Saturday, March 19, 2016

Mrs. Anna Scherz, A Native of Germay

This beautiful monument at Oakland Cemetery in Sandusky, Ohio,  honors the memory of Anna Shettler/Schettler Scherz. Anna Schettler was born on May 1st, 1828 in Wankheim, Kingdom of Wuerttemberg, Germany. She emigrated to the US in 1846 with some of her siblings and her father.  By the year 1849, Anna Shettler was living in Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio. That year she married John Louis Scherz.

The 1850 U.S. Census listed the couple as Lewis and Ann Schult. By 1860, John Louis Scherz and his wife Ann/Anna had three children. Sadly, Anna Schettler/Shetler Scherz died on September 21, 1866, at the age of 38. She was buried in the family lot at Oakland Cemetery. Shortly after arriving in America, Anna Schettler witnessed the ravages of the cholera epidemic in Sandusky. Read a letter she wrote to family members back in Germany at this online site, Emigration Paths Into the U.S.A.  (Ctl-f to the word Dangers to read Anna’s letter.) Many thanks to Mr. Kemmler for hosting this amazing site!

Below is a picture of the tombstones of three members of the Scherz family who were all buried at Oakland Cemetery.

The back of the tombstone of J.L. Scherz speaks volumes about his character.

No comments: