Jack Schaffer Ph.D.
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Jack Schaffer Ph.D.

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Dr. Jack B. Schaffer Ph.D.
Born 1940s.
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Brother of [private sister (1940s - unknown)], [private brother (1940s - unknown)] and [private sister (1950s - unknown)]
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Father of [private son (1970s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1970s - unknown)]
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Date: 02 Dec 1946
Place: Tyler, Minnesota


Balaton High School
Graduation Date: May 1964
Place: Balaton, MN
B.A., Buena Vista College
Graduation Date: May 1968
Place: Storm Lake, IA
Freie Universität
Date: 1966-67
Place: Berlin, Germany
M. Div., Union Theological Seminary
Graduation Date: May 1972
Date: May 1993
Place: New York, New York
M. A., Ph.D. in clinical psychology, University of North Dakota
Dates: 1974, 1977
Place: Grand Forks, ND


Psychologist in private practice, 1982-2012
Professor of Psychology
University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita, 1977-79
Department of Family Practice, University of Minnesota Medical School, 1979-82
Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, 1993-96; 1999-2009


Chair, Patrick Henry Descendants' Branch of the Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation, Red Hill, Brookneal, VA; 2016 -
Member, Board of Trustees, Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation; 2016 -


St. Paul, MN, USA
Fairview, NC, USA


Genealogy has been a major interest since the Schaffer roots were first discovered (see Katharina Schaffer), followed by tracking down the records connecting him to his 5th great grandfather, Patrick Henry, at the urging of his mother, Henry's 4th great granddaughter. This ultimately led to his involvement with the Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation in Red Hill, Brookneal, Virginia (see redhill.com). For an overview with links to various branches of the Schaffer family, go to the biography of his 2nd great grandfather, Andreas.


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Hi Jack,

It's that time of the year again: check-in time! As England Project Leaders, we like to check in with you every six months or so to see how things are progressing. Back in May, we didn't ask for a response due to the rapid emergence of Covid-19 because we understood that people's lives were changing rapidly. While we are still living in a Covid world, we do need to hear back from you this time around

First of all, how are you doing? What are you currently working on? Are you happy with the team(s) you're in, or would you like to change things up?

Secondly, we're looking for some feedback on the Google Group and our Discord server. Do you use either or both of these? If you don't use either, why not? Do you have any suggestions on how we can improve participation and collaboration, either generally or for you personally?

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Lizzie, Amy, Joan

England Project Leaders


Hi Jack

We would love to have you join us in the Mighty Oaks  for the fifth Source-A-Thon

If you are interested in joining us then sign up here https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1097927/have-you-registered-for-the-2020-source-a-thon-yet?

Here is our chat page is open - Oaks Chat We will also be on Discord for live chatting.

This link is for the help page for the event  Help page

Look forward to working with you again

 Janet & Joan

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hallo Jack, Thanks, I have make the changes you suggested. Arend

Profile now open


Hi Jack

We would love to have you join us in the newly formed England Team (Sandringham Strollers & Windsor Warriors) = Mighty Oaks  for the Connect-A-Thon

If you are interested in joining the new English team then sign up here Connect-A-Thon Here is our chat page which just opened - Mighty Oaks Chat

This link is for the help page for the event  Help page

Look forward to working with you again

 Janet & Joan

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild

Hi Jack

Congratulations on being one of the top 10 contributors in the Data Doctor weekly Challenge - for Star profiles, the challenge led to 659 profiles being improved. Every suggestion you cleared made our Tree that much better. The Data Doctor Team and the WikiTree community appreciates the work you are doing. Look forward to seeing join us for the next challenge.


A Data Doctor Project Coordinator - Member of the WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild

Hi Jack

Thank you for participating in the Data Doctor weekly Challenge - for Orphan profiles. Every suggestion you cleared made our Tree that much better. The Data Doctor Team and the WikiTree community appreciates the work you are doing..

Janet Wild

A Data Doctor Project Coordinator - Member of the WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hi Jack,

Your England Leaders are completing the six monthly check in with all team members. I wanted to thank you for your work on English Profiles and particularly your work in the Norfolk team.

These are unprecedented and difficult times, and we understand as Project Leaders that your situation may have changed somewhat in the last few months. What we are all able to/ wish to contribute on Wikitree has changed. Please let me know if you are happy with your current role and team choice or if you wish to do something additional or different. Thank you again on behalf of all the project leaders for everything you do.


Hi there, Jack!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard

Hi Jack

A huge thank you for all you did this weekend in the Clean-A-Thon and congratulations adding 55 fixes to our total score of 11, 803 everyone counts brilliant team work Thank you

We hope you had fun and we look forward to you joining us for the next Thon

All the best Gillian and Janet 

Sandringham Stroller Team Leaders


posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild

Hi Jack

Thanks for signing up for the Clean-A-Thon and with the Sandringham Strollers, great to have you with us. If you have a particular area or suggestion(s) you are interested on working on then please add to our team list on the Sandringham Strollers team page - https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Sandringham_Strollers

The chat page is here  https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1003008/2020-clean-a-thon-sandringham-strollers-chat and we will be on discord

Before the event take a look at the https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Data_Doctors_Project_Video_Collection

Please review your own suggestion list for the Thon as well, it is always a good place to start  links to the England and English county suggestion list can be found here https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:England_Data_Doctors_Team_Page

Janet and Gillian

Sandringham Team Leaders

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hi Jack,

On behalf of the England Leaders, I wanted to say a huge thank you for all your contributions towards the project in the past six months as a Team Member for Norfolk. We've achieved a great deal during this time and we couldn't have done it without you.

Are you happy to stay in your current team and the project as a whole? Are there any other teams you'd like to join? What are we doing well, and what would you like to see us doing differently moving forwards?

Please respond to this message via e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks,

Susie, England Project Leader :-)

Hi Jack,

On behalf of the England Project Leaders we're carrying out a check-in to see how all the members are doing and taking the opportunity to thank you for all your hard work over the past six months. We have been so impressed with the way everyone has rallied together and gone the extra mile to make this one of the most dedicated, productive and friendly communities on WikiTree. What are you enjoying most about being in the project? What would you like to see improved or changed? Would you like to continue in the project moving forwards?

We're looking forward to hearing back from you,

Susie, Gillian, Wendy and Amy

Hi, Jack. Did add a source to Ralph Shelton, date of knighting. However Jane West does not appear to have been his wife and mother of his children. Her husband was Ralph Sheldon MP.
posted by C. Mackinnon
I don't know what I was thinking when I created the James Rankin profiles. The two James Rankin profiles are the same person. I couldn't pull them up to merge them myself. Wood you mind helping me with that?
posted by Anonymous Rankin
The merge that you proposed to me is not working. I don't know what is happening. If you would help me out by merging them for me, I would appreciate it.
posted by Anonymous Rankin
Wow, people with a Y chromosome get lot more DNA details on their profile than the rest of us! Glad it worked. :)
posted by Robin Rainford

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