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Francis Jock
Newspaper from Yakima County, Washington - February 12, 1916

Francis Jock, 85 years old, died at his home in the Moxee last night from senile decay. The deceased leaves two sons, Henry Jock of Michigan and Francis of this city, and two daughters, Mrs. Emma Bisconi and Mrs. Josephine Peters of Moxee. Funeral services will be held Monday at the Catholic church of Moxee.

(corrections) Mrs. Emma Bisconi should read BISKNER

Henry Jock
Arenac County Independent (Standish, Michigan) - Thursday, September 2, 1920

Another pioneer has gone to rest.

Mr. Jock who was confined to his room for eight months and was a great sufferer during most of that time passed away Aug. 24.  He was very cheerful to the last.  Mr. Jock was born in St. Lawrence Co. New York State Jan. 15, 1858. He came to Bay City with his father in 1873 at the age of 15. From there they moved to Saganing in 1874. On Oct. 21, 1889 he married Miss Stella Rosebury of Deckerville, Sanilac County. Most of the time since owning a home in Standish but at the present time residents of Adams. Mr. Jock was a kind and faithful husband and father. He was a good neighbor and has left many relatives and friends behind. He met with an accident in the woods when yet a young man which has caused him much suffering during the balance of his life. He leaves to mourn his loss a faithful wife, two sons and one daughter. The oldest son, Casper, lives near Bentley, while the youngest son, Glenn, is married and living at present with his mother. The daughter, Cloah, is a school girl and as she has passed the eighth grade expects to enter the Standish school next term. Funeral services were held in the St. John's Catholic Church Standish, Friday morning, Aug. 27. Burial took a place in the Catholic cemetery in Lincoln Township. The floral offerings were many among them a cross, a pillow, an anchor, showing they have many sympathizing friends.
Emma Biskner
Pinconning, Michigan paper - May, 1935

Mrs. Emma Biskner, a resident of Pinconning for the last 10 years, died Thursday at the home of her daughter Mrs. Scott Cilley, after an illness of two years.

She was born December 22, 1861, at Potsdam, N.Y.  Before coming to Pinconning she has made her home in Bentley.  She was a member of the St. Ann society.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Cilley and Mrs. Henry Bush of Pinconning, Mrs. Rose Dyer, Lansing and Delia, at home; two sons, Jerry of Bentley and Edwin of Detroit and 15 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday at St. Michael Church, with the Rev. Fr. George Gougeon officiating.  burial was in the Standish cemetery.

Delia Biskner
Pinconning, Michigan paper - May 1967

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 Thursday morning at St. Michael Church for Miss Delia Biskner who passed away Monday at Mercy Hospital after a long illness.   She had been confined to the LaOda Rest Home at Kawkawlin for several years and had been in the hospital only a short time before passing away.  She was 67, born in Arenac County, Standish, on December 20, 1899.

Delia made her home here with her sister, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bush for many years, and can be remembered by many for being the best ticket seller in Michigan, and was loved by all of us.

She leaves to survive besides her sister, Dora, several nieces and nephews.

Rev. Fr. Henry Eickholt will officiate and burial will be in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Cemetery at Standish.

Leota M. Jock
Bay City Times (Bay City, Michigan) - September, 1963

Mrs. Jock, 70, died Sunday evening at the Standish community Hospital.  She was born December 18, 1892, in Clarkston.   She moved as a child to the Bentley area.  The former Leota Shaylor, she married Alfred Jock September 19, 1916, in Bay City.  They lived in the Bentley area until 1943 when they moved to Standish.  Surviving besides the husband, are one son, Wilford, Bay City; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Kozlow and Mrs. Winnifred Meeker, both of Standish; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  Services will be Thursday 2 p.m. at the R.O. Savage Funeral Chapel in Standish.  The Elder John Umphrey will officiate.  Burial will be in the Pine River Cemetery at Standish.

Mary E. Kozlow
Bay City Times (Bay City, Michigan) - March 1998

Passed away Sunday, March 1, 1998 at Standish Community Hospital.  Age 80 years.  She was born April 23, 1917 in Bentley, MI.  The former Mary Jock married Frederick Kozlow September 1, 1959.  He preceded her in death in 1963.   She was an area resident most of her life.  She worked for Riverside Manufacturing for 12 years, retiring in 1980

Survivors are one daughter, Mary Ellen Stevens of Columbiaville; three grandchildren; two sisters: Winnifred Meeker of Standish and Judy Berry of Sterling; one brother, Wilford Richard Jock of Standish; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be Thursday, March 5, 1998 from the Faith Baptist Church in Standish at 1 P.M. Friends may call at the funeral chapel from 2 P.M. to 9 P.M. Wednesday. Mrs. Kozlow will lie in state from 11 A.M. until services time Thursday.   Pastor Stanley Lightfoot will officiate. --R.O. Savage Funeral Chapel, Standish, Michigan

Fred Kozlow
Bay City Times (Bay City, Michigan) - December 1963

Mr. Kozlow, 61, died Thursday at his home in rural Standish after a short illness.  He was born February 12, 1902, in Russia and came to the United States as a young man residing in the Standish area where he worked as a carpenter.  He married the former Mary Meeker September 1, 1956 in Standish. Surviving are his widow; three brothers, John, Nick of Standish and Michael of Omer; four sisters, Mrs. Anna Shakow of Sebewaing, Miss Mary Kozlow and Mrs. Sonia Mahoney both of Standish, and Mrs. Nettie Boravsky of Omer.  Services will be held 2 p.m., Sunday at the R.O. Strange Funeral Chapel.  The Rev. Michael Dixon will officiate and burial will be in Pine River Cemetery.

Oren G. Jock
Flint Journal (Flint, Michigan) - December, 1964

1400 W. Genesee Ave., age 70, died Wednesday, December 16, 1964, at McLaren General Hospital.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Reigle Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, 4305 Clio Rd.  Burial in Crestwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery.   Mr. Jock will be at the funeral home.  He was born in Downington, Michigan on September 15, 1894.  Mr. Jock had been employed at the Anchor Motor Freight Co., retiring in 1962.  Surviving are:  Wife, Minnie; son, Leslie at home; daughter, Mrs. Etsai (Virginia) Taber of Flint; 6 grandchildren; brother, Casper, of Standish; sister, Mrs. Cloah Constance of Miami, Florida.

