Martyn Family History

Scott H. Martyn
Chicago, IL  60611
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Johann Gottlieb RUEHLE [3568]
(1764-1831)
Jacobina BRECHT [3569]
(1767-1837)
Kraft KNAB [3576]
Susanna FLOESSER [3577]
Georg RUEHLE [3565]
(1792-1833)
Juliana KNAB [3567]
(1795-)
William RUEHLE [139]
(1832-1892)

 

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Parents:
1. William RUEHLE [1453] [LJKW-W6D] & Julia [1454] [LJKW-WXL]
2. Georg RUEHLE [3565] [KT7Z-41Q] & Juliana KNAB [3567] [9M39-14G]

Spouses/Children:
1. Barbara UNGERER [140] [9W7D-VPG] [185781716]

William RUEHLE [139] 93,131,132

  • Born: 30 April 1832, Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany 131
  • Christened: 3 May 1832, Langensteinbach, Karlsbad, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • Marriage (1): Barbara UNGERER [140] [9W7D-VPG] [185781716] on 8 November 1857 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States
  • Died: 24 June 1892, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States at age 60
  • Buried: 26 June 1892, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States

   Cause of his death was pneumonia.

   Another name for William was Wilhelm RUEHLE.

   FamilySearch ID: 96BH-5JV. Find a Grave ID: 185781685.

  General Notes:

The Sault Ste. Marie News (The Democrat)
Saturday, May 28, 1892, Page 1
Found His Bones.
William Ruehle Identifies Geredot Who was Drowned Here in 1869.
Last Saturday, while a couple of men were digging in a sewer trench near the opera house they unearthed a box which contained the bones of a man. William Ruehle, who is an old resident of the Soo, identified the remains as that of Henry Geredot, who kept a saloon on Water street in 1869 and says the man was drowned in the river in April of that year. Mr. Ruehle was at that time custom inspector at this port,and Corporal Cloit, a lieutant, and two privates from Fort Brady and Geredot engaged a boat from Mr. Rueble to go to Canada and while returning the boat was capsized in some manner and Geredot and Corporal Clore were drowned. Geredot was buried in the old grave yard which was located where the city hall now stands. Mr. Ruehle was present at the funeral and knew just where the grave was located. To make the identification doubly sure there were hanging to the feet of the corpse, which was moved to the city cemetery Saturday, sewed boots which Mr. Reuhle had made for the man a few weeks previous to his untimely end. It is thought that many more graves were neglected when the transfer was made from the old to the new burying grounds.
---Transcribed by Ida Reed.

The Sault Ste. Marie News (The Democrat)
Saturday, July 2, 1892, Page 8
Mrs. G. M. Mulford, of Detroit, sister of John H. Ruehle, arrived in the city last Saturday (June 25, 1892), to attend the funeral of her uncle, the late Wm. Ruehle, Sr. Mrs. Mulford will return home tomorrow.
---Transcribed by Ida Reed.

The Sault Ste. Marie News (The Democrat)
Saturday, July 9, 1892, Page 8
Resolutions of Condolence.
Resolutions of condolences adopted by Sault Ste. Marie Lodge No. 123, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, in memory of Wm. Ruehle, deceased June 24th, 1892....
---Transcribed by Ida Reed.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Residence, 1832, Durlach, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. 133



2. Census: 1860 United States, 4 June 1860, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 1860_MI_Chippewa_SSM_15
William is listed as head of household with his wife, Barbara and son William. Also listed in the house are two other shoemakers.

3. Residence, 4 June 1860, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 134



4. Census: 1870 United States, 25 July 1870, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 1870_MI_Chippewa_SSM_16

5. Occupation: Shoemaker, 25 July 1870, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 135

6. Residence, 25 July 1870, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 136

7. Occupation: Shoe maker, 1880, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 134



8. Census: 1880 United States, 2 June 1880, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 1880_MI_Chippewa_4_40_6b

9. Residence: Water Street, 2 June 1880, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 133



10. City Directory: Polk City Directory, 1889, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States.

11. Obituary: The Sault Ste. Marie News (The Democrat), 25 June 1892, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 137
Gone to His Rest.
Death of Wm. Ruehle Sr., an Old and Well Known Citizen.

Wm. Ruehle, Sr., an old and respected citizen, died at 1:35 yesterday morning (June 24, 1892) of pneumonia, at the age of 60 years, 1 month and 24 days. Mr. Ruehle was born in Baden, Germany, April 30, 1832. He first arrived in the Soo in 1856. He afterwards went to Detroit, where he was married Nov 8, 1857, and then returned here, where he has resided ever snce. He was one of the Soo's most highly-respected citizens. The sorrowing relatives speak in the highest praise of the attention of Drs. Lang and Harison, the attending physicians. The funeral will occur tomorrow at 2 o'clock at the Presbyterian church, under the auspices of the Odd Fellows and Revs. T. R. Easterday and C. W. Luther will officiate. The remains will be laid to rest in Riverside cemetery, under direction of Undertaker Vanderhook....



12. Cemetery: Riverside Cemetery, 26 June 1892, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. Riverside Cemetery Photos
Inscription: William Ruehle, Born Apr 30, 1832, Died June 24, 1892, Barbara, Born Mar 21, 1842, Died May 7, 1917



13. Biography: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. 138
From "A History of the Northern Peninsula of Michigan and its People Volume II. Its Mining, Lumber and Agricultural Industries" by Alvah L. Sawyer, pages 999-1000

William Ruehle (from the entry for his son-in-law, Nicholas D. Morrish)

William Reuhle, was born in Germany, and after coming to the United States lived for some time in the East. He afterward spent awhile in Detroit, Michigan, from there coming, in 1844, to Sault Sainte Marie, which was then a small hamlet, becoming the pioneer shoemaker of this locality. He was one of the leading pioneers of the place, and one of the very first members of the Sault Sainte Marie Lodge, No. 123, I.O.O.F. He was a great friend of Andrew Blank, and a prominent member of the German Lutheran Church. Mr. Ruehle married, in this city, Barbara Ungerer, a native of Germany, and they reared six children. Mr. Ruehle died in July, 1892, and Mrs. Ruehle is still living in Sault Sainte, Marie.


William married Barbara UNGERER [140] [9W7D-VPG] [185781716] [MRIN: 83], daughter of Jacob UNGERER [2704] [9JFN-1B9] and Barbara LEINS [3709] [9JFN-1BK], on 8 November 1857 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. (Barbara UNGERER [140] [9W7D-VPG] [185781716] was born on 21 March 1841 in Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany 2,139,140, christened on 28 March 1841 in Königsbach, Enzkreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany,141 died on 7 May 1917 in Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States and was buried on 9 May 1917 in Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States.). The cause of her death was Cerebral Hemorage.