Erasmus Franklin Shols1,2,3

ID# 3954, (1902 - 1963)
FatherErasmus Ross Shols4,5 (24 Jul 1864 - 13 May 1937)
MotherLouise Marie Wienand6,7 (Aug 1866 - 24 Dec 1951)

Key Events:

Birth: 13 Nov 1902, Illinois8,9,10
Marriage: 28 Nov 1926, Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Illinois, Seberta Leona Glabe (30 Nov 1904 - 13 Dec 1997)11,12
Death: 12 Jan 1963, Skokie, Illinois13,8
Burial: 16 Jan 1963, Chatsworth Cemetery, Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Illinois14,15
ChartsDescendants of Jakob and Anna Katharina Glebe

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Narrative:

     Erasmus Franklin Shols was born on 13 Nov 1902 in Illinois.8,9,10 He appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Illinois, in the household of his parents, Erasmus Ross Shols and Louise Marie Wienand.4 He appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Illinois, in the household of his parents, Erasmus Ross Shols and Louise Marie Wienand.5
     Erasmus studied engineering at University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, from 1921 to 1924. It appears he did not receive a degree.16
     He was known to family as Rusty.17
     Erasmus married Seberta Leona Glabe, daughter of Sebastian Glabe and Anna Katherine Ruppel, on 28 Nov 1926 in Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Illinois, with Rev. C. J Krell, minister of the Evangelical Church, officiating. She was a younger sister of the woman his brother William had married three years before.11,12
     Erasmus and Seberta moved to the suburbs of Chicago after their marriage. They appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Oak Park, Cook Co., Illinois, at 307 North Oak Park Ave., enumerated 24 Apr 1930, reporting they were renting their apartment, for $55 per month, and owned a radio.18
     Erasmus and Seberta moved north about ten miles, to Niles, between 1930 and 1935. They appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Niles, Cook Co., Illinois, at 8021 Keating Ave., enumerated 18 Apr 1940, reporting they were renting their apartment, for $48 per month, and had lived in the same house in 1935.19 A few years later they moved a few miles east, to Skokie.
     He was a civil engineer, working for Public Service Co. By 1940 he was a construction inspector. That year he reported having worked 40 hours the last week of March, and 52 weeks the prior year, earning $2,500.20,21,19
     Erasmus died on 12 Jan 1963 in Skokie, Illinois, at age 60, at his home.13,8 He was buried on 16 Jan 1963 in Chatsworth Cemetery, Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Illinois.14,15

Children:
     There were no children with Seberta Leona Glabe

Citations

  1. [S8130] Marriage Register, Livingston Co., Illinois, 1:293, no. 7695, Erasmus Franklin Shols and Seberta Leona Glabe.
  2. [S8165] Ross Sholz household, 1910 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois, shows name as Erasmus Shols.
  3. [S1887] Ross Shouls household, 1920 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois, shows name as Erasmus F. Shols.
  4. [S8165] Ross Sholz household, 1910 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois.
  5. [S1887] Ross Shouls household, 1920 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois.
  6. [S8165] Ross Sholz household, 1910 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois, shows him as the son of her husband and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  7. [S1887] Ross Shouls household, 1920 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois, shows him as the son of her husband.
  8. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 73937127, Erasmus F. “Rusty” Shols, shows date and includes tombstone photo showing same.
  9. [S8165] Ross Sholz household, 1910 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois, shows age 7 and state.
  10. [S1887] Ross Shouls household, 1920 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois, shows age 17 and state.
  11. [S8130] Marriage Register, Livingston Co., Illinois, 1:293, no. 7695, Erasmus Franklin Shols and Seberta Leona Glabe, shows date, town, state, and officiant.
  12. [S8174] Erasmus F. Shols household, 1930 U.S. Census, Cook Co., Illinois, shows married.
  13. [S8176] E. F. Shols obituary, The Pantagraph, shows of Skokie, die at his home Saturday.
  14. [S8176] E. F. Shols obituary, The Pantagraph, shows Wednesday, and cemetery.
  15. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 73937127, Erasmus F. “Rusty” Shols, includes tombstone photo.
  16. [S8178] Roseberry, The Unversity of Illinois Directory for 1929, shows him as engineering student 1921-24, but no degree.
  17. [S8176] E. F. Shols obituary, The Pantagraph, shows name as E. F. (Rusty) Shols.
  18. [S8174] Erasmus F. Shols household, 1930 U.S. Census, Cook Co., Illinois.
  19. [S8175] Erasmus Shols household, 1940 U.S. Census, Cook Co., Illinois.
  20. [S8178] Roseberry, The Unversity of Illinois Directory for 1929, shows him as constuction engineer, company.
  21. [S8174] Erasmus F. Shols household, 1930 U.S. Census, Cook Co., Illinois, shows occupation as civil engineer, industry as public utilities.