Friday, September 17, 2010

Philip John & Roofine (Hahn) Scheer

Roofine (Hahn) Scheer
Roofine Hahn, daughter of Henry and Mary (Wurm) Hahn, was born 9 Feb 1860 in Reed Township, Seneca County, Ohio and died 13 Feb 1935 at Tiffin, Ohio.  In 1880 Roofine was working as a servant for the family of Morgan and Louisa Anway in Scipio Township, Seneca County, Ohio.  She married Philip John Scheer 25 Nov 1885 at Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio.  He was born 31 July 1851 in Ohio to Philip and Eva J. (-) Scheer and died 10 Jan 1938 at Tiffin, Ohio.

Wedding of Philip Scheer and Roofine Hahn - Tiffin Weekly Tribune, 2 December, 1885, page 2 column 8
"MARRIED - SCHEER-HAHN - At the Probate Judge's office, Tiffin, O., Thursday, Nov. 26, by Jeremiah Rex, J.P., Mr. Philip Scheer, of Tiffin, and Miss Rufrenia Hahn, of Republic."

Obituary of Roofine (Hahn) Scheer
"TIFFIN WOMAN DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS - Mrs. Roofine Scheer, 75, wife of Philip J. Scheer, died at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the family home at 95 Adams street.  She had been in poor health for the past nine years with asthma and heart disease.

Mrs. Scheer was born in Reed Township Feb. 9, 1865, and was the daughter of Henry and Mary Hahn.  She was married Nov. 25, 1885, to Philip John Scheer and is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Jennie Eva O'Rafferty, and Mrs. Mary Bird, both of Tiffin; three sisters, Mrs. Kate Neikirk and Mrs. Rose Swick, both of Republic; and Mrs. Annie Yoder, Fostoria; and one brother, John Hahn, Republic.  Mrs. Scheer had been a member of St. Joseph's church for the past 30 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later."

Philip John and Roofine (Hahn) Scheer had two children:

1 - Jennie Eva Scheer was born 21 Feb 1888 at Tiffin, Ohio and died 22 Dec 1976 at Tiffin, Ohio.  She married Peter Dennis O'Rafferty.  He was born 1 Oct 1873 at Tipperary, Ireland and died 17 Feb 1942 at Tiffin, Ohio.  Peter and Jennie did not have any children.
2 - Mary Ann Scheer (1893-1969)

Obituary of Peter D. O'Rafferty
"Peter O'Rafferty, 68, veteran of World War I, died at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1942, in his home at 104 Benner Street.  His death is attributed to a heart condition and followed illness which became serious about a week ago.

Mr. O'Rafferty was born in Tipperary, Ireland, Oct. 1, 1873, and was one of the 23 children of Mr. and Mrs. Peter O'Rafferty.  His parents brought him to America when he was seven months old.  He was formerly an engineer for the New York Central Railroad but was eventually forced to give up the profession becuase his health had been undermined by severe exposure to mustard gas during the World War through which he served with the 102nd New York Infantry.

Mr. O'Raffery resided here through the last 20 years of his life.  He was married to Jennie Sheel, who survives, and he also leaves four children of a former marriage, Paddie and Tom O'Rafferty, both in the U.S. Navy and believed to be in the Philippines; Katheryn and Minnie, both in New York; a nephew, Martin Burd, who resides in the family home here; and seven sisters and 11 brothers all residing in the south and west.  He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic church here.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday in St. Mary's church and burial will be in the parish cemetery."

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