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Marvin Abernethy 1831-1911*
Marvin ABERNATHY was born in Monroe County, NY on August 5, 1831. In 1844, his family came to Utica and in 1863, he took over the business of shoemaking, succeeding his father, who had been in the business for 20 years. Marvin was married twice. On October 3, 1855, he married Sarah Ann ARNOLD. They had a son named Elmer. Sarah Ann died in 1863. On January 16, 1866, Marvin married Sarah Ann's sister, Ellen. They had 4 children, Sarah, Lou, Bessie, and a baby, who died in infancy. Ellen died in 1906. Marvin was a religious man. He lived his religion by giving money liberally of his money and time to the Methodist Church, where he was a member for 56 years. For 55 years, he served on the Church Board. He sang in the choir and for 5 years was superintendent of the Sabboth School. Marvin died at his home in Utica on August 16, 1911.

Mt Clemens Monitor, Apr 27 1906
Chesterfield. Miss Lois ALLOR was born in Chesterfield, Jan 6 1883, and died at her home here Saturday, April 21 1906. She was married to Ellery WAITE on Jan 21 1903, who is left to mourn the departure of a loving wife and companion, besides her parents, four sisters, and one brother. For a long time she had been ill iwth stomach and liver trouble, and gradually grew worse until the end came. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Baptist church, conducted by Rev. Wallace, of New Haven, assisted by Rev. A Hall, of this place, who spoke of the high esteem in which the deceased was held. The large concourse of people present, together with the floral offerings, can speak without words the great esteem and love that was felt for the deceased. Our great sympathy is sincerely extended to the bereaved husband and family. (a poem follows)
Milton. Many from New Haven came to attend the funeral of our dear young friend Lois Allor Waite. Rev. J W Wallace married them three years ago today. He preachered her funeral sermon. Mr. and Mrs. Allor and her husband have our heart felt sympathy in their sad hours of affliction.

Sierens, St. Peter Burial Records, p.47
Louis ALLOR d 16 Nov 1884, husband of Sarah Woodre, 79 years old. Mt. Clemens Press, Oct 20 1884 Mr. Allor, father of Louis Allor of this city, died at his home last Saturday night at the age of 79 years.

Mt Clemens Monitor, Fri Jun 5 1908.
Louis AMEEL, one of the oldest residents of Mt. Clemens, died Monday night, aged 84 years. The funeral was yesterday from St. Peter's church, of which he was a devoted member. Mr. Ameel was born in France, going to Belgium early in life, and then coming to Detroit in 1850. Cholera was raging there, and so he, with the late Bruno VanLANDEGHEM and the late Felix DENEWITH, came to Mt. Clemens, where they lived ever afterwards. Forty-nine years ago he married Miss Anna WINKLER-*, who survives him with six children, Joseph of Washington state, Charles and August of Detroit, and Albert,Frank, and Henry of Mt. Clemens. Mr. Ameel was a tailor by occupation, working for years in the shop of the late C.D. Williams. Then he became a barber and had a shop of his own until he retired from active life, a few years ago. He was an industrious, thrifty citizen, esteemed by all who knew him, and never had an enemy in all his life.

Macomb Co Deaths, Vol.C, Richmond, p.1. Paulina BOROWSKI d Apr 12 1908 Richmond of pneumonia, md, age 41y 7m 9d, b Prussia, d/o Peter Tessner & Caroline Papke b Prussia.

Macomb Co Deaths, Vol.C, Richmond, p.3 Henry Borowski d Oct 21 1911 Richmond of apoplexy, md, age 47y 1m 28d, b Germany, s/o Samuel Borowski & unknown of Richmond.

Guardianship file 6310, roll 109. Petition 21 Sept 1912 by Fred Borowski, of Detroit, a brother to have a guardian appointed for the following minor children of Henry Borowski dec'd late of Macomb Co: Paul Borowski b Feb 26 1893, Martha Borowski b Aug 4 1896, William Borowski b Sept 18 1901, Hattie Borowski b Jun 4 1903 and Elsa Borowski b Apr 23 1905 all of Macomb Co. Paul & Martha, over 14, of Richmond, nominate William H Acker as their guardian. 1917 William Acker was guardian of all the above plus Amelia Borowski. 8 Oct 1917 final account of guardian and Martha Borowski is now Martha Luckrita.

Guardianship file 6311, roll 109 Petition 21 Sept 1912 by Minnie Borowski of Richmond who states that she is the mother of Amelia Borowski b Dec 6 1911, dau of Henry Borowski dec'd and requests tht William H Acker be appointed guardian. Dec 1932 Mrs. Minnie Borowski of Detroit submitted her final account as guardian of Amelia who has now reached the age of 21. Amelia Borowski of Detroit states that she has received in full all that is due her.

Mt Clemens Monitor Leader Thur Nov 9 1950
Roseville -- A lifelong resident of Roseville, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Brenniman, who was 93 years of age, died at her home, 29065 Gratiot avenue, Friday. Mrs. Brenniman's parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. William Bottomley were among the charter members who organized the Erin Presbyterian Church, which is marking its 90th anniversary this week. Mrs. Brenniman was a lifelong member of the church. The widow of the late William Brenniman, she was born of parents whose families were pioneer residents in Michigan. Her mother, Elizabeth Galloway came from Scotland as a young girl and lived for a time with her parents in Vermont, later settling in Michigan. It was here that the Galloways became acquainted with the Bottomley family who had settled around Kern road after coming from England. Mrs. Brenniman was the youngest of four children, being born Mary Elizabeth Bottomley on June 15 1857, on Kern road. In 1898 Mary Bottomley was married to William Brenniman living for a short period with his father on Toepfer road. Later they settled on Brenniman road now known as Stephens drive. In 1905 they moved to a farm of 41 acres which was previously the Klein farm at 12 Mile and Gratiot. Of the nine children from this marriage the following survive: Mrs. Henry Schulwitz, Mrs. Emma Schulwitz, Mrs. Thomas H Myers, Arthur and John Brenniman and Mrs. Rivan F. Frazee. Eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren survive. Services were held Monday afternoon from the Kaul Funeral Home with the Rev. Dean Mordhorst, pastor of Erin Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment was in the family lot in Erin Grove Cemetery.

