She was born at Mt. Hope, Grant County, Wisconsin on Oct. 27, 1863.
At some point after her 1901 divorce from Antoine L. Dunston, she married a John C. Johnson who was from England. In the (June 1) 1905 Wisconsin state census, she appears as his wife. He is 70 and retired, and she is 38. John owns a house, free of mortgage. Ella's mother, age 83, is also in the household. Ella still had the Johnson name and a Madison address in 1906. Sarah gives her and possibly her parents' birthplace as Pennsylvania.
On March 13, 1910, Ella was married to Aaron T. Keith of Flandreau, SD. In the 1910 census, this is listed as her second marriage (!).
She died November 7, 1913, in Flandreau, SD. At the time of her death, she had four living sisters and one brother according to the obituary:
Millville (southwest of Boscobel), Grant County, Jul 1860 Jonathan Heiberling, 45, Framer, $1500, $200, born in PA Sarah J., 37, PA Margaret, 17, Domestic, OH [married David Harlocker Dec 6, 1860 in Grant County] Susanna, 13, OH [married Augustus Franklin Snow March 19, 1884] Lydia, 10, OH Mary A., 7, OH [married Charles O. Gurnsey had daughter Emma] Edward, 5, WI [born Jan 9, 1855 died Dec 24, 1924 in San Diego, CA] Sarah A., 3, WI Martha J., 3/12, WI1870 census info:
Waterstown (just east of Boscobel) Jonathan Heberling, 55, Farmer, $1500, $625, PA Sarah J., 48, Keeping House, VT (she gave PA in 1860) Lydia A., 21, Domestic Servant, OH Mary A., 19, Domestic Servant, OH Edward, 15, Works on Farm, WI [married Nellie Jewett Barnett December 20/25, 1883 in Grant County] Sarah A., 13, At School, WI Martha J., 10, At School, WI [married August 11, 1878 to Jefferson Gurney] Eliza E., 7, At School, WIElla is on that very last line. I'd be interested in contacts with descendents of any of Ella's siblings in case there are any records about the Ella-Antoine family.
Jonathan was born in Pennsylvania on March 5, 1815, and died on March 23, 1897, in Boscobel. He was married April 29, 1841 to Sarah Jane [what surname?].
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