Frederick William Kabelman (1873-1961)

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Frederick William Kabelman
Born: 24 Jul 1873 Waterloo, Ontario
Died: 16 Jul 1961 Petoskey, Michigan
Father: Carl Henry Ludwig Kabelman
Mother: Fredereka Sofia Carolina Mary Haack
Siblings: Frederick William Kabelman
Christian Kabelman
Charles Kabelman
Minnie K. Kabelman
Sophie Fredericka Kabelman
Albert Kabelman
Eva Anna Marie Kabelman
Spouse: Martha Marie Bathke
Married: 27 Apr 1901 Ayr, Michigan
Children: William Carl Kabelman
Otto Henry Kableman
Adolph William Kabelman
Lena Johanna Kableman
Emma W. Kableman
Louis Richard Kabelman


Petoskey News-Review, Monday, July 17, 1961:

William Kabelman
Rites Wednesday

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Briggs Funeral Home for William Kabelman, 88, of Petoskey who died Sunday at Lockwood General Hospital. Rev. Raymond Essig will officiate and interment will be in the Ayr Cemetery.

He was born at Waterloo, Ontario, Canada on July 24, 1873 and came to the United States in 1880 with his family, who settled in Pleasantview Township. He farmed most of his life, and also worked in logging camps.

On April 27, 1901 he was married to Martha Bathke in rites at Brutus.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church.

In addition to his wife, survivors include three sons, William, Jr., of Muskegon, Otto of Chicago and Louis of Petoskey; a daughter, Mrs. William (Lena) Schmidt of Alanson; 11 grandchildren; a brother, Carl of Petoskey; two sisters, Mrs. Sophie Rosemeier of Harbor Springs and Mrs. Louise Guengeneyer of Reed City.

The body is at the Briggs Funeral Home, where friends may call.


  • 1881 Canadian Census, Dumfries North, Waterloo South, Ontario:
, William, Male, German, 7, Ontario, Lutheran
  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
Date of Marriage: 4/27/1901
Liber: 3
Folio: 37
  • 1920 Federal Census, Emmet County, Michigan:
Kabelman, William, Head, m, w, married, 46, Canada
, Martha, Wife, f, w, married, 42, Prussia
, William C., Son, m, w, Single, 17, Michigan
, Otto H., Son, m, w, Single, 10, Michigan
, Adolph, Son, m, w, Single, 13, Michigan
, Lena J, Daughter, f, w, Single, 12, Michigan
, Emma, Daughter, f, w, Single, 9, Michigan
, Louis R, Son, m, w, Single, 5, Michigan
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
Date of Death: 7/16/1961
Liber: 1961
Folio: 144
Place of Death: Petoskey, MI
Kableman, William Sr.
Age: 87
Born: 7/24/1873
Died: 7/16/1961
Burial: 7/19/1961
Cemetery: Ayr, Brutus
Obituary: on file, PNR - 07/17/1961