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Scherf, Albert George

House 1901-02 (District 29)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Goodhue

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 12/20/1862 (uncertain)
Birth Place: Hay Creek, Minnesota
Birth County: Goodhue
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist, Lutheran
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Hay Creek
Occupation (when first elected): Farmer/Formerly Taught School, 2 years

EDUCATION

Hay Creek District Schools; Elementary School;
Red Wing High School; Secondary; 1 year
Curtiss Business College, Minneapolis; Postsecondary; 4 month course
Wesleyan University, Mount Pleasant, Iowa; College Graduate; 1890

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Judge: Hay Creek, Minnesota (Justice of the Peace, 2 years); 1??? to 1???

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Emily Saupe (married on May 6, 1897)
Children: Four children (two children while in office): Horace E., Eugene P., and Jerome L. (born after he left office), (sons); Ruth D. (born after he left office), (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Frederick A. Scherf  - Brother

GENERAL NOTES

Toensing lists his birth year as 1863. History of Goodhue County, Minnesota, 1909 lists 1862.

He was of German ancestry.

He was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity.

He was a member of the Knights of Pythias.

He was a member of the Methodist and English Lutheran churches.

Religion provided by History of Goodhue County, Minnesota, 1909.

Total Days Served: 728

SESSIONS SERVED

32nd Legislative Session (1901-1902)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 29
Elected: 11/6/1900
Residence: Hay Creek
Term of Office: 1/8/1901 to 1/5/1903
Counties Represented: Goodhue
Occupation: Farmer/Formerly Taught School, 2 years
Party: Republican
Committees:
  • Appropriations
  • Mines and Minerals
  • Prison Labor
  • State Training School (Chair)