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Daniel Gotlieb Erhardt, Junior

Daniel Gotlieb Erhardt, Junior

Male 1874 - 1956  (82 years)

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  • Name Daniel Gotlieb Erhardt 
    Suffix Junior 
    Born 21 Jul 1874  Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Religion 1880  Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Attended the German Baptist Church 
    • The German Baptist Church was on the west side of Villa Street, between 8th and 9th Streets. There were about 65 members.
    School 1 Jun 1880  Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Student 
    Census page, Racine, Wisconsin, page 24
    Census page, Racine, Wisconsin, page 24
    Residence 1 Jun 1880  Geneva Street, Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    House 
    • Daniel Erhardt was 34 and Sophia was 32. Their children were:
      Josephenia, age 8
      Daniel, age 6
      Frederick, age 2
      Mary, 6 months
    Census page, Racine, Wisconsin, page 24
    Census page, Racine, Wisconsin, page 24
    Residence 1 Jan 1885  Mill Street, Clermont, Fayette, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    House 
    • Daniel Erhardt was 40 years old in Sophia was 37. Their children at home were:
      Josephine, age 12;
      Daniel, Jr., 10 years;
      Fredrick, six years;
      Franklin, three years;
      David, one year;
      Mary, a new baby.
    Census page, Clermont, Iowa, page 181
    Census page, Clermont, Iowa, page 181
    Education Abt 1890  [3
    • Highest grade completed was the 8th grade.
    Christened 25 Oct 1891  First Baptist Church, Elgin, Fayette, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Was baptized by Rev. William Schunke.
    Gender Male 
    Religion 25 Oct 1891  First Baptist Church, Elgin, Fayette, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Baptist 
    • Joined the German Baptist church.
    Employment 1894  Elgin, Fayette, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farm laborer 
    • Daniel worked in his early years for a farmer, and was able to amass a fortune of $800.
    Residence 1895  Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    House 
    • Daniel and Julia followed her parents out to Bethany, Oregon. This trip was often talked about by them. On the stage coach ride from Portland to Bethany, the trees were so big and tall, Daniel leaned out of the stagecoach and was unable to see the tops of the trees. He declared that they would not be staying there long! They stayed long enough to have their two first children.
    Residence 1898  1128 Chestnut Street, Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    House 
    • Daniel and Julia Erhardt moved to Racine for work, with their two oldest children, Dan and Juliette. Clarence and Leona were born while living in Racine.
    Dan, Juliette, & Julia Erhardt
    Dan, Juliette, & Julia Erhardt
    photo from Nelda Griffiths, processed by Naomi & Clinton Macomber on May 7, 2011.
    Employment 1898  Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Worked in a foundry, and at other times as a painter 
    Daniel Erhardt's foundry sample
    Daniel Erhardt's foundry sample
    from Nelda Douthit, photo by Clinton Macomber
    Employment 1899  Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Painter 
    Residence 1 Jun 1900  1128 Chestnut Street, Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    House 
    • Daniel was 26 years old and Julia was 22 years old. They had been married for five years, and given birth to three children. Those children were
      Daniel, four years old
      Juliet, two years old
      and Clarence, nine months old.
      At their house was a old church friend and later family member, Frederick Vetter, who was 22 years old.
    Census page, Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, page 1B
    Census page, Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, page 1B
    Employment 1 Jun 1900  Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Ironworkers 
    • Both Daniel Erhardt and Fred Vetter were employed as iron molders and had not suffered from any months of unemployment.
    Employment 1901  Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Moulder 
    • Worked at Racine Malleable and Wrought Iron Company, pouring the hot iron into casting molds.
    Illness Abt 1902  Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Got lead poisening and almost died 
    Immigration 1 Apr 1903  Winnipeg, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Julia Erhardt's father, Rev. William Shunke, was pastoring in this town. Dan was 28 and Julia was 25. Their children were: Daniel, age 8; Juliette, age 5; Clarence, age 2; and Leona, to be two in two days. Julia was pregnant with William who was born three months later.
    Residence Abt 1905  Whitemouth, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farm house 
    • The family moved to a farm in Whitemouth, where Daniel and his friends built a large cabin room with a loft. Julia loved the white birch floors there. Here life was difficult. They were the last house from the town in an unsettled area. Daniel hunted moose for meat. The garden grew fast. Daniel and the older children put in long days doing farm work while Julia canned all the fruit and vegetables available. They froze beans in blocks of ice which they sawed off as needed for food. There were no doctors for miles, or any schools.
    Residence 4 Jul 1906  Whitemouth, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Farm house 
    • Daniel Erhardt was 32 and Julia was 28. They were living in on a farm. Their children:
      Daniel J. was 11
      Juliet S. was 9
      Clarence R. was 7
      Leona C. was 5
      William was 3
      Edward R. was 1.
      For animals they had 2 horses, 5 milk cows, a non-milk cow, and 7 pigs.
    Census page, Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada, page 20
    Census page, Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada, page 20
    Residence 1907  Morris, Pembina Valley, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farm house 
    • The family next moved to a farm about 40 miles south of Winnepeg near Morris. They were close to a school for the children and a doctor.
    Dan and Julia Erhardt children in Canada
    Dan and Julia Erhardt children in Canada
    Back row: Clarence, Juliette, and Daniel
    Front: Leona, Edward, and William
    from Nelda Griffiths, retouched, Clinton Macomber 4/24/2010
    Daniel Erhardt home
    Daniel Erhardt home
    Clarence, Julia, Leona and Duke
    Immigration 29 Nov 1910  Pembina, Pembina, North Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 13
    • After Clarence died and Edward got pneumonia, the doctor said they needed to move to a warmer climate.

