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Unknown County, MI

Posted Queries for March 1997



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HAMPTON, KNOWLES posted by Marie (Smead) Leiss on Saturday, March 1, 1997
I am looking for HAMPTON descendents. Phila M HAMPTON was born in Delton, Barry Co., MI in 1850. She married Hollis B. KNOWLES. Who were her parents? Brothers? Sisters? and where were they from?

BRADY, MCLAUGHLIN posted by Larry L. McLaughlin on Sunday, March 2, 1997
I'm searching for decsentants of Charles MCLAUGHLIN, born Licking County,Ohio, 1 Jan 1872, took his own life with a single gun shot to the head,on 8 Jan 1931,wife Minnie BRADY, and two children Charles Lee Jr,Marie,have found nothing on what became of these family members Would like any help..

BARKER posted by Cindy Wilson on Monday, March 3, 1997
Looking for information on Frank BARKER, father of Helen Mae Barker, she was born 1898 in White County, IL. All thaat is know is that my aunt received a invite to a Frank Barker Reunion years ago and it was from Michigan. This is a shot in the dark.

BROWN posted by Paul Brown on Monday, March 3, 1997
BROWN MI 1870s. Searching for Alpheus BROWN, who traveled "from Michigan" to Kenton OH in 1877, probably for his brother Loomis BROWN's funeral. His Gnephew Spencer BROWN visited MI, probably to visit Alpheus, in 1900. Don't know location within MI. Searching especially for marriage or death records, and information on descendants or ancestors.

LENABURG posted by Bert J. Gerner on Wednesday, March 5, 1997
Looking for info on the LENABURG Family who lived at Lake Benton, MN in the late 1800.

BRECKON, CHITTENDEN, JOHNSON, KNIGHT, NELSON, SHELL posted by Rick Ackley on Thursday, March 6, 1997
I am looking for information on Katherine JOHNSON who lived in Hinton Township, Mecosta County during the 1900 census. She was first married to Rasmus NELSON. Children of Rasmus and Katherine were; Alfred (b- 1873)(m-Emma Loantha KNIGHT); Amanda (b-1876)(m-Nelson SHELL); Alma (b- 1878)(m-William BRECKON). Children of Katherine's marriage to ? JOHNSON were; Ellen (b-1883)(m-Grant CHITTENDEN); June (b-1885).

GREENWALT, KERR, SHAFFER posted by Olivia Milton on Friday, March 7, 1997
GREENWALT, Wm. A., was the son of Melinda and Jas Wm. GREENWALT. His name is mentioned in an obit for Melinda & Jas,. who died within two weeks of each other in Ks. She d. 30 Mar. 1912 and he 13 Apr 1912. Wm A is listed as a survivor living in Saranac, Mi. The other children of this family were: Viola KERR,Birdie SHAFFER,Louis E. GREENWALT and Clarence L. GREENWALT. The last child born 1 Jan 1912, was Lester Charles GREENWALT d. 18 June 1912. Would appreciate any info of this family and where they went from Michigan. Thank you.

HOODENPYL, HOODENPYLE posted by Dolores Rajca on Saturday, March 8, 1997
HOODENPYL(E) I am seeking any information on the HOODENPYL(E) line. My ancestor was Philip HOODENPYLE born Holland circa 1756. He immigrated to America with a wife and a son circa 1781. The wife did not like America, left Philip, tok the son to Holland where she divorced Phillip. According to family lore the son returned to America settling in Michigan. I do not know the son's name or date of birth. I would appreciate any information on any Hoodenpyl(e).

LIKAL, SHERMAN posted by Norman J. Sherman on Sunday, March 9, 1997
I am looking for any information on P.B. SHERMAN and Emily LIKAL (or similar spelling). P.B. came from N.Y., Emily is Canadian. They moved from Michigan to Indiana with at least three children, Thomas, Peter, and William. They were in Mich. around 1850/1870, maybe as early as 1840. P.B. was born 23 Sep 1820 in N.Y. Emily was born 23 Mar 1826 in Canada. May have had other children than the three mentioned.

RANKIN, ZELUFF posted by Terri Cody on Sunday, March 9, 1997
RANKIN/ZELUFF - Simon RANKIN married to Mary ZELUFF son Charles RANKIN born around 1865. Need help puting this family together - Marriage license of Charles says born in Michigan.

