Category Archives: Schaefers Genealogy

Memories of Grandparents John and Leona Schaefers

Where the tradition began I don’t know. She was born Leona Theresa Ernster and married John H. Schaefers. They were our grandparents but we, and all the grandchildren (20 in all), knew them as Ma and Pa. It was a … Continue reading

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By the Numbers: Counting the Ancestors

So how many direct ancestors do I have? It seems the answer would be an almost indeterminate number stretching back thousands of year. A more practical question is, how many ancestors have I correctly identified? Let’s take a look at … Continue reading

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Boss, Nipp, Naescher, or Schaefers Relatives?

If you are researching descendants of Alois Nipp and Johanna Boss, John and Josephine Naescher, William Naescher and Caroline Nipp, Franciscus (Franz) Schaefers and Helena Leiffel, or John Schaefers and Caroline Nipp, then you may be interested in a Facebook … Continue reading

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Photo Mysteries. .. Need Assistance

A few more photos from my cousin, Bob E.  We cannot identify all the members of this family.  Suggestions welcome! This one MAY be the blended family of John Schaefers (1841-1917) and Nipp relatives.  The woman seated at the far … Continue reading

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John Schaefers Home near Clayton, South Dakota

Readers of my blog may remember the excerpts from the autobiography of Sister Julitta (Mary) Naescher that I posted earlier.  In her writings, S. Julitta recounted her early home life and memories of happy years before the death of her … Continue reading

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Celebrating Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day 2014 has been a wonderful day for me.  First, of all because Jim and I raised the most wonderful daughter, Naomi, and we enjoy an excellent relationship with her.  And there was an extra blessing this year when … Continue reading

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Caroline Nipp and William Naescher

Photograph of Caroline Nipp (my great-grandmother) and William Naescher. This photo was recently sent to me by a third cousin.  Caroline Nipp was my great-grandmother and is pictured here with her first husband, William Naescher.  After his death she married … Continue reading

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