Simeon F. Sherer1,2

M, (5 March 1865 - 8 February 1933)
     Simeon F. Sherer was born on 5 March 1865 at Whetstone Township, Crawford County, Ohio.2 He was the son of Samuel Scherer and Elizabeth Haller.1,2 Simeon F. Sherer married, at age 36, Mary Catherine Kurtz, age 26, daughter of John George Kurz and Katherine Geibler, on Wednesday, 5 June 1901.3 Simeon F. Sherer died on 8 February 1933 at age 67 years, 11 months and 3 days.
     Simeon F. Sherer was also known as Simon Sherer.4

In p. 624 the "editor, John E. Hopley" was published, in which we find Simeon's biography that was submitted to the book's 1912. On (an unknown value), preserved for future generations we find the following:

     SIMEON F. SHERER, who is a well known citizen of Whetstone township, Crawford county, O., and a representative of an old and substantial county family, was born on the farm on which he still lives, March, 1865, and is a son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Haller) Sherer. Samuel Sherer was born in Lycoming county, Pa., and was five years old when he was brought to Ohio and he ever afterward lived on the same farm in Whetstone township, Crawford county. He was a man of local importance, a hearty supporter of the Methodist Episcopal church and active in public matters, serving for a number of years as township clerk, township trustee and in other capacities, elected to office on the Democratic ticket. At the time of his death he owned about 308 acres of land in Whetstone township. He was twice married, his first wife being a Miss Hagenleibly, who was born in this township and at death was survived by two daughters - Catherine, now deceased, who was the wife of Simeon Beal, and Mary, who is the wife of Emanuel Lust. His second marriage was to Elizabeth Haller, who died when her son, Simeon F., was four and one-half years old. He was the eldest born and had one sister, Matilda, who is the wife of John J. Kurtz. Simeon F. Sherer attended the public schools. He remained with his father and succeeded to the homestead and has lived here ever since, carrying on general farming and raising enough stock for home use. On June 5, 1901, Mr. Sherer was married to Miss Mary Kurtz, a daughter of George and Catherine Kurtz.2

Children of Simeon F. Sherer and Mary Catherine Kurtz

Last Edited=4 Nov 2005


  1. [S545] History of Crawford County and Ohio (Chicago: Baskin & Battey, Historical Publishers, 1881), p. 902.
  2. [S705] John E. Hopley, editor, History of Crawford County, Ohio and Representative Citizens (Chicago, IL: Richmond-Arnold Publishing Company, 1912), p. 624.
  3. [S705] John E. Hopley, History of Crawford County, Ohio and Representative Citizens, p. 624 & p. 703.
  4. [S705] John E. Hopley, History of Crawford County, Ohio and Representative Citizens, p. 703.