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German ancestry Politicians in Michigan

  Anton Emil Achard (1889-1944) — also known as Tony Achard — of Clare, Clare County, Mich. Born in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., June 12, 1889. Republican. Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1927-30; member of Michigan state senate 28th District, 1929-30; chair of Clare County Republican Party, 1929-32. German ancestry. Member, Elks. Suffered a heart attack, and died soon after, at Marion Hospital, Marion, Osceola County, Mich., 1944 (age about 55 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Emil Felix Achard (1856-1944) and Elizabeth Augusta (Ritter) Achard (1860-1943); married to Marjorie Jackson (1900-1973).
  William Henry Allswede (1874-1962) — also known as William H. Allswede — of Sanford, Midland County, Mich.; Hersey, Osceola County, Mich. Born in Midland County, Mich., January 22, 1874. Farmer; merchant; grain dealer; gravel business; member of Michigan state senate 24th District, 1913-14; defeated (Progressive), 1914; candidate in Republican primary for Michigan state house of representatives from Osceola District, 1926. German ancestry. Died July 22, 1962 (age 88 years, 181 days). Interment at Fairplains Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of George H. Allswede and Dora Allswede; married, June 30, 1897, to Lola M. Sanford (1876-1950).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Alward (b. 1844) — of Georgetown Township, Ottawa County, Mich. Born in Norfolk County, Ontario, November 12, 1844. Republican. Farmer; vice-president and chairman of the board of directors of the Kent, Allegan, and Ottawa Counties Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Ottawa County 2nd District, 1897-1902; defeated, 1892. German ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1867 to Alvevra Barton.
  Harvey Sandburg Amerson (1875-1943) — also known as Harvey S. Amerson — of Elk Rapids, Antrim County, Mich.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Illinois, November 29, 1875. Republican. Merchant; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Antrim County, 1911-12. German and English ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Elks. Died in 1943 (age about 67 years). Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery, Elk Rapids, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of William Amerson (1841-1922) and Matilda Harriet (Schaubel) Amerson (1846-1906); married to Louise E. Dougherty (1881-1941; daughter of Archibald K. Dougherty (1835-1923); sister of Andrew B. Dougherty).
  Political family: Dougherty family of Elk Rapids, Michigan.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Aaron Amon (1859-1933) — of Remus, Mecosta County, Mich. Born in Waterloo County, Ontario, November 5, 1859. Republican. Farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Mecosta County, 1915-18; member of Michigan state senate 25th District, 1919-22. German ancestry. Died in 1933 (age about 73 years). Interment at Wambold Cemetery, Remus, Mich.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Paul Arnold (1893-1973) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Fla. Born in Neckerwestheim, Wurttemberg, Germany, June 29, 1893. Republican. Naturalized U.S. citizen; merchant; building contractor; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1932, 1936; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1947-48; defeated, 1944, 1948, 1950, 1952. German ancestry. Died in February, 1973 (age 79 years, 0 days). Interment at Royal Palm South Cemetery, St. Petersburg, Fla.
  Philip Bach (1820-1895) — also known as Johann Phillip Bach — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Karlsruhe, Germany, October 20, 1820. Republican. Dry goods merchant; mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1858-59. German ancestry. Died in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., November 2, 1895 (age 75 years, 13 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Barbara (Deeg) Bach (1792-1865) and Philip Jacob Bach (1795-1866); married to Hannah Polhemus (c.1828-1850); married 1855 to Nancy Royce (1834-1871); married 1876 to Annie Botssford (1839-1915).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William A. Bahlke (b. 1861) — of Alma, Gratiot County, Mich. Born near Pewamo, Ionia County, Mich., July 4, 1861. Democrat. Lawyer; postmaster; banker; village president of Alma, Michigan, 1901-02; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 11th District, 1904; candidate for Michigan state senate 19th District, 1906; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1920. German ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Anton Bahlke and Mary (Hund) Bahlke; married, October 7, 1891, to Mary Eleanor Carpenter (born c.1865).
  Henry Robert Baird (1876-1936) — also known as Henry R. Baird — of Port Huron, St. Clair County, Mich. Born in East China, St. Clair County, Mich., January 20, 1876. Republican. Lawyer; St. Clair County Prosecuting Attorney, 1919; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1932. German and Scottish ancestry. Died in Baltimore, Md., May 7, 1936 (age 60 years, 108 days). Interment at Hillside Cemetery, St. Clair, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of William Baird (1840-1914) and Catherine (Frank) Baird (1848-1922); half-brother of Lydia Low Baird (who married Ralph Waldo Muncy (1902-1992)); married, March 5, 1915, to Adele L. Blinn.
  Political families: Muncy-Baird-Ackley family of St. Clair, Michigan; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William B. Baum (1856-1947) — also known as Billy Baum — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Frankenmuth, Saginaw County, Mich., January 23, 1856. Democrat. Hotel-keeper; insurance agent; mayor of East Saginaw, Mich., 1888-89; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Saginaw County 1st District, 1893-94; mayor of Saginaw, Mich., 1896-1904, 1906-08; defeated, 1915; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1904. German ancestry. Member, Elks; Knights of Pythias; Freemasons; Maccabees; Foresters. Died, of a cerebral hemorrhage, in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., October 23, 1947 (age 91 years, 273 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Saginaw, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Martin B. Baum (1834-1890) and Katherina Baum (1835-1901); married, January 12, 1882, to Maria 'Mary' Schneckenberger (1855-1923); married 1924 to Nellie J. Moore.
  Leonard Baumgaertner (b. 1859) — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Buena Vista Township, Saginaw County, Mich., December 30, 1859. Republican. Farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1899-1904 (Saginaw County 2nd District 1899-1902, Saginaw County 1st District 1903-04). German ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  William C. Birk (1885-1950) — of Baraga, Baraga County, Mich. Born in Calumet, Houghton County, Mich., November 6, 1885. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Ontonagon District, 1927-34; defeated, 1934, 1936; member of Michigan state senate 32nd District, 1941-42; defeated, 1938, 1942, 1944; charged on December 16, 1944, along with other legislators, with accepting bribes; tried in 1945 and convicted; sentenced to three to five years in prison. German ancestry. Died in 1950 (age about 64 years). Burial location unknown.
  Carl W. Bischoff (1895-1990) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Warren, Macomb County, Mich. Born in East Tawas, Iosco County, Mich., April 23, 1895. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; machinist; carpenter; builder; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1933-34; defeated in primary, 1936; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1939; member of Michigan state senate 1st District, 1939-40; defeated in primary, 1934, 1940. German ancestry. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons. Died in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich., January 30, 1990 (age 94 years, 282 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1920 to Louise Weideman.
  John Bittorf (born c.1834) — of Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Germany, about 1834. Butcher; mayor of Wyandotte, Mich., 1876, 1878. German ancestry. Burial location unknown.
Charles Braun Charles Braun (b. 1848) — of Ann Arbor Township, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., May 29, 1848. Democrat. Farmer, fruit grower; supervisor of Ann Arbor Township, Michigan, 1892-95, 1897-98, 1899-1903; Washtenaw County Treasurer, 1903-04. Lutheran. German ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Braun (1816-1876) and Anna Maria (Eberhardt) Braun (died 1894); brother of Frederick B. Braun (1840-1902); married 1887 to Mary Andrews.
