Ernst Marshall died on February 24, 1905 at the Ohio Soldiers and Sailors Home. He had been a resident of the Soldiers Home since October 25, 1904. At the time of his discharge from the military, Ernst Marshall was a Sergeant.
On August 8, 1862, Ernst Marshall enlisted in Co. A. of the 158th New York Infantry. He was discharged on June 30, 1865. A news article in the local newspaper stated that Mr. Marshall's military pension was $12 a month. Ernst Marshall left his widow, two sons, George and Nicholas Marshall, and five daughters: Mrs. Dan Miller, Mrs. William Lorenzen, Mrs. William Waterfield, Mrs. John Lederer, and Miss Emma Marshall. He was also survived by a sister, Mrs. James Cross. His funeral was held at the family residence at Second Street in Sandusky. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.
While Ernst Marshall lived most of his life in Erie County, Ohio, it is unclear as to why he enlisted in a unit from New York State.