Frederick George "Fritz" Kaphaem

Father*David Kaphaem b. 10 Aug 1881, d. 29 Apr 1947
Mother*Nettie Isabel Barber b. Aug 1893, d. 9 May 1966
Birth*5 April 1925Tomahawk, Lincoln, WI 
(Witness) Census29 April 1930David Kaphaem, Nettie Isabel Barber; Tomahawk, Lincoln, WI; David (indexed as Kaphaem), age 48, b MI, first mar at 24, no occ given, father b Canada, mother b MI ; Nettie, wife, age 36, b WI, first mar at 22, father b OH, mother b Canada; Margaret, dau, age 22, single, stenographer at paper mill; Martha, dau, age 12; David, son, age 9; Harold, son, age 6; Frederick, son, age 5; Lester, son, age 3 - all children b WI; Marie J. Barber, mother-in-law, age 82, widow, b Canada, parents b England in home of son-in-law: - res on Harrison Rd. (note: in 1920 David Kaphason; Marie J. Baraber, mother-in-law, age 70, immigrated 1867; ssdi for David Kaphaem b in 1921) 
(Witness) Census16 July 1940David Kaphaem, Nettie Isabel Barber; ward 3, Tomahawk, Lincoln, WI; David Kaphaem, age 59, 1yr college, laborer - WPA road repair; Nettie, wife, age 46, 1yr college; David L., son, age 19, 4yrs h.s.; Harold L., son, age 16, 8yrs school; Frederick G., son, age 15, 7yrs school; Ronald L., son, age 13, 7yrs school; Judith A., dau, age 8, 2yrs school - all b WI, lived in same house in 1935 
Milit-End*He served in the U.S. Navy in WWII 
Employment*Owens-Illinois as a yard surpervisor for 39yrs, retiring in 1986 
Death*29 December 2002Sacred Heart Hospital, Tomahawk, Lincoln, WI; resided in Tomahawk, Lincoln, WI 
Note*Fritz was survived by his wife, Muriel; daughter, Sheryl (John) Brottland; sons: Michael (Rhonda) and Wayne (Lynda); sister, Judith (Tony) Ladner of Seattle WA; five grandchildren; two gr-grandchildren. 
Funeral*2 January 2003First Congregational Church, Tomahawk, Lincoln, WI; arrangements by Krueger & Sons Funeral Home 

Lester Ronald Kaphaem

Father*David Kaphaem b. 10 Aug 1881, d. 29 Apr 1947
Mother*Nettie Isabel Barber b. Aug 1893, d. 9 May 1966
Birth*3 April 1927Lincoln County, WI 
(Witness) Census29 April 1930David Kaphaem, Nettie Isabel Barber; Tomahawk, Lincoln, WI; David (indexed as Kaphaem), age 48, b MI, first mar at 24, no occ given, father b Canada, mother b MI ; Nettie, wife, age 36, b WI, first mar at 22, father b OH, mother b Canada; Margaret, dau, age 22, single, stenographer at paper mill; Martha, dau, age 12; David, son, age 9; Harold, son, age 6; Frederick, son, age 5; Lester, son, age 3 - all children b WI; Marie J. Barber, mother-in-law, age 82, widow, b Canada, parents b England in home of son-in-law: - res on Harrison Rd. (note: in 1920 David Kaphason; Marie J. Baraber, mother-in-law, age 70, immigrated 1867; ssdi for David Kaphaem b in 1921) 
(Witness) Census16 July 1940David Kaphaem, Nettie Isabel Barber; ward 3, Tomahawk, Lincoln, WI; David Kaphaem, age 59, 1yr college, laborer - WPA road repair; Nettie, wife, age 46, 1yr college; David L., son, age 19, 4yrs h.s.; Harold L., son, age 16, 8yrs school; Frederick G., son, age 15, 7yrs school; Ronald L., son, age 13, 7yrs school; Judith A., dau, age 8, 2yrs school - all b WI, lived in same house in 1935 
Death*13 August 1990Calumet, Calumet, WI; resided in Appleton, Outagamie, WI 
Note*Ron was survived by his wife, Ruth; sons: Brian (Kathy) of WAukesha, Mark (Kathy) of Cincinatti OH, David (Karia) of Neenah and Todd at home; brother Frederick (Muriel) of Tomahawk; sisters, Martha (Edward) Mott of Eau Claire and Judith Augur of Seattle WA; six grandchildren. 
Burial*Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie, WI 

Ardis Noryne Frings

Birth*31 October 1936Theresa, Dodge, WI 
Married NameKaphaem 
Marriage*1964David Lloyd Kaphaem; Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 
Divorce*1985David Lloyd Kaphaem; Boulder, Boulder, CO 
Married Name4 November 1990Mrs. David S. Bartlett 
Death*11 June 2004Silt, Garfield, CO 
Note*She was survived by her husband, David S. Bartlett; daughter, Margaret Kannard of Edmond OK; stepdaughter, Jennifer Bartlett Alpert of Louisville CO; stepson, Christopher Bartlett of Boulder; her mother, Evelyn Schultz Frings, of Mayville WI; sisters, Carol Ouellette of Florence AZ, Claudia Fell of Prescott AZ, Cynthia French of murfreesboro TN and Jayne Young of Columbia MO; brothers, Dennis Frings of Charlotte NC and Gene Frings of Mayville WI; five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Eugene Frings. Her first husband, David Kaphaem, whom she married in 1964 in Milwaukee WI and divorced in 1985 in Boulder CO, died in 1988. 
Funeral*9 July 2004Congregational Church of the Valley, Silt, CO; with Rev. James Warn officiating. Cremation has occurred. 

Family

David Lloyd Kaphaem b. 4 Apr 1921, d. 23 Jan 1988

Luther Graves

Note*His parents - Benjamin and Nancy Graves. 
Birth*6 June 1799VT 
Event-Misc*1821Lorena Ganson; Monroe County NY was formed from part of Genesee County in 1821. - from Genesee County NY GenWeb 
Marriage*Lorena Ganson 
Census1840Lorena Ganson; Rochester, Monroe, NY; Luther Graves; 2 males age 5-10; 1 male age 15-20; 1 male age 30-40; 1 female age under 5; 2 females age 10-15; 1 female age 20-30; 1 female age 30-40; also on this pg are Jacob Graves, Daniel Graves 
Census6 August 1850Lorena Ganson; Rochester, Monroe, NY; Luther Graves, age 49, b NH, tan courier; Susan, age 44; Alex, male, age 23; John, age 20, tanner; James, age 17; Sarah, age 14; Louisa, age 5; Jenny, age 4; Stephen McCouter, age 19, laborer - all b NY; Ann Glrin, age 18, b Ireland 
Witness: Jennie G. Graves
Census8 June 1860Lorena Ganson; Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; Luther Graves, age 54, b NH, tanner & currier; Louisa, age 50, b NY; Amanda Bullan or Bullard, age 33, b NY; Louisa Graves, age 17, b NY; Jennie, age 13, b NY; William Bullan, age 7, b NY; Kitty L. Bullan, age 4, b NY; Chandler Bullan, age 2, b NY 
Witness: Jennie G. Graves
Witness: Amanda E. Graves
Census*8 July 1870Lorena Ganson; Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; Luther Graves, age 70, b VT, produce dealer; Lorina, age 63, keeping house, b NY; Louisa Thomas, age 26, b NY; Frank Thomas, age 2, b NY; Ragina Butter, age 18, domestic servant, b OH 
Death*21 January 1883Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; "Luther Graves, aged 90 years, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Fairman, on the corner of Lake and Portage streets, Sunday night. In his younger days Mr. Graves was one of the most prosperous business men of Rochester N. Y., was a leader in society and served a term as mayor." (age is off by several years, per census records) 
Burial*January 1883Riverside Cemetery, Kalamazoo, MI 

Family

Lorena Ganson b. 27 May 1804, d. 6 Jul 1886
Children 1.Amanda E. Graves b. 1826, d. 27 May 1878
 2.Jennie G. Graves+ b. 24 Oct 1849, d. 16 Dec 1923

Lavina Nouggle

Father*Ludwell Nouggle b. 17 Feb 1845, d. 23 Jul 1907
Mother*Jennie G. Graves b. 24 Oct 1849, d. 16 Dec 1923
Birth*1872Kalamazoo County, MI; she was listed as age 8 in the 1880 Census, but Louise was not; it is possible there was not a daughter named Lavina 
(Witness) Census16 June 1880Ludwell Nouggle, Jennie G. Graves; Kalamazoo Twp., Kalamazoo, MI; Ludwill Nogle, age 37, laborer, b IN, parents b IN; Jennie, wife, age 34, keeping house, b NY, parents b NH; Luella / Lizzie, dau, age 11; Lavina, dau, age 8; William, son, age 13; Arthur, son, age 3; son, age 1/12, b May 1880 - children b MI; Luther Graves, father-in-law, age 80, b NH, parents b MA; Lorena, mother-in-law, age 74, b NY, parents b MA 

Louise Nouggle

Father*Ludwell Nouggle b. 17 Feb 1845, d. 23 Jul 1907
Mother*Jennie G. Graves b. 24 Oct 1849, d. 16 Dec 1923
Birth*13 September 1874Kalamazoo County, MI; a Lavina Nouggle, age 8, was listed in 1880 census, but Louise was not; parents of Louise noted in death cert as Ludwell and Jennie 
Married NameCarpenter 
CauseDeathhad TB and peritonitis 
Death*3 May 1913Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; surname at death was Carpenter 
Witness: James Nouggle
Burial*6 May 1913Riverside Cemetery, Kalamazoo, MI 

William M. Nouggle

Father*Ludwell Nouggle b. 17 Feb 1845, d. 23 Jul 1907
Mother*Jennie G. Graves b. 24 Oct 1849, d. 16 Dec 1923
Birth*September 1866MI; some census records have IN where his father was born 
(Witness) Census21 July 1870Ludwell Nouggle, Jennie G. Graves; Kalamazoo Village, Kalamazoo, MI; Ludlow Noggler, age 24, b IN, R.R. contractor; Jennie, age 22, b NY, keeping house; Willie, age 3, b MI; Lizzie, age 2, b MI 
(Witness) Census16 June 1880Ludwell Nouggle, Jennie G. Graves; Kalamazoo Twp., Kalamazoo, MI; Ludwill Nogle, age 37, laborer, b IN, parents b IN; Jennie, wife, age 34, keeping house, b NY, parents b NH; Luella / Lizzie, dau, age 11; Lavina, dau, age 8; William, son, age 13; Arthur, son, age 3; son, age 1/12, b May 1880 - children b MI; Luther Graves, father-in-law, age 80, b NH, parents b MA; Lorena, mother-in-law, age 74, b NY, parents b MA 
Marriage*31 May 1899Ida Matthews; Saginaw, Saginaw, MI; Theo N. Eiler, Justice of the Peace, officiated with witnesses Jacob Schagour and Hermine Shagour, both of Saginaw 
Census*16 June 1900Ida Matthews; Ward 4, Saginaw, Saginaw, MI; William Nauggle, age 33, married 1yr, b 14 Sep 1866 in IN, parents b Germany, machinist; Ida, wife, married 1yr, mother of 1, 1 living, age 26, b 14 Feb 1874 in MI, parents b Germany; Carl, son, age 6, b 20 Sep 1893 in MI, at school - reside on Third St. 
Census27 April 1910Ida Matthews; Ward 3, Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN; William Nauggle, age 42, married 19 yr, b MI, parents b NY, machinist at box factory; Ida, wife, age 35, mar 19yrs, mother of 1, 1 living, b Germany (but no immigration yr), parents b Germany; Carl, son, age 16, b MI, elevator man at mill; Frank, son, age 14, b MI 
Census*14 January 1920Ward 2, Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN; William Nouggle, age 53, b IN, parents b IN, widower, machinist at factory 
Death*23 January 1940Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN 

Family

Ida Matthews b. Feb 1874, d. bt 1910 - 1920

Arthur Nouggle

Father*Ludwell Nouggle b. 17 Feb 1845, d. 23 Jul 1907
Mother*Jennie G. Graves b. 24 Oct 1849, d. 16 Dec 1923
Birth*5 October 1878Cooper, Kalamazoo, MI 
(Witness) Census16 June 1880Ludwell Nouggle, Jennie G. Graves; Kalamazoo Twp., Kalamazoo, MI; Ludwill Nogle, age 37, laborer, b IN, parents b IN; Jennie, wife, age 34, keeping house, b NY, parents b NH; Luella / Lizzie, dau, age 11; Lavina, dau, age 8; William, son, age 13; Arthur, son, age 3; son, age 1/12, b May 1880 - children b MI; Luther Graves, father-in-law, age 80, b NH, parents b MA; Lorena, mother-in-law, age 74, b NY, parents b MA 
Marriage*12 November 1899Grace Skinner; Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; Rev. C.A. Hennesway (?) officiated with witnesses Bessie Nouggle and Nellie Schue (?), both of Kalamazoo 
Witness: Bessie Nouggle
(Witness) Census26 April 1910Jennie G. Graves; Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; Jennie G. Noggles, age 60, widow, mother of 8, 7 living, b NY, father b VT, mother b NY: Arthur, son, age 33, b MI, laborer at buggy shop; Walter, son, age 24, b MI, laborer for railroad - sons father b IN, mother b NY 
CauseDeathhad pulmonary TB 
Death*16 October 1911Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI 
Witness: James Nouggle
Burial*18 October 1911Riverside Cemetery, Kalamazoo, MI 

Family

Grace Skinner b. 18 Apr 1880, d. Aug 1963
Child 1.Lyle A. Nouggle b. 23 Oct 1901, d. 4 May 1972

