Charles Koteskey (1893-1991)

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Charles Koteskey
Born: 23 Jan 1893 Bay Twp., Michigan
Died: 17 Jan 1991 East Jordan, Michigan
Father: John Koteskey
Mother: Mary
Siblings: Anna Koteskey
Caroline Koteskey
Bertha Koteskey
Sophia Koteskey
Charles Koteskey
Spouse: Osee L. Garver
Married: 20 Sep 1916 Gladwin, Michigan
Children: Marie Koteskey
Evelyn Koteskey
Eugene A. Koteskey


Petoskey News-Review, Friday, January 18, 1991:

Charles Koteskey, 97

Charles Koteskey, 97, of Horton Bay, Bay Township, died Jan. 17, 1991, at Grandvue Medical Care Facility.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Stuckus Funeral Home, Boyne City. The Rev. Raymond Ecker will officiate and burial will be in Bay Township Cemetery.

Mr. Koteskey was born Jan. 23, 1893, in Bay Township, the son of John and Mary Koteskey. He grew up in Bay Township and farmed there his entire life.

On Sept. 20, 1916, he married the former Osee Garver in Gladwin. They always made their home in Bay Township.

Mr. Koteskey is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. John (Evelyn) Hickman of Petoskey and Mrs. Robert (Marie) Stolt of Boyne City; one daughter-in-law, Lucille Koteskey of Boyne City; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by a son, Eugene Koteskey.

The family suggests memorials to Grandvue. Envelopes are available at the Stackus Funeral Home.


  • 1900 Federal Census, Bay Twp., Charlevoix, Michigan, 2 Jun 1900:
Koteska, John
, Charlie, Son, w, m, b. Jun 1893, 7, single, Michigan, Germany, Germany
  • Marriage: Michigan Marriages 1868-1925:
Groom's name: Charles Koteskey
Groom's age: 23 years
Groom's birth year: 1893
Groom's birthplace: Bay Twp.
Groom's father's name: Jno Koteskey
Groom's mother's name: Mary Koteskey
Bride's name: Osie Garver
Bride's age: 19 years
Bride's birth year: 1897
Bride's birthplace: Gladwin
Father of bride's name: Garver
Mother of bride's name: Not Given
Marriage date: 20 Sep 1916
Marriage place: Clare, Michigan
Film number: 2342714
Digital GS number: 4209300
Image number: 456
Reference number: v 2 p 8 rn 101
Birth Date: 23 Jan 1893
Death Date: 17 Jan 1991
Social Security Number: 377-38-6708
State Where Number Was Issued: Michigan
Koteskey, Charles
Age: 97
Born: 1/23/1893
Died: 1/17/1991
Burial: 0/0/0000
Cemetery: Bay Township, Charlevoix Co., MI
Obituary: on file, PNR - 01/18/1991