Saturday, April 30, 2011

Capt. D. L. Griesser

According to his death certificate, Daniel Lewis Griesser was on March 20, 1858 in Oak Harbor, Ohio, to John and Mary (Polby) Griesser, who were both natives of Germany. His wife was the former Martha Callahan. Capt. D.L. Griesser's occupation, at the time of his death, was listed as retired Coast Guard Captain. An obituary which appeared in the March 13, 1925 issue of the Sandusky Star Journal reported that Capt. Griesser died as a result of cancer. He passed away on March 12, 1925. Burial was in the Clemons Cemetery in Danbury Township, Ottawa County, Ohio. Daniel L. Griesser entered service in the Coast Guard in August of 1897. He retired on April 30, 1916. Capt. Daniel L. Griesser was survived by his widow, and three children, Arthur, George, and Mrs. Fanny Bates.

You can read more about the history of the Marblehead Lifeboat Station at this historical site from the United States Coast Guard.

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