Sympathy Saturday – Julius Haerens

August 13th, 2011 |


Julius Haerens was hit by a car while riding his bike, and he suffered a fractured skull.  He was 47 years old.  Julius was an Belgian immigrant who appears to live first in Canada and later in Detroit.  He leaves behind his wife Marie and his 4 children.  He rests in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan apart from the rest of the family.

 

Spotlight Sunday – Charles English

July 24th, 2011 |


Name:  Charles English

Birthday:  August 1848

Parents:  Frank (?) & Elisabeth English

Relationship: Married to Mary Castler, father of 14 children

Hometown:  West Prussia

Current Residence:  Wayne County, Michigan
– including Romulus, Hamtramck & Detroit

Immigration:  Sometime in the early 1870’s
– became a naturalized citizen in 1894

Education:  Unable to read or write
(though on other documents he IS able to read and write!)

Occupation:  Farmer and cemetery foreman

Death:  November 30, 1933

Cemetery:  Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan

Relationship to Michael:  2nd Great-Grandfather