February 12 – Johann Jochen Hinrich Schaper

Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin!!! Both were born on February 12, 1809.

And with 114 other people the English General James Oglethorpe founds the city of Savannah and therewith the colony of Georgia on February 12, 1733.

On my family tree we meet my first cousin 4x removed.

Johann Jochen Hinrich SCHAPER died in Mustin, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany on February 12, 1853 – being only two years old.

He was the firstborn child of the weaver Johann Jacob Hinrich SCHAPER and his wife Catharina Maria Sophia née LEHMANN.

There were five more siblings to come. Two of them also died before reaching the age of three.

church Mustin

church Mustin


Johann was born on November 5, 1850 in Mustin, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. He received his christening in the local church in Mustin on November 17, 1850.

He was laid to rest on the Mustin church cemetary on February 16, 1853.




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