Obit: Shaffer, Catherine (1854 - 1939)

Contact:  Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Shaffer, Asp, Short, Stevens, Taylor, Winters, Frantz

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thurs., 2 Nov. 1939

Shaffer, Catherine [Katherine] (Sept. 1854 - 24 Oct. 1939)

Mrs. J. [John] W. Shaffer passed away at the IOOF home at Green Bay Tuesday, October 24, at the age of 85 years. She was brought here for burial beside her husband, who preceded her in death about 12 years ago. Services were conducted at the grave by Rev. Asp of the M. E. Church Thursday.

She and her husband were old settlers in the Shortville community. They had the first store in that neighborhood which was known as Shaffer’s store. From there they moved to Merrillan and then to Chippewa Falls where they resided for several years. They went to the IOOF home 17 years ago, where they resided until they were called by death.

The departed leaves to mourn her passing a brother-in-law, Jake Shaffer, and his son, Charles, and family of Chippewa Falls, and a sister-in-law at Green Bay, but no close relatives.

The pallbearers were Ralph and James Short, William Stevens, David Taylor, T. M. Winter sand George Frantz.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shaffer, daughter and granddaughter, and Jake Shaffer, all of Chippewa Falls, attended.

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Additional notes:

1900 Census records show them living in Washburn, Clark County, Wis.

1920 Census records show them living in Alma Center, Jackson County, Wis.

Mr. and Mrs. Shaffer are buried in the Neillsville City Cemetery.



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