Santa Cruz County History - People

Old Soldiers: Santa Cruz County Civil War Veterans
by Robert L. Nelson

EBERT, WILHELM (1837-1928)

Santa Cruz County Record of Immigration

Headstone of Wilhelm Ebert
Wilhelm Ebert
IOOF Cemetery in Santa Cruz
Current residence: 15 Pine St., Santa Cruz, CA.
Occupation: None [retired]
Born: 23 July 1937 in Pommern, Germany
Emigrated: From Hamburg, Germany on or about - May 1856
Arrived: Port of New York on a vessel, name unknown on July 1856
Declaration of Intention: None. "Petitioner is an honorably discharged soldier and applies for citizenship under section 2166. Revised statutes. He enlisted in Company B 17th Regiment of Wisconsin Infantry on 22nd day of Sept 1864."
Wife: Amelia Ebert, born in Pommern, Germany, died 13 Sep 1915.
Children: John N, Minnie (Hoffman), Henry H., August, Otto, Bertha (Zamson), Theodore, Ida (Dumdie), Willie, Emma (Holckendorf), Clara (Raillard), and Herman
Resided: Continuously in the U.S. since July 1856
Resided: Continuously in CA since 8 Oct 1913
Date admitted as Citizen: 26 Nov 1920
Certification of Naturalization: No. 1180590
Note: On 28 Nov. 1917, because of the state of war with Germany, of which the petitioner as a subject, the petition was dropped by the court and restored by order of the court on 24 Nov. 1920.

Santa Cruz Sentinel (September 29, 1928)

Dies at Age of 91 Years

William J Ebert, who has lived to a ripe old age and years well spent, passed away last evening at the residence of his son Theodore R., the well known East side merchant where his father has made his home with relatives who were always solicitous for his welfare.

Mr. Ebert has made his home in Santa Cruz for 16 years and was one who only had the honor and esteem of his friends. The body is at Wessendorf Mortuary.

Funeral services for William Ebert are to be held at the Chapel of Wessendorf Mortuary on Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock and will be conducted by the Rev W.H.D. Hornaday. The burial will be at Odd Fellows.

Santa Cruz Sentinel (September 30, 1928)

Funeral Services for William J. Ebert

Funeral services for William J. Ebert are to be held at the chapel of Wessendorf's mortuary on Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock and will be conducted by Rev. W.H.D. Hornaday. The burial will be a the Odd Fellows' cemetery.

Santa Cruz Sentinel (October 3, 1928)

Obsequies for William Ebert

Rev. W.H. D. Hornaday officiated yesterday afternoon at the funeral services of William J. Ebert. Many friends were at the services, which were very impressive as conducted at the Wessendorf mortuary. The members of Wallace Reynolds post, G.A.R. were present in a body and assisted in the services. The hymn was sung by Mrs. George Azbell and Mrs. Joseph Riordan.

Three sons and three grandsons of the deceased acted as pallbearers and the burial was at the Odd Fellows cemetery. Mr. Ebert had resided with his son, Theo. Ebert, merchant of the ease side, for the past eight years and a family of twelve children, thirty grand children and thirteen great grand children survive him.

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