|David Michael ALLEN . |
Dylan Michael ALLEN (2) Parents: David Michael ALLEN and Karen Renee FRANK.
Richard BOSWELL was born on 3 Jan 1974.(4) Parents: Larry BOSWELL and Pamela Jean SCHULTZ.
Earl FRANK died in Jan 1957 in Romulus, Wayne, MI. Owned and operated a grocery store in Romulus for many years.
Karen Renee FRANK was born on 14 May 1965 in Garden City, Wayne Co., MI. (6) Parents: Robert Owen FRANK and Lorraine GIBBENS.
Luanne Kay FRANK was born on 10 Dec 1961 in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, MI. (8) Parents: Robert Owen FRANK and Lorraine GIBBENS.
Mike Earl FRANK was christened in 1960 in Romulus twp, Wayne, MI. (10) Romulus Methodist Church. He was born on 14 Jan 1960 in Detroit, Wayne, MI.(11) Parents: Robert Owen FRANK and Lorraine GIBBENS.
Robert Owen FRANK was born on 11 Jul 1934.(12) He retired in 1995 from Ford Motor Company,in Wayne Co., MI.(13) Parents: Earl FRANK and Ruth Virginia NICOLINE.
Barbara Ann FRENCH was born on 20 Mar 1943 in Wayne, Wayne, MI. (15) Parents: Hester FRENCH and Della Louise MAXWELL.
Luke Alan FRUEH was born on 16 Jan 1979 in Lima, Allen, OH. (17) Parents: Stephen Allen FRUEH and Susan Lynn MAURER.
Stephen Allen FRUEH was born on 19 Apr 1951 in Ohio. (18) Parents: Camillus FRUEH and Virginia Rose DIEHL.
Scheree L. FULLER was born on 27 Aug 1963 in CA.(20)
Lorraine GIBBENS was born on 17 Aug 1938 in Rock Island, IL. (22) She retired in 1995, a computer analist for Ford Motor Company,in Wayne Co., MI. (23)
Pauline GILLHAM was born on 13 Nov 1887 in Lincoln, IL. (25) She died on 7 Aug 1945 in Lima, Allen County, Ohio. (26) Pauline's name given to me by mother, (Pauline Betty Nicoline), probably who she was named after. Parents: L. O. GILLHAM and Elizabeth JONES.
She was married to John Edward NICOLINE on 10 Jan 1917 in Lima, Allen County, OH.(27) (28) Information from his WWI draft registration indicat that John is married prior to 5 Jun 1917. Children were: Mary Elizabeth "Sis" NICOLINE, Joan (pronounced Jo-Ann) Lucy NICOLINE , John William "Buddy" NICOLINE, stillborn NICOLINE.
brother GRIPPA was born.(29) Parents: John GRIPPA.
John GRIPPA was born in Italy.(30) Marie Antionetta's death certificate notes her father to be John, which up to this time (Jan 2002) is the only thing I know about him. I have searched many f the records for the Naples area, which is where I am thinking that he resided, but still have not found any notations regarding him or his family.
Marie Antonetta GRIPPA(31) (32)(33) was born on 20 May 1850/51 in Naples, Italy.(34) (35)(36) The 1900 Census of Allen County, Ohio notes birth as May 1851, in Italy.
Her death certificate has May 20, 1850 in Naples, Italy as birthplace. Census records indicate that she came to the U.S. between 1884 and 1886.(37) (38)(39) The 1900 census notes that Marie came to the US in 1884, 4 years after Michele. The book "Italians to America" notes an Antionetta Grippa arriving in NY on 14 Jun 1886 from Naples.
The Manifest for the ship SS Gergovia that docked in New York on 14 June 1886 has listed Antionetta Grippa, age 36, and Lucia Grippa, age 3. They had with them 1 Caisse and 1 bally as luggage, and their destination was New York. Her occupation was noted as Peasant. This is the correct age for our Maria Antionetta, and we know that there was a sister of John and Mattie who died as a child (name unknown) , and that Maria arrived in the US after Michele (1900 census), this is probably the right person, and the sister of John and Mattis is most likely this Lucia. I have since learned that female passengers coming to the US from Italy and traveling alone, usually traveled under their maiden or birth names. I do not know if this was her first trip to the US, or if she may have been returning after a visit with her family (I suspect the latter).
