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Subject:TIRB FAMILY HISTORY- WRITTEN BY AMANDA HAEUSSLER
Post Date:May 27, 2002 at 03:50:34
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THIS WAS WRITTEN BY MY GREAT AUNT AMANDA. I'M NOT SURE WHEN IT WAS WRITTEN AND I HAVE NOTICED A FEW MINOR FLAWS IN THE DATES. I WROTE IT WORD FOR WORD, JUST AS SHE TYPED IT.
I WILL MAKE CORRECTIONS AS A RESPONSE.
WILLIAM JOHN TIRB WAS BORN IN WEST FAHLEN, GERMANY-KRIES TECKLENBURG ON AUGUST 6, 1859. HE WAS THE SON IF WILLIAM AND CATHERINE FELDKAMP TIRB. HE MARRIED ANNA CATHERINE WILHELMINA DRESSELHOUSE IN GERMANY ON NOVEMBER 24, 1885. SHE WAS BORN IN GERMANY ON JANUARY 20, 1866. IN 1886 THEY CAME TO AMERICA TO FREEDOM TWP, WASHTENAW CO, MICHIGAN. AFTER LIVING THERE FOR A SHORT TIME THEY PURCHASED THEIR OWN HOME ON PODUNK ROAD.
NINE CHILDREN WERE BORN TO THEM; FREDERICK TIRB, FRIEDA TIRB WIEDMAN, ELLA TIRB SCILLER, ALVIN C. TIRB, FRANK H. TIRB, CLARENCE H. TIRB, EDWARD B. TIRB, AMANDA L. TIRB HAEUSSLER, AND JULIA C. TIRB GROSSMAN. THEY HAD 21 GRANDCHILDREN AND 6 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.
WILLIAM J. TIRB DIED AT HOME ON SEPTEMBER 28, 1944; FUNERAL ON OCTOBER 1, 1944, AT THE HOME, THEN AT EMANUEL CHURCH IN MANCHESTER, MICHIGAN. BURIAL IN MANCHESTER CEMETERY- REV. H.S. RAGUE, PASTOR. AT AGE 85 YEARS. MRS. WILLIAM TIRB DIED ON OCTOBER 15,1951, IN MERCY HOSPITAL, JACKSON, MICHIGAN. FUNERAL AT HOME AND ALSO IN EMANUEL CHURCH ON OCTOBER 19, 1951- REV. KARL H.A. REST, PASTOR. AGE 85 YEARS. ARRANGEMENTS FOR BOTH MADE BY JENTER FUNERAL HOME IN MANCHESTER, MICHIGAN.
ANNA KATHERINE TIRB, FATHER'S MOTHER, A SISTER FRIEDARICKA TIRB ESCH AND THREE BROTHERS, HENRY TIRB, BERNHARD TIRB, AND HERMAN TIRB, AND MOTHER'S TEENAGE BROTHER CHARLES DRESSELHOUSE CAME WITH THEM TO AMERICA ALSO.
HENRY TIRB AND HIS WIFE ANNA AND HIS SON WILLIAM CAME TO BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP WHERE THEY BOUGHT A HOME ON HOGAN ROAD. UNCLE BERNARD AND FAMILY STAYED IN FREEDOM TOWNSHIP. UNCLE HERMAN AND FAMILY WENT TO SHARON TOWNSHIP WHERE THEY BOUGHT A HOME.
CHARLES DRESSELHOUSE MARRIED IDA DRESSELHOUSE- THREE CHILDREN WERE BORN TO THEM; ALMIRA, GEORGE AND MARTHA. UNCLE CHARLES DIED IN MIDDLE LIFE. UNCLE CHARLES HAD A GRIST AND SAW MILL IN PODUNK. THERE WAS A DAM FOR WATER POWER, LATER THE DAM WENT OUT AND THE GRIST AND SAW MILL BURNED. UNCLE CHARLES AND FAMILY LIVED IN PODUNK WHERE THE BUDNICKS NOW LIVE. CHARLES KOERNING HAD A SALOON ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE ROAD IN PODUNK, AT TIMES IT WAS VERY BUSY.
THE WILLIAM TIRB'S LIVED ON THE WILLIAM DEWEY FARMFOR 18 YEARS. FRED, FRIEDA, ELLA AND ALVIN WERE MARRIED DURING THAT TIME.
FRED TIRB MARRIED AMANDA ERNST TIRB- THEY HAD FIVE CHILDREN; EDNA, LAWRENCE, LEROY, JEANETTE AND VIRGINIA. FRED DIED IN 1969-80 YEARS OLD.
