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Barbara Ernst Schehrer
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Birth: Dec. 1, 1865
Death: Aug. 4, 1933

Barbara (Ernst) Schehrer, was born in Alsace, France, on 1 December, 1865. She emigrated to America with her brother Emil in early 1884, married Wendlein Schehrer and lived out her life on a farm south of Eudora, Kansas. Barbara and Wendlein had eight children: Charley, Clara, Albert, Mary, William, Alma, Martha and Emma. Barbara died on 4 August, 1933 at age 67 and Wendlein on 17 April, 1946 at 84 years. Both are buried in the Catholic Cemetery in Eudora.

Clara, (now Mrs. Albert Grosdidier), still lives on the family farm in 1978.

The story is that when Barbara arrived in Kansas, she stayed for a time with her aunt Wilhelmina Brecheisen, who then lived on a farm a mile north of Clearfield. Being seven long miles out from Eudora, Barbara wondered how she would get to the Catholic Church there on Sunday. But resourceful Aunt "Minna" had a solution and perhaps she saw farther into the future than the need for an immediate ride. She knew that her neighbors, the Schehrer family with an eligible son went to church in Eudora and made arrangements for Barbara to ride with them. So it was for want of a ride that Barbara met her husband-to-be almost as soon as she set foot in Kansas.

Emil Ernes, who never married, left Alsace - then a part of Germany - and came to America just before he was 18. About eight or nine years later, he went back to Alsace to visit and was promptly arrested and jailed for evading military conscription. After his release, he came back to America to stay, and lived out his life in St. Helena, California.

Marceline, the youngest of Agatha's children, was married in Alsace to Emile Werle and lived in Sacramento, CA., where her husband operated a vineyard. They had five children.

The above taken from a family history, believed to be the (Brecheisen) family.

Family links: 
  Wendelin E. Schehrer (1861 - 1946)*
  Charles T. Schehrer (1889 - 1985)*
  Albert J. Schehrer (1892 - 1912)*
  Mary E Schehrer Shea (1893 - 1986)*
  William Henry Schehrer (1896 - 1988)*
  Alma Johanna Schehrer Seiwald (1899 - 1992)*
  Martha Barbara Schehrer Seiwald (1904 - 2001)*
  Emma M. Schehrer Mercier (1907 - 1959)*
*Calculated relationship
Holy Family Cemetery
Douglas County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Lot 58, grave 1
Created by: B Seiwald
Record added: Aug 28, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29370758
Barbara <i>Ernst</i> Schehrer
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Barbara <i>Ernst</i> Schehrer
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