Born: Ap­ril 19, 1843, Con­stan­ti­no­ple (now Is­tan­bul), Tur­key.

Died: June 11, 1915, at his home in New York Ci­ty.

Buried: Wood­lawn Ce­me­te­ry, Bronx, New York.


Schaeffer was the son of mis­sion­ar­ies Rev­er­end and Mrs. Will­iam G. Schauff­ler.

He came to Am­er­i­ca in 1861, and gra­du­ate­d from Will­iams Col­lege in 1865.

He be­came a teach­er in the New York City pub­lic schools in 1871, and ci­ty su­per­in­ten­dent of schools in 1894.

When the Great­er New York chart­er was adopt­ed, he be­came dis­trict su­per­in­ten­dent of the Bo­rough of the Bronx, be­ing trans­ferred in 1905 to the su­per­vi­sion of the 14th and 18th School Dis­tricts, from which he re­tired in 1913.

In 1900, he was in charge of the New York Pub­lic Schools ex­hi­bit at the Pa­ris Ex­po­si­tion.

Schauffler was an ac­comp­lished mu­si­cian, and was con­nect­ed with the Peo­ple’s Cho­ral Un­ion, the Lied­er­kranz, and oth­er or­ga­ni­za­tions.

He was a mem­ber of the fra­ter­ni­ty of Del­ta Psi, the Phil­har­mo­nic So­ci­e­ty, and the Un­i­ver­si­ty Glee Club.

He was ident­i­fied with a num­ber of church­es, in­clud­ing the Ol­iv­et Me­mo­ri­al Church, where his bro­ther, A. F. Schauff­ler, was pas­tor; the First Pres­by­te­ri­an Church of New Ro­chelle; and the Bed­ford Park Pres­by­te­ri­an Church.

At the time of his death, he was trea­sur­er of Ro­bert Col­lege in Con­stan­ti­no­ple.




Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Schaeff­er (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?