Clipped From Evansville Press
SGHAEFER DIES; TOLL HEAVY I C TT Joseph Schaefer, 78, undertaker undertaker of the firm of Joseph Schaefer & Son, died at his home, 608 Division-st, Division-st, Division-st, at 3 a. m. Monday after an illness of five days. Mr. Schaefer contracted pneumonia last Wednesday. The funeral -will -will be held at 8 a. m. Wednesday from the home and 8: So a. m. from Trinity Catholic Catholic church. Burial will be made in St. Joseph's cemetery. Mr. Schaefer was born Jan. 3, 1841, in German-tp German-tp German-tp and stayed on a farm in Knight-tp Knight-tp Knight-tp until he was 20 years old. He took up the carpenter trade. On June 1, 1872, he also took up work as an undertaker. undertaker. After 12 years he devoted his entire time to the undertaking business. At the age of 22 he married Miss Elizabeth Bitz. Mr. Schaefer was formerly a councilman from the second ward. He was baptized in Holy Trinity church, of which he was a member member until his death. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Columbus and the St. Michael's Benevolent society. He left his wife, Elizabeth, and Keren children: Mrs. Edward Mathias, Miss Anna Schaefer, John, Ben, and Edward Schaefer, Mrs. Harry Heim and Mrs. Ole Olsen, and 11 grandchildren.