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JOHN AUBIL (13) is the son of Jacob Aubil and Mary (Garver) Aubil.  John was born in August of 1844 in Ohio.  On August 11, 1868, John Aubil married Rosa Anna Steeby.  Rosa was born on April 20, 1848 near Ragersville, Ohio and is the daughter of John Steeby (Johannes Stubi) and Catherine (Beuhler) Stubi.  John and Rosa Aubil moved with her parents to Leighton Township, Allegan County, Michigan.  After living with her parents a short time, John and Rosa Aubil bought forty acres of land adjoining her parent’s home and extending to the Allegan and Barry County Road, which was covered with virgin timber.  Here they cleared part of the land and built a log house on this farm.  Their children, Mary and Melinda, were born there.  There were very few cleared farms in this vicinity.  Wild animals and wild turkeys were often seen near the home.  After several years, they sold the farm and bought a farm one mile farther south, where they lived until Rosa (Steeby) Aubil died.  John and Rosa Aubil were the parents of ten children:

   Mary C. Aubil (14), b. July 5, 1869, Michigan
   Melinda S. Aubil (13.2), b. May 12, 1871, Allegan County, Michigan
   John William Aubil (13.3), b. February 15, 1874, Allegan County, Michigan
   Ida May Aubil, b. July 28, 1876, Allegan County, Michigan
   Edwin G. Aubil, b. July 23, 1878, Allegan County, Michigan
   Ellen R. Aubil (13.6), b. February 25, 1880, Allegan County, Michigan
   Frederick E. Aubil (13.7), b. April 29, 1884, Allegan County, Michigan
   Monroe Walter Aubil (13.8), b. December 2, 1885, Allegan County, Michigan
   Raymond E. Aubil (13.9), b. March 16, 1888, Allegan County, Michigan
   Lela B. Aubil (13.10), b. September 10, 1890, Allegan County, Michigan

In 1880, John and Rose “Aubil” were living in Leighton Township, Allegan County, Michigan.  In 1900, John and Rosa “Aubile” were living in Leighton Township, Allegan County, Michigan.  Rosa (Steeby) Aubil died on August 15, 1907 in Allegan County, Michigan.  In 1910, John Aubil was still living in the Leighton Township of Allegan County, Michigan.  After Rosa’s death, John Aubil bought a home in Middleville, Michigan where he lived until his death on December 23, 1928.

Mary C. Aubil (14) married Emanuel Thede, both direct ancestors of the authors.  For additional information on the descendants of Emanuel and Mary Thede, see the sketch of Emanuel Thede (3).  Hundreds of the descendants of John and Rosa Aubil are listed on pages 121 through 180 of the 1982 book, “The Steeby Family Tree.”  Ida May Aubil died as an infant on March 9, 1877.  On October 10, 1909, Edwin Aubil married Edna Gavit.  Edwin Aubil lived for several years in Lansing, Michigan where he was employed as a mechanic.  Edwin later moved to near Middleville, Michigan where he was employed by the Middleville Creamery and the Frozen Food Locker.  Edwin Aubil died on October 17, 1954.

References:  1)  1880, 1900 and 1910 Censuses, Allegan County, Michigan;  2)  “The Steeby Family Tree,” 1963, Pages 7 - 8, 75 - 101;  3)  “The Steeby Family Tree,” 1982, Pages 121 - 180;  4)  Aubil History by Maude (Bennett) Steeby, 1986

MELINDA S. AUBIL (13.2) is the daughter of John Aubil and Rosa Anna (Steeby) Aubil.  Melinda was born on May 12, 1871 in Allegan County, Michigan.  On January 6, 1897, Melinda married William J. Bedford.  William and Melinda Bedford were the parents of three children:

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   Leroy Bedford (13.2.1), b. June 4, 1898
   Russell J. Bedford, b. March 18, 1901
   Edna M. Bedford (13.2.3), b. December 15, 1909

William J. Bedford died on January 10, 1937 and Melinda (Aubil) Bedford died on January 30, 1951.  On October 7, 1924, Russell Bedford married Neenah Babcock and they had one child who was born on December 14, 1926 and died at birth.  Russell and Neenah Bedford lived in Middleville, Michigan.  Russell Bedford died on September 21, 1963.  Neenah (Babcock) Bedford now resides in Palmetto, Florida.

References:  1)  “The Steeby Family Tree,” 1963, Pages 84 - 86;  2)  “The Steeby Family Tree,” 1982, Page 134 - 140

LEROY BEDFORD (13.2.1) is the son of William J. Bedford and Melinda S. (Aubil) Bedford.  Leroy was born on June 4, 1898.  On October 25, 1921, Leroy Bedford married Lillian Trimlett and they were the parents of one daughter:

   Barbara Ann Bedford, b. February 7, 1939

Leroy and Lillian Bedford lived in Santa Monica, California where Leroy was a captain in the Fire Department.  Leroy Bedford died on July 22, 1953.  On April 21, 1961, Barbara Bedford married Charles E. Daniels and they have two children:  -  Timothy John Daniels, b. March 8, 1962,  -  Jill Daniels, b. July 13, 1966.

References:  1)  “The Steeby Family Tree,” 1963, Pages 84 - 86;  2)  “The Steeby Family Tree,” 1982, Page 134 - 140

EDNA M. BEDFORD (13.2.3) is the daughter of William J. Bedford and Melinda S. (Aubil) Bedford.  Edna was born on December 15, 1909.  On November 2, 1929, Edna Bedford married Russell E. Rose and they were the parents of five children:

   Charles Max Rose, b. June 10, 1927
   Russell E. Rose, Jr., b. August 7, 1930
   Marian Lois Rose, b. July 21, 1932
   Ronald Edward Rose, b. March 30, 1934
   Jack LeRoy Rose, b. February 9, 1936

Russell Rose died on December 3, 1955.  On June 2, 1956, Edna married a second time to August Johann Wesche and they reside in Grand Rapids, Michigan where he is a truck driver.  On October 23, 1947, Charles Rose married Jacqueline Holes and they had two children:  -  Charles Max Rose, Jr.,  b. March 26, 1960,  -  Melinda Sue Rose, b. October 1, 1962.  Charles and Jacqueline Rose live in Middleville, Michigan where Charles works for Bedford White Corporation.

