I find it rather ironic that I was just on the cusp of figuring out the who, what, when, and where of each Ernest Vienop of Napa. There were three of them, by the way. That can make things a bit confusing for people outside of the family (and even within the family too). I find it is a rather similar situation to the three Richard Flanagan's of Napa, California, too. Names certainly repeat in family lines of the past, don't they?
With definitive information about my Ernest Vienops, I was able to provide the current owner of Ernest J. Vienop's home with a reader's digest overview of him. Mind you, he had also tried to do some homework down at the Napa Historical Society but I think that gave him information on the wrong Ernest Vienop. What am I talking about? Below are his comments to me via email:
Well, I have more for certain. I also know that Ernest J. Vienop had a wife and children. Let's just say that the historical society probably referenced "Uncle Ernest" who was a widower and had no children. He too lived in Napa, California. So, what do you think I did next?
Here's the information that I passed along. I have made it my goal to post my messages here as they are full of information that I do not just want to hide away in a computer file.