Marie RichX

Born: 1907

Location: Victoria, Michigan

My name is Marie Rich Gerzetich. I was born in 1907 in a small village in the U.P. called Victoria. My parents emigrated from Croatia before I was born. My mom died when I was a child. My family faced tough times because my dad worked in the mines and didn’t get paid all that much. My little twin sisters were put up for adoption so we could get more money to survive. I was one of the creators/owners of the caramel apple treat “Affy Tapple.” I would pass away at the age of 102 in 2009. Throughout my life I worked hard and was respected by many.

Contributed by: Scott Gerzetich, L'Anse High School