  Image source: Past and Present of Washtenaw County (1906)
  Edward Breitung (1831-1887) — of Negaunee, Marquette County, Mich. Born in Germany, November 10, 1831. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Marquette County, 1873-74; resigned 1874; member of Michigan state senate 31st District, 1877; mayor of Negaunee, Mich., 1879-80, 1882; U.S. Representative from Michigan 11th District, 1883-85. German ancestry. Died in Negaunee, Marquette County, Mich., March 3, 1887 (age 55 years, 113 days). Interment at Park Cemetery, Marquette, Mich.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Arthur L. Bresler Arthur Label Bresler (1862-1908) — also known as Arthur L. Bresler — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., July 8, 1862. Honorary Consul for Hawaiian Islands in Detroit, Mich., 1895-1900; Consul-General for Nicaragua in Detroit, Mich., 1901-02; manager of DeForest wireless telegraph system. German ancestry. Died, from stomach cancer, at the Hotel St. Lorenz, East 72nd Street, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., November 6, 1908 (age 46 years, 121 days). Initial reports that he had been poisoned were dispelled by an autopsy. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Edward Bresler and Emilie Johanna Minna 'Minnie' (Marshall) Bresler; brother of Joseph M. Bresler and Eugene Alexander Bresler (1871-1954); married, July 20, 1904, to Cora B. Valentine.
  Political family: Bresler family of Detroit, Michigan.
  Image source: Detroit Free Press, November 8, 1908
  Charles Edward Bresler (1816-1898) — also known as Charles E. Bresler; Charles Edward Breslauer — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Konstadt, Prussia (now Wolczyn, Poland), November 12, 1816. Furrier; Honorary Consul for Venezuela in Detroit, Mich., 1893-98. German ancestry. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., December 12, 1898 (age 82 years, 30 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Labell A. Breslauer (c.1785-1862) and Rosa Breslauer; married 1865 to Emilie Johanna Minna Marshall; father of Arthur Label Bresler, Joseph M. Bresler and Eugene Alexander Bresler (1871-1954).
  Political family: Bresler family of Detroit, Michigan.
Eugene A. Bresler Eugene Alexander Bresler (1871-1954) — also known as Eugene A. Bresler — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Leipzig, Germany, September 21, 1871. Vice-Consul for Venezuela in Detroit, Mich., 1893-99; Honorary Consul for Venezuela in Detroit, Mich., 1899-1906. German ancestry. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., 1954 (age about 82 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Edward Bresler and Emilie Johanna Minna (Marshall) Bresler; brother of Arthur Label Bresler and Joseph M. Bresler (1868-1900); married, July 13, 1892, to Violet Belle Tootill (1872-1950).
  Political family: Bresler family of Detroit, Michigan.
  Image source: Detroit Free Press, January 4, 1907
Joseph M. Bresler Joseph M. Bresler (1868-1900) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., March 26, 1868. Consul for Nicaragua in Detroit, Mich., 1895-96, 1899-1900; Consul for Central America in Detroit, Mich., 1897-98; Consul for Honduras in Detroit, Mich., 1899. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died, from pleuro-pneumonia, in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., March 6, 1900 (age 31 years, 345 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Edward Bresler and Emilie Johanna Minna (Marshall) Bresler; brother of Arthur Label Bresler and Eugene Alexander Bresler (1871-1954).
  Political family: Bresler family of Detroit, Michigan.
  Image source: Detroit Free Press, March 7, 1900
  George Charles Bubolz (1902-1996) — also known as George C. Bubolz — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Cicero town, Outagamie County, Wis., February 22, 1902. Democrat. Pastor; insurance and real estate business; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives 59th District, 1964. Lutheran. German ancestry. Died in East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., September 12, 1996 (age 94 years, 203 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Lansing, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Julius C. Bubolz (1862-1956) and Emelie (Jeske) Bubolz (1864-1942); brother of Gordon August Bubolz (1905-1990); married, June 12, 1928, to Stella Mangold (1902-1968); married, August 28, 1971, to Margaret Jacobson.
  Epitaph: "But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William J. Callahan — of St. Clair Shores, Macomb County, Mich. Democrat. Mayor of St. Clair Shores, Mich., 1995; member of Michigan state house of representatives 26th District; elected 1998. Catholic. Irish, Polish, and German ancestry. Still living as of 2002.
  Arthur Stanley Coutant (b. 1854) — also known as A. S. Coutant — of Greenville, Montcalm County, Mich.; Mt. Pleasant, Isabella County, Mich. Born in Greenwich, Huron County, Ohio, December 11, 1854. Republican. Newspaper publisher; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1896-1900; postmaster at Mt. Pleasant, Mich., 1897-1902. French, Dutch, Scotch-Irish, and German ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Newton Coutant and Anne (Oglevee) Coutant; married, December 29, 1881, to Anna M. Saterlee.
  Henry Croll Jr. (1875-1944) — of Beaverton, Gladwin County, Mich.; Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., April 22, 1875. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Clare District, 1913-20. German ancestry. Died in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., April 6, 1944 (age 68 years, 350 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Saginaw, Mich.
  Relatives: Married 1896 to Bessie L. Thomson (died 1930); married 1933 to Jessie Holt.
  William Frederick Dannemiller (1927-2001) — also known as William F. Dannemiller; Bill Dannemiller — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., August 9, 1927. Democrat. Lawyer; real estate developer; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Washtenaw County 2nd District, 1960; candidate for Michigan state senate 18th District, 1964. Presbyterian. German ancestry. Died, of heart failure, in University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., December 5, 2001 (age 74 years, 118 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  John G. Dean (b. 1875) — of Bay City, Bay County, Mich. Born in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., May 6, 1875. Road building superintendent; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Bay County 1st District, 1919-22, 1943-44; defeated, 1936 (Republican primary, Bay County 1st District), 1940 (Republican primary, Bay County 1st District), 1944 (Democratic, Bay County), 1954 (Republican primary, Bay County); mayor of Bay City, Mich., 1921-25; candidate in Republican primary for Michigan state senate 24th District, 1922. German ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Norbert Frank Denk (1897-1942) — also known as Norbert F. Denk — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Grosse Pointe, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., January 14, 1897. Supervisor of Grosse Pointe Township, Michigan, 1934-42; defeated (Democratic), 1935; died in office 1942. Catholic. German ancestry. Member, Knights of Columbus; Lions. Died April 16, 1942 (age 45 years, 92 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ignatius Joseph Denk (1844-1901) and Mary (Vieson) Denk (1850-1914); married to Mabel Vernier (born 1895; daughter of Edmund Charles Vernier (1867-1934)).
  William H. Deubel (b. 1846) — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Plymouth, Wayne County, Mich., December 30, 1846. Flour mill business; candidate for mayor of Ypsilanti, Mich., 1895 (Prohibition), 1899 (Democratic). Methodist. German ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Deubel (born 1824) and Sally (Purdy) Deubel (died 1889); married, December 7, 1874, to Mary Voorhees.
  Grover Cleveland Dillman (1889-1979) — also known as Grover C. Dillman — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich.; Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Bangor Township, Van Buren County, Mich., July 18, 1889. Republican. Engineer; Michigan state highway commissioner, 1929-33; appointed 1929; defeated, 1933; president, Michigan Tech University. German ancestry. Died in Flushing, Genesee County, Mich., April 14, 1979 (age 89 years, 270 days). Interment at Arlington Hill Cemetery, Bangor, Mich.
  Presumably named for: Grover Cleveland
  Relatives: Son of Henry Dillman (1860-1937) and Ada (Jaggers) Dillman (1865-1925); married 1914 to Anna Rose Broadwell (1889-1969).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry Bernhard Dirks (1884-1955) — also known as Henry B. Dirks — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., June 21, 1884. College professor; mayor of East Lansing, Mich., 1928-29; defeated (Independent), 1925, 1929. German ancestry. Died September 18, 1955 (age 71 years, 89 days). Interment at Pine Hill Cemetery, Westfield, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Hermann Johannes Dirks (1850-1896) and Anna Elizabeth (Meyer) Dirks (1852-1932); married 1913 to Blanche Breckenridge (1884-1959).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Christian Eberbach Christian Eberbach (1817-1901) — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Germany, July 25, 1817. Pharmacist; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1864; mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1868-69. German ancestry. Died September 23, 1901 (age 84 years, 60 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Margaret Laubengayer.
