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

Otto Liedeke

                              OTTO AND BERTHA KRUEGER LIEDEKE

Otto and Bertha Krueger Liedeke




Otto Liedeke was born in Germany on September 19, 1879 and came to the United States with his family in 1892. He married Bertha A. Krueger on November 18, 1903 in Fremont Township, Saginaw County, Michigan. Bertha was born in Germany on November 8, 1884 and came to the United with her parents as a young girl.






Otto and Bertha's children were:

  1. Richard Carl Liedeke was born November 29, 1904 in St. Louis, Gratiot County, Michigan. He died September 27, 1964 in Saginaw County, Michigan and is buried in the Lakefield Township Cemetery.

  2. Otto E. Liedeke was born February 15, 1906. He served in the United States Army Air Corp. during WWII. Otto died on October 3, 1998 and is buried in the Lakefield Township Cemetery.

  3. Hattie B. Liedeke was born August 1, 1908. She married Alfred W. Rose on December 27, 1927. Hattie died on December 2, 1982 and Alfred died on May 6, 1965. They are both buried in the St. Patrick's Cemetery, Midland County, Michigan.

  4. Herman A. Liedeke was born March 13, 1910. He married Fern Hudson on August 28, 1933. Herman died on November 26, 1984 and is buried in the Lakefield Township Cemetery.

  5. Frank F. Liedeke was born in 1913.

  6. Emma Bertha Anna Liedeke was born on January 5, 1915. She married Norman Lauer on August 24, 1940. Emma died on July 7, 2008.

  7. Lena Liedeke was born on December 8, 1919 in Gratiot County, Michigan. She married Raymond Koontz. Lena died on April 1, 1913 in Casper, Wyoming.

  8. Albert George Liedeke was born December 16, 1925 Mt. Haley Township, Midland County, Michigan. He married Evelyn Rittenour on November 10, 1945. Albert died on December 11, 1995 and Evelyn died on February 18, 2015. They are both buried in the Lakefield Township Cemetery.

Otto was a farmer in the Lakefield Township area all of his life. Otto and Bertha belonged to the Wheeler Immanuel Lutheran Church, Wheeler, Gratiot County, Michigan.


Otto died on September 19, 1979 and Bertha on June 3, 1958. They are both buried in the Lakefield Township Cemetery.




Sources: Obituaries of Della Miller McKay's collection and great-niece Doris Welke Rigg.

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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