William A. Scherf was born on 29 October 1867, in Germany. He married Lena Doersch on 10 October 1890, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in United States in 1920. He died on 16 September 1943, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in St. Louis, Missouri, United States.
Some characteristic forenames: German Otto, Friedrich, Heinz, Kurt, Uwe.
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.
German: nickname from Middle High German scharpf, scherf ‘sharp, rough’.