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On September 9, 1950, Russell Rose, Jr. married Nancy Denton and they have eight children:  -  Cheryl Lynn Rose, b. January 3, 1951,  -  Daniel Lee Rose, b. September 6, 1953,  -  Kathleen Ann Rose, b. September 10, 1954,  -  Russell Jack Rose, b. December 24, 1955,  -  Barbara Sue Rose, b. January 20, 1957,  -  Steven James Rose, b. November 20, 1959,  -  Kenneth Earl Rose, b. December 22, 1961,  -  Terry Alan Rose, b. June 20, 1964.  Russell and Nancy Rose reside in Howard City, Michigan where Russell is a supervisor for Wayne Soap Company.  On May 25, 1974, Cheryl Rose married Patrick A. Didion and they have two children:  -  Patrick Anthony Didion, Jr., b. January 21, 1978,  -  Kathryn Lynn Didion, b. September 21, 1981.  Cheryl (Rose) Didion works for Michigan Bell Telephone Company.  On April 26, 1975, Daniel Rose married Marica Bard and they resided in Rockford, Michigan.  On August 23, 1975, Kathleen married Jerry Walijewski and they have three children:  -  Lisa Marie Walijewski, b. August 22, 1976,  -  Jeremy Walijewski, b. September 23, 1978,  -  Sara Jo Walijewski, b. April 17, 1981.  Jerry and Kathleen Walijewski reside in Kentwood, Michigan.  On September 9, 1978, Russell Rose married Gale Leeuwenburg and they have one daughter:  -  Melanie Marie Rose, b. November 18, 1976.  Russell and Gale Rose reside in Grand Rapids, Michigan where Russell works for Eberhard’s Grocery.  On September 25, 1976, Barbara Rose married James Van Loo and they have one daughter:  -  Jennifer Marie Van Loo, b. November 18, 1976.

On October 30, 1956, Marian Rose married Wayne Miller and they have one son:  -  Alan Wayne Miller, b. July 3, 1961.  Wayne and Marian Miller lived on a farm near Caledonia, Michigan and now live in Chicago, Illinois.  On March 22, 1980, Alan Miller married Geraldine Burns and they have one daughter:  -  Virginia Marie Miller, b. June 10, 1981.  Alan and Geraldine Miller reside in Kentwood, Michigan.

On August 4, 1951, Ronald Rose married Jackolyne Runyon and they have six children:  -  Michael Lee Rose, b. January 12, 1952,  -  Jennie Rae Rose, b. March 6, 1955,  -  Patrick Edward Rose, b. July 5, 1956,  -  Timothy Wayne Rose, b. August 3, 1957,  -  Marty Robin Rose, b. February 14, 1961,  -  Eddie Russell Rose, b. April 30, 1964.  Ronald and Jackolyne Rose live in Rockford, Michigan and Ronald is employed at Steelcase in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  On November 17, 1975, Michael Rose married (name unknown) and they have two children:  -  Dottie Yvonne Rose, b. September 27, 1976,  -  Christopher Lee Rose, b. December 19, 1979.  Jennie Rae Rose died as an infant on June 2, 1956.  On August 27, 1977, Patrick Rose married Connie Harrington and they have two children:  -  Troy Rose, b. April 7, 1979,  -  Joshua Rose, b. October 16, 1980.  Patrick and Connie Rose reside in Rockford, Michigan and Patrick works for Steelcase in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  On April 30, 1977, Timothy Rose married Cindy Lindhout and they have two children:  -  Cory Matthew Rose, b. July 3, 1978,  -  Casey Marie Rose, b. November 17, 1980.  Timothy and Cindy Rose reside in Grand Rapids, Michigan where Timothy works for Steelcase.  On June 20, 1981, Marty Rose married Sandra Summers.  Marty and Sandra Rose reside in Grand Rapids, Michigan where Marty works for Steelcase.

On September 9, 1955, Jack LeRoy Rose married Wilma Christians and they have three children:  -  Nick LeRoy Rose, b. August 2, 1956,  -  Jack LeRoy Rose, Jr., b. February 11, 1958,  -  James Alan Rose, b. November 13, 1959.  Jack and Wilma Rose reside in Grand Rapids, Michigan where Jack works for Steelcase.  On April 23, 1979, Nick Rose married Cathy McMichael.  Nick and Cathy Rose reside in Grand Rapids, Michigan where Nick works for Steelcase.  Jack Rose resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan where Jack works for Steelcase.  James Rose resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan where James works for Steelcase.

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References:  1)  “The Steeby Family Tree,” 1963, Pages 84 - 86;  2)  “The Steeby Family Tree,” 1982, Page 134 - 140

JOHN WILLIAM AUBIL (13.3) is the son of John Aubil and Rosa Anna (Steeby) Aubil.  John was born on February 15, 1874 in Allegan County, Michigan. On December 9, 1897, John Aubil married Alice Bedford.  John and Alice Aubil were the parents of two children:

   La Vern Aubil (13.3.1), b. November 3, 1898
   Gladys Aubil (13.3.2), b. February 10, 1906

John Aubil lived on a farm near Caledonia, Michigan for fourteen years and then moved to Grand Ledge, Michigan where he lived for thirty years.  John Aubil died on January 18, 1952 and Alice (Bedford) Aubil died on October 26, 1955.

References:  1)  “The Steeby Family Tree,” 1963, Pages 84 - 86;  2)  “The Steeby Family Tree,” 1982, Page 134 - 140

LA VERN AUBIL (13.3.1) is the son of John William Aubil and Alice (Bedford) Aubil.  La Vern was born on November 3, 1898.  On July 15, 1922, La Vern Aubil married Helen German and they had one daughter:

   Luella Jean Aubil, b. May 18, 1923

Helen (German) Aubil died.  On May 17, 1943, La Vern Aubil married a second time to Marguerite O’Grady.  La Vern and Marguerite Aubil lived in Chicago, Illinois for four years where La Vern was a radio instructor for the government.  They later moved to Lansing, Michigan and remained there.  La Vern Aubil died on April 10, 1988.  On January 10, 1943, Luella Aubil married George Wahl and they have two children:  -  Virginia Helen Wahl, b. November 18, 1943,  -  William Ronald Wahl, b. August 24, 1946.  George Wahl was a First Lieutenant in the Artillery Branch of the United States Army and served in Italy and France, receiving several medals.  George and Luella Wahl reside in Lansing, Michigan.  In September of 1961, Virginia Wahl married Bryce Hanson and they have three children:  -  Kathryn Lyn Hanson, b. May 18, 1962,  -  Bryan Knoll Hanson, b. December 2, 1964,  -  Russell Scott Hanson, b. April 10, 1969.  Bryce and Virginia Hanson reside in California.  On August 15, 1970, William Wahl married Mary Carpenter and they have two children:  -  Zachary Wahl, b. April 30, 1977,  -  Benjamin Wahl, b. February 2, 1980.  William and Mary Wahl reside in Holt, Michigan.