      Daniel was 37 and Julia was 33. Their children were: Daniel, 16; Julia, 33; Leona, 9; Willie, 7; Edward, 5; Lily, 3 and Clara who was 6 months old. The family was moving from Morris, Manitoba, Canada to Gridley, California. They had $900 in their possession.
    Border Crossing Log at Pembina, North Dakota
    Border Crossing Log at Pembina, North Dakota
    Physical Description 29 Nov 1910  Pembina, Pembina, North Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Five foot and 8 inches tall, fair complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes 
    Border Crossing Log at Pembina, North Dakota
    Border Crossing Log at Pembina, North Dakota
    Residence Dec 1910  Gridley, Butte, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Temporary quarters 
    • The family stayed in the area for about a month.
    Residence Feb 1911  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    60 acre farm 
    • The farm was in the Pacheco district which was just six miles south-east of Redding, and bought a 60 acre farm and small house. The house was 24' by 24' and there were nine of them to fit into it. There were two small bedrooms and they made the pantry into a third bedroom for the boys. There was a bed (filled with corn husks or straw) for each room. Those in each room shared the bed, the parents getting one, the girls another, and the boys the third little one. The living and kitchen areas were the same room, but Daniel built a cupboard to act as a little divider to separate the rooms, and an old pump organ was backed up to the back of the cupboard.

      The ground in this area is very rocky and of very poor quality. Daniel and the boys tried to raise alfalfa, oats and barley. Mother tried to keep a garden. The Insect pests were numerous, making harvests pretty grim.

      About 20 feet from the back door was a well, and it was the only source for the water on the 60 acres. All the water had to be hand drawn in buckets, and barrels would be filled to have the horses drag where needed.
    Pacheco, California map
    Pacheco, California map
    by Clinton Macomber
    Chronicle 1913  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Severe Flooding 
    • The snows melted in the mountains so quickly they caused severe flooding of the rivers and creeks. Daniel at first tried to dig ditches to turn the water away from their house, but it was useless. While he hitched the horses to the wagon, mother gathered a few belongings and herded the children into the wagon. The boys were left with one neighbor on higher ground and the girls with another neighbor. Both Dan and Julia returned home against the advice of the neighbors. The river rose so fast that in half an hour the valley was a “mirror.” The house was up off the ground four feet, so it did not damage their floor, as it did so many others, but came up to it. They were about ¾ of a mile from the Sacramento river.
    Chronicle May 1915  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mount Lassen erupts 
    • The children were playing in the yard and suddenly a huge black mushroom cloud appeared overhead. They were fifty miles west of Mount Lassen, and it had erupted. Even though they were safe, it seemed like the eruption was right above them. No lives were lost, and the damage was mostly to the other side of the mountain, but several ranchers lost their farms.
    Mount Lassen eruption
    Mount Lassen eruption
    Postcard sent to family after the event;
    processed by Clinton Macomber, 5/5/2010
    Chronicle 1917  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Persecution of U.S. German Immigrants 
    • Daniel had expected to live out the rest of his days in Canada and so had become a Canadian citizen. When he re-entered the United States, he had not tried be reinstated as a United States citizen. Since the family was German, the war with Germany was difficult for German Americans. Neighbors soon began to say they were “pro-German” and the school children would taunt the Erhardt children in school. Things got so bad they had to take the children out of school for several days. It was at this point that Daniel and Julia spoke German very rarely unless around her father.

