Carl Ludwig Zersen (Zeerssen)

#6415, b. 18 January 1769, d. November 1842
Last Edited=4 Jul 2008
Relationship
4th great-granduncle of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Hans Christian Zersen (Zeerssen) b. c 1730
Mother*Catrine Sophie Katz


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EventDateDetails
Birth18 January 1769Carl Ludwig Zersen (Zeerssen) was born on 18 January 1769 at Hamelspringe, Lower Saxony, Germany.
He was the son of Hans Christian Zersen (Zeerssen) and Catrine Sophie Katz.
DeathNovember 1842Carl died in November 1842 at age 73.

Caroline Charlotte Zersen (Zeerssen)

#6416, b. 1 September 1773
Last Edited=4 Jul 2008
Relationship
4th great-grandaunt of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Hans Christian Zersen (Zeerssen) b. c 1730
Mother*Catrine Sophie Katz


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EventDateDetails
Birth1 September 1773Caroline Charlotte Zersen (Zeerssen) was born on 1 September 1773 at Hamelspringe, Lower Saxony, Germany.
She was the daughter of Hans Christian Zersen (Zeerssen) and Catrine Sophie Katz.
DeathCaroline died.

Hans Christian Zersen (Zeerssen)

#6388, b. circa 1730
Last Edited=4 Jul 2008
Relationship
5th great-grandfather of Susan Kae Fisher


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EventDateDetails
Birthcirca 1730Hans Christian Zersen (Zeerssen) was born circa 1730 at Germany.
Marriage27 October 1756He married Catrine Sophie Katz on 27 October 1756, Germany.
DeathHans died at Germany.

Children of Hans Christian Zersen (Zeerssen) and Catrine Sophie Katz

Johann Friedrich Christian Zersen (Zeerssen)

#6417, b. 21 February 1779
Last Edited=4 Jul 2008
Relationship
4th great-granduncle of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Hans Christian Zersen (Zeerssen) b. c 1730
Mother*Catrine Sophie Katz


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EventDateDetails
Birth21 February 1779Johann Friedrich Christian Zersen (Zeerssen) was born on 21 February 1779 at Hamelspringe, Lower Saxony, Germany.
He was the son of Hans Christian Zersen (Zeerssen) and Catrine Sophie Katz.

Rosine Margarethe Zersen (Zeerssen)

#6414, b. 21 March 1763, d. 21 November 1834
Last Edited=4 Jul 2008
Relationship
4th great-grandaunt of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Hans Christian Zersen (Zeerssen) b. c 1730
Mother*Catrine Sophie Katz


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EventDateDetails
Birth21 March 1763Rosine Margarethe Zersen (Zeerssen) was born on 21 March 1763 at Hamelspringe, Lower Saxony, Germany.
She was the daughter of Hans Christian Zersen (Zeerssen) and Catrine Sophie Katz.
Death21 November 1834Rosine died on 21 November 1834 at age 71.

Aaron Zersen

#6343, b. 9 August 1974
Last Edited=1 Jul 2008
Relationship
3rd cousin of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Col. William Frederick Hugo Zersen b. 17 Mar 1938
Mother*Judith M. Lewis b. c 1940


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EventDateDetails
Birth9 August 1974Aaron Zersen was born on 9 August 1974.
He is the son of Col. William Frederick Hugo Zersen and Judith M. Lewis.

Adolph J. Zersen

#6047, b. 18 November 1916, d. 7 March 1925
Last Edited=29 Nov 2014
Relationship
1st cousin 2 times removed of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Rev. Frederick William Zersen b. 18 Jan 1876, d. 25 Apr 1949
Mother*Sophia E. (Katherine Maria) Kirchhoff b. 30 Jan 1882, d. 26 Apr 1969


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EventDateDetails
Birth18 November 1916Adolph J. Zersen was born on 18 November 1916 at Itaska, DuPage, Illinois, United States.
He was the son of Rev. Frederick William Zersen and Sophia E. (Katherine Maria) Kirchhoff.
Death7 March 1925Adolph died on 7 March 1925 at Itaska, DuPage, Illinois, United States, at age 8.
Burial1925He was buried in 1925 in Saint Luke's Lutheran Cemetery at Itaska, DuPage, Illinois.

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Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus
Census19202 February 1920Adolph was enumerated as the son of Rev. Frederick William Zersen on the 1920 United States Census in Addison, DuPage, Illinois. Adolph was 3 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Sophia E. (Katherine Maria) Kirchhoff, Carl William Henry Zersen, Rev. William L. Zersen, Ottomar L. Zersen and Rudolph L. Zersen.2

Citations

  1. [S281] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 21791883.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1920 US Census.

Aiden Michael Zersen

#6303, b. 12 October 2007
Last Edited=26 Jun 2008
Relationship
3rd cousin 1 time removed of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Rolf Michael Zersen b. 23 Jan 1973
Mother*Leslie Ann Verthein


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EventDateDetails
Birth12 October 2007Aiden Michael Zersen was born on 12 October 2007 at Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States.
He is the son of Rolf Michael Zersen and Leslie Ann Verthein.

Anna Zersen

#6042, b. 1895, d. 1895
Last Edited=25 Jan 2018
Relationship
1st cousin 2 times removed of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Herman C. Zersen b. Oct 1865, d. 1939
Mother*Sophie Webber b. Dec 1870, d. 1950


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EventDateDetails
Death1895Anna died in 1895 at Illinois, United States.
Cause of Death1895She died of illness during infancy.
Birth1895She was born in 1895 at Illinois, United States.
She was the daughter of Herman C. Zersen and Sophie Webber.

Anna D. Zersen

#6050, b. 26 February 1914, d. 22 March 2006
Last Edited=22 Apr 2015
Relationship
1st cousin 2 times removed of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Theodore Charles Zersen b. 17 Jul 1878, d. 6 Oct 1972
Mother*Dorothea (Dora) Elizabeth Gehrke b. 10 Oct 1880, d. 2 Mar 1964


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EventDateDetails
Birth26 February 1914Anna D. Zersen was born on 26 February 1914 at Libertyville, Lake, Illinois, United States.
She was the daughter of Theodore Charles Zersen and Dorothea (Dora) Elizabeth Gehrke.
Marriagecirca 1936Anna D. Zersen married Arthur Frank Charles Kerbs circa 1936, Illinois, United States.
Death22 March 2006Anna died on 22 March 2006 at Mundelein, Lake, Illinois, United States, at age 92.
Burial25 March 2006She was buried on 25 March 2006 in Northshore Garden of Memories at North Chicago, Lake, Illinois.
Obituary31 March 2006Obituary of Anna D. Kerbs (Zersen)
Mundelein Review, March 31, 2006

Funeral services for Anna D.. Kerbs (nee Zersen) of Mundelein were held March 25 at the Kristan Funeral Home P.C., Mundelein, with Rev. Jerrold Swanson officiating. Interment followed in Northshore Garden of Memories, North Chicago.

Mrs. Kerbs was born Feb. 26, 1914 in Libertyville and has been a resident of the area her entire life. She died March 22.

She was Dr. Edwards nurse for many years and also a nurse at Anchor Coupling in Libertyville and Abbott Labs in North Chicago.

She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Mundelein.

She is survived by her sons Arthur F. Kerbs, Robert (Emily) Kerbs; her sister Martha Stilley; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Sr. and her brothers Carl Zersen; sisters, Esther Ahmer and Bertha Zersen.

Memorials to the Mundelein Paramedics c/o Mundelein Fire Department, 1000 N. Midlothian Road, Mundelein, IL 60060.

