WILLIAM SCHAEFER aka WILHELM SCHAFER
(1843 - 1921)

2. William[1a] SCHAEFER3(Wilhelm2,Gerd Heinrich1) [14] was born 11 Feb 1843 in Halden (Dielinger Lubecke), Westfalen, Germany[15,16] and died 26 Jan 1921 in Austin County, Texas, USA[16]. He is buried in the St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery[2a,3a], Austin County, Texas, USA.  William married four times:
(1)    William married first 31 May 1867 in Washington County, Texas, USA[19] to Karoline BUCK[17,18] who was born about 1837[20] and died 16 Dec 1875 in Austin County, Texas, USA[20]. The cause was Brusrtkrankheit[29](Breast or chest disease[30]). She was buried 17 Dec 1875.
(2)    William married second 04 Apr 1876 in Washington County, Texas, USA[21,22] to Karoline (Mina) THIELEMANN.
(3)    William married third 23 Aug 1879 in Washington County, Texas, USA[24] to Henriette Wilhelmine Karoline (Caroline) MEISKE[23] who was born 07 Apr 1852 in Olppendorf, Westfalen, Germany[25] and died 24 Jan 1882 in New Wehdem, Austin County, Texas, USA[25] OF "Nervenfieber"(Nerfous fever, typhus)[34] and was buried 26 Jan 1882 at St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery, New Wehdem, Austin County, Texas, USA[34]. She was the daughter of Friedrich Meiske and Charlotte HOWELMEYER.
(4) William married fourth 20 May 1882 in Washington County, Texas, USA to Charlotte Marie (Mary)LAMPE'[4a] who was born 22 Apr 1860 in Rahden, Westfalen, Germany[26,27] and and died 24 Jul 1948[27]. She is buried in the St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery in New Wehdem, Austin County, Texas, USA[2a,3a]. She was the daughter of Wilhelm LAMPE' and Charlotte GRIEBE.

GENERATION FOUR

Children of William and Caroline Schaefer were:
(Their marriage 1867-1875)
3   i. Charlotte (Lotta)[5a] Henrietta Karoline SCHAEFER4 (William3Wilhelm2Gerd Heinrich1) was born 28 Apr 1872[4a]. She married Andrew "Andy" SCHROEDER[6a]
  ii. Wilhelm Heinrich Karl SCHAEFER4 (William3Wilhelm2Gerd Heinrich1) was born 29 Nov 1873[3a].
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iii. Charles (Charlie) SCHAEFER4 (William3Wilhelm2Gerd Heinrich1) [5a] was born about 1874. He married Emma TUMAN[6a].

Children of William and Mina Schaefer were:
Their marriage (1876-before 1879)
        iv. Fritz SCHAEFER4 [7a,8a](William3Wilhelm2Gerd Heinrich1
Children of William and Henriette Schaefer:
Their marriage 1879-1882)
                  No children of record.(see note)
Children of William and Mary Schaefer were:
(Their marriage 1882-1921)

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v.

William SCHAEFER4 (William3Wilhelm2Gerd Heinrich1) was born 24 Mar 1883 in Washington County, Texas, USA and died 07 Jan 1929 in Washington County, Texas, USA. He is buried in the St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery, Austin County, Texas, USA. He married[10] 02 Sep 1907 in Galveston, Galveston Co, Texas, USA to Louise HOLD 2(Wilhelm1) who was born 27 August 1890 in Washington County, Texas, USA and died 11 Oct 1973 in Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA. She is buried in the Prairie Lea Cemetery[11a], Brenham, Texas, USA.
vi.  Malinda SCHAEFER4 (William3Wilhelm2Gerd Heinrich1) was born 14 Jan 1888 and died 04 Nov 1966. She married Willie BREDDIN[12a] who was born 22 Mar 1874. He died 29 Aug 1947 and is buried in the Phillipsburg Cemetery[13a], Austin County, Texas, USA.
6 vii. Hulda SCHAEFER4 (William3Wilhelm2Gerd Heinrich1) was born 16 Sep 1891[13a]. She died 03 Sep 1986[13a] and is buried in the Industry Brethern Cemetery[13a], Austin, County, Texas, USA. She married August "Louie" RASCH[12a] who was born 04 Mar 1885[13a] and died 13 May 196813a]. He is buried in the Industry Brethern Cemetery[13a], Austin, County, Texas, USA
7 viii. Lena SCHAEFER4 (William3Wilhelm2Gerd Heinrich1) was born 12 Feb 1894 and died 27 Jan 1999.  She married on 11 Feb 1913 to Willie HUEBNER[12a].
8 ix. Ella SCHAEFER4 (William3Wilhelm2Gerd Heinrich1)) was born 02 Nov 1896[13a] She died 31 Mar 1944[13a] and is buried in the Industry Brethern Cemetery[13a], Austin County, Texas, USA. She married William "Willie" FICK[12a] who was born 12 Aug 1887 and died 20 May 1972. He is buried in the Industry Brethern Cemetery[13a], Austin County, Texas, USA. Ella was a twin of Emma[12a].
9 x. Emma SCHAEFER4 (William3Wilhelm2Gerd Heinrich1) was born 02 Nov 1896[13a] and died 18 Oct 1971[13a]. She is buried in the Industry Brethren Cemetery[13a], Austin, County, Texas, USA. She married Vincent CHALOUPKA[12a] who was born 19 Sep 1896[13a] and died 18 Oct 1971[13a]. He is buried in the Industry Brethren Cemetery[13a], Austin, County, Texas, USA. Emma was a twin of Ella[12a].
xi. Ida Hulda SCHAEFER4 (William3Wilhelm2Gerd Heinrich1) was born 2 Feb 1905 and died 31 Dec 1973.  She married 22 Nov 1920[12b] to Mannie SCHULTZ[12a][12a].
xii. Mathilda SCHAEFER4 (William3Wilhelm2Gerd Heinrich1) was born 16 Feb 1898[13a] and died 12 Mar 1952[13a]. She is buried in the National Cemetery[13a], Austin, County, Texas, USA. She married Wilhelm "Willie" DREVOJONEK[12a] who was born 29 Aug 1887[13a] and died 21 Apr 1959[13a]. He is buried in the National Cemetery[13a], Austin, County, Texas, USA
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xiii. 

