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Betty Wheeler-Glover Nov 1999
While in MI this Sept., I found my grandparents marriage lic. This leads to the maiden name of my great grandmother, Emma Helfrick. I am interested in her or any or other Helfricks, or Wheelers.  bj glover, 27 Dec 98
GRANT -- WITHEY. March 7, 1910 Frances E. GRANT of Cheboygan, Michigan testified she had known a Joseph S. WITHEY since infancy. Joseph S. WITHEY was born ca 1841, probably in Ontario. I hope that by learning where Frances E. GRANT (nee NICHOLS) was ca 1841 I can pinpoint the birthplace of Joseph WITHEY. If anyone has information on either of these two people, please contact me at 14 Dec 98
I'm trying to locate my grandfather's parents who lived in Cheboygan in 1893.They had a son born in Petoskey. My gggrandfather's name was John JONES. He married Sara PALMATIER. They were woodsmen. The sons were Claude B. JONES and Arthur L. JONES. The boys left Cheboygan and went to Sag. Mi. where they married. Thank you.

Lisa Graham 23 Nov 98
Submitting the name of Ralph Graham (changed from Sullivan around 1940?). Also Mildred Bowie, Ralph's wife.

Mike LaTullip 23 Nov 98
I need the parents of Cyrille LaTulippe who was m. in Cheboygan 18 April 1887 to Marie Helene Lesvesque. Cyrille was born in Canada? Marie b. Montreal. 10 Oct.1869.

Grace and Craig Jewell 09 Nov 98
Information wanted on families and father of brothers Lewis JEWELL (b.1844 - Ontario, d. 1925 - Cheboygan; wife Harriet; children Rachel, Francis, Edmond, Alfred, Lorenzo, Walter, Richard Herman) and Nelson JEWELL (b. 1842 - Ontario, d.? - alive in 1925; wife Mary Anne, children Willis, William, Selilia and Ernest (possibly more). Moved to Cheboygan 1880-1881 from North Gwillimbury, York County, Ontario, Canada. Did their father William JEWEL(L) (b. 1812 - Ontario) move with them? Did any of the JEWELL families in Cheboygan (1850+) originally come from Duchess County New York state (1760-1820)? We have a lot of information on Lewis' and Nelson's 9 siblings who stayed in Canada and would love to exchange info.

Miryah Anthony 2 Nov 98
I am researching any information relating to my father (William Emery BULLIS - RENTSCHLER). My father was born in Mullet Township, Cheboygan, MI on June 19, 1947 to Ardeth DERBY, born March 28, 1929 in Mullet Twp and Thomas or William Thomas BULLIS, birth information unknown. Ardeth and Thomas were believed to be married at the 1st Congregational Church in Cheboygan, MI. Ardeth DERBY-BULLIS then married Ernest RENTSCHLER on September 2, 1950. Ernest RENTSCHLER adopted my father soon thereafter. I am seeking any information regarding Thomas or William Thomas BULLIS. I am also searching for any information on my grandmother's (Ardeth DERBY) father. Ardeth DERBY was born to Emery Donald DERBY and Viola May Layman in Mullet Twp in 1929. There is virtually no known information on Emery Donald DERBY'S father. Emery Donald DERBY was born November 16, 1899 in Cheboygan, Michigan to (Addie STOKES-DERBY- HATCH) and possibly Daniel DERBY although I am not sure about his first name. Addie was born Addie STOKES and then married and became Addie DERBY. Supposedly, Daniel DERBY died in the early 1900's. Addie then married a man by the name of Howard HATCH. Any information on DERBY and BULLIS is appreciated.

Lul Thyme 8 Oct 98
Looking for information related to VERRET or VERRETT or VARRETT or VERRETTE family living in Cheboygan county. It seems that May Mary VERRETT was born on May 8, 1901 in Cheboygan, the daughter of Napoleon VERRETT and of Mary Jane LAPOINT. I would like to identify the parents of Napoleon VERRETT and the place and date of its marriage with Mary Jane LAPOINT. Would like to know if other children were born of this marriage and if the VERRETT family is still present in the county.

Priscilla J. Krebs 07 Oct 98
My g-grandfather was Joseph ROSE. According to the 1900 US Census he was born in the English part of Canada (around 1860's) and came to the US in 1883 (or 1884). He married Rosa ST. ELOI, who was also born in Canada in 1869 (?). Joseph ROSE homesteaded a farm in Cheboygan County which is now on Rose Road (or Rose Street). In the Michigan Census of 1840, there was an Elias ROSE in Michilimackinaw County (Territory?). I don't know if he is any relation to Joseph. Joseph and Rosa had nine children: George, Sheridan, Alexander, Violet, Vene, Sherman (I can't remember the other three). I want to know if Alexander ST. ELOI is any relation to Rose [St. Eloi] Rose. He was also listed in the 1900 US Census. He came from Canada in 1883 (or 1884). The Census information given on Alexander is that he was born in Fr. Canada and that his mother was from New York and his father was from France. My g-grandmother, Rose [ST. ELOI] ROSE was half Ojibway and half Fr. Canadian. I would like to find out the Native American history. Thank you for any assistance you may be able to provide.

Mary Smith 05 Oct 98
Any info on my family background (father) TALLMAN, SAMUEL, L. born approx. 1899-1900 in Cheboygan. Thanks!

