|Birth: ||Mar. 1, 1839, Germany|
|Death: ||Jan. 14, 1924|
Arrived in New York from Hamburg aboard the Humboldt on August 28, 1854. The passenger list included:
Heinrich -- 58, farmer (father)
Dorothea -- 54 (mother)
Ferdinand -- 28 (son)
Richard -- 20 (son)
Juliane -- 19 (dau?)
Albert -- 15 (son) to Nebraska
Family settled first in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, and later moved to Ohio. Mother Dorothea died in Wisconsin.
43rd Wisconsin Inf
Sergeant, Co. "G", 8th Regt.
Enlisted: 1 Sept 1864
Disch: 1 July 1865.
179th GAR Hartington, NE
born March 1, 1839, died Jan 14, 1924.
wife was Thurine Johonsen, born Oct 9, 1836, died Sept 1, 1916
One of the most prominent farmers in this part of the state is Albert Erdenberger, who is also one of the earlier settlers of Cedar county, his farm, located in section fifteen, township thirty-one, is well improved and he is one of the highly respected and esteemed citizens of his community.
Mr. Erdenberger is a native of Saxony, Germany, where he was born in 1839. In 1854, with his parents, he came to America in one of the sailing vessels of that time, the voyage taking fully six weeks to accomplish. They came at once to Wisconsin and this state remained their home for a number of years.
During the civil war, our subject served for ten months in Company C, Forty-third Regiment, under Captain Campbell, in General Milroy's division.
In 1860, Nov 4, Mr. Erdenberger was married to Miss Thurine Johonsen in Prairie du Chein Wisconsin. A few years after the close of the war, in 1867, he and his family started on the long overland trip to Nebraska, driving a yoke of oxen. The trip itself occupied about six weeks, with these slow plodding animals. Upon their arrival in Nebraska, Mr. Erdenberger took up the homestead which he at present occupies, and began the work of subduing the wilderness, for the region was practically a wilderness at that time. NOTE:(In 1867 Albert Erdenberger applied for land in Cedar County. As a result of the Homestead Act of 1862, land was made available for private ownernship throughout Nebraska. Albert Erdenberger applied on May 16, 1867 for 80 acres in Section 15 and 40 acres in Section 22, Township 31N, Range 2E (1). Albert, his wife Turine, and 3 children moved into their log cabin.)
For a long time things were very discouraging indeed, with grasshoppers devouring the crops several years in succession, and with fighting prairie fires as the common diversion of the warmer months, while trying to survive the blizzards of the winter. Prospects brightened somewhat after awhile. Unlike any of the settlers, Mr. Erdenberger was fully aware of the great value of a growth of timber on a homestead, so that he
took great care to plant many trees on his land. He has since built his large barn, also houses for his sons, the lumber of which came from the trees he planted. He has now a five acre timber tract which is one of the finest grown groves in the County.
By the exercise of great thrift and economy, Mr. Erdenberger has not only given his children good educations and provided for his family, but has laid aside sufficient to insure a peaceful old age in the beautiful home for which he has worked for so many years.
Mr. and Mrs. Erdenberger became the parents of six children, four of whom are living. They are named, as follows: Elizabeth, now Mrs. John Weiger; John, Louis and Edward.
the sixth child may have been Netty shown age 5 in school census DISTRICT #5 WAUCAPONA 4/2/1877 Cedar Co NE. No further trace of Netty. Further INFO would be appreciated.
Henry Erdenberger (1796 - 1876)
Thurine Johonsen Erdenberger (1836 - 1916)
Elizabeth C. Erdenberger Weiger (1861 - 1942)*
John Erdenberger (1863 - 1938)*
Louis Erdenberger (1866 - 1934)*
Mary Erdenberger (1868 - 1883)*
Edward Erdenberger (1870 - 1956)*
Ferdinand Erdenberger (1826 - 1892)*
Albert Erdenberger (1839 - 1924)
Plot: Block 1 Lot 13
Created by: Connie Bottolfsen/Loftus
Record added: Dec 13, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5113020
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Humboldt, the ship he sailed to America on. Arriving 8/28/1854.|
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