Herman Scherf

4 January 1899–2 March 1969 (Age 70)
Martin, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Herman

Herman Scherf was born on 4 January 1899, in Martin, Minnesota, United States as the son of Paul and Anna. He died on 2 March 1969, in Watertown, Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Wildwood Cemetery, Chesaning, Saginaw, Michigan, United States.

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Herman Scherf

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World Events (3)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1900 · Giving Puerto Rico an American Welcome

Age 1

A law that established government on the island of Puerto Rico and gave all Puerto Ricans citizenship. This law was replaced by the Jones–Shafroth Act in 1917.
1906 · The End of Capital Punishment

Age 7

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.

Name Meaning

1 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German, Middle Low German scherf, a coin worth half a penny, possibly applied as a nickname for a poor person.2 German: nickname from Middle High German scharpf, scherf ‘sharp’, ‘rough’, ‘eager’.3 German: habitational name from places in the Rhineland named Scherf, or from Scherfede near Warburg.

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

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  • Herman Scherf, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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