      Julia had a service flag in the window with two stars in it—one for her son, and one for her youngest brother, Louis Schunke. She would knit socks following the Red Cross instructions. Lily knit washcloths, and the older girls knit sweaters, mufflers, caps, etc. for the soldiers.

      Dan was not sure where his parents stood while at war, but his letters were filled with such patriotism that it awoke an interest among the younger children. In one letter his mother wrote that she was proud of his stand as a citizen and soldier. He replied he was very glad, because he really wanted to hear that.
    Chronicle 1918  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Fire 
    • Daniel and Bill were away logging in the hills. The fire season had started, and the main fires were just 10 miles away. Then the wind shifted suddenly and large pieces of burning bark and flaming cones started dropping in the yard, and soon the nearby woods were aflame. The men of the neighborhood came, hoping to stop the fire from heading south and endangering many homes in the valley. Lilly and Ed were sent to draw water and fill the barrels. Their arms ached, and two men stopped for a drink who had been fighting the fire for several days, but realized there were no men there, just mother and small children. The men quickly soaked the roof with the water and then lay in the grass for a couple hours to get some sleep. Lily was stationed at the haystack to put out any flames as they started. Even three year old Nelda helped mother carry goods from the house, and protect them with wet quilts and blankets. The oldest daughters found a way from town to help mother and spent the night watching the house. Sleeping for the youngsters was hard. From the window they could see and hear the beautiful pine trees burning around them, and when they slept they had nightmares about being in the middle of a huge fire, only to wake up and see it was true. The wind shifted that night and a few days later there were only smoldering posts and stumps to remind them of the fire, but the house had been saved.
    Employment Abt 1918  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Public Works projects 
    • Daniel and his sons worked on various jobs, like the building of the Churn Creek Bottom Bridge.
    Churn Creek Bottom Bridge of Redding, California
    Churn Creek Bottom Bridge of Redding, California
    photo by Clinton Macomber family
    Chronicle 1919  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Rampant Influenza 
    • The West Coast had a rampant spread of influenza. Everyone on the streets of Redding had to wear masks. Dan gave his mother a special treat to a train ride to see her parents in Portland. Unfortunately, she got the flu, ruining the otherwise most happy occasion.
    Illness Aug 1919  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Malaria outbreaks each Summer 
    • Daniel suffered from malaria each summer, and with the mortgage coming due, the increase in irrigation tax, and increasing taxes, along with the difficulties of refinance, it was decided to sell the farm and move to Washington to be closer to Julia’s parents.
    Residence Jan 1920  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Rental house in town 
    • The farm finally sold at the beginning of the year. Because of the need to vacate quickly, they rented a house in Redding, by the river.
    Employment 1 Jan 1920  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Mechanic 
    • Daniel, age 46, worked with his partner, Harry H. Pooler, age 33, (a forester) for the railroad company. He was away from the family.
    Census page, Redding, California, page 9A
    Census page, Redding, California, page 9A
    Employment Abt Mar 1920  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Logging 
    Chronicle Apr 1920  Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    House hunting 
    • Daniel and his son, Bill, took the train to Portland to find a house for the family.
    Residence 6 May 1920  Orchards, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farm house 
    • Daniel had described the house in glowing terms, but Julia's heart sank when she saw it. The house did have enough rooms in the two stories, but it was crudely built and the rooms were not finished. There was a living room carpet, but when it was removed, it was there to cover the holes that had been cut through the floor. There was a pump by the back door, but no running water in the kitchen or bathroom. In spite of these disappointing things, Julia went right to work with her good taste and ability to "make do."
    Employment Abt Jun 1920  Ridgefield, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Road Builder 
    • Daniel Erhardt and his two boys, William and Edward, got a job building a single lane concrete highway from Vancouver to Pekins Ferry near Ridgefield. All three men found it difficult to find jobs after this project was finished, since jobs were hard to find.
    Religion 1922  Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Member of Emmanuel Baptist Church 
    • The church the family attended in Vancouver was Emmanuel Baptist Church. It purchased the historic buildings of the former Presbyterian Church. Later, the Baptist congregation sold them to move out of town.
    Emmanuel Baptist Church of Vancouver
    Emmanuel Baptist Church of Vancouver
    Taken from an unidentifiable newspaper clipping in Nelda Douthit's Big Album. Extensively retouched and reworked, Clinton Macomber
    Residence May 1922  3308 East Mill Plain Boulevard, Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Rebuilt house 
    • In the Spring of 1922, it was decided to move closer to Portland, so the now two girls would be closer to the high school and perhaps Daniel could find easier employment. This two story house was in Vancouver, but was really a rebuilt house after having caught fire. It came with an acre. The down payment was met from the sale of the Orchards house, and the annual mortgage payment looked feasible. The house did have running water and electricity! Nelda's school was just across the street.
    Daniel and Julia Erhardt Home
    Daniel and Julia Erhardt Home
    Daniel and Julia Erhardt Vancouver house backyard
    Daniel and Julia Erhardt Vancouver house backyard
    from Nelda Douthit's Album in Glenda Macomber's possession;
    processed by Clinton Macomber's family, 5/24/2010
    Daniel & Julia Erhardt's Vancouver house
    Daniel & Julia Erhardt's Vancouver house
    Lily is holding Leno in foreground.
    from Nelda Douthit's Album in Glenda Macomber's possession;
    processed by Clinton Macomber's family, 5/24/2010
    Naturalization 6 Jan 1923  Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Daniel Erhardt got his citizenship papers, and they gave citizenship to Edward, Rolland, Lily, and Clara. However, since the process had been delayed so long, Julia had to go through the same process separately since the laws had changed. Her papers were issued on July 7, 1923.
    Employment 1924  Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Swift's Meat Packing Company worker 
    Chronicle 1926  3308 East Mill Plain Boulevard, Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Daniel Erhardt family gathering 
    • Most of the family (minus the married boys) got together at the folk's house.
    Daniel Erhardt family
    Daniel Erhardt family
    Lily took the photo;
    Back row: Juliette, Merle, Clara, Bill, Maud, Leona
    Front: Nelda, Dan, Leonard, Julia, Ken
    from Nelda Douthit's Small…
    Daniel Erhardt's daughters
    Daniel Erhardt's daughters
    Bill took the photo:
    Standing: Merle, Juliette, Clara, Maud
    Seated: Leona, Nelda, Lily
    from Nelda Douthit's Small Album,
    processed by Clinton…
    Daniel Erhardt's family
    Daniel Erhardt's family
    Juliette took the photo
    Standing: Leona, Lily, Bill, Clara, Julia
    Seated: Nelda, Maud, Lenny, Ken, Merle
    from Nelda Douthit's Small Album,
    processed…
    Julia and Daniel Erhardt's daughters
    Julia and Daniel Erhardt's daughters
    Nelda, Juliette, Lily, Clara, Leona
    Residence 1 Apr 1930  3308 East Mill Plain Boulevard, Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Owned House 
    • Daniel was 56 and Julia was 52. The couple's house was worth about $4000. At home were Lily E. who was 21, and Nelda G. who was 15.
    Census page, Vancouver, Washington, page 10B
    Census page, Vancouver, Washington, page 10B
    Employment 1 Apr 1930  Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Night Foreman for a Plywood Company 
    Census page, Vancouver, Washington, page 10B
    Census page, Vancouver, Washington, page 10B
    Residence 1 Apr 1935  3308 East Mill Plain Boulevard, Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    House 
    Census page 2a, Vancouver, Washington
    Census page 2a, Vancouver, Washington
    from Ancestry.com, modified by Rev. Clinton Macomber, Apr 30, 2012
    Chronicle Abt 1936  3308 East Mill Plain Boulevard, Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Nelda Lou's memories 
    • Granddaughter Nelda Griffith recalls with fond memories the days they spent together, and how friendly the whole family was to her, her mother, brother, and even her children:

      "Grandpa Erhardt brought us food from the garden and his wonderful homemade bread. I particularly liked being around the fishpond with him at their home in Vancouver, WA or in his shop with him. His tools were very few but he could make absolutely anything. Aunt Nellie and I played lots of duets on the piano when I was there. We loved playing games around the big table in the kitchen, with the wood range putting out a lot of heat. I can still hear the yelling as we played, I think, Pitch. Then, outdoors, the yard was beautiful with all Grandma's flowers and the fishpond. Grandpa's garden and fruit garden were bountiful. I can still remember picking the grapes and the raspberries and eating them on the spot. One time, we were lighting firecrackers on July 4 and I had been given a whole string of them. Someone lit them (I don't remember who) and for some reason I froze and I couldn't let go of them. I did, just before they got to my hand as everyone was yelling at me."
    Family Gathering Jul 1936  Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Erhardt-Schunke Picnic 
    • Those photographed during the get-togther were:

      Daniel and Julia Erhardt and children:
      Juliette
      Leona
      Lily
      Nelda

      Merle Erhardt and son:
      Ken

      Bill and Maud Erhardt and children:
      Leno
      Nelda

      Mollie Vetter

      Emma Mead
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    Residence 1938  2614 K Street, Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [18, 19, 20, 21
    Builds New House 
    • The house was on the corner of 26th and K Street (2614) and was built by Grandpa Daniel Erhardt and Arthur Stowell, Maude's Uncle Arthur, for the widow Maude Erhardt and children Leonard and Nelda in 1938, the year after William Erhardt died. There were two lots-the house being built on the corner lot. The men also built a very small little house on the back of the lot and Grandmother Emma Mead lived in that for about five years.
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    Residence 1 Apr 1940  3308 East Mill Plain Boulevard, Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    House 
    • Daniel Erhardt was 65 years old and Julia was 62. They owned the house and it was worth $4000 (in 2010 this would equate to about $244,000). At their house was their daughter:
      Lily, 32
    Census page 2a, Vancouver, Washington
    Census page 2a, Vancouver, Washington
    from Ancestry.com, modified by Rev. Clinton Macomber, Apr 30, 2012
    Retired 1 Apr 1940  Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Unable to work.
    Census page 2a, Vancouver, Washington
    Census page 2a, Vancouver, Washington
    from Ancestry.com, modified by Rev. Clinton Macomber, Apr 30, 2012
    Family Gathering 14 Aug 1944  3308 East Mill Plain Boulevard, Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Anniversary 
    • The couple got newspaper coverage of their 50th wedding anniversary, having raised 9 children, of which 6 were still living. They had seven grandchildren.

      The Daniel Erhardt family gathered to celebrate Daniel and Julia's 50th wedding anniversary. This was the first time that Gloria met her cousin, Nelda, and her grandparents. It was a wonderful experience for her and a great time for the whole family to have a chance to get together. Present were:
      Daniel and Julia Erhardt
      Juliette
      Maud and Nelda Erhardt
      Edward, Mary, and Gloria Erhardt
      Lily
      Nelda and Glynn, Glenda, and Peggy Douthit
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    Recipe Spiced Walnuts  [22
    • 4 cups English walnuts in pieces (try 5 or 6 cups if enough syrup)
      1 ½ cups sugar
      2/3 cups water
      ½ cups light corn syrup
      ½ teaspoon cinnamon
      ¼ teaspoon salt
      1 tablespoons butter
      ¼ teaspoon soda
      ¼ teaspoon mace
      ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
      a pinch cloves

      Put altogether in pan except nuts. Boil until light crack stage. Stir in nut pieces. Pour on waxed paper and scatter. Let cool. Ready to serve.
    Residence 1946  Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    FamilySearch ID# KLSG-HFF 
    Physical Description Evenings 
    • Each evening he would read the newspaper and smoke a pipe.
    Physical Description Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    Gloria Perryman's memories 
    • Grandpa Erhardt, when he wrote to my parents, always addressed his letters as "How are yous." I have a book shelf that is portable that he made for my father with just a hasp, saw and chisel.
    Chronicle Abt 25 Dec 1948  618 West 36th Street, Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    Christmas Dinner at Lily Quarnberg's 
    • Lily had her parents, sister Julia, and her brother's widow and children over for dinner.
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    Chronicle 8 Jul 1953  Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [26, 27
    Letter 
    • Letter was sent to her youngest daughter, Nelda Douthit, and family. It was probably intended to be read by all his children in Redding, and refers to the health problems of Pat Coleman, his daughter, Leona's husband.

