Edward Vincent Schafer has been a lifelong resident of Noble County. Graduating from Shenandoah High School in 1975, and starting his family shortly thereafter. After a stint with Morton Buildings, Ed decided it was time to go home and join his father, Vincent, in running the farm. From 1980 through 1999, Ed ran the farm where he co-owned and operated a farrow to finish 120 sow hog operation, a 100 head cow/calf operation, and ran some sheep. At the same time he also helped in Vincent’s Auction business, and did most of the set up and also worked as a clerk and
After Vincent’s death, Ed attended the Reppert School of Auctioneering to continue to carry on the family tradition. Once Ben went to auction school, Ed and Ben teamed up to form Ed and Ben Schafer, Auctioneers. In 2012, Ed received his real estate license and placed them with his son’s real estate company – Ben Schafer Realty.
Today, Ed continues to co-own and operate Ed and Ben Schafer, Auctioneer’s where he is also available to assist anyone when it comes to dispersing of their assets – no matter the size. He can usually be found around the farm, tending to his sheep or helping Laura raise mums and several gardens. It is rare you ever stop by the farm, where Ed doesn’t have time to just sit and shoot the breeze.
Ed has been married to his wife of 40 years, Laura; they have three children – Ben, Jesse, and Katie – and 5 grandchildren. So no matter what your needs, feel free to call Ed as he is a natural at making people feel at home.