References:  1)  “The Steeby Family Tree,” 1963, Pages 84 - 86;  2)  “The Steeby Family Tree,” 1982, Page 134 - 140;  3)  FTM Social Security Records (Lavern Aubil)

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GLADYS AUBIL (13.3.2) is the daughter of John William Aubil and Alice (Bedford) Aubil.  Gladys was born on February 10, 1906.  Gladys graduated from Grand Ledge High School in Grand Ledge, Michigan.  On March 26, 1925, Gladys Aubil married Lawrence Brooks and they reside in Lansing, Michigan.  Lawrence and Gladys Brooks were the parents of one son:

   Richard LaVern Brooks, b. May 3, 1926

Lawrence and Gladys Brooks resided in Grand Ledge, Michigan and later resided in Lansing, Michigan.  Gladys (Aubil) Brooks died on May 31, 1971 and Lawrence Brooks died in October, 1971.  Richard Brooks graduated from Eastern High School in Lansing, Michigan.  Richard Brooks joined the United States Army in June, 1944 and received training at Camp Walters, Texas.  Richard served in England, France and Germany where he made First Sergeant.  He returned to Seattle, Washington where he was promoted to Personal Sergeant Major.  On December 31, 1955, Richard Brooks married Darleen Waldron Crown.  Richard and Darleen reside in Pueblo, Colorado where he is Branch Manager of Associates Loan Company.

References:  1)  “The Steeby Family Tree,” 1963, Pages 84 - 86;  2)  “The Steeby Family Tree,” 1982, Page 134 - 140

ELLEN R. AUBIL (13.6) is the daughter of John Aubil and Rosa Anna (Steeby) Aubil.  Ellen was born on February 25, 1880 in Allegan County, Michigan.  On August 12, 1903, Ellen Aubil married Joseph Thaler (born 1878).  Joseph and Ellen Thaler lived on a farm in Leighton Township, Allegan County, Michigan.  Joseph and Ellen Thaler were the parents of nine children:

   Harold E. Thaler (13.6.1), b. December 25, 1903, Michigan
   Ruth Thaler, b. January 27, 1906, Michigan
   Mary Isabella Thaler (13.6.3), b. April 30, 1907, Michigan
   Ivan Thaler (13.6.4), b. May 4, 1908, Michigan
   Myrtle Rose Thaler (13.6.5), b. January 10, 1910, Michigan
   Joseph Aaron Thaler, b. April 19, 1911
   Vera Estella Thaler, b. May 30, 1912
   Dorothy Ellen Thaler (13.6.8), b. March 20, 1918
   Lila Rose Thaler, b. October 8, 1919

In 1910, Joseph and Ellen Thaler were living in Allegan County, Michigan.  Joseph and Ellen Thaler owned and operated a farm in Leighton Township in Allegan County, Michigan.  Ellen (Aubil) Thaler died on April 28, 1949 and Joseph Thaler died on November 14, 1964.  Ruth Thaler died at the age of fifteen on November 21, 1921.  Joseph Thaler died at the age of four on June 15, 1925.  Vera Thaler died as an infant on December 14, 1912.  Vera Thaler died as an infant on December 14, 1912.  On June 13, 1942, Lila Thaler married Kenneth Overholt.  Kenneth and Lila Overholt lived in the Gaines Township in Kent County, Michigan.  Lila has been employed by Lear-Siegler in Grand Rapids, Michigan for nineteen years.  Lila (Thaler) Overholt died in January, 1965.

References:  1)  1910 Census, Allegan County, Michigan;  2)  “The Steeby Family Tree,” 1963, Pages 90 - 93;  3)  “The Steeby Family Tree,” 1982, Page 134 - 140

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HAROLD E. THALER (13.6.1) is the son of Joseph Thaler and Ellen R. (Aubil) Thaler.  Harold was born on December 25, 1903 in Michigan.  On August 12, 1928, Harold Thaler married Lucille Raab and they had one son:

   Harold E. Thaler, Jr., b. May 7, 1929

Lucille (Raab) Thaler died on October 2, 1938.  On September 16, 1942, Harold Thaler married a second time to Marian Schuster and they were the parents of four children:

   William Lee Thaler, b. July 6, 1945
   Shirley Kay Thaler, b. September 29, 1946
   Harold Dale Thaler, b. June 5, 1949
   Margaret Ellen Thaler, b. June 6, 1951

Harold Thaler, Jr. died in infancy.  On November 19, 1966, William Thaler married Lynda Yvonne McDonald.  William and Lynda Thaler were later divorced.  On July 26, 1981, William Thaler married a second time to Susan Kay Incavonni.  William attended Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.  William and Susan Thaler reside in Wyoming, Michigan and William works for Steelcase in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  On January 1, 1966, Shirley Thaler married Lyle P. Lehman and they have two children:  -  Michael Lyle Lehman, b. February 13, 1968,  -  Tamara Lynn Lehman, b. August 14, 1970.  Shirley worked for a while for Atlas Rental, Inc. and is presently employed by Terminix.  Lyle was Specialist, Fourth Class in the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas.  He later served in Vietnam.  Kyle currently is employed at Spartans in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Kyle and Shirley Lehman reside in Caledonia, Michigan.

On October 9, 1971, Harold Thaler married Ilene Mary McKay.  Harold Thaler graduated from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology.  Harold enlisted in the United States Air Force.  Upon completion of Officer’s training and pilot training at Lackland Air Force Base at San Antonio, Texas and he was given his Silver Wings.  Harold was assigned to fly the K. C. 135 with the Strategic Air Command.  With the rank of Captain, he became an Instructor Pilot at Sheppard Air Force Base at Wichita Falls, Texas.  At the present, Harold is stationed at the Wurtzsmith Air Force Base.  Harold and Ilene Thaler reside in Oscoda, Michigan.  Harold and Ilene Thaler have three children:  -  Matthew Scott Thaler, b. January 7, 1973,  -  Mark Patrick Thaler, b. May 15, 1975,  -  Andrew Joseph Thaler, b. October 2, 1979.  In 1971, Margaret Thaler graduated from the Pine Rest School of Nursing in Cuttlerville, Michigan.  For the past ten years, Margaret has been employed in the Orthopedic Department of Blodgett Memorial Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Margaret Thaler resides in Kentwood, Michigan.

