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Newaygo County, MI

Posted Queries for February-June, 1999

Susan Goodall - Newaygo County

was posted by Beryl Robinson on Thu, 08 Jul 1999

Surname: Goodall, Francis, Elwell

Susan Goodall married Alfred Francis circa 1888 and lived in Big Prairie, Newaygo County, Mi. They had 2 children, Daisy Lorina Francis and Mary Francis. Looking for info on Susan and Alfred. Thanks, Beryl.

Newaygo co mi

Posted by Melissa <a9803@hotmail.com> on Thu, 17 Jun 1999, in response to Newaygo Co. Ancestors, posted by Sys Admin on Wed, 16 Jun 1999

Surnames: SHAW

My great great grandfather was Samuel Shaw, married Albina (Walker) had three children
and three step children
and two others

Parents of

Posted by Earl R. Giddings <ergiddings@fbg.net> on Wed, 09 Jun 1999


Looking for parents of and connection of John and Miles Mansfield both lived in Newaygo County.
John Mansfield b 1803 m ?? Eddy d 16 JUN 1879. Had the following children; Perry, Lois, John Jr., Andrew, and Milton Miles.
M.Miles Mansfield b 1804 m Samatha Eddy d 27 JUN 1878. Had the following children; John, Olive, Miles Jr., Phebe A., Lois, Andrew, and Joesph.
Willing to exchange information. Earl R. Giddings

Elwell,Francis in Newaygo County

Posted by Beryl Robinson <berylcrobinson@webtv.net> on Thu, 27 May 1999

Surnames: Elwell, Francis, Smith

Justin and Flossie Elwell, lived in the Big Prarie area of Newaygo County for many years. Daisy Francis, daughter of Alfred and Susan (?) Francis and also Mary Francis their other daughter, were born in the Big Prairie area. Does anyone have any other info on them?


John James Quick

Posted by Jim Quick <jbquick@aol.com> on Sun, 23 May 1999

Surnames: Quick

I am looking for any information I can on John James Quick or his wife Clara (Roseboom) Quick. John J. Quick was born in NY (don't know where). However, at least two of their chidren, William Henry (1874), and Andrew Jackson (1876) were born in Newago County. It is also possible that Orison/Orson (1872), Clara (1878) or Milton (1880) could also have been born in Newago Co. Any information about this family would be greatly appreciated

Gannon/Devereaux - White Cloud

Posted by Judy Conklin <ourworld@net-link.net> on Wed, 12 May 1999

Surnames: Gannon, Devereaux, Conklin

Researching family of Richard Gannon and Catherine Devereaux of Livingston County - moved to White Cloud and buried there. Known children were Mary, Anna, Charles and Raymond. Will exchange information.

1884 MI census for Newaygo Co.

Posted by Richard R. Kenyon <richardkenyon@compuserve.com> on Sat, 17 Apr 1999

Surnames: Kenyon

I am looking for info on Lansing Kenyon who was in Newaygo Co MI. He married Mary M. Walker there in Grant Twp. 27 Sep 1873. I also found him in an index for the 1884 census done by the state of Michigan. The index lists a Lansing and a Maria KENZON as appearing on page 6 of the census for Ashland township. Newaygo is one of about a half dozen MI counties that the Mormans didn't microfilm. Does anyone have access to those census records? Any help would be appreciated, as Lansing Kenyon had several wives over the years.

William Ehle

Posted by Skip Duett <SkipAZ@aol.com> on Sat, 17 Apr 1999

Surnames: EHLE

William EHLE - Looking for a death date/obit/cemetery entry for William EHLE in Newaygo Co. - old family letter makes reference to a brother of Ebenezer Ehle dying in White Cloud at age 102 and a sister dying in that same place
age 90. This brother should be William Ehle shown age 50 on 1870 Census (Big Prairie) so death ca 1910-1925 (depending on accuracy of age/data). Sister may be Sarah P. (Ehle) JAY (wife William JAY) probably d. ca 1910-1920
(b.1825 per article in "Portrait and Biographical Album of Newaygo County, Mich", publ. 1884 ). Other unlocated siblings: John, Betsey, Margaret and Lydia. Brothers Jacob & Joseph accounted for. Any EHLE clues appreciated. Thanks for any and all assistance.

Youngs Wright

Posted by Arvis Russell <ajrus@hotmail.com> on Sat, 17 Apr 1999

Surnames: Wright

Youngs Wright lived White Cloud and died in 1915 at about age 75. He was a blacksmith and born in New York. Need his full date of death. Would like correspondence with any descendant. He had a brother, William Parker Wright who died Grand Rapids also in 1915. The wife of Youngs Wright
was Emily.


Youard Surname

Posted by Andy Youard <ayouard@vip.cybercity.dk> on Sat, 17 Apr 1999

Surnames: YOUARD

Researching Youard. Any help appreciated. Thanks.

Newaygo County Names

Posted by Trudie Turner <trudie@gibralter.net> on Mon, 12 Apr 1999

Surnames: Hoaglin, Cole, Pierson, Seaman, Fowler

I have been doing research in Newaygo County. I have information on the above listed families and will swap for more info on them or will do look ups in Onslow County North Carolina

Theodore Billings b1858

Posted by Patricia Billings <plbil_@hotmail.com> on Thu, 08 Apr 1999


Researching my gggrandfather Theodore H. Billings born 1857-8,in Fremont,Newaygo Co.,MI. He married Lovina J. Richer Aug 24,1879 in Lakeview,Montcalm Co.,MI.
His first son{my ggrandfather}Claud A. Billings was born 1880 in Mecosta Co.,MI,{Claud's parents are listed as Caroline Ludlow and Theodore H. Billings}. I think Lovina raised Claud, as they are all listed in a 1894 MI census together. I have little more about this family but not much.
Would like any information on Theodore's family. Claud Billings married a Brooks and her parents were John Brooks and Sarah McDonald. Thanks


Posted by Judy Hull <mmmh@voyager.net> on Wed, 07 Apr 1999

Surnames: Tanner

I am looking for Cora Tanner born abt. 1890 Lake Co. Mi. her father was Fred Tanner. She was living in Newaygo Co. Mi. when she died in 1958. Her married name was Cora Danks but I don't know her husbands name (this was a second marriage).

Charles and Gertrude Miller, dau Louise

Posted by Sharon Miller Mills <mills@reliable-net.net> on Sun, 04 Apr 1999

Surnames: MILLER

Would like to correspond with any descendants of Charles and Gertrude Miller and daughter Louise who reportedly lived around Freemont in the late 1940's. Two other Miller brothers who lived at Walloon MI were Joseph and John. Any information appreciated, much to share on other children of John S.B. Miller and Mary Malinda Catherine Younce of Delaware/Blackford Cos IN.


Posted by Michael Brown <caycedo@hotmail.com> on Sat, 03 Apr 1999

Surnames: TAYLOR, PAGE

I am searching for the William & Drusilla PAGE TAYLOR family. They lived in Newaygo Co. around 1900/1910. Drusilla Taylor may be buried there. William is in Detroit, MI in the 1920 census.

They had several children, one of them was an Ernest Taylor. I found in the SSI an Ernest who died there August 13, 1998, he was born May 19, 1908.

How can I get an obit to find out if this was their child or even grandchild?


