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Alexander Schaeffer
Birth: Jan. 8, 1712
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death: Apr. 10, 1786
Schaefferstown
Lebanon County
Pennsylvania, USA

Alexander, son of Hans Henry and Anna Margaretha (Mayer) Schaeffer, immigrated to Philadelphia from Baden, Germany, in 1738. By the time of his death in 1786 he had laid out the town he named Heidelberg (now Schaefferstown), in Lancaster Co., PA, built the King George Hotel (the present day Franklin House), and created the first gravitational water conveyance system by underground pipes in all the British colonies. In about 1738 he married Anna Engel and together they had 7 children. He was of the German Reformed faith and was a guiding force in establishing that church in Heidelberg. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Anna Angelica Engel Schaeffer (1708 - 1772)*
 
 Children:
  John Shafer (1739 - 1783)*
  Sabina Schaeffer Haak (1742 - 1811)*
  Anna Maria Schaeffer Meyer (1744 - 1823)*
  Johann Heinrich Schaeffer (1749 - 1803)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Schaefferstown Cemetery
Schaefferstown
Lebanon County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Nancy Gibson Lowe
Record added: Apr 09, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25853796
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Alexander Schaeffer
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Alexander Schaeffer
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Remembered by the Collins Girls of Colorado (you are our sixth great grandfather and one of us goes to your farm to help for the special days of remembrance in the fall).
- BetsPix
 Added: May. 3, 2016
To my 7th Great-Grandfather ~ May you rest in peace
- kw
 Added: Mar. 19, 2016
Made a visit to your town and gravesite today.Your memory lives on.
- Peggy English
 Added: Oct. 24, 2015
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