References:  1)  “The Steeby Family Tree,” 1963, Pages 84 - 86;  2)  “The Steeby Family Tree,” 1982, Page 134 - 140

MARY ISABELLA THALER (13.6.3) is the daughter of Joseph Thaler and Ellen R. (Aubil) Thaler.  Mary was born on April 30, 1907 in Michigan.  On June 9, 1928, Mary Thaler married Raymond James Linton.  From 1934 to 1978, Raymond and Mary Linton owned and operated a lumber and coal business in Alto.  Raymond and Mary Linton are the parents of two daughters:

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   Joan Ellen Linton (adopted), b. November 26, 1943
   Janet Marie Linton (adopted), b. February 26, 1956

Joan graduated from the School of Nursing at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan and is now employed at Blodgett Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  On May 14, 1963, Joan Linton married Dwayne Durkee.  After her parents retired in 1978, Dwayne and Joan Linton bought her parents business and they now own and operate the Durkee, Linton Lumber and Coal Business in Alto, Michigan.  Dwayne and Joan Durkee have three children:  -  Karen Rae Durkee, b. December 25, 1965,  -  Pamela Sue Durkee, b. May 11, 1967,  -  David Dwayne Durkee, b. November 14, 1970.

On August 10, 1974, Janet Linton married Ralph Wheeler (born August 9, 1951).  Ralph and Janet Wheeler reside in Lima, Ohio where Ralph is a welder.  Ralph and Janet Wheeler have three children:  -  James Curtis Wheeler, b. October 10, 1975,  -  Brandee Marie Wheeler, b. September 11, 1976,  -  Heather Lee Wheeler, b. November 30, 1978.

References:  1)  “The Steeby Family Tree,” 1963, Pages 84 - 86;  2)  “The Steeby Family Tree,” 1982, Page 134 - 140

IVAN THALER (13.6.4) is the son of Joseph Thaler and Ellen R. (Aubil) Thaler.  Ivan was born on May 4, 1908 in Michigan.  Ivan graduated from Caledonia High School in Caledonia, Michigan.  On November 30, 1933, Ivan Thaler married Doris Hupp.  Doris graduated from Wayland Union High School in Wayland, Michigan.  Ivan and Doris Thaler live on Duncan Lake near Middleville, Michigan.  Ivan and Doris Thaler are the parents of four children:

   Wendell LeRoy Thaler, b. August 28, 1934
   Janet Lee Thaler, b. January 1, 1938
   Nancy Lou Thaler, b. March 25, 1940
   Warren J. Thaler, b. February 4, 1947

Ivan Thaler died on November 16, 1987.  Wendell Thaler graduated from Tri State College in 1960.  Wendell served four years in the United States Coast Guard.  On June 11, 1954, Wendell Thaler married Lois Jean Janose.  Windell worked as an Electrical Engineer for Consumers Power Company in Jackson, Michigan.  Wendell is currently Vice President of Engineering for Indiana Gas Company in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Lois is a bookkeeper for Moorsville High School in Moorsville, Indiana where Wendell and Lois reside.  Wendell and Lois Thaler are the parents of three children:  -  Kim Alan Thaler, b. June 10, 1955,  -  Cindy Marie Thaler, b. June 30, 1959,  -  Mark Eugene Thaler, b. January 15, 1962.  On June 6, 1976, Kim Thaler married Donna Blackwell.  Donna is a registered X-Ray technician and is employed at a medical center.  Kim and Donna Thaler reside in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Kim and Donna Thaler have two children:  -  Brandon Thaler, b. September 9, 1979,  -  Ashley Janette Thaler, b. November, 1982.  On June 30, 1979, Cindy Thaler married Steven Dunham.  Cindy studied at Patricia Stevens Career College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Cindy is employed in sales at a Moorsville, Indiana and she also is a wedding photographer.  Steve does refrigeration and service for E & M Company.  Steve and Cindy Dunham reside in Moorsville, Indiana.  Steve and Cindy Dunham have one daughter:  -  Jessica Dunham, b. October 16, 1981.  Mark Thaler is studying at the Institute of Technical Training to become an electrical engineering technician and currently is a technician trainee at Wavetek Electronics Manufacturer.

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Janet Thaler graduated from Thornapple-Kellogg High School in Middleville, Michigan in 1956.  Janet Thaler worked several years as a secretary at Lear, Incorporated in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  On June 6, 1958, Janet Thaler married Carroll David Brog.  David and Janet Brog have three children:  -  Dawn Carolee Brog, b. March 29, 1959,  -  Allan David Brog, b. July 9, 1961,  -  Jody Randall Brog, b. July 31, 1970.  David and Janet Brog owned and operated a farm in the Leighton Township in Allegan County, Michigan.  David and Janet Brog were divorced on July 10, 1981.  On September 26, 1981, Janet (Thaler) Brog married a second time to Terry D. Rosenberg.  Terry and Janet Rosenberg reside near Middleville, Michigan.  On April 3, 1976, Dawn Brog married Richard Allen James, Jr.  Richard and Dawn James have one son:  -  Nathan James, b. September 11, 1976.  Richard and Dawn James lived in Willow Spring, North Carolina where Richard was employed at Montgomery Elevator Company.  Dawn is a self-employed artist who sells her drawings and paintings.  Richard and Dawn James were divorced in 1979.  Dawn and her son, Nathan, live with Dawn’s grandmother, Doris (Hupp) Thaler.  On August 7, 1982, Allan Brog married Lorilyn K. Twinstra.  Allan and Lorilyn Brog were divorced in December, 1982.  On May 28, 1983, Allan Brog married a second time to Sandra Irwin.

Nancy Thaler worked as a nurse’s aid in the Blodgett Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  On January 8, 1963, Nancy Thaler married Allen Rillema.  Allen and Nancy Rillema have three children:  -  Karla Lynn Rillema, b. November 5, 1963,  -  Cheryl Alane Rillema, b. June 8, 1965,  -  Keith Allen Rillema, b. March 4, 1968.  Allen and Nancy Rillema lived in Fountain, Colorado where Allen is stationed at Fort Carson with the United States Army.  Allen and Nancy Rillema were divorced in April, 1971.  Nancy is currently an employee at the Wayland Union School System in Wayland, Michigan.  On June 21, 1986, Cheryl Rillema married Carle Turek.  On August 31, 1968, Warren Thaler married Linda Sothard.  In 1969, Warren Thaler graduated from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.  Warren is an electrical engineer for General Electric Company.  Linda is a college graduate and is employed as an elementary school teacher.  Warren and Linda Thaler reside in DeWitt, Michigan.  Warren and Linda Thaler have two children:  -  Kristina Suzanne Thaler, b. October 4, 1973,  -  Kiley Suzanne Thaler, b. November 2, 1977.

