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 (Heilman)  Sherfy.

Jacob and Catharine lived out their married lives on their farm which was located 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, Pa.

Catharine and Jacob had eleven children. Their names, ages and spouses are shown below:

                1...Daniel Sherfy    1796-1802
                2...David Sherfy    1797-1861,  married Mary McNeill
                3...Solomon Sherfy    1799-1896, married Catharine McNeill
                4...Jacob Sherfy   1801-1864,  married Amelia McNeill
                5...Marie Sherfy   1803-1805
                5...John Sherfy    1805-1871,  married  Patience Adams
                6...Abraham Sherfy    1807-1841,  married Elmira Arthur
                7...Samuel Sherfy    1810-1898,  married Anna Marie Dinwiddle
                8...Rev. Joseph Sherfy   1812-1882,  married Mary Haegen
                9...Simon Sherfy    1814-1850,  marrired Lucretia Childs Shepherd
               10..Hannah Sherfy   1817-1897,  married Azel Farnsworth

   Some of the spellings the Sherfy name is  found under are Sherfig,  Shefry,  Sherfey,  Scherfee.
                                                    While in Germany it was found as Scherfig.  

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