Mary Jane Howse (1895-1931)

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Mary Jane Howse Sehl
Evergeen Hills Cemetery
Born: 16 Jun 1895 Vanderbilt, Michigan
Died: 26 Apr 1931 Vanderbilt, Michigan
Father: Albert Jeremiah Howse
Mother: Joanna Barrett
Siblings: Pearl Frances Howse
James Daniel Howse
Mary Jane Howse
Irene Amber Howse
Spouse: Frank Lewis Sehl
Married: 18 Sep 1912 Vanderbilt, Michigan
Children: Edward Sehl
Alberta Sehl
Doris A. Sehl
Gerald M. Sehl
Johanna Sehl
Lyle Thomas Sehl
Allen B. Sehl
Baby Girl Sehl
Baby Girl Sehl


Otsego County Herald April 1931

Lifelong Resident Of Vanderbilt Died At Home On Sun.

Mary C. Sehl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Howse, passed away Sunday morning after an illness of nearly three weeks. She was born near the village of Vanderbilt, June 16, 1894. She lived nearly her whole life in and near the village of Vanderbilt.

She was united in marriage to Frank L. Sehl on Sept. 9th, 1912. To this union eight children were born: Edward, Alberta, Doris, Gerald, Lyle and Elwin. Two little daughters preceding her in death in their infancy.

She is survived by her six children and three sisters and one brother, Mrs. John Spreeman of Vanderbilt, Mrs. John Bakrud of Detroit, Mrs. Sydney Robinson of Vanderbilt, and James Howse of Jackson, besides a host of other relatives and friends.

She was a member of the Opal Rebekah Lodge No, 406 for several years, who marched in a body in regalia to the funeral.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist church, Rev. David Shugg officiating. Interment at the Vanderbilt cemetery beside her mother.


  • Name Variant: Mary C.
  • 1900 Federal Census, Corwith Twp., Otsego, Michigan
Howse, Albert J.
, Mary C., daughter, Jun 1895, 4, Michigan
  • 1910 Federal Census, Otsego Co., Michigan
House, Albert
, Mary, daughter,15, Michigan
  • Marriage: Michigan Marriages 1868-1925
Groom's name: Frank L. Sehl
Groom's age: 26 years
Groom's birth year: 1886
Groom's birthplace: Vanderbilt, Michigan
Bride's name: Mary Howse
Bride's age: 18 years
Bride's birth year: 1894
Bride's birthplace: Vanderbilt, Michigan
Marriage date: 09 Sep 1912
Marriage place: Vanderbilt, Otsego, Michigan
Groom's father's name: Joseph Sehl
Groom's mother's name: Hannah Extine
Father of bride's name: Albert Howse
Mother of bride's name: Jocie Barrett
Film number: 2342698
Digital GS number: 4209169
Image number: 351
Reference number: v 4 p 264 rn 41
Collection: Michigan Marriages 1868-1925
  • 1930 Federal Census, Vanderbilt Village, Otsego, Michigan:
Sehl, Frank
, Mary, wife, female, white, 35, married, married at 18, MI, MI, MI
Publisher: Otsego County Herald Times
Date: 1931 4 30
Edition: Thursday
Title: Lifelong resident of Vanderbilt died
Abstracts: former Mary House
Subjects: Obituaries
Sehl, Mary C.
Page: 1
Microform#: 12
  • Headstone Photo: Evergreen Hills Cemetery, Vanderbilt, Michigan, taken July 2009, by S. Robison.