References:  1)  “The Steeby Family Tree,” 1963, Pages 84 - 86;  2)  “The Steeby Family Tree,” 1982, Page 134 - 140

MYRTLE ROSE THALER (13.6.5) is the daughter of Joseph Thaler and Ellen R. (Aubil) Thaler.  Myrtle was born on January 10, 1910 in Michigan.  On January 18, 1934, Myrtle Thaler married Edward McCarty.  Edward and Myrtle McCarty are the parents of three children:

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   Richard James McCarty, b. February 20, 1935
   Carolyn Lee McCarty, b. May 16, 1940
   Mary Jo McCarty, b. May 24, 1947

Edward and Myrtle McCarty owned and operated a farm in the Gaines Township in Kent County, Michigan.  Edward McCarty was employed by Steelcase in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Edward McCarty died on July 29, 1971.  Myrtle still lives on the farm that she and Edward farmed.  On July 3, 1954, Richard McCarty married Beverly Jean Ward.  Richard McCarty was employed at the Furniture City Printing Company as a printer.  Richard and Beverly now own and operate D & D Printing in Grand Rapids, Michigan and they printed the 1982 book, “The Steeby Family Tree.”  Richard and Beverly McCarty have five children:  -  Craig Richard McCarty, b. April 9, 1960,  -  Scott Robert McCarty, b. September 14, 1961,  -  Edward Lee McCarty, b. October 5, 1963,  -  Douglas David McCarty, b. December 18, 1964,  -  Richard James McCarty, Jr., b. March 10, 1967.  Richard and Beverly McCarty reside in Caledonia, Michigan.  Craig McCarty graduated from Caledonia High School in Caledonia, Michigan.  On April 6, 1983, Craig McCarty married Debra Lynn Bosma.  Craig is employed as a bricklayer by Caledonia Masonry.  Scott McCarty received an Associate Degree from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.  Scott is employed at Caledonia Farmers Elevator in Caledonia, Michigan.  Edward McCarty died as child on July 21, 1965.  On March 4, 1985, Richard McCarty, Jr. married Marla Homrick and they have one son (born October 8, 1985).

On February 7, 1959, Carolyn McCarty married Donovan Bardwell.  Donovan is self-employed at D & D Printing in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Carolyn is employed at Meijer Thrifty Acres.  Donovan and Carolyn Bardwell reside in Wyoming, Michigan.  Donovan and Carolyn Bardwell have three children:  -  Larry Edward Bardwell, b. August 27, 1959,  -  Michael Donovan Bardwell, b. February 10, 1961,  -  Dennis Elwyn Bardwell, b. May 24, 1964.  On July 25, 1981, Larry Bardwell married Patricia Belcher and they have one child:  -  Jason Michael Bardwell, b. December 24, 1981.  Larry is employed at Williams Forms Engineering.  Michael Bardwell is a student at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Dennis Bardwell is employed at Stecher-Tracing-Schmidt Corporation.

On August 28, 1965, Mary McCarty married Carl Pickard and they have four children:  -  Michelle Ann Pickard, b. June 20, 1966,  -  Lisa Sue Pickard, b. September 26, 1968,  -  Thomas Carl Pickard, b. June 30, 1971,   -  Molly Marie Pickard, b. September 17, 1983.  Carl is employed at Saskatoon Golf Club and Mary is an employee of the Caledonia School System in Caledonia, Michigan.  Carl and Mary reside in Alto, Michigan.

References:  1)  “The Steeby Family Tree,” 1963, Pages 84 - 86;  2)  “The Steeby Family Tree,” 1982, Page 134 - 140

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DOROTHY ELLEN THALER (13.6.8) is the daughter of Joseph Thaler and Ellen R. (Aubil) Thaler.  Dorothy was born on March 20, 1918.  On March 15, 1918, Dorothy Thaler married Donald L. Dutcher.  Donald and Dorothy Dutcher are the parents of two daughters:

   Barbara Ellen Dutcher, b. November 26, 1942
   Joyce Elaine Dutcher, b. October 31, 1945

Donald is a foreman at Blackmer Pump Company where he has been employed for 26 years.  Dorothy is employed at Caledonia Community School in Caledonia, Michigan.  Donald and Dorothy Dutcher reside in Caledonia, Michigan.  On June 19, 1965, Barbara Dutcher married James Johnson and they have one daughter:  -  Laura Ann Johnson, b. July 21, 1966.  James is employed in a factory in Racine, Wisconsin.  Barbara is a graduate of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan and is a third grade teacher in the Racine School System in Racine, Wisconsin.  James and Barbara Johnson reside in Racine, Wisconsin.

On May 21, 1965, Joyce Dutcher married John Jousma and they have two children:  -  John Nicholas Jousma, b. June 24, 1969,  -  Bethany Brooke Jousma, b. September 17, 1974.  John Jousma owns and operates Hastings Body Shop in Hastings, Michigan.  John and Joyce Jousma reside in Alto, Michigan.

References:  1)  “The Steeby Family Tree,” 1963, Pages 84 - 86;  2)  “The Steeby Family Tree,” 1982, Page 134 - 140

FREDERICK E. AUBIL (13.7) is the son of John Aubil and Rosa Anna (Steeby) Aubil.  Fred was born on April 29, 1884 in Allegan County, Michigan.  On March 18, 1908, Fred Aubil married Dora Schondelmayer (born December 10, 1885).  Fred and Dora Aubil operated a farm in the Thornapple Township in Barry County, Michigan.  Fred and Dora Aubil were the parents of one adopted son:

   Gordon D. Mohr, b. January 1, 1916, Chicago, Illinois

Fred Aubil died on February 7, 1950.  Dora (Schondelmayer) Aubil died in December, 1987.  Gordon’s parents died in an automobile accident in 1920.  Five years later, Fred and Dora Aubil legally adopted him but Gordon kept his last name of Mohr.  Gordan studied at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois for two years.  In 1942, following the attack on Pearl Harbor, Gordon enlisted in the United States Army and served in North Africa and the Pacific Theatre.  Gordon served in the Occupation Forces in Japan.  Following his discharge from the army in 1946, Gordon enrolled in Minot State College in Minot, North Dakota and graduated with a Master of Psychology Degree.  Gordon later received a Master of Theology Degree and a Doctorate of Letters Degree from Freelandia Institute in Cassville, Missouri.

