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
1862–1928
Anna Weaver
1864–1954
Marriage: about 1884
Frank Austin Detwiler
1887–1887
Ira Detwiler
1888–1952
Welcome Detwiler
1891–1958
Leonard Detwiler
1892–
Calvin Bancroft Detwiler
1896–1979
Ellis E. Detwiler
1899–1975
Erwin W Detwiler
1901–1982
John B. Detwiler
1903–1971
Clarence H Detwiler
1907–1987

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1884
Indiana, United States
children

(9)

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph W. Detweiler

    Male1834–1917Male

    Anna Martin

    Female1840–1917Female

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1863

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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