  Image source: Past and Present of Washtenaw County (1906)
  Henry J. Eikhoff (b. 1861) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., October 19, 1861. Republican. Metal polisher; president, Metal Polishers International Union of America; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1897-1900. German ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Albert Joseph Engel (1888-1959) — also known as Albert J. Engel — of Lake City, Missaukee County, Mich.; Muskegon, Muskegon County, Mich. Born in New Washington, Crawford County, Ohio, January 1, 1888. Republican. Lawyer; Missaukee County Prosecuting Attorney, 1917-20, 1925-26; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Michigan state senate 27th District, 1921-22, 1927-32; U.S. Representative from Michigan 9th District, 1935-51; defeated in primary, 1922, 1924, 1932, 1954; candidate in primary for Governor of Michigan, 1950. Alsatian ancestry. Died in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich., December 2, 1959 (age 71 years, 335 days). Interment at Lake City Cemetery, Lake City, Mich.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John E. Fiegel (1868-1942) — of Pittsfield Township, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Washtenaw County, Mich., January 7, 1868. Democrat. Supervisor of Pittsfield Township, Michigan, 1915-16; defeated, 1894, 1901, 1916, 1920, 1922, 1924, 1926. German ancestry. Died in Washtenaw County, Mich., May 18, 1942 (age 74 years, 131 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of John Fiegel (1831-1891) and Kunigunda (Lambarth) Fiegel (1839-1928); married to Olga Bauer (1873-1912).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Orval Carl Finkbeiner (b. 1910) — of Sandusky, Sanilac County, Mich. Born in Sandusky, Sanilac County, Mich., March 30, 1910. Republican. Automobile dealer; mayor of Sandusky. Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. German ancestry. Member, Lions; Farm Bureau; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Finkbeiner (1873-1948) and Alma (Strebe) Finkbeiner; married, February 10, 1941, to Thelma Roselpha Booth.
  Fred Christian Fischer (1879-1963) — also known as Fred C. Fischer — of Belleville, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Flat Rock, Wayne County, Mich., November 12, 1879. Republican. School teacher and principal; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1920; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 16th District, 1934; Wayne County Superintendent of Schools, 1935-54. Methodist. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows. Died, from a myocardial infarction, in Ridgewood Osteopathic Hospital, Superior Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., April 20, 1963 (age 83 years, 159 days). Interment at Hillside Cemetery, Belleville, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Fred Fischer and Eleanor (Alexander) Fischer; married, June 24, 1908, to Reva Ruthruff (1889-1968).
  Fred C. Fischer Elementary School (built 1957, closed 2011), in Taylor, Michigan, was named for him.  — The former Fred C. Fischer Library, in Belleville, Michigan, was named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Flesheim (1848-1900) — of South Haven, Van Buren County, Mich.; Menominee, Menominee County, Mich. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, April 8, 1848. Republican. Insurance business; president, Menominee Electric Company, manufacturer of telephone switchboards and equipment; mayor of Menominee, Mich., 1888; member of Michigan state senate, 1891-94 (31st District 1891-92, 30th District 1893-94). German ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Facing the failure of his business enterprises, he died by self-inflicted gunshot, in Menominee, Menominee County, Mich., February 26, 1900 (age 51 years, 324 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Menominee, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Flesheim and Babette (Straus) Flesheim; married, February 25, 1875, to Delia Isabella 'Belle' Stephenson.
  Felix H. H. Flynn (1881-1953) — of Cadillac, Wexford County, Mich. Born in Ionia, Ionia County, Mich., May 4, 1881. Republican. Wexford County Clerk, 1909-24; automobile dealer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1924 (member, Credentials Committee); member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1927; mayor of Cadillac, Mich., 1928-33; appointed 1928; member of Michigan state senate 27th District, 1933-40, 1951-53; defeated in primary, 1948; died in office 1953; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1940; candidate for Michigan state treasurer, 1940. Catholic. German and Irish ancestry. Member, Elks; Maccabees. Died in 1953 (age about 72 years). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery, Cadillac, Mich.
  Frank J. Forshee (1896-1991) — of Pittsfield Township, Washtenaw County, Mich.; Dexter, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., June 10, 1896. Democrat. Farmer; candidate for supervisor of Pittsfield Township, Michigan, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1940. Irish and German ancestry. Died, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in Dexter, Washtenaw County, Mich., January 15, 1991 (age 94 years, 219 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of John Henry Forshee (1854-1941) and Virginia (Cowan) Forshee (1857-1933); brother of Ray Louis Forshee; first cousin once removed of David E. Waite (1853-1923).
  Political family: Adams-Waite-Forshee-Cowan family of Dexter, Michigan (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Ray Louis Forshee (1884-1974) — also known as Ray L. Forshee — of Pittsfield Township, Washtenaw County, Mich.; Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Michigan, March 19, 1884. Democrat. Clothing salesman; candidate for supervisor of Pittsfield Township, Michigan, 1941. Irish and German ancestry. His legs were amputated due to arteriosclerosis. Died, of pneumonia, in Whitehall Convalescent Center, Pittsfield Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., January 5, 1974 (age 89 years, 292 days). Interment at St. Thomas Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of John Henry Forshee (1854-1941) and Virginia (Cowan) Forshee (1857-1933); brother of Frank J. Forshee (1896-1991); married to Ida Dorothy Lerg (1887-1982); first cousin once removed of David E. Waite.
  Political family: Adams-Waite-Forshee-Cowan family of Dexter, Michigan (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Alfred Spalding Friedrich (1893-1955) — also known as A. Spalding Friedrich — of Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich. Born May 2, 1893. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1936; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1937; postmaster at Traverse City, Mich., 1944-47 (acting, 1944-46); Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1944. German and Austrian ancestry. Died in Grand Traverse County, Mich., March 29, 1955 (age 61 years, 331 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Traverse City, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Minnie (Spalding) Friedrich (1864-1949) and Alfred V. Friedrich (1865-1924).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Alfred V. Friedrich (1865-1924) — of Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich. Born in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich., October 25, 1865. Democrat. Mayor of Traverse City, Mich., 1900-01, 1905-08; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1916 (member, Credentials Committee), 1920 (alternate); candidate for Michigan state auditor general, 1916. German and Austrian ancestry. Died in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich., June 6, 1924 (age 58 years, 225 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Traverse City, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Frank Paul Friedrich (1830-1879) and Marie (Ansorge) Friedrich (1837-1902); married 1892 to Minnie Spalding (1864-1949); father of Alfred Spalding Friedrich (1893-1955).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph James Frost (b. 1881) — also known as Joseph J. Frost — of Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich. Born in Bryan, Williams County, Ohio, July 15, 1881. Democrat. Cigar business; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Kent County 1st District, 1917-18; defeated, 1908. German ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Augustus Herbert Gansser (1872-1951) — also known as Augustus H. Gansser — of Bay City, Bay County, Mich. Born in Wurttemberg, Germany, July 5, 1872. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; insurance business; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Bay County 1st District, 1911-12; member of Michigan state senate 24th District, 1915-18, 1923-32; defeated, 1912, 1932; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I. Congregationalist. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Elks; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; United Spanish War Veterans; American Legion. Died in 1951 (age about 78 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Augustus Gansser and Johanna (Bauer) Gansser; married, March 17, 1898, to Elizabeth Richardson.
