Louis A. Ernst

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Louis A. Ernst




Louis A. Ernst, Sr. was born at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania on November 14, 1846. When he was a small child he came with his parents to Cincinnati and in 1850 his family moved to Madison where he resided until his death on April 19, 1928. On October 4, 1870 he married Sophia Adell Brunner. She passed away on January 11, 1922. To this union seven children were born: Luella; Louis A, Jr.; Pauline; William B.; Fritz B.; Daisy; and Joseph W. Mr. Ernst worked at several local establishments early in life including Robbins Furniture Factory and Clements Starch Factory. He also worked as an engineer on some of the steamboats. In 1880 he opened a grocery store at 630 West Main Street, later moving the business to 411 West Main Street. He was on his way to open his store for the day when he suffered a fatal heart attack. In 1928 his son, Fritz, purchased and donated several acres of land in Lancaster Township for the purpose of establishing a Boy Scouts of America camp. This was done as a memorial to his late father and was named Camp Louis Ernst.


Harry Lemen, photographer


Louis Decar (researcher)


Picture taken circa 1927


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Photograph taken with Eastman-Kodak Brownie Camera No. 2C model A, using No. 130 film. Resulting negative (2.875in x 4.875in) scanned at 1200 DPI using a Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL. Online jpeg image file saved at 72 DPI 800 to 1000 pixels on long edge.


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Harry Lemen, photographer , "Louis A. Ernst," in Harry Lemen Historic Photo Collection, Item #205, http://www.mjcpl.org/photos/items/show/205 (accessed May 25, 2015).