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1881 Preble History
John J. Sherer was born in Pennsylvania in 1760. He afterwards moved to North Carolina, where he married Catharine Smith, born in 1762. She died in the year 1826. Ten children were born to them, of whom Jesse is the only survivor. John J. Sherer died in 1845. Jesse Sherer, sr., son of the above, was born in North Carolina in the year 1799, He came to Ohio with his parents in 1806, and settled on section seven. In the year 1824 he married Mary Jane, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Strader, born in 1804. The Straders came to Ohio in 18og, and settled on section eighteen. In 1830 Mr. Jesse Sherer moved to the farm he now owns, where he entered one hundred and sixty acres. Mrs. Sherer died in 1873, leaving six children-Jacob, who lives in Washington township; Elizabeth (Irick), in Illinois; Mary Jane (Pense), in Monroe township; David, in Jefferson township; Amanda (Harshman), in Washington township, and Jesse in Jackson township. Jesse Sherer owns thirty acres in section six,Washington township. Jacob Sherer eldest son of Jesse, was born in 1825 In 1847 he married Rosa Ann Gephart, who was born in Jackson township in 1827. They have had ten children, four of whom still survive. Mr. Sherer owns a fine farm of some seven hundred acres.