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Jakob Scherer
(Abt 1800-)
Elisabeth Metzen
(Abt 1800-)
Peter Diedrich
(1803-1870)
Barbara Mayer
(1787-Between 1842/1842)
Heinrich Scherer
(1824-1894)
Mary Ann Diedrich
(1830-1910)

John Scherer
(1855-1939)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Ruth Alta Space

John Scherer

  • Born: 04 Aug 1855, Kaukauna, Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States 1 2 3
  • Christened: 11 Aug 1855, Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States 4
  • Marriage: Ruth Alta Space on 07 Oct 1891 in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States
  • Died: 12 Jan 1939, Green Bay, Brown, Wisconsin, United States at age 83 5
  • Buried: 14 Jan 1939, Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin, United States 6

bullet   Cause of his death was stroke.7

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bullet  General Notes:

 
The records in Oconto County at the time of his birth did not exist. Heinrich and Mary Ann moved to Oconto in 1855. It can be assumed that they moved earlier in the year due to her pregnancy.

John worked for Farnsworth Lbr. Co. in Nahma, Michigan. He met Alta Space who was a school teacher there. They were married October 7, 1891 at Grand Ledge, Michigan. He had a foot injury at the mill and in December 1895 he was sent to St. Joseph Hospital (run by Alexian Brothers) in Chicago, where Dr. Nicholas Senn cared for him. He had TB of the ankle bone. He was hospitalized for 3 and 1/2 years. After Polly was born, grandma, Margaret and Polly went to Grand Ledge until he recovered. Uncle Antone and Aunt Anne lived in their house in Nahma until they returned.

In 1898 John went to Marinette and built Sawyer-Goodman #1 on the island of Menekaune. They lived in the house on the island, then the Cor. Ogden and Water St., then next door, which was next to John Lord's saloon. Shortly after that they purchased a house around the corner at Water St. This house had the 1st electric lights in Menekaune while they lived there.

John left Sawyer-Goodman about 1912 and went building bridges at New Holstein, Pensaukee, etc. He then returned to Nahma. They moved to Cook St. about 1919-1927. John then became superintendent at Thompson-Wells in Menominee. He retired in 1927 and went to the McCormick Home in Green Bay, Wis. until his death in 1939.
[Esther Jaeger Bushey]
 

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The lumber gauge dad invented after he retired. It was made of aluminum. The bottom was curved to fit the lumber and once you remembered the gauge marking, you could use it without looking. It had a ring on the back to slide your finger into. I helped dad market it while we were on Cook Street. We sent samples to companies and hoped they would buy it.

This wasn't the invention that was the most important one. That was a coupling, which allowed liquid to be pumped through pipes. He was working for Prescott Engineering, and the patent belonged to them. They did give him a token $5,000 for inventing it on their time. Every time I see a gas or oil pipe line , I get a glow, thinking my dad made it possible.

Dad was hit by flying wood and went to St. Joseph's Hospital in Chicago. Later he was operated on and the instrument apparently was not sterile and he developed TB and was there for over three years. In healing, the joint became solid, and that's why he always limped.

When he was Supt. at J.W. Wells or Thompson Wells he invented a turner for logs. That piece that flipped a log was called a nigger [sic]. The log came up a trough, on the platform called a carriage, would ride along and slice off one side of the log, then the niggar [sic], would hook and turn the log a quarter turn, while the carriage moved the length of the log, and repeat until the four sides were removed, leaving a square log, which then went on to be sawed whatever width they were cutting that day.

He left Sawyer-Goodman after Fred Razor shot a man in the lumber yards. He was the yard boss and grandpa was mill superintendent. Dad said it was murder and insisted Fred Razor be fired. Management didn't agree - as it would have cost them plenty in a law suit and trial. So dad quit.
[Elizabeth Scherer Watson]
 

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I'm not sure where the story got started but Dad did not invent the nigger log turner. I don't know who came up with that invention but it was not Dad.

Dad was working at the Marinette mill, he was superintendent for all of the 57 mills that Sawyer-Goodman had on the rivers, and he had to reach for a switch to turn off a machine after he caught his hand in it. He could never reach the switch from the machine before nor could he do so after the accident but he did that time, otherwise he would have been pulled in. He lost the index finger of his left hand. It was cut so clean it looked like it had never been there.

My dad always had a soft-boiled egg after dinner - we could have a two-inch porterhouse steak and he would still have an egg. He said he thought it kept him alive. It must have worked, he had all his teeth, all of his hair and he never stooped.
[Kathryn Scherer Schuck]


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John Scherer spent his early life in Oconto and became a saw millwright. He met Alta in Nahma, Michigan. He worked and lived in Nahma, Michigan (Farnsworth Tools). Margaret and Pauline were born there. He had a foot injury at the mill in the fall before Pauline's birth. He entered St. Joseph's Hospital in Chicago for surgery and care by Dr. Nicholas Senn. He was there 3 1/2 years. Alta lived in Grand Ledge with her parents until he was released. They went to Marinette to live. He worked as a millwright and Supt. Thompson Wells Sawyer Goodman, Menominee, Mich, until retirement. He sold his home and Alta, Kathryn and Elizabeth went to Chicago. John spent the remainder of his years at the McCormick home in Green Bay. He was also an inventor and bridge builder. [Elizabeth Jaeger Gilbertson]

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I have many memories of Grandpa (John). He was a tall man with extremely long arms. ... He caught the 1st two fingers of the left hand in a machine and these later had to be amputated. In trying to turn off the power he sprained his ankle and infection set in to the ankle. He went to Chicago to the hospital in the fall of 1895 and came out in the spring of 1899. ... Grandpa had a great sense of humor and loved to play tricks.

