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Archie Leonard Adams

Updated: 14 August 2013

Word has been received of the death of Gerald L. Adams, 81 (14 June 1931 - 07 Jan 2013). He was the son of Carl Valentine & Helen (Manning) Adams and the grandson of Archie Leonard & Lillie LeBarr (Douglas) Adams. An obituary will be in the Marcellus News. He will be buried in Bushnell National Cemetery, FL. Strunk Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Please contact Jim Adams if you have additional information (copies of photographs, births, marriages, obituaries, letters, diaries, etc.) for the Archie Adams, Krieger, Poulsen/Paulsen families. 


Archie Leonard Adams, son of Uri Mason & Jane Woods (McKain) Adams was born 10 July 1871, married Lillie (a.ka. Lilly) LeBarr (Lubins) Douglass 21 January 1897 and died 11 May 1944.

Summary of Archie Adams family history courtesy of Robert D. Brown.

Archie Adams history courtesy of Robert D. Brown.

(Photo of Archie Adams--From Muriel Brown photo album courtesy of Robert Brown.)

(Photo of Lillie LeBarr Douglass Adams--From Muriel Brown photo album courtesy of Robert Brown.)

(Photo of Archie, Effie, Mary, Chester) possibly at Bankson Lake.

(Photo of Archie, Chester) Sarah, Archie, Chester, Mary


They had two children:

1. Carl Valentine Adams (14 February 1898 - 25 October 1989) married Helen Mae Manning (27 January 1905 - 12 June 1973)

2. Clare May Adams (25 November 1902 - 17 August 2001) married Donald W. Price (22 November 1897 - 24 August 1975)


Archie Leonard Adams (1871-1944) was born in Porter Township, Van Buren County, Michigan. He attended grade school and was a farmer all of his life in Porter Township. Archie & Lilly belonged to the Harmony Chapel and were members of the Gleaners Society. Archie also held various school board positions. In 1897 on January 21st, Archie married Lilly L. Douglas (1874-1974). Born to this union were two children-Carl Valentine Adams on 14 February 1898 and Clare M. Adams on 25 November 1902. Carl went through grade school in Porter Township and graduated from Lawton High School, later to operate the farm in Porter Township until his retirement. Clare went through grade school in Porter Township and has lived in Marcellus and Kalamazoo. Carl married Helen M. Manning of Marcellus on 14 March 1923. Born to this union were Gerald L. and Leatrice June. On 11 May 1951, Gerald married Irene Krieger (1932-1963) of Chicago, IL. Born to this union were Gerald C., Dawn Marie, Douglas Carl, and Mary Francis. Gerald L. married Marilyn Graham June 1969. Born to this union was Jeffery Scott. Marilyn previously had Daniel, Teresa, and Timothy. June married Phillip Powell of Marcellus on 1 June 1946. Born to this union was Sandra Lee, Gregory, Kyle Ann, and Dale Ann. Clare married Don W. Price (1897-1975) on 23 June 1923. On 23 August 1946 they adopted twin girls, Sueann and Sharlann.
by: Clare Adams Price & June Adams Powell

20 July 1981

(Thanks to Clare Adams Price & June Adams Powell for submitting this history)


Archie L. Adams Obituary

"Archie L. Adams, son of Uriah and Jane Adams, passed away May 11, 1944, after an illness of three weeks. He was born in Porter township July 10, 1871 and has lived on a farm in that vicinity all of his life.
He was united in marriage to Lily L. Douglass January 21, 1897. To this union were born two children, Carl who resides on the farm and Mrs. Don Price of Kalamazoo, all of who mourn his loss.
He was one of a family of six children. Two brothers who preceded him in death were Mason of South Bend, and Dr. R. U. Adams of Kalamazoo. Surviving are two sisters and one brother, Mrs. George Adams of Detroit, Chester of Porter, and Mrs. Claude Sykes of Benton Harbor.
He also leaves two grandchildren, June and Gerald Adams, several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held at the Romig funeral home, Sunday, May 14 at 3 p.m. Rev. Henry Hulme, local Methodist minister officiating. Burial was in the Marcellus cemetery."

We wish to thank our friends and neighbors, pall bearers and ladies of the Harmony Chapel Aid for their many acts of kindness and for their beautiful floral offerings, at the time of the loss of our husband and father. We especially thank Rev. Hulme for his consoling words, and the Romig funeral home for their kind service.
Mrs. Archie Adams and family.

Gerald L. "Gerry" Adams Obituary

GERALD L. ADAMS  (link to
June 14, 1931 - January 7, 2013

Gerald L. Adams, 81, passed away January 7, 2013 at his home in Barefoot Bay, FL with his loving wife and best friend Marilyn (Shaw) and several of his children by his side.

Gerald is survived by his wife, Marilyn (Shaw), children, Gerald C. & Charlene Adams, Dawn & Dave Sivley, Douglas & Karen Adams, Danny & Judy Graham, Teresa & Earle Martin, Mary & Jack Coleman, Tim & Amy Graham, Jeffrey Adams, eighteen grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and devoted brother of Leatrice June (Adams) & Pete Powell.

Gerald was preceded in death by his first wife, Irene Lillian (Krieger).

Gerald attended and graduated from Marcellus High School, Marcellus, MI and was a successful farmer in Marcellus.

Gerald was an avid golfer, and active member of the Barefoot Bay Golf Course, fisherman, and hunter. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War, and was active in the American Legion. Gerald married Marilyn June 19, 1969 and they subsequently retired in 1989 and moved to Florida.

Gerald will be laid to rest with military honors at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida on Friday, January 18, 2013.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3375 20th St. Vero Beach, FL 32960.

