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Emanuel Swedenborg Lambert
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Birth: Apr. 14, 1855
Brewerton
Onondaga County
New York, USA
Death: Oct. 9, 1937
Fergus Falls
Otter Tail County
Minnesota, USA

Extract from the 1860 Census:
Name: Swedenborg Lambert
Age in 1860: 5
Estimated birth year: 1855
Birthplace: New York
Race: white
Sex: male
Relation to head-of-house: grandson
Living with: mother, and Francis and Rosele Bibo, ages 65 and 73, both b. Canada
Home in 1860: Winsted, McLeod, Minnesota
Post office: Rocky Run
Occupation: not listed
Siblings living at home: Elijah (age 13) and Almena (age 11)
Census place: Winsted, McLeod, Minnesota; Roll M653_571; Page: 361; Image: 366; Family History Library Film: 803571
Date: 8 Jun 1860

Extract from the 1875 Minnesota State Census:
Name: Emanuel Lambert
Age: 20
Estimated birth year: 1855
Birthplace: New York
Race: white
Gender: male
Residence county: McLeod
Residence state: Minnesota
Locality: Hutchinson
Father's birthplace: France [sic]
Mother's birthplace: France [sic]
Sibling living at home: Elijah (age 28)
Census date: 1 May 1875

Extract from the 1880 Census:
Name: Emanuel Lambert
Age: 25
Estimated birth year: 1855
Birthplace: New York
Race: white
Sex: male
Relationship to head-of-household: brother
Living with: Elijah Lambert, age 33
Home in 1880: Township 125, Traverse, Minnesota
Marital status: single
Father's birthplace: Canada
Mother's birthplace: Canada
Occupation: school teacher
Census place: Traverse, Minnesota; Roll: T9_635; Family History Film: 1254635; Page: 360.2000; Enumeration District: 2
Date: 7 Jun 1880

Article from the "Fergus Falls Daily Journal" of Fergus Falls, Minnesota dated 21 Nov 1895:
Emanuel S. Lambert, one of the pioneers of Minnesota, was born at Brewerton, N. Y., in 1856. His parents removed to Minnesota in 1859 in time to be here during the great Indian massacres. They were living at Hutchinson, McLeod county, at that time. When the word came that the Indians were coming, Mrs. Lambert, taking Emanuel, who was them but five years old, by the hand, started in the dead of night and walked fifteen miles to a place of safety. The family then resided at Mendota for some time. Mr. Lambert was educated at the Hutchinson high school and Curtiss Business College. He also studied medicine for two years at the Minnesota medical college and the American Medical college but owing to ill health, gave up before graduating. He came to Otter Tail county in 1887 and in company with Fred Salvage operated the Otter Tail County Farmer for some time. He afterwards started his present paper, The Globe. In 1894 he was elected alderman from the fourth ward. He married Miss E. J. Kumler, who died about two years ago, leaving him five children. Mr. Lambert is an Odd Fellow and belongs to the A. O. U. W. He attends the Methodist church.

Extract from the 1900 Census:
Name: Emanuel Lambert
Age at last birthday: 45
Date of birth: Apr 1855
Birthplace: New York
Race: white
Sex: male
Relationship to head-of-house: head
Home in 1900: Fergus Falls, Otter Tail, Minnesota
Address: Adolphus Avenue
Marital status: widower
Able to read, write and speak English: yes
Father's birthplace: Canada French
Mother's birthplace: Canada French
Farm or home: home
Home owned or rented: owned
Mortgage: no
Occupation: printer
Months not employed: 0
Census place: Fergus Falls, Otter Tail, Minnesota; Roll: T623 779; Page: 22B; Enumeration District: 169
Date: 21 Jun 1900

Extract from the 1910 Census:
Name: Emanuel S Lambert
Age in 1910: 55
Estimated birth year: 1855
Birthplace: New York
Race: white
Sex: male
Relation to head-of-house: head
Home in 1910: Fergus Falls Ward 4, Otter Tail, Minnesota
Marital status: widower
Able to speak English: yes
Able to read and write: yes
Father's birthplace: France
Mother's birthplace: France
Farm or house: house
Home owned or rented: owned; no mortgage
Occupation: agent
Industry: travels for G. B. Calendar Co.
Salary or wage worker: wages
Census place: Fergus Falls Ward 4, Otter Tail, Minnesota; Roll: T624_714; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 158; Image: 529
Date: 27 Apr 1910

