Ernst Edgar Blumberg

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Name:Ernst Edgar Blumberg               
Born:1836-02-19 in Kokocko, Posen, Prussia
Died:1902-02-01 in Guadalupe, Texas, USA
Father: Carl F Blumberg
Mother: Katherine Ruff
Married to Margarethe Zipp since 1858-09-19
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Son: Henry J Blumberg born about 1865
Son: August J. Blumberg born about 1868
Son: Wilhelm J. Blumberg born about 1870
Daughter: Martha Blumberg born about 1871
Daughter: Mathilde Blumberg born about 1871
Daughter: Pauline Blumberg born about 1871
Daughter: Lydia Blumberg born 1874-11-02
Daughter: Emma Blumberg born 1876-07-14
Son: Ferdinand Julius Blumberg born 1879-07-12
Daughter: Olga Blumberg born 1883-04-20
1850 - in Guadalupe, Texas, USA
On 1858 19 Sep Marriage to Margarete Zipp
From the Blumberg Klan Book: (Author C. F. Blumberg published 1938):
The life of my uncle Ernest was interwoven with that of his brother Fritz. The first twenty years their lives were almost identical. Ernest was two years younger. The two brothers were almost inseparable. They loved each other as no one else ever loved. It is said that they never had a quarrel nor a falling out. They helped their father building the home, the cow shed, the stable, and the fence, and grubbed the land. They were married. They lived together in the same home until Ernest raised four children and Fritz seven, and had no disagreement. They finally separated as the best of brothers. Ernest bought Fritz's interest and became sole owner of the Schumannsville farm. Here on this farm, the Ernest Blumberg family raised eleven fine health children, and all grew up to manhood and womanhood and eight of them are living at the present time.
The children's noble mother was Margarete Zipp, a childhood sweetheart of Uncle Ernest. The Zipp's were neighbors to the Blumberg's in Germany and came over together, and were again neighbors in Schumannsville. Aunt Margarete survived all my uncles and other aunts. She died a few years ago.
Ernest Blumberg was perhaps not as zealous in religious matters as his brother, that is he was not such a leader, but he was a steady supporter of his church. He was a good member of the Guadalupe Valle Church. His home was a Christian home, family prayer was held, and not one of his employees was allowed to violate the Sabbath day. When a painter that decorated his home killed a rabbit on his farm on a Sunday, he was told that if it happened again, five dollars would be deducted from his contract. And the painter knew that Uncle mean it.
The fine brotherly love of Ernest and Fritz was kept up during their entire life. I recall with pleasure the habit of the two families eating together every Sunday at church. The table covers were spread on the ground and the two families sat around them. Old Peter Zabel was always called upon to ask the blessing.
The preachers and all were always welcome in the Ernest Blumberg home. The preachers never left his home as poor as they arrived. Their carriages carried home feed for the horses and food for the preachers' children (That was a habit in the early days).
The biggest joy for us children was when Uncle Ernest visited us in his fine hack, drawn by two fine matched horses. That was always a holiday in our family. Such visits were repeated every few months. Uncle Ernest was well known as the best "Kinderfreund" (friend to the children). All children loved him --- not because he was so liberal with his nickels, dimes, and quarters, but because he talked so friendly, joked with them, and made them feel that he was their friend.
When most of Uncle Ernest's children were married, he sold his farm and moved to New Braunfels where he spent the rest of his life. Before moving there, he severed his connection with the Guadalupe Valley Church, a step that caused fears in my father's eyes, because these Sunday communications ceased. But my father never condemned this my Uncle's action; others were more at fault that my Uncle.
When my Uncle was on his deathbed, word was sent to his brother. No sooner was it learned, than my father was in New Braunfels. Aunt Margarete met him at the door and said: "Fritz, you come too late. Ernest has been unconscious for many hours." But Fritz knew better. He saw that his brother took notice when he heard his voice. He went to the bed, took hold of his brother's hand, saying: "Ernest, this is Fritz." Ernest pressed his hand and held it tightly for many minutes. What did he say? What did he mean? I think my father, who related all this to me, was correct in his interpretation: Ernest wished to assure his brother that a merciful God overlooks shortcomings and weaknesses, and that his brother meant to say: "Fritz, all is well!" In concur in my father's belief. I expect to go to heaven when I die, and I expect to meet there my Uncle Ernest, whom I always loved, from childhood up.
Ernest Blumberg and Aunt Margarete are buried in New Braunfels.
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