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Updated:  19 July 2008

Scherr Family Tree

The Descendants of John Jacob Scherr

First Generation

John Jacob Scherr, born October 1845 in Germany

Notes for John Jacob Scherr:

(1900 Census: Vol.52, EU.177, sheet 12, Line 31, Mil. Co., at the time of this Census he was living at 1134 8th Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He is listed here with his children.  The birth month and year of the children are shown, but no wife; Scherr to Schweda, marriage record). 

1st marriage to Augusta Waidchow, 1869 or earlier.  Augusta died by 1890. 

2nd marriage to Maria Gesina Kochenhausen Turner prior to 1890.  Maria was born in 1850 and died 13 August 1897 (taken from tombstone).  She is buried in Crete, Nebraska.               

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Nicholas W. Scherr and
his 3 full brothers and 3 half brothers
Front Row:  Oscar, Nicholas, Richard
Back Row:  August, Anton, William, John Jacob
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Further notes for John Jacob Scherr:

This information obtained by Rod Scherr from 1900 Milwaukee Census:
There was old Jacob Scherr and his Eight children.  A few surprises.
The three oldest boys were born in Wisconsin, not Nebraska. The girl, Liza, and
the youngest boys were all born in Nebraska. They were living at 1134 8th
Street in Milwaukee 20th Ward. The house was rented. Jacob Sr. was a Mason
and had been out of work for 4 months.
        Here is some miscellaneous info:
        The old man came to the US 1868 from Germany    Age 54
        Richard   Born 1875   Occupation: Machinist, 24.
        Oscar    Born 1877   Occupation:  Cooper,  23
        Anton    Born 1881   Occupation:  Cooper,  19
        Liza      Born 1885   Occupation:  Housekeeper, 14
        Jacob     Born 1891   Occupation:  School, 9
        William   Born 1893   Occupation:  School, 7
        August    Born 1895   4
This info came from the 1900 Wis. Census, Book 1, Microfilm 1806, Series

I have recently acquired a copy of the Declaration of Intent for naturalization by a Jakob Scherr from the Milwaukee County Historical Society.  The dates are right for this to be our ancestor, so this is a probable, but at this point not a definite.  The Curator of Research Collections of the MCHS wrote:  "We have found a Declaration of Intent for a Jacob Scherr that is very close in time frame and information that you have provided....Since we only found a Declaration/First papers, apparently he did not finish the process to become a citizen in Milwaukee County." 

Children of John Scherr and Augusta Waidchow:

Nicholas William, born October.1870, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.; died between 1903 - 1905 (there is a possibility that Nic was still living in 1920 per Rodney Scherr - both Nic and one of his brothers were listed as beneficiaries of an application for Navy insurance taken out by William G. Scherr on 12 April 1918 - address given on application was 916 Dausman Street, Milwaukee)),  Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Tena, born 1875; died unknown date.

Richard, born June.1875.  Richard lived with his older brother Nicholas W. (Shown in 1900 Census, Milw. Co.).  Richard died 16 January 1965 at 90 years of age. 

Children of Richard Scherr and Unknown Wife:

               Elmer, Herbert F., Marion, Marjorie. Vernaer

Oscar, born January.1877 (1900 Census, Milw. Co.)  In 1905 Oscar was a laborer living at 923 Holton, date of death unknown. 

Anton H., born 7 March 1881; died 15 August 1970 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  (1900 Census, Milw. Co. and Soc. Sec. Death Index). In 1905 Anton was a shoemaker, living at 614 Third, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53223.  Anton married Anna Becker.  Anna was born in 1886 and in 1970 at 84 years of age. 

Children of Anton H. Scherr and Anna Becker:

     Viola, married Jack R. Pickford

     Nancy, married Richard Gesch

      Joan, married Fred Wendt 

Children of John Scherr and Maria Gesina:

John Jacob, born 8 December 1890 in Crete, Nebraska, died December 1973 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53208, at 83 years of age (Soc Sec Death Index).  He married Leona who was born 25 February 1907 (Soc Sec Death Index), at 87 years of age.  John worked in the Pabst Brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

Children of John Jacob Scherr and Leona:

        Jack and Male Scherr

William Gerhardt, born May 1893 in Crete, Nebraska, died 1985 at 92 years of age.  Married Florence May Escott 28 June 1923.  Florence was born in 1896 and died in 1974 at 78 years of age. 

