Person:Benjamin Shaefer (1)

Benajmin Franklin Shaefer
m. 15 Mar 1864
  1. Benajmin Franklin Shaefer1865 - 1948
  2. Noah Webster Shaefer1867 - 1954
  3. Effie May Shaefer1869 - 1930
  4. Sadie Josephine Shaefer1872 - 1928
  5. Amelia Agnes Shaefer1873 - 1918
  6. William Wilson Shaefer1875 - 1953
  7. Nelson Joseph Shaefer1877 - 1947
  8. Herman Samuel Shaefer1878 - 1942
  9. Arthur Alva Shaefer1881 - 1960
  10. Elmer Edmund Shaefer1883 - 1964
m. 12 Apr 1899
  1. Alice Shaefer1901 - 1982
  2. Joseph Shaefer1904 - 1907
  3. Mary Frances Shaefer1910 -
  4. Ellen Shaefer1911 - 1916
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Benajmin Franklin Shaefer
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 22 Dec 1865 Carroll County, Indiana
Alt Marriage 11 Apr 1899 Stuart IA Catholic Churchto Mary Elizabeth Cunningham
Marriage 12 Apr 1899 Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa(at least 4 children)
to Mary Elizabeth Cunningham
Death[1][2] 3 Jun 1948 Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa
Burial[2] St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Adair, Adair County, Iowa
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Leon Kearns. Shaeffers of Fairfield County, Ohio.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Find A Grave.
  3.   Obituary, unknown newspaper (Guthrie County, Iowa)
    4 Jun 1947.

    Final Rites Held for B. F. Shaefer.

    Funeral rites for Frank Schaefer, well-known Bear Grove township farmer whose death occurred Thursday, were held Saturday from the farm home conducted by the Rev. Fr. Melville. Interment was in the Adair cemetery. Casket bearers were Mason Calley, Maurice Brady, Dale McCarty, Clyde Mallett, Bryan Garloch and Sid Wolfe. The following is the life story. Benjamin Franklin, oldest son of ten children was born to Ephriam and Rachel McMahan Shaefer in Carroll county, Indiana on December 22, 1865 and died at the age of 82 years, five months and twelve days. He was married to Mary E. Cunningham April 12, 1899 and there was born four children: Alice Dimick and Mary Frances Cochran. Two children preceded in death, Joseph in 1907 and Ellen in 1916. He came to Iowa in a covered wagon from Indiana and lived on a farm near Casey where he grew to manhood. He later spent some time in Idaho and returned to farm in Grant township later moving to the present farm home in Bear Grove where he lived 38 years. Surviving are the wife, two daughters and four grandchildren. Four brothers: Noah of Saskatchewan, Canada; William of Muscatine, Auther [Arthur] of Menlo and Elmer of Corning.