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus
Census19202 January 1920Anna was enumerated as the daughter of Theodore Charles Zersen on the 1920 United States Census in Fremont, Lake, Illinois. Anna was 5 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Dorothea (Dora) Elizabeth Gehrke, Esther E. Zersen, William T. Zersen, Bertha E. Zersen, Martha B. Zersen and Johanna (Hanna) Dorothea Klausing.1
Census19307 April 1930Anna was enumerated as the daughter of Theodore Charles Zersen on the 1930 United States Census in Mundelein, Lake, Illinois. Anna was 16 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Dorothea (Dora) Elizabeth Gehrke, Esther E. Zersen, William T. Zersen, Bertha E. Zersen, Martha B. Zersen and Carl E. Zersen.2
Census194012 April 1940Anna was enumerated as the wife of Arthur Frank Charles Kerbs on the 1940 United States Census residing at 3227 N Whipple Street in Chicago, Cook, Illinois. Anna was 26 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Arthur F. Kerbs Junior and Robert William Kerbs Sr.3

Children of Anna D. Zersen and Arthur Frank Charles Kerbs

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1920 US Census.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1940 US Census.

Arnold Carl L. Zersen

#2892, b. 11 December 1905, d. 8 March 1941
Last Edited=5 Sep 2018
Relationship
Grandfather of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Heinrich (Henry) Carl Zersen b. 20 Oct 1862, d. 5 Feb 1935
Mother*Mathilda Dorothy (Emma) Fischer b. 16 Dec 1868, d. 2 Sep 1938
Arnold Carl Zersen wedding photo - 1931


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Life Events and Notes

EventDateDetails
Birth11 December 1905Arnold Carl L. Zersen was born on 11 December 1905 at Gresham, York, Nebraska, United States.
He was the son of Heinrich (Henry) Carl Zersen and Mathilda Dorothy (Emma) Fischer.
Marriage5 September 1931Arnold Carl L. Zersen married Dolores Aileen Zehms, daughter of Rudolph Carl Zehms and Dorothea Louisa Pricella Rogasch, on 5 September 1931.
Cause of Death8 March 1941He died of pneumonia.
Death8 March 1941Arnold died on 8 March 1941 at Rapid City, Pennington, South Dakota, United States, at age 35.
BurialMarch 1941He was buried in March 1941 in Saint Peter's Lutheran Church Cemetery at Gresham, York, Nebraska.

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Child of Arnold Carl L. Zersen and Dolores Aileen Zehms

Citations

  1. [S281] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 111749526.

Arthur F. Zersen

#6054, b. 1932
Last Edited=5 Jul 2008
Relationship
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Frederick Charles Zersen b. 15 Aug 1898, d. Mar 1958
Mother*Edna L. Wulff b. 2 Aug 1896, d. Jul 1973


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Life Events and Notes

EventDateDetails
Birth1932Arthur F. Zersen was born in 1932.
He was the son of Frederick Charles Zersen and Edna L. Wulff.
MarriageArthur F. Zersen married Joann Heuer.
Marriage18 April 1998Arthur F. Zersen married Kathleen A. Heiss on 18 April 1998, Live Oak County, Texas, United States.

Children of Arthur F. Zersen and Joann Heuer

Family: Arthur F. Zersen and Kathleen A. Heiss

Barbara Jean Zersen

#6344, b. 25 May 1945
Last Edited=1 Jul 2008
Relationship
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Rudolph L. Zersen b. 18 Nov 1916, d. 1 May 1971
Mother*Viola Margaret Thiesse b. 7 Jun 1917


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EventDateDetails
MarriageBarbara Jean Zersen married Fred Olson.
Birth25 May 1945Barbara Jean Zersen was born on 25 May 1945.
She is the daughter of Rudolph L. Zersen and Viola Margaret Thiesse.

Children of Barbara Jean Zersen and Fred Olson

Benjamin H. (Bernhard) Zersen

#2918, b. 23 July 1897, d. January 1983
Last Edited=6 Sep 2018
Relationship
Granduncle of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Heinrich (Henry) Carl Zersen b. 20 Oct 1862, d. 5 Feb 1935
Mother*Mathilda Dorothy (Emma) Fischer b. 16 Dec 1868, d. 2 Sep 1938


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EventDateDetails
Birth23 July 1897Benjamin H. (Bernhard) Zersen was born on 23 July 1897 at Gresham, York, Nebraska, United States.1
He was the son of Heinrich (Henry) Carl Zersen and Mathilda Dorothy (Emma) Fischer.
Note22 August 1918Ben's World War I Draft Registration Card states that he was born July 23, 1897 in Gresham. Nebraska. He is self employed. He is tall, stout with blue eyes and black hair.
Milit-WWI22 August 1918Benjamin H. (Bernhard) Zersen registered for World War I military service on 22 August 1918 at York County, Nebraska, United States. His Draft Registration Card states that he was 21 years old and was born on July 23, 1897. He was a native born U.S. citizen and gave his occupation as self employed at Gresham, York County, Nebraska. He was described as tall, stout build with blue eyes and black hair. His nearest relative was his mother Mrs. Emma Zersen of Gresham, Nebraska.1
Marriage30 May 1925He married Sara E. Sietz, daughter of Mussettie Sietz, on 30 May 1925 in Menno, Hutchinson, South Dakota, United States. According to the South Dakota State Board of Health - Record of Marriage, Ben's residence at the time of the marriage was Fort Morgan, Colorado, he listed his age as 27, American-born and a bachelor. Sarah's residence was Durango, Colorado, she was 25, American-born and a maiden. They were married by Rev. John Bodenmann. Minister of the Reformed Church.2
Divorcecirca 1929Benjamin H. (Bernhard) Zersen was divorced from Sara E. Sietz circa 1929.
Marriage20 December 1943Benjamin H. (Bernhard) Zersen married June Maxine Hoar on 20 December 1943.
DeathJanuary 1983Benjamin died in January 1983 at Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States, at age 85.3

Occupations and Employment

DateOccupationLocation
1929division manager for Armour & CompanySioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States4

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus
Census190011 June 1900Benjamin was enumerated as the son of Heinrich (Henry) Carl Zersen on the 1900 United States Census in Hackberry, Polk, Nebraska. Benjamin was 2 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Mathilda Dorothy (Emma) Fischer, Edward G.H. Zersen, Otto Fred H. (Joe) Zersen and Gilbert Henry Zersen.5
Census19308 April 1930Benjamin was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1930 United States Census in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa. Benjamin was 32 years old. He was listed as a lodger in the household of Clara Wilkinson.6

Children of Benjamin H. (Bernhard) Zersen and Sara E. Sietz

Family: Benjamin H. (Bernhard) Zersen and June Maxine Hoar

Citations

  1. [S233] Military Records, World War I Draft Registration Cards, (1917-1918), 4,582 Microfilm Rolls.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2013.
  3. [S23] Social Security Records, Social Security Death Index,.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, Sioux City, Iowa, 1929.
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1900 US Census.
  6. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.

Bertha E. Zersen

#6038, b. 16 December 1908, d. June 1981
Last Edited=4 Sep 2016
Relationship
1st cousin 2 times removed of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Theodore Charles Zersen b. 17 Jul 1878, d. 6 Oct 1972
Mother*Dorothea (Dora) Elizabeth Gehrke b. 10 Oct 1880, d. 2 Mar 1964


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Life Events and Notes

EventDateDetails
Birth16 December 1908Bertha E. Zersen was born on 16 December 1908 at Illinois, United States.
She was the daughter of Theodore Charles Zersen and Dorothea (Dora) Elizabeth Gehrke.
Psgr List30 August 1955Bertha E. Zersen was found on a passenger list on 30 August 1955. Bertha travelled from New York to Paris on Trans World Airlines.
DeathJune 1981Bertha died in June 1981 at Mundelein, Lake, Illinois, United States, at age 72.1

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus
Census191025 April 1910Bertha was enumerated as the daughter of Theodore Charles Zersen on the 1910 United States Census in Fremont, Lake, Illinois. Bertha was 1 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Dorothea (Dora) Elizabeth Gehrke, Esther E. Zersen, William T. Zersen and Johanna (Hanna) Dorothea Klausing.2
Census19202 January 1920Bertha was enumerated as the daughter of Theodore Charles Zersen on the 1920 United States Census in Fremont, Lake, Illinois. Bertha was 11 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Dorothea (Dora) Elizabeth Gehrke, Esther E. Zersen, William T. Zersen, Martha B. Zersen, Anna D. Zersen and Johanna (Hanna) Dorothea Klausing.3
Census19307 April 1930Bertha was enumerated as the daughter of Theodore Charles Zersen on the 1930 United States Census in Mundelein, Lake, Illinois. Bertha was 21 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Dorothea (Dora) Elizabeth Gehrke, Esther E. Zersen, William T. Zersen, Martha B. Zersen, Anna D. Zersen and Carl E. Zersen.4

Citations

  1. [S23] Social Security Records, Social Security Death Index,.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1910 US Census.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1920 US Census.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.