Child of William Gerhardt Scherr and Florence May Escott:

Rodney Wilbur, born 1928; married Annalee Neuhart.  Annalee was born 1922

Children of Rodney W. Scherr and Annalee Neuhart:

     Kevin, born 1958

      Kathryn, born 1962  

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Rod and Annalee Rod's 72nd birthday
Front - left to right:
granddaughter Katie, 9 years;
Annalee, Rod
Back - left to right:
Bruce Tice (ex-son-in-law),
daughter Kitsie; son Kevin

August Henry, born in Crete, Nebraska, in 1901.  August died in 1931 at 30 years of age. 

Lisa, born September 1885 (probably Elizabeth Turner, daughter of Maria Gesina by a previous marriage).



Second Generation

Nicholas William was born October 1870 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and died between 1903 - 1905 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He married Rose Schweda 23 September 1893, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Vol.79, page 397, #2218, Milw. Co. marriage records.  Witnesses at the wedding were:  Frank C. Leinbach, Gastav Lindemann, Gustav Stulke, Augusta Schweda, Paulina Schweda, Lizzie Lindemann.)  Rose was a daughter of John Schweda and Elizabeth Buckeujetz,  and was born October 1872 in Germany.  Nicholas was shown as a mason, living at 1207 8th, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (1900 Census, Vol.52, EU.177, sheet 3, line 14, Milw. Co.)

Children of Nicholas Scherr and Rose Schweda:

Arthur William, born May 13, 1894, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Flora Louisa, born 24 August 1896, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 3 a.m. (Vol.241, page 463, #5911)

George, born 15 November 1898,  Milwaukee, Wisconsin at 732 Chambers St. (Birth Info.: Vol. 281, page 20, #7467), and died December 1983 at 85 years of age.  He married Mathilda Jessie Loomis 14 May 1928 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin., daughter of Melvin Loomis and Mary Bonemann.  She was born 4 February 1894, and died February 1983 at 89 years of age. 

Notes for George Scherr:

[Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2 L-Z, Ed. 7, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Feb 14, 2000, Internal Ref. #]
Individual:  Scherr, George; Social Security #389-07-4683;
Issued in Wisconsin.
Birth date:  15 November 1898; Death date: December 1983 
Residence code: Wisconsin; zip code of last known residence: 53213
Primary location associated with this zip code: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Notes for Mathilda Jessie Loomis:

[Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2 L-Z, Ed. 7, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Feb 18, 2000, Internal Ref. #]
Individual: Scherr, Mathilda; Social Security # 398-44-8131; Issued in Wisconsin.
Birth date Feb 4, 1894; Death date: Feb 1983;
Residence code:  Wisconsin
Zip Code of last known residence: 53213
Primary location associated with this Zip Code:
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

More about George Scherr and Mathilda Loomis:

Marriage: May 14, 1928, Milwaukee, WI., Marriage Info: Vol 350, page 207, #1620; Marriage license:  #108476; Witnesses: Edwin and Kate Knuth.

Child of George Scherr and Mathilda Loomis:

Murlyn.   She married Dennis McDowell

Children of Murlyn Scherr and Dennis McDowell:

Mark McDowell, residence in 1983, Lake Forest, Illinois

Scott McDowell, residence in 1983, Lake Forest, Illinois



Third Generation  

Arthur William, born Sunday, 13 May 1894, 720 Locust Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Milw. Co. Births, Vol.201, Page 276, #3979), died 26 May 1960, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He married Anita Rose Johanna Scherer 30 August 1919 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Anita was the daughter of Theodore P. Scherer (Scherer Family Tree) and Bertha Radtke (Radtke Family Tree).  Anita was born 12 January 1900 (Milw. Co. Birth Records); died 1 August 1993, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at 93 years of age (Soc Sec Death Index).

Arthur’s Fraternal affiliation: Freemason, McKinley Lodge #307, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  In 1931 he was clerk with Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance and lived at 565 12th Avenue, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. 

