John G. Schermack, Deputy U.S. Marshall

John G. Schermack, Deputy U.S. Marshall oath of office. He was the brother of my great-great grandfather, John Joseph Schermack, Sr.. They were bon in Prussia and immigrated to Brooklyn in 1857. He served in the U.S. military in the 1860s and then became a U.S. Marshall in Texas. His life partner, Cherry Watson, was an African American woman he could not marry, due to miscegenation laws. I found a newspaper reference to him speaking out against these laws, early in the 20th Century. Sadly, his newspaper obituary did not mention his life partner or their 5 children. #falknerjarrell #ancestors #familyhistory #genealogy #genealogyphoto #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #family #ancestor #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #genealogia #familyarchives #savinghistory #findingroots #schermackgenealogy #schermack #usmarshals #deputyusmarshal #usmarshal #texas #galveston #miscegenation #mixedmarriage #miscegenationlaws #interracialmarriage

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