Jayne Hebert 02 Oct 98
My maternal lines are from Cheboygan. I have 3000 names in my ancestral tree so far. My grandparents were both 1st generation one family from Belgium the other Quebec. Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Van Slembrouck had a farm on Rocheleau Rd. (no longer named that) in Aloha Twp. My grandfather was one of the first school commissioners of Aloha Twp. Our family remains connected to Cheboygan as we have several family cottages at Aloha. I would very much like to share my gedcom file with anyone that is interested. I have traced the French Canadian lines back to initial settlers of Canada and the Belgian side in the 1700's. My great-grandparents who immigrated where David Rocheleau and Emelia Coutu/Edmond Van Slembrouck and Maria Kelderman. Sincerely Jayne A. Hebert

Judith A. King 08 Sep 98
I have "Widow's Pension Papers" for Antoine Doner, my g-grandfather, who was in the Civil War. According to these papers, He was married to a Jennie TAYTOR on June 21, 1884. A daughter, Jennie DONER was born August 20, 1884.(yes, those dates are correct =}). I know Antoine had been married previously, as my grandmother Rose Lucy DONER was born 1874, and a sister, Dottie in abt. 1880. I am very interested in learning anything about this Jennie TAYLOR, Jennie DONER, or any of the above mentioned--also need to know name of 1st wife. Antoine was born 1835 Cheboygan, and died Jan 6, 1895 in Cheboygan. Parents were Antoine Doner/Harriet Griffith. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much-Judy King

25 Sep 1998 - I recently obtained the Certificate of Marriage of Dot J. E. DONNER of Mullet Lake, to T. C. WILBER of Indian River. The marriage took place in Cheboygan, Cheboygan Co. MI, January 9, 1902. T. C. Wilber was b. abt. 1876; Dot was b. about 1884/5. T. C.'s parents were E. O. WILBER and Emma KETLER. Dot J. E.'s parents: Antoine DONNER/Jennie Taylor I am now convinced that this "Dot J. E." (or "Dottie" as she's referred to in a newspaper article about the marriage) is the same person as a Jennie DONER that I recently queried about, and who was mentioned in the Civil War Widow's Pension Papers and whose birthdate was given there as August 20, 1884. ANY information about any of the above persons would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much. Judy King

28 Dec 1998 - Seeking name of wife and children of Antoine DONAIS/DONER/DONNER/DOANER. He is listed in the 1870 Census microfilm for Mackinaw County under DONAIS,Antoine, (I've also seen Antoino, & Anthony) but the writing is extremely difficult to read. This is what I was able to extract: The listing is in Holmes Twp. p. 261 (second sheet of 261)--or p. 8, depending on the form--dwelling #53; family #54: DONAIS, Antoine; age 34; M; W; Fisherman; born MI; Father of Foreign Birth; 1 Male Citizen of 21 yrs and upwards in household. Others listed Ma---- (couldn't read); 35; F; W; Keeping House Henrietta/ Hannah/H?: 14; F; W; At Home Cecile: 13; F; W; Attending School A? (Antoine/Arbrand/???) 10; M; W; Attending School Zoi??: 6?; F; W; Alfred?: 5; M As you can see--there are many ? and blanks--and it's information I really need badly--like the name of Antoine's wife. SOO---- can ANYONE tell me--if there's a printed copy of this census on file somewhere? Or would anyone have access to a better copy of it? I would be so grateful if someone could help me fill in the blanks. Antoine later moved to Cheboygan, and died there in 1895. I'm assuming there would be several decendants from these 5 children and others born later. Thanks so much for any help.

Anne Rittman 11 Sep 98
I am researching the family of David Franklin Moon, b. August 1843 in PA and Ellen Augusta Mikesell, b. February 1856 in Gratiot County, MI to parents M. Mikesell and Elizabeth Broadbeck Per the 1900 census, David and Ellen resided in Cheboygan County, MI, Wilmot Township. Their children (all born in MI) were: Albert D., b February 1879; Arthur W., b December 1880; Florence b. January 1884; Lawrence Frank b. February 1886; Bertha M. March 15, 1888 or 1889; Gertrude b. May 1891; Minnie M. b. October 1893; Hattie A. b. February 1896; Elizabeth G. b. April 1899; Fred b. aft 1900; Ellen Almeda b. unk/died in infancy. Thanks. Anne Rittman.

Eileen M. Roe 01 Aug 98
Looking for information on Rosa DARDAS and Valentine ROBEIDACK. They were married in Cheboygan County on 27 November 1882 or 1883. Please contact: Eileen M. Roe 18 Jul 98
I am looking for information about Gordon TURNER born about 1910 to Seth Ransom TURNER and Gwendoline Joslin KEIVER. Believe Gordon's siblings may have been Woodrow TURNER, twins Mabel and Marvin TURNER, and Rupert TURNER. Believe Gordon TURNER may have been a historical writer in Cheboygan. Thanks for any help.

Cecilia Combs 23 May 1998
Looking for information on Frank and Mary (Cardinal) LAFOND. Mary was born in Cheboygan 09 Dec 1870, the dtr. of John and Sophia (Provost) CARDINAL. Frank was born ca. 1864 in Canada, the son of Oliver LAFOND. The couple was married 26 Sept 1890 in Detroit. In 1911, they were living in Alberta, Canada. Mary attended a funeral in Cheboygan in 1911. Does anyone know anything about these LaFonds? What part of Alberta did they go to? Did they have a family? 22 May 1998
Looking for information on John Joseph LITTLE, know he died in Cheboygan Co. abt. 1953-54. Date of birth is unknown to us figure abt. 1916-18 in Paducah,Kentucky. Married to Helen Parkinson March 15, 1937 and divorced April 1946. They had four children Thomas, Saundra, Claudette, and Curtis. His parents names were Robert LITTLE and Alice SWIFT also a brother Mark LITTLE. If anyone knows anything of help on him please write me at Thank you one and all.

Mike Dobson 19 May 1998
Searching for information on my wife's grandfather, Frank JANKOWIAK of Riggsville, Cheboygan, Michigan. Born Sep 15, 1881 or Aug 15, 1882/83. Son of Jerome (Heromien) Jankowiak and Margaret Gulariski. Known siblings include Albert, Catherine, and Mary. May have had other children by a second wife. Frank moved to Pittsburgh, Pa in 1901. Seeking accurate birth date for Frank and siblings plus contact information for living descendants interested in exchanging information with Pittsburgh Jankowiak families. Mike Dobson 4706 Arbutus Avenue Rockville, MD 20853

Eva Burns Bachman 14 May 98
Looking for information on Nellie Lewis Grames. She m. Burton Grames. Would like to know when she died and where she is buried. Assume death occurred in early 1900s. Contact Eva Burns Bachman at

Pat McArthur 22 Apr 98
I am searching for information and descendants of Mary GRANVILLE GEORGII d/o Alexis Gonneville/Granville and Philomene Desrosier, of Port Franks, Ontario. Mary is said to have been in Cheboygan in the early 1900s and that her husband, given name unknown, was a land developer. Pat McArthur, Box 2170, Port Elgin, Ontario N0H 2C0.

