Martin Helmuth Mayle
b. 5 April 1877, d. 25 January 1951
- Father: John C. Mayle b. October 1834, d. 22 October 1913
- Mother: Magdalena Reichoff b. March 1840, d. 6 July 1916
- Martin Helmuth Mayle was born on 5 April 1877 in New York.
- John C. Mayle and Magdalena Reichoff appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Niagara, Niagara County, New York. Other members of the household included Martin Helmuth Mayle, John A. Mayle, Katherine C. Mayle and Louis F. Mayle.
- John C. Mayle and Magdalena Reichoff appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Niagara, New York. Other members of the household included Martin Helmuth Mayle.
- He was an apprentice blacksmith, according to the 1900 census.
- The following appeared on 23 March 1903 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Messrs. Adam Kammerer, John B. Kammerer and Martin Mayle spent yesterday in Buffalo with relatives and friends.
- The following appeared on 18 May 1903 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: John Kammerer and Martin Mayle spent Sunday in Buffalo with relatives and friends.
- The following appeared on 20 September 1906 in The Buffalo Express: Mr. and Mrs. George W. Barnett announce the engagement of their daughter, Louise Margaret, to Martin H. Mayle of Niagara Falls. The wedding will take place next month.
- The following appeared in The Buffalo Express: The marriage of Miss Louise Margaret Barnett to Martin H. Mayle will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 3d. Miss Louise Eimer and George J. Barnett will be the only attendants.
- He married Louise Margaret Barnett, daughter of George W. Barnett and Elizabeth Kammerer, on 3 October 1906 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York, at 123 Waverly Avenue.
- The following appeared on 4 October 1906 in The Buffalo Express: The marriage of Miss Louise Margaret Barnett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Barnett, to Martin H. Mayle was solemnized last evening at the family home in Waverly street, the Reverend Louis F. Mayle of Rochester, a brother of the bridegroom, officiating. Miss Louise Eimer of Niagara Falls was maid of honor and George J. Barnett was best man. The bride wore white Persian lawn with valenciennes trimmings and carried a shower bouquet of white roses and lilies of the valley. Miss Eimer was gowned in white dotted mull and carried pink roses. After the ceremony a receiption was held and supper was served, covers being laid for 100.
Among the guests were: Mr. and Mrs. M. Bloy and son of Cleveland; Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Mayle of Rochester; J. A. Kammerer and Miss Marcia Kammerer of Toronto; Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Barnett of Aiden, and about 30 persons from Niagara Falls.
Mr. and Mrs. Mayle will live at Niagara Falls.
- The following appeared on 26 November 1909 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: The funeral of John Seitz was held from his late residence yesterday afternoon. A large number of friends of the deceased attended. These included members of Camp Lowry, Woodmen of the World, and Canton Cataract, I. O. O. F., who attended in a body. The cortage moved from the house, No. 918 Niagara avenue at 2 o'clock to the Zion Lutheran Church, where the services were held.
These services were conducted by the Reverend Herman Brezing, pastor of the church. The ediface was filled with friends of the deceased who, by their presence gave silent tribute of the esteem in which Mr. Seitz was held. The interment was made in Oakwood cemetery.
The pall bearers were Henry Schwenk, Charles Ford, Martin Mayle, William Turner, William Kirkpatrick of this city and C. G. Cuddaback of Youngstown.
Among the out of town people who attended the funeral were Mrs. Leo Stevens of New York, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Evans, Florence and Arthur Evans, Captain and Mrs. Greaser, Charles Hornig of Buffalo.
- Martin Helmuth Mayle and Louise Margaret Barnett appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 1136 Willow Avenue. Other members of the household included Helen Louise Mayle.
- He was a US Mail carrier, according to the 1910 census.
- He was a sponsor at the baptism/christening of Ralph Barnett Mayle on 16 April 1911 at Zion Lutheran Church in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.
- The following appeared on 10 August 1912 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Mr. and Mrs. Martin H. Mayle of Willow avenue have the sympathy of the community in the death of their infant son, Ralph B., who died yesterday. Funeral Sunday afternoon, burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
- The following appeared on 23 October 1913 in the Buffalo Evening News: (Niagara Falls) The death of John C. Mayle occurred October 22 at his residence in Pletcher's Corners, where he had resided 57 years. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Ami Pletcher, and three sons, Louis, John and Martin Mayle, and a sister, Miss Sophia Mayle. The funeral will take place Friday afternoon.
