The following listing gives a date that our early settlers were know to have been in Newaygo Co (Fremont area).  The dates with an * means that they may have been in the area earlier than currently identified.  The "V" stands for Veteran.

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Name
Residence
Post Office
Occupation
Origin
Year
Veteran
History
Abels, Cyrus Fremont Center Fremont Center     *1863    
Ackley, Harry E Sheridan, Sec. 35 Fremont Center Farmer   1872    
Adams , Lewis Dayton Twp. Fremont Center     *1870    
Adams, Charles D. Fremont Fremont     *1894
V
 
Adams, Philip Dayton Twp. Fremont Center     *1870    
Addison, Cornelius L Fremont Center Fremont Center Shoemaker   1866    
Addison, Lewis Fremont Center Fremont Center R. R. Employee   *1877   I.O.O.F. Register, age 27
Aftrum, Neil Dayton Twp. Fremont Center     *1870    
Agterom, C Dayton, Sec. 36 Fremont Center Farmer Holland 1870    
Alexander, Henry Dayton Twp. Fremont Center     *1870    
Allen, Sylvester G. Sheridan Twp. Fremont Notary, Under Sheriff Pennsylvania 1886
V
Co. I, 9th. N.Y. Cav.
Alton, Albert Martin Sherman Twp. Fremont Center     *1870
V
Co. E, 55th. Ind. Inf., b.1844-d.1924, buried Maple Grove Cem.
Alton, Benjamin Dayton Twp. Fremont, Center Twp. Superviser Ohio 1870
V
Co. A, 13th. Ind. Inf., b.1827-d.1875, buried Maple Grove Cem.
Ames, Aves D. Sheridan Twp. Fremont Center     *1870    
Amidon, Edson Fremont Fremont     *1900
V
Co.B, 13th. Mich. Inf. b.1834-d.1910, buried Maple Grove Cem.
Amos, Alfred Dayton, Sec. 1 Weaverville Farmer England 1856    
Amos, Oscar Dayton, Sec. 29 Fremont Farmer   *1900    
Anderson, Delos G Fremont Center Fremont Center Surveyor Born here 1867    
Anderson, E. Sheridan, Sec. 31 Holton Farmer   1879    
Anderson, Nels Sheridan, Sec. 13 Fremont Center Farmer Sweden 1872    
Anderson, O. Fremont Center Fremont Center Barrel Maker New York 1874    
Anderson, William Denver, Sec. 36 Fremont, Center Farmer / Miller Canada 1863    
Andrews, Robert W. Sheridan Twp. Fremont Center     *1870    
Andrews, Wm. B. Sheridan, Sec. 22 Fremont Center Farmer   *1870    
Arendsen, Albert Sherman, Sec. 18 Fremont Farmer   1885    
Arendsen, Henry Dayton, Sec. 16 Fremont Farmer   1883    
Arendsen, Wyon Dayton, Sec. 16 Fremont Farmer   1895    
Ashcraft, C. N. Dayton, Sec. 34 Fremont Center Farmer   1866   name was Ashcraft when they came here now it spell Ashcroft.
Ashcraft, Daniel Sheridan, Sec. 21 Fremont Center Farmer New York 1866    
Atwood, John Fremont Center Fremont Center City Assor   *1875    
Baars, George Fremont Fremont Druggist   1895   HFS # 36, adv. Baars Drug Store
Babcock, George Fremont Center Fremont Center Jeweler   *1883    
Backstrom, C.W. Fremont Center Fremont Center Blacksmith Sweden 1870    
Bacon, Frank A. Sheridan, Sec. 16 Fremont Center Farmer Connecticut 1868
V
Co. L, 11th. mich. Cav., b.1844-d.1927, buried Maple Grove Cem.
Bacon, Henry Fremont Center Fremont Center Poultry   1871    
Bacon, William J. Sheridan Twp. Fremont Center     *1870
V
 
