Mary Louise Higgins (1897-1932)
|Mary Louise "May" Higgins Heinz Weyenberg|
|Born:||21 Aug 1897 Superior, Wisconsin|
|Died:||18 Jan 1932 Petoskey, Michigan|
|Father:||Elisha Albion Higgins|
|Mother:||Susan Mable Davis|
Cora May Higgins|
Joseph Davis Higgins
Richard David Higgins
Dorothy Mable Higgins
John Henry Higgins
Lottie Lora Higgins
Mary Louise Higgins
Bertha Edna Higgins
Raymond Otto Higgins
|Spouse:||(1) Frank Heinz, Jr.|
|Married:||1914 Superior, Wisconsin|
Floyd Leonard Heinz|
Inez Marie Heinz
Carol June Heinz
Leslie Eugene Heinz
Lyle Kenneth Heinz
|Spouse:||(2) George John Weyenberg|
|Married:||5 Sep 1923 Ontonagon, Michigan|
|Children:||George John Weyenberg, Jr.|
Mary Louise Higgins was born August 21, 1897 in Superior, Douglas, Wisconsin.
She was a blue baby, which means she was born with a bad heart. It was twice its natural size with a leakage of the valve. Uncle Joe, her older brother would carry her around all the time to save her strength. She went to school four years and passed the eighth grade.
Mary Louise met Frank Heinz in the Five & Dime Store where she worked. He played violin and he would sing to her the song, "I Found A Million Dollar Baby in the Five and Ten Cent Store".
She was eighteen and he was thirty one when they married in 1914 in Superior, Wisconsin.
Leslie always said he was born in a barn, Mary climbed up into a hayloft after a hen and began the child-bearing process right there.
When Lyle was just a toddler her husband Frank Jr. was killed in a hunting accident. After Frank died, Mary had to go to work once again to support her children, leaving her children in the care of family.
Two years after Frank died Mary met George John Weyenberg and they were married.
On December 9, 1930 she gave birth to their son, George John Weyenberg, Jr.
George and Mary heard from relatives that "good farm land" was available near Harbor Springs, so in 1931 they moved to the lower Peninsula. For a while they lived on Spring Street in a house across from Fred Main's house. The Heinz family next moved out to a fruit farm on a road towards Cross Village.
May died January 18, 1932 in Petoskey, Michigan. The doctor who attended her said it was one child too many for her heart to stand. She was 35 years old.
The Petoskey Evening News, Monday, January 18, 1932, page 4, Tea Table Talk:
Mrs. Mary Louise Wegenberg wife of George Wegenberg, of Harbor Springs, died today following a long illness. She was 35 years of age. Arrangements for the funeral are being made this afternoon.
The Petoskey Evening News, Tuesday, January 19, 1932, page 4, Tea Table Talk:
A short funeral service for Mrs. George Weyenberg, of Harbor Springs, who died here yesterday, will be held this afternoon from the Stone Funeral Home. The body will be taken to Bergland, Michigan, tomorrow, for burial.
- Name variations: Mae, Molly
- Higgins, Eleanor Brown. Children of Susan Davis and Elisha A. Higgins:
- j Mary Louise b. 21 Aug 1896 Superior d. 18 Jan 1932 Petoskey, MI
- Birth variations:
- Aug 1896 [Richard Higgins book]
- 21 Aug 1896 [Eleanor Brown Higgins]
- 1920 Federal Census, Matchwood, Ontonagon, Michigan
- Heinz, Frank
- , May, wife, white, female, 23, married, WI
- Letter by Inez Marie Heinz Fisher Wenzel to her granddaughter, Ellen Lawson
- Joanne Marie Heinz Howse. Family Records
- 2nd Marriage: FHL Film #1016584, Ontonagon County, Michigan, Marriage Record, Vol. 2, p. 133, #128:
- George J. Weyenberg, 39, white, of Matchwood
- Mae Heinz/Mae Higgins, 27, white, of Matchwood
- Born: Superior, Wis
- at home
- Father: E. A. Higgins
- Mother: Susan Davis
- One previous marriage
- Licensed: 5 Sep 1923
- Married: 5 Sep 1923, Ontonagon, MI
- By: Rev. Benj. G. Barker, Presbyterian Minister
- Otto Cole, Matchwood, MI
- Mrs. Alma Higgins, Matchwood, MI
- Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
- WEYENBURG, Mary Louise
- Date of Death: 1/18/1932
- Liber: 5
- Folio: 501
- Place of Death: Petoskey, MI
- Death variant: 8 Jan 1932 [Family Records]
- Petoskey News-Review, Tuesday, 1 Oct 1974, front page, Obituary: Heinz, Leslie Eugene