Bradley Arthur Zersen

#6058, b. 1961
Last Edited=1 Jun 2008
Relationship
3rd cousin of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Arthur F. Zersen b. 1932
Mother*Joann Heuer b. 1933


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Life Events and Notes

EventDateDetails
Birth1961Bradley Arthur Zersen was born in 1961.
He was the son of Arthur F. Zersen and Joann Heuer.
Marriage14 February 1981Bradley Arthur Zersen married Pamela Joy Massong on 14 February 1981, Sauk County, Wisconsin, United States.

Child of Bradley Arthur Zersen and Pamela Joy Massong

Bridgetta Zersen

#6339, b. 21 July 1970
Last Edited=1 Jul 2008
Relationship
3rd cousin of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Col. William Frederick Hugo Zersen b. 17 Mar 1938
Mother*Judith M. Lewis b. c 1940


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Life Events and Notes

EventDateDetails
MarriageBridgetta Zersen married Douglas Malmquist.
Birth21 July 1970Bridgetta Zersen was born on 21 July 1970.
She is the daughter of Col. William Frederick Hugo Zersen and Judith M. Lewis.

Children of Bridgetta Zersen and Douglas Malmquist

Carl E. Zersen

#6052, b. 22 March 1921, d. 20 April 2004
Last Edited=5 Jul 2008
Relationship
1st cousin 2 times removed of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Theodore Charles Zersen b. 17 Jul 1878, d. 6 Oct 1972
Mother*Dorothea (Dora) Elizabeth Gehrke b. 10 Oct 1880, d. 2 Mar 1964


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Life Events and Notes

EventDateDetails
Birth22 March 1921Carl E. Zersen was born on 22 March 1921 at Mundelein, Lake, Illinois, United States.
He was the son of Theodore Charles Zersen and Dorothea (Dora) Elizabeth Gehrke.
Marriage8 March 1943Carl E. Zersen married Mary I. Biebert on 8 March 1943 in Libertyville, Lake, Illinois, United States.
Death20 April 2004Carl died on 20 April 2004 at Rolling Hills Manor Nursing Home, Zion, Lake, Illinois, United States, at age 83.1
Obituary22 April 2004Obituary of Carl E. Zersen
Antioch Review (IL) - April 22, 2004
Deceased Name: Carl Zersen Carl E. Zersen, 83, of Antioch, died April 20 in the Rolling Hills Manor, Zion, Ill.

He was born March 22, 1921 in Mundelein, the son of the late Theodore and Dorthera (Gehrke) Zersen. He lived in Adams Friendship, Wis., from 1978 until 1992 when he moved to Antioch.
He was a member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church and Choir in Antioch. He served in the United States Army during World War II and was co-owner of the Lake Shore Stair Company of Libertyville. He loved woodworking and playing the piano.
On March 8, 1943 he married Mary Biebert in Libertyville and she preceded him in death on Feb. 5, 1998.
Survivors include a son, Jerry (Sherrie) Zersen of Antioch and a daughter, Dori (Rocky) Noble of Wildwood; three grandchildren, Tracie Zersen and Ryan and Adam Noble; two sisters, Martha Stilley and Ann Kerbs both of Mundelein. In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by a brother William Zersen and two sisters Esther Ahmer and Bertha Zersen.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. April 23 at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1275 Main St., Antioch with Pastor Gregory Hermanson officiating. Interment will be in Highland Memorial Park, Hunt Club Road and Route 120, Libertyville. Visitation will be at the church from 4 to 7:30 p.m. April 22 and 10 a.m. until time of services April 23.
Those desiring may make contributions to the church building fund, in his memory.

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus
Census19307 April 1930Carl was enumerated as the son of Theodore Charles Zersen on the 1930 United States Census in Mundelein, Lake, Illinois. Carl was 9 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Dorothea (Dora) Elizabeth Gehrke, Esther E. Zersen, William T. Zersen, Bertha E. Zersen, Martha B. Zersen and Anna D. Zersen.2

Children of Carl E. Zersen and Mary I. Biebert

Citations

  1. [S23] Social Security Records, Social Security Death Index,.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.

Carl Ludwig (Charley) Zersen

#2929, b. 7 December 1832, d. 1902
Last Edited=2 May 2015
Relationship
2nd great-grandfather of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Georg Frederich (Friedrich Wilhelm) Zersen b. 21 Jan 1799, d. 3 Jan 1836
Mother*Charlotte Priesmeyer
Carl Ludwig Zersen
(1832-1902)


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Life Events and Notes

EventDateDetails
Birth7 December 1832Carl Ludwig (Charley) Zersen was born on 7 December 1832 at Haddessen, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany.
He was the son of Georg Frederich (Friedrich Wilhelm) Zersen and Charlotte Priesmeyer.
Immigration1855Carl Ludwig (Charley) Zersen immigrated to America in 1855.1
Marriagecirca 1862He married Johanna (Hanna) Dorothea Klausing circa 1862, Illinois, United States.1
Death1902Carl died in 1902 at Lake Zurich, Lake, Illinois, United States.

Occupations and Employment

DateOccupationLocation
1900farmerEla, Lake, Illinois, United States1

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus
Census188026 June 1880Carl was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1880 United States Census in Ela, Lake, Illinois. Carl was 47 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Johanna (Hanna) Dorothea Klausing, Heinrich (Henry) Carl Zersen, Herman C. Zersen, Rev. Frederick William Zersen and Theodore Charles Zersen.2
Census190015 June 1900Carl was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1900 United States Census in Ela, Lake, Illinois. Carl was 67 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Johanna (Hanna) Dorothea Klausing, Rev. Frederick William Zersen and Theodore Charles Zersen.1

Children of Carl Ludwig (Charley) Zersen and Johanna (Hanna) Dorothea Klausing

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1900 US Census.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1880 US Census.

Carl William Henry Zersen

#6044, b. 28 April 1903, d. 26 December 1984
Last Edited=29 Nov 2014
Relationship
1st cousin 2 times removed of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Rev. Frederick William Zersen b. 18 Jan 1876, d. 25 Apr 1949
Mother*Sophia E. (Katherine Maria) Kirchhoff b. 30 Jan 1882, d. 26 Apr 1969


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Life Events and Notes

EventDateDetails
Birth28 April 1903Carl William Henry Zersen was born on 28 April 1903 at Arlington Heights, Cook, Illinois, United States.
He was the son of Rev. Frederick William Zersen and Sophia E. (Katherine Maria) Kirchhoff.
MarriageCarl William Henry Zersen married Alma Clara Louise Selle.
Death26 December 1984Carl died on 26 December 1984 at Cook County, Illinois, United States, at age 81.1
BurialDecember 1984He was buried in December 1984 in Chapel Hill Gardens West at Oakbrook Terrace, DuPage, Illinois.

