Prentler's of Germany
Joseph J PRENTLER b.22 October 1905 Germany
d.23 January 1993 MI
married:
Ermalinde Clara FEDEWA (b.~1908)
parents:
?
children: PRENTLER
  1. Paul A. (b.~1931)
  2. Eugene F. (b.~1934)
  3. Joseph G. (b.1936)
siblings:
    currently unknown
fact sources and writings about this individual: RESEARCH OF KEVIN EVERINGHAM

Joseph came to the United States from Germany and settled near the German settlement of Westphalia, MI, where he married Erma (or Irma) Fedewa.

Family name note for people researching this family,... "FEDEWA" is an Americanized version of the name "VIDUA" from Rhineland, Germany. This family has also shown up with the spelling "PHIDEWA".

1910 CENSUS Eagle, Clinton County, MI (Page 12, Fam#226) Albert B. Fedawa 32,.. Anna 31,.. Mary A 9,.. Crescentia E. 7,.. Marcellus M. 5,..a Stanisluas E. 3,.. Ermelinda C. 1y 2m.
Albert's wife was Anna Gertrude Hengesbach, they married Feb 20 1900 at St. Mary, Westphalia, MI, daughter of John Louis Hengesbach & Maria Ann Bohr of Westphalia, MI.

1920 CENSUS Ionia, Ionia, MI (sheet 10) ... Albert B. Fedewa 42,.. Anna Fedewa 41, wife,.. Crescentia E. 17, dau,.. Moscellus M. 15,.. Stanley E. 12,.. Ermelende 11,.., Eugene TJ 9,.. Rita M 7,.. Laura E. 5. (all b.MI)

1923 NY Arrival Lists (Ellis Island) 1892-1924... Joseph Prentler, age 17, single, last address: Attendorn, Germany,.. left the port at Bremen, Germany aboard the ship: "President Fillmore"... arrived at New York, USA on September 10th, 1923. Not sure if this is the right person, sure fits!
Joseph would have been 17 years old,.. just a month from turning 18.

I can't find any prentler's in CENSUS data, they should at least start showing up in the 1930 CENSUS.

1940 CENSUS Ward 4, Lansing City, Lansing, Ingham County, MI (Sheet 10A, Fam#231) Joseph J. Prentler 34, b.Germany,.. Ermalinde C. Prentler 31, b.MI, wife,.. Paul A. Pretler 9, b.MI, son,.. Eugene F. Prentler 6, b.MI, son,.. Joseph G. Prentler 3, b.MI, son.

1993 Social Security Death Index "Joseph J. Prentler" b.22 Oct 1905, d.23 Jan 1993., age 87


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