August and Rose Kade Stenzel

August Karl Friedrich Stenzel was born on 2 August 1880 in Wollschow, Deutschland, Germany and came to the United States with his parents in 1889.

 

August was confirmed on 22 April 1894 at St. Peter's Evangical Lutheran Church in Richland Township, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan.  He chose for his bible verse Jer. 54, 10.

 

August married Rosaline "Rose" Kade on 1 March 1905 at Zion Lutheran Church, Iva, Richland Township, Saginaw County, Michigan by Carl Mueller a Lutheran Minister. Rose was born on 30 November 1882 in Utica, Macomb County, Michigan.  Rose's parents were Bernhard and Anna Trost Kade. 

 

In a newspaper article dated 9 March 1905 from the Saginaw Weekly Courier Herald page 7 state the following: "On Wednesday occured a wedding of August Stenzil and Rosa Kade at the Lutheran church at Iva.  Rev. Carl Mueller performed the ceremony in the presence of a company of relatives and friends that nearly filled the church.  The groom is a prosperous young farmer. The bride was born and raised in this vicinity and very popular in the circle."

The photo is of August, Rose, Martin and Marie Stenzel

August and Rose had two children, Martin and Marie Stenzel

 

According to the 1916 Richland Township plat map, August owned and operated 140 acres located on Dice Road in Richland Township.  One hundred of those acres were across the road from Zion Lutheran Church in Section 5 of Richland Township. The other forty acres were just to the east of Zion Lutheran Church in Section 8 of Richland Township. By 1920, August had sold his forty acres in Section 8 to W. Kreger but still owned the 100 acre parcel in Section 5.

 

August had resided on his farm for 54 years and he was also a member of Zion Lutheran Church at Iva and served as Elder of the church for 45 years. 

 

August died on 1 April 1966 at his home at 17912 Dice Rd., Hemlock, Michigan.  Rose died on 18 August 1963 at her home in Richland Township.  August and Rose are buried in the Richland Lutheran Cemetery, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan.

 

 

 

 

sources: St. Peter's Evangical Lutheran Church Records, Zion Lutheran Church Records, US Michigan census's, WWI and WWII draft registrations, marriage record, find a grave Rose's birth record, 1916 Richland Township Plat Map, August and Rose's obituary from Delbert Pretzer, pictures from Elenor Stenzel McDonald and Mildred Stenzel Parker

Martin and Lily Neitzke Stenzel

Martin B. Stenzel was born on 3 April 1908 Richland Township, Saginaw County, Michigan.  He was baptized in 1908 at Zion Lutheran Church at Iva, Richland Township, Saginaw County, Michigan.  Martin was in Zion Lutheran Church confirmation class of 1921. 

 

He married Lily Ida Neitzke 12 April 1931 at Zion Lutheran Church by O.C.U. Richert, Lutheran Minister; in Iva, Richland Township, Saginaw County, Michigan. Their sponsors were Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Neitzke. Lily was born on 26 October 1910 in Porter, Midland County, Michigan.  Lily's parents were Herman and Hannah Heinrich Neitzke.  Lily was confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in 1924.

 

Martin and Lily had one daughter, Gertrude "Gertie" who married Don Schomaker.  They had four children; Randy, Lynette, Scott and Matthew.

 

Martin died on 23 June 1973 and Lily died on 15 July 2000,  They are both buried in the Richland Lutheran Cemetery, Hemlock, Saginaw, County, Michigan.

 

 

 

sources: marriage record, Zion Lutheran Church Records, find a grave, US Michigan census.

Joe and Marie Stenzel Neitzke

Marie Augusta Stenzel was born 8 October 1912 and was baptized the same year at Zion Lutheran Church, Iva, Richland Township, Saginaw County, Michigan.  She was in the Zion Lutheran Church confirmation class of 1926. 

 

Marie  married Joseph Neitzke on the 29th June 1920 by G.W. Richert, Lutheran Minister at Zion Lutheran Church in Iva, Richland Township, Saginaw County, Michigan. Their witnesses were Martin Stenzel and Lily Neitzke. Joseph's parents were Herman and Hannah Heinrich Neitzke.

 

Marie and Joe had four children; Lucille, Donna, Janet, and John Joseph Neitzke                                                                                                                     

 

 

sources:  Zion Lutheran Church Records, find a grave, marriage record, US Michigan census, pictures from Zion Lutheran Church pictorial book.