Tag Archives: Pappy

Pappy’s note regarding the death of his father, Eduard Scharff

Here is a page from Pappy’s notebook in which he writes about the death of his father, Eduard Scharff. I recall Pappy’s handwriting, as I’m sure many of you do too. Recall in this post that Eduard succumbed on 18 … Continue reading

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Pappy was a pilot, a hunter and a sailor.

This Luscome airplane was Pappy’s first; he bought it in the late 1940s. The story goes that Pappy had started the engine to warm it up, set the branches and got out. But the brakes let loose, Pappy grabbed a wing … Continue reading

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Death Notice of Eduard Scharff (1857-1917)

The Houston Jewish Herald published this Death Notice for Edward [sic] Scharff on 22 Nov. 1917. The Sunday mentioned was 18 November 1917 and the Notice was published the following Thursday. The cause of death (pneumonia) is posted here. ‘The … Continue reading

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Em was the “Head of Household” in 1940

In the center of this page header photo is Lynton “Pappy” Scharff (1897-1985) agt the time of his Bar Mitzvah in Germany circa 1910. As I said earlier, the 1940 US Census became available to the public last April. However … Continue reading

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RIP Eduard Scharff (1857- 1917) & Esther Marx, Pappy’s parents

Eduard Scharff, (b. 11 Jan 1857 in Kleinfischlingen, Rhein Pfalz, Germany) emigrated to the United Sates at age 14. Previously I’d had no information as to when EL’s grandfather passed away. Eduard Scharff, residing in Welsh, Louisiana, USA applied for … Continue reading

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Lynton & Grace Scharff lived here

The Houston, Tx. home of Lynton “Pappy” (my step grandfather) and Grace Scharff (my grand aunt) was 1717 California St. (here).

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Shackin’ up, Em & Pappy style

Lynton “Pappy” Scharff lived in a Houston, Texas boarding house of Rena and Anne DeGroot (from Holland) at the time of the 1920 US Census. On 27 Oct. 1920, he married Jessie Grace Block. Eduard Lynton Scharff was born in … Continue reading

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Given (first) names

In Jewish families, it was customary to name children after their ancestors and we have continued that tradition. In our family tree we have deceased Solomon’s (4), Eduard’s (2), Avraham’s (2), Emile’s (3), Emma’s (2), Samuel’s (2), John’s (2), Lynton’s … Continue reading

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