Gordon Small's Family & Genealogy

Johann ERBER
(Abt 1744-1810)
Conrad ERBER
Anna Marie FEULNER
(Abt 1780-1865)
Carolous Charles EHRBAR


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1. Margaretha ERBAR

2. Elizabeth MANN

Carolous Charles EHRBAR
  • Born: April 30, 1826, Untermelsendorf, Bavaria, Germany
  • Marriage (1): Margaretha ERBAR on January 18, 1852 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio - St. John's/St. Jos
  • Marriage (2): Elizabeth MANN 1
  • Died: November 1, 1886, Tiffin, Seneca, Ohio, USA at age 60
  • Buried: November 4, 1886, Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio - St. Joseph's Cemetery

bullet  General Notes:

Carolous/Charles/Carl was born in Untermelsendorf, house #10, Bavaria, Germany. He was baptized in a small chapel in Dippold Thungfeld. His godfather was the Honorable Carolous Susies of Munchsambafh (about 5 miles from Untermelsendorf). The pastor was Rev. Storer. Charles came to America in October 1851 and settled in Cleveland, Ohio. Here he married Maragetha Ehrbar also of Untermelsendorf, house #5, after she and their daughter, Barbara, arrived in Cleveland, Ohio. They were married at St. John's Cathedral by Rev. N. Rupp, on January 18, 1852, witnesses were Ignatius Frey and Michael Ehrbar. Margaret was the mother of their illegitimate daughter, Barbara, who was born in Untermeldsendorf #5 before Carolous came to America. He petitioned for Naturalization on May 28, 1855 and obtained his Naturalization Papers on October 13, 1857 (#1111). He worked as a day laborer in Cleveland. Margaret died on May 23, 1860 and a relative of hers, Johanna and her children, moved in to care for the children of Charles while Johanna's husband (Joseph Ehrbar) was working in Michigan. In the 1857 Cleveland Directory, Carl was listed as a Lager bier living at 46 Lorain WS. After Margaret's death in 1860, he married Elizabeth Mann on August 6, 1860, they were married by the Rev. Obermueller at St. Mary's Church on Carroll Avenue. Elizabeth was born in Germany. In the 1863 & 1864 Cleveland Directory Charles was listed as a laborer with Seaborn & Hempal Lumber Company. They had several children born in Cleveland before they moved to Tiffin, Ohio. There they completed their family of a total of 16 children between the 2 marriages. Charles/Carl worked as a day laborer according to the Tiffin City Directory and died at the age of 60 years and 6 months from being exposed to the elements of being found cold and drunk after a night of drinking in the city. The burial Mass was held at St. Joseph's Church with the burial at St. Joseph's Cemetery on November 4, 1886.


Carolous married Margaretha ERBAR, daughter of Johann John ERBAR and Elisabeth RANFT, on January 18, 1852 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio - St. John's/St. Jos. (Margaretha ERBAR was born on January 31, 1826 in Untermelsendorf, Bavaria, Germany, baptized on February 1, 1826 in Untermelsendorf, Bavaria, Germany, died on May 23, 1860 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA and was buried in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio - St. John's/St. Jos.)


Carolous next married Elizabeth MANN.1 (Elizabeth MANN was born on August 29, 1841 in Byran, Germany, baptized in Byran, Germany, died on May 23, 1915 in Tiffin, Seneca, Ohio, USA 2 and was buried in Tiffin, Ohio - St. Francis Cemetery.)



  1. Cuyahoga County Ohio Marriages,
    Carolos Ehrbar & Elizabeth Mann: Volume 0010 Page 0043 Page Match 55 Record Key 1128847302 Record Key 1128848427.
  2. Ohio Deaths 1908-1953,
    Ohio Deaths 1908-1953 Name : Elizabeth Ehrbar Death date : 23 May 1915 Death place : Tiffin, Seneca, Ohio Birth date : 29 Aug 1841 Birth place : Germany Age at death 73 years 8 months 24 days Gender : Female Marital status : Widowed Residence : Tiffin, Seneca, O Father name : Martin Mann Father birth place : Germany Mother name : Catherine Schuer Mother birth place : Germany GSU film number : 1983348 Digital GS number : 4028266 Image number : 1976 Certificate number : fn 30568.