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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) WAYNE LEE HARRIS (3) MARK DOUGLAS CUSTER.

2. BARBARA JEAN EHLERS (b: Aug 2, 1947 Sinton, TX) m: (1) RICHARD ROYAL (2) DOUGLAS NOEL STEPHENS (3) GARNER GENE FARRIER.


~~~Fifth Generation~~~


ORENE ELIZABETH EHLERS (b: Oct 27, 1945 Sinton, TX) m: (1) LAWRENCE REEVES BURNSIDE (b: Feb 3, 1948 Corpus Christi, TX) on Mar 22, 1966, son of F. W. BURNSIDE and MABLE CRANK. (2) WAYNE LEE HARRIS on Sept 29, 1979 in Corpus Christi, TX (3) MARK DOUGLAS CUSTER (b: Mar 14, 1960 Corpus Christ, TX) on Mar 13, 1999, son of MORRIS D. CUSTER and CEIL KELLY. Child of ORENE ELIZABETH EHLERS and LAWRENCE REEVES BURNSIDE:

1. LAWRENE ELIZABETH BURNSIDE (b: Oct 30, 1970 K.I. Sawyer AFB, MI). m: (1) NOEL ESCOBAR (2) TYLER HARDY


BARBARA JEAN EHLERS (b: Aug 2, 1947 Sinton, TX) m: (1) RICHARD ROYAL in 1965 (2) DOUGLAS NOEL STEPHENS (B: 1942), son of DOUG STEPHENS and EDNA. (2) GARNER GENE FARRIER (b: Jan 11, 1953) on Oct 16, 1987, son of GARNER FARRIER and RUBY PULLIN in Corpus Christi, TX. Child of BARBARA JEAN EHLERS and RICHARD ROYAL:

1. RICHARD REID ROYAL (b: Jan 1966 Corpus Christi, TX d: August 1966 Corpus Christi, TX)

Child of BARBARA JEAN EHLERS and DOUGLAS NOEL STEPHENS:

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

~~~Sixth Generation~~~

LAWRENE ELIZABETH BURNSIDE (b: Oct 30, 1970 K.I. Sawyer AFB, MI). married: (1) NOEL ESCOBAR 1990 in Corpus Christi, TX (2) Tyler Hardy 13 June 2014 in Corpus Christi, TX. Children:

1. COLIN NOEL ESCOBAR (b: Oct 16, 1989 Corpus Christi, TX) m: LEAH ALFARO

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

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






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Last update: 29 May 2015
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