John E Erb

28 August 1868–1 February 1943 (Age 74)
Goshen, Elkhart, Indiana, United States

The Life of John E

When John E Erb was born on 28 August 1868, in Goshen, Elkhart, Indiana, United States, his father, Samuel Kurtz Erb, was 38 and his mother, Catherine Weaver, was 39. He married Magdalena Birkey on 22 November 1894, in Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Iowa, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Greene Township, Iowa, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 1 February 1943, in Wellman, Washington, Iowa, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Parnell, Iowa, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

John E Erb
Magdalena Birkey
Marriage: 22 November 1894
Truman Erb
Earl Erb
Catherine Erb

Spouse and Children

22 November 1894
Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Kurtz Erb


    Catherine Weaver




    Salome Erb


    Isaac Erb


    Sarah Erb


    Lucy Erb


    Susanna Erb


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 16

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 22

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: from the medieval personal name Erbe, meaning ‘descendant’, ‘heir’, which was popular in the Upper Rhineland.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Erb, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Erb, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Erb in household of Samuel Erb, "United States Census, 1870"

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