Biography of Lewis Schaaf
Howard County, IN Biographies





LEWIS SCHAAF was born in Bavaria, Germany, November 7, 1832, and is the son of Daniel and Phoebe Schaaf. His father was a miller, and in 1850 emigrated to America and located at Shanesville, Ohio, where he worked at his trade. A few years later he removed to Ragersville, Ohio, where he made his home until his death, spending his last days working a small vineyard of two acres. Our subject attended the common schools until he was fourteen years of age, and later learned the cabinet maker's trade, working three years as an apprentice. In his youth he worked at the miller's trade with his father, and at the age of seventeen came to America in company with a younger brother, locating at Shanesville, Ohio. In 1856, he removed to Miami County, Ind., and ten years later bought a farm in Liberty Township, this county, where he lived until 1875. He then exchanged his farm for his mill property, where he has since been doing a good business at custom work. He started in life empty handed, but through industry and economy has acquired a good home. Mr. Schaaf was married in 1855 to Miss Eliza Roli, of Tuscarawas County, Ohio. She is a native of Switzerland; was born July 16, 1832, and emigrated to America with her parents in 1850. Three children bless this union - Augustus, Caroline and Mary A. Mr. and Mrs. Schaaf are members of the German Reformed Church.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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