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

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Dr. Jack B. Schaffer Ph.D.
Born 1940s.
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [private sister (1940s - unknown)], [private brother (1940s - unknown)] and [private sister (1950s - unknown)]
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Biography

Birth

Date: 02 Dec 1946
Place: Tyler, Minnesota, USA

Education

Balaton High School
Graduation Date: May 1964
Place: Balaton, MN, USA
B.A., Buena Vista College
Graduation Date: May 1968
Place: Storm Lake, IA, USA
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, USA
M. A., Ph.D. in clinical psychology, University of North Dakota
Dates: 1974, 1977
Place: Grand Forks, ND, USA
Board certification in Clinical Health Psychology (1997) and Clinical Psychology :(2001) from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP)

Occupation

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
Retired

Affiliation

Chair, Patrick Henry Descendants' Branch of the Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation, Red Hill, Brookneal, VA; 2016 - 2021
Member, Board of Trustees, Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation; 2016 - 2021

Residences

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

Genealogy

Genealogy has been a major interest of mine since the Schaffer roots were first discovered (see link to Katharina Schaffer), followed by tracking down the records connecting me to my 5th great grandfather, the great American Patriot and rabble-rouser, Patrick Henry, at the urging of my mother, Jean (Timm) Schaffer, Henry's 4th great granddaughter. This ultimately led to my involvement with the Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation in Red Hill, Brookneal, Virginia (see click here for Red Hill). For an overview with links to various branches of the Schaffer family, go to the biography of my 2nd great grandfather, Andreas Schaffer.

My ancestors by family name are as follows, with country of origin, and those names in green ink being a link to the earliest known ancestor of that name, with date of birth:

Paternal: Schaffer (Bohemia, before 1640), Burger (Germany, before 1794), Mathisen (Norway, 1834), Schwieger (probably Pommerania, before 1826), Feyerfeil (Bohemia, before 1640), Hummel (Germany, before 1810), Weber (Germany, before 1810), Moss (Prussia, before 1828), Denk (Bohemia, before 1635), Kreuzer (Bohemia, before 1780), Walter (Bohemia, 1735), Rusta (Bohemia, before 1765), Großkopf (Bohemia, before 1745), Christensen (Norway, 1814), Micheldotter (Norway, before 1817), Meyer (Germany, before 1820), Schätzle (Germany, before 1810), Gründl (Bohemia, 1715), Hofmann (Bohemia, before 1666), Haala (Bohemia, before 1630), Janka (Bohemia, 1740), Gruber (Bohemia, before 1725), Didrich/Dittrich (Bohemia, before 1630), Matheiowetz (Bohemia, before 1675), Schwartz (Bohemia, before 1650), Seifert (Bohemia, before 1650)

Maternal: Timm (Pommerania), Ward (England), Manthey (Germany), Henry (Scotland), Palmer (probably England), Martin (probably England), Crane (probably England), Williams (probably England), Martin (probably England), Courtney (probably England), Walker (probably England), Shelton (England), Winston (England), Parks (England), Robertson (Scotland), Carney (Scotland), Mitchell (Scotland), Starnell (Scotland), Gowan (Scotland), Cowper/Cooper (Scotland), Neland (Scotland), Paul (Scotland), Murray (Scotland), Duncan (Scotland), Sommerville (Scotland), Andro (Scotland), Robinson (Scotland), Crosby (Scotland), Bogl (Scotland), Armistead (probably England), Chilton (probably England), Ellyson (probably England), Bathurst (England), Jane (England), Gerard (England), Wood (England), Thompson (England), Waller (England), Dodge (England), Saunders (England), Haskel (England), Chapman (England), Gulby (England), Lansdall (England), Chalfunt (England), Barker (England), Gille (England), Trafford (England), Stanley (England), Foulshurst (England), Bromley (England), Strangeways (England), Houghton (England), Hextall (England), Boteler (England), Orrell (England), Mainwaring (England), Savage (England), Bryn (England), Fitzwilliam (England), Kingsley (England), Fitzwalter (England), Ryhs ap Tewdr (Wales), Powys (Wales), Dinefwr (Wales), Gruffydd (Wales), Cynfyn (Wales), LLewlyn (Wales), Gwerystan (Wales), Gwynnedd (Wales), Maredudd (Wales), Owain (Wales) [this line of the family could stretch on for pages, as each child was called son of or daughter of, rather than the same family name; it stretches back to Beli ap Bryn, born before 60 CE, although he is a legendary rather than an historical figure. His grandson Aballac Amallac was a king in Wales in the second century of the Common Era.)]

The genealogical research possibilities are obviously endless. I have worked extensively on the following families: Schaffer, Feyerfeil, Denk, and Haala; and a fair amount on Hofmann, Timm, and Henry. The rest has been done thankfully by others. My hope is that some descendant of mine will carry on the work I began.

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Hi Tracy, I am interested in continuing to be a part of the Germany Project, and I commit to being more involved. It doesn‘t really matter to me which project. Why don‘t you assign me to a sub-project that you think needs some TLC. Thanks.
posted by Jack Schaffer Ph.D.
Hi,

The Germany Project Leaders are doing their semi-annual check-in with all project members and we want to verify that you’re still interested in being a member of the Project. Please respond by private message and let me know.