Contributed by Ann Faulkner

Jackson Citizen Patriot: Friday July 3, 1896, p. 10 col. 5.
DIED - CURTIS- at 8:30 p.m. Thursday July 2, 1896 at the family residence 260 Oak Hill Ave. of peritonitis and appendicitis, Albert L. CURTIS, aged 36 years. The funeral was held from the late residence at 2:30 p.m. today, and the remains taken to Rochester, this state for interment. Deceased was a harness maker, having been in the employ of Fred D. Welling and Yocum and Hawkin a long time. He was a member of the order of the Knights of the Maccabees, belonging to the tent at Leonard. He leaves a widow and 2 children.(Albert was the son of Charles W. CURTISS and Amanda ALDRICH and the father of Charles A. CURTIS) Albert L. is buried at Mt. Avon Cemetery, Rochester MI 3-201
This obituary was submitted by Jeanne M. Gorlick

Edgerton Cem, Sterling Twp. - Drake FM
Meriden T 1875-1906
Louisa A 1850-1927
Winfield S 1849-1942

Index & Record of Deaths
Louise Drake d Aug 18 1928 Sterling Twp, ae 77y 1m 14d, sterling Twp,
carcinoma of uterus, Mich, d/o Thomas Stead & Armanda Allen.

Index & Record of Deaths
Martin F Drake d Mar 25 1938 Clinton Twp, ae 59y 8m 17d, md, paralysis, b Mich, farmer, s/o Winfield Drake & Louisa Stead both b Mich.

Index & Record of Deaths
Winfield Drake d Jan 11 1942 Sterling Twp, wid, 92y 7m 8d, chronic cystitis & myocarditus, b Mich, retired farmer, s/o Hiram Drake & Marilla Wolf both b NY.

Mount Clemens Monitor, May 8 1891.
Another sad death is that of Frank DURELL, who was drowned in the wreck of the Atlanta on Lake Superior Monday night. He was 32 years of age, and was married only six weeks ago, a daughter of Mr. F L Milton being his bride. Mr. Durell had $2,000 of Insurance in the Maccabees, which will be paid to his parents.
from: Macomb County database

Mt. Clemens Press, dated November 27, 1884- Death of Honorable R. P. Eldredge - This much esteemed and old resident of Macomb county was called to his last resting place, Monday night. He died at his home on South Gratiot street at the age of 76 years. Mr. Eldredge retired from an active life some years ago and for the past two or three years has been ailing in health and at the time of his death was a great care to his family. A full and complete historical sketch of his life may be found in the History of Macomb County, and from which we take the following:

The Honorable R. P. Eldredge was born on the banks of the Hudson, town of Greenwich, Washington Co., N.Y. in 1808. At the request of his father, he began studying law at the age of seventeen. In the spring of 1826 he started for the Territory of Michigan. He began keeping bachelor's hall in the fall of 1827 in Mt. Clemens and read law; admitted to the bar in 1828, and was the first lawyer who hung out his shingle in Macomb county.

Being a Democrat, was a warm support of Jackson and Van Buren and Democratic nominees for State and county offices. In February, 1842, was appointed Secretary of State by Gov. Barry, which office he held four years: in the fall of 1846, was elected to the Senate and attended first session of Legislature in Lansing in 1847; left politics at the close of the session; when his term of office as Secretary of State expired, he resumed law practice at Mt. Clemens, Mich., which he successfully pursued for many years. He was married October, 1831, to Miss Louise Crittenden, to whom three children were born - Catherine, James B. and Carrie. After the death of Mrs. L. C. Edlredge, he married Miss Jane A. Leonard, who is the mother of Miss Emma Eldredge.
This photo submitted by Bill & Jan Proper

Mount Clemens Monitor, May 8 1891
Mrs. Sybil Smith FARRAR was born in New York in 1816. She was married in 1835 to Manson Farrar, and with him came to Mt. Clemens, where Mr. Farrar had previously located as a carpenter. They resided in Mt. Clemens until 1848, when they removed to Detroit, where they remained about two years, and then moved to the township of Columbus and located a new farm. There they lived for nineteen years, and then moved ot the present homestead. Mrs. Farrar was the mother of four sons and three daughters. Of these there are now living Adj't Gen. J S Farrar, Capt. U.S. Farrar now in California, and Mrs. J S Parker of New Haven, and Mrs. R Crandall of Richmond.

FARRAR Judson S.
Mount Clemens Monitor of March 17, 1916
The death of Col. Judson S. Farrar, at an early hour Saturday morning, was not unexpected and was in no sense shocking. Col. Farrar, approaching the end of his 80th year, was looking for the coming of the "kind nurse" and conscious that he had lived beyond the appointed time, conscious of a long life without reproach and of the freely bestowed honors of his fellows, he viewed the coming of the end of his earthly joys and sorrows without trepidation and with perfect serenity. With the gallant old soldier, whose life had been many times at hazard, the final adventure brought no fear; with him it was "Farewell, but Hail!"

The funeral occurred from the residence Monday, and was largely attended. The Masonic fraternity in which the colonel celebrated his 50th birthday a few years ago, had charge of the ceremonies, and Rev. Mr. Lewis conducted the services at the house. Burial was in Clinton Grove cemetery. See photo of Colonel Farrar, below.

Col. Farrar was born in Mt. Clemens in August, 1836, and had been identified with this city and Macomb county practically during the whole of his life. He was son of Manson Farrar, who came from New York in an early day and was one of the pioneer settlers of the county. He received a common school education, and when a youth was employed in a drug store. When the civil war broke out he was one of the first men to espouse the cause of the Union. He went out with the Fifth Michigan, of glorious history, but in 1862 was transferred to the newly organized Twenty-sixth regiment, of which he became colonel. He commanded the regiment in the New York draft riots, and accompanied its fortunes in the Army of the Potomac, and achieved a most honorable record in the fighting in the eastern field that culminated in the collapse of the Southern Confederacy. At the close of the war he was in the West for a time. In 1864 he married Miss Carrie Eldredge. Four children were the fruit of the union, three daughters and one son, the latter Robert J. Farrar, who was a captain of the Thirty-fourth Michigan infantry, and died from the effects of a sickness incurred in the Cuban war. (ANOTHER PHOTO OF COL. FARRAR APPEARS HERE - TAKEN IN HIS YOUNGER YEARS. THE CAPTION READS: WHEN HE ANSWERED HIS COUNTRY'S CALL.)

Col. Farrar was three-times elected register of deeds, and in all, as register and deputy, was in the office ten years. Prior to that he was a long time supervisor of the township of Clinton, and upon organization of the city was supervisor of the first ward. Twice he served as mayor of Mt. Clemens and was also one of the assessors for several years. He had an aptitude for public affairs.

This was recognized when Gov. Winans appointed him adjutant general, and when President Cleveland appointed him consul at Sarnia. Four years ago, he acted as chairman of the Democratic county committee. In addition to his Masonic connections, which he deeply enjoyed, he was a member of the G.A.R. and prominent in the affairs of the Loyal Legion. Col. Farrar stood four-square to every wind that blew in all the relations of life. In late years he, in a measure, sat by the side of the road, but with no, uninterested eye. He was alive mentally to the last. His death, in the fulness of years concluded a life of great usefulness and honor.
This obituary submitted by Bill & Jan Proper

Source: Circleville newspaper -July-6-1958
HAYWARD, Charles 52, Lockbourne Airman, was killed in an auto crash Sunday on Circleville-Lockbourne Road. Hayward's home was Roseville, Michigan. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Berger Hospital. He was a passenger in the car driven by Albert louis Francis, also Lockbourne Airman. Francis pled quilty in Municipal Court to driving under the influenced, but entered a plea of innocent to manslaughter charge.