She resided 506 West Vine St. between 1900 and 1940 in Lima, Allen, OH. (40)(41) Both census and City directory records indicate that Marie resided here from 1900, but since I have records stating that husband Michele was naturalized in 1891 in Lima, and that he resided both on Green Street, and at another house on Vine street during the 1890s, I am sure that Marie did also. (42) (43) Ationetta died on 22 August 1940 of Asphyxiation following a Cardiac failure at age 90 Years, 3 months, and 3 days. She was buried on 24 Aug 1940 in Lima, Allen County, OH.(44)(45) Marie's Obit notes that High Mass was to be celebrated at 8:45 on Saturday (24 Aug) at St. John's Catholic Church, with Rev. Albert A. Fate, Pastor, as celebrant. She is survived by two sons, Matthew and John, nine grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. Interment will be in Gethsemane Cemetery in Lima.
Her family, apparently, were very wealthy and owned a large piazza or home in the Naples area. The family also owned a glass factory and olive vinyards in Italy. Said possibly to be of French descent. She must have been used to having servants to do everything for her, as she apparently did not do any of the household work. Husband, Michele did all the cleaning and cooking along with most all other work necessary to run the household. Marie spent a lot of time doing very fine lace tatting where she excelled with some of the very finest of work. Daughter, Alma, took one of her tablecloths to the county fair several years running, and always got the blue ribbon. The fair people finally asked her to stop bringing it so someone else could have a chance. One, possibly the only remaining, one of the fine works is now in the possesion of her great granddaughter Pam Bellman.
The 1900 census notes that she had 6 children, of which only 2 were still alive. These children, other than Matty and John, must have been born in Italy since Michele and Maria were married in about 1875-1876 in Italy. (There is also the possiblility that some of these children stayed in Italy with family members as this occured frequently during this period of immigration)
Marie's brother in Italy, whose name I do not know, apparently sent her money every month until she gave him Power of Attorney for some reason. He then stopped sending this. This Monthly payment was probably a settlement from their parent's estate. Parents: John GRIPPA.
She was married to Michele NICOLINE(I) in 1875/76 in , Italy.(46) (47) The 1900 census records indicate that they have been married for 24 years. This family was in Dayton, Wisconsin 15 June 1887, when son Americo (Mattie) was born. After searching the City Directories of Lima Ohio, I find that Michele and Marie listed in the Lima 1891-92 directory. Son, John, was born in Lima on 29 September 1892 according to his WWI Draft registration card. This family was also listed in the 1897-98 directory for Lima, and thereafter at 506 West Vine until 1929 when Michele died. Mary was listed as Widow of Michael, and still living there until her death in 1940.
Burgandy Dakota Topaz GROUT was born on 10 Aug 1997 in Denver, CO. (48) Parents: Eleshia Ann PAIZ.
LivingHURSH was born in OH. (49)
Reuben JAFFE Owned an auto wreckingyard
Amie Christine KABARA was born on 3 Jul 1988 in Lima, Allen, OH. (52) Parents: Rick Norman KABARA and Joan Ellen "Joanie" MAURER.
Rick Norman KABARA was born on 1 May 1964 in IL. (53)
Debra Ann KLOPSHINSKE was born on 31 Oct 1960 in Wayne, Wayne, MI. She was baptized on 11 Sep 1992 in Delta, Delta, CO.(55) Parents: Richard Lynne KLOPSHINSKE and Barbara Ann FRENCH.
Richard Lynne Jr KLOPSHINSKE was born on 14 Jan 1962 in Monroe, Monroe, MI. Parents: Richard Lynne KLOPSHINSKE and Barbara Ann FRENCH.