Leslie Jock
Flint Journal (Flint, Michigan) - August, 1983

Of Flint, age 59, died Friday, August 16, 1983, at McLaren General Hospital.   Funeral services will be held 3:30 PM Saturday at Brown Funeral Home, 1616 Davison Rd., Elder William Dennis officiating.  Interment at Sunset Hills Cemetery.  Mr. Jock was born in Standish, Michigan, June 6, 1924.  He grew up in Flint, was a champion in the Golden Gloves and was a champion in professional boxing which was his career.  He was preceded in death by his father, Oren Glen Jock and a brother, Fred Jock.  Surviving are: son Jeff of Las Vegas, Nevada; 3 grandsons, Jeff, Michael and Gregory, all of California; mother, Minnie Jock of Flint; sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Ed Taber of Flint; nieces and nephews. --Brown Funeral Home, Visitation 8 AM to 10 PM

Wilhemina Tessin
The Saginaw Daily News (Saginaw, Michigan) - Thursday, April 24, 1930

Funeral services for Mrs. Wilhemina Tessin took place Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Schade of Romeo, Mrs. Tessin, who was 98 years old, died Friday at the home of her daughter, where she had lived for several years.  she was born in Germany September 20, 1831 and came to this country in 1851.  She was married in 1851 to John Tessin of Tonawanda, NY, and came to Macomb County in 1854.  After the death of her husband she came to Romeo, where she made her home with her daughter.  She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. August Wolfgram of Saginaw, Mrs. Emily Prutow of Imlay City and Mrs. John Schade of Romeo, three sons, John and August Tessin of Saginaw and Julius of Mt. Clemens.  28 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Eldon A. Tessin
Saginaw News (Saginaw, Michigan) - Wednesday, October 1, 1997

Passed away Tuesday morning, September 30, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center.  Age 77 years.  He was born April 16, 1920 in Saginaw County, son of the late Arthur and Hattie (Krueger) Tessin.  He married Ruth M. Heinlein on June 28, 1947.  They celebrated their 50th anniversary this summer.   Prior to his retirement in 1982 he had been employed by Morley Brothers for many years.  He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran  Church and had been one of its Ushers.  He also volunteered on many committees.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  Surviving besides his wife Ruth are two sons, one daughter and their spouses, Kenneth and Linda Tessin, Saginaw; Vickie and Michael Bull, Bridgeport; Steven and Delray Tessin, Lawrenceville, GA; 15 grandchildren; a sister, Helen and Ronald Gross Sr., Wheeler, several nieces and nephews; also dear friends Jack and Jean Kabat and Wilford Jock.  A daughter Kathy Tessin and a brother, Alvin Tessin predeceased him.

Funeral service will take place 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 3, 1997 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 808 Weiss.  Pastor, Paul B. McCain will officiate with burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.  Relatives and friends are welcome to call at Wakeman Funeral Home, 1218 N. Michigan Ave. on Thursday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., then at the church on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.   Memorial contributions may be given to Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

Ruth M. Tessin
Saginaw News (Saginaw, Michigan) - Tuesday, June 24, 2002

Passed away suddenly Sunday, June 23, 2002 at Covenant Medical Center-Cooper. Age 77 years.  Ruth M. Heinlein was born August 4, 1924 in Blumfield Twp. to the late Peter J. and Ida (Meinecke) Heinlein.  She was married to Eldon A. Tessin on June 28, 1947 and he predeceased her on September 30, 1997.  Ruth was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran church and had served as treasurer and Sunday School teacher for many years.  surviving are her children adn their spouses, Kenneth (Linda) Tessin, Saginaw; Vickie (Michael) Bull, Bridgeport; Steven (Delray) Tessin, Lawrenceville, GA.; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Rueben (Margaret) Heinlein, Alma; two sisters-in-law, Helen (Ronald) Gross, Wheeler, Grace Fries, St. Charles; also many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her daughter, Kathy Tessin; her sister, Erna Gillig; and two brothers-in-law, Edward Gillig and Alvin Tessin.

Funeral service will take place 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 27, 2002 at Bethlehem Lutheran church, 808 Weiss.  Pastor Charles F. Buckhahn will officiate with burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.  Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the Wakeman Funeral Home, Inc., 1218 N. Michigan Ave. on Wednesday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., then at the church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.  Those wishing to express their sympathy may wish to consider memorial to Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

Ervin L. Dobler
Kalamazoo Gazette (Kalamazoo, Michigan) - November 16, 1988

Passed away Wednesday morning, November 16, 1988.   Mr. Dobler was born February 28, 1907 in Arenac County, MI the son of Gottlieb and Maggie (Reynolds) Dobler and had been a resident here for 66 years.  Before retirement he had been employed for about 40 years with KTS Industries.  His wife, Emma Ruth Dobler, passed away in 1986.  Surviving are 1 daughter and 1 son, Ruth Ann Reynolds and John Dobler, both of Kalamazoo; 10 grandchildren:  Mary Gerard, Lawrie Smith, Nancy Johnson, Teresa Loofboro, Barbara Hohler, Sheija Angelletti, Colleen Commins, Heather Reynolds, Earl Howlett, Johnathon Dobler, 17 great-grandchildren.  Service will be held Friday at 3 o'clock at the Langeland Memorial Chapel, 622 S. Burdick  A Trust 100 Chapel  Interment in Grand Prairie Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Kalamazoo Visiting Nurse Association.  Friends may call at the chapel after Thursday noon.

Emma Dobler
Kalamazoo Gazette (Kalamazoo, Michigan) - Thursday, January 16, 1986

Passed away Wednesday morning, January 15, 1986 at her residence, Mrs. Dobler was born February 5, 1916, in Kalamazoo, daughter of Leo J. and Gertrude Carr and had been a lifelong resident here.  On February 9, 1934, she was married to Ervin L. Dobler, who survives.  Also surviving are one daughter and one son, Mrs. Ruth Ann Reynolds and Jon Dobler, both of Kalamazoo; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister and 2 brothers, Mrs. Ann Collins, James S. Carr and Leo J. Carr, all of Kalamazoo; several nieces and nephews.  Services will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock at the Langeland Memorial Chapel 622 S. Burdick with Rev. Mr. Arthur Rhoades, of the Victory Lane Assembly of God of Delton, officiating.  Interment in Grand Prairie Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation.  Friends may meet the family at the chapel this evening from 7 to 9 o'clock.

Royal Dobler
Bay City Times (Bay City, MI) - Wednesday, September 30, 1964

STANDISH - Royal Dobler, 52, of Standish was fatally injured in an accident at a scrap yard here Tuesday about 10 a.m.

Authorities said he was operating a shearing machine at Standish Scrap Iron Co. when one of the knives broke off and pierced his chest.

Dobler was rushed to Standish Hospital and then to Bay City General Hospital where he died undergoing surgery at 11:45 p.m.

