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And know that, at the moment, at least, this page is dedicated to Sherman Ebbert, or “BRICK WALL,” as I fondly call him. Sherman may have been born in 1867, in Illinois, and it is said that he married Laurenda Rosalind (Laura) Schuchard on September 29, 1891, at Zumbro, Wabasha, Minnesota, USA. If constructing this blog results in nothing in addition to our capturing of records registering his birth and that marriage, it will have served its purpose well.

“Sherman,” by the way, is occasionally spelled as one of five variations, namely Scherman, Schermann, Shearman, Shermann and Shermon. And we have found "Ebbert" to be spelled in a surprising number of ways.

Oh, well!

Sherman and Laura had four children who survived until adulthood. They were Walter George Edward Ebbert (1892-1954), Elmer William George Ebbert (1894-1975), Alice Ella Ebbert (1895-1940) and Earl Lewis Ebbert (1897-1969). Because of their connections to Saskatchewan, I have given this site the name that it has.

Many will be very grateful to the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of those people, or to others, for particulars concerning Sherman Ebbert, and that will be especially so if evidence is provided that will satisfy those of us who are truly concerned about ‘doing’ genealogy and family history properly, that being no small feat, given that genealogists generally apply much higher standards, concerning admissibility of evidence, than do the judges and legal beagles who frequent our courts of law.

Thanks for visiting this page, folks. I've provided a few finding aids on the margins of it, hoping that you'll enjoy using those should you decide to join us in our search. I'll be pleased if some of you will provide links to finding aids we might use with respect to Minnesota and Illinois genealogy.

Thanks for any contribution you may make to this page. Cheers! Do have a happy day!

Post Script: Sadly, Blogger does not provide an opportunity to present what is and will be posted in a reversed chronological order. But I do think that most who chose to study this site carefully will take the most from it by studying the oldest posting, first, and, step by step, working towards the most recent entry that may be found. I apologize for any inconvenience that doing so may cause for you.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Mrs. Frank Alder, Elgin, died at 75

This is Laurenda's obituary (one of two).  It is not at all surprising that Sherman would be mentioned by it, of course, but some who suspect that Sherman was actually alive after the occasion of Laura's marriage to Frank Alder may object to the notion that he died circa 1899 or 1900, or so.  This site is dedicated to resolving conflicting beliefs about the death date of Sherman Ebbert, as it is to determining who his parents were, and to learning more about his life in Illinois, and elsewhere.

What follows is my partial transcription of that obituary:

“Mrs. Frank Adler, Elgin, Dead at 75 — Elgin, Minn. — (Special) —

Mrs. Frank alder, 75, died at 10:45 p.m. Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Spring, Elgin, after an illness of three years with a heart ailment.

Mrs. Adler, the former Laura Schuchard, was born October 27, 1873, in Bremen, near here, and spent all her life in Bremen, Millville and Elgin except 12 years spent in Browns Valley, S.D., and Beardsley, Minn.  She returned here two and one-half years ago.

She was first married to Sherman Ebbert, and in November, 1901, some time after his death, she was married to Frank Adler.  Mr. Adler died about ten years ago.

Survivors are ten sons, Walter and Elmer Ebbert, Hanley, Sask., Canada (and) Earl Ebbert, Kisskissing, Manitoba, Canada . . ..” [Taken from The Winona (Minn.) Republican-Herald, February 14, 1949, p. 3.]

It is to be noted that many of Laurenda’s children bearing the Adler surname are also mentioned by that obituary, and their children and grandchildren may be able to advise us concerning the life and times of Sherman Ebbert.

1 comment:

chris mar said...

Hi i am so happy i have found this post /
earl Ebbert was my Grandfather,I never knew his parents names and can now see that my mom was named after is mother her name was Laura patricia Ebbert she went by Patricia (pat), this info has been very helpful in my research so thank you ...feel free to contact me if you wish my email is