  Edward Gayde (b. 1878) — of Plymouth, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Plymouth, Wayne County, Mich., January 2, 1878. Republican. Grocer; hardware merchant; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 3rd District, 1915-18. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners. Entombed in mausoleum at Riverside Cemetery, Plymouth, Mich.
  Harry Hartley Gemuend (1892-1979) — also known as Harry H. Gemuend — of Ionia, Ionia County, Mich. Born in Ionia, Ionia County, Mich., April 15, 1892. Republican. Lawyer; Ionia County Prosecuting Attorney, 1921-24; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 8th Circuit, 1941. Catholic. German ancestry. Member, Knights of Columbus; Holy Name Society; Elks; Theta Nu Epsilon. Died in Ionia, Ionia County, Mich., March 7, 1979 (age 86 years, 326 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Leonard P. Gemuend and Kathryn (Jacobs) Gemuend; first cousin once removed of William Gemuend (who married Gertrude Burrows (1908-1993)).
  Godfried Gettel (1871-1950) — of Sebewaing, Huron County, Mich. Born in Sebewaing, Huron County, Mich., February 26, 1871. Republican. Farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Huron County, 1915-18, 1921-22; member of Michigan state senate 20th District, 1923-26; defeated in primary, 1926. German ancestry. Died in 1950 (age about 79 years). Interment at Memorial Cemetery, Sebewaing, Mich.
  Relatives: Married, January 7, 1897, to Frankie Thompson.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Clarence F. Graebner Clarence F. Graebner (1899-1967) — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., October 13, 1899. Republican. Insurance business; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Saginaw County 1st District, 1947-54; member of Michigan state senate 22nd District, 1955-62. Lutheran. German ancestry. Died in Torrance, Los Angeles County, Calif., February 23, 1967 (age 67 years, 133 days). Entombed at Oakwood Memorial Mausoleum, Saginaw Township, Saginaw County, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Henry J. P. Graebner (1865-1957) and Caroline (Friedlein) Graebner (1866-1950); married, June 7, 1922, to Marguerite Smith (1898-1991); father of Clarence F. Graebner.
  Political family: Graebner family of Saginaw, Michigan.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  John Greusel (d. 1886) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Blieskastle, Rheinpfalz, Germany. Republican. Brick manufacturer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1872, 1884 (alternate); member of Michigan state senate 2nd District, 1875, 1881-83. German ancestry. Died in Springwells Township (now part of Detroit), Wayne County, Mich., October 31, 1886. Interment at Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Father of Joseph Greusel (1837-1913).
  Joseph Greusel (1837-1913) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Glasco, Ulster County, N.Y., August 5, 1837. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1912. German ancestry. Died in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., February 13, 1913 (age 75 years, 192 days). Interment at Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of John Greusel (c.1812-1886).
  Otto E. C. Guelich (b. 1834) — of Utica, Oneida County, N.Y.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Denmark, October 8, 1834. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1896. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Carl L. Guelich and Henrietta Eleanora (Ravenclow) Guelich; married to Lydia A. Cooley (died 1865); married 1867 to Elizabeh D. Cooley.
  George Gundrum (1842-1916) — of Ionia, Ionia County, Mich. Born in Pirmasens, Germany, January 20, 1842. Democrat. Pharmacist; mayor of Ionia, Mich., 1893. Methodist. German ancestry. Died, from acute morphine poisoning, probably intentional, in Ionia, Ionia County, Mich., November 18, 1916 (age 74 years, 303 days). Interment at Highland Park Cemetery, Ionia, Mich.
  Relatives: Married 1877 to Catherine 'Kate' MacPherson (1851-1941).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Gustave Gutmann (1862-1939) — also known as William G. Gutmann — of Monroe, Monroe County, Mich. Born in Monroe, Monroe County, Mich., August 21, 1862. Republican. Banker; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1911-19; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1920. German ancestry. Died, from acute myocarditis and arteriosclerosis, in Monroe, Monroe County, Mich., January 15, 1939 (age 76 years, 147 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Monroe, Mich.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Mathias E. Hafner (1887-1973) — also known as Matt E. Hafner — of Newell, Butte County, S.Dak. Born in Fowler, Clinton County, Mich., October 30, 1887. Democrat. Grain elevator manager; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Dakota, 1928; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 48th District, 1933-38. German ancestry. Died June 11, 1973 (age 85 years, 224 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Hafner (1852-1947) and Mary Catherine (Ulrich) Hafner (1856-1944); brother of Frank Lawrence Hafner (1891-1984); married, September 20, 1910, to Rosa Simon.
  Franklin A. Hassenger (b. 1853) — also known as Frank A. Hassenger — of Constantine, St. Joseph County, Mich. Born in Constantine, St. Joseph County, Mich., February 5, 1853. Democrat. School teacher; member of Michigan state house of representatives from St. Joseph County, 1917-18. French and German ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, March 23, 1882, to Ida M. Young.
  Benjamin Franklin Heckert (1840-1911) — also known as Benjamin F. Heckert — of Paw Paw, Van Buren County, Mich. Born in Wayne County, Ohio, March, 1840. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; probate judge in Michigan, 1880; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 36th Circuit, 1899; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 8th District, 1907-08; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Van Buren County, 1909-11; died in office 1911. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., April 12, 1911 (age 71 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
  Relatives: Son of John David Heckert (1801-1844) and Salome (Hirsch) Heckert (1808-1879); married 1868 to Emily Metcalf Barr.
  Louis N. Hilsendegen (b. 1856) — of Grosse Pointe Park, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., March 29, 1856. Republican. Real estate business; village president of Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, 1912-15; member of Michigan state senate 1st District, 1915-16. German ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Edward Kanter — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Germany. Democrat. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1857; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1876; member of Democratic National Committee from Michigan, 1879-80. German ancestry. Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Frederick Kappler Jr. (1866-1953) — also known as Frederick Kappler; Fred Kappler — of Lake Linden, Houghton County, Mich. Born in Negaunee, Marquette County, Mich., November 16, 1866. Member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1909-14, 1919-20, 1935-38, 1945-46 (Houghton County 2nd District 1909-14, 1919-20, Houghton County 1st District 1935-38, Houghton District 1945-46); defeated, 1906 (Democratic, Houghton County 2nd District), 1914 (Democratic, Houghton County 2nd District), 1916 (Democratic, Houghton County 2nd District), 1930 (Republican primary, Houghton County 1st District), 1932 (Democratic, Houghton County 1st District), 1938 (Democratic, Houghton County 1st District), 1940 (Democratic, Houghton County 1st District), 1946 (Democratic, Houghton District), 1948 (Democratic, Houghton District), 1950 (Democratic primary, Houghton District), 1952 (Democratic, Houghton District); Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 12th District, 1922, 1928 (primary); member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1939. German ancestry. Member, Grange; Knights of Labor. Died in 1953 (age about 86 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, June 30, 1891, to Magdalena Staffes.
Charles H. Kempf Charles Henry Kempf (1831-1916) — also known as Charles H. Kempf — of Chelsea, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Trumbauersville, Bucks County, Pa., January 1, 1831. Republican. Tinsmith; hardware business; banker; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1876. Congregationalist. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., October 22, 1916 (age 85 years, 295 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Chelsea, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Rosina (Maier) Kempf (1796-1857) and Johann Jacob Kempf (1800-1865); brother of Reuben Kempf; married 1855 to Mary Elizabeth Freer (1837-1910); father of George Henry Kempf (1860-1922).
  Political family: Kempf family of Chelsea and Detroit, Michigan.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Past and Present of Washtenaw County (1906)
  George Henry Kempf (1860-1922) — also known as George H. Kempf — of Chelsea, Washtenaw County, Mich.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Michigan, June, 1860. Republican. Traveling salesman; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1896. German ancestry. Died in 1922 (age about 62 years). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Chelsea, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Henry Kempf (1831-1916) and Mary Elizabeth (Freer) Kempf (1837-1910); married to Mary Carolinda Angevine (1858-1923); nephew of Reuben Kempf.
  Political family: Kempf family of Chelsea and Detroit, Michigan.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Reuben Kempf (1835-1912) — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Trumbauersville, Bucks County, Pa., March 5, 1835. Republican. Banker; member of Michigan state senate, 1880; candidate for mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1903. German ancestry. Died in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., July 3, 1912 (age 77 years, 120 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Rosina (Maier) Kempf (1796-1857) and Johann Jacob Kempf (1800-1865); brother of Charles Henry Kempf (1831-1916); married, August 11, 1862, to Susana Dancer (1840-1919); uncle of George Henry Kempf.
  Political family: Kempf family of Chelsea and Detroit, Michigan.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lawrence Kestenbaum (b. 1955) — also known as Larry Kestenbaum — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich.; Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., September 13, 1955. Democrat. Lawyer; Ingham County Commissioner 8th District, 1983-88; candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives 52nd District, 1998; Washtenaw County Commissioner 4th District, 2000-02; Washtenaw County Clerk and Register of Deeds, 2005-. Jewish. Hungarian, German, Polish, and Norwegian ancestry. Member, National Trust for Historic Preservation; American Civil Liberties Union; Grange; Sierra Club; NAACP. Creator of The Political Graveyard web site. Still living as of 2022.
  Relatives: Son of Justin Louis Kestenbaum (1925-1995) and Maryhelen (Dietrich) Kestenbaum (1928-1985); married, November 17, 1990, to Janice Gutfreund; grandnephew of Meyer Kestnbaum (1896-1960).
  Political family: Wilentz family of Perth Amboy, New Jersey.
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Charles Henry Kimmerle (1859-1950) — also known as Charles H. Kimmerle — of Lagrange Township, Cass County, Mich. Born in Cass County, Mich., June 12, 1859. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1884, 1900; candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1906; Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 4th District, 1908, 1932 (primary); Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1932. German ancestry. Died in Cass County, Mich., October 27, 1950 (age 91 years, 137 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Kimmerle (1830-1905) and Mary (Huehn) Kimmerle (1838-1912); married 1882 to Ella Minerva Dunning (1863-1925).
  John Kingott (1857-1935) — of Capac, St. Clair County, Mich. Born in Germany, 1857. Republican. Farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from St. Clair County 3rd District, 1899-1900. German ancestry. Died in 1935 (age about 78 years). Interment at Pine Hill Cemetery, Capac, Mich.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Otto Knappmann (b. 1964) — also known as John O. Knappmann; "Jocko" — of Dearborn, Wayne County, Mich. Born in 1964. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1992 (alternate), 1996; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1996-; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives 15th District, 1998. German and Polish ancestry. Still living as of 2003.
  Oswald John Koch (1896-1960) — also known as Oswald J. Koch — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., December 6, 1896. Democrat. Postmaster at Ann Arbor, Mich., 1943-60 (acting, 1943-44). German ancestry. Died, from a cerebral hemorrhage, in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., January 14, 1960 (age 63 years, 39 days). Interment at Bethlehem Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Christian Georg Koch (1862-1958) and Sarah (Staebler) Koch (1864-1921); married to Elinor F. Rowe (1901-1985); first cousin once removed of Edward William Staebler; second cousin of Neil Oliver Staebler; second cousin twice removed of Edward Staebler (born c.1973).
  Political family: Staebler family of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Alexander Cletus Konkel (1897-1969) — also known as A. Cletus Konkel — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Sebewaing, Huron County, Mich., December 16, 1897. Republican. Undertaker; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 18th District, 1926, 1928; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 15th District, 1932. German and French Canadian ancestry. Died in April, 1969 (age 71 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Xavier Bernard Konkel (1862-1933) and Rose Agnes (Trepanier) Konkel (1867-1917); married, May 20, 1925, to Tillie Goodman (1896-1947).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Franz C. Kuhn Franz Christian Kuhn (1872-1926) — also known as Franz C. Kuhn — of Mt. Clemens, Macomb County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., February 8, 1872. Republican. Lawyer; Macomb County Prosecuting Attorney, 1901-04; probate judge in Michigan, 1904-10; Michigan state attorney general, 1910-12; appointed 1910; resigned 1912; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1912-19; appointed 1912; resigned 1919; chief justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1917. German ancestry. Died in Mt. Clemens, Macomb County, Mich., June 16, 1926 (age 54 years, 128 days). Interment at Clinton Grove Cemetery, Clinton Township, Macomb County, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of John Kuhn (1842-1924) and Anna Catharine Elizabeth (Ullrich) Kuhn (1847-1907); married to Mina Burton Carnall (1868-1935).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1911
  John Leidlein (b. 1864) — of Buena Vista Township, Saginaw County, Mich.; Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Buena Vista Township, Saginaw County, Mich., September 3, 1864. Democrat. Farmer; member of Michigan state senate 22nd District, 1899-1900, 1911-12, 1933-34; defeated, 1900, 1902; Saginaw County Register of Deeds, 1913-17. German ancestry. Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Saginaw, Mich.
Gottlob Luick Gottlob Luick (b. 1846) — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Lima Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., March 27, 1846. Democrat. Carpenter; co-owner, Ann Arbor Steam Planing Mill, makers of lumber, lath, shingles, sash, doors; mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1899-1901; defeated, 1901. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of David Luick (died 1872) and Katherine (Veck) Luick (died 1860).
  Image source: Past and Present of Washtenaw County (1906)
  Jacob Martin (1861-1932) — of Monroe, Monroe County, Mich. Born in Monroe, Monroe County, Mich., May 4, 1861. Democrat. Shoe merchant; fire chief; mayor of Monroe, Mich., 1901-03, 1909-11, 1932; died in office 1932; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1916 (alternate), 1924; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Monroe County; elected 1926; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1929. German ancestry. Died December 12, 1932 (age 71 years, 222 days). Burial location unknown.
  William H. Martz (b. 1877) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., April 21, 1877. Republican. Deputy sheriff; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1911-18; defeated in primary, 1922, 1924, 1934. German ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, July 23, 1896, to Lotta Blackwell.
  Harold Carlton Mason (1888-1964) — also known as Harold C. Mason — of Blissfield, Lenawee County, Mich.; Huntington, Huntington County, Ind.; Winona Lake, Kosciusko County, Ind. Born in Kunkle, Williams County, Ohio, November 9, 1888. School teacher; minister; Prohibition candidate for Michigan state senate 19th District, 1914; bishop; college professor; president, Huntington College, 1932-39. Free Methodist. German, Scottish, English, and Welsh ancestry. Died, from a myocardial infarction, in Winona Lake, Kosciusko County, Ind., June 2, 1964 (age 75 years, 206 days). Interment at Waldron Cemetery, Waldron, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Emmit Carlton Mason (1865-1941) and Virginia Elizabeth 'Libby' (Munson) Mason (1867-1946); married, December 25, 1909, to Alta Elvida McFate.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John T. Matthews (born c.1860) — of Ithaca, Gratiot County, Mich. Born in Orange Township, Ionia County, Mich., about 1860. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1907; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 29th Circuit, 1917. Presbyterian. Irish and German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Knights of Pythias. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Bernard Matthews and Rachael D. (Smith) Matthews; married 1886 to Mary Roberts.
