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Many thanks to the descendents of Lawrence Philipp for info and photo identification on his mother's page.

There is a photo that is either Rose or her sister on the page for their mother, Lena Pfleger Philipp.

Rose A. Philipp Donahue Gray Kurtz

9-5-1893 to 9-22-1979



 1887-Louise Philipp (King)

 1899-Lawrence Philipp




Mr. Donahue

George Gray

Mr. Kurtz




John Donahue



August Philipp


Lena Pfleger Philipp

spouse's parents:

maternal grandparents:

Jean/Johannes Pfleger & Katharine Walter

paternal grandparents:


maternal aunts & uncles:

1841-Walter Karl; 1842-Katharine; 1844-Karl; 1845-Johann (died as infant); c.1847-Johannes Pfleger; c.1849-Franz Pfleger; 1850-Elizabeth (died at 4); 1852-August; 1854-Peter; 1856-Elisabetha (Schaeffer)


paternal aunts & uncles:


1900 census, Concord, MI:

August "Phillips," born Jan. 1858 in Germany, immigrated 1881, naturalized, 16 years in present marriage, home owned free, occupation: butcher

Wife Lena H., born Oct. 1859 in Germany, immigrated 1881, mother of three, all three living

Daughter Rosa F., born Aug. 1884 in Michigan

Daughter Louisa K. born July 1887 in Michigan

Son Lawrence A., born Feb. 1898 in Michigan.

Also in the house: boarders William Hauser, age 20 (born in Michigan) and Louis Eppler, 48 (born in Germany), both butchers, both single.


1910 census


1920 census, Detroit, Wayne County Michigan (relationships listed to head of household)

George Gray, age 29, born in Louisiana, father born IL, mother born IN, patrolman for police dept

wife Rose, age 27, born in MI of parents born in Germany, saleslady, place not quite legible, pos Hynes Brazier?

stepson John Donahue, age 8, born MI of parents born in MI

lodger George Nourhanlan (maybe), age 17, born in MI of parents born in Finland, assembler in auto parts factory


1930 census, Concord Village, Jackson County MI

Lena Philipp, widow, in a home owned, not rented, value $4000, with a radio. Immigration year has switched to 1880. Profession: none.

Daughter Rose W. Kurtz (note in 1900 it was Rosa F, not W), 38, married, profession: retail merchant in dry goods store.

Grandson John L. Donahue, 18, single, born in Michigan, profession: none.


Michigan Death Index

John R. Donahue 9-26-1911 to 1-26-1975 of West Bloomfield, Oakland MI, died in Detroit.


Social Security Death index

Rose Kurtz 368-68-7079 last residence Detroit born 9-5-1893 died Sept 1979, SSN issued 1973

Michigan Death index

Rose A. Kurtz born 9-5-1893, died 9-22-1979, Detroit.