Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Robert J. Grubb

The 1920 census gives the following information on Robert Jas. Grubb age 8 living with parents, Roy E. Grubb born Ohio and Velma M. born Michigan. The family is living on Rose Street and Roy is working in a garage. Siblings living in this household. Veda V. age 13; Reva A age 12; Raymond O age 10; Katherine M age 6; Beatrice V age 4yrs 3mos and Mildred M age 2yrs 2mos with all the children born in Michigan.

Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Traverse, Grand Traverse, Michigan; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 33; Supervisor's District 9; Lines 30-38.

There is a second 'sighting' of Robert Grubb age 9 listed as grandson living with James Widis (Widdis) on the Peninsula. Also in the household is aunts and uncles, William age 28; Alta age 17 and Hazel age 15.

Source Citation: Year: 1920; C
ensus Place: Peninsula, Grand Traverse, Michigan; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 24; Supervisor's District: 9 Lines 90-94

In 1930 Robert James Grubb age 19, is found living on the Peninsula on with his parents. His father, Roy is renting a farm and farming it. Robert is working as a farm laborer. His siblings in this census are, Beatrice V. age 14; Mildred M age 12; Katherine M age 17; Ronald E age 7 and Gaylord W. age 5.

Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Peninsula, Grand Traverse, Michigan; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 13; Supervisor's District 28-13 Lines 27-34

The U. S. Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
Give the following facts for Robert J. Grubb
Robert was born 1911 in Michigan a white citizen living in Oakland county at the time of enlistment. His enlistment date is 27 May 1941 Kalamazoo, Michigan in Branch Immaterial- Warrant Officers, USA, with a Private grade as an enlisted man. His education is listed as Grammar school; his occupation is Gas and Oil man; single without dependents, height 67" and weight of 142 pounds.

Traverse City Record Eagle
August 3 1945 pg 3
Local News
Coxswain Ronald Grubb is home on R 1, Peninsula Center road for a 30 day furlough from naval duty at Boston. Since entering service he has been on crash boat duty, meeting incoming transports. He was hospitalized five months when a plane crashed into a boat, injuring many of the crew of which Grubb was a member. His brother Military Police Sergeant
Robert Grubb, is serving his fifth year, having seen action in New Guinea and the Philippines. He is now stationed at Marila.

There are many blurbs on Robert in the newsapapers many can be found at

The Grand Traverse marriage records give Robert J. Grubb marrying Elizabeth E. Crowther in 1948 license 0180. OneWorldTree at gives a marriage date of 29 Aug.

Michigan Death Index, 1971-1996
Robert J. Grubb Sr. born 2 Mar 1911 and died 27 Feb 1993 residence Whitewater Twp, Grand Traverse County.

Social Security Record
Robert J. Grubb born 2 Mar 1911 and died 27 Feb 1993 residence Williamburg, Grand Traverse County, Michigan. Obtained social security number in California before 1951. I question this??

Ernest G. Zetzman Jr.

Traverse City Record Eagle
21 Dec 2008
A resident of Fife Lake, Kalkaska County and born on 22 Feb. 1935 Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan. Ernest died 18 Dec 2008 Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan. Hitesman-Holdship Funeral Home in Cadillac, Wexford, Michigan with Rev. Dr. Bryan Salminen.


Grand Traverse County Clerk records show:
Ernest George Zetzman Jr. died 18 Dec 2008

Abt 19-20th Dec 2008
Thanks for this donation for Ernest! frpm

Ernest George Zetzman, Jr.
CADILLAC - Ernest George Zetzman, Jr. of Fife Lake passed away Dec. 18, 2008 at Munson Hospice House after enduring Alzheimers. He was 73.
Ernie was born Feb. 22, 1935 to Ernest George and Agatha (Treichel) Zetzman Sr. in Lansing. He graduated from J.W. Sexton High School in Lansing where he was the Senior Class President in 1953. Ernie graduated from Michigan State University in 1958 with a Building Construction Management degree.
After college, he served in the U.S. Army in Korea and was honorably discharged. He married Billie Joanne Holmes June 4, 1960 in Lansing. Ernie worked for the State of Michigan for 37 years, retiring as a property appraiser for the Treasury Department. He had many friends in the northern Michigan county buildings.

Ernie had a lifetime passion for outdoor sports and the beauty in nature. He was a member of Hiawatha Sportsman Club, Ducks Unlimited and was an exceptional marksman. Sharing his love of hunting, fishing, golfing and athletic events with family and friends gave him great pleasure. His zest for life, words of encouragement, loving kindness and service to others will be remembered by many.

Ernie is survived by Billie Joanne Zetzman, his loving wife of 48 years who cared for him at home and daughters Shari (Pat) Johnson of Cadillac, Gretchen (Jeff) Knoblock of Traverse City and Karen (Dr. Steven) Mast of Traverse City. He was a beloved grandfather to 12 grandchildren, Ethan, Nick, Rachel and Lexi Johnson, Blake, Grant, Max and Chase Knoblock and Katie, Marshall, Mari and Stevie Mast. He is also survived by his sister, Joyce Cary and family of Mason and aunts, Ella Smith and Virginia Albro.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

A funeral service will take place 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 22, 2008 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 11198 E. M-55, Cadillac.

Officiating will be Dr. Bryan Salminen, Pastor. Family and friends are invited to a visitation from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Hitesman-Holdship Funeral Home, 620 N. Mitchell in Cadillac. Interment will be in the Deepdale Cemetery in Lansing. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church Building Fund in memory of Ernie Zetzman.