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Josh Perry (#46525245)
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Bio Photo Hello, my name is Josh Perry... I started grave hunting when i was 16 i'm in my early 20's as of now... I enjoy visiting the grave sites of organized crime figures, notable citizens of the city of Detroit, and Chicago, and Civil War soldiers...
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Steve Lester
Bernhard Stroh
Dear Mr. Perry,

For no other reason than my own curiosity, I am researching the Stroh family legacy. Simple question - what was Mrs. Bernhard Stroh's name?

Thank you sir.
Added by Steve Lester on Jul 15, 2010 9:36 PM
Steven Lucasi
giuseppe zerilli
Your bio says his son Joe Zerilli jr. is Underboss but his name is Anthony Zerilli not Joe.
Maybe u can help me with this one.?I cant confirm that The Anthony Zerilli that they show deceased in Sept 2006 is Giuseppe "UNO" Zerillis son the underboss or someone else with the same name and similar age.?I am trying to track down all known "Made" members of the Detroit LCN whom maybe are deceased now.
Added by Steven Lucasi on Mar 26, 2010 5:28 AM
Anton Michenfelder b. Aug 22 1838
Hello Josh,
I am glad you posted the Michenfelder memorial. Just thought I would update you on Anton, his Assoc. was also his son in law. I wonder if Norris MI was once a village at Gratiot and Mt. Elliott.? I guess one would have to search old Plat maps.

Anton Michenfelder b. Aug 22 1838 Werneck Bay, district of Schweinfurt, Bavaria d. Aug 20, 1908 buried Mt. Elliot Cemetery.m. Susannah SOMMET. Came to Detroit before the Civil War in 1951, and like his Bavarian ancestors, was a brewer by trade. He built one of Detroit's first breweries at the corner of Sherman and Rivard streets. He malted his own Barley where he likely grew on his farm at on Vandyke between 9 mile Rd and Stephens in Warren TWP. Macomb County, MI, Anton sold 5000 barrels at a time while other breweries sold half that much. One of the honored pioneer German citizens of Detroit and at one time proprietor of the old Bavarian brewery. It was the nucleus of the much larger brewery later known as Goebel's. That was the heart of the German district down to modern times. The neighborhood was noted for its lovely trees, chiefly maples, its church spires and its friendly gardens, like Arbeiter Hall, Tinnette's, the Turn Verein, Germania, etc.
He sold the brewery to an English syndicate early in the 90's. After selling his interest in the brewery Anton Michenfelder moved to his country estate, which was just beyond the car line on Gratiot and Mt. Elliott avenues. Here at Bellevue and Gratiot avenues he built a huge frame house with a tower, a billiard room, a chapel where mass by the Capuchins was said by special permission of the Pope. Here was an orchard, a vegetable garden, a pasture for cows and a chicken run. The stables were immense for those days, as Anton Michenfelder was proud of showing his trotter's heels in the cutter racing on Cass Avenue. Here was a bowling alley in the open, a big back porch for dancing, and here was that hospitality where friends and relatives to the number of forty frequently gathered around the great dining-room table. When the Michigan Central belt line condemned a right-of-way through his property, Mr. Michenfelder sold his farm in a rage, and bought the northwest corner of Gratiot Avenue and the Grand Boulevard, where his daughter, the wife of Dr. Charles A. Lenhard, Lived. One of the earliest daguerreotypes taken in Detroit was that of Mr. William Ratigan's mother, Mary Michenfelder, who was a leader in Detroit's inner East Side society.

Trade Names for the brewery at 61/71 Sherman Street at Rivard, Detroit, MI:
Anton Michenfelder 1874-1882
Michenfelder & Co. 1882-1884
Bavarian Brewing Co., A. Michenfelder proprietor, 1884-1889
Purchased by the Goebel Brewery of Detroit 1889
Bavarian Brewery, branch of Goebel Brewing Co., Ltd. 1889-1890
Closed in 1890

Mary Michenfelder m. William P. Ratigan (Worked for Anton)
Bernhard Michenfelder
Salley Michenfelder
Joseph F. Michenfelder
Peter A. Michenfelder
Added by Time_angel on Feb 02, 2008 1:19 AM

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