Michele Dipert 17 Apr 1998
(*Additional 10 Aug 1998)
*BELANGER 1810 Mackinac Island,MI>Bois Blanc Island,MI,USA
*BELONGA 1838 Mackinac Island,MI>Bois Blanc Island,MI,USA
*DAVENPORT 1771 Richmond,VA>Mackinac Island,MI>Bois BlancIsland,MI,USA
*FOUNTAIN 1850 Mackinac Island,MI>Bois BlancIsland,MI>Cheboygan,MI,USA
*FRAZIER 1822 Mackinac Island,MI>BeaverIsland,MI,Naubinway,MI,USA
*JENSEN 1850 Beaver Island,MI,Naubinway,MI,USA
*LABLANC/LABLANCE 1900 Canada>Mackinac Island>Bois BlancIsland>Marquette,MI,USA
*LEBLANC 1530 Port Royal,Acadia,NS,Canada>MackinacIsland,MI>Cheboygan,MI,USA
*MAINVILLE 1825 Three Rivers,QC,Canada>Fair Haven,StClair>Cheboygan,MI,USA
*ROI 1844 Canada>Fair Haven, St ClairCo,MI>Cheboygan,MI,USA
*VINCENT 1818 Mackinac Island,MI>Beaver Island,MI,Naubinway,MI,USA
*WACHTER 1850 Beaver Island,MI,Naubinway,MI,USA
Searching VANSAU / VANZANT / VINCENT / VINSAU / VINSAW surname from Cheboygan and Mackinac County. Also searching LeBLANC / LaBLANC / LaBLANCE surnames. Brothers Samuel LeBlanc - (born-February 29, 1828) & Narsus LeBlanc came to Michigan and took up farming on Scotts Point near Port Island. Narsus disappeared, probably returned to Quebec, Canada. About this time, the 3rd brother - Celestine came to Michigan and settled on Mackinac Island, MI. - where his surviving descendents are a family named McCulepent. Later Samuel LeBlanc went to Beaver Island,MI, USA and became a fisherman, then moved to Cheboygan, MI. He died there and was buried on Bois Blanc Island, MI. Have quite alot of information - but still need to fill in missing parts. Michele Dipert, 3373 Northside Dr., Key West, FL 33040. Phone: 305-292-5189, FAX: 305-296-4692,

(Additional 07 Sep 1998) Searching family members of the VINCENT family who were fisherman in the Mackinac & Cheboygan County areas in 1800's. They were a part of the Chippewa Mackinac band of indians. (Link to: Familytreemaker website )

Sue Hallock 25 Mar 1998
I am looking for my grandfather James Albert HORTON. He married Mina FUNK on June 15th, 1914. It was second marriage for both. James HORTON was born in 1882 in Sanilac County, Michigan. He married Mina FUNK in Cheboygan at the Methodist Parsonage. I have a copy of the newspaper article that reports this marriage. Am looking for any information on where or when James HORTON died. Thanks.

Jeannette Neuschaefer 14 Mar 1998
I'm looking for information about the family of Emily HUDSON who was married to Burt JEWETT. She was the mother of my grandmother who was born in 1891 in Cheboygan. I have information about the JEWETT family, but I am curious about the HUDSON line.

Brenda L. Parker 28 Feb 1998
I am looking for any and all information on Felix MAJOR & Ellen (nee LAPOINT) MAJOR. The only thing I have to go on thus far is a Cheboygan Democrat article that was published in 1923. I am now trying to get my hands on this article. I know that one of their children was Ernest Felix MAJOR and he was born 10/9/1895. Thank You for your time.

Patricia Spencer 26 Feb 1998
Seeking any info on Asa SPENCER b Conn. Oct 1848 m Sarah MARSDEN in Cheboygan 1873. Lived in Grant, Benton and Cheboygan. Had 5 Ch. that I know of. I am trying to find other CH. death dates and the whereabouts of their son Lewis (Louis?) after 1920. He was a foreman in a paper mill and had a son named Floyd need his location? He was born 1906. Does anyone know where in CT Asa was born?

Jean Loehde 16 Feb 1998
HULBERT/DAVENPORT. Looking for information on the parents of William Davenport HULBERT. His obit, in the Cheboygan Democrat, November 14, 1913, states his cousin is A.G. Hulbert, principal of first ward school. William's siblings were Constance, Diantha, Mary and Mrs. Arthur Arrig of Seattle, WA., and J.R. and R.C. Hulbert of Portland, Oregan. William was born on Mackinac Island, and family history entry says his mother was Mary Davenport. Any info on his family appreciated. Jean Loehde

Brenda Feb. 3, 1998
Anna GROMALAK was born on a boat travelling from Poland to the US. 1890? Anna m. Steven KACZANSKI b. Austria, Poland(sibs= Peter, Paul, Mary). One of their children was Marie KACZANSKI or KOCHIN? They changed it. Marie m. William Roosevelt CRAM (b:1899) in Cheboygan, MI, had two children, Nancy CRAM and James CRAM b. Oct. 12, 1926. (my brother-in-law). William CRAM was already married and had 10 other children. Marie put William Roosevelt CRAM in jail sometime in the early thirties for bigamy, and moved to California, and remarried to a Mr. Baccigalupe, who adopted Nancy and Jimmy. She evidently outlived him and married a Mr. Sutter. She died a few years ago. (They were Catholic.) James CRAM - Baccigalupi had one daughter, my neice, Kathryn Kay Baccigalupi b:1948,CA. Kathy has two boys, Jimmy and Gary, who would like to learn of their Michigan/Poland connections.