Find A Grave Memorial Link.2

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus
Census19202 February 1920Carl was enumerated as the son of Rev. Frederick William Zersen on the 1920 United States Census in Addison, DuPage, Illinois. Carl was 16 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Sophia E. (Katherine Maria) Kirchhoff, Rev. William L. Zersen, Ottomar L. Zersen, Adolph J. Zersen and Rudolph L. Zersen.3

Children of Carl William Henry Zersen and Alma Clara Louise Selle

Citations

  1. [S23] Social Security Records, Social Security Death Index,.
  2. [S281] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 113466909.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1920 US Census.

Caroline Wilhemine Zersen

#6395, b. 28 September 1824
Last Edited=4 Jul 2008
Relationship
2nd great-grandaunt of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Georg Frederich (Friedrich Wilhelm) Zersen b. 21 Jan 1799, d. 3 Jan 1836
Mother*Charlotte Priesmeyer


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Life Events and Notes

EventDateDetails
Birth28 September 1824Caroline Wilhemine Zersen was born on 28 September 1824 at Haddessen, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany.
She was the daughter of Georg Frederich (Friedrich Wilhelm) Zersen and Charlotte Priesmeyer.

Chelsey Zersen

#6124, b. 5 December 1990
Last Edited=28 Jun 2008
Relationship
3rd cousin 1 time removed of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Bradley Arthur Zersen b. 1961
Mother*Pamela Joy Massong b. c 1961


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Life Events and Notes

EventDateDetails
Birth5 December 1990Chelsey Zersen was born on 5 December 1990.
She was the daughter of Bradley Arthur Zersen and Pamela Joy Massong.

Christian Zersen

#6400
Last Edited=4 Jul 2008
Relationship
1st cousin 3 times removed of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Ernst Christian Zersen b. 13 Sep 1825
Mother*(Unknown Given Name) (Unknown Surname)


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EventDateDetails
Christian Zersen was the son of Ernst Christian Zersen and (Unknown Given Name) (Unknown Surname).

Crystal Marie Louise Zersen

#11914, b. 31 October 2014
Last Edited=6 Nov 2014
Relationship
3rd cousin 1 time removed of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Todd William Lewis Zersen b. 14 Jan 1967
Mother*Jael Charity Finney


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EventDateDetails
Birth31 October 2014Crystal Marie Louise Zersen was born on 31 October 2014 at Anacortes, Skagit, Washington, United States. She was born at 8:39 AM, weighted 7.3 pounds and was 21.5 inches. She was born in a home water birth with Grandma Sarah Finney and Grandma Judie Zersen in attendance.
She is the daughter of Todd William Lewis Zersen and Jael Charity Finney.

David John Zersen

#6149, b. 20 February 1938
Last Edited=4 Jul 2008
Relationship
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Carl William Henry Zersen b. 28 Apr 1903, d. 26 Dec 1984
Mother*Alma Clara Louise Selle b. 19 Feb 1905, d. 25 Sep 1979


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EventDateDetails
Birth20 February 1938David John Zersen was born on 20 February 1938 at Elmhurst, DuPage, Illinois, United States.
He is the son of Carl William Henry Zersen and Alma Clara Louise Selle.
Marriage29 October 1966David John Zersen married Julia Rose Jane Schmid on 29 October 1966.

Children of David John Zersen and Julia Rose Jane Schmid

Diane Kae Zersen

#2875, b. 21 December 1935
Last Edited=22 Jan 2017
Relationship
Mother of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Arnold Carl L. Zersen b. 11 Dec 1905, d. 8 Mar 1941
Mother*Dolores Aileen Zehms b. 22 Feb 1911, d. 5 Feb 1986
Diane K. Zersen
2009
Diane Kae Zersen Jones
Diane and Winson Jones


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EventDateDetails
Birth21 December 1935Diane Kae Zersen was born on 21 December 1935 at Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa, United States.
She is the daughter of Arnold Carl L. Zersen and Dolores Aileen Zehms.
Marriage2 June 1957Diane Kae Zersen married Gordon Henry Fisher, son of Hindrich (Henry) Fisher and Mildred Barta, on 2 June 1957 in Dickinson, Stark, North Dakota, United States.
Divorcecirca 1969Diane Kae Zersen was divorced from Gordon Henry Fisher circa 1969 at Seattle, King, Washington, United States.
Marriage30 December 1975Diane Kae Zersen married Winson Jones, son of James Manson Lee (Mank) Jones and Lucinda (Lucy) Wakeman, on 30 December 1975 in Gig Harbor, Pierce, Washington, United States.
Biography2002Zersen Memories

By Diane Kae Jones nee Zersen

DOB December 21, 1935

My father was Arnold Carl Zersen, my mother was Dolores Zehms. Arnold was the 5th son of a 5th son and the youngest son of Henry Carl Zersen of Gresham, Nebraska. I was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa on December 21, 1935. We lived in Manson, fourteen miles west of Fort Dodge. Mother taught school at Manson before I was born. We moved to Rapid City, South Dakota as my father was transferred there by Armour & Co. I was only 5 years old when my father passed away of pneumonia at 36 years of age in March 1941, just before Penicillin was discovered in September of that year. My father is buried in Gresham, Nebraska next to his parents.

My Uncle Ben Zersen, wife Sara and daughter Gloria lived in Sioux City, Iowa so mother and I moved to Morningside a suburb of Sioux City, Iowa in October of 1941. December 7th of that year we heard on the radio that our country was at war as Japan had bombed Pearl Harbor. My mother started crying and I asked what was wrong. She said she was worried about the difficult times ahead. I told her not to worry, as I would help take care of her.

My Uncle Ben would stop by to see us occasionally. He would bring me a jar of green olives, as he knew it was a big treat for me. I also remember him taking me to downtown Sioux City to go to Matinee movies when I was 6 ½ or 7 years old. After I was remarried, my husband Winson and I would go to Indiana each summer to visit his family. In 1977 or 1978 we drove back with 2 of our children and on the return trip to Seattle we stopped to see Uncle Ben and 2nd wife June in Lincoln, Nebraska. Uncle Joe in Julesburg, Colorado and daughter Phyllis. First cousin Don Zersen wife Ruth and daughter Doreen in Gresham. We also went to Lutheran Church cemetery to see headstones of grandparents (Henry and Emma) and of my father, Arnold. Then on to see Uncle Gil in Doniphan, Nebraska and his son Robert (Bud) and wife Marlene.

Another time on our way back from Arizona we stopped at Lodi, California to see Uncle Ben's daughter, Gloria as we hadn't seen each other since the 1940's. Her mother Sara was still alive and lived in Lodi also.

Uncle Ben had given me a couple of pictures of a Bill Zersen in a football uniform at college so I knew there were other Zersens out there. Later whenever we traveled I would look in the phone book for the Zersen name. So while in Chicago waiting for a plane I found the name of David Zersen in Itaska, Illinois and I called him. We drove to Itaska the next time we were in Chicago to meet David and wife Julie and family. Then later on Bill Zersen wrote to me and subsequently came with 2 of his children to see us in Sequim, Washington when he was visiting in Bellingham. So it has been exciting to find some new cousins and to learn more of the family history.

Children of Diane Kae Zersen and Gordon Henry Fisher

Family: Diane Kae Zersen and Winson Jones

Donald Henry Carl Zersen

#2921, b. 19 April 1917, d. 21 October 2012
Last Edited=17 Dec 2014
Relationship
1st cousin 1 time removed of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Edward G.H. Zersen b. 20 Aug 1889, d. 7 Dec 1968
Mother*Emma Neujahr b. 17 May 1890, d. 15 Oct 1957


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EventDateDetails
Birth19 April 1917Donald Henry Carl Zersen was born on 19 April 1917 at Gresham, York, Nebraska, United States.
He was the son of Edward G.H. Zersen and Emma Neujahr.
Marriage3 October 1946Donald Henry Carl Zersen married Ruth Susanna Segner, daughter of Mathias (Matt) Segner and Susanna (Susie) Wurm, on 3 October 1946 in Galva, Ida, Iowa, United States.
Death21 October 2012Donald died on 21 October 2012 at Stromsburg, Polk, Nebraska, United States, at age 95.1
Obituary23 October 2012Obituary of Donald H. Zersen

Son of Ed and Emma (Fischer) Zersen. He attended rural school and graduated from Gresham High School. He joined the Army in 1942 and returned from World War II as a Captain. He was a member of the American Legion where he served as a Post Commander. As an Adjutant he organized the membership to furnish military honors at veterans funerals. He also served as Commander of the Honor Guard at many Memorial Day Services and whenever the Legion participated in burial services.

