Blass Family Papers,   1922, 2002
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History

Biography:

Marie F. Kleiner (June 3, 1903-May 1976) of Greenwood Township in Clare County, Michigan, attended the summer teachers’ course at Central Michigan Normal School, now Central Michigan University (CMU), in 1921. She then taught in various one-room schoolhouses in Harrison, Michigan, 1921-1927. Her future husband, Kenneth Blass (May 31, 1897-April 1985) of Baldwin in Lake County, Michigan, worked as a postal worker in Detroit, 1921-1927. Kenneth and Marie were married on June 20, 1927. After their marriage and honeymoon they lived in Detroit from 1927 until 1953 when they returned to live in Baldwin (Mich.). Together they had four children: Kenmar E. and James M. Blass, Katherine C. Blass McBride, and Barbara E. Blass Wetzel, who is also a CMU graduate. (This information is from the collection and the Social Security Death Index website.)