Obit: Scherf, William #2 (1861 - 1940)
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Surnames: Scherf, Martlett, Menewisch, Sibley, Evans, Haffman

----Sources: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 01/11/1940

Scherf, William #2 (7 JAN 1861 - 6 JAN 1940)

Old time residents who enjoyed the friendship of William Scherf are grieved by news of his death at Colby on Saturday, Jan. 6, 1940, just a day before his 79th birthday anniversary.

The body was taken to Antioch from Colby and funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Antioch Methodist Church with the Rev. S.E. Pollock officiating. Burial was in the Liberty Corners Cemetery.

William Scherf was born in Wilmot on Jan. 7, 1861, the son of Anthony and Natalia Scherf, Kenosha county pioneers.

After his marriage to Mary Bartlett he entered the tailoring trade and for many years conducted a shop in Antioch.

About 30 or more years ago they moved to Withee (Clark Co., Wis.) where his wife died in 1910.

He was united in marriage to Mittie Haffman of Crystal Lake in 1913. For the past 14 years they have made their home in Colby, Wis.

He is survived by his wife, residing in Colby; by a daughter , Mrs. Pauline Menewisch of Birmingham, Mich., and a brother, Ernest of Withee, formerly of Silver Lake. Also surviving are his sisters-in-law, Mrs. Charles Sibley of Antioch, and Mrs. Will Evans of Rock Lake; a nephew of Mrs. Scherf, Vern Neville of Milwaukee, who was taken into their home at the age of two and brought up by them; and nieces and nephews at Withee, daughters and son of the late Louis Scherf, Louis, Emmeline (Married), Natalie, Floyd, Fred and Sabin. He also leaves a host of friends.

Among those who were here for the funeral services were Mrs. Scherf, Mrs. Menewisch, Fred and Sabin. He also leaves a host of friends.

Among those who were here for the funeral services were Mrs. Scherf, Mrs. Menewisch, Fred and Natalie Scherf, and Mr. and Mrs. Vern Neville.

 

 


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