On October 3, 1946, Don married Ruth Segner at Galva, Iowa. The couple lived in the Gresham area where Don farmed until he retired. He was an active member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Gresham and a charter member of the Gresham Rural Fire Protection District. He was elected the first president of said district and was instrumental in getting the first fire truck purchased. Don was also very active within the community of Gresham serving or chairing various committees and organizations.
BurialOctober 2012He was buried in October 2012 in Cedar Lawn Cemetery at Gresham, York, Nebraska.

Find A Grave Memorial Link.1

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus
Census192017 January 1920Donald was enumerated as the son of Edward G.H. Zersen on the 1920 United States Census in Stewart, York, Nebraska. Donald was 2 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Emma Neujahr.2
Census193011 April 1930Donald was enumerated as the son of Edward G.H. Zersen on the 1930 United States Census in Norfolk, Madison, Nebraska. Donald was 12 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Emma Neujahr.3

Child of Donald Henry Carl Zersen and Ruth Susanna Segner

Citations

  1. [S281] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 99439260.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1920 US Census.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.

Donna Sue Zersen

#4847, b. 21 June 1950
Last Edited=6 Sep 2018
Relationship
2nd cousin of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Donald Henry Carl Zersen b. 19 Apr 1917, d. 21 Oct 2012
Mother*Ruth Susanna Segner b. 21 Jun 1918, d. 3 Mar 2002


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EventDateDetails
Birth21 June 1950Donna Sue Zersen was born on 21 June 1950 at Nebraska, United States.
She is the daughter of Donald Henry Carl Zersen and Ruth Susanna Segner.
MarriageDonna Sue Zersen married Brian Lee Boye.

Children of Donna Sue Zersen and Brian Lee Boye

Doran (Dori) Zersen

#6071, b. 17 June
Last Edited=2 Sep 2009
Relationship
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Carl E. Zersen b. 22 Mar 1921, d. 20 Apr 2004
Mother*Mary I. Biebert b. 22 Jan 1922, d. 5 Feb 1998


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EventDateDetails
Birth17 JuneDoran (Dori) Zersen was born on 17 June.
She is the daughter of Carl E. Zersen and Mary I. Biebert.
MarriageDoran (Dori) Zersen married Rocky Noble.

Children of Doran (Dori) Zersen and Rocky Noble

Doris Zersen

#6305, b. 4 June 1931
Last Edited=5 Sep 2018
Relationship
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Rev. William L. Zersen b. 14 Nov 1904, d. 27 Mar 1938
Mother*Ruth Michael b. 11 Jun 1904, d. Jun 1983


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EventDateDetails
Birth4 June 1931Doris Zersen was born on 4 June 1931 at Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
She is the daughter of Rev. William L. Zersen and Ruth Michael.
Marriage22 August 1953Doris Zersen married Richard Hanneman on 22 August 1953 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Elmhurst, DuPage, Illinois, United States.
DivorceDoris Zersen was divorced from Richard Hanneman.

Children of Doris Zersen and Richard Hanneman

Edward G.H. Zersen

#2916, b. 20 August 1889, d. 7 December 1968
Last Edited=4 May 2015
Relationship
Granduncle of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Heinrich (Henry) Carl Zersen b. 20 Oct 1862, d. 5 Feb 1935
Mother*Mathilda Dorothy (Emma) Fischer b. 16 Dec 1868, d. 2 Sep 1938


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EventDateDetails
Birth20 August 1889Edward G.H. Zersen was born on 20 August 1889 at Illinois, United States.
He was the son of Heinrich (Henry) Carl Zersen and Mathilda Dorothy (Emma) Fischer.
MarriageEdward G.H. Zersen married Emma Neujahr.
Note5 June 1917Edward's World War I Draft Registration Card states that he was born August 20, 1889 in Area, Illinois. He is self employed as a farmer in Gresham, Nebraska. He is married with a wife and child, medium height, medium build with blue eyes and dark hair.
Milit-WWI6 June 1917Edward G.H. Zersen registered for World War I military service on 6 June 1917 at Stewart, York, Nebraska, United States. His Draft Registration Card states that he was 27 years old and was born on August 20, 1889. He was a native born U.S. citizen and gave his occupation as a farmer at Gresham, York County, Nebraska. He was described as medium height, medium build with blue eyes and dark hair. He indicated that he was married with a wife and child.1
Death7 December 1968Edward died on 7 December 1968 at York County, Nebraska, United States, at age 79.2
BurialDecember 1968He was buried in December 1968 in Cedar Lawn Cemetery at Gresham, York, Nebraska.

Find A Grave Memorial Link.3

Occupations and Employment

DateOccupationLocation
1920farmerStewart, York, Nebraska, United States4

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus
Census190011 June 1900Edward was enumerated as the son of Heinrich (Henry) Carl Zersen on the 1900 United States Census in Hackberry, Polk, Nebraska. Edward was 10 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Mathilda Dorothy (Emma) Fischer, Otto Fred H. (Joe) Zersen, Gilbert Henry Zersen and Benjamin H. (Bernhard) Zersen.5
Census192017 January 1920Edward was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1920 United States Census in Stewart, York, Nebraska. Edward was 30 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Emma Neujahr and Donald Henry Carl Zersen.4
Census193011 April 1930Edward was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1930 United States Census in Norfolk, Madison, Nebraska. Edward was 40 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Emma Neujahr and Donald Henry Carl Zersen.6

Child of Edward G.H. Zersen and Emma Neujahr

Citations

  1. [S233] Military Records, World War I Draft Registration Cards, (1917-1918), 4,582 Microfilm Rolls.
  2. [S23] Social Security Records, Social Security Death Index,.
  3. [S281] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 79680308.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1920 US Census.
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1900 US Census.
  6. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.

Edward William Zersen

#6041, b. 15 April 1903, d. 14 September 1978
Last Edited=26 Apr 2015
Relationship
1st cousin 2 times removed of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Herman C. Zersen b. Oct 1865, d. 1939
Mother*Sophie Webber b. Dec 1870, d. 1950


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EventDateDetails
Birth15 April 1903Edward William Zersen was born on 15 April 1903 at Illinois, United States.
He was the son of Herman C. Zersen and Sophie Webber.
Marriagecirca 1925Edward William Zersen married Violet Skutnick circa 1925, Illinois, United States.
MarriageEdward William Zersen married Mona L. Desmond.
Death14 September 1978Edward died on 14 September 1978 at Sacramento County, California, United States, at age 75.1,2

Occupations and Employment

DateOccupationLocation
1930salesman for a chemical companyMundelein, Lake, Illinois, United States3

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus
Census191015 April 1910Edward was enumerated as the son of Herman C. Zersen on the 1910 United States Census in Fremont, Lake, Illinois. Edward was 7 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Sophie Webber and Frederick Charles Zersen.4
Census19202 January 1920Edward was enumerated as the son of Herman C. Zersen on the 1920 United States Census in Fremont, Lake, Illinois. Edward was 16 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Sophie Webber and Frederick Charles Zersen.5
Census19307 April 1930Edward was enumerated as the son of Herman C. Zersen on the 1930 United States Census in Mundelein, Lake, Illinois. Edward was 26 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Sophie Webber and Violet B. Zersen.3

Child of Edward William Zersen and Violet Skutnick

Children of Edward William Zersen and Mona L. Desmond

Citations

  1. [S225] California Death Index (1940-1997).
  2. [S23] Social Security Records, Social Security Death Index,.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1910 US Census.
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1920 US Census.

