Martin L. Bahle (1886-1966)

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Martin L. Bahle
Born: 13 Oct 1886 Suttons Bay, Michigan
Died: 24 Sep 1966 Detroit, Michigan
Father: Lars Esten Bahle
Mother: Olene Engebritson
Siblings: Maret Bahle
Jennie Bahle
Esten Larsen Bahle
Emma Bahle
Martin L. Bahle
John Lewis Bahle
Otto L. Bahle
Nellie Bahle
Thomas L. Bahle
Belle Bahle
Louis Bahle


Traverse City Eagle, Monday, September 26, 1966

SUTTONS BAY-- Martin L. Bahle, 70, a resident of Detroit for the past 15 years and a former resident here, died Saturday at Detroit General Hospital after an illness of a few months.

He was born October 13, 1886, in Suttons Bay, the son of Lars and Olene Bahle. He was a seaman on the Great Lakes for 50 years, retiring in 1951. He sailed on ore boats and car ferries.

Surviving are a brother, John of Suttons Bay; three sisters, Mrs. Carl (Lena) Garthe, and Mrs. Martin (Nellie) Johnson, both of Suttons Bay, and Mrs. Edward (Emma) Egeler of Omena; and several nieces and nephews.

The body is at the Ray Martinson funeral home, Suttons Bay, where services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. A. C. Pikop of Immanuel Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in the Lutheran cemetery.

The family will meet friends and relatives at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 9 p.m.


  • 1900 Federal Census, Suttons Bay, Leelanau, Michigan
Bahle, Lorkis E.
, Martin, son, male, white, b. Oct 1886, single, MI, Norway, Norway