Arthur served in WWI with the 107th Field Signal BN, 32nd Wisconsin National Guard (Red Arrow Division), 3rd U.S. Army.  Deployed to Camp Douglas in Wisconsin and then to Camp MacArthur in Waco, Texas, July 1917.  Left Camp MacArthur December 1917 on a cross-country trek to Hoboken, New Jersey, from Hoboken deployed to France 23 December.  He saw action in the Alsace Sector 18 May – 21 July 1918; Aisne-Marne Offensive 29 July – 7 August 1918; Oise-Aisne Offensive 26 August – 6 September 1918; Meuse-Argonne Offensive 26 September – 11 November 1918.  These events are related in his WWI Diary.               

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Scherr, Sergeant Arthur W. - Born May 13th, 1894
at Milwaukee, Wis. 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Nic. W. (Schweda) Scherr.
Entered service, April 23rd, 1917 at Milwaukee, Wis.
Branch of service - Signal Corps.
Battles: Alsace; Aisne-Marne; Oise-Aisne; Argonne;
Army of occupation.
Mustered out May 23rd, 1919 at Camp Grant, Ill.
Home address 930 19th St.
 "R940.91-A5128 Records of World War I War
 180 Heroes from Milwaukee County v. 8 - "
 Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee, WI

Upon his return to Milwaukee after the war, he resumed his employment as a clerk at Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, eventually becoming a vice president.  He played minor league baseball with the original Milwaukee Brewers – appearing on at least one roster in 1924 as “Scheer”.  When he stopped playing baseball, he became a minor league umpire.  He also worked for the Milwaukee Parks Department.  He was a 32nd degree Freemason of the McKinley Lodge #307, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (elected 4 May 1922, initiated 13 July 1922, passed 22 November 1922 and raised 24 July 1923).  The Scherrs lived at various locations in Milwaukee over the years:  730 Locust Street in 1894, 18th Street in 1920, 565 Locust Avenue in 1925 (Wauwatosa) and eventually on 42nd Street. 

Children of Arthur William Scherr and Anita Rose Johanna Scherer:

Robert Arthur, born 27 October 1920,  Milwaukee, Wisconsin; died 1 April  1984, Fairfax, Virginia; married Joan Lorraine Jacques 10 October 1942.  

Audrey Anita, born 1925, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; married Donald Mertz

   Additional information on the Mertz family

Fourth Generation

Robert Arthur, born 11:40 p.m., 27 October 1920 at 930 18th Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (certificate of birth, Milwaukee, Wisconsin), and died 1 April 1984, at Fairfax, Virginia, at 63 years of age, buried at Arlington National Cemetery; married John Lorraine Jacques 10 October 1942 at Quantico, Virginia. 

Attended University of Wisconsin and was a member of the Pershing Rifles, captain of the swim team, and the chess team.  After graduation from UW, he went to Quantico, Virginia, and attended the Marine Corps Officer Candidate Training School, July – September 1942.  Robert and Joan were married in the White Chapel at Quantico.  Their honeymoon was spent traveling across the U.S. by train to San Diego, California.  

From San Diego, he deployed on the SS Hawaiian Merchant to the South Pacific with the 1st Marine Division.  He fought in the Pacific Campaign in WWII, seeing action at Oro Bay, New Guinea, Cape Gloucester, Pavuvu, Russell Islands and Okinawa.  He received the National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Presidential Unit Citation w/2 stars, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/4 stars, American Defense Service Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. 

After returning from WWII, he attended George Washington University.  He was on the Law Review and received the Order of the Coif, and graduated with an L.L.B. in 1947.  He was a participant on the Japanese war crimes trials and rewrote the Uniform Code of Military Justice. 

Robert was staff legal officer at Camp Pendleton, California, in 1952.  In 1953 he deployed to Yokuska, Japan, on board the USS Mt. McKinley.  August 1953 – July 1954 was staff legal officer with the 3rd Marine Division in Japan, also serving in Korea at this time.  He was staff legal officer at Pearl Harbor 1954-56.  He attended the War College in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1957.  In 1958 attended University of Virginia Army Judge Advocate General’s School and later was on the Judge Advocate Generals Corps, stationed at Headquarters Marine Corps at the Navy Annex, Henderson Hall, Arlington, Virginia.  In 1964 he deployed to Iwakuni, Japan, and served as the staff legal officer with the 3rd Marine Air Wing and at this time also served in Vietnam. He returned to Headquarters Marine Corps as head of Marine Corps discipline, Co. A,  HqBn, HQMC, Henderson Hall, Arlington, Virginia.  Retired with an Honorable Discharge as Colonel in 1968.  After retiring from the Corps, he worked for the U.S. Postal Service until his death.   More info can be found at the link  Gift from Joan.   