Aunti Meg (his sister) told of the time she baked a cake and it fell. Later when she went back to the kitchen she found a note impaled on a stick of wood in the center of the cake - 'I've gone down, where are you?' ... In the late 20's, Grandpa was in his early 70's, he sold the house on Cook St and moved to the McCormick house in Green Bay. ...Grandpa used to come to Marinette often on the bus and visit while the M & M bridge was being built he came more regularly and stayed as much as a week at a time. While at the McCormick home he was very active and busy. There was a new building added and he redesigned the heating system in the old building so it heated the new one. ... After the plans were completed for the building, the architect was released and he supervised the construction at a great cost savings.
[Betty Jaeger Gilbertson]

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My grandfather was superintendent of the Farnsworth Lumber Mill [Nahma]. They had a home very near the mill. The last time I was in Nahma it was still there. While they were there he built a tugboat and called it the Gertrude. My grandfather John was hurt before Pauline’s birth and he was sent to Chicago to get treated. He had tuberculosis of the bone and was hospitalized for several years. When he was discharged he was cured and the medical books have it that he was the first man cured of TB of the bone by a Dr. Senn of the University of Illinois. After Pauline was born my grandmother, Margaret and Pauline went back to her family, where they had a farm. So my mother and Aunt Polly lived in Grand Ledge, Eaton County, Michigan, while he was in the hospital. When he got out they came to Marinette. He was the Superintendant of Sawyer-Goodman. Aunt Gert, Uncle John, Henry Albert, Bizz and Kitty were born in Marinette.

They lived in the second house from the railroad track on an island. The house was a company house and later grandfather bought a house on Water Street. John Lord’s Tavern was on the corner of Main Street and Ogden Street and his home was on the corne of Ogden and Water Street. Grandfather’s home was behind Lord’s home. They were the first family to have electric lights. They used to talk about Aunt Gert doing school work on the dining room table with a light hanging over it. The children went to Our Lady of Lourdes school - Aunt Gert, Uncle John, Bizz, and Kitty.     Later John and Alta Scherer bought a home on Cook Street I can remember my mother got sick - I think a breast infection (they covered mother’s breast with Isthaimnol, a black salve) - and we stayed at Grandmother’s. Judge Davis lived across the alley and McLains across the triangle. Jake Murray lived next to the McLains. Later Dr. Boren bought a house on the triangle and Aunt Polly bought a house on the corner of Grant and Merryman. A. J. Deleers lived on the corner of Sherman and Merryman and Hershey’s lived in-between Aunt Polly and Deleers. We lived on Pierce Avenue - right as Grant came into Pierce, In later years the Jaeger Brothers bought the Corry house diagonally across from Lord’s. It became Aunt Emma and Uncle Chris’ home. It had the first plumbing in Menekaune and was totally made of wood without a knot in it.

Grandfather left Sawyer-Goodman because a watchman, a man named Rozor, had shot a trespasser. Grandfather said it was murder but Sawyer-Goodman would not prosecute. Grandfather then went to work for J. W. Wells and later for Prescott. While there he invented a measuring device for liquids as they pass through the pipe. Prescott had the advantage of that as he was working there but they did pay him $5,000 and he gave that to Grandmother and she took Bizz and Kitty to Chicago. She worked but Bizz and Kitty wanted to go back to Marinette.

Grandfather went to the McCormick home in Green Bay and stayed there many years. He was always trying to improve on the stoker link chain but he never got anywhere with the company (Rothe?) in Green Bay.
[Martha Jaeger Mogensen]


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John had a very inventive mind --- he worked for Farnsworth at the mill in Nahma. Farnsworth was quite a family, she was Queen Marinette and had Indian rights. After an accident there in December, 1895, he was sent to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chicago for treatment by Dr. Nicholas Senn. As they operated on his foot some of the instruments were not clean and he developed TB. He was there for 3½ years. He is on the records there of being the first man cured of TB of the bone. After he was released from the hospital he went to Marinette where he built the Sawyer Goodman Mill on the island [Menekaunee]. They lived on the island next to the railroad tracks in house #1 as he was the Superintendent.