Richard Lynne KLOPSHINSKE(57) resided Romulus between 1941 and 1943 in Romulus, Wayne, MI.(58) I lived here in the little house behind Gramma Nicoline's from the time of birth until shortly before Shirley was born in 1943. This is the house which Dad and Grampa Klopshinske built described elsewhere in my notes. He was born on 28 Feb 1941 in Wayne, Wayne, MI.(59) Notes from Baby-Book indicate that birth took place at Wayne General Hospital in Wayne, Michigan at 10 o'clock [PM], on February 28th, 1941. The noted doctor was E. Goerke and nurses were Mrs. Gerry Henderson and Beulah Zimmerman. Weighing in at 7 pounds 2 1/2 ounces and 18 inches in height. By 3 years, weight was up to 31 pounds and doubled the height to 36 inches.
He was christened on 8 Jun 1941 in Romulus, Wayne, MI. (60)(61) Note in Baby-Book says Richard was baptised on Childrens Day, June 8th 1941 by the Reverend Berry in Romulus, Michigan. He resided 30563 Norene Street between 1943 and 1959 in Wayne, Wayne, MI.(62) This is the home where I grew up and spent essentially all my childhood years. (63)
Children were: Debra Ann KLOPSHINSKE, Richard Lynn Jr KLOPSHINSKE .
Shirley Ann KLOPSHINSKE was born on 8 Nov 1943 in Wayne, Wayne, MI. Parents: Winton Lynn (Wimpy) KLOPSHINSKE and Pauline Betty NICOLINE .
Winton Lynn (Wimpy) KLOPSHINSKE(70) was born on 6 Aug 1917 in Wayne, Wayne, MI.(71) (72)(73) Birth Certificate indicates that Winton was born in the village of Wayne in the family home at 35404 Elm Street, at 8:00 P.M.. H.L. Burdino, M.D. of 22609 Garrison, Dearborn, was the attending Physician. He was educated High School in 1936 in Wayne, Wayne, MI.(74) Winton went to Grade School at Washington Elementery, and one of his teachers was a Mrs Jaffee. (When I began grade School in 1946, the principal was the same Mrs. Jaffee) He was graduated from Wayne Memorial High School, in Wayne, Michigan in 1936. The High School at that time was where I went for the 7th grade, and was known then (1953-4) as Roosevelt School. He resided between 1941 and 1943 in Romulus twp, Wayne, MI.(75) Winton and his father, John, built the house Romulus about the time of the birth of Richard (1941). He was a Butcher about 1942.(76) He was a Tool & Die Maker between 1943 and 1979 in Wayne Co., MI. (77) I believe that Dad started in the Tool & Die profession during WWII, about the time we moved from Romulus to Wayne (1943). He worked for Johnny Lasco at the small shop on Denton Road, and when he built the big shop (Republic Tool & Die) out on Van Born Road, went out there also. There were times that he worked in other shops also, when there were labor problems or personal problems. He worked at Glennie Tool & Die in Romulas for a time, as well as Wayne Wire Cloth and someplace in Detroit. He resided 35063 Norene Street between 1943 and 1990 in Westland, Wayne, MI. (78) He served in the military in 1944 in Wayne, Wayne, MI.(79) Winton was rejected for military service after a pre-entry physical examination showed that he had a heart murmor. (80) Winton belonged to IOOF, the International Order of Oddfellows, during the late 1940s and early 1950s. He died on 12 Jul 1991 in Livonia, Wayne, MI.(81)(82) Cause of death as noted on death certificate is noted as "Acute Ceringentic heart failure", noted by Dr. Rakesh J. Patel M.D. He was buried on 15 Jul 1991 in Westland, Wayne, MI, Cadillac Memorial Gardens. (83)(84) Funeral services for Winton were officiated by Rev. John Kershaw at Uht Memorial Funeral Home in Westland, Michigan. He was creamated, with his remains interred in a crypt next to Wife Betty at Cadillac Memorial Gardens in Westland, Michigan.
(85) Winton was named for the auto of that name that was a luxury car in the early 1900s.
"Wimpy", as he was nicknamed while in his teens, had a passion for hamburgers and was given this name from the cartoon character Wimpy, who was noted in the Popeye comic strip and also loved them. Parents: Johannes KLOPSCHINSKE and Jennie Ann KERN.
He was married to Pauline Betty NICOLINE on 31 Dec 1938 in Auburn, Dekalb, IN. (86) Winton and Betty's marriage licence was issued on 31 December 1938 in Dekalb County Indiana, and they were married on that same date by Claude Garrison, who I think was the local JP.
Stephany Marie LILLEY was born on 2 Jan 1979 in Lapier, Lapier County, Michigan. (87)
David John MAURER was born on 11 Jan 1985 in Lima, Allen, OH. (89) Parents: John Erwin MAURER and Dorothy Annette SASSI.
Erwin Charles Jr. MAURER was born on 29 May 1925 in Lima, Allen, OH. (90) Parents: Erwin Charles MAURER and Bernice Stella BRUNS.
He was married to Joan (pronounced Jo-Ann) Lucy NICOLINE on 22 Jul 1947 in Lima, Allen, OH.(91) Children were: Judith Ann MAURER, Jane Marie MAURER, Susan Lynn MAURER, John Erwin MAURER, Joan Ellen "Joanie" MAURER .
Jane Marie MAURER was born on 15 Aug 1951 in Lima, Allen, OH. (92) Parents: Erwin Charles Jr. MAURER and Joan (pronounced Jo-Ann) Lucy NICOLINE.
Joan Ellen "Joanie" MAURER was born on 21 Aug 1962 in Lima, Allen, OH. (93) Parents: Erwin Charles Jr. MAURER and Joan (pronounced Jo-Ann) Lucy NICOLINE.
John Erwin MAURER was born on 1 Jun 1955 in Lima, Allen, OH. (96) Parents: Erwin Charles Jr. MAURER and Joan (pronounced Jo-Ann) Lucy NICOLINE.
Living MAURER was born in Lima, Allen, OH. (98) Parents: Erwin Charles Jr. MAURER and Joan (pronounced Jo-Ann) Lucy NICOLINE.
Michael Allen MAURER was born on 7 Jun 1987 in Lima, Allen, OH. (101) Parents: John Erwin MAURER and Dorothy Annette SASSI.
Susan Lynn MAURER was born on 18 Dec 1953 in Lima, Allen, OH. (102) Parents: Erwin Charles Jr. MAURER and Joan (pronounced Jo-Ann) Lucy NICOLINE.
Tara Nicole MAURER was born on 14 Mar 1989 in Lima, Allen, OH. (104) Parents: John Erwin MAURER and Dorothy Annette SASSI.
Edith MCCLOUD was born on 26 Feb 1916 in MI..(105) She died on 19 Feb 1990 in Duval Co., FL. (106) She had Social Security Number 371-14-1927. (107)
Michele NICOLINE(I)(109) (110)(111) (112)(113) (114)(115) was born on 8 Dec 1847 in San Martino, Italy.(116) (117)(118) The 1900 census notes birth as March 1850, in Italy.
Death certificate indicates birthplace as San Martino, Italy, 8 Dec 1847. He immigrated in 1880/81.(119) (120) The 1900 census notes immigration in 1880, and 20 years in the US.
In the court records which Michele signed when receiving his US citizenship, he stated that he had come to the US in March 1881. He was naturalized on 4 Apr 1891 in Lima, Allen, OH.(121) (122) Probate Court records of Lima, Ohio note that Michael Nichols, a native of Italy, On the 5th of Nov 1888, declaired his intention to be come a citizen of the US. Giovanni Gonella and Frank Colucci said that Michael has resided within the US for the last 5 years. After renouncing The King Of Italy, Michael was made a citizen.