He was born July 15, 1912, in Sterling.  He spent most of his life in Arenac County with exception for a few years when he lived in Bay City.

Surving are a son, Theron, of Kalamazoo; two daughters, Mrs. Patricia Doan of Unionville and Mrs. Wanda Bordeau of Standish; eight grandchildren; a brother, Ervin of Kalamazoo, a sister, Mrs. Sylvia Scheall of Standish.

Services will be Saturday 2 p.m. at the Savage Funeral Home.   Burial will be in Clayton Township Cemetery near Sterling.

Alfred (Dobler) Harvey
Gladwin County Record (Gladwin, MI) - Wednesday, March 25, 1953

Drowns In Tittabawassee River Friday

Hay Township Youth Loses Life When Boat Upsets Accidentally

The Tittabawassee river claimed a victim Friday afternoon, when a leaking boat, used by two youths, overturned near Highwood.  Alfred Leroy Harvey, 16-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Harvey, of Hay township, drowned in the attempt to reach shore.

Young Harvey's companion, Henry Atherton, 16, told Deputy Sheriff Charles Burns that the two boys had set out in the double pointed duck boat from near the Harvey home shortly after 2 p.m.  When the boat started leaking badly, both boys started bailing.  Atherton lost his balance and tumbled out, which apparently shifted the weight in the boat enough that it overturned and plunged young Harvey into the water, too.

Atherton said he managed to assist Harvey, a poor swimmer, for about 200 feet down river, but after losing him the second time could not find him again.   Atherton, himself nearly exhausted, managed to reach shore and spread the alarm.

The body was recovered in more than eight feet of water about 3:45 o'clock, only 45 minutes after the mishap, by Deputy Burns and Wayne Tennant, assistant district conservation supervisor here, and was taken to the Hall funeral Home.   Coroner Donald Hall ruled the drowning accidental.

Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock, Monday afternoon, at the Hall Funeral Home, with the Rev. Laurence Evoy officiating, and burial was made in Highland cemetery.

Harvey was born in Alger, Michigan, May 4, 1936, and had resided in Gladwin county with his parents for the past nine years.   Surviving are his parents; three sisters, Patricia May, Wanda Jean and Ina Francis Harvey, all at home; and his grandfather, Robert Campbell, of Gladwin county.

Lauren L. Scheall
Paradise Post  (Paradise, California) - August 29, 2000

A founding board member of the Theatre on the Ridge and a nurse at Feather River Hospital, Lauren Lee Scheall died in her Paradise home Thursday. She was 53. She directed and acted in a number of productions, such as "The Wizard of Oz" and "The Heiress" - receiving the Best Director Award. Born to Dorothy and Donald McCullough in Sacramento, she graduated from Kaiser Foundation School of Nursing, Oakland, in 1967. She worked at Kaiser Hospital in Sacramento from 1967 to 1970 and married Daniel Clinton Scheall Sr. on August 30, 1969, in Sacramento. In 1970, she moved to Chico and a year later to Paradise. Besides Feather River Hospital, Mrs. Scheall worked as an intensive care nurse at Enloe Hospital. She was a staff educator at Oroville Hospital and a nursing instructor at Butte College from 1980 to the present. In 1986, she earned a bachelor's degree from California State University, Long Beach. She received her master's in nursing from California State University, Dominquez Hills, in 1993. She was awarded the Outstanding Nurse Educator of the Year in 1999 from Sigma Theta Tau, Kappa Omicron Chapter, Chico. She was a member of the California Teacher's Association. Besides her husband, she is survived by daughters, Holly Anne Scheall of Irvine and Julie Anne Thompson of Citrus Heights, stepson, Daniel Scheall Jr.; sisters, Carol Dorothy Woodbridge of Citrus Heights and Barbara May Felton of Sacramento; brother Donald McCullough Jr. of Marysville; grandson, Robert "Teddy" Scheall-Johnson; and step-grandchildren, Krista and Kyle Scheall.
No service is planned. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Lauren Scheall Scholarship Fund for the Butte College LVN program.
Leon W. Scheall, Sr.
Bay City Times (Bay City, Michigan) - April, 1976

Died early this morning at his residence.  73 years old, born April 14, 1902 in Ypsilanti, Michigan.  Mr. Scheall was married to the former Sylvia Mae Dobler, June 9, 1932 in Maple Ridge, Arenac County.  Mr. Scheall resided in Arenac County most of his life.  He was a retired contractor.  Surviving are his wife Sylvia; three sons:  Leon (Bill) Scheall Jr., Silverwood, Michigan, Richard D. Scheall of Bentley, Michigan, Ronnie Scheall of Bay City, Michigan, two daughters:   Mrs. Paul (Sylvia) Burak of Bay City, Michigan,  Mrs. William (Margarite) Abbott, Farmington, Michigan; two brothers:  Andrew Scheall of Duluth, Minnesota, Calvin Scheall of Leonard, Michigan; and three sisters:  Mrs. Olive Watson, West Branch, Michigan,  Mrs. Idilla Puckett of Imlay City, Michigan, Mrs. Adelaid McClure; 13 grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the R.O. Savage Funeral Chapel in Standish.  The Rev. William Bollinger officiating.   Burial will take place at the Pine River Cemetery, Standish.  Friends may call at the R.O. Savage Funeral Chapel, Sunday after 4 p.m.

Sylvia Mae Scheall
The Bay City Times (Bay City, MI) - Friday, July 17, 1981

Standish, MI - 65 years of age.  She died Thursday, July 16, 1981 at the Standish Community Hospital.  She was born May 17, 1917 in Clayton Twp., Arenac County.  the former Sylvia Dobler married Leon W. Scheall on June 9, 1932 in Maple Ridge.  Mr. Scheall predeceased her in 1976.  She resided in Arenac County all of her life.  Mrs. Scheall was a member of the Standish Community Methodist Church.  Surviving are 2 daughters, Sylvia M. Judy of Bay city; Margarett Jeffrey of Pontiac; 3 sons, Leon W. Scheall, Jr. of Rudyard; Richard Scheall of Standish and Ronnie Scheall of Bay City, 17 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren.   Also 1 brother, Ervin Dobler of Kalamazoo.  Funeral services will be Monday, July 20, 1981 at 11 a.m. from the R.O. Savage Funeral Chapel, Standish.  Rev. Byron Hatch officiating.  Interment will be in Pine River Cemetery, Standish.  Friends may call at the R.O. Savage chapel, Standish after 7 p.m. Saturday evening.

