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Schurter Family Bible

The Schurter Bible belonged to Alma Olean Dyer Schurter and her husband Henry Schurter. She was the second daughter of Alfred A. and Louisa Dyer. She was born in Yellow River, Gwinnett County, Georgia, and moved to Chilton County with her parents around 1884. Henry Schurter was born in Freienstein, Canton of Zurich, Switzerland in 1869. He was the son of Heinrich Schurter and his wife Wilhelmina Weber Schurter who came to the USA in 1884 and settled in Hasbersham County, Georgia. The Bible is in shreds, with many pages missing, but the pages that remain give the following information:
Henry R. Schurter and Alma Dyer married Stanton, Alabama November 27, 1895
(After their marriage, they lived in the Atlanta area until around 1901 at which time they returned to Stanton, Alabama).


Emily Lucile Schurter May 13, 1898
Neoma Elsie Schurter April 1, 1899
Henry Raymond Schurter May 26, 1901
Annie Vivian Schurter March 2, 1904
Mildred Beatrice Schurter April 20,1906
Alama Olean Schurter April 27 1908
Alfred Dyer Schurter November 1, 1910
Gordon Lee Schurter April 6, 1913
Herman Houston Schurter December 9 1917
Mary Catherine Schurter September 5, 1920 (living)


Margurite Bolen and Henry Schurter married July 17, 1925
Clifton Beagle and Vivian Schurter married September 7 1928
Dennis Burnette and Mildred Schurter married May 25, 1929


Emily Lucile Schurter May 21, 1898 (in Gerogia)
Gordon Lee Schurter April 4, 1914
Herman Houston Schurter July 3, 1919
Henry Raymond Schurter March 30, 1935 (buried in Jackson, Alabama)
Henry R. Schurter February 20, 1947
(the above entries are in the handwriting of Alma Olean Dyer Schurter)
Alma Dyer Schurter died January 12, 1959

Further information not included in Bible pages

Alma Olean Schurter married Emmett Bledsoe Huff November 30, 1939
Katherine (Mary Catherine in the Bible) married William Jasper Graham, April 21, 1946.
Alfred Dyer Schurter married Minnie Mae Davis
Source: Contributed by Marie Graham Peerson in 2004.
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