Bessie Nouggle

Father*Ludwell Nouggle b. 17 Feb 1845, d. 23 Jul 1907
Mother*Jennie G. Graves b. 24 Oct 1849, d. 16 Dec 1923
Birth*23 January 1883Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI 
(Witness) Marriage12 November 1899Grace Skinner, Arthur Nouggle; Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; Rev. C.A. Hennesway (?) officiated with witnesses Bessie Nouggle and Nellie Schue (?), both of Kalamazoo 
Married NameSchnee 
(Witness) Census1 June 1900Ludwell Nouggle, Jennie G. Graves; Ward 5, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; Ludwell Ruoggles, age 62, b Feb 1838 in Canada, parents b Canada, married 41yrs, laborer ; Jane G. , wife, age 60, b Oct 1839 in NY, parents b NY, mar 41yrs, mother of 8, 6 living; Lizzie, dau, age 36, b June 1864 in MI, widow, dress maker; Jimmie, son, age 20, b Oct 1879 in MI; Bessie, dau, age 18, b Feb 1882 in MI; Walter, son, age 16, b Nov 1886 in MI - much misinformation written for this family (there is an Arthur Ruoggles enumerated right after, age 33, b Apr 1867 in Canada) 
Marriage*22 September 1900Nellis Luther Schnee; Congregational Church, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; Pastor R.W. McLaughlin of the Congregational Church officiated, witnesses Mr. & Mrs. H.S. Huntley of Kalamazoo 
Census*15 April 1910Nellis Luther Schnee; Ward 3, Akron, Summit, OH; Nellie Schnee, age 31, male, married 10yrs, b OH, parents b OH, machinist at rubber works; Bessie, wife, age 27, mar 10yrs, mother of 1, 0 living, b MI, father b IN, mother b NY; Harry Emerson, lodger, age 23, b OH, parents b Ireland, house carpenter - reside 328 W. North St. 
Census26 January 1920Nellis Luther Schnee; Ward 6, Akron, Summit, OH; Arthur Getchell, age 22, b OH, father b U.S., mother b OH, truck driver for bakery; Olive, wife, b OH, parents b OH; Margaret, dau, age 7/12, b OH; Charles Schnee, father-in-law, widowed, age 63, b PA, parents b PA, clerk at bakery office; Nellis Schnee, brother-in-law, age 42, b OH, parents b PA, machinist at rubber co; Bessie Schnee, sister-in-law, age 36, b MI, father b IN, mother b NY - reside 515 Spicer St 
Census24 April 1930Nellis Luther Schnee; Coventry Twp., Summit, OH; Nellis L. Schnee, age 50, first married at age 22, b OH, parents b PA, machinist at rubber factory; Bessie M., wife, age 48, first married at age 18, b MI, father b IN, mother b NY - own home, value $6,000, own radio set 
Residence*1944Akron, OH 
Death*23 October 1957Mount Vernon, Knox, OH 

Family

Nellis Luther Schnee b. 21 Jul 1878, d. 14 May 1967

Walter E. Nouggle

Father*Ludwell Nouggle b. 17 Feb 1845, d. 23 Jul 1907
Mother*Jennie G. Graves b. 24 Oct 1849, d. 16 Dec 1923
Birth*23 June 1885Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI 
(Witness) Census1 June 1900Ludwell Nouggle, Jennie G. Graves; Ward 5, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; Ludwell Ruoggles, age 62, b Feb 1838 in Canada, parents b Canada, married 41yrs, laborer ; Jane G. , wife, age 60, b Oct 1839 in NY, parents b NY, mar 41yrs, mother of 8, 6 living; Lizzie, dau, age 36, b June 1864 in MI, widow, dress maker; Jimmie, son, age 20, b Oct 1879 in MI; Bessie, dau, age 18, b Feb 1882 in MI; Walter, son, age 16, b Nov 1886 in MI - much misinformation written for this family (there is an Arthur Ruoggles enumerated right after, age 33, b Apr 1867 in Canada) 
(Witness) Census26 April 1910Jennie G. Graves; Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; Jennie G. Noggles, age 60, widow, mother of 8, 7 living, b NY, father b VT, mother b NY: Arthur, son, age 33, b MI, laborer at buggy shop; Walter, son, age 24, b MI, laborer for railroad - sons father b IN, mother b NY 
Marriage*25 June 1919Cora E. Almy; Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; Lorenz T. Hansen, Baptist Minister, officiated with witnesses Ferne Randall and Marie Canfield, both of Kalamazoo 
Census*9 January 1920Cora E. Almy; Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; Walter, age 33, b MI, father PA, mother NY, blacksmith at carriage works; Cora, wife, age 31, b IL, father b MI, mother IL; Frances Darnell, step-dau, age 12; Benjamin, step-son, age 10; Edith, step-dau, age 9; Egbert, step-son, age 7; all b MI, father b MI; Ludwell Nouggle, son, age 5, b MI 
Witness: Ludwell W. Nouggle
Census5 April 1930Cora E. Almy; Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; Walter E. Nouggle, age 42, first married at 24, b MI, father IN, mother NY, works at paper mill; Cora C or E, wife, age 40, first mar at 17, b IL, father Rhode Island, mother IL; Ludwell C., son, age 15, b MI; Egbert A. Darnell, step-son, age 17, b MI - rent on Gibson St, own radio 
Witness: Ludwell W. Nouggle
Attributes*Walter was 5' 3" and of medium build with brown eyes and dark hair in 1917. 
Employment*Kalamazoo Paper 
Death*14 October 1959Kalamazoo County, MI 
Note*Walter was survived by his wife, Cora; son Ludwell of Kalamazoo; stepsons, Benjamin and Egbert Darnell; step-daughters, Mrs. Frances Beck and Mrs. Edith Anderson all of Kalamazoo; ten grandchildren; ten gr-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 
Burial*16 October 1959Riverside Cemetery, Kalamazoo, MI 

Family

Cora E. Almy b. Nov 1888, d. 22 Apr 1972
Child 1.Ludwell W. Nouggle b. 13 Jun 1914, d. 11 Apr 1981

Cora E. Almy

Birth*November 1888IL 
Married NameDarnell 
Marriage*7 March 1906Frank A. Darnell; Gobles, Van Buren, MI; Chas. C. DeVinney, M.E. Clergyman, officiated with witnesses Andrew and Lucy Almy of Goblesville 
Census*17 May 1910Frank A. Darnell; Paw Paw, Van Buren, MI; Frank A. Darnell, age 30, mar 4yrs, b IL, parents b IL, laborer; Cora E., wife, age 22, mar 4yrs, mother of 3, 3 living, b IL, father b Ireland, mother b IL; Frances E., dau, age 3; Benjamin, son, age 1 6/12; Edith, dau, age 0 - all children b MI 
Married NameNouggle 
Marriage*25 June 1919Walter E. Nouggle; Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; Lorenz T. Hansen, Baptist Minister, officiated with witnesses Ferne Randall and Marie Canfield, both of Kalamazoo 
Census*9 January 1920Walter E. Nouggle; Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; Walter, age 33, b MI, father PA, mother NY, blacksmith at carriage works; Cora, wife, age 31, b IL, father b MI, mother IL; Frances Darnell, step-dau, age 12; Benjamin, step-son, age 10; Edith, step-dau, age 9; Egbert, step-son, age 7; all b MI, father b MI; Ludwell Nouggle, son, age 5, b MI 
Witness: Ludwell W. Nouggle
Census5 April 1930Walter E. Nouggle; Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; Walter E. Nouggle, age 42, first married at 24, b MI, father IN, mother NY, works at paper mill; Cora C or E, wife, age 40, first mar at 17, b IL, father Rhode Island, mother IL; Ludwell C., son, age 15, b MI; Egbert A. Darnell, step-son, age 17, b MI - rent on Gibson St, own radio 
Witness: Ludwell W. Nouggle
Note*1959survived Walter per his obit 
Married NameJanuary 1961Mrs. Allen S. Briggs; in Kalamazoo MI 
Death*22 April 1972Oshtemo, Kalamazoo, MI 

Family 1

Frank A. Darnell b. 31 Dec 1882, d. 10 Nov 1957

Family 2

Walter E. Nouggle b. 23 Jun 1885, d. 14 Oct 1959
Child 1.Ludwell W. Nouggle b. 13 Jun 1914, d. 11 Apr 1981