In 1948, returned to military duty as a member of the Koren Military Advisory Group.  He was present at the beginning of the Korean War and during the first hours of fighting that day, was wounded and taken prisoner.  As a prisoner, Gordon was subjected to torture and brain-washing.  He was tried before a People’s Court and sentenced to death but escaped.  Gordon served three more years of duty in Korea.  Gordon was highly decorated, receiving the Silver Star, fourteen combat decorations and four commendations.  While in Korea, Gordon met his future wife who was an Army Librarian with the United States Army Special Services.  In May, 1950, Gordon Mohr married Doris Grone and the have one son:  -  Gordon Dwight Mohr, Jr., b. 1951, San Francisco, California.  Because of Gordon’s personal knowledge of being a prisoner of the Koren Communists, he was selected in 1953 to work with returning American prisoners of war and later help set up and teach classes in “Military Code of Conduct.”  Gordon then served six years in Eritrea, Ethiopia and served as a Military Game Warden for three of of those years.  After twenty-seven years of service, Gordon retired from the United States Army achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  Since retirement, Gordon has become a nationally known evangelist, lecturer and author.  At present, he is National Defense Coordinator for the Civilian Emergency Defense System with the honorary title of Brigadier General.  Gordon and Doris Mohr reside in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.

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On July 3, 1970, Gordon Mohr, Jr. married Sandra Sims and they have two children:  -  Russell Andrew Mohr, b. April 1, 1977,  -  Amanda Michaelle Mohr, b. January 9, 1981.  Gordon studied at Arkansas State University.  Dwight joined the United States Air Force and served in Okinawa.  He is currently employed with the Arkansas Power and Light Company in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Sandra was employed in a bank prior to her marriage.  Gordon and Sandra Mohr reside in North Little Rock, Arkansas.

References:  1)  “The Steeby Family Tree,” 1963, Pages 84 - 86;  2)  “The Steeby Family Tree,” 1982, Page 134 - 140;  3)  FTM Social Security Records (Dora Aubil)

MONROE WALTER AUBIL (13.8) is the son of John Aubil and Rosa Anna (Steeby) Aubil.  Monroe was born on December 2, 1885 in Allegan County, Michigan.  On June 11, 1913, Monroe Aubil married Hattie Finkbeiner (born January 5, 1891).  Monroe and Hattie Aubil were the parents of five children:

   Florence C. Aubil (13.8.1), b. March 16, 1914
   Charles F. Aubil (13.8.2), b. June 11, 1916
   Arthur LeRoy Aubil (13.8.3), b. June 16, 1919
   Dorothy Louise Aubil, b. August 12, 1921
   Betty Rose Aubil, b. December 15, 1924

Monroe and Hattie Aubil owned and operated a farm in the Leighton Township in Allegan County, Michigan, which was part of the original Steeby Homestead.  Monroe Aubil died on July 3, 1958 and Hattie (Finkbeiner) Aubil died on April 28, 1976.  Dorothy Aubil graduated from the Middleville High School in Middleville, Michigan.  Dorothy graduated from Heaney’s Commercial College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  She is employed by the Federal Government in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Betty Aubil graduated from the Middleville High School in Middleville, Michigan.  Betty graduated from Heaney’s Commercial College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Betty R. Aubil is employed by the State of Michigan in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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References:  1)  “The Steeby Family Tree,” 1963, Pages 84 - 86;  2)  “The Steeby Family Tree,” 1982, Page 134 - 140;  3)  FTM Social Security Records (Hattie Aubil)

FLORENCE C. AUBIL (13.8.1) is the daughter of Monroe Walter Aubil and Hattie (Finkbeiner) Aubil.  Florence was born on March 16, 1914.  Florence Aubil graduated from Middleville High School in Middleville, Michigan.  She studied at Heaney’s Commercial College in Grand Rapids, Michigan and was a legal secretary before her marriage.  On September 8, 1939, Florence Aubil married Reverend John Buchanan and they resided in Baltimore, Maryland.  John Buchanan is a graduate of the Boston University School of Theology.  John and Florence Buchanan were the parents of four children:

   Robert John Buchanan, b. November 4, 1942
   Dale Michael Buchanan, b. June 17, 1945
   Donald Ross Buchanan, b. July 29, 1947
   David Monroe Buchanan, b. December 24, 1951

Florence (Aubil) Buchanan died on March 25, 1969.  Robert Buchanan lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland.  Dale Buchanan is an attorney in Baltimore, Maryland where he resides.  On July 6, 1974, Donald Buchanan married Diane June Balling and they have two children:  -  Wendy Lea Buchanan, b. November 15, 1978,  -  Heidi Christine Buchanan, b. October 9, 1980.  Donald and Diane Buchanan are teachers in the Baltimore County School System.  David Buchanan is a park ranger in the United States Park Service.

References:  1)  “The Steeby Family Tree,” 1963, Pages 84 - 86;  2)  “The Steeby Family Tree,” 1982, Page 134 - 140

CHARLES F. AUBIL (13.8.2) is the son of Monroe Walter Aubil and Hattie (Finkbeiner) Aubil.  Charles was born on June 11, 1916.  On June 17, 1949, Charles Aubil married Marian Winger.  Charles and Marian Aubil owned and operated a farm in Barry County, Michigan.  Charles was also employed at Bradford White Corporation in Middleville, Michigan.  Charles and Marian Aubil were the parents of six children:

   Ruth Ann Aubil, b. May 17, 1950
   Larry Charles Aubil, b. August 5, 1952
   June Lynn Aubil, b. May 11, 1954
   Charlene Sue Aubil, b. November 18, 1955
   Bonnie Lou Aubil, b. September 16, 1958
   Charles Monroe Aubil, b. March 11, 1963

Charles F. Aubil died on April 8, 1981.  On August 9, 1969, Ruth Aubil married Ronald Blain and they have three children:  -  Joseph Charles Blain, b. January 3, 1971,  -  Brian Ronald Blain, b. February 10, 1974,  -  Jonathan Robert Blain, b. October 28, 1981.  Ronald Blain is a paramedic with the Kalamazoo Fire Department in Kalamazoo, Michigan and Ruth is an employee in the Moline Branch of the Wayland Union School System in Moline, Michigan.  Ronald and Ruth Blain reside in Moline, Michigan.  On August 12, 1972, Larry Aubil married Linda Taylor and they have two children:  -  James Larry Aubil, b. September 2, 1974,  -  Kari Lynn Aubil, b. April 13, 1980.  Larry is employed at Steelcase in Kentwood, Michigan.  Larry and Linda Aubil reside near Middleville, Michigan.

