The photo is of Bertha (Rohde) Pretzer with her daughter, Marilda Pretzer

Bertha Carolina Rohde (Karl Friedrich, Wilhelm Rohde) was born 20 August 1892 in Richland Township, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan and was christened 25 September 1892 in St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan.  She died 26 August 1956 in Saginaw, Michigan and was buried in Richland Township Cemetery, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan. 

 

Bertha's Confirmation Bible Verse was Psalm 37 V. 4.  Bertha's sponsors for her baptism were Wilhelmine Stenzel, Karl Stenzel and Auguste Diener.

 

Bertha married Adolph Gustave Pretzer, son of Wilhelm Pretzer and Fredricka Rick, on 6 September 1911 in St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Richland Township, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan.  Their witnesses at their wedding were Gustav Rohde, Agnes Pretzer, Clyde Alward and Lena Pretzer.   Adolph was born 15 January 1887 in Richand Township, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan.  He died 5 September 1980 and was buried in Richland Township Cemetery, Hemlock,Saginaw County, Michigan.

 

Bertha and Adolph had the following children:

 

1.   Albert Wilhelm Carl Pretzer was born 9 September 1912 and died 20 July 1967.

2.   Daughter Pretzer was born 24 December and died 24 December 1914 and is buried in Richland Lutheran Cemetery, Richland Township, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan.

3.   Norman Lester Pretzer was born 31 December 1916 and died 28 August 1997.

4.   Marilda Louise Pretzer was born 1 September 1919 and died 4 September 1979.

 

--NEWSPAPER ARTICLE-- WEDNESDAY RITES FOR MRS. PRETZER--
       Mrs. Adolph G. Pretzer passed away Sunday noon at Saginaw General Hospital after a lingering illness at the age of 64 years.  Funeral services took place at two o'clock Wednesday from the Peace Lutheran Church with Rev. Lorenz F. Weber officiating Burial was in Hemlock Cemetery.  Bertha Caroline Rohde was born August 20, 1892 in Richland Township and attended St. Peters Lutheran School there.  Besides her husband she leaves one daughter and two sons, Mrs. Charles Emmert, Bay City; Norman L. Pretzer, Hemlock; Albert W. Pretzer at home; two grandchildren; also two brothers and four sisters, Mrs. Julius Pretzer and Mrs. Anna Tilden both of Saginaw; Mrs. Frank Henske and Gustave Rohde, both of Merrill; Mrs. Carl Zabel and William Rohde, both of Hemlock; also an aunt, Mrs. William Diener, Sr. of Hemlock, Michigan.

Albert Wilhelm Carl Pretzer was born 9 September 1912 in Richland Township, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan and was christened 29 September 1912 in St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Richland Township, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan.  He died 20 July 1967 in Saginaw, Michigan and was buried in Richland Township Cemetery, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan. 

 

Albert's sponsors for his baptism were Albert Rohde, Hermann Pretzer, Caroline Pretzer and Hedwig "Hattie" Pretzer.

 

Albert married Mary E. Rockwell.  They had the following children:

 

Melanie Pretzer

Mark Pretzer

Matthew  Pretzer.

 

Albert lived in Saginaw County all of his life.  He served in the United States Military during WWII.  His occupation was one of a ceramic tile setter. He was also a member of the Nazarene Church of Saginaw, Michigan.



The photo is of Norman Pretzer.

Norman Lester Pretzer was born 31 December 1916 in Saginaw, Michigan.  He died 28 August 1997 in Saginaw, Michigan and was buried in Richland Township Cemetery, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan.

 

Norman married Mary E. Toth on 16 December 1945.  They had the following children:

 

1.   Norman Jr. Pretzer

2.   Gary Pretzer

 

Norman enlisted in the United States Army on the 5th of February 1942 and he was discharged   on the 8 November 1945.  Norman was a carpenter and is retired from General Motors.

The photo is Marilda Pretzer's confirmation picture.

Marilda was born 1 September 1919 and died 4 September 1979 in West Branch, Omegaw County, Michigan.

The photo is of Marilda (Pretzer) and Charles Emmert's wedding picture.

Marilda married Charles Alford Emmert.  Charles was born 10 April 1902 and died 19 July 1982 in Mentor, Oscoda County, Michigan.

SOURCES:  researched by Brad and Jackie Rohde; photo's by William and Esther Rohde; Hemlock St. Peter's Lutheran Membership Records.