After he left Sawyer Goodman he went into building bridges at New Holstein. Many a time as we were going to Green Bay when I was a child my mother would point out the bridges and say "Grandfather built these bridges. They moved to a home on Cook Street ­­ about 1919. John became Superintendent at Thompson Wells in Menominee. It must have been there he got the idea of the nigger bar for sawing logs. I can remember my mother driving over to Thompson Wells to pick him up and the piles of lumber stacked around. I must have been 5 to 7 years old. Then he went to Prescott Co. and there he invented the way to measure a liquid passing thru a pipe, like on the gas pumps. He was paid $5,000 from Prescott who got the patent.
[Martha Jaeger Mogensen]


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Eagle-Star Files - 35 Years Ago

John Scherer came from Green Bay to visit his daughters, Mrs. Fred Jaeger, Grant street, and Mrs. R. E. Jaeger, Pierce avenue. Mr. Scherer, who is a brother of Antone Scherer, Terrace avenue, and a former resident of Marinette, recently recovered from a severe illness.
[Marinette Eagle Star]


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LETTERS TO MARTHA JAEGER MOGENSEN

Green Bay, Wisconsin Nov 29 '­­37

Dear Martha,

It is over a month since I received your newsy letter and I always think, well, I will write Sunday, and why, as all days are about like Sundays. And it is deer season, and I am sure that you are anxious for the season to be over. I am quite anxious to hear just what kind of a time thing had on the trip. This day would be good for hunters is it as it is here just a little snow and crispy whether the river is about frozen over.

I was in the city Friday and I never saw such a display of Christmas toys and I never believed there were so many kiddoes in this city. I suppose Ruthie will be home from the Big City for Christmas.

Love to all from Grandpa.


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Green Bay, Wisconsin Dec 19 ­­ '37

Dear Martha and Alta,

I suppose both of you think Grandpa had forgotten you. But it is not the case, for I was so pleased with the newsy letters.

I do not seem to get well. So dizzy most of the time and the doctor does not want me to lie in bed. I should sit up and its impossible and if I turn my head up then everything gets dark and I must catch on to something or fall.

And only five more days before Christmas and I wonder what the five days will do for me. So far it will be me at the home here. And I hope my people will not count me in for any presents of any kind as I am not in need of anything unless mother would make me a night gown and a prayer that I might get well.


Love to all from Grandpa



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Green Bay, Wis Mar 3 ­­ '38
Dear Martha,

I have your letter and I wish I only could write something that would interest you. I have not been in Green [Bay] since last Oct and do not take any newspapers trying to save my eyes in hopes that I would be able to go to Chicago and try to get someone interested in some of my inventions. I am pretty sure that if I give some concern a deal like 50­50 but I do not [like] that sort of deal for I always figured there would be enough to keep the wolf from all of our doors. But why should worry - what is there here for Dad in this neck of the wood for me. Here is the idea that comes in my head often. Dispose of all the ideas and take what I could get and go away to a strange place where it is not so cold but not Florida or California and go into an Old Peoples Home. But when I stop and think of all the children and grand-children. But Dad has learned much in the nine or almost ten years & have two places in my mind that would suit me or at least I think they would. I may be wrong but I do not think so.

Do you remember the next day, I think that was the big storm and I am afraid we are due for another storm now dear Martha.

Just a few lines about myself. I feel 100 per cent better than I have felt for six months and I only hope I will continue to improve. I am not taking any more radium treatments. The reasons why I am not having any more doctors althow my lower denture is broken and I am living on baby food. But getting tired of it, but can not be helped.

Martha, I often wonder how is Ruth getting along in the Chicago college. I never hear from her in any way.

Love to all from Grandpa



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Green Bay, Wis April 2 ­­ '38

Dear Martha,

Just a few lines as there is not much to write about. Only the weather and that is cold for April. 22 yesterday and 20 this morning.

I went to the city last Wednesday to try to find me a pair of shoes but no luck. And all I got was a little more added to my cold. It seems that I will never get over the cold.

I had letters from Pauline March the 14th and also one from Kitty both in the same envelope. But no letters from Gert for two months. An along came yours Mar 18th and a four page letter with all the news and I guess I owe Laura a letter besides.

So I take four envelopes and I addressed them with pen and I will try and get some chance to get the letters written. But Dear Martha I don’t think that I will do any smelt fishing this year. Thank Clarence just the same. And as I am quite anxious to have a talk with Mr. Smith the coal dock man in Menominee and I may go down with Clarence when the weather gets better.

Love to all from Grandpa



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Green Bay, Wis May 4 ­­ '38

Dear Martha,

Your letter got Grandpa all the news. No I have not written Mr. Smith of Menominee as I have two parties on the string at present and one is the Republic Steel Company, one of the larger in the United States have plants in seven cities in Ohio with Cleveland Ohio headquarters and the other is Chicago. but I do not bank so much on those people. I have not looked up their rating.

Sorry to hear that Mrs. Evans having a stroke. I think she had a stroke before. Have not been able to do much work since I came back from Marinette.

More of my time is now on the bed no appetite afraid it may be from the pyorrhea in the teeth. Have not had them extracted yet.. do not care to run a bill with a dentist.

John Howard was here yesterday with his boss yesterday for half hour. John may have Green Bay as one of his cities. Awfully glad to hear of the Gilbertson’s good luck.

Love from Grandpa
also Great "



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Green Bay, Wis July 18 ­­'38

Dear Martha or Dearest Martha,

You will have excuse me as I was on [down?] more or less all last week and just begin to feel some better yesterday and feel fairly well today. And I believe you and Clarence were wise to get in the shade. Sunday and it awful in Chicago. I think a month later would be far better for a stay down there. Bill [Ingram] and the folks plan on moving next month into a larger house.