Posted by Melissa Carpenter <a9803@hotmail.com> on Thu, 01 Apr 1999


Newaygo County 1880 CENSUS

Samuel Shaw age 44, born canada
Wife was Albina Shaw (born albina walker, then married a pointer then samuel shaw) age 45
Mary Shaw daughter age 6
Hnery Shaw son age 5
Francis Shaw son age 2
James Pointer step son to samuel age 14
Norman Pointer step son to samuel age 12
Alfred Pointer step son to samuel age 9

Would sure like to here from anyone connected with these lines.
Thank you


Posted by Rose Robinson <dusty@netonecom.net> on Thu, 25 Mar 1999

Surnames: Taylor, Lindsey, Dollaway, Robinson, Hicks

I'm looking for any info. on these surnames in Newaygo co. and other co. in Michigan

Newspaper in Newaygo County

Posted by Beryl Robinson <berylcrobinson@webtv.net> on Tue, 23 Mar 1999

Surnames: Elwell, Francis

What newspaper services Newaygo County, for obits?
Thanks, Beryl

Newaygo Co. Newspaper

Posted by Laurie <deaterl@whitecloud.net> on Thu, 15 Apr 1999, in response to Newspaper in Newaygo County, posted by Beryl Robinson on Tue, 23 Mar 1999


Two newspapers carry obits for Newaygo Co. and areas.
The Fremont Times Indicator.
The Big Rapids Pioneer. This has on line obits.


Posted by Pat Billings <plbil_@hotmail.com> on Thu, 15 Apr 1999, in response to Newaygo Co. Newspaper, posted by Laurie on Thu, 15 Apr 1999


Please can you give me the on-line email address for the Big Rapids Pioneer newspaper. I would like any other newspapers and their addresses etc. as I have no way of getting them, its hard from PA to do this. There doesn't seem to be that much information sites in this county,yet.


Posted by LAURIE DEATER <deaterl@whitecloud.net> on Wed, 21 Apr 1999, in response to Newspapers, posted by Pat Billings on Thu, 15 Apr 1999


The address for the Pioneer is

The other Newaygo Co. newspaper is going online but I don't have the info yet. Will post when I have It!
Enjoy!! Laurie

Fremont newspaper

Posted by Laurie <deaterl@whitecloud.net> on Thu, 22 Apr 1999, in response to newspapers, posted by LAURIE DEATER on Wed, 21 Apr 1999


The Times indication's new online address is:www.timesindicator.com
This is a new site. No obits yet. T%hey do have e-mail here?! might be able to help.

Alfred & Susan Francis

Posted by Beryl Robinson <berylcrobinson@webtv.net> on Sat, 20 Mar 1999

Surnames: Francis

Alfred and Susan Francis must have lived in Newaygo County around 1889, as that is when their daughter, Daisy, was born. August, to be exact. I would like to know what Susans maiden name was, where they were buried, or died, even. Anyone have anything?

Christopher Britton

Posted by Bill Newcomer <mrbill@iserv.net> on Thu, 18 Mar 1999

Surnames: Britton, Jackson, Candee

Christopher BRITTON b. Vermont d. Michigan Lived in Newago Co. m. Sarah Williams who is buried in Whipple Cemetery, Newago Co. Seeking information on his family. 2nd wife was Artie Campbell. Christopher and Sarah's son John BRITTON
m. Diana JACKSON 2nd wife Lille CANDEE are also buried in Whipple Cemetery, Newago Co. Seeking contact with descendents of these familes. Christopher Britton was my gr.-gr. uncle. Where is Christopher BRITTON buried?

Mr. Bill's Family Ties

Seeking information on HATTIE RYALLS KENT

Posted by Clarence Brannon <Citymounty@mindspring.com> on Sat, 13 Mar 1999

Surnames: KENT, RYALLS

Hattie Kent b. Alabama late 1800s, d. Newaygo Co. Michigan abt 1963.

Seeking information on HATTIE RYALLS KENT died Newaygo County Michigan about 1963. An article in a local newspaper was published by attorney Russell L. Shepherd advertising the "Final Account" Probate Court hearing was set for
Sept. 30 1963. She was the sister of my Grandmother, ADDIE PARZADA RYALLS b. 10-18-1886 in Rocky Heady, Dale County, Alabama. Addie and a brother, JAMES M. RYALLS b. abt 1890 Dale Co. Al. were raised in the Methodist Childrens Home, Selma Alabama.
Thanks, Clarence Brannon

WORLINE families

Posted by F. Myers <wlm@psu.edu> on Thu, 11 Mar 1999


Searching for information on WORLINE families found in Newago Co. in 1900 census. Other connected names known: KUSHMAUL, STRICKLAND, PIERSON. Any leads appreciated.


Posted by Anna Turcott <aturcott@dryden.net> on Thu, 11 Mar 1999


I am searching for information on Joseph TURCOTTE born in Canada about 1831. He went to Michigan (possibly Newaygo Co.) about 1885. His two daughters, Mary Ann and Agnes moved from North Bay, Ontario, Canada in 1891 to Big Rapids, Newaygo Co. MI.
Mary Ann married Charles SWEET. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


Posted by Tracy LeSage <Teu666@aol.com> on Wed, 10 Mar 1999


I am looking for information on my g-g-grandfather Vivian WARREN and his parents Tom and Lillian. I have reason to believe Vivian was born 7 Jul 1891 in White Cloude, Newaygo County, MI. Later he married Mabel Tobias (but I dont't know when or where). Thank you for your help.


Posted by Kathi <rider@ncats.net> on Fri, 05 Mar 1999

Surnames: Freeland, Freeman, Carlson

I'm researching my Grandfather's family,Arthur Freeland, who are from Newaygo and Kent Counties. Have heard they came from Sweden, but were Carlsons there and changed their names to Freeland, Freeman and some kept Carlson. Any information would be helpful. Thank you, Kathi rider@ncats.net


Posted by Judy Brunson-Hadley <bcrs@worldnet.att.net> on Fri, 05 Mar 1999


Searching for information on Howell KIES (b. abt 1842, d.?) and his wife Elnora--I believe her maiden name was BOLDS (b. abt 1864, d. 1925 in WA). Elnora and Howell resided in Newaygo Co. in 1880. They had been married about 1 year and had a baby daughter named Nellie (b. 1879--Michigan, d. 1902 WA). Elnora subsequently married JONES (first name unknown) and they moved from Michigan to Washington State in the early 1890's. Any information on the above relatives would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


Posted by Judy <bcrs@worldnet.att.net> on Wed, 03 Mar 1999


Searching for information on Howell KIES (b. circa 1842, d. ?) and his wife, Elnora BOLDS (not positive on her last name)(b. 1864?, d. 1925). Residing in Newaygo Co., MI per 1880 census, with daughter Nellie, b. 1879, d. 1902. Elnora subsequently married ___ Jones and they moved with Nellie to Washington circa 1892, purportedly from Fremont Center, MI. Any information on BOLDS and KIES (my gggrandparents) would be appreciated!

Reuben BADGEROW 1860

Posted by Loretta Baughan <autumnskyerocket@yahoo.com> on Fri, 26 Feb 1999


Looking for Reuben BADGEROW [BADGERO] b: abt 1807, living in Newaygo Co at the time of the 1860 census. Signed a Michigan land patent in 1873 for 120 acres in Newaygo Co. Also interested in Clarissa BADGEROW.

Would like to exchange info with any descendants.

Elwell, Francis in Newaygo Cty

Posted by Beryl Robinson <berylcrobinson@webtv.net> on Sun, 21 Feb 1999

Surnames: Elwell, Francis, Smith

Looking for information on Justin and Flossie Elwell of Big Prairie, Newaygo County, MI. Also, Daisy Francis,who married William A. Smith and then Floyd Schaub circa 1907 and later. She ended up living in Muskegon County, but there is a tie to the Elwells that I am trying to solve.
Justin and Flossie were known to me as Uncle and Aunt, but I do not know how they were related. The last time I remember visiting them was on an anniversary of theirs, in fall of 1968. They were very old then. Any help will be appreciated. thanks, beryl

Robbins family

Posted by Judy Hammond <drhammond@voyager,net> on Sat, 20 Feb 1999

Surnames: Robbins, Croy, Briggs

I am searching for information on Henry Robbins and his wife, Francis, who was sometimes called Nellie. They lived in Newaygo Co. I would like to know where they came from and what Francis' maiden name was. I have seen it spelled differently on different documents: Renkelkry or Reinklekee.


