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Leona Carola Erhardt

Leona Carola Erhardt

Female 1901 - 1984  (83 years)

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  • Name Leona Carola Erhardt 
    Residence 1898  1128 Chestnut Street, Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    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.
    Born 3 Apr 1901  Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Gender Female 
    Residence 3 Apr 1901  Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    House 
    • When Leona was born, her father was working at a foundry, making metal castings.
    Immigration 1 Apr 1903  Winnipeg, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • 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  [3
    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  [7
    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  [3
    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
    Immigration 29 Nov 1910  Pembina, Pembina, North Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • 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.
    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  [8
    Fair complexion, light 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  [3
    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  [3
    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 to where it was 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  [3
    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.
    School Sep 1916  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Entered High School 
    Leona Erhardt's High School yearbook photo
    Leona Erhardt's High School yearbook photo
    from Gloria Perryman, June, 2006;
    retouched, Clinton Macomber, 4/28/2010
    Residence Sep 1916  214 Pine Street, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Apartment 
    • Leona left her parent's farm outside Redding, and joined her brother Dan and sister Julia at their apartment in town, so she could attend High School.
    Employment Sep 1916  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Store Clerk 
    • Worked at Brick's Ice Cream and Candy Store, just a couple blocks away from the apartment. Her hours started after school until 10 pm and Saturdays.
    Chronicle 1917  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    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  [3
    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.
    Chronicle 1919  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Rampant Influenza 
    • The West Coast had a rampant spread of influenza. Everyone on the streets of Redding had to wear masks.
    Politics 1920  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10, 11
    Republican 
    Shasta County, California, Voters List page
    Shasta County, California, Voters List page
    Voter Registration page for Shasta County, California
    Voter Registration page for Shasta County, California
    Voter Registration page, Shasta California
    Voter Registration page, Shasta California
    Residence 1 Jan 1920  214 Pine Street, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Apartment 
    • The three older Erhardt children were living together in an apartment in downtown Redding. Dan was 24, Juliette was 22 and Leona was 18.
    Census page, Redding, California, page 5A
    Census page, Redding, California, page 5A
    Employment 1 Jan 1920  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Saleswoman 
    • Leona was working for a pressman.
    Residence 1926  1074 East Street, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Shared house 
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    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
    Occupation 1928  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Teacher 
    Shasta County, California, Voters List page
    Shasta County, California, Voters List page
    Occupation 1 Apr 1930  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 13
    Teacher 
    • Leona was working for the public school.
    Census page, Redding, California, page 9A
    Census page, Redding, California, page 9A
    Voter Registration page for Shasta County, California
    Voter Registration page for Shasta County, California
    Residence 1 Apr 1930  1074 East Street, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    House 
    • Leona was 29 years old and Juliette was 32, and they owned the house, worth $3000, and had a radio. They had an 18 year old roomer named Unce Pearson, who was going to school and unemployed.
    Census page, Redding, California, page 9A
    Census page, Redding, California, page 9A
    Employment 1934  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Teacher 
    Voter Registration page, Shasta California
    Voter Registration page, Shasta California
    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
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
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    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
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    Hobbies Curious about every road  [14, 15
    • Gloria Perryman writes:

      Aunt Leona, what an adventurous lady. She always wanted to know what was at the end of every road and frequently did follow many roads to the end. Her reputation as a teacher and mentor for many was unequal to her abilities. She was an example to me and many of her students.

      Peggy Douthit writes:

      Aunt Lonie (Leona): Loved to "go for a ride" on all the country roads around Redding and knew names of all the trees. A great traveler and took me on a couple great trips--to Seattle World's Fair allowing me to take a friend Margie Boddy, and traveling on The Skunk train. Aunt Lonie was really my best friend while I was in high school, providing a place for me to go on Friday evenings.
    Hobbies World traveler 
    • Leona loved to travel all over the world, and made it a goal to travel to every country.
    Residence 1937  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    House 
    Residence 23 Dec 1939  1074 East Street, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Shared house 
    • House was shared with her little sister, Nelda and husband, Glynn Douthit. She stayed there until she served in the Army in February 1944
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
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    Residence 1 Apr 1940  1074 East Street, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    House 
    • Leona Erhardt was 39 and owned the house worth $2000 (in 2010 equal to about $122,000). At her house was:
      Nelda Douthit, 25
      Glynn Douthit, 24
    Census page 6A, Redding, California
    Census page 6A, Redding, California
    from Ancestry.com, modified by Rev. Clinton Macomber, Apr 24, 2012
    Employment 1 Apr 1940  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Teacher 
    • Leona was an elementary school teacher and worked about 38 hours a week.. She worked about 40 weeks the year before and made $1500 for the year (equal to about $91,600 in 2010).
    Leona Erhardt Discharge
    Leona Erhardt Discharge