Victoria JASKULKA-Utica. Mrs. Victoria Jaskulka, 87 of 52155 Dorchester, died Monday at St. Joseph Hospital, Mount Clemens, following a lingering illness. Mrs. Jaskulka was born in Germany on Nov. 10, 1878 and came to the United States at age 12. She married Philip Jaskulka in Detroit on Oct. 28, 1900 and the couple had lived in Utica the past nine years. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Willian (Eleanor) Knoth of Utica; a sister, Mrs. Anna Kozak of Roseville; three grandchildren and six great grand children. Services will be held at 8;30 a.m. Friday at the Milliken Funeral Home, 8459 Hall and at 9 a.m. at St. Kieran Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Edward Obuchowski officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township. A rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. This appeared in The Macomb Daily and was submitted to the Macomb page by Susan Ryntz

Anna Kozak- Utica. Mrs. Anna Kozak, 83, a sever year resident of the area, died Monday at Martin Place East Hospital, Madison Heights. Survivors include son, Gilbert, of East Detroit; daughter, Mrs. Arthur (Leona) Shavat of Utica; three grand daughters; and two great grandchildren. Services will be at 9:15 a.m. Thursday at the Leo T. Sobocinski Funeral home, 22121 Kelly, East Detroit, and 10 a.m. at St. Angela Catholic Church. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Detroit. A Rosary will be said at 8 p.m. today. This appeared in The Macomb Daily 9/5/1973 and was submitted to the Macomb page by Susan Ryntz

Prestonville Cemetery, Utica, Macomb Co. Frederick Kregear (b. 28Mar1872, Sterling Twp -d. 28Oct1924, Detroit, MI) died of myocarditis. Frederick was the youngest son of Charles Krueger and Mary Gusbarr, residents of Sterling and Shelby Twps, Macomb Co between 1866-1884. Frederick was survived by wife, Helen Marie, children: Evelene, Arlyne, Earnest E, Lillian, Beatrice, Winifred, Frederick C., Richard E. and Orville J.

Helen Marie Lindow Kregear (b. 21Apr1884, Germany - d. 10Jan1964, Detroit, MI) died of cervical cancer. She was the wife of the late Frederick Kregear. Helen Marie was survived by children: Evelene Montague, Arlyne Schlacht, Earnest E., Lillian Bliss, Beatrice Williams, Winifred Craig, Frederick C., Richard E. and Orville J.; 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

The Kregear obituaries were submitted to the Macomb page by Evelyn Kregear, descendant.

Mt Clemens Daily Monitor Leader- April 2 1941
48 Year Ago Today Apr 2 1893 from the Mount Clemens Press Files

Theodore Little died Tuesday, March 23 1893, at his present home on Salt River, in the 70th year of his age. He was born on the Clinton, Feb. 4, 1824, and moved with his father to Salt River when this section was an almost unbroken forest in which the Indians still pursued the chase; and among the playmates and companions of his boyhood were the red children of the forest. He married Miss Esther Green Feb. 25, 1849, who with a son and a daughter survives him. By a long life of industry, economy and good management he has acquired a fine property, and leaves his family well provided for.

This obituary provided by Ann Faulkner

Clinton Grove Cemetery, Section F, lot 40.
Olga Sangbush LONGSTAFF 1874-1961 (d Jan 12 1961, age 86y)
William James Longstaff 1873-1914 (d Nov 5 1914, age 40y)
On the same lot is:
George H Longstaff 1847-1923 (Jan 8 1923, age 75 yrs) (original purchaser 1916)
Isabella Longstaff 1850-1923 (Feb 9 1923 age 72 yrs)
Thomas George Longstaff 1882-1950 (Jan 6 1950 age 67yrs)

LOWELL, Walter
from 1960 Richmond newspaper
Walter, Age 95, of 7055 Main Street, Richmond, Dec. 20. Survived by 2 daughters. Mrs. Carl Shattuck of Mount Clemens, Mrs. Mary Harrington at home; A son, Smith E. Lowell of Utica. Funeral Friday 2 P.M. at the Howard H. Bauer Funeral Home, Richmond. Burial Oakwood Cemetery, new Baltimore.
This obituary was submitted by Walter Lowell's grandson , Bud Allison

Elizabeth M. MAINTZER, aged 79, passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 1991 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Clinton, Clinton Twp., MI. She was born February 25, 1912 in Avon, OH to the late August and Caroline KAUSER KLEVE. On September 8, 1934 in Alpena, MI she was united in marriage to Gottlieb MAINTZER. He preceded his wife in death on July 21, 1982.

Mrs. MAINTZER was a sales clerk for the Sanders Company, and later was employed at Sears as a seamstress who specialized in wedding dresses and suits.

Mrs. MAINTZER was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Mount Clemens, a member of the Young at Heart Senior Citizens Group, Jolly Seniors Citizens Group and the Pioneers Senior Citizens.

She is survived by 5 daughters, Rochelle at home; Deloras (Marvin) MAAS, St. Clair Shores; Julie (David) SANS PUTNAM of Mount Clemens; Sylvia (Michael) QUIGLEY of NY; Darlene (Frederick) SIMMONS of Metamora; 1 step daughter, Hilda TANSLEY of Troy, MI, 1 sister, Pearl SAUER of Hubbard Lake; 5 brothers, Arthur KLEVE of Lexington, MI; Walter KLEVE of Hubbard Lake; Albert and Carl KLEVE of Alpena; Otto KLEVE of Spruce, MI. 13 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 6 step grandchildren, and 12 step great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 1 sister, Helen, 1 brother, Adolph and 1 step son, Herbert MAINTZER.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 10, 1991, at 11:00 a.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church, 38900 Harper, Mount Clemens, MI with the Rev. Mark Gaertner, pastor officiating. Visitation will be in the Harold W. Vicks Funeral Home, 140 S. Gratiot Ave., Mt. Clemens, MI on Wednesday, October 9, 1991 from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.. On Thursday, October 10, 1991, Mrs. MAINTZER will lie in state at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service. Burial will be in Cadillac Memorial Garden Cemetery East, Clinton Twp. Family suggests contributions to Trinity Lutheran Church.

Mr. Gottlieb MAINTZER, a long time resident of Macomb Township, died on Wednesday, July 21, 1982 in St. Joseph Hospital, East, Mount Clemens, at the age of 94 years.

