Berta Scherbart

Female16 February 1867–7 March 1925

Brief Life History of Berta

When Berta Scherbart was born on 16 February 1867, in Germany, her father, August F Scherbart, was 44 and her mother, Johanne Christiane Emilie Kleist, was 36. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Harry Fox. She lived in Portage, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States in 1880 and United States in 1900. She died on 7 March 1925, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

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Harry Fox
Berta Scherbart
Evelin Fox
Elmer Harry Fox

Sources (10)

  • Bertha Fox in household of Harry Fox, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bertha Schebert, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"
  • Bertha Scherbart Fox, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

1870 · P.T. Barnum's Circus Established in Wisconsin

Age 3

P.T. Barnum's Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan & Hippodrome was established in Delavan, Wisconsin in 1870.

1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 16

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.

Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a barber, from Middle High German scheren ‘to shear or cut’ + bart ‘beard’. Compare Sherbert .

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

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