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Unknown County, MI

Posted Queries for April 1997



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SKINNER posted by Joe Kleiner on Tuesday, April 1, 1997
I am looking for anyone researching the surname, SKINNER, and in particular for Cornelius Skinner from NJ/PA/KY. I believe he is the father of my g,g,g,grandfather, Henry Henderson Skinner, b. 1796 in KY. I would appreciate any information on Cornelius that you may have. I recently discovered a microfilm for KY Wills in which the name Cornelius Skinner appears. Thank you for any help you may be able to give. Joe Kleiner, Hartland, MI

HAMPTON, KNOWLES posted by Marie (Smead) Leiss on Thursday, April 3, 1997
Looking for descendents of HAMPTON or KNOWLES families that resided in Barry County, Hastings Tsp. from about 1845. Most older members were born in NY, some were in PA for awhile before coming to MI. Some names that I have are Jesse HAMPTON, Albert HAMPTON, William W HAMPTON, Charles B. HAMPTON, Elmer E. HAMPTON, Walter S. HAMPTON, John HAMPTON; Hollis Burchard KNOWLES, Asa KNOWLES, Leslie KNOWLES, Frederick KNOWLES, Henry KNOWLES, Alfred S KNOWLES, Herbert KNOWLES, Frederick KNOWLES, William A KNOWLES, George KNOWLES; Thank You.

LONG, SOUCIE posted by Helena Lewis on Thursday, April 3, 1997
Looking for any information on Edward LONG -m- Lillie SOUCIE. They lived in Huntspur (?) Michigan. One daughter Lillian buried in Manistique, MI b. Nov,1906 d. Sept.,1907. Where is Huntspur? I've tried looking it up on maps and no luck!!

HOOGERHYDE, SMITS posted by Bob Smits on Thursday, April 3, 1997
HOOGERHYDE: I am looking for info on my Grandmother, Lena HOOGERHYDE and her family. Her father's name was Dave HOOGERHYDE. I do not have DOB or DOD information on either although Lena would have lived between 1880's and 1930's and Dave between 1850's to early 1900's. I believe they are related to the some of the Hoogerhyde's of Michigan, possibly the Grand Rapids area. Lena Hoogerhyde married Edwin Smits, my grandfather and they lived in Portland, Oregon. They had three children; Virginia Smits-Deblin, John SMITS and Harold David SMITS, my father who was born in Portland, OR on June 23, 1911. I would appreciate hearing from any Hoogerhydes, or relations to see if there might be a connection. Thank You!

FARR posted by Mark Farr on Thursday, April 3, 1997
I am trying to find the Town of (Dowajiac ?) in Michigan, that is supposed to have existed in cir. 1911. I have record of a Norval Francis FARR and his wife Lilly, who moved there from Niagara, CAN., but I can't seem to find any existence of this town.

CHASE, FIELD, FIELDS, HOWE posted by Retha Doane on Friday, April 4, 1997
Am looking for descendants of HOWE, FIELD (FIELDS),and CHASE families. All came out of N.Y. state in the 1800's migrating weat. Some settled in various parts of Michigan Retha Chase Doane rethactd @

ZANT posted by Peggy Zant on Saturday, April 5, 1997
ZANT Family of Grand Rapids MI. I have Jan Zant's Citizen Papers - State of Michigan County of Kent. On April 25, 1876 he applied for the papers. I am looking for all relatives and information about Jan Zant and his family. He had a daughter Anna, sons: Nicholas, Rudolph, John C. and Louis. I have Louis' branch.

BADER, WILLIAMS posted by Jeanette Bader Nichols on Saturday, April 5, 1997
Trying to locate information on my great-grandfather Benjamin C. BADER or possibly Benjamin Franklin Bader. He was born in Michigan in 1834. His father was Mickael Bader who was born in New York. Benjamin died October 3, 1886 in Nebraska. Ben was married to Ann WILLIAMS. They were married in Wisconsin and Ann was from Avonshire, Wales. I would love to hear from anyone who could provide me information or let me know who to contact.

REMLEY, REMLY posted by Southpaw on Monday, April 7, 1997
Looking for info on "Remleyville". This was a town near Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in late 1800's, or early 1900's. Researching surname of REMLY. Told family came from ancestors in this place. Can you tell me anything about this town? I was told that a house shaped like a "Boat" belonged to REMLY/REMLEY relatives. Could they have been Palatine Germans that arrived by boat from Holland? This would fit family lore, if true. Thanks for any help.

