Hunting the Ernst Line: Part 6 – The Collateral Lines

Emma M. Ernst was born in 1865 in , , Iowa and died in 1912 in Mount Vernon, Davison, South Dakota at 46-47 years of age and is buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Davison, South Dakota (Find A Grave Memorial No. 67711958). In about 1886 in , Plymouth, Iowa she married Benjamin Fridley who was born Saturday, 31 March 1860 in , Will, Illinois and died Tuesday, 23 June 1908 in Mount Vernon, Davison, South Dakota at 48 years, 2 months, 22 days of age and buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Davison, South Dakota (Find A Grave Memorial No. 67718821). He was a victim of a lightning strike while trying to disconnect the eave spouts from the cistern. Emma M. and Benjamin were the parents of five children.

A daughter, name unknown, birth and death dates unknown, probably died in infancy.

Gilbert Henry Fridley was born Friday, 12 August 1887 in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa and died in 1969 in Mount Vernon, Davison, South Dakota at 80-81 years of age and buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Davison, South Dakota (Find A Grave Memorial No. 67780113) [Also found as Cilbert an Silbert.]. In about 1911 in , , South Dakota he married Glow Bierce who was born in 1895 in Pukwana, Brule, South Dakota, the marriage ended in divorce after 1935. She was the daughter of Franklin Mile Bierce and Mary E. (last name unknown). Gilbert Henry and Glow were the parents of two children, one presumed still living.

Fern Lucile Fridley was born Saturday, 18 December 1915 in Plankington, Aurora, South Dakota and died Saturday, 12 April 2008 probably in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho at 92 years, 3 months, 25 days of age and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho (Find A Grave Memorial No. 43136786). On Saturday, 11 March 1939 in Glasgow, Valley, Montana she married Maurice A. Weber who was born Sunday, 18 January 1914 in Glasgow, Valley, Montana and died Monday, 25 March 2002 probably in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho at 88 years, 2 months, 7 days of age and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho (Find A Grave Memorial No. 43136788). Fern Lucile and Maurice A. were the parents of one child, still living who married and had issue, the spouse and one child are deceased.

Gilbert Henry married for a second time about 1941 in , Davison, South Dakota to Sadie Bosma who was born Saturday, 19 February 1889 in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts and died Friday, 11 April 1997 probably in Mount Vernon, Davison, South Dakota at 87 years, 1 month, 23 days of age and was buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Davison, South Dakota (Find A Grave Memorial No. 100896847). She was the daughter of Harmen Geert Bosma and Pietje Ynzes Poelstra. She was previously married to Ernest James Fortier and had two children. Gilbert Henry and Sadie were the parent of two infant girls neither of whom lived beyond 1 year of age, or who may have been only days old or less. Both are buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Davison, South Dakota (Find A Grave Memorial No. 101899586 and 101899560).

Rev. Bert Darwin Fridley was born Sunday, 24 February 1889 in Sumner, Fayette, Iowa and died Tuesday, 06 April 1971 at 82 years, 1 month, 13 days of age and was buried Sunset Memorial Gardens, Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana (Find A Grave Memorial No. 33448215). He was a minister of the gospel. On Thursday, 14 August 1913 at the Williamson home in , Aurora, South Dakota he married Stella Williamson who was born Sunday, 28 February 1892 in Aurora County, Dakota Territory and died Wednesday, 16 December 1987 in Renton, King, Washington at 95 years, 9 months, 18 days of age and was buried in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana (Find A Grave Memorial No. 33448164). Bert Darwin and Stella were the parents of two children.

Ruth Etta Fridley was born Monday, 30 April 1917 in , , Montana and died Wednesday, 05 November 2008 in Auburn, King, Washington at 91 years, 6 months, 6 days of age. On Sunday, 09 April 1939 in Simms, Cascade, Montana she married Forrest K. Maxwell who was born Sunday, 25 June 1911 in , Jackson, Missouri and died Saturday, 13 January 1968 in Kent, King, Montana at 56 years, 6 months, 19 days of age. Ruth Etta and Forrest K. were the parents of five children.

Violet Mae Fridley was born Sunday, 22 June 1919 in , , Montana and died Wednesday, 21 February 1979 in , , Montana at 59 years, 7 months, 30 days of age. On Saturday, 14 October 1939 in , , Montana she married Chris George Meier who was born Monday, 02 August 1915 in , , North Dakota and died Sunday, 04 February 1973 in , , Montana at 57 years, 6 months, 2 days of age. Violet Mae and Chris George were the parents of two children.

Ellen May Ruth Fridley was born Friday, 24 August 1894 in Lincoln, Plymouth, Iowa and died in 1905 in Palatine Township, Davison, South Dakota at 10-11 years of age and was buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Davison, South Dakota (Find A Grave Memorial No. 67718808).