Ella E. Zersen

#6087, b. August 1894
Last Edited=8 Jan 2015
Relationship
1st cousin 2 times removed of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Wilhelm (William) F. Zersen b. 1863, d. 1938
Mother*Emma S. Kropp b. c 1867, d. 1937


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EventDateDetails
BirthAugust 1894Ella E. Zersen was born in August 1894 at Fremont, Lake, Illinois, United States.
She was the daughter of Wilhelm (William) F. Zersen and Emma S. Kropp.
Marriagecirca 1917Ella E. Zersen married William E. Fenner circa 1917, Lake County, Illinois, United States.

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus
Census192028 January 1920Ella was enumerated as the daughter of Wilhelm (William) F. Zersen on the 1920 United States Census in Libertyville, Lake, Illinois. Ella was 25 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Emma S. Kropp, William E. Fenner and Evelyn Fenner.1
Census19307 April 1930Ella was enumerated as the wife of William E. Fenner on the 1930 United States Census in Mundelein, Lake, Illinois. Ella was 35 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Evelyn Fenner.2

Child of Ella E. Zersen and William E. Fenner

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1920 US Census.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.

Emma Zersen

#6148, b. 1870, d. 1878
Last Edited=1 Jun 2008
Relationship
Great-grandaunt of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Carl Ludwig (Charley) Zersen b. 7 Dec 1832, d. 1902
Mother*Johanna (Hanna) Dorothea Klausing b. 18 Apr 1843, d. 2 Dec 1924


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EventDateDetails
Birth1870Emma Zersen was born in 1870.
She was the daughter of Carl Ludwig (Charley) Zersen and Johanna (Hanna) Dorothea Klausing.
Death1878Emma died in 1878.

Ernst Christian Zersen

#6396, b. 13 September 1825
Last Edited=4 Jul 2008
Relationship
2nd great-granduncle of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Georg Frederich (Friedrich Wilhelm) Zersen b. 21 Jan 1799, d. 3 Jan 1836
Mother*Charlotte Priesmeyer


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EventDateDetails
Birth13 September 1825Ernst Christian Zersen was born on 13 September 1825 at Haddessen, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany.
He was the son of Georg Frederich (Friedrich Wilhelm) Zersen and Charlotte Priesmeyer.
MarriageErnst Christian Zersen married (Unknown Given Name) (Unknown Surname).

Esther E. Zersen

#6036, b. 23 July 1904, d. March 1984
Last Edited=4 May 2015
Relationship
1st cousin 2 times removed of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Theodore Charles Zersen b. 17 Jul 1878, d. 6 Oct 1972
Mother*Dorothea (Dora) Elizabeth Gehrke b. 10 Oct 1880, d. 2 Mar 1964


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EventDateDetails
Birth23 July 1904Esther E. Zersen was born on 23 July 1904 at Illinois, United States.
She was the daughter of Theodore Charles Zersen and Dorothea (Dora) Elizabeth Gehrke.
Marriagecirca 1935Esther E. Zersen married Edward J. Ahmer circa 1935.
DeathMarch 1984Esther died in March 1984 at Arlington Heights, Cook, Illinois, United States, at age 79.

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus
Census191025 April 1910Esther was enumerated as the daughter of Theodore Charles Zersen on the 1910 United States Census in Fremont, Lake, Illinois. Esther was 5 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Dorothea (Dora) Elizabeth Gehrke, William T. Zersen, Bertha E. Zersen and Johanna (Hanna) Dorothea Klausing.1
Census19202 January 1920Esther was enumerated as the daughter of Theodore Charles Zersen on the 1920 United States Census in Fremont, Lake, Illinois. Esther was 15 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Dorothea (Dora) Elizabeth Gehrke, William T. Zersen, Bertha E. Zersen, Martha B. Zersen, Anna D. Zersen and Johanna (Hanna) Dorothea Klausing.2
Census19307 April 1930Esther was enumerated as the daughter of Theodore Charles Zersen on the 1930 United States Census in Mundelein, Lake, Illinois. Esther was 25 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Dorothea (Dora) Elizabeth Gehrke, William T. Zersen, Bertha E. Zersen, Martha B. Zersen, Anna D. Zersen and Carl E. Zersen.3
Census19402 April 1940Esther was enumerated as the wife of Edward J. Ahmer on the 1940 United States Census residing at 15 Albert Street in Elk Grove Township, Cook, Illinois. Esther was 35 years old.

Also residing in the same household were James E. Ahmer and Judith Ahmer.4

Children of Esther E. Zersen and Edward J. Ahmer

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1910 US Census.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1920 US Census.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1940 US Census.

Frederick Zersen

#6413
Last Edited=4 Jul 2008
Relationship
Granduncle of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Heinrich (Henry) Carl Zersen b. 20 Oct 1862, d. 5 Feb 1935
Mother*Mathilda Dorothy (Emma) Fischer b. 16 Dec 1868, d. 2 Sep 1938


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EventDateDetails
Frederick Zersen is the son of Heinrich (Henry) Carl Zersen and Mathilda Dorothy (Emma) Fischer.

Frederick Charles Zersen

#6040, b. 15 August 1898, d. March 1958
Last Edited=8 Jan 2015
Relationship
1st cousin 2 times removed of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Herman C. Zersen b. Oct 1865, d. 1939
Mother*Sophie Webber b. Dec 1870, d. 1950


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EventDateDetails
Birth15 August 1898Frederick Charles Zersen was born on 15 August 1898 at Illinois, United States.
He was the son of Herman C. Zersen and Sophie Webber.
Milit-WWI12 September 1918Frederick Charles Zersen registered for World War I military service on 12 September 1918 at Lake County, Illinois, United States. His Draft Registration Card states that he was 20 years old and was born on August 15, 1898. He was a native born U.S. citizen and gave his occupation as truck driver Itasca, Lake County, Ilinois. He was described as medium height, medium build with brown eyes and light hair. His nearest relative was Herman C. Zersen, his father.1
Marriagecirca 1920He married Edna L. Wulff circa 1920, Illinois, United States.
DeathMarch 1958Frederick died in March 1958 at Mundelein, Lake, Illinois, United States, at age 59.

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus
Census190015 June 1900Frederick was enumerated as the son of Herman C. Zersen on the 1900 United States Census in Fremont, Lake, Illinois. Frederick was 1 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Sophie Webber.2
Census191015 April 1910Frederick was enumerated as the son of Herman C. Zersen on the 1910 United States Census in Fremont, Lake, Illinois. Frederick was 11 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Sophie Webber and Edward William Zersen.3
Census19202 January 1920Frederick was enumerated as the son of Herman C. Zersen on the 1920 United States Census in Fremont, Lake, Illinois. Frederick was 21 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Sophie Webber and Edward William Zersen.4
Census19306 May 1930Frederick was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1930 United States Census in Libertyville, Lake, Illinois. Frederick was 31 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Edna L. Wulff.5

Child of Frederick Charles Zersen and Edna L. Wulff

Citations

  1. [S233] Military Records, World War I Draft Registration Cards, (1917-1918), 4,582 Microfilm Rolls.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1900 US Census.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1910 US Census.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1920 US Census.
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.

Rev. Frederick William Zersen

#4851, b. 18 January 1876, d. 25 April 1949
Last Edited=6 Sep 2018
Relationship
Great-granduncle of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Carl Ludwig (Charley) Zersen b. 7 Dec 1832, d. 1902
Mother*Johanna (Hanna) Dorothea Klausing b. 18 Apr 1843, d. 2 Dec 1924
Frederick William Zersen
(1876-1949)
Lutheran Church of Saint Luke
Itasca, Illinois
Built 1907


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EventDateDetails
Birth18 January 1876Rev. Frederick William Zersen was born on 18 January 1876 at Illinois, United States.
He was the son of Carl Ludwig (Charley) Zersen and Johanna (Hanna) Dorothea Klausing.
Marriage10 August 1902Rev. Frederick William Zersen married Sophia E. (Katherine Maria) Kirchhoff on 10 August 1902 at St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Arlington Heights, Cook, Illinois, United States.

