John Frederick & Caroline Bayer Schaaf of Illinios 1840's 1850's
I am a first time user/ now a member.John Frederick & Caroline Bayer Schaaf lived in Jerseyville, IL in the 1840' & 1850's.They immigrated from Ippenburen, Westphalia, Germany, I have immigration papers showing the arrival of Caroline at age 30 with 5 children in 1837 at the port of New Orleans en route to her husband in St. Charles, MO. They moved to St, Mary, MO in 1856 according to our records here.They had eight children but most were married and living in the area of Jerseyville when they moved to Missouri.They have no grave marker here and I am trying to find out "Where they are buried" and when and where they died. And did John or Caroline have family already living in the area when they arrived.Also is their a relative brother or uncle related to John Frederick by the name of August Schaaf? Need some help.Brian Helms.