Also on file at the Lima Probate Court is a document whereby Michael Nichols declared that he declared his intention before the Circuit Court of Green County in the State of Wisconsin on or about the 5th day of Nov 1888, and stating that he came to the US in March of 1881. On the bottom of the form he signed by Michele Nicolini. Dated 4 April 1891 (124) He resided 710 W. Vine st in 1897/98 in Lima, Allen, OH. (125) He resided 506 West Vine St in 1900 in Lima, Allen, OH.(126) (127) Lima City Directories from 1901 through 1928 list Michael living at this address, and Mary (wid Michael) living there through 1940. He was a Section Hand in 1900 in Lima, Allen, OH.(128) (129) The 1897-98 Lima City Directory notes that Michael worked for the CH&D RR. He is also noted as working at the C&E RR.
C&E RR is Cincinatti & Eastern Railway, the CH&D RR is Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railway. The CH & D Railway was absorbed by the Baltimore and Ohio Railway in 1916.
The 1920 Federal Census has occupation listed as Section Hand also.
He was a Watchman in 1922 in Lima, Allen, OH. (130) (131)(132) Michele died on 16 January 1929 of Senile Asethma, and general paralysis due to high blood pressure at age 81 years, 1 month, and 8 days He was buried on 19 Jan 1929 in Lima, Allen, OH. (133)(134) Michele's Obit notes buriel to be in Gethsemane Cemetery, but in 1991 I found in the Woodlawn Cemetery records that Michele was buried in the "Gethsemane section " of the Woodlawn Cemetery. (This cemetery is next to Gethsemane cemetery in Lima) .
"Old Mike" as he was sometimes called, had a stiff finger that he pointed as he talked to others, and pretty much intimidated his grandchildren, as noted by Ruth "Nicoline" Frank.
According to Aunt Ruth, While she was living with Grandma and Grandpa in the 1920s and attending High School (abt 1926-1927), her best friend, who lived two doors away, was Opal Clemons, whose Uncle was Samuel Clemons, "Mark Twain".
During the 1920s Michele and Marie took in boarders, usually three, Dave, Shortie, and Frank Vitale were some of these. They each had a cupboard in the kitchen where they would keep their own block of cheese and their daily bread that was made by Michele.
Michele's Obit notes that he was a retired Railroad employee, coming to Lima 40 years ago from Wisconsin where he resided since 1869 (This is surely in error). He is survived by his widow, and two sons, Matthew and John. He was a member of St. John Catholic Church and the Christopher Columbus Society. Funeral services to be held on Saturday (19 Jan) in St. John Church, and burial will be made in Gethsemane cemetery.
In Feb 1999, I received a copy of Michele's Naturalization papers from Lima, Allen County, Ohio from Cousin, Mrs Daniel Hursh of Rochester MN. The copies of the papers for ANOTHER MICHAEL NICOLINI were located in Chicago, Illinois records. Although there are many similar records beside the same name, both married Maria's and both were Naturalized in 1891. There may be a common family somewhere also, so I will keep the records for now. A summary of these are below.
The Chicago City directory has Michele living at 75 W. Ohio Street where Joseph N. Nicolini was also living in the early 1890s. Joseph was the witness to Michele's Naturalization record, and was possibly his brother or a cousin. Other Nicolini's listed in Chicago are another Joseph, Peter, Albert, John, Antonia widow of Frank, and Samuel. Frank, Joseph, and Joseph are noted as musicians, while Peter was a cook, Albert a machinist and John a clerk. All these people are surely related, but how other than the two Joseph's, I can only speculate. Michael is noted a a laborer.
Chicago City directories were searched for the years 1885 through 1900, and in the years 1888, 1889, and 1891 was Michele found at this address. After an absence of two years, he showed up again at the same place in 1894.
The Naturalization record (3 Feb 1891) for Michele Nicoline (Nicolini) does not give an address of residence. It was filed in Criminal Court of Cook County, IL. Certificate number 8625, and the wittness or sponsor was Joseph Nicholes Nicolini. (is this Michele's brother? I also found his certificate of Naturalization #Minor-3223 located in the same court, dated Sept 26 1888).