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On June 28, 1975, June Aubil married Philip Olczak and they have two children:  -  Amy Elizabeth Olczak, b. July 26, 1980,  -  Jenny Lynn Olczak, b. November 22, 1981.  Philip and June Olczak are employed at Steelcase in Kentwood, Michigan.  Philip and June Olczak reside near Middleville, Michigan.  On July 24, 1976, Charlene Aubil married Lynn Russell Kermeen and they reside in Kentwood, Michigan.  On May 9, 1981, Bonnie Aubil married James Ciluffo and they have one son:  -  Jason Charles Ciluffo, b. September 15, 1982.  James and Bonnie Ciluffo are employed at the Blodgett Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  On January 14, 1985, Charles Aubil married Amy Lenore Kits.

References:  1)  “The Steeby Family Tree,” 1963, Pages 84 - 86;  2)  “The Steeby Family Tree,” 1982, Page 134 - 140;  3)  FTM Social Security Records (Charles Aubil)

ARTHUR LeROY AUBIL (13.8.3) is the son of Monroe Walter Aubil and Hattie (Finkbeiner) Aubil.  Arthur was born on June 16, 1919.  On March 26, 1951, Arthur Aubil married Ethel Deardorf.  Arthur graduated from Middleville High School in Middleville, Michigan.  On January 6, 1942, Arthur enlisted in the United States Armed Forces and received basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey.  Charles served in the Philippines and New Guinea and was a Staff Sergeant at the time of his discharge on November 30, 1945.  Arthur is the Postmaster at the Wayland Post Office in Wayland, Michigan.  Ethel received a degree in Education and taught in the Wayland Union School System, retiring in June, 1977.  Arthur and Ethel Aubil are the parents of two children:

   Janet Rae Aubil, b. May 29, 1952
   Russell LeRoy Aubil, b. April 20, 1955

On June 29, 1973, Janet Aubil married Marvin Harold Wegner.  Marvin is a member of the police force in the North Muskegon Police Department and Janet is a Medical Laboratory Technician in North Muskegon, Michigan.  Marvin and Janet Wegner reside in North Muskegon, Michigan.  Marvin and Janet Wegner have two children:  -  Daniel Lee Wegner, b. January 6, 1978,  -  Amanda Lynne Wegner, b. February 1, 1981.  Russell Aubil is a graduate from Ferris State College in Big Rapids, Michigan.  He is an Amway Corporation Security Guard at the Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

References:  1)  “The Steeby Family Tree,” 1963, Pages 84 - 86;  2)  “The Steeby Family Tree,” 1982, Page 134 - 140

RAYMOND E. AUBIL (13.9) is the son of John Aubil and Rosa Anna (Steeby) Aubil.  Raymond was born on March 16, 1888 in Allegan County, Michigan.  On March 22, 1911, Raymond Aubil married Addie Brog (born November 13, 1888).  Raymond and Addie Aubil were the parent of seven children:

   Earl R. Aubil, b. September 4, 1912
   Rosa C. Aubil, b. March 28, 1914
   Wayne L. Aubil, b. September 14, 1915
   Clifford A. Aubil (13.9.4), b. August 30, 1917
   Martha Jane Aubil, b. December 5, 1925
   Mary Ellen Aubil, b. February 24, 1930
   Phyllis K. Aubil, b. February 2, 1931

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Raymond and Addie Aubil owned and operated a farm in Leighton Township, Allegan County, Michigan.  Raymond Aubil died on September 17, 1964 and Addie (Brog) Aubil died on May 14, 1975.  Earl Aubil graduated from Middleville High School in Middleville, Michigan.  For many years, Earl was employed in the Middleville Creamery.  Earl owns and operates the Moline Cold Storage Locker in Moline, Michigan.  On May 25, 1945, Earl Aubil married Barbara Hallan.  Earl and Barbara Aubil reside in Moline, Michigan.  Barbara graduated from Moline High School in Moline, Michigan.  She is an office employee of the Wayland Union School System.  Earl and Barbara Aubil are the parents of one daughter:  -  Sharon Louise Aubil, b. February 2, 1947.  Sharon graduated from Wayland Union High School in Wayland, Michigan.  Sharon Aubil married Wayne Van Duine.  Wayne graduated from Wayland Union High School in Wayland, Michigan.  Wayne and Sharon Van Duine reside in Mattawan, Michigan.  Wayne and Sharon Van Duine have three children:  -  Bret Van Duine, b. March 12, 1968,  -  Nathan Van Duine, b. April 2, 1972,  -  Lucas Van Duine, b. May 16, 1980.

Rosa Aubil graduated from Middleville High School in Middleville, Michigan.  On July 3, 1937, Rosa Aubil married Donald Buehler.  Donald was employed by Gibson Refrigerator Company and is now retired.  Donald and Rosa Buehler reside in Greenville, Michigan.  Donald and Rosa Buehler have two adopted children:  -  Ford Warren Buehler, b. August 2, 1945,  -  Margaret Rose Buehler, b. July 26, 1947.  Ford Buehler graduated from Greenville High School in Greenville, Michigan.  He served four years with the United States Air Force.  On August 8, 1969, Ford Buehler married Alta Stowman.  Ford and Alta Buehler reside in Felton, Deleware where Ford is with the Coast Guard.  Margaret Buehler graduated from Greenville High School in Greenville, Michigan.  On June 28, 1969, Margaret Buehler married Jerry Bothum and they have two children:  -  Tina Rose Bothum, b. June 9, 1971,  -  Timothy Dean Bothum, b. March 2, 1973.  Wayne Aubil graduated from Middleville High School in Middleville, Michigan in 1933.

Wayne Aubil entered the United States Armed Forces on May 28, 1942 and received his basic training at Chanute Field, Illinois.  He was then stationed in England where he was a ground mechanic.  He rank was Staff Sergeant at the time of his discharge on October 11, 1945.  On July 21, 1962, Wayne Aubil married Lucy Heintz.  Wayne and Lucy Aubil reside in Big Bay, Michigan.