  George Elmer McArthur (1877-1970) — also known as G. Elmer McArthur — of Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, Mich. Born in Irving, Barry County, Mich., September 25, 1877. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Eaton County, 1917-18; member of Michigan state senate 15th District, 1921-22; defeated in primary, 1922; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1924, 1928. Scottish and German ancestry. Died in 1970 (age about 92 years). Burial location unknown.
  Frank Eugene McKee (1877-1951) — also known as Frank E. McKee — of North Muskegon, Muskegon County, Mich. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., August 22, 1877. Republican. Member of Michigan state senate 23rd District, 1943-44, 1951; defeated in primary, 1944; died in office 1951. Episcopalian. Scotch-Irish, Swiss, German, and English ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Rotary. Died, of a heart attack, in a room at the Porter Hotel, Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., February 13, 1951 (age 73 years, 175 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Muskegon, Mich.
  Relatives: Married 1913 to Florence Hume; married 1923 to Katharine Lacey.
  Frank E. McKee School (built 1930) in North Muskegon, Michigan, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Earl Cory Michener (1876-1957) — also known as Earl C. Michener — of Adrian, Lenawee County, Mich. Born near Attica, Seneca County, Ohio, November 30, 1876. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; Lenawee County Prosecuting Attorney, 1911-14; U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1919-33, 1935-51; defeated, 1932. English and German ancestry. Died in Adrian, Lenawee County, Mich., July 4, 1957 (age 80 years, 216 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Adrian, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Valentine A. Michener (1849-1942) and Sarah Adelia (Cory) Michener (1858-1919); married, June 11, 1902, to Belle Strandler.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Frederick R. Ming (1865-1943) — also known as Fred R. Ming — of Cheboygan County, Mich. Born in Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y., October 13, 1865. Republican. Cheboygan County Sheriff, 1901-02; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1905-06, 1923-32 (Cheboygan County 1905-06, 1923-24, Cheboygan District 1925-32); defeated, 1932; Speaker of the Michigan State House of Representatives, 1929-32; member of Michigan state senate 29th District, 1907-10; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1934. German ancestry. Died February 22, 1943 (age 77 years, 132 days). Interment at Pine Hill Cemetery, Cheboygan, Mich.
  Lydia Baird Muncy (1902-1996) — also known as Lydia B. Muncy; Lydia Low Baird — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Monument, El Paso County, Colo.; Ann Arbor Township, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Marine City, St. Clair County, Mich., February 10, 1902. Socialist. School teacher; Socialist Labor candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1964; Socialist Labor candidate for University of Michigan board of regents, 1968. Female. Scottish, English, and German ancestry. Died, of malignant lymphoma, in Glacier Hills nursing home, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., May 1, 1996 (age 94 years, 81 days). Her body was donated to the University of Michigan Medical School. Cremated; ashes interred at Rose Hill Cemetery, St. Clair, Mich.
  Relatives: Daughter of William Baird (1840-1914) and Grace Elizabeth (Low) Baird (1865-1948); half-sister of Henry Robert Baird (1876-1936); married, October 22, 1935, to Ralph Waldo Muncy.
  Political family: Muncy-Baird-Ackley family of St. Clair, Michigan (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George C. Myers (b. 1863) — of Genesee County, Mich. Born in Otsego County, N.Y., July 10, 1863. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Genesee County 2nd District; elected 1910. German and English ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George L. Myers and Nancy (Somers) Myers; married, March 14, 1884, to Carrie E. Estes.
  Ralph B. Netting (1897-1985) — of Grosse Pointe, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., September 16, 1897. Mayor of Grosse Pointe, Mich., 1945-53. German ancestry. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., September 18, 1985 (age 88 years, 2 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Conrad J. Netting (1868-1947) and Clara Elizabeth (Beckbissinger) Netting (1871-1947); married to Dorothy M. Jerome (1897-1988).
Reinhold Niebuhr Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971) — also known as Karl Paul Reinhold Niebuhr — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Wright City, Warren County, Mo., June 21, 1892. Pastor; professor, Union Theological Seminary, 1928-60; Socialist candidate for New York state senate 19th District, 1930; Socialist candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 19th District, 1932; Socialist candidate for delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1937; vice-chair of New York Liberal Party, 1958. Protestant. German ancestry. Member, Americans for Democratic Action. Theologian; Socialist and pacifist until World War II; received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964. Died in Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Mass., June 1, 1971 (age 78 years, 345 days). Interment at Stockbridge Cemetery, Stockbridge, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Gustave Niebuhr and Lydia (Hosto) Niebuhr; married 1931 to Ursula Mary Keppel-Compton (1908-1997).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Time Magazine, March 8, 1948
  Genevieve Nutto (1902-1993) — also known as Genevieve Heffernan — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Laguna Hills, Orange County, Calif. Born in New Albany, Floyd County, Ind., October 23, 1902. Republican. Stenographer; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1950. Female. Irish and German ancestry. Died in Laguna Hills, Orange County, Calif., May 2, 1993 (age 90 years, 191 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of James Heffernan and Anna M. Heffernan.
  Daniel Frederick Pagelsen (1873-1939) — also known as Daniel F. Pagelsen — of Grand Haven, Ottawa County, Mich. Born in Grand Haven, Ottawa County, Mich., September 26, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; Vice-Consul for Sweden & Norway in Grand Haven, Mich., 1904; justice of the peace; Vice-Consul for Sweden in Grand Haven, Mich., 1914; Ottawa County Circuit Court Commissioner, 1919-34; arrested in March 1930, charged with driving while drunk, and fined $50; arrested again in August, and pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated, second offense; the Ottawa County Bar Association urged leniency, but he was sentenced to six months in prison. Danish and German ancestry. Died in Grand Haven, Ottawa County, Mich., January 31, 1939 (age 65 years, 127 days). Interment at Lake Forest Cemetery, Grand Haven, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Theodor Pagelsen (1830-1904) and Ernestine (Kant) Pagelsen (1838-1933); married, September 27, 1905, to Nancy Chadbourne (1866-1955; divorced).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Albert Edward Petermann (b. 1877) — also known as Albert E. Petermann — of Keweenaw County, Mich.; Calumet, Houghton County, Mich. Born in Calumet, Houghton County, Mich., March 3, 1877. Republican. Lawyer; Keweenaw County Prosecuting Attorney, 1903-10; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Houghton County 1st District, 1913-18; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1916 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1936 (member, Resolutions Committee); member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1927. German ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Richard W. Piepkorn (1877-1959) — of Alpena, Alpena County, Mich. Born in Berlin, Germany, August 9, 1877. President, Peoples Bank of Alpena; half-owner of Great Lakes freighter; mayor of Alpena, Mich., 1940-44. Protestant. German ancestry. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Elks; Odd Fellows. Died October 16, 1959 (age 82 years, 68 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Alpena, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick Piepkorn and Ernestina (Musner) Piepkorn; married 1922 to Ruby J. Chapel.
  Edgar Allan Planck (b. 1868) — also known as Edgar A. Planck — of Union, Cass County, Mich. Born in Lagrange, LaGrange County, Ind., September 27, 1868. Republican. Physician; member of Michigan state senate 7th District, 1915-18; defeated, 1912; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1916. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Maccabees; Gleaners. Interment at East Union Cemetery, Union, Mich.
  Relatives: Married 1892 to Grace E. Hartman.
