Lydia Scherer

Female16 October 1797–24 May 1852

Brief Life History of Lydia

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.

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Benjamin Bell
Lydia Scherer
Marriage: 3 December 1818
James S Bell
Catharine Bell
Elizabeth Bell
Sarah Bell
Anna Bell
Mary Bell
John Bell
Malinda Bell
Daniel L Bell
David C Bell
Lydia Ann Bell
Benjamin Franklin Bell

Sources (6)

  • Lydia Bell in household of Benjamin Bell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lydia Shearer, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Lydia Shearer Bell, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 December 1818Preble, Ohio, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (7)

    1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

    Age 2

    "In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 3

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


    Age 15

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    Name Meaning

    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’.

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

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