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Schæffer

12 September 2013


VIRGIN ISLANDS FAMILIES
Schæffer/Schäffer
Origin:
Related Families: van Lexmond, Waltersdorff, von
V.I. Location: St. Croix
Contributor: Svend E. Holsoe
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Wilhelm Schæffer was married to Henriette Catharine van Lexmond, who was born in Utrecht, Netherlands, the daughter of the Governor of Capetown in South Africa.1 The marriage occurred at least by 28 November 1765, when they wrote a joint will.2

He came to St. Croix as the private secretary of Governor General von Pröck,3 [along with Henrich Bondorff]4

On 22 February 1761, he was appointed as Secretary and Public Notary for the Government Secretariat on St. Croix. 5 On 1 May 1762, he was relieved of that position and Otto Christian Muller took over. 6

On 4 October 1762, a house and four lots in Queen’s Street, Christiansted, which Adrian van Beverhoudt had owned, was sold by his son Lucas, to Wilhelm Schäfer for 3500 rds.7

On 18 April 1764, Schäffer sold the Queen’s Street property to City Clerk Dietrichs. 8

In October 1764, he was a Secretary and Byfoged. 9

On 16 November 1764, he was appointed as the Town Clerk and Sheriff for Frederiksted. 10 He was listed as such from 1764 to 1768.11

In November 1765, he and his wife were living in Frederiksted. 12

He purchased in 1766, 23 Prince’s Quarter, estate Hope, from Jørgen Hansen Möller.13

In 1770, he sold 23 Prince’s Quarter, estate Hope, to Edmund Purcell.14

He and his heirs were the owner of estate La Reine from 177015-1778.16

On 23 July 1771, he wrote to the St. Croix Privy Council stating that he was preparing to leave for Denmark.17

In 1772, the family was not resident at estate la Reine, nor at their property at 12 Hospital Street, Christiansted, where their house servants were resident.18

On 18 August 1773, he was appointed as the Justitsraad. 19

As of 19th January 1774, they reported for the 1773 Head Tax and he, his wife and two daughters were included as residents at estate la Reine. 20

In 1774, he died. 21 His death was between 19 January 1774 and 14 January 1775.22

In 1774, after her husband’s death, Mrs. Schæffer and her two daughters continued to live at estate la Reine.23

By 1775, the family had left estate la Reine, and seemingly never lived there again.24

She was remarried sometime after 15 May and before 20 August 1775 to Ludvig Heinrich Ernst Schimmelmann. 25

Child of Wilhelm and Henriette Catharine (van Lexmond) Schæffer:


1. i. Johan Christian Schæffer, b. c1764

2. ii. Friderich Wilhelm Schæffer, b. before Nov. 1765, d. bet. 1765-1767

3. iii. Maria Sophia Schæffer, b. c1770

4. iv. Henriette Sophia Schæffer


1. Johan Christian Schæffer was born in about 1764 and was baptized on 7 October 1764 in the St. Croix Lutheran Church; Mrs. Heinrich was one of the witnesses.26
2. Friderich Wilhelm Schæffer was born before 28 November 1765. 27

He died between November 1765 and 28 May 1767. 28 Probably 1766, see above.]


3. Maria Sophia Schæffer was born in about 1770.29

In 1773, she was living with her parents and nurse at estate La Reine.30

In 1774, she, her mother and sister continued to live at estate La Reine, after their father died.31

On 27 April 1783, she was confirmed in the St. Croix Lutheran Church.32

On 1 February 1787, she was married in the St. Croix Lutheran Church to “Kammerjunker” Christian von Waltersdorff.33 Kammerherre Waltersdorff, stood for the groom, and General de Schimmelmann, stood for the bride. 34
4. Henriette Sophia Schæffer was living with her parents and nurse in 1773 at estate La Reine.35

In 1774, she, her mother and sister continued to live at estate La Reine, after their father died.36

See property in Appendix.
Residences:37

1761: 16 Strand Street, Christiansted: whites: 1/0/0; enslaved blacks: 0/0/0/3

1762: 9 Queen’s St., Christiansted: whites: 1/1/1boy; enslaved blacks: 0/0/3/2

1763: 9 Queen’s St., Christiansted: whites: 1/1/1boy; enslaved blacks: 1/0/2/2

1764: 5e Strand St., Christiansted: whites: 1/1/2boys; enslaved blacks: 2/0/3/2

1765: at Frederiksted: whites: 1/1/1boy; enslaved people: 2/1/4/338

1766: at 23 Prince’s Quarter: whites: 1/1/0; white servants: 2; enslaved blacks: 39/12/8/2239

1767: at Frederiksted: whites: 1/1/0; white servant: 140

1768: 23 Prince’s Quarter: whites: 1/1/0; white servant: 1; enslaved blacks: 42/13/12/2341

