Roland Gustav Scherer

Male13 July 1902–April 1979

Brief Life History of Roland Gustav

When Roland Gustav Scherer was born on 13 July 1902, in Sibley, Minnesota, United States, his father, Jacob Scherer, was 43 and his mother, Ingrid Maria "Mary" Lind, was 35. He married Anna Mildred Heetderks on 24 December 1932, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Winthrop, Sibley, Minnesota, United States for about 10 years and Bozeman, Gallatin, Montana, United States in 1940. He died in April 1979, in Green Valley, Pima, Arizona, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States.

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Roland Gustav Scherer
Anna Mildred Heetderks
Marriage: 24 December 1932
Roland Gustav Jr Scherer
Julia Mary Scherer

Sources (20)

  • Roland G Scherer, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Roland G Scherer, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Dr Roland G Scherer in entry for Dr Melania R Scherer, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"

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  • Marriage
    24 December 1932Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

    Age 1

    A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

    1906 · The End of Capital Punishment

    Age 4

    Between the state's entry into the Union and 1906, 27 people were executed by hanging in Minnesota. Public opinion soon shifted against the death penalty in the state and was formally abolished in 1911. Since its abolishment, there have been 23 attempts to reinstate the death penalty, but none of these bills passed the state legislature.

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

    Age 21

    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    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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