Robert A. Scherr
Legal officer
Fleet Marine Force Pacific

November, 1954

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Additional notes for Robert Arthur Scherr:

[Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2 L-Z, Ed. 7, Date of Import: Feb 13, 2000, Internal Ref. #] Individual: Scherr, Robert.

Birth date: Oct 27, 1920; Death date: Apr 1984
Name 2: Scherr, Robert
Date born 2: October 27, 1920
Residence: 1925, 565 12th. Ave, Milwaukee

Children of Robert Arthur Scherr and Joan Lorraine Jacques:

Jacqueline Joanne, born 5 September 1945 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin; married Robert Henry Shroy on 28 February 1964, at Winston-Salem, North Carolina; divorced in 1976.   Graduated in 1965 with A.A. degree, Legal Major, from Strayer University in Washington, D.C.

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High School Graduation
June 1963


Michael Robert, born 31 May 1954 at the Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Maryland; married Marliese Martin 26 June 1971. 

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Mike Scherr

15 April 1985

Stephen Raoul, born 22 January 1954 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin; married Linda Lippold 10 October 1992 at Woodbridge, Virginia.  Linda is the daughter of James Edward Lippold and Mildred (Peggy) O'Neal. There are no children of this marriage.   

 Notes on Stephen Raoul Scherr:

Steve became an Eagle Scout in 1969.  He received an A.A.S. degree in Police Science in 1975 and graduated from George Mason University with a B.S. in law enforcement in 1977.   

Notes on Linda Diane Lippold:

Linda is the daughter of James Edward Lippold and Mildred (Peggy) Lorraine O’Neal.  Linda graduated from Field High School in 1976, where she was a member of the Honor Society.  She graduated from North Virginia Community College in 1980 with an A.A.S. in Advertising Design (Magna Cum Laude). 


Children of Audrey Anita Scherr and Donald Mertz (click for more on the Mertz family):

1.  Matthew R., born 1948, single

2.  Mark D., born 1951; 1st marriage Kathy Niarkas, 2nd marriage Susan Ebner

3.  Mary Ann, born 1952; married J. Shaffer

Children of Mary Ann Mertz and J. Shaffer:

Christy M.     born 1978

Lauren A. born 1980

4.  Margaret C., born 1956; married Thomas Rurik

Child of Margaret Mertz and Thomas Rurik:

Brandon, born 1986

5.  Michael D., born 1962; married Lynn Clover Hatch

Children of Michael D. Mertz and Lynn Clover Hatch:

Justin Michael, born 1983

Jillian Ashley, born 1986  


Fifth Generation

Child of Jacqueline Joanne Scherr

Joan Michele Scherr, born 8 Sept 1972 at Bridgeport, Connecticut, graduated 1997 with an Associates Degree in Applied Science,  Dental Hygiene major, from Northern Virginia Community College, Department of Dental Hygiene.   Shelly was married 21 April 2001 to Nicholas James Lambis at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Washington, D.C.

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Shelly Scherr
High School Graduation


Children of Michael Robert Scherr and Marliese Martin:

1.  Kristin Marliese, born 27 December 1973 at Charleston, South Carolina. 

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Kristen Scherr

2.  Renée Marie, born 27 February 1978 at Brunswick, Maine. 

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Renée Scherr

3.  David Michael, born 20 January 1983 at Fairfax, Virginia. 


Sixth Generation

Children of Joan Michele (Scherr) Lambis

Sofia Lorraine, born 4 December 2002
Nicolas Demitri, born 29 January 2006



1.  Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 7, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Feb 14, 2000, Internal Ref. #

2.  Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 7, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Feb 18, 2000, Internal Ref. #

3.  Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 7, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Feb 14, 2000, Internal Ref. #

4.  Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 7, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Feb 13, 2000, Internal Ref. #

5.    Michael Weber

6.    LaVerne LaCantz



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