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Bill Schaefer (#46564432)
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If any memorial pages that were created by me belong to a family member of yours, I would be happy to transfer their page to you. Just email me if you would like this done.I am currently working on the Norway Township Cemetery in Norway, MI. Please let me know of any additional information or corrections you may find.
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RE: Rev. Sebastian Maier
Hi! I believe that the information I found is for your Rev Sebastian Maier; however, the memorial I created is for the other Rev. Sebastian Maier that was a member of the Franciscan Brothers. I am posting the information I collected here in case you wish to add it to his memorial, and I am going to remove it from the memorial I created. Thank you for finding his obituary, helping to separate their information, and for detailing his life in his memorial. Ace


On July 15, 1947 the Sheboygan Press in Sheboygan, Wisconsin reported that St. Ann's Church in Escanaba, Michagan was destroyed by fire. Father Maier estimated the loss at $100K.

His WWII Draft Card shows him working at Epiphany Parish, 706 Ogden Ave, Menominee, Michigan.

The 1941 and 1946 Menominee, Michigan city directory shows him as a Roman Catholic priest living at 706 Ogden Avenue. The 1948 Menominee city directory now shows him at 325 S. 8th Street.

The 1940 U.S. Census shows him as a Catholic Priest in Menominee, Michigan and at Gladstone, Michigan on April 1, 1935.

The 1938 Menominee, Michigan city directory shows him as a Roman Catholic clergyman living at 706 Ogden Avenue.

In 1937 he took a trip back to Germany.

The 1930 U.S. Census shows him as a Catholic Priest at Gladstone City, Michigan.

The 1924, 1927, 1929, and 1937 Escanaba, Michigan city directory shows him as a Roman Catholic priest at All Saints Catholic Church, 702 Wisconsin Avenue.

The 1920 U.S. Census shows him as a Priest in Forsyth Township, Marquette County, Michigan.

His 1917 WWI Draft Card shows he was born in Rohrberg, Bavaria, Germany. At the time he was a Catholic Priest in Gwinn, Michigan.

In the 1900 U.S. Census he is shown at St. Mary's Monastery in Summit Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania.

He immigrated to the U.S.A. on August 8, 1899. He arrived aboard the ship "Kensington" from Antwerp, Belgium. His destination was Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to attend the monastery. He carried $13 with him.
Added by Ace on Sep 12, 2014 2:38 AM
Julie Mofle
LeRoy Evertte Johnson
Hi Bill,
Is the correction for the middle name for this memorial which you recently sent me spelled correctly as 'Evertte'? I've only ever seen it spelled as 'Everett' so, I thought I'd check with you.
Added by Julie Mofle on Sep 10, 2014 4:24 AM
Rev. Sebastian Maier
Hi! I was wondering if you were sure that he was still buried at Norway Township Cemetery. The reason I am asking is that he appears to be buried at St. Mary's Cemetery in Evergreen Park, Illinois.

See here:

So far as I have been able to research, the priests listed on the monument are actually buried at St. Mary's and that this is not just a memorial marker.

Thank you for your assistance.

Added by Ace on Sep 06, 2014 4:37 AM
Thank you so much for the photos! Been waiting a long time for someone to 'grab' them. :)
Added by Picnflrz on Aug 23, 2014 3:18 PM
Jenny Griffin
Dr John E. Goss
Dr John E. Goss # 131474709 was my 2nd great grand uncle. Your dates don't match his death certificate, found on He was John Fenton Goss b. 1830 & died 5 Oct 1917 Alma, Gratiot, Michigan. States he was buried in Kaukauna. He was a dentist. Emma STEPHENS was his 2nd wife, married 31 Oct 1877 Whitby, Ontario, Canada. If you are not related to him, could you transfer him to me. Thank you.
Added by Jenny Griffin on Aug 14, 2014 11:27 PM
Janet Knepper
Donnie Pringle
Dear Bill,
Thank you so much for transferring Donnie's memorial to me! It means a great deal to me.
Thank you for all of the time an effort you put into reuniting families. I never would have found him if you hadn't taken the time and effort to add his information.
Thank you again!
Added by Janet Knepper on Jul 30, 2014 9:09 PM
Christine Boyle
Many Thanks
Thank you for the photo of Frank and Mae Leonard's grave marker. I appreciate it very much.
Added by Christine Boyle on Jul 28, 2014 6:16 AM
Susan Pescosolido Richardson
Roger Fattori
Thank you so much for the grave photo. His wife is my first cousin.
Added by Susan Pescosolido Richard... on Jul 28, 2014 4:26 AM
hwy 30 ride
McKay stone
Thank you for the picture of James and Ella McKay's stone.
Added by hwy 30 ride on Jul 20, 2014 10:07 AM
John R Stier
Thanks so much for taking the time to photograph John Stier.It is very much appreciated
Added by millerfinder on Jul 19, 2014 9:44 AM
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