Gustave Friedrich Karl Rohde (Karl Friedrich, Wilhelm Rohde) was born 7 July 1887 in Gorkow, Kreis Randow, Pommern, Germany.  He died 13 February 1966 in St. Mary's Hospital, Saginaw, Michigan and was buried 16 February 1966 in Richland Township Cemetery, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan.

 



Gustave married Agnes Ann Pretzer, daughter of Karl August Pretzer and Augusta Gensch, on 14 February 1912 in St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Richland Township,  Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan.  Agnes was born 2 March 1893 in Richland Township, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan.  She died 5 July 1967 in Merrill, Saginaw County, Michigan and was buried 8 July 1967 in Hemlock Township Cemetery, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan.

 

Gustav was confirmed on the 31st of March 1901 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Hemlock, Michigan. His Confirmation Bible Verse was Psalm 32 V. 8.  The witnesses for Gustav and Agnes marriage were Albert Rohde, Clara Crueger, Johann Pretzer and Bertha Diener.  Gustav was a farmer and engaged in farming and he also worked for the Dow Chemical Company in Midland, Michigan. Agnes had resided in the Hemock/Merrill vacinity all of her life.  She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Iva, Michigan.

The Gustave and Agnes Rohde Family photo.

 

 Gustave and Agnes had the following children:

1.  Olga Selma Amanda Rohde was born 28 October 1912 and died 1 August 1985.

2.  Herman Heinrich Rohde was born 7 September 1914 and died 4 May 1978.

3.  Carl Wilhelm August Rohde was born 13 February 1916 and was christened 5 March 1916 in St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan.  He died 12 March 1916 and was buried 15 March 1916 in Richland Lutheran Cemetery, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan.  Carl's sponsors of baptism were Albert Rohde, Anna Rohde, Louise Rohde, and Wilhelm Stenzel. Carl was one month old when he died.

4.   Ernest Karl Rohde was born 10 June 1917 and died 16 March 1976.

5.   Ella Emilie Rohde was born 22 September 1919 and died 1 July 1958.

6.   Margaret Clara Rohde was born 18 January 1922 and died 15 March 2007.

7.   Violet Eleanor Rohde was born 24 May 1924 and died 22 September 2006.

8.   Alice June Rohde was born 5 September 1926 and died 4 March 2000.

9.   Pauline J. Rohde was born 3 December 1931.

The photo is of Gustave Rohde.
The photo is of Agnes (Pretzer) Rohde - wife of Gustave Rohde
Gustav and Agnes Rohde.
The photo is Olga Rohde's confirmation picture.

Olga Selma Amanda was born 28 October 1912 in Richland Township, Saginaw County, Michigan and was christened 17 November 1912 in St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Richland Township, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan.  Her sponsors at baptism were Richard Lippert, Emilie Rohde and Auguste Witte.  Olga was named after her mother's only sister, Olga Pretzer Hoeppner.  She died 1 August 1985 in Alma, Gratiot County, Michigan.

 

Olga married Nicholas John Sr. Roach on 6 December 1933.  Nicholas was born 8 August 1912 in Saginaw, Michigan.  He died 10 February 1958 in Merrill, Michigan and was buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Saginaw, Michigan.

Olga and Nicholas had the following children:

1.   James Roach

2.   Shirley Roach

3.   Donna Roach

4.   Darlene Roach

5.   Gary Roach who passed away as an infant.

6.   Carol Roach

7.   Patricia Roach

8.   Kathy Roach

 

Olga also married Harold Spence.  Harold  died 1 September 1986 in Allen Park City, Wayne County, Michigan.

The photo is of Herman and Clara Rohde.

 

 

 

 

Herman Henrich Rohde was born 7 September 1914 in Richland Township, Saginaw County, Michigan and was christened 27 September 1914 in St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Richland Township, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan.  He died 4 May 1978 in Midland Hospital, Midland, Michigan and was buried 8 May 1978 in Oakwood Cemetery, Saginaw, Michigan.

 

Herman's sponsors of baptism were Friedrich Witt, Wilhelm Rohde, Olga Hoeppner and Auguste Hinske.  Herman was in the United States Army during WWII. Herman lived in Saginaw most of his married life but moved to Coleman, Michigan the last year of his life.

 

Herman married Clara Pauline Carley on 27 August 1938.  Clara was born 23 July 1918 in Saginaw, Michigan.  She died 13 August 1984 in Saginaw, Michigan and was buried 15 August 1984 in Oakwood Cemetery, Saginaw, Michigan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Herman and Clara had the following children:

1.   Donald Larry Rohde was born 27 January 1947 in Richland Township, Hemlock, Michigan.  He died 1 April 1947 in Richland Township, Hemlock, Michigan and was buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Saginaw, Michigan.

2.   Sally Rohde

3.   Mary Rohde

4.   Judy Rohde

5.   Nancy Rohde

6.   Jerry Rohde

7.   Joseph Rohde

8.   Herman Rohde (twin) Herman died soon after he was born.

9.   Helen Rohde (twin) Helen died soon after she was born.

10.  Eddie Rohde (twin)

11.  Debbie Rohde (twin)

12.  Tammy Clara Rohde

Ernest Karl Rohde was born 10 June 1917 in richland Township, Saginaw County, Michigan and was christened 1 July 1917 in St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Richland Township, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan.  He died 16 March 1976 in Veterans Administration Hospital, Saginaw, Michigan and was buried 19 March 1976 in Richland Township Cemetery, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan.  Ernest's sponsors of baptism were Friedrich Rohde, Richard Hoeppner and Anna Howe.  Ernest was a veteran of World War II. 

