Lena F. Melching Biography | Lena I. Melching Hill (1879-1954)


Lena F. Melching Biography | Lena I. Melching Hill (1879-1954)

Lena F. Melching Biography Lena I. Melching Hill (1879-1954)

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Lena F. Melching Biography | Lena I. Melching Hill (1879-1954)

Born: 6 Jun 1879 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Died: 20 Mar 1954 Petoskey, 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: Jesse Clarence Hill
Married: 30 Aug 1901 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Children: Leona M. Hill
Esther L. Hill
Douglas Jesse Hill


Lena F. Melching Biography | Lena I. Melching Hill (1879-1954)


Petoskey News Review, Wednesday, April 1, 1964

Mrs. Lena Hill
Rites Friday

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Erwin Funeral Parlors for Mrs. J. C. (Lena) Hill, 84, mother of Harbor Springs Postmaster Douglas Hill, who died yesterday at Little Traverse Hospital. The Rev. Donald Drew will officiate and interment will be in Lakeview cemetery.

She was born at Harbor Springs on June 6, 1879 and lived her entire life there. Her husband, the late Jess C. Hill, preceded her in death in 1943.

She is survived by a son, Douglass of Harbor Springs: two daughters, Mrs. Esther White of Harbor Springs, with whom she resided and Mrs. Chester (Leona) Martindale of Saginaw; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Louis Stewart, Mrs. A. E. Wells and Mrs. Maurice Towers, all of Harbor Springs.

The body is at the Erwin Funeral Parlors, where friends may call Thursday from 7:30-p p.m.


Lena F. Melching Biography | Lena I. Melching Hill (1879-1954)


  • 1880 Federal Census, Little Traverse Twp, Emmet, Michigan
Melching, Augustin F., Lena, daughter, single, female, white, 1, MI, Hanover, Hanover
  • 1900 Federal Census, Little Traverse Twp., Emmet, Michigan
Melching, August, Lena, daughter, white, female, Jun 1879, 20, single, MI, Ger, Ger
  • Birth: Copy of Melching Family Bible given to Arnold Howse
  • Marriage: Emmet County Marriages Vol. 4 page 122 #155
Groom: Jesse C. Hill
Age: 24, white
Residence: Harbor Springs
Birth Place: Michigan
Occupation: Drugman
Father: Russell Hill
Mother: Cordelia Stone
Date: 30 October 1901 at Harbor Springs
By: Wm. Cochran, Clergyman
Bride: Lena Melching
Age: 21, white
Residence: Harbor Springs
Birth Place: Michigan
Father: A. F. Melching
Mother: — Melching
Witnesses: E. W. Shingle and Winfried Campbell both of Harbor Springs.
  • 1930 Federal Census, Harbor Springs Village, Emmet, Michigan
Hill, Jesse C., Lena F., wife, female, white, 51, married at 22, MI, Ger, Ger
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
Hill, Lena
Date of Death: 3/31/1964
Liber: 1964
Folio: 57
Place of Death: Petoskey, MI
  • Burial: Lakeview Cemetery Index, Harbor Springs, Emmet, Michigan
Hill, Lena
Died: Mar 20, 1954
Sec: I
Lot: 35
  • Burial: Greenwood Cemetery Index, Petoskey, Michigan:
Hill, Lena (Mrs. Jesse C.)
Age: 84
Death: 3/31/1964
Birth: 6/6/1879
Burial: 03/30/1954
Obituary: on file – PNR – o4/01/1964
Cemetery: Lakeview, Harbor Springs
Lot: I-35-NW2


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