Mildred Burch, a hometown girl for life

this is the blog I’ve been looking for! it is sad when people throw away family photos. here is a chance to reclaim them.

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Mildred C. Burch, was a very studious looking 18 year old in 1931! She was born in Michigan in June of 1913 and lived her entire live in Canton, Wayne County, Michigan. She died there on May 13, 2006.

She was the youngest child of Elmer Burch and Catherine Kobbeman. The family consisted of brother Ralph (4 years older) and sister Henrietta (2 years older). Elmer was a farmer. He married Catherine, a much older woman, in 1908. Elmer was 26 and Catherine was 38 – at least according to 2 out of 3 census records. Catherine’s brother, Mildred’s uncle, lived with the family for many years.

According to her obituary, Mildred married Albert Foege and they had 3 children. She died in Canton where she has was born and raised and is buried in Riverside cemetery in Plymouth – probably not far from where this photo was taken. Find…

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2 responses

  1. Thanks so much for reposting! It really is sad when no one wants these photos. But I’ve had more than a few very grateful relatives when they get reconnected 🙂

  2. I can’t resist these old photos either. I have a stack of them!

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