Edited by Ann Chrissos
William H. (22 May 1880 – 29 Feb 1970) and his wife Margaret C. (20 Jan 1880 – 4 Sept 1945) Schaeffer lived on Kehrs Mill Road in Chesterfield, Missouri. They had four daughters: Amelia (22 Dec 1906 -1 Apr 1919), Garnet (26 Feb 1908 – 26 Nov 1995), Laverne and Irma. The girls attended Bonhomme Grade School where Miss Jordan was the teacher. Garnet graduated from Clayton High School in 1925, then attended Harris Teacher’s College where she received a teaching certificate from Rufus G. Russell, Superintendent of St. Louis County Schools. Garnet taught at Chesterfield School for one year, then at Bellefontaine School for seven years. The Schaeffers attended St. Thomas Evangelical & Reformed Church on Long Road.
The Schaeffer family shopped at Henry Hoch’s General Store on Olive Street Road and also at Kroenung General Store in Gumbo off of Olive Street Road. Gluck Auto Repair Shop stood across the street from the general store. Schneider’s Restaurant & Tavern was located on the southeast corner of Long Road and Olive Street Road.
Garnet married Roy Glaser in 1933. The wedding was held at her parents’ home with the reception on the front porch. The Roy and Garnet lived in Chesterfield and owned and operated a grocery store. They served meals in the back of their store from 1933 to 1945. Neighboring businesses along what is now Old Chesterfield Road included the Chesterfield Grain Elevator owned by Leichester Faust, the Farmer’s State Bank of Chesterfield owned by Edward Burkhardt, the Chesterfield Post Office and the lumber yard owned by Ervin Lindhorst. Andy Kroeger also owned and operated a store in Chesterfield which was located on present day Baxter Road near the railroad tracks and Dr. Robert Terry and his family lived on the south side of the post office..
William, Margaret and Amelia Schaeffer and Roy and Garnet Glaser are buried at Gumbo Cemetery on Long Road.
Garnet Glaser was interviewed by Marian Hackmann and Arland Stemme on 17 March 1992.
Mertz, Marcella Stranz. Chesterfield, Missouri: Cemeteries, 2000.