BRAILEY, WILLIAMS posted by Rick Ackley on Monday, April 7, 1997
I am looking for information on the family of Henry WILLIAMS and Mary BRAILEY. They were married in Eaton County on 2 July 1874. Both resided in Oneida. Children were; Minnie Adell (b-11 August 1875 in Eaton County), Edith and Blanche. Also had an adopted son named Allen. Mary BRAILEY may be the niece of Oliver BRAILEY who lived in Ingham County, Michigan.

WOLFGANG posted by Glenda PUMFORD on Monday, April 7, 1997
WOLFGANG, Henry: The Michigan Soldiers and Sailors Alphabetical Index lists one Henry WOLFGANG of The Second Michigan Infantry, Vol. 2, Civil War 1861-1865. Is there anyone who can connect with this particular WOLFGANG? Gini Pumford.

BLANCHARD, DOB, DOUGHERTY posted by Sue Carberry on Friday, April 11, 1997
Looking for a Hugh DOUGHERTY; one listed on page 144 of 1860 St. Clair index. Married Ruth BLANCHARD on Apr 18, 1858, in St. Ignace. Need birth place info, as well as parents. (We know he immigrated from Canada on April 7, 1855.) Ruth was the daughter of John BLANCHARD (DOB Sep 26, 1799) and Anna True Hoyte BLANCHARD. Ruth and Hugh had a daughter Helen who was born on St. Helens (?) Island. (I tried to look up St. Helens and St. Ignace but only got html codes.)Thx

BUSSLER, LONG posted by Lisa Long on Saturday, April 12, 1997
I am researching the families of Cyrus LONG and Matilda (BUSSLER) Long. They were married in School Craft, MI on December 31, 1874. After they were married they lived in Elkhart County, IN. However, I am looking for other Long or Bussler family members that could have been living in the School Craft (Prairie Rhonde) area. One possible person would be Gideon Long. Cyrus and Matilda had one child that was born in School Craft, MI. Anyone with information on this family please contact me. Thanks!

MILLER posted by Diane Bassette Nelson on Saturday, April 12, 1997
I am trying to find death, burial and parents for Jonathan MILLER. He is reported to have died in Michigan in 1875 leaving a widow Sarah Ann Auble Miller and one daughter 5-6 year old Mary Miller. Sarah and Mary returned to Tompkins County, NY. Sarah and Jonathan reported married in Tompkins County in 1866-67. Any help or suggestions appreciated. They may have lived in Michigan in 1870 as I can't find then in Tompkins or surrounding counties in NY. Diane Bassette Nelson

GROSS, WALTERS posted by Marcy Weissman on Saturday, April 12, 1997
I am looking for any information to a Robert WALTERS who was married to a Lillian GROSS. Their births were around 1900. They were originally from New Jersey (supposedly). Gave birth to a child in Wayne County in 1927 at the Marr Maternity Hospital. The child was named Meyra and was given up for adoption. The child was my mother. Any info would be very helpful.

AVERY posted by Robert Moore on Sunday, April 13, 1997
Looking for anyone researching AVERY Family of Sanilac (Oxford county On) Orin lived Croswell died age 101 in 1930. Alanson died at Croswell, civil war vet, John bur Carsonville cem Washington Twp, Henry 1833-1897 (13 children) Daniel, 1841-1880 of Worth Twp all descendants of Groton AVERY Clan Robert Moore 77 Metcalfe St Thomas

SHANAHAN posted by Fred Shanahan Shannon on Sunday, April 13, 1997
Seeking info on the SHANAHAN family who left County Kerry, Ireland to Canada and to the US i the first families with the Peter Robinson Expedition in 1825 i others followed, some to Canada, some to Michigan - ---- i Fred Shanahan Shannon 1331 N W 9th Street Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744

VEST posted by Lawrence Vest on Sunday, April 13, 1997
Looking for information on Eli VEST born NY state known to have lived in Ann Arbor around 1810 to 1840. He had 12 children one of which was John S. Vest my great-grandfather who also had a son named John S. Vest who was my grandfather.

MAGGO posted by Wally Marcou on Wednesday, April 16, 1997
Searching for the place of birth and parents of Rose Belle MAGGO. Fathers name A. Maggo mother unknown. Thank you for your help

PREDMORE posted by Marcie Van Deren on Wednesday, April 16, 1997
I am searching for the PREDMORE family. They came from Sussex Co., NJ c1815 and spent some time in Michigan before returning to New York State. Daniel, Benjamin, and David are likely family names.

BUCK, CORY, VANDERCROOK, WISEL posted by Leita Spoto on Thursday, April 17, 1997
Julia CORY born about 1836. A child of Sarah WISEL. Other children John, Philip, Dorey, and Josephine. Julie married William BUCK and is my great grand mother. Josephine married VANDERCROOK ( in the lumber business) Owned a lumber mill and Sarah WISEL died with them. All information would be appreciated

THOMPSON, WELCH posted by Leita Spoto on Thursday, April 17, 1997
Oren WELCH born about 1849. Lived in Michigan. Married Eva THOMPSON who was born in 1861. Looking for any information on these two family members.

