Catharine Bosserman Sherfy
Catherine Bosserman was born on 12 March 1770, the eighth child
of Johann and Christiana (Dierdorff) Bassermann. She
was born on the family homestead farm in
Reading Township, York (now Adams) County Pennsylvania. She
married on 13 Dec 1794 to Jacob Sherfy, a son of Casper and Magdalena
Jacob and Catharine lived out their married lives on their farm which was
two and one-half miles south of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The
home they built is
now known as "The Rose House." It stands on the battlefield
of Civil War fame.
Their farm also holds within it's bounds parts of the battlefield known
as The Peach
Orchard, Bloody Run, and other sections of the battlefield.
Catharine died on 13 Aug 1841, and Jacob on 5 Aug 1842. They
are buried side by
side in the Pinebank Cemetery, Mount Joy Township, Adams County,
Catharine and Jacob had eleven children. Their names, ages and spouses
Sherfy 1797-1861, married Mary McNeill
Sherfy 1799-1896, married Catharine McNeill
Sherfy 1801-1864, married Amelia McNeill
Sherfy 1805-1871, married Patience Adams
Sherfy 1807-1841, married Elmira Arthur
Sherfy 1810-1898, married Anna Marie
Sherfy 1812-1882, married Mary Haegen
Sherfy 1814-1850, marrired Lucretia Childs
Sherfy 1817-1897, married Azel Farnsworth
Some of the spellings the Sherfy name is found
under are Sherfig, Shefry, Sherfey, Scherfee.
in Germany it was found as Scherfig.