Aaron Leinbach Dettwiler (1888-1961)

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Aaron Leinbach Dettwiler
Brutus Mennonite Cemetery
Born: 16 Aug 1888 Maple River Twp., Michigan
Died: 9 May 1961 Petoskey, Michigan
Father: Joseph Koch Dettwiler
Mother: Elizabeth Leinbach
Siblings: Amanda Leinbach Dettwiler
Noah Leinbach Dettwiler
Aaron Leinbach Dettwiler
Solomon Leinbach Dettwiler
Malinda Leona Dettwiler
Spouse: Minerva Burkhart Snider
Married: 20 Apr 1907 Petoskey, Michigan
Children: Leona Mae Dettwiler
Ivan Dettwiler
Viola Dettwiler
Alma Dettwiler
Roy Dettwiler
Harvey Dettwiler


Petoskey News-Review, Wednesday, May 10, 1961:

Rites Friday For Aaron Dettwiler

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Stone Funeral Home for Aaron Dettwiler, 72, of Brutus who died last night at Ruth's Convalescent Home following a heart attack. He had been in failing health for about two years, and a patient of the convalescent home for the past month. Rev. Homer Yutzy will officiate at the funeral rite.

Mr. Dettwiler was born at Brutus on August 16, 1888. He was married there to the former Minerva Snider. The couple lived from 1910-1920 at Alberta, Canada and later spent 12 years in Indiana, and the balance of their marriage had resided at Brutus. He was a blacksmith.

In addition to his wife, survivors include three sons, Ivy of Syracuse, Ind., Rev. Roy Dettwiler of Marlette and Harvey of Michigan City., Ind.; three daughters, Mrs. Elias (Mae) Martin of Warren, Mrs. Malcomb (Alma) Haskell of Petoskey, and Mrs. Emerson (Viola) Eby of Pickford; 12 grandchildren; two sisters, Miss Melinda Dettwiler of Ontario, Canada and Mrs. Amanda Wilson of Alberta, Canada.

The body is at the Stone Funeral Home, where friends may call Thursday afternoon and evening.

Interment will be in the Brutus Mennonite cemetery.


Petoskey News-Review, Wednesday, May 17, 1961:

Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Martin and daughter, Vera, of Warren came to attend the funeral services of Aaron Dettwiler of Petoskey. Mr. Martin is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Moses Martin and brother of Mrs. Bart Behm?

Petoskey News-Review, Friday, May 26, 1961:

Mr. and Mrs. Noah Dettwiler of Denver, Colorado and daughter, Mrs. Dorcus Boshart of La Junta, Colorado have been visiting her sister, Mrs. James Reinbold and family and other relatives in this vicinity. Mr. and Mrs. Dettwiler and Mr. and Mrs. Reinbold, Mrs. Lena Abaher and daughter, Valerie, were Wednesday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Reinbold in Pellston. The Dettwilers also came to visit his brother, Aaron Dettwiler who died a few hours before they arrived here.


  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
Dettwiller, Aaron L. & Snider, Minerva
Date of Marriage: 4/20/1907
Liber: 4
Folio: 54
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
Date of Death: 5/9/1961
Liber: 1961
Folio: 94
Place of Death: Petoskey, MI
Dettwiler, Aaron
Age: 72
Born: 0/0/1888
Died: 5/9/1961
Burial: 0/0/0000
Obit: on file, PNR - 05/10/1961
Cemetery: Brutus, MI