Lynton Lazarus “Pappy” Scharff (1897-1985) was Emma Marie Block, my grandmother’s second husband. (see this page). There’s a problem with the on-line family tree at Ancestry as the software treats the descendants of Pappy’s first marriage to Jessie Grace Block, Emma’s sister, improperly. For example, Pappy’s son, EL Scharff (1923-2009) was my blood relative, a 1st cousin 1X removed. However when Pappy married Em, EL became my my mother’s step brother and thus my step uncle.
“Blood is thicker than water’ but Ancestry doesn’t consider that and the ‘step’ relationships are all that show. I had to create two Pappy’s, one for each marriage. Thus in the family tree there are two Pappy’s as Lynton Lazarus “Pappy” Scharff (1897-1985), as Jessie Grace Block’s husband, and Lynton “Pappy” Scharff (1897-1985) as Emma Marie (Block) Bloom’s husband. Thus EL is now shown as my ‘1st cousin, 1X removed’.
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