Michael Balsam

Frederick Wilhelm Balsam
(1858-1943)

 

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Annie Amelia Moldt

Frederick Wilhelm Balsam

  • Born: 15 Feb 1858, , , , Prussia 61,214
  • Marriage: Annie Amelia Moldt on 12 Sep 1884 in Filer City, Manistee, Michigan, USA 212,213
  • Died: 10 Jul 1943, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA at age 85 50,214
  • Buried: 12 Jul 1943, Manistee, Manistee, Michigan, USA

bullet   Cause of his death was Coronary thrombosis.

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bullet  General Notes:

From the "History of Manistee, Mason & Oceana Counties, Michigan" (Published 1882 by H.R. Page & Co., Chicago) "Frederic Balsam is a native of Prussia and came to this country in 1868 at age 11. In 1869 he worked for Filer & Sons. For some time he has had general care of the work about the mill, and is a very trustworthy and efficient man. He resides in Filer City."
Retired when lumber mill closed in 1908.
The Federal Census for 1870 lists Fred Balsam age 12 working at the Filer saw mill. Boarder at Margaret Johnson's.
Belonged to the First Congregational Church of Manistee, Michigan.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Note: 32nd degree Mason. 215 Paul remarked after reading David Icke's Alice in Wonderland and the World Trade Center Disaster: Why the Official Story of 9-11 is a Monumental Lie.
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"I did relate it to Fred W. tho because he purportedly appeared out of nowhere from Europe, did his thing quietly and secretly and, incidentally, was a 32nd degree Mason (second highest degree attainable), one of the secret societies from which Illuminati were descended."

Residence, 1868, Filer City, Manistee, Michigan, USA. 216 "The first written words I found about my grandfater were in the news articles from the Manistee Daily News, that said 'Mr. Balsam and his two sons arrived in Manistee, MI in 1868 from Spring Lake, MI."

Immigration, 18 Feb 1868, New York, New York, New York, USA. 217 Name: Frdr Balsam; Arrival: 18 Feb 1868; Age: 8; Gender: Male; Port of Departure: Bremen, Germany; Ship: Marie

Immigration: From Germany, Abt 1869, Filer City, Manistee, Michigan, USA. 218,219 Date of immigration 1869 per 1900 US Census and 1870 per 1930 US Census

Census: 1870 US Census, 8 Jul 1870, Filer, Manistee, Michigan, USA. 220,221
Dwelling #: 40; Family #: 40; Name: Balsam, Fredrick; Age: 12; Sex: M; Color: W; Occupation: Works in saw mill; Place of birth: Prussia.

Census: 1880 US Census, 2 Jun 1880, Filer City, Manistee, Michigan, USA. 222
Dwelling: 28; Family: 28; Balsam, Fredrick; Color: Whi; Sex: M; Age: 22; Single; Clerk in store; Birthplace: Prussia; Father's: Prussia; Mother's: Prussia.

Census: 1900 US Census, 21 Jun 1900, Filer, Manistee, Michigan, USA. 51
Dwelling: 149; Family: 153
Family Surname: Bowecher (incorrect) s/b Balsam
1) Fred; Head; Color: white; Sex: Male; Birth Month: Feb; Birth Yr: 1858; Age: 42; Married: 16 yrs; Children: 3; Living: 3; Birth place: Germany; Father's birth place: Germany; Mother's birth place: Germany; Year of immigration: 1869; # of yrs in US: 31; Occupation: Mill Foreman.
2) Annie; Wife; Color: white; Sex: Female; Birth Month: Mar; Birth Yr: 1861; Age: 39; Married: 16 yrs; Birth place: Michigan; Father's birth place: Germany; Mother's birth place: Germany.
3) Elmer; Son; Color: white; Sex: Male; Birth Month: Jun; Birth Yr: 1884; Age: 15; Single; Birth place: Michigan; Father's birth place: Germany; Mother's birth place: Michigan.
4) Alva; Son; Color: white; Sex: Male; Birth Month: Jun; Birth Yr: 1888; Age: 11; Single; Birth place: Michigan; Father's birth place: Germany; Mother's birth place: Germany.
5) Ruth; Daughter; Color: white; Sex: Female; Birth Month: Oct (Aug in error); Birth Yr: 1894; Age: 5; Single; Birth place: Michigan; Father's birth place: Germany; Mother's birth place: Germany.

Census: 1910 US Census, 21 Apr 1910, Filer, Manistee, Michigan, USA. 52,223
1) Balsam, Frederick; Head; Sex: M; Color: Whi; Age: 52; Married; # of yrs married: 26; Birthplace: Germany; Father's: Germany; Mother's: Germany; Immigration year: 1868; Occupation: Superintendent: Lumber Mill.
2) Balsam, Annie; Wife; Sex: F; Color: Whi; Age: 49; Married; # of yrs married: 26; Birthplace: Michigan; Father's: Germany; Mother's: Germany.
3) Balsam, Ruth; Daughter; Sex: F; Color: Whi; Age: 16; Single; Birthplace: Michigan; Father's: Germany; Mother's: Michigan.

Census: 1920 US Census, 15 Jan 1920, Manistee, Manistee, Michigan, USA. 224
1) Balsam, Fred W; Head; Male; White; Age: 62; Married; Birthplace: West Prussia; German; Father's birth: Germany; German; Mother's birth: Germany; German; Retired.
2) Balsam, Annie; Wife; Female; White; Age: 58; Married; Birthplace: Michigan; English; Father's birth: Germany; German; Mother's birth: Germany; German; None.
3) Balsam, Ruth; Daughter; Female; White; Age: 26; Single; Birthplace: Michigan; Father's birth: West Germany; German; Mother's birth: Michigan; High school teacher.

Census: 1930 US Census, 15 Apr 1930, Manistee, Manistee, Michigan, USA. 225
1) Balsam, Frederick W; Head: Owned; $3,500; Radio; Male; White; Age: 72; Married; Married age: 25; Attended school: no; Read/write: yes; Birthplace: Germany/Prussia; Father's birthplace: Germany/Prussia; Mother's birthplace: Germany/Prussia; Mother tongue: German; Yr of immigration: 1870; Occupation: none.
2) Balsam, Annie E; Wife;Female; White; Age: 69; Married; Married age: 22; Attended school: no; Read/write: yes; Birthplace: Michigan; Father's birthplace: Germany; Mother's birthplace: Germany; Occupation: none.

Residence: 1475 Chicago Blvd, 10 Jul 1943, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA. 214


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Frederick married Annie Amelia Moldt, daughter of Johann Karl Ludwig Moldt and Marie Karoline Johanne Freiberg, on 12 Sep 1884 in Filer City, Manistee, Michigan, USA 212.,213 (Annie Amelia Moldt was born on 11 Mar 1861 in Manistee, Manistee, Michigan, USA,226,227 died on 12 Sep 1942 in Manistee, Manistee, Michigan, USA 50,173,226 and was buried on 15 Sep 1942 in Manistee, Manistee, Michigan, USA 226.) The cause of her death was Coronary thrombosis, chronic myocarditis.




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