- The following appeared on 30 June 1916 in The Buffalo Morning Express: The marriage of Miss Gertrude Barnett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Barnett, and Joseph F. Lepine was solemnized at 7 o'clock last evening in the Presbyterian church of the Covenant, the Rev. John D. Campbell officiating. The church was decorated with palms, evergreens, pink peonies and marguerites. Ropes of Smilax were caught from the chandeliers. The pews for the house guests were marked with pink peonies and marguerites. Carl Kammerer of Niagara Falls, cousin of the bride, played a programme of organ music as the guests were assembling, ending in the Lohengrin bridal chorus as the bridal party entered, led by the ushers, Myron B. Bloy of Detroit, Mich., and William Lewis. The ushers were followed by the maid of honor, Miss Myrtle Hutchinson, and the two bridesmaids, Miss Helen Kammerer of Niagara Falls and Miss Ruth Barnett, sister of the bride. The bride entered with her father and was met at the altar by the bridegroom and his best man, George J. Barnett. She wore a gown of pussywillow taffeta with lace and pearl trimmings. Her veil was fastened with orange blossoms and she carried a shower bouquet of bride roses and lilies of the valley. The maid of honor, wore green-flowered voile trimmed with green satin bands and carried an arm bouquet of Ophelia roses. Miss Kammerer wore pink-flowered voile trimmed with pink satin bands and carried an arm bouquet of pink Killarney roses. A reception to 100 guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Barnett in Waverly street followed the ceremony. Palms, pink and white peonies and roses adorned the rooms. The bride's table was laid for fourteen and was centered with pink roses. The other guests were seated at small tables which were centered with pink candelabra. The guests included Mr. and Mrs. John Guenther of Welland, Ont., Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Barnett, Miss Nettie Platt of Alden, J. A. Kammerer of Toronto, Ont., Mrs. and Mrs. M. H. Mayle, Miss Helen Mayle, Mr. and Mrs. Louis K. Eimer, Paul Eimer, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Ford, Mrs. Adam Kammerer, Miss Marie Kammerer, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ford, Miss Louise Ford, Charles Ford, Jr., Miss Norma Hoffman, Miss Alice Young, Mr. and Mrs. George Benning, Miss Elsa Vorwerck of Niagara Falls, Mr. and Mrs. George F. Loehr of Lancaster, Miss Gladys Williams of Toronto., Ont., Mr. and Mrs. M. Bloy of Detroit, Mich., Miss Winifred Hewetson and Miss Vera Hewetson of Brampton, Ont., Miss Alma Hart of Scranton, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. Lepine will spend their honeymoon in the Catskill mountains and will be at home after August 1st in Buffalo.
- The following appeared on 6 July 1916 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Mrs. Magdalena Mayle, native of Germany and since 1866 resident of Pletchers Corners, died today at the age of 76 years. She is survived by one daughter and three sons, Mrs. Ami Pletcher, John A. and Martin H. Mayle, and the Rev. Louis F. Mayle, who is at Albany, N. Y. Funeral will be held from the old homestead at Pletchers Corners at three o'clock Friday afternoon, burial in the rural cemetery. The Rev. U. S. Schaul will officiate at the funeral service.
Mrs. Mayle was the widow of John C. Mayle, one of the best known German settlers in Niagara County. During the half century she lived in the old home she endeared herself to her surrounding neighbors. Besides her children listed above, she is survived by three granddaughters and two grandsons.
- Martin Helmuth Mayle registered for the draft on 12 September 1918 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, while living with his wife Margaret Louise in Niagara Falls at 1136 Willow Avenue, and employed there as a letter carrier for the US government.
- Martin Helmuth Mayle and Louise Margaret Barnett appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Niagara Falls, New York, at 1136 Willow Avenue. Other members of the household included Helen Louise Mayle and Elizabeth Magdalena Mayle.
- He was a mail carrier, according to the 1920 census.
- A reunion of the Kammerer family was held in 1923 Kammerer family at the home of Helen Kammerer Hoffman, on the occasion of sister Phoebe Kammerer's Frank's visit from her home in Devil's Lake, North Dakota.
- Martin Helmuth Mayle and Louise Margaret Barnett appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 2230 South Avenue. Other members of the household included Helen Louise Mayle and Elizabeth Magdalena Mayle.
- He was a US postal letter carrier, according to the 1930 census.
- The following appeared on 24 July 1931 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Mr. and Mrs. Martin H. Mayle of South avenue wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Helen Louise, to James Wilbur Cameron, of Trenton, Mich., formerly of this city. The wedding will take place October third.
- The following appeared on 20 March 1936 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: The Rev. Louis F. Mayle, native and former resident of Niagara Falls, died this morning at his home in Rochester. Although he had not been in good health for some time, his death was unexpected.
