ALBERT GEORGE AND ETHEL MAE FERRIS MAYER
Albert George Mayer was born on April 15, 1874 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, the son of Michael and Mary (Yalenak) Mayer. He married Ethel Mae Ferris on April 16/26 1899 in Lakefield Township. Ethel was born April 6, 1883 in Canada; coming to the United States in 1886 as a child with her parents; James Simmon and Anna Elizabeth Tester Ferris.
In 1896, Albert and Ethel owned and operated a 40 acre farm on Merrill Road in Section 27 of Lakefield Township. Later, Albert and Ethel sold this farm to Joseph Tolfree and purchased the 80 acre farm directly to the north on Merrill Road. This farm was located on the NE corner of Merrill and Nelson Roads.
Albert and Ethel's children were:
Jesse M. Mayer was born August 14, 1909 and died May 17, 1930 at the age of 21 years old in Richfield Township, Roscommon County, Michigan. His occupation was a bookkeeper.
Austin Elmer Mayer was born December 22, 1912 in Lakefield Township. He married Mazie Crum on February 25, 1934 in Montcalm County, Michigan. Austin died in March 1978 in Clare, Clare County, Michigan.
Mildred Adelle was born on April 24, 1916 in Lakefield Township. She was married to a man whose last name was Hochstetler. Mildred died on February 10, 2004 in Waynesville, Haywood County, North Carolina.
Lowell Albert Mayer was born July 21, 1918 and died July 24, 1918. He died of a bowel obstruction and is buried in the Lakefield Township Cemetery.
Elton James Mayer was born September 17, 1919 in Lakefield Township. He married Ellen Marie Otway on February 3, 1940. Elton died on April 23, 2011.
Albert and Ethel's children attended the Brown School in Lakefield Township. Ethel belonged to the Lakefield Ladies Society in 1926 and 1927. In the late 1920's, Albert and family moved to the village of Merrill, Michigan. A very exciting time for Albert and Ethel was when they won a Model A Car from Johnson's Car Dealership in Merrill, Michigan.
Albert died on June 24, 1948 and Ethel died on October 2, 1954. They are both buried in the Lakefield Township Cemetery.
SOURCES: Elton Mayer, Jean Mayer Lednicky, Albert & Ethel's marriage record; Albert's WWI Draft record, death record and obituary; Find A Grave Website; Jesse Mayer's death record & obituary; Austin Mayer's birth record, death record and marriage record; Mildred Mayer Hochstetler's birth & death records; Lowell Mayer's birth & death record; Elton Mayer's birth record & obituary.
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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