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 Christian Bieri

Christian Bieri

Birth
Bern, Switzerland
Death 11 Aug 1957 (aged 93)
Kent County, Michigan, USA
Burial Lowell, Kent County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 60936594 · View Source
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Father: Johannes Bieri b. 27 Mar 1836 in Switzerland d. 16 May 1910 in Vergennes, Kent County, Michigan
Mother: Elizabetha Roth b. Oct 1838 in Eriz, Canton Bern, Switzerland d. 25 May 1913 in Croton Dam, Newaygo County, Michigan.

Extract from the 1900 Census:
Name: Christian Bieri
Age at last birthday: 36
Date of birth: Dec 1863
Birthplace: Switzerland
Race: white
Sex: male
Relationship to head-of-house: head
Home in 1900: Pine, Montcalm, Michigan
Marital status: married
Number of years of marriage: 10
Able to read, write and speak English: yes
Father's birthplace: Switzerland
Mother's birthplace: Switzerland
Year of immigration: 1883
Number of years in the United States: 17
Naturalization: pending
Farm or home: farm
Home owned or rented: rented
Occupation: farmer
Months not employed: 0
Census place: Pine, Montcalm, Michigan; Roll: T623 733; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 137
Date: 20 Jun 1900

Extract from the 1910 Census:
Name: Christian Bieri
Age in 1910: 46
Estimated birth year: 1864
Birthplace: Switzerland
Race: white
Sex: male
Relation to head of house: head
Home in 1910: Vergennes Towhship, Kent, Michigan
Marital status: married
Number of years of present marriage: 20
Able to speak English: yes
Able to read and write: yes
Father's birthplace: Switzerland
Mother's birthplace: Switzerland
Year of immigration: 1883
Whether naturalized or alien: naturalized
Farm or house: farm
Home owned or rented: rented
Occupation: farmer
Type of industry: general farm
Salary or wage worker: working on own account
Census place: Vergennes, Kent, Michigan; Roll: T624_656; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 144; Image: 20
Date: 6 May 1910

Extract from the 1920 Census:
Name: Christian Bieri
Age: 56
Estimated birth year: 1864
Birthplace: Switzerland
Race: white
Sex: male
Native tongue: German
Relationship to head of house: head
Home in 1920: Croton, Newaygo, Michigan
Address: Division Street
Marital status: married
Able to speak English: yes
Able to read and write: yes
Father's birthplace: Switzerland
Father's native tongue: German
Mother's birthplace: Switzerland
Mother's native tongue: German
Year of immigration: 1883
Naturalized or alien: naturalized in 1906
Home owned or rented: rented
Occupation: electrical operator
Type of industry: hydro-electric plant
Salary or wage worker: wages
Census place: Croton, Newaygo, Michigan; Roll: T625_787; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 166; Image: 859
Date: 3 Jan 1920

Extract from the 1930 Census:
Name: Christian Bieri
Age: 67
Estimated birth year: 1863
Birthplace: Switzerland
Race: white
Sex: male
Native tongue: German
Relation to head-of-house: head
Home in 1930: Brooks, Newaygo, Michigan
Marital status: married
Age at first marriage: 26
Education: able to speak English
Education: able to read and write
Fathers' birthplace: Switzerland
Mothers' birthplace: Switzerland
Year of immigration: 1883; naturalized
Military service: no
Rent/home value: rents; $15
Owned a radio: no
Occupation: electrician
Industry: Consumers Power
Salary or wage worker: wages
Census place: Brooks, Newaygo, Michigan; Roll: 1015; Page: ; Enumeration District: 7; Image: 804.0
Date: 15 Apr 1930

Extract from the 1940 Census:
Name: Chris Bieri
Age: 76
Estimated birth year: 1864
Birthplace: Switzerland
Race: white
Sex: male
Relation to head-of-house: head
Home in 1940: Newaygo, Newaygo, Michigan
Address: Justin Street
Marital status: married
Spouse: Edith Bieri age 56 b. Michigan
Highest grade of school completed: high school 4 years
Living on farm: no
Home owned or rented: rented
Monthly rental: $18
City of residence in 1935: Newaygo, Newaygo, Michigan
Resident on farm in 1935: no
Occupation: unable to work
Has other income of more than $50: yes
Census place: Newaygo, Newaygo, Michigan; Roll: T627_1797; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 62-7
Date: 24 Apr 1940

Obituary from the "Grand Rapids Press" dated 13 Aug 1957:
Christian Bieri Rites Wednesday
Lowell - Services for Christian Bieri, 93, who died Sunday in Vergennes township at the home of his son Lawrence, will be held at 2 Wednesday at the Roth Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery.
Mr. Bieri was a retired turbine operator for Consumers Power Co., for whom he had worked 37 years.
A native of Switzerland, he leaves 124 descendants. Surviving are two other sons, Oswald of Vergennes township, and John of Caseville; five daughters, Mrs. Freda Stanton and Mrs. Matilda Gorte, both of Owesso, Mrs. Louise Schneider of Lowell, Mrs. Marie Newark of Jackson, and Mrs. Fannie Mallory of Cortinna; one sister, Mrs. Rose Kerr of Vergennes township; 35 grandchildren, 78 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

He married Bertha Roth in 28 Jan 1890 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.

Children:
(1) Frieda R Bieri b. Sep 1890 in Michigan
(2) Louise Bertha Bieri b. 23 Apr 1892 in Michigan
(3) Matilda Elizabeth Bieri b. 28 Oct 1893 in Michigan
(4) John (Johannes) C Bieri b. July 1895 in Michigan
(5) Oswald Edwin Bieri b. 1897
(6) Lawrence Anthony Bieri b. Mar 1899 in Michigan
(7) Marie Verana Bieri b. 1901
(8) Fanny Eliza Bieri b. 1905 in Michigan
(9) Gerald Lincoln Bieri b. 1908.


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  • Created by: Richard Rhode
  • Added: 31 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 60936594
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Christian Bieri (6 Dec 1863–11 Aug 1957), Find A Grave Memorial no. 60936594, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Lowell, Kent County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Richard Rhode (contributor 46552979) .