I first found Ernest in 1900 in Sanborn, Alpena Co., MI.
Ernest, b. Germany, March 1868, marr 7 yrs, immigrated 1872, pending application, farmer.
Mary, wife, b. Germany Nov 1872, immigrated 1882.
Margaret, dau, b. MI Apri 1893.
Annestura?, mother, b. Germany, Aug 1837, immigrated 1872, widow, gave birth to five children but four alive in 1900, doctor.
In 1910 Earnest and his second wife Phebie were living in Pleasant View, idaho Co., ID.
Earnest L., b. Germany, 42, 2nd marr, farmer.
Phebie H., b. NE, 21, 1st marr.
Rachel B., b. NE, 7.
Hearl H., b. ID, 4/12ths.
In 1920 they were still living in Pleasant View, Idaho Co., ID.
Earnest L., b. Germany, 51, immigrated 1873, naturalized before 1920 Census, farm owner.
Pebe, b. NE, 31.
Rachel N., b. NE, 17.
Harold G., b. ID, 10.
Edith M., b. ID, 9.
Ruth L., b. ID, 6.
W. Frederick, b. ID, 3.
R. Raymond Tally, boarder.
In 1930 they were still living in Pleasant View.
Earnest, b. Germany, 62, marr @ 41 [2nd marr], immigrated 1873, naturalized, general farmer.
Phebe V., b. NE, 42, marr @ 21.
Harold G., b. ID, 20, single.
Edith M., b. ID, 19, single.
Ruth L., b. ID, 16.
Frederick W., b. ID, 13.
Marjorie E., b. ID, 8.
Carl E., b. ID, 4.
Francis E., b. ID, 1.
Thomas Gager, hired man.
The 1930 Census is the most recent one that is viewable by the public at this time.
A Phebe Liedkie b. 2 May 1889, Last Residence=Lewiston, Nez Perce Co., ID, d. Feb 1984. Her soc. sec. # was assigned in Idaho in 1965. Source: Social Security Death Index, www.ancestry.com
There is a volunteer at Random Acts Genealogical Kindness who will find copies of obituaries. Go to www.raogk.org
, read instructions, choose Idaho, choose Nez Perce Co.
I didn't find Earnest's death info but someone had posted a Family Tree on Ancestry which showed he died in Idaho in 1962. I'd contact the Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, www.idahohistory.net/library_archives.html
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