Ludwell W. Nouggle

Adoptive father*Walter E. Nouggle b. 23 Jun 1885, d. 14 Oct 1959
Step-mother*Cora E. Almy b. Nov 1888, d. 22 Apr 1972
Birth*13 June 1914Kalamazoo County, MI 
(Witness) Census9 January 1920Walter E. Nouggle, Cora E. Almy; Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; Walter, age 33, b MI, father PA, mother NY, blacksmith at carriage works; Cora, wife, age 31, b IL, father b MI, mother IL; Frances Darnell, step-dau, age 12; Benjamin, step-son, age 10; Edith, step-dau, age 9; Egbert, step-son, age 7; all b MI, father b MI; Ludwell Nouggle, son, age 5, b MI 
(Witness) Census5 April 1930Walter E. Nouggle, Cora E. Almy; Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; Walter E. Nouggle, age 42, first married at 24, b MI, father IN, mother NY, works at paper mill; Cora C or E, wife, age 40, first mar at 17, b IL, father Rhode Island, mother IL; Ludwell C., son, age 15, b MI; Egbert A. Darnell, step-son, age 17, b MI - rent on Gibson St, own radio 
Employment*Kalamazoo Paper Co 
Death*11 April 1981Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; resided in Brady, Kalamazoo per midi; Vicksburg, Kalamazoo, MI per ssdi 
Burial*14 April 1981Riverside Cemetery, Kalamazoo, MI 

Mildred E. Nye

Father*Almonte E. Nye b. 26 Apr 1863, d. 18 Mar 1941
Mother*Hattie M. Roach b. 18 Oct 1867, d. 20 Jul 1949
NicknameMillie Nye 
Birth*13 May 1894Milo, Barry, MI; Delton 
(Witness) Census18 June 1900Almonte E. Nye, Hattie M. Roach; Barry Twp., Barry, MI; Almont E. Nye, age 37, b Apr 1863 in MI, married 17yrs, father b VT, mother NY, day laborer; Hattie M., wife, age 31, b Oct 1868, b MI, parents NY, mar 17yrs, mother of 3, 3 living; Mattie B., dau, age 15, b Feb 1885; Della M., dau, age 12, b May 1888, at school; next pg: Millie E., dau, age 6, b May 1894, at school - all children b MI 
(Witness) Census27 April 1910Almonte E. Nye, Hattie M. Roach; Ward 5, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; Almonte E. Nye, age 47, married 27yrs, b MI, parents NY, manager at paper mill; Hattie M., wife, age 42, mar 27yrs, mother of 5, 5 living, b MI, parents NY; Millie S., dau, age 16; next pg: Ruth E. Nye, dau, age 9; Almonte E. Nye, son, age 6 - all children b MI - res on Portage St. 
Married Name26 July 1911Mrs. Merton S. Ward 
Note*Merton died in 1972. 
Anecdote*1985A family portrait appreared in the local newspaper in 1985. 
Death*24 November 1985Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; resided in Kalamazoo; surname at death was Ward 
NoteMildred was survived by son, Edgar, of Petoskey; daughters, Maxine Vanderberg and Susan Schau and daughter-in-law, Dorothy Ward all of Kalamazoo; 21 grandchildren; 21 gr-grandchildren; one gr-gr-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Merton S. Ward in 1972; children, Spencer in 1922, Harry in 1967 and Mrs. Mary Lou Narnst in 1975. 
NoteMemorial donations suggested to St. Barnabus Spiscopal Church Bldg Fund. 
Burial*27 November 1985Riverside Cemetery, Kalamazoo, MI 

Ruth Nye

Father*Almonte E. Nye b. 26 Apr 1863, d. 18 Mar 1941
Mother*Hattie M. Roach b. 18 Oct 1867, d. 20 Jul 1949
Birth*24 September 1900MI 
(Witness) Census27 April 1910Almonte E. Nye, Hattie M. Roach; Ward 5, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; Almonte E. Nye, age 47, married 27yrs, b MI, parents NY, manager at paper mill; Hattie M., wife, age 42, mar 27yrs, mother of 5, 5 living, b MI, parents NY; Millie S., dau, age 16; next pg: Ruth E. Nye, dau, age 9; Almonte E. Nye, son, age 6 - all children b MI - res on Portage St. 
Married Name3 July 1922Mrs. Charles Smith 
Death*March 1980Lee Memorial Hospital, Fort Myers, Lee, FL 
Note*Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Charles B. Smith, on 8 December 1978. She was survived by sons, Belmonte of Fulton, Brenton of Arizona, and Dale of Vicksburg; 7 grandchildren; 7 gr-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 
Burial*9 March 1980Riverside Cemetery, Kalamazoo, MI; preceded by a service at Wagar & Clark Chapel at 1 p.m. with Reb. Charles Richards of the Stockbridge United Methodist Church officiating 

Mattie B. Nye

Father*Almonte E. Nye b. 26 Apr 1863, d. 18 Mar 1941
Mother*Hattie M. Roach b. 18 Oct 1867, d. 20 Jul 1949
Birth*11 February 1885Barry County, MI 
(Witness) Census18 June 1900Almonte E. Nye, Hattie M. Roach; Barry Twp., Barry, MI; Almont E. Nye, age 37, b Apr 1863 in MI, married 17yrs, father b VT, mother NY, day laborer; Hattie M., wife, age 31, b Oct 1868, b MI, parents NY, mar 17yrs, mother of 3, 3 living; Mattie B., dau, age 15, b Feb 1885; Della M., dau, age 12, b May 1888, at school; next pg: Millie E., dau, age 6, b May 1894, at school - all children b MI 
Married Name3 September 1921Mrs. E. Frank Pelong 
Census*7 April 1930Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; Eugene F. Pelong, age 38, married at 29, b MI, parents MI, patrolman; Mattie B., age 45, mar at 37, b MI, parents MI 
Death*3 June 1948at her home, Kalamazoo, MI; after an illness of 3 weeks 
Note*Mattie Belle was survived by her husband, E. Frank Pelong; daughter, Miss Dorothy Morgan of Kalamazoo; her mother, Mrs. Hattie Nye of Kalamazoo; brother, Almonte Nye Jr; sisters, Mrs. Della Baker, Mrs. Merton Ward and Mrs. Charles B. Smith all of Kalamazoo; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 
Funeral*5 June 1948St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Kalamazoo, MI; at 3 p.m. with Rev. A. Gordon Fowkes officiating; pallbearers were Capt. Sherwin Heywood, Srg. Ray Shorter, Detectives Ray Cleveland, Loyal Aldrich, Riley Stewart and Sterling Reid all of the Kalamazoo police dept 
Burial5 June 1948Riverside Cemetery, Kalamazoo, MI 

