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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 6, 2013

William H. Schuchard comes to Saskatoon

Here’s a link that will take you to a FlipBook View of some well written but self-serving propaganda titled Hanley, written in 1910 by the Hanley Saskatchewan Board of Trade, and published during that year by University Press in Regina.  And here’s some speculation: certain Ebbert family members came to Saskatchewan during 1911 and 1912 because William H. Schuchard, a brother of Laurenda Schuchard, who was the mother of Walter, Elmer, Alice and Earl, was prompted to do just that by this pamphlet of forty-five pages, or so.  William was certainly in the audience that was wooed by the Hanley Board of Trade, as a close reading will suggest.  And, I do think, when William Schuchard made his decision, Elmer Ebbert, as a seventeen year old, decided to travel with his uncle or, alternatively, Elmer’s mother urged her brother to take Elmer with him, and Elmer went kicking and screaming,” as some might say.  What leads me to my theory du jour, which is all that it is at the moment, that is in addition to this pamphlet, can be found here.

These are a few of the things I discovered during yesterday.  Sadly, we couldn’t find the obituary we were searching for, and we did not find time to attend our Town Office, once again, to see what was overlooked on the occasion of our first visit.

I’ll provide more of yesterday’s discovers from time to time, during next week.


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