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 Ernst Wolff

Ernst Wolff

Birth
Germany
Death 11 Nov 1904 (aged 76)
Atchison, Atchison County, Kansas, USA
Burial Atchison, Atchison County, Kansas, USA
Plot R32-BL191
Memorial ID 54871174 · View Source
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Ernst Wolff was born 19 July, 1828 in a small village of Schurgast, Kreis Falkenberg, Prussia (modern day Skorogoszcz, Opole, Poland, in the administrative district of Gmina Lewin Breski, within Brzeg County, in southwestern Poland).

He married Rosina Anna Guestenberg sometime before 1857 in Germany.

Dozens of families and individuals from the area where Ernst was born are known to have emigrated to the Atchison and Doniphan counties, Kansas. Ernst, his wife Anna (Rosina Guestenberg) and four children departed Hamburg, Germany and then Le Havre, France in May 1869 in steerage aboard the ship "Germanic" of the White Star Line. They made the trip with almost a dozen others from the Schurgast area. Others were Amelie "Mollie" Peisker and Wilhelm and Rosine Handke and their son Carl, from Nicholine, all of whom when to Kansas. They arrived in the Port of New York on 9 June, 1869. During the voyage an infant daughter died at sea.

The 1875 Kansas census reveals Ernst, age 46, a farmer, living in Wayne Township, Doniphan County, Kansas, with wife Anna, age 38, and six children, four born in Germany and two born in Kansas.

Ernst died on 11 November, 1904 and is buried in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Atchison, Atchison County, Kansas.


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  • Maintained by: David Garrison
  • Originally Created by: FranzJr
  • Added: 12 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 54871174
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ernst Wolff (19 Jul 1828–11 Nov 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54871174, citing Mount Vernon Cemetery, Atchison, Atchison County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by David Garrison (contributor 47981208) .