Priscilla Freeman Feb. 01, 1998
SALSPAUGH:I am looking for information on Nicholas Robert SALSPAUGH b.1837 Prussia, d. 1896 in Cheboygan, his parents John SALSPAUGH & Laurel MANN. He m. Caroline CABANA/CAVANAUGH in 1873, her parents were Pierre CABANA/Peter CAVANAUGH & Marie GARAND. Children: Elizabeth m. Wm James WATSON, Peter, William, Henry Oliver changed his name to Wm STONE, Mamie, Robert Nicholas changed his name to Robert SULLIVAN m. Margaret BURQUEST, Laura, Catherine m. Archie PICKING, #2 Charles WYMAN, Mary Josephine. Carolines 1st husband was Gilbert BLAIS, their ch. Gilbert, Harriet m. EDWARD DELOY, husband #2 Maxime FARAND their child Caroline m. Franklin MYERS.

Barbara Bredow Jan. 28, 1998
Am interested in communicating with descendants of siblings of my great-grandmother, Mary Elvira HARRIS. Two of her brothers were reported in family records as having lived in Cheboygan MI and were associated with Embury Mills there and also possibly the bank. They were Alameda HARRIS (1831-1910) and Luther Mason HARRIS (1842-1918). I believe they were born in Madoc Ontario. Luther married Sara Robinson in Cheboygan and they had 4 children: Fred (who went in business with his father), Walter, Lillian Ellen, and Harry. Would like to learn more about the parents, of these people: Thomas HARRIS and Anna SMITH. e-mail Thank you. Barbara Bredow-Plainwell, MI

Maxine Shannon Jan. 26, 1998
Looking for info on Maggie (Mary) Dishaw Hutchinson who married Charles A. TITUS may 5, 1914 in Cheboygan County. She was the daughter of Henry Dishaw and Rosie Barbeau. Charles was the son of Robert E and Sylvania Mark, this was the second marriage for both. Also need info on Elivira A. TITUS, Lois Lena TITUS, Ethel Bell TITUS who married Frank Reed. Happy to exchange info, e mail, Thank you Maxine Shannon.

Sherri Salmans Jan. 22, 1998
Looking for information on Charles FISHER and family. Married in 1854 to Eleanor DAVIS in Brant. Co. Ontario. 3 kids to family. Only one I have name for is Oscar Davis FISHER. Located he, his family, and his mother in 1900 Cheboygan, Cheboygan Co. census. Eleanor may have died in Cheboygan.

Lucinda Moench Jan. 16, 1998
Looking for information on descendants of Benjamin OULCH and Anna WOODWORTH (WOODVOISS/WOODVONIS) from Wolverine, MI area in late 1890's. Also looking for information on John BROWN and Hattie ELMER, parents to a Lottie Della BROWN, born abt.1882, married Dec.28, 1899, to Charles N. OULCH born abt.1871 Canada. Need any sibling information of Charles and Lottie. Thank you. Lucinda

Kathy Jan. 5, 1998
McMANUS/KELLEY - Have collected information on many McMANUS' in Michigan and am seeking information on the descendants and death date of Nancy McMANUS (born circa 1858 in Canada) who married John KELLEY and was living in Cheboygan county in 1904.

John Roaney Jan. 5, 1998
Looking for family line of Marland B. Roaney, born in Wolverine in 1885-1887. Believed to have been born to Michael Roaney listed in Michigan 29th, Company G with home town of Flint. Siblings of Marland include at least Charles and Bert. Father believed to have farmed but also had something to do with educational system. Any information would be appreciated. Please send data to John Roaney at

Paul Palmer Sun, 4 Jan 1998
KEZAR, DE FRAINE - Henry Haild Kezar is my great-grandfather and Melinda De Fraine my great-grandmother on my mother's side of the family (Kezar>Sykora). Henry's father Alvin Kezar brought the family to Cheboygan (Duncan City) in mid 1800s. Henry and Melinda raised their family in Cheboygan through the 1920s. The one son Alvin, died with no children. The five girls, Gertrude, Bertha, Edith, Mable and Berenice became, respectively ZEDAR, KAUFMAN, GOODMAN, CAMPBELL and SYKORA. So I doubt there are any KEZARs in Cheboygan today (that would be directly related). I am most interested in learning about my great-great-grandfather Alvin KEZAR, my great-grandfather Henry KEZAR, and Henry's son Alvin KEZAR. I am also interested in learning about by great-grandmothers family, the De Fraines. Paul R. Palmer, Jr. Springfield, VA.

Hollis Bliss Sat, 3 Jan 1998
Joseph TEBO/THIBEAU b. 1832 d.8/1895
We are attempting to identify the names of JOSEPH TEBO's four brothers and/or parents and from where in Canada the TEBO's immigrated and later to where they returned. What is currently known about JOSEPH and his brothers: JOSEPH was born in 1832. One record indicates he was born in St. Martin, Manitoba, Canada. He was one of 5 brothers each served in the U.S. Civil War. They came to Cheboygan, Michigan from Canada. JOSEPH went to Northern New York in the vicinity of Dickenson Center, New York where he found work in the timber industry. NY State, Franklin Co. 1875 Census lists JOSEPH as being 43 and Olive ALMEDIA his wife as 37. They had 8 children (Adelbert 1857, Edward 1858, Olve Wyman 1861, Joseph Jr. 1864, Rose (Wheeler) 1866, Victoria 1868, Willard Franklin 1872, Agnes 1875, and Carrie (Stoddard) 1876). We do not know when he went from Michigan to New York. There he married ALMEDIA JARVIS. When she died in 1838 he went back to Cheboygan area and married MARTHA JONES. A Cheboygan war widow on 2/6/1887. JOSEPH died in 1895 and is buried in Pine Ridge Cemetery. One of his war papers indicate his "birth place" was St. Martin, Canada. Contact in that area indicate no French ever lived in St. Martin. He was wounded in his left leg at Moneary Bridge over a river by the same name in May, 1865. Some of the Tebos were illiterate as was JOSEPH. This they said was the reason the name went from THIBEAU to TEBO. Request by: Hollis Bliss, Lawrenceville, GA.

