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Helena Margarethe "Lena" Schafer Endorf
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Birth: Oct. 4, 1883
Glenview
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Dec. 30, 1970
Campbell
Franklin County
Nebraska, USA

Lena was the 2nd of 8 children born to Henry Schafer and his first wife, Amelia nee Kaiser. The Schafer's came to Saline County, Nebraska in about 1886 when Lena was a very little girl. Lena's mother died when Lena was only 10 years old; her father quickly remarried, in 1884, to Minnie Most. As the oldest girl, Lena would have had to be helper and substitute mother to her siblings, and to her five half-siblings who were born before Lena married. In 1904, at Burlington Iowa, she married Frederick Endorf.

Lena and Fred had 10 children; their first-born died at birth, but the remaining 9 grew to adulthood:
Helen (1905-1997), who married Rudolph Henkel;
Lydia (1907-2005), who married first Paul Butler and second Leo Pavelka;
Caroline Berta (1909-1931), who married Rudolph Betz;
Frederic (1910-1995), who married first Florence Schote and second Lenore Granneman;
Gertrude (1912-2007), who married Jacob Reicher;
Henry (1913-1979), who married first Rosalie Altman and second Berteal Bender Hatfield;
Reuben (1916-1978), who married Norma Mason;
Maxene (1921-2010), who married Donald Hermanson;
and Barbara Ann (1927-2001). 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Schafer (1854 - 1936)
  Amelia Kaiser Schafer (1858 - 1894)
 
 Spouse:
  Frederick William Endorf (1878 - 1967)*
 
 Children:
  Helen C. Endorf Henkel (1905 - 1997)*
  Lydia D Endorf Pavelka (1907 - 2005)*
  Caroline Berta Endorf Betz (1909 - 1931)*
  Henry William Endorf (1913 - 1979)*
  Reuben G Endorf (1916 - 1978)*
  Maxene Octavia Endorf Hermanson (1921 - 2010)*
  Barbara Ann Endorf (1927 - 2001)*
 
 Siblings:
  Herman Schafer (1882 - 1970)*
  Helena Margarethe Schafer Endorf (1883 - 1970)
  Amelia Schafer Nolte (1889 - 1959)*
  Ludwig Schafer (1892 - 1893)*
  Margaret Schafer Bartels (1896 - 1957)**
  Emma Marie Schafer Bartels (1898 - 1996)**
  Elizabeth M. Schafer Loseke (1903 - 1994)**
  Ernst H Schafer (1905 - 1991)**
  Ludwig A Schafer (1908 - 1997)**
  Leonard Schafer (1910 - 1995)**
  Seibert Schafer (1911 - 1927)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Trinity Lutheran Cemetery
Campbell
Franklin County
Nebraska, USA
 
Maintained by: Ruth Ellen Bartels
Originally Created by: Koach
Record added: Sep 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59117959
Helena Margarethe Lena <i>Schafer</i> Endorf
Added by: Kathy H.
 
 
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