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Ernest Frederick (Ernie) Tonsing

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  • Name Ernest Frederick (Ernie) Tonsing 
    Gender Male 
    Born 7 July 1908  Atchison, Atchison Co., Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • 617 South Sixth
    Occupation Pastor  [3
    Death Notice Services for the Rev. Ernest F. Tonsing, 87, Topeka, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the First Lutheran Church here. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Salemsborg Lutheran Cemetery in Salemsborg.
    Mr. Tonsing died Thursday, July 13, 1995, at a Topeka care home.
    He was born July 7, 1908, in Atchison, the son of the Rev. Paul Gerhardt Tonsing and Ruth Martin Tonsing.
    He spent 54 years in the Lutheran ministry and was pastor of the First Lutheran Church in Topeka from 1946 to 1975. He received his bachelor's of divinity from Chicago Lutheran Theological Seminary in 1934 and a doctorate of divinity from Midland College in Fremont, Neb., in 1954.
    He was ordained in the Kansas Synod on April 20, 1936. He served as an associate pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence for more than 17 years.
    He served as president of the Synod of Kansas from 1951 to 1953 and as secretary of the Central States Synod from 1962 to 1975. He was moderator on WIBW's weekly religious panel, "Your Question Please," and was on the board of directors of Luther Place I and II and Martin Creek Place Gardens.
    He served as a chaplain in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946 in Germany. He retired in 1968 as a lieutenant colonel.
    Before he served in the military, he was pastor of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Valley Falls from 1936 to 1938, pastor of the St. John Lutheran Church in Wellington from 1938 to 1941 and pastor of the St. Mark Lutheran Church in Emporia from 1941 to 1943.
    He married Dorothy Louise Peterson on June 1, 1936. She died April 15, 1983.
    Survivors include two sons, the Rev. Ernest Frederick Tonsing, Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Evan Tonsing, Glencoe, Okla.; and two brothers, Robert L. Tonsing, Wichita, and Paul Tonsing, Fort Worth, Tex.
    The family suggests memorials to the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, 1100 E. 55th St., Chicago 60615 or to First Lutheran Church, 1234 S.W. Fairlawn Rd., Topeka 66604.
    Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home in Topeka is in charge of arrangements.  [4
    Residence(s) 1910-1930: 315 North Terrace, Atchison, Kansas  [5
    Died 13 July 1995  Topeka, Shawnee Co., Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
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    Person ID I2127  Lisa's Genealogy
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    Father Paul Gerhardt Tonsing,   b. 3 January 1870, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 March 1936, Atchison, Atchison Co., Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Ruth M. Martin,   b. 31 May 1873, Atchison, Atchison Co., Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 March 1967, Atchison, Atchison Co., Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 7 September 1893  Atchison, Atchison Co., Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence(s) 1900: Hardy Precinct, Nuckolls, Nebraska
    1910-1930: 315 North Terrace, Atchison, Kansas  [5, 7
    Family ID F1289  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Dorothy Peterson,   b. 15 July 1909, Falun, Saline Co., Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1983, Topeka, Shawnee Co., Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 1 June 1935  Falun, Saline Co., Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Family ID F1367  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Atchison Daily Globe, Saturday, January 26, 1944
      Promotions announced: The Rev. Ernest Tonsing has been promoted to major. He is now at Salina on terminal leave.

      Chaplin Ernest Tonsing tells of War Experience [8, 9]

  • Sources 
    1. [S87] ((__:Never Done Press, 1995)).

    2. [S249] Johan Heinrich Toensing Family Group Sheet.

    3. [S1499] .

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    5. [S844] .

    6. [S8] Social Security Death Index, viewed 29Nov1998.

    7. [S845] .

    8. [S1490] .

    9. [S1497] .


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