Biography of George Scheer

Scheer, George, was born in Saxony, Germany, January 11, 1838, and came to the United States with his parents, Frederick and Minnie Scheer, who settled in Batavia, where his father was in the book bindery and stationery business. George Scheer was educated in the schools of his native land and of Buffalo. After completing his schooling he learned the trade of painter. At the first call for volunteers at the outbreak of the Civil war, he gave up his position as foreman with the Kentucky Central Railroad and in April. 1861, enlisted in Co. B, 9th Ohio Vols., and took part in the campaign in West Virginia under McClellan and Rosencranz; was then transferred to the Department of Kentucky and was at the battle of Mill Springs; he continued with the Army of the Cumberland, participating in all its battles, until the fall of Atlanta, when he received an honorable discharge. He went to Cincinnati and had charge of the painting and decorating in railroad shops, and was connected with this branch of labor until 1881, when he came to Batavia and engaged in the grocery business, his store being located at what is now called "Ellicott Square." Mr. Scheer is a self-made man and takes an interest in all public matters; his integrity is undoubted and his example is worthy of emulation. In 1865 he was married to Minnie Stroh; they have two children, Herman and Bertha.

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A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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