Ernest and Martha Rust Eichner
Submitted by Georgia Eichner Brown
9 March 2003
In July 1870 Ernest and Martha Eichner came to Toledo,Ohio from Germany. They settled and had 6 kids, 4 living.
While in Toledo, they attended St Marks Evangical Luthern Church. All of the children were baptised and confirmed there.
I do not know what kind of work Ernest may have done in Toledo for income. I know he was a farmer but the house they lived in was downtown by the Cherry Street bridge.
In spring of 1888 Ernest and Martha purchased a farm in Henry co Ohio. I have a copy of the deed.
There Ernest and Martha raised their children and Farmed. They were farming 85 acres of land.
Ernest and Martha were a quiet couple. They kept to themselves alot. Always talked in German, I was told
they didn't learn alot of English. There is not alot of written history about this couple. And not alot of pictures either. I have been gathering information from family members and from Archives.
Ernest Eichner 11 February 1847 Frankfort AM Main Germany
married to Martha "Mattie" Rust date unknown
died 7 July 1927 in Colton, Ohio buried in Heath Cemetery.
Martha "meta" "mattie" Rust Eichner 1849 Bremen Germany
died 24 February 1942 In Colton, Ohio buried in Heath cemetery.
d/o Claus Rust and Anna Walters
Anna Joanna 1873 Toledo,Ohio married to Ernest McGarvey, died in 1956 buried at Heath Cemetery
Anna and Ernest had a farm near Colton. No children that I can find.
Christina 1876 Toledo,Ohio
married to Abraham Linc Barlow in ______
married to _____Reighard_______
died 2 February 1935 Colton Ohio
Christina was marrried twice. I have found about 9 children for her. She had a
very hard life. She had to bury two husbands.
George Louis Ernest 5 August 1884 in Toledo,Ohio, married to Maria Hersch 25 March 1909 Toledo,Ohio
died 27 May 1959 buried to Heath Cemetery. George and Mary had one son named Louis. They had a farm in Colton and worked it until they couldn't work it anymore. Their pictures say that he was shy and she was outgoing.
Today the farm is still there but in bad shape.
Wilhelm 27 September 1886 Toledo,Ohio, married to Emma Bohm 27 September 1937 Henry Co Ohio. He died in 1931 while fishing.William and Emma lived on a farm near Liberty Center for a time. I dont think William liked to farm as well as the others. He got a job maintaining cars for the New York Central System. They lived in Swanton until his death for 23 years. Buried at Young Cemetery Liberty Center,Ohio
Hermana Martha born 25 December 1886 Toledo Ohio died the same year. I got the year from the archives at Bowling Green but I do not think it is right.
Joanna Dorthea born 3 January 1887 Toledo,Ohio died the same year. Both Hermana and Joanna are buried at Forrest Cemetery in Toledo.
If you would like to know more about this family or see any of the documents I have email me