  Theodore F. Prochnow (1875-1944) — of Northfield Township, Washtenaw County, Mich.; Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Northfield Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., September 26, 1875. Democrat. Supervisor of Northfield Township, Michigan, 1899-1900; restaurant owner; candidate for mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1915. Lutheran. German ancestry. Member, Elks; American Woodmen. Died in 1944 (age about 68 years). Interment at Bethlehem Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick Prochnow and Lovena (Steffee) Prochnow; brother of Thad C. Prochnow (1879-1968); married 1902 to Carrie Ludwig (1879-1953).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lenore B. Quinn (1891-1961) — also known as Mary Lenore Bookmyer; Mrs. J. R. Quinn — of Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind.; Birmingham, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Sandusky County, Ohio, January 17, 1891. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1944 (member, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee). Female. German and Irish ancestry. Died in Birmingham, Oakland County, Mich., March 18, 1961 (age 70 years, 60 days). Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, Mich.
  Relatives: Daughter of Thomas W. Bookmyer (1857-1946) and Martha Ann (Murray) Bookmyer (1860-1946); married, June 14, 1922, to James Rowland Quinn (1890-1958).
  August Quintel (b. 1857) — of Bay County, Mich. Born in Germany, 1857. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Bay County 2nd District, 1915-18. German ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Richard Raudabaugh (1866-1934) — of Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Celina, Mercer County, Ohio, February 19, 1866. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Ingham County 1st District, 1911-12; defeated, 1912. German ancestry. Died in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., October 25, 1934 (age 68 years, 248 days). Interment at North Grove Cemetery, Celina, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of George Washington Raudabaugh (1818-1894) and Catherine (Roberts) Raudabaugh (1822-1881); married, October 15, 1891, to Susan E. 'Sue' Fanger (1871-1951).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Herman Richter (1872-1936) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Hamtramck, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Germany, May 28, 1872. Socialist. Carpenter; Socialist Labor candidate for University of Michigan board of regents, 1899, 1909, 1911; Socialist Labor candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1902; Socialist Labor candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1905, 1919; Socialist Labor candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1906, 1910, 1912, 1914; Socialist Labor candidate for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1916; candidate in primary for mayor of Hamtramck, Mich., 1926. German ancestry. Died, from septic endocarditis, in Deaconness Hospital, Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., December 19, 1936 (age 64 years, 205 days). Interment at Parkview Memorial Cemetery, Livonia, Mich.
George W. Romney George Wilcken Romney (1907-1995) — also known as George W. Romney — of Grosse Pointe Park, Wayne County, Mich.; Bloomfield Hills, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Colonia Dublán (now part of Nuevo Casas Grandes), Chihuahua, of American parents, July 8, 1907. Republican. Board chairman and president, American Motors, 1954-62; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from 12th Senatorial District, 1961-62; Governor of Michigan, 1963-69; resigned 1969; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1964 (delegation chair), 1968 (delegation chair); candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1968; U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 1969-73; member of Wayne State University board of governors, 1979-84; appointed 1979. Mormon. English and German ancestry. Died, from a heart attack, in Bloomfield Hills, Oakland County, Mich., July 26, 1995 (age 88 years, 18 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Brighton, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Gaskell Romney (1871-1955) and Anna Amelia (Pratt) Romney (1876-1926); married, July 2, 1931, to Lenore Emily LaFount (1908-1998) (daughter of Harold Arundel Lafount); father of George Scott Romney (who married Ronna Romney) and Willard Mitt Romney; nephew of Vernon Romney; grandfather of Ronna Romney McDaniel and Craig Romney; first cousin of Marion George Romney, Artemesia Romney (who married Ariel Smith Ballif, Sr.) and Vernon Bradford Romney; first cousin once removed of Miles Romney and Kenneth Romney; second cousin of Miles J. Romney Jr..
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — BillionGraves burial record
  Image source: Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
  Harry C. Rose (1872-1932) — of Ashley, Gratiot County, Mich. Born in Watertown, Clinton County, Mich., June 30, 1872. Republican. Merchant; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Gratiot County, 1917-20; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 25th District, 1926; Gratiot County Treasurer, 1931-32. German and French ancestry. Died in 1932 (age about 60 years). Interment at North Star Cemetery, North Star Township, Gratiot County, Mich.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Theodore Christian Ruff (1871-1958) — also known as Theodore C. Ruff — of St. Clair, St. Clair County, Mich. Born in St. Clair, St. Clair County, Mich., June 21, 1871. Democrat. Dairy farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from St. Clair County 2nd District, 1913-14; defeated, 1914, 1922, 1924, 1926, 1930, 1938; member of Michigan state senate 11th District, 1933-34; defeated, 1934, 1936. German ancestry. Died in Michigan, January 30, 1958 (age 86 years, 223 days). Interment at Hillside Cemetery, St. Clair, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Johann Friedrich Ruff (1830-1881) and Johanna Charlotte (Posner) Ruff (1838-1904); married, November 26, 1896, to Emma Louise Weyeneth (1872-1937).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles August Sauer (1866-1915) — also known as Charles A. Sauer — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Stratford, Ontario, December 18, 1866. Republican. Mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1915; died in office 1915. German ancestry. Member, Elks; Knights of Pythias. Died, of typhoid fever, in St. Joseph's Sanitarium, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., December 6, 1915 (age 48 years, 353 days). Interment at Bethlehem Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Adam Conrad Sauer (1844-1916) and Anna E. (Schenk) Sauer (1845-1926); married to Julia Katherine Koch (1868-1937).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry L. Schmidt (1891-1982) — also known as Harry L. Schmidt — of Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich. Born in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich., March 18, 1891. Democrat. Merchant tailoring business; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Kent County 1st District, 1917-18; defeated, 1918; candidate for Michigan state senate 17th District, 1920. German and Austrian ancestry. Died in 1982 (age about 91 years). Burial location unknown.
  John Schmidt (1865-1939) — of Reed City, Osceola County, Mich. Born in Richmond Township, Osceola County, Mich., March 11, 1865. Republican. Farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Osceola County, 1913-18. German ancestry. Member, Grange. Died in 1939 (age about 74 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1892 to Mathilde C. Blank.
  Joseph Schrembs (1866-1945) — of West Bay City (now part of Bay City), Bay County, Mich.; Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich.; Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio; Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in Wutzlhofen (now part of Regensburg), Germany, March 12, 1866. Republican. Catholic priest; bishop of the Diocese of Toledo, Ohio, 1911-21; bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland, Ohio, 1921-45; archbishop, 1939-45; offered prayer, Republican National Convention, 1924. Catholic. German ancestry. Died in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, November 2, 1945 (age 79 years, 235 days). Entombed at Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Cleveland, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of George Schrembs and Mary (Gess) Schrembs.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Newel Smith (b. 1852) — of St. Louis, Gratiot County, Mich. Born in Trumbull County, Ohio, May 1, 1852. Republican. Lawyer; justice of the peace; Gratiot County Prosecuting Attorney, 1897-98; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Gratiot County, 1913-16. German ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Lawrence W. Snell (b. 1870) — of Highland Park, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Hamtramck, Wayne County, Mich., May 28, 1870. Republican. Dairy business; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 2nd District, 1905-08; member of Michigan state senate 1st District, 1909-12. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Maccabees. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1900 to Estelle M. Chamberlin.
  Lowell Sours (b. 1852) — of near Elk Rapids, Grand Traverse County, Mich. Born in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich., May 11, 1852. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Grand Traverse County, 1915-18. German ancestry. Member, Grange. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1880 to Emma J. Sherman.
