Individual Record 320

Name}   Reber, Ernest Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Exa  6 Feb 1876 Place} Santa Clara, Washington, Utah
Marr.: Date} Exa 23 Dec 1896 Place} Santa Clara, Washington, Utah     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa 19 Aug 1950  C Place} Santa Clara, Washington, Utah
Burial: Date} Exa 22 Aug 1950 Place} Santa Clara City Cemetery, Santa Clara, Washington, Utah
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1}   81 = Genealogy
Source 2} 356 = Church record
Source 3}   83 = 1880 USA cen
Source 4} 722 = Marriage rec
Source 5} 991 = Passport app
Source 6} 1158=Passenger ls
Source 7}   84 = 1900 USA cen
Source 8} 167 = 1910 USA cen
Source 9} 845 = Military rec
Source 10}776 = 1920 USA cen
Source 11}777 = 1930 USA cen
Source 12}1125=Death cert
Source 13}759 = Cemetery rec
Source 14}963 = Cemetery rec
Parents: } Friedrich Reber & Anna Maria Lanz
   Relationship No.} None
1st Household No.} 60 = Santa Clara, Washington, Utah
      Occupation 1} Farmer
       Occupation 2} Clergyman
  Religion/Church} Latter-day Saints
Spouses:   Prime} Staheli, Rosina Sophia
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Ernest Reber was born 6 Feb 1876 in Santa Clara, Washington, Utah.  He was the son of Fredrich Reber and Anna Maria Lanz, immigrants from Switzerland.  He was the 8th of 10 children, two of whom had died young.  Only the youngest three had been born in the United States.  In the 1880 U.S. census, the family was living in Santa Clara, and his father was a farmer.  Ernest was baptised 1 Jun 1884 in the Santa Clara Ward, LDS, by Jacob Tobler.

Ernest married Rosina Sophia Staheli on 23 Dec 1896 in Santa Clara.  Of interest is that his sister Polly W. Reber married Rosina's brother Frank Staheli.  Ernest and Rosina made their life-long home in Santa Clara.  In the 1900 U.S. census, they had a two year old daughter, Erma, and Ernest was listed as a minister.  Previously, on 26 Aug 1898, Ernest had applied for a U.S. Passport.  At the age of 22 years, he was described as 5 feet, 9 inches, with a broad forehead, blue eyes, medium thick nose, medium mouth, round chin, brown hair, light complexion, and round face.  He stated that he was a farmer, and planned to go abroad temporarily for two or three years.  He did travel to Europe at least once, returning from Liverpool, England, to Boston, Massachusetts, on the S.S. Commonwealth on 9 Feb 1901.  He was among a group of eight missionaries whose last residence was Liverpool.  One of the missionaries was Harmon Wittwer, also from Santa Clara.

By the 1910 U.S. census, Ernest's family had grown.  The children included Erma, Glenn, Spencer and Mervin.  Ernest was farming on his own account.  In 1918 when he registered for the World War I draft, he was described as being of medium height, stout build, with light blue eyes and light brown hair.  By the 1920 U.S. census, his last son Ellis had joined the family.  Also living with the family was his father Fredrick Reber, and a lodger Mary Stucki, age 64 years.

In the 1930 U.S. census, Ernest and Rosina had a housefull.  Their daughter Erma was no longer at home, but all four of their sons were living in the home.  Their oldest son Glenn was married and had three young children.  Spencer was also married and had a young child.

Ernest was still farming in 1950 at the age of 74 years.  In the early evening of 19 Aug 1950, he was seen driving to some location.  What happened is unknown, but he was found crushed between a truck and a cattle loading shute or dock.  Death was deemed very sudden due to internal injuries.  He was buried 22 Aug 1950 in the Santa Clara City Cemetery, Santa Clara, Utah.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date} Exa 1 Jun 1884 Place} Santa Clara Ward, LDS  
Confirm. Date}   Photos} None
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade}                               or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death} Accident
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 19 Jul 2011
Date Created}  30 Oct 1993
Copyright © 2011 by Karen L. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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