Early Marriages

Oceana County

Certificate of Marriage

"Happy they ! the happiest of their kind !
Whom gentle stars unite;
Their hearts, their fortune, and their being blend."
"How blest the sacred tie that binds
In union sweet accordante minds !
How swift the heavenly course they run,
Whose hearts, whose faith, whose hopes are one."

State of Michigan, Oceana County, I certify, that on the 19th day of April A.D. 1869, at Colfax in the county aforesaid, I Albert C Gowdy joined in Marriage, Albert H Freeman of Beaver in the State of Mich aged 26 years, and Achsah Jewell of Colfax in the State of Mich aged 20 years; that the parties did then and there solemnly declare that they took each other as Husband and Wife, and that there were present as witnesses Phileman (I ?) Gilbert of Leavitt and Betsy Gilbert of Leavitt Dated at Colfax this 19th day of April A.D. one thousand eight hundred and sixty-nine.
(Signed)
Albert C, Gowdy
Justice of the Peace"

submitted by: Jim Kzinowek

Many thanks to Jack and Marianne Dibean, who are allowing us to put their database of marriages performed in Oceana County, MI, online.

CODES: Names with a Forward (/) Slash are related to the Dibeans. Names with a Backward (\) Slash have a source other than CD available. To obtain that information, please contact Jack and Marianne for those sources. Names with a Dash (-) have sources other than a CD, but are not available.

The first list is sorted by the Groom, the second list is sorted by the Bride.


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Groom Bride Marriage Date Code Contact
Abson, Earl E. Gray, Elizabeth Kathryn 10/15/1919 or 10/5/1919    
Abson, Henry Gilbert, Ellen L. 3/18/1865 or 3/10/1865    
Abson, Walter E. Ward, Ida Ada Abt 1899    
Abson, William H. Fish, Hannah abt 1894    
Allen, Frank Crandell, Martha A. 8/13/1883    
Allen, Theophilus M. Barton, Lillian 4/18/1886    
Andersen, Carl Christian Negus, Ida Rena 12/21/1892    
Andersen, Jorgen Rasmussen, Berthe Marie 5/18/1867    
Anderson, Andrew Harlson, Anna 3/15/1893    
Anderson, Andrew C. Longnecker, Mattie 06/18/1902    
Anderson, Gabril O. Nelson, Christian O. 4/5/1888    
Anderson, Nils Hendrickson, Sophie 6/14/1884    
Anstead, Herbert Adellah, Sarah 5/31/1884    
Aronson, Johanus Anderson, Ann S. 2/5/1881    
Aurin, Jonas Cotton, Amelia A. 2/2/1879    
Aurin, Sim Sage, Jennie 10/14/1913    
Avery, Albert Gardner Hills, Loranda T. 12/24/1871    
Bailey, William Freeman Davis, Zora Elberta 4/28/1882    
Baker, Otis Marsh, Arvilla 12/12/1906    
Baxter, Charles A. Young, Beckie 7/22/1899    
Baxter, Charles William Strait, Gladys Lillie 09/05/1920 or 9/20/1920    
Baxter, George T. Schmeideknecht, Margaret 10/6/1894    
Baxter, William Benjamin Butler, Alma 10/06/1906 or 10/9/1906    
Beadle, David Graham, Martha 1/29/1888    
Beavis, John Bigelow Lord, Mary M. 12/10/1870    
