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Frederick Schaffer (also spelled Schaeffer) was born in Germany in 1830. He came to the United States in 1845 and settled in Philadelphia. He married Elizabeth Baker in 1855 and together they had ten children: Elizabeth, Margaret, William, Emma, Enich, Susanna, Frederick, Louisa, John, and Henry (the only children known to survive beyond childhood are Elizabeth and Frederick, Jr., possibly Emma).
Frederick Schaffer enlisted August 12, 1862, in Company B, 114th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers. He was promoted to Corporal May 1, 1865 and mustered out on May 29, 1865 at Arlington Heights, Virginia.
After the war, he was a member of the General John A. Logan Grand Army of the Republic Post #115. He died January 15, 1908 and is buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Photographs and information courtesy of Frederick Schaffer's great-great-grandson, Brian Kearney.
General John A. Logan Post #115 reunion
(possibly in the 1890's)