William Leverenz turns 100 years old.
Approaching r Recalls FAIR HAVEN William H. Leverenr, 7870 Inglewood Drive, will be 100 years old Sunday. A former Detroit resident, he has been living 'with his son, Roy J. Leverenz, the last 26 years. Mr. Leverenz was born in Brdersdorf, Germany and came to the U.S. with his mother, Mrs. Sophia Leverenz; Leverenz; his sisters, Sophia and Minnie; a brother, Fred, and a nephew. He was 10 years old at the time. Receives Jail Sentence BAD AXE - Earl H. Aiken, 26, Bay City, wa3 sentenced Tuesday by Circuit Judge Arthur Arthur M. Bach to serve nine months in Huron County Jail for violation of probation. 'Ty', Sam, And Harry He attended St. Paul Ger-'man Ger-'man Ger-'man School, Detroit. He recalls that he worked at a place called Barnes Wire Works when he was 14. Street car tickets were eight for 25 cents and newspapers sold for two cents at that time, he said. W.H. LEVERENZ ! v v ., S 100 An ardent baseball fan, he attended games at Bennett Field and still talks about the "great Ty Cobb," Sam Crawford, Crawford, Harry Heilmann, Charles Gehringer, and many others. He tells about when hockey first started in Detroit and about the "great Gordie Howe." Mr. Leverenz drove a car until he was 95, when his sight began to fail. He remembers when Gratiot Avenue was only one track in Detroit, and when grass grew between the rails on Woodward Avenue.' In the years just before his retirement at 70, he sold baked goods to Detroit restaurants. restaurants. M r . Leverenz says his health is very good and that he enjoys walking up and down the driveway doing calisthenics His wife, the former Martha Bauman, whom he married Aug. 26, 1899, died in August, 1943. He has two sons, Roy and William; a daughter, Alice, four grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. A daughter, daughter, Ethel, is deceased.