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Born before women could vote, Emelia Schaub never backed down from a good  ght. She uplifted the lives
of many people, especially Native Americans in Leelanau County.
Schaub carries the most poplar surname in Leelanau County. She was one of a
long list of descendants of Simon and Jacob Schaub who arrived at the Lake Leelanau narrows in 1855. They took
up land for farming and planted what is thought to
be Leelanau’s  rst vineyard, recognizing the climate as nearly identical to the part of
their native Germany known for its aromatic riesling wines. Ms. Schaub was born in
1891 in what was then known as Provemont and has since become Lake Leelanau. The name was changed on March 31, 1924, to identify with the lake that lies north and south of the community.
Emelia Schaub was born years before a bridge spanning the Lake Leelanau Narrows was  nished. Schaub’s niece, Verina Schaub of Lake Leelanau, reported in a 2011 interview with the Enterprise that Emilia would spend school nights at St. Mary School studying before the bridge was  nished. In her later school years she helped run her family’s store.
Schaub wrote in a minibiography: “About this time, in the early 1900s, the choice or selection of a career
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Emelia Schaub
Pasties Original family recipe – Authentic Finnish pasties; a flaky crust meat pie with potatoes, onions and carrots served with ketchup. A family favorite recipe for over 100 years, Egg/Sausage breakfast pasties & Veggie pasties
Detroit-style Gourmet Pizza Just Cheese Please - Il Mondo - The Mackinac Bridge - Margherita - Just Veggin - Build Your Own
Salads Pesto Caprese-Caesar Salad-House Salad
Bread Squares Original Cheesy - Pesto Cheesy - Rosemary Sandwiches Made to Order - Seasonal Options
Ken & Jill DeLeary
Red Top Inspired
112 E. Philip Street (M-204) Lake Leelanau, Michigan
231-994-2733
Red Top Pasteria
✶ see spirits distilled in the tasting room
✶ FREE tastings
✶ unique cocktails at
our bar
✶ bottle sales
✶ retail barware & gifts
Horseradish Vodka and 14 other spirits!
231-256-2700 • www.nldistillery.com 112 E. Philip St. (M-204) • Lake Leelanau, MI
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