Berg, Jorgen Viggo Dorcheus Stock, Inger Christine Abt 1897    
Bigler, Clark O. Longnecker, Anna 6/30/1894    
Billington, Edson Weirich, Doris 05/20/1925    
Birdsall, Julius Herbert Bliss, Ida Abt 1879    
Birdsall, William Ellsworth Woodruff, Esther 01/24/1910    
Birdsall, William Eugene Cole, Emma Belle 8/15/1888    
Bliss, Charles Henry Creveston, Tabitha Amanda 8/8/1880    
Bliss, Edwin Philetus Marble, Fanny F. 1/1/1873    
Bliss, Warren Creveston, Rachel I. Abt 1876    
Bloore, John Shiel, Sgnes 2/4/1868    
Bunnell, John Arthur Sherwood, Cecilia Agnes 7/3/1898   Agnes Lovell Scott  
Burdick, Herbert Francis Lambelle, Emily J. 5/3/1876    
Canning, Bert Dodge, Lilly July 19, 1896   Bonnie Waldier
Caron, Antoine Elzear Bailey, Anna Luel 12/24/1903 or 12/27/1903    
Carpenter, Jason Loomis, Laurissa 5/20/1850    
Cartwright, William Washington Potter, Clarinda Hannah 10/1/1898    
Chaffee, M(e)aville Almon Turner, Rosella E. 12/28/1892    
Charon, Edward Bosley, Mary Elizabeth 09/07/1904    
Chipman, Daniel Chapin Chipman?, Philine Almira 9/10/1834    
Christenson, Laurence Hart, Ella (Luella) 11/22/1897    
Churchill, Walter H. Carter, Lucada A. Abt 1869    
Clark, Walter A. Sargent, Eliza 12/19/1867    
Cochran, Delbert Gordon, Lottie Sarah 2/26/1899    
Congdon, George Kane, Matie 1891   Sharon
Davis, Ben Woodbury Bigler, Queen Victoria 09/08/1909    
Decker, Henry Longnecker, Florence Adelia 09/20/1906    
Demmon, Frank Marsh, Emma 12/17/1915    
Draggoo, Anson Charles Cady, Mary Ellen 9/6/1893    
Drake, Jesse Leroy Inniger, Ida 10/18/1924    
Durham, Charles E. Marsh, Almeda 4/27/1895    
Edward, Francis Allen, Maria Jane 11/28/1917    
Eisenlohr, Chester J. Houtghton, Pearl Mae Abt 1913    
Empey, Allen Ballou, Hattie May 12/3/1881    
Erskine, Aaron Sylvester Morgan, Julia Ann 7/28/1879    
Farmer, James Anson Holcomb, Alice 09/01/1900    
Farmer, James Anson Randall, Hannah E. 11/4/1865    
Farmer, Mavoric J. Cram, Dorothy Fern 06/25/1935    
Farmer, Mavoric J. Wright, Sarah Elizabeth 06/24/1925    
Fleming, Justin Dwight Crandell, Mary Adelaide 11/12/1882    
Fleming, William Leonard Cushing, Mary 5/1/1894    
Fuller, Floren Luther Demmon, Erma Cyrene 9/2/1889    
Gage, N. C. Arnson, Oveda 02/02/1913    
Gauld, Lyman Bonner, Verda Beatrice 02/16/1946 (-)  
Gifford, Ira F. Gifford?, Martha Abt 1881    
Gilbert, Henry Harrison Leonard, Emma Maria Abt 1870    
Gilbert, William H. Rowe, Frances Elvira 5/17/1877 (\) apple12@wmis.net
Glover, Samuel B. Bliss, Mary Maria 2/21/1878    
Goodrich, Charles Sumner Vaughan, Emma Alica 5/15/1890    
Hanfin, Peter Tuttle, Alice M. Abt 1867    
Harr, Glen Oliver Baxter, Freida Arbutus 06/15/1950    
Henrickson, Henrik J. Anderson, Rakel Helle Maria 4/14/1879    
Hinds, Ellen Marie VanVolkenburg, William 1891   Donna
Hinds, Emerson Drown McCauley, Ruth Emma May 1/4/1891   Donna
