Lake Maxinkuckee Its Intrigue History & Genealogy Culver, Marshall, Indiana

Evert Bruce Hoesel  

Evert Bruce Hoesel was born on February 22, 1904 at Bruce Lake, the son of Cora Bruce Hoesel and John Lewis Hoesel. His parents were born and raised in the counties of P ulaski and F ulton. Evert's mother family homestead Lake Bruce.

Evert came to Culver in 1925 as an elementary teacher and a high school coach. He married Sadie Carter from Kewanna on December 6, 1925. Sadie's parents were William M. Carter and Mabel Norris Carter of Kewanna.

Evert and Sadie have always lived in Culver and will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary in December 1985. Joining them will be their three children, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, along with other family members.

Their three children are: Richard C. Hoesel, born J uly 29, 1927; John D. Hoesel born May 7, 1929 and Sandra S. Hoesel Middleton born Feb 13, 1936. All three children graduated from Culver High School and have continued to live in Marshall County. Richard married Pat Cr ull from Leiter's Ford. They had three children: R. Steven Hoesel, Alexis Cathleen Hoesel and Kimberly S. Hoesel. Richard and daughter Cathy reside in Plymouth. Steve and wife, Pa ula Davidson near Akron. Kimberly lives near Claypool.

John Hoesel married Gwendolyn Graham from Culver . They have four children: Sara E., David G., James B., and Fred A.

Sara lives in Lebanon and is married to John Bean. They have one daughter, Margaret Bean, born September 2, 1984. David lives and works in Peoria, Illinois. James "Jim" married Sue Lewis from Bass Lake. They have one son Edward born October 28, 1982. Fred resides home with his parents.

Sandra S. Hoesel is married to John A. Middleton. Their home is Culver . They have two daughters Susan E. and Kelly L. Susan is married to Mitchell D. Terpstra from DeMotte. They reside in Otterbein and have one son Brodie Dean born September 7, 1985. Kelly is married to Timothy Lynch from Ft. Wayne and the reside in Ft. Wayne.

Evert Hoesel taught school in Marshall county for 37 years. He and his wife Sadie owned and operated the El Rancho Theater in Culver for a total of 40 years. Many people may remember driving by the theater and seeing Sadie in the ticket booth. Evert also sold insurance for several years. A favorite past time has been fishing on Lake Maxinkuckee or the family gravel pit.

Along with being a homemaker Sadie worked at the theater and has been active in many local organizations. She is a past president of the Culver City Club, the Homemaker's Club, and the Women's Guild of the Grace United Church of Christ. She has been a member of the Order of Eastern Star for nearly 60 years. She had been a member of the Grace United Church of Christ choir for over 55 years.

Evert and Sadie have belonged to the Grace United Church of Christ at Culver for most of their married life. They have both held offices on the church consitory. Evert has also been a member of the Henry H. Culver Masonic Lodge for nearly 60 years. - Sandra (Hoesel) Middleton.

History of Marshall County Indiana Sesquicentennial 1836 - 1986 -, Taylor Publishing Co., 1986, Publication # 357 of 1422, Marshall County Historical Society pg. 215-6


Everett Hoesel this week sold the Palm Theatre in Culver to Seto Eaton of Elwood, Pa., who has taken possession. Mr. Hoesel, who was reared in Aubbeenaubbee township, has operated the theatre for the past four years. He will conduct an insurance agency in Culver .
The News-Sentinel, Thursday, March 16, 1939


Culver , May 16. - The sale of the Palms Theatre by Evert Hoesel to Culver Theatres, Inc., has been verified by A. A. Henkel, of Chicago. The new owners operate several other theatres in the state, it is understood. Mr. Hoesel who formerly lived at Leiters Ford, had owned the theatre for several years, and for over a year had leased it to Mr. Henton, who will continue to act as manager for the new owners for a time.

Extensive remodeling will be started within a short time, and will include a new marquee, new front, ladies' and mens' restrooms, redecorate the interior, new carpets, lighting fixtures and structural changes to be made in keeping with high class theatres. Air contitioning will be installed, and all seats remodeled. The contract for the remodeling has been let to a firm that has had considerable experience in theatre work. [The News-Sentinel, Thursday, May 16, 1940]

> Monday, May 18, 1987
Rochester Sentinel

Evert B. HOESEL, 83, of 455 Liberty St., Culver , died at 10 a.m. Saturday at his home. He had been in failing health for a year.

He was born Feb. 22, 1904 at Lake Bruce to John and Cora BRUCE HOESEL. On Dec. 6, 1925 in Rochester he married Sadie CARTER, who survives. He moved to Culver 62 years ago from Leiters Ford. He was a retired Marshall County school teacher, having taught for 33 years, and was owner-operator of the Rees Theater in Plymouth. He was a member of the Culver Grace United Church of Christ and the Culver Masonic Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. John (Sandra) MIDDLETON, Culver ; two sons, John D. [HOESEL], Culver , and Richard C. [HOESEL], Plymouth; nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. A sister, Lucile IRVINE, preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Culver Grace United Church of Christ with the Rev. Walter VONDEROHE officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hil Cemetery, Lake Bruce.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver , where the Culver Masonic Lodge will conduct memorial services at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Memorials may be made to the Culver Grace United Church of Christ.

> Rochester Sentinel
Thursday, J uly 12, 2001
Sadie M. Hoesel
July 3, 1906 - J uly 12, 2001
Sadie M. HOESEL, 95, Culver , died at 6:15 a.m. Thursday at Miller's Merry Manor, Culver .
Born in Kewanna to Marion and Mabel NORRIS CARTER, she married Evert B. HOESEL. He preceded her in death.

Mrs. Hoesel, a Kewanna High School graduate, came to Culver in 1925 from Kewanna. She was co-owner and operator of El Rancho Theater, Culver , over 40 years and former owner of Culver City Drug Store. She was a member of Grace United Church of Christ, Culver , Culver City Club, Culver Homemakers Club and Emily Jane Culver Chapter Order of Eastern Star.

Survivors include one son, John [HOESEL] and wife Gwen, Culver ; one daughter, Sandra MIDDLETON and husband John, Culver ; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Preceding in death with her husband were one son, Richard [HOESEL], and her parents.

Services are at 2 p.m. Monday at Grace United Church of Christ, Culver . Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Kewanna. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver , and one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be made to Grace United Church of Christ, Culver .

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