April 3 – Ernst Johann Joachim Warnke

Bruno Hauptmann who got convicted to a death sentence for the kidnapping and killing of the “Lindbergh Baby” Charles Lindbergh III. gets killed on the electric chair on April 3, 1936. Til today there are doubts regarding his guilt.

On my family tree we meet the stepson of my 2nd cousin 4x removed Joachim Karl Johann HAGEDORN.

Ernst Johann Joachim WARNKE was born on April 3, 1885 in Boienhagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany to a single mother – father unknown.

He received his christening on April 26, 1885 in Diedrichshagen.

His mother Wilhelmine Maria Dorothea WARNKE married my cousin on July 24, 1896 in Diedrichshagen.

Out of that marriage Ernst has five more siblings: four brothers and a sister.. the poor girl, the only sister of five brothers!

On April 26, 1899 he got confirmed in Diedrichshagen, soon after that he stepped into the “working life”.

This is the 1900 census record for Ernst. He is living in Grevesmühlen in the meantime, working as a shoemaker apprentice.

1900 census record Ernst Warnke

1900 census record Ernst Warnke

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