    From Nelda Griffith's loose photos; access provided by Nelda Griffiths during visit to Clinton Macomber, Aug. 24, 2010, processed by him in Dec 2010
    Census page 6A, Redding, California
    Census page 6A, Redding, California
    from Ancestry.com, modified by Rev. Clinton Macomber, Apr 24, 2012
    Leona Erhardt (on right) at Fort Des Moines, with her ever present camera
    Leona Erhardt (on right) at Fort Des Moines, with her ever present camera
    from Nelda Griffiths;
    retouched, Clinton Macomber, 4/27/2010
    Leona Erhardt and Army car
    Leona Erhardt and Army car
    From Nelda Griffith's loose photos; access provided by Nelda Griffiths during visit to Clinton Macomber, Aug. 24, 2010, processed by him in Dec 2010
    Physical Description 16 Oct 1944 
    U.S. Army 
    • Blue eyes, brown hair, height five foot three inches, 133 pounds.
    Leona Erhardt Discharge
    Leona Erhardt Discharge

    From Nelda Griffith's loose photos; access provided by Nelda Griffiths during visit to Clinton Macomber, Aug. 24, 2010, processed by him in Dec 2010
    Residence 17 Oct 1944  2752 Lanning Avenue, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    House 
    • This was the house where Glynn and Nelda Douthit, her sister, lived.
    Leona Erhardt Discharge
    Leona Erhardt Discharge

    From Nelda Griffith's loose photos; access provided by Nelda Griffiths during visit to Clinton Macomber, Aug. 24, 2010, processed by him in Dec 2010
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Residence 1946  2545 North Street, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    House 
    • Phone number was 241-4594
    Patrick Coleman driver license
    Patrick Coleman driver license
    from Betty Coleman;
    processed, Clinton Macomber, 4/30/2010
    Chronicle 1951  2752 Lanning Avenue, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family gathering 
    • The married Erhardt sisters got together at Glynn and Nelda's house
    Daniel Erhardt's married children
    Daniel Erhardt's married children
    Glynn & Nelda Douthit; Patrick & Leona Coleman; Harold & Lily Quarnburg; Frank & Clara Darby; Ralph and Juliette Sheppard
    Religion 1960  Grace Baptist Church, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Charter member Grace Baptist Church 
    • Also served as treasurer.
    Name Leona Carola Coleman 
    Physical Description Strong German-English accent  [19
    • Leona was very particular about clearly pronouncing words, and would often challenge her students and great-neices and nephews to "annunciate distinctly" articulating the consonants with force. Too bad this is not done more often in society today!
    Education
    • She completed a year of college.
    Employment Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Worked for Coleman Insurance 
    • She later married its owner.
    Employment Abt 1965  Liberty Christian Schools, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Teacher 
    • Leona taught at at Sequoia Junior High and Pine Elementary of Redding, before becoming a private school teacher at Grace Baptist Church. She taught for over 30 years.
    Died 15 Jun 1984  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Buried Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    1522 East Cyprus Avenue 
    Leona Coleman gravestone
    Leona Coleman gravestone
    by Clinton Macomber's family, 4/14/2003
    Person ID I746  MacomberKin | Daniel Erhardt family, Schunke family
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2015 

    Father Daniel Gotlieb Erhardt, Junior,   b. 21 Jul 1874, Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1956, Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother 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) 
    Family ID F250  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Patrick Thomas William Coleman,   b. 15 Nov 1899, Gilmore, Allegany, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1957, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 14 Feb 1948  [20
    • Couple were married for 10 years, before Pat's passing. Patrick was 48 years old and Leona 46 when they were married.
    Patrick and Leona Coleman
    Patrick and Leona Coleman
    from "JuneZ" on May 25, 2009, Abrams/Creegan/Rupp/Zimmerman Families, www.ancestry.com;
    retouched, Clinton Macomber, 4/29/2010
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F253  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart