Lewis/Louis Ernst was born about 1821 in , , Baden, Germany and died Tuesday, 02 March, 1875 in Barclay, Black Hawk, Iowa at 53-54 years of age, he is buried in New Barclay Cemetery, Barclay, Black Hawk, Iowa (Find a Grave Memorial No. 54132948). In about 1852-1853 in Germany he married Christina Keelovin who was born in 1826 in , , Baden, Germany and died before 1900/1905 in , , Iowa. They were the parents of nine children.
Christina Ernst, born about 1854-1855 in , , Baden, Germany. On Saturday, 11 January 1873 in Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa she married Edward W. Meinzer who was born in March 1850 in , , , Germany. They were the parents of two children.
Alonzo Edward Meinzer born Saturday, 18 January 1874 in Geneseo, Tama, Iowa and died before 1940 in , , California. He graduated in the thirty-ninth commencement from the Chicago College of Pharmacy, the School of Pharmacy of the University of Illinois on Thursday, 20 April 1899 which was held in the Grand Opera House, Chicago, Cook, Illinois. He was a traveling salesman for W. S. Conrad Company of St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota. On Saturday, 30 January 1909 in Chamberlain, Brule, South Dakota he married Lola I. Shackelford who was born Tuesday, 04 march 1890 in , , Kansas, she was the daughter of Fred Shackelford and Delphia (maiden name unknown) Shackelford. The marriage ended before 1910 without issue. On Saturday, 10 November 1917 in , Minnehaha, South Dakota he married Emma D. Hammer who was born in 1885 in , , South Dakota and died Monday, 09 October 1944 in , Davison, South Dakota at 58-59 years of age. The marriage ended in divorce sometime after the birth of their only child, John Eugene Meinzer, who was born Thursday, 16 May 1918 in , , South Dakota and died Tuesday, 03 January 1956 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California at 37 years, 7 months, 18 days of age. John Eugene served in the United States Army. There is no further information about his life found to date and it is unknown if he married or had issue. On Wednesday, 25 February 1925 in , Jackson, Missouri he married Mabel Gale High who was born Tuesday, 13 August 1889 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, she was the daughter of David S. High and Nettie Irene McIntyre. There are no children listed on the 1930 census.
Cora Meinzer was born in 1879 in Geneseo, Tama, Iowa and probably died before 1895 in , , Iowa. She is mentioned on the 1880 census and the 1885 Iowa State Census, but disappeared by the 1895 Iowa State Census and there is nothing further that has been found to date. It is possible that she married before the 1895 state census as she was 16 years of age. However there is no record I have found to date that would support that nor have I found a record of death or burial. It is also possible that she was working in the house of another person and was counted as part of that household but her name is nowhere to be found after the 1885 state census.
Any further information about the above people would be appreciated.