Biography of Abraham W. Sherer
Allen County, OH Biographies





ABRAHAM W. SHERER, farmer. P. O. Spencerville, was born in Coshocton County, Ohio, June 13. 1835. son of James and Rebecca (Nelson) Sherer, the former a native of Virginia, and a farmer by occupation, now living in Putnam County, Ohio, aged seventy four years; the latter a native of Coshocton County. Ohio; they were the parents of eight children, of whom Abraham W. is the eldest. Our subject was reared on a farm, his educational advantages being limited to two and a half months' schooling. He entered upon his career in life as a farmer, and in 1849 came to this county locating on the farm which has since been his home. He has been twice married, on first occasion March 15. 1855 to Sarah Miller, who died March 5, 1863, leaving three children: James, Fanny S. and Rebecca R. On January 22. 1864. Mr. Sherer married Eliza E. Gray, born in Holmes County. Ohio, May 8, 1838, daughter of John and Henrietta (Scott) Gray, natives of Massachusetts, who settled in Holmes County in 1835. and were the parents of eleven children. To Mr. and Mrs. Sherer were born seven children: Josephine, Anthony, Flora, Susan. William H., Heuriette and John H. (died in infancy). Our subject has served the people of the township as trustee. During the war of the Rebellion he enlisted in Company E, One Hundred and Eightieth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served his country eleven months. Politically, he is identified with the Democratic party.

From:
History of Allen County, Ohio
Published by: Wamer, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1885


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