Posted by Judy Williams <Wilbur@arias.net> on Thu, 18 Feb 1999


I am searching for information on HARRISON,BURNHAM and PETTINGILL families. John BURNHAM and wife Dorlisca WILBUR were parents of Robert L. BURNHAM, b. 6 Mar 1867. Robert married Eudora E. HARRISON, b. 4 Jun, 1837, married 03 Jul 1889. Eudora was the daughter of Philip and Emily (Pettingill) HARRISON. John and Dorlisca came to Everett Twp. in Newaygo Co. in 1869. They had seven children, Henry, Acel, Robert, Wilbur, Guy, Orpha and unknown. Robert, my great-grandfather married Eudora and had ten children.

I would be interested in locating information on when Robert's blacksmith shop (in Yuma) burned down. This event prompted the family to move west to Washington State in 1909 or 1910. Is there a local newspaper article that mentions this event? Several of the Burnham brothers remained in Michigan, either Yuma or Croton.

Philip HARRISON was known to have moved to Croton Twp. in 1855, owning a farm of 240 acres. He served as Deputy Sheriff for two years and Justice of the Peace for 12 years. Can any documentation of this be found? The HARRISONS lived there for 28 years. Philip and Emily had two daughters, Eudora and Gertie, who died at 17 from typhoid fever.

Can anyone help me with this? All costs will be reimbursed.


Posted by Robert T. Smith <Rsmith1709@aol.com> on Sat, 13 Feb 1999


PARKER; DANIEL--bn England 1836--died 20 Dec. 1889 in Leelanau Co., Michigan. Married MARY LINSDAY, bn 1843, N.Y. state, at FREMONT,NEWAGO CO., MICHIGAN 14 Oct 1861. Mary Linsday Parker died 26 April 1914 at Gladstone, Michigan. Daniel and Mary had a large family of children. Interest in any information on this family, especially names of parents.

KEMPF gravesite

Posted by Carol Selden <seldens@mindspring.com> on Thu, 04 Feb 1999


Seek information on the location of the gravesite of
Johann Nichol (angilicized to John Nicholas) KEMPF b. 21 June 1839, son of Caspar KEMPF and Margaretha HELLRICH enlisted in Company C, 3rd Michigan Infantry at Bridgton, Newaygo County on 13 May 1861. He died from complications arising from a gunshot wound received in duty either in Muskegon Co. or Newaygo Co. 6 July 1864. Nick's brother, Christoph KEMPF owned a farm in Bridgton Twp., Newaygo Co., his sister Margaretha (Margaret) was married to John ACHENBACH and residing in Muskegon, MI.
If you have any info about this query, or the KEMPF family, please respond.


Posted by Terri Brewer <TBrewerCA@aol.com> on Thu, 28 Jan 1999

Surnames: CARR, GOWELL

Searching for info on Frank & Julia Carr of Hesperia, Newago County. Only child was Ethel, born 17 Dec 1883.

Newaygo area

Posted by Sharon <odie@pathwaynet.com> on Sat, 16 Jan 1999

Surnames: STODDARD

I am looking for any information on Emery & Francis STODDARD. I don't know Francis maiden name. I have a letter written by Emery in 1857. At that time they were living in Newaygo Co., Michigan. I have no dates on when they were born or when they died.
According to this letter, they were elderly at the time. It is possible that they may have been from Vermont or New York areas. If anyone is researching STODDARD's and have them in their family......Please e-mail me at:


Posted by Dorothy Champion Maslyn <dmaslyn@pasco-isp.com> on Thu, 14 Jan 1999

Surnames: Champion, Mudget, Knowlton, Cassety

I am the granddaughter of William "Julius" Champion and Ida Baird Champion. I am searching any information about the the Champion family. Julius's father was John Thomas and he was married and divorsed to a Charity Cassety. I do not have the place of John's death or when he lived in Newaygo County.
My father was ELMER J. CHAMPION who was born in White Cloud May 3, 1893. I have not been able to get a birth certificate for him. His sister Nina Champion Mudget wrote in a journal that he was born in White Cloud. Nina's daughter Martha Evans was the founder of the Newago Historical Society. I was informed that she had preserved information on the Champion Family. I have not been able to receive very much of this information. Who can I contact to help me?

Dorothy Champion Maslyn - Zephyrhills FL

Brooks Twp.,and surrounding areas

Posted by Sharon <odie@pathwaynet.com> on Wed, 30 Dec 1998

Surnames: WIGGINS

Looking for information on the WIGGINS families that lived in and around Brooks Twp., Newaygo Co., Michigan area.
Also, Croton, etc. (1800's and on).

TICE, Perry Watson

Posted by Brenda Daniels <normandyboxers@coastalnet.com> on Sun, 27 Dec 1998

Surnames: TICE

TICE, Perry Watson came from OHio, had a family with Suzanna Viola CALL. I am interested in hearing from anyone with knowlege of this family.


Posted by Sandy Phillips <San323@aol.com> on Sat, 26 Dec 1998

Surnames: bAKER, PIERCE

We are trying to find info regarding ALMEDA [ BAKER] and JAMES E. PIERCE. We inherited their wedding photo with names and Nawaygo written under them but no date. It was printed by Nestor Photo Co. Davis, W. VA. shown on the front. Any info would be appreciated.

SMITH, Burt 1878 MI

Posted by Del Colby <ddcolby@junct.com> on Tue, 15 Dec 1998

Surnames: SMITH

Looking for obit for Burt Smith, b.April 7,1878, d.July 1972 in Newaygo County, MI.
Thanks for any help given.
Thanks Again
Del Colby


Posted by Deb Marker <majic@riverview.net> on Sat, 12 Dec 1998

Surnames: Bridges, Manning, Fifield, Ripley, Chaney

Seeking info re: Maurice Bridges, aka "Mont", born 1871 (maybe Canada) and d. 1932 (but where?). He is buried Davenport cemetery, Barton Twsp, Newaygo Co. Lived in Newaygo Co. Barton & Home Twsp. AKA "Ment" and "Morris". Need desperately his parent's names and place of origin. Maurice m. Mary Evah Manning of NY (dgtr of Walter & Mary (Dalyea) Manning.


Posted by Deb Marker <majic@riverview.net> on Mon, 21 Dec 1998, in response to Bridges, posted by Deb Marker on Sat, 12 Dec 1998

Surnames: Bridges

Correction to 12/12/98 Newaygo Co. posting. Death year of Maurice Bridges was 1931 not 1932 as previously listed.


Posted by Lynn Denton <ldenton@flash.net> on Sat, 12 Dec 1998

Surnames: WEDEMAN

WEDEMAN/Newago County. Daniel P. WEDEMAN, b circa 1804,PA; Peter D. WEDEMAN, b circa 1840,PA, m Lydia J.,b NY,son Hiram Daniel, b July 1867, MI.Esther Angelina, b circa 1860, MI,relationship unknown;Daniel P.,b circa 1828, relationship unknown;L.D. Wedeman, relationship unknown, wife Luda.These families were in this area by 1850's. Would it be possible for someone to check county census for these families, and birth index for Hiram D. and Esther A? Thanks!