I wish I could write a letter I would write Smith of Menominee a letter and offer him a big interest to put over all my inventions. Two that are patented and one that the search is made and two that the search is not made, Leave to all [old?] dad.

Mr. Smith I understand has a large Lime Works in Green Bay. If I only have him come and see I will show him inventions that are worth millions and he to be the judge.

Martha get some stenographer to put this in a shape and take it to Mr. Smith.

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[Martha Jaeger Mogensen] 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:



• Baptism: at St John Nepomucene, 11 Aug 1855, Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States. 17 11 Aug
Cherrer: Baptism of infant born 4 Aug 1855 to Heinrich Cherrer and Mary Ann
Named John. Sponsors: John Peter Diedrich and Elizabeth Aslin
W C Vanderhoff, Ord of St Francis



• Census: 1860 US, 17 Aug 1860, Oconto, Oconto, Wisconsin, United States. 18
268 | 239 | Henry Shearer | 31 | M | Mason | 600 | 200 | Prussia Germany |
268 | 239 | Mary Shearer | 29 | F | | | | Prussia Germany |
268 | 239 | Matthew Shearer | 6 | M | | | | Wis |
268 | 239 | John Shearer | 4 | M | | | | Wis |
268 | 239 | Antone Shearer | 1 | M | | | | Wis |



• Census: 1870 US, 02 Jul 1870, Oconto, Oconto, Wisconsin, United States. 19 1870; Census Place: Oconto East Ward, Oconto, Wisconsin; Roll: M593_1730; Page: 281; Ln 27-34; Image: 107: 2 July 1870 M C Delane, Ass't Marshal.

| 78 | 76 | Sherer, Henry | 47 | M | W | Brick Mason | 800 | 100 | Prussia | / | / | | | | / | / | | / |
| | | Sherer, Mary | 37 | F | W | Keeping House | | | Prussia | / | / | | | | / | / | | |
| | | Sherer, Mathew | 17 | M | W | Laborer | | | Wis | / | / | | | | / | / | | |
| | | Sherer, John | 14 | M | W | At Home | | | Wis | / | / | | | / | / | / | | |
| | | Sherer, Antone | 12 | M | W | At Home | | | Wis | / | / | | | / | / | / | | |
| | | Sherer, Jacob | 9 | M | W | At Home | | | Wis | / | / | | | / | | | | |
| | | Sherer, Magdelana | 5 | F | W | At Home | | | Wis | / | / | | | | | | | |
| | | Sherer, Margaret | 2 | F | W | At Home | | | Wis | / | / | | | | | | | |

• Publication: the Oconto Enterprise, Dec 1895, Oconto, Oconto, Wisconsin, United States. 20  

MAY AMPUTATE HIS LEG

John Scherer, who held the position of master mechanic at the Oconto Company's mill at Nahma for sever [sic] years past, is in Chicago for the purpose of having his left leg amputated. The injury was sustained about a year ago and no expense has been spared to save the limb. Mr. Scherer [sic] many friends here will learn with regret of his misfortune.



• Occupation: held a boat operator's license Engineer in charge of condensing Lake Bay and Sound Steamers not exceeding 100 G Tons, 15 Jul 1896, Marquette, Marquette, Michigan, United States. 21

• Occupation: mill wright and built Sawyer-Goodman #1 on the island of Menekaune, 1898, Menekaune, Marinette, Wisconsin, United States. 22



• Census: 1900 US, 04 Jun 1900, Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin, United States. 23
| 90 | 91 | 132 | Scherer, John | Head ... | W | M | Aug .| 1855 | 45 | M | 9 | . | . | Wisconsin | Germany . | Germany .| . | . | . | Master Mechanic | . | Yes | Yes | Yes | R | . | H | . |
| .. | .. | ... | - ....., Ruth | Wife ... | W | F | July | 1870 | 30 | M | 9 | 2 | 2 | Michigan .| Ohio .....| Michigan | . | . | . | ............... | . | Yes | Yes | Yes | . | . | . | . |
| .. | .. | ... | - ., Margaret | Daughter | W | F | Dec .| 1894 | 06 | S | . | . | . | Michigan .| Wisconsin | Michigan | . | . | . | ............... | . | No .| No .| Yes | . | . | . | . |
| .. | .. | ... | - .., Pauline | Daughter | W | F | Feb .| 1896 | 04 | S | . | . | . | Michigan .| Wisconsin | Michigan | . | . | . | ............... | . | No .| No .| Yes | . | . | . | . |

• Residence: 90 Ogden St, 04 Jun 1900, Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin, United States. 23