Edward Gillig
The Saginaw News (Saginaw, Michigan) - Wednesday, April 5, 2000

Died peacefully, early Monday morning.  April 3, 2000at his home.  Age 77 years.  The son of the late Alex and Katherine (Miller) Gillig was born December 1, 1922 in Windsor, Colorado.  He married Erna Heinlein June 18, 1949.  She survives him.  Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Van Auken Custom Homes.  Mr. Gillig was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Reese where he served as Vice President for several years.  Edward was an avid hunter and fisherman, and was a member of the Frankenmuth Conservation Club and the Lutheran Fellowship Association of Bay City.  Surviving in addition to his wife Erna are his three children and their spouses.  Jerry and Debbie Gillig, Connie and Bob Brozovic and Gale and Elmer Sohn; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Michael and her husband Marck, Holly Brown and her husband Sam, Jeff Gillig, Emily and Rebecca Brozovic and Adam and Lisa Sohn; two great-grandchildren, Jordan and Nicholas Michael and a step-great-grandson Landon Brown.  Also surviving is his sister Emma Lich and his brother Emanuel Gillig and his wife Arlene, all of Saginaw.  Mr. Gillig was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will take place 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 7, 2000 at Christ Lutheran Church in Reese.  Rev. Dennis Smith will officiate with burial to follow in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Mr. Gillig's family will receive friends at the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, 9940 Saginaw St., Reese on Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Christ Lutheran Church in Reese.

Mrs. Erna Gillig
The Saginaw New (Saginaw, MI) - April 1, 2001

Reese, Michigan

Died peacefully Wednesday afternoon, March 28, 2001, at her home.  Age 72 years.  The daughter of the late Peter J. and Ida M. (Meinecke) Heinlein was born May 29, 1928 in Frankentrost.  She was married to Edward Gillig June 18, 1949.  He predeceased her April 3, 2000.  Prior to her retirement she was employed by Koester Builders, Inc.  Mrs. Gillig was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Reese, where she previously served as church financial secretary.  Erna loved fishing, bus tours, flowers, sewing, doing crafts and dancing at the Lutheran Fellowship Association of Bay City where she was a member.  Surviving are her three children and their spouses, Jerry and Debbie Gillig, Connie and Bob Brozovic and Gale and Elmer Sohn; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Michael and her husband Marck, Holly Brown and her husband Sam, Jeff Gillig, Emily and Rebecca Brozovic and Adam and Lisa Sohn; two great-grandchildren, Jordan and Nicholas Michael and a step-great-grandson, Landon Brown.   Also surviving are her brother, Reuben Heinlein and his wife Margaret of Elwell and her sister, Ruth Tessin of Saginaw; special care givers, Ray and Lynn and Virginia and Helen also survive Erna.

Funeral services will take place 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2001 at Christ Lutheran Church in Reese.  Rev. Rod J. Vereb will officiate with burial to follow in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Saginaw.  Mrs. Gillig's family will receive friends at the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, 9940 Saginaw Street in Reese on Monday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Christ Lutheran Church in Reese.

John C. Tessin
The Saginaw News (Saginaw, Michigan) - February 5, 1940

Richland Pioneer, John Tessin Dead

Was One of County's Best Known Farmers.

A pioneer resident of Richland township and one of the best known farmers of Saginaw County, John C. Tessin, Sr., 84 died Monday at his farm home near Hemlock.

Born October 15, 1855, in Macomb county.  Mr. Tessin was married in 1877 to Miss Louise Schultz at Utica.  In 1878 they moved to Richland township.  Mr. Tessin cleared his present farm and developed it into one of the best farms in that section of the county.

Mrs. Tessin died in 1886 and in 1887 he was married to Miss Augusta Wolfgram.  In 1920 he retired and came to Saginaw, but returned in 1937 to his farm home.

He leaves his wife; six sons and two daughters, Herman, Charles, Mrs. Charles Fitting, Edward and Arnold C. of Richland township, Emil A., Arthur and Miss violet of Saginaw; a brother and a sister, August of Saginaw and Mrs. John Shade of Romeo, 28 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The funeral will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Peter's Lutheran Church.  Rev. Ernst Walther will officiate and burial will be in Oakwood.   Friends may see Mr. Tessin at his home Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.

August H. Tessin
The Saginaw News (Saginaw, Michigan) - 2 July1948

207 No. Granger St.

Died 10:30 a.m. Thursday after a brief illness.  He was a retired farmer.  Born October 5, 1862 in Macomb County Michigan, he was married April 22, 1889 in Richland Township to Bertha Newmann.  She died August 29, 1942.  He has resided here for 28 years, and previous to that in Richland Township from 1889 to 1920.  He was member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church.  Surviving are 1 daughter and 5 sons; Miss Clara Tessin, Saginaw; Arthur Tessin, Thomas Township; Henry Tessin, Freemont Township; Otto Tessin, Midland County; Richard Tessin, Midland County; John Tessin, Richland Township.  12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren and 1 sister, Mrs. John Schade, Armada, Michigan.  Funeral 2 p.m. Saturday from Gugel Funeral Home, 419 No. Michigan Ave., 2:30 p.m. from St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Court at Bond.   Rev. Otto J. Eckert will officiate, burial in Freemont Lutheran Cemetery.   Friends may see Mr. Tessin at the Funeral Home after 5 p.m. Friday.

Mrs. August Tessin
The Saginaw News (Saginaw, Michigan) - August 1942

Mrs. Bertha Neumann Tessin, 79, wife of August Tessin, of 207 North Granger, a Saginaw county resident more than 50 years, died Saturday at her home.  Born June 11, 1863, in Prussia, she resided in Richland township from 1889 until 1920, when she moved to Saginaw.  She was married to Mr. Tessin April 21, 1889, in Richland township.  She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran church, Court and Bond.  She leaves her husband; a daughter, Clara Tessin in Saginaw; five sons, Arthur of Hemlock, Henry of Fremont township, Otto and Richard of Ingersoll township, Midland county, and John of Richland township; a sister, Mrs. Fredericka Pretzer of Hemlock; 12 grandchildren.   The funeral will take place at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home and at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran church, court and Bond.  Rev. Otto Eckert will officiate and burial will be in Fremont cemetery.  Friends may see Mrs. Tessin at her home after noon Sunday.

Kathy Marie Tessin
The Saginaw News (Saginaw, Michigan) - Sunday, November 13, 1977

Passed away suddenly Friday evening, November 11, 1977 at Midland Hospital.  Age 19 years.  She was born February 5, 1958 in Saginaw.  She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and was a past Sunday School Teacher.  Miss Tessin graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1976 and was now attending Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, member of Christ the King Lutheran Chapel at C.M.U., and member of its Folk Group.  She was also a member of R.O.T.C.   Drill-Team at C.M.U.  surviving are her parents, Eldon and Ruth Tessin, Saginaw; two brothers and one sister, Steven J. Tessin, at home; Kenneth E. Tessin, Ypsilanti; Mrs. Michael (Vickie) Bull, Paw Paw, Michigan; two nieces; her grandmother, Mrs. Ida Heinlein, Hale; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral service will take place 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.  Rev. Darrell M. Lubben and Rev. Theodore C. Mueller will officiate with burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.  Friends may call at Wakeman Funeral Home, 419 N. Michigan Ave. after 7:00 p.m. Sunday, until 11:00 a.m. Tuesday and at the church from 12:30 p.m. Tuesday until time of service.  The family will be present from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, and from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday.  Those who so desire may give memorials to Bethlehem Lutheran New Church Fund.

Alvin A. Tessin
The Saginaw News (Saginaw, Michigan) - February, 1981

Passed away suddenly at his home Saturday evening, February 21, 1981.   Age 64 years.  He was born August 18, 1916, in Thomas Township and had been a lifelong resident.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II serving in Patton's 3rd Army.  He had been employed by Baker-Perkins Co. for 33 years retiring three years ago.  He was a charter member of Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church in St. Charles and served on the Church Council for ten years.  He married Grace Phillips August 6, 1943.  She survives him.  He also leaves four daughters and one son, Mrs. Vivian Burgess and Mrs. Marilyn Fritz, both of St. Charles; Miss Sandra Tessin, a student at Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minn.; William Tessin, Taylor, Mi., Mrs. Joyce Sheppard, Saginaw; 14 grandchildren; one brother and one sister, Eldon Tessin, Saginaw; Mrs. Helen Gross, Wheeler, Mi.; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will take place 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church in St. Charles, Rev. James Behringer will officiate with burial in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.  Friends may call at the Case chapel, 409 Adams St. from 7:00 p.m.  Monday until 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, and then at the church from 12:00 noon Tuesday until the time of funeral service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church in St. Charles, MI.

Hattie Krueger Tessin
The Saginaw News (Saginaw, Michigan) - May 1961

Wife of Arthur A. Tessin passed away at her home Sunday evening after a lengthy illness.  Age 70 years.  Hattie Krueger was born February 28, 1891, in Saginaw, and moved to Richland township in childhood.  She was married to Mr. Tessin April 21, 1915, in St. John's Lutheran Church, Fremont Township, of which she was a member.  Surviving, besides her husband, are two sons and one daughter, Mrs. Ronald Gross, Wheeler; Alvin Tessin, St. Charles; Eldon Tessin, Saginaw; 10 grandchildren; also two brothers, and three sisters, Paul Krueger, Saginaw; Hugo Krueger, Mrs. William Doyle, Mrs. Fred Pretzer, Mrs. Erdman Wardin, all of Hemlock.  Funeral service will take place at 2 p,.m. Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Fremont township. Rev. Otto Drevlow will officiate with burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.  Friends may call at the Case Chapel in Merrill from 7 p.m. Monday until 11 a.m. Wednesday, and at the church from 12:30 p.m. Wednesday until time of service.

Arthur A. Tessin
The Saginaw News (Saginaw, Michigan) - Monday, January 24, 1972

Passed away early Sunday morning, January 23, 1972, at St. Luke's Hospital following a lengthy illness.  Age 81 years.  He was born January 24, 1890, in Richland Township and had been a lifelong resident there.  He married Miss Hattie Krueger April 21, 1915.  She passed away in 1961.  He had been engaged in farming and commercial threshing operations in Richland Township for many years.  He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Fremont Township. Surviving are two sons and one daughter, Alvin Tessin, St. Charles; Eldon Tessin, Saginaw; and Mrs. Ronald Gross, Wheeler; 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Otto Tessin, Midland; Henry Tessin, Hemlock; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will take place 2 p.m. Wednesday at the St. John's Lutheran Church in Fremont Township. Rev. Norman Pommeranz will officiate with burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.  Friends may call at the Case Chapel in Merrill from 7 p.m. Monday until 10 a.m. Wednesday, and at the church from 1 p.m. Wednesday until time of service.  Those, who so desire, may make memorials to St. John's Lutheran Church Building Fund.

Herman J. Tessin
The Saginaw News (Saginaw, Michigan) - January, 1969

Long time resident and farmer in Richland township passed away Monday afternoon at his home.  Age 88 years.  He was born February 19, 1880, in Macomb County, coming to Saginaw when an infant.  He married Miss Emma Zastrow February 15, 1907.  She survives him.  He had owned and operated his present farm in Richland Township since his marriage.  He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Hemlock.  Surviving, besides his wife, are two sons and three daughters, Howard Tessin, Merrill; Melvin Tessin, Mrs. Herman (Selma) Koeppen, Mrs. Francis (Arlene) Emeott, Hemlock; Mrs. Godfrey (Elinor) Winter, Elwood, Ind.; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Arnold Tessin, Freeland; Arthur Tessin, Saginaw.   Funeral service will take place 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Hemlock, Rev. Edward Pankow will officiate with burial in Richland Lutheran Cemetery.   Friends may call at the Case Chapel in Merrill after 1 p.m. Wednesday, until 10 a.m. Thursday, and at the church from noon Thursday, until time of service.  Those, who so desire, may give memorials to their favorite charity.

Emma R. Tessin
The Saginaw News (Saginaw, Michigan) - March, 1973

Widow of Herman J. Tessin passed away at St. Luke's Hospital Friday morning March 2, 1973.  Age 87 years.  Emma R. Zastrow was born March 20, 1885, in Kolberg, Germany and came to the Hemlock area with her parents in childhood.  She was married to Mr. Tessin February 15, 1905.  He passed away January 27, 1969.  She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Hemlock and an honorary member of the Ladies Aid Society.  Surviving are three daughters and two sons, Mrs. Herman (Selma) Koeppen and Mrs. Francis (Arlene) Emeott and Melvin Tessin, all of Hemlock; Howard Tessin, Merrill; Mrs. Godfrey (Elinor) Winter, Flushing; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.   Funeral service will take place 2:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Peter's Lutheran Church at Hemlock, Rev. Edward Pankow will officiate with burial in Richland Lutheran Cemetery.   Friends may call at the Case chapel in Merrill after 2 p.m. Saturday until 10 a.m. Sunday and at the church from 1 p.m. Sunday, until time of service.  Those who so desire may make memorials to the building fund of St. Peter's Lutheran Church or to their favorite charity.

