Lillian E. Spitzley

Birth*16 March 1907Westphalia, Clinton, MI 
Marriage*28 June 1937Alfred Joseph Droste; St. Mary's Catholic Church, Westphalia, MI 
Death*12 October 1997Westphalia, Clinton, MI 

Family

Alfred Joseph Droste b. 9 Aug 1900, d. 18 Aug 1974
Children 1.Joseph A. Droste
 2.Allen A. Droste
 3.Daniel R. Droste b. 5 Mar 1941, d. 24 Apr 1964
 4.Eugene F. Droste
 5.Elizabeth Ann Droste
 6.Marguerite Droste
 7.Maryann D. Droste

Infant Droste

Father*John Droste b. 13 Oct 1852, d. 29 Jul 1920
Mother*Maria Theresia Berles b. 16 Sep 1859, d. 24 Apr 1939
Death*9 August 1903Westphalia, Clinton, MI; 12 hrs old, no cause of death 
Birth*9 August 1903Westphalia, Clinton, MI 
Burial*9 August 1903St. Mary's Cemetery, Westphalia, Clinton, MI 

Maria Theresa Goeddeke

Father*Joseph Frank Goeddeke b. 13 Dec 1885, d. 13 Jan 1966
Mother*Louise Elisabeth Droste b. 27 Jun 1890, d. 27 May 1976
Birth*3 May 1914Detroit, Wayne, MI 
Death*31 July 2006Sterling Heights, Macomb, MI 

John Anthony Goeddeke

Father*Joseph Frank Goeddeke b. 13 Dec 1885, d. 13 Jan 1966
Mother*Louise Elisabeth Droste b. 27 Jun 1890, d. 27 May 1976
Birth*1 April 1917Detroit, Wayne, MI 
CauseDeathhad a burst appendix 
Death*1 March 1937Detroit, Wayne, MI 
Burial*3 March 1937Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, MI 

Josetta Wilhelmina Goeddeke

Father*Joseph Frank Goeddeke b. 13 Dec 1885, d. 13 Jan 1966
Mother*Louise Elisabeth Droste b. 27 Jun 1890, d. 27 May 1976
Birth*17 October 1919Detroit, Wayne, MI 
Death*16 July 2016Clarkston, Oakland, MI 
Burial*20 July 2016Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, MI; following funeral Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lake Orion 

Franz Anton Friedrick Josef Plugge

Birth*12 August 1833Landenbeck, Westfalen, Preussen 
Marriage*7 July 1859Franzisca Theresia Voss; Reiste, Westfalen, Preussen 
Death*6 April 1900Landenbeck, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 

Family

Franzisca Theresia Voss b. 24 Jan 1836, d. 20 Jan 1924

Jois Schulte

Marriage*7 September 1737Maria Catharina Lohmans; St. Hubertus Catholic Church, Dorlar, Westfalen, Preussen 

Family

Maria Catharina Lohmans
Child 1.Peter Schulte+ b. 2 May 1742, d. 1 Mar 1809

Maria Catharina Lohmans

Marriage*7 September 1737Jois Schulte; St. Hubertus Catholic Church, Dorlar, Westfalen, Preussen 

Family

Jois Schulte
Child 1.Peter Schulte+ b. 2 May 1742, d. 1 Mar 1809

Therese Maria Becker

Birth*31 December 1876Niederberndorf, Germany 
Marriage*19 November 1903Anton Joseph Knoche; Dorlar, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 
Death*30 December 1937Altenilpe, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 

Family

Anton Joseph Knoche b. 4 Feb 1873, d. 7 Jun 1954
Children 1.Maria Theresa Knoche b. 30 Oct 1904
 2.Anton Joseph Knoche b. 5 Dec 1905, d. 2 May 1936
 3.Maria Knoche+ b. 21 Feb 1908
 4.Eva Elisabeth Knoche+ b. 28 Apr 1909, d. 17 Aug 1994
 5.Johann Knoche b. 9 Apr 1911
 6.Maria Clara Knoche+ b. 25 May 1918, d. 2 Dec 1971

