William Johnson Dettweiler (1887-1972)

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William T. J. Dettweiler
Littlefield Twp. Cemtery, Alanson, Michigan
Born: 6 Aug 1887 Maple River Twp., Michigan
Died: 14 Aug 1972 Petoskey, Michigan
Father: Christian Wenger Dettweiler
Mother: Susannah R. Jantzen
Siblings: Charilla Julia Dettweiler
Sarah J. Dettweiler
Susannah J. Dettweiler
Fannie Dettweiler
Leah Dettweiler
William Johnson Dettweiler
Felice Pearl Dettweiler
Spouse: Lela C. Armock
Married: 8 Jul 1925 Petoskey, Michigan


Petoskey News-Review, Wednesday, August 16, 1972:

Wm. Dettweiler Rites Thursday

Services for William T. Dettweiler, 85, will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Stone Funeral Home. Rev. Richard Cornelius will officiate and interment will be in the Alanson Cemetery.

Mr. Dettweiler died at Lockwood-MacDonald Hospital Monday Evening. He had been a patient there for five days.

He was born August 6, 1887 in Maple River Twp. and served with the 52nd engineers, U. S. Army, during World War I.

On July 8, 1925 he married Lela Armock in Petoskey and they made their home in the Alanson area all their married life.

Mr. Dettweiler was a charter member of the VFW No. 2051 and a member of the Emmet County Farm Bureau.

Survivors include his wife and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Stone Funeral Home.



  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
Dettweiler, William J. & Armock, Lela
Date of Marriage: 7/8/1925
Liber: 4
Folio: 62
  • Marriage: Michigan Marriages 1868-1925
Groom's name: William J Dettweiller
Groom's age: 37 years
Groom's birth year: 1888
Groom's birthplace: Michigan
Groom's father's name: Christian Dettweiller
Groom's mother's name: Susan R Johnson
Bride's name: Lela Armock
Bride's age: 18 years
Bride's birth year: 1907
Bride's birthplace: Michigan
Father of bride's name: Benjamin Armock
Mother of bride's name: Rhoda Moore
Marriage date: 08 Jul 1925
Marriage place: Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan
Film number: 2342768
Digital GS number: 4210023
Image number: 203
Reference number: rn 76
Collection: Michigan Marriages 1868-1925
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
Dettweiler, William J.
Date of Death: 8/14/1972
Liber: 1972
Folio: P182
Place of Death: Petoskey, MI
Dettweiler, William T.
Age: 85
Born: 8/6/1887
Died: 8/14/1972
Burial: 8/17/1972
Cemetery: Littlefield Twp., Alanson
Obituary: on file, PNR - 08/16/1972
Military: WW1 - US Army