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John, Solomon Ernsberger et al, for Charles Ernsbarger
Posted by: Jerry Ernsberger Jr. (ID *****7091) Date: February 13, 2003 at 07:17:36
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This information is found in the, "Biographical History of Richland County Ohio 1983," The Richland County Genealogical Society.
[there are two slightly different versions of the same story on the same page, pages 56-57.
About 1725, a land owner by the name of Christian Ernsberger lived in the Rhine River Valley in Southern Germany. Two of his sons left home and crossed the Atlantic to America. The Ernsberger brothers arrived in Philadelphia in 1750. At that time, one of the brothers, Christian II, was about 16 years old. He established a home in America, married and reared ten children, five sons--Jacob, John, Christian III, David and Frederick and five daughters--Betsy, Nancy, Mary and two whose names are unknown.
John Ernsberger (1773-1860), a son of Christian III, married Mary Smith, and lived in Maryland. In 1818, John, his wife and six children settled in Mifflin Township, Richland County, where four more chldren were born. John's wife died in 1823 leaving nine children in the care of 13 year old Mary Ann. Four years later John married a Mrs. Archer. In 1858, they and their four children moved to Iowa where John died two years later.
The ten children of John and his first wife remained in Richland County where Mary Ann Ernsberger married Michael Long Culler, son of Jacob and Barbara Long Culler; Elias married Sarah Culler, daughter of Jacob and Barbara; Elizabeth married George Culler, son of Jacob and Barbara; Catherine married John Culler, son of Jacob and Barbara; John, Jr. moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa; George and Harry moved to St. Joseph, Missouri; Solomon married Hannah Lewis; Susanna married Henry Sackman; Margaret married a Mr. Archer. ....................(Alice Louise Heuss Vail)"
The Ernsberger family immigrated to the United States from Germany in 1735. Christian Ernsberger was a bound apprentice in Philadelphia at the age of 16. He married and had ten children Jacob, John, Christian, David, Frederick, Betsy, Nancy and Mary. Two daughters are unknown. He died in 1735.
John Ernsberger, born in 1773 in Maryland, married and settled there. In 1818 he moved his family to Ohio and settled northeast of Lucas. John's wife died leaving the care of eight children, John, George, Elias, Solomon, Harry, Susanna, Margaret and Catherine, to eleven year old Mary Ann. John remarried in 1858 and had four more children, Levi, David, Ada and Sarah. He later moved to Iowa where he died in 1860. .........(Margaret Lomax)"

As you have read, the stories have some differences, and the year Christian died can not be correct, perhaps 1783? There are a number of Ernsbergers buried in the Mt Zion Luthern Cemetery, Mt Zion Luthern Church, Lucas, just a few miles east of Mansfield, Ohio. The Public Library in Mansfield has a well stocked Genealogy Room. There are Arnsbergers in the same area, too. I hope some of this information is helpful.


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