My family timeline (a work in progress)

1849

5 Jan 1849: birth of August Grayer in Posen Province, Prussia (my paternal great grandfather)

1875

20 March 1875: Carl Schmiling is born (maternal great grandfather of Drew)

1877

19 April 1877: Charles Emmett Whitmer (paternal grandfather of Tim Whitmer) is born in Kentucky

1881

20 July 1881: Alma Runke Schmiling is born (maternal great grandmother of Drew

1885

14 Sept 1885: Emilie “Amelia” Angelina Grayer is born in Scio, MI (Grandma Pet- Amelia Grayer Ream, my maternal grandmother)

16 Sept 1885 Grover Cleveland Ream (father of Gretchen Ream Hess and my paternal grandfather) is born in Denver, Miami County, IN

1890

20 May 1890: Aunt Babe (Helen Grayer Mayer, my maternal Great Aunt) is born

1891

6 Sept 1891: George Kellogg Hess, Sr. (my paternal grandfather)  is born in Benton Harbor, MI

1894

31 Jan 1894: Henrietta Spruhan is born in IL (mother of Robert L. Hess and my paternal grandfather)

1896

21 April 1896: Cora Noffsinger Whitmer (paternal grandmother of Tim Whitmer) is born in Kentucky

1911

28 Jun 1911: Henrietta Spruhan graduates from Austin High School in Chicago (mother of Robert Hess and my paternal grandmother)

1912

21 Jan 1912: Elbert Emil Schmiling is born (maternal grandfather of Drew Wiesner)

1915

15 Mar 1915: Olive Viste Schmiling is born (maternal grandmother of Drew Wiesner)

1917

13 Aug 1917:  August Grayer dies (maternal great grandfather of Hess girls)

4 Dec 1917:  Robert Emerson Ream is born (Uncle Bob, my mother’s brother)

1923

14 Nov 1923:  Tim Whitmer’s father Charles Emmett Whitmer, Jr. is born in Kentucky

1924

29 Sep 1924: Robert Hess is born in Orange, Essex. NJ

1925

4 Oct 1925 Gretchen Ream is born in Ann Arbor, MI

1926

14 April 1926: Robert Jack Groshans is born in Arkansas (paternal grandfather of my children)

20 Dec 1926:  Madeline Bravin Groshans  is born in PA (paternal grandmother of my grandchildren)

1930

1930 Census – Robert Hess, his parents and brother are living in Cook County, Chicago, IL (N. Neva Ave.)

1931

20 Jan 1931: Samuel Henry Barnes (father of Chris Barnes) is born in Mississippi

26 March 1931: Grover Ream dies in Ann Arbor, MI (maternal grandfather of Hess girls)

1933

24 Feb 1933:  Annabelle Bivona (mother of Chris Barnes) is born in New York, NY

1940

10 Aug 1940: Robert Hess is saved from electrical shock fence (16 years old)

1940 Census – Robert Hess, his parents and brother are living in Benton Harbor, MI (Benton Center Road)

1941

Gretchen is a sophomore at Ann Arbor High 16 years old

1942

Gretchen Ream is a junior at Ann Arbor High 17 years old

Robert Hess graduates from Benton Harbor High School and enters University of Michigan

25 Aug 1942: Robert L. Hess’ date of enlistment

1943

Gretchen Hess graduates from Ann Arbor High School

1 July 1943: Date of Entry into Active Service for Robert L. Hess

1944

26 March 1944: Eugene Norbert Wiesner is born in WI (father of Drew Wiesner)

8 Jun 1944: Joann Emma Schmiling is born in Algoma, WI (mother of Drew Wiesner)

1945

14 Feb 1945: Robert Hess is in V-12 program at University of Michigan

Robert Hess BSE – Engineering-Math BSE- Engineering-Mechanical while in the Navy V-12 program

2 Nov 1945: Robert Hess is appointed as an Ensign, US Navy (graduates from Midshipman school in New York)- this is date of commission

