Elizabeth Sherer

10 April 1771–8 November 1861 (Age 90)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Sherer was born on 10 April 1771, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Valentine Scherer, was 34 and her mother, Anna Maria Kneesel, was 30. She had at least 3 sons and 6 daughters with Abraham Deffendall. She lived in Union MM, Miami, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Harrison Township, Preble, Ohio, United States in 1860. She died on 8 November 1861, in Darke, Ohio, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Gordon Cemetery, Gordon, Darke, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Deffendall
1768–1853
Elizabeth Sherer
1771–1861
Samuel Deffendall
1789–1843
Abraham Diffendall
1790–1860
Polly Diffendall
1795–1842
Catharine Deffendall
1798–
Elizabeth (Betsey) Diffendall
1801–
David Deffendall
1814–1837
Mary Ann Diffendall
1806–
Barbara Ellen Diefenthal
1811–1902
Sarah Ann Diffendall
1812–1879

Spouse and Children

children

(9)

    Male1789–1843Male

    Abraham Diffendall

    Male1790–1860Male

    Polly Diffendall

    Female1795–1842Female

    Catharine Deffendall

    Female1798–Female

    Elizabeth (Betsey) Diffendall

    Female1801–Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Valentine Scherer

    Male1736–1818Male

    Anna Maria Kneesel

    Female1741–1824Female

siblings

(12)

    Catherine Shearer

    Female1760–1847Female

    Mary Elizabeth Shearer

    Female1761–1804Female

    Andrew Shearer

    Male1763–1825Male

    Andrew Shearer

    Male1763–1825Male

    George Shearer

    Male1765–1825Male

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 5

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 5

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 29

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.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: variant spelling of Shearer .2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Yiddish sherer ‘barber’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Deffendack in household of Elizabeth Shilt, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth Diffendall in household of Abram Diffendall, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elisabetha in entry for Maria Anna Diefenthal, "Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"

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