Posted by Linda Thompson <laramie1@gte.net> on Wed, 09 Dec 1998

Surnames: THOMPSON

we are trying to locate a icabod{ichabod}thompson and lenora dodge thompson.
they had a son named john dodge thompson and he married samantha shippy john
dodge was born in 1828 and died in 1908. we belive the family originated in
new york or mass. and then later moved to around newago county michigan we
realy dont have much informatin to go on we are just kinda grasping at
straws at this point. we have come to the conclusion that icabod may or may
not be a real name it could be a nickname. john franklin thompson {john
dodge thompson and samantha shippy thompson's son was born around 1866 they
also had a son joseph shippy thompson born around 1870 and then there was
elizabeth {libby}thompson born around 1869
john frranklin thomposn married edith louise swain and they had kids the
ones born in the late 1800 are as follows charolotte 1893 john 1895 mable
edith 1899 and they had 4 more born in early 1900's and they are as
follows lydia josephine 1901 thelma edna 1903, margery mae 1907, and my
husbands father daniel franklin 1912. we would be most thankful for any
help you may give us on any of the thompson's i hope the information can be
linked to these thompson's thank you so much linda thompson


Posted by Cindy Heath <tchkc@comteck.com> on Wed, 09 Dec 1998


Searching for info on the Decendants of Nathan McDonald (d 1912) and Mary Elizabeth (Withers)McDonald (d 1904). Both died in Newaygo and are buried in Goodwell Township. Nathan's Pension records say they lived in Woodville. There youngest son, Jess, was raised by his siblings. Some of the family moved to Grand Rapids, some to Big Rapids, but some were still in Newaygo ca. 1960. Mary (Withers) McDonald's parents, Peter and Anna, and her siblings also came to the area and are burried in Goodwell Twsp.

Also looking for decendants of James Mullin and Martha (Hayes) Mullin. Both were born in Maine, died in Newaygo. Unsure of burial place. Any help apreciated. Will share what I have.


Posted by Regina Place <giner@bellsouth.net> on Fri, 04 Dec 1998


William Edward PLACE b. 1866 in Newaygo County, Michigan, married Murtel May BEADLE from Michigan b. May 1870 (d. April 17, 1921) and had the 5 children:

Claude Melvin b. April 3, 1890 (The lived in Luther, Michigan when Claude was born.)
Cora b. May 1892
Laura b. January 1896
Elgin E b. May 1897
Ira May b. March 1900.

Claude Melvin PLACE b. April 3, 1890 in Michigan(d. July 1975), married Nona Adell GREGORY (full blooded Indian), b. June 14, 1901 in Culand, Benzie County, Michigan (d. March 5, 1933), married February 7, 1920. Nona's parents were Byron GREGORY farmer from Michigan and Emma ? from Pennsylvania. Claude was married several times. Claude and Nona had the following children:

Melvin Winan b. October 3, 1922
Wayne b. January 3, 1924
Arlington b. July 15, 1925
Baby Girl

Please e-mail if you have information concerning my family.



Gena's Place



Posted by S. Zimmerman <EMTGAL@aol.com> on Mon, 30 Nov 1998


I am looking for info on Lewis(Louis) BANCROFT. He married 1) Lottie COOK 2) Maude(?)
Lewis and Maude owned a rather large farm in Newaygo Co., MI sometime after 1906.
If you have any info on any of these people or know where I can get any info, I would GREATLY appreciate hearing from you!
Thanks in advance!


Posted by Eldon Hills <ehills@cass.net> on Fri, 27 Nov 1998

Surnames: GIDDINGS

Desire any information on Barzilla GIDDINGS, who settled in Newago Co. in 1860's. His brother, Wyman lived here for several year before moving on as did his brother, Joshua Reed Giddings who later moved to Hesperia, Oceeana Co. Mi. His sister, Roxanna married Edwin GLEASON and live at Newago Co. Mi. They "all" were from Ashtabula Co. Oh,

Eldon Hills
Petersburg, Mi.

Cemetery listing

Posted by sharon <odie@pathwaynet.com> on Fri, 13 Nov 1998


Does anyone know information about the following that are buried at 'SURRARER' Cemetery in Brooks Twp., Newaygo Co., Michigan?

ENGLISH, Florence d: 1883
ENGLISH, Amber d: 1889
ENGLISH, Arthur d: ?
SAUNDERS, Chester d: ?
SAUNDERS, Sarah d: ?
SAUNDERS, Ida May d: 1900
BOYD, Mr. d: ? Burned to death from a house fire.

My 4th Great Grandfather was a 'SURRARER' and had property in and around where the Cemetery is located.
Please send responses to:


Posted by Bev Crowell <bevcrowell@aol.com> on Mon, 09 Nov 1998


Effie ELWELL, great grand niece of Lewis W THOMPSON, lived Fremont, Newaygo county, MI in 1906 and Luther WHIPPLE, nephew of Lewis W THOMPSON, lived White Cloud, Newaygo county, MI in 1906. It would be wonderful if you can help me with any of these names.

Ives in Newaygo Co.Mi.

Posted by Cindy <Kurland2u@aol.com> on Fri, 30 Oct 1998

Surnames: Ives, Cook, Gleason, Turner

Isaac P.Ives b.1820 N.Y. had moved to Newaygo Co.Mi.
by 1870 .Did his wife Catherine make the trip? Who did their son Charles W.Ives b.1844 N.Y. marry? He also had a
son Alanson D.Ives b.1860 Mi.m Mary L.Cook,what were their childrens names?


Posted by CSDAY <tompaine525@yahoo.com> on Tue, 27 Oct 1998


Charles Eri Day was born 29 Jul 1890, Cadillac, Wexford Co, Michigan. On his birth certificate his mother Minnie L. SIMONS birth date and place are 1867, Newago, Michigan. Ten years ago the Newago County clerk wrote me she couldn't a record of her birth in 1867. Minnie's parents Elihui A. Simons and Caroline Henderson were in the 1870 Federal Census of Newago, Newaygo Co, Michigan. It shows Minnie as 3 years old. Elihui was 48, born in New York. Caroline was 38 born in Ohio. Minnie married Henry Eri DAY 20 August 1884 in Wexford Co, Michigan.

Caroline Henderson was a daughter of Joseph Henderson and Susanna Story. Elihu Simons was a son of Loten(multiple spellings) Simons and Mary Gray. Loten died in Walker Township, Kent County, Michigan 1839-41. Caroline Henderson, Joseph Henderson, Susanna (Story), Elihu A. Simons, Mary (Gray) and the Henderson children: Caroline, Lovice, Louisa, Jasper, Alana, Hellen were in the 1850 census at Walker Township, Kent Count and then at Ashland Township and Dayton Township, Newaygo County. Alana/Altania Henderson married William Baker. Helen Henderson married Roswell Gilbert. Louisa Henderson married Calvin Reams. Jasper Henderson married Julia Travis. The families moved to Selma Township, Wexford County, Michigan. Bakers were in Cadillac. Gilberts were in Reed City, Osceola County. The International Genealogical Index shows Calvin and Louisa (Henderson) Reams in Logan, Ohio with eleven children. Caroline Henderson married Elihu A. Simons (Sr.). They had Minnie Simons, Charles Simons, and William Simons.

Joseph Henderson fought in the War of 1812. After he died Susanna Story Henderson applied for a widow's pension. The pension file shows both Joseph and Susanna had been married before: Joseph to Laura and Susanna to Enos Phippen. There was no proof of the marriages or deaths. Caroline and Helen helped fill out the applications. The bureaucracy finally gave the go ahead. Susanna died shortly after. I have not been able to find the origins of Joseph Henderson. He was born in Maine. I found a likely set of parents, but they married after Joseph birth. Michael Henderson also from Newaygo is not related because his parents were not named Henderson. Michael was born in Scotland around ten years after Joseph. I'm looking for fellow searchers.

