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William WENTE

Male 1848 - 1915  (~ 67 years)


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  • Name William WENTE 
    Born Feb 1848  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Feb 1915  Manistee, Manistee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Secretary and Treasurer of the Manistee Lumber Company.

      1900 Census: 2 Ward Manistee, Manistee County, Michigan:
      Wente, William, head; born Feb. 1848, age 52, married 11 years; born in Germany, father and mother born in Germany, came in 1848 has been here 52 years, naturalized citizen, lumber manufacturer;
      Ella T., his wife, born April 1851, age 49 years, married 11 years; three children, three children living, born in New York, father and mother born in New York;
      Russell, Alice, “d in law”, born Aug 1874, age 25, single, born in Michigan, father and mother born in New York;
      Russell, Earl, “s in law”, born July 1873, age 26, single, born in Michigan, father and mother born in New York;
      Johnson, Hilma E., servant, born Feb 1876, age 24, single, born in Sweden, father and mother born in Sweden;
      Johnson, Alma M., servant, born Dec. 1882, age 17, single, born in Michigan, father and mother born in Sweden;
      Davis, Isaac, servant, born Aug 1873, age 26, born in New York, father and mother born in New York, occupation: coachman.

      From the Grand Rapids Press, Friday, February 26, 1915, Grand Rapids, Michigan:
      “William Wente of
      Manistee is Dead
      Grand Treasurer of Michigan
      Masonry Passes Away After
      Short Illness.
      Manistee, Feb. 26--William Wente, prominent business man and grand treasurer of the Masonic grand lodge of Michigan, died at his home here Thursday after a brief illness. Mr. Wente was sixty-seven years old and is survived by his widow and five children.
      Mr. Wente came to Manistee in 1850, was one of the city’s foremost citizens for half a century, served as councilman, mayor and president of the school board. In his honor flags on public schools are at half staff.
      Until about eight years ago he was actively engaged in the timber industry, being for many years secretary-tresurer of the Manistee Lumber company, and at the time of his death was interested in Manistee Western Timber Enterprise as director and stockholder. In token of the trust reposed in him by the Masonic fraternity he had the honor of placing the relics in the cornerstone of the new Masonic temple in Grand Rapids recently. The consistory class of last week in Grand Rapids was named in his honor, and he was in attendance throughout the ceremonies of the week, apparently in his usual health. He was one of the thirty-third degree Masons in Michigan, and the only in in Manistee to attain that eminence.
      Funeral services probably will be held at the home under Masonic auspices Tuesday afternoon at 2:30.”
    Person ID I1705  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 13 Jun 2014 

    Family 1 Henriette CAMPBELL,   b. Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 20 Aug 1870  Manistee Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Olive M. WENTE,   b. Abt 1871, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1938  (Age ~ 67 years)
    +2. Robert C. WENTE,   b. 12 May 1878, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1958, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. Elizabeth WENTE,   b. Abt 1884,   d. Dec 1938, Seattle, King, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)
    +4. Eva M. WENTE
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F801  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ella T. RUSSELL,   b. Apr 1851, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1889 
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F805  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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