S: Our History: The Straubel, Story, and Pendelton Families
FC: Our History: The Straubel, Story and Pendelton Families
1: For Matt, KayLynne and Madison and Jac and Kyle December 2010
2: When I was a little girl
4: When you were little you would ask for stories and I would start with "When I was a little girl......" When I was a little girl we lived in a red log cabin. When I was a little girl my dad took us swimming almost every summer day. ...we didn't have indoor plumbing but our outhouse was a two seater. ...we had a party line telephone. ...we didn't have a television until I was in first grade. ...we picked morel mushrooms and wild blackberries and Grandma canned mushrooms, blackberries and tomatoes, corn, beans and peaches. One year Grandma canned over 80 quarts of blackberries. Uncle Fred hates blackberries to this day. The canned fruits and vegetables fed us through the long northern Michigan winter. It is a cliche but growing up in a small, northern Michigan in the 1950s and 60s was a different time. Maybe a safer time but then again, maybe not. Parents
5: had to worry about measles, chicken pox and polio. I can remember going to the Harrison Park Elementary School on the west side of Grand Rapids to get the polio vaccine. The vaccine was delivered on a sugar cube and I think we received three doses that summer.
6: Barbara J. Holland April 18, 1951
7: Edward J Holland m Jean K Straubel | | | | | | | Frances A. Frederick G. Barbara J. Edward J. June 11, Oct Apr 18, 1951 Jan 18, 1956 | m. m. m. m. 1. John Ferguson Patricia Masselink Philip J. Parker Lori Weed 2. Harvey Fehrenbach | Joan Ferguson Laura Holland Jacqueline Parker Amy Ferguson m m James Ferguson Tim Weed Kyle Robinson m | Angie Anna Holland Matt Parker | m Molly Ferguson Michael Holland KayLynne Weston | John Ferguson William Holland Madison L Parker m Gabriella | Jacob Ferguson
8: Great Grandparents | Grandparents | Parents | Jean Katheryn Straubel June 24, 1917 | Emiel Ernest Straubel 1876-1953 | Salome E. Pendleton 1885-1957 | Ernest B. Straubel 1839-1915 | Martha Ann Story 1861-1920 | Katherine Gettard 1842-1930 | William Pendleton 1845-1895 | Emma C. Wheeler 1840-1875 | Issac Theos Story 1836-1910 | James Pendleton 1821-1890 | Mary E. Doughty 1827-1890 | Frederick Straubel 1800-1885 | Caroline Lincke 1801-1871
9: Like branches on a tree, our lives may grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.
10: When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. ~Joyce Brothers
12: Riverwood Hills Bangor Mich. May 14 1938 My Dear Jean. I received your very welcome letter some time ago but had broken my spectacles so could not answer it. Your see I cant see anymore to write or sew or read without glasses. I am very glad you are doing so well and that you like Cadillac so well. I never cared much for Cadillac but then I never was there very long at a time and never saw much of the place. No, I cant really say I care anymore for this farm than any other but one has to live and a woman fifty-five hasnt much choice.. That is one of the reasons I am glad you took up something that will be a good living no matter how old you are. Of course no one is at fault but we girls (your mother Aunt Marnie or me) never had any chance to get an education. If we had shoes and dresses to go to school we couldnt get the books to study. And there wasn't very much work we could get to do either when we were young girls. Your grandma had hard enough work just to feed us and keep us covered without educating us. And we all married young. But I suppose we are as well off as we would have been if we married as young as we did
13: Riverwood Hills Bangor Mich | May 14,1938 My Dear Jean. I received your very welcome letter some time ago but had broken my spectacles so could not answer it. You see I cant see anymore to write or sew or read without glasses. I am very glad your are doing so well and that you like Cadillac so well. I never cared much for Cadillac but then I | R | even if we had been educated. The next time I go in to Bangor I will send you the cloth and I hope you will enjoy it a long time also. It is a wonderful piece of linen and your grandmother hemmed it. I dont suppose any of us will ever do as beautiful needlework as she did. Really your grandmother was a wonderful women and I am sorry you can not remember more of her altho of course you were pretty young eighteen years ago. We have been having some pretty hard frost the past week or so. I am told the fruit crop is pretty badly damaged with these last two but then they always say that and we get the fruit just the same. Well I guess this is about all this time. With love and all good wishes I am Mrs France Kibby Your loving Auntie Kid Bangor Mich. Riverwood Hills.
14: OBITUARY Ernest Bernard Straubel was born March 13, 1839, and died Feb. 3, 1915, aged 75 years, 10 months and 20 days. He was born in Schwartza, Germany. At an early age he worked at and learned the shoemaker's trade. When 20 years old he joined Germany army and served till 1864. Two years later when Prussia was at war with Austria he again joined the army and served till the end. In 1867 he came to this country and worked at his trade in New York City for one year then went west to Green Bay City, Wis. where he had relatives. A short time after he accepted a position in Milwaukee. A year later he moved to Manistee, Mich. wher in 1870 he was married to Miss Katherine Gettard, who survives him. In 1871 they moved to Frankfort where for two years he worked at different jobs except mornings and evenings when he follewed his trade at home. He then went into business for himself. He was successful from the start and at the end of 26 years was comfortably well off. Desiring a change and rest he sold out and moved to one of his farms east of town where he resided till his death. Honesty was his watchword through life and being blessed with the faculty of always seeing the bright side of life his great generosity and cheerful disposition won him hosts of friends. Up to the time of his death his sunny disposition was always in evidence. He died of old age and his death was notable on account of the absence of any pain or suffering. He realized his condition and was prepared. He recognized his family and his speech did not fail him till near the end. A few minutes before he died he motioned to his wife his faithful and loving companion of 45 years, to kiss him, then he went peacefully to sleep. Besides his wife he leaves four sons, Ernest, Albert and Karl of Detroit and Emiel of Frankfort. Also three daughters. Mrs. Katherin Layman and Mrs Clara Dragoo of Detroit and Mrs. Rose Shaver of Frankfort. All were here to attend the funeral and all but two were at his bedside at the time of death. He also leaves 19 grandchildren, and two brothers, Albert and Adolph both of Frankfort besides numerous other relatives. He was a kind, loving husband and father, a good neighbor, a true friend and we will all mourn our loss.
16: Mother | Grand Mother | Grand Father | Great Grand Father | Great Grand Father | Great Grand Mother | Great Grand Mother | Jean K. Straubel
17: Father | Grand Mother | Grand Father | Great Grand Father | Great Grand Father | Great Grand Mother | Great Grand Mother
20: Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories.
22: Mother | Grandfather | Grandmother | Great Grandmother | Great Grandmother | Great Grandfather | Great Grandfather
23: Father | Grandfather | Grandmother | Great Grandmother | Great Grandmother | Great Grandfather | Great Grandfather
25: Great Grandparents | Parents | Grandparents
27: Our Ancestors
28: Parents | Grandparents | Great Grandparents