Posts Tagged ‘Mt. Elliott Cemetery’

Sympathy Saturday – Martin Ostrowski


Martin Ostrowski died August 21, 1898 in Detroit, Michigan.  He was born in Germany to “John & Mary” Ostrowski and worked as a laborer until his death.  He died of cystitis, a bladder infection, at age 68.  He leaves behind his wife and 5 adult children and rests in Mt. Elliott Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan.  (3rd great-granduncle)

Sympathy Saturday – Edward Thomas


Edward Thomas died at age 44 of kidney cancer.  He leaves behind his children and his wife, Anna Kessler, daughter of William N. Kessler.  He rests in Mt. Elliott Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan.  (husband of 1st cousin 3x removed)

Spotlight Sunday – Wilhelmina Raass Schulte-Birklebach


Name:  Wilhelmina Raass

Birthday:  December 1844

Parents:  Joseph Raass & Anna Conrad

Siblings:  Magdalena (Rischert), Henry & Albert

Relationship:  married 1) August Schulte 2) Henry Birklebach

Children:  August, Edward, Charles & Albert

Hometown:  Austria

Immigration:  by 1852

Last Known Residence:  Detroit, Michigan

Education:  able to read, write & speak English

Church:  Old St. Mary’s & St. Anthony, Detroit, Michigan

Death:  January 17, 1921

Cemetery:  Mt. Elliott Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan

Relationship to Me:  3rd great-grandmother

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Sympathy Saturday – Theodore J. Schulte


Theodore Schulte was the last child born to Frank Schulte & Elisabeth Förth in Deutmecke, Germany.  Four years later the family boarded Harvest and sailed for the United States.  The family settled in Detroit, Michigan and first appear on the census of 1850.  Theodore went to school and as a child, and worked as a store clerk.  He married Mary Hoffe in 1868 and became the father of 8 children.  He died of cystitis at the age of 60 and is buried in Mt. Elliott Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan.  (3rd great-granduncle)

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Spotlight Sunday – Mary Kessler Schulte


Name:  Mary Katherine Kessler

Birthday:  May 1858, Wisconsin

Parents:  Christopher Kessler & Anna Maria Assmann

Siblings:  John, Joseph, Mathias, William, Edmund, Clemens, Clara, John

Relationship:  married to August Schulte, mother of 2 children

Children:  Edmund & Loretta

Hometown:  Detroit, Michigan

Last Known Residence:  Detroit, Michigan

Education:  educated, able to read & write

Church:  St. Joseph’s & Our Lady of Sorrows – Detroit, Michigan

Death:  September 12, 1938 of pneumonia, 80 years old

Cemetery:  Mt. Elliott Cemetery – Detroit, Michigan

Relationship to Me:  2nd great-grandmother

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Spotlight Sunday – John Kwart (Quart)

Name:  Johann Kwart (Quart)

Birthday:  about 1818

Parents:  unknown

Siblings:  unknown

Relationship:  married 1.) Eva Boyke, 9 children – 4 daughters living
2.) Rosalie Bolde, 6 children – 5 sons living

Hometown:  Oslanin, Prussia

Immigration:  1876 aboard “Celtic”

Last Known Residence:  Detroit, Michigan

Education:  not able to read or write

Occupation:  farmer in Prussia, laborer in Detroit

Church:  St. Albertus Catholic Church, Detroit, Michigan

Death: November 19, 1891 – age 73, meningitis

Cemetery:  Mt. Elliott Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan – single grave

Relationship to Me:  3rd great-grandfather

If you have information on any of these people or if you would like more information, please contact me!

Spotlight Sunday – August F. Schulte


Name:  August Schulte

Birthday:  February 14, 1840

Parents:  Franz Schulte & Elisabeth Förth

Siblings:  Elisabeth, Francis, Therese & Theodore

Relationship:  married to Wilhelmina Raass, father of 6 children

Hometown:  Deutmecke, Westphalia, Germany

Immigration:  September 9, 1847 aboard “Harvest”

Last Known Residence:  Detroit, Wayne, Michigan

Education:  able to read & write

Occupation:  upholsterer at Marcus Stevens, 4th Ward Alderman

Church:  Old St. Mary’s Church, Detroit, Michigan

Death:  September 3, 1881, drowning

Cemetery:  Mt. Elliott Cemetery – Detroit, Michigan

Relationship to Me:  3rd great-grandfather

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