15 Dec 1945: Gretchen and Robert Hess wedding

1945 Gretchen and Robert honeymoon at Niagara Falls

1945 Gretchen lives on N. Main Street and Robert reports to New Port, RI

1946

April – Bob is on a naval shakedown at Guantanamo Bay

Robert Hess in an Instructor or Engineering Mechanics at the University of Michigan 1946-1949

7 July 1946: Robert Hess date of separation from US Naval Service

1947

Gretchen is a stenographer living with Robert at 719 Oakland Street, AA, MI

Robert Hess in an Instructor or Engineering Mechanics at the University of Michigan 1946-1949

1948

Robert Hess in an Instructor or Engineering Mechanics at the University of Michigan 1946-1949

1949

Robert Hess in an Instructor or Engineering Mechanics at the University of Michigan 1946-1949

Robert Hess is employed by Bell Laboratories from 1949 to 1952

1950

Robert Hess is employed by Bell Laboratories from 1949 to 1952

Robert Hess receives Ph.D. from the University of Michigan

1951

Robert Hess is employed by Bell Laboratories from 1949 to 1952

1952

Robert Hess is employed by Bell Laboratories from 1949 to 1952

18 Mar 1952: Mary Ann Hess is born in Bethlehem, PA

14 April 1952: Tim Whitmer is born

19 March 1952: Robert Jack Groshans marries Madeline Bravin in Washington, D.C.

1953

18 Feb 1953: Jack Francis Groshans is born in Ypsilanti, MI

1954

11 Feb 1954: Linda Claire Hess is born in Ann Arbor, MI

31 March 1954: Mark Andrew Groshans is born

6 Nov 1954:  Robert Ream marries Mary Virginia Meredith in San Diego, CA

1955

11 Feb 1955: Linda Claire turns 1 year old

1 May 1955: Grandma Grayer dies (Amelia Wistoff Grayer- maternal great grandmother of Hess girls)

1956

11 Feb 1956: Linda Claire turns 2 years old

4 Dec 1956: Marie Groshans is born

1957

11 Feb 1957: Linda Claire turns 3 years old

February – Hess girls visit paternal grandparents in Benton Harbor, MI

23 April 1957: Christopher Franklin Eugene Barnes is born

27 Nov 1957: Kathryn Sue Hess is born in Ann Arbor

Robert Hess was asked to oversee the work of the Willow Run Laboratories

1958

11 Feb 1958: Linda Claire turns 4 years old

8 Mar 1958: Carol Renee Groshans is born

March 1948: Robert Hess receives full professorship

1959

11 Feb 1959: Linda Claire turns 5 years old

9 Oct 1959: Glenn Robert Groshans is born

1960

11 Feb 1960: Linda Claire turns 6 years old

November- Robert Hess takes the black and white popular portrait photos of everyone in his family and the extended family

1961

11 Feb 1961: Linda Claire turns 7 years old

Hess family and Aunt Babe take big trip out west

1962

11 Feb 1962: Linda Claire turns 8 years old

31 Jan 1962: Paul Stephen Groshans is born

Joann Schmiling (Drew Wiesner’s mother) graduates from Algoma High School

13 Dec 1962: Alma Runke Schmiling dies (maternal great grandmother of Drew)

1963

11 Feb 1963: Linda Claire turns 9 years old

21 Apr 1963: Daniel Robert Groshans is born

1964

Gretchen does Christmas Program at Bethlehem

1964 and 1965: Robert Hess served as the personal representative of the U.S. Army’s Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence and led teams of scientists though a field review of the Army’s Combat Surveillance capabilities in Europe and in Korea.

