Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Nelson Plude

   Nelson Plude, who departed this life Sept. 20, at his home in Grout township, was one of the first settlers of the county. He moved from Detroit to this county 41 years ago, and two years later brought and cleared the farm upon which he resided up to the time of his death. Mr. Plude saw Gladwin county transformed from a lumbering region to a fine agricultural community, and was one to bear the brunt of hardships of pioneer life when the outlook was not so bright as now for the future of the county. He witnessed the coming of the railroad and all modern conveniences with which the age is favored, and from the forest hewed out a good home for his later years. He was born May 6, 1844, in Canada, and lived to the advanced age of 71 years, 4 months and 14 days. His wife and nine children survive him, also two sisters, Mrs.Page of Ludington and Mrs. Bertrand of Bay City. Mr. Plude served his country in the Civil war, and was prominent in G.A.R. gatherings. Funeral services were held at the church of Sacred Heart. Interment in Highland cemetery.
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Highland Cemetery, Gladwin, MI
Civil War
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
P:1 C:6
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Summer 2005
Tom Ladner
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