Scheffel of Germany and Illinois
Herman E. Scheffel was born May 22, 1851 in Germany. He came to the US in 1870 and settled in Jersey County Illinois. He was a farmer.On Sept 23, 1877 he married Anna E. Zimmermann.They had six children: Frank, Lena who married a Barth, Emma who died at age 19, Olga who married a Schneider, Herbert, and Fred G. ( my grandfather) who married Eugenia Berger.Herman died on April 11, 1927.Hermans parents were possibly Johann Gottfried and Christina nee Brummer Scheffel. He also may have had A BROTHER Paul whose wife was Louisa and who had at least two children, Otto and Carl.