Michele Nicoline's first papers (flle number 9279) were also filed in the criminal court of Cook County, Il on 1 October 1888 denouncing the "King of Italy", and signed by his X. His first papers were filled out just five days after Joseph's final papers were issued, possibly he had to be Naturalized prior to sponsoring another person.
Parents: NICOLINE, unknown at this time .
He was married to Marie Antonetta GRIPPA in 1875/76 in Italy. (135)(136) The 1900 census records indicate that they have been married for 24 years. This family was in Dayton, Wisconsin 15 June 1887, when son Americo (Mattie) was born. After searching the City Directories of Lima Ohio, I find that Michele and Marie listed in the Lima 1891-92 directory. Son, John, was born in Lima on 29 September 1892 according to his WWI Draft registration card. This family was also listed in the 1897-98 directory for Lima, and thereafter at 506 West Vine until 1929 when Michele died. Mary was listed as Widow of Michael, and still living there until her death in 1940.
Americo "Mattie" NICOLINE(137) (138) was born on 15 Jun 1887 in Dayton, Green, WI.(139) (140)(141) (142)(143) (144) Mattie's Funeral Rememberance Card notes birth date as 15 June 1887.
Betty's birth certificate (4 Oct 1916) notes that Mathew was 30 years old at last birthday. This would indicate birth to be 1886 instead of 1887. It also noted that he was born in Dayton, Wisconsin.
The 1900 Census for Allen County, Ohio notes him as being born in June 1885.
Mattie's Draft Registration comleted in Lima, Ohio on 5 Jun 1917 also indicates birth as 15 June 1887 in Daytin, Wisconsin. He was christened on 3 Sep 1887 in Belleville, Dane, WI.(145) This certificate, which has an embossed seal of St. James Church is surely in preparation to getting a delayed birth certificate during WWII. It States:
"Dear Act. State Registrar, This is to certify that Americo Nicolini was born June 15th 1887 and baptized Sept. 3, 1887; parents Michael Nicolini and Antonetta Grippa; Sponsors: Felectino DeMarco and Maria Howard; Rev. B. J. Burke officiating."
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Leonard Koehring He was a Section Forman for the Wabash Railroad in 1914 in Lima, Allen, OH.(146) (147) The 1914 City Directory has Mathew's occupation as forman. He is noted as a Section Forman on Pauline Betty's birth certificate 1916. He resided 1015 S. Atlantic St., Lima , Ohio between Oct 1916 and 1919 in Lima, Allen, OH. (148)(149) Betty's birth certificate, 4 October 1916, has the family living at this address, as well as the 1919 Lima City Directory. He was a Section Froman for the D T I RR on 5 Jun 1917 in Lima, Allen, OH. (150) He registered for the Draft on 5 Jun 1917 in Lima, Allen, OH. (151) When Mattie registered for the Draft, he claimed an exemption on the grounds that he had a wife and 5 children to support. He was described as Medium height and slender build, Brown eyes and black hair. on 5 Jun 1917 in Lima, Allen, OH.(152) He resided in 1920 in Raisin Twp., Lenawee Co., MI. (153) He resided 1212 Maumee Road in 1929 in Adrian, Lenawee, MI. (154) Ruth says that the family lived here when she graduated from High school. He was described as 5ft 4in, 150 lb, Blue eyes about 1969 in Romulus, Michigan.(155) He died on 15 Nov 1971 in Wayne, Wayne, MI. (156)(157) (158) Mattie's Funeral rememberance Card notes death date as 15 November 1971.
Death certificate, #70240, notes that he died at 5:30 p.m., on the above date of 'Acute congenitive heart failure' due to 'Diabetis Mellitus' and 'Arteriositerotic heart disease' as noted by Dr. E.A. Goerke, M.D. He was buried about 18 Nov 1971 in Westland, Wayne, MI --Cadillac Memorial Gardens. (159)(160) Funeral was performed at Ute Memorial Funeral Home, Dr. Robert Hudgins (Minister) lead service. Burial was on Thursday following death date. Internment in Cadillac Memorial Gardens, Westland, Michigan.
