20 July 2014

Sunday's Obituary: August Guhse

August Guhse was born 23 July 1850 in Schoenberg, Prussia. He was a prominent businessman in Manistee.

August Guhse married Ottilie Fredrich, the daughter of my second great grandfather and grandmother, Christoph Fredrich and Susanna Koenig.  They married 28 October 1873 in Manistee, Manistee, Michigan.

August Guhse died 4 November 1923 in Manistee.  His death was just one week after he celebrated his 50th Wedding Anniversary.

Manistee News Advocate-Manistee Daily Advocate, 5 November 1923, page 3; column 2, microfilm owned by Manistee Public Library, Manistee, Michigan.

August Guhse, Pioneer, Dies
Couple Celebrated Golden Wedding A Week Ago

August Guhse, 73, died Sunday morning at 10:45 o'clock at his home on 184 Lincoln street from stomach trouble.

A week ago last Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Guhse celebrated their golden wedding at the First street German Lutheran church and the following Tuesday Mr. Guhse was taken sick.  Until then he had enjoyed good health.  His death was unexpected.

Mr. Guhse has lived in Manistee for 51 years and used to run a grocery store on Washington street, where Piotrowski's store is now, for a number of years, but of late he has not been doing anything.

Mr. Guhse is survived by his widow and five children, Otto of Grand Rapids, Albert of Ludington, Mr. D.J. Champeau of Ionia, Mrs. William Hamlin of Grand Rapids, and Miss Ella Guhse at home.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the home and at 2 o'clock from the German Lutheran church on Fifth Street, Rev Kline officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery.

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