William Otis Feier Sr.

Brief Life History of William Otis

When William Otis Feier Sr. was born on 30 August 1864, in Holt, Delhi Township, Ingham, Michigan, United States, his father, William Feier, was 41 and his mother, Margaret Baisler, was 41. He married Alta Louise Smith on 5 September 1888, in Okemos, Meridian Township, Ingham, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 31 May 1937, in Alaiedon Township, Ingham, Michigan, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States.

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William Otis Feier Sr.
Alta Louise Smith
Marriage: 5 September 1888
Verna Mae Feier
Alice Margaret Feier
William Otis Feier Jr.
Roy Andrew Feier

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  • William Fire in household of William Fire, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Feier, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
  • Wm Feier, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"

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1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.


Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning


occupational name for a farmer, from Middle High German saien ‘to sow’.

from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name composed with sigi ‘victory’ + heri ‘army’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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