|Birth: ||Jul. 21, 1867, Germany|
|Death: ||Aug. 3, 1931|
William was born in Schoenhausen, Germany to Johann Nanke/Nank and Auguste Haeker. They immigrated to the U.S. in 1873, arriving in New York on November 19, 1873, out of Bremen, Germany on the BAVARIA.
He married Anna M Oehmke on December 3, 1891 in Fraser, Macomb, MI. Father of Theodore Angus Nank, Roland Emin Nank, Hilda Nank and Reinhardt Albert Nank.
Brother of Minnie (August) Miller, Annie (Albert) Koth, and Henry F. and Charles Nank.
William's father, John 1825-1894, worked at a stave mill owned by Steffens & Knorr.
William helped his father on their 40-acre tract of land in Sterling Twp., clearing timber and helping convert it to a farm. He left home in March 1880-1890 and then returned to the old homestead, helping with its cultivation, until 1894.
He served as Clerk of Sterling Twp from 1893-94. In 1894, he was elected chairman of the republican county central committee for four years (Past and Present of Macomb County, page 230)
In 1895, he was elected Sheriff of Macomb County, MI and moved to Mt Clemens. He was re-elected to a second term and then retired back to the farm in 1898. He sold the farm after two months at home and returned to Mt. Clemens.
In 1904, he was elected to the State Legislature, representing his district.
William was elected Mayor of Mt Clemens in 1913 and 1914, serving until 1916. (politicalgraveyard.com)
He and Anna were members of the German Lutheran Church in Mount Clemens.
Anna M. Oehmke Nank (1870 - 1946)*
Roland Emin Nank (1892 - 1966)*
Theodore Angus Nank (1904 - 1962)*
Clinton Grove Cemetery
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Record added: Jan 17, 2013
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Served as Macomb County Sheriff from 1895 to 1898.|
Added: Aug. 22, 2013