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Gustave A. Schafer
The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
p. 994

Gustave A. Schafer was born Feb. 2, 1872, in the old log house on the farm of his father, Henry Schafer, in section 24, Flora township, which farm he now owns. He remained with his parents until he grew to manhood. He has taken great interest in public affairs and held several township offices, having been township assessor for four years and director of the school district for the past ten years. He has served as road overseer for the past two years and has been appointed town clerk. He is a stockholder in the Danube Farmers' Telephone Company. Mr. Schafer was united in marriage Oct. 13, 1899, to Mary Zimmer, born in Flora township, daughter of Peter and Gertrude Zimmer. Mr. and Mrs Schafer have two children: Arthur and Ruth. The family worship at the Evangelist church.

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