Edwin Scherer

15 February 1919–3 June 2008 (Age 89)
Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Edwin

When Edwin Scherer was born on 15 February 1919, in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Louis Carl Scherer, was 41 and his mother, Agnes Nimz, was 34. He lived in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States in 2006. He died on 3 June 2008, in Sheboygan, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Sheboygan, Sheboygan, Wisconsin Territory, United States.

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Edwin Scherer
Dorothy Lorraine Gross

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    Helen H Scherer





    Walter C Scherer



World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1920 · First Electric Blow Dryers Invented

Age 1

The first electric blow dryers were invented by Racine Universal Motor Company and Hamilton Beach, both Wisconsin companies.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 25

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a sheepshearer or someone who used scissors to trim the surface of finished cloth and remove excessive nap, from German Scherer, Yiddish sherer, agent derivatives of Middle High German scheren ‘to shear’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edwin Scherer in household of Louis C Scherer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edwin Scherer in household of Louis P Scherer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edwin Scherer in household of Louis Scherer, "United States Census, 1920"

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