1965

11 Feb 1965: Linda Claire turns 11 years old

7 Feb 1965: Thomas Michael Groshans is born

13 Feb 1965: Grandma Pet (Amelia Grayer Ream) dies

18 June 1965: Eugene Norbert Wiesner marries Joann Schmiling (Drew’s parents)

1966

11 Feb 1966: Linda Claire turns 12 years old

17 Jun 1966: Paul Stephen Groshans dies

18 Jun 1966: Wedding of Joann Schmiling to Eugene Wiesner

1 Jul 1966: Robert Hess receives 2nd highest Army award

Robert starts with HSRI

Robert is Chairman of the building committee at BUCC and the new Addition is completed

1967

11 Feb 1967: Linda Claire turns 13 years old

16 Oct 1967: Donna Susan Groshans is born

1968

7 April 1968: Linda Claire’s confirmation

1969

11 Feb 1969: Linda Claire turns 15 years old

10 Jan 1969: George Kellogg Hess, Sr. dies in Saint Cloud, FL

2 Oct 1969: Highway Safety Research Institute is dedicated

1970

11 Feb 1970: Linda Claire turns 16 years old

President Nixon names Robert Hess to National Highway Safety Advisory Committee for 3 years

31 May 1970: Robert Hess takes Linda Hess on European trip

28 Jun 1970: Jack Groshans graduates from St. John’s in Ypsilanti, MI

July 1970 to June 1973 Jack Groshans works at Ford Motor Company in Saline, as a decorating technician

4 Nov 1970: Kara Lynn Wiesner is born (sister of Drew Wiesner)

1972

02.11 Linda Claire turns 18 years old

07.06 Tim Whitmer’s father Charles Emmett Whitmer, Jr. dies

Linda Claire Hess graduates from Pioneer H.S. in Ann Arbor

1973

11 Feb 1973: Linda Claire turns 19 years old

Mary Ann is living in France. Tour d’Aygosi 7, Aix-en-Provence 13100, France

Robert Hess Consultant of the Secretary of the Army’s Scientific Advisory Panel 

April – Mary Ann is getting ready to return to America after a year abroad

Jack is at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX (August 24th)

Jack is at the Defense Language Institute in Washington DC

Briarwood Mall opens in October

1974

11 Feb 1974: Linda Claire turns 20 years old

March 1974: Linda visits Jack in DC for spring break

April 1974: Khaki takes trip to Germany

May 4 1974: Mary Ann graduates from the University of Michigan

1 Sept 1974: Andrew Jacob Wiesner is born in WI

Claire and Hillsdale friends spend spring break in Washington DC

18 Nov 1974: Jack Groshans has honorable discharge from the US Air Force

1975

Jack was living at Aunt Rita’s house, 2225 Midvale, Ypsilanti, MI

1976

11 Feb 1976: Linda Claire turns 22 years old

15 May 1976: Linda Claire Hess graduates from Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI

1977

11 Feb 1977: Linda Claire turns 23 years old

February 1977 to April 1982: Jack Groshans works for the US Postal Service

13 Aug 1977: Groshans Wedding in Ann Arbor, MI

1978

11 Feb 1978: Linda Claire turns 24 years old

July 1978 Linda is Sales and Catering Manager for Weber’s Inn until March of 1980

1979

11 Feb 1979: Linda Claire turns 25 years old

Linda is Sales and Catering Manager for Weber’s Inn

1980

11 Feb 1980: Linda Claire turns 26 years old

Linda is Sales and Catering Manager for Weber’s Inn until March of 1980

September 1980: Drew enters 1st grade in Port Washington Public Schools. Teacher is Linda Schmidt.

1981

11 Feb 1981: Linda Claire turns 27 years old

3 July 1981: Amy Heather Groshans is born

September 1981: Drew enters 2nd grade in Port Washington Public Schools. His teacher was Mrs. Schubert.

13 Dec 1981: Amy baptized at BUCC

1982

11 Feb 1982: Linda Claire turns 28 years old

3 July 1982: Amy turns 1 year old

1983

11 Feb 1983: Linda Claire turns 29 years old

3 July 1983: Amy turns 2 years old

September 1983- December 1984 Jack Groshans attends Washtenaw Community College

1984

11 Feb 1984: Linda Claire turns 30 years old

Linda Claire works at Chi Systems as Fulfillment Manager for Hospital Purchasing Management publication.

