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Ernest August Adrian
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Birth: May, 1850, Germany
Death: Aug. 16, 1922
Rogers City
Presque Isle County
Michigan, USA

OBITUARY-PRESQUE ISLE COUNTY ADVANCE

Death claimed one of the cities oldest pioneers when Ernest Adrian quietly passed away Wednesday morning. At the time of his death, Mr Adrian was 72 years of age having spent 68* years in Presque Isle county. He was the father of 8 children, all surviving him. The deceased was ill seven months prior to death.

Ernest Adrian belonged to that sturdy stock of German farmers through whose sufferings and hardships made possible the development of Presque Isle County and also the city. Having come to this county at the age of 4* years, Mr Adrian has watched the county emerge from a wilderness to the present state of prosperous farms and booming cities. His death strikes a chord in the heart of every resident who realizes the successfulness with which the old pioneers met the great task which they encountered.

The children were all present at the time of death. They are Mrs Chris Bredow, Mrs August Seelbinder, Mrs Henry Koehler of Anchorville, Mrs William Peetz and William, Edward, Irving and August Adrian of Moltke. He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs H Luderman and Mrs John Bruning. Mrs Fred Pruce of Fraser was also here at the time of the death. She is a niece.

Interment will be made at the Rogers cemetery from the Lutheran church of which the deceased was a member. Rev Ross will officiate.

[*Additional notes: There seems to be a discrepancy as to the age at which Ernest came to Presque Isle County. It was probably at the age of 4 that the family emigrated from Germany to the United States, specifically New York State. Ernest would have been about 11 years old when his father, Christopher, entered military service in the Civil War. It probably wasn't for another 10 years or so before his father brought the family from New York to Michigan; first to Macomb County and then on to Presque Isle county when Ernest was in his early 20's.] 
 
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 Parents:
  Christopher Jocham Adrian (1815 - 1900)
  Caroline Tessmeyer Adrian (1817 - 1892)
 
 Spouse:
  Auguste Carolina Schröder Adrian (1851 - 1919)*
 
 Children:
  Louise Auguste Johanna Adrian Seelbinder (1875 - 1960)*
  William Frederick Carl Adrian (1876 - 1948)*
  August Wilhelm Johann Adrian (1878 - 1963)*
  Caroline Friederike Wilhelmine Adrian Koehler (1881 - 1951)*
  Therese Johanna Friedericka Adrian Peetz (1882 - 1948)*
  Edward Henry Adrian (1884 - 1963)*
  Erwin Friedrick George Adrian (1891 - 1959)*
 
 Siblings:
  Charles John Adrian (1839 - 1917)*
  Henry Adrian (1841 - 1893)*
  Johanna Marie Adrian Hopp (1844 - 1911)*
  Wilhelmine Adrian Bruning (1848 - 1923)*
  Ernest August Adrian (1850 - 1922)
  Friederike Adrian Ludeman (1852 - 1934)*
  Sophia Adrian Hagen (1854 - 1882)*
  August Christian Adrian (1857 - 1920)*
  Mary Adrian Crapoff (1860 - 1921)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rogers Township Cemetery
Rogers City
Presque Isle County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Block 06, Lot 12, Site 1
 
Created by: Robert Adrian
Record added: Dec 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 46063626
Ernest August Adrian
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