Herrick, Wilmot R. Sturtevant, Hattie Belle 12/25/1902    
Hinds, Emerson Drown McCauley, Ruth Emma May 01/04/1891   HINDS6@aol.com
Holmes, Albert Henry Darke, Annie 7/4/1891    
Holmes, Edward Delos Darke, Ida 11/28/1894    
Host, William Ware, Pelegia Abt 1874    
Houghton, Alba Houghton?, Subrina Abt 1886    
Hulbert, Henry Arnold Smith, Mary Ann 12/19/1844    
Hull, George Holmes, Nellie Abt 1897    
Johnson, M. B. Matthews, Lenora Evalina 3/8/1891    
Kelly, Daniel Cotton, Amelia L. 6/29/1870    
Kelly, Daniel P. Cotton, Hattie C. 12/30/1877    
Knapp, Fred Hart, Susan A. 1/3/1893    
Knapp, Ralph, H. Quinsey, Edna May 02/21/1916    
Lattin, Elmer Guy Gilbert, Grace Isabelle 04/13/1901    
Marsh, George C. Davis, Elsie E. 12/27/1911    
Marsh, James N. Hart, Fannie 6/1/1890    
Matteson, Jason Arnold, Myrtle Abt 1878    
McCarty, Ray (Roy) Neil Weirch, Dollie 02/09/1910    
McGahan, Clinton Gilbert, Eva Hannah 1/27/1871    
Metts, William Marsh, Lauraett 10/2/1898    
Moon, Frank Adams, Henrietta 10/25/1852    
Morse, Samuel J. Duell, Mina Abt 1896    
Nash, Ray Miller, Carol 09/30/1948 (-)  
Newark, Alfred William Gray, Cora E. Abt 1877    
Noble, Nelson Clement Shaw, Jane Ann 7/22/1869    
Painter, John Adolphus Kelly, Marie 08/20/1920    
Palmer, William Henry Godfrey, Frances Abt 1869    
Palmer, William Henry Martin, Elizabeth 7/14/1877    
Pechumer, Chris Curtis, Amy Alice 08/04/1907    
Peterson, Evar S. Anderson, Ida 04/30/1903    
Pierce, Harry Daniel Weldon, Ida Marilla 7/2/1898    
Pollard, Llewellyn Day, Harriet 5/21/1867    
Potter, Samuel Joseph Parker, Mary Ella Alice 5/12/1884    
Pugh, Eli Pugh?, Clara Abt 1889    
Raeth, William J. Curtis, Nettie R. 11/30/1905    
Rash, James Gonser, Mary Elizabeth 09/14/1918    
Reeds, Darrell Thomas Strong, Vinnie Gertrude 07/29/1934    
Reichard, Amos H. Potter, Susan Bertha 08/19/1901    
Robbins, Richard Dick Polley, Mabel M. 7/14/1896    
Rogers, Joshua Westbrook, Julia 6/29/1879    
Rowe, George L. Winters, Mary Ann Abt 1881 (\) apple12@wmis.net
Schoenberg, Carl Peter Robbins, Edna May 12/31/1927    
Seager, William Baxter, Angeline M. 3/29/1895    
Shafer, William P. Whipple, Esther C. 4/13/1871    
Shigley, Lafayette F. Pringle, Ann E. 10/3/1878    
Slocum, Lawrence E. Goodrich, Ruth Lucille 10/22/1922    
Smith, Andrew Jackson Arnold, Ellen Abt 1853    
Smith, Humphrey Morris, Alvira Abt 1827    
Smith, Orville Smith?, Katherine Abt 1880    
Souter, Wilfred Emerson Gilbert, Lois Elizabeth 11/07/1903    
Sparks, Albertus Rathbone, Sarah H. 6/7/1866    
Spoor, John L. Powers, Martha Sarah 11/26/1863 (*)  
Stout, Bertram George Hart, Francina C. 1/12/1897    
Stout, George Samuel Stanager, Mary Jane 1/12/1872    
Strait, Jasper N. Woolf, Rachal Ann Abt 1870    
Strait, William Payne, Daisy Maud Abt 1900    
Taylor, Ruben Hall Anderson, Hellen 12/31/1884    
