History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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JACOB SCHEERER, of Buckingham, was born in Hilltown township, Bucks county, August 29, 1850, the son of Christian and Lovina (CASSEL) SCHEERER.  Christian SCHEERER was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, in November, 1813, and came to this country when a young man.   As a youth he had learned the trade of a dyer, and was employed in the Manayunk mills of Ripka & Co., in Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, for about twenty-five years.  One April 2, 1850, he purchased of his father-in-law, Jacob CASSEL, a small farm in Hilltown township, Bucks county, and lived thereon until his death in 1897.  In 1847 he married Lovina, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (OBERHOLTZER) CASSEL, of Hilltown.  The CASSELS emigrated to this country about 1740, and have been residents of Montgomery county for several generations.  Jacob CASSEL was a farmer in Hilltown township from the time of his marriage.  Christian SHEERER was a man of fair education, and took an active interest in the affairs of his adopted country.   In early life he was a Whig, but later a Democrat.  In religion he was a member of the Lutheran church.  He was a member of the I.O.O.F.  His wife was born in Hilltown in 1821, and died in 1900.  She was a member of the German Reformed church.

The subject of this sketch was the second of the three children of Christian and Lovina SCHEERER, his elder brother John is still living and a younger brother, Charles, is deceased.  He was reared on the farm and received his education at the public schools.  At the age of seventeen he apprenticed himself to learn the shoemaker's trade at Hockertown.  Finishing his apprenticeship in 1869, he worked as a journeyman shoemaker for seven years in Hilltown, Hatfield, Pennsburg and Line Lexington.  In 1876, he came to Buckingham and opened a shop, where he now resides.  In 1875 he married Ann Rebecca, daughter of Aaron and Letitia (MCDOWELL) CARVER, of Buckingham by whom he has three children:  Carrie, residing at home; Walter, a trainman on the P. & R. R. R.; and Evan T., a printer, now foreman of the composing room of the "Doyestown Democrat," at Doylestown.  In politics Mr. SCHEERER is a Democrat.  He is a member of Doylestown Lodge, No. 94, I. O. O. F.

Text taken from page  238

David, William W. H.,  A. M. History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago:  The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905]  Volume III

Transcribed January, 2001 by Donna J. Kling of Pennsylvania as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project, www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/bucksindex.html

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