Does anyone know more about Elihui A. SIMONS and Caroline Henderson?
C. Day

Croton Query

Posted by Judy Williams <Wilbur@arias.net> on Mon, 26 Oct 1998

Surnames: Burnham, Harrison, Pettengill, Traut, Wilbur

Searching for information on Great Grandfather Robert L. Burnham, b. 6 Mar 1867, m. 3 Jul 1889 to Eudora E. Harrison, b 31 Mar 1873. Eudora was born in Croton, father was Philip Harrison, mother was Emily Pettengill. All lived in Newyago County, MI
Robert and Eudora had 10 children. Lived in Croton and Yuma MI until around 1910 when they moved out west. Henry Traut, grandfather, married Osa Burnham, grandmother, they also moved to Washington State early 1900s.

Please respond to Wilbur@arias.net


Posted by Sharon <odie@pathwaynet.com> on Sat, 24 Oct 1998


Looking for information on the family of SURRARRER that was living in the Croton, Newaygo Co., Michigan area in the 1860's.
Please send responses to my e-mail address.

Griffin NY>PA>MI

Posted by Ronnie <mira@eagledesign.com> on Wed, 21 Oct 1998

Surnames: Griffin

Looking for information about George Griffin of Newaygo County, MI. He was born in 1851 to Norman and Harriet
Griffin, probably in Erie County, PA. His parents were from
New York. In 1876, he married Flora Fuller of Erie County, PA. About 1888, he moved his family to Newaygo County, MI.
George's children:
Ortle Griffin b.1877 PA.; m. Erma Youngs
Flossie Griffin b.1881 PA.; m. Jason Derby
Jessie M. Griffin b.1883 PA; m. Fred Perkins (my line)
Robert Griffin b. 1885 PA.; m. ?????
Isabel Griffin b. 1889 MI.; m. Ed Crawl
Hugh Griffin b. 1899 MI.; m. Lena Schenck

George and Flora (Fuller) Griffin are both buried in
Bridgeton Cemetery, Bridgeton Twp., Newaygo, MI.


Posted by Linda Barnes <LiBarr@aol.com> on Fri, 16 Oct 1998


I'm interested in the family of Philip BLACK, who marr Elizabeth M. GRUBAUGH LLOYD in 1887 in Newaygo Co. Elizabeth marr again to Martin RAINIER in 1909 same county. Samuel H. HARDIN marr Sarah GRUBAUGH both are buried in Newaygo Co. Love to share.Linda Barnes LiBarr@aol.com

Ruth Kriger

Posted by Justine Brown Miller <JMiller585@aol.com> on Thu, 15 Oct 1998


I am looking for information about Ruth BROWN b. 1847 in Hinckley, Medina County, Ohio. She moved to the Grant area in Newaygo Co with her mother, Rebecca BROWN and her brother, Warner BROWN about 1863-65 and lived close to the Jacob SHAWS, Mrs. SHAW being her older sister. Ruth married Nelson KRIGER. Any information on their children would be helpful. Thank you.


Posted by Rosemary Sales <rschaffe@swbell.net> on Wed, 14 Oct 1998


Looking for some information on Henry ALEXANDER, b. in Warren Co, OH, in 1840, lived in Newaygo Co. He was married to Armanda (Arminta) DORWIN. He died in Mewaygo co in 1883. He was my husbands' great grandfather. Thank you.

More LaPreze Surnames

Posted by Ed LaPreze <elapreze@u-n-i.net> on Wed, 14 Oct 1998

Surnames: McConnell, Heath, Hutchinson, Terry, Cramer, Householder, Church

I am looking for any information on these surnames from Newaygo Co. They were all married to a LaPreze.


LaPreze Surnames

Posted by Ed LaPreze <elapreze@u-n-i.net> on Wed, 14 Oct 1998

Surnames: LaPreze, Boyle, Fonger, Hawley, Ferguson, Mapes, Clute, McCloud, Smith

Looking for these surnames from the Newaygo Co. area. All are LaPreze's or spouses of a LaPreze.

Thank you.


Posted by Joe Boyle <jboyle3@aol.com> on Sat, 06 Feb 1999, in response to LaPreze Surnames, posted by Ed LaPreze on Wed, 14 Oct 1998

Surnames: Mapes

Hi Ed,
I have developed a database of over 35,000 Mapes and Mapes descendants which have just been published. Give me some Mapes names, spouses and dates and I will see what I can find. I am not familiar with Newaygo County

Joe Boyle

Fonger family

Posted by Loretta Baughan <autumnskyerocket@yahoo.com> on Thu, 25 Feb 1999, in response to LaPreze Surnames, posted by Ed LaPreze on Wed, 14 Oct 1998


I have Robert FONGER and Matilda Ann LEWIS, who lived as my gggrandparents. Would like to compare notes with you.


Posted by Sheila Rider <pwilson@methodist.edu> on Tue, 13 Oct 1998


Seeking descendants of half-brothers Henry Joseph PHILLIPS (b. 1855 Fairfield Co., OH) and Jacob SAUM (b. 1864 Fairfield Co., OH. They came to Newaygo Co., MI at the turn of the century. Henry PHILLIPS had son Edson, b. aft 1884, Jacob SAUM had four sons Earl, Gayle, Merrit and Glen.


Posted by BARB RODE BONHAM <mbonham@ptway.com> on Sat, 10 Oct 1998


Frederick RODE (RODA) (RHODE) (1834-1892) was my Great-grandfather. He and his wife, Wilhelmina Sophia HARTMANN, moved to Newaygo, Newaygo Co, ca 1865. He owned and operated a Tailor Shop and lived at 96 Fair Street. If anyone is seeking information on this man or his descendants, please contact me. I will be willing to share what I have.


Posted by BARB RODE BONHAM <mbonham@ptway.com> on Sat, 10 Oct 1998


I am a Great-great-granddaughter of George BACKART (1808-1891). He lived in Croton, Newaygo County, from 1850 until his death. He owned and operated two mills in the area. He served as County Supervisor, Treasurer, Highway Commissioner, and Postmaster.If anyone is seeking information on this man or his family please contact me. I will be happy to share my research with you.

Whaling, King, Root

Posted by James Burrow <jimac@lightspeed.net> on Tue, 06 Oct 1998

Surnames: Whaling, King, Root

Looking for any information from the Whaling, Root, and King families. They were reported in Newago County between 1880-1920.
David Whaling, Carrie Whaling, Mary E. Whaling, Effie Whaling King, James E. Root, Mary E. Root and Ira E. Root.

Family History

Posted by Nora Johnson <gardennora@aol.com> on Fri, 02 Oct 1998

Surnames: Briggs, Kimball, Davidson, Wyatt, Croy, Daggett

Need information on Jane,John Kimball; Hannah L,John Davidson;
Susanna Wyatt; Samuel Croy; Betsy Daggett married to Zebidiah
Briggs. All surnames associated with Denver, Dayton, and Sheridan
Township in Newaygo County, Mi.


Posted by Laura Porter <portertl@tnproweb.com> on Sat, 17 Oct 1998, in response to Family History, posted by Nora Johnson on Fri, 02 Oct 1998

Surnames: WYATT

Hello, I am interested in more information on your WYATT. Thanks.

Willard Boss

Posted by Guy Boss <gboss@uswest.net> on Sun, 20 Sep 1998

Surnames: BOSS

Looking for information about the ancestors of:

Willard BOSS
born 3 February 1848, North (?) Amhurst, Loraine Co, Ohio
died 8 August 1907, White Cloud, Newaygo Co, Michigan

He was married to Agnes Salome FISH (died 23 April 1928, White Cloud, Newaygo Co, Michigan), and they had 10 children, several of whom lived and died in the vicinity of Newaygo County.

I'm beginning to think he was landed here by aliens.

newago county

Posted by Julee <packrat@noble.cioe.com> on Sun, 13 Sep 1998

Surnames: Gerst, Garst, Moon

John H. Gerst [Garst] and wife Roxy Bell Moon Gerst [Garst] and son Robert Roy Gerst [Garst] supposedly moved to Whitecloud , Newago county Michigan around 1900 and lived there for 33 years. Need some kind of proof they lived there.