Article from the "Fergus Falls Free Press" dated 27 Dec 1911:
E. S. Lambert, of Fergus Falls, spent several days in town [of Ashby] last week soliciting orders for silos. There are a few old settlers here no doubt who remember Mr. Lambert as the teacher in the first school Ashby ever had. As a matter of fact it was not in Ashby but was located to the east of town on the hill owned by E. K. Teisberg. In talking of the old days Mr. Lambert recalled many of the old timers. Mr. Teisberg, then president of the school board, K. N. O. Melby, at that time an active farmer, working his farm south of town; and Seman Larson, at whose place he boarded during the time he was here. Mr. Lambert made his first visit to Ashby in 1880, at which time our neighboring town of Elbow Lake was yet in its infancy. Ashby at that time was quite a settlement, having several stores, some of which still stand as landmarks, reminders of by-gone days. The building now known as the millinery shop is one of them and at that time stood on the lot used in later years by A. D. Dewey. Another one is the house now occupied by the Rathbun family, and a third the Kittson Hotel. After these others were rapidly erected, but have since fallen prey to fires, of which Ashby has had triple her share.
Mr. Lambert remembers distinctly a trip from Elbow Lake to Ashby by stage, which at that time made the trip regularly a certain number of times a week, carrying government mail, express and such passengers as were obliged to make the trip. The driver at that time was M. T. Johnson, still a resident of our little town, who in fact drove for a number of years in the 80's. It is a pleasure to chat with a gentleman like Mr. Lambert, and although a stranger, he seems as one of us, for the reason he recalls people who lived here at that time, and the many places of interest in and around the town.

Extract from the 1930 Census:
Name: Emanuel S Lambert
Age: 74
Estimated birth year: 1856
Birthplace: New York
Race: white
Sex: male
Relation to head-of-house: head
Home in 1930: Fergus Falls, Otter Tail, Minnesota
Address: Gustavus Avenue
Marital status: widower
Education: able to speak English
Education: able to read and write
Fathers' birthplace: Canada English
Mothers' birthplace: Canada
Military service: no
Rent/home value: owns home; value $1500
Owned a radio: no
Occupation: none
Census place: Fergus Falls, Otter Tail, Minnesota; Roll: 1111; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 37; Image: 512.0
Date: 7 Apr 1930

Obituary from the "Fergus Falls Journal" dated 9 Oct 1937:
E. S. Lambert
Fergus Falls lost another pioneer and a valuable citizen in the death of E. S. Lambert today. Mr. Lambert was a ready writer, and while he was not always on the popular side of public opinions, he was always ready to speak his own mind, regardless of personal popularity.
Mr. Lambert had some interesting experiences in very early times in Minnesota. He was a child of 7, living with his mother, when the great Minnesota massacre took place, and he had a vivid recollection of a neighbor coming through on horseback to warn settlers to flee for their lives. His mother was away at the time, and he and the other children hid in their dark chicken coop until her return, awaiting at any moment the tomahawk and the scalping knife. Toward evening, their mother returned, and with her children, hitched up their oxen and drove all night toward the nearest military post. They were eventually saved, but hundreds of settlers died under fearful tortures.
Mr. Lambert saw a great deal of the world in later life, but he never forgot the terror of that childhood afternoon.