Taylor, Thomas Crichton Armstrong, Mary Ann abt 1865    
Thfalon, John Murphy, Elizabet Ann 7/7/1871    
Till, George Wallace Hoisington, Lovisa Amanda 11/12/1876    
Urbanke, Francis Anthony Eisenlohr, Amanda Isabel 08/02/1917    
Waldo, George Patrick Gleason, Nellie May 08/22/1903    
Ward, Leonard A. Baxter, Catherine A. 4/8/1888    
Weirich, Jacob Clayton Kelly, Gertrude Viola 09/28/1909    
Weirich, William Oscar Umstead, Nora 02/11/1901    
Weirich, William Otto Davis, Florence Abt 1928    
Westbrook, John Ballou, Phebe O. 9/26/1868    
Willett, Grover Stevenson Fleming, Harriet Margaret 07/17/1918    
Wires, Unknown Tuttle, Mary J. Abt 1864    
Woodhouse, Howard Barton, Nellie Evelyn 11/10/1894    
Wright, James Kenneth Gregory, Ellen 05/21/1902    
         


Bride Groom Marriage Date Code Contact
Adams, Henrietta Moon, Frank 10/25/1852    
Adellah, Sarah Anstead, Herbert 5/31/1884    
Allen, Maria Jane Edward, Francis 11/28/1917    
Anderson, Ann S. Aronson, Johanus 2/5/1881    
Anderson, Hellen Taylor, Ruben Hall 12/31/1884    
Anderson, Ida Peterson, Evar S. 04/30/1903    
Anderson, Rakel Helle Maria Henrickson, Henrik J. 4/14/1879    
Armstrong, Mary Ann Taylor, Thomas Crichton abt 1865    
Arnold, Ellen Smith, Andrew Jackson Abt 1853    
Arnold, Myrtle Matteson, Jason Abt 1878    
Arnson, Oveda Gage, N. C. 02/02/1913    
Bailey, Anna Luel Caron, Antoine Elzear 12/24/1903 or 12/27/1903    
Ballou, Hattie May Empey, Allen 12/3/1881    
Ballou, Phebe O. Westbrook, John 9/26/1868    
Barton, Lillian Allen, Theophilus M. 4/18/1886    
Barton, Nellie Evelyn Woodhouse, Howard 11/10/1894    
Baxter, Angeline M. Seager, William 3/29/1895    
Baxter, Catherine A. Ward, Leonard A. 4/8/1888    
Baxter, Freida Arbutus Harr, Glen Oliver 06/15/1950    
Bigler, Queen Victoria Davis, Ben Woodbury 09/08/1909    
Bliss, Ida Birdsall, Julius Herbert Abt 1879    
Bliss, Mary Maria Glover, Samuel B. 2/21/1878    
Bonner, Verda Beatrice Gauld, Lyman 02/16/1946 (-)  
Bosley, Mary Elizabeth Charon, Edward 09/07/1904    
Butler, Alma Baxter, William Benjamin 10/06/1906 or 10/9/1906    
Cady, Mary Ellen Draggoo, Anson Charles 9/6/1893    
Carter, Lucada A. Churchill, Walter H. Abt 1869    
Chipman?, Philine Almira Chipman, Daniel Chapin 9/10/1834    
Cole, Emma Belle Birdsall, William Eugene 8/15/1888    
Cotton, Amelia A. Aurin, Jonas 2/2/1879    
Cotton, Amelia L. Kelly, Daniel 6/29/1870    
Cotton, Hattie C. Kelly, Daniel P. 12/30/1877    
Cram, Dorothy Fern Farmer, Mavoric J. 06/25/1935    
Crandell, Martha A. Allen, Frank 8/13/1883    
Crandell, Mary Adelaide Fleming, Justin Dwight 11/12/1882    
Creveston, Rachel I. Bliss, Warren Abt 1876    
Creveston, Tabitha Amanda Bliss, Charles Henry 8/8/1880    
Curtis, Amy Alice Pechumer, Chris 08/04/1907    
Curtis, Nettie R. Raeth, William J. 11/30/1905    
Cushing, Mary Fleming, William Leonard 5/1/1894    
