Obit: Ebert, Frank (1858 - 1938)

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Surnames: Ebert, Schmiechen, Karsten, Horn, Herrmann, Neuhaus, Zillmann, Loos, Feind, Schwantes, Senkbeil, Selves, Miller, Horn, Decker, Schmidt, Pfeiffer, Kuester, Braun, Alperstett

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 07/14/1938

Ebert, Frank (29 May 1858 - 10 July 1938)

Frank Ebert, one of the early pioneers of Colby, died at his home in Colby Sunday evening, a liver trouble of several months duration being the cause of his departure to the distant shore. Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, at 1:30 at the Ebert residence and at 2:00 P.M. at the Evangelical Reformed church, Rev. Siegfried A. Schmiechen officiating, and internment will be made in the Colby cemetery.

Mr. Ebert was born in Germany May 29th, 1858, thus reaching the age of eighty years, one month and twelve days. He came to the United States when twenty-five years of age and lived at Kiel, Wis., for a year and a half when he moved onto a tract of wild land in the town of Colby, five miles west of the city of Colby. By hard and diligent work, under difficult circumstances, he built a splendid farm. He was married to Marie Karsten at Dorchester July 24th, 1887, to which union five children were born, one of whom died in infancy. Those still living are Mrs. Ida Horn of Greenwood, Mrs. Oscar Herrmann of Colby, Herman Ebert of Rochester, Minn., and Walter Ebert of town of Beaver, Clark county. In 1909, the farm was sold to Gerhard Neuhaus and Mr. and Mrs. Ebert moved to the city of Colby where Mrs. Ebert died in 1913. In 1914, Mr. Ebert was married to Anna Zillmann and the two lived in Colby ever since.

Besides his second wife and four children, the deceased is also survived by ten grand children.

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 07/21/1938

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed church in Colby for Frank Ebert who passed away at his home in Colby. Internment was made in the Colby cemetery. Pall bearers were E. D. Loos, Charles Feind, William Schwantes, H. A. Senkbeil, J. T. Selves and Joachim Miller. Those in charge of the flowers were Ruth and Irene Herrmann, Inez Ebert and Lorinda Horn.

Among those from out of town here for the funeral were Alfred Zillmann and William Zillmann of Kiel, Mr. and Mrs. George Zillmann of Thorp, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Decker and son, Alfred, of New Holstein, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Ebert of Rochester, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Roland Herrmann of Columbus, Walter Ebert and daughter, Lois, of the town of Beaver, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Karsten, Mrs. William Herrmann and Alfred and Eugene Herrmann of Curtiss, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schmidt of Milan, Mr. and Mrs. William Ebert and Mr. and Mrs. John Miller of the town of Green Grove, Mrs. Ida Horn and children, Lorinda, Harold and Glenn, Rev. and Mrs. E. J. Pfeiffer, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kuester, Mrs. Fred Braun, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Braun, Mrs. Alperstett, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Horn and Mrs. Hubert Braun of Greenwood.



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