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Dirk Schafer
December 23, 1858–1937
Dirk Schafer died at the Sanitarium in Dubuque (St. Joseph's) son of Harm and Etta Schafer he was born at Ogenbargen, Ostfriesland Germany, 23 December 1858. Dirk immigrated in 1863 (May 24) and settled in Wayne Township. He was employed by the late Richard Hayes for a time and later he and his brother John operated the Hayes farm for some time. Mr. Schafer was the last of his father's family with the exception of one aged sister, Mrs. Etta Gerdes, who lives in Germany.

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Source: Monticello Express, 3 June 1937

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