Della Nye

Father*Almonte E. Nye b. 26 Apr 1863, d. 18 Mar 1941
Mother*Hattie M. Roach b. 18 Oct 1867, d. 20 Jul 1949
Birth*16 May 1888Hickory Corners, Barry, MI 
(Witness) Census18 June 1900Almonte E. Nye, Hattie M. Roach; Barry Twp., Barry, MI; Almont E. Nye, age 37, b Apr 1863 in MI, married 17yrs, father b VT, mother NY, day laborer; Hattie M., wife, age 31, b Oct 1868, b MI, parents NY, mar 17yrs, mother of 3, 3 living; Mattie B., dau, age 15, b Feb 1885; Della M., dau, age 12, b May 1888, at school; next pg: Millie E., dau, age 6, b May 1894, at school - all children b MI 
Married NameBaker 
Marriage*9 September 1909Fred Ezra Baker; Hickory Corners, Kalamazoo, MI; Rev. D.B. Pope officiated with witnesses Mr. & Mrs. L.B. Chardsey, both of Kalamazoo 
Census*9 January 1920Fred Ezra Baker; Ward 2, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; Fred E. Baker, age 35, b IN, father b OH, mother b MI, cigar maker; Della, wife, age 31, b MI, parents b MI; Marcia, dau, age 8, b MI - renting at 730 Dunner (?) St 
Witness: Marcia Marie Baker
NoteApril 1930Della and Marcia were roomers in Detroit. Della was then listed as a widow. Marcia was 18. 
Witness: Marcia Marie Baker
Occupation*a general hygienist at Maybury Sanitorium in Northville MI until her retirement in 1948 
Association*the Episcopal Church and past president of the MI Dental Hygienists Association 
Death*12 May 1972Borgess Hospital, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; resided in Kalamazoo 
Note*Della was survived by her daughter, Mrs. Marcia Cook of Detroit; sisters, Millie (Merton) Ward and Ruth (Charles) Smith; niece, Mrs. Dorothy Kressin; sister-in-law, Mrs. Marie A. Nye, all of Kalamazoo. 
Burial*16 May 1972Riverside Cemetery, Kalamazoo, MI; arrangements by Truesdale Downtown Funeral Home 

Family

Fred Ezra Baker b. 1884, d. 11 Nov 1972
Child 1.Marcia Marie Baker b. 14 Aug 1911, d. 1 Feb 1993

Frank Berles

Father*Johannes Franziscus Berles b. 27 Jun 1828, d. 2 Aug 1884
Mother*Regina Grün b. 28 Dec 1831, d. 4 Jun 1906
Birth*28 March 1852Detroit, Wayne, MI 
(Witness) Census22 June 1860Johannes Franziscus Berles, Regina Grün; Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; Frank Berles, age 28, grocer, b Prussia; Mary, age 27, b Prussia; Frank, age 8; John, age 4; Elizabeth, age 2 - children b MI (Regina's parents also on this pg) 
(Witness) Census5 August 1870Johannes Franziscus Berles, Regina Grün; Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; Franc Berles, age 42, b Westphalia, grocer; Rigina, keeping house, age 37, b Prussia; Frank, age 18, clerk in store; John, clerk in store, age 15; Elizabeth, age 12; Anna, age 9; Theresa, age 6; Josephina, age 3; Caroline, age 1 - all children b MI 
(Witness) Census2 June 1880Johannes Franziscus Berles, Regina Grün; Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; Frank Berles, age 52, grocer, b Prussia, parents Prussia; Regina, wife, age 48, b Prussia, parents Prussia; Frank, son, age 28, clerk in paper store; Elizabeth, dau, age 22; Anna, dau, age 19; Theresa, dau, age 17, clerk in grocery; Josephine, dau, age 14; Caroline, dau, age 11, attending school; Abbie, dau, age 8, attending school; John A., son, age 25, grocer; Catherine, wife, age 22, b MI, parents Prussia - all children of Frank b MI 
Note*married twice per 1910 census, 2nd time in 1883 
Residence*Grand Rapids; 1890 city directory has grocer, Frank Berles at 57 Bridge also Regina, widow of Frank and Adelbert Hydorn 
Witness: Regina Grün
Witness: Adelbert Hydorn
Census*1 June 1900Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; Frank Berles, age 48, b (can't read month) 1852 in MI, parents Germany, married 18yrs, clerk at (can't read rest); Mary, wife, age 42, b June 1857 in MI, parents Germany, mar 18yrs, mother of 5, 5 living; Louis, son, age 17, b May 1883, baker; Carry, dau, age 15, b May 1885, at school; Henry, son, age 12, b Oct 1887, at school; Gertrude, dau, age 9, b Nov 1890, at school; Eugene, son, age 4, b Sep 1895 - res on W. Bridge 
Census19 April 1910Ward 5, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; Frank Berles, age 56, married twice, married this time 27yrs, b MI, parents Germany, inspector board of public works; Mary E., wife, age 53, married once for 27yrs; Caroline A. (Zerry?), dau, single, age 25, dressmaker; Eugene Berles, son, age 14 - children b MI 
Census10 January 1920Ward 2, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; Frank Berles, age 67, widowed, b MI, parents Germany, ? at water works; Carrie, dau, age 34, single, dressmaker; Eugene, son, age 24, single, can't read occ - children b MI 
CauseDeathhad cerebral apoplexy 
Death*2 May 1926Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
Burial*5 May 1926Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 

Elizabeth Berles

Father*Johannes Franziscus Berles b. 27 Jun 1828, d. 2 Aug 1884
Mother*Regina Grün b. 28 Dec 1831, d. 4 Jun 1906
Birth*13 January 1858Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
(Witness) Census22 June 1860Johannes Franziscus Berles, Regina Grün; Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; Frank Berles, age 28, grocer, b Prussia; Mary, age 27, b Prussia; Frank, age 8; John, age 4; Elizabeth, age 2 - children b MI (Regina's parents also on this pg) 
(Witness) Census5 August 1870Johannes Franziscus Berles, Regina Grün; Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; Franc Berles, age 42, b Westphalia, grocer; Rigina, keeping house, age 37, b Prussia; Frank, age 18, clerk in store; John, clerk in store, age 15; Elizabeth, age 12; Anna, age 9; Theresa, age 6; Josephina, age 3; Caroline, age 1 - all children b MI 
(Witness) Census2 June 1880Johannes Franziscus Berles, Regina Grün; Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; Frank Berles, age 52, grocer, b Prussia, parents Prussia; Regina, wife, age 48, b Prussia, parents Prussia; Frank, son, age 28, clerk in paper store; Elizabeth, dau, age 22; Anna, dau, age 19; Theresa, dau, age 17, clerk in grocery; Josephine, dau, age 14; Caroline, dau, age 11, attending school; Abbie, dau, age 8, attending school; John A., son, age 25, grocer; Catherine, wife, age 22, b MI, parents Prussia - all children of Frank b MI 
Married NameDrueke 
Marriage*23 November 1882William Peter Drueke; St. Mary's Church, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; witnesses were Fred Wurzburg and Laura Gobel 
Census*8 June 1900William Peter Drueke; Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; William Drueke, age 47, b Jan 1853 in Germany, parents Germany, married 17yrs, immigrated 1862, na, in U.S. for 38yrs, liquor dealer; Elizabeth, wife, age 42, b Jan 1858 in MI, parents Germany, mar 17yrs, mother of 8, 8 living; William F., son, age 16, b Oct 1883, at school; Frank, son, age 13, b Sep 1886; Richard, son, age 5, b July 1894; Edwin, son, age 3, b Dec 1896; Clarence, son, age 1, b July 1898; Nettie, dau, age 14, b July 1885, at school; Louise, dau, age 11, b Dec 1888, at school; Berniece, dau, age 7, b June 1893; Rigena Berles, boarder (mother of Elisabeth), widow, mother of 8, 7 living, age 68, b Dec 1831 (but could have given age as 68 and the enumerator wrote in 1831) in Germany, parents Germany, immigrated 1845; Minnie Famke, servant, age 24, b Apr 1876 in MI, parents Germany 
Witness: William F. Drueke
Witness: Regina Grün
(Witness) Death11 April 1926William Peter Drueke; Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
CauseDeathfractured her hip after a fall, also had hypertention and senile decay 
Death*27 December 1941Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
Burial*30 December 1941Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 