Mary Lou Reynolds Jan. 1, 1998
Robert REYNOLDS , Searching for family line of John REYNOLDS late 1800 or early 1900. Father of George F. REYNOLDS 1918-ca 1982 two sons Robert and George of Cheboygan Mi.

Mary Lou Reynolds Dec. 3, 1997
Robert REYNOLDS , Searching for family line of John REYNOLDS late 1800 or early 1900. Father of George F. REYNOLDS 1918-ca 1982 two sons Robert and George of Cheboygan Mi.

Miles Michael Gerard Vieau Sat. Nov.1, 1997
My name is Miles Vieau. My father is Manning Paul Peter Vieau Sr. We both live in Brighton, MI. My Grandfather was Alexander J. Vieau. He was born and raised in Cheboygan before moving to the Detroit area. His wife, my grandmother, was born in Indian River. Her maiden name was Carpenter. Her family owned the saw mill on the Cheboygan river. My great grandfather was Napoleon Vieau. He was married to an Indian named Ka-hon-ti. Her American name was Philomine La Forte Vieau. Later she was married to Napoleon's brother, Adolphus Viau, (not Vieau). Adolphus children spelled their last name Viau, Philomine's children (or Napoleon's Children) spelled their last name Vieau (not Viau). The merging of the two families of children were that of natural first cousins, which lived as brothers and sisters. Half of them spelled their names Viau, while the other half spelled their last name Vieau. The reason for the difference of spellings is said to be from census takers spelling phonetically. Just a little bit I know before my grandfather and great aunt Rose Vieau Lebarge died. My grandfather was born in 1900 or 1901. If you have any information I would appreciate. Thanks, Miles Michael Gerard Vieau.

Priscilla Freeman Mon Oct 27, 1997
WATSON James Franklin d.Nov.16, 1873, Cheboygan, MI. He m. Charlotte MAULTBY, their children: Walter m. Sarah PENMAN, Arthur m. Sarah Della HOWARD, Mary Catherine m. Francis JOHNSTON, Sarah m. Andrew HOWARD. Was James born in Evenley, England? Was his Godfather, J.H. FRANKLIN a relative? Would anyone have pictures of James & Charlotte or their children? What is the death date for their son Walter?

Brenda Slowinski Tue Oct 14, 1997
Looking for the family of Zoe LE GAULT born 9-20-1821 (I think) in Canada. Married Louis Adolphus PAQUIN 9-10-1838. Died 12-03-1906 in Cheboygan. I have some family members but I can't make the connection. Stanislaus LeGault being one but not sure if uncle or brother.

Patti (Douglas) Jolley Tues Oct 7, 1997
DOUGLAS, I am trying to get as much information on my family as possible. My father WAYNE EMIL DOUGLAS, was born in Cheboygan in Feb.1927. He died Aug. 1996. He had approx. 13 brothers and sisters. His fathers name was GEORGE DOUGLAS, wife MATILDA. He died in 196?.Burried in Cheboygan (possibly Mackinaw City). I have a half brother who lives in Cheboygan, (no contact in several years) GEORGE DOUGLAS. Possibly an nephew there also, DAVID DOUGLAS. Also in the area - GERALD DOUGLAS, DONALD DOUGLAS, RAYMOND DOUGLAS, LYLE DOUGLAS (died) wife BETTY DOUGLAS (still in area). GAZZY DOUGLAS (nickname, but only name I know him by). Please help me. Patti (Douglas) Jolley, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Maxine Shannon Wed Sep 24, 1997
HUTCHINSON, Roy and SMITH, Bertha, my grandparents spent early years of life in Cheboygan Co. Roy born in 1889 was a lumber jack, married about 1911. He spent time in Allegan Co. as it was there he meet and married his wife Bertha Smith. He was killed in car/train accident 1 Aug. 1920 and is buried in Wolverine, MI. They also buried 2 children there, a girl no date known, and 1 of twin sons, Henry died before age 5. Daniel b. 2/12/13, Died in WWII. Daughter Maxine Leona, born 2/13/13 in Wolverine. Daughter Violet was b. 1/30/17, in Battle Creek, MI. After Roy's death they all moved to Port Huron, St. Clare Co. MI. My grandmother's parents were Samuel Smith and Mary Sykes who spent time in Allegan Co. Please e mail any info. Thank you for your time. Maxine Shannon Wayne, Wayne Co. MI.

Bob Crouch Mon Sep 22, 1997
Looking for information re: Ted MING, husband of Violet, (Lou), Olson. Ted and Lou are buried with her parents in the Cheboygan cemetery. Ted MING worked at the Grand Hotel as head coachman for many years, during the winters he delivered mail by horseback in the Cheboygan area. I believe that he died in the late 50's or early 60's. Need family information about Ted MING, dob, dod, etc. Also researching the Olaf Peter OLSON family.

Barry C.K. Moravek Sun Sep 21, 1997
CUMMIN(G)S also COMMINS, etc. Working on the book the DESCENDANTS OF STEPHEN CUMMIN(GS)S (5) 1736 to about 1815. He was born 13 Dec 1736 in Attelboro, Mass and resided in Coventry, RI then Pownal, VT where he served in the American Revolution then removed to Pittsfield, New Lisbon Otsego Co., New York where he probably died around 1815. He was the son of Abraham Jr. (4) Abraham (3) John (2) Isaac of Topsfield, Mass. 1630 (1) Many descendants removed to Erie and Stueben Co., NY then to Michigan. Have located his descendants in the following Michigan Counties; BERRIEN, CASS, ST. JOSEPH, BRANCH, HILLSDALE, LENAWEE, MONROE, VAN BURIEN, KALAMAZOO, CALHOUN, JACKSON, WASHTENAW, WAYNE, ALLEGAN, BARRY, EATON, INGHAM, OAKLAND, KENT, CLINTON, SHIAWASSEE, GENESEE, LAPEER, SANILAC, TUSCOLA, SAGINAW, GRATIOT, MONTCALM, NEWAYGO, MIDLAND, BAY, ARENAC, GLADWIN, CLARE, LAKE, ROSCOMMON, OGEMAW, IOSCO, GRAND TRAVERSE, LEELANAU, EMMET, CHEBOYGAN, EMMET, CHEBOYGAN, DELTA. Have more than 5,000 descendants of this Cummings family in a data-base and will be happy to share. Please write back regarding this large Michigan family surname if you think you might have a connection.

