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JOHANNA and ZACHARIAH MEIER
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Pictured above from left to right: John Henry Ehlers (father), Orea Alvin Ehlers Sr (son), Frances Walker Ehlers (wife of Orea), Beulah Ehlers Bisbee (daughter), Mini Williams, Mini & Orvil's 3 children, and Orvil Williams. Front: John Walker Ehlers (son of Orea and Frances).






~~~~~First Generation~~~~~





Johann Heinrich Ehlers and Johanna Meier Ehlers


JOHANN HEINRICH EHLERS (b: 7 Feb 1825 Rhoten, Germany, d: 3 Aug 1889 Napoleon, MO) married JOHANNA MEIER MESSERSCHMIDT (b: 20 March 1828 in Einbeck, Hanover, Germany, d: 2 July 1911 Napoleon, MO), daughter of ZACHARIAH and JOHANNA MEIER in Napleon, MO. They came to the United States and settled in Napoleon, MO. Their children:

1. WILL MESSERSCHMIDT

2. MARTHA MESSERSCHMIDT

3. AUGUST MESSERSCHMIDT

4. ALBERT MESSERSCHMIDT

5. MATILDA EHLERS

6. HANNAH EHLERS

7. LIZZIE EHLERS

8. JOHN HENRY EHLERS, JR. (b: 1869 Napoleon, MO, d: 3 Oct 1968 Corpus Christi, TX) m: MARY ELIZABETH HERKER

9. HENRY EHLERS


(Will, Martha, August, and Albert were the children of Johanna's first marriage to August Messerschmidt who died 3 months before Albert was born.)


~~~~~Second Generation~~~~~





JOHN HENRY EHLERS, JR. (b:1869 Napoleon, MO, d: Oct 1968 Corpus Christi, Nueces CO., TX) married MARY ELIZABETH HERKER (b: 22 March 1874 Lexington, MO, d: 8 January 1921 San Antonio, Bexar CO., TX)on Oct 31, 1895. They lived on a wheat and apple farm in Napoleon, MO until they moved to Corpus Christi, TX because of Mary's Health. They moved to San Antonio until Mary died; then John Henry moved back to Corpus Christi. Their children:

1. OREA ALVIN EHLERS, SR (b: July 13, 1897 Napoleon, MO, d: Nov 20, 1979 Corpus Christi, TX) m: FRANCES REBECCA WALKER

2. BEULAH AUGUSTA EHLERS (b: July 13, 1899 Napoleon, MO, d: May 13, 1983 TX) m: CARL BISBEE

3. NORMA ESTHER EHLERS (b: June 27, 1901 Napoleon,MO) m: JACK JOHNSTON

4. SHERMAN EHLERS (b: 1908 MO, d: 1910 Napoleon, MO)


~~~~~Third Generation~~~~~


Orea Alvin Ehlers, Sr. at the age of 9-12 months.


OREA ALVIN EHLERS, SR. (b: 13 July 1897 Napoleon, MO; d: 20 Nov 1979 Corpus Christi, Nueces CO., TX; buried: Odem, San Patricio CO., TX) married FRANCES REBECCA WALKER (b: 21 Dec 1898 Alice, Jim Wells CO., TX; d: 26 Dec 1993 Corpus Chrsiti, Nueces CO., TX; buried: Odem, San Patricio CO., TX) daughter of WILLIAM FRANCIS "FRANKIE" WALKER and SOPHRONIA ESTHER BARBER. They owned a farm in Odem, San Patricio CO., TX. Their children:

1. OREA A. EHLERS, JR (b: Sept 7, 1922 Corpus Christi, TX) m: NORMA JEAN CLENDENNEN

2. JOHN WALKER EHLERS (b: 1935) m: ELAINE GEORGE


~~~~~Fourth Generation~~~~~


FOUR GENERATIONS: Orea Ehlers, Sr (Son), John Henry Ehlers, Jr (90th Birthday), Orene Ehlers (Great Granddaughter), and Orea Ehlers, Jr (Grandson) in 1959.




OREA ALVIN EHLERS, JR. (b: Sept 7, 1922 Corpus Christi, Nueces CO., TX) married NORMA JEAN CLENDENNEN (b: Nov 10, 1927 Texon, Reagan CO., TX) daughter of MATTHEW BOLEN CLENDENNEN and BERNICE ELIZABETH O'NEILL of Sinton, TX on Feb 26, 1945 in Corpus Christi, Nueces CO. TX. They lived in Sinton, TX until 1950; then moved to Corpus Christi, TX. Their children:

1. ORENE ELIZABETH EHLERS (b: Oct 27, 1945 Sinton, TX) m: (1) LAWRENCE REEVES BURNSIDE (2) MARK DOUGLAS CUSTER

2. BARBARA "BOBYE" JEAN EHLERS (b: Aug 2, 1947 Sinton, TX) m: (1) DOUGLAS NOEL STEPHENS (2) GARNER GENE FARRIER


~~~~~Fifth Generation~~~~~




Orene and Barbara (Bobye) Ehlers, daughters of Orea Jr and Norma Jean Ehlers, about 1964 in Corpus Christi, TX


ORENE ELIZABETH EHLERS (b: Oct 27, 1945 Sinton, San Patricio CO., TX) married (1) LAWRENCE REEVES BURNSIDE (b: Feb 3, 1948 Corpus Christi, Nueces CO., TX) son of Floyd W. BURNSIDE and MABLE CRANK on Mar 22, 1966. They lived in Corpus Christi, Germany, Michigan, and Austin. On Mar 13, 1999, she married (2) MARK DOUGLAS CUSTER (b: Mar 14, 1960 Corpus Christi, Nueces CO., TX) son of MORRIS D. CUSTER and CEIL KELLY. They live at Lake Corpus Christi, Live Oak CO., TX. Child of ORENE and LAWRENCE BURNSIDE:

1. LAWRENE ELIZABETH BURNSIDE (b: Oct 30, 1970 K.I. Sawyer AFB, Sands Township, MI)


BARBARA "BOBYE" JEAN EHLERS (b: Aug 2, 1947 Sinton, San Paticio CO., TX) married (1) DOUGLAS NOEL STEPHENS (b: 1942) son of DOUG STEPHENS and EDNA CHANEY (2) GARNER GENE FARRIER (b: Jan 11, 1953 ) son of FRANCIS MARION FARRIER and RUBY PULLEN on Oct 16, 1987. They live in Aransas Pass, TX. Child of BARBARA and DOUG STEPHENS:

1. CHRISTOPHER NOEL STEPHENS (b: Jan 11, 1969 Corpus Christi, Nueces CO., TX)


~~~~~Sixth Generation~~~


Chris (Bobye's son) and Lawrene (Orene's daughter) in Reydosa, NM the summer of 1978.


LAWRENE ELIZABETH BURNSIDE (b: Oct 30, 1970 K.I. Sawyer AFB, MI). Children:

1. COLIN NOEL (b: Oct 16, 1989 Corpus Christi, Nueces CO., TX)

2. TROY STEPHEN (twin) (b: Feb 13, 1995 Alameda CA)

3. TREY MATTHEW (twin) (b: Feb 13, 1995 Alameda CA)





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Last update: 8/26/03 Prepared by: Orene Ehlers Custer

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