100 Year-old Marriage License
Restored to SCHERB Family

Scherb Marriage License
Scherb Marriage License

When Mark McCOMBS and Beth Van HOOSIER of Wabash, Indiana, went to a flea market in Sydney, Indiana, last fall they were not looking for genealogy materials, but an old marriage license caught their eye. Little did they know that several months later they would meet the great niece and nephew of Pearl A. SCHERB and Anna M. MILLER who were married 23 October 1900 in Clay County, Indiana. Mark & Beth were excited by their unusual find and hoped they could locate the descendents of Pearl and Anna, who had been married several counties south of Sydney, Indiana.

After looking on the Internet and finding our CCGS web site, Mark began making phone calls trying to contact anyone that might know something about the SCHERB family. With the help of Carolyn BRANSON and Alice Ann COURTNEY, descendants of Pearl and Anna SHERB were located in Indianapolis and Sullivan, Indiana. Finally on May 1st Mark & Beth were able to present the family heirloom to John M. ELLINGTON and his sister, Patricia A. ELLINGTON QUATTROCCHI. Pearl SCHERB’s sister, Ella Mae SCHERB, was John and Patricia’s paternal grandmother.

Clay County Indiana