Joseph Brechting

Father*Johann Adolph Brechting b. 10 Nov 1799
Mother*Maria Catherine Knoche b. 10 Apr 1810, d. 20 Nov 1865
Birth*19 March 1834Dorlar, Westfalen, Preussen 
Christening21 March 1834Dorlar, Westfalen, Preussen; witnesses were Franz Brechting and (Josephine?) Mette of Dorlar 
(Witness) Baptism24 June 1860Franz Anton Hellermann; Dorlar, Westfalen, Preussen; witnesses were Franz (Joseph) Brechting of Dorlar & ? 
Marriage*22 November 1881Maria Franziska Luttecke; Dorlar, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 
Death*15 December 1904Dorlar, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 

Family

Maria Franziska Luttecke b. 7 Apr 1859, d. 22 Apr 1931
Child 1.Franz Josef Brechting+ b. 23 Feb 1898, d. 26 Oct 1975

Maria Franziska Luttecke

Birth*7 April 1859Niederfleckenbreg, Preussen 
Marriage*22 November 1881Joseph Brechting; Dorlar, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 
Death*22 April 1931Dorlar, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 

Family

Joseph Brechting b. 19 Mar 1834, d. 15 Dec 1904
Child 1.Franz Josef Brechting+ b. 23 Feb 1898, d. 26 Oct 1975

Franz Josef Brechting

Father*Joseph Brechting b. 19 Mar 1834, d. 15 Dec 1904
Mother*Maria Franziska Luttecke b. 7 Apr 1859, d. 22 Apr 1931
Birth*23 February 1898Dorlar, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 
Marriage*4 June 1924Maria Johanna Gobel; Dorlar, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 
Death*26 October 1975Dorlar, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 

Family

Maria Johanna Gobel b. 30 Jul 1899, d. 16 May 1963
Child 1.Maria A. Brechting

Maria Johanna Gobel

Birth*30 July 1899Winkhausen, Germany 
Marriage*4 June 1924Franz Josef Brechting; Dorlar, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 
Death*16 May 1963Dorlar, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 

Family

Franz Josef Brechting b. 23 Feb 1898, d. 26 Oct 1975
Child 1.Maria A. Brechting

Maria A. Brechting

Father*Franz Josef Brechting b. 23 Feb 1898, d. 26 Oct 1975
Mother*Maria Johanna Gobel b. 30 Jul 1899, d. 16 May 1963

Alfred Groebbel

Franz Wilhelm Berles

Father*Anton Franz Berles b. 12 May 1825, d. 13 Dec 1905
Mother*M. Wilhelmina Mette b. 24 Sep 1828, d. 8 May 1892
Birth*24 October 1853Dorlar, Westfalen, Preussen 
Christening27 October 1853Dorlar, Westfalen, Preussen; witnesses were Wilhelm Knoche of Dorlar and Maria Cath Hellerman 
Witness: Wilhelm Knoche
Marriage*17 May 1881Louise / Aloysia Sauer; Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
Marriage*17 January 1900Catherine Elizabeth Welte; St. Mary's Catholic Church, Westphalia, Clinton, MI; Father W. Herwig officiated with witnesses Frank E. Pulte of Grand Rapids and Angela Minnich of Detroit 
Occupation*a bookkeeper 
CauseDeathshock and internal hemorrhage from a street railroad accident 
Death*3 May 1904Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
Burial*6 May 1904Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 

Family 1

Louise / Aloysia Sauer b. 15 Nov 1853, d. 11 Dec 1896
Children 1.Anna Wilhelmina Berles b. Feb 1882, d. 16 Jun 1883
 2.Charlotte W. Berles+ b. 17 Apr 1884, d. 23 Jul 1980
 3.Elisabeth Alvina Berles b. 19 Sep 1885, d. 1973
 4.Franz Joseph Berles b. 29 Jul 1888, d. 14 Apr 1891
 5.Carl William Berles+ b. 4 Apr 1891, d. 16 Mar 1966

Family 2

Catherine Elizabeth Welte b. 6 Aug 1865, d. 15 Nov 1943
Child 1.Mary Berles b. 15 Jun 1903, d. 26 Jun 1903

Louise / Aloysia Sauer

Birth*15 November 1853Olpener Landkreis, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Preussen 
Marriage*17 May 1881Franz Wilhelm Berles; Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
CauseDeathhad heart disease 
Death*11 December 1896Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
Burial*Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 

Family

Franz Wilhelm Berles b. 24 Oct 1853, d. 3 May 1904
Children 1.Anna Wilhelmina Berles b. Feb 1882, d. 16 Jun 1883
 2.Charlotte W. Berles+ b. 17 Apr 1884, d. 23 Jul 1980
 3.Elisabeth Alvina Berles b. 19 Sep 1885, d. 1973
 4.Franz Joseph Berles b. 29 Jul 1888, d. 14 Apr 1891
 5.Carl William Berles+ b. 4 Apr 1891, d. 16 Mar 1966

