SKETCH OF LIFE OF ABRAM SHERER
Abram W. Sherer, son of James and Rebecca Sherer, was born in Coshocton County Ohio,
June 13, 1835. When a boy 14 years of age he with his parents came to Allen-Co., Ohio,
and settled on the farm owned at the time of his departure.
He knew something of a pioneer life. He was united in marriage with Miss Sarah Miller,
March 15, 1855. To this union was born two sons and two daughters, one son died in infancy.
On March 6, 1863, his companion died leaving him with three small children who are still living.
January 22, 1864, he maried Miss Eliza E. Gray. To this union was born seven children, two of
whom died early in life. On April 4, 1891 this wife passed away to the spirit world. Since that time
he has done most of his own house work. Surely he knew what it meant to rear a large family
in an early day.
His honorable life and kind disposition won him many friends. He loved his family and was
always glad to see the children come home.
When his country needed his services, he enlisted in Co. E. 180th Regiment, Ohio Infantry,
and was honorable discharged at the close of the war.
In his last illness he made his peace with God saying to love ones he was ready to go and
prayed that it might be now. Earth had lost its charms, and he wanted to be at rest. He was conscious
to the very end and on the morning of January 24, 1928, he slipped away to be with his God, at the
age of 92 years, 7 months and 11 days.
He leaves eight children, thirty-two grandchildren, sixty-eight great-grandchildren, and ten
great-great-grandchildren, and many friends to morn. Surely a kind father and a good neighbor
Funeral in charge of Rev. J.A. Albright at the Spencerville Christian Church, Thursday morning
at 10:00 o'clock. Burial in the Spencerville cemetery.
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