• Census: 1905 WI, 01 Jun 1905, Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin, United States. 24
| 78 | 238 | Sherer, John | H | W | M | 49 | M | Wisconsin | Germany ... | Foreman Mill | 12 | O | F | F |

| 79 | 238 | - ...., Alta | W | W | F | 34 | M | Michigan .| Ohio - Mich | Hkpr ....... | 12 | . | . | . |
| 80 | 238 | - , Margaret | D | W | F | 11 | S | Michigan .| Ohio - Mich | Student .....| .. | . | . | . |
| 81 | 238 | - ., Pauline | D | W | F | 09 | S | Michigan .| Ohio - Mich | Student .....| .. | . | . | . |
| 82 | 238 | - ., John Jr | S | W | F | 03 | S | Michigan .| Ohio - Mich | .............| .. | . | . | . |
| 83 | 238 | - , Gertrude | D | W | F | 08 | S | Michigan .| Ohio - Mich | .............| .. | . | . | . |

• Occupation: Mill Foreman, 01 Jun 1905, Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin, United States. 24

• Occupation: Inventor, 1912, Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin, United States. 25  
The lumber gauge dad invented after he retired... This wasn't the invention that was the most important one. That was a coupling, which allowed liquid to be pumped through pipes. He was working for Prescott Engineering, and the patent belonged to them. They did give him a token $5,000 for inventing it on their time.



• Census: 1830 US, 20 Apr 1930, Allouez, Brown, Wisconsin, United States. 26
| | | | Scherer, John | | | | | No | M | W | 74 | Un | | No | Yes | Germany | Germany | Germany | German | 13 | 13 | v | Un | Un | Yes |

• Residence: the McCormick Memorial Home, 20 Apr 1930, Allouez, Brown, Wisconsin, United States. 26 27 28
I don't have a good memory of what mother said except I remember mother saying that her father put himself in a home without discussing it with the family, he just disappeared. I don't know when they found out or if they visited him or anything. When she told me, she was feeling hurt that he had left in such a way.
[Sister Judith A Schuck, SSND]

Only saw him at the McCormick home in Green Bay; seems to me he was wearing a glass boot for circulation problems before time of death. [Frederick H Jaeger Jr.]

McCormick Memorial Home was established in 1919 by Sarah and Amelia McCormick in honor of their brother, Michael J. McCormick the founder of Northern Paper Mills.

The McCormick sisters dreamed of founding a home for the elderly who wished to spend their retirement years in a quiet, peaceful setting. Their dream came true when the home opened in April of 1921. The home has been managed by the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay since its opening. The Sisters of St. Francis, Bay Settlement, were the first nurses and attendants to provide care. Both the Catholic Diocese and the Sisters of St. Francis remain actively involved in the home today.



• Obituary: Marinette Eagle Star, 13 Jan 1939, Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin, United States. 29  
JOHN SCHERER DIES THURSDAY
FORMER MARINETTE RESIDENT STRICKEN IN GREEN BAY; RITES HERE


John Scherer, 83, former resident of Marinette, died last night at 8 o'clock in the McCormick Home at Green Bay where he had lived for the past 12 years. Death resulted from a stroke which he suffered a week ago.

Born in Kaukauna, he had resided here for 40 years. A master mechanic he was in charge of construction work in the building of the Sawyer-Goodman Mill here. He retired about 15 years ago.

Survivors are the following children Mrs. Richard Jaeger, Mrs. F.H. Jaeger and Mrs. Raymond Schuck of this city. John Jr. of Kimberly, and Mrs. William Ingram and Elizabeth of Chicago and three sisters, Mrs. A.F. Whittaker, Mrs. Dennis Keefe and Henrietta Scherer of Oconto. His wife preceded him in death in October, 1937.

The remains were taken to the McLain funeral home here where services will be conducted Saturday morning at 8:30 and at 9 o'clock in Our Lady of Lourdes Church. The Rev. John McGinley will officiate at the requiem mass. The casket will be placed in the Mausoleum at the Forest Home cemetery.



• Obituary: Marinette Eagle Star, 14 Jan 1939, Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin, United States. 29  
JOHN SCHERER

Funeral services for John Scherer, former resident of Marinette who died Thursday in Green Bay, were held this morning at 8:30 in McLain Funeral home and 9 o'clock in Our Lady of Lourdes church. The Rev. Anselm M. Keefe, of De Pere, nephew of the deceased officiated at the requiem mass.

Pallbearers were John and Albert Moore, Joseph Zertz, John Peterson, Herbert Despins and Joseph House. The casket was placed in the Forest Home cemetery mausoleum. The Rev. John McGinley assisted Father Keefe at the committal service at the cemetery.

Relatives and friends from away who attended the services included Mrs. William Ingram and children, John and Joanne, and Miss Elizabeth Scherer of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Scherer and children, John, Patsy, Mary and Barbara, of Kimberly, and A.E. Whittaker, Mrs. Jake Scherer, Mrs. Urban Droulette , Henrietta Scherer, Barbara Keefe and Rudolph Schultz, all of Oconto.



• Cemetery: Forest Home Cemetery [Section Y, Block 25, Lot 3, #1], 14 Jan 1939, Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin, United States. 30 31
SCHERER

JOHN
1855 - 1939


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John married Ruth Alta Space, daughter of Nathaniel Herrick Space and Alma Luella Smith, on 07 Oct 1891 in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States. (Ruth Alta Space was born on 12 Jul 1870 in Delta Center, Eaton, Michigan, United States,32 33 34 died on 17 Oct 1937 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States 35 and was buried on 20 Oct 1937 in Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin, United States 35.)

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• Wedding Ceremony: was held at St Mary Church, 07 Oct 1891, Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States. 36
Mr. and Mrs. N. H. Space
Request your presence at the marriage cere-
mony of their daughter,
Alta,
to
John Scherer
Wednesday Afternoon, October 7, 1891,
At 4 o'clock
St. Mary's Church, Lansing, Mich.



• Publication: Grand Ledge Independent, 09 Oct 1891, Grand Ledge, Eaton, Michigan, United States. 37
SCHERER - SPACE

Wednesday, Oct. 7, in Lansing, in the presence of about twenty of the friends and relatives, Miss Alta Space, of Delta, and Mr. John Scherer, of the Norther [sic] Peninsula. After the marriage ceremony, the happy couple drove to the pleasant home of the bride's parents - Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Space, where they found supper awaiting them. The table was spread with everything the heart could wish. Supper being over, Mr. Curtis W. Parker was selected to present the presents. The bride and groom then bade them a good bye and took tieir [sic] departure to their new home in the Norther [sic] Peninsula via. Chicago. Mr. Scherer is engaged in the lumber business. May Mr. and Mrs. Scherer live a long and happy life, is the wish of the friends and relatives. [Grand Ledge Independent]



• Publication: The Oconto Reporter, 09 Oct 1891, Oconto, Oconto, Wisconsin, United States. 38
John Scherer, of Nahma Mich., formerly of this city, and Miss Alta M. Space, of Lansing Mich., were married at St. Mary's church, Lansing, on Wednesday, Oct. 7.

The groom, who is a master mechanic in the mill of the Bay de Noquet Co., at Nahma, has been a resident of this city most of his life, and is a capable, industrious and worthy young man. The bride is a total stranger here, but is spoken of as a most estimable young lady.

The Reporter has pleasure in extending congratulations to the happy couple, who will arrive in the city tomorrow and spend a few days with relatives.



• Photograph, Cir 1917, Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin, United States. 39  
Elizabeth (Bizz) Theresa, Kathryn (Kitty) Edith, and Ruth Alta Space Scherer



• Photograph, Cir 1938, Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin, United States. 40  
Ruth Alta Space and John Scherer



• Photograph: at a Scherer Family Reunion at Margaret's house, 13 Aug 1955, Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin, United States. 41  
Kathryn E Schuck, Gertrude L Ingram, John H Scherer, Margaret Ruth Jaeger, Elizabeth T Watson, Pauline H Jaeger


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SCHERER - SPACE

Wednesday, Oct. 7, in Lansing, in the presence of about twenty of the friends and relatives, Miss Alta Space, of Delta, and Mr. John Scherer, of the Norther [sic] Peninsula. After the marriage ceremony, the happy couple drove to the pleasant home of the bride's parents - Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Space, where they found supper awaiting them. The table was spread with everything the heart could wish. Supper being over, Mr. Curtis W. Parker was selected to present the presents. The bride and groom then bade them a good bye and took tieir [sic] departure to their new home in the Norther [sic] Peninsula via. Chicago. Mr. Scherer is engaged in the lumber business. May Mr. and Mrs. Scherer live a long and happy life, is the wish of the friends and relatives. [Grand Ledge Independent]


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Married

John Scherer, of Nahma Mich., formerly of this city, and Miss Alta M. Space, of Lansing Mich., were married at St. Mary's church, Lansing, on Wednesday, Oct 7.

The groom, who is master mechanic in the mill at Bay de Noquet Co., at Nahma, has been a resident of this city most of his life, and is a capable, industrious and worthy young man. The bride is a stranger here, but is spoken of as a most estimable young lady. The Reporter has pleasure in extending congratulations to the happy couple, who will arrive in the city to-morrow and spend a few days with relatives.
[Oconto County Reporter] 42 43 44 45

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1 Priest, Pastor, or Minister, Church Record (see details), 11 Aug 1855, Record of Baptism, Pg 18, St John Nepomucene, Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States. 11 Aug
Cherrer: Baptism of infant born 4 Aug 1855 to Heinrich Cherrer and Mary Ann
Named John. Sponsors: John Peter Diedrich and Elizabeth Aslin
W C Vanderhoff, Ord of St Francis.

2 Heinrich Scherer, Scherer Billfold (10 Nov 1849 - 18 Jul 1871, Koachol (Kaukauna), WI and Oconto, WI), 10 Nov 1849-18 Jul 1871.  
John Scherer 4 Aug 1855.  
A year by year roster of family births. I have added in parentheses the dates from our records or from their grave - stones in Oconto Cemetery [Fr. Anselm Maynard Keefe]

3 Records and or photos, Forest Home Cemetery, Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin, United States (see details, Forest Home Cemetery and Mausoleum, 2420 Mary Street, Marinette, WI 54143-3104, (715) 732-5140 or (715) 732-5173), 1855.
SCHERER

JOHN
1855 - 1939.

4 Priest, Pastor, or Minister, Church Record (see details), 11 Aug 1855. 11 Aug
Cherrer: Baptism of infant born 4 Aug 1855 to Heinrich Cherrer and Mary Ann
Named John. Sponsors: John Peter Diedrich and Elizabeth Aslin
W C Vanderhoff, Ord of St Francis.

