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Caspar Scherch

Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Sumiswald, Trachselwald District, Canton of Bern, Switzerland
Death: July 3, 1739 (76)
Cocalico, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Schürch and Elsbeth Schürch
Husband of Helene Shirk and Verena Schürch
Father of John Shirk; Martha Shirk; Jeannette Shirk; Elizabeth Shirk; Johannes Scherch and 6 others
Brother of Jakob Schürch
Half brother of Joseph Schürch; Hans Schürch and Elsi Schürch

Occupation: Mennonite preacher
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About Caspar Scherch

Code E


TAS E Born Sumiswald in Canton Bern, Switzerland. ERP2 gives the date 1666.7.8. Married Barbara Grundbacher, 1672.11.5 1736,, (i1728.8.23) about 1695 in Switzerland. Swiss refugee in the Palatinate. Arrived on "Mortonhouse" in Philadelphia on Aug. 24, 1728 at the age of 65 with several of his adult children. Settled in Schoeneck in Cocalico Twp., Lancaster Co., PA in about 1732. His birth date of 1663.3.9 is from Thomas A. Sherk article in Our Mennonite Immigrants. The Swiss spelling was Schurch. The name in America became Scherch, Scherich, Sherrick, Sherk, Sherck, Shirk. He may have had daughters Martha and Jeanette. See Henry Yocum Shirk's book. He is reported to have married Helene Myer, 1681 a French-Swiss girl, but all of his sons had daugthers named Barbara and no Helens. PMH Vol. XV #1 query John S. Shirk 3000 Butter Road Lititz, PA 17543 -lb- E in Sherk Book
TAS E Born Sumiswald in Canton Bern, Switzerland. ERP2 gives the date 1666.7.8. Married Barbara Grundbacher, 1672.11.5 1736,, (i1728.8.23) about 1695 in Switzerland. Swiss refugee in the Palatinate. Arrived on "Mortonhouse" in Philadelphia on Aug. 24, 1728 at the age of 65 with several of his adult children. Settled in Schoeneck in Cocalico Twp., Lancaster Co., PA in about 1732. His birth date of 1663.3.9 is from Thomas A. Sherk article in Our Mennonite Immigrants. The Swiss spelling was Schurch. The name in America became Scherch, Scherich, Sherrick, Sherk, Sherck, Shirk. He may have had daughters Martha and Jeanette. See Henry Yocum Shirk's book. He is reported to have married Helene Myer, 1681 a French-Swiss girl, but all of his sons had daugthers named Barbara and no Helens.

PMH Vol. XV #1 query

John S. Shirk

3000 Butter Road

Lititz, PA 17543 -lb- E in Sherk Book

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Caspar Scherch's Timeline

1663
March 9, 1663
Sumiswald, Trachselwald District, Canton of Bern, Switzerland
1698
September 18, 1698
Age 35
Sumiswald, Bern, Schweiz
1701
April 3, 1701
Age 38
Sumiswald, Bern, Schweiz
1704
August 20, 1704
Age 41
Sumiswald, Canton, Bern, Switzerland
1706
December 19, 1706
Age 43
Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland
1706
Age 42
Basel, Basel-Stadt, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
1708
1708
Age 44
Canton, Basle, Switzerland
1709
October 24, 1709
Age 46
Sumiswald, Trachselwald District, Canton of Bern, Switzerland