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Christian Erbe
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Birth: Jun. 20, 1835
Hessen, Germany
Death: Aug. 27, 1896
Mount Horeb
Dane County
Wisconsin, USA

Christian Erbe

At Rest.

Death came to call Christ Erby to the beyond Thursday of last week, after a number of years affliction with dropsy. He had, however, been spared much pain up to the time of his death. It can truthfully be said about Mr. Erby that he was a good citizen, an obliging neighbor and a man with which to deal with was a pleasure. Deceased was 61 years, 2 months and 7 days when the final summons came.
Mr. E. was born in Barchfeld, Hesse Cassle, Germany, and at the age of 17 years emigrated to American. Came to Blue Mounds Aug. 20 1854, where he lived up to the time of his demise. He leaves a widow and six children, six grandchildren, a brother and sister, besides a large number of friends to mourn his death.
During his long illness he was always pleased and contented, no matter what was done for him. He was always cheerful and looked forward to his new home in the village of Mt. Horeb, and little thought of the narrow place in which he was about to be placed.
The funeral was held last Sunday, and was one of the largest that ever passed through our streets. 153 carriages made up the procession. The services were held at the Union Church. Rev. Irish preached the funeral sermon and officiated at the grave. The surviving relatives have the sympathy of the entire neighborhood in this their time of sorrow.

Those from a distance who attended the funeral of Christ Erby were Henry and Jake Erby of Osage, Iowa, sons of the deceased, a brother, Mr. August Erby, of Dodgeville, and his wife, a sister, Mrs. John Lange, from Osage, Iowa, and Henry Lange of Stoughton, Wis.

Card of Thanks

We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to all who assisted us during the sickness and at time of burial of our beloved husband and father. Especially do we feel thankful to the Blue Mounds Aid Society for the handsome floral offerings.

Mrs. Christ Erby and Children.

[Added notes by g,g,granddaughter Kathy Pike-
"Erby" should read "ERBE".
Christian was born in Barchfeldt, not Harsefelt, Hesse Cassel Germany.]
Erbe Family History

Credit: Father Edward Erbe of Dane County Wisconsin

Our known Erbe predecessors came from Barchfeld, Hesse-Cassel in east central Germany where many Erbe families lived. Our Erbe family immigrated to America in 1852. A passenger list from the U.S. Archives shows that our Erbe family group left Bremer Germany in the summer of 1852 aboard the ship "Peter". Listed are; Mother, Catharine M. Erbe, oldest son, August Bernhardt Erbe with his betrothed, Anna Christina Klintzing, daughter of Catharine; Jannette Erbe Lange with her husband August Lange and their 3 year-old son, and Catharine's youngest son Christian Erbe. Jannette Erbe Lange gave birth on the passage over the Atlantic to another son. They arrived at New York Harbor July 6, 1852 and headed for Illinois. August B. Erbe and Anna went on to Dane Co. WI where other Klinzings lived.
Indications are that Catharina M. Erbe, mother, may have stayed in Illinois remarried to a man named Matthew Rasbach.
Christian Erbe went to Dane Co. WI in 1854. The 1860 census shows that he lived in Vermont Twp. at that time. When his first wife Mary died in 1869, he was left with 3 small children. He then married her sister Catherine who died 2 days after giving birth to a daughter (Elizabeth-Lizzy) in 1870. Christian then married a young French girl by the name of Ann Braconier in 1873. They had 4 more children. Because of his prominence in the community, he was honored at his death with by a 2 mile funeral procession made up of 153 carriages.

Christian's 2 oldest sons, Jacob and Henry along with brother August went to Osage, Mitchell Co. IA to farm, the rest of his children remained in Wisconsin.
Family links: 
  Johann Heinrich Erbe (1798 - 1885)
  Catharina Margaretha Elisabeth Rugert Erbe (1804 - ____)
  Anna Maria Katharina Heuser Erbe (1833 - 1869)
  Elizabeth Katharina Heuser Erbe (1846 - 1871)
  Ann Braconier Erbe (1852 - 1929)
  Jacob Erbe (1857 - 1938)*
  August Erbe (1858 - 1878)*
  Anna Erbe (1860 - 1861)*
  Lucretia Erbe (1862 - 1864)*
  Henry Erbe (1864 - 1947)*
  Katherine Erbe (1869 - 1869)*
  William Erbe (1873 - 1949)*
  Caroline A. Erbe Pahlmeyer (1875 - 1958)*
  Edward John Erbe (1879 - 1940)*
  John Erbe (1880 - 1880)*
  August Bernhardt Erbe (1828 - 1897)*
  Janette Erbe Lang (1831 - 1912)*
  Christian Erbe (1835 - 1896)
*Calculated relationship
Mount Horeb Union Cemetery
Mount Horeb
Dane County
Wisconsin, USA
Created by: K. Pike
Record added: May 03, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19200070
Christian Erbe
Added by: K. Pike
Christian Erbe
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- K. Pike
 Added: Nov. 14, 2008

- BP
 Added: Dec. 3, 2007
To my g'g'grandfather Christian.You are gone but not forgotten.
- K. Pike
 Added: May. 3, 2007

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