Real Estate Transfers

Published In:
Ann Arbor Register

Date: 07/30/1885

Real Estate Transfers

Frank J. Inward to Chas S. Smith, Ypsilanti, $1,865.
Hiram Fairchild to Chas. S. Smith, Ypsilanti, $500.
John Blakeslee, Adm., to Burt Lawnsburg, York, $735.67.
Anneth M. Lazell to Mary E. Stoner, Bridgewater, $2,000.
Nelson P. Hill to Jerry W. Walsh, Ann Arbor, $850.
C.H. Kempf to Adam Bohnett, Chelsea, $110.
Sarah M. Joslyn to A.L. Parker, Ypsilanti, $350.
Racheal Ring to Miriam Gallagher, Ypsilanti, $500.
Delos Townsend to Phebe Townsend, York, $1,500.
Dorothy Frey to Herman Hardinghouse, Ann Arbor, $1,382.
John Frey, by ex. to Herman Hardinger, Ann Arbor, $6,000.
John Frey, by guardian of heirs, to H. Hardinghouse, Ann Arbor, $620.
Jonathan S. Gould to Abraham Maybee, Augusta, $2,000.

New Acquisitions: Deubel Family Objects

Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, Winter 2009,
Winter 2009

Author: Kathryn Howard

Early in 2009 I received a phone call from Marilou (Deubel) Reinikka of Vancouver, Washington. Marilou is the great granddaughter of William and Sally Deubel of Ypsilanti. Later, I received a letter from Marilou offering to send the Deubel Family Bible (currently on display) and other written history about the family – now in the Fletcher-White Archives. The Deubel family was known for their flour mills along the Huron River in the area and lived on North Huron Street during the late 19th century. Early this fall, I again received a letter from Marilou stating she was sending an oil portrait of Hattie Deubel. In the letter she included information about the portrait and Hattie:

Hattie Deubel was the daughter of William and Sally Deubel. She died about the age of 14 from Pneumonia. The portrait was painted from a photograph after her death. My grandfather, Frank Deubel, sat for the painting of the face of the portrait since he and Hattie looked much alike. The mouth however, is Frank’s which was a Cupid ’s bow shape; Hattie’s was really much straighter and thinner according to my mother.

The Portrait was passed from one brother to another through the family. It seems that each time it went to another brother, that brother died soon after. This happened several times and when it was Frank’s turn to have it, my grandmother wanted no part of it – she thought it had bad karma! Frank insisted and they hung it in their living room. Soon after, Frank died as the others had, all from massive cerebral strokes. Quite an interesting story! It remained on the Deubel family wall until my aunt died two years ago. Doris Jean Deubel had some restoration work done to the painting about five years ago.

(Marilou Reinikka - 2009)

(Note: We plan to hang the Hattie Deubel portrait in the Victorian bedroom in the YHS museum; however, we need a gold colored frame in order to do so. The portrait is 2’ 1” x 3’ ¼”. If you or someone you know has a frame of this size that you are willing to donate to the project, please contact Kathryn Howard at the museum - 734-482-4990).

Photo Captions:

Photo 1: Strange things happened to the Duebel brothers when the Hattie Duebel portrait was hung in their home. Was it coincidence?

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