5 Editor, The Marinette Eagle-Star (see details, EagleHerald, P.O. Box 77, 1809 Dunlap Ave, Marinette, WI, 54143-1706, (715) 735-6611), 13 Jan 1939 Obituary.  
JOHN SCHERER DIES THURSDAY [12 Jan].

6 Editor, The Marinette Eagle-Star (see details, EagleHerald, P.O. Box 77, 1809 Dunlap Ave, Marinette, WI, 54143-1706, (715) 735-6611), 13 Jan 1939 Obituary.  
Services will be conducted Saturday morning [14 Jan] at 8:30 and at 9 o'clock in Our Lady of Lourdes Church.

7 Editor, The Marinette Eagle-Star (see details, EagleHerald, P.O. Box 77, 1809 Dunlap Ave, Marinette, WI, 54143-1706, (715) 735-6611), 13 Jan 1939 Obituary.  
Death resulted from a stroke which he suffered a week ago.

8 Esther Mary Jaeger Bushey (1922-2010), Family Group Record of Esther Mary Jaeger Bushey, 1993, Family Record.  
The records in Oconto County at the time of his birth did not exist...

9 Elizabeth Alta Theresa Scherer Watson (1910-1994), Family Group Record of Elizabeth (Biz) Alta Theresa Scherer Watson, 19 Jan 1989, Letter to Esther Jaeger Bushey.  
The lumber gauge dad invented after he retired...

10 Kathryn Edith Scherer Schuck (1912-1996), Family Group Record of Kathryn (Kitty) Edith Scherer Schuck, 17 Nov 1995, Letter to Wm. John Schuck.  
I'm not sure where the story got started but Dad did not invent the nigger log turner...

11 Margaret Elizabeth Jaeger Gilbertson (1915-2001), Family Group Record of Margaret Elizabeth (Betty) Jaeger Gilbertson, Family Record & Observation.
John Scherer spent his early life in Oconto and became a saw millwright...

12 Margaret Elizabeth Jaeger Gilbertson (1915-2001), Family Group Record of Margaret Elizabeth (Betty) Jaeger Gilbertson, 06 Oct 1979, Family Record.  
I have many memories of Grandpa (John)...

13 Martha Helen Jaeger Mogensen, Martha Helen Jaeger Mogensen (c/o William John Schuck, 8851 81st Av SW, Lakewood, WA 98498), 10 May 1996 letter to Wm. John Schuck.  
My grandfather was superintendent of the Farnsworth Lumber Mill [Nahma]...

14 Martha Helen Jaeger Mogensen, Martha Helen Jaeger Mogensen (c/o William John Schuck, 8851 81st Av SW, Lakewood, WA 98498), 13 Jun 1997 Interview w/ Wm. John Schuck.  
John had a very inventive mind ---.

15 Editor, The Marinette Eagle-Star (see details, EagleHerald, P.O. Box 77, 1809 Dunlap Ave, Marinette, WI, 54143-1706, (715) 735-6611), 04 Feb 1969.  
Eagle-Star Files
35 Years Ago

John Scherer came from Green Bay...

16 Martha Helen Jaeger Mogensen, Martha Helen Jaeger Mogensen (c/o William John Schuck, 8851 81st Av SW, Lakewood, WA 98498), Nov 1937-Jul 1938, Series of Letters from John Scherer.  
Letters to Martha....

17 Priest, Pastor, or Minister, Church Record (see details), 11 Aug 1855, Record of Baptism, Pg 18, St John Nepomucene, Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States.

18 1860 US Census, Oconto West Ward, Oconto, Wisconsin; Roll: M653_1424; Page: 257; Ln 20-24; Image: 261: 17th day of July 1860; J C Hall Ass't Marshal.

19 1870 US Census, Oconto East Ward, Oconto, Wisconsin; Roll: M593_1730; Page: 281; Ln 27-34; Image: 107: 2 July 1870 M C Delane, Ass't Marshal.

20 Editor, The Oconto Enterprise (see details, Oconto County Reporter, 648 Brazeau Ave, Oconto, WI 54153-0200, (920) 834-4242).

21 Chas. M. Gooding, Inspector of Boilers, Charles M Gork, Inspector of Hulls, United States Inspectors Certificate to Engineers (15 Jul 1896, District of Superior (Marquette), Michigan), 15 Jul 1896.  
Engineer in charge of condensing Lake Bay and Sound Steamers not exceeding 100 G Tons.

22 Esther Mary Jaeger Bushey (1922-2010), Family Group Record of Esther Mary Jaeger Bushey, Family Record.
In 1898 John went to Marinette and built Sawyer-Goodman #1 on the island of Menekaune.

23 1900 US Census, 1900; Marinette Ward 1, Marinette, Wisconsin; Roll: T623 1799; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 112; Ln 65-68; 90 Ogden St; 4 Jun 1900.

24 1905 WI Census, 1905 WI Census; Marinette Ward 1, Marinette, Wisconsin; Sheet No 13; # 200; D. W. John, Asst Clerk Ln 78-83; Dwlng 238; 1 Jun 1905.