Theodore SCHAEFER4 (William3Wilhelm2Gerd Heinrich1) married Ella HUEBNER[12a] who was born 28 Jan 1893. She died 06 Jan 1929[12a] and is buried in the Welcome Cemetery #2[13a], Austin, County, Texas, USA.
  xiv.  Albert B. SCHAEFER4 (William3Wilhelm2Gerd Heinrich1) married 03 June 1923 in Brenham, Washington County, Texas, USA to Alvina MOURER[12a].  Albert was  probably buried at Sandy Hill Lutheran Church cemetery (between Brenham and Old Washington).[12a]  Alvina, the daughter of Robert and Alvina Menn Maurer was born 15 November 1904 in the Wesley Community of Washington County.  She died 15 June 1995  and buried at St. John's Lutheran Church in Prairie Hill.(obit)  Their five daughters are still living.

Notes:
  After coming to America, Wilhelm Schfer changed his name to the American spelling of the name: William Schaefer.
  The grave stone shows Charlotte Marie Lampe' Schaefer's name, simply as Mary Schaefer. Photo in possession of Joyce Jackson.
  Family legend[9] says that one of William's first three wives died in childbirth and was buried with the child in her arms. This wife must have been Henriette.
  Fritz Schaefer was with Wilhelm and Mina Schaefer in 1880 Austin County, Texas, USA Census. His mother died 1875.
  Fritz Schaefer was living as as a boarder, age 22, born Mar 1878 in the home of Henry Rose in the 1900 Washington County, Texas, USA Census, vol. 109, sheet 11, line 64

Sources:
1a. 1870 Austin County, Texas, USA Census.
2a. Family photos of Joyce Willingham Jackson.
3a. The Cemeteries of Ausin County, Texas, USA - Austin County Historical Society.
4a. Marriage license in possession of Joyce Willingham Jackson.
5a. 1880 Austin County, Texas, USA Census.
6a. Interview with Irene Schaefer Willingham.
7a. 1880 Austin County, Texas, USA Census.
8a. 1900 Washington County, Texas, USA Census
9a. Interview with Irene Schaefer Willingham.
l0a. Marriage license in possession of Joyce Willingham Jackson.
11a. Family photo, personal knowledge of Joyce Willingham Jackson.
12a. Interview with Irene Schaefer Willingham.
12b. Marriage license exisits with this person's granddaughter.
13a. The Cemeteries of Austin County, Texas, USA - Austin County Historical Society.
14. Evangelische Kirche Dielingen (Kr. Lubbecke), Kirchenbuchdupikat, 1815-1874, (Salt Lake City: Gefillmt durch the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976, 1983.
15. ST. JAMES LUTHERAN CHURCH - NEW WEHDEM, Texas, USA.
16.Family Cemetery Photos, 1997. "fig.," #S110.(records of Nedra Harlow Trammell) 17. Washington County, Texas, USA Marriage Records, Book 3, pg. 19, marriage license issued 29 May 1867; copy of document in possession of Nedra Harlow Trammell.
18. ST. JAMES LUTHERAN CHURCH - NEW WEHDEM, Texas, USA.
19. Washington County, Texas, USA Marriage Records, Book 3, pg. 19, marriage license issued 29 May 1867; copy of document in possession of Nedra Harlow Trammell.
20. ST. JAMES LUTHERAN CHURCH - NEW WEHDEM, Texas, USA.
29. ST. JAMES LUTHERAN CHURCH - NEW WEHDEM, Texas, USA.
34.ST JAMES LUTHERAN CHURCH - NEW WEHDEM, Texas, USA, pg. 310.



 

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