The blind Sumter County coroner of many years, Mr. J. Scott Cain, traded in-house boarding with him by Mr. & Mrs. A. K. Bernshouse when they went through a time of bad financial straights (maybe during the Great Depression?). His father, William Bernshouse (whose father is thought to be Peter Bernshausen of Germany) was the immigrant ancestor from Germany. His mother, Salonia Imla Eldredge Bernshouse was from Pennsylvania according to the 1910 census. Mr. "A. K." came to Sumter about 1910 & married Elizabeth in about 1911.
*Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 05 May 2020), memorial page for Andrew Kessler “AK” Bernshouse (9 Nov 1868–29 Mar 1957), Find a Grave Memorial no. 101276791, citing Sumter Cemetery, Sumter, Sumter County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Ervin Shaw (contributor 47632367) .