 

Ernest married Aletha Roach.  They had the following children:

1.   Helen Rohde

2.   Jean Rohde

 

Ernest also married Lillian G. Diener on 25 May 1971 in Hemlock, Richland Township, Saginaw County, Michigan.

Ella Emilie Rohde was born 22 September 1919 in Richland Township, Saginaw County, Michigan and was christened 14 December 1919 in St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Richland Township, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan.  She died 1 July 1958 and was buried 3 July 1958 in Roselawn Memorial Gardnes, Saginaw, Michigan.  Ella's sponsors at her baptism were Olga Hoeppner, Anna Rohde and Wilhelm Rohde.  Ella lived in the Hemlock/St. Charles area all of her life.  She was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, Hemlock, Michigan.  Ella was 38 years old when she passed away due to injuries caused from an automobile-train accident.

 

Ella married Arthur C. Sr. Helfrecht on 11 June 1938.  Arthur was born 15 October 1911.  He died 6 May 1996 in St. Charles, Michigan and was buried 9 May 1996 in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Saginaw, Michigan.

 

Ella and Arthur had the following children:

1.   Loretta  Helfrect

2.   Betty  Helfrecht

3.   Arthur Helfrecht

Margaret Clara Rohde "Margie" was born 18 June 1922 in Richland Township, Saginaw County, Michigan and was christened 12 February 1922 in St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Richland Township, Saginaw County, Michigan.  She died 15 March 2007 and is buried in the Carson City Cemetery, Carson City, Michigan.

 

Margaret's sponsors for her baptism were Louise Zabel, Karl Zabel, Martha Hinske, and Wilhelm Rohde.

 

Margie married Herman William Rohn on 25 January 1947.  Herman was born 7 October 1921 in Wheeler, Gratiot County, Michigan.  He died 26 August 1996 in Carson City, Michigan and was buried 29 August 1996 in Carson City Cemetery, Carson City, Michigan.

 

Margie and Herman had the following children:

1.   Joyce Rohn

2.   John Rohn

3.   Joseph Rohn

The photo is of Violet (Rohde) and Fred Rohn

Violet Eleanor Rohde was born 24 May 1924 in Richland Township, Saginaw County, Michigan and was christened 15 June 1924 in St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Richland Township, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan.  She died 22 September 2006 in Tendercare Nursing Home, Saginaw, Michigan and was buried 26 Richland Township Cemetery, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan.

 

Violet's sponsors for baptism were Margaret Pretzer, Martha Hinske, and William Koeppen.

 

Violet married Frederick G. Rohn on 7 September 1946.  Frederick was born 14 April 1918 in Jonesfield Township, Saginaw County, Michigan and died 15 January 1987 in Richland Township, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan and was buried 17 January 1987 in Richland Township Cemetery, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan.  Fred was a lifelong resident of Hemlock, Michigan and also served his country during WWII in the United States Army. Fred was employed by Dow Chemical Company for 30 years.  He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Hemlock, Michigan.

 

 

 

 

Violet and Fred had the following children:

1.  Frederick George Jr. Rohn was born 24 December 1947 and he died 29 December 1947 in Saginaw, Michigan.  He was buried in Richland Township Cemetery, Hemlock, Michigan.

2.   Michael  Rohn

3.   Steven Rohn

4.   Stanley Rohn

5.   Randy Rohn

6.   Timothy Rohn

Alice June Rohde was born 5 September 1926 in Richland Township, Saginaw County, Michigan and was christened 26 September 1926 in St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Richland Township, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan.  Alice died 4 March 2000 in Pine River Nursing Home, St. Louis, Michigan and was buried 7 March 2000 in St. John's Cemetery, Richland Township, Saginaw County, Michigan. 

 

Alice's sponsors for baptism were Meta Hoeppner, George Pretzer Sr. and Martha Pretzer.

 

Alice married Lawrence C. Wenzel, son of Fred Ernest Wenzel and Elizabeth Isabel Fleming, on 7 September 1946.  Lawrence was born 24 September 1926 in Clare, Clare County, Michigan.  He died 24 March 1990 in Merrill, Michigan and was buried 27 March 1990 in St. John's Cemetery, Richland Township, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan.

 

Alice and Lawrence had the following children:

1.  Gregory Wenzel

2.  Daniel Larry Wenzel was born 17 June 1947 and died 15 February 1971 in Midland, Midland County, Michigan

3.  Vicky Wenzel

 

Pauline and Bruce LaLonde's wedding photo.

 

 

 

Pauline J. Rohde was married to Bruce Earl LaLonde on 24 April 1954.

 

Pauline and Bruce had the following children:

1.   Keith A. LaLonde was born 1955 in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan.  He died on 23 April 2006 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  He was a Boiler Engineer with the VA Hospital and was a U.S. Navy Veteran.  He was Vice-President and Stagehand with IATSR Local 146, member of Fraternal Order of Eagles and hobbies included hunting, fishing, billards and mortor cycle riding.  Keith was married and had two children.

2.   Karla  LaLonde

3.   Kurt LaLonde

4.   Karen LaLonde

SOURCES:  researched by Brad and Jackie Rohde; photo's and information byWilliam and Esther Rohde; Pauline LaLonde; Hemlock St. Peter's Lutheran Church Membership Records; obituaries of Keith LaLonde.