Anna Wilhelmina Berles

Father*Franz Wilhelm Berles b. 24 Oct 1853, d. 3 May 1904
Mother*Louise / Aloysia Sauer b. 15 Nov 1853, d. 11 Dec 1896
Birth*February 1882Kent County, MI 
Death*16 June 1883Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 

Charlotte W. Berles

Father*Franz Wilhelm Berles b. 24 Oct 1853, d. 3 May 1904
Mother*Louise / Aloysia Sauer b. 15 Nov 1853, d. 11 Dec 1896
Birth*17 April 1884Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
Marriage*12 May 1908John F. Hormuth; St. Mary's Catholic Church, Grand Rapids, MI 
(Witness) Death29 September 1940John F. Hormuth; St. Mary's Hospital, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
Death*23 July 1980Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
Burial*Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 

Family

John F. Hormuth b. 13 Jun 1883, d. 29 Sep 1940
Children 1.Frank J. Hormuth b. 2 Oct 1909, d. 20 Jan 1982
 2.Norine M. Hormuth b. 31 Dec 1912, d. 21 May 2002
 3.Edward J. Hormuth b. 17 Mar 1915, d. 17 Mar 1984
 4.Marie J. Hormuth b. 10 Nov 1917, d. 26 Aug 2007
 5.John Hormuth b. 16 Jan 1922, d. 17 Jul 2010
 6.Louise M. Hormuth b. 3 Jul 1926, d. 25 Feb 2006

Elisabeth Alvina Berles

Father*Franz Wilhelm Berles b. 24 Oct 1853, d. 3 May 1904
Mother*Louise / Aloysia Sauer b. 15 Nov 1853, d. 11 Dec 1896
Birth*19 September 1885Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
Death*1973 

Franz Joseph Berles

Father*Franz Wilhelm Berles b. 24 Oct 1853, d. 3 May 1904
Mother*Louise / Aloysia Sauer b. 15 Nov 1853, d. 11 Dec 1896
Birth*29 July 1888Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
Death*14 April 1891Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 

Carl William Berles

Father*Franz Wilhelm Berles b. 24 Oct 1853, d. 3 May 1904
Mother*Louise / Aloysia Sauer b. 15 Nov 1853, d. 11 Dec 1896
Birth*4 April 1891Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
Milit-End*served in WWI 
Marriage*28 October 1922Anna Marie Schulte; St. Mary's Catholic Church, Detroit, MI; Father Joseph Wuest officiated with witnesses Lorenz Host and Ella Schulte, both of Detroit 
Witness: Ella M. Schulte
Employment*Grand Rapids Store Equipment Co (manufacturer of dry goods, department, and specialty store furniture and equipment) as a salesman 
Death*16 March 1966St. Mary's Hospital, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
CauseDeathpulmonary embolus from car accident 
Burial*19 March 1966Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids, MI 

Family

Anna Marie Schulte b. 26 Jul 1896, d. 17 Sep 1976
Children 1.Robert August Berles b. 23 Nov 1923, d. 5 Dec 2012
 2.Mary Catherine Berles
 3.Gerard Joseph Berles
 4.Elizabeth Ann Berles b. 5 Jun 1931, d. 23 Aug 2007
 5.Margaret Ann Berles b. 5 Jun 1931, d. 1969
 6.Carl William Berles Jr.
 7.Francis A. Berles

Anna Marie Schulte

Father*Theodor August Schulte b. 6 Aug 1861, d. 24 Apr 1932
Mother*Theresa M. Welte b. 17 Oct 1863, d. 13 Dec 1926
Birth*26 July 1896Wayne County, MI 
(Witness) Marriage24 May 1916Mae Margaret McFarlan, Alfred J. Schulte; Detroit, Wayne, MI; Father Francis X. Mara officiated with witnesses Joseph Schulte and Anna Schulte, both of Detroit 
(Witness) Marriage17 June 1916Arthur William Hansen, Lillian J. Schulte; Detroit, Wayne, MI; Father Fred R. LeFevre officiated with witnesses Arthur Hoetger and Anna Schulte, both of Detroit 
Marriage*28 October 1922Carl William Berles; St. Mary's Catholic Church, Detroit, MI; Father Joseph Wuest officiated with witnesses Lorenz Host and Ella Schulte, both of Detroit 
Witness: Ella M. Schulte
Death*17 September 1976at home - 1700 Sibley NW, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
CauseDeathacute cardiopulmonary arrest 
Burial*20 September 1976Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 

