Classification scheme: 
Hist. Mss. 2.32

Title: Joseph Sherk family genealogy collection

Date(s) of creation: 1900, 1990, 2016

Physical description: 1 cm of textual materials

Biographical sketch: Joseph Sherk (1769-1855) and Elizabeth (Betzner) Sherk (1773-1823) settled on Lot #11, Beasley's Broken Front, in what was to become Waterloo Township in the spring of 1800. The Waterloo Pioneer Memorial Tower is located adjacent to the site of their farm on land first settled by Samuel and Maria Betzner, Elizabeth's parents, and her brother, Samuel D. Betzner.

Custodial history: Genealogical manuscript donated by Leone Sherk in 2016

Scope and content: The fonds consists of a newspaper article of a Sherk family reunion, and a genealogical manuscript on Joseph Sherk and his descendants compiled by Leone Sherk.

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