Searching for Parents of John H. Schaeffer 1832-1863 of PA, married to Elizabeth Henne

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Corp John H. Schaeffer

Birth:  1832
Pennsylvania, USA
Death:  Jul. 3, 1863
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA
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Civil War Service: 
Enlisted as a Corporal in the Union Army and mustered into Company H of the 151st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on November 1, 1862. Wounded and left on the battlefield during the first day's fighting at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863. Corporal John H. Schaeffer remained on Confederate controlled McPherson's Ridge and died of his injuries on July 3, 1863. 

The 151st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment fought 2 major battles during their 9 months of active service. At Chancellorsville, the Regiment was only lightly engaged but Companies B, C, D and G were deployed outside the breastworks as sharpshooters and skirmishers on the right wing of the Union Army. Colonel Harrison Allen, reported that the 151st captured 61 prisoners and killed 12 enemy soldiers while losing only 2 killed, 5 wounded and 9 missing. The 1st day at Gettysburg, the 151st deployed on the left of the famous Iron Brigade and continued to fight in advanced positions on McPherson's Ridge as the Iron Brigade retreated to defensive barricades at the Lutheran Seminary. The 151st also pulled back to the Seminary and continued their fight until forced out by overwhelming numbers of Confederate infantry. The 2nd day, the 151st was moved from their camp on Cemetery Hill to strengthen front line positions on Cemetery Ridge. On Gettysburg's last day, the 151st had front row seats for Pickett's Charge. After the battle smoke cleared at Gettysburg, the 151st Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment reported losses of 81 killed, 181 wounded and 75 missing or captured. Out of 487 men engaged they lost 337, total casualties of 69%. The only Union Army unit reporting higher losses was the 24th Michigan Infantry Regiment of the Iron Brigade with total casualties of 363. On the 6th of July, survivors of the 151st marched out of Gettysburg in pursuit of Lee's Army until they were relieved from duty on July 19th and returned to Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania where the Regiment mustered out of active service on July 27, 1863.
 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Henne Wilhelm (1838 - 1901)*
 
 Children:
  Amelia Elizabeth Schaeffer Boltz (1863 - 1949)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery 
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: G. Andrew Dill
Record added: Feb 16, 2013 
Find A Grave Memorial# 105308569
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.1m points)
selected by Ronald Schaeffer

We actually visited his grave summer before last.  So wish I could find out more about him.

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This is the right birth year but not certain of John and Catherine are the right parents. 

John Schaeffer

United States Census, 1850

Name John Schaeffer
Event Type Census
Event Year 1850
Event Place Jackson, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States
Gender Male
Age 18
Race White
Birth Year (Estimated) 1832
Birthplace Pennsylvania
House Number 843

HOUSEHOLD

ROLE

GENDER

AGE

BIRTHPLACE

John Schaeffer   M 45 Pennsylvania
Catharine Schaeffer   F 47 Pennsylvania
Mary Schaeffer   F 20 Pennsylvania
Levi Schaeffer   M 19 Pennsylvania
John Schaeffer   M 18 Pennsylvania
Mary Schaeffer   F 15 Pennsylvania
Catharine Schaeffer   F 12 Pennsylvania
Lucetta Schaeffer   F 10 Pennsylvania
Isaac Schaeffer   M 8 Pennsylvania
Melinda Schaeffer   F 5 Pennsylvania
Henry Schaeffer   M 4 Pennsylvania

CITING THIS RECORD

"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4HR-JFF : accessed 2 May 2016), John Schaeffer in household of John Schaeffer, Jackson, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States; citing family 928, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.1m points)
John Shaeffer
United States Census, 1850
birth:    1832    Pennsylvania
residence:    1850    Franklin, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States    
other:    Daniel Shaeffer, Mary Shaeffer, Sarah Shaeffer, Elenor Shaeffer, Jemimah Shaeffer, Nancy Shaeffer        

John Shaffer
United States Census, 1850
birth:    1832    Pennsylvania
residence:    1850    Bedford, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States    
other:    William Gephart, Mary Gephart, Josiah Gephart, John G Gephart, Mary J Gephart, Henrietta Gephart...        

John Shafer
United States Census, 1850
birth:    1832    Pennsylvania
residence:    1850    Moon, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States    
other:    Daniel Shafer, Mary Shafer, James Shafer, Joanna Shafer        

John Shaffer
United States Census, 1850
birth:    1832    Pennsylvania
residence:    1850    Franklin, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States    
other:    Jonothan Shaffer, Martha Shaffer, Sara Shaffer, Martha Jane Shaffer, Albert Shaffer        

John Shafer
United States Census, 1850
birth:    1832    Pennsylvania
residence:    1850    Saint Thomas, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States    
other:    Samuel Shafer, Catherine Shafer, George Shafer, Catharine Shafer, Joseph Shafer, Elizabeth Shafer...        

John Shaffer
United States Census, 1850
birth:    1832    Pennsylvania
residence:    1850    Shirley, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States    
other:    Peter Shaffer, Cath Shaffer, Rachel Shaffer, Ellen Shaffer, David Shaffer, Jacob Shaffer...        

John Shaeffer
United States Census, 1850
birth:    1832    Pennsylvania
residence:    1850    Strasburg borough, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States    
other:    Sophia Shaeffer, Sarah Shaeffer, Ann Shaeffer, Elizabeth Shaeffer, Henry Shaeffer, Susan Shaeffer...        

John Shiffers
United States Census, 1850
birth:    1832    Pennsylvania
residence:    1850    Bushkill, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States    
other:    Henry Plattenberger, Salley Plattenberger, Emeline Plattenberger, James Plattenberger, Louesa

John Shaffer
United States Census, 1850
birth:    1832    Pennsylvania
residence:    1850    Paint, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States    
other:    Levi Shaffer, Barbara Shaffer, Catharine Shaffer, Susanna Shaffer, Mary Shaffer, Sarah Shaffer...        

John Shaffer
United States Census, 1850
birth:    1832    Pennsylvania
residence:    1850    Somerset, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States    
other:    John Shafferofer, Eve Shaffer, Eliza Shaffer, Jeremiah Shaffer, Harmon Shaffer, Joseph Shaffer...        

John Shaffer
United States Census, 1850
birth:        Pennsylvania
residence:    1850    Porter, Clinton, Pennsylvania, United States    
other:    J Shaffer, Catharine Shaffer, Margret Shaffer, Mary Shaffer, William Shaffer, Frances Shaffer...

Thank you Frank.  I found that before, but wasn't sure it is the correct family.  So many John Schaeffer's.   Thank you.

Just not sure.  Have seen this, but am totally lost when it goes past Corp. John H. Schaeffer.  Thank you

John and Elizabeth were living in New Schaefferstown PA during the 1860 census.  Schaeffers founded the town..i would have thought John's father living there in 1850 but as we know don't see it....Jackson Lebanon, PA  is close(10 miles)

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