Eduard Scharff (born 11 Jan 1857 in Kleinfischlingen, Rhein Pfalz, Germany) and Esther Marx (b. 1869 in Galveston, Texas-1906) (her family page here) had one child, Lynton Lazarus Scharff. They lived in Jennings, Louisiana around 1900 as Lynton was born in that town in 1897. Eduard had a rice plantation there. Esther died about 1906 from tuberculosis.
Eduard crossed the Atlantic several times, and one trip was to take Lynton to live with relatives in Germany so he could study for his Bar Mitzvah.
Lynton Scharff married Jessie Grace Block on 27 Oct. 1920 in Little Rock, Arkansas and they had two children; Lynton and Grace divorced. One child was Eduard Lynton Scharff (1923-2009). Eduard Lynton served his country in the United States Army during three wars (see synopsis here); he married Bette Catherine Terry in 1943. Eduard was known as “EL” .
Lynton L “Pappy” Scharff, married my grandmother, Emma Marie Block on 15 Jun 1940 after my maternal grandfather, John
Ryan Rhine Bloom (see more on his name here) had passed on 7 July 1935. Never having known John Bloom, I grew up knowing Lynton, or “Pappy” as he was called by family and friends, as my grandfather.
See more photos in the gallery pages at Scharff’s