The Scherer Family


Some families related to the Andres and the Vorsts

There are several families in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, which are related to the Vorst and André families through marriages. One family, the Oberle family, is related to both the Vorst and the André families. Damian André married Julia Hauck whose sister Rosina married Louis Naumann.

Some Vorst relations from Germany came to settle in Missouri – the Langhardts and Joseph Paul Vorst, the artist. The Zieglers and the Moores are included in the Vorst Family book.

Through Anna Marie Scherer, who married Joseph Johannes Vorst, the family is related to the many Scherers and also the Fitzkams in Sainte Genevieve.

Here is a list of the families in this edition:

The color-coding throughout these reports begins with the generation of my grandparents, Louise André and Léon Vorst, being pink and working back through brown, green and blue. Hopefully this will make it easier to follow the generations.


This is a brief sketch of the Scherer family. Nicholas and Joseph were both sons of Martin and Agatha Tim Scherer.

Much of the information on the Scherer family is thanks to Wayne C. Scherer, who kindly shared copies of many newspaper clippings and also of his own research on Feb. 23, 1998.

Color Key: Generation 1 | Generation 2 | Generation 3 | Generation 4

Descendants of Nicholas Scherer & Anne Maria Schoor

  • Nicholas SCHERER
    b. 1811, Prussia
    d. 19 Oct 1891, Ste. Genevieve, MO
    & Anna Maria SCHOOR
    b. abt 1817, Prussia
    d. 10 Sep 1862
    m. 16 Jun 1839, Kobern, Prussia

    • Anna M. SCHERER
      b. 23 Aug 1840, Koblenz, Germany
      d. 19 Feb 1915, Sainte Genevieve, MO
      & Joseph Johannes VORST
      b. 3 Apr 1831, Rellinghausen, Germany
      d. 14 Mar 1885, Sainte Genevieve, MO
      m. 26 Aug 1864, Saint Louis, MO
    • Maria Anna SCHERER
      b. 8 May 1844, Koblenz, Rheinland, Preussen
      & Christophorus NEUHAEUSER
    • Jacob SCHERER
      b. 1 Aug 1845, Rheinland, Preussen
    • John SCHERER
      b. 9 Sep 1848, Koblenz, Germany
      d. 7 Feb 1894, Sainte Genevieve, MO
      & Mary Sophia BAHR
      b. 24 Jul 1856, Zell, MO
      d. 28 Oct 1940, Ste. Genevieve County, MO
      m. 23 Apr 1878, Sainte Genevieve, MO
    • Philip SCHERER
      b. 10 Dec 1851, Rheinland, Preussen
      d. aft 1915
      & Louisa MEYER
      b. abt 1860, Sainte Genevieve , MO
      m. 22 Feb 1881, Sainte Genevieve, MO
    • George SCHERER
      b. abt 1852
    • Mary J. SCHERER
      b. 13 Sep 1856, Germany
      d. 15 Sep 1942, Farmington, St. Francis Co., MO
      & Joseph F. FITZKAM
      b. 1 Jan 1856, MO
      d. 31 May 1928
      m. 30 Oct 1877, Sainte Genevieve, MO
    • Joseph SCHERER
      b. abt 1858
    • Isabel SCHERER
      b. 7 Jan 1861