- Henry Scharch Family Portrait (168 KB)
Family portrait with all their children.Taken before 1891 in Watertown, NY.BACK ROW (from left): Charles L., John Henry, George (Sr.), and William H. Scharch. FRONT ROW: Louise, Henry and wife Catherine (Walter), and Catherine Scharch
- Charles Baer and Catherine Loehrer Wedding, 1889 (150 KB)
Married on May 21, 1889.From top left: William Loehrer, Anna M. Baer, Arnold Baer,Cathernie Loehrer-Baer and her sister Gertrude Loehrer.
- Henry Albert Zangs (31 KB)
This portrait was done by famous American painter John Mulvany.Most noted for painting "Custer's Last Rally" and "The Striker".
- Catherine (Loehrer) Baer, age 25 (35 KB)
Taken in 1893
- George Scharch (Jr.) Family Reunion 1958 (79 KB)
Taken at Green Lake, Wisconsin in August 1958.
- Mathias ZANGS, brother of Henry Albert. (40 KB)
Mathias, was a decorated Prussian military officer.
- Raymond W. Baer, a handsome young man (45 KB)
Between 1911 and 1914, exact year unknown, but obviously when he was a teenager.
- Portrait of Juliana (Bollenbeck) and Johann Baer (86 KB)
Portrait was sketched from separate photographs.Julia was 30 years younger than John Baer was.One of the first settlers in Cross Plains, Wisconsin, part of which originally was named Baerville.They opened the area’s first store, ran the Post Office, and John was a Justice of the Peace.
- Mathias ZANGS and Grandson (121 KB)
Taken in Germany at age 89.
- Robert "Buddy" Charles Baer (28 KB)
Age 39, taken October 6, 1970 the day of his wedding.
- Baer House Then & Now (209 KB)
Julia Baer's house (after she was widowed) on 2917 Church St. in Cross Plains, WI. Built in 1899 by a local carpenter to replace the original house.
- Home of Catherine and Henry Scharch, Watertown, NY (252 KB)
After leaving South Bend, Indiana the Scharches moved to Watertown, NY in 1884.Most of the children had already grown up. Henry and Catherine lived at this house until sometime after his wife's death in 1905.
- George Scharch (Jr.) & wife Magdalene Meyer (99 KB)
FIRST PHOTO: George taken at a U.S. Army Logging Camp near Portland, Oregon.SECOND PHOTO: Mr. and Mrs. George Scharch. Taken on Oct 11, 1919 just after marriage ceremony in Portland, OR.
- Charles E. H. Baer in the Cross Plains Band (80 KB)
Charles Baer is in top right of photo, taken about 1890. (Top left may be William Loehrer?)
- Home of Eliza & George W.Scharch(Far Right) (88 KB)
George and Eliza resided at 417 E. Flower Ave. in Watertown, NY.(House is actually far right in this photo.)They lived some several blocks out from his parents Henry & Catherine.Paul Edward Scharch, remembered the funeral for his father (George, Sr.) at their home in 1904.Paul said, many people attended the wake and were lined up around the corner of the block to pay their respects.
- Christmas 1906 with Henrietta and Rob Farrell (57 KB)
The children from left are, Mary K., Pauline, and D.A. (Daniel Albert) Farrell.
- The Baer Homestead, Cross Plains, WI (179 KB)
In 1899, Julia Baer (in black) built a new home (extant) on their Church Street farmstead.Arnold Baer, on steps, farmed their property.Woman in white on porch is one of Julia's daughters.Grandchildren are seated around porch.John and Julia Baer, were the founders of the original Village of Cross Plains, which then part of three villages on the township's east end.The Village of Christina was central to the area, and Foxville was the western end.They all merged in the 1920's to become Cross Plains, Wisconsin.
- Home of Daniel Farrell, Galesburg, IL(abt.1890) (84 KB)
This is a "gothic revival" or "carpenter gothic" house, built some time between 1885 and 1895.In the 1920's the old house was greatly renovated beyond recognition.The plan was expanded and a full second story added.Today the house still exists in Galesburg, Illinois.
- Robert Emmett Farrell (17 KB)
Taken in 1894 at age 26, Rob was named after a noted Irish Republican, executed by the British c1800.When asked if he had anything to say before they hanged him Robert Emmett gave a speech about Irish freedom and sang a song. Then they hanged him.
