Lavina Lark (1865-1939)

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Lavina Lark Hartung
Born: 22 Mar 1865 Tabistock, Canada
Died: 25 May 1939 Center Twp., Michigan
Father: Balser C. Lark
Mother: Catherine Gingrich
Siblings: Lavina Lark
Alexander Lark
Matilda B. Lark
Simon Lark
Susanna Elizabeth Lark
Spouse: Henry Hartung
Married: 28 Nov 1882 Reed City, Michigan
Children: Elsie Mary Hartung
David H. Hartung
Mabel Mathilda Hartung
Kathryn E. Hartung
George Balsfor Hartung
Alexander Hartung
Susan M. E. Hartung
Harry H. Hartung
Elmer Guy Hartung


Petoskey Evening News, Friday, May 26, 1939:


Funeral rites for Mrs. Lavina Hartung, who passed away on Thursday morning from a heart attack will be held from the Hartung home at Lark's Lake at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon with Rev. G. A. Weaver of Petoskey officiating.

Lavina Lark was born at Tabistock, Canada, on March 22, 1865, and when 16 years of age came to Reed City and married Henry Hartung. The next year they came to Lark's Lake where they settled on the farm where she had since lived. Mr. Hartung passed away many years ago.

Mrs. Hartung was a member of the Methodist church and took part in the social activities of the community.

Nine children survive: Davis Hartung, of Alanson; Mrs. Pearl Bonter, of Pellston; Mrs. Charles Whitehill, of Harbor Springs; Mrs. William Chellis, of Pellston; George, Alex, and Elmer, of Harbor Springs; Harry Hartung, Cincinnati; and Mrs. George Stark, of Pellston. There are also: 54 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; one brother, Alex Lark, of Pellston; and a sister, Mrs. George Botsford.


  • Name variations:
Lovina [1880 census]
Alvina [1910 census]
  • 1880 Federal Census, Pinora, Lake, Michigan:
Lark, Balser C.
, Lovina, daughter, single, female, white, 13, CAN, At School, GER, CAN
  • Marriage: FamilySearch IGI, Extracted Marriage Record, Osceola Co., MI:
Groom: Harting, Henry
Bride: Lark, Lovinia
Married: 28 Nov 1882 Reed City, Osceola, Michigan
  • 1910 Federal Census, Center Twp., Emmet, Michigan
Hartung, Alvina, head , 44, widow, 9 - 9, Can, Germany, Canada, Farmer
, George, son, 21, single, MI, Can, Can
, Alexander, son, 19, single, MI, Can, Can
, Susie, daughter, 16, single, MI, Can, Can
, Harry, son, 12, single, MI, Can, Can
, Elmer, son, 4, single, MI, Can, Can
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
Date of Death: 5/25/1939
Liber: 5
Folio: 468
Place of Death: Center Township
Hartung, Lavina
Born: 1865
Died: 1939
Notes: “Mother”
Re: Philip HARTUNG , Perth Co., Ontario, Canada
Posted by: William Mallory
Date: September 17, 2005
In Reply to: Roberta Anderson
My Grandmother on my mothers side was Kathryn Hartung, daughter of Henry Hartung b. 1861 & d. 1910 and Lavina Lark b. 22 Nov. 1866 & d. 25 May 1939 from Perth Co., Ont. Canada. They moved to Emmet Co., Mich where my grandmother was born.
The parents of Lavina Lark were Balsfer C. Lark b. 8 Oct. 1843 & d. 16 July 1897 and Catherine Gindrich b. 16 Nov. 1844 & d. 16 Dec. 1918.