Hunting the Ernst Line: Part 3 – The Collateral Lines

John Albert Ernst was born in 1856 in , , Illinois and died Friday, 14 October 1932 in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa at 75-76 years of age and was buried Monday, 17 October 1932 in Logan Park Cemetery, Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa in Section 2, Plot 90 (Find A Grave Memorial No. 8784614). On Saturday, 02 July 1881 in Independence, Buchanan, Iowa he married Minnie J. Lee who was born about 1864 in , , Illinois and died Tuesday, 15 February 1916 in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa at 52 years, 3 months, 26 days of age and was buried Friday, 18 February 1916 in Logan Park Cemetery, Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa in Section 2, Plot 90 (Find A Grave Memorial No. 8784615), she was the daughter of William Lee and Hannah Airs/Ayres. John Albert and Minnie J. were the parents of seven children.

Willard/William M. Ernst who was born in 1884 in , , Iowa. He appears on the 1885 Iowa State Census with his parents at age 1 year, on the 1895 Iowa State Census at 11 years of age, on the 1900 United States Census at 16 with his parents, the 1905 Iowa State Census at 21, 1910 U.S. Census at 26 as head of household with his parents and three younger brothers, but then disappears and nothing further has been found to date.

Norris Ferdinand Ernst who was born Wednesday, 18 February 1885 in Barclay, Black Hawk, Iowa and died Sunday, 30 July 1944 at 59 years, 5 months, 12 days of age and was buried Wednesday, 02 August 1944 in Logan Park Cemetery same section and plot as his parents (Find A Grave Memorial No. 8784616). He is described on his World War I Draft Registration as of medium height, medium build, gray eyes and brown hair, working as a farmer in Hinton, Plymouth, Iowa. There is no information regarding marriage or issue.

An unnamed daughter born Sunday, 15 August 1886 in Barclay, Black Hawk, Iowa. She does not appear on the 1895 Iowa State Census and probably died in infancy or early childhood.

Frederick Harrison Ernst was born Thursday, 23 February 1888 in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa and died Wednesday, 18 August 1937 at 49 years, 5 months, 26 days of age. He is described on his World War I Draft Registration as of medium height, stout, brown eyes and brown hair, working as a farm laborer on the farm of Thomas Black. He evidently did serve in the military as there is a Veteran’s Administration application for a headstone for him. There is no record that he ever married.

An unnamed son born Saturday, 26 April 1890 in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa. There is no name recorded and it is likely he died in infancy or early childhood although there are no records of death this child does not appear on the 1895 state census.

Walter Cleveland Ernst was born Saturday, 14 February 1891 in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa and died Saturday, 12 January 1963 in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa at 71 years, 10 months, 29 days of age and buried in Logan Park Cemetery, Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, Section 2, Plot 79 (Find A Grave Memorial No. 8784617). He is described on his World War I Draft Registration as of medium height, medium build, brown eyes and light brown hair, working as a farmer.

Clarence Gifford Ernst was born Wednesday, 23 August 1893 in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa and died Friday, 01 May 1964 in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa at 70 years, 8 months, 8 days of age and buried Monday, 04 May 1964 in Logan Park Cemetery in the same section and plot as his brother Walter Cleveland (Find A Grave Memorial No. ). He is described on his World War I Draft Registration as of medium height, slender build, brown eyes and black hair and working as a farmer. There is no record that he ever married. Norris Ferdinand, Walter Cleveland and Clarence Gifford were living on a farm together according to the 1940 census, all single and all living there during the preceding five years as well as Frederick Harrison Ernst before his death in 1937.

Any further information about these people would be appreciated.

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