Saturday, October 5, 2013
Rev. and Mrs. J. G. Ensslin
According to his death certificate, Rev. J. G. Ensslin was born in Germany on September 9, 1840 to Casper Ensslin and Mary Von Pearmsmantel Ensslin. Hewson L. Peeke wrote in his book A STANDARD HISTORY OF ERIE COUNTY, that Rev. J. G. Ensslin became the pastor of Immanuel's Church on May 1, 1876, and continued in that role for thirty years. The church, also formerly known as the German Evangelical Protestant Church is now the Emmanuel United Church of Christ.
Rev. J. G. Ensslin died of heart disease on January 6, 1914. He is buried at Oakland Cemetery next to his wife, the former Wilhelmina Schleicher, who had passed away in 1910.