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Martin Ehredt

Martin Ehredt

Male 1832 - 1900  (68 years)

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  • Name Martin Ehredt 
    Born 01 Apr 1832  Weisweil, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Oct 1900  Galena, Jo Davies County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Greenwood Cemetery, Galena, Jo Davies County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1088  Thompson
    Last Modified 2 Nov 2004 

    Father Martin Ehret,   b. 10 Nov 1800, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Apr 1853  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Elisabetha Kilius,   b. 10 Oct 1800, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1842  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 27 Dec 1831 
    Family ID F388  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Hutschel,   b. 01 May 1837, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1920, Galena, Jo Davies County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 11 Apr 1856  Galena, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. John Adam Ehredt,   b. 03 Jul 1857, Elizabeth, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 May 1925, Jo Daviess County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +2. Martin John Ehredt,   b. 11 Feb 1862, Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jan 1927, Derinda Center, Jo Davies County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     3. George Ehredt,   b. Abt 1864, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Frederick Ehredt,   b. 31 Aug 1865, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1929
    +5. William Ehredt,   b. 02 Apr 1867, Guilford Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 May 1908, Guilford Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
    +6. Caroline Francis Ehredt,   b. 07 Jan 1869, Guilford, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1950, Lena, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +7. Frank Ernest Ehredt,   b. 27 May 1871, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1912, Bismarck, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location
    +8. Annie Ehredt,   b. Abt 1872, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    +9. Henry Ehredt,   b. Apr 1874, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    +10. Lillie Ehredt,   b. 29 Nov 1875, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2003 
    Family ID F384  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Martin Ehredt
    Martin Ehredt
    Martin Ehredt

    Documents
    1880 United States Federal Census Record - Guilford, Jo Daviess County, Illinois - Page 16
    1880 United States Federal Census Record - Guilford, Jo Daviess County, Illinois - Page 16

  • Notes 
    • According to records, Martin Ehret arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana in January of 1853. He changed the spelling of his name from Ehret to Ehredt. His Brother Johann Ehret came to America with him. They were separated and no record of Johann remains except that it was known that he took a Wagon Train west.

      Martin and Elizabeth and her 2 brothers came to the United States on the same boat and arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana in Jan 1853.

      Martin Married Elizabeth in St. Louis, Illinois. They moved up river to Galena, Illinois where they lived for 8 years.

      Martin was a skilled Coppersmith and worked 8 years for C. J. Claussen Copper Shop of Galena. Then he bought a farm in Guilford Township where he prospered. He retired to Hill Street, Galena, Illinois where he lived for almost 4 years. He was 68 years, 6 months old when he died.

      Notes from Violet Williams state that Martin was born at Richfeldt on Rhine in Germany.

      Obit:

      The Galena Gazette, 01 Nov 1900
      Martin Ehredt Dead
      Expires at his home in Galena Sunday afternoon, about 1:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon the spirit of Martin Ehredt, a Pioneer resident of this county, took its flight after its tenement of clay had been racked with illness for many months. In his death Galena loses one of its most highly valued citizens, and there are many who will experience deep sorrow and regret at his departure from this life.
      The deceendent was a native of Baden, Germany where he was born 68 yrs & 6 months ago. He came to America when yet a young man and stopped at St. Louis, Missouri, for a time, where he was marriedto the wife who survives to morn his demise. Soon after his marriage he came with his wife to Galena and for eight years was employed in a large cooper shop, then being conducted by C.J. Claussen. Being of a frugal disposition he saved money and upon leaving the Cooper shop, purchased a farm in Guilford township where he prospered and from which he retired to a residence in Galena about 4 years ago. Besides his wife he is survived by 9 children - six sons and three daughters,all of whom are married.
      His daughters Mrs. James Richards of Scalesmound, Mrs. George Crilley, Milwoukee Wis. Mrs. John Baur of Galena, the sons are John, Martin, Fred, William, Frank, Henry.
      The funeral services to the memory of the late Martin Ehredt were held on Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the family resedence on Hill St, Rev John Klindworth(?) of St. Matthews Luthern Church officiating. The pastor delivered an impressive & instructive sermon which was lestened to by a large assemblage of friends of the deceased citizen.
      He was held in the highest respect by the entire community and his demise is a source of much regret to the many who knew him best. An honest, upright, godfearing husband, father and citizen had gone and the home he has vacated is the abode of deep sorrow.
      The floral tributes were abundant & very beautiful, at the conclusion of the solem rites at the family residence the remains were conveyed to Greenwood Cemetery where interment was made.
      The pall bearers were John Britting, Fred Balte, George Luberger, Philip Naey, Jacob Dlein and Henry Knoebler.

      Along with the Obit was this note: Anthony J. Denny, Recorder of deads, St. Louis, Missouri checked & was unable to locate marriage records for Martin Ehredt and elizabeth Holzschuh, Ledger 1850 thru 1870.


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