Bessie M. Blanche WILES b.abt 1875 Gratiot County, MI
d.15 Oct 1927 Gratiot County, MI
William Augustus ZERBA
m.16 Nov 1895 Gratiot Co. MI
Solomon WILES (b.~1841)
Clolida READ
children: ZERBA
  1. Charles Albert (b.1897)
  2. Pearl A. (b.abt 1901)
  3. Lawson A. (b.Feb 1903)
  4. Verial Viola (b.Sept 1905)
  5. William A. (b.Apr 1907)
  6. Earl A. (b.may 1910)
  7. Merle A. (b.may 1910) twins
siblings: WILES
  1. Jenlilla (b.~1865)
  2. Alfred (b.~1869)
fact sources and writings about this individual:
(Timeline of Records below) From the research of Kevin Everingham 2000-2011

1864 Marriage (film #985693) Solomon WILES, 23 married Clolibda READ, 21, on 1 May 1864 at Gratiot County, MI

1870 CENSUS New Haven, Gratiot, MI Aug 15,..(#44, 44),...Solomon Wiles 27, farmer, b.OH,.. Clolilda, 27, keeping house, b.NY,... Jenlilla, 5, female, b.IN... Alfred 1, son, b.MI

1880 CENSUS of New Haven, Gratiot, MI Page 545 A, #424
Solomon Wiles, 38, b.OH parents born in PA, married, farmer... Chlatilde, 37, wife, b.NY, parents born in NY,... Alfred, 11 b.MI, son, at school,... Blanche, 5 b.MI, dau.
since daughter Jenlilla is no longer here, she likely died by 1880.

1895 Gratiot Co. MI Marriage Record (film #985694) William A. Zerba, 21 b.MI, s/o Clinton Zerba & Phoebe Purdy,.. married 16 Nov 1895 at Gratiot Co. MI to Blanch Wiles, 20, b.MI d/o Soloman Wiles

1901 Gratiot Co. Imperial Atlas, lists a (William Zerber) who owned land in Section 16, of New Haven Township. There is no record of any "Zerber" families in Gratiot County. This is certainly a clerical typo for (William Zerba)

1906 Death Record (B51854-3) Solomon Wiles, 65, b.PA, farmer, married, d.30 Oct 1906 at New Haven Township, Gratiot County, MI,... father: Jos.Wiles, mother: Lucinda E. Jones.

1920 New Haven Township, Gratiot County, MI CENSUS Page 3A;
William A. Zerba 45, Blanche 44 (wife), Pearl A. 19 (dau), Lawson A. 16 (son), William A. 12 (son), Earl A. & Merl A. 9 (twin sons). All born in Michigan. William was a farmer, his father is noted as born in Ohio.

1921 New Haven Township Cemetery, Gratiot County lists;
William A. Zerba (lot 262) born 1874, died 1921. Bessie M. Blanch Zerba (lot 262) born 1875, died Oct 15, 1927

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