William A. Scherf

Male29 October 1867–16 September 1943

Brief Life History of William A.

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.

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William A. Scherf
Lena Doersch
Marriage: 10 October 1890
William Henry Scherf
Frederick Christian Scherf

Sources (8)

  • W Fred C Scherf, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Marriage record of Wilhelm Scherf and Lena Doersch
  • William A. Scherf, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 October 1890St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Children (2)

    World Events (8)

    1868 · Impeach the President!

    Age 1

    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    1868 · The Fourteenth Amendment

    Age 1

    As one of the Reconstruction Amendments, the Fourteenth Amendment addresses the rights and protections that all citizens of the United States have. The amendment also limits actions of state and local officials in all states.


    Age 23

    Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.

    Name Meaning

    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’.

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

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