Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Ebert Siblings in 1864 and 1878

The three children of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Ebert are pictured above in a picture taken by J.M. Frisbie in Sandusky, Ohio on September 28, 1864. Carl was age ten, Conrad was age four, and Margaret was age 7. Conrad Ebert, the father, and his wife Margaret, were both natives of Bavaria, but all three children were born in Ohio according to the 1870 United States Census.

Another portrait of the Ebert siblings was taken about 1879, at the A.C. Platt studio. By this time Carl and Margaret had married, and they posed with their spouses. Conrad Ebert is standing in the back, next to his brother in law Louis Duennisch. In the front are: Carl Ebert, his wife Caroline Ebert, and Margaret Ebert Duennisch.

The younger Conrad Ebert was a successful druggist in Sandusky for a number of years. Carl Ebert had a long career with the U.S. Post Office in Sandusky. Margaret Ebert married Louis Duennisch, who worked for several years with the Sandusky Sash, Door and Blind Company, later known as the George R. Butler Company. Because an Ebert family member donated these photographs to the Sandusky Library Archives Research Center, we are able to see how the Ebert children changed over time. If you have vintage family photographs of people, businesses, or organizations from Sandusky or Erie County, Ohio, please consider donating them to the Archives Research Center so that future generations may enjoy and learn from them.

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