1769: 23 Prince’s Quarter: whites: 1/1/1child; white servants:; enslaved blacks: 41/13/12/25+bos.842

1770: 14 Hospital St., Christiansted, owned, but not resident, & la Reine, not resident [19/20 King Q. not recorded]

1771: The family was not at la Reine [nor 19 Queen’s; nor 19 King’s, but estate enslaved persons were]

1772: the family was not at la Reine; nor at 12 Hospital Street, Christiansted, however, their private enslaved blacks were there: 4/0/1/1.43

1773: la Reine: whites: 1/1/3

1774: la Reine: whites: 0/1/2

1775: not at la Reine

1776: no tax list

1777: not at la Reine


Church Activities:
On 21 July 1771, Schæffer and his wife took communion at the St. Croix Lutheran Church.44


APPENDIX
Wilhelm Schæffer ( - 1774):
Real Estate:
176645 – 177046: Prince’s Quarter 23 (estate Hope)

177047 - 177348: 20[19] King’s Quarter & 19 Queen’s Quarter (estate la Reine)

177049 -177250-: 12/14 Hospital Street, Christiansted.

Wilhelm Schæffer, heirs:
177451-177852: 20 King’s Quarter & 19 Queen’s Quarter (estate la Reine)
Private Enslaved People:

1770: 14 Hospital St., Xsted.: enslaved blacks, reported at the plantation.53

1771: 14 Hospital St., Xsted.: house rented out, no enslaved people.54

1772: 12 Hospital St., Xsted: enslaved blacks: 4/0/1/155




Amelia Regina was the daughter of Regina.
Anna was the daughter of Gertrude.
Gertrude was the mother of Jonathan and Anna
Hans Jonathan, the son of Regina.
Jonathan was the son of Gertrude.
Regina was born in about 1762, presumably at estate la Reine.

She was present at estate la Reine in 1773 and again in 1774.

In 1776, she was living at 15 Queen’s Street, Christiansted

From 1784-1787, she was living at estate Constitution Hill.

1788, she leaves for Denmark.

Children: Hans Jonathan, born 1784.



Amelia Regina, bapt. 6 January 1787

1 Alex Frank Larsen, Slavernes Slægt (2008), 28.

2 RA, VILA, 38.36.1, Christiansted Byfoged, Testamentprotokoller, litra C, 1740-1772, ff. 96-97..

3 RA, Dressel, “Personalhistoriske Samlinger om Dansk Vestindien,” R.H. Rasmussen, custodian, “Vilhelm Schæffer.”

4 RA, VILA, St. Croix råds Sessionsprotokol, 1765-1771, f.62.

5 RA, Dressel, “Personalhistoriske Samlinger om Dansk Vestindien,” R.H. Rasmussen, custodian, “Vilhelm Schæffer.”

6 RA, Dressel, “Personalhistoriske Samlinger om Dansk Vestindien,” R.H. Rasmussen, custodian, “Vilhelm Schæffer.”

7 RA, VILA, 38.26.07, Christiansted Byfoged, Panteprotokol, Litra H (1765-67), f. 6v, no. 5.

8 RA, VILA, 38.26.07, Christiansted Byfoged, Panteprotokol, Litra H (1765-67), f. 6v, no. 5.

9 RA, Arkiv Nr. 1-770-2b, St. Croix Lutheran Church , Church Book, 1753-1769 (rewritten portion 1763-1765), Baptism , 7 October 1764.

10 RA, Dressel, “Personalhistoriske Samlinger om Dansk Vestindien,” R.H. Rasmussen, custodian, “Vilhelm Schæffer.”

11 See the St. Matricles, for Frederiksted on these pages.

12 RA, VILA, 38.36.1, Christiansted Byfoged, Testamentprotokoller, litra C, 1740-1772, ff. 96-97..

13 RA, RR, St. Croix Matricle, 1766, 23 Prince’s Quarter, f. 38.

14 RA, RR, St. Croix Matricle, 1770, 23 Prince’s Quarter, f. 36.

15 RA, RR, St. Croix Matricle, 1770, 19 Queen’s Quarter, f. 26 & 19 [sic.] King’s Quarter, f. 29 [not listed].

16 RA, RR, St. Croix Matricle, 1778, 20 King’s Quarter & 19 Queen’s Quarter, ff. 37, 43.

17 RA, VILA, St. Croix Sekrete raads Sessionprotokol, 1771-1774, ff. 24-24v.

18 RA, VILA, St. Croix Head Tax Lists, 1772, King’s Quarter no. 20, dated 13 January 1773, microfilm frame nos. 0305-0304; ibid., Christiansted, 12 Hospital Street, f. 16.

