My greatgrandparents, John and Augusta Mielke, had a daughrer named Martha Elesa Johanna Mielke. Martha was born on 27 Dec 1882 in Big Rapids, Michigan. Below is her birth record I found on familysearch.org
|Birth Record for Martha Elesa Johanna Mielke|
|Martha's 1900 Census Record|
|Martha Mielke and William Ebelt Marriage Record|
Martha then married William's brother, Frederick John “Fred” Ebelt, on 7 Sep 1908 in Big Rapids by A L Bray and the witnesses were Seth Blossom and Fred’s sister Caroline. Fred was born on 12 February 1884 in Mecosta Township, Mecosta, Michigan.
|Martha Mielke Ebelt and Frederick John "Fred" Ebelt's Marriage Record|
By the time the 1920 census rolled around, Fred owned his own dairy farm on Mocka’s Mill, Mecosta, Mecosta, Michigan. He and Martha had children Edwin and Josephine living with them.
|Fred and Martha's 1920 Census Record|
In the 1930 census, Martha and Josephine were renting from her brother Conrad. She was working as a laundress.
|Martha and Daughter Josephine's 1930 Census Record|
Thank you to ancestry.com, familysearch.org, and findagrave.com. Click on each of the links above to see the record from these sites!