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Xaver IHLE

Male 1830 - 1895  (64 years)


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  • Name Xaver IHLE 
    Born 7 Dec 1830 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Nov 1895 
    Notes 
    • This is Emily’s great-great-great grandfather.

      Marriage record as listed in the International Genealogical Index lists name as “Franz Xaver Ihli”

      Baden, Germany Emigration Index, 1866-1911 lists:
      Name: Xaver Ihle
      Place of Origin: Fautenbach, Achern, Baden
      Year Emigrated: 1872
      Others: 5 persons

      Immigration Record: New York Passenger Lists: arriving on September 11, 1872 on the ship “Westphalia”
      Xaver Ihle, 42, male, bookmaker;
      Julie [middle initial illegible], 38, female, his wife;
      Wendelin, 9, male, children;
      Josef, 8, male, children;
      Magda, 6, female, children;
      Louise, 3, female, children.

      In 1880 census, last name is spelled “Ehlie”.

      Another Family Search record lists name as “Franz Xaver Ihle.”

      An interview with Joseph Ihli, Sr., titled “Fielder Bottom Pioneers” and appearing in an unidentified publication digitized and made available at: “www.home.sodaklive.com/Hughes/hughes9.pdg”:

      “Joseph Ihli came to Fielder bottom in the late fall of 1884 from Stevenson Co., Illinois and was joined by his wife later in the fall. His father Xavier and family also came to that location and lived on part of what is now the Fred Ebert place. The Joseph Ihli family after living 20 years at Fielder, moved to East Pierre where they have since resided. Xavier died in 1897 and his wife in 1906; both were buried in Calvary Cemetery north of Pierre. Their children were: Magdelena, who married Fred Ebert; Louise became Mrs. Bert Benton, Pierre; John who died in Pierre in 1922; Wendel died in Idaho; and Joseph mentioned above. This son engaged in farming, stock raising and teaching school until he was appointed deputy county auditor in 1905. He served rather continuously in the Court House until 1925 when he did field work with the state hail insurance department; he was later Pierre city assessor for 7 years.

      He says that by the latter part of 1884 all the lands in this part of value had been filed on. Population then far exceeded that of today.In the first Peoria election he attended, 66 votes were cast; these were by men because women could not vote; now that township has less than 66 voters, both men and women. This would hold true for all parts ofthe county outside of Pierre.

      One was impressed with the fact that educated men and women who had settled on land seemingly lived in contentment in small sodhouses and shacks of every description.

      In those days it did not require the glare that people in modern days seem to seek. In those days the Black Hills stage and the bull trains were still making their regular trips from Pierre to the Hills. Soldiers were a common sight on the strereets of Pierre as at that time both Ft. Sully and Ft. Bennett were located up on the river; the former being 23 milesfrom Pierre and the latter 30 miles. These posts received their supplies by steamboat on the Missouri. While the 11th Infantry, U. S. A., was stationed here, Fiorello La Guardia, father of the present Mayor of New York, was chief musician of the 11th Regimental band at Ft. Sully. Fiorello, who was then a very small boy, is now quite a national figure.

      In the literary society in the Fielder community were a lawyer, a former superintendent and others who had formerly held responsible positions. Mr. Ihli was secretary. Wilbur Rudy, who had married a squaw, was called upon at one of the programs and gave a splendid talk on the history of education.This surprised his listeners who little suspected his ability and training. He later had difficulty with the Indians who insisted on following an old trail across land which he had fenced and he later kited an Indian who insisted on trespassing. He was acquitted before Judge J. F. Hughes.

      J. C. Aeger was county commissioner; others were Billy Wells of the Wells House, and J. F. Hughes, and John Gould of Canning. They started to improve the Court House grounds about 40 years ago and they were put in about their present condition by 1907. Quite a draw ran east of the old Court House and this of course was filled in.

      Roads were nil-trails ran everywhere. Early settlers had the spirit to divide with others.

      Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ebert have been married 41 years and most of their activity has consisted of ranching, farming and raising alfalfa in Fielder bottom and across the river in Stanley county. Their children are: James, Joe, Lena (Mrs. Harry Meyer), Hayward, Calif.; Gertrude(Mrs. Harry Amos), Pierre.

      Louise Ihli married Bert Benton in the Gus Bergen hotel in Ft. Sully in 1892. Chaplain Barry performed the ceremony. Their children are Ethel (Mrs. Hi Davis) ; Belle Ashcroft, Long Beach, Calif. (her husband is a high school athletic director) ; Donald, auto welding, Pierre; Louise, (Mrs. Ed Michaelson, Pierre); Frankie, Riverside, Calif.; Clara, Rockford, Illinois.”

      1880 Census: Illinois: Stephenson: West Point:
      Ehlie, Xaver, 49, married, farmer, born in Baden, father and mother born in Baden;
      Julia A., 46, wife, married, keeping house, born in Baden, father and mother born in Baden;
      Joseph, 17, son, at home,born in Baden, father and mother born in Baden;
      Magdelena, 14, daughter, at home, born in Baden, father and mother born in Baden;
      Louis, 11, son, at home, born in Baden, father and mother born in Baden;
    Person ID I12814  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2018 

    Father Bernhard IHLE,   b. 10 Dec 1795,   d. 1867  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Magdalena ERNST,   d. 1906 
    Married 10 Feb 1823  Fautenbach, Bühl, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4410  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Juliana DECKER,   b. 4 Jun 1833, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1905, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 22 Oct 1855  Fautenbach, Bühl, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. John IHLI,   b. Dec 1857, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1922, Pierre, Hughes, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
    +2. Wendel IHLI,   b. Jul 1860
     3. Joseph IHLI,   b. Mar 1863, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Magdalena IHLI,   b. May 1866
    +5. Louise IHLI,   b. 5 May 1869, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1942  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F4409  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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