SCHULTHEISS, Edward Frederick

SCHULTHEISS, Edward Frederick

Male 1883 - 1960  (76 years)

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  • Name SCHULTHEISS, Edward Frederick 
    Born 8 Apr 1883  Saint Louis, Gratiot, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census (desc) 1900  Bethany Township, Gratiot, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    working as a carpenter 
    Occupation 1907  Saint Louis, Gratiot, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    built barns in the area, earning $2.00 a week 
    Census (desc) 1910  Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    working as a house and barn contractor (indexed as Schulthriess) 
    Occupation 1919  Saint Louis, Gratiot, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    worked in the sugar factory in town 
    Census (desc) 1920  Bethany Township, Gratiot, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    working as a carpenter 
    Occupation 1924  Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    had a job with Owen, Ames and Kimball working on Butterworth Hospital 
    Census (desc) 1930  Grand Rapids Township, Kent, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    working as a foreman for a building contractor 
    Address:
    North Park 
    Residence 6 May 1935  Grand Rapids Township, Kent, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    at 868 Hollywood NE 
    Address:
    North Park 
    Misc Sep 1935  Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Address:
    West Warren Ave. 
    • Evelyn helped her father get a job as an estimator at building sites. He stayed in a rooming house, bought a 1935 black Hudson Terraplane, and drove home on weekends, until Sept. 1935, when they moved to an apartment on West Warren in Detroit.
    Biography Oct 1935  [3
    • Recollections of Aunt Edna: The Detroit years ( September 1935 to September 1946)

      We moved from Hollywood Street to Detroit in early September 1935, just before school - starting time. Papa had gone to Detroit ahead of the family and was staying at a rooming house until he could find a place for us all to live. Evelyn had moved to Detroit earlier and had a job at Hannan Real Estate in the Lafayette Building in downtown Detroit. After the accident, near Portland, and her recuperation, she used her influence and her job to get Papa a job as an estimator at building sites. Papa was a superintendent of construction (a carpenter) in Grand Rapids, but after the Great Depression, there just were no jobs to be had in Grand Rapids. Now that he had a good job, that’s when we bought the shiny black 1935 Hudson Terraplane so that he could commute on weekends to see his family in Grand Rapids.

      Papa found an apartment on West Warren, just east of Trumbull, in a (I think) 5-story building. Our apartment was on the fourth floor, and there were no elevators. We were very crowded there; Mama, Papa, Edna, Ed, Bob, and Anita. Wilma was to graduate from high school in January 1936, so she stayed in Grand Rapids (I think with Lillian and Neil) to finish school at Creston High. Fred, who was 19, was working in Grand Rapids and attending Davis technical school (a junior college).

      On the trip to Detroit to move (and it must have been to a furnished apartment; I don’t remember a moving van), we stopped at Lansing to drop me off with Papa’s youngest brother Uncle LeRoy and his wife Irene. The plan was that I would live with them, go to school in Lansing, and in return take care of their three kids. But when Uncle LeRoy took me to school to enroll me, they were told that they would have to pay tuition for me. So after only a few days, Papa came to Lansing to get me, and we two drove back to Detroit. I was 13 years old and going into the eighth grade.

      We didn’t stay long in that apartment on Warren, and the next move was into a 4-family building a couple of blocks away on Trumbull, near Putnam Street. That apartment was a little bigger.

      Our next move was into a big 2-story building at 1644 Pallister, at the corner of Woodrow Wilson. Mama and Papa were caretakers of that building, in return for a rent-free apartment in the basement. I recall that, as a tenant moved out, Wilma and I had to clean the apartment (which was furnished even to dishes, pots and pans, bed linens, etc.). While we were living there the whole building had to be fumigated (probably because of cockroaches) and I remember everyone having to be out of the building all day.

      Seems we were continually moving. And next was to 1731 West Euclid, just a few blocks north of Pallister. This was a lower flat, and quite nice compared with the other places we had lived in Detroit. I went to Hutchins Intermediate school and graduated from the ninth grade in June of 1936.

      Probably in 1938, we again moved - to 1569 Delaware, about 1 ½ blocks east of 12th St. It was a 4-family building and we had a lower apartment. As I recall it had only two bedrooms. Anita slept in a small bed in Mama’s and Papa’s room. Wilma and I shared a bedroom, and Ed and Bob had a day-bed in the dining room (of all places to sleep). Bob was about 12 and Ed about 14. We were still at 1569 Delaware when Wilma and Paul got married on November 29, 1941 - just before Pearl Harbor. Jack and I were married on January 31, 1942 - just a few weeks after Pearl Harbor. Before that, in 1939, I graduated from the High School of Commerce, and Wilma had worked at the R. L. Polk Company, and at Peerless Cement in downtown Detroit, in the Free Press building. I also worked at Peerless Cement after graduation.

      Jack was drafted into the Navy in April of 1943, and I was 4 ½ months pregnant for Gary at the time. But all that is another story. We moved to Grand Rapids in the fall of 1946.

      Anita lived with Mama and Papa until she was about nine, when she finally went to live with her parents in a nice new house on Oldtown near Chandler Park Drive.
    Census (desc) 1940  Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    living at 1569 Delaware Ave. and working as a cabinet maker at a retail store 
    Widowed 6 Oct 1951 
    _UID 6C18F1A66A99FC4C84F8B58C4DBCE8C5D9B2 
    Died 2 Feb 1960  Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: of a heart attack 
    • He was in his car in the driveway when the heart attack occurred. He managed to open the door, and fell part way out of the car.
    Person ID I207  Ancestry
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2015 

    Father SCHULTHEISS, Frederick Julius Gottleib,   b. 23 Jan 1861, Bethany Township, Gratiot, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1926, Saint Louis, Gratiot, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother PEQUEGNAT, Emma,   b. 28 Apr 1861, Loveresse, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1940, Elsie, Clinton, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 4 Mar 1882  Hemlock, Saginaw, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F87  Group Sheet

    Family 1 MCVAY, Claribell,   b. 23 Oct 1885, Quincy, Branch, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1951, Belmont, Kent, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 20 Jun 1905 
    Children 
    +1. SCHULTHEISS, Lillian Erma,   b. 15 Sep 1907, St. Louis, Gratiot Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1997  (Age 90 years)
    +2. SCHULTHEISS, Mildred Emily,   b. 17 Jun 1910, Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 2005  (Age 94 years)
    +3. SCHULTHEISS, Evelyn Emma,   b. 4 Mar 1912, Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1986, Naples, Collier, Florida, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +4. SCHULTHEISS, Fred A.,   b. 10 Sep 1916, Owosso, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 2000  (Age 83 years)
    +5. SCHULTHEISS, Wilma Jean,   b. 16 Sep 1918, Saint Louis, Gratiot, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 2013  (Age 94 years)
    +6. SCHULTHEISS, Edna Rebecca,   b. 14 Jan 1922, Saint Louis, Gratiot, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 2017, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
    +7. SCHULTHEISS, Edward Arthur,   b. 24 Nov 1923, Saint Louis, Gratiot, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 2002  (Age 79 years)
    +8. SCHULTHEISS, Robert LeRoy,   b. 10 Jun 1926, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 2008, Rock Hill, York, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 6 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F85  Group Sheet

    Family 2 MCLEAN, Maude May,   b. 1 May 1883, Tuscarora Township, Cheboygan, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1968, Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 17 Jul 1953 
    Last Modified 6 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F1246  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Apr 1883 - Saint Louis, Gratiot, Michigan, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - working as a carpenter - 1900 - Bethany Township, Gratiot, Michigan, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - built barns in the area, earning $2.00 a week - 1907 - Saint Louis, Gratiot, Michigan, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - working as a house and barn contractor (indexed as Schulthriess) - 1910 - Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - worked in the sugar factory in town - 1919 - Saint Louis, Gratiot, Michigan, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - working as a carpenter - 1920 - Bethany Township, Gratiot, Michigan, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - had a job with Owen, Ames and Kimball working on Butterworth Hospital - 1924 - Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - working as a foreman for a building contractor - 1930 - Grand Rapids Township, Kent, Michigan, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - at 868 Hollywood NE - 6 May 1935 - Grand Rapids Township, Kent, Michigan, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisc - Address:
    West Warren Ave. - Sep 1935 - Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States
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    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - living at 1569 Delaware Ave. and working as a cabinet maker at a retail store - 1940 - Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: of a heart attack - 2 Feb 1960 - Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1050] Autobiography of Lillian Schultheiss Feb 15, 1995.

    2. [S1150] Wilma Jean Schultheiss - Memoirs.

    3. [S1151] Edna Rebecca Schultheiss - Memoirs.

    4. [S117] Marriage Record, Saginaw Co., MI Bk. 1, pg. 112 Record 1681.