ALLEN, SMITH posted by Terri Cody on Sunday, March 9, 1997
ALLEN/SMITH - Ozsa (Oliver) Allen married Lydia Smith - daughter Emily A. Allen born around 1870 in Michigan other children possibly Henry and Bill. Need help puting this family together.

BURKS, DEPENDER posted by David Lawrence on Sunday, March 9, 1997
Seeking birthdate, parents, other ancestors of Frank DEPENDER (my wife's grandfather) who moved from MI to OR about 1900 married Rena BURKS then moved to WA about 1915. A national telephone search bore little fruit. I have only found addresses for her Washington state relatives and a couple of dePender families in Grand Rapids, MI but they don't respond to letters. My wife's mother was adopted. Please help us to trace this our only option for learning of her forebears.

BLIZZARD, FOREY, LINKER, MILETSKY, MOORE posted by Donna Suarez on Monday, March 10, 1997
FOREY;BLIZZARD;1860 - 1884 Mary Elizabeth FOREY who married Andrew Jackson MOORE at Manistee on 11 Aug 1872; William Henry FOREY who married Catherine LINKER at Manistee on 24 May, 1884; James Augustus FOREY who was residing with the family of Sebastian MILETSKY in Manistee in the 1860 census. Nathan and Mary BLIZZARD who son George was born 7 Oct 1848 (I don't know where). They were present as witnesses to the marriage of William Henry FOREY above.

BALDWIN, BESSEE, BESSEY posted by Carolyn Jensen on Tuesday, March 11, 1997
Looking for any information on the family of John and Lucy (BALDWIN) BESSEY/BESSEE who were married in NY about 1810 and moved to MI sometime after 1820. They had the following children: Amanda, Phillip, John, Sarah Elizabeth, Marietta, Lydia, Lucy Mariah, Charles and Caroline. The last two were born in MI, county unknown. There may have been two other children. Did any of these children marry and stay in MI, where did this family live in MI. ANY help on this family greatly appreciated. Willing to share what I have on family after leaving MI.

DREW, HABBERSHAW posted by Lana Rast on Tuesday, March 11, 1997
HABBERSHAW, David born 1799 England,lived in Ontario Canada married Elizabeth DREW , moved to Tuscola County about 1880 died Indiansfield, need date and place of wife's death. Thank you. Lana Rast

AUSBORN, WALLACE posted by Sue Marsh on Wednesday, March 12, 1997
I am searching for Arnold Doyle WALLACE born ca. 1916-1920 in Al. last time that the x-wife heard he was living in or around Detroit. He was married to Linda Justine AUSBORN in Amory, Monroe County, Mississippi. They had the following children: Brenda born November 23, 1945, Jerry Doyce born 12/24/45, and Ronald born 11/03/1950. Arnold use to also have a country & western band, he was a wildcatter in Texas at one time, he also worked at a Candy company in Tupelo, Mississippi. He has at least two brother's "B.T." and "Bill". He has grand and great grand children. Also his youngest son is very ill and would like to see his Father. Any information would help. Thank You.

MCBEAN, SEARLE posted by Diane Kelly on Wednesday, March 12, 1997
Looking for info re George and Mary Gray SEARLE. Lived in Ruby, Michigan about 1865-66. Mary Gray SEARLE died about 1865-66 and is said to be buried in Ruby, MI. I have not been able to document that information. George SEARLE later married Elizabeth MCBEAN. Children's names were George, Elizabeth, James

LACAW, LICKEL, LIKAL, SHERMAN posted by Norman J. Sherman on Wednesday, March 12, 1997
Looking for any information on P.B. SHERMAN and wife Emily LIKAL (LACAW or LICKEL). P.B. born 23 Sep 1820 in N.Y. Emily born 23 Mar 1826 Canada. Both were in Michigan between 1850 and 1870. They had at least three boys. Thomas born Mich. William T. born 15 Sep 1855 in Mich., and Peter born 10 Jul 1858 in Mich. Any information at all would be appreciated.