Hazel Grace or Grace Hazel Fridley was born Saturday, 06 October 1900 in Lincoln, Plymouth, Iowa and died Sunday, 02 July 1963 in Missoula, Missoula, Montana at 62 years, 7 months, 27 days of age. On Thursday, 18 July 1918 in Plentywood, Sheridan, Montana she married Edward or Eddis Julius Kjelstrup who was born Sunday, 28 June 1896 in , , Montana and died Wednesday, 01 January 1969 in , Valley, Montana at 72 years, 6 months of age. He was the son of Rosenius Kjelstrup and Martha Edison. Hazel Grace and Edward Julius were the parents of four children. The children all married and had issue.

 

Leo Henry Ernst was born in 1868 in , , Iowa and died in July 1893 in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa at 24-25 years of age and is buried in Floyd Cemetery, Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa (Find A Grave Memorial No. 117647427). He never married or had issue.

 

Mary Ernst was born in 1874 in Barclay, Black Hawk, Iowa and died Monday, 03 July 1882 in Barclay, Black Hawk, Iowa at 7-8 years of age and is buried in New Barclay Cemetery, Barclay, Black Hawk, Iowa (Find A Grave Memorial No. 54132968).

Hunting the Ernst Line: Part 5 – The Collateral Lines

Philip Ernst was born in 1862 in , , Illinois and died in 1934 in Woodstock, Pipestone, Minnesota at 72-73 years of age and was buried in Woodstock Cemetery, Woodstock, Pipestone, Minnesota (Find A Grave Memorial No.67548283). According to the best available information he never married or had children, farmed all his life and shared his home with his mother until her death, his brother and nephew.

Caroline Ernst was born Monday, 24 December 1860 or Saturday, 24 December 1859 in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois and died Thursday, 23 May 1929 in Fairbank, Buchanan, Iowa at 68 years, 4 months, 29 days of age (as stated in her obituary) and was buried Fairbank Cemetery, Fairbank, Buchanan, Iowa (Find A Grave Memorial No. 52046255). On Monday, 07 February 1881 in Klinger, Bremer, Iowa she married Charles F. Leibert who was born Friday, 14 February 1834 in Berlin, , Preussen, Germany and died Friday, 02 April 1915 in Klinger, Bremer, Iowa at 81 years, 1 month, 19 days of age and was buried in Gresham Cemetery, Bennington, Black Hawk, Iowa (Find A Grave Memorial No. 24315783). Caroline and Charles F. did not have issue, however he did have children from his first marriage, they lived for a while in Wisconsin then moved back to Iowa. Caroline had a child in 1879, there is no record of marriage and the following year she was working as a servant for the George L. White family in her home town of Barclay, Black Hawk, Iowa. The 1880 U.S. Census notes that there is a 1 year old granddaughter living with Caroline’s parents, Lewis and Christina Ernst. The name is given as Maggie Ernst. (Caroline’s daughter was named Ada J. Cormst. There is no one by the name of Cormst in Barclay that I have been able to find and I suspect it is a misreading of Ernst in the handwritten documents, I have seen no images of them so it is speculation but something I have found to happen though. A case in point being the 1900 U. S. Census where Ada is transcribed as Ida, but when the digital image is examined it is very obvious that the first letter of her name is “A” not “I”.). There may or may not have been a marriage, but up until marriage to Charles F. Leibert there is no evidence of one. The granddaughter, Maggie, is not a child traceable to any of the other Ernst children. I suspect, with no solid proof, that Maggie is Ada J., that Caroline had an illegitimate child and her parents were caring for her while her mother worked to help provide for her. After the death of Charles F. Leibert, Caroline lived with her daughter and son-in-law until her death.

Ada J. Cormst was born in April 1879 or possibly 1880 in Ames, Story, Iowa (according to one of her marriage records – there is no father listed, just her mother as Carrie Cormst) and died in 1961 in Fairbanks, Buchanan, Iowa at 81-83 years of age and was buried in Fairbank Cemetery, Fairbank, Buchanan, Iowa (Find A Grave Memorial No. 60900738). On Wednesday, 14 February 1900 in , Bremer, Iowa she married John Frederick Heck who was born Wednesday, 14 July 1875 in , , Iowa and died in February 1965 in Fairbank, Buchanan, Iowa at 89 years of age and was buried in Fairbank Cemetery, Fairbank, Buchanan, Iowa (Find A Grave Memorial No. 60900728). He was the son of Christian Heck and Litzie Britchour. He was working as a janitor for the Fairbank High School when he registered for the World War I draft, he was described as of medium height, medium build, brown eyes and balding grayish red hair. Ada J. and John Frederick were the parents of two children.

Rayburn K. Heck was born in 1901 in Fairbank, Buchanan, Iowa and died in 1938 in Fairbank, Buchanan, Iowa at 36-37 years of age and was buried in Fairbank Cemetery, Fairbank, Buchanan, Iowa (Find A Grave Memorial No. 60900544). In about 1934 he married Vera G. (last name unknown). They were the parents of one child.

