My great-grandfather George Arthur Johann Mielke was born in Big Rapids, Michigan on 20 Feb 1877 and died from Carcinoma on 30 Nov 1943 in Detroit, Michigan. He is the 4th of 9 children born to German immigrants, Johann L “John” Mielke and Augusta Strauss.
He was married twice. He was first married to Margaret Jones (1887-1913) on 21 Oct 1911 in Essex, Ontario, Canada. Margaret and he had two children, Marjorie (b. 1912) and Frances (1913-1913). Frances died 2 months after she was born, from Inanition. Margaret also died shortly after giving birth to Frances from Acute Enteritis.
Secondly, he married my Great-Grandmother Elsie Jane Yetman (1887-1973) on 10 Sep 1915 in Detroit, Michigan. He and Elsie had 7 children, George, Mildred, Dorothy, Marion, Lucille (my grandmother), Doris and Audrey. They were married for 33 years when he passed away.
He is buried in Woodmere Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan.