Theodor Scherk

Johann Theodor Scherk (8 July 1836 – 10 August 1923), generally referred to as J. T. Scherk or Theodor Scherk, was an Australian politician who represented the South Australian House of Assembly multi-member seats of East Adelaide from 1886 to 1902 and Adelaide from 1902 to 1905.[2] He was born in Kiel, Holstein, Denmark on 8 July 1836 and migrated to South Australia in 1861.[1]

Theodor Johannes Scherk
Member for East Adelaide
In office
Member for Adelaide
In office
Personal details
Born(1836-07-08)8 July 1836
Kiel, Holstein, Denmark
Died10 August 1923(1923-08-10) (aged 87)
Resting placeWest Terrace Cemetery
Agnes Wilhelmine Wilke
(m. 1862)

He served for a time as president of the Adelaide German Club.


  1. Edgar, Suzanne (1988). "Scherk, Theodor Johannes (1836–1923)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Melbourne University Press. ISSN 1833-7538. Retrieved 7 October 2018 via National Centre of Biography, Australian National University.
  2. Johann Scherk: SA Parliament