Are you currently working with one of our Sub-projects or Teams? If not, take a look at our main Project page for a full list.

We really appreciate your contributions on WikiTree, and thank you for all your hard work. If you have any questions, please ask. We would also love to hear any feedback you may have for the project.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Traci ~ Germany Project co-leader

posted by Traci Thiessen
Hi Jack,

It's Thon time again! The Source-a-Thon will be held from 1-4 Oct 2021 and the last day to register is 29 Sept. Do you want to participate with the Germany Genies again in this Thon? We could use your help sourcing German profiles (or any other profiles you'd like to source). Use this link to get to the G2G sign up post. Click the "answer" link at the bottom of the post and, when the answer box pops up, mention that you want to be on the Germany Genies team.

See our Team page for more info: Germany Genies.

Best regards, Traci

posted by Traci Thiessen
Thanks for the invitation. Unfortunately, I cannot this year. I will be traveling and then without access to WiFi. Next year, hopefully!
posted by Jack Schaffer Ph.D.
Thanks for responding Jack! Happy travels!
posted by Traci Thiessen
Hi Jack,

Thanks for participating with the Germany Genies during this weekend's Connect-a-Thon. It was a lot of fun working together to expand our shared tree. Your hard work is appreciated and I hope you'll join our team again!

Warm regards, Traci

posted by Traci Thiessen
Hello Jack,

Thanks for creating sourced pre-1700 profiles like Michael Tenk (bef.1660-).

Please try to provide at least a birth or death location estimate rather than leaving both locations blank. This helps disambiguate people since we have a global tree, locations help distinguish one profile of the same name from another. Even an estimate such as a continent, e.g., Europe or North America, is better than blank. Please read more here. You can explain the rationale for your estimate in a = = Research Notes = = section.

For example, in the case of Michael, his children are born in Austria, so lacking any other evidence, it is likely that Harmen was also born in the Austria, or at least the Holy Roman Empire, so one of those would be a reasonable estimate that can be marked as uncertain and explained in the research notes.

Please let me know if you need help or clarification on any of this.

Thanks.

-William

posted by William Foster Jr
Hello and welcome to the American Revolutionary War (1776) Project. At the project home page you can find useful information about the project:

American Revolutionary War (1776) Project

We use Google Groups for Project communication:

https://groups.google.com/d/forum/wikitree-1776-project

Please let us know if you have any questions!

SJ - 1776 Project Leader

posted by SJ Baty
Hi Jack

I would to thank you for all your contributions towards the goals of the England Project during the past six months. We've achieved a huge amount during this period and we couldn't have done it without you and our other project members.

As the England Project Leaders, we are completing our six monthly check-in with all project members.

Are you happy to stay in your current project teams? Which teams are you most active in? Are there other teams you would like to join or become more active in?

Also, do you have any feedback on what the project is doing well and anything we could do better in the future?

Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message. I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks!

Joan, England Project Leader

Thanks Jack. You don't know me but we share a common Ancestor - John Henry . With your DNA test. Confirmed that Patrick henry is my 7th great grand uncle.
posted by Craig Fortune
Always happy to meet a cousin, even if not a blood relative. Especially a Henry cousin! Best wishes to you.
posted by Jack Schaffer Ph.D.
Hi again,

I sent you a message a couple of weeks ago on behalf of the Germany Project and have not yet heard back from you. I hope you are well!

If I don’t hear back from you by the end of April, I will assume you no longer wish to be a member of the Germany Project and I’ll go ahead and remove you from our member roster. You are, of course, welcome to rejoin at any time via our G2G sign-up post.

Best wishes,

Traci ~ Germany Project co-leader

posted by Traci Thiessen
Sorry. I've been extremely involved in a project - a genealogy project, actually, that so far has resulted in over 300 additions to my family tree - and your message got lost in my list of things to respond to. Yes, I do want to continue to be part of the Germany Project. I'm still working on my German-speaking family from Bohemia and not gotten to my (and my wife's) roots in what is now Germany, but that is certainly on my to-do list and I'm happy to be involved in the Germany Project beyond my family in whatever ways might be helpful. Thank you.
posted by Jack Schaffer Ph.D.
Thanks for responding Jack. We're glad you're staying with us!
posted by Traci Thiessen
Hi,

The Germany Project Leaders are doing their semi-annual check-in with all project members and we want to verify that you’re still interested in being a member of the Project. Please respond by private message and let me know.

REMINDERS: (1) We use Google Groups for project collaboration and you aren’t yet a member of the group, please submit a join request here (make sure to add your name/WikiTree ID to the request). (2) add GERMANY to your followed G2G tags so you don't miss any discussions in G2G (see: Help:Tags#How_to_follow_tags Help:Tags).

Are you currently working with one of our Sub-projects or Teams? If not, take a look at our main Project page for a full list. We recently launched a new Profile Improvement Team and are seeking new team members. Let me know if you’re interested.

We really appreciate your contributions on WikiTree, and thank you for all your hard work. If you have any questions, please ask. We would also love to hear any feedback you may have for the project.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Traci ~ Germany Project co-leader

posted by Traci Thiessen
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.

Janet 

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.

Joan

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 :-)

posted by Anon (MacLeod) Anon
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

posted by Anon (MacLeod) Anon
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 [Living 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 [Living 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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