Born November 3, 1887 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Mr. MAINTZER came to the United States as a youth. He was united in marriage on September 8, 1934 in Alpena, Michigan to the former Elizabeth M. KLEVE. He was a long time faithful member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Mount Clemens, the Jolly Seniors of St. Isidore's Church and the Inter-Faith Senior Citizens of New Baltimore. He retired in 1958 as a brewer for the Stroh Brewery, Detroit, Michigan.

Mr. MAINTZER is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, 6 daughters, Mrs. Hilda TANSLEY of Troy, MI; Miss Rochelle MAINTZER, at home; Mrs. Marvin (Deloras) MAAS of St. Clair Shores; Mrs. Gerard (Julie) SANS of Mount Clemens; Mrs. Michael (Sylvia) QUIGLEY of NY and Mrs. Frederick (Darlene) SIMMONS of Avoca, MI. A son Herbert preceded him in death, 19 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren also survive.

Friends will be received in the Harold W. Vick Funeral Home, 140 S. Gratiot Ave., Mount Clemens, MI until 9:00 p.m. on Friday, July 23, 1982. On Saturday, July 24, 1982, Mr. MAINTZER will lie in state in the Chapel of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Mount Clemens from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30a.m. the hour of services in the Main Sanctuary, with the Rev. Harry C. Hennemann officiating. Burial will be in the Lutheran Garden of the Cadillac Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Clinton Twp., MI. Memorial contributions to the Trinity Lutheran Church or the St. Joseph Hospital Care Unit would be appreciated.

From the Macomb County database
Mount Clemens Advertiser-Monitor Friday, Dec 9 1938
Romeo. A familiar figure is gone from Romeo's streets with the death of James MESSMORE, 69, last Thursday night. Despite his advanced years, "Jim," as he was known to hundreds here, cheerfully and faithfully executed his duties a a newspaper agent during the hottest days of summer and the bleakest days of the winter. "Jim" literally "died in harness," having only been sick for a few days prior to his death following a stroke. Surviving, besides the widow, is a sister, Mrs. Orva Hulett, of Armada, and a grandson, David Pettibone, of Romeo. Burial was in the Birmingham cemetery, with the Rev. George B Ratcliff of the Romeo Congregational church, officiating.

Bay City News - Oct, 20, 1952
Joseph Miller - Funeral Services for Joseph Miller former Bay Cityan, will be held Thursday morning at *:15 o'clock at Stapish Funeral Home and at 9 o"clock at St. Annes Church Linwood. Joseph Miller, son of Benjamin and Julia Ann Thomas, was born April 02, 1873 and died Oct, 20, 1952 at the home of his daughter Gladys ROSE in River Rouge Michigan. Survivors, in addition to Mrs. Gladys Rose of Dearborn are three sons of Bay City: Henry, James both of Bay City; and William of Detroit; Two brothers: David of West Branch and Alfred of Linwood and a sister Mrs. Robert Snyder of Detroit.
This obituary was submitted by Bonnie Gibson

Macomb Co Index & Record of Deaths
Joseph E MOORE d Sept 18 1939 Memphis ae 56y 2m 29d, md, chronic bronchitis, b Mich, retired, son of Joseph E Moore b NJ & Sarah J Sutherby b Mich. Macomb Co Deaths Vol. B, p.219.
Joseph E MOORE d Mar 22 1902 Richmond Twp of pneumonia, md, ae 66y 5m 6d, b NJ, s/o William Moore b England & Gertrude Cook b NJ. Richmond Cemetery Joseph Moore Aug 28 1837 - Mar 22 1902 Sarah Moore Apr 20 1862 - Nov 27 1927 (no record of Sarah's death in Macomb County) Joseph Moore 1883-1939

Macomb Co Deaths, Vol.A, p.263
#11 Harriett S OLNEY d Feb 3 1887 Armada of heart disease, ae 65y 10m 5d, md, b NY, d/o of Saben Lewis dead & Sarah Lewis of Lenox.

Richards Cemetery - Richmond Twp.
OLNEY FM Harriet S., w/o David d Feb 3 1887 ae 66y
David S d at 90y 2m (no dates)
Sarah, w/o Laban Lewis d at 99y 11d (no dates)

Liber C, p.59
19 Jan 1829 Felix (X) Peltier & w Marie (X) Peltier to the Bishop and Parishioners of the Parish of St. Francois de Sales, $1, being one arpent or french acre square situated between the public highway and the orchard on the farm he now resides on, the same piece of land being for a grave yard or burial ground and no other purpose and the said Peltier further agrees and promises to leave the space of ten feet wide of land so as the said parrishmen may have free access the said burial ground provided always that the said parishioners shall make a good and sufficient fence on each side of the space of the ten feet land leading from the public highway to the said burial ground or graveyard. Wit: P J Dejean pret, James Meldrum, Francis Labady, Joseph X Potvin.

The tombstone for Felix Peltier in St. Peter Cemetery has the following inscription:
St. Peter Catholic Cemetery
The remains of Felix & Mary Peltier & heirs, removed from the Peltier Cem, Harrison Twp, Macomb Co Apr 23 1909: Felix Peltier, age 66, d Apr 3 1830; Wife, Mary Peltier, age 56, d Apr 15 1843.

PROPER, Frederick "Sam"
(Printed in Mt. Clemens Daily Leader, January 27, 1947)

Death Claims "Sam Proper" - Long Illness Fatal to Popular Figure
Frederick "Sam" Proper, a familiar figure in Mount Clemens since the days he first tended bar at the old Fenton House and the famous Sherman House, died Monday afternoon in St. Joseph Hospital, where he had been confined by a lingering illness. He was 57 years old.

For some 40 years "Sam" had mixed drinks, told stories and served as hunting camp companion to business men of Mount Clemens. He was known as a sportsman and his skill at billiards and pool in his younger years was a town legend.

Old timers tell of how Frederick Proper came by his nickname of "Sam" when a young man delivering mail on a rural route near his native community of Richmond. The town sports jokingly called him "Uncle Sam", so the story goes, as he drove his horse-drawn mailwagon to the farms in the district, and the name stuck until only a few of his wide circle of friends and acquaintances knew the real one.

"Sam" was proud of his bartending ability and stuck to the business most of his life. He started at the Fenton House, and later transferred to the Sherman House, where he served for many happy years the drinks upon which he prided himself. With the repeal of Prohibition, he returned to his familiar position behind the bar, serving at several downtown establishments. Usually at deer hunting season, Proper would accompany a northward party of local businessmen as chef and general master of ceremonies.

