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Otto Hermann SchäferAge: 60 years18861946

Otto Hermann Schäfer
Given names
Otto Hermann
Birth January 13, 1886 36 33

Birth of a sisterMartha Marie Schäfer
January 19, 1889 (Age 3 years)

Birth of a brotherAlfred Oskar Schäfer
July 22, 1890 (Age 4 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 12 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence - http://goo.gl/AZzZyH
Death of a paternal grandfatherWilhelm Carl Friedrich Schäfer
October 21, 1900 (Age 14 years)
Note: an innerer Verletzung
Death of a paternal grandmotherMarie Elisabeth Handke
November 21, 1902 (Age 16 years)
Note: Altersschwäche
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 29 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Death of a brotherPaul Albert Schäfer
April 20, 1918 (Age 32 years)

Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 30 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://goo.gl/CElxTx
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 31 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history - http://goo.gl/nYVCtq
Death of a motherJohanna Henriette Rauhut
May 26, 1923 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 43 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://goo.gl/MgHbRM
Death of a fatherFerdinand Johann Schäfer
February 17, 1931 (Age 45 years)

Death of a brotherGustav Adolf Schäfer
September 1, 1939 (Age 53 years)

Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 55 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers - http://goo.gl/QfFDwG
Death December 26, 1946 (Age 60 years)

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Marriage: February 23, 1876Bärsdorf (Bojanowo), Rawitsch (Rawicz), Posen, PREUSSEN
Marriage: 1876Bärsdorf (Bojanowo), Rawitsch (Rawicz), Posen, PREUSSEN
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  1. Generation 1
    1. Otto Hermann Schäfer, son of Ferdinand Johann Schäfer and Johanna Henriette Rauhut, was born on January 13, 1886 and died on December 26, 1946 at the age of 60.