Marriage Announcement - Kirchhoff-Zersen
Cook County Herlad, Arlington Heights, Illinois
August 10, 1902

Miss Sophie E Kirchhoff eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kirchhoff was united in marriage to Rev Fred Zersen at St. Peter's Evan. Luth. church, Arlington Heights, 111 at 3:30 p m. Sunday August 10, 1902. Rev. Chas Noach, the
Pastor, conducted the impressive ceremony and with the exchange of rings:two souls, that beat as one, were made happy. The bride looked lovely in her pretty wedding costume of poi du soie (white silk) trimmed with white applique wearing a while veil and white roses The groom by her side was tastily attired and both appeared happy in possession of the prize they had won.

The contracting parties were accompanied by four couples, Misses Christina Kirchhoff, Anna Militrer, Louisa Albrecht and Martha Glade with Messrs. Willie Kirchhoff, Louis Kirchhoff, Willie Kirchhoff and Theo Zersen, respectively.
Marie Kirchhoff was flower girl. All the ladies were dressed in white and carried white roses. The gentlemen wore the conventional black and bouquets.

After the ceremony a procession of about twenty teams, a dozen of the rigs being handsomely decorated, drove to the home of the bride's parents where a sumptuous wedding feast was spread on long tables on the lawn under the trees. It was a happy occasion and proved that people, both old and young, can enjoy themselves and have a delightful time without dancing or the use of intoxicating liquors, which are contrary to the creed of the Lutheran church. Several hundred invited guests including four Lutheran clergymen, Revs. Noack, Haake, and Leverenz were present to help fittingly celebrate the important event and remained in social intercourse till late in the evening when the grounds were lighted by Chinese lanterns. The bride was the recipient of many beautiful and valuable
presents such as silverware, chinaware, brass lamps, fancy articles, pictures, table and bed linen, etc., etc.

The bride is a charming lady who has lived here all her life and has many friends who esteem her highly and rejoice in her happiness.

Rev Fred Zersen, the groom is a worthy ambitious young Lutheran home missionary located at Syltestou, North Dakota. He has superintended the building of two new churches the past year, and conducts regular services for five congregations in that locality, who gave him a six weeks vacation for this important event. The parsonage is ready for the pastor and his bride who expect to leave for their new home in about a week. They start out with bright prospects and the best wishes of a large circle of relatives and friends. The Herald tenders its congratulations and will keep them posted on affairs in this locality.
Milit-WWI12 September 1918Rev. Frederick William Zersen registered for World War I military service on 12 September 1918 at Wheaton, DuPage, Illinois, United States. His Draft Registration Card states that he was 42 years old and was born on January 18, 1876. He was a native born U.S. citizen and gave his occupation as a minister of the gospel at Itasca, DuPage County, Ilinois. He was described as tall, medium build with brown eyes and black hair. His nearest relative was his wife Sophie.1
Marriagecirca 1929Rev. William L. Zersen and Ruth Michael were married by Rev. Frederick William Zersen circa 1929 at Saint Luke's Lutheran Church, Itaska, DuPage, Illinois, United States.
Death25 April 1949Frederick died on 25 April 1949 at Elmhurst, DuPage, Illinois, United States, at age 73.
BurialApril 1949He was buried in April 1949 at Itaska, DuPage, Illinois.
NoteThe Spire, which is Itasca's most familiar landmark, graces the top of what was formerly the Lutheran Church of St. Luke. This edifice was erected in 1907 by builder Fred Westendorf. Pastor Frederick Zersen served the congregation for thirty-eight years. Church services were in German. It was not until 1926 that English services were held twice a month. German was also taught in the church school.

Occupations and Employment

DateOccupationLocation
1920pastorAddison, DuPage, Illinois, United States2

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus
Census188026 June 1880Frederick was enumerated as the son of Carl Ludwig (Charley) Zersen on the 1880 United States Census in Ela, Lake, Illinois. Frederick was 4 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Johanna (Hanna) Dorothea Klausing, Heinrich (Henry) Carl Zersen, Herman C. Zersen and Theodore Charles Zersen.3
Census190015 June 1900Frederick was enumerated as the son of Carl Ludwig (Charley) Zersen on the 1900 United States Census in Ela, Lake, Illinois. Frederick was 24 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Johanna (Hanna) Dorothea Klausing and Theodore Charles Zersen.4
Census19202 February 1920Frederick was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1920 United States Census in Addison, DuPage, Illinois. Frederick was 44 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Sophia E. (Katherine Maria) Kirchhoff, Carl William Henry Zersen, Rev. William L. Zersen, Ottomar L. Zersen, Adolph J. Zersen and Rudolph L. Zersen.2

Children of Rev. Frederick William Zersen and Sophia E. (Katherine Maria) Kirchhoff

Citations

  1. [S233] Military Records, World War I Draft Registration Cards, (1917-1918), 4,582 Microfilm Rolls.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1920 US Census.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1880 US Census.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1900 US Census.

Friederike Louise Charlotte Zersen

#6397, b. 25 October 1827
Last Edited=4 Jul 2008
Relationship
2nd great-grandaunt of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Georg Frederich (Friedrich Wilhelm) Zersen b. 21 Jan 1799, d. 3 Jan 1836
Mother*Charlotte Priesmeyer


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EventDateDetails
Birth25 October 1827Friederike Louise Charlotte Zersen was born on 25 October 1827 at Haddessen, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany.
She was the daughter of Georg Frederich (Friedrich Wilhelm) Zersen and Charlotte Priesmeyer.

Fritz Zersen

#6393
Last Edited=6 Jun 2009
Relationship
1st cousin 3 times removed of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Heinrich Friedrich Christian Zersen b. 2 Nov 1822
Mother*(Unknown Given Name) (Unknown Surname)


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EventDateDetails
BirthFritz Zersen was born at Germany.
He was the son of Heinrich Friedrich Christian Zersen and (Unknown Given Name) (Unknown Surname).

Georg Frederich (Friedrich Wilhelm) Zersen

#2931, b. 21 January 1799, d. 3 January 1836
Last Edited=4 Jul 2008
Relationship
3rd great-grandfather of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Johann Heinrich Zersen b. 19 Jun 1776, d. 23 Mar 1846
Mother*Dorothea Louise Krueckeberg b. 4 Feb 1778, d. 6 May 1805


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EventDateDetails
Birth21 January 1799Georg Frederich (Friedrich Wilhelm) Zersen was born on 21 January 1799 at Bensen, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany.
He was the son of Johann Heinrich Zersen and Dorothea Louise Krueckeberg.
MarriageGeorg Frederich (Friedrich Wilhelm) Zersen married Charlotte Priesmeyer.
Death3 January 1836Georg died on 3 January 1836 at Haddessen, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany, at age 36.

Children of Georg Frederich (Friedrich Wilhelm) Zersen and Charlotte Priesmeyer

Gerald E. (Jerry) Zersen

#6070, b. 23 March 1948
Last Edited=26 Apr 2015
Relationship
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Carl E. Zersen b. 22 Mar 1921, d. 20 Apr 2004
Mother*Mary I. Biebert b. 22 Jan 1922, d. 5 Feb 1998
Jerry Zersen


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EventDateDetails
Birth23 March 1948Gerald E. (Jerry) Zersen was born on 23 March 1948.
He is the son of Carl E. Zersen and Mary I. Biebert.
MarriageGerald E. (Jerry) Zersen married Sherrie Blume.

