August Carl Melching (1877-1961)

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August Carl Melching
Born: 8 Apr 1877 Steubenville, Ohio
Died: 6 Feb 1961 Gobles, Michigan
Father: August Frank Melching
Mother: Augusta Phenora Melching
Siblings: Augusta Christina Melching
Henry William Melching
Elizabeth Melching
Emma Wilhelmine Melching
August Carl Melching
Lena F. Melching
Lillian Helen Melching
Elsie Susan Melching
Julia Anna Melching
Matilda Catherine Melching
Frederick Melching
Baby Melching
Spouse: Winnie Etta Hardy
Married: 23 Nov 1897 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Children: Lafa Winifred Melching
Spouse: Alba Esther Armstrong-Crew
Married: 6 May 1903 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Children: Twila Dilolus Melching
Leland Ward Melching
Baby Melching
Theron Melching
Kenneth Carl Melching
Vera Loretta Melching
Maddison Melching
Donald A. Melching
Donivan J. Melching
Madison M. Melching
Winona Esther Melching
Theolaine Alba Melching


Notice 12 Feb 1961

Melching, August Carl, Rte 1, Gobles, MI, age 84, passed away Monday Feb 6, at his home.

Mr. Melching is survivied by four daughters, Mrs. Twila VanOoy of Kalamazoo, Mrs. Vera Bryan of Denver Co., Mrs. Winona Rabb and Mrs. Theoline Butler of Kalamazoo; five sons, LaFa, Leland of Kalamazoo, Kenneth of Canada, Donald and Donovan of Gobles, 25 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, five sisters, Lilly Moore of Detroit, Lena Hall and Elsie Stewart of Harbor Springs, Julia Wells of Michigan and Matilda Power.

Funeral services will be held at the Andre Funeral Home, Wednesday at 2 pm. Burial in Robinson Cemetery.


  • Melching Family Bible, copy given to Arnold L. Howse
  • 1880 Federal Census, Little Traverse Twp, Emmet, Michigan
Melching, Augustin F.
, Augustus, son, single, male, white, 2, OH, Hanover, Hanover
  • 1st Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
MELCHING, August & HURDY, Winnie E.
Date: 11/23/1897
Liber: 2
Folio: 70
  • 1st Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Marriages Vol. 3, page 70, #104
Groom: August Melching
Age: 20, white
Residence: Little Traverse
Birth Place: Ohio
Occupation: Farmer
Father: August F. Melching
Mother: Augusta Melching
Date: 23 November 1897 at Harbor Springs
By: William J. Rainey, Minister
Bride: Winnie E. Hardy
Age: 16, white
Residence: Harbor Springs
Birth Place: Michigan
Father: Wm. J. Hardy
Mother: Laura Parker
John E. Longhery of Harbor Springs
Mrs. Wm. J. Bruney of Harbor Springs
  • 1900 Federal Census, Little Traverse Twp., Emmet, Michigan
Melching, August
, August, son, white, male, Apr 1877, 23, M, 3, OH, Ger, Ger, Farm Labor
, Lafa, Grd. daughter, white, female, Sept 1898, 1, single, MI, OH, PA
  • 2nd Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
Date: 5/6/1903
Liber: 3
Folio: 180
  • 2nd Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Record of Marriages:
Date Of Record: 6 May 1903
Groom: August Melching
Age: 26
Residence: Harbor Springs
Birthplace: Ohio
Occupation: Farmer
Father: August F.
Mother: Augusta Melching
Previously Married: previously married
Bride: Alba Armstrong
Age: 21
Residence: Harbor Springs
Birthplace: Ohio
Occupation: Housekeeper
Father: Monte
Mother: Anna
Previously Married: none
Married by: H. U. Marcelas, Minister
Carrie Marscelas, Harbor Springs
Guy Sweeney, Harbor Springs