Biography - David Scherer

David Y. SCHERER, farmer, P. O. Raymond, was born in Montgomery County February 3, 1842; received a common-school education and entered upon his career as a farmer, and the land he first owned is still in the possession of the family; purchased his present property in 1869, and has made all of the improvements himself, and the surroundings show him to be an energetic and enterprising man and a practical farmer; his farm consists of 160 acres of choice farm land, which he keeps in a high state of cultivation; he devotes his time to growing the usual farm crops and raising stock of all kinds; he has taken an active part in public improvements, and in the advancement of agricultural interests in his neighborhood, and in the educational privileges he also takes a leading part. He was married, in Montgomery County, December 11, 1862, to Louisa MORRELL, who was born in Ohio; they have six children, viz.: Mary E., William J., Robert A., Oliver F., Alice R. and May L. Mrs. SCHERER was a daughter of Robert and Rebecca (SPANGLER) MORRELL. David SCHERER, the father of the subject, was a native of North Carolina, a farmer by occupation; he died in 1860; his wife, Mary Elizabeth WAGGONER, is also a native of North Carolina, still living, in Butler Township; she was the mother of fourteen children, of whom David is the eleventh; has been School Director; is a Republican; himself and wife are members of the Lutheran Church.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 233.

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