Lee County Biography


Fred G. Schafer, one of the progressive and successful young farmers of Lee county, was born in Bradford township, October 14, 1886. He is a son of G. F. and Martha Schafer, natives of Illinois, now living retired in Ashton.

Fred G. Schafer was reared at home and from his early childhood aided his father with the farm work, becoming familiar with the best methods of tilling the soil and caring for the grain and stock. When he was twenty-three years of age he rented the homestead from his father and he has since operated this property, carrying forward its management along progressive and modern lines. In addition to the work of the fields he makes a specialty of raising and feeding hogs and his stock-raising interests are important and profitable.

In 1911 Mr. Schafer married Miss Neva Vogel, a daughter of Jacob and Lillian Vogel, the former now deceased and the latter a resident of Ashton township. Mr, and Mrs. Schafer have become the parents of a daughter, Minnetta. The parents are members of the Methodist Episcopal church and Mr. Schafer gives his political allegiance to the republican party. He is an ambitious, energetic and enterprising young man and his future success is assured.

Transcribed by Karen Holt - 1914 History of Lee County Illinois Vol 2 by Frank E. Stevens.

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