from “The Berliner Journal” , March 9, 1882
Jakob Schaller, March 2, 1882, - Jakob Schaller
of Berlin died in Chicago of smallpox at age of 25 years, six months
and 21 days. He was a typesetter and learned his trade in the "Journal"
press. For several years he had been second in command of the "New
Free Press" in Chicago. He is survived by his widow and one child,
who mourn his premature death.
Extracted from "Chicago Tribune",
Sunday March 5, 1882 - Page 8
SCHALLER-March 2, at his late residence,
123 West Erie-St., Jake Schaller, beloved husband of Catherine Clarke,
aged 24 years and 6 months.
Jacob Schaller (Schalor) died at 123 West
Erie (Ward 14). Mrs. Schalor was at 206 Fulton St.. Jacob was buried
in Calvary Cemetery. He died in 1882 and at that time was a resident
of Chicago for 3 years.
Smallpox was a constant threat throughout
the 19th century. The city built its first smallpox hospital in
1843. A vaccination campaign was carried out in 1848. After another
epidemic, compulsory vaccination in 1868 resulted in 95% of the
city's population being vaccinated. Vaccination and quarantine measures,
although effective, did not totally stop smallpox epidemics until
1893 due to the large number of unvaccinated immigrants coming to
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Born August 11 at 2 am 1856, baptized September
1856 by Father Mesner in the church of St. Agatha. He is the legitimate
son of Josef Schaller and Barbara Brem of Greenbush (Bavaria).
Godparents: Antonius Elmlinger and
Note - Antonius Elmlinger was a school teacher
at St. Agatha.