Charles Zobel was the son of my great grand aunt Henriette Fredrich Zobel. I have transcribed his obituary from Manistee News Advocate, (Manistee, Michigan), 26 June 1947, Front Page; Column 6, microfilm owned by; Library of Michigan, Lansing, Michigan.
DEATH CLAIMS CHARLES ZOBEL
Charles A. Zobel, long time resident of Manistee who was well known as a clothing and shoe merchant and more recently as an insurance agent died yesterday morning at the home of his son, Edgar, in Traverse City. He had been living with his son during the past two months.
Eighty-two years old at the time of his death, Mr. Zobel was born in Germany and came to Manistee at the age of seven. After being in the clothing and shoe business for many years he entered the insurance business in which he served during the past 25 years. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran church and also the Lutheran Aid society.
Mr. Zobel is survived by his wife, the former Miss Emma Tracy whom he married in 1888; two sons, Charles of Highland Park and Edgar of Traverse City; two daughters, Mrs. Harmon Jacks of Walled Lake and Mrs. Henrietta Thompson of Grand Rapids: one sister, Miss Ottilie Zobel of Manistee; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.
The body will be at the Bradford funeral home until 10 a.m. Saturday, when it will be taken to Trinity Lutheran church to lie in state until the time of the service 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Theodore Zeile will officiate and burial will be in Trinity cemetery.
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