Surviving Proper are his father, William, a tavern keeper before him; his widow Grade, and four children, Frederick, Robert, George and Mary. A sister, Mrs. Guy Bradford, of Mt. Clemens also survive. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the LaCroix and Groesbeck Funeral Home, with burial in Clinton Grove Cemetery.
This obituary & photo submitted by Bill & Jan Proper

Proper, William C.
(Printed in Mt. Clemens Monitor Leader, June 8, 1942)

William C. Proper, 87, former North Macomb county hotel keeper and one time race track driver, is dead today at the age of 87. Mr. Proper, long known to county sportsmen, died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at a local hospital where he had been confined a week.

Born in Brantford, Ontario, he came to the United States in 1895. From 1898 until 1900 he operated the Barton Hotel in Memphis, from 1900 until 1904 he ran the Commercial House in Richmond and from 1904 until 1906 he was manager of the Glenwood in Lenox.

Coming to Mount Clemens in 1906, he was employed by the old Iron City Club at the Macomb-Broadway intersection. Always a lover of horse flesh, Mr. Proper frequently rode a sulky in races at the old Mount Clemens track. Of late years he had been employed by Donaldson Brothers.

He was the father of Sam Proper, well known Mount Clemens bartender, who died in February of this year. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Guy Brafford, of Mount Clemens; a sister, Mrs. Ida Harris, of St. Helen, Oregon; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Hubbard Funeral Home with the Rev. J. L. Kennedy, pastor of First Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial will be in Clinton Grove Cemetery.
This obituary submitted by Bill & Jan Proper

Frances S. RINTZ -Clinton Township. Services for Frances S. Rintz, 80, of 17374 Millar, will be at 9:15 a.m. Thursday at Kaul Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Thecia's Catholic Church with Rev. Mario DiGuilo celebrating mass. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Detroit. A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Mrs. Rintz, who was born on Feb. 22, 1890 in Detroit, died Monday at the Harrison Community Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, in 1955. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Max (Helen) Dean of Detroit; six sons, Leo of East Detroit, Edward of Clinton Township, Leonard and Melvin of Warren, Frank and George of Detroit; one sister, Mrs. Catherine Brenda of Detroit; 15 grand children and 11 great grand children. This appeared in the Macomb Daily 5/12/1970 and was submitted to the Macomb page by Susan Ryntz

RINTZ, Frank E.
Frank E. RINTZ, 76, of Warren died March 8 and was buried March 12 at St. Mary Cemetery in Royal Oak following services at William Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W. Eleven Mile, Royal Oak and at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Hazel Park. Mr. Rintz was born Feb. 22, 1897 in Madison Heights. He had the Shady Grove Bar in Warren for 25 years. He was a World War I veteran and a member of St. Mary Magdalen parish. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Metty, of Warren; two grandchildren; two brothers, John of Royal Oak and William of Warren and a sister, Mrs. Anne Felmlee of Royal Oak. This appeared in The Macomb Daily 3/15/1973 and was submitted to the Macomb page by Susan Ryntz

Leon M. RINTZ, 48, a Warren resident 24 years, died Thursday at St. Joseph Hospital East, Mount Clemens. A U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, he was an employee of Mount Clemens Bank and a former employee of Beneficial Finance Corp. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; son Michael of Roseville; daughters, Theresa Irwin of East Detroit, Leslie of Warren; one grand son; parents, Leo and Helen Rintz; and sister, Frances Lumley. Services will be 9 a.m. Saturday at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr, Warren, and 9:30 a.m. at St. Malachy Catholic Church, Warren, with the Rev. Gerald Britz officiating. Burial will be in the Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township. A Rosary will be recited 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Visitation will be after 10 a.m. today. This appeared in The Macomb Daily 3/21/1986 and was submitted to the Macomb page by Susan Ryntz

Leonard J. RINTZ -Roseville. Leonard J. Rintz, 61, a horticulturist for the Detroit Institute of Arts and Macomb County resident for 21 years died Wednesday at his home here. Survivors include his wife, Mary; one son, Dennis; one sister, Helen Dean; and four brothers, Frank, Leo, Edward and Melvin. Services will take place 11 a.m. Saturday at the Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot, Roseville. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Detroit. This appeared in The Macomb Daily 11/3/1978 and was submitted to the Macomb page by Susan Ryntz

RYNTZ, Edward F.
RYNTZ, Edward F. Age 86. March 4, 1998. Beloved husband of the late Stella. Dear father of Edward, Jr. (Mary Ann), Charles (Carol), Jo Anne Prieur and the late Thomas (Betty). Brother of Theresa Okonoski and Sister Joseph Ann. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Instate Saturday 10 a.m. at St. Martin DePorres Church until time of service at 10:30 a.m. Visitation Thursday 5-9 p.m. & Friday 1-9 p.m. at the D. S. Temrowski & sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Rd at Common. K of C Rosary Friday 7:30 p.m. This appeared in the Detroit News and was submitted to the Macomb page by Susan Ryntz

Mt Clemens Monitor, May 11 1906
Mr. A J RUNYAN died at his home in Utica, Saturday, May 5, aged 80 years. Mr. Runyan has been sick for a long time and death came as a welcome relief from pain and suffering. he leaves one daughter, Miss Vina, and two brothers, Hiram and Gardner, all of Utica, and two sisters in the far West. The funeral was held at the house Tuesday conducted by Revds, Wilson and Beach. Miss May Brownell of Detroit, furnished beautiful music, and the Masonic order, of which he was a charter member, performed the last sad rites of the brotherhood and laid him to rest amid beautiful flowers in Utica cemetery.

Apparently the Rev. Seelye spent many of his years christening, marrying, and burying the residents of nineteenth century Macomb County. I thought, therefore, that the following might be of general interest. Note: Brooklyn is the old name of Davis, in Ray County. The date attached to this clipping is January 12, 1895. It was in a scrapbook so I do not know in which newspaper it originally appeared.

Rev. Thomas Seelye This good man, after a ministry of over fifty-one years in the conferences of Michigan, was translated on Thursday, the 3d inst., from his home in Ann Arbor. The wonder is that with his frail constitution he tarried on earth so long, and wrought so much. As a child he was sickly, and his parents had little expectation of keeping him long, and if he should survive, they anticipated his becoming a confirmed invalid. Several times he passed through ordeals of illness, twice or thrice was given up as dying. Despite expectation and appearances he attained to seventy-two years and eleven months of life, spending a third of a century as a pastor, and preaching at times during the eighteen years he was on the superannuate list.

