MICHAEL DOYLE, farmer, sec. 18, Aetna Tp., was orn December, 1815, and is son of Michael and Jane (Dorsey) Doyle, natives of Ireland, where the son was also born. The latter was five years old when his parents came to America and settled at Quebec, Province of Quebec, where they lived until 1843. On the death of his father he was left to make his way alonr in the world and remained in Canada until 1868. He spent three years prospecting in the Dominion, and in the fall of 1871 came to Aetna Tp., Mecosta Co., and purchased 80 acres of land, and like early settlers, commenced to make improvements for the purpose of securing a livelihood. The result of their laborers are shown by the condition of the farm and its fixtures.
Mr. Doyle was married in Canada, in April, 1839, to Catherine, daughter of Michael and Mary (Dunn) Carroll, who were of Irish nativity, and went to Canada, where they died, at the ages of 41 and 60 years respectively. Mrs. Doyle was born in the North of Ireland, June 1, 1816. She is at this writing 66 years old, but retains her health and vigor, and her memory is perfect concerning all events that has passed under her observation. Following is a record of their ten children: Peter, born March 3, 1840; Michael, Dec. 25, 1845; Jane, Aug. 12m 1850; Sarah, Aug. 17, 1854; John, Feb 1, 1847; Rose, Sept. 8, 1855; Ella, June 10, 1858. Those named are living; the deceased were: Mary, born Feb. 6, 1843, died in 1867; Emilia, born July 25, 1854, died Aug. 23, 1867; Catherine, born Jan. 6, 1851, died Sept. 23, 1867. The family are zealous members of the Catholic Church.