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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.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Pat ATTFIELD, daughter of Earl Ebbert, Feb. 22, 1927 - Jan. 31, 2013

"It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother Pat Attfield. She was predeceased by her mother Myrtle McNeil, father Earl Ebbert, sister Ruth and grandson Michael Attfield. She is survived by her sons, Sidney Attfield (Donna), Dwayne Attfield (Ann) and Allan Attfield, her daughters Margaret Oakford (Brian) and Christine Williams (Roger), her brother Richard (Delores), 10 grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. Pat was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt and will be missed by all that knew her. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Fraternal Order of Eagles, The Lion's Club and Campbell River Seniors Centre. Pat was born in Broderick, Saskatchewan and grew up on a farm in Golden Glow Saskatchewan. In 1951 she met and married Ken Attfield. In 1952 they moved to Campbell River with their infant son. They had four more children they raised together. When their children became independent, Ken and Pat parted and decided to live separate lives. Pat continued to live in Campbell River volunteering many hours of her time to the many service groups she belonged to. A Memorial Service will be held for Pat on February 16th at 1:00 p.m. in the Campbell River Senior's Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pat's memory to the Campbell River Senior's Centre."

This obituary, with a photograph of Pat Attfield, may be found here.

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