Gazlay Family History
 

FamilyLeroy Elmer Sherman

Parents

FatherJames L. Sherman (ca. 1847 - 7 January 1896)
MotherLasira ‘Sarah’ Cotten (ca. 1854 - )

Personal Information

Record Created: 1 May 2011; Last Edited: 4 August 2014 
NameLeroy Elmer Sherman
GenderMale
Born February 1870 in Waucoma, Fayette County, Iowa1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Married ca. 1894 to Elizabeth Maud ‘Lizzie’ Bohen6
Died 19 February 1927 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota9, 10
Buried in Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota9

Family

Spouse 1FamilyElizabeth Maud ‘Lizzie’ Bohen
Born April 1875 in Clinton, Clinton County, Iowa
Married ca. 1894 to Leroy Elmer Sherman
Died 23 April 1928 in Edina, Hennepin County, Minnesota
  
Children of Leroy Elmer Sherman and Elizabeth Maud ‘Lizzie’ Bohen:
  
1.FamilyAmy L. Sherman
Born December 1895 in Minnesota
  
2.FamilyJames L. Sherman
Born March 1897 in Minnesota
Died before 1910
  
+3.FamilyRalph A. Sherman
Born September 1898 in Minnesota
Married to Myrtle _____
  
4.FamilyClaud Elmer Sherman
Born 28 February 1900 in Princeton, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota
Died 3 October 1918 in France
  
5.FamilyPhillip D. Sherman
Born ca. 1902 in Minnesota
  
+6.FamilyRobert Darwin Sherman
Born 29 November 1903 in North Dakota
Married 8 June 1925 in Hennepin County, Minnesota to Florence Margaret Buker
Died 24 October 1976
  
+7.FamilyJerramiah Leon Sherman
Born 28 March 1905 in North Dakota
Married to Eileen Kathleen McNellis
Married to Helen Cecko
Died 9 January 1989 in Hennepin County, Minnesota
  
8.FamilyViva Elizabeth Sherman
Born 24 December 1906 in Minnesota
Died 16 July 1910 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota
  

Sources

  1. Find a Grave (website). Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Departement de la Meuse, Lorraine, France; Pvt. Elmer C. Sherman: Elmer C. Sherman / Pvt. 9 Inf. 2 Div. / Minnesota Oct. 3, 1918 [from grave marker]. Elmer is also listed under Victory Memorial Drive, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota: born: 28 February 1900 in Princeton, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota; died: 3 October 1918 in France, where he was killed in action in World War I. The record includes a photo of a cenotaph, and provides brief biographical details and the names of his parents, their birth places.
  2. U.S. Federal Census, 1870, Iowa, Fayette County, Eden Township, Page No. 5, family of J. L. Sherman (22, Illinois, farmer); L. A. Sherman (16, New York); L. E. Sherman (5/12, Feb, Iowa). This is James Sherman, presumed son of Ann (Gazlay) Sherman and John Sherman. They are living next door to E. D. Gazlay (i.e., Erasmus) and M. L. Townsend (i.e., Mary Louise) (presumed uncle and aunt of James).
  3. U.S. Federal Census, 1880, Iowa, Fayette County, Eden Township, Enumeration District 197, Page No. 8, family of Jas Sherman (32, Illinois, farmer); wife Lasira Sherman (26, New York); son Leroy Sherman (10, Iowa); adopted daughter Dote Sherman (10, Iowa). They are living next door to his presumed uncle and aunt, E. D. (i.e, Erasmus) Gazley and Mary (Gazlay) Townsend.
  4. Iowa State Census, 1885, Fayette County, Eden Township, Page 274, family of James L. Sherman (37, Illinois, farmer); L. A. Sherman (31, New York); L. E. Sherman (15, Fayette County, Iowa); G. E. Cotton (23, Illinois, farmer).
  5. Minnesota Territory and State Census, 1895, Wright County, Annandale, Page No. 3, family of James L. Sherman (48, Illinois, carpenter); Sarirah Sherman (41, New York) [although her name is clearly written, it does not match the name of James’ wife, Lasira, as shown in other records; one of these could be her middle name]; Leroy E. Sherman (25, Iowa, carpenter); Lizzie M. Sherman (20, Iowa).
  6. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, Minnesota, Pine County, Brook Park Township, Enumeration District 123, Sheet No. 3, family of Leroy Sherman (30, Feb 1870, Iowa, carpenter); wife of 6 years Lizzie M. Sherman (25, Apr 1875, Iowa, 4 children, 4 living); daughter Amy L. Sherman (4, Dec 1896, Minnesota) [probably should be 1895]; son James L. Sherman (3, March 1897, Minnesota); son Ralph A. Sherman (1, September 1898, Minnesota); son Claud E. Sherman (4/12, February 1900, Minnesota).
  7. U.S. Federal Census, 1910, Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Enumeration District 123, Sheet No. 12B, family of Roy Sherman (40, Iowa, carpenter); wife of 15 years Lizzie Sherman (35, Iowa, 8 children, 7 living); daughter Amy Sherman (14, Minnesota); son Ralph Sherman (11, Minnesota); son Elmer Sherman (10, Minnesota); son Phillip Sherman (8, Minnesota); son Robbie Sherman (6, North Dakota); son Leon Sherman (5, North Dakota); daughter Viva Sherman (3, Minnesota).
  8. U.S. Federal Census, 1920, Minnesota, Hennepin County, Village of Sabrina, Enumeration District 9, Sheet No. 1A, family of Roy E. Sherman (49, Iowa, building supt, improvement co.); wife Elizabeth Sherman (44, Iowa); son Phillip R. Sherman (17, North Dakota, candy maker, candy co.); son Robert D. Sherman (16, North Dakota, candy maker, candy co.); Leon J. Sherman (14, North Dakota); son Ralph A. Sherman (22, Minnesota, millinery specialist); daughter-in-law Myrtle Sherman (25, Michigan); grandson James Leroy Sherman (3 days, Minnesota).
  9. Find a Grave (website). Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, Roy Sherman, born: unknown; died: 19 February 1927.
  10. Minnesota, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990, Roy Sherman, died: 19 February 1927 in Minneapolis, Hennepin [County], Minnesota, age 56; spouse: Lizzie Sherman; father: James L. Sherman; mother: Sarah Cotten.