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Pocket Watch Fob
OTTO F. ERNST
Otto F Ernst -Sheridan, Wyoming
Otto Frederick Ernst, born 1872 in Louisville, KS, learned the trade working for a Mr. Dodgion in Wamergo, KS. Ernst and his family moved to Sheridan, Wyoming in 1900 where he worked at several jobs including making saddles for George Parmeter. Otto and John P. Buckley opened the Ernst-Buckley Saddlery in 1902 and it continued until 1907 when Buckley left. Otto's brother John became the master saddlemaker. Otto's oldest son Ernie joined the firm in 1921. Otto died in 1938 and the business continued until it closed in 1975, a year after Ernie died.
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