He resided 11177 Ozga Rd. Mid 30s until abt 1968-69 in Romulus, Michigan. (161) Note on back of Licence notes move to 36833 Perry St. Romulus, MI (162) "Bum-Bum", was what I and undoubtedly other grandchildren called Mattie. I do not know where it came from or the significance of it. He always had a big chew of "Mail Pouch" tobacco in in mouth, and it looked like he had a ping-pong ball in his lip. Always having to go outside to spit, and there were big dried chunks all around the yard. Whenever he looked at his pocket watch, he would tell when the next train was due to go by the house, and sure enough, it did. In the spring, I would go for a walk with "Bum" and Dad down the railroad tracks to look for Morel mushrooms. They seemed to me to be pretty scarce, but he always knew where to look, and found them first. Mattie liked his liquor, and was in the dog-house more than once for having too much.
Mattie always went deer hunting up in the Upper Pinensula near Iron Mountain with a group of his friends. They all took the train around Lake Michigan through Illinois and Wisconsin, as all the train rises were free for him and family. He most always got his deer, and I remember a huge set of horns that he had with many, many "points" down in the basement. Dad (Winton) went with him a few times, and one year when I was about 14, I got to go up to camp with Him and Dad, Uncle Bud, and Cousin Bob. This was a year in which they went up near Petosky in the lower Peninsula. I was not old enough to have a gun, but got to go walk around for the weekend with the "Hunters". We camped in a big tent out in the woods, with a pot-bellie stove inside, and slept on cots. Cooking was done outside under a fly.
The 1900 census has Americo listed as "Matta" , a 14 year old son of Michele and Mary Nicoline.
The 1901-02 Lima City Directory has "Matto" listed as a laborer. In the 1903-04 directory "Mattie" is noted as a pressman, while in 1906-07 he was a student, still living with his parents at 506 W. Vine.
In 1937 the Railroad Retirement Act was enacted as an equivalent to Social Security, and requested that persons who were employed by the railroads on August 29, 1935, to supply a statement of all previous employers. On 25 November 1938, Mattie supplied this information, in it also were noted his present address of Romulus, Michigan, birth of 15 June 1887 in Dayton, Dane county Wisconsin. Parents Mickel (sic) Nicoline and Marry (sic) Grip (sic).
Mattie began his railroad career with the Erie Railroad Company, in Lima, Ohio, In April 1904. He worked as a section Laborer in the maintenance department until July 1906, when he was promoted to assistant foreman. He held this position until September 1908, at which time he may have worked someplace other than the railroad until March of 1910, when he went to work for the Detroit Toledo & Ironton Railroad Company. His occupation was a Section Foreman for the Maintenance of the Way department of Springfield, Ohio. He worked there until June of 1915, when he went back to the Erie Railroad, where he was Section Foreman until October of 1917. He went to work for the New York, Chicago, & St, Louis Railroad Company in June 1918 as a Section Laborer, in Lima, until July 1918, when he was noted as a Section Laborer for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad company, in Dayton, for a period of 2 months, until September 1918.
He again, was either unemployed or worked elsewhere until August 1919, when he went to work for the Wabash Railroad Company, Detroit division. This is apparently the time when the family moved to Michigan. He worked as Section Foreman of the Maintenance of the Way Department for the Detroit division until August 1928. At this time he was employed by the Toledo & Western Railroad Company, in Adrian, Michigan, again as Section Foreman, until August 1930. He went back to work for the Wabash Railroad at the Detroit division in August 1930, until April 1932 when he transferred to the Romulus location. Here he worked until he retired at age 67, on 31 December 1954
The records note that wages in 1924 were about $116 per month, Mattie earned a total of $1397.87 for this year. By 1929, during the depression period, he worked the entire year at $115 per month, or $1380 for the year. By 1931 wages had gone up to $125 per month, and $1474.59 for the year. Considering the number of people that were not working, or working for pennies during this time period, I think that these wages were very good for the time. In 1954, Mattie's final work year, the wages had gone to $313.52 per month, for a total of $3727.04
Parents: Michele NICOLINE(I) and Marie Antonetta GRIPPA.
