GM3c George Albert Scheuerlein

Unknown Sailor

GM3c George Albert Scheuerlein

George Albert Scheuerlein graduated from Church Farm School, a Pennsylvania boarding school in Glen Loch about 30 miles west of Philadelphia.

Boys attended Church Farm, founded by the Rev. Charles W. Shreiner, a former Naval Academy midshipman, for little or no cost. In exchange, they helped work the farm. Mr. Scheuerlein graduated in 1938. The 1940 Census said he was a farm hand at the school and in 1939 had earned $420 for 52 weeks of work. He enlisted in the Navy in October 1940.

Mr. Scheuerlein was a gunner’s mate and petty officer third class when he was killed on the U.S. S. Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.

He was born March 22, 1921, probably in Philadelphia. His father, Martin, was a machinist and immigrant from Munich, Germany. His mother, Gladys, was a homemaker.

Sources: the Philadelphia Inquirer; The New York Times; Church Farm School; Census; Navy muster roll; World War II draft registration card. This profile was researched and written on behalf of the U.S.S. Arizona Mall Memorial at the University of Arizona.
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