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Re: John Henry Erbes 1867 Wapello, Iowa
Posted by: Annie Carlile (ID *****3078) Date: January 05, 2012 at 20:30:13
In Reply to: John Henry Erbes 1867 Wapello, Iowa by Al Gleason of 27

Hi. I found an interesting passenger list that goes along with your Hawaiian family story:

California Passenger and Crew Lists, 1882-1957 about John Erbes
Name:        John Erbes
Arrival Date:        20 Aug 1919
Age:        48
Birth Date:        abt 1871
Birthplace:        Wapallo, Iowa, United States
Gender:        Male
Ship Name:        Sachem
Port of Arrival:        San Francisco, California
Port of Departure:        Honolulu, Hawaii
Archive information (series:roll number):        M1410:123
Philip A. Erbes 44 b. 11 Aug 1874 Wapallo, Iowa
Lou Erbes (female) 34 b. 1 Jul 1885 Reno, Nev
Donna Erbes 6 b. 10 Sep 1913 Sacramento, Cal.
John Erbes 48 b. 2 Nov 1871 Wapallo, Iowa **

Here is the family in 1880:

1880 United States Federal Census about John H. Erbes
Name:        John H. Erbes
Age:        9
Birth Year:        abt 1871
Birthplace:        Iowa
Home in 1880:        Wapello, Louisa, Iowa
Race:        White
Gender:        Male
Relation to Head of House:        Son
Marital Status:        Single
Father's Name:        George Erbes
Father's Birthplace:        H. Darm
Mother's name:        Mary Erbes
Mother's Birthplace:        Pennsylvania
Household Members:        
Name        Age
George Erbes        38 b. 1842 H Darmstadt, parents b. same; mfrc of wagons
Mary Erbes        31 -wife- b. 1849 Penn, par b. Prussia
Lewis C. Erbes        13 -son- b. 1867 Iowa
George E. Erbes 11 -son- b. 1869 Iowa
John H. Erbes         9 -son- b. 1871 Iowa **
Phillip A. Erbes 6 -son- b. 1874 Iowa
William O. Erbes 3 -son- b. 1877 Iowa
Omer F. Erbes         1 -son- b. 1879 Iowa
John A. Otto        23 -boarder- mfrc of wagons
Sarah Oxley        18 -domestic servant-

It looks like his brother Phillip was living in San Francisco in 1918:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about Phillip Arthur Erbes
Name:        Phillip Arthur Erbes
City:        San Francisco
County: San Francisco
State:        California
Birth Date: 11 Aug 1874
Race:        White
FHL Roll Number: 1544246
DraftBoard:        12
Age: 44
Occupation: Manager, The Measure Graph Co., 742 Market St., S.F.
Nearest Relative: Mrs. L.M. Erbes (wife), 700 O'Farrell St., S.F.

This is probably John in 1910:

1910 United States Federal Census about John H Erbes
Name:        John H Erbes
Age in 1910:        36
Birth Year:        1874
Birthplace:        Iowa
Home in 1910:        Los Angeles Assembly District 75, Los Angeles, California
Race:        Black
[White]
Gender:        Male
Relation to Head of House:        Head
Marital Status:        Married
Spouse's Name:        Florence Erbes
Father's Birthplace:        Germany
Mother's Birthplace:        Germany
Household Members:        
Name        Age
John H Erbes        36 b. 1874 Iowa, parents b. Germany; Salesman, Music Co.; married 6 years
Florence Erbes        26 -wife- b. 1884 Iowa, fath b. VT, moth b. Missouri
       
Here is John in 1920 living in Fresno:

1920 United States Federal Census about John Erhes
Name:        John Erhes
[John Erbes]
Age:        49
Birth Year:        abt 1871
Birthplace:        Iowa
Home in 1920:        Fresno, Fresno, California
Race:        White
Gender:        Male
Relation to Head of House:        Roomer
Marital Status:        Widowed
[Widow]
Father's Birthplace:        Germany
Mother's Birthplace:        Pennsylvania
Able to Read:        Yes
Able to Write:        Yes
Household Members:        
Name        Age
S Hernandes        33
Fraces Hernandes35
Mary Hernandes        9
Raul Hernandes        1
Mary Cruz        60
Joe Castro        38
M Bargas        20
T Arroges        40
Andrew A Oliver 54
William White        32
Jane Fulgham        27
Jewel Piestrup        21
Harvey S Sayre        49
Clarice E Peterson 22
Delbert J Riley 42
J August Fries        19
G R Walling        41
Esther Walling        25
John Erbes        49 -roomer-widower- b. 1871 Iowa, fath b. Germany, moth b. Penn; salesman, Piano Store
P G Ferrari        25
S J Huggins        23
Alfred A Appling 38

This may very well be John in 1930:

1930 United States Federal Census about John H Erbes
Name:        John H Erbes
Birth Year:        abt 1877
Birthplace:        Iowa
Home in 1930:        Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts
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Relation to Head of House:        Head
Spouse's Name:        Marguerite M Erbes
Household Members:        
Name        Age
John H Erbes         53 b. 1877 Iowa, fath b. Germany, moth b. Penn; Salesman, Pianos
Marguerite M Erbes 33 -wife- b. 1897 England, par b. England
       
Hope this helps. Annie




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