Gottlieb Scharf

Brief Life History of Gottlieb

When Gottlieb Scharf was born on 15 September 1855, in Wittenberg, Bessarabia, Russian Empire, his father, Johann Georg Scharf, was 35 and his mother, Anna Maria Schlenker, was 35. He married Barbara Rath on 15 December 1878, in Wittenberg, Bessarabia, Russian Empire. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in McIntosh, North Dakota, United States in 1910. He died on 3 March 1915, at the age of 59, and was buried in Wishek, McIntosh, North Dakota, United States.

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Gottlieb Scharf
Barbara Rath
Marriage: 15 December 1878
Christine Scharf
Maria Scharf
Dorothea Scharf
Margaretha Scharf
Johannes Scharf
George G Scharf
Erhard Scharf

Sources (11)

  • Gottlieb Scharf, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Gottlieb Scharf, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Gottlieb Scharf in entry for Dorothy Rattei, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"

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Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Otto, Erwin, Gerhardt, Kurt, Uwe, Frieda, Fritz, Grete, Helmuth, Horst, Juergen, Klaus.

South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for an energetic, active person, from Middle High German scharf, scharpf and German scharf ‘sharp-cutting’. For Jews, it can also come from the Yiddish adjective sharf, with the same meaning. Compare Sarff , Sharf , and Sharp .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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