Baker Family

Posted by Gregg Lint <GreggLint@aol.com> on Sat, 12 Sep 1998

Surnames: Baker

I'm looking for infonmation on the Baker family that may have lived in the Fremont area late 1800's to early 1900's. Names of individuls are Ethel, Edith, W.Norman, Joseph, or Jerusha. Any info would be appreciated. Please e-mail me at GreggLint@aol.com

Searching for informatin

Posted by Kim DeLong <kdelong@sault.com> on Fri, 11 Sep 1998


Looking for information in Newago County Michigan for John Franklin MacKENZIE or McKENZIE, married to Mary (middle name: Minnie or Marguerite) SCHMIDT. They were married in 1900 and in 1901 had a son, George Edward MacKENZIE or McKENZIE. The only informatin I currently have regarding John is that he was known as a "horse doctor" and died approximately 1915.


Posted by Susan Neumann <susann@igateway.net> on Sun, 06 Sep 1998

Surnames: Parks

Looking for the death date/record of Margaret (Smith) Parks born about 1826 in possible New York State. She died in Newaygo County in 1900. She was married first to Henry Davenport 17 March 1840 on Mackinac Island. Henry and Margaret had two known daughters, Elvina and Sarah Jane. After Henrys death in 1847, Margaret married Horace Parks in 1851.

Davenports of Mackinac Island, Michigan


Posted by Jim Stenberg <jpsten@mail.tcbi.com> on Mon, 31 Aug 1998


We are looking for any information on the John CARRIER family. He was born in New York in 1861/1862. He married Nettie PHILLIPS date unknown. She was born in Michigan in 1870/1871. They were living in Fremont, Newaygo County in 1910. Their children were William, Lucy, Ellas & Alma that we know of. Any info would be appreciated.


Posted by donald thebo <donaldtheebboo58@yahoo.com> on Sat, 29 Aug 1998


i,m looking for information on elias miller margaret{lydia} hysell and there son charles leonard miller . my grand-father he was born oct. 9 1901 denver township newaygo co. diedapril 7 1960 ferry township oceana co.mi. thank you


Posted by James Eubank <j11thphx@azstarnet.com> on Thu, 27 Aug 1998


Looking for any information on Roy F. EUBANK & Charles F. EUBANK.
They both lived on the county line had property in both Newaygo and Mecosta counties Dates :approx 1910- 1980s
This is all I have learned:
Roy Franklin Eubank
b. 11 Mar 1901 (IN) d. 27 Sept 1985 (Mich) lr 49338
SSN: 384-12-1156
Married Edna M Dingman date unknown

b. 3 Jan 1904 d. 10 Sep 1997 lr 49307

SSN: 375-36-4333

Children : (2) Edward Leroy, Doris Ann
Notes: Also buried in Newaygo county
Charles Franklin Eubank
b. 1860s d. 09 Mar 1962 (MI)
Married : Myrtle P. Barringer date unknown
b. ? d. Feb 1962 ? (MI)
Children : (3) Roy Franklin, Clarence, unk

Notes: Notes: Buried in :Newaygo county Barton Township
Davenport Cemetery
Thank you
Jim Eubank
PS : I was born in Newaygo county (Lakewiew) :)


Posted by MaryAnn Moore <MMoore8990@aol.com> on Wed, 19 Aug 1998


I am looking for information on the WEBSTER family who have settled in the Croton area of Newago Co. The earlitst Wesber I have is Louis WEBSTER. He had a son Harold who married Irene CARNEY. I would like any information on this family. I am trying to do this family tree for my son-in-law and grandchildren.


Posted by Phil Hirl <Phirl@aol.com> on Sun, 16 Aug 1998

Surnames: Henry CARNER md Viola ROSE c 1880 Newaygo Co I believe


Posted by Benjamin L. Kinsey <bkinsey@voyager.net> on Tue, 11 Aug 1998


The obit for my 2nd gr. granduncle James G. MANN, 3/23/1916 White Cloud Eagle, says that he had been a deacon in the Baptist church in Grant, Newaygo Co MI for many years. Would that church still be in Grant? What would be its address? Would that church or one of its members have any old photographs that were taken between 1900 and 1916 of church members? Would the local library have any photographs of the church from that era? I have a picture of two of James brothers with another unknown brother. We are trying to prove that the unknown brother is James. Thank you very much for your time.


Posted by Gary M. Culp, U.E. <gculp@npiec.on.ca> on Sun, 09 Aug 1998


Am seeking the death dates of Christopher CULP and his wife Ann AVERILL, who were buried in the CULP family cemetery in Croton Township, Newago County, MI. Christopher and Ann were married in the City of Galt, Ontario, on Sept. 20, 1843. They migrated from Ontario to Michigan ca. 1849. Their family may have been as follows:

1 Christopher Culp
. Ann G. Averill
.... 2 Mercy M. Culp
........ Perry
.... 2 Ira F. Culp
.... 2 Margaret Eliza Culp
........ Ansel Monroe Priest
.... 2 Charles H. Culp
.... 2 Terzy E. Culp
........ Eugene Brady
.... 2 David Syrian Culp
........ Ida M. Chapman
.... 2 Clara A. Culp
.... 2 Mary Ann Culp
........ John Lavender

Any info, or exchange of information on this family would be much appreciated.



Posted by Kenneth Lemmon <Lemken@aol.com> on Wed, 05 Aug 1998


Looking for information on Maude Mae Davis or Clark who Raised the Following Hunt"s in or near Montague, MI. Before 1908, when she Married William Raymond.

Mae, Visa & Morris Hunt.

Below is what i have on these famiies.

Any information apppreciated.

Thanks for looking,

Ken Lemmon



Descendants of Maude May Davis or Clark

Generation No. 1

1. Maude May2 Davis (Charles1) was born May 20, 1873 in MI, and died June 27, 1947 in Grand
Raoids, MI. She married (2) William Raymond Abt. 1908, son of John Raymond.

Notes for Maude May Davis:
Maude while single raised, 3 children with last name of Hunt, parents full names unknown, before she
married William Raymond in 1908.
Her last Name could have been Clark.

More About Maude May Davis:
Cause of Death: Stomach Cancer
Fact 2: Rosedale Cemetery

Notes for William Raymond:
Was in the Army in Spanish American War. Enlisted July 6, 1898, 1st Arkansas Volunteer Infantry,
discharged October 25, 1898.

Some family members say he was born in Canada, and i am beginning to believe it, bacause there is no
record anywhere in Michigan, that he was born there, even in state Archives.

More About William Raymond:
Cause of Death: Myocardial Degeneratiom
Fact 2: Rosedale Cemetery

Children raised by Maude May Davis are:
2 i. Mae3 Hunt.
3 ii. Visa Hunt.
4 iii. Morris Hunt.

Children of Maude Davis and William Raymond are:
5 i. Bernice Eunice3 Raymond, born May 23, 1910 in Grand Raoids, MI.

6 ii. Rhea Raymond. She married Maurice Eddy.

7 iii. Ruth Raymond.

Generation No. 2

2. Mae3 Hunt (Maude May2 Davis, Charles1). She married Fred Diamond.

Notes for Fred Diamond:
Lived in Montague, MI on a Farm.

Children of Mae Hunt and Fred Diamond are:

8 i. Ronald4 Diamond.

9 ii. Donald Diamond.

10 iii. Florence Diamond.

3. Visa3 Hunt (Maude May2 Davis, Charles1). She married (1) Unknown. She married (2) Clark.

Child of Visa Hunt and Unknown is:

11 i. Lloyd4 Clark.

Child of Visa Hunt and Clark is:

12 i. Buster4 Clark. He married Lorraine.

