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Laura Ann Schaufel Chambers
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Birth: Dec., 1879
Vienna (Wien), Austria
Death: 1936
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA

Laura Ann Schaufel was the daughter of Ludwig and Anna (nee Jauch) Schaufel, both natives of Austria. Laura Ann was born in Vienna, Austria, in December of 1879.

Siblings included: two brothers, Charles and Henry; and three younger sisters, Mary, Ella, and Freda Schaufel.

Ludwig and Anna decided to immigrate to America, in 1888. The family, which consisted of Ludwig and Anna, along with their three young children, Charles, age 9, Laura, age 7, and little Anna, age 11 months, boarded the ship Moravia, on June 24, 1888. The sailed from the Ports of Le Harve and Hamburg, Germany, arriving in New York, New York, on the 9th of July 1888.

The family continued to move West, where they would establish their family home on Bronte Street, in the City of San Francisco, California. Three more children would be born to Ludwig and Anna ~ Henry was born in 1889, Ella, in 1892, and Freda, in 1893. The last three children born to the Schaufel's were natives of San Francisco, California.

By 1900, the family was established in their newly adopted home. Laura's father and eldest brother Charlie, were employed by Weilands Brewery, in the city. Laura was 20 years old, and helped her mother Anna with household chores, and caring for her younger siblings, all of whom were attending school.

Sadly, in 1903, Ludwig Schaufel died, leaving Anna with six children to raise and care for. The older children all pitched in to help support the family ~ Charles continued working at Weilands, Laura became an expert dressmaker, and Henry continued working making chandeliers. The family continued living at the family home on Bronte Street, in San Francisco.

Laura and John J. Chambers were married prior to John signing up for the World War Draft Registration, which he signed on the 12th of September 1918. John had worked as a Stevedore, on the water front in San Francisco.

By 1920, John James and Laura Ann Chambers had become parents of a daughter named Laura, who was reported to be one year and ll months old, at the time this census was enumerated.

The 1930 United States Federal Census revealed that John James and Laura Ann lived in San Francisco, and that their daughter Laura was now 12 years old. A second child had been born to the couple in 1921, her name was Jacqueline and she was 9 years old.

Laura Ann was 56 years old when she died, in 1936. She was survived by her husband, John James Chambers, and daughter Jacqueline Chambers, 14; and eldest daughter, Laura, age 18.

Laura Ann was laid to rest in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, San Mateo County, Colma, California. Her grave site is located at B-14-38, Grave 5.

Family links: 
  Ludwig Schaufel (1849 - 1903)
  Anna Jauch Schaufel (1850 - 1924)
  John James Chambers (1876 - 1956)
  Charles Schaufel (1878 - 1979)*
  Laura Ann Schaufel Chambers (1879 - 1936)
  Mary Freda Schaufel Friedrichs (1887 - 1973)*
  Henry Schaufel (1889 - 1946)*
  Freda Brashear (1896 - 1983)*
*Calculated relationship
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
San Mateo County
California, USA
Plot: B-14-38 Grave 5
Created by: Sharon B.
Record added: May 27, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 111287762
Laura Ann <i>Schaufel</i> Chambers
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Laura Ann <i>Schaufel</i> Chambers
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In Loving Remembrance of Laura Ann ~ She lives with us in memory, and will forever more. God Bless and Rest In Heavenly Peace.
- Sharon B.
 Added: May. 27, 2013

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