Irene L. (Krieger) Adams

Adams, Mrs. Irene L.,(16 December 1963) (link to
Route 1,
Schoolcraft, Mich. –
Age 31, Passed away Monday afternoon at University Hospital, Ann Arbor following a 3 weeks illness. Mrs. Adams was born Sept. 27, 1932 in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Frank and Lillian Poulsen Krieger moving here from Chicago 16 years ago. She was graduated from Marcellus High School and was a member of Pleasant Valley E.U.B. Church, Mother's Club of Marcellus and the Vinyard Grange No. 1670. In May, 1951 she was united in marriage to Gerald L. Adams, moving to Route 1, Schoolcraft at that time. Surviving are her husband, Gerald L.; 2 daughters, and 2 sons, Dawn, age 9, Mary, age 2, Gerald, age 11, Douglas age 7, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Krieger of Marcellus and one brother, Charles Krieger of Bensenville, Ill. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. At the Romig Funeral Home, Marcellus, Rev. Dale Ferris officiating. Burial in Marcellus Cemetery.

Irene L. Adams
Irene L.Adams, age 31, of Route 1, Schoolcraft, passed away Monday afternoon, December 16, at the University hospital at Ann Arbor, following a three weeks illness. She was born September 27, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Frank and Lillian (Poulsen) Krieger and came to Marcellus 16 years ago. She was a graduate of Marcellus high school. In May of 1951 she married Gerald L. Adams who survives. She was a member of the Pleasant Valley E.U.B. Church, the Marcellus Mother's Club and Vineyard Grange No. 1670. Surviving besides her husband, and parents are two daughters, Dawn, age 9, and Mary, age 2, two sons Gerald C. age 11 and Douglas, age 7; one brother, Charles Krieger of Bensenville, Illinois. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. In the Romig Funeral Home with Rev. Dale Ferris of the E.U.B. Church officiating. Burial in the Marcellus cemetery. Mr



  Mrs. Lillian M. Krieger, age 75, died Thursday, April 1, in Lee Memorial Hospital, Dowagiac shortly after having been admitted at 1:00 p.m. She had been in failing health for the past 6 years.

  Mrs. Krieger had been a full time Marcellus resident for the past 8 years and previously lived in Chicago. She operated the Krieger Store on M-119 summers before coming here to live permanently. She then continued in the business with her husband before becoming ill.

  She was born June 1, 1895 in Chicago, Illinois , the daughter of Christian and Jacobine (Jacobsen) Paulsen. On April 12, 1918 in Chicago she was married to Frank Krieger who survives.

  She was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Marcellus.

  Surviving besides her husband are one son, Charles I. of Bensenville, Illinois; one sister, Mrs. Frances Colbeck of Marcellus; and 8 grandchildren. On daughter, Mrs. Irene Adams, and 2 sons preceded her in death.

  Funeral services were held Sunday, April 4 at 2:00 p.m. in the Romig Funeral Home with Father Edwin G. Palmer of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church officiating.

  Burial was in Marcellus Cemetery. 

(Note: Frank Florian Krieger, husband of Lillian M. (Paulsen) Krieger was born 29 August 1896 and died July 10, 1982. He is buried in Bly Cemetery) Krieger Family Tree at (subscription needed)

Frank Florian Krieger Obituary

Frank Krieger, age 85, of 52946 M-40 North, Marcellus died early Saturday, July 10, 1982 in Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo following a two month illness. He was born August 29, 1896, in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Emil and Mary (Malkuska) Krieger. On April 12, 1918 he was married to Lillian M. Poulsen, who preceded him in death on April 1, 1971. Mr. Krieger came to Marcellus in 1962 and operated the Krieger Grocery and previous to that he was a milk wagon driver for Capitol Dairy Co. in Chicago. Surviving are one son, Charles I. of Bensonville, Illinois; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Irene Adams in 1963, two sons, nearly 50 yeras ago and a sister. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 13 at 11 a.m. in the Romig Funeral Home with Father Donald Potts of the Immaculate Conception Church of Three Rivers officiating. Burial was in Marcellus Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Marcellus Ambulance Fund. from the Marcellus NewsJuly 15, 1982


Gary D. Huff

Gary D. Huff, age 63, of Marcellus, passed away Monday morning, November 3, 2008 at his residence following a six week illness. He was born August 17, 1945 in Dowagiac. On May 8, 1970 in Marcellus he married Carol M. Murray who survives. He had been a resident of Marcellus most of his life and graduated from Marcellus High School in 1964. He graduated from Western Michigan University with both his Bachelor and Master's Degrees in business. He was a Commanding Officer at the Three Rivers Unit of the Michigan National Guard. He formerly was Vice-President of Marketing with Lyons Industries, Inc. in Dowagiac. He was an active member of the Marcellus United Methodist Church and was a Lay Speaker. He previously served on the Marcellus School Board, Township Library Board and the Boy Scout Committee. He enjoyed reading, history, world traveling and vacationing with his family in the Upper Peninsula. Surviving besides his wife, Carol, are one son, Gregory (Sara) Huff of Scotts; one granddaughter, Avila; one half-sister, Margaret (Butch) Hook of West Olive; one half-brother, Sam (Judy) Castleman of Karnak, Illinois and a wonderful extended family. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. , Saturday, November 8, 2008 in the Marcellus United Methodist Church with Reverend John D. Messner officiating. The family will receive friends 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday in the Marcellus Funeral Home, Marcellus. Memorials may be directed to the Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan or the Marcellus United Methodist Church. (Note: Archie Leonard Adams is the 2nd great-grandfather of Sara Irene (Sivley) Adams Huff) Gary D. Huffgravestone and obituary from in Bly Cemetery)

Bly Cemetery Records (from index of book by Castle & Corwin) Don & Clare (Adams) Price