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Unknown County, MI

Posted Queries for December 1996 thru January 1997



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GILDNER posted by Bob Kunkel on Monday, December 2, 1996
I am looking for information on Abraham GILDNER who was born in PA in 1806 and had moved to Michigan.

SETTLE, SUTTLE, WALTRIP posted by Edie Suttle on Sunday, December 15, 1996
I am researching my SUTTLE/SETTLE family, I just recently checked the Social Security Death Index and found a James SUTTLE whose Social Security number indicates that it was issued in MI (Michigan). The dates of death and birth and last residence all match to the information I do have. Would like to correspond with anyone who knows about this James SUTTLE b. 15 Sept 1906, d. Mar 1970. James married Elizabeth WALTRIP. Last known residence is Cincinnati Ohio. Thank you for any help anyone can provide.

FLANAGAN, MABIE, MAYBEE posted by Cindy Bryant on Tuesday, December 17, 1996
Looking for marriage date for Harriet MABIE (or MAYBEE) to William FLANAGAN about 1870, place can be anywhere between Palo, MI and Flint or Detroit.

BERGER posted by Sonya Berger on Wednesday, December 25, 1996
I am looking for information on the parents of Otto A BERGER. His birth date is Dec 12, 1832. He died May 15, 1926. I believe that he was born is Germany but immigrated to Michigan with his mother and brother.

SEGER, SIMPKINS posted by Liana Trombley on Tuesday, December 31, 1996
SEGER, William. Wife of Anna Mae SIMPKINS, b:1881,d:Abt 1973. Children: Bernadette Mae, b:1905. Edward b:?. Marriage may have taken place in Bay County, Michigan. William Seger left his family. Anna Mae Simpkins Seger would not speak his name. Edward Smith married Anna later, adopting the children. There was a story that Wm Seger & Anna Simpkins weren't married, but it could be that since she was Catholic, perhaps he wasn't and the marriage wasn't recognized by the church. Parents of Anna Mae: Henry Simpkins (William Simpkins - Hannah Tanner) Sarah Garvin (William Garvin - Mary Gordon)

DAHL, HILL posted by Harold Hill on Wednesday, January 1, 1997
Four HILL borhters moved to the everglades of South Florida in 1909 from the UP. The brothers were James, Henry, Thomas and William. Their father was Thomas HILL and is possibly buried in the Hancock. I am particularily interest in James and his wife from the UP Eva Lyona DAHL. Anything about their place of birth and date would be appreciated.

HALLEADS posted by Susan (Hallead) Smit on Thursday, January 2, 1997
My line of HALLEADS was believed to be the only small group in the United States. Only recently have we learned that the original two Halleads were brothers (cousins?) who immigrated here from Europe (1800's?). Their orinal names were believed to be Hallhead. The Michigan Halleads are from the other brother (cousin). Please, could anyone steer me in the right direction and link me up to a Hallead genealogist? Many many thanks -- Susan Smith

MCCONKEY posted by John Clarke on Saturday, January 4, 1997
MCCONKEY, Sarah born c,.1861 Norfolk Co, Ontario. Living in Detroit in 1937 according to brother's obit. Seeking date and place of death and burial.

posted by Malinda Sutter on Monday, January 6, 1997
I am trying to find information on my Great Grandfather Isaac Mason GOFF. He was born in Michigan Feb. 5, 1853. I belive his mothers name was Mason. It would help if I could find out what County in Michigan he was born.

ACKERMAN posted by Diane Ward Sives on Wednesday, January 8, 1997
I am working with David ACKERMAN Descendants to try and tie in some orphan lines and incorporate stray people with Ackerman surnames into the new Ackerman Vol 3 that is currently being prepared. I need information from anyone in Michigan that either has Ackerman information or is a descendant of an Ackerman.

BLOSSINGHAM posted by George Blossingham on Saturday, January 11, 1997
BLOSSINGHAM, John Harold. m.Philomine LaGrea(Gross) 1872. 5 children Robert, John Wm. Albert, Mae, George. John dissapeared around 1900 from UP, any info on members of family appreciated.