ANDERSON, HOLEVINSKI, MORTON posted by Donald Holevinski on Friday, March 14, 1997
MORTON: Would like to communicate with and share information with anyone familiar with Morton families living in the Flint, Wa. area in early 1940's to early 1950's. My mother, Arlene Judith Hazel MORTON was born 10/11/1924 in Bain Mn. to Lloyd Walter MORTON and Ella Mabel MORTON (ANDERSON). Lloyd was born abt. 1900 in Thief River Falls, Mn., parents unknown. At least by 1943 Arlene had moved to Flint, Mi. where she got her SS# and worked in a shoestore. I was borne 9/9/50 in Flint, Mi. and my mother is listed as married to my father Donald HOLEVINSKI on my birth certificate. Arlene died 5/29/1953 and was buried at Sunset Hills Cemetery. I know nothing of my mother's side of the family and would love to hear from anyone who knew her or members of her family. Don Holevinski-

JOHNSON posted by Linda Thiessen on Saturday, March 15, 1997
Looking for info on Ephriam JOHNSON family listed in 1900 census, living at 2457 C. in Calumet. Ephriam was from Finland born abt January 1848. Wife Katy born in Finland abt July 1867. She was possibly second wife. Sons, Arvie? brn in Finland abt 1872, Arro? born in Finland abt 1879, and Henry born in Michigan abt 1890. Daughters Lena (my grandmother) born in Michigan abt 1889, Hilda born in Finland abt 1881, Lizzie born in Michigan abt 1883 and Elsie born in Michigan abt 1893. Believe Katy may have been second spouse. Any information would be appreciated. They were still listed in the 1909 city directory, but I have very little information of whereabouts before or after, other than info re: grandmother

MICHAUD, ROBINSON posted by Wayne Mahan on Saturday, March 15, 1997
Napoleon (Patrick) MICHAUD b 25 Apr 1844. Kamouraska, Quebec m1 Hattie ? , abt 1867 m2 Elizabeth ROBINSON 18 Oct 1871, Emmet Co., MI (supposed to be lumber boat captain) need any info concerning death, wives families, or his parents

ADAMS, WATERMAN posted by Sue Waterman on Sunday, March 16, 1997
Seeking any information on family of Flavius WATERMAN, Children, Nathan Throop Waterman lived in Coldwater in 1860's, had children Arbella and Edwin. Flavius's daughter, Polly Waterman married Wales H. ADAMS, and lived in Bronson. Any information desperately needed for updating family genealogy publication

SHARKEY posted by bob ashworth on Monday, March 17, 1997
Unknown County, Unknown City: just beginning research on Ray SHARKEY, born in the early 1900's in Michigan, a Navy man, who didn't see too much of his family. Sorry, don't even have a city. thanks for any help.

BARBER, LOUKS, MASKELL, SMITH posted by Cindy Duhamel on Monday, March 17, 1997
My Fannie MASKELL married Arthur LOUKS in Sanilac County, MI 1859. Her father may have been Charles MASKELL, MASKELL family in Sanilac County, 1848 as per Thumbdigging. Maybe migrated from New Brunswick, as per census. Arthur LOUKS was in Civil War, died in 1909 and Fannie Maskell LOUKS remarried, and I know nothing more of her. Arthur and Fannie had Adalaide Alvina LOUKS who married Henry Smith in Sanilac County, MI. He son of Stephen SMITH and Margaret BARBER SMITH both of Sanilac County. Would like to correspond with all who work on these lines. Have been researching since 1974, have lots of intermarriage information, and would like to complete entire linage eventually.

PATTERSON, TRIPP posted by Sandy on Tuesday, March 18, 1997
I am researching Charles Edwin PATTERSON b. abt. l860 in Niagara,NY who married Ida TRIPP b. abt. l863 in Memphis, MI. They were in Caro, MI in 1892 when child Hamilton V. PATTERSON was born. Any information on this family would be appreciated. Thank you,

BANEY posted by Ann Sturges Mackey on Friday, March 21, 1997
Looking for my great grandmother May BANEY, listed in several census records as having been born "March 1868, Michigan". Mother and father unknown; census lists father as born in Germany, mother as born in New York. Family believed to have spent some time in Kentucky. ca. 1886/1887 married Matthew Herbert Allison, place unknown.

SHANAHAN posted by Fred Shanahan Shannon on Sunday, March 23, 1997
Sorry only know that they left Canada and came to Michigan Seeking info on the SHANAHAN Family who originally came from County Kerry, Ireland i The early Shanahans came over to Canada with the Peter Robinson Expedition in 1825 - others followed, some to Canada and others to the U.S.