19 RA, Dressel, “Personalhistoriske Samlinger om Dansk Vestindien,” R.H. Rasmussen, custodian, “Vilhelm Schæffer.”

20 RA, VILA, St. Croix Head Tax Lists, 1773, King’s Quarter no. 20, dated 19 January 1774, microfilm frame nos. 1000-1001.

21 Not at the end of July or first of August 1776 as stated in RA, Dressel, “Personalhistoriske Samlinger om Dansk Vestindien,” R.H. Rasmussen, custodian, “Vilhelm Schæffer.”

22 RA, VILA, St. Croix Head Tax Lists, 1773, King’s Quarter no. 20, dated 19 January 1774 & ibid., dated 14 January 1775.

23 RA, VILA, St. Croix Headtax List, 1774, dated 14 January 1775, microfilm frame nos. 1701-1702.

24 RA, VILA, St. Croix Head Tax Lists, 1775, King’s Quarter no. 20, dated 19 January 1776, microfilm frame nos. 0337-0338.

25 St. Croix Lutheran Church, Church Book, 1771-1780, Baptism, 15 May 1775; ibid., Communion, 20 August 1775.

26 RA, Arkiv Nr. 1-770-2b, St. Croix Lutheran Church , Church Book, 1753-1769 (rewritten portion 1763-1765), Baptism , 7 October 1764.

27 RA, VILA, 38.36.1, Christiansted Byfoged, Testamentprotokoller, litra C, 1740-1772, ff. 96-97..

28 RA, VILA, 38.36.1, Christiansted Byfoged, Testamentprotokoller, litra C, 1740-1772, ff. 96-97..

29 St. Croix Lutheran Church, Church Book, 1780-1793, f. 27.

30 RA, VILA, St. Croix Head Tax Lists, 1773, King’s Quarter no. 20, dated 19 January 1774.

31 RA, VILA, St. Croix Head Tax Lists, 1774, King’s Quarter no. 20, dated 14 January 1775, microfilm nos. 1701-1702..

32 St. Croix Lutheran Church, Church Book, 1780-1793, f. 27.

33 St. Croix Lutheran Church, Church Book, 1780-1793, f. 54.

34 St. Croix Lutheran Church, Church Book, 1780-1793, f. 54.

35 RA, VILA, St. Croix Head Tax Lists, 1773, King’s Quarter no. 20, dated 19 January 1774.

36 RA, VILA, St. Croix Head Tax Lists, 1774, King’s Quarter no. 20, dated 14 January 1775, microfilm nos. 1701-1702..

37 Based on St. Croix Matricles, 20 King’s Quarter & 19 Queen’s Quarter, between 1771-1777.

38 RA, RR, St. Croix Matricle, 1765, Frederiksted, no.46

39 RA, RR, St. Croix Matricle, 1766, 23 Prince’s Quarter, f. 38..

40 RA, RR, St. Croix Matricle, 1767, Frederiksted, no. 19.

41 RA, RR, St. Croix Matricle, 1768, 23 Prince’s Quarter, f. 37.

42 NARA, RG55, St. Croix Matricle, 1769, 23 Prince’s Quarter, f. 41.

43 RA, RR, St. Croix Matricle, 1772, Christiansted, 12 Hospital Street, f. 16.

44 RA, St. Croix Lutheran Church, Church Book, 1771-1780, Communion, 21 July 1771.

45 RA, RR, St. Croix Matricle, 1766, 23 Prince’s Quarter, f. 38.

46 RA, RR, St. Croix Matricle, 1770, 23 Prince’s Quarter, f. 36.

47 RA, RR, St. Croix Matricle, 1770, 19 Queen’s Quarter, f. 26 & 19 [sic.] King’s Quarter, f. 29 [not listed].

48 RA, RR, St. Croix Matricle, 1773, 20 King’s Quarter & 19 Queen’s Quarter, ff. 33, ?.

49 RA, RR, St. Croix Matricle, 1770, Christiansted, 14 Hospital Street, f. 16.

50 RA, VILA, St. Croix Head Tax Lists, 1772, Christiansted, 12 Hospital Street, f. 16.

51 RA, RR, St. Croix Matricle, 1774, 20 King’s Quarter & 19 Queen’s Quarter, ff. 34, ?.

52 RA, RR, St. Croix Matricle, 1778, 20 King’s Quarter & 19 Queen’s Quarter, ff. 37, 43.

53 RA, RR, St. Croix Matricle, 1770, Christiansted, 14 Hospital Street, f. 16.

54 RA, RR, St. Croix Matricle, 1771, Christiansted, 14 Hospital Street, f. 16.

55 RA, RR, St. Croix Matricle, 1772, Christiansted, 12 Hospital Street, f. 16



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