Vernetta E. Heck was born Monday,01 June 1903 in Fairbank, Buchanan, Iowa and died Saturday, 28 March 1992 in Fairbank, Buchanan, Iowa at 88 years, 9 months, 27 days of age and is buried in Fairbank Cemetery, Fairbank, Buchanan, Iowa (Find A Grave Memorial No. 47801933). On Monday, 24 August 1925 in Independence, Buchanan, Iowa she married Kenneth Vivian Burnett who was born Wednesday, 08 September 1897 probably in , , Iowa and died Saturday, 15 August 1981 in Fairbank, Buchanan, Iowa at 83 years, 11 months, 7 days of age and is buried in Fairbank Cemetery, Fairbank, Buchanan, Iowa (Find A Grave Memorial No. 47801926). He was the son of J. B. Burnett and Eliza Busbby. He was noted as a painter and decorator on the 1940 U. S. Census. Vernetta E. and Kenneth Vivian were the parents of three sons. Two of whom are now deceased.

If anyone does have information about the Ernst line, it would be appreciated if you’d let me know.

Hunting the Ernst Line: Part 4 – The Collateral Lines

Lewis Ernst was born in 1858 in Illinois and died in 1921 in Woodstock, Pipestone, Minnesota at 62-63 years of age and was buried in Woodstock Cemetery, Woodstock, Pipestone, Minnesota (Find A Grave Memorial No. 67548262). He was a farmer. On Thursday, 02 January 1896 in , Plymouth, Iowa he married Martha Ann or Martha V. Sweet who was born in 1872-1873 in either Cedar, Floyd, Iowa or , , Wisconsin. She was the daughter of Charles L. Sweet and Victoria E. Allen, the step-daughter of Josephius Welch. Martha Ann/V. disappears after the record of the birth of her son. It is possible that she left, or divorced or died, but there is nothing to date to indicate what happened to her. Lewis and Martha Ann were the parents of Robert Leo (Leopold/Seahold) Ernst.

Robert Leo (Leopold/Seahold) Ernst was born Friday, 27 September 1895 in Hinton, Plymouth, Iowa and died Tuesday, 02 August 1966 in Woodstock, Pipestone, Minnesota at 70 years, 10 months, 6 days of age (Find A Grave Memorial No. 67675277). He was described on his World War I Draft Registration as being of medium build, medium height, blue eyes and dark brown hair and working as a farmer. On Monday, 02 April 1917 in Pipestone, Pipestone, Minnesota he married Maude Myrtle Mae Rokes who was born Wednesday, 26 July 1893 in Rock Township, Pipestone, Minnesota and died Monday, 01 March 1976 in Woodstock, Pipestone, Minnesota at 82 years, 7 months 4 days of age and was buried in Woodstock Cemetery, Woodstock, Pipestone, Minnesota (Find A Grave Memorial No. 67548274). Robert Leo (Leopold/ Seahold) and Maude Myrtle Mae were the parents of five children.

Clifford R. Ernst was born Friday, 31 January 1919 in Pipestone, Pipestone, Minnesota and died Friday, 16 February 1996 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota at 77 years, 0 months, 16 days of age and was buried in Woodstock Cemetery, Woodstock, Pipestone, Minnesota (Find A Grave Memorial No. 83010636). There is no information regarding marriage or issue.

Chester Leo Ernst was born Friday, 03 June 1921 in , Pipestone, Minnesota and died Sunday, 26 March 1989 in , Hubbard, Minnesota at 67 years, 9 months, 23 days of age and is buried in Woodstock Cemetery, Woodstock, Pipestone, Minnesota (Find A Grave Memorial No. 67548247). He served in the United States Army during World War II.

A child of unknown (possibly female) gender whose birth date and place are unknown, marriage or issue unknown, death unknown.

Russell Ernst was born in 1930 in Woodstock, Pipestone, Minnesota and died Tuesday, 07 October 1930 at less than 1 year of age and was buried in Woodstock Cemetery, Woodstock, Pipestone, Minnesota (Find A Grave Memorial No. 67675321)

Lucille Stella Ernst was born Friday, 22 January 1932 in Woodstock, Pipestone, Minnesota and died Sunday, 24 June 2007 in New Ulm, Brown, Minnesota at 75 years, 5 months, 2 days of age and was buried in Woodstock Cemetery, Woodstock, Pipestone, Minnesota (Find A Grave Memorial No. 50791718). In 1950 in Okoboji, Dickinson, Iowa she married Walter Albert Rundle who was born Tuesday, 19 February 1907 in , , Minnesota and died in March 1979 in Europe at 72 years of age. Lucille Stella and Walter Albert were the parents of 4 children, 1 deceased, they have more descendants living. Lucille Stella and Watler Albert divorced before 1971. On Monday, 09 August 1971 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota she married Grant Harry Edwards who was born Thursday, 24 October 1918 in , , Wisconsin and died Friday, 23 August 1996 in New Ulm, Brown, Minnesota at 77 years, 9 months, 30 days of age and is buried in Woodstock Cemetery, Woodstock, Pipestone, Minnesota (Find A Grave Memorial No.67546910). He served in the United States Army during World War II. Lucille Stella and Grant Harry were the parents of one living child.