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Esau Austin Erb
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Birth: Apr. 15, 1845
Richland County
Ohio, USA
Death: Dec. 22, 1934
Clarke County
Iowa, USA

Husband of Martha Elizabeth LeValley. Son of Christian Erb and Eliza Buckingham.


Osceola, Iowa
Tuesday, January 1, 1935


Esau A. Erb was born in Richland county, Ohio April 15, 1845 and passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. E. Pearcy in Weldon, Iowa December 22, 1934, after a lingering illness.

His mother passed away when he was only thirteen days old, and he was taken by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Esau Buckingham, with whom he made his home until he entered the war in 1862. His father passed away in Wabash county, Indiana, in 1893.

Mr. Erb moved to Iowa in 1850 and settled in Franklin township, Clarke county, where he spent the greater part of his long life.

In August, 1862, he enlisted in Co. B. 18th Iowa, Volunteer Infantry, serving under General Steele. In February, 1863, he was discharged for disability. After regaining his health he again, in 1864, enlisted in Co. B 46th Regiment, serving until the close of the war.

April 4, 1869, he was married to Mrs. Martha LaValley Posten, and for a short time after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Erb lived in Union township, Lucas county, then moved to Clarke county, where they remained until retiring from the farm to their home in Weldon.

On the 29th of December, 1931, Mrs. Erb passed to the other world. After the death of his companion, Mr. Erb made his home with his daughter, Edna and family, until he also answered the summons of his God.

Mr and Mrs. Erb reared a family of nine children, eight of whom are still living, Nellie, Elizabeth, Edna, Lois, Otis, William, Benton and Richard, and Josephine, deceased.
There are sixteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren living, also one sister.

Mr. Erb was a member of the Masonic order, of the G.A.R. and the Christian church.

There is only a curtain between us, the beyond and here. They whom they call dead have not left us. Nay, they were never so near. Not dead, but only promoted. They have entered the order above, and there neath the smiles of the Master they have finished their labor of love. The weary eyes are closed at last, the hands are folded on the breast. The labors of the day are passed, the Father gently whispers "rest" and this is best.

Funeral services were held from the Christian church in Weldon, Monday morning, December 24, conducted by Rev. John Myers, pastor, followed by a Masonic service at the church, and a military service at the grave in the cemetery at Last Chance, where the deceased was laid to rest. At the church, a quartette, Mrs. Ben Barton, Miss Rose Garis, W. C. Lowe and Ray Krutsinger sang "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "The Land Where We Never Grow Old." Mrs. Barton also sang a solo, "Death is Only a Dream."

Pallbearers were all from the Masonic order and were O. P. Latimer, H. W. Kimberlin, G. F. Wolever, Joe Brechtel, John Solomon and H. B. Scott.

Note: Obituary provided by Ann Bowler

Family links: 
  Christian Erb (1820 - 1893)
  Martha Elizabeth LeValley Erb (1845 - 1931)*
  Josephine Erb (1871 - 1876)*
  Nellie Phoebe Erb Taylor (1873 - 1956)*
  Mary Elizabeth Erb Wallace (1874 - 1956)*
  Edna Erb Pearcy (1876 - 1945)*
  Lois Erb Pearcy (1878 - 1943)*
  Otis LaValley Erb (1882 - 1945)*
  William Orley Erb (1883 - 1972)*
  Henry Benton Erb (1886 - 1977)*
  Richard Earl Erb (1889 - 1954)*
  Esau Austin Erb (1845 - 1934)
  John M. Erb (1851 - 1925)*
  Barbara E. Erb Meek (1853 - 1921)*
*Calculated relationship
Last Chance Cemetery
Last Chance
Lucas County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Row 19 N-S Grave 13
Created by: Skip
Record added: Feb 11, 2010
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Esau Austin Erb
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Esau Austin Erb
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