Henry Heinlein
The Saginaw News (Saginaw, Michigan) - March, 1906

Blumfield Pioneer Passes Away in this City, Wednesday Morning.

Another of the pioneers who did so much to reclaim Saginaw county from the wilderness and to build it up into one of the most prosperous communities in Michigan passed away Wednesday morning in the person of Henry Heinlein.  Death occurred at 6 o'clock, at the home of his daughter Mrs. Margaret Jasper, by whom deceased was tenderly cared for in his last days, receiving the best of medical attention and all the comforts of attentive nursing.  Heart disease superinduced by old age was the cause of death.

Mr. Heinlein was born in September, 1826, at Kolmbach, Bavaria, and 53 years ago came to the United States, settling on the farm in Blumfield, where the rest of his days were passed until last October, when he came to live with the daughter mentioned.  He was married  52 years ago to Miss Kunigunda Beyer, of this city who predeceased her husband nine years ago to a day, her death having occurred, March 31, 1897.  Together the couple took up the hardships of farm life in those days and worked out a handsome property from the wilderness.  Mr. Heinlein was a very well known citizen, and had a host of friends who admired him for his sterling character and worth.  He leaves three sons, Andrew, Eberhard, and Peter, all of Blumfield, the daughter named, eleven grandchildren, one brother, John, of this city, and one sister, Mrs. Isadore Sonner, also of Saginaw.  He was a valued member of the Frankentrost Lutheran church from which the funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday.  Brief services will be held from the house at 11 a.m.  The interment will be in the Blumfield cemetery.

Kunigunda Heinlein
The Saginaw Globe (Saginaw, MI) - Tuesday, March 23, 1897

Kunigunda Heinlein died at her home in Blumfield Sunday morning of heart disease aged 68 years.  She leaves a husband and four children, Andre, Eberhard and Peter and Mrs. C. Jasper, of this city.  The funeral will take place tomorrow at 12:30 from the residence.

Miss Kunigunda Heinlein
The Saginaw Evening News (Saginaw, MI) - Friday, December 27, 1901

Died After Long Ilness.

Miss Kunigunda Heinlein Died at Her Home n Blumfield.

Miss Kunigunda, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Heinlein, died at 11 o'clock last night at the family home in Blumfield.  Deceased was born December 11, 1886, and was confirmed in the Lutheran church at Frankentrost in 1899.  She was of a sweet, lovable disposition and admired by all who knew her.  Since last May she has been afflicted with lung trouble, the dread disease finally causing her demise.  The funeral has not as yet been arranged.

Andrew Heinlein
The Saginaw News (Saginaw, Michigan) - Friday, January 20, 1928

Lifelong Resident of County Dead at 71

(Special to the Saginaw Daily News)

Reese, Mich., Jan. 20 - Andrew Heinlein, 71, years old and a lifelong resident of Saginaw county, died Friday at the home in blumfield township.   He was born in the same township June 28, 1856.

Besides his wife, Margaret, he leaves three children - Peter J., John S. and Mrs. C.M. Brechtelsbauer of Blumfield township; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Jasper of Detroit, a brother, Peter Heinlein of Blumfield township; seven grandchildren.

The funeral will take place at 1:30 p.m. Sunday from the home and at 2 o'clock from the Emmanuel church in Frankentrost.  Rev. Mr. Schoenow will officiate with burial in the Frankentrost cemetery.

Margaretha Heinlein
The Saginaw News (Saginaw, Michigan) - Monday, December 1, 1946

Mrs. Margaretha Heinlein, 79, lifelong member of the Immanuel Lutheran church at Frankentrost, died Sunday night at the home of her son, Peter Heinlein, in Blumfield township.  Margaretha Hartman was born March 3, 1862, in Germany, came to the United States at the age of 21 and in March, 1885, was married to Mr. Heinlein.  She leaves one daughter, Mrs. C.M. Brechtelsbauer, of Blumfield township; two  sons, John S. and Peter J. Heinlein, both of Blumfield; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  The funeral will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the home of her son, peter, and at 2:30 p.m. at the Immanuel church at Frankentrost.  Rev. Mr. Miller will officiate and burial will be in Frankentrost.  Friends may see Mrs. Heinlein at the home of her son in Blumfield township.

Mrs. Katie M. Brechtelsbauer
The Saginaw News (Saginaw, Michigan) - Friday, January 9, 1959

Wife of Michael Brechtelsbauer passed away at 10:20 a.m. Thursday at Saginaw General Hospital after a brief illness.  Age 66 years.   Katie M. Heinlein was born May 20, 1892, in Blumfield Township, and had been a life-long Saginaw County resident.  On October 12, 1913, she was married to Mr. Brechtelsbauer in Blumfield Township.  The deceased was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Frankentrost.  Besides her husband, she leaves two sons, Erwin and Otto J. Brechtelsbauer, both of Blumfield Township; six grandchildren; also two brothers, John S. and Peter J. Heinlein, both of Blumfield Township.  Funeral service will take place at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Frankentrost.  Rev. Lawson F. Knight will officiate, with burial in Frankentrost Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Reitz Funeral Home after 7 p.m. Saturday until noon Sunday, and at the church from 12:30 p.m. Sunday until time of service.

Conrad (Mike) Brechtelsbauer
The Saginaw News (Saginaw, Michigan) - Monday, October 27, 1980

Died early Sunday morning, October 28, 1980, at the Frankenmuth Convalescent Center.  Age 94 years.  He was born February 28, 1886, in Blumfield Township, Saginaw county where he was a lifelong resident.  He married the former Katie Heinlein October 12, 1913, in Blumfield Township.  She died in January of 1959.  Mr. Brechtelsbauer was a farmer in Blumfield Township his entire life.  He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Frankentrost, the Frankentrost Senior Citizens and the Farm Bureau.  Surviving are one son Erwin Brechtelsbauer, Blumfield Township.  A son, Otto, predeceased him.   He also leaves a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Paul (Lenore) Winterstein, Higgins Lake; one brother, Henry Brechtelsbauer, Blumfield township; one sister, Mrs. harry (Mathilda) Fetting, Saginaw.  One brother, Leonard, predeceased him.  Also surviving are five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. A grandson, Mark, also predeceased him.

Funeral service will take place 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 29, 1980, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Frankentrost.  Rev. Clifford Brege will officiate with burial in St. John's Cemetery, Frankentrost.  Friends may call at the Ware-Smith & Co. Funeral Home in Reese after 7:00 p.m. Monday until 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, and then at the church from 1:00 p.m. Wednesday until the time of funeral service.  Those who so desire may make memorials to the Immanuel Lutheran Church Window Fund.

