William George Sherman

Brief Life History of William George

When William George Sherman was born in September 1851, in Northville, LaSalle, Illinois, United States, his father, Jörgen Johann Heinrich Schürmann, was 49 and his mother, Elizabeth Sweet, was 34. He married Elizabeth Rose in 1874. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Seward, Nebraska, United States in 1885 and York, York, Nebraska, United States for about 10 years. He died on 9 August 1922, in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 70.

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William George Sherman
Elizabeth Rose
Marriage: 1874
Hattie M. Sherman
Mamie or Marian Sherman
Olive E. Sherman
Charles J. Sherman
Luella Sherman

Sources (17)

  • George Shermer, "Nebraska State Census, 1885"
  • William George Sherman, "Find A Grave Index"
  • W.g. Sherman in entry for John M. Silver, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"

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Historical Boundaries: 1854: Unorganized Federal Territory, United States 1854: Nebraska Territory, United States 1854: Pierce, Nebraska Territory, United States 1855: Lancaster, Nebraska Territory, United States 1867: Lancaster, Nebraska, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English (London): occupational name denoting someone who used shears to trim the surface of finished cloth and remove excessive nap, from Middle English sherman, shirman, sharman ‘shearman’.

Americanized form of North German Schürmann (see Schuermann ) and of German or Jewish (Ashkenazic) Schermann .

Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a tailor, from Yiddish sher ‘scissors’ + man ‘man’.

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

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