|Birth: ||Nov. 23, 1865|
|Death: ||Feb. 24, 1948|
Died at Age 82
Funeral services for Mrs. Henry Erbe, 82, were held Friday afternoon, February 27 at the Champion Funeral Home with the Rev. Glenn S. Hartong officiating. Burial was made in the Osage cemetery. Mrs. Erbe passed away Tuesday, February 24, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gladys Tubbs, in Osage, after a long illness.
Mary Ellen Gast, daughter of John and Katherine Gast, was born November 23, 1865, in Waukon, Allamakee county, Iowa. When a young woman she moved to Floyd County and taught school a couple of years.
In 1891, she was united in marriage to Henry Erbe. They made their home all their married life in Mitchell County. To this union nine children were born: Mrs. Iva Flatla, Mrs. Gladys Tubbs, Harvey Erbe, all of Osage; John Erbe of Riceville, Carl Erbe of Mason City, Mrs. Mary Peterson of Albert Lea, Minn. Welcome Erbe of Houston Texas, and Mrs. Cora Williams of Caldwell, Idaho. One son Ira died in 1916.
Mrs. Erbe was a member of the First Baptist church of Osage and for the past eight years lived with her daughter, Mrs. Gladys Tubbs. She was in ill health during that time and was seriously ill the past three months.
Besides her nine children, she is survived by 21 grandchildren, three great grandchildren, three sisters, and two brothers. Her husband preceded her in death March 22, 1947.
Osage News 1948
Transcribed by great-granddaughter Kathy Pike
John Gast (1839 - 1923)
Kathern Heimbach Gast (1839 - 1911)
Henry Erbe (1864 - 1947)*
Iva Carrie Erbe Flatla (1891 - 1983)*
Cora Irene Erbe Williams (1892 - 1982)*
John Henry Erbe (1894 - 1965)*
Ira Christian Erbe (1897 - 1916)*
Annie Gladys Erbe Tubbs (1898 - 1994)*
Welcome Jacob Erbe (1900 - 1990)*
Harvey Fry Erbe (1901 - 1969)*
Carl Albert Erbe (1903 - 1985)*
Mary Elizabeth Erbe Peterson (1905 - 1966)*
Elizabeth Gast Wachter (1861 - 1955)*
Baby Gast (1863 - 1863)*
Albert Henry Gast (1863 - 1945)*
Mary Ellen Gast Erbe (1865 - 1948)
Adolph Gast (1867 - 1919)*
Lydia Gast Adams (1870 - 1956)*
John F. Gast (1872 - 1949)*
Matilda Emma Gast Gast (1874 - 1948)*
Walter William Gast (1876 - 1951)*
Ira Samuel Gast (1878 - 1947)*
Samuel Ira Gast (1878 - 1878)*
Created by: K. Pike
Record added: May 01, 2005
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