Child of Gerald E. (Jerry) Zersen and Sherrie Blume

Gilbert Henry Zersen

#2919, b. 30 March 1894, d. 28 April 1984
Last Edited=16 Sep 2009
Relationship
Granduncle of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Heinrich (Henry) Carl Zersen b. 20 Oct 1862, d. 5 Feb 1935
Mother*Mathilda Dorothy (Emma) Fischer b. 16 Dec 1868, d. 2 Sep 1938


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EventDateDetails
Birth30 March 1894Gilbert Henry Zersen was born on 30 March 1894 at Gresham, York, Nebraska, United States.1
He was the son of Heinrich (Henry) Carl Zersen and Mathilda Dorothy (Emma) Fischer.
Milit-WWI5 June 1917Gilbert Henry Zersen registered for World War I military service on 5 June 1917 at Stewart, York, Nebraska, United States. His Draft Registration Card states that he was 23 years old and was born on March 30, 1894 in Gresham, Nebraska. He was a native born U.S. citizen and gave his occupation as a barber at Genoa, Nebraska. He was described as single, tall, slender build with gray eyes and black hair.1
MarriageHe married Mary E. Cooper.
Death28 April 1984Gilbert died on 28 April 1984 at Hall County, Nebraska, United States, at age 90.2

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus
Census190011 June 1900Gilbert was enumerated as the son of Heinrich (Henry) Carl Zersen on the 1900 United States Census in Hackberry, Polk, Nebraska. Gilbert was 6 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Mathilda Dorothy (Emma) Fischer, Edward G.H. Zersen, Otto Fred H. (Joe) Zersen and Benjamin H. (Bernhard) Zersen.3

Children of Gilbert Henry Zersen and Mary E. Cooper

Citations

  1. [S233] Military Records, World War I Draft Registration Cards, (1917-1918), 4,582 Microfilm Rolls.
  2. [S23] Social Security Records, Social Security Death Index,.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1900 US Census.

Gloria M. Zersen

#6110, b. circa 1926
Last Edited=4 May 2015
Relationship
1st cousin 1 time removed of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Benjamin H. (Bernhard) Zersen b. 23 Jul 1897, d. Jan 1983
Mother*Sara E. Sietz b. 24 Jan 1900, d. 8 Jan 1988


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EventDateDetails
Birthcirca 1926Gloria M. Zersen was born circa 1926 at Iowa, United States.
She is the daughter of Benjamin H. (Bernhard) Zersen and Sara E. Sietz.
Graduation1944Gloria M. Zersen graduated from Storm Lake High School at Storm Lake, Buena Vista, Iowa, United States, in 1944.1
MarriageShe married (Unknown Given Name) Westerbury.

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus
Census193012 April 1930Gloria was enumerated as the granddaughter of Mussettie Sietz on the 1930 United States Census in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon.

Also residing in the same household were Sara E. Sietz.2

Family: Gloria M. Zersen and (Unknown Given Name) Westerbury

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com, U.S. School Yearbooks, 1880-2012.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.

Heinrich (Henry) Carl Zersen

#2914, b. 20 October 1862, d. 5 February 1935
Last Edited=4 May 2015
Relationship
Great-grandfather of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Carl Ludwig (Charley) Zersen b. 7 Dec 1832, d. 1902
Mother*Johanna (Hanna) Dorothea Klausing b. 18 Apr 1843, d. 2 Dec 1924
Henry Carl Zersen
(1862-1935)
Zersen Family


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EventDateDetails
Birth20 October 1862Heinrich (Henry) Carl Zersen was born on 20 October 1862 at Elk Creek Township, Cook, Illinois, United States.
He was the son of Carl Ludwig (Charley) Zersen and Johanna (Hanna) Dorothea Klausing.
Marriage10 February 1887Heinrich (Henry) Carl Zersen married Mathilda Dorothy (Emma) Fischer on 10 February 1887.
Death5 February 1935Heinrich died on 5 February 1935 at Gresham, York, Nebraska, United States, at age 72.
BurialFebruary 1935He was buried in February 1935 in Saint Peter's Lutheran Church Cemetery at Gresham, York, Nebraska.

Find A Grave Memorial Link.1

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus
Census188026 June 1880Heinrich was enumerated as the son of Carl Ludwig (Charley) Zersen on the 1880 United States Census in Ela, Lake, Illinois. Heinrich was 17 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Johanna (Hanna) Dorothea Klausing, Herman C. Zersen, Rev. Frederick William Zersen and Theodore Charles Zersen.2
Census190011 June 1900Heinrich was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1900 United States Census in Hackberry, Polk, Nebraska. Heinrich was 37 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Mathilda Dorothy (Emma) Fischer, Edward G.H. Zersen, Otto Fred H. (Joe) Zersen, Gilbert Henry Zersen and Benjamin H. (Bernhard) Zersen.3
Census193017 April 1930Heinrich was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1930 United States Census in Stewart, York, Nebraska. Heinrich was 67 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Mathilda Dorothy (Emma) Fischer.4

Children of Heinrich (Henry) Carl Zersen and Mathilda Dorothy (Emma) Fischer

Citations

  1. [S281] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 111749513.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1880 US Census.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1900 US Census.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.

Heinrich Friedrich Christian Zersen

#6123, b. 2 November 1822
Last Edited=6 Jun 2009
Relationship
2nd great-granduncle of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Georg Frederich (Friedrich Wilhelm) Zersen b. 21 Jan 1799, d. 3 Jan 1836
Mother*Charlotte Priesmeyer


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EventDateDetails
Birth2 November 1822Heinrich Friedrich Christian Zersen was born on 2 November 1822 at Haddessen, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany.
He was the son of Georg Frederich (Friedrich Wilhelm) Zersen and Charlotte Priesmeyer.
MarriageHeinrich Friedrich Christian Zersen married (Unknown Given Name) (Unknown Surname), Germany.

Children of Heinrich Friedrich Christian Zersen and (Unknown Given Name) (Unknown Surname)

Heinrich Friedrich Christian Zersen II

#6391, b. 28 July 1857, d. 9 September 1924
Last Edited=4 Jul 2008
Relationship
1st cousin 3 times removed of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Heinrich Friedrich Christian Zersen b. 2 Nov 1822
Mother*(Unknown Given Name) (Unknown Surname)


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EventDateDetails
Birth28 July 1857Heinrich Friedrich Christian Zersen II was born on 28 July 1857 at Haddessen, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany.
He was the son of Heinrich Friedrich Christian Zersen and (Unknown Given Name) (Unknown Surname).
Death9 September 1924Heinrich died on 9 September 1924 at Oldersum, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany, at age 67.

Heinrich Friedrich Wilhelm Zersen

#6398, b. 17 December 1829
Last Edited=4 Jul 2008
Relationship
2nd great-granduncle of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Georg Frederich (Friedrich Wilhelm) Zersen b. 21 Jan 1799, d. 3 Jan 1836
Mother*Charlotte Priesmeyer


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EventDateDetails
Birth17 December 1829Heinrich Friedrich Wilhelm Zersen was born on 17 December 1829 at Haddessen, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany.
He was the son of Georg Frederich (Friedrich Wilhelm) Zersen and Charlotte Priesmeyer.
MarriageHeinrich Friedrich Wilhelm Zersen married Engel Dorothee Caroline Bock, Germany.

Family: Heinrich Friedrich Wilhelm Zersen and Engel Dorothee Caroline Bock

Herman Zersen

#6313, b. 1892, d. 1922
Last Edited=30 Jun 2008
Relationship
1st cousin 2 times removed of Susan Kae Fisher
Father*Wilhelm (William) F. Zersen b. 1863, d. 1938
Mother*Emma S. Kropp b. c 1867, d. 1937


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EventDateDetails
Birth1892Herman Zersen was born in 1892.
He was the son of Wilhelm (William) F. Zersen and Emma S. Kropp.
Death1922Herman died in 1922.