Peter J. Heinlein
The Saginaw News (Saginaw, Michigan) - Thursday, August 5, 1971

Route 2, Hale, Michigan

Passed away suddenly Wednesday, Aug. 4, 1971, at Tolfree Memorial Hospital, West Branch.  Age 76 years.  He was born September 2, 1894, in Blumfield Township and lived there until 1966 when he moved to Hale, Mich.  He married Ida Meinecke Feb. 23, 1919, in Bridgeport.  She survives him.  He was a contractor, and a manager of the Reese Lumber Yard, and also a salesman for the Saginaw Sash and Door Co.  He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Hale, Mich. and a member of the Usher's Club, a charter member of the Reese Rotarians, an officer of the Sixty Lakes Club and the Long Lake Property Owners Association.  Surviving besides his wife are one son, Ruben Heinlein, Elwell; two daughters, Mrs. Eldon (Ruth) Tessin, Saginaw; Mrs. Edward (Erna) Gillig, Reese; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; a brother, John Heinlein, Saginaw.  Funeral service will take place 2 p.m. Saturday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Frankentrost.  Pastor Albers will officiate with burial in St. John's Cemetery, Frankentrost.  Friends may call at the Forshee Funeral Home in Hale, Michigan Thursday, and at the Achenbach Chapel in Reese after Friday noon until 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, and at the church from 12 noon Saturday, until time of service.   Those, who so desire, may make memorials to the St. Paul's Lutheran Church Building Fund in Hale, Mich. 

Mrs. Ida M. Heinlein
The Saginaw News (Saginaw, Michigan) - Monday, July28, 1980

Died Monday, July 28, 1980, at St. Luke's Hospital in Saginaw after a short illness.  Age 85 years, Ida M. Meinecke was born August 17, 1894, in Buena Vista township.  she married Peter J. Heinlein February 23, 1919 living in Blumfield Township until they moved to Hale in 1966.  He passed away August 4, 1971.  She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hale.   Surviving are one son Reuben J. Heinlein, Elwell; two daughters, Mrs. Eldon (Ruth) Tessin, Saginaw; Mrs. Edward (Erna) Gillig, Reese; eight grandchildren.  Two grandchildren predeceased her.  She also leaves six great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Alma Popp, Bridgeport.

Funeral service will take place 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Frankentrost.  Rev. Garland L. Iseler will officiate with burial in St. John's Cemetery in Frankentrost.  Friends may call at the Ware-Smith & Co. funeral Home in Reese, Mi. after 7:00 p.m. Monday until 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, and then at the church on Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of funeral service.   Those who so desire may make memorials to the St. Pauls' Lutheran Church in Hale, Mi.  Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

Mr. Henry Meinecke
The Saginaw News (Saginaw, Michigan) -

Henry Meinecke passed away at St. Mary's hospital Saturday morning at 6:30 o'clock, having been taken there only the evening before, suffering with an acute case of stomach trouble and he had only been sick since Thursday last.  Deceased was born at Hanover, a province of Germany, and took up his residence in Buena Vista 30 years ago, having resided there since Jan. 17, 1886,  He was united in marriage to Miss Weilhelmina Rohlof of the village of Buena Vista.  Deceased leaves his wife, seven sons and four daughters.  They are Charles, John, Fred, Henry, Wilhelm, Albert, Edward, Mary, Emma, Eda and Alma, and also his aged mother, Mrs. Margaret Meinicke, who has made her home with him in her declining years.  Three brothers are also left, they being Peter of Bloomfield, and Carl and Herman of Saginaw.  Deceased was treasurer of Buena Vista school and also treasurer of St. Mathias' Evangelical Lutheran church, on the King road.  He was also a member of the Buena Vista lodge K.O.T.M.M.  The remains were taken to Deisel's undertaking establishment, and prepared for burial, and later will be taken to the late home of the deceased at Buena Vista.  The funeral services will be held from the family residence today at 12 noon, and from St. Mathias' church at 12:30 p.m.  Rev., C.F. Miller officiating.  The remains will be laid at rest in Buena Vista cemetery. 

Mrs. Minnie Meinecke
The Saginaw News (Saginaw, Michigan) -

Mrs. Minnie Meinecke, 76, of Portsmouth road, Buena Vista township, resident of Saginaw county for 74 years, died Monday at her home.  She was born Oct. 15, 1866, in Germany.  She was married to Henry Meinecke on Jan. 17, 1886, in Saginaw.  He died July 7, 1906.  She was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran church, King road, and its Ladies Aid Society.  She leaves six sons and four daughters.  Charles J., John H., Albert H., Edward F., and Miss Mary M. Meinecke of Buena Vista township.  Henry Meinecke of Millington, Mrs. Peter Heinlein of Blumfield township, William A. Meinecke of Davidson, Mrs. Leonard Weber of Frankenmuth, and Mrs. George Popp of Bridgeport; 28 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Henry Gerken of Bridgeport, two brothers, Fred Rohloff of Blumfield township, and Frank Rohloff of Buena Vista township.  The funeral will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Reitz funeral home, and at 3 at St. Matthew's church, King road.  Rev. Harry Schultz will officiate and burial will be in Buena Vista cemetery.  Mrs. Meinecke may be seen at teh Reitz chapel after Wednesday noon.

Miss Marie M. Meinecke
The Saginaw News (Saginaw, Michigan) - 

Age 63 years, died Tuesday at the home of her sister, Mrs. George Popp, Bridgeport, after a lingering illness.  She was born Jan. 21, 1886, in Buena Vista Township, and spent her entire lifetime in Saginaw County.  She was a member of St. James' Lutheran Church and St. Matthew's Ladies Aid Society.  She leaves two sisters and four brothers: John and Albert Meinecke, Saginaw; Harry, Millington; William, Davidson; Mrs. Peter Heinlein, Reese; Mrs. George Popp, Bridgeport.  She may be seen after noon Thursday at the Reitz Chapel.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Mr. Charles J. Meinecke
The Saginaw News (Saginaw, Michigan) -