Martha Jane Aubil died at the age of thirteen on October 21, 1939.  Mary Ellen Aubil graduated from Middleville High School in Middleville, Michigan.  She resides on the family homestead farm.  Phyllis Aubil graduated from Middleville High School in Middleville, Michigan.  On November 5, 1951, Phyllis Aubil married Robert Cummings.  Robert is a project engineer at the Battle Creek Pakaging Company in Battle Creek, Michigan.  Robert and Phyllis Cummings reside in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  Robert and Phyllis Cumming has two children:  -  Stephen Jon Cummings, b. February 17, 1965,  -  Kimerly Sue Cummings, b. October 1, 1970.  On June 11, 1988, Stephen Cummings married Debbie Cline.

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References:  1)  “The Steeby Family Tree,” 1963, Pages 84 - 86;  2)  “The Steeby Family Tree,” 1982, Page 134 - 140;  3)  FTM Social Security Records (Ray Aubil and Addie Aubil)

CLIFFORD A. AUBIL (13.9.4) is the son of Raymond E. Aubil and Addie (Brog) Aubil.  Clifford was born on August 30, 1917.  Clifford Aubil graduated from Middleville High School in Middleville, Michigan in 1935.  He entered the United States Armed Forces on July 17, 1941 and received basic training in Fort Belvoir, Virginia.  Clifford served in Leyte, Okinawa, Korea and Japan.  He was a First Lieutenant at the time of his discharge on March 27, 1946.  On November 26, 1946, Clifford Aubil married Margaret Gorskey (born March 12, 1927).  Clifford and Margaret Aubil have four children:

   Deborah Ann Aubil, b. January 5, 1948
   Raymond Aubil, b. June 2, 1950
   Denise Aubil, b. April 23, 1952
   Candace Aubil, b. June 25, 1954

Clifford and Margaret Aubil resided in New York City, New York.  Clifford Aubil died on April 5, 1970 and Margaret (Gorskey) Aubil died in July, 1982..

References:  1)  “The Steeby Family Tree,” 1963, Pages 84 - 86;  2)  “The Steeby Family Tree,” 1982, Page 134 - 140;  3)  FTM Social Security Records (Margaret Aubil)

LELA B. AUBIL (13.10) is the daughter of John Aubil and Rosa Anna (Steeby) Aubil.  Lela was born on September 10, 1890 in Allegan County, Michigan.  On April 1, 1911, Lela Aubil married Homer Neff.  Homer and Lela Neff were the parents of three children:

   L. Geraldine Neff, b. August 4, 1912
   Rose A. Neff, b. June 8, 1914
   L. Pauline Neff, b. September 10, 1917

Homer Neff died on May 8, 1958.  In August of 1962, Lela married a second time to Chester Brauer.  Lela (Aubil) Brauer died on September 16, 1968 and Chester Brauer died on May 10, 1973.  Geraldine Neff graduated from Eastern High School in Lansing, Michigan.  On July 3, 1937, Geraldine Neff married John Crouch and they have one daughter:  -  Roberta Crouch, b. February 13, 1947.  Geraldine married a second time to a Mr. Mulholland.  Geraldine (Neff) Mulholland died on May 10, 1973.  On October 4, 1969, Roberta Neff married Robert Ballard and they have two children:  -  Keith Robert Ballard, b. September 27, 1970,  -  Robin Lee Ballard, b. July 22, 1973.  On February 11, 1981, Roberta married a second time to William Garty.  William and Roberta Garty reside in Flushing, Michigan.  Rose A. Neff died as an infant on June 20, 1914.

Pauline Neff graduated from Eastern High School in Lansing, Michigan.  On July 3, 1937, Pauline Neff married Rene De Vlieger and they have one son:  -  Raymond H. De Vlieger, b. November 12, 1938.  On January 14, 1946, Pauline married a second time to Archie Beckwith and they have one daughter:  -  Darlene Paula Beckwith, b. December 21, 1946.  Archie and Pauline Beckwith resided in Battle Creek, Michigan.  Pauline married a third time to John McClure and they reside in Jenison, Michigan.  On June 2, 1960, Raymond De Vlieger married Sharon Wygant and they have four children:  -  Denise Rae De Vlieger, b. October 7, 1961,  -  Darryl Scott De Vlieger, b. November 30, 1962,  -  Drew Allen De Vlieger, b. July 7, 1964,  -  Derek Wayne De Vlieger, b. February 8, 1971.  On October 4, 1973, Darlene Beckwith married Kirk C. Campbell and they have two children:  -  Wendy Denise Campbell, b. December 29, 1974,  -  Christopher Stuart Campbell, b. November 1, 1976.  Kirk and Darlene reside in Jenison, Michigan.

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References:  1)  “The Steeby Family Tree,” 1963, Pages 84 - 86;  2)  “The Steeby Family Tree,” 1982, Page 134 - 140


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PARENTS OF DOROTHY HOLTZ (21)

Dorothy Holtz is the oldest known Holtz ancestor of the authors.  The 1900 census of Allegan County, Michigan indicate that both parents of Dorothy were born in Germany.  The 1880 census of Allegan County, Michigan shows that Dorothy’s mother, Margaret, was born in 1800 in Germany.  “Thede Family History” states that Dorothy Holtz was born in Mecklinburg, Germany and that she (presumbly with her parents) emigrated to Bruce County, Ontario, Canada around 1854 (when she was eight years of age).  Therefore, Margaret Holtz was the mother of at least one daughter:

   Sophia Marie D. H. Holtz (22), b. February 19, 1846, Mecklinburg, Germany

Dorothy’s father probably died prior 1880 as his wife, Margaret, was living with her daughter in Allegan County, Michigan in 1880.  Margaret Holtz probably died in Michigan between 1880 and 1900 and was probably buried in Allegan County, Michigan.

Dorothy Holtz was born on February 19, 1846 in Mecklinburg, Germany.  She moved to Bruce County, Ontario, Canada in 1854.  On October 9, 1865, Dorothy Holtz married John Thede (2), both direct ancestors of the authors.  “Thede Family History” states that “soon after their marriage, they moved to Caledonia, Michigan.”  This implies that John and Dorothy were married in Canada and moved to Michigan shortly after their marriage.  According to the 1880 and 1900 censuses, John and Dorothy Thede’s oldest child, Emanuel, was born in Michigan in 1868.  For additional information on the descendants of John and Dorothy Thede, see the sketch of John Thede (2).

References:  1)  1880 and 1900 censuses, Allegan County, Michigan;  2)  “Thede Family History,” 1955