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.

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