George ENCKE

George ENCKE

Male 1851 - 1936  (84 years)

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  • Name George ENCKE  [2
    • Albion's leading apiarist, whose farm was located just north of town. The 1904 Biographical Review of Calhoun County states, "George also has a good apiary and has handled bees for 35 years. In fact he has come to be the leading apiarist in eastern Calhoun county and has given to the subject much study and consideration. His honey product last year [i.e. 1903] will amount to more than 3,000 pounds, and as it is always of excellent quality he commands the highest market price." Also on his farm he grew melons and strawberries. In a bit of irony, his former farmland is now part of a church property which once included dairy cattle, thus making the church located in the "land of milk and honey." George was formerly a millright in his native New Jersey, and moved to Michigan in 1876. His parents were Edmund and Marietta (Green)Encke. He was married three times: 1) Della Bidwell m. 1876, d. 1879; 2) Anna Orr d. 1890; 3) Mable Frost. In Albion he lived in an elegant Victorian home on the southwest corner of Irwin Avenue and Adams St. which is still standing today.

      Posted on Find A Grave created by: Frank Passic, Albion Historian [1]
    Born 26 Dec 1851  Hope, Warren Co., New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900  Living in Albion, Calhoun Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1930  Living in Sheridan, Calhoun Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 11 Mar 1936  Albion, Calhoun Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Riverside Cemetery, Albion, Calhoun Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I97303  Main Tree
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2020 

    Family Mabel Clair FROST,   b. 27 Aug 1880,   d. 15 Jan 1969  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 9 Sep 1896  [2
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F40132  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - Living in Albion, Calhoun Co., Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Mar 1936 - Albion, Calhoun Co., Michigan Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    George Encke
    George Encke
    George Encke was married 3 times (1) Della Bidwell, (2) Anna Orr and (3) Mable Frost.

    Posted by Frank Passic, Albion historian

    Headstones
    George Encke Headstone
    George Encke Headstone
    George Encke is the husband of (1) Della Bidwell, (23) Anna Orr and (3) Mable Frost. He is buried in the Riverside Cemetery in Albion, Calhoun Co., Michigan.

    Created by: Frank Passic, Albion Historian
    Photo added by: Genealogy Bug Kate

  • Sources 
    1. [S11192] Find A Grave: Bio of George Encke.

    2. [S11134] History and Genealogy of The Rix Family of America containing Biographical Sketches and Genealogies of both Males and Females, Guy S. Rix, Concord, N.H., (The Grafton Press).

    3. [S7541] 1900 Census Albion, Calhoun County, Michigan.

    4. [S11193] 1930 Census Sheridan, Calhoun County, Michigan.