NORTON, SUMERIX, ZAVITS posted by Charles Rutter on Saturday, January 11, 1997
Searching for any information on Henry SUMERIX, born in 1832, buried in Bunker Hill Cemetery in Eaton Rapids, Eaton Co., Michigan. Marriage #1 to Hattie ZAVITS. Marriage #2 to Emily NORTON. No history known on these names, but have substantial information on descendants -- VERY willing to share with anyone who can be of help.

COWDREY, NICHOLS, NICKLE, WITTUM posted by R. White on Sunday, January 12, 1997
Need Birth records or marriage license for John W. WITTUM bn 1839 in Indiana, lived in Wolverine ,Mi ,Lived with daughter Eva 1862 in pa. and her invalid husband, Henry NICHOLS/NICKLE bn 1855 in pa. Henry's father was Henry NICHOLS bn 1820 in New york and his mother Martha COWDREY bn 3-29-1920 in New York Henry and Eva were married in 1885 in Cheboygan, Mi. Henry died in 1910. in Wolverine. , Do not know where Eva died. she may have been in Mental institution and remarried. She had several children, Theresa Mae bn 4-17-1896,Alton A, bn1887,Elmer bn1891, Glenn W.bn1897 ,Doris bn 1901,Jean L.bn1907. Theresa married Alexander Barette. there is mo mention of Eva's mother/ John W.Wittums' wife. they lived in and around the upper part of Michigan.

GROUT, ROUNDS posted by John Chalkley on Monday, January 13, 1997
I'm looking for any information about Lyrena (GROUT) ROUNDS. She was married to Jeremia ROUNDS 1794-1871. Lyrena was the youngest of 5 kids of Ferdinand GROUT, wife's name unknown. Lyrena had 4 brothers: John C. Grout, Anson H. Grout, Willard W. Grout and George C. Grout. My grandfather was Otto Rounds born & raised in Lakeside, Ontario died July 1987. His Grand-father was Spafford Rounds born 1824 son of Jerimia and Lyrena Rounds. Lyrena died approximately 1871 somewhere in Michigan. She was a United Empire Loyalist and moved to Ontario. Her brothers Willard & Anson were married in Ontario but were not part of the 1850 Census. It is thought that the Grout's moved back to Michigan and after Jeremia's death that Lyrena moved to Michigan to be with her brothers and their families. My mother is searching for any information about Lyrena's ancestors & the whereabouts of her burial site.

I am looking for Joseph ERSKINE and his family. He was married to sisters (first Jane BROUGHTON and then Elizabeth BROUGHTON). His children from his second marriage are all found in Saginaw and Midland Counties. They are: Hersey married to Maria WATSON (my g-grandfather), Martha married to Henry SOFFE, Mary married to Simmon CHAMBERLAIN and Josephine married to Alanson BROWN. Many of his family are found to be buried in Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan. Joseph was born in Andes Twp., Delaware Co., NY in 1821. Probably married in Steuben Co. New York as that is where most of the children were born. Would like to find place of death. Also would like to correspond with any Erskine searchers. Family was known to go by the names of ERSKINE, ERSKINS, EARSTIN, EARSKIN, and ASKIN. Thanks.

ANDRUS, MILLER posted by Brent Bowyer on Saturday, January 18, 1997
I am seeking info re : the death of Eliza (MILLER) ANDRUS sometime after they moved to Litchfield twp., Hillsdale Co., MI in about 1858. Samuel remarried to Hulda (Howard) Eaton in 1876 at Union City, Branch Co,.MI . I would also like to find info re: the death of Samuel ANDRUS. Despite extensive searches in these and surrounding counties & states at the Library of Mich. in Lansing, I have so far not turned up either death.


MICKEL, MICKLE posted by Marie Ventura on Sunday, January 19, 1997
I am trying to find my greatgrandparents death date and buriel place. George W MICKLE/MICKEL was dead before 1937, Ida Mickel died shortly after 1937. My mom is sure they are both buried in MI but not sure where. But they had children in the Flint, Genesee Co. are, so feel that is the best bet. I don't know Ida's maiden name. Any help or advice is greatly appreciated.

KANE, WALTER posted by Maureen Soderlund on Thursday, January 23, 1997
Looking for family of William KANE, wife is Martha, immigrated from Canada in 1882. Resided in Iosco county in late 1800's. Raised my grandfather, John WALTER, after parents died in Johnstown, Pa flood in 1889. Any info on family history will be appreciated.

