Mr. Carlton Hertler was born on January 29, 1924 on his father Dan's farm at the corner of what is now Moon Road and Michigan Avenue. He was the sixth of seven children of Dan and his wife, Wilhelmina (Minnie) Weber Hertler. Mr. Hertler, whose Hertler ancestors came to Michigan in the 1840's, discusses many of the familier names in Washtenaw County: Harwood, Weber, Steeb, Finkbeiner. He went to Valentine School and Saline High School. He had , along with his brother, 5 sisters helped with chores on the farm. He remembers “Maude” the streetcar that came from Ypsilanti and went up to Saline. He also remembers hard times during the depression.