Obituary from unknown newspaper dated 9 Oct 1937:
E. S. Lambert Called To His Reward Today
Good Citizen, Former Alderman and Former City Assessor Dies
Fled From Indians to Fort Snelling at Time of Massacre in 1862
E. S. Lambert, pioneer and good citizen of Fergus Falls, died in this city at 4:40 o'clock this morning at the age of 82 years. He has suffered from tumors for the past five years, and finally succumbed to them.
Emanuel Swendenborg [sic] Lambert was born at Brewerton on Oneida Lake, April 14, 1855. He came west with his mother, brother, and sister in August, 1859. In 1862 they fled from the Indians to Fort Snelling and settled in Rosemount, south of the Minnesota River. For seven years, 1873 to 1880, they lived on a farm near Hutchinson. Here E. S. Lambert did his first school teaching, which took him to Ashby to teach in the spring of 1879. He spent one winter in a [part missing here].
He was married to Emma Jane Kumler at Plato, Minn., on Sept. 17, 1882, and moved to New York Mills where he was employed as a bookkeeper for a lumber company. In May 1894 he went into the furniture business with his brother-in-law, James Hassan, at Wadena. In September, 1886, he went to Minneapolis with another brother-in-law, the late Fred Savage, to attend medical school, and the next spring they started a printing office in Fergus Falls. This city was to be his home the rest of his life, and the place to which he always returned with a deep affection. He has always been interested in its interests, and frequently wrote articles for the Journal on matters of public concern. He held office at different times as alderman, sewer commission[er], member of the board of health, and city assessor. Since 1898 he has had a lake cottage, and has always been interested in conserving the fish of our lakes.
In 1901 he sold his printing office and for the rest of his active life was a traveling salesman for advertising goods, calendars and novelties.
Mrs. Lambert died in 1894, and one son, Joseph, in 1890. Surviving children are Leonard of Eveleth, Minn., Rev. Blaine Lambert of Chicago, Mrs. P. C. Reynolds (Elizabeth) of St. Paul, Ira of Chatfield, and Asa of Long Beach, Cal.
Funeral services will be held at Johnson's chapel Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with burial in the family lot at Oak Grove cemetery.

Obituary from the "Fergus Falls Weekly" of Fergus Falls, Minnesota dated 14 Oct 1937:
Died Oct. 9, 1937, Emanuel Swendenborg [sic] Lambert, was born in Brewerton on Oneida Lake, April 14, 1855. He came west with his mother, brother and sister in Aug., 1859. In 1862 they fled from the Indians to Fort Snelling and settled at Rose Mount S. on the Minnesota River. For 7 years they lived on a farm near Hutchinson. Here Mr. Lambert did his first school teaching, which took him to Ashby to teach in the spring of 1879. He spent one winter in business school in Minneapolis, and one winter keeping books for a lumber concern there.
In 1875 and 1876 the grasshoppers destroyed their crops, and in 1877 the hot winds dried them up. In 1878 he and his brother who also lived in Fergus [Falls] later took up a homestead in Traverse county, and moved there in the spring of 1880.
He was married to Emma J. Kumler, at Plato, Minn., on Sept. 17, 1882 and moved to New York Mills where he was employed as a bookkeeper for a lumber company. In 1884 he went into the furniture business, with his brother-in-law, James Hassan at Wadena. In Sept., 1886 he went to Minneapolis, with another brother-in-law, the late Fred Savage [sic], to attend Medical school, and the next spring they started a printing office in Fergus Falls. This city was to be his home for the rest of his life, and the place to which he always returned with deep affection. He held office at different times as Alderman, Sewer Commission, Board of Health, and city assessor.
In 1901 he sold his printing office and for the rest of his active life was a traveling salesman for advertising goods, calendars and novelties. Mrs. Lambert died in 1894, and one son Joseph died in 1890. Surviving children are Leonard, Blaine, Elizabeth, Asa, and Ira.

He married Emma Jane Kumler 17 Sep 1882 in Plato, McLeod, Minnesota.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Mary Hermina Bibo Lambert (1829 - 1890)
 
 Spouse:
  Emma Jane Kumler Lambert (1858 - 1894)
 
 Children:
  Leonard Elijah Lambert (1884 - 1983)*
  Blaine Lambert (1887 - 1973)*
  Joseph Lambert (1890 - 1890)*
  Elizabeth Hermine Lambert Reynolds (1892 - 1987)*
  Ira Raymond Lambert (1894 - 1967)*
  Asa Elwin Lambert (1894 - 1982)*
 
 Sibling:
  Elijah H. Lambert (1847 - 1937)*
  Emanuel Swedenborg Lambert (1855 - 1937)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

Emanuel S. Lambert
1855 - 1937
 
Burial:
Oak Grove Cemetery
Fergus Falls
Otter Tail County
Minnesota, USA
 
Created by: Richard Rhode
Record added: Jan 29, 2009
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Emanuel Swedenborg Lambert
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Emanuel Swedenborg Lambert
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