OSTRANDER posted by terence kelley on Friday, January 24, 1997
OSTRANDER I am told that Michigan, New York and Illinois have as many Ostranders residing as the rest of the this true? I would like to hear from some, as I am researching the Ostrander name, and have collected a few thousand so far. Kingston NY in 1660's and all over in next 300 years. Interested in any/all Ostrander lineages but in particular that of Alexander OSTRANDER who lived in NY, MI, IL and WI 1810-1850.

ELVIN, MOLYNEAUX posted by Mary Celine Scott on Saturday, January 25, 1997
My great grandfather, Frank ELVIN, from Edinburgh Scotland settled in Kansas. In the 1900 and 1910 Kansas census he indicated that he was from Michigan and listed his birthdate as January 1853. His wife, Sarah MOLYNEAUX, from Paris, France, lists her origin as Virginia and her birthdate as Oct 1857. Any information on Elvins in Michigan would be greatly appreciated!

SMITH posted by CL Smith on Sunday, January 26, 1997
Seek info on Geo. and Mary SMITH fam. listed in the 1870 Berrien Co. census with children.Duane 21, Edwin 17,Martha 14, Willie 11, Frank 9, Hattie 5, Charles 2.

FORTIER posted by Mitch Parker on Monday, January 27, 1997
I am looking for any information that I can find on my Great Great Grandmother, Minnie FORTIER. The only information that I do have is that my Great Grandmother Matilda Fortier was born to Frank and Minnie Fortier May/2/1892 in Michigan. I would appreciate any information that I could receive that would help me in my search. Thank You Mitch Parker 36 Ward Street Milford, Ct 06460

FRANK, FRANKS posted by linda gallo on Monday, January 27, 1997
searching family surname FRANKS-FRANK. came from Bern, Switzerland aprox. 1850, original Joseph Franks settled in Columbia county or Dutchess County, N.Y. Some Franks Settled in Mi. Any Help Would Be Appreciated Thanks. Linda Gallo

BAILEY posted by Susie Martin-Rott on Wednesday, January 29, 1997
Seeking information on parents of James Clifford BAILEY b. 06 Jan 1895 in Michigan. By 1900 the family was living in Seneca Falls, Seneca, NY. The only clue we have as to his parents is that his mother was listed with his family on the 1900 NY Census. The first name however was almost illegible but appeared to be "Josephia"..she would have been born in approx 1864 in Michigan according to the 1900 NY Census. Her father was listed as having been born in France and her mother in Canada (noted that the mother spoke English). Anyone researching BAILEY recognize this obscure little group?

FLOUERS, FLOWERS, RUSSELL, WARNER posted by Michelle Warner-Powell on Thursday, January 30, 1997
I am looking for the lost siblings to Andrew Jackson WARNER. Andrew was the son of John W. WARNER and Mary Elizabeth FLOWERS/FLOUERS. His father died while serving in the 26th Regt. of MI Volunteers during the Civil War. His mother was forced to "put out" some of her children, Andrew being one of them. He had sisters named; Mary Jane, Silva A., Emma S. and Lizza C. His sisters married names may be Mrs. Manning of Chapin, Mrs. Walters of Chapin, Mrs. Armstrong of Oakley and Mrs. Stowell of Eureka. Their mother; Mary E. Warner remarried a John RUSSELL. I believe Mary is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery.

LAIRD, SPENCER posted by Ron Sykes on Thursday, January 30, 1997
SPENCER Looking for information on Benjamin Clancy Spencer. Born 1859 died 1945. Buried in Rochester. He was a Doctor. Married twice. Josephine LAIRD (no information) and Francis L. Davis (No information). Five children Known. Laird B. Spencer, Bernice Spencer, Adele B. Spencer, Florence A. Spencer, and Frances L. Spencer. Would like as much information as possible. Don't have anything on the Wives or children. Pedigree of Benjamin would be helpful also. Any help appreciated

JOHNSON, SIXBERRY posted by Maria Minear on Thursday, January 30, 1997
My friend Holly wants me to try and find out some information about her gg grandmother SIXBERRY, a Sioux Indian, who married a JOHNSON. about 1830's. Can anyone tell me where in Mi, I should look? Thank you

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