Member Biography

Bartram Augustor Schaeffer 


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Sessions Office Position District Party
1858       16 Republican
1859       16 Republican
1860       16 Republican

COUNTIES: Lancaster  


09/16/1823 - 12/05/1864

Bartram Augustor Shaeffer (R16) Lancaster County 1858-1860

Early Life:

Bartram Augustor Shaeffer, born September 16, 1823 Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; moved with his family, Ohio; educated, Ohio; returned to Lancaster; studied law, joined the Lancaster County, bar, 1847; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1858-1860; attorney, Pennsylvania Railroad; Major General, Lancaster Militia; engaged, iron business; died, December 5, 1864 (aged 41), Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; interment, Woodward Hill Cemetery, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 16th district, Lancaster County, 1858-1860.


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members S"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

Bartram Augustor Shaeffer (1823-1864) - Find a Grave Memorial