Wells Family Genealogy

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27 Apr 2011 – Erbig Family Newspaper Items April 27, 2011

So yesterday, I was looking through genealogybank.com and cam across some new articles on Charles August Erbig (1861 – 1951) my second great-grandfather.  While living in Jersey City, he seems to have been involved in some sort of illegal gambling/lottery scheme.  Here are some of the articles I found concerning this:

The Evening Journal Jersey City – 18 Oct 1897 – Charles Erbig Gambling Ring

The Evening Journal Jersey City – 7 Dec 1897 – Charles Erbig Gambling Ring Top 4th Colm 

Fortunately, Charles must have redeemed himself as here he is years later serving on a jury:

The Jersey Journal 30 Dec 1913 – Charles Erbig on Jury

Here is a more happy article.  A social item about a birthday gathering for his daughter Elizabeth’s birthday:

The Evening Journal Jersey City – 10 Sept 1906 – Charles Erbig party for Dau Lizzie

One last one I found yesterday.  A birth announcement for Charles granddaughter, Lillie Mae Gertrude Erbig, daughter of his son Robert Phillip Erbig Sr.:

The Jersey Journal 10 Feb 1921 – Birth of Lillie Mae Gertrude Erbig

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