Harry Henry Scherer

Brief Life History of Harry Henry

When Harry Henry Scherer was born on 4 January 1894, in Naperville, DuPage, Illinois, United States, his father, Christian C Scherer, was 41 and his mother, Mary Stenger, was 37. He died on 26 June 1966, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Naperville, DuPage, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christian C Scherer
1852–1930
Mary Stenger
1856–1928
Kate Scherer
1871–
Emma Harriet Scherer
1875–1957
Lizzie Scherer
1875–
William Christ Scherer
1878–1964
Elsie Scherer
1880–
Harry Henry Scherer
1894–1966

Sources (6)

  • Harry Scherer in household of Christian Scherer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Harry Henry Scherer, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Harry Henry Scherer, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1910 · Boy Scouts of America

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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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