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Dozens of Wiegands turn out at historic marker dedication

Wiegand Family

By: Brian Louwers | Warren Weekly | Published August 11, 2017

Wiegand Toepfer Park

The land at Toepfer and MacArthur that became Wiegand Park was purchased from the Henkel family in 1955

Photo by Brian Louwers

WARREN — It was a simpler time. Warren was a growing frontier settlement. The Wiegands were a pioneer family, farming land that would eventually become part of the General Motors Technical Center.

Born to German immigrants on Dec. 13, 1872, Frank Wiegand Sr. would give much of his life to his wife, Cyrila, and to their eight children. The rest he gave to the Warren area.

Wiegand became the first clerk of Warren Township in 1900. In 1932, he was elected township supervisor and went on to serve at least seven terms. During the Great Depression, he represented the township on the Macomb County Board of Supervisors. He later went on to serve at least four terms as the township treasurer beginning in 1941.

In 1955, three years after his death, the township dedicated a park bearing the Wiegand name at Toepfer and MacArthur. On Aug. 3, nearly three dozen descendants of Frank Wiegand Sr. gathered there as the Warren Historical Commission dedicated a marker in his honor.

Among those gathered was Wiegand’s son, Charles Wiegand, 88. He made the journey from Iron River in the Upper Peninsula. Flanked by his family and friends, he had nothing but good things to say about his father.

“Everything he did was special,” Charles Wiegand remembered. “Let’s put it this way: No matter how busy he was, and you had anything like that, if you came up and you had a problem, that was it. He was honest. I never heard him cuss at anybody in my life. I never heard him rub anybody in the dirt. If someone just came in and chewed the hell out of him, he just took it and was nice to the guy. It was part of the job. I miss him a lot.”

A 12.5-acre parcel of land where Wiegand Park is today was purchased from the Henkel family in 1955.

The plaque honoring Frank Wiegand Sr. was bought by the Warren Historical Commission and will remain the property of the city of Warren.

Historical Commission Chair Sue Keffer said many members of the Wiegand family came forward with photos and information after learning of plans to dedicate the marker.

“Please keep them coming. We’ll now have a very large file drawer full of stuff from the Wiegand family, so thanks again,” Keffer said.

Mayor Jim Fouts said Frank Wiegand Sr. was instrumental in the growth of the township, which eventually became the state’s third-largest city.

“We owe him a debt of gratitude,” Fouts said. “His family members should be proud for all he’s done.”

Asked to share a trusted bit of advice his father may have offered him years ago, Charles Wiegand’s response echoed his dad’s work ethic.

“Keep your back bent and your mouth shut,” he said his father once told him. “Mind your own business, because you have more than enough to do.”

Alkaline Trio – Fine Without You

Metallica – Ride the Lightning (Live at the Day on the Green – 1985)

I Love Making People Who Already Hate Me Hate Me More

Steven Wiegand

Five Finger Death Punch – The Bleeding (Unplugged / Acoustic)

Five Finger Death Punch – Coming Down

Michale Graves – Rebellion Of The Dead

HARAMBE – AFTER They Were DEAD

Bayside – What and What Not lyrics

Nighttime fades into day
And a big mistake you didn’t know you made
See if you can take it back
You thought this is what it seemed
Fate doesn’t care about plans
You never knew life was a rubber band
The harder that you pull the more it snaps back the more it hurts

Sweetness did you believe in this
They got you good they got you
No matter what transpires no one can take you higher
So don’t take out your frustrations on your body that junk will make you sorry
Am taking my last stand
And to think they almost got me too

 

Don’t confuse bad for rebirth
You’ll mess around feeling like love is a curse
But you gotta make a change before you lose control
Am not saying I know what and what not to do
You’re all torn up from inside out
And I’ve had mistakes in my bed once or twice
And put in my closet till I finally come to it
And I’ve realized I always knew what I had to
Sweetness did you believe in this
They got you good they got you
No matter what transpires no one can take you higher
So don’t take out your frustrations on your body that junk will make you sorry
Am taking my last stand
And to think they almost got me too

 

The time is upon us
Be who you want to be
Be who you want to be
Keep moving forward don’t live in the corner
Be who you want to be
Judges will judge you and the quacks in the corner
Keep giving them there save
I’ll be who I want to be
And to think what you want to need

