From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

page 574


John Schaeffer, farmer and stockraiser, Fremont Township, was born in Dauphin County, Pa., April 10, 1820, a son of William and Margaret (Beck) Schaeffer.  He was reared on a farm, receiving a common-school education.  He was married in his native county in 1847 to Eve Walmer, a native of the same county, born in 1823.  In the spring of 1845 he came to Steuben County, Ind., and entered land and returned to Pennsylvania.  In 1848 he moved his family to this county and settled on the farm where he now lives, which he has brought from a state of heavy timber to that of cultivation.  He now owns 172 acres valued at $75 an acre.  To Mr. and Mrs. Schaeffer have been born seven children, five of whom are living -- David J., John W., Elinor E. (wife of Henry Dewey, of Reading, Mich.), Daniel A. and Margaret M. (wife of Elwood Ginn).  They are members of the German Methodist church, and are liberal and earnest supporters of Christianity.



Submitted by Kim Davoli