When Lydia Scherer was born on 16 October 1797, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Christian Scherer, was 29 and her mother, Nellie Sarah Lyon Walleys, was 25. She married Benjamin Bell on 3 December 1818, in Preble, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Twin Township, Preble, Ohio, United States in 1850. She died on 24 May 1852, in Preble, Ohio, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Eaton, Preble, Ohio, United States.
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a sheep-shearer or someone who used scissors to trim the surface of finished cloth and remove excessive nap, from Middle High German scherer, German Scherer, Yiddish sherer, agent derivatives of Middle High German scheren ‘to shear’. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). Compare Sharer 2, Sharrer , and Shearer 2.
Dutch and Flemish: cognate of 1 above, from Middle Dutch sc(h)errer ‘cutter’.