Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Dan Schaffer's Wonderful Liniment

From 1898 until about 1930 Daniel Schaffer manufactured liniment. Advertisements claim it to be the “greatest pain killer on earth.” Sold at local drugstores for fifty cents, the Wonderful Liniment was used in the treatment of diphtheria, pneumonia, neuralgia, toothache, lame back, corns, warts, sprains, cuts, bruises, rheumatism, sore throat, insect bites and frostbite. The liniment was manufactured locally, first at the Schaffer home on Wayne Street, then later at 725 John Street.

Daniel Schaffer was born in 1860 to German immigrants. He married Augusta Miller about 1887, and they had two daughters, Emma and Rena. Augusta Schaffer became an invalid in her later years, and Daniel cared for her. Daniel Schaffer died on January 12, 1944, and Augusta passed away only thirteen days later. Emma Schaffer Bremer was the mother of Florence Bremer, who married Dr. Lester Parker, a well known Sandusky physician and school board member.

1 comment:

Dave Thomson said...

I am from the Thomson-Parker family and for those of you who may be interested in Sandusky and its citizens in early 1900s will find many photograph in the Thomson Scrapbook online at

Please see the sections on my Dad and Mom. My Mom grew up in Sandusky whereas my Dad was from Delaware.