The photo is Caroline (Rohde) and Julius Pretzer's wedding picture.

Caroline Alwina Emilie Rohde "Lena" (Karl Friedrich, Wilhelm Rohde) was born 21 December 1896 in Richland Township, Saginaw County, Michigan and was christened 17 January 1897 in St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Richland Township, Hemlock, Michigan.  She died 23 July 1971 and was buried in Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery, Saginaw, Michigan. 

 

Caroline was named after her mother Emilie's, mother Caroline Stenzel, whose maiden name was Behm.   Carolina's sponsors for her baptism were Friedrich Witt and wife Augusta (Rohde) and Mrs. Wittkopp.  Caroline's mother Emilie, her father's mother was Auguste (Wittkopp) Stenzel.  The Mrs. Wittkopp that was a sponsor at the baptism for Caroline was a Great-Aunt, Dorothea (nickname Caroline) Wittkopp. Caroline Rohde was confirmed at St. Peter's Lutheran Evangical Lutheran Church and her Confirmation Bible Verse was Psalms 34 V. 4.

Caroline and Julius Pretzer

Caroline married Julius Herman Pretzer, son of Julius Pretzer and Fredericka, on 8 December 1915 in St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Richland Township, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan.  Julius was born 4 August 1892 in Richland Township, Saginaw County, Michigan.  He died 16 October 1974 in St. Mary's Hospital, Saginaw County, Michigan and was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Saginaw, Michigan.

 

Witnesses to Julius and Caroline Pretzer's marriage were Wilhelm Rohde, Esther Pretzer, Richard Pretzer and Louise Rohde.

Julius owned and operated the Pretzer Garage in Saginaw, Michigan.  Julius and his family also lived next door to the establishment.

 

Caroline and Julius had the following children:

1.   Harold Julius Pretzer and was born 16 June and died 22 January 1962.

3.   Raymond Julius Pretzer was born 9 December 1917.  He died 15 February 1918 and was buried 17 February 1918 in richland Lutheran Cemetery, Richland Township, Saginaw County, Michigan.  Raymond died of pneumonia at the age of 2 months and 8 days old.

3.   Junior Clarence Pretzer was born 2 July 1919 and died 14 August 1941.

4.   Maxine Gertrude Pretzer was born 15 January 1921 and died 10 January 2000.

5.   Anita Catherine Pretzer.

6.   Marvin Harold Pretzer was born 19 October 1923 and died 3 January 1993.

7.   Lois Ann Pretzer was born 30 August 1925 and died 13 May 2004.

8.   Lowell James Pretzer.

The photo is of Julius and Caroline (Rohde) Pretzer.
The photo is of Harold Julius Pretzer's military picture.

 

 

1.  Harold Julius Pretzer was born 16 June 1916 in Alma, Gratiot County, Michigan.  He died 22 January 1962 in Saginaw, Michigan and was buried in Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery, Saginaw, Michigan.  Harold served in the United States Army Air Corp. in the European Campaigns during WWII and he rose to Staff Sargeant.  He was awarded the Bronze Star in Belgium.  Harold was also a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Saginaw, Michigan.

 

Harold married Florence Elizabeth Bethune on 19 October 1946.  florence was born 14 May 1924 in Saginaw, Michigan.  She died 18 June 1968 in Saginaw Michigan.

 

Harold and Florence had the following children:

1.   Nancy Elizabeth Pretzer was born 13 September 1948 and died 13 September 1948.  She is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Saginaw, Michigan.

2.   Margaret Jeanne Pretzer was born 30 October 1949 and died 11 November 2008 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       MARGARET JEANNE PRETZER

 

 

 

 

 

       MARGARET JEANNE PRETZER HENNE

 

 

3.  Junior Clarence Pretzer was born 2 July 1919 in Saginaw, Michigan.  He died 14 August 1941 and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Saginaw, Michigan.

 

 

4.  Maxine Gertrude Pretzer was born 15 January 1921 in Saginaw, Michigan.  She died 10 January 20000 in Saginaw, Michigan and was buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Saginaw Michigan.

 

Maxine married Andrew John Ursuy on 26 December 1946.  Andrew was born 10 November 1918 in Chesaning, Michigan.  He died 10 October 1991 in Pigeon, Michigan and was buried in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Saginaw, Michigan.

 

Maxine and Andrew had the following children:

1.   Jerry Ursuy

2.   Judy Ursuy

3.   Sue Ursuy

4.   Jackie Ursuy

5.   Jeanne Ursuy

6.   Pat Ursuy

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.  Anita Catherine Pretzer was born 27 April 1922, Saginaw, Michigan.   She  died 1 August 2010 in Saginaw, Michigan and is buried in the Sim Whitney Cemetery, AuGres, Michigan.

 

Anita married Russell H. Prueter on 22 January 1944 in Saginaw, Michigan.  Russell was born 16 May 1918 in Saginaw, Michigan.  He died 31 August 1991 in Saginaw, Michigan.  Anita was of the Lutheran faith and loved to collect oil lamps and teddy bears.

 

Anita and Russell had the following children:

1.   Carol Prueter

2.   Connie Prueter

3.   Henry Prueter

 

 

Anita Pretzer Prueter
Lois Pretzer Cleveland

 

 

6.  Lois Ann Pretzer was born 30 August 1925 in Richland Township, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan.  She died 13 May 2004 in Saginaw, Michigan and was buried in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Saginaw, Michigan.

 

Lois married Walter H. Cleveland on 30 August 1925.  Walter was born 19 January 1927 and died 28 August 1997.

 

Lois and Walter had the following children.

1.   Joel Cleveland

2.   Christopher Cleveland

7.  Lowell James Pretzer.  Lowell married Gwendolyn Schulz.    Gwendolyn was born on 15 December 1932 and died 18 November 2011 in Apollo Beach, Florida.

 

They had the following children:

1.   Barbara Pretzer

2.   Craig Pretzer

SOURCES: researched by Brad and Jackie Rohde; information and photo's by William and Esther Rohde, Anita Pretzer Prueter and Margaret Pretzer Henne; Margaret "Peg" Pretzer Henne; obituaries and Hemlock St. Peter's Lutheran Church Membership records.