Schaefer,   b. 10 Nov 1876, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Irvine Schaefer,   b. 1878, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Marinda Schaefer,   b. 5 May 1881, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Nancy Schaefer,   b. 14 Jun 1884, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1885  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F4924  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Susannah Shantz,   b. 6 Jul 1850, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1937, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 25 Jun 1912  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F49287  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Mar 1842 - , , Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Oct 1867 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1881 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - General Labourer - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Jun 1912 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • John Schafer, son of Valentine and Barbara Schafer, was born In Germany March 28, 1842 and grew up at Rosendale. In 1861 he was employed by Moses C. Schneider, farmer of Bloomingdale.

      On March 28, 1864 he obtained a Deed for the nurchase of 10 1/4 acres, east side of Preston-Woolwich Road (County road #13) and 1 acre 5 perches on the west side and south of Bridgeoort road (Kraft road) to angle formed, at a price of $400. The one acre was sold to Charles Schmitt, Dec. 11, 1868.

      Under date of Sept. 7th, 1865, John Schafer purchased an additional 4.59 acres from Henry R. Schafer, for $450, having been deeded to him by Henry Snider July 14, 1862. The 1861 Census shows Henry R. Schafer as being a carpenter 27 years of age, his wife Catherine 25, both born in Hesse Dormstadt, and three children, Menno, Mary A. and George (twins), Lutheran, living in al1 1 1/2 storey frame house built in 1856. He possessed one cow value $20, so there must have been a barn.

      John Schafer was married Oct. 6, 1867 to Elizabeth (Shantz) Hallman, widow, and resided in Rosendale. The 1871 Census shows him as a farmer, 29 years of age, his wife Eliza 28, and three children - August, Susannah and Ephraim. Moses Haas, 23, was the farm servant. By Jan. 17th, 1874, John Schafer was residing in Woolwich township and disposed of his holdings to Isaac H. Moyer, along with his mother' s property of 5 acres for $1,500. Mr. Schafer also held 62 acres in Lot #71 acquired from his father-in-law John Y. Shantz, Nov. 12, 1870, which he disposed of April 11, 1874 to Josenp Wuest and Wm. B. Thomas, respectively, 31 acres each.

      Women's Institute, Tweedsmuir History, Bridgeport Vol 2 Rosendale

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 399.

    2. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 2 Pg 93.

    3. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-10 Page 11.

    4. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div 2, Page 53.

    5. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register, Page 34, return 307: by Joseph Hagey, A minister of the Mennonist Society.
      John SCHAFER, 25, Germany, Waterloo, s/o Teltz? & Barbara, married Elizabeth HALLMAN, 2-, Waterloo, same, d/o John SHANTZ & Susanna, witn: Delman SHANTZ & Henry WAHL, both of Waterloo, 6 Oct 1867

    6. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Division 4 Page Number 15 Household Number 64.

    7. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 4 Page 15.

    8. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 36 Page 15.

    9. [S2573] aaaaWaterloo Township South 1891, Sect. 2 Page 30.

    10. [S350] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener Daily Record 1919-1947, Obituary of Susan Schafer - 24 Feb 1937.