Our Scharf's earliest documented, proven village of origin is Neufgrange (or Neufscheuren in German), in Moselle, Lorraine, France about 1700. This is an aerial view of the town. It was not very large in 1700. While it has grown it is still a small town. St. Michael Catholic Church where the Scharf's worshipped is on the right of the main road through the town, and the church and school are the largest buildings in the photo.