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Updated September 5, 2000

My great grandfather's name was Joseph E. SCHAEFFER (1862-1932). He lived a big majority of his life in Gloucester City, NJ with his wife, Mary (1863-1946) and their 4 boys, Joseph (b.1886), Alfred (b. 1889), George (b. 1892), and William (1894-1972) Joseph's parents were Alfred SCHAEFFER and Emaline CLEMENTS. Both were born in Pennsylvania along with their children Al, Horas, William, George, Emma, and Joseph.

BUSA family is another surname I'm looking for. My grandmother's name was Martha Busa (1896-1943). Her parents Albert Busa (1871-1936) and Anna Wader (1869-1946) along with her brother, John (1894-1967) were born in Germany and moved to the US in 1898. They settled in Camden Co., NJ and had 4 more children, Augusta (Jesse) (1898-1984), Anthony (1903-1981), Otto (1908-1994), and Andrew (1910-1915).

From my mother's side of the family, there's the CHROMIAK and KUCHNER family from Galacia, Austria.

Also, I'm looking for information on my husband's family. Paul RUFF was born in 1829 in Germany. He and his wife, Raechel (b. 1826) came to the US in 1854 and settled in Burlington Co., NJ where they had 5 maybe 6 children. Their son, Paul (b.1868) like his father was a farmer. He lived in Riverside, NJ with his wife, Josephine (b. 1875 in PA) and their 4 children Edward (1897-1988), Paul (b.1900), William (1903-1975), and Genevieve (b.1909).

William married Margaret GRORK Sept. 1936 in Moorsetown, NJ. Margaret's grandfather was born in Ireland and came to the US and settled in Moorsetown, NJ. His son, Edward (1870-1957) had 7 children. His first 3, Edward (1887-1966), Sarah (b. 1893), and Gertrude (b. 1894) were children from his first wife. He married his second wife, Catherine McGory in abt 1899 and they had 4 girls, Mary (1901-1960), Elizabeth (1903-1937), Catherine (b. 1905), and Margaret (b. 1910).

Other surnames are the BELL and BRANNEN families in the PA area.


Debbie Schaeffer Ruff

6014 Moorehead Road
Baltimore, MD 21228
United States

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