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On This Day … 27 August

1876 – Frederick Mogk was born 136 years ago in Detroit, Michigan.  (husband of Charlotte Hoeninghausen, 2nd cousin 3x removed)

1881 –  Lillian & Rose Rischert were born in Detroit, Michigan 131 years ago to Charles Rischert & Magdelina Raass.  (1st cousin 4x removed)

1883 – John Hallman was born in Metz, Michigan 129 years ago to Anton Hallman & Catherine Kwart.  (great-granduncle)

1900 – August Orzel was born in Michigan 112 years ago.  (husband of Mary Hallman, greataunt)

1922 – Harry Hallman was born in Michigan 90 years ago to Joseph Hallman & Dorothy Durecki.  (1st cousin 2x removed)

1932 – Eliza Clark Garlick died 80 years ago in Lockport, Illinois.  She was 81 years old.  (wife of Thomas Garlick, 3rd great-granduncle)

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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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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

Sympathy Saturday – August Schulte

September of 1881 was a very tragic time for the Schulte family.  My 3rd great-grandfather, August Schulte, suddenly disappeared during the night and was found floating a day later in the Detroit River.  As there was no evidence of violence on his person, it was determined that he commit suicide and is buried in the unconsecrated ground section of the cemetery in an unknown location.  He left behind a grieving widow (Mina Raass) and 4 young sons.  His oldest son and his namesake, August Schulte, would also drown 15 years later.  (clicking on the images makes them larger)

Tombstone Tuesday – Albert Raass

Albert Raass is buried in Mt. Elliott Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan.  Albert died of consumption (tuberculosis) in 1873 at the young age of 17 years old.  He is the youngest child and the only child of Joseph & Anna Raass to have been born in America (the rest of the family was born in Austria.)  His family was devastated at his death, and each of his siblings named their next male child “Albert” in memory of him.

The first Albert to be born 8 months later was Albert Schulte to Wilhelmina Raass and August Schulte.  The next Albert to be born in December of 1874 was Albert Rischert to Magdelana Raass & Charles Rischert.  And the last Albert to be born was to Elisabeth Degenfelder & Henry Raass in 1875.  His memorial is posted at Find-A-Grave.

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