Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan
Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan

Frederick Buchele



Frederick Frank Buchele was born on 11 August 1893 in Lafayette, Gratiot County, Michigan. His parents were Horace Chancey and Estella “Stella” Hoagland Buchele.


Fred married Mabel Howard on 7 December 1914 at the Congregational Church by W.D.J. Stevenson in Merrill, Saginaw County, Michigan. Mabel was born on 24 December 1898 in Gratiot County, Michigan; her parents were Clyde and Anna Zimmerman Howard. Mabel and their daughter died on 10 December 1915 in Lakefield Township due to complications during childbirth.


Fred also married Ursula T. Tribfelner on 2 May 1917 in Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan. Ursula was born on 6 April 1897 in Lakefield Township. Her parents were John and Maggie Gazette Tribfelner.


Fred and Ursula had the following children:

  1. Lowell Horace Buchele was born 5 June 1918 in Lakefield Township.

  2. Rolland Fred Buchele was born in 1920/1921. Rolland was wounded in action during WWII, he was a Cpl. In the USMC.

  3. Ruthenia Fay Buchele was born 1 December 1923 in Lakefield Township.


When Fred and Ursula were married in 1917, they were living in Lakefield Township but by 1930, they were living in Oceanside, San Diego, California.


Fred died on 13 May 1956 and Ursula died on 22 December 1972. They both died in California.



SOURCES: 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940 Federal Census; Fred Buchele's birth record; Fred and Mabel Howard Buchele's marriage record; Mabel Howard Buchele's death record; Daughter Buchele's birth and death record; Fred Buchele's WWI and WWII draft registration; Ursula Tribfelner Buchele's birth record; Fred and Ursula Buchele's marriage record; Lowell Horace Buchele's birth record; Ruthenia Fay Buchele's birth record; WWII Navy, Marine Corp & Coast Guard Casualties 1941-1945 of Rolland F. Buchele.


Pioneers of Lakefield Township - Left to Right: Jacob Brown, Lawrence Dubay, Alva Hinterman, David Dubay, Mr. Harris, George Easlick, Calvin Harris;   Ray Rowell standing towards the top of photo and his daughters, Mildred, Dorothy, and Carrie Rowell,  sitting on the wood pile.    Carry Rowell later married Fred Honaman.     photo from John and Linda Honaman Johnson.



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