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Henry Schaufel
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Birth: Dec. 19, 1889
San Francisco County
California, USA
Death: Feb. 1, 1946
Santa Clara County
California, USA

Henry Schaufel's parents, Ludwig and Anna Schaufel had immigrated to America, from their native country, Austria, aboard the ship, Movaria, arriving on the 9th of July 1888.

According to the ship's passenger list, the Schaufel's were accompanied by their children: Carl (aka Charles) age 9; Laura, age 7; and 11 month old Anna (aka Mary). The family moved west to Califoria, and established their home in San Francisco, California.

Henry Schaufel was a native of San Francisco, California. He was born on the 19th of December 1889*, at the family home located at #9 Bronte Street. [*See note at end]

At the time the 1900 United States Federal Census was enumerated, on 8 June of that year, Henry was reported to be 11 years old, and attending school. His siblings included, his brother: Charles, age 22, who was employed as a Brewer; his sisters: Laura, age 20 (no occupation); Mary, age 14, attending school; Ella, attending school; and Freda, age 6, was also was attending school.

Henry's father, Ludwig died in 1903. Henry was about 14 years old at the time. Henry and his older brother Charles, worked helping to support the family.

According to the 1903 San Francisco City Directory, Charles was no longer living at home, however, Henry was. Henry was employed as a chandelier maker. The 1907 San Francisco City Directory reported that Henry was working as a box maker; and by 1909, was employed as a boilermaker. Henry also had worked as an Iron worker circa 1912. The 1912 San Francisco City Directory indicates Henry lived with his widowed mother, Anna, and siblings Charles, and Laura at the family residence on Bronte Street.

On June 5th, 1917, Henry, now 28 years of age, registered for the U.S. World War I Draft. Henry stated he resided at #9 Bronte Street, San Francisco, California. He also stated his date of birth to be December 19th, 1889, and that he was a Natural born citizen, born in San Francisco, California. He listed his occupation as being that of an Iron worker, but was currently unemployed. Henry was single, and his race was "Caucasian". He also stated he was the sole support of his Mother. His physical description was classified as follows: "Medium Tall"; "Medium Build"; with "Blue Eyes" and "Brown Hair". Henry's draft card was signed by Register: John J. Ryan, 8/23 Precinct, San Francisco, California.

World War I Service Record - "Henry Schaufel, #2275433; Rank: 'Wagoner', assigned to Company G; Regiment 316; State: California; Arms: Ammunition; Division: Train", as noted on his U. S. National Cemetery Interment Control Form. Henry enlisted on 13 September 1917 and was Honorably Discharged on 13 May 1919.

1920 United States Federal Census - not available.

The 1930 United States Federal census, revealed that Henry lived with his brother-in-law Frank Schmitz, who was married to Ella, Henry's younger sister. Frank and Ella's lived in San Francisco. Henry was employed as a stevedore at the docks, during this period.

1940 - U.S. Federal Census not available.

World War II Draft Registration for Henry Schaufel reveals:
"Draft Serial #4208 - Henry resided at 3125 Jennings, San Francisco, California." Henry stated he was 52 years old and that his date of birth was December 19, 1889. He listed his Landlady as his Point of Contact ~ Miss Mary Rovenlini, of the same address. Henry was employed with the U.S. Government at this time, located at Pier 45, Fort Mason, San Francisco, California.

By 1946, Henry was living in rual Monte Vista, California. At the time of his death, he was employed as a laborer on a ranch. Henry was pronounced D.O.A. upon arrival at the Santa Clara County Hospital, on the 1st of February 1946. The following obituary was found among the Funeral Home Records of H. F. Suhr Company, San Francisco,California:

"SCHAUFEL - In San Jose. February 1, 1946, Henry Schaufel, beloved brother of Mrs. S.H. Fredericks, Mrs. Charles Golla, Mrs. Freda Puett, Charles Schaufel, and the late Mrs. Laura Chambers; a native of San Francisco, Calif. A veteran of World War I.
Friends are invited to attend the funeral Wednesday at 9 a.m., from the chapel of H.F. Suhr Co., 2919 Mission near 25th St., thence to St. Kevin's Church, Cortland Ave. and Ellsworth St., where a requiem high mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul commencing at 9:30 a.m. Interment, Golden Gate National Cemetery."

NOTE: *Alternate Dates of Birth were found on:
- World War I Draft Registration Card [19 Dec 1889]
- World War II Draft Registration Card [19 Dec 1889]
- H. F. Suhr Funeral Papers - 1946>02>Page 41 [13 Dec 1889]
- Military Grave Stone - Golden Gate Cemetery [Dec 23, 1889]

Apparently, there was an error made regarding his date of birth, when his headstone was engraved; at least according to the records of the funeral home (H. F. Suhr & Company of San Francisco). 
Family links: 
  Ludwig Schaufel (1849 - 1903)
  Anna Jauch Schaufel (1850 - 1924)
  Charles Schaufel (1878 - 1979)*
  Laura Ann Schaufel Chambers (1879 - 1936)*
  Mary Freda Schaufel Friedrichs (1887 - 1973)*
  Henry Schaufel (1889 - 1946)
*Calculated relationship

316 AM. TN.
Golden Gate National Cemetery
San Bruno
San Mateo County
California, USA
Plot: H, 2338
Maintained by: Sharon B.
Originally Created by: Tom Brocher
Record added: Oct 05, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98347699
Henry Schaufel
Added by: Tom Brocher
Henry Schaufel
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- Wild West Division
 Added: Oct. 25, 2013
In Remembrance of Henry Schaufel ~ Honoring his life and service to our great Country ... God Bless, and Rest In Peace.
- Sharon B.
 Added: May. 23, 2013

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