Hunting the Ernst Line: Part 7 – The Collateral Lines

Lewis Ernst (1821-1874) [See above post Hunting the Ernst Line: Part 1 – The Direct Line] had at least one brother as stated in the obituary for Benjamin Fridley.
Mrs. Fridley’s brothers, John and Phillip Earnst, and sister, Mrs. Ed. Meinser, from Sioux City, Iowa, and her uncle and aunt, Jacob Earnst and wife, from O’Neill, Neb., attended the funeral, which was held at Mt. Vernon…” – from Find A Grave (Memorial No. 67718821).
Jacob A. Ernst was born in 1826 in Baden, , , Germany and died after Tuesday, 23 June 1908 in O’Neill, Holt, Nebraska. In about 1854/1855 he married Mary E. or Mary Elizabeth/Elizabeth Kleahner who was born about 1828 in , , , Germany. Jacob A. and Mary E. were the parents of at least three children. Lewis Henry, George Adam and William M. Ernst.

Lewis Henry Ernst was born Monday, 18 June 1860 in Kenhuch, , Iowa (a place I have not been able to locate) and died Saturday, 11 August 1923 in Bloomington, McLean, Illinois at 63 years, 1 month, 24 days of age and was buried in Park Lawn Cemetery, Danvers, McLean, Illinois (Find A Grave Memorial No. 14078422). In about 1894 probably in , , Illinois he married Elizabeth Dehner who was born Wednesday, 20 September 1865 in Danvers, McLean, Illinois and died Monday, 13 June 1932 in Wapalla, DeWitt, Illinois at 66 years, 8 months, 24 days of age and was buried in Park Lawn Cemetery, Danvers, McLean, Illinois (Find A Grave Memorial No. 14078428). She was the daughter of Daniel Dehner and Katherine Schuster. Lewis Henry and Elizabeth were the parents of at least two children, Louis Daniel and Mary Catherine Ernst.
Louis Daniel Ernst was born Sunday, 07 July 1895 in , , Illinois or in Seward, , Nebraska (as stated on his World War I Draft Registration) and died Monday, 09 January 1967 in Danvers, McLean, Illinois at 71 years, 6 months, 2 days of age and was buried Park Lawn Cemetery, Danvers, McLean, Illinois (Find A Grave Memorial No. 14122606). He was a veteran of World War I. He is described on his World War I Draft Registration as of medium height, slender build, gray eyes, and light hair and was an automobile mechanic. On Wednesday, 11 June 1924 in , , he married Hannah Marie Alwes who was born Monday, 31 December 1894 in , Jackson, Indiana and died in 1958 in Danvers, McLean, Illinois at 63 years of age and was buried Park Lawn Cemetery, Danvers, McLean, Illinois (Find A Grave Memorial No. 14122626). She was the daughter of Herman Alwes and Minnie Flottman. There is no information about Louis Daniel and Hannah Marie having issue to date.
Mary Catherine Ernst was born Saturday, 18 June 1898 in , McLean, Illinois and died Sunday, 07 January 1996 in Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois at 97 years, 6 months, 20 days of age and was buried Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois (Find A Grave Memorial No. 97234793). In about 1919 in , , Illinois she married Charles A. Reum who was born in 1892 in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois and died Monday, 19 March 1956 in Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois at 63-64 years of age and was buried Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois (Find A Grave Memorial No. 81908711). He was the son of Casper Friedrich Reum and Anna Louise Schleicher. Mary Catherine and Charles A. were the parents of three children, Lyle H. Reum and two sisters, possibly still living.

Lyle H. Reum was born Friday, 05 November 1920 in , , Illinois and died Saturday, 02 May 1998 in Bloomington, McLean, Illinois at 77 years, 5 months, 27 days of age and was buried East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Mausoleum, Bloomington, McLean, Illinois (Find A Grave Memorial No. 27235335). After 1942 he married Beatrice V. (last name unknown) who was born Thursday, 06 September 1917 in , , Illinois and died Friday, 23 June 2006 in , Ford, Illinois at 88 years, 9 months, 17 days of age and was buried East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Mausoleum, Bloomington, McLean, Illinois (Find A Grave Memorial No. 27235364). There is no information about Lyle H. and Beatrice V. having issue to date.

