|Birth: ||May 20, 1843|
|Death: ||Apr. 9, 1916|
Ernst Muenster --- Calumet County Reporter --- April 14, 1916
The news received here late on Sunday to the effect that Ernst Muenster, a farmer well-known resident of New Holstein and also a well known veteran of the Civil War, had ended his life, Sunday April 9th, came as a shock to the people of this community. The motive of the act was undoubtedly despondency brought on by his prolonged illness.
Ernst Muenster was born at Marne, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, May 20, 1843. In 1855 the family emigrated to the U. S., and at once located in the little pioneer settlement of New Holstein, on the farm later operated by the late Joachim Sell.
When the call to arms sounded in 1861, two brothers of the Muenster family enlisted, John and Ernst, the former falling in defense of the Flag. Ernst served throughout the war, receiving his baptism of fire under General Grant in the battle of Shiloh, April 1862. With Company A of the 18th Wis., he then followed the movements of the army the Tennessee under General Grant, taking part in the battles of Iuka and Corinth, Jackson and Champion Hills in the second Vicksburg campaign; also in the charge and siege of Vicksburg, serving until the fall of this famous stronghold. With the shifting of Grant to Chattanooga, Mr. Muenster took part in the battle of Missionary Ridge, and later under Gen. Sherman in the battles of Altoona and Goldsboro, and after the fall of the Confederate government, he was honorably discharged and returned to New Holstein.
In 1867 he was married to Miss Doris Greve, and the couple took up farming on the farm now owned and operated by their son Edward, two miles south of the village. Here they resided until 1898 when they moved to the village, erecting the handsome residence now occupied by G. M. Matson, In 1909 Mrs. Muenster died, and in 1913, Mr. Muenster sold his residence here and moved to Milwaukee, where he resided until his death, however, frequently coming for a week or two to keep up his acquaintance here. During the past winter, he was a severe sufferer from heart trouble, and despairing of return to his former health, he resolved to end it all.
Funeral services were held at his home in Milwaukee, Tuesday, under the auspices of the Wolcott Post, G. A. R., and Wednesday afternoon interment was made in the local cemetery, the Chilton Post G.A.R. having charge of the services.
The deceased is survived by one brother, Adolph, of this village, and six children; Edward, of the town of New Holstein; Dr. John Muenster, of Port Washington; Misses Ella, Algenia and Linda, all of Milwaukee; and Ernst, of Chicago.
Johann Muenster (1812 - 1861)
Wiebke Muenster (1808 - 1858)
Doris Greve Muenster (1850 - 1910)
Edward Muenster (1868 - 1927)*
John H Muenster (1870 - 1939)*
Ella Muenster (1872 - 1933)*
Algenea Muenster (1875 - 1929)*
Doris Linda Muenster (1881 - ____)*
John Muenster (1841 - 1863)*
Ernst Muenster (1843 - 1916)
Augusta Muenster Timm (1845 - 1906)*
Adolph Muenster (1848 - 1920)*
Ludolf C H F Muenster (1851 - 1878)*
New Holstein City Cemetery
Created by: Rose Mohnsam
Record added: Aug 05, 2009
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Added: Apr. 11, 2010