Family

William Peter Drueke b. 18 Jan 1853, d. 11 Apr 1926
Child 1.William F. Drueke+ b. 7 Oct 1883, d. 18 Jan 1956

William Peter Drueke

Birth*18 January 1853Helden, Westphalia, Preussen 
Immigration*1862USA 
Marriage*23 November 1882Elizabeth Berles; St. Mary's Church, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; witnesses were Fred Wurzburg and Laura Gobel 
Census*8 June 1900Elizabeth Berles; Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; William Drueke, age 47, b Jan 1853 in Germany, parents Germany, married 17yrs, immigrated 1862, na, in U.S. for 38yrs, liquor dealer; Elizabeth, wife, age 42, b Jan 1858 in MI, parents Germany, mar 17yrs, mother of 8, 8 living; William F., son, age 16, b Oct 1883, at school; Frank, son, age 13, b Sep 1886; Richard, son, age 5, b July 1894; Edwin, son, age 3, b Dec 1896; Clarence, son, age 1, b July 1898; Nettie, dau, age 14, b July 1885, at school; Louise, dau, age 11, b Dec 1888, at school; Berniece, dau, age 7, b June 1893; Rigena Berles, boarder (mother of Elisabeth), widow, mother of 8, 7 living, age 68, b Dec 1831 (but could have given age as 68 and the enumerator wrote in 1831) in Germany, parents Germany, immigrated 1845; Minnie Famke, servant, age 24, b Apr 1876 in MI, parents Germany 
Witness: William F. Drueke
Witness: Regina Grün
Occupation*a liquor dealer in Grand Rapids at time of marriage and in 1900 census 
CauseDeathhad carcinoma of the esophagus 
Death*11 April 1926Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
Witness: Elizabeth Berles
Burial*14 April 1926Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 

Family

Elizabeth Berles b. 13 Jan 1858, d. 27 Dec 1941
Child 1.William F. Drueke+ b. 7 Oct 1883, d. 18 Jan 1956

William F. Drueke

Father*William Peter Drueke b. 18 Jan 1853, d. 11 Apr 1926
Mother*Elizabeth Berles b. 13 Jan 1858, d. 27 Dec 1941
Birth*7 October 1883Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
(Witness) Census8 June 1900William Peter Drueke, Elizabeth Berles; Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; William Drueke, age 47, b Jan 1853 in Germany, parents Germany, married 17yrs, immigrated 1862, na, in U.S. for 38yrs, liquor dealer; Elizabeth, wife, age 42, b Jan 1858 in MI, parents Germany, mar 17yrs, mother of 8, 8 living; William F., son, age 16, b Oct 1883, at school; Frank, son, age 13, b Sep 1886; Richard, son, age 5, b July 1894; Edwin, son, age 3, b Dec 1896; Clarence, son, age 1, b July 1898; Nettie, dau, age 14, b July 1885, at school; Louise, dau, age 11, b Dec 1888, at school; Berniece, dau, age 7, b June 1893; Rigena Berles, boarder (mother of Elisabeth), widow, mother of 8, 7 living, age 68, b Dec 1831 (but could have given age as 68 and the enumerator wrote in 1831) in Germany, parents Germany, immigrated 1845; Minnie Famke, servant, age 24, b Apr 1876 in MI, parents Germany 
Marriage*June 1906Rose V. Smith; Kent County, MI 
Census23 April 1910Rose V. Smith; Ward 2, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; William F. Drueke, age 27, married 4yrs, b MI, father b Germany, mother MI, salesman - groceries; Rosa, wife, age 27, mar 4 yrs, mother of 2, 2 living, b MI, parents MI; Irene, dau, age 2; Marian, dau, age 1 2/ 12 - dau's b MI 
Witness: Irene Elizabeth Drueke
Witness: Marian Louise Drueke
Census3 January 1920Rose V. Smith; Ward 2, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; William F. Drueke, age 37, b MI, father Germany, mother MI, manufacturer - furniture; Rose V., wife, age 37; Irene E., dau, age 12; Marian L., dau, age 11; Joseph W., son, age 9; William F., son, age 7; Jane R., dau, age 5; Rosemary, dau, age 3 0/12 - all children b MI; Edna Nichols, maid, age 17, b MI 
Witness: Jane Marie Drueke
Witness: Irene Elizabeth Drueke
Witness: Marian Louise Drueke
Witness: Joseph W. Drueke
Witness: Rosemary D. Drueke
Census*12 April 1930Rose V. Smith; Ward 2, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; William Drueke, age 48, married at 28, b MI, parents Germany, salesman at furniture factory; Rose V., wife, age 49, mar at 29, b MI, parents MI; Irene, dau, age 22, single, interior decorator; Marian, dau, age 21, single; Joseph, son, age 19, salesman at furniture factory; William, son, age 17; Jane, dau, age 15; Rosemary, dau, age (looks like 13, but indexed as 15) - all children b MI - res at 120 Grand Ave, value $10,000, radio in home 
Witness: Jane Marie Drueke
Witness: Marian Louise Drueke
Witness: Joseph W. Drueke
Witness: Rosemary D. Drueke
Witness: Irene Elizabeth Drueke
Occupation*owner of William F. Drueke & Sons, founded in 1914, (wooden game manufacturer) in Grand Rapids 
Death*18 January 1956Berea, Madison, KY 

Family

Rose V. Smith b. 23 May 1882, d. 13 Aug 1973
Children 1.Irene Elizabeth Drueke b. 1 May 1907, d. 4 Nov 1937
 2.Marian Louise Drueke b. 19 Dec 1908, d. 17 Oct 1991
 3.Joseph W. Drueke b. 4 Feb 1911, d. 15 Jan 1994
 4.Jane Marie Drueke+ b. 4 Nov 1914, d. 18 May 1998
 5.Rosemary D. Drueke b. 20 Nov 1916, d. 6 Oct 1983

Rose V. Smith

Anecdote*Her parents were Christian Schmidt and Christine Koch. Her mother died shortly after Regina's birth and Regina's father remarried. Rose (Tanta) Hauser raised Regina. 
Birth*23 May 1882Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
Married NameDrueke 
Marriage*June 1906William F. Drueke; Kent County, MI 
Census23 April 1910William F. Drueke; Ward 2, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; William F. Drueke, age 27, married 4yrs, b MI, father b Germany, mother MI, salesman - groceries; Rosa, wife, age 27, mar 4 yrs, mother of 2, 2 living, b MI, parents MI; Irene, dau, age 2; Marian, dau, age 1 2/ 12 - dau's b MI 
Witness: Irene Elizabeth Drueke
Witness: Marian Louise Drueke
Census3 January 1920William F. Drueke; Ward 2, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; William F. Drueke, age 37, b MI, father Germany, mother MI, manufacturer - furniture; Rose V., wife, age 37; Irene E., dau, age 12; Marian L., dau, age 11; Joseph W., son, age 9; William F., son, age 7; Jane R., dau, age 5; Rosemary, dau, age 3 0/12 - all children b MI; Edna Nichols, maid, age 17, b MI 
Witness: Jane Marie Drueke
Witness: Irene Elizabeth Drueke
Witness: Marian Louise Drueke
Witness: Joseph W. Drueke
Witness: Rosemary D. Drueke
Census*12 April 1930William F. Drueke; Ward 2, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; William Drueke, age 48, married at 28, b MI, parents Germany, salesman at furniture factory; Rose V., wife, age 49, mar at 29, b MI, parents MI; Irene, dau, age 22, single, interior decorator; Marian, dau, age 21, single; Joseph, son, age 19, salesman at furniture factory; William, son, age 17; Jane, dau, age 15; Rosemary, dau, age (looks like 13, but indexed as 15) - all children b MI - res at 120 Grand Ave, value $10,000, radio in home 
Witness: Jane Marie Drueke
Witness: Marian Louise Drueke
Witness: Joseph W. Drueke
Witness: Rosemary D. Drueke
Witness: Irene Elizabeth Drueke
Association*the St. Cecelia Society, the Womens City Club, the Grand Rapids Symphony Society, the Mary Free Bed Guild and the Rose Society 
Note*Rose was survived by daughters, Marian (John) Ederer of Saginaw, Jane ( J. Alfred) Biggins of Long Beach Ca, Rosemary ( James L. Griffin; sons, William F. Drueke, Joseph W. all of Grand Rapids; 24 grandchildren; 30 gr-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, William F. Drueke Sr, founder of William F. Drueke and Sons, Inc. 
Death*13 August 1973Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; resided in East Grand Rapids 
Burial*14 August 1973Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids, MI 