17 Mar 1984: Robert Jack Groshans dies (paternal grandfather of my children)

8 April 1984: Kristina Marie Whitmer is born

3 July 1984: Amy turns 3 years old

20 Sept 1984: Henrietta Spruhan Hess dies in Kissimmee, FL (mother of Robert Hess)

Robert Hess retires from HSRI

1985

11 Feb 1985: Linda Claire turns 31 years old

3 July 1985: Amy turns 4 years old

1986

11 Feb 1986: Linda Claire turns 32 years old

19 April 1986: Jack Groshans graduates from Eastern Michigan University

3 July 1986: Amy turns 5 years old

11 Oct 1986: Dan Groshans marries Elizabeth Gianakaris

Amy goes to Kindergarten at Jack and Jill

February – Amy and I go to Disney with Grandma and Grandpa

1987

Sept 1987 : Amy starts 1st grade at St. Thomas the Apostle

1988

Sept 1988: Amy starts 2nd grade at St. Thomas the Apostle

1989

Sept 1989: Amy starts 3rd grade at St. Thomas the Apostle

8 Jan 1989: Charles Robert Whitmer is born

30 Jan 1989: Amy scalds her chest

11 Feb 1989: Linda Claire turns 35 years old

1 April 1989: Kathryn Sue Hess marries Christopher Barnes

3 July 1989: Amy turns 8 years old

28 July 1989: Radisson grand opening

1990

3 July 1990: Amy’s pirate birthday party

Sep 1990: Amy starts 4th grade at St. Thomas the Apostle

Jack, Linda Claire (pregnant) and Amy go on vacation to Jamaica

1991

11 Feb 1991: Linda Claire turns 37 years old

03.29–04.05 in Florida before going to Jamaica (I think)

5 April 1991: arrive in Montego Bay – Jamaica (Claire is pregnant on this trip)

2 May 1991: Blake Andrew Barnes is born

3 July 1991: Amy turns 10 years old

Sept 1991: Amy starts 5th grade at St. Thomas the Apostle

31 Oct 1991: Michael Robert Groshans is born

1992

02.11 Linda Claire turns 38 years old

March- Amy broken wrist

14 Jun 1992: – Drew graduates from Port Washington H.S.

June – Kara graduates from La Crosse U.W, system

3 July 1992: Amy turns 11 years old

August – Groshans family reunion in Vancouver

31 Oct 1991: Mike turns 1 year old

Amy wearing braces

1993

02.11 Linda Claire turns 39 years old

3 July 1993: Amy turns 12 years old

July trip to Wonderland in Toronto.

3 Sept 1993: Grant Hayes Groshans is born (son of Glenn Groshans)

4 Sept 1993: Donna Groshans marries Todd Michael Gorsuch

31 Oct 1993: Mike turns 2 years old

1994

3 July 1994: Family trip to Disneyworld

Summer Amy in Camp Talahi

Drew (junior at U of W Madison) spends a semester at the University of London living in the Bloomsbury District of London

1995

24 Jan 1995: Alexander Ryan Groshans is born (son of Dan and Beth Groshans)

11 Feb 1995: Linda Claire turns 41 years old

May – Amy confirmation from BUCC

3 July 1995: Amy turns 14 years old

31 Oct 1995: Mike turns 4 years old and is in preschool

Linda Claire Hess Groshans and Jack Groshans are divorced

1996

Mike starts Kindergarten at Jack and Jill

Drew graduates from University of Wisconsin-Madison May 1996

1997

Mike starts 1st Grade at Abbott Elementary School

1 June 1997: Laura Groshans is born (daughter of Dan and Beth Groshans)

15 August 1997: Kevin Matthew Barnes is born

1998

Mike starts 2nd grade at Pittsfield Elementary School in 1997

2 July 1998: trip to Belle Isle with Bob Shafe

04.01 Linda Claire Groshans purchases 2725 Yost Blvd

1999

06.10 Amy Groshans graduates from Pioneer H.S. in Ann Arbor

11.03 Thomas Groshans marries Teresa Francis Steszewski

Mike starts 3rd grade at Pittsfield Elementary School

2000

Summer & Winter Amy works at Pfizer Global Research and Development 2800 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI and Summer 2001