THOMPSON JOYCE Thu Sep 11, 1997 (NOTE: Questionable eMail address)
JONES, John Paul BD.1800 at least, m.Sara Palmatier. Lived in Cheboygan and had at least two sons. Claude B. JONES BD. MAY 1,1893, and Aruther L. JONES. John Paul was a logger. He is my ggrandfather. Claude B. JONES was my grandfather. He married Blanch V. HUNT and, they had 2 daughters, BESSIE and my mother, Lillian E. JONES. Her birthdate was SEP.1, 1915. Claude was born in Cheboygan MAY 1, 1893.

Sue Patrello Wed Sep 3, 1997
MIDDLETON, clinton, h B: Apr 20 1913, Douglas Lake, Cheboygan D: Nov 21 1944. Married: MEYERS,winifred, no dates. Father/Mother of Clinton, MIDDLETON, francis marion, B: May 24,1887, Maple City, Leelanau Co D: ? Married: LEROY, grace, no dates. Their children: mildred, harley, B:Nov 15,1909 D: July 2,1996 george, B: Apr 25 1911 clinton B: Apr 20 1913 D: Nov 21 1944 willis B: ? D: Sept 26 1943 arthur B: 1916 hazel B; Feb 3 1920 raymond B: Sept 20 1922 D: Jul 13 1994. Father of Francis: MIDDLETON, edward clayton, B: May 13 1838 or 48 Rose Center, Oakland Co. Mi. I have been told that Francis was killed by a tree. I believe both Francis and Edward worked in the lumber camps. Edward possibly in Lake Ann Lumber Camp, Traverse. After death of Francis children could have possibly been raised by other people. In the 1870 census edward MIDDLETON shows to be a sibling of my ggrandfather. Any information on any of the MIDDLETON family would be very welcomed.

Judy King Tue Sep 2, 1997
Seeking information about Antoine DONER (Anthony/Antoine/Antonia DONNER/DONOR/DOANER: all variant spellings, same person) b. abt. 1835-36, Cheboygan, Cheboygan County MI, d. Jan. 6, 1895, Cheboygan, Cheboygan Co. MI, "dropsy of heart"; occupation, sailor; parents, Antoine and Harriet DONNER; buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, Cheboygan MI, Served in Co. G, 5th MI Infantry during Civil War. Thank you for any information you can provide.

John Brudy Mon Sep 1, 1997
DORRANCE, clark henry, b. 27 july 1974, child of John/Phoebe Dorrance. Clark lived from about 1900 on a farm on White Road south of Indian River. Clark never married. I desire to learn the date of Clark's death. Efforts to discover this data via the INTERNET/Cheboygan county vital statistics records have failed to produce results. I am in Florida. Can anyone suggest additional routes of investigation or supply direct information? Many thanks. Reply to

R.White Sat Aug 30, 1997
Wright, Daritha, wife of John W. Wittum b Indiana, D Cheyboygan26 Aug 1919, Wolverine. Looking for Daritha parents and death date. and parents of John W. Wittum. Daritha and John had Eva l. Wittum in Penn. Moved with Eva and her Husband Henry Nichols (an invalid) to Wolverine, Mi. Henry and John died in Wolverine. Eva remarried to a Wm Mcfadden of Evart, Mi. Eva and Henry had Alton, Elmer, theressa, doris, alan, gene. Theressa married Alexander Barette in Cheboygan, Mi, and moved to the flint area. Alexander is the son of Philibert Barette and Rose Cardinal. Also looking for the parents of Rose Cardinal. Have much info on the Barette family line also.

Michele Dipert Tue Aug 19, 1997
SEEKING info on JOHN LABLANC and family members. I am hoping someone might have information on my grandfather, as he had many relatives in Cheboygan,MI. JOHN LABLANCE Birth date : Apr 2, 1899 Charlevoix, MI Death date : Apr 1978. I know there are many LaBlances in Charlevoix and Cheboygan, as I use to live there. Of course I wasn't interested in genealogy at the time. (Rats! And-- I now live in Key West, FL) I am trying to find out who my grandfather's brother & sisters were. Any old census records, Indian Records? I do not know his parent's names. John LaBlanc was either 1/2 or 1/4 Michigan Chippewa Indian from his mothers side. Any help on JOHN LABLANCE and family really appreciated! Michele Howell Dipert

Bob Flynn Sun Aug 17, 1997
Looking for info on DEPEW, James; DE PUY, Cora; DE PUY, Florence Chipman; DE PUY, W. F.; DE PUY, W. F. (Frank); and any other DEPEW or DE PUY families. Above named were mentioned in the Cheboygan Democrat on the following dates: Nov. 30, 1901 (See Dec. 7, 1901 CD); Jan. 31, 1913; Jan. 3, 1908; Dec. 13, 1902; and Sep. 27, 1907.

Ann Rendall Bethune Sun Jul 27, 1997
Does anyone with access to 1920 or later census records for Michigan show a GALBRAITH family living in Mackinaw City with the following family members: Moet GALBRAITH (b. 1885-1890) and Bea (Beatrice?) (2nd wife) Children were as follows: Don (Donald) b. ca. 1910 (son by first wife, don't know her name) Jack b. ca. 1923-4 (son by second wife, Bea) Virginia b. ??? (either was Bea's daughter by previous marriage or was daughter of Moet & Bea) Also looking for information on: Herbert Z. (H.Z.) GALBRAITH b. 1877, also a resident of Mackinaw City. Do not have any information on his marital status, family etc. Herbert and Moet were brothers of my great grandfather Amos GALBRAITH. Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Jim Mol Mon Jul 7, 1997
I am looking for information on an Oscar Gilbert WIGGINS who died in Cheboygan, Michigan on 4 18 1944. He lived in Alpena for a time an married Albena Cotey. I am looking for information on an Amos Aratage WIGGINS who died 1-6- 1930, in Cheboygan, Michigan. He was born on 8-28-1837 in Williamsburg, Ontario, Canada and came to the US, was thought to have fought in the Civil War as a Michigan Volunteer. His wife was Maryette GILBERT born 9- 7-1846 in St. Clair county, Michigan.