Bro. Seelye was born in Oneida county, at Westmoreland, N.Y., Feb. 3, 1822. His father’s name was Cornelius, and his mother’s maiden name Rachel Smith. They moved to Lorain county, Ohio, when Thomas was just past his first year. His conversion occurred in 1837. Between then and 1843 he came to Michigan, and began his ministry in the early part of 1843 as a supply on the Dundee circuit, Josiah Brakeman being presiding elder of the district. In the fall of that year he united with the conference on trial. Three years later he was ordained deacon by Bishop Morris, and two years later still elder by Bishop Hamline. His pastorates have been at Hillsdale, Brooklyn, Almont, Lexington, New Haven, Washington, Oxford, Hadley, South Flint, Grand Blanc, Flushing, Hartland, Richmond, Brandon, Swartz Creek, Romeo, Dixboro, and Augusta. The years of respite from pastoral labors were spent upon his farm near Armada, and latterly at Dexter and Ann Arbor. He was married at Romeo in 1848 to Miss Naomi D. Sutherland, by his former colleague, Rev. Caleb A. Bruce. Of six children, five are still living: Rev. M. T. Seelye, pastor of Leoni; Prof. O.C. Seelye, of Racine, Wis.; Mrs. S. A. Kendrick, widow of the late Dr. Warren Kendrick, of Plymouth; and Misses Carrie and Jennie Seelye.

Bro. Seelye was of a very retiring nature, unassuming, quiet, diligent, devoted, sensitive in conscience, pure in motive and character, and spotless in his life. Because of his modest bearing and simplicity of tastes he did not press himself upon the attention of others, nor manifest at conference gatherings his worth and abilities as fully as some would have done. These virtues, however, endeared him all the more to the people of his charges, and to his friends. As a preacher he was clear and faithful, rather than showy. Revivals attended his ministry. At Hadley the conversions during his pastorate numbered some 300. At Lexington the meetings roused such universal interest that all the usual amusements of the season had to be abandoned. A man who had just built a new hotel arranged for a brilliant ball in his new dance hall, even sending to a neighboring city for his musicians. But when the night came the musicians were all who were present, as the young people had flocked to the revival meetings. The proprietor was so angry that he threatened to prosecute Mr. Seelye for interfering with his business, but venturing one night into the meetings he himself was convicted and gloriously converted, and invited Mr. Seelye to transfer his meetings from the little schoolhouse to his large dance hall.

His early educational advantages had been in the district school and in the Norwalk seminary at the time when Bishop Thompson was principal. Infirm health, however, interrupted his seminary studies, and did not permit a completion of the course. He had a fondness for learning, and pursued his studies alone with diligence. His self-distrust led him to resist the call to the ministry, which came to him when about nineteen years old. He thought he would be unable to preach, and declared that he would not consent to becoming a minister, let the consequences be what they might. While in this state of rebellion a very remarkable experience came to him, and he thought it a providence intended to save him from the mistake and sin of final refusal to preach the gospel. He was taken very ill, and all his friends supposed him to be dying. At this time he had a vision, or seemed to be passing through a spiritual transportation. Two angels came and escorted him to the other world. He was borne by them upward along a pathway of light. Supreme peace and the most exquisite joy filled his soul, brightness ineffable shone down from above; he was drawn by an attraction of delight toward the celestial world. The glory of heaven was within and without. Suddenly he was stayed in his approach to heaven, and his angel companions were told that he must return, as his life-work was not done. Back from the brightness he receded to the darkness of earth, and was re-established in his physical tenement. Even then his will did not bend to the divine all.

In a second illness, some time after, a disclosure of hell was made to him, and a voice seemed to say that it was his to choose between that place of final abode and obedience to the call of duty. Then he surrendered and the prolonged controversy ended. His religious experience exemplified childhood religion, and a later conversion. From very early years he prayed, read the Bible, and cultivated friendship with God. In his teens this early fervor was chilled, and at the age of fifteen he was clearly converted during a great revival which, in 1837 swept through Ohio. Bro. Seelye was deeply religious. Inheritance and environment contributed to it. His grandfather was a prominent local preacher in New York, and his parents among the first members of the little church in Lorain county, Ohio. Of his wife’s family, four brothers were ministers, sons of Col. Andrew Sutherland, of Cambria, Niagara County, N.Y. He transmitted to his own family the lessons and benedictions of piety that he received, and his five children are all devoted members of the church, one being in the ministry. Of two institutions he cherished the same estimate as the Puritans – the church and the schoolhouse. Religion and education were, to his mind, the greatest wealth a parent could lead his children into. Hence he not only sought the conversion of all his children, but afforded them the means of this higher education.

His domestic life was one of unusual beauty and blessedness. At family prayers on New Year’s day, after singing, “My Faith Looks Up to Thee,” he said to the family: “Now let us repeat some texts of Scripture that give our experience, and I want to say for myself, ‘Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits to me.’”

At the church New Year’s service that same evening this singularly sweet testimony was given by him, and has been sent to us by his pastor, Rev. Dr. Cobern. This is the substance of it:

“This is the happiest New Year of my life. I am all the Lord’s. He directs my steps. Whether I live the entire year or but two days of it, I am determined to make each day the best day of my life. I cannot only say that I do not fear death, but I can say that I shall be glad to depart when it is the Lord’s will, for while to live is Christ, to die is gain.” It is remarkable that it was just two days later that he died, the cause of his decease not being very clear.

The funeral services were held in the First M.E. church, Ann Arbor, Sunday afternoon, Jan. 6, Rev. J. W. Crippen, Rev. F. Ohlinger, Rev. E. Steele, and Rev. F. A. Soule assisting the pastor. The remarks of our aged Brother Steele, who had been long associated with Brother Seelye, being particularly affecting."

Mount Clemens Monitor Leader - Jan. 11, 1907
Several times during the past few weeks mention has been made of the serious illness of Mr. Edward Teats, one of Macomb county's sturdy pioneers. In sad postscript to these paragraphs comes the announcement of his death on the evening of Jan. 2, aged 79 years. Mr. Teats was born in Dutchess Co., N.Y., in 1829. He removed with his grandparents to Michigan when thirteen years old, locating in Harrison township, this county. The story of his boyhood is much the same as that of other boys of that period, but by the time he arrived at manhood and married Miss Harriet Rackham (daughter of Simon Rackham of All Saints, Sussex Co., England) in Mt. Clemens in 1850, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. Geo. W. Newcomb, pastor of the Presbyterian church, his magnetic personality and sterling qualities had so endeared him to the hearts of his fellowmen that he was urged to accept generalship in municipal affairs. Political honors came to him repeatedly. Year after year he represented his constituency in affairs of state and history making. In business life he ever exhibited that integrity and uprightness which always bring success, he thus comparatively early in life securing a competency. But it was in domestic life that honors him greatest, because of his untiring efforts to "make childhood sweet" and his motto, "If you have a friend worth loving, love him; yes, and let him know you love him, ere life's evening tinge his brow with sunset glow." Why should good words ne'er be said of a friend--till he is dead? He loved him home, he loved his fellowman. Mr. Teats united with the Presbyterian church in 1860, (was an elder for many years) and remained in that faith until he passed beyond to enjoy with unclouded brightness the sunshine of that better land. He resided on his farm in Harrison township until 1896 when he sold the place to William Cole and came to make his home with his daughter Grace, in this city. Few men of his day and denomination have been more popular and few will be lamented more. His funeral was held from his late home with Rev. Kennedy in charge of the services who paid eloquent tribute to the memory of his co-laborer. Nine children remain to mourn his loss: Mrs. Chas. Fries, of Utica, Mrs. Henry Generecuix, of Saginaw, Mrs. Thomas Houghton, of Erin, Arthur Teats, of Harrison, Mrs. Chas. Fields of Hamtramck, Mrs. Robert Fox, of Clinton, Mrs. Anson Harris, of Hamtramck, Mrs. Allen Houghton, of Croswell, and Mrs. Jos. M. Danby, of this city. There are 29 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren, also one sister, Mrs. Alice Campau of this city, and two brothers, Jacob Teats, of Kansas, and Philip Teats, of Montana.

