Posted By:Maxine Kruse
Subject:Grave of Sarah Schafer
Post Date:September 02, 2001 at 05:31:47
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Forum:Elkhart County, IN Genealogy Forum
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Sarah Schafer (Schaeffer) was a school teacher from Elkart who tught Latin at Bedford High School in Lawrence County Indiana. She was murdered Jan 21, 1904 while walking back to her rooming house after dining. This murder was never solved although there were many detectives working on the case along with the Pinkertons from Chicago.Newspapers from all over the country wrote stories about this tragic event. She is supposed to have been buried in Elkart. Searching for her burial place or anyone who has information on this case. There was even a book written about this terrible event. Are there still any relatives in Elkart? In 2004, this will be the 100th anniversary of this tragic case. It is still talked about with sorrow and feeling in this town.
Maxine Kruse, Lawrence County Historian