- George W. Scharch Family (56 KB)
Eliza's and George's children as adults.This photo was taken of all seven in July 1938 at Star Lake, NY. BACK ROW left-right: Charles, Paul, George (Jr.), Henry (III), FRONT ROW: "Fred", Flora, and "Frank".
- Louise Scharch, Eliza Gignac, Catherine Scharch (79 KB)
Louise Scharch, Eliza (nee Gignac) Scharch, and Catherine (Carrie) Scharch. - ca. 1887
- Where I grew up 4137 Mandan Crescent -Madison, WI (201 KB)
Built in 1936 by Pauline and Raymond Baer in the Nakoma neighborhood on Madison's west side.It than became the home of their daughter Marjorie (Baer) where she and Edward Scharch raised seven children.With a fifth bedroom over the garage, and 2 1/2 baths, it was just enough room for the family of nine.
- Daniel Farrell (31 KB)
Age 83, Daniel was born in October 1824 in Kilkenny City, County Kilkenny, Ireland.He emigrated to the U.S. in 1845, and lived in Galesburg, Illinois
- George W. Scharch's obituary -January 1904 (103 KB)
Son of Catherine and Henry Scharch. Asst. foreman H.H Babcock Company's carriage shops. First vice-president of Watertown volunteer fire dept., member/foreman of Hook and Ladder Company, No. 1., and a Forester. Member of I.O.O.F., member of Order of the United American Mechanics and Carriage Makers’ Association.
- Ray W. Baer and Sons (63 KB)
An advertisment from about 1956 for the family business which opened in 1928.
- Neil and Margie Baer, abt. 1930 (23 KB)
In front of their first house at 2206 Hollister Avenue.
- Zangs Family of Ottumwa, Iowa - Now and Then (148 KB)
Zangs family used a neighbor's house as backdrop more than once when taking photos from their front yard.Upper left: Henrietta Zangs wedding picture was taken on October 25, 1899.And, 99 years later, Brian, Bill, Tim, Maggie Morrissey and Stacy Scharch.
- Josina Derksen AUWERDA (109 KB)
Josina DERKSEN, was born in 1812.She married Christian AUWERDA in 1839 at Nijmagen, Holland. Died in 1900 at Ottumwa, Iowa
- George SCHARCH Worked Here Watertown, NY -1905 (64 KB)
George worked at F.W. Woolworth's "five and Dime" store on Watertown’s Public Square as a teenager. Asking for a raise he said, "How about another wheel so I can make a wagon”.A quarter (25 cents) was called a wheel.He made 75 cents an hour and wanted a dollar.
- George SCHARCH in his 20s, Watertown, NY (93 KB)
George SCHARCH, son of George and Eliza in his 20s, taken before 1917.He was a member of this social club in Watertown, NY where he grew up.It could be the International Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) fraternity.(George is in back row, 5th from right.)
- Elizabeth (Fuerst) and Leopold Meyer Children (183 KB)
Taken between 1891-92 Algoma,WI
- Ralph William Scharch (USAAF) (72 KB)
Son of Sarah and William H. Scharch, born in Los Angeles, CA.Ralph was a S/Sgt in the US Army Air Force during WWII.
- Charles E. H. Baer Family (63 KB)
A family portrait taken around 1904. FROM (L to R): Charles Englebert Hubert Baer, the children are Raymond, Joseph "Cody", Lillian, and wife Catherine (Loehrer) Baer.
- George Scharch (Jr.) Family (110 KB)
Taken at Flora Scharch's summer home on Star Lake, NY in 1934.FRONT ROW (L to R): James P., George (father), Edward L., Maggie (mother).BACK ROW: George J., Rich, and Rose.(Sister Maggie not present.)
- Charles E. H. Baer and Catherine Loehrer (155 KB)
25th wedding anniversary photo taken in 1914
- Pauline Marie Farrell....Age 18 (29 KB)
"Los Angeles, 1918, prom dress."
- Where The German Scharch Families Originated (568 KB)
Henry and his brother John lived in Heidelbach-Alsfeld with their parents, Georg and mother Elizabetha.The parents were married at Billertshausen-Alsfeld.This area is about 90 miles east of Cologne Germany.