George Adam Ernst was born Wednesday, 10 December 1862 in , Butler, Ohio and died Wednesday, 17 December 1941 in Kimball, Kimball, Nebraska at 79 years, 0 months, 7 days of age and was buried in Kimball Cemetery, Kimball, Kimball, Nebraska (Find A Grave Memorial No. 107347047). In 1888 in , , Nebraska he married Anna Magdalene (last name unknown) who was born Saturday, 06 October 1866 in , , Illinois and died Monday, 09 July 1951 in Kimball, Kimball, Nebraska at 84 years, 9 months, 3 days of age and was buried in Kimball Cemetery, Kimball, Kimball, Nebraska (Find A Grave Memorial No. 107346676). George Adam and Anna Magdalene were the parents of four children, Ezra Jacob, Esther V., Mary E. and Ruth E. Ernst.
Ezra Jacob Ernst was born Tuesday, 25 April 1893 in , , Nebraska and died Wednesday, 17 December 1941 in Kimball, Kimball, Nebraska at 48 years, 7 months, 22 days of age and was buried in Kimball Cemetery, Kimball, Kimball, Nebraska (Find A Grave Memorial No. 107346926). In about 1924 in , , Nebraska he married Emma (last name unknown) who was born Thursday, 25 April 1895 in , , Nebraska and died Thursday, 02 February 1978 at 82 years, 9 months, 8 days of age and was buried in Kimball Cemetery, Kimball, Kimball, Nebraska (Find A Grave Memorial No. 107346805). Ezra Jacob and Emma were the parents of two children possibly still living.

Esther V. Ernst was born in 1895 in , , Nebraska.
Mary E. Ernst was born in 1898 in , , Nebraska.
Ruth E. Ernst was born in 1905 in , , Nebraska.

William M. Ernst was born Saturday, 30 January 1864 in , Butler, Ohio and died Thursday, 13 April 1939 in Bloomington, McLean, Illinois at 75 years, 2 months, 14 days of age and was buried in Mackinaw Township Cemetery, Mackinaw, Tazewell, Illinois (Find A Grave Memorial No. 77270500). He was a grain elevator manager. In about 1891 in , , Illinois he married Anna Steiner who was born in 1870 in , , Illinois and died in 1963 in , , Illinois at 92-94 years of age and was buried in Mackinaw Township Cemetery, Mackinaw, Tazewell, Illinois (Find A Grave Memorial No. 77270528). She was the daughter of Jacob Steiner and Marguerite or Margaret Sass. William M. and Anna were the parents of possibly two children, Frieda M. and Mary Leda Ernst.
Frieda M. Ernst was born Tuesday, 14 June 1892 in Danvers, McLean, Illinois and died Monday, 24 May 1948 in Bloomington, McLean, Illinois at 55 years, 11 months, 10 days of age and was buried in Mackinaw Township Cemetery, Mackinaw, Tazewell, Illinois (Find A Grave Memorial No. 77272069). On 10 January 1912 she married William Samuel Amsbary who was born Saturday, 10 May 1890 and died in 1960 at 69-70 years of age and was buried Mackinaw Township Cemetery, Mackinaw, Tazewell, Illinois (Find A Grave Memorial No. 15654714). He was the son of Calvin Bascom Amsbary and Anna H. Bolling Williamson. Frieda M. and William Samuel were the parents of a daughter, Alice Lucille Amsbary.
Alice Lucille Amsbary was born Wednesday, 03 November 1915 in Congerville, Woodford, Illinois and died Sunday, 16 April 2000 in Capitola, Santa Cruz, California at 84 years, 5 months, 13 days of age and was buried in Imhoff Cemetery, Carlock, McLean, Illinois (Find A Grave Memorial No. 36461181). In about 1938 she married Shelby Edward Dosher who was born Wednesday, 30 October 1912 in , , Illinois and died Thursday, 10 July 1975 in , , Illinois at 62 years, 8 months, 10 days of age and was buried in Imhoff Cemetery, Carlock, McLean, Illinois (Find A Grave Memorial No. ). He was the son of Edward W. Dosher and Mary Michels. He was a truck driver. Alice Lucille and Shelby Edward were the parents of at least three children, two who died in infancy and one of whom is possibly still living.

There are several other Ernsts that I have found in Illinois, Ohio and Iowa. I suspect they are related but have not been able to connect them as yet. If anyone does have information about any of these people, it would be appreciated if you’d let me know.

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