Dixon Telegraph News Paper, Dixon, Lee County, IL Monday 25 March 1918.
A.H. TILLSON CALLED BY MAKER THIS MORN. Veteran Druggist of Dixon Passed Away This Morning. WELL KNOWN CITIZEN.
A.H. TILLSON, a veteran druggist of this city, passed away at 9:30 o'clock this morning at his home, 208 North Dixon Avenue, death resulting from a complication, augmented by old age.
Alonzo Herbert TILLSON was born at Mt. Clemens, Mich., July 22, 1841, and was married to Miss Nellie DOWNS in Battle Creek, Mich. 4 children were born to this union, 2 of whom survive; Mrs. Mae T. HOWELL of this city and Herbert TILLSON of Gwinn, Mich. Mr. TILLSON was one of the first vestry men of the Episcopal church, and helped to build the present church edifice. He was Senior Warden of the church at the time of his death, and was always faithful in every demand of church work. His cheerful presence and helpful ways will be sorely missed by all who knew him, and especially in the business world and in the church.

The Daily Monitor Leader, January 2, 1948
Von Boeselager
Funeral services will be held in Mount Clemens on Monday for Mrs. Mary Gabrielle von Boeselager, age 65 years, who died this morning at her home, 21 Miller street, following and illness extending back several years.

The deceased was the widow of August von Boeselager, owner for more than 30 years of the famous Rock Garden Greenhouses, North Gratiot, who died in 1936 in the 32nd year of their married life.

She was a native of Detroit, a daughter of the late Joseph and Christine Noeker, who maintained their summer home near the Clinton river mouth.

Since her residence in Mount Clemens, and up until failing health recently prevented, Mrs. Von Boeselager was an active member of St. Peter's Catholic parish.

She is survived by the following children: Mrs. James Randolph Doll, and Beatrice von Boeselager, of Mount Clemens; August Jr., and Joseph, of Chicago; Mrs. William Compton, of Albuquerque, N. Next., and Mrs. A. F. Riha, of Austin, Tex. There are nine grandchildren.

Surviving also are two sisters, Miss Elsie Noeker, of Mount Clemens, and Mrs. J. J. Lynn, of Detroit.

The remains will be at the Groesbeck funeral home after 7 p.m., Saturday, where prayers will be conducted at 8 o'clock Saturday and Sunday, The funeral will be on Monday at 9 a.m., from the funeral home, with requiem high mass at 9:30 a.m. at St. Peter's church, with pastor Rev, Fr. Paul C. Heenan officiating. Burial will be in the family mausoleum, Mount Olivet Cemetery, Detroit.

From the Mt. Clemens Daily Monitor-Leader
June 13, 1936

DEATH TAKES AUGUST VON BOESELAGER Pioneer Florist was in Business Here Since 1901
Was Son of Baron
August Von Boeselager, prominent citizen and pioneer florist of Mount Clemens, died at his residence on North Gratiot avenue early this morning. Mr. Van {Von} Boeselager had been ill for two weeks.

He spent brief periods of employment in Detroit, Battle Creek, Port Huron and Buffalo. In each city he showed an inclination towards the floral industry. In 1901 he came to this city and became associated in that year with the Robert Klagge greenhouses. In 1903 he established his own greenhouses at the present location on Aviation boulevard, at North Gratiot avenue. Its original area of 21,000 square feet under glass was later increased and much modern equipment installed.

In the floral industry, the name "Von Boeselager" is known throughout the United States. Mr. Von Boeselager was one of the best known producers of nursery stock, plants and shrubs.

In his civic life, the deceased was active in all local movements for the betterment of Mount Clemens; being always relied upon to donate his time, services and equipment to every public enterprise. He was associated with the Knights of Columbus and the active member of St. Peter's church.

Mr. Von Boeselager was born May 16, 1875 and was in his 62nd year. He was the son of Baron Maxmillian Von Boeselager and Baroness Clare Von Oer, of Hanover, Germany. The Von Boeselager family has been prominent among German families for more than three centuries.

Surviving is the widow, the former Miss Gabrielle Noeker, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. J. J. Noeker, Detroit; two sons, August Von Boeselager, Jr., Chicago, and Joseph , Mount Clemens; four daughters, Mrs. J. Randolph Doll and Mrs. William Nunneley, Mount Clemens, and Miss Frances and Miss Luella, at home. There are four grandchildren. Three sisters of Mr. Von Boeselager also survive. They are Mrs. Gordon O'Keefe, Detroit; Mrs. Maria Von Knoblauch, Germany, and Sister Philipine, Ursuline Order, Dorslun, Germany.

The funeral will take place at St. Peter's church Tuesday at 10 a.m. with a solemn requiem high mass. Burial will take place in Mount Olivet cemetery, Detroit. Prayers will be said at the residence Sunday and Monday at 8 p.m.

Mr. Von Boeselager attended schools and military college in Germany and at the age of 18 years left his native land for the United States. Submitted by Marge Burkheiser,
Thank you Ann Faulkner

Macomb Co Deaths, Vol.C, Ray Twp, p.5
Lewis Judson Whitcomb d Mar 21 1914, md, 43y 10m 19d Ray Twp, b Mich, pernicious anemia, par: Sidney Whitcomb & Elizabeth Allison.
Davis Cemetery Readings
L J Whitcomb 1879-1914

Eva is shown as Minnie in the 1870 and 1880 censuses.

She was definitely the daughter of Albert Snover and Electra Remington, and had died prior to 11 Sep 1917, which is the date of for Albert. Albert's petition for probate names his grandson Guy A Whitcomb of Detroit and granddaughter Elizabeth Whitcomb Corlett of Pontiac. Electra died 8 Nov 1838 (date needs confirming) "of Romeo" and her probate record names her grandchildren Guy A Whitcomb of Cleveland and Elizabeth Whitcomb Cronk of Denver, children of Minnie B Whitcomb a deceased daughter.