Darke, Annie Holmes, Albert Henry 7/4/1891    
Darke, Ida Holmes, Edward Delos 11/28/1894    
Davis, Elsie E. Marsh, George C. 12/27/1911    
Davis, Florence Weirich, William Otto Abt 1928    
Davis, Zora Elberta Bailey, William Freeman 4/28/1882    
Day, Harriet Pollard, Llewellyn 5/21/1867    
Demmon, Erma Cyrene Fuller, Floren Luther 9/2/1889    
Duell, Mina Morse, Samuel J. Abt 1896    
Eisenlohr, Amanda Isabel Urbanke, Francis Anthony 08/02/1917    
Field, Rebecca Pute, Case 08/07/1894    
Fish, Hannah Abson, William H. abt 1894    
Fleming, Harriet Margaret Willett, Grover Stevenson 07/17/1918    
Gifford?, Martha Gifford, Ira F. Abt 1881    
Gilbert, Ellen L. Abson, Henry 3/18/1865 or 3/10/1865    
Gilbert, Eva Hannah McGahan, Clinton 1/27/1871    
Gilbert, Grace Isabelle Lattin, Elmer Guy 04/13/1901    
Gilbert, Lois Elizabeth Souter, Wilfred Emerson 11/07/1903    
Gleason, Nellie May Waldo, George Patrick 08/22/1903    
Godfrey, Frances Palmer, William Henry Abt 1869    
Gonser, Mary Elizabeth Rash, James 09/14/1918    
Goodrich, Ruth Lucille Slocum, Lawrence E. 10/22/1922    
Gordon, Lottie Sarah Cochran, Delbert 2/26/1899    
Graham, Martha Beadle, David 1/29/1888    
Gray, Cora E. Newark, Alfred William Abt 1877    
Gray, Elizabeth Kathryn Abson, Earl E. 10/15/1919 or 10/5/1919    
Gregory, Ellen Wright, James Kenneth 05/21/1902    
Harlson, Anna Anderson, Andrew 3/15/1893    
Hart, Ella (Luella) Christenson, Laurence 11/22/1897    
Hart, Fannie Marsh, James N. 6/1/1890    
Hart, Francina C. Stout, Bertram George 1/12/1897    
Hart, Susan A. Knapp, Fred 1/3/1893    
Hendrickson, Sophie Anderson, Nils 6/14/1884    
Hills, Loranda T. Avery, Albert Gardner 12/24/1871    
Hoisington, Lovisa Amanda Till, George Wallace 11/12/1876    
Holcomb, Alice Farmer, James Anson 09/01/1900    
Holmes, Nellie Hull, George Abt 1897    
Houghton?, Subrina Houghton, Alba Abt 1886    
Houtghton, Pearl Mae Eisenlohr, Chester J. Abt 1913    
Inniger, Ida Drake, Jesse Leroy 10/18/1924    
Kelly, Gertrude Viola Weirich, Jacob Clayton 09/28/1909    
Kelly, Marie Painter, John Adolphus 08/20/1920    
Lambelle, Emily J. Burdick, Herbert Francis 5/3/1876    
Leonard, Emma Maria Gilbert, Henry Harrison Abt 1870    
Longnecker, Anna Bigler, Clark O. 6/30/1894    
Longnecker, Florence Adelia Decker, Henry 09/20/1906    
Longnecker, Mattie Anderson, Andrew C. 06/18/1902    
Loomis, Laurissa Carpenter, Jason 5/20/1850    
Lord, Mary M. Beavis, John Bigelow 12/10/1870    
Marble, Fanny F. Bliss, Edwin Philetus 1/1/1873    
Marsh, Almeda Durham, Charles E. 4/27/1895    
Marsh, Arvilla Baker, Otis 12/12/1906    
Marsh, Emma Demmon, Frank 12/17/1915    
Marsh, Lauraett Metts, William 10/2/1898    
Martin, Elizabeth Palmer, William Henry 7/14/1877    
Matthews, Lenora Evalina Johnson, M. B. 3/8/1891    
Miller, Carol Nash, Ray 09/30/1948 (-)  
