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Home Township
Montcalm County, Michigan

The settlements in Home township, include Edmore, Wyman and Cedar Lake.

In 1854, a group of area residents presented a petition to the Board of Supervisors, asking that a new township be allowed. They wanted to call it Home Township. This was allowed and election of officers was held in April of 1865. The township records burned in 1872 so no actual records have survived regarding the selections. However, further records indicate that John Peoples was the first Supervisor.

The first marriage in the township was that of Hugh Peoples to Maria Wysick, whose parents had settled in the eastern part of the township. This marriage took place July 4,1865.

Births were not recorded in the township until May of 1867, and it appears that the first white child born there was Anna Peoples, daughter of John and Eliza Peoples. The first death, according to the old history books was a Mrs. Rapp, probably the wife or mother of the early settler, Solomon Rapp.

Ed Moore's Camp was first established by Mr. Moore in the early 1870's. The village officially incorporated and made the name of the village Edmore in 1878. The railroad station there was called Edmore Junction.

Some Foote Family Photos
Some Johnson Family Photos
Biography of Able & Emily Rarick

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