When Rachel Scherp was born in 1754, in Linlithgo, Livingston, Columbia, New York, United States, her father, Andries Scherp, was 50 and her mother, Johanna Freer, was 39. She married Dereck Boskerk on 25 April 1775, in Schaghticoke, Schaghticoke, Rensselaer, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She died in 1839, in Hoosick, Rensselaer, New York, United States, at the age of 85.
South German: metonymic occupational name for a potter, from Middle High German scherbe ‘pot, potsherd’.