Morgan, Julia Ann Erskine, Aaron Sylvester 7/28/1879    
Morris, Alvira Smith, Humphrey Abt 1827    
Murphy, Elizabet Ann Thfalon, John 7/7/1871    
Negus, Ida Rena Andersen, Carl Christian 12/21/1892    
Nelson, Christian O. Anderson, Gabril O. 4/5/1888    
Parker, Mary Ella Alice Potter, Samuel Joseph 5/12/1884    
Payne, Daisy Maud Strait, William Abt 1900    
Polley, Mabel M. Robbins, Richard Dick 7/14/1896    
Potter, Clarinda Hannah Cartwright, William Washington 10/1/1898    
Potter, Susan Bertha Reichard, Amos H. 08/19/1901    
Powers, Martha Sarah Spoor, John L. 11/26/1863 (*)  
Pringle, Ann E. Shigley, Lafayette F. 10/3/1878    
Pugh?, Clara Pugh, Eli Abt 1889    
Quinsey, Edna May Knapp, Ralph, H. 02/21/1916    
Randall, Hannah E. Farmer, James Anson 11/4/1865    
Rasmussen, Berthe Marie Andersen, Jorgen 5/18/1867    
Rathbone, Sarah H. Sparks, Albertus 6/7/1866    
Robbins, Edna May Schoenberg, Carl Peter 12/31/1927    
Rowe, Frances Elvira Gilbert, William H. 5/17/1877 (\) apple12@wmis.net
Sage, Jennie Aurin, Sim 10/14/1913    
Sargent, Eliza Clark, Walter A. 12/19/1867    
Schmeideknecht, Margaret Baxter, George T. 10/6/1894    
Shaw, Jane Ann Noble, Nelson Clement 7/22/1869    
Shiel, Sgnes Bloore, John 2/4/1868    
Smith, Mary Ann Hulbert, Henry Arnold 12/19/1844    
Smith?, Katherine Smith, Orville Abt 1880    
Stanager, Mary Jane Stout, George Samuel 1/12/1872    
Stock, Inger Christine Berg, Jorgen Viggo Dorcheus Abt 1897    
Strait, Gladys Lillie Baxter, Charles William 09/05/1920 or 9/20/1920    
Strong, Vinnie Gertrude Reeds, Darrell Thomas 07/29/1934    
Sturtevant, Hattie Belle Herrick, Wilmot R. 12/25/1902    
Turner, Rosella E. Chaffee, M(e)aville Almon 12/28/1892    
Tuttle, Alice M. Hanfin, Peter Abt 1867    
Tuttle, Mary J. Wires, Unknown Abt 1864    
Umstead, Nora Weirich, William Oscar 02/11/1901    
Vaughan, Emma Alica Goodrich, Charles Sumner 5/15/1890    
Ward, Ida Ada Abson, Walter E. Abt 1899    
Ware, Pelegia Host, William Abt 1874    
Weirch, Dollie McCarty, Ray (Roy) Neil 02/09/1910    
Weirich, Doris Billington, Edson 05/20/1925    
Weldon, Ida Marilla Pierce, Harry Daniel 7/2/1898    
Westbrook, Julia Rogers, Joshua 6/29/1879    
Whipple, Esther C. Shafer, William P. 4/13/1871    
Winters, Mary Ann Rowe, George L. Abt 1881 (\) apple12@wmis.net
Woodruff, Esther Birdsall, William Ellsworth 01/24/1910    
Woolf, Rachal Ann Strait, Jasper N. Abt 1870    
Wright, Sarah Elizabeth Farmer, Mavoric J. 06/24/1925    
Young, Beckie Baxter, Charles A. 7/22/1899    
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Dibean Marriages Update November, 2000
Dibean Marriages Update December, 2000, January, 2001,
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April, 2001, May, 2001
June, July, 2001
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September, 2001
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