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Johann P. "John" Balzer
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Birth: May 16, 1892
Bingham Lake
Cottonwood County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Mar. 30, 1975
Kalamazoo County
Michigan, USA

Son of Peter Heinrich Balzer and Sarah Wiebe Balzer

Married Anna Siemens on 04 September 1914 in Cottonwood County, Minnesota

Four children:

Bernice Sarah Balzer (1916-1986)
John Peter Balzer, Jr. (1919-1993)
Reuben James Balzer (1924-2000)
Ellsworth Earl Balzer (1929-1977)


From the
Herald-Palladium Benton Harbor-St. Joseph, Michigan
Monday, March 31, 1975 Page 10:

John P. Balzer, Sr.

BANGOR John P. Balzer, Sr., 82, died Sunday at Ridgeview Manor nursing home, Kalamazoo. He was the father of John P. Balzer, Jr., principal of Bangor High School.

Survivors include his wife, the former Anna Siemens; a daughter, Miss Bernice Balzer, Nigeria, Africa; three sons, John P., Jr., Bangor, Rubin, Pleasant Hill, Calif., Elsworth, Liberia, Africa; two brothers, Abe, Mountain Lake, Minn., Albert, Africa; and three sisters, Mrs. Maria Wiens, Reedley, Calif., Miss Sara and Miss Susie Balzer, both of Mountain Lake, Minn.

He was a member of Bethel Baptist church, Kalamazoo.

Visitation at McKane funeral home, Bangor, will be this evening. Visitation on Tuesday will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Bethel Baptist church, Kalamazoo. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, at 10 a.m., at Arlington Hill cemetery, Bangor.

Memorials may be made to Mission Radio Station, Liberia, Africa, in the care of the funeral home or John Balzer, Jr.


Family links: 
  Peter Heinrich Balzer (1866 - 1938)
  Sarah Wiebe Balzer (1870 - 1948)
  Anna Siemens Balzer (1892 - 1978)*
  John Peter Balzer (1919 - 1993)*
  Reuben James Balzer (1924 - 2000)*
  Katharina Balzer (1890 - 1974)*
  Johann P. Balzer (1892 - 1975)
  Heinrich P. Balzer (1894 - 1939)*
  Peter W. Balzer (1896 - 1971)*
  Maria Bertha Balzer Wiens (1897 - 1975)*
  Sara H. Balzer (1899 - 1986)*
  Abraham Balzer (1899 - 1899)*
  Jacob Peter Balzer (1900 - 1973)*
  Abraham Peter Balzer (1902 - 1982)*
  Isaac E. Balzer (1904 - 1954)*
  David N. Balzer (1904 - 1971)*
  Susanna Balzer (1907 - 1999)*
  Albert William Balzer (1909 - 2000)*
*Calculated relationship
Arlington Hill Cemetery
Van Buren County
Michigan, USA
Plot: West of Lot 41, Block K
Created by: S. Curry
Record added: Jan 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32935605
Johann P. John Balzer
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Johann P. John Balzer
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Johann P. John Balzer
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