  Charles Fred Staebler (1861-1937) — of Ann Arbor Township, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., May 27, 1861. Democrat. Farmer; president, Ann Arbor Dairy; supervisor of Ann Arbor Township, Michigan, 1918-19. German ancestry. Died, from pneumonia and senility, in Ann Arbor Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., February 8, 1937 (age 75 years, 257 days). Interment at Bethlehem Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob Frederick Staebler (1823-1914) and Geraldine (Stoup) Staebler (1844-1900); married, November 18, 1886, to Anna Mary Zahn (1857-1937).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward Staebler (born c.1973) — also known as Ned Staebler — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born about 1973. Democrat. Candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives 53rd District, 2010. German ancestry. Still living as of 2011.
  Relatives: Son of Michael Staebler (who married Rebecca McGowan); grandson of Neil Oliver Staebler; great-grandson of Edward William Staebler (1872-1946); second cousin twice removed of Oswald John Koch.
  Political family: Staebler family of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  Edward William Staebler (1872-1946) — also known as Edward W. Staebler — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Lodi Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., December 26, 1872. Democrat. Coal dealer; oil distributor; automobile dealer; mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1927-31; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Washtenaw County, 1932. German ancestry. Died November 10, 1946 (age 73 years, 319 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Michael Staebler (1843-1928) and Catharina (Paul) Staebler (1847-1895); married 1895 to Magdalena Dold (1873-1958); father of Neil Oliver Staebler (1905-2000); great-grandfather of Edward Staebler; first cousin once removed of Oswald John Koch.
  Political family: Staebler family of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  Neil Oliver Staebler (1905-2000) — also known as Neil Staebler; "Mr. Democrat" — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., July 11, 1905. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; Michigan Democratic state chair, 1950-61; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968; U.S. Representative from Michigan at-large, 1963-65; member of Democratic National Committee from Michigan, 1963-67, 1972-75; candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1964; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1984, 1988. Unitarian. German ancestry. Member, Theta Chi; American Economic Association; American Political Science Association. Died, from the effects of Alzheimer's disease, in Glacier Hills nursing home, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., December 8, 2000 (age 95 years, 150 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Edward William Staebler and Magdalena (Dold) Staebler (1873-1958); married, February 8, 1935, to Burnette Bradley (1912-2006); father of Michael Staebler (who married Rebecca McGowan); grandfather of Edward Staebler (born c.1973); second cousin of Oswald John Koch.
  Political family: Staebler family of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  Cross-reference: Doug Ross
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Henry Stumpenhusen (b. 1843) — of Rawsonville, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ypsilanti Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., August 15, 1843. Democrat. School teacher; farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Washtenaw County 2nd District, 1899-1902; candidate for supervisor of Ypsilanti Township, Michigan, 1904. German and Irish ancestry. Member, Grange. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Stumpenhusen (died 1883) and Catherine (Keelan) Stumpenhusen (died 1888); married, October 16, 1873, to Florence C. Dansingburg (born 1851).
  Leo Taube (b. 1861) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Stettin, East Prussia (now Szczecin, Poland), September 6, 1861. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1917-18. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, February 21, 1884, to Augusta Marie Younke.
  Albert William Tausend (b. 1873) — also known as Albert W. Tausend — of Michigan. Born in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., August 9, 1873. Mayor of Saginaw, Mich., 1912-13, 1923-27; Saginaw County Treasurer, 1934. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Maccabees; Royal Arcanum. Burial location unknown.
  Andrew F. Toepel (b. 1866) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., May 5, 1866. Republican. Jeweler; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1917-20. Lutheran. German ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Harry S. Toy (b. 1892) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Elkhorn, McDowell County, W.Va., January 12, 1892. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney, 1931-34; Michigan state attorney general, 1935; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1935-36; appointed 1935; defeated, 1936; candidate in primary for Governor of Michigan, 1938; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1948. German and Welsh ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Izaak Walton League; American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  Leo Pierre Wagner (b. 1870) — also known as Leo P. Wagner — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Covington, Kenton County, Ky., April 18, 1870. Democrat. Barber; secretary, Saginaw Federation of Labor; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Saginaw County 1st District, 1917-18; candidate for Michigan state senate 22nd District, 1922. German ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1903 to Amelia B. D. Gehrls.
  William Walter Wedemeyer (1873-1913) — also known as William W. Wedemeyer — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Washtenaw County, Mich., March 22, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; law partner of Martin J. Cavanaugh, from 1896; U.S. Consul in Georgetown, 1905; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1907; U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1911-13; defeated, 1912; died in office 1913. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Knights of Pythias. Accidentally drowned in the harbor at Colón, Panama, January 2, 1913 (age 39 years, 286 days); his remains were never recovered.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Carl May Weideman (1898-1972) — also known as Carl M. Weideman — of Grosse Pointe Park, Wayne County, Mich.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., March 5, 1898. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Michigan 14th District, 1933-35; defeated in primary, 1934; circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1950-67; defeated, 1935; appointed 1950; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1936. Lutheran. German ancestry. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in Grosse Pointe Park, Wayne County, Mich., March 5, 1972 (age 74 years, 0 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Charles A. Weidenfeller (b. 1852) — of Bloomingdale, Van Buren County, Mich.; Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in North Atlantic Ocean, June 9, 1852. Republican. Carpenter; life insurance business; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1913-14, 1919-20 (Van Buren County 1913-14, Kalamazoo County 1st District 1919-20). German ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Charles A. Weissert (b. 1878) — of Hastings, Barry County, Mich. Born in Hastings, Barry County, Mich., August 22, 1878. Republican. Newspaper editor; author; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Barry County, 1915-20. German ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, June 20, 1914, to Elaine Bauer.
  Elmer G. Wheeler (b. 1859) — of Davison, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Springfield Township, Oakland County, Mich., October 5, 1859. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Genesee County 1st District, 1909-12. German and English ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1880 to Nona Alexander (died 1904).
  Matilda Rausch Dodge Wilson (1883-1967) — also known as Matilda R. Wilson; Matilda Rausch; Matilda Rausch Dodge; Mrs. Alfred Wilson — of Rochester, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Walkerton, Ontario, October 19, 1883. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1928; member of Michigan state board of agriculture; elected 1931; Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1940. Female. Presbyterian. German ancestry. Left her estate, Meadow Brook Hall, to Oakland University. Died in Brussels, Belgium, September 18, 1967 (age 83 years, 334 days). Entombed at Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Daughter of George Rausch and Margaret (Glinz) Rausch; married, December 10, 1907, to John Francis Dodge (uncle of Horace Elgin Dodge Jr. (1900-1963)); married, June 19, 1925, to Alfred G. Wilson.
  Political family: Dodge-Duke-Cromwell family of Detroit, Michigan (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Edwin B. Winans Edwin Baruch Winans (1826-1894) — also known as Edwin B. Winans — of Hamburg Township, Livingston County, Mich. Born in Avon, Livingston County, N.Y., May 16, 1826. Democrat. Farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Livingston County 1st District, 1861-64; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention, 1867; supervisor of Hamburg Township, Michigan, 1872-74; probate judge in Michigan, 1877-80; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1880 (alternate), 1888; U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1883-87; defeated, 1880; Governor of Michigan, 1891-92. Episcopalian. German and English ancestry. Died in Hamburg, Livingston County, Mich., July 4, 1894 (age 68 years, 49 days). Interment at Hamburg Cemetery, Hamburg, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of John Winans and Eliza (Way) Winans; married 1855 to Elizabeth Galloway.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography
  Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
  W. Irving Yeckley (b. 1833) — of Ypsilanti Township, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ontario County, N.Y., May 5, 1833. Republican. Harness maker; farmer; supervisor of Ypsilanti Township, Michigan, 1869-79. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arcanum. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Adam Yeckley and Gertrude (Snyder) Yeckley; married 1873 to Nancy E. Gilbert (died 1890).
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