Biography of John A. Schaffer
Hampton, Dakota County, MN Biographies

John A. Schaffer, a native of Germany, was born June 8th, 1820. For several years he worked on the railroad and three years in a woolen factory. Caine to Dakota county, Minnesota, in 1851, locating nine miles from Hastings and purchased 140 acres; three years later, made a claim in Hampton township of one hundred and sixty acres, to which he since added, owning now over one thousand acres. In 1860, his stone resideuce was erected, which is the largest in the township. Mr. Schaffer was instrumental in the building of the German Catholic church, also prominent in promoting the interests of the first school at New Trier. Married in Germany, in 1841, to Miss Catherine Mitz. George, Henry, Conrad, Nicholas, Adam, Mary, Margaret, Catherine and Cillie are their children.


FROM:
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Minneapolis. 1881.

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