- Leopold Meyer and Elizabeth (Fuerst) (73 KB)
Leopold MEYER, was born in 1843 in Baden, Germany and died Mar 1, 1896 in Algoma, WI.Leo served as a Corporal in the U.S. Army during the Civil War.He was wounded at Keneesaw Mountain, Georga.After the war, he became a Tinsmith/Plumber working in Algoma, WI.He married Elizabeth FUERST on Oct 29, 1868.Elizabeth was born Jan 30, 1848 in the United States, and died Feb 17, 1911 in Algoma, Wisconsin.(Photo taken abt. 1868)
- Story on the Auwerda Paping Family (199 KB)
Printed in the Fort Lauderdale Daily News, August 19, 1930.An account of the Auwerda family's notoriety and emigration from Nijmegen Holland.Mrs. John (Juliette) Lange's mother was Ida Auwerda, sister of Pauline Auwerda Zangs. Clipping was sent to Mary K. Morrissey by her cousin Juliette's estate in 1977.
- The Paping Family Crest, from 1297. (62 KB)
This family crest was handed down through the women of the Paping by way of marriage into the Auwerda, Zangs, and Farrell families.The Auwerda family emigrated from Nijmagen, Holland to Ottumwa, Iowa in 1847.Pauline Auwerda had the unique distinction of having crossed the Atlantic Ocean 5 times in 14 years.It usually took 90 days to sail across in the mid 1800's.
- King, Baer, and Scharch (109 KB)
Photo taken in 1969 at Marv and Lill's winter place in Palm Springs, CALeft to right:Marvin King & Lillian (Baer), Raymond Baer & May (McNearny), and Marjorie (Baer) & Edward Scharch
- Pauline M. (Auwerda) Zangs and grandchildren. (70 KB)
Taken at home in Ottumwa, Iowa, 1908.Pauline's daughter's (Henrietta Zangs-Farrell) children.Children from left: Pauline M. Farrell, Mary Kay Farrell, and Daniel Albert Farrell.Photo courtesy of Tim Morrissey.
- The Marjorie (Baer) & Edward Scharch Family (45 KB)
Christmas of 1969
- Magdalene and George Scharch Family, 1934 (156 KB)
YESTERDAY AND TODAYThe trip they took in their Ford Model A that summer to George's sister Flora's "Buena Vista Lodge" in Star Lake, NY.
- Henry Albert Zangs Residence; Ottumwa, IA -1998 (150 KB)
Taken in October 1998 at 124 West Fifth Street, Ottumwa, house is currently split into apartments with a gravel parking lot in front yard.I touched it up to see what it may have looked like originally.
- Farrells & Baers Christmas Dinner, 1952 (107 KB)
Merry Christmas! From Ed Scharch, "Buddy" Baer, Neil Baer, Danny Baer, Anne (Bennett) Baer, Barb Baer, Dick Baer, Pauline (Farrell) Baer, Henrietta "Gaga" (Zangs) Farrell, Mary (Farrell) Morrissey, Tim Morrissey, Marjorie Baer, Bill "Barley" Morrissey, Pat Morrissey, & Bill Morrissey
- YESTERDAY AND TODAYStar Lake, NY (156 KB)
The old lodge "Buena Vista".Flora Scharch was the only daughter of George and Eliza's.A single woman her whole life, Flora was a grade school teacher.She also owned and operated this summer lodge on Star Lake, which is barely visible through the trees behind the house.
- Zangs Home in M. Gladbach Germany (27 KB)
The boyhood home of Henry Albert Zangs in Mönchengladbach Germany located just west of Dusseldorf.
- George Scharch Riding The Rail (45 KB)
This photo was taken perhaps after his wedding in 1919. George (junior) age 29, aboard a train possibly from Portland, Oregon during or after his honeymoon with Magdalene (Meyer).
- Eliza (Gignac) & George W. Scharch -abt. 1887 (155 KB)
Portrait taken before their July 6, 1887 wedding in Watertown, NY.Eliza age 25, George age 28.
- Edward Leo Scharch (107 KB)
Beloved father, Professional Engineer, and avid golfer. "Fast Eddie" knew how to "relax", he entertained all of us with his wit.
- Map of Heidelbach Area in Germany (185 KB)
Henry Scharch came from Heidelbach and his father was from Billertshausen. Just two of the towns in the area around Alsfeld where many Scharch families lived in Hessen-Darmstadt Germany and are recorded as early as the 1600's.
- 4137 Mandan Crescent, Coming Home For Holidays (111 KB)
Our house was far right.Notice snowball target practice on the garage door.Steve's blue VW parked next door in Schar's driveway.