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Vandalia in Fayette County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Ferdinand Ernst

179- - 1822

 
 
Ferdinand Ernst Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
1. Ferdinand Ernst Marker
Inscription.
Born in Hanover. Leader of Colony from Hanover, Germany. Came to Vandalia in 1819 with Frederick Hollman, who remained to build houses. Bearing all expenses, Ernst returned with colonists December, 1820. Director of State Bank, 1821. Trustee of Vandalia, appointed by General Assembly 1821.
 
Erected 1974 by Vandalia Historical Society, in memory of Joseph C. Burtschi.
 
Location. 38° 57.441′ N, 89° 5.567′ W. Marker is in Vandalia, Illinois, in Fayette County. Touch for map. Marker is in the Old State Cemetery, near 3rd and Edwards Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Vandalia IL 62471, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincoln Attends Funerals (a few steps from this marker); George Leidig (a few steps from this marker); William C. Greenup (a few steps from this marker); Elijah Conway Berry (within shouting distance of this marker); James W. Berry (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Blackwell (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Prentice (within shouting distance of this marker); Mary Hall and son James (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vandalia.
 
Related marker.
Ferdinand Ernst Marker and Gravesite image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
2. Ferdinand Ernst Marker and Gravesite
Looking northwest
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Also see . . .
1. History of Vandalia, Illinois. (Submitted on May 14, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Old State Cemetery. (Submitted on May 14, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Old State Cemetery. (Submitted on May 14, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Ferdinand Ernst and the German Colony. (Submitted on May 14, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 14, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 642 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 14, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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