Minnie evidently married a Murphy after the death of Louis Whitcomb. She is buried in Washington Center Cemetery with her parents. I have not searched for either her marriage or death.

Snover-Murphy FM (no dates)
Albert S Snover
Electra M Snover
Minnie B Murphy
Jesse P Ayer
No doubt Jesse P Ayer was connected with Minnie's sister Maude who had married an Ayer and lived in Grand Rapids.

Macomb Co Deaths, Vol C, Romeo, p.5. George S WHITE d Nov 5 1911 Romeo, md, ae 50y 2m 13d, pneumonia, b RI, lake captain, s/o H S White and Nancy Hutchinson of Romeo.

Macomb Co Deaths, Vol.C, Romeo, p.5. Nancy A/H WHITE White d Nov 14 1911 Romeo, md, 81y 8m 3d, pneumonia, b NH, d/o Stearns Hutchinson & Nancy Houston, dead.

Macomb Co Deaths, Vol.C, Romeo, p.22. Henry S WHITE d Dec 12 1915 Romeo, wid, 87y 8m 5d, of old age, b NY, retired clergyman, s/o Newman S White b Mass & Abigail Stark b VT.

Mount Clemens Monitor, Dec. 17, 1915.
Rev. Henry S. WHITE died at his home, Minot street, Sunday morning. He would have been 87 years old in April, and his had been a long an eventful career until the entire breakdown, a few years ago, since which time the faithful son Dr. F.N. White has sacrificed business and health for the care of his enfeebled father. Rev. White had been one of the so-called "wheel-horses of Methodism" for many years, in the way of building churches and parsonages, conducting revival services, and along all lines of aggressive pastoral work. He was pastor of the Romeo church about 40 years ago, and since his retirement has been a loyal co-worker with each succeeding pastor here. he was an active chaplain during all the civil war and has held that position in the local G.A.R. for many years, the soldier's monument at the cemetery, being one of the results of his labor. The estimable wife, who had been as closely identified with the Relief Corps. died about five years ago. Funeral services were held Wednesday, at the home of his son, with a discourse by Rev. W.M. Ward and the remains were taken to the family lot in Ann Arbor for interment.

Most likely in the Romeo Observer Press.. This clipping saved by a family member. GONE (March 30, 1924 death)
Succumbing to anaemea, Joseph M. WICKER, life-long resident of Washington died at his home here Sunday morning in his seventy fifth year.

Mr. WICKER had been suffering from anaemea for about a year and a half. In January he was overcome one night by gas fumes from a defective stove since which time his health has failed rapidly.

He was born near Holly, Michigan, July 27, 1848 and save for a few brief sojourns, has lived in Michigan all his life. All but two years of that time he was a resident of Washington. When he was two years of age his parents (Lent WICKER- Laura MILLER) moved to Utica and there occurred the unique experience which brought him here. While playing near the canal at the latter village he fell into the water narrowly escaping death by drowning. His grandmother (Orilla PERKINS MILLER, wife of Joseph MILLER), much concerned lest the experience be repeated, induced his parents to send him to an uncle and aunt living in Washington. The latter (Unn MILLER- Mary Miranda WHITCOMB) became attached to him and he never returned to the home of his parents.

Mr. Wicker was married three times. His first marriage occurred in 1882 to Ella PHELPS who died in 1890. In 1892 he married Mrs. Manda (ALDRICH,CURTIS)REED who died in 1912. His last matrimonial venture was in 1913 when he married Medora (LOOMIS) ALDRICH. The last named obtained a divorce from him several years ago. Two daughters survive him, one of which, Mrs. Mary Mower of Flint, kept house for him in Washington until about three years ago.
This obituary was submitted by Jeanne M. Gorlick

Macomb Co Deaths, Vol.D, p.116
#16 Calista Maria WILDER d Dec 6 1919 Village of Armada, ae 91y 3m 23d of senility, wid, b Mass, d/o Labon Lewis b New Hampshire & Sarah Tarble b Mass.

Obituary: Calista M. Lewis was born in Shelburn, Mass. on August 13, 1828. She was married to Barnard C. Wilder, December 1, 1852. They came from Freedom, New York to Armada on April 1, 1867 and have since lived in this vicinity, her husband preceeding her by death twenty-eight years ago. Two children, Josie of Pittsburg, and Charles E. of Armada, besides ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren, survive her.

Card of Thanks follows obituary: We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their many kindnesses and the beautiful flowers; also the pastor and bearers for the kind helpfulness during the sickness and death of our mother and grandmother. Signed Mr. & Mrs Charles E. Wilder and Mr. & Mrs. Alsey Finch.

Bernard d Jan 16 1892 ae 71y 2m 17d
Calista 1828-1919

Thanks to Douglas Spencer for supplying this obituary.

Obituary, May 25,1838

Passes Away At Age of 55; Long Ill Fred WIRTH, age 55, died early this morning at his home, 6700 Runyan road, Shelby Township. He had been ill for several months. Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Floyd Kelley and two grandchildren. He also leaves two brothers William and George, and three sisters, Mrs. Kate Glied, Mrs. Fred LaBarre, and Mrs. Arnold Bernstein. Mr. Wirth's body will be at his home until Thursday, when it will be removed to the home of his sister, Mrs. Bernstein, 6337 Newhall avenue, Detroit, where funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon. Burial will be in Detroit. E.A. Schwarzkoff, mortician, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

WIRTH- Fred, aged 55, dear husband of Louise,dear father of Mrs. Floyd Kelley, grandfather of Frederick and Robert Kelley, dear brother of Mrs. Kate Glied, Mrs. Fred LaBarre and Mrs. Arnold Bernstein, William and George Wirth, the late Mrs. Mary Nummer and Carl Wirth. Services from the sister's home, 6337 Newhall Ave.,Detroit Saturday at 2 o'clock and 2:30 at the Martini Lutheran Church,3901 Leuschner Ave. Burial at Forestlawn Cemetery.

Thanks to Ruth B. Haire for supplying this obituary.

Mt Clemens Monitor, Jan 25 1935 Romeo -- Mrs. Phoebe WOODMAN, 84, died at her home here Sunday night after having been in poor health for some time. Surviving are a son Orrion, and three sisters, Mrs. Adell Switzer of Ypsilanti, Mrs. Herman Curtis of Flint, and Mrs. Ida Wheeler of Pontiac. She was a member of long standing with the Methodist church. The Rev. A.F.T. Butt officated at the funeral Wednesday with burial in the Davis cemetery. (note: Phebe was the daughter of John G Dicken & Alice Cornelia Banister, and widow of William Nelson Woodman)

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