Person Sheet

Name John Erbe
Birth 12 Feb 1827, Embroth, Herna, Germany
Death 15 Jun 1885, Sauk City, Sauk, Wisconsin
Occupation Joiner (1857), farm laborer (1870)
Father William Erbe
Mother Maria ???
1 ??? ???
Death ca 1857, Prairie du Sac, Sauk, Wisconsin
Children: Caroline (1853-)
Henry (1855-)
Friederick (1857-)
2 Cornelia Schaffer
Birth 31 Jan 1833, Germany
Death 28 Jul 1860, Sauk City, Sauk, Wisconsin
Burial Sauk City Public Cemetery, Sauk City, Sauk, Wisconsin
Alias/AKA Caroline
Father Frederick Schaffer (1784->1860)
Mother Beth ??? (-<1860)
Marriage 13 Apr 1857, Prairie Du Sac, Sauk, Wisconsin39
Children: John (1858-1861)
Charles (1860-1860)
3 Margreth Johanni
Birth 26 Mar 1837, Jenins, Graubünden, Switzerland40
Christen 27 Mar 1837, Jenins, Graubünden, Switzerland40
Confirmation 25 Mar 1853, Jenins, Graubünden, Switzerland41
Immigration 14 May 1859, New York, New York42
Death 1900/1920
Religion Reformiert
Father Ulrich Johanni (1804-1871)
Mother Anna Senti (~1808-1870)
Marriage 3 Dec 1862, Prairie Du Sac, Sauk, Wisconsin43
Children: Josephine Luella (1863-1891)
Ida (1864-<1900)
Henry (1866-)
Notes for John Erbe
They lived in Green Bay, WIsconsin, according to Thordson3, 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, 44 (v. 0, p. 356, No. 1038), 45 (v. 3, p. 145), 46 (v. 1, pp. 77)
1860 U.S. census, Sauk Co., Wisconsin, r. 1429, p. 786
1870 U.S. census, Sauk Co., Wisconsin, r. 1479, p. 188B
1880 U.S. census, Sauk Co., Wisconsin, r. 1446, p. 196D, E.D. 259
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.
45 (v. 3, p. 106), 46 (v. 1, p. 77)
1860 U.S. census, Sauk Co., Wisconsin, r. 1429, p. 786
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.

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

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.
1848 Swiss census, v. CB IV 29, p. 728 (no. 130) [LDS FHL microfilm 1475940#2]
1850 Swiss census, v. CB IV 35, p. 78 (no. 136) [LDS FHL microfilm 1475950]
1870 U.S. census, Sauk Co., Wisconsin, r. 1479, p. 188B
1880 U.S. census, Sauk Co., Wisconsin, r. 1446, p. 196D, E.D. 259
1900 U.S. census, Dane Co., Wisconsin, r. 1783, E. D. 55, p. 173A
Notes for John & Margreth (Family)
The marriage was performed by J. D. Evans, J.P.
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