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Christian Ernst
Male Cal 1832 - 1898


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  • Birth  CALC 19 Nov 1832  Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Elected Office  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    member of town council - New Hamburg 
    Religion  1852  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Protestant 
    Occupation  1871  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Merchant 
    Occupation  1881  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Hardware Merchant 
    Religion  1881  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Lutheran 
    Occupation  1891  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Post Master 
    Religion  1891  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-263478 
    Died  3 May 1898  [4
    Buried  Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID  I263478  Generations
    Last Modified  6 Oct 2017 

    Father  John Ernst,   b. 4 Dec 1806, Grandvillars, , Franche-ComtĂ©, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1886, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Maria Lugebiehl,   b. 7 Feb 1805, Grandvillars, , Franche-ComtĂ©, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1840, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F5398  Group Sheet

    Family  Catherine Wilker,   b. 12 Nov 1835, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1922 
    Married  1854 
    Children 
     1. Jacob Ernst,   b. 12 Jun 1855, Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1926, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Peter Ernst,   b. 7 Mar 1862, Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1924
     3. Henry Allan Ernst,   b. 1 Aug 1868, Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1931, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F31143  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Death of Mr. Christian Ernst, Postmaster

      Early on Tuesday morning the news spread over our town, announcing the death of Mr. Christian Ernst, postmaster, which was received with deep regret by the whole community, as his numerous friends in the village and vicinity did not expect that the end would come so soon, as on the previous day he was resting well until after midnight, when he grew suddenly worse; his family was then summoned to his bedside and at the hour of three o'clock he passed peacefully away, at the age of 65 years. Deceased was born in Petersburg, Wilmot Township, and was the second son of the late John Ernst, Esq., of the prominent family, which was widely known throughout this district in the early days of this country. In 1854 he was married to Catherine Wilker, and for a number of years he carried on an extensive merchant and milling business in the village of New Dundee until 1862, when he removed with his family to this town and entered into business here in a general store of dry goods and hardware, and was also connected with the flax-milling business in Zurich and other places in Huron county. He held the postmastership of this village for thirty-three years and in that office he was a faithful servant to the Government and the public. For a number of years he was a member of our town council and lent a helping hand for the promotion of the welfare and the best interest of the town. In religion he was an active member of the Lutheran church. He leaves a wife and three sons, Jacob, a partner in the firm of Ernst & Cressman; John P., who officiates as his deputy in the post office, and Henry A., a representative of Eby, Blain & Co., Toronto, who mourn the loss of a kind husband and father. They have the sympathy of the community in their sad bereavement. His remains will be laid to rest in the village cemetery this afternoon at two o'clock.

      New Hamburg Independent, May 6, 1898

  • Sources 
    1. [S250] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1871, Page 24.

    2. [S251] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1881, New Hamburg 1881 Page 37.

    3. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div 3 Page 19.

    4. [S153] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Riverside New Hamburg CC#4564 Internet Link.
      [Front/South] In/ Loving Remembrance/ Of/ Christian/ Ernst/ Who Died/ On May 3, 1898/ Aged/ 65 Years 5 Months/ & 14 Days/ Ernst/ J. H. Hamilton Guelph

      [Back/North] Ernst/ In/ Loving Remembrance/ Of/ Catharine/ Wilker/ Wife Of/ Christian/ Ernst/ Born/ Nov. 12, 1835/ Died/ Aug. 10, 1922

    5. [S699] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1891, Section 1 Page 27.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsElected Office - member of town council - New Hamburg - - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Protestant - 1852 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant - 1871 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Hardware Merchant - 1881 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1881 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Post Master - 1891 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1891 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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