Alber, Frederick b. June 28, 1838 d. September 12, 1913 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Germany, he was 24 years old when he enlisted on July 2, 1862, at Manchester, Michigan in the 17th Michigan Volunteer Infantry. Mustered in as a Private in Company A, he would go on to be awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia on May 12, 1864. His citation reads "Bravely rescued Lt. Charles H. Todd of his regiment who had been captured by a party of Confederates by shooting down one, knocking over...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Oregon Township Cemetery, Columbiaville, Lapeer County, Michigan, USA
Cramton, Louis Converse b. December 2, 1875 d. June 23, 1966 US Congressman. He graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1899 and became an attorney in Lapeer. In 1905 he became Publisher of the Lapeer County Clarion newspaper, holding this post until 1923. In 1907 he was Deputy Commissioner of the Michigan Railroad Commission, and from 1907 to 1909 he was the commission's Secretary. He served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1909 to 1910, and for several years Cramton was the Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee's Law Clerk...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill McKern) Mount Hope Cemetery, Lapeer, Lapeer County, Michigan, USA
Knight, Terry b. April 9, 1943 d. November 1, 2004 Musician. Born Richard Terrance Knapp in Flint, Michigan, he changed his name to Terry Knight when he began to work as a DJ in the Michigan area. He formed his own band called Terry Knight and the Pack and had one top 50 single in early 1967 titled "I (Who Have Nothing)." After a failed solo career he took Mark Farner, the guitarist with the Pack and their drummer Don Brewer and added bass guitarist Mel Schacher and gave them the name Grand Funk Railroad. He was the driving force behind the...[Read More] (Bio by: Dennis) Mount Hope Cemetery, Lapeer, Lapeer County, Michigan, USA Plot: Cremated remains buried in family plot.