Friday, June 15, 2018

Ernst O. Selzer, 1869-1887

Ernst O. Selzer was born in Sandusky, Ohio in August of 1869 to Henry and Aurora (Shellinger) Selzer. Details provided in the 1880 U.S. Census indicate that Henry had been born in Bavaria, and Aurora was a native of Saxony. The family also included children: Otto, age 18; Eugene, age 14; Lillie, age 12. At this time Ernst was nine years old. On June 15, 1887, Ernst O. Selzer passed away at the age of 17. He was buried in Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. An inscription on his tombstone reads:

zu fruh fur uns entschlafen

Roughly translated, this means:

too early for us to pass on

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