Family

Carl William Berles b. 4 Apr 1891, d. 16 Mar 1966
Children 1.Robert August Berles b. 23 Nov 1923, d. 5 Dec 2012
 2.Mary Catherine Berles
 3.Gerard Joseph Berles
 4.Elizabeth Ann Berles b. 5 Jun 1931, d. 23 Aug 2007
 5.Margaret Ann Berles b. 5 Jun 1931, d. 1969
 6.Carl William Berles Jr.
 7.Francis A. Berles

Catherine Elizabeth Welte

Father*Casper Welte b. c 1835, d. 19 Aug 1866
Mother*Anna Marie Droste b. 7 Jan 1844, d. 11 Apr 1920
Step-fatherJoseph Alexander Bischoff b. 21 Feb 1835, d. 22 Feb 1889
Birth*6 August 1865Westphalia, Clinton, MI 
(Witness) Marriage19 April 1887Theresa M. Welte, Theodor August Schulte; Detroit, Wayne, MI; Father Francis Lings officiated with witnesses Anton Schulte and Cath Welte, both of Detroit 
Marriage*17 January 1900Franz Wilhelm Berles; St. Mary's Catholic Church, Westphalia, Clinton, MI; Father W. Herwig officiated with witnesses Frank E. Pulte of Grand Rapids and Angela Minnich of Detroit 
(Witness) Death2 November 1940Rosina Theresa Bishoff; Caro State Hospital for Epileptics, Indian Fields, Tuscola, MI; had been there 13yrs 
Death*15 November 1943Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
Burial*Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids, MI 

Family

Franz Wilhelm Berles b. 24 Oct 1853, d. 3 May 1904
Child 1.Mary Berles b. 15 Jun 1903, d. 26 Jun 1903

Anna Marie Heinline

Birth*24 May 1827Germany 
Marriage*circa 1844Johann Dunnebacke; MI 
CauseDeathhad cancer of unreadable type 
Death*15 February 1905Dallas Twp., Clinton, MI 
Burial*18 February 1905St. Mary Cemetery, Westphalia, Clinton, MI 

Family

Johann Dunnebacke b. 1813
Child 1.Maria Frances Dunnebacke+ b. 14 Oct 1846, d. 4 Dec 1940

Casper Welte

Birth*circa 1835Baden, Germany 
Marriage*20 November 1862Anna Marie Droste; Westphalia, Clinton, MI 
Occupation*a school teacher and organist at St. Mary's Church 
Death*19 August 1866Westphalia, Clinton, MI 

Family

Anna Marie Droste b. 7 Jan 1844, d. 11 Apr 1920
Children 1.Theresa M. Welte+ b. 17 Oct 1863, d. 13 Dec 1926
 2.Catherine Elizabeth Welte+ b. 6 Aug 1865, d. 15 Nov 1943

Anthony Berles

Father*Anton Franz Berles b. 12 May 1825, d. 13 Dec 1905
Mother*M. Wilhelmina Mette b. 24 Sep 1828, d. 8 May 1892
Birth*8 April 1857Dorlar, Westfalen, Preussen 
Christening11 April 1857Dorlar, Westfalen, Preussen; witnesses were Anton Knape of Dorlar and Catharine Kremer of Dorlar 
Witness: Anton Knape
Marriage*28 August 1881Mary Lizzie Hall; Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
CauseDeathhad cerebral arteriosclerosis 
Death*16 February 1930Kalamazoo State Hospital, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI 
Burial*19 February 1930Riverside Cemetery, Kalamazoo, MI 

Family

Mary Lizzie Hall b. c 1860, d. 27 Dec 1931

Henry Hufnagel

Birth*6 December 1875MI 
Marriage*11 November 1902Lena Mary Schaefer; Westphalia, Clinton, MI 
CauseDeathhad an abscess 
Death*9 October 1904Dallas Twp., Clinton, MI 
Burial*12 October 1904Westphalia Cemetery, Clinton County, MI 

Family

Lena Mary Schaefer b. 18 Feb 1879, d. 1962
Child 1.Anna M. Hufnagel+ b. 14 Dec 1903, d. 20 Jul 1983