NameJohn Erbe3
Birth12 Feb 1827, Embroth, Herna, Germany
Birth12 Feb 1828, Elmeroth, Hessia
Census24 Jul 1860, Prairie du Sac, Sauk, Wisconsin279 Age: 33
Census24 Jun 1870, Prairie du Sac, Sauk, Wisconsin280 Age: 43
Census4 Jun 1880, Sauk City, Sauk, Wisconsin281 Age: 53
Death15 Jun 1885, Sauk City, Sauk, Wisconsin282 Age: 58
OccupationJoiner (1857), farmer (1860), farm laborer (1870), laborer (1880)
MotherMaria ???
Deathabt 1857, Prairie du Sac, Sauk, Wisconsin
ChildrenCaroline (1853-)
 Henry (1855-)
 Friederick (1857-)
Birth31 Jan 1833, Germany
Census24 Jul 1860, Sauk City, Sauk, Wisconsin279 Age: 27
Death28 Jul 1860, Sauk City, Sauk, Wisconsin Age: 27
BurialSauk City Public Cemetery, Sauk City, Sauk, Wisconsin283
FatherFrederick Schaffer (1784->1860)
MotherBeth ??? (-<1860)
Marriage13 Apr 1857, Prairie Du Sac, Sauk, Wisconsin284
ChildrenJohn (1858-1861)
 Charles (1860-1860)
Birth26 Mar 1837, Jenins, Graubünden, Switzerland285
Christening27 Mar 1837, Jenins, Graubünden, Switzerland285 Age: <1
Census1848, Jenins, Graubünden, Switzerland286 Age: 10
Census1850, Jenins, Graubünden, Switzerland287 Age: 12
Confirmation25 Mar 1853, Jenins, Graubünden, Switzerland288 Age: 15
Immigration14 May 1859, New York, New York289 Age: 22
Immi MemoShip "Progress"
Census21 Jun 1860, Madison, Dane, Wisconsin290 Age: 23
Census24 Jun 1870, Prairie du Sac, Sauk, Wisconsin280 Age: 33
Census4 Jun 1880, Sauk City, Sauk, Wisconsin281 Age: 43
Census11 Jun 1900, 202 North Barrett St., Madison, Dane, Wisconsin291 Age: 63
Census1 Jun 1905, 8th Ward, Madison, Dane, Wisconsin292 Age: 68
Census15 Apr 1910, Madison, Dane, Wisconsin293 Age: 73
Death1916, Madison, Dane, Wisconsin294,295 Age: 78
OccupationServant (1860), housekeeper (1910)
FatherUlrich Johanni (1804-1871)
MotherAnna Senti (~1808-1870)
Marriage3 Dec 1862, Prairie Du Sac, Sauk, Wisconsin296
ChildrenJosephine Luella (1863-1891)
 Ida (1864-1898)
 Henry Christian (1866-1945)
Notes for John Erbe
They lived in Green Bay, WIsconsin, according to Thordson, who has his name as Henry Erbe. The 1870 census has him as John and they are living in Sauk City, Sauk Co., Wisconsin.

It is possible that there were two John Erbes in Sauk County at this time.

John and Cornelia were living in Sauk City at the time of their marriage. His occupation was given as joiner.

They were living in Prairie Du Sac at the time. His occupation was given as farmer. His parents were given as John (done by ditto so possibly in error), and Catherine. His surname was given as Erven. We know from the information on his daughter Josephine that this is John Erbe, just with a number of errors in the entry.

He declared his intention to become a citizen in Sauk County, Wisconsin on 27 October 1860. He stated that he was a citizen of Germany, born in 1826, and that he had arrived in New York in July 1851.

He is not found in the "Germans to America" index for that time period. There are no Erbe's listed as arriving in New York in that month. There is a possible match, a John-Frederick Erbe, arriving in New York on 5 June 1852, age 24, a forester from Wurttemburg.

They had a Michael Birk, 56, a laborer from Prussia, boarding with them at the time of the 1880 census.3
Notes for ??? (Spouse 1)
Inserted as he had children 3+ years of age in 1860, but he had only married Caroline in 1857.
Medical Notes for Cornelia (Spouse 2)
She died not long after her son Charles was born, so the death was undoubtedly related to the childbirth.
Misc. Notes
Her name in the marriage record index is given as Cornelia while it is given as Caroline on the gravestone.
Notes for John & Cornelia (Family)
The marriage was performed by Charles Hurley, J.P.
Notes for Margreth (Spouse 3)
The godparents and witnesses at her christening were Richter Leonhard Disch from Flasch, Peter Leonard, Anna Maria Johanni, Anna Barbara Plon for her daughter Maria, Mar[greth] Lutscher-Hertner for her daughter.

She arrived in New York on 14 May 1859 aboard the ship "Progress" which sailed from Havre, France. There were a number of other Swiss emigrants on the ship, including a 7 year old Nicholas Darnutzer, by the way. She was working as a servant for James Livsey in Madison, Wisconsin, at the 1860 census.

Her name was given as Margrethe on the marriage record and her parents were correctly named.

The 1900 census states that she had three children and all of them were living, but the latter is not correct, as Ida had died in 1898.

She was a housekeeper for George Deininger in Madison, Wisconsin, at the 1905 and 1910 censusex.

NOTE: Because of the overlap between families, her ancestry may be found in the genealogy of Christina Tarnutzer and her two husbands, also on this website.
Notes for John & Margreth (Family)
The marriage was performed by J. D. Evans, J.P.
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