 

And to think they almost got me
And to think they almost got me too

Taylor Swift – Shake It Off

Jesse Lee Peterson – the truth on Charlottesville, VA

Sex Pistols – Holidays In The Sun

Five Finger Death Punch – I Apologize

One day the shadows will surround me
Someday the days will come to end
Sometime I’ll have to face the real me
Somehow I’ll have to learn to bend
And now I see clearly

The Submarines – Brightest Hour

Michael Jackson – Thriller – Live Munich 1997

TESTAMENT – “Brotherhood of the Snake”

Alkaline Trio- Blue In The Face LIVE

Blake Hazard – “Before The Ice”

EXODUS – Downfall

OVERKILL – Shine On

Bow Wow Wow – I Want Candy

Guns N Roses – Welcome to the Jungle @ Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia 10/8/17

KT Tunstall – Crescent Moon (LIVE)

Dan Andriano – Blue Carolina

Fugazi – Waiting Room (LIVE)

(LIV E)

Alkaline Trio – Good Fucking Bye

This is border – line insanity

Almost 600 Border Collies Gather in Attempt to Break World Record

Sia – Chandelier

Megadeth – We The People

Megadeth – We The People

Megadeth – Washington is Next

Alkaline Trio – This Could Be Love

Opossum – Let’s eat trash and get hit by a car

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Michale Graves – Lost Skeleton

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The Misfits – Where Eagles Dare

Black 47 – Three Little Birds (LIVE)

CARCASS – Keep On Rotting In The Free World

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Anthony Raneri (Bayside) – Do You Want To Know – Alkaline Trio Cover

Michale Graves – Iridescent White Light 1998 Demo

Social Distortion – I Was Wrong

Rancid – Red Hot Moon

The Submarines – Anymore

 

Tell me can you hear me anymore
Tell me does this make sense anymore
I didn’t mean to make anyone upset
I just didn’t want to be mean anymore
Didn’t want to make scenes anymore
That’s what happens when I have to pretend

And it’s not the first time I heard you say
Why can’t you just love me the same way
I disappoint you try as I may
But don’t say you’d be better off without me these days

No one wants to get hurt anymore
Used to seem we all played at these wars
Of love and jealousy
We’re so careful cause we’ve been hurt ourselves
Cheated on or hurt someone else
Or we’ve just seen too many casualties

And it’s not the first time I’ve heard you say
Why can’t you just love me the same way
I disappoint you try as I may
But don’t say you’d be better off without me these days

This could happen to you or anyone
When everything and nothing’s wrong
You’re doing the best you can just to hold on
You just don’t want to be mean anymore
Just don’t want to make scenes anymore
That’s what happens when you have to pretend

And it’s not the first time I heard you say
Why can’t you just love me the same way
I disappoint you try as I may
But don’t say you’d be better off without me these days

No one wants to get hurt anymore
No one wants to get hurt anymore
No one wants to but we can’t stop now

You say you lost the year to love
You’ll lose the next one to longing
And maybe none of us is safe
But we can keep on falling
Yeah we can keep on falling
Yeah we can keep on falling
We can keep on falling

The Cure – A Forest

Biohazard – Wrong Side Of The Tracks

Breakdown – Safe in a Crowd

The Interrupters – “Take Back The Power”

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Chris Stapleton

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Philadelphia Zoo

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Delair, New Jersey

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at Wildwood Boardwalk

at Wildwood Boardwalk

Rancid and Dropkick Murphys

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Dropkick Murphys

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Rancid

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Jancie POV

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Eerie? Not really. Just reclusive neighbor who doesnt understand…

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My birthday cake. But unfortunately, you can’t have your…

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Chicken with tomato and mushroom sauce. Garden grown herbs

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Cape May, New Jersey (at North Cape May, New Jersey)

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Barbequed Bald Eagle.

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Obligatory food picture

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What the hell is Robert Downey JRs dog doing???

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I went to eat an oatmeal bar… but its a mix. #lol

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Life through the eyes of a child. lol

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Oriental parking only?

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My work breaks are better than your work breaks.

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Avenged Sevenfold. 6/21/2017

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Pup Life

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When you’re alone and the little things are the big things…

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