The photo is of Louise Rohde's confirmation picture.

Louise Maria Auguste Rohde "Lizzie" (Karl Friedrich, Wilhelm Rohde) was born 17 August 1899 in Richland Township, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan and was christened 3 September 1899 in St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Richland Township, Hemlock, Michigan.  She died 15 June 1970 in Saginaw, Michigan and was buried in Richland Lutheran Cemetery, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan. 

 

Louise's sponsors for her baptism were Franz Fehn Jr. and his wife Maria, Mrs. Ferdinand Durow.  Louise was named after her Grandmother Louise (Gigham) Rohde, who was Karl Rohde's mother.   Louise was confirmed at St. Peter's Evangical Lutheran Church on March 16, 1913 and her Confirmation Bible Verse was John 14 V. 16.

 

 

 

Louise "Lizzie" was married to Carl Herman "Charlie" Zabel ", on 15 December 1918 in St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Richland Township, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan.  Louise and Carl's marriagge witnesses were Elby Schultz, Dilia Wolfgram, Friedrich Rohde and Lydia Fehn.  Carl was born 28 January 1897 in Richland Township, Saginaw County, Michigan.  He died 6 January 1968 in Saginaw County, Michigan and was buried in Richland Lutheran Cemetery, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan.

 

 

Lizzie and Charlie had the following children:

1.   Alvin Carl Zabel was born 9 May 1920 and died 2 February 1989.

2.   Howard Clarence Zabel was born 6 September 1922 and died 19 July 1960.

3.   Norma Zabel

4.   Carl Jr. Zabel was born 12 November 1934 and died 12 November 1934.

 

I have many fond memories of going to my Grandpa and Grandma Zabel's house - more so then my brothers and sisters as I was so far on behind them in age.  I still miss them to this day!  We always had FUN---the kind my grandchildren will never know!!  We would play in the barn with our cousins, shuck corn for the chickens and later on I could drive the tractor while Grandpa and my Dad used pitch forks and loaded it on the wagon!!  Grandma ALWAYS had candy for us or cookies!!  The best part was they would get together and play cards and tell stories---then we would ALWAYS have a lunch!  Grandma always had homemade bread, lunch meat, jello-you name it and she would pull it out of the refrigerator and of course I always got to sit next to her!  When I took drivers training those days you were taught on automatic's-well all my Dad owned were straight sticks-so when it was time for me to go and take my driving test to get my license grandpa let me take his car.  Pretty special!  They had an outhouse for years, and oil stoves in the dining room and living room.  Grandma crocheted and embroidered many beautiful things and always watch Gunsmoke every evening.  After Grandpa died I got to stay with Grandma for awhile, the school bus would pick me up at their home but best of all I got to sleep with her.  When I got married Grandma made me a quilt, I still have it after 35 years of marriage and I treasure it.  It will be passed on to my children.  These are just a few of my fondest memories, thanks for asking me!!   Elaine (Zabel) Edwards

The photo is of Alvin and Ruth Zabel.

Alvin Carl Zabel was born 9 May 1920 in Richland Township, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan and was christened 23 May 1920 in St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Richland Township, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan.  He died 2 February 1889 in Richland Township, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan and was buried in Richland Township Cemetery, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan.

 

Alvin's sponsors for his baptism were Wilhelm Rohde, Wilhelm Koeppen, and Anna Rohde.

 

Alvin married Ruth Norma Durow.  Ruth was born 16 December 1918.  she died 19 July 1992 in Hemlock, Richland Township, Saginaw County, Michigan and was buried in Richland Township Cemetery, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan.

 

 

 

 

Alvin and Ruth Zabel had the following children:

1.   Daniel Zabel

2.   Carl Zabel

3.   Marcella Zabel

4.   Patricia Zabel

5.   Bernice Zabel

6.   Elaine Zabel

The photo is of Howard Zabel.

Howard Clarence Zabel was born 6 September 1922 in Thomas Township, Saginaw County, Michigan and was christened 1 October 1922 in St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Richland Township, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan.  He died 19 July 1960 in the Veterans Hospital, Saginaw. Michigan.

 

Howard's sponsors for his baptism were Julius Pretzer, Martha Hinske and Herbert Stenzel.  Howard served in the United States Army during WWII, he served in the T.E.C. 4 - Technical Seargent Grad 4 Calvary Reconisence Troop, he worked with the morse code.    He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Hemlock, Michigan.

 

Howard married Myrtle Stevens and they had the following children:

1.   Ronald Zabel  was born 1 July 1946 and died September 1974.

2.   Diane Zabel

3.   Terrence Zabel

 

Howard also married Dorleen Crosby and they had the following children:

1.   Larry Zabel was born 14 March 1951 in Alma, Michigan and he died 17 May 1981 in Iosco County, Michigan.

2.    Deborah Zabel

The photo is of Norma Zabel.

Norma Louise Zabel "Nora" was christened 31 August 1924 in St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Richland Township, Hemlock, Michigan.

 

Nora's baptism sponsors were Meta Koeppen, Anna Tilden and Bert Tilden.

 

Nora married Henry S. Jr. Wolfgram on 8 August 1942 at the Hemlock St. Peter's Lutheran Church.  Their marriage attendants were Howard Zabel, Bernadine Wolfe, Howard Schneff, Miralda Pretzer, Sowell Bryan, Mary Toth, Melvin Kruth, Rosalie Wolfe, Robert Wolfe and Geraldine Tilden.

 

They had the following children:

1.   James Wolfgram

2.   Michael Wolfgram

3.   Sandra Louise Wolfgram was born 28 June 1955 in Midland, Michigan.  She died 23 June 1980 in Mt. Pleasant, Isabella County,  Michigan.

 

Nora also married Patrick Miller and they had the following children:

1.   Scott Miller

 

SOURCES:  researched Brad and Jackie Rohde; photo's and information by Gerry Tilden Kruth; Granddaughter Elaine Zabel Edwards,  William Esther Pretzer Rohde and Hemlock St. Peter's Lutheran Church Membership records.