Badger, Alonzo B. Dayton, Sec. 33 Fremont Center Farmer   1864    
Badger, Joseph B. Dayton Twp. Fremont, Center     1864
V
Bty. F, 1st. Mich. L. A., b.1822-d.????,buried in Clark Cem.
Bailey, Assa Sheridan Twp. Fremont Farmer Michigan *1885   Married to Ameilia Ringler in 1885 in Fremont
Bailey, Thomas Sheridan, Sec. 9 Fremont Center Farmer England 1863    
Baillargeon, Joseph Sheridan, Sec. 5/ 8 Fremont Center Millwright Canada 1875
V
Bty. A, 2nd. Mass. H.A., b.1843-d.1893, buried in Clark Cem.
Baily, Mathew Fremont Fremont Laborer Canada *1885   Married to Minnie Steel in 1885 in Fremont
Baker, David Sheridan Twp. Fremont, Center R. R. Employee   1873
V
Co. B, 1st. W. va. Inf., b.1840-d.1926, buried in Maple Grove Cem.
Balcom, William Sheridan Twp. Reeman     *1890
V
Co. C, 21st. Mich. Inf., b.1832-d.1918, buried in Maple Grove Cem.
Ball, Charles H.          
V
Co. L, 4th. Mich. Cav., b.1843-d.1872, buried in Clark Cem.
Ballan, Chauncey Fremont Twp. Weaverville     *1856   Married, Hanna Edson in Fremont Twp. in 1856
Barkman, Mortimer J. Dayton Twp. Fremont Laborer   *1883
V
Co. C, 6th. Mich. Inf.
Barks, Helen "McDonald" Dayton Twp. Fremont, Center Teacher / Farmer Canada 1866    
Barks, James D. Sheridan Twp. Fremont Center Farmer Ohio *1870    
Barks, John Dayton, Sec. 32 Fremont Center Farmer Ohio 1867
V
Co. C, 100th. Ind Inf., m. to Helen MacDonald in 1878, buried in Evans Cem.
Barnard, John B.          
V
Co. H, 28th. Wis. Inf., b.1829-d.1909, buried in Clark Cem.
Barnes, Calvin M. Dayton / Denver Fremont Center General Merchant Ohio 1863    
Barnes, Daniel Dayton Twp. Fremont Center Farmer & Merchant Ohio 1863
V
Co. H, 15th. Michigan Inf., b.1844-d.1915, buried Bull Cem.
Barnes, Elijah Denver, Sec. 35 Fremont Center Farmer vermont 1863   family history
Barnes, George Dayton Twp. Fremont Center Farmer Ohio 1860's
V
He died in the Civil War, b.1838-d.1864
Barnes, Helen "Stone" Dayton Twp. Fremont Center Farmer Connecticut 1856    
Barnhard, Horatio Fremont Twp. Weaverville Farmer Ohio 1855
V
Co. H, 3rd. Michigan Inf -- He died in the war, b.1833-d.1862
Barnhard, Jacob Dayton Twp. Weaverville Farmer Ohio 1855   Supervisor of Dayton Twp. in 1864
Barnhard, John Dayton Twp. Weaverville Farmer Ohio 1858
V
Co. H, 3th. Michigan Inf., b.1836-d.1915, buried Maple Grove Cem
Barnhard, Peter Dayton Twp. Fremont Farmer Ohio 1870    
Barnhard, Sarah Fremont Center Fremont Center Milliner   *1883    
Barnhard, Simon Peter Fremont Twp. Weaverville Farmer Ohio 1855
V
 
Barnhard, Simon Peter Fremont Twp. Weaverville Farmer / Merchant Ohio 1848
V
Co. K, 3rd. Michigan Inf., b.1844- d., buried in White Cloud Cem
Bartholomew, C.L. Sheridan, Sec. 10 Fremont Center Farmer Michigan 1873    
Barton, Charles W. Fremont Fremont Saloon-keeper   *1883
V
Co. F, 75th. N.Y. Inf., b.1842-d.1917, buried in Maple Grove Cem.
Barton, James Jr. Sheridan Twp. Fremont Center     1874
V
Bat M, 1st. Michigan Light Artillery, b.1846-d.1930, buried Maple Grove Cem.
Barton, R. K.         *1900
V
 
