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Zobl - Vincent B.

Vincent B. Zobl
“Marine City, Feb. 2 - Vincent B. Zobl, this city's oldest living resident is 90 years old today. No celebration is being held on account of his ill health. Mr. Zobl has been ill in the home of his daughter, Mrs. T. J. Wreath, St. Clair River drive five years. He has been confined to his bed most of the five years. He was born Feb. 2, 1845, in Teriol, Austria, and came to the United States in September 1852 with his father, Michael Zobl, and family. The Zobl family took refuge in Marine City, then called Newport, from the dreaded cholera epidemic in Detroit at that time.  Within two days of the family's arrival, two of the eight children died. His father was also ill but recovered. Mr. Zobl married Miss Mary Achatz in 1873. She died in 1880. Mrs. Wreath was the only daughter. He has a brother, Barney Zobl who lives in Florida and two sisters, Mrs. Johanna Deitlin, Detroit and Miss Thresa Zobl, Marine city.”
Submitted by Pat Love