|CHRISTOPHER SCHEER, farmer, Wayne Twp., Sec. 3; P.O. Monticello; born in Germany in 1841; came to Jones Co. in 1361; owns 160 acres; was in the war of the rebellion, a member of the Marine Artillery of Illinois; enlisted in the fall of 1862; discharged in 1863. Wife's maiden name was Angle Rasted, a native, also, of Germany; they were married in 1863; have had ten children, eight of whom are living—Mary Rasted, Charlie, Adam, Margaret, Henry, August, Matilda and Augusta; two of these are the children of his wife, who had been married before, and these children resulted from that marriage; those dead were named Emma and Annie. Mr. Scheer and his entire family are in the Lutheran Church. He is a Republican. One daughter is married and lives in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1873, Mr. Scheer was Road Supervisor of his town.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 634.
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