Brenda Monroe Sun Jun 29, 1997
CRAM, KACZANSKI, GROMALAK. My neice wants to know of her Polish, Michigan ancestors. Grandfather=William Roosevelt CRAM b. 1899, Cheboygan, Michigan. Grandma= Marie Kochan or Kaczanski, Marie's mother was born on a boat coming here from Poland. Marie's parents were Stephen Kaczanski b. Austria, Poland, her mother Anna Gromalek. CRAM fathered 12 children. The first two were adopted by Marie's second husband, Mr. Baccigalupi.

Sat Jun 21, 1997
Looking for descendants of George Valentine Brill and Margaret (Leininger) Brill. They moved to Munro(?sp) township about 1878 from Wisconsin. Most of the following children were born in Wi: George b.abt 1864 Caroline b. about 1866 Fredrick b. abt 1868 married Frances Stoll. Daughter Margaret Campbell died Dec. 11, 1993 Son Frank F. Brill, Sr died Dec. 7, 1992 Other children of Fred: James b. abt 1911 Alta b. abt 1915 Lambert b. abt 1917 Frederick, Jr b abt 1918 Mrs. H.L. Mann Mrs. Nathan Howard Harold b. Oct 4, 1878 d. Oct 10,1963 Mrs. Lambert Wilson (Emma), b. July 1880,who was still alive in 1963 Michael Brill b. 1875 married May, Children Hazel and Harold Margaret Keiser d. bef 1924 There were also at least 2 children that died as babies or youngsters. Please email

B. Mason Lucas Wed Jun 11, 1997
Trying to learn parents/lineage of John B. MASON married 1884 Charlevoix County, Anna FOGELBERG. Place of residence was listed as Petoskey. b 01 May 1860 ? John B. and wife Anna had twins 1887 Mackinaw City. Trying to learn names of his parents. Father Joseph was a ships' pilot on the great lakes. John worked for railroad as conductor. Thank you.

Cherryl Valleau Tue Jun 3,1997
Information on Charles Bellant, Archie Bishop/Leveque and the Raische family. My grandmother was Josephine Leveque/Bishop born in 1880. Her grandmother Georgina Bellant married a Raishe first then Archie Bishop/Leveque she died in 1887. I have discovered Charles Bellent owned the first big boat in Cheboygan. Also searching for Henry Dargan he was born in Ireland and was a n Alderman in Cheboygan in 1906. He was also involved with the longshoreman's Union. Any information appreciated, thank you.

Cindy Bryant Sun May 18, 1997
SUPP Looking for Floyd A. SUPP, who supposedly was an Attorney in Cheboygan, early 1900's. He was the son of Albert SUPP and Zella MABIE. His mother died in childbirth. He was born June 1889 in Bushnell Twp, Montcalm Co. Are there any City Directories that would at least say IF he was really in Cheboygan?

Burton Palmer Fri May 9, 1997
Looking for any information on my grandmother MELVINA ASSELIN, who was born April 1870. She and my grandfather, Wm Farmer (Palmer, Parmer) were married in St. Mary's on 27/04/1885. Her witness was Marcelina Asselin. John Baptist Asselin and Odile Asselin were sponsors when two of their children were baptized. Would Abraham Assilin born in 1868 be her brother? Is Leo Assilin, who worked for NYCRR Abraham's son? Leo would visit my grandfather.

Marilyn Belleville Wed Apr 16, 1997
Looking for info on accidental death during logging for a Clinton P. MEAD 1860-1865. He was a resident of Lapeer Co but was working in this area. Are there any death records? Are there any newspapers for this time period which would give an account of such an accident? Any help greatly appreciated.

Kathy C. Grossman Fri Apr 11, 1997
I am looking for info on Henry Austin CONRAD born 11/15/1822 in Tompkins County NY, Died Cheboygan, MI January 1, 1883. Married to Julia P. HULL. Father of Daniel Hibner CONRAD.

Patrick A. Shaul Sun Mar 23, 1997
I am looking for the family of Josephine LEGAULT who with her husband, Harry SHAUL, resided with her brother, George LEGAULT in the 1920s. (See Surname for SHAUL and TOBIAS)

Barbara Butler March 8, 1997
Looking for any information on the following family. Addison B. GALLANT -- b. abt 1881 in Marion Co. OH; m. abt 1904 in MI; d. December 11, 1918 in Indian River, Chebogan, MI (parents Thomas GALLANT & Isabella HOCKINBERRY) Buried in North Rome Cemetery, Lenawee Co., MI Rosetta WALLACE -- b. May 23, 1887 Oturua ? Co., MI; d. March 13, 1960 San Bernardino, CA (parents - Charles WALLACE & Mary O'DELL Children -- Alpha Beatrice b. May 5, 1905; Isabell L. b. Oct. 5, 1907; Harold Addison b. April 27, 1910; Thomas W. b. July 12, 1914 (all children born in Indian River)

Glenda PUMFORD Tue Feb 25, 1997
WOLFGANG/WHITE: Am looking for information on Charles WOLFGANG and Mary Maimie WHITE. Charles born 26 July 1880 in Hubbardston, Gratiot Co., MI, the son of George W. WOLFGANG & Mary W. GROVER; died 17 April 1979 in Wolverine, Cheboygan Co., MI; Maimie born 16 March 1880 in Pleasant Valley, Midland Co., MI; died 27 Nov. 1961 also in Wolverine, MI; the two were married 16 March 1900; had children Stewart, Ami & Pearl Leora. Would like information on descendants of Stewart and Ami WOLFGANG.