He was married to Alma SHOCKEY on 23 May 1908 in Auglaize, OH.(163) (164) Marriage record issued by the Probate Court of Auglaize County, Ohio notes on 23 May 1908, Matthew Nicoline, who was age 21 on 1-5-1908 [he was actually not 21 until June 15], who was born in Madison, Wisconsin, Father- Michael Nicoline and mother Mary Augustine [sic], and Almo [sic] Shockey who was age 19 on 5-22-1908 [she was actually only 17 years of age on this date], born near Waynesfield, Ohio, father- Wm. Shockey and mother Frances Childs, were married by Geo. W. Hassenover, Mayor of Wapakoneta, Ohio. In the Lima City Directory for 1908-09 Mathew is noted with wife "Elma" and working as a machinist and living at 910 Second st.. 1911-12 has him and "Alma" back living at 506 W. Vine, while still a machinist. Subsequent directories has them at 958 (1050) Atlantic Ave through the 1919 directory.
another brother NICOLINE Parents: NICOLINE.
Barbara NICOLINE Was adopted as a baby Parents: Matthew "Bud" Jr NICOLINE and Edith MCCLOUD.
Frances Antonetta NICOLINE was born on 18 Jul 1908 in , OH. (165)(166) She resided 3330 18th St. N., St.Petersburg, Fla in May 1971.(167) She died on 8 Mar 1993 in FL.(168) In her letter dated 13 March 1993, Ruth states that Francis died "last Monday", this calculates to 8 March. Parents: Americo "Mattie" NICOLINE and Alma SHOCKEY.
Helen Jessie NICOLINE was born on 9 Oct 1914 in , OH. (172) Parents: Americo "Mattie" NICOLINE and Alma SHOCKEY.
Joan (pronounced Jo-Ann) Lucy NICOLINE was born on 13 Jan 1926 in Lima, Allen, OH.(174) Parents: John Edward NICOLINE and Pauline GILLHAM.
She was married to Erwin Charles Jr. MAURER on 22 Jul 1947 in Lima, Allen, OH.(175) Children were: Judith Ann MAURER, Jane Marie MAURER, Susan Lynn MAURER, John Erwin MAURER, Joan Ellen "Joanie" MAURER .
John Edward NICOLINE was born on 29 Sep 1892 in Lima, Allen, OH. (176)(177) (178) Census record indicates birth as Sep 1891.
WWI Draft registration card completed by John in June 1917 indicates birth as 29 Sep 1892. He was described as Medium height and build, light brown eyes, and black hair. on 5 Jun 1917 in Lima, Allen, OH. (179) He was a Fireman & Still Cleaner at Solar Refining Co. on 5 Jun 1917 in Lima, Allen, OH.(180) He resided 707 Faurot Ave on 5 Sep 1917 in Lima, Allen, OH. (181) He died on 25 Jul 1948 in Lima, Allen, OH. (182) John worked at the Standard Oil Refinery. It was his usual job to light the pilot lights. There were tanks of oil that went through the process that takes the gas out of the oil. What was left was coke , and that was sold to the public and used like coal. John would light the pilot that generated this process. On the morning of 23 June 1948, he was squatting on the ground with a pipe lighter. When he lit the pilot, a safety valve (or something) malfunctioned and it blew up. John had third degree burns over his torso and part of his legs because of the way he had squatted. He only lived about a month after the accident, and many were surprised he lived this long considering the severity of his injuries. Parents: Michele NICOLINE(I) and Marie Antonetta GRIPPA.
He was married to Pauline GILLHAM on 10 Jan 1917 in Lima, Allen, OH. (183)(184) Draft registration indicated that John is married prior to 5 Jun 1917. Children were: Mary Elizabeth "Sis" NICOLINE, Joan (pronounced Jo-Ann) Lucy NICOLINE, John William "Buddy" NICOLINE, stillborn NICOLINE.