The Rev. Mr. Mayle was a son of the late John C. and Magdalene Mayle of this city. He formerly served as pastor of the West End Presbyterian church in Albany and the Presbyterian church at Groveland. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Regina Mayle, and a daughter, Amy K., of Rochester; two sons, Paul J., of Dayton, Ohio, and Carl L., of Charlotte, N. C; two brothers, John A. and Martin H. Mayle, of this city, and a sister, Mrs. Catherine Pletcher, also of this city.
Plans for the funeral were being made today.
- The following appeared on 3 September 1938 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Mr. and Mrs. Martin H. Mayle of 2230 South avenue, announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth M., to David Stirling, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Stirling, of Glasgow, Scotland. The wedding will take place in November.
- The following appeared on 1 May 1942 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Martin H. Mayle Retires from Postal Service Here. "It's a long time to work but I was employed by the best boss in the world"
That's the way Martin H. Mayle felt about the fact that he had spent nearly 40 years as a postal employe as he punched the time clock in the Bridge station postoffice yesterday afternoon for the last time.
Mayle's fellow workers formed a line of honor for the veteran mail carrier in the postoffice substation. As he came in from his last tour of duty, the other carriers gathered in a double line near the time clock and congratulated the veteran on his last official act. He punched out of service promptly at 5 o'clock.
His immediate superiors were there to felicitate him also. Thomas F. Gray, acting postmaster, Harry L. Smith, assistant postmaster, Harry E. Smith, superintendent of mails, and William Biers, president of the local carriers association, gathered to wish Mr. Mayle well on the occasion of his retirement. One old-timer, John LaMunsch, who recently retired from the postoffice service after a long period of service, was also on hand to welcome Mr. Mayle into the small circle of retired postal employees in the city.
Mr. Mayle began work in the postal service when the postoffice was located in the Arcade building, Falls street, where the present Strand Theater is located. Yesterday he completed 39 years, eight months of service. He delivered mail yesterday for the last time on the Main street route between Linwood and Ontario avenue, the route he has had for nearly 25 years.
- The following appeared on 12 January 1944 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: John A. Mayle, 75 years old, a lifelong resident and civic and church leader in the town of Niagara, died yesterday at Mt. St. Mary's hospital after an illness of only two days with pneumonia, as noted in the Gazette yeserday.
Mr. Mayle was born in the Mayle homestead in the Lockport road on April 20, 1868, a son of the late John C. Mayle and Magdalena Reichoff, pioneer settlers of that district. He had resided his entire life in the town of Niagara, where his passing will be mourned by a wide circle of friends.
At various times he had served the town as assessor, justice of the peace, tax collector and town clerk. He had served as town clerk for 12 years and held that post at the time of his death.
He was an active worker in the Niagara United Presbyterian church, where he was an elder and superintendent of the Sunday school. By trade Mr. Mayle was a wagon-maker of the old school and, despite transportation changes, had continued in business in the Lockport road, filling a vital need for farmers throughout that part of the county.
Mr. Mayle is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edith Mayle, an active leader in women's affairs in the town; one brother, Martin Mayle, and one sister, Mrs. Katharine Pletcher, all of the town of Niagara. Another brother, the Rev. Louis F. Mayle, well known minister, died a few years ago.
The body will lie in state at the Niagara United Presbyterian church, Lockport and Military roads, on Friday, January 14, from noon until 2 p. m., when funeral services will be held at the church. The Rev. William Harper will officiate. Interment will be in the family plot, Memorial Park cemetery.
- The following appeared on 22 December 1949 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Funeral services for Mrs. Katharine C. Pletcher, 79, of Lockport road, who died yesterday in Memorial Hospital, will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Niagara Presbyterian church.
Friends may call at the Dykstra Funeral home, 1619 Main street, Niagara Falls, until 11 a. m. Saturday, when Mrs. Pletcher will be taken to the Niagara United Presbyterian church where she will lie in state from noon to 1:30 p. m. The Rev. Earl D. Miller, D.D., will conduct last rites and interment will be in Memorial Park cemetery. The deputy town clerk of the Town of Niagara, Mrs. Pletcher was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John C. Mayle, pioneer settlers. A lifelong resident of the town, she was a member of the Niagara United Presbyterian church and treasurer of the Ladies Rural club for 40 years. She is survived by one brother, Martin Mayle, Niagara Falls, four nieces and two nephews.
- Martin Helmuth Mayle died on 25 January 1951 at age 73.
- Louise Margaret Barnett became a widow at his death.
- He was interred at Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.
- The following appeared on 24 January 1953 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: In loving memory of our dear Husband and Father Marin H. Mayle who passed away two years ago Jan. 25, 1951. . . . Signed Wife and Daughters.
- Last Edited: 24 Oct 2015