ESTIE, GODILLON, ISABEL, LAFRENIERE posted by Dianne Morris on Sunday, March 23, 1997
I am researching thr family name of LaFRENIERE. The family lived in Canada and Michigan. The family line is thru Etienne ESTIE and Margurite ISABEL who wed in the 1630-1640's. They had son Leonard ESTIE (1641-1698) who married Elizabeth GODILLON (1651-ca 1713) who wed in Montreal in 1670. Later families lived in Genesse County. Would like to trade info with anyone researching this line. Thanks. Joseph LAFRENIERE and wife Marie Lumine LAFRENIERE had 9 children. There are a lot of family members int the Michigan area still.

PATCH posted by Adella Backus on Monday, March 24, 1997
Seeking deathplace of Simon PATCH, b. Ashby, MA 10 March 1774. Disappeared from Vermont records 1830's. Believe he went west with daughters, Ede/Edith, Ethel, Hazel and Mary.

LARRANGE, NAVARRE posted by Scott Navarre on Monday, March 24, 1997
Looking for more info on Edward NAVARRE and Caroline LARRANGE. I know that they were born in Michigan from their son's birth certificate. His name was Nels but he was born in New York. His birth date was April 13, 1876, so they were born in Michigan and lived there (and possibly married there?) at some time before this date.

BISSELL posted by Julie on Thursday, March 27, 1997
BISSELL, Pierce B., b. 1816 or 1817 possibly Michigan or New York. Married Sarah Van Boskirk. Lived in Illinois during married life. Died Nov. 1870. Looking for information about his parents or ancestors. He was believed to have lived in Michigan during childhood. Please email if you have any information.

SHIPE posted by Timothy Shipe on Thursday, March 27, 1997
Seek information on or contact with descendents of Edwin SHIPE, born Sept. 1888 in Pennsylvania, son of Alanson and Mary I. Shipe. Edwin is listed with his parents in Youngstown, Ohio in the 1900 census. From 1907 to 1916 he is listed in Detroit, Michigan city directories, sometimes alone and sometimes as a boarder with his father. I lose track of him after 1916, and I lose track of Alanson after 1917. They may have moved to another part of Michigan, but I do not find either of them in the 1920 Michigan Soundex. Any information on Edwin or his father Alanson would be appreciated.

FOX, LASHBROOK, WONCH posted by Steven M. Fox on Thursday, March 27, 1997
I am looking for information about the WONCH and LASHBROOK families that settled in Kimball Township, St. Clair County. Joseph Wonch married Melvina Lashbrook around1890. David and Maria Lashbrook came to Kimball Township around 1850 I think. David and Maria came from New York. Joseph Wonch died in 1899 in St. Clair County, his wife move to Sanilac County and married Christopher FOX. If anyone knows anything of these family names please respond.

BISSELL, BOSKIRK posted by Julie on Thursday, March 27, 1997
BISSELL, Pierce B., b. 1816 or 1817 possibly Michigan or New York. Married Sarah Van BOSKIRK. Lived in Illinois during married life. Died Nov. 1870. Looking for information about his parents or ancestors. He was believed to have lived in Michigan during childhood. Please email if you have any information.

EVANS posted by Luanne on Friday, March 28, 1997
I am looking for anyone that has information about Bertha Mae EVANS (maiden name) born in Detroit, Mi in 1925 or 1926.

FURANNA, SAVARINO posted by Judy Zander on Saturday, March 29, 1997
I am looking for a marriage that took place somewhere in Michigan in the 1940's probably 1945-46. The people involved are Philip SAVARINO and Aileen FURANNA. Aileen is a cousin of mine and I have not been able to find her anywhere in Canada or the U.S.A. I have a photo of this wedding and that's all. Any help would be appreciated.

GUNDERSON posted by Gus Gunderson III on Sunday, March 30, 1997
I Am Looking for any information on the following relatives Gustave Jule Gunderson Sr. Paul E. GUNDERSON Carl Gunderson I would like any information available for these people.. I am starting my family tree and would like info on the people

ELWOOD, HOWARD posted by Beverly Przybylski on Sunday, March 30, 1997
John Merit ELWOOD was born 2 Jun1859 somewhere in Michigan. His parents were John Merit ELWOOD and Mary Elizabeth HOWARD. I wish to know where in Michigan John was born, if he had siblings and if his parents were married in Michigan and if so, where.

, PHILIPPSEN posted by Collin Boyd on Monday, March 31, 1997
If you have any information about Germaine PHILIPPSEN and her husband _____________ Philippsen, please contact me. They were immigrants from Sweden (I believe) and had a daughter, Jeanne Maria Philippsen, born Dec. 26, 1928 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan. Thanks.

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