BELL, PLUMB posted by Joyce Vito on Saturday, April 19, 1997
Looking for the parents of Rose Irene (BELL) Garner. She was born in Mulliken, MI. Her parents are Clara E. (PLUMB) and Frank BELL. Rose was born 10 Jun 00 and died 12 Jul 70 in Flint, MI. Clara E. Plumb is thought to have been married "several times."

BLANCHARD, DOUGHERTY posted by Sue Carberry on Saturday, April 19, 1997
Looking for marriage record of Hugh DOUGHERTY and Ruth BLANCHARD, St. Ignace, MI, April 18, 1858. Need anything at all about Hugh. Thanks. Also, looking for census record of St. Helens/Helena/Helene Island. Period 1860.

DONOVAN, GRUBB, MAY, MONTGOMERY, WAGLE posted by Patricia A. Blevins on Saturday, April 19, 1997
I'm looking for any information on (my Great Grandmother) Celia Mae DONOVAN's family. She was born 20 June 1900 in IL to Loretta WAGLE and Charles DONOVAN. She married Charles William GRUBB on 9 Sept 1916 and she died in May 1960. She died at San Antonio Hosp. Kenton, Ohio. She had been hospitalized do to burns she received from a fire at their home, weeks before. She and Charles are both buried in the Claibourne Cemetery - Claibourne, Ohio. Her obituary states that she was preceded in death by a brother Roy DONOVAN; and survived by two sisters: Florence DONOVAN/MONTGOMERY and Opal DONOVAN/MAY, both of Alpena, Michigan. Celia and Charles W. GRUBB's children were : Mary Pearl, Opal Mae, Irene, Midge and Roy GRUBB. My mother say one of the Roy's, (either Roy Grubb or Roy Donovan), given name was Leroy David, but she doesn't remember which one. I'm new to genealogy and will greatly appreciate any info or suggestions. I also have descendent information I'm willing to share. Thank-you!

HANE, KELLY posted by Ronnie Hall on Saturday, April 19, 1997
Seeking info and descendants on my Great-Grandfather who was born in Michigan. His name is Frank Lee HANE and was born in Nov. 1862. Left Michigan when he was about 15? and resided in Tullahoma, TN. Owned a blacksmith shop. Was married to Mary KELLY and had 6 children. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance Ronnie Hall, Tullahoma, TN.

BROWN, LOVE, MACKENZIE posted by John MacKenzie on Saturday, April 19, 1997
MacKENZIE - Looking for information about the following individuals: Irving MACKENZIE b. 9/18/1905 d11/28/1980. Irving was born in Laurium, MI, died in Traverse City and was buried at Lake View Cemetery in Calumet. He was married to the former Rita Love of Detroit. Irving had a brother, William and a sister, Bernice (Arnold), Irving was the son of William MacKenzie and Bertha BROWN. I am assuming that his wife (Rita LOVE) has also passed away, and is probably buried next to him. Any information is greatly appreciated. Please contact me if you would be willing to provide "contract" services.

BACON, BRUNK, DIEM, FORD, HART, MATTHEWS, SHEA posted by James Nevison on Saturday, April 19, 1997
Researching FORD family primarily in Sanilac Twp. Thomas FORDb.1811d.10- 20-1891 came to MI from Ireland via New York. Arrived in Sanilac Twp in 1850.Wife Catherine HART b.1813d.1909.Children Margeret (NY), Ellen (NY) Mary J. (NY)B.1849D.1909, Eliza (NY). William (Sanilac Twp)1854B.12-17- 1908,Johanna(Sanilac Twp). Thomas b.??D.5-22-1915. Will share info also researching in Sanilac City: FORD, MATTHEWS, SHEA, HART, BACON, DIEM, BRUNK.

HART posted by James Nevison on Saturday, April 19, 1997
Researching James HART b1804 in Ireland d.9-18-18-84 . Wife Mary HART b.1810d.12-5-1871. Both died in Sanilac county and are buried at St Mary's Cemetery in Sanilac Twp(M-46).Both born in Ireland. any info re: above is appreciated. Will share my info also. Thanks

HESS, HOWE, RUNYON, STUEBER posted by Darlene Meador on Sunday, April 20, 1997
seeking information on "Geneva HOWE" born:about1875-1885 in Howell, MI.? mi. first marriage to "RUNYON" second marriage to