EDNA TIRB MARRIED CALVIN KUEBLER- THEY HAD 5 CHILDREN; DONALD, EUGENE, VERNITE, BEULAH AND ARNOLD. THEY WERE DIVORCED. LATER SHE MET HARRY WITHROW. HE ADOPTED EDNA'S CHILDREN CHANGING THEIR NAMES TO WITHROW. EDNA AND HARRY HAD A SON, FREDDIE.
LAWRENCE TIRB MARRIED ELEANOR MILLER IN 1938. THEY HAD ONE DAUGHTER, GRACE TIRB PAPSDORF. LAWRENCE DIED IN MAY 1967-53 YEARS OLD. GRACE AND JOHN PAPSDORF HAVE 3 CHILDREN.
LEROY TIRB MARRIED ILENE. THEY HAVE 3 CHILDREN; DANNY, DICK AND DENISE.
JEANETTE TIRB MARRIED GEORGE WISNER. THEY HAVE 2 CHILDREN, DIANE AND ROY.
VIRGINIA TIRB MARRIED ROBERT R. RICHARDSON. THEY HAVE 5 CHILDREN; ROBERT JR.,GALE, CINDY, THOMAS AND CONNIE. VIRGINIA WAS KILLED ACCIDENTLY BY HER SON ROBERT JR., AT AGE 40 YEARS ON JULY 16,1969. THEY WERE LIVING IN JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FLORIDA.
FRIEDA TIRB MARRIED HERMAN WIEDMAN IN 1913. THEY HAD ONE SON, HUGO E. WIEDMAN. HUGO AND HELEN HAVE 2 CHILDREN, HOLLY AND HUGH. FRIEDA DIED IN 1971.
ELLA TIRB MARRIED JULIUS SCHILLER. THEY HAD 3 CHILDREN; ALMARENE SCHILLER KRATZ, NOW SEPERATED, LOREN J. SHILLER MARRIED LOUISE, THEY HAD 2 CHILDREN;DEBBIE AND KEVIN. LOUISE DIED A FEW YEARS LATER. LOREN MARRIED JENNIFER, SHE HAD 5 CHILDREN. LLOYD SCHILLER MARRIED POLLY MILLER. THEY HAVE NO CHILDREN.
ALVIN TIRB MARRIED AMANDA SCHAIBLE TIRB. THEY HAVE 3 DAUGHTERS. ELEANOR TIRB MARRIED WILLARD SCHAIBLE. THEY HAVE ONE DAUGHTER, SHERRY. MARILYN TIRB MARRIED WALTER SAMONEK; THEY HAVE 4 CHILDREN; SHIRLEY, JAMES, ROGER AND SALLY.
MAXINE TIRB MARRIED WILBER FREY. THEY HAD ONE SON, RONALD. WILBER WAS KILLED IN A FARM TRACTOR ACCIDENT IN 1963.
FRANK H. TIRB MARRIED ALMA WIEDMAN. THEY HAVE 2 CHILDREN. RAY TIRB MARRIED WANDA HAEUSSLER; THEY HAVE NO CHILDREN. FRANK DIED IN 1967. FRANK WAS IN THE SERVICE IN THE ARMY IN THE 1ST WORLD WAR, 1917, IN THE 17TH ENGINEERS AND SPENT PART OF THE TIME IN ST. NAGARRE, FRANCE.
JOYCE TIRB MARRIED ARCH BRACHER. THEY HAD 2 CHILDREN; PAT AND ARCH, TWINS. ARCH WAS KILLED IN AN ARMY PLANE ACCIDENT IN 1961. LATER JOYCE MARRIED KENNETH KIRKPATRICK, ALSO IN THE AIR CORPS.
CLARENCE TIRB MARRIED GLADYS BOWERMAN IN 1939. THEY HAD NO CHILDREN. CLARENCE DIED IN 1976. PROCTOR FUNERAL HOME, CLINTON, MICHIGAN.
EDWARD B. TIRB MARRIED DOROTHY CORNELL. THEY HAD 6 CHILDREN; GLENN, FRANCIS, BEVERLY, BETTY, RUTH, AND MARJORIE. EDWARD DIED IN 1961. THEY WERE DIVORCED AND DOROTHY REMARRIED.
AMANDA TIRB MARRIED EDWIN HAEUSSLER IN 1926. THEY HAVE NO CHILDREN. EDWIN DIED IN FEBRUARY 1967. REV. RALPH L. KUETHER HAD THE FUNERAL AT EMANUEL CHURCH, JENTER FUNERAL HOME.
JULIA TIRB MARRIED THEODORE GROSSMAN IN OCTOBER 1926. THEY HAVE ONE DAUGHTER, JEAN. JEAN MARRIED HOWARD SELLAND; THEY HAVE 2 DAUGHTERS; SUSAN AND SANDY.