Mike starts 4th grade at Pittsfield Elementary School

Amy and Mike have trip to Hawaii

2001

Summer – Amy works at Pfizer Global Research and Development 2800 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI

Amy works from August to Dec 2001 State of Michigan House of Representatives, State Capitol, Lansing, MI 48909 517-373-0846 Representative James L. Koetje, 74th District of Michigan

Amy lives at 211 E. 53rd St., Apartment 9B, New York, New York, USA

Mike starts 5th grade at Pittsfield Elementary School

Amy and Mike have cruise to Alaska

2002

03.15 bad winter storm on Yost

05.02 Elbert Emil Schmiling dies (maternal grandfather of Drew Wiesner)

08.23 Catherine Elizabeth Groshans is born (daughter of Tom and Teresa Groshans)

Mike starts 6th grade at Scarlett Middle School

Amy and Mike have a trip to St. Thomas

2003

August 11 we were in Oscoda

May – Amy graduates from Michigan State University

2004

Mike finishes 7th grade

03.17 Benjamin Michael Groshans is born (son of Tom and Teresa Groshans)

12.09 Robert Ream dies

Mike goes to boy scout jamboree

2005

15 May 2005: Drew graduates from Cornell

1 Jan 2005: Amy’s visit to Connecticut to visit Tom, Teresa, Cate and Ben

18 June 2005: Amy marries Bill Hasler

Bill Hasler accepts a job in Los Angeles

14 June 2005: Mike Groshans has 8th grade graduation from Mill Creek School in Dexter, MI

Claire starts at Bethlehem Church

2006

05.15 Journey to Jerusalem room

11.01 Gretchen Lois Ream Hess dies

Mike is 15 years old on 10-31-91 and finishes 9th grade at Huron High School

Mike takes a summer trip to the Boundary Waters with Boy Scouts

Mike does a Habitat trip in Alpena and then comes directly to Oscoda

Amy and Bill living in Los Angeles, but also then move into NYC apartment

Kristy graduates from MSU – Bachelor of Science, Zoology

2007

Mike is 16 years old on 10-31-91 and finishes 10th grade at Huron H.S.

08.31 Mark Groshans dies

2008

Mike is 17 years old on 10-31-91 and finishes 11th grade at Huron H.S.

10.20 Ann marries Jon

2009

April – Amy and Drew trip to Cancun

06.03 – Mike Groshans and Blake Barnes graduate from Huron High School

06.25 Amy in Marathon

July – Drew hunts in Nambia with his father

Ma

Fall- Mike starts at the University of Michigan as a freshman

2010

Mike starts work at CITI in the school year and summer of 2010

Hawaiian shirt photos at Mike’s work 12-7

11.21 Amy in Philadelphia Marathon

05.07 Kristy graduates from MSU College of Veterinary Medicine

2011

February 2011: Drew and Amy get engaged

February 2011: Amy and Drew go to San Francisco and Napa Valley with Wiesner family

Mike works at CITI in the school year and summer of 2011

30 July 2011: wedding shower

10 Sept 2011: Amy Heather marries Andrew Jacob Wiesner in New York

Claire’s Arm surgery

2012

Mike starts work at Arbor Networks as an intern in the summer of 2012

14 Jan 2012: Eugene Norbert Wiesner dies (father of Drew Wiesner)

12 Feb 2012: Amy and Drew move to Addison Street

11.13 Eugene Jack Wiesner is born in WI

Mike graduates in the winter of 2012 from the U of M

2013

19 April 2013: Kara Wiesner marries Tom Martin

Mike starts full time at Arbor Networks in January

2014

Mike starts at Twilio in April 2014 and moves to San Francisco

2015

sale of house on Yost Blvd.

2016

July 3rd – Claire moves to Seattle Washington

2017

05.19 Robert Lawrence Hess dies

October – Claire leaves job at Christ Episcopal Church in Seattle after 14 months employment

2018

Claire buys condo in Ann Arbor in April 2018

Amy and Drew sell Portland OR home

Amy, Drew and EJ move to Germany

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