NameCornelia Schaffer
Birth31 Jan 1833, Germany
Census24 Jul 1860, Sauk City, Sauk, Wisconsin279 Age: 27
Death28 Jul 1860, Sauk City, Sauk, Wisconsin Age: 27
BurialSauk City Public Cemetery, Sauk City, Sauk, Wisconsin283
Alias/AKACaroline
FatherFrederick Schaffer (1784->1860)
MotherBeth ??? (-<1860)
Spouses
Birth12 Feb 1827, Embroth, Herna, Germany
Birth12 Feb 1828, Elmeroth, Hessia
Census24 Jul 1860, Prairie du Sac, Sauk, Wisconsin279 Age: 33
Census24 Jun 1870, Prairie du Sac, Sauk, Wisconsin280 Age: 43
Census4 Jun 1880, Sauk City, Sauk, Wisconsin281 Age: 53
Death15 Jun 1885, Sauk City, Sauk, Wisconsin282 Age: 58
OccupationJoiner (1857), farmer (1860), farm laborer (1870), laborer (1880)
MotherMaria ???
Marriage13 Apr 1857, Prairie Du Sac, Sauk, Wisconsin284
ChildrenJohn (1858-1861)
 Charles (1860-1860)
Notes for Cornelia Schaffer
Her name in the marriage record index is given as Cornelia while it is given as Caroline on the gravestone.
Medical
She died not long after her son Charles was born, so the death was undoubtedly related to the childbirth.
Notes for John (Spouse 1)
They lived in Green Bay, WIsconsin, according to Thordson, who has his name as Henry Erbe. The 1870 census has him as John and they are living in Sauk City, Sauk Co., Wisconsin.

It is possible that there were two John Erbes in Sauk County at this time.

John and Cornelia were living in Sauk City at the time of their marriage. His occupation was given as joiner.

They were living in Prairie Du Sac at the time. His occupation was given as farmer. His parents were given as John (done by ditto so possibly in error), and Catherine. His surname was given as Erven. We know from the information on his daughter Josephine that this is John Erbe, just with a number of errors in the entry.

He declared his intention to become a citizen in Sauk County, Wisconsin on 27 October 1860. He stated that he was a citizen of Germany, born in 1826, and that he had arrived in New York in July 1851.

He is not found in the "Germans to America" index for that time period. There are no Erbe's listed as arriving in New York in that month. There is a possible match, a John-Frederick Erbe, arriving in New York on 5 June 1852, age 24, a forester from Wurttemburg.

They had a Michael Birk, 56, a laborer from Prussia, boarding with them at the time of the 1880 census.3
Notes for John & Cornelia (Family)
The marriage was performed by Charles Hurley, J.P.
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