John Ernst Jr

17 June 1877–23 December 1955 (Age 78)
Edwardsville, Madison, Illinois, United States

The Life of John

When John Ernst Jr was born on 17 June 1877, in Edwardsville, Madison, Illinois, United States, his father, John Ernst, was 26 and his mother, Catherine C Meek, was 22. He married Mary Krotz in 1908, in Edwardsville, Madison, Illinois, United States. He lived in Glen Carbon, Madison, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Edwardsville Township, Madison, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 23 December 1955, in Edwardsville, Madison, Illinois, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Buck Road Cemetery, Madison, Illinois Territory, United States.

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John Ernst Jr
Mary Krotz
Marriage: 1908

Spouse and Children

Edwardsville, Madison, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John Ernst


    Catherine C Meek




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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 8

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 German and Dutch: from the personal name Ernst, which is most probably a byname from Middle High German and Middle Dutch ern(e)st ‘combat’, ‘serious business’. However, see Ernest .2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname or ornamental from German ernst ‘earnest’, ‘serious’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Ernst, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Ernst in household of John Ernst, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Ernst, "United States Census, 1940"

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