Bauman, A. E. Fremont Fremont Merchant       Bauman General Merchant
Beattie, Charles Henry Dayton Twp. Fremont Center Farmer   *1874   Married in 1874 to Flora A. Thomas in Dayton Twp.
Becker, Henry L. Dayton, Sec. 18 Hesperia Farmer & Stock   1886
V
Co. F, 5th. Mich. Cav., b.1835-d.1907, buried in Clark Cem.
Beckon, George R.              
Beek, John Sherman, Sec. 18 Fremont Farmer   1886    
Beem, Albert Sheridan Twp. Fremont Center     *1870    
Beem, George Dayton, Sec. 32 Fremont Farmer   *1900
V
b.1847-d.1915, buried in Maple Grove Cem.
Beem, John M. Sheridan, Sec. 8 Reeman Creamery   1877    
Bennega, P. H. Fremont Center Fremont Center Grocer   *1883    
Bennett, C. T. Garfield, Sec. 7 Fremont Farmer   1898    
Bennett, Elias Sheridan, Sec. 28 Fremont Center Farmer   1879    
Bennett, John N. Sheridan, Sec. 28 Fremont Center Farmer New York 1872   page 279
Bentley, William Dayton Twp. Fremont Center     *1863    
Berns, Henry Dayton, Sec. 33 Fremont Farmer   *1900    
Bessey, Samuel Fremont Twp. Fremont Center     *1862
V
Co. A, 29th. Mich. Inf.
Bierce, Alonzo Dayton Twp. Fremont     *1890
V
Co. A, 1st. Mich. S.S., b.1826-d.1909, buried in Maple Grove Cem.
Bigelow, George Dayton, Sec. 9 Weaverville Farmer vermont 1858
V
Co. A, 15th. Michigan Inf., b.1827-d.1913, buried in Jewell Cem.
Bigelow, Levi H Fremont Twp. Weaverville Saw Sharpener Ohio 1852    
Bigelow, Phebe E. Dayton Twp. Fremont Center Farmer vermont 1880    
Binns, Robert Fremont Twp. Weaverville     *1860
V
Co. B, 3rd Mich. Inf., b. 1833-d.????, buried Hesperia East Cem.
Birdsall, Isaac Sheridan Twp. Fremont Center     *1870    
Birdsall/Birdzall, Nathaniel Sheridan Twp. Fremont Center     *1870
V
Co. C, 1st. Mich. Eng. & Mech., b.1841-d.1905, buried volney Cem.
Bisbee, F. L. Fremont Fremont Grocer   *1900   Adv. Bigbee Grocer
Blair, Henry M. Sheridan, Sec. 35 Fremont Center Farmer New York 1866    
Blanchard, Hiram P. Dayton Twp. Fremont Center     *1870    
Bode, George Fremont Fremont Shoe & Insurance Germany 1892   In 1912, George withdrew from the Bode's Shoe Co. and started an Insurance Co.
Bode, Gerrit Fremont Fremont Shoe Store Germany 1892   He was a boot maker and the two brothers, Gerrit and George established the Bode Shoe Co.
Boeskool, Albert Sherman, Sec. 33 Fremont Farmer   1888    
Boeskool, John Sherman, Sec. 8 Fremont Farmer   1888    
Boeskool, Walter Sherman, Sec. 9 Fremont Farmer   1894    
Boon, Charles M. Fremont Fremont     *1889    
Boone, Frank Fremont Center Fremont Center Grist-mill Holland 1869   City Trustee in 1875
Borgman, John Dayton, Sec. 27 Fremont Farmer   1892    
Bowman, Cornelius Dayton Twp. Fremont     *1890
V
Co. I, 25th. Mich. Inf.
Bowman, F. M. Fremont Center Fremon Center Livery / liquors Ohio 1879   page 437, Picture missing on page 436
Boyd, Charles Sheridan Twp. Reeman Merchant   1872    
Boyd, Richard Sheridan, Sec. 7/8 Fremont Center Farmer Ireland 1872    
Boyd, Samuel Reeman Reeman Merchant   1872    
Boyd, William A. Sheridan, Sec 8 Fremont Center   Ohio 1872   Built a steam saw-mill in 1882
Boyden, David W. Sheridan Twp. Fremont Center     *1870
V
Co. H, 1st. Cal. Inf., buried in Maple Grove Cem.
Bradway, Albina Dayton, Sec. 28 Fremont Farmer   *1900    
Bradway, George Dayton, Sec. 29 Fremont Farmer   *1900    
Bradway, Warren Dayton Twp. Weaverville     1861
V
Co. M, 11th. Michigan Calvary, b.1829-d1894, buried Maple Grove Cem.
Breckon, George R. M.D. Fremont Fremont Physician Canada 1883    
Brewster, Charles C Sheridan Twp. Fremont     *1890
V
Co. B, 1st. Mich. Eng. & Mech., b.1826-d.after1890, buried in Maple Grove Cem.
Brewster, John C. Fremont Center Fremont Center Surveyor   *1882    
Briggs, George N, Dayton Twp. Fremont Center Farmer New York *1870
V
Co. G, 1st. N.Y. Dragoons, b.1838-d.1917, buried in Maple Grove Cem.
Briggs, Willard / Wilford Dayton Twp. Fremont Center Farmer   *1870
V
Co, I, 1st. Mich. Cav., b1828-d.1900, buried in Maple Grove Cem., policeman Fremont Cem. 1875
Brinkman, Joe Sheridan, Sec. 11 Fremont Farmer   1896    
Brinkman, John Reeman Reeman Merchant & P.M.   1889    
Britton, Hie Dayton, Sec. 4 Fremont Farmer   1897    
Britton, Milton Dayton, Sec. 4 Hesperia Farmer Canada 1871    
Bromley, George W. Dayton Twp. Fremont Farmer   *1890
V
Co. A, 129th. Ind. Inf.
Bromley, Henry Dayton / Denver Fremont Farmer   *1888
V
Co. A, 129th. Ind. Inf.
Brooks, S.F. Dayton, Sec. 16 Fremont Center Farmer New York 1872    
Brotherton, John Dayton, Sec. 32 Weaverville Farmer Ohio 1855   Supervisor of Dayton Twp. in 1868
Brower, Henry Sheridan Twp. Fremont Center     *1870    
Brown, Frank Dayton Twp. Fremont Center     *1870    
Brown, George Dayton Twp. Fremont     *1888
V
Co. I, 21st. N.Y. Cav., b.1828-d.1905, buried in Bridgeton Cem.
Brown, H. A. Fremont Fremont Prop. Crescent Mill   1893    
Brown, Jesse S. Dayton Twp. Fremont     1883
V
Co. G, 94th. N.Y. Inf., b.1842-d.1924, buried in Maple Grove Cem.
Brown, Jonathan J. Dayton Twp. Fremont Center     1862    
Brown, Lorenzo D. Fremont Fremont     *1887
V
Co. G, 2nd. U.S. Inf., b.1857-d.1887, buried in Maple Grove Cem.
Brown, Lyman T. Bridgeton Twp. Weaverville     1855
V
Co. G, 2nd, Mich. Cav., b.1835-d.1903, buried in Clark Cem.
Brown, William M. Dayton Twp. Fremont Center     *1861
V
Co. D, 8th. Michigan Inf., b.1823-d.1861, He died in service, Hilton Head S. D.
Brownell, Lorenzo D. Sheridan Twp.       *1882
V
Co. G, 42nd. Ill. Inf., b.1814-d.1882, buried Maple Grove Cem.
Brownell, William H Fremont Fremont     *1900
V
 