M.I.Haley Wed Feb 19,1997
WINEGARDEN I would like to find the parents of Glenn (1923 - 1983), Cheboygan, Cheboygan, MI or any other family in this area.

Lisa Weber Tue Feb 18, 1997
Looking for biological family. Father was adopted in 1953, DOB: 3-21-44; his brother was adopted to the same family, his DOB: 3-11-45; several other children in family with unknown whereabouts? Can anyone help? We have other vital stats. (if needed). Names of brothers at birth were: Joseph Westbrook Stilwell & Douglas MacArthur Stilwell. They were born to Shirley Grace Stilwell (White) at Lee Memorial Hospital. They were adopted by Edwin Carl Rupe and Altha E. Rupe (Wright & Goodrich).

Pat Cannady Thu Feb 6, 1997
I'm looking for information on the following people who lived in Cheboygan. GUYETTE, Minnie, GUYETTE, Luke, MORSE, Martha (Marse), MORSE, Earl. From Hale, MORGAN, Jean and Marvin. From Atlanta, BOSSENBERRY, Harry and Irene. From New Haven and Detroit BEECKMAN, BOSSENBERRY, NIEPORTE, WIDDIS, GOOSSENS. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Phyllis Beth Scott Tue Feb 4, 1997
We are looking for information about my husband's Grandparents; SCOTT, Daniel and JONES, Gertrude. They lived in or near Cheboygan from about the turn of century to about 1916(?)when she died in childbirth due to complications from diabetes. They had 4 children: Christopher, Alva, Violet (b.1910) and Wesley (b.1913). A fourth boy was given up for adoption at the time of her death. Daniel SCOTT worked in the lumber camps. Any information would be appreciated.

Janet M. Hradsky Sun Jan 19, 1997
1. Searching for information on the RICKERD line, beginning with Alfred C. RICKERD, born @1847 in Lenox, Madison Co., NY, parents unknown at this time. Alfred married Mary WHITE, on July 2, 1871, in Hubbardsville, Muir, Ionia Co., MI. They had the following children: Fred Curtis, Byron E., Howard & Chauncey. Fred Curtis was residing in Kent Co., MI in 1913, when he married Myrtle PATTY, he later resided in Ottawa Co., where he died in 1942. Byron E. was residing in Indian River, Cheboygan Co., MI when he died in 1965. Howard was residing in Morley, Mecosta Co., in 1983 when he died. Chauncey was residing in Sheridan, Montcalm Co., MI in 1942. Janet M. Hradsky 58462 W. Pleasant View Ct.

2. Seeking information on Byron E. RICKERD, born May 1, 1875 in MI, died February 1965. Had resided in Indian River, Cheboygan Co., MI at time of his death.

Olan Zarbeck Fri Jan 17, 1997
Looking for info on Louis ENO (Enault, Henault) b. 1827? and Matilda (Domatilda) LaFRANCE (LaFranche) ENO b. Sept, 1828. Came to Cheboygan Co. from Quebec Canada between 1865 and 1870. They first appear on the MI census for Cheboygan Co. in 1870. Interested in any leads as to Canadian place of birth & marriage for both parties. Did not appear on the Loisell marriage index.

Lois Miller Thu Jan 16, 1997
I am looking for information on Ambrose R. DAVENPORT b. abt.1771 near Richmond, Va. He was a soldier at Fort Mackinac 1796. M. Elizabeth ?. They had a farm on the bluff and raised there children there. The children included: William b. abt. 1803 m. Mary Default, Nancy b. 1809 m. Caleb Sibley, Jane b. 1812, Henry b. 1813 m. Margaret Smith, Susan b.1817 m. William Johnston, Ambrose Jr. b. 1801 m. Susan DeCarreau. Other names connected to this family are Perrault, Bellanger, Louisigneau, Aslin, Lasley, Duclon, Morris and Hamonn. Is anyone else researching these names?

Jack LaPeer January 13, 1997
Surnames: LAPEER, LAPIERRE, LYONS, WILLIAMS, HELMER, JONES (JUSCZUK). Looking for information on Joseph, Norman, Edward (or Edmund) LAPEER, Theophile LAPIERRE, Louis C. LYONS, Stephen WILLIAMS, Ransom HELMER and Edward JONES.

R. White Sun Jan 12, 1997
Need Birth records or marriage license for John W. WITTUM b. 1839 in Indiana, lived in Wolverine, MI. Lived with daughter Eva L., b. 1862 in PA. and her invalid husband, Henry NICHOLS/NICKLE b. 1855 in PA. Henry's father was Henry NICHOLS b. 1820 in New York and his mother Martha COWDREY b. 3-29-1820 in New York. Henry and Eva were married in 1885 in Cheboygan, MI. Henry died in 1910. in Wolverine. Do not know where Eva died. she may have been in Mental institution and remarried. She had several children: Theresa Mae b.4-17-1896, Alton A, b.1887, Elmer b.1891, Glenn W b.1897, Doris b. 1901, Jean L b.1907. Theresa married Alexander BARETTE. There is no mention of Eva's mother/ John W. Wittums' wife. They lived in and around the upper part of Michigan.

Amelia B. Castle January 6, 1997
Interested in any BIRDSALL's who lived or live in Cheboygan County between 1852 and the present time. My grandfather was Wellington BIRDSALL and my father was John Cyrus BIRDSALL. My grandfather came to Michigan from Hamburg, Erie Co, NY as a baby. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Verna Bice December 27, 1996
Looking for the STYES, STEISS family that settled in Tower, MI (Cheboygan Co) in the late 1890's. George & Margaret STYES family and/or any STEISS that may have settled nearby. Thanks, Verna Bice.

William H. Dale October 31, 1996
I would like some information on my grandparents. Harry James DALE or Olga Marion (BORROUSCH) DALE. Olga was born on December 28, 1898. She was adopted from an orphanage in Cheboygan, MI. Her biological mothers last name was possibly GUISE. Her adoptive parents were Charles and Mary BORROUSCH. Olga died in June of 1984, thought to have been in Detroit.

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