Passed away at 6:25 a.m. Sunday morning at St. Mary's Hospital after a three weeks' illness.  He was born September 28, 1887, in Buena Vista township.  He was a lifelong resident of Saginaw County.  He married Miss Mabel L. Gerken in Saginaw, September 27, 1914.  She survives him.  He was former owner of the Meinecke Farm Dairy, from 1934 to 1946 when his son Lester took over the dairy.  For many years Mr. Meinecke took an active part in church and civic affairs.  He was a member of the Board of Trustees and Treasurer of the St. Matthews Lutheran Church, King Road, for many years until his transfer to St. James Lutheran Church on South Washington, also a moderator of Leidlein School in Buena Vista Township a number of years and president of Buena Vista Threshing Co., member of board of directors, We-Serve-All.  Besides his wife, he leaves three sons Henry M. Meinecke, and Lester J. Meinecke of Saginaw, Charles F. Meinecke Jr., at home, three daughters, Mrs. Gottlieb Ott, Bridgeport, Mich., Mrs. Roy Biermann, Gera, Mich., Mrs. Fred Hagert, of Saginaw; three sisters, Miss Mary Meinecke, Mrs. George Popp, of Bridgeport, and Mrs. Peter Heinlein, Blumfield Township; four brothers, William Meinecke, Davidson, Mich., Henry Meinecke, Millington, Mich., John and Albert Meinecke, of Saginaw.  funeral service will take place at St. James' Lutheran Church at 2 p.m. Wednesday.  Rev. Harry Schultz will officiate.  Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.  Friends may see him from 7 p.m. Monday until 10 a.m. Wednesday morning at the Reitz Chapel, and from noon Wednesday until hour of service at St. James Lutheran Church.

Mrs. Mabel L. Meinecke
The Saginaw News (Saginaw, Michigan) - Saturday, 28 Sep 1963, Section A, Page 9

Passed away suddenly at 3 p.m. Friday at her residence.  Age 70 years.  Mabel L. Gerken was born March 9, 1893, in Saginaw, and had been a lifelong Saginaw County resident.  She was married to Charles J. Meinecke Sept. 27, 1914, here.  He predeceased her Nov. 26, 1950.  The deceased was member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, (King and Portsmouth Roads), and its Ladies Aid Society.  Surviving are three sons and three daughters, Mrs. Gottlieb (Marie) Ott, Mrs. Fred (Lorraine) Hagert and Lester Meinecke, all of Bridgeport; Mrs. Roy (Evelyn) Biermann, Gera; Henry and Charles Meinecke, both of Saginaw; 13 grandchildren; also five sisters and three brothers, Mrs. Martha Mitchell, Montrose; Mrs. Elmer Sawatzki, Mrs. Ernest Brenner and Mrs. Adam Hartner, all of Saginaw; Mrs. Nolan Sixberry, Reese; Edward Buell, Birch Run; John and Frank Bull, both of Bridgeport.  Funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church.  Rev. David E. Wetz will officiate with burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.  Friends may call at the Reitz Funeral Home from 7 p.m. Saturday until 10 a.m. Monday, and at the church from noon Monday until time of service.  Those, who so desire, may give memorial contributions to St. Matthew's Lutheran Church Organ Fund.

John H. Meinecke
The Saginaw News (Saginaw, Michigan) - Saturday, June 22, 1968

Passed away 2:30 a.m. Saturday at his residence after a short illness.  Age 79 years.  He was born May 14, 1889, in Buena Vista Township. and had been a lifelong Saginaw County resident.  He married Miss Caroline (Carrie) Theer Nov. 24, 1912, in Saginaw.  He had engaged in farming, and was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, King Road.  Surviving, besides his wife, are three daughters, Mrs. Harold (Leona) Foerster, Saginaw; Mrs. Clarence (Arleatha) Wieck, Kochville; Mrs. Harvey (Caroline) Laux, Frankenmuth; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Peter Heinlein, Long Lake; Mrs. Alma Popp, Bridgeport; William Meinecke, Davidson; Albert Meinecke, Saginaw.  Funeral service will take place 2 p.m. Monday at St. Matthew's Church, King Road.  Rev. Louis O. Birr will officiate with burial in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.  Friends may call at the Reitz Funeral Home 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, and at the church from noon Monday until time of service.  Those, who so desire, may give memorials to St. Matthew's Lutheran Church.

Mrs. Carolina (Carrie) T. Meinecke 
The Saginaw News (Saginaw, Michigan) - Tuesday, May 29, 1984

Passed away Tuesday morning, May 29, 1984, at the Saginaw Osteopathic Hospital.  Age 93 years.  Carolina Theer was born March 15, 1891 in Bridgeport, MI.  She married John H. Meinecke on November 24, 1912 in Bridgeport.  He predeceased her June 22, 1968.  She was a member of St. Matthews Ev. Lutheran Church serving as Secretary of its Ladies Aid and was a Sunday School teacher for many years.  Surviving are three daughters and spouses, Mrs. Harold (Leona) Foerster, Saginaw; Mrs. Clarence (Arleatha) Wieck, Kochville, Mrs. Harvey (Caroline) Laux, Frankenmuth; seven grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren.  One son, Louis Meinecke and one granddaughter, Mary Bamberg have predeceased her.

Funeral service will take place 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 31, 1984, at St. Matthews Ev. Lutheran Church, 6065 King Rd., Bridgeport.  Rev. Rodney K. Haselhuhn will officiate with burial in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.  Friends may call at the Wakeman Funeral Home, 419 N. Michigan Ave., from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, then at the church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.  Those who wish to make memorials may wish to consider St. Matthews Ev. Lutheran Church.

William Vargo
The Saginaw News (Saginaw, Michigan) - Monday, June 4, 1990, D-7

Passed away at home Saturday morning, June 2, 1990.  Age 70 years.  He was born Aug. 15, 1919 in Colwood, Mich.  He married Henrietta F. Meinecke June 7, 1941 in Gilford.  She survives him.  He was a member of Gilford United Methodist Church and was a World War II Veteran.  He was a life member of the Fairgrove Post No. 7486 V.F.W., past commander of the Reese Post No. 139 American Legion.  He was past County Commander of the American Legion and a member and past junior vice president of Local No. 455 Retirees and also a member of the Senior Citizens Club of Fairgrove.  Mr. Vargo retired in 1973 from Saginaw Malleable Iron.  Also surviving are two sons and their wives, William H. and Amy Vargo, Las Vegas, Nev.; Richard D. and Verna Vargo, Fayetteville, Ark.; two daughters and husband, Amelia and Dale Schury, Freeland; Carol Wahl, Gilford,; six grandchildren, William, Robert, Tobias and Carl Vargo and Peter and Michael Schury; one great-granddaughter, Brittaney Vargo; one sister, Mrs. Helen Emery, Vassar; two brothers Julius Vargo, Caro; Emery Vargo, Las Vegas, Nev. Two brothers and one sister predeceased him.

Funeral service will take place 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Clark Funeral Home, Vassar.  Rev. Otto Flachsmann will officiate with burial in Gilford Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 7:00 p.m. Monday where the family will be present from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Mrs. Mary Lucille Tessin
The Saginaw News (Saginaw, Michigan) -

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