Family

William F. Drueke b. 7 Oct 1883, d. 18 Jan 1956
Children 1.Irene Elizabeth Drueke b. 1 May 1907, d. 4 Nov 1937
 2.Marian Louise Drueke b. 19 Dec 1908, d. 17 Oct 1991
 3.Joseph W. Drueke b. 4 Feb 1911, d. 15 Jan 1994
 4.Jane Marie Drueke+ b. 4 Nov 1914, d. 18 May 1998
 5.Rosemary D. Drueke b. 20 Nov 1916, d. 6 Oct 1983

Jane Marie Drueke

Father*William F. Drueke b. 7 Oct 1883, d. 18 Jan 1956
Mother*Rose V. Smith b. 23 May 1882, d. 13 Aug 1973
Birth*4 November 1914Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
(Witness) Census3 January 1920William F. Drueke, Rose V. Smith; Ward 2, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; William F. Drueke, age 37, b MI, father Germany, mother MI, manufacturer - furniture; Rose V., wife, age 37; Irene E., dau, age 12; Marian L., dau, age 11; Joseph W., son, age 9; William F., son, age 7; Jane R., dau, age 5; Rosemary, dau, age 3 0/12 - all children b MI; Edna Nichols, maid, age 17, b MI 
(Witness) Census12 April 1930William F. Drueke, Rose V. Smith; Ward 2, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; William Drueke, age 48, married at 28, b MI, parents Germany, salesman at furniture factory; Rose V., wife, age 49, mar at 29, b MI, parents MI; Irene, dau, age 22, single, interior decorator; Marian, dau, age 21, single; Joseph, son, age 19, salesman at furniture factory; William, son, age 17; Jane, dau, age 15; Rosemary, dau, age (looks like 13, but indexed as 15) - all children b MI - res at 120 Grand Ave, value $10,000, radio in home 
Married NameBiggins 
Marriage*12 November 1937John Alfred Biggins; Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
Census*2 April 1940John Alfred Biggins; Ward 3, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; John Alfred Biggins, age 29, 4yrs college, b IL, salesman for Container Corp; Jane, wife, age 25, 1yr college, b MI; Emily Jane, dau, age 1, b MI; Peter Alfred, son, age 5/12, b MI - John lived in Chicago in 1935, Jane in MI - renting at 916 Narmal View 
Witness: Peter Alfred Biggins
Death*18 May 1998Lane County, OR; last benefit Glendora, Los Angeles, CA; last res Florence, Lane, OR 
Burial*Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 

Family

John Alfred Biggins b. 2 Sep 1910, d. 13 Dec 1979
Child 1.Peter Alfred Biggins

John Alfred Biggins

Note*parents Leslie Biggins & Emily (Foy) Biggins 
Birth*2 September 1910Chicago, Cook, IL 
Marriage*12 November 1937Jane Marie Drueke; Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
Census*2 April 1940Jane Marie Drueke; Ward 3, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; John Alfred Biggins, age 29, 4yrs college, b IL, salesman for Container Corp; Jane, wife, age 25, 1yr college, b MI; Emily Jane, dau, age 1, b MI; Peter Alfred, son, age 5/12, b MI - John lived in Chicago in 1935, Jane in MI - renting at 916 Narmal View 
Witness: Peter Alfred Biggins
Employment*Container Corp in Kalamazoo as a salesman 
Death*13 December 1979Duarte, Los Angeles, CA; resided in Glendora, Los Angeles 
Burial*Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 

Family

Jane Marie Drueke b. 4 Nov 1914, d. 18 May 1998
Child 1.Peter Alfred Biggins

Peter Alfred Biggins

Father*John Alfred Biggins b. 2 Sep 1910, d. 13 Dec 1979
Mother*Jane Marie Drueke b. 4 Nov 1914, d. 18 May 1998
(Witness) Census2 April 1940John Alfred Biggins, Jane Marie Drueke; Ward 3, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; John Alfred Biggins, age 29, 4yrs college, b IL, salesman for Container Corp; Jane, wife, age 25, 1yr college, b MI; Emily Jane, dau, age 1, b MI; Peter Alfred, son, age 5/12, b MI - John lived in Chicago in 1935, Jane in MI - renting at 916 Narmal View 

Anna Berles

Father*Johannes Franziscus Berles b. 27 Jun 1828, d. 2 Aug 1884
Mother*Regina Grün b. 28 Dec 1831, d. 4 Jun 1906
Birth*1 December 1860Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
(Witness) Census5 August 1870Johannes Franziscus Berles, Regina Grün; Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; Franc Berles, age 42, b Westphalia, grocer; Rigina, keeping house, age 37, b Prussia; Frank, age 18, clerk in store; John, clerk in store, age 15; Elizabeth, age 12; Anna, age 9; Theresa, age 6; Josephina, age 3; Caroline, age 1 - all children b MI 
(Witness) Census2 June 1880Johannes Franziscus Berles, Regina Grün; Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; Frank Berles, age 52, grocer, b Prussia, parents Prussia; Regina, wife, age 48, b Prussia, parents Prussia; Frank, son, age 28, clerk in paper store; Elizabeth, dau, age 22; Anna, dau, age 19; Theresa, dau, age 17, clerk in grocery; Josephine, dau, age 14; Caroline, dau, age 11, attending school; Abbie, dau, age 8, attending school; John A., son, age 25, grocer; Catherine, wife, age 22, b MI, parents Prussia - all children of Frank b MI 
CauseDeathhad cerebral apoplexy and appendicitis 
Death*30 April 1921Portland, Ionia, MI 
Burial*2 May 1921Portland, Ionia, MI 

