Marie WEBER who had been living at Dudelange, Luxembourg was 24 yrs old and an excellent cook when she immigrated to America in 1917 (her mother had cooked for the royal family in Luxembourg).Marie's half-sister, Mrs Bud (Alice) CHURCH told me the Henry FORD family (of FORD cars) in Grosse Point, Wayne co, Michigan got word of Mary and came down to their house to talk to Marie about cooking for the FORD family.So Edsel Ford's brother-in-law Ernest Carlton KANZLER and his wife Josephine hired her.Edsel FORD's wife, Eleanor L. CLAY, was the sister of Josephine (CLAY) KANZLER, Ernest KANZER's wife.Eleanor and Josephine CLAY were the daughters of William CLAY and Elizabeth HUDSON.Their uncle, Joseph L. Hudson was owner of Detroit's largest department store and was a leader of the Hudson Motor Car Co.
1920 census Jan 10 Detroit, Wayne, MI; 535 Iroquois Ave Ernest Kanzler 34 born <1886> MI GER GER mfg, tractor co Josephine wife 28 born <1892> MI US US Marie Weber servant 27 born <1893 > GER GER GER; imigr-1916 Harry Bratton servant30 b <1890> ENG ENG ENG imigr -1914
Marie Weber married in Detroit, Michigan 31 Oct 1921 Archie Oswald Pinkley born 21 Aug 1896 Monterey, Reynolds County, Missouri. 2 Children: twins: my step-father, Archie Jesse Pinkley born 25 Dec 1922 MI died 30 Sep 1994 in Painesville, Lake co, OH and Betty Catherine Pinkley born 25 Dec 1922 in MI married in 1942 Gerald Lee HAWKINS. The family lived for some years in Armada, Michigan. Marie Weber Pinkley died 7 Jan 1969 in Monroe, Michigan.
Marie WEBER's siblings, Pete and Therza WEBER still lived in Luxembourg after she left for America. I'd like to find her siblings. Mary K. Ward Richmond, Virginia, USA