25 Elizabeth Alta Theresa Scherer Watson (1910-1994), Family Group Record of Elizabeth (Biz) Alta Theresa Scherer Watson, 19 Jan 1989 letter to Esther Jaeger Bushey.  
The lumber gauge dad invented after he retired...

26 1930 US Census, Roll: 2561; Allouez, Brown, Wisconsin; April 20, 1930; Page: 17A; Ln 47; ED: 1; E. L. Gotto, Enumerator; Image: 714.0: Ln 47; McCormick Memorial Home.

27 Sr Judith Ann Schuck, SSND, Family Group Record of Sr Judith Ann Schuck, SSND (c/o William John Schuck, 8851 81st Av SW, Lakewood, WA 98498), 16 Apr 2007, eMail.

28 Frederick Henry Jaeger Jr., Family Group Record of Frederick (Fritz) Henry Jaeger Jr. (c/o William John Schuck, 8851 81st Av SW, Lakewood, WA 98498), 17 Apr 2007, eMail.

29 Editor, The Marinette Eagle-Star (see details, EagleHerald, P.O. Box 77, 1809 Dunlap Ave, Marinette, WI, 54143-1706, (715) 735-6611).

30 Records and or photos, Forest Home Cemetery, Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin, United States (see details, Forest Home Cemetery and Mausoleum, 2420 Mary Street, Marinette, WI 54143-3104, (715) 732-5140 or (715) 732-5173), 1939.
SCHERER

JOHN
1855 - 1939.

31 see details, URL, Internet, Find A Grave.

32 1880 US Census, T9.577, Eaton County, MI; R W Choates, Enumerator; 15 Jun 1880, Pg 23, Delta Township, Dwlng 228, Fam 281.
Alta R Space 10 b Mich.

33 County Clerk, Vital Records of Eaton County, MI (Eaton County Clerk, 1045 Independence Blvd, Charlotte, MI 48813-1033, (517) 543-7500), Birth Register 3081, 12 Jul 1870.  
MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CERTIFICATE OF BIRTH 
PLACE OF BIRTH County of Eaton Register N. 3081 Township of Delta 
FULL NAME OF CHILD Ruth A. Space Date of Birth July 12, 1870 
Sex of child Female Father Nathan H. Space Mother Alma Space.

34 Records and or photos, Forest Home Cemetery, Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin, United States (see details, Forest Home Cemetery and Mausoleum, 2420 Mary Street, Marinette, WI 54143-3104, (715) 732-5140 or (715) 732-5173), Tombstone photo.  
SCHERER

ALTA
1870 - 1937.

35 Editor, The Marinette Eagle-Star (see details, EagleHerald, P.O. Box 77, 1809 Dunlap Ave, Marinette, WI, 54143-1706, (715) 735-6611), 18 Oct 1937, Obituary.  
DEATH CLAIMS MRS. J. SCHERER...

36 William John Schuck, Family Group Record of William John Schuck (8851 81st Av SW, Lakewood, WA 98498), 07 Oct 1891.

37 Editor, The Grand Ledge Independent (see details, The Grand Ledge Independent, 11963 E Andre Dr Ste B, Grand Ledge, MI 48837, 517-627-6085), 09 Oct 1891.

38 Editor, Oconto Reporter, The Oconto Reporter (see details, Oconto County Reporter, 648 Brazeau Ave, Oconto, WI 54153-0200, (920) 834-4242), 09 Oct 1891.

39 William John Schuck, Family Group Record of William John Schuck (8851 81st Av SW, Lakewood, WA 98498), Cir 1917.

40 William John Schuck, Family Group Record of William John Schuck (8851 81st Av SW, Lakewood, WA 98498), Cir 1938.

41 William John Schuck, Family Group Record of William John Schuck (8851 81st Av SW, Lakewood, WA 98498), 15 Aug 1955.

42 Church, Parish, or Civil Office, Certificate of Marriage (see details), 07 Oct 1891.  
This certifies that on the 7 day of October in the year 1891 John Scherer and Alta R Space were united by me in the Bond of Marriage at Lansing, Mich
/s/ Rev T F Slattery: Witness; /s/ Mittie Wells, /s/ Nelson Space.

43 Editor, The Grand Ledge Independent (see details, The Grand Ledge Independent, 11963 E Andre Dr Ste B, Grand Ledge, MI 48837, 517-627-6085), 08 Oct 1891.  
SCHERER - SPACE Wednesday, Oct. 7, in Lansing...
[St. Mary's Church, Lansing, MI].

44 Editor, Oconto Reporter, The Oconto Reporter (see details, Oconto County Reporter, 648 Brazeau Ave, Oconto, WI 54153-0200, (920) 834-4242), 09 Oct 1891.  
Married - John Scherer, of Nahma Mich., formerly of this city, and Miss Alta M. Space, of Lansing...

45 Invitation (see details), 07 Oct 1891.  
Mr. and Mrs. N, H, Space Request your presence at the marriage ceremony of their daughter, Alta to John Scherer, Wednesday Afternoon, October 7, 1891, At 4 o'clock, St. Mary's Church, Lansing, Mich.

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