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Infant Boy Ettinger
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Birth: 1892
Death: 1892

On January 20, 2013 I came to this memorial page to do some editing, and surprise, surprise, kind fellow contributor Gwynspekes had added a grave photo! I believe it is highly likely the photo she has added is for our "lost" Infant Ettinger (and not another family's child) because my mother's cousin recollected the two first children of my great grandma were buried in this cemetery, and the date of the infant Gwynspekes has added would make him the earliest born. The next child (the short-lived Walter or Walnut Clauss Ettinger) was born two years later, a likely timeframe indeed.

This boy was the brother of my grandpa, thus my great uncle. Originally his sex was not known until his mother's obituary was found which stated all her children had been boys. He was the infant of Charles H. Ettinger and his wife Emma A (nee Clauss) Ettinger and sibling to Henry C., Paul C., and John C. Ettinger.

He was also a sibling to one more child who died young, a brother named Walter or Walnut Clauss Ettinger. Thus, there were two children who did not make it to adulthood, and according to my mom's cousin Esther, these two were the couple's eldest children. No name is known for this boy, and it is not known if the child were named or not, or if this boy were stillborn or simply died young.

According to my mom's cousin Esther, the two babies were buried at Union West End Cemetery. I have verified Walter or Walnut's burial here, but had found no trail for this boy. I beleve Esther's recollection because it popped out when I mentioned the name of the cemetery to her in a conversaion about a different matter. Emma Clauss Ettinger's family members (her mother and Bear/Baer grandparents) were buried there so this makes perfect sense. (There are other Ettingers buried in this cemetery; we have no proof, going back to 1850, that we are related to them.)

No death notice was found for this boy yet in the paper, unlike Walter/Walnut who did have one. This may be a hole in my research or perhaps (especially if the child were stillborn) none appeared. This child did not appear in baptism records of Bethany Evangelical Congregation Church but that church was formed 1894 and dedicated 1896, so if there is a record of him, it will be in records of this church's predecessor church, Ebenezer.

Family links: 
  Charles H Ettinger (1866 - 1934)
  Emma Amelia Clauss Ettinger (1866 - 1941)
  Infant Boy Ettinger (1892 - 1892)
  Walter Clauss Ettinger (1894 - 1895)*
  Paul Clauss Ettinger (1896 - 1968)*
  Henry Clauss Ettinger (1900 - 1971)*
  John Clauss Ettinger (1903 - 1976)*
*Calculated relationship
Union-West End Cemetery
Lehigh County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: sr/ks
Record added: Aug 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96036823
Infant Boy Ettinger
Added by: Gwynspekes
Infant Boy Ettinger
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Decal
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