Biography of Sebastian Schaner
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Sebastian Schaner, son of Sebastian and Catherine Schaner, was born in Baden, Germany, in 1827; reared on a farm. In 1839 they came to Ontario, where they resided till 1869, when they removed to Courtland tp., and bought 120 acres of land on sec. 20, and improved 20 acres. The subject of our sketch now owns 80 acres of this, having sold 40 to his son. In 1874 he bought 160 acres adjoining; now has 240 acres, of which 130 are under cultivation. He was married in Ontario, in 1851, to Sarah, daughter of Christian and Rosina Kranter, born in Canada, in 1833. They have 10 children, born in the following order: Elizabeth, John, Sebastian, Christian, Mary, Adam, William, Catherine, Odelia and Emeline.

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