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Jacob Schaf

Jacob Schaf

Male 1683 - 1761  (78 years)

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  • Name Jacob Schaf  [1
    • Sometimes Chauff, Cuave, Cheauf, Chof, Chofe, Choff, Chaaf, Soff, Shoff, Skoff, Shaw, Chaaf, and now Chauffe.
    Born 1683  Weißenburg, Elbe-Elster, Brandenburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 24 Jan 1721  [3
    On the pest ship "La Garonne" 
    Died 1761  [4
    Person ID I841  Hollier & Dufilho
    Last Modified 14 May 2017 

    Father Hans Peter Schaf,   b. 1660, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1721  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Marie Lisbild,   b. 1663, Friedrichsort, Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1721  (Age 58 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 1680  Friedrichsort, Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F272  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Maria Foltzlouer,   b. 1685, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1724, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Children 
     1. Living
    +2. Anna Margarethe Schaf,   b. Abt 1706, Schoenenbourg, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1778, Edgard, St John the Baptist, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)  []
    Last Modified 14 May 2017 19:36:46 
    Family ID F270  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1683 - Weißenburg, Elbe-Elster, Brandenburg, Germany Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • The Schaaf family, made up of the parents and six children left for Louisiana in December 1720 aboard the ship La Garonne. By January 1721, the ship's passengers were showing signs of an epidemic and docked at Brest, France to take refuge. The ship left Brest on February 27, 1721 and arrived at Saint Domingue (where the ships normally stopped enroute to Louisiana to pick up trade goods bound for Louisiana) where it was captured on April 30, 1731 by a pirate ship called La Gaillarde. The ship's passengers were rescued by the governor of Saint Dominque and brought to Cap Francois on July 19, 1721. During the journey, the German immigrants had experienced the effects of one of the worst epidemics in recorded history (300 Germans were sick), and after the attack by pirates, there were only 50 survivors. When the Schaaf family disembarked in Louisiana, the Schaaf parents had died, the survivors found that the Company of the Indies had gone bankrupt so that they had no land to settle, and they were literally stranded. Although the German population had little influence on the culture of Louisiana, many inhabitants of St Charles Parish still carry gallicized version of the original German surnames, such as Schexnaydre, Folse, and Oubre. The Schaaf family would be known as Chauff and, on one occasion, Mouton. One town name, "Des Allemands", is a modern reminder of the town's origin.

  • Sources 
    1. [S327] Deiler, J. Hanno, The Settlement of the German Coast of Louisiana and the Creoles of German Descent, pages 29-30 (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S327] Deiler, J. Hanno, The Settlement of the German Coast of Louisiana and the Creoles of German Descent, page 99.

    3. [S327] Deiler, J. Hanno, The Settlement of the German Coast of Louisiana and the Creoles of German Descent, p.99 (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S290] Pamela Bell Family Tree, (Name: Pamela Bell Houk; Date: June 16, 2007;), http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/o/u/Pamela-Houk/index.html.