Bryant, Wooster C. Fremont Fremont     *1894
V
Co. D 66th. Ill. S.S., b.1837-1894, buried in Maple Grove Cem.
Buck, Alvin Sheridan, Sec. 33 Fremont Farmer   1893    
Buck, Robert T. Dayton Twp. Fremont Center Special police 1876   *1870    
Buckingham, Oliver Fremont Fremont     1897
V
 
Budlong, E. J. Sheridan, Sec. 30 Fremont Center Farmer   *1880    
Buitenborp, Martin Garfield, Sec. 19 Fremont Farmer   1894    
Bull M. Daniel Dayton Twp. Weaverville Farmer   1857   Clerk of Dayton Twp. His homestead is now in what became Denver Twp.
Bultman, Fred Sheridan, Sec. 1 Fremont Farmer   1887    
Bultman, Ralph Sheridan, Sec. 1 Fremont Farmer   1893    
Bunker, F. W. Fremont Fremont Manager Darling Mill   *1900    
Burling, Seymour S. Sheridan, Sec. 31 Holton Farmer New York 1864    
Burns, George W. Fremont Center Fremont Center Gunsmith   *1876   Special Police in 1876 in Fremont Center
Burns, Harvey Fremont Fremont      
V
Co. A, 28th. Mich. Inf., b.1829-d.1902, Buried in Maple Grove Cem.
Butler, Hiram Fremont Twp. Weaverville Farmer   1860    
Butler, Joseph Sherman, Sec. 7 Weaverville Farmer vermont 1854    

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