      Dear Ones,

      Lily phoned me last night to let me know how Pat is getting along. I am very thankful to the Lord that He has heard our prayers and Pat is progressing so well in the healing progress. I am happy and pray a whole new start in Life for him.

      Our Lord will never forsake us if we come earnestly in prayer to Him, and I have found that through suffering one is drawn closer to Him, so I always say to myself, if God is for me, what matters if some are against us. He is always ready to take our hand and lead us on our journey through life. After all He is preparing us for our Heavenly home. "I go to prepare a home for you, that where I am ye may be also." I believe that and it is a comfort to me, the older I get to think of that reunion with Him and my loved ones there, so I hope these few lines I write will be a comfort to you's. When one is alone so much as I am, one must have some One to lean on, and in doing that, God's blessing comes our way, and one can carry on. Oh dear ones, I love you's dearly, and want to be a comfort to all my children. I have been a lucky father in that respect in that I know my children love me; and my prayers are daily for my loved ones, with God's love in our hearts we need not fear the future. He is our Rock in this weary land.

      It is misting this forenoon and was cloudy all week, so I want to get a few letters written.

      Dear Ones let us be steadfast in prayer and all will come out to our good and blessing. So with my Love to you's and a God bless you, am as always, just a Dad whose heart is filled with Love for his children.

      Lovings, Dad.
    Daniel Erhardt letter
    Daniel Erhardt letter
    scanned by Peggy Douthit, Dec 26, 2009
    Daniel Erhardt letter side 2
    Daniel Erhardt letter side 2
    scanned by Peggy Douthit, Dec 26, 2009
    Died 31 Jul 1956  Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [28, 29
    Cause: Heart attack 
    • Died at 7p.m.
    Buried 6 Aug 1956  Park Hill Cemetery, Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [30, 31
    Address:
    5915 East Mill Plain Boulevard 
    • Buried in F 175-4 beside wife's body.
    Person ID I739  MacomberKin | Daniel Erhardt family, Schunke family
    Last Modified 31 May 2015 

    Father Daniel Gotlieb Erhardt,   b. 3 Apr 1845, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1913, Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Maria Sophia Dorethea Sass,   b. 11 Nov 1847, Holstein Region, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1911, Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Family ID F257  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Julia Schunke,   b. 18 Mar 1878, Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1947, Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 14 Aug 1894  Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [32
    • When Julia became a teen, she was interested in Daniel Erhardt, but her father resented this fact because Daniel was spirited. At the time of her marriage, her family was living in Elgin, Iowa, but immediately left for Portland, Oregon. His family moved back to Racine, Wisconsin.

      Daniel and Julia eloped when she was 16, and he was 21. They lived with Daniel's parents in Racine, Wisconsin for the first year of their marriage. There Julia found it very difficult to abide by the rule of Daniel's sisters who were uneducated, when she had a high school education.
    Dan and Julie Erhardt wedding photo
    Dan and Julie Erhardt wedding photo
    from Nelda Griffith;
    retouched, Clinton Macomber, 4/24/2010
    Children 
    +1. Daniel Julius Erhardt,   b. 18 Jun 1895, Bethany, Washington, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1931, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     2. Juliette Erhardt,   b. 21 Jun 1897, Bethany, Washington, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1992, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     3. Clarence Richard Erhardt,   b. 15 Aug 1899, Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1910, Morris, Pembina Valley, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
     4. Leona Carola Erhardt,   b. 3 Apr 1901, Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1984, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +5. William Eugene Erhardt,   b. 14 Jul 1903, Winnipeg, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1937, 2014 C Street, Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
    +6. Edward Rolland Erhardt,   b. 27 Jul 1905, Whitemouth, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1990, 920 Sunset Drive, Bridgeport, Harrison, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     7. Lily Edith Erhardt,   b. 28 Jun 1908, Morris, Pembina Valley, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1994, Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +8. Clara Rose Erhardt,   b. 2 Jul 1910, Morris, Pembina Valley, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1973, San Diego, San Diego, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    +9. Nelda Grace Erhardt,   b. 22 Oct 1914, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 2001, Canyonwood Nursing Center, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F250  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart