Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Mini bio: Eduard Wilhelm & Elisa Margarite (Hilmers) Bernitt

Brief biography of Eduard Wilhelm Bernitt (1856-1919) and his wife Elisa Margarite Hilmers (1856-1916). Their position in the family tree.

Eduard Wilhelm Bernitt
Birth: May 5, 1856 in Neustadt, Ostholstein (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Baptism: unknown
Parents: Friedrich Wilhelm Bernitt & Margarethe Amalia Lisette Frehse
Known residences:
--- about 1877 emigrated to America
--- 1880 in Marshfield (Coos Bay), Coos County, Oregon
--- 1900
in Marshfield (Coos Bay), Coos County, Oregon
--- 1910 in Marshfield (Coos Bay), Coos County, Oregon
Occupation: raftsman
Death: August 28, 1919 in Coos County, Oregon; buried in Sunset Memorial Park, Marshfield, Coos County, Oregon.

Elisa Margarite Hilmers
Birth: January 20, 1856 in Oldenburg, Ostholstein (Schleswig-Holstein, Gemany)

Baptism: unknown

Parents: J. C. Hilmers & ? Voelters
Known residences:
-- about 1881 emigrated to America
1883 and after with husband Edward
Death: June 12, 1916 in Marshfield; buried in Sunset Memorial Park, Coos County, Oregon

Marriage and Children
Marriage: E. W. Bernitt & Elisa Hilmers married on February 3, 1883 in Marshfield, Coos County, Oregon by a Justice of the Peace. Witnesses were F. Timmerman and William Klahn (Eduard's brother in law).

** Nellie Frida Bernitt born 1883, married William Louis Kolm
-- William Charles Bernitt born 1885, married Willa Levis
-- John Augustus "Jack" Bernitt born 1887, married Velma ?
-- Sidney Walter Bernitt born 1889
-- Martha Margarethe Bernitt born 1890, married Harvey Gurnea

Who were the relatives of Nellie (Bernitt) Kolm in Hayward, California?

Off site links
Coos County Marriage Index (including W. E. Bernitt and Eliza Hilmers)
Coos Postals
1880 Census Transcription: Marshfield, Coos County, Oregon p. 372 A (W. E. "Bennett")

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