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Who was Ernest Phillip Unruh (of Kassel?)
Posted by: Carl Nissen (ID *****6199) Date: September 06, 2003 at 12:41:35
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I am seeking information on one Ernest Phillip Unruh, said to be from Kassel. He was married to Wilhelmina Louise Slytair (or Slyter). Four of their children came to the USA in the 1890s. Seems all four came from Schleswig-Holstein (North Schleswig). Wilhelmina Unruh married Peter Hartvig Jansen; they immigrated in 1892, and settled on their farm at or near Elwood, Iowa. Christine Unruh married Jens Carl Nissen; they came from Broager in 1899, and anchored themselves on the Jansen farm before moving on to Snohomish County, Washington. Josephine Unruh married Thomas Peter Philipsen (their first son was born in Flensburg); they came to Iowa in 1892. He worked first on a dairy farm, then took on management of a Co-op creamery in Maquoketa, Iowa; then they moved on to Snohomish County, Washington where he ran the creamery in Monroe, then in Snohomish, before going on to take up a desert claim in Elmore County, Idaho. Later he ran the creamery in St, Anthony (here Josphine dies in 1916). Carl Unruh came to the USA first in 1894, then again in 1899 with the Nissens to Iowa, and then went with them to Washington. He left them there and returned to Iowa, and later went on to Minnesota. His death certificate reads August Carl Unruh.
Yes, I know something about the children; how about Ernest Phillip Unruh and Wilhelmina Louise Slytair??? Was he from Kassel??? How did the family, or the children, end up in northern Schleswig (Denmark) from where they immigrated to the USA???
Thank you for your help. Any directions, or specific information you could provide, would help!

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