Schaeffer, George Francis

Principal: 1882-1883

Birth: 3 Jan 1830; Carmel, Preston County, W.Va.
Death: 27 Sep 1916, South Carolina

Martha J. Rupley Schaeffer (1832-1878)
Martha Ann Rooks Schaeffer (1836-1900)
Laura A McDowell Schaeffer (1855-1936)

Ophelia Bell Schaeffer (1860-1884)
Florence Gilbert Schaeffer (1861-1884)

Cedar Spring Cemetery, Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, USA

Education: Gettysburg College; received D.D. degree.

License/Ordination: Licensed 1861 and ordained 1865 by Allegheny Synod.

Calls: Preached in Cumberland, Md., in nearby churches, several years; Parishes in Pennsylvania, at Bloomfield and Newport; Parish at Apollo, Pa., 1878-82; First, Albemarle-Mt. Carmel, Cabarrus County, 1883-84; Mt. Hermon, Cabarrus County, 1884; St. James, Concord, 1885-86.

Other: Taught at Cumberland, Md.; Vice-principal, Lutherville, Md., Female Seminary, two years; in business several years before becoming Principal of Somerset, Pa., Academy, 1857-60 also serving there 1864-66 and 1874-78; came to North Carolina, as Professor at North Carolina College, and Mont Amoena Seminary, 1860-61. When these institutions closed because of the War Between the States, he returned North. Returned to North Carolina as Principal, Mont Amoena Seminary, 1882-83; President, North Carolina College 1883-87; retired 1887 and lived at Monroe, Ga. until 1902 then at White Stone near Spartanburg, S.C. Date of Death/Burial Location: September 27, 1916; buried presumably at Spartanburg, S.C.

Sources:, # 43734541.
Lutheran Church in America North Carolina. “Life Sketches of Lutheran Ministers : North Carolina and Tennessee Synods, 1773-1965,” 1966.


From Our Church Paper (New Market, VA), Vol. 12, No. 2, January 10, 1884, p. 2.

Prof. G. F. Schaeffer leaves the Mt. Pleasant Female Seminary this mouth, and removes to Concord, as we learn from the Concord Times.