John D. Schafer family portrait ca 1900 #11322_1
Photograph Copyright Anderson & Middleton Company
United States Washington (State) Montesano
John D. Schafer Family
Written information included with the photograph states: "John D. Schafer Family, standing L to R Peter-Hubert-Albert".
A. J. Merwin photo, Montesano. See also photo # 6218_1 for a later portrait of the brothers.
Thanks to Sam Talley who notes: "John D. Schafer was German born in 1821. He came to Olympia in 1870 and took a canoe down the Chehalis River and up the Satsop River to what was later known as Schafer Prairie where he built a cabin in 1871. He had his three sons start logging his timbered homestead acreage, thus starting the Schafer Bros. Logging Co."