Theresa Berles

Father*Johannes Franziscus Berles b. 27 Jun 1828, d. 2 Aug 1884
Mother*Regina Grün b. 28 Dec 1831, d. 4 Jun 1906
Birth*30 April 1862Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
(Witness) Census5 August 1870Johannes Franziscus Berles, Regina Grün; Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; Franc Berles, age 42, b Westphalia, grocer; Rigina, keeping house, age 37, b Prussia; Frank, age 18, clerk in store; John, clerk in store, age 15; Elizabeth, age 12; Anna, age 9; Theresa, age 6; Josephina, age 3; Caroline, age 1 - all children b MI 
(Witness) Census2 June 1880Johannes Franziscus Berles, Regina Grün; Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; Frank Berles, age 52, grocer, b Prussia, parents Prussia; Regina, wife, age 48, b Prussia, parents Prussia; Frank, son, age 28, clerk in paper store; Elizabeth, dau, age 22; Anna, dau, age 19; Theresa, dau, age 17, clerk in grocery; Josephine, dau, age 14; Caroline, dau, age 11, attending school; Abbie, dau, age 8, attending school; John A., son, age 25, grocer; Catherine, wife, age 22, b MI, parents Prussia - all children of Frank b MI 
Married Name15 October 1883Hydorn 
Marriage*15 October 1883Adelbert Hydorn; Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
Married NameWetzel 
Marriage*circa 1895William Harry Wetzel; Kent County, MI; 1900 census noted married 5yrs 
Census*4 June 1900William Harry Wetzel; Ward 4, Grand Rapids Twp., Kent, MI; Harry Wetzell, age 43, b March 1857 in PA, parents PA, married 5yrs, foreman at furniture factory; Theresa, wife, age 37, b Apr 1863, married (this time) 5yrs, b MI, parents Germany; Adelbert Hydorn, son, age 13, b Dec 1886 in MI, father b NY, mother MI, at school - res on North Division St. 
Witness: Adelbert E. Hydorn
Census23 April 1910William Harry Wetzel; Ward 4, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; William Bristol, age 54, b PA, parents PA, foreman at machine co; Theresa, wife, age 47, b MI, parents Germany; Adelbert Hydorn, son, age 23, b MI, father PA, mother MI, receiving clerk at furniture co. 
Witness: Adelbert E. Hydorn
CensusJanuary 1920William Harry Wetzel; Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; William Wetzell, age 64, b PA, parents PA, foreman at fur factory; Terssa, wife, age 56, b MI, parents b Germany 
CauseDeathhad cancer of the stomach 
Death*27 December 1927Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
Witness: Adelbert E. Hydorn
Burial*29 December 1927Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 

Family 1

Adelbert Hydorn b. c 1856, d. 15 Jun 1890
Child 1.Adelbert E. Hydorn b. 29 Dec 1886, d. 1955

Family 2

William Harry Wetzel b. 17 Mar 1855, d. 25 Dec 1928

Josephine Berles

Father*Johannes Franziscus Berles b. 27 Jun 1828, d. 2 Aug 1884
Mother*Regina Grün b. 28 Dec 1831, d. 4 Jun 1906
Birth*November 1865Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
(Witness) Census5 August 1870Johannes Franziscus Berles, Regina Grün; Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; Franc Berles, age 42, b Westphalia, grocer; Rigina, keeping house, age 37, b Prussia; Frank, age 18, clerk in store; John, clerk in store, age 15; Elizabeth, age 12; Anna, age 9; Theresa, age 6; Josephina, age 3; Caroline, age 1 - all children b MI 
(Witness) Census2 June 1880Johannes Franziscus Berles, Regina Grün; Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; Frank Berles, age 52, grocer, b Prussia, parents Prussia; Regina, wife, age 48, b Prussia, parents Prussia; Frank, son, age 28, clerk in paper store; Elizabeth, dau, age 22; Anna, dau, age 19; Theresa, dau, age 17, clerk in grocery; Josephine, dau, age 14; Caroline, dau, age 11, attending school; Abbie, dau, age 8, attending school; John A., son, age 25, grocer; Catherine, wife, age 22, b MI, parents Prussia - all children of Frank b MI 
Married NameDrueke 
Marriage*7 June 1887Charles Drueke; Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; witnesses were John P. Platte and Caroline Berles 
Census*7 June 1900Charles Drueke; Ward 9, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; Charles Dreuke, age 41, b March 1859 in Germany, parents Germany, married 13yrs, immigrated 1880, traveling salesman; Josie, wife, age 34, b Nov 1865 in MI, parents Germany, mar 13yrs, mother of 1, 1 living; Anthony, son, age 10, b Apr 1890 in MI, at school - res on Vets St. 
Census2 January 1920Charles Drueke; Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; Charles Drueke (indexed Lucke), age 61, b Germany, parents Germany, immigrated 1882, na, traveling salesman for liquor co; Josephine, wife, age 54, b MI, parents Germany; Marie, dau, age 16 - res on Atwood 
(Witness) Death11 May 1928Charles Drueke; Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
Death*October 1945Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
Burial*October 1945Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 

Family

Charles Drueke b. 29 Mar 1858, d. 11 May 1928

Caroline Berles

Father*Johannes Franziscus Berles b. 27 Jun 1828, d. 2 Aug 1884
Mother*Regina Grün b. 28 Dec 1831, d. 4 Jun 1906
Birth*June 1869Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; after 2 June 
(Witness) Census5 August 1870Johannes Franziscus Berles, Regina Grün; Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; Franc Berles, age 42, b Westphalia, grocer; Rigina, keeping house, age 37, b Prussia; Frank, age 18, clerk in store; John, clerk in store, age 15; Elizabeth, age 12; Anna, age 9; Theresa, age 6; Josephina, age 3; Caroline, age 1 - all children b MI 
(Witness) Census2 June 1880Johannes Franziscus Berles, Regina Grün; Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; Frank Berles, age 52, grocer, b Prussia, parents Prussia; Regina, wife, age 48, b Prussia, parents Prussia; Frank, son, age 28, clerk in paper store; Elizabeth, dau, age 22; Anna, dau, age 19; Theresa, dau, age 17, clerk in grocery; Josephine, dau, age 14; Caroline, dau, age 11, attending school; Abbie, dau, age 8, attending school; John A., son, age 25, grocer; Catherine, wife, age 22, b MI, parents Prussia - all children of Frank b MI 
Married NameBodenstein 
Marriage*1892Gustave Adolph Bodenstein; Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
Census*2 June 1900Gustave Adolph Bodenstein; Ward 20, Chicago, Cook, IL; Adolph Bodenstein, age 31, married 8yrs, b Nov 1868 in WI, parents b Germany, occ scribbled over; Carrie, wife, age 31, mar 8yrs, mother of 2, 1 living, b MI, parents b Germany; Helen, dau, age 2, b May 1898 in IL; Abbie Berles, sister-in-law, age 23, single, b Feb 1877 in MI, bookkeeper - reside 302 Riosel St. 
Census9 January 1920Gustave Adolph Bodenstein; Ward 23, Chicago, Cook, MI; Adolph Bodenstein, age 52, b WI, parents b Germany, manager of clothing store; Carrie, wife, age 51, b MI, parents b Germany; Helen, dau, age 21, single, b IL, stenographer at automobile co; Carl, son, age 14, b IL - reside 864 Newport Ave. 
Census7 April 1930Gustave Adolph Bodenstein; Ward 4 - Bruce Twp., Streator, LaSalle, IL; Adolph A. Bodenstein, age 62, married at 24, b WI, parents b Germany, manager of clothing mfg co; Carrie, wife, age 61, mar at 23, b MI, parents b Germany; Helen, dau, age 26, single, b IL, father b WI, mother b MI - own home at 803 S. Park St., value $7000, own radio 
Death*28 February 1945Chicago, Cook, IL 
Burial*Riverview Cemetery, Streater, LaSalle, IL 

Family

Gustave Adolph Bodenstein b. 1 Nov 1867, d. 22 Mar 1936