Simon Martin Dettwiler

9 September 1862–12 March 1928 (Age 65)
Kent, Michigan, United States

The Life of Simon Martin

When Simon Martin Dettwiler was born on 9 September 1862, in Kent, Michigan, United States, his father, Joseph W. Detweiler, was 28 and his mother, Anna Martin, was 22. He married Anna Weaver about 1884, in Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons. He lived in Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, United States in 1870 and Maple River Township, Emmet, Michigan, United States in 1880. He died on 12 March 1928, in Goshen, Elkhart Township, Elkhart, Indiana, United States, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

Simon Martin Dettwiler
Anna Weaver
Marriage: about 1884
Frank Austin Detwiler
Ira Detwiler
Welcome Detwiler
Leonard Detwiler
Calvin Bancroft Detwiler
Ellis E. Detwiler
Erwin W Detwiler
John B. Detwiler
Clarence H Detwiler

Spouse and Children

about 1884
Indiana, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph W. Detweiler


    Anna Martin




+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 17

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.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 19

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Swiss German: variant spelling of Detweiler .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Simon Detweller in household of Joseph Detweller, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Simon P Detwiler, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Simon P Dettwiler in household of Joseph W Dettwiler, "United States Census, 1880"

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