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Esmond P. Hersberger
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Birth: Aug. 4, 1887
Ireland
Dubois County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jul., 1983
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

In many ways Esmond is a great mystery. He was a very prominent man in Anderson Indiana and written up in the Centennial History of the town in 1925. His first wife, Katharine Langell, was a school principal which was unusual for a woman at that time and he was a real estate broker and had been an officer during the war. He enlisted during World War I and they married a few months after his enlistment. A year later they had a baby, probably while he was off training soldiers. The baby named Katherine died when she was one month old.

He is nowhere to be found in the 1930 census and his wife is living with her parents using the Hersberger name, showing married and working as a principal. Her obituary lists her as Miss Katharine G. Langell. She clearly was very prominent in the Anderson public school's administration for many years.

In the meantime Esmond moved to Chicago became a principal and eventually remarried. At some point he purchased two cemetery plots at the Acacia Park Masonic Cemetery in Rosemont, Illinois where he buried his second wife, Emma E. Hautau. He was cremated according to his death certificate, but his ashes aren't at Rosemont. There was no obituary for him when he died at the age of 95 and he had outlived all but two of his siblings. A law firm handled his final arrangements and did not even know he was a Veteran.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Milton Hersberger (1850 - 1911)
  Mollie Clay Knode Hersberger (1862 - 1958)
 
 Spouses:
  Emma E. Hautau Hersberger (1890 - 1968)
  Katharine G. Langell (1890 - 1976)
 
 Children:
  Katherine Hersberger (1918 - 1919)*
 
 Siblings:
  Bayard Kerr Hersberger (1877 - 1948)**
  Elsie Hersberger (1879 - 1881)**
  Esmond P. Hersberger (1887 - 1983)
  Bernice Hersberger Seipel (1889 - 1982)*
  Alvin Knode Hersberger (1891 - 1960)*
  Hilda Mary Hersberger Henning (1896 - 1984)*
  Alice Hersberger (1898 - 1914)*
  Milton Hersberger (1901 - 1987)*
  Sarah Hersberger (1905 - 1905)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Maintained by: AnnS
Originally Created by: LSP
Record added: Nov 06, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44005855
 


- LSP
 Added: Nov. 6, 2009
 
 
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