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Morris Westover (1849-1888)
Owned hotel and was a partner in the Salzburg Brewery in West Bay City.

1883 Biography. - Added Nov., 2010.

History of Bay County, Michigan - 1883


Morris Westover was born in Germany in 1849, and followed basket making in his native land until 1862, when he came to the United States and stopped in New York three years, during which time he learned shoe making, working at this trade Summers, and Winters attending the Mexico Academy, at Mexico, Osewego Co., N.Y., and afterward a course of instruction in Eastman's National Business College at Poughkeepsie.

In 1865 removed to Detroit, Mich., where he worked at shoe making and basket making till 1867, when he came to Bay City, working for a time for the Jackson & Lansing Railroad, then returned to Detroit and worked in a harness shop two years. In 1869 came to Wenona, and after working about one year at shoe making opened a shop for himself. From 1872 to 1876 drove the beer wagon for George Kolb, after which he was proprietor of Westover House, West Bay City, two years, when he removed to Salzburg and opened the Westover Hall, after which he entered into partnership with Fred Kolb in the brewery, where he stills continues.

Married Mary Kolb; they have six children. Has been highway commissioner of the Township of Bangor and is now supervisor of the Third Ward West Bay City.

Additional Notes.

    1872 - Michigan Marriages: Salzburg, Bay, Mich.

  • Date: Oct. 13, 1872.
  • Groom: Moritz Westover, age 23, b. 1849 Germany.
  • Bride: Mary K. Kalb, age 16, b. 1856 Salzaburg, Mich.

    1880 - Census: West Bay City, Mich.

  • Westover, M., b. 1849 Germany.
  • Marie, wife, b. 1857 Mich.
  • Oscar, son, b. 1875 Mich. (Married 1918, Rose L. Cameron.)
  • George, son, b. 1878 Mich. (Married 1899, Mary Kolb, dau. George Jr.)
  • Carl, son, b. 1880 Mich. (Married 1905, Mamy Van Vorhees.)

    1887 - Directory: West Bay City, Mich.

  • Kolb, Adam, driver Salzburg Brewery, res s e cor Washington and 7th.
  • Kolb, Frederick, saloon, n w cor Au Sable and State nr 23d Street Bridge, res same.
  • Kolb, George Jr., saloon and Cigar Mnfr, 113 Midland, res same.
  • Westover, Emil, laborer Salzburg Brewery, res w s State road 1 s of 6th.
  • Westover, Morris, Propr Salzaburg Brewery, s e cor Washington and 7th, res Washington 2 s of 8th.

    1888 - Michigan Deaths: West Bay City.

  • Morris Westover, age 39, b. 1849 Germany, died on March 5, 1888.
Related Notes & Pages

Related Pages
Kolb (Salzburg) Brewery
Kolb, George & Sons
People Referenced
Cameron, Rose L.
Kolb, Adam
Kolb, Frederick
Kolb, George
Kolb, George, Jr.
Kolb, Mary K. (wife)
Van Vorhees, Mamy
Westover, Carl (son)
Westover, Emil
Westover, George (son)
Westover, Morris (Subject)
Westover, Oscar (son)
Subjects Referenced
Bangor Twp., Bay MI
Bay City, MI
Bay Co., MI
Detroit, MI
Eastmans Nat. Bus. Col.
Jackson Lansing RR
Kolb Bros
Mexico Academy
Mexico, Oseqwego, NY
Poughkeepsie, NY
Salzburg, MI
Salzburg Brewery
Wenona Village, MI
Westover Hall
Westover House
West Bay City, MI
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