|The Index to the 1877 History of Calhoun County,
Michigan with illustrations descriptive of its scenery,
palatial residences, public buildings, fine blocks and important manufactories.
Scanned images of the 1877 History of Calhoun County from the
Michigan County Histories Project of the Michigan Council of Libraries
This link will take you to scanned images from this 1877 History of Calhoun County, plus many others! Also check out the "History" page on this web site for direct links to other History links within the project.
The Calhoun County Genealogical Society is deeply
grateful to the late Miss Marcia Udell and Miss Susan Udell, for their kind
permission to make available this Index to the 1877 History of Calhoun County
Michigan. This work was originally published by L.H. Everts of Philadelphia.
The Genealogical Society reprinted the work in March of 1998, and the reprinted
edition includes the index prepared by the Udells. The Society is
currently sold out of the reprinted copies.
A few notes regarding the construction of the index will help in its use. The spelling and use of initials in the History contain may errors, so all possible spellings of the name being researched should be investigated. Names of persons with no obvious direct connection with Calhoun County. e.g., presidents, governors, friends of settlers, have been omitted, as have second references to the same person on one page. "Mrs." has been used only when a woman is referred to by her husband's name and "Miss" for clarification only. Women's maiden names are in parentheses and cross-referenced when given, nicknames have been enclosed in quotation marks. Common abbreviations of first names have been spelled out and page numbers in bold face and underlined refer to the unnumbered pages following this page number.
We have combined into one entry the following:
The alphabetical arrangement changes somewhat from "normal" and is more like a telephone book, e.g., "DE BOW" comes before "DEAN" but "DEBOW" after "DEARING," "VAN BUREN" comes before "VANACKER" but "VANBUREN" comes after, due to blank spaces coming before letters, so all possibilities should be checked.
Editors note: Any errors in the transcription of this on-line index, which was made from the Udell's original, are the fault of this editor, not the original work of the Udells.
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