SCHAEFFER, Anson J.
Anson J. SCHAEFFER, editor and proprietor
of the Marshall County Democrat, published at
Illinois, is a native of
Ohio, editor and proprietor of the Marshall County
Democrat, published at Lacon, Illinois, is a
native of Ohio,
his birth having occurred June 26, 1864, in Williams county. His
parents, John and Frances (BARDNER) SCHAEFFER, were both born in
Maryland, but were married in Doylestown,
Wayne county, Ohio, where the father
engaged in farming for some time. He now makes his home in Butler, Indiana,
at the age of sixty-six years, but his wife died September 22,
1887, at the age of sixty years. In their family were four
children, namely: Mary, who married William KILLINGER, of
Edgerton, Ohio, but is now deceased; Howard, who married Addie
KLECKNER, and is in the mercantile business in
Ohio; Caroline, widow of A. J. ACKERMAN, and a
resident of Butler, Indiana, and A. J., of this review.
Our subject was a student in the high school of Edgerton,
subsequently attended Oberlin college for three years, but was
unable to complete the course on account of trouble with his
eyes. After leaving college, he traveled for nearly two years
through the south, prospecting in company with another
gentleman. In 1887 he embarked in the newspaper business at Edgerton, Ohio, and later
conducted the Sandusky County Democrat at
Clyde, same state, for a year. The following four
years were spent at Spencerville, that state, as editor and
proprietor of the Spencerville Journal, and on selling out there
he came to Lacon,
Illinois, November 1893, where he
has successfully conducted the Marshall County Democrat, which
was founded in 1852. It is an ably edited, well printed sheet
and receives a liberal patronage from the reading public.
Mr. SCHAEFFER was married March 17, 1888,
to Miss Flora YACKEE, a native of Ohio, and a daughter of Lewis and Rachel
YACKEE, who are still residents of that state. Three children
graced this union: Marie, Helen, and Ila, who died July 30,
1896, at the age of two years and four months.
Fraternally, Mr. SCHAEFFER holds membership
in the Masonic order of the Knights of Pythias, while
politically he is identified with the democratic party. He is a
fluent, able writer, and in his chosen calling has met with a
well deserved success. A worthy citizen, genial and courteous in
manner, he is well calculated by disposition and dealing to make
and retain hosts of friends.
Extracted May 2011 by Norma Hass from
The Biographical Record of Bureau, Marshall and Putnam Counties, Illinois, 1896.
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