(Photo reprinted with permission from York Gazette &
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer W. Schaefer, of Yoe, Pennsylvania, who have a
wide friendship among gas and steam restorers and collectors, were
honored April 17 in recognition of their 50th wedding
Mrs. Schaefer is well known as a representative of Gas Engine
Magazine and Iron-Men Album at many shows, thresherees and
reunions. She and her husband are members of the ‘Stemgas
Family,’ although she also represents other publishers.
Hosts for the buffet reception held in their honor were their
son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer W. Schaefer, Jr., of
York, and Mrs. Charles Gotwalt, York, a sister of Mrs.
The Schaefers annually travel thousands of miles to bring books
and magazines to eager customers. Mrs. Schaefer handles the sales
and the records, and her husband drives the car and packs and
unpacks the merchandise. He usually also carries with him a few of
the models he has made.
The couple received a citation from the Pennsylvania House of
Representatives. One of the signers was Rep. Kenneth E. Brandt of
Bainbridge, R. 1, member of a family well known in steam traction