Bethlehem Cemetery

Bethlehem Cemetery – Ann Arbor, Michigan

Our final stop on the 2012 post-Thanksgiving research fieldtrip to de-tangle the Luick/Lewick tangle.

The Bethlehem Cemetery on Jackson Road in Ann Arbor, Michigan, was a treasure trove of history.

Bethlehem Cemetery

John David Luick Sr.’s brother.

Jacob Heinrich Luick  1796 – 1860

Jacob Hemrich Luick 1796 - 1860

We almost missed him. Chuck found him as we were headed to the car. The Grandfather of the Luick branch that moved to Iowa.

There are two “Luick” plots…

There are two brothers buried here: John David and Emanuel.  There father was John David Luick Sr., who is buried in the Cemetery on Scio Church Rd..

The East Luick Plot

We found a few familiar names.

John David Luick  1838 – 1916

John David Luick 1838 - 1916

We presume his wife.

Catharine Luick 1845 – 1879

Catherine Luick 1845 - 1879

We are not sure about his mysterious woman. I am making the leap that she married to D.E. Beach and he died. She married Godfrey after Catharine died in 1879. I’m just guessing here.  Since she died before Godfrey, I think it was nice he included D. E. Beach.

Bertha Luick 1874 – 1905

Bertha Luick (wife of D.E. Beach)

And if you turn around, you can see the

The West Luick Plot

Luick Headstone Bethlehem Cemetery

Emanuel Luick 1844 – 1920

Clearly he was the “Father”

Emanuel Luick 1844- 1920

Clearly the “Mother”

Eleanor Luick 1849 -1917

Eleanor Luick 1849 - 1917

Stuck in there was a son

Albert E. Luick 1878 – 1938

Albert E. Luick 1878 - 1938

And their daughter

Melinda A. Luick 1880 – 1958

Melinda A. Luick 1880 - 1958


  1. Did you put these picture on Box?

  2. Interesting…So my dad, Melvin, was from Buffalo NY area, his dad and mom were Leonard and Ida [Sappelt] Luick. Leonard worked as a cook over in NYC when he was 20 or so, I think he was born in the late 1800s.
    Other folks have tracked our Luicks through PA, but I’m not so sure. I do know my dad told me the Luicks came originally from Austria.
    Just wondering who Leonard’s relatives were [saw a picture of him with a group of folks when I was just 5], and for which fire department he volunteered . I know he died in South Florida and was a practicing Lutheran. I don’t know where he was buried, or the date. I guess I should look up the Obit to see if it tells family, if I can find it.
    Any record of waves of Luicks coming from Osstereich?
    I am Florida-born, but there are a heap of Luicks down there now – mostly snowbirds.
    I live in North Carolina.
    By the way, the stone at the top, Jacob Heinrich Luick – Hirr Rust [here rests], and the ‘gebo’ which is short for ‘geboren’, German for ‘born’. Indicative that he and his family spoke German, and most likely, the community as well. It’s interesting that “Hirr” is not the correct German “Hier”. Maybe a dialect? Old spelling? Indicative of spoken, not spelled? Just a thought.

    • Hey Cousin! I’m not much of an expert on our family’s genealogy, but my sister and cousin have very extensive accounts. I’ll give them a heads up you are looking for details. I’m sure they know which town the Luicks in my family tree immigrated from. My great, great grandfather, Andrew Lewick, immigrated to the US in 1830. When he arrived in the US his name was Johann Adreas Luick.

      • I’m in Buffalo, NY. My great grandfather was Julius Sappelt, Joseph’s brother. joseph was Ida Sappelt Luick’s father, whom married Leonard. I’ve been researching the Sappelt tree for 20+ years. Have some info you might like.


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