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Sgt John E. Schafer
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Birth: unknown, Germany
Death: Nov. 12, 1912
Milwaukee
Milwaukee County
Wisconsin, USA

1st Sergeant, Company M, 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Enlisted under and used the alias Emil Fisher during his service in the regiment. Promoted to 1st Sergeant, date unknown. At war's end, the 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry and the 22nd Pennsylvania Cavalry were consolidated to form the 3rd Pennsylvania Provisional Cavalry. John was mustered out with Company D, 3rd PA Provisional Cavalry on October 31, 1865. Also listed as Shafer.

Lived in Chicago, Illinois, after the war. Filed for a pension on January 23, 1909, application number 1,380,535, certificate 1,162,760 from Illinois. Wife Mary Shafer filed for a widow's pension on December 4, 1912, application number 997,429, certificate 754,311. Died in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Burial:
Waldheim Jewish Cemetery
Forest Park
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Tony Klingensmith
Record added: Jul 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73942323
Sgt John E. Schafer
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- Tony Klingensmith
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