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Robert Scharfenberg

Robert Scharfenberg

Male 1868 - 1952  (84 years)

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  • Name Robert Scharfenberg  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 5 Mar 1868  Winona, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Business Owner; Investment Industry 
    Occupation Food Industry - Butcher Shop owner 
    Occupation Real Estate - Developer 
    Died 28 Dec 1952  Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Buried Riverview Cem, Streator, LaSalle Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Person ID I536  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2015 

    Father Robert Scharfenberg,   b. 1836, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1885  (Age 49 years) 
    Mother Caroline Gassnick / Gesnick,   b. 1843, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1927  (Age 84 years) 
    Married Y  [1
    Family ID F627  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eugenie Peeper,   b. 30 May 1877, Dixon, Lee Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1925  (Age 47 years) 
    Married Y  [1
    Children 
     1. Jean Roberta Scharfenberg,   b. 18 Jul 1914,   d. 12 Dec 2002, Minneapolis, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2009 
    Family ID F178  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Granddaughter Carol Snouffer Jewell reports that Robert was "a very prosperous land owner, investor, and ran a meat market. At one time he owned a considerable amount of property that eventually became downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa. *** His father was also named Robert Scharfenberg ... [and] married Caroline...."
    • The 1880 census records his parents Robert "Scharfenburg," 44, born in "Prussia," and Caroline, 36, also born in "Prussia," and 5 children: "Lizzie," 14; Robert, 12; Lena, 10; Theodore, 4; and Mary, 1; all the children were born in Illinois. 1880 U.S. Census, Streator, LaSalle Cnty, IL (T 9, Roll 222, stamped p. 59 D).
    • In 1920 the census shows Robert, 51, born in IL, living his wife Eugenia, 41, born in Iowa. Both had parents who were born in Germany. Robert was the proprietor or owner of a retail meat market. 1920 U.S. Census, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA (T 625, Roll 500, stamped p. 174B).
    • The 1930 census lists widower Robert Scharfenberg, 62, born in IL to parents born in Germany, living with his adopted daughter Jean R., 15, born in Iowa; and a servant. No occupation is listed for Robert. 1930 U.S. Census, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA (T 626, Roll 665, stamped p. 163).

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Personal |, Person Named, Spouse, or close Relative or Friend.

    2. [S639] IL Census 1880, LaSalle|, Illinois, LaSalle Cnty, 1880 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C. ), (T9, Roll 222, p. 59D).

    3. [S5] Cedar Rapids Gazette|, Cedar Rapids Gazette, (Cedar Rapids, IA), (1 May 1939).

    4. [S103] FindaGrave|, FindaGrave.com, (www.FindAGrave.com), 79623474.