Category Archives: Ernster Genealgoy

Memories of Grandparents John and Leona Schaefers

Where the tradition began I don’t know. She was born Leona Theresa Ernster and married John H. Schaefers. They were our grandparents but we, and all the grandchildren (20 in all), knew them as Ma and Pa. It was a … Continue reading

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Almost Gave Up…

Through the years of dong genealogy research, one of my frustrations has been trying, without success, to find the parents of my third great-grandmother, Susanna Resch.  She was born 10 Dec 1796 in Bour, Luxembourg, and married Nicholas Ernster.  Both … Continue reading

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Children of Nicolas and Anna (Krier) Ernster

This photo, taken ca. 1903, includes five children of Nicolas and Anna Ernster who lived at Emery, South Dakota. Elizabeth Ernster (with bow in hair), called Lillie,  1893-1923; Aloysius, 1895-1968; twins Leona(1897-1985)  and Leo, 1897-1968; Mary (called Ace), 1902-1991. Two … Continue reading

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Nickolas and Ann Ernster’s Family, ca. 1903

Children of Nickolas and Anna (Krier) Ernster taken ca. 1903. In back: Elizabeth (called Lilly), born 1893; on far left Leona, born 1897, on far right her twin brother Leo; behind Leona is Aloysius, born 1895; infant is Mary, born … Continue reading

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Memories of Family Reunions

The term “family reunion” always brings back memories of our Ernster family reunion, held in Hitchcock Park in Mitchell, South Dakota.  My mother was utterly convinced it was always held on the hottest day of the summer.  I do remember … Continue reading

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