Friedrich Scharf

Brief Life History of Friedrich

When Friedrich Scharf was born on 10 July 1846, in Wittenberg, Bessarabia, Russian Empire, his father, Johann Scharf, was 30 and his mother, Katharina Hehr, was 28. He married Maria Heim about 1880, in Wittenberg, Bessarabia, Russian Empire. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Russian Empire in 1846. He died on 29 October 1929, in Izmail, Bessarabia, Russian Empire, at the age of 83.

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Friedrich Scharf
Maria Heim
Marriage: about 1880
Georg Scharf
Barbara Scharf
Jakob Friedrich Scharf
Jakobena Scharf
Johann Scharf
Magdalena Scharf
Regina Scharf
Leusa Scharf

Sources (4)

  • Friedrich Scharf, "Russia Births and Baptisms, 1755-1917"
  • Friedrich Scharf, "Russia, Lutheran Church Book Duplicates, 1833-1885"
  • Friedrich Scharf, "World Miscellaneous Births and Baptisms, 1534-1983"

World Events (8)


Russia fights Britain, France, Sardinia, and Ottoman Empire in Crimean War. Russia forced to accept peace settlement dictated by its opponents.

1853 · The Crimean War

Starting on October 5, 1853, Britain, France, Turkey, and Sardinia challenged Russia as the country was expanding. The troops fighting against Russia were finally defeated by the harsh winter. Altogether, around 500,000 Russian troops were lost.


War and Peace by Lev Tolstoy (1828-1910) published.

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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