TILLMAN SCHEEREN

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              TILLMAN SCHEEREN, proprietor of the Hotel Scheeren at Ford City, Pa., was born in 1866, in Germany, a son of Fritz and Christiana Scheeren. 

            Prior to coming to the United States, when twenty-one years old, Tillman Scheeren was well educated, attending both the public schools and college. After his arrival in this country, he located at Tarentum, Pa., where for three years he worked in a plate glass mill.  Following this he went to Kokomo, Ind., where he was engaged in the same line for six years.  In 1896 he came to Ford City, where he became agent for a brewery, maintaining this connection for three years.  He then engaged in the wholesale liquor business at Ford City, for another three years, when he sold out and bought the �Citizens Hotel� at Kittanning.  Mr. Scheeren operated this hostelry for three years, returning to Ford City in 1904, and building what is now known as the �Hotel Scheeren,� a brick structure, three stories in height, 80 by 100 feet, well equipped with modern improvements. This hotel is recognized as a first-class commercial house, and commands a good share of the traveling trade. 

            In 1889 Mr. Scheeren married Annie Schultz, daughter of Fritz Shultz, and they have four children:  Fritz, Tillman, Jr., Otto and Annie. Mr. Scheeren was elected the first justice of the peace, but refused to serve.  He belongs to the Elks, Eagles and Heptasophs, and is a well known resident of Ford City.

 Source: Page 841, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J. H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed May 2002 by James R. Hindman for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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