Edward Ferdinand “Ed” Schaper, Sr

Edward Ferdinand “Ed” Schaper, Sr

Death 30 May 1909 (aged 58)
Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana, USA
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Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana, USA
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EDWARD F. SCHAPER was born January 25, 1851, in Hanover, Germany.

He is the eldest of four children living, born to Gottlieb and Johannah (Martens) Schaper, both natives of Germany. The maternal grandfather was an officer and served in the Franco-Prussian war, and his wife was of French birth.

Edward lived in Germany until his seventeenth year, when he emigrated to the United States and settled in Fond du Lac, Wis. Here he began learning his trade of jeweler, and about 18 months, when he came to Crown Point, Ind., where he was in ill-health for nearly a year. Hobart was his next home for three years.

In February, 1876, he came to Chesterton, and established his present firm. He keeps a fine stock of clocks, watches, jewelry, plated ware, musical instruments, etc.; also, a line of tobaccos and cigars. He has built up the finest trade in the country around outside of Valparaiso or Michigan City.

He began an apiary, and expects to enlarge it in the future. He has been a member of the I. O. O. F. fraternity, and is a member of the Bee-Keeper's Association of Chicago. He has always been an Independent in politics, having voted with all the different parties, and is an intelligent man of quiet habits.

He was married, May 6, 1877, to Amalie Koehne, a native of Fond du Lac, Wis. They have two children - Clara and Matilda.

Source: Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana, 1882.

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Father of Clara Ruhe, Matilda, Lillian Peters, Emilie Alyward and Edward Schaper.

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  • Created by: Eva Hopkins
  • Added: 10 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68195373
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Ferdinand “Ed” Schaper, Sr (25 Jan 1851–30 May 1909), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68195373, citing Chesterton Cemetery, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Eva Hopkins (contributor 47159848) .