Joseph Valentine4 Erner (JOSEPH3, JOSEPH2), born 21 March 1876(3)(5)(8)[although SSDI says 21 August(6)] at Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois; died 13 February 1967(5) at East Dubuque, Jo Daviess, Illinois(6); married 27 November 1900 in Menominee (Book G, page 161) to ANNA MARY SCHMERBAUCH who was born 15 September 1882(5)(6) and died 22 September 1970(5) at East Dubuque(6).
He was a farmer. He registered for the WWI Draft at Galena (registration card).
1900 Census: Joseph Erner (with Laurenz Schmerbach), page 188, visit 156/159, Menominee, Jo Daviess, Illinois.
1910 Census: Joe V. Erner, page 232, visit 113/114, Menominee, Jo Daviess, Illinois.
1920 Census: Joseph Erner, page 037, visit 082/084, Menominee, Jo Daviess, Illinois.
1930 Census: Joseph V. Erner, page 261, visit 087/087, Menominee, Jo Daviess, Illinois.
They are buried at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery in Menominee.
Children, born in Menominee:
Albert Lawrence5 Erner, born 18 March 1901(5)(6); died 16 April 1987(6) at Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois; married 15 May 1928 in Menominee to Theresa Mildred Imbus (daughter of George Imbus (1855-1922) and Helena Bertha Schmidt (1873-1942), both buried separately at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery) who was born 25 July 1899(5) in Menominee and died 19 August 1958(5) at Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa. He was a farmer. He also owned and operated a sawmill; and did some truck driving, mainly hauling milk and cheese. 1930 Census: Albert Erner, page 263, visit 128/128, Menominee, Jo Daviess, Illinois. Gravestone at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery. They had three children.
Cecilia Marie5 Erner, born 25 August 1903; died 28 November 1981 at Dubuque; married first 16 February 1925 at Dubuque to Joseph Adelbert Leppert (son of William Leppert and Elizabeth Welty) who was born 14 February 1902 at Bankston, Dubuque, Iowa and died 19 November 1947 at Dubuque; married second 05 November 1955 at Dubuque to Realto W. “Ray” Rademacker (son of George Rademacher and Anna Reinhardt) who was born 11 May 1907(6) at Guttenberg, Clayton, Iowa and died 18 November 1988 at Dubuque(6). She and Joseph had five children.
Frank Joseph5 Erner, born 21 September 1906(5)(6); died 22 February 1975(5) at Galena(6); married 30 April 1935 in Menominee to Elizabeth Louise Vogt (daughter of George J. Vogt (1887-1962) and Julia M. Schonhoff (1887-1969), both buried at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery) who was born 16 April 1912(5)(6) in Menominee and died 16 January 1997(5)(6) at the Southwest Health Center Nursing Home at Cuba City, Grant/Lafayette, Wisconsin. In 1950, they moved to a farm near Galena. They were members of St. Michael’s Catholic Church at Galena. He was a mechanic for George Klein & Son at Galena. They are buried at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery. They had five children.
Wilfred Raymond5 Erner, born 01 June 1909(6); died 03 April 1998(6) in Menominee.
(Sergeant) Elmer Ralph5 Erner, born 04 April 1916(6); died 17 April 2005 at East Dubuque, Jo Daviess, Illinois(6); married 06 January 1943 at Lowry [U.S. Air Force] Field, Denver, Colorado to Genevieve M. Allgeier (daughter of Joseph Carl Allgeier (1873-1945) and Mary Magdalena Eichhorn (1882-1954), both buried at East Dubuque Cemetery) who was born 01 January 1917(6) at East Dubuque and died 23 January 1995(6) at Big Meadows Nursing Home at Savanna, Carroll, Illinois. [Her ancestry is in Jo Ann and Jim Cornelius’ GEDCOM.] He was a World War II veteran (U.S. Army Air Corps). He was a mechanic and a car salesman. They are buried at Dubuque Memorial Gardens at Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa. They had three children.
Melvin William5 Erner, born 27 April 1924; married 24 May 1949 at Shullsburg, Lafayette, Wisconsin to Mary Jean Martin (daughter of John Martin and Honora Irene Boyle) who was born 12 August 1928 at Shullsburg. He worked for Kelly-Springfield Tire Company at Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois. They had five children.
Joseph Erner (Joseph, Joseph). Last revision: 16 Aug 2006
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