Biography of Louis J. Scharff
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LOUIS JULIUS SCHARFF.
Louis Julius Scharif is a member of the plumbing, heating and metal work firm known as the Hesse Scharif Company which was organized in 1908. Practical experience qualified him for the conduct of this business for in his youth he had learned the plumber's and steam fitter's trades. He is a son of Wffliam and Amelia (Steinbecker) Scharif, the former of whom was a native of Canajoharie, New York and the latter of Germany. He was born in Canajoharie, Montgomery county, New York, on the 2d of August, 1867, and is indebted to the public school system for the educational privileges he enjoyed. He came to Utica in 1887 when a young man of twenty years, and here learned the plumber's and steam fitter's trades with the firm of Charles Mi flar & Sons. In 1907 he became one of the organizers of the Snyder & Scharif Company which later combined with the Hesse, Steinhorst Company, under the present style of the Hesse & Scharff Company. They conduct a general plumbing, steam fitting and metal work business and in the three years of its existence the firm has gained a goodly patronage, bringing it a substantial profit.

On the 14th of November, 1891, Mr. Scharff was married to Miss Emeie Toomer, a daughter of Thomas Toomer, of Utica, and they now have one son, William John, who is a student of the Utica Academy. Mr. Scharff is a member of the English Lutheran church and votes the republican ticket. He is a member of Utica Lodge, No. 47, A. F. & A. M., and Oneida Chapter, No. 57, R. A. M. He also holds membership in the Utica Maennerchor and is much interested in music which is to him, a pleasant source of recreation. His attention, however, is largely devoted to business affairs and the reliable methods pursued by the firm constitute a potent element in its growing success.

From:
History of Oneida County, New York
From 1700 to the present time
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
By: Henry J. Cookinham
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago 1912


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