4. Morris3 Hunt (Maude May2 Davis, Charles1). He married Edith.

Notes for Morris Hunt:
Lived in Montague, MI.

Children of Morris Hunt and Edith are:

13 i. Mary4 Hunt.

14 ii. Rufus Hunt.

15 iii. Henry Hunt.

16 iv. Walter Hunt.


Posted by Wendy Smith <wsmith@zeuter.com> on Fri, 31 Jul 1998


Looking for family of Rev. James SAMIS (Baptist minister) who lived in Newago area. His wives were : Sarah Ann Campbell, Mary Ann Morgan, and Sophia Wellington.
Children were: Eva (born 1854), George (born 1856),Emily (born 1858), Francis Joseph (born 1863), Alfred (born 1865), Jessie (born 1868), Ada (born 1871), Adoniram (born 1873), Herbert (born 1876), and Grace.
James SAMIS moved from Sarnia Ont Canada to the U.S.A. about 1869.


Posted by David W. Barnett <dbarnett@wcnet.net> on Sat, 25 Jul 1998


We are researching the Nelson and Paul branches of our family. David Blair Nelson and Agnes Jane Paul, both born in Scotland, married and had 6 children. John Paul Nelson,b.11-1-1855, d 4-22-1916 and was clerk for county treasurer; Jennie P. Nelson, b. 7-22-1857, d. 9-26-1917; David Blair Nelson, b.7-16-1862 in Hesperia, Mi, d. 5-19-1897; James Nelson b.5-29-1863, d. 5-7-1933; Agnes Nelson, b.11-29-1865, d. 1-11-1911; and Jessie Kay Nelson, b.9-29-1868, d. 12-30-1953. Most of this family stayed around the Hesperia, Grand Rapids, and Big Rapids Area. Any help in finding out about this family will be greatly appreciated.

thanks a bunch in advance
David W. Barnett
ICQ # 11897509


Posted by Linda Taylor <LTaylor969@AOL.com> on Thu, 23 Jul 1998


I am looking for inforation on Mary Kaste and Herman Kaste. The only information I have on them is a partial obituary for Mary Kaste. It reads:

Mary KASTE 71
Memorial at Gerber Memorial Hospital, Fremont.
Born August 21, 1886 in the state of Bavaria in Germany. Coming to Chicago in 1907.
Married in Chicago in 1915 to Herman Kaste and the couple moved here in 1920.
Mrs Kaste leaves a husband; a son, Harry of Chicago; a daughter, Mrs. Lucy Obits of Newaygo; and three grandchildren: Frank, Bruce and Gloria Obits.
Burial was in Newaygo Cemetery.

Herman Kaste parents might be Herman and Carolina Kaste

Any information you can help me with would be appreciated.
Thank you,
Linda Taylor
email: LTaylor969@AOL.com


Posted by Jean (Askew) Hathaway <hathask@volusianet.net> on Tue, 21 Jul 1998


Will share information on Fred DAVIS,b.North East,Erie Co. Pa.Feb.1878. Moved to Newaygo Co.Mich after 1910. 1920 census lived in Bridgeton Twp. Reeland (could be wrong spelling) Md. Mable ? Ch. Nina,1909,Cecil,1911,Gerald,1912.He is my grandfather that I never knew. When did he died and where is he buried?Thanks,Jean (Askew) Hathaway hathask@volusianet.net


Posted by Bruce W.Nielson <jcadzow@compuserve.com> on Wed, 15 Jul 1998


I'm looking for information on Rasmus Nielson and his wives. Wife number 1 was Anna Elise (last name unknown ).
Wife number 2 was Anna Marie Jacobson who came to Michigan
from Wisconsin about 1870 - 1875. Rasmus came to Michigan
from Falster,Denmark to Muskegon in 1870.He settled in
section 30 of Grant,Ashland Twsp. between 1875 and 1897.
He married his second wife in August 1875.


Posted by Ron McKay <dumfries@ctaz.com> on Sun, 12 Jul 1998


I am searching for any information on any MCKAY that lived in Newaygo County Michigan, or is a desendant of Benjamin and Isabell McKay, who lived in Newaygo County in the late 1800's. Isabell is buried in Ensley North Cemetary. She died July 18, 1904; and is believed to have had 16 children.

server change

Posted by Ron McKay <dumfries@zianet.com> on Sat, 31 Oct 1998, in response to MCKAY, posted by Ron McKay on Sun, 12 Jul 1998

Surnames: McKay

Ron McKays new email address is dumfries@zianet.com


Posted by Phil Pollock <fenetrix@mc.net> on Thu, 02 Jul 1998


I am looking for missing info including ancestors and relatives of:

James Henry FERGUSON, and Margaret ROBINSON, Samuel Nathaniel CAMPBELL, Harry W. CAMPBELL:

James Henry FERGUSON

born Feb.1, 1826 in Ireland,

d. March 11, 1872 in Hesperia, MI

(buried at Bull Cemetery)



born ??? (bef. 1840) in Ireland,

d. ??? (aft. 1868) Newaygo Co., MI ???


-Mary Katherine FERGUSON

b. Sept. 14, 1856,

d. Mar. 7, 1923 Oak Park, Cook Co., IL

married: Samuel Nathaniel CAMPBELL

b. Feb. 10, 1854 in NY,

d. Dec. 19, 1915 Oak Park, Cook Co., IL

children: Harry W. b. Sept. 7, 1882 Hesperia, MI

Fern May b. Oct 7, 1889 Hesperia, MI

Floyd b. 1895

-Elizabeth J.

-Robert R.

-James H.

-David R.

The FERGUSON, CAMPBELL, SLOCUM, and UTLEY families seem to be allied. These families have intermarried and occupy both Newaygo Co., MI and suburban Chicago. Any help would be appreciated.


Posted by Del Colby <ddcolby@junct.com> on Thu, 02 Jul 1998


Looking for information on Matt Newberg Family of Ensley Twp
in Newago County, MI.
1900 census shows,
Matt Newberg, wife Millie, children, Matt, Lillie, Andrew, Esther,and Samuel E.
Any information will be appreciated
Thank You
Del Colby
E-mail ddcolby@junct.com


Posted by Laura Hair Duffy <lhduffy@prysm.net> on Thu, 02 Jul 1998


William Duffy b. NY m. Caroline Salisbury b. MI had son Edward Salisbury Duffy b.ca. 1875. He married Olive D. Donahoe daughter of Michael Donahoe and Alice Reed. About 1910 Edward and Olive moved to Washington State. Any information on these persons or their families is needed.
Thank you, Laura


Posted by Del Colby <ddcolby@junct.com> on Wed, 01 Jul 1998


Does anyone have any information on ELIJAH COLBY,age 12 in 1880.
1880 Newago County census shows him living with John Webb and John Leander families of Ensley Twp


Posted by Tammy Lineback <lineback@mindspring.com> on Wed, 01 Jul 1998


I am researching my decendants of Newaygo Co. Mi. Joseph WHITEHEAD, born 6/3/1834 to Aaron whitehead and Ester SEARLES. Wife is Emma J. HENDERSON.. Joseph's son is John Albert Whitehead born 6/1869 and married to Ettie May Alexander daughter of Thomas L Alexander and Lucy Mae GRAHAM any more information on any relative connected with these names would be greatly appreciated.

Esther Searles

Posted by Glenys Rasmussen <glenys@sonic.net> on Tue, 09 Feb 1999, in response to WHITEHEAD, ALEXANDER, HENDERSON, SEARLES, GRAHAM, posted by Tammy Lineback on Wed, 01 Jul 1998

Surnames: Searles

Do you know who Ester Searles' parents were and where they were from? Thank you. Glenys

Ester Searles

Posted by Tammy Lineback <lineback@mindspring.com> on Tue, 09 Feb 1999, in response to Esther Searles, posted by Glenys Rasmussen on Tue, 09 Feb 1999

Surnames: Searles, Whitehead, Henderson

As to your question who were the parents of Ester Searles, I have not researched this line yet. I only found her name written in a book called The Biography of Newago Co. Michigan. The story was on page 198 under Joseph Whitehead, who is the son of Ester. It mentions that she was from Vermont. Does this help you? Do you have any info I could use? Are you researching her also? Thanks for your query. Email me at home if you need to.


Posted by S. Becker <BECKLALL@prodigy.net> on Tue, 16 Jun 1998


Looking for information on Rose Cattnach or Cattanach, daughter of James Cattanach, originally from Canada. She was married in 1897 in Newago, Newago County, to William Miller. He was the adopted son of Roderick Miller. His biological parents were supposedly killed in or as a result of a theater fire sometime between 1875-82. Last name Taylor. Rose's sister, Jesse, married a Lou Schoolmaster of Fremont. She might have had another sister, Belle, and possibly a brother.


Posted by John Dryfhout <johnhd@cyberportal.net> on Sat, 13 Jun 1998


Trying to locate Eleanor Carrier Smit - could be a Fremont, Newaygo Co. Michigan origin


Posted by Dennis Brandt <TBNG@BLAZENET.COM> on Wed, 10 Jun 1998


Looking for info on Charles H. Robbins, originally from New York and Pennsylvania who settled in Hesperia. He was a Civil War veteran who fought with the famous Pennsylvania Bucktails.


Posted by Nora Probasco <nprobasco@earthlink.net> on Wed, 03 Jun 1998


I am interested in PROBASCO surname info, family trees and research. I am starting a central PROBASCO database to direct researchers to others who are researching their line. The PROBASCO's have been in Newago County since the early 1860's.



Posted by Ruth Frees <efrees@oceana.net> on Thu, 21 May 1998


I am researching Stephen DUDLEY married to Margaret LARAVEA.
They lived in Oceana co. and Newaygo co. Their son Loren DUDLEY lived in Lincoln twps. I think.
Their son William married Lucy GREEN, daughter of Thomas Thayer GREEN and Mary CROFF. They all lived in Newaygo county.
Any information on these people including their brothers or sisters or their descendants would be helpful. Thanks,


Posted by Rick Holmes <rholmes@msrad3.med.uth.tmc.edu> on Sat, 16 May 1998


Looking for Holmes in Newaygo County from the towns Croton, Hardy, White Cloud, and Newaygo. William Nathan Holmes,(GGreatgrandfather) b. 1830 in Ireland, Wesley John Holmes(Greatgrandfather) b. 1856 in New York, and Harold Lyle Holmes(Grandfather) b. 1895. My Grandfather help build the Hardy Dam. I am looking for relation of gggrandfather that may have been in the area for awhile.


Posted by Andy Jendrzejewski <Ajendrze@cntwk.net> on Tue, 31 Mar 1998


Valenty JENDRZEJEWSKI (b. 14 Feb 1893, d. 4 Jun 1964) was the son of Jakub JENDRZEJEWSKI and Rosalia GUSNIEWSKA. He married (m. 17 JUN 1914) Albina MARUSZEWSKA (b.17 Dec 1893, d.29 Oct 1965), daughter of Ignatius Maruszewski and Tekla RULKOWSKA.

Valenty JENDRZEJEWSKI came to the US and settled in Pittsburgh (ALLEGHENY COUNTY) from Warsaw, Poland in 1912. While living in Pittsburgh, he worked in a steel mill, and he met Albina MARUSZEWSKA, who immigrated from Warsaw, Poland in 1913. On 17 Jun 1914 Walenty and Albina married. They had 2 sons, Walter and John and 3 daughters, Wanda, Angeline, and Alfreda. They had moved from Pittsburgh in 1927 to Chicago (COOK COUNTY), IL and from Chicago to Fremont (NEWAYGO COUNTY), Michigan in 1937, where he farmed. At the time of her death, Albina still had two sisters in Warsaw, Poland.


Posted by Del Colby <ddcolby@junct.com> on Mon, 30 Mar 1998


Newago County MI.
Seeking information on A.A. SMITH family and Colby after 1880. and Colby after 1880.


Posted by Ariel Haynes <kingquest@arrownet.com> on Sun, 31 May 1998, in response to SMITH / COLBY, posted by Del Colby on Mon, 30 Mar 1998


Hi, my g-grandmother, AMY COLBY TABOR, was born in 1880 in MI. father HENRY COLBY, his father may have been IRA COLBY. I have some information on Amy's sibs & families; need info on COLBY ancestors. If these look like your lines, please e-mail me privately & we can share.


Posted by Del Colby <ddcolby@junct.com> on Sun, 07 Jun 1998, in response to COLBY, posted by Ariel Haynes on Sun, 31 May 1998


Hi Ariel;
Sorry about that, it should have been Henry Colby b 3/21/1846 m abt.1868 d 11/11/1913.


Posted by Ariel Haynes <kingquest@arrownet.com> on Mon, 08 Jun 1998, in response to COLBY, posted by Del Colby on Sun, 07 Jun 1998


Thank you - that helps a lot!


Posted by Charles Hendrix <c.m-hendrix@juno.com> on Fri, 27 Mar 1998


I am looking for any information on Hendrix in Newaygo County.


Posted by Roger McClary <politicog@yahoo.com> on Wed, 4 Mar 1998, at 1:35 p.m.


I have not been able to find the names of the children of Harry SPOONER. If anyone has this information, it would be greatly appreciated. One of my ancestors was Frank Leslie SPOONER who married Julia Elnora BENNETT. I have extensive information on the BENNETT line, stretching back to 1729 Pennsylvania. I would be willingly to exchnage he information that I have.


Posted by Elizabeth East <reast@txdirect.net> on Sun, 15 Feb 1998, at 1:47 p.m.


I am searching for information on Gustavus Adolphus LUND
and Hedda Benson LUND and their eight children, Svea Bothilda, Oscar Manfred, Ernest Rudolph, Elmer Godfrey, Philip William Nephtali, Edith Martha Eleanor, Helen Elmira
Velura, and Hannah Elvera Maria. I believe Gustavus and
Hedda came to Newaygo from Sweden and would like to know
if LUND is the actual name or not. Also, whether all children were born in America or not.


Posted by Nora Probasco <nprobasco@earthlink.net> on Tue, 10 Feb 1998, at 7:14 p.m.


I am interested in PROBASCO surname info, family trees and research. I am starting a central PROBASCO database to direct researchers to others who are researching their line. The PROBASCO's have been in Newago County since the early 1860's.


Posted by Wendy Tinsley <phplumb@compucon-mi.com> on Sat, 7 Feb 1998, at 10:25 a.m.


I am looking for information on the Near family from Shelby my gggrandfather was Henry Near born 1853 in Canada and moved to Shelby when he a small child any info be just wonderful to receive


Posted by Monica <erickson01@core.com> on Sat, 7 Feb 1998, at 10:38 a.m., in response to NEAR, posted by Wendy Tinsley on Sat, 7 Feb 1998, at 10:25 a.m.


Hi Wendy,
Just a note - Shelby, MI is in Oceana Co. I believe they have a query forum also. I do know that there is still Nears living in the Shelby area. Hope this helps.


Posted by Judith Runestad <nccpa@opencominc.com> on Fri, 6 Feb 1998, at 8:10 p.m.


I am searching for information about the family of Charles and Mary Early Richardson who moved to Newaygo County Ca. 1898. Both Charles and Mary were born in the Strathroy, Ontario region, and married there. The family spent approximately 10 years in Franklin Co., IA, before moving to Newaygo County. There is a possibility that there are still descendants of this family in the Newaygo Co area.

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