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Charles Frederick Ernst

Charles Frederick Ernst

Male 1853 - 1897  (44 years)

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  • Name Charles Frederick Ernst 
    Born 9 Sep 1853  Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Lutheran 
    Residence 1875  Tavistock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-218587 
    Died 21 Nov 1897  Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I218587  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Johann "John" Ernst,   b. 4 Dec 1806, Grandvillars, , Franche-Comté, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1886, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Juliana "Julia" Zöger,   b. 10 Mar 1823, Sinsheim, Sinsheim, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1869, Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 8 Jun 1841  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Family ID F5399  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ann Laschinger,   b. 1853, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 16 Jul 1875  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F24671  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1875 - Tavistock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Jul 1875 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Nov 1897 - Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Charles F. Ernst
    Charles F. Ernst
    from Prominent men of Canada a collection of persons distinguished in professional and political life, and in the commerce and industry of Canada

  • Notes 
    • CHARLES F. ERNST, electrician, inventor, etc., Hamburg, Ont., was born September 9th, 1853, at Petersburg, Ont. His parents were John and Julia (Zoeger) Ernst. His father was born in France, while his mother was a native of Germany. The former emigrated to this country, in 1827, and was one of the first settlers in Waterloo county. After leaving the public school, Mr. Ernst took a complete course in the Commercial College, Toronto, in 1870, but has since applied himself with great diligence, to private study. He devoted ten years to the dry goods business, and subsequently travelled eleven years in the wholesale hat and fur line,, but being a born genius, with an inventive mind, he naturally turned his attention to the study of electricity. For two years he was travelling salesman for the Ball Electric Light Company, in the supply line, and now represents the National and Standard Carbon companies, of Cleveland, Ohio, and the Electrical Supply Company, of Chicago, Ill. He is also proprietor of the Hamburg Electric Light plant. Mr. Ernst has numerous electrical inventions in course of construction, but the invention which is perhaps attracting more attention on this continent, than any other of late years, is his "Reliance Fire Escape and Hoist, and Fireman's Auxiliary." This wonderful contrivance was endorsed and recommended by a committee on exhibits, at the National Firemen's and Engineers' Associations' Convention, held at Louisville, Ky., U.S.A., October, 1892, where Mr. Ernst was present with a model. It is over ten years since Mr. Ernst first conceived the idea of a fire escape, that would insure the absolute safety of those using it, and the result of his fertile brain is certainly a boon to mankind. He is a Free Mason and a Forester, and is a musical composer of considerable note. He was married, on the 16th of July, 1876, to Miss Mary A. Laschinger, daughter of Joseph Laschinger, of Hamburg, Ont., by whom he has six children, five sons and one daughter.

      Adam Graeme Mercer, Prominent men of Canada a collection of persons distinguished in professional and political life, and in the commerce and industry of Canada (Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Canadian Biographical Pub. Co., 1892), 441.

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      The citizens of New Hamburg were considerably moved when the despatch was received on Monday that Mr. Chas. F. Ernst, a former citizen of our town but of late of Detroit, Mich. and who was but in the prime of his life had been claimed by that grim monster death, which sad occurrence had taken place at Detroit on Sunday, inflammation of the lungs having been the cause of the same. His remains were brought here yesterday forenoon, and laid to rest in the Evangelical cemetery at 2 o'clock in the afternoon in the presence of many of his friends, who had come to have a last glance at the face they once knew so well, the funeral having taken place from the residence of Mr. J. Laschinger. The deceased, who was the youngest son of the late John Ernst, of Petersburg, was 45 years old and was married to a Miss Laschinger, sister of Mr. Jacob Laschinger. Many years ago he conducted a general store at Tavistock, after retirement from which he had been travelling most of the time for different wholesale houses in Canada but the last few years, and since leaving New Hamburg, he represented an American house, dealing in electric apparatuses and his territory comprised a great part of the United States and all Canada, with headquarters at Detroit. While a citizen here it was to his enterprising spirit that we owed the introduction of our electric light system; in public matters he always evidenced great interest and was the first president of the once New Hamburg Poultry Association. He leaves a wife and six children to mourn their loss of a kind husband and an indignant father. We extend to the bereaved family our heartfelt sympathy.

      New Hamburg Independent, November 26, 1897

  • Sources 
    1. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 3 Page 29.

    2. [S1612] Book - Prominent men of Canada a collection of persons distinguished in professional and political life, and in the commerce and industry of Canada, Biography of Charles F. Ernst: 441.

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), July 22, 1875.
      July 15, 1875 - By Rev. S. L. Umbach of Berlin, at the home of the father of the bride, Carl F. Ernst of Tavistock was married to Maria Anna Laschinger of New Hamburg.

    4. [S75] News - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo - Der Morgenstern (1839-1841), Marriage notice of Johann Ernst and Juliana Zoger - June 17, 1841.
      Johann Ernst, business man and hotel-keeper in Wilmot and widower of the late Maria Lugebiehl married Juliana Zöger, daughter of Leonard and Margareth (née Schmitt) Zöger, both of Wilmot were married by Rev. Bindeman. (long poem wishing couple well, follows)

    5. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd F. W. Bindemann, Minister of the German Evangelical Protestant Church at Greenbush Village, Waterloo Township, Halton County, Wellington District, 31 Aug. 1840 to 31 Aug. 1841.
      John Ernst, Storekeeper, To Juliana Zoeger, Both Of Wilmot. Rev. Bindemann. Wit. Conrad Shmitt, Blacksmith, Of Waterloo And John Haist, Yeom. , Of Wilmot.

    6. [S244] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Deutsche Canadier (1841-1865) - Index to Births, Deaths and Marriages Announced in the Deutsche Canadier, Berlin, Canada West. originally indexed by Simone Nieuwolt and Sylvie Kuppek..organised by Rosemary Ambrose, 2 Jul 1841 Pg 27.
      few wks ago Pastor F W Bindemann m. Johann ERNST, merchant It innkeeper, to Juliana ZOEGER, both from Wilmot.