Peter Schermack of Fort Worth, Texas

Death certificate for Peter Schermack of Fort Worth, Texas, USA. He was my first cousin, 3x removed. His parents were my 2x great-grandfather’s brother, Deputy U.S. Marshall John G. Schermack and his African-American life partner, Cherry Watson. They could not marry, due to miscegenation laws of the time. I found a newspaper article about John... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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