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Ferdinand Ernst
Birth: unknown
Death: 1822

One of Vandalia's original settlers, Ernst was the leader of a colony from Hanover, Germany. He came to Vandalia with Frederick Hollman, who remained to build houses. Bearing all expenses, Ernst returned with colonists in December 1820. He became the Director of the State Bank in 1821, was a trustee of Vandalia & was appointed by the Illinois General Assembly 1821. (bio by: Connie Nisinger) 
 
Burial:
Old State Cemetery
Vandalia
Fayette County
Illinois, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Connie Nisinger
Record added: Sep 13, 2001
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Ferdinand Ernst
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
Ferdinand Ernst
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
Ferdinand Ernst
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
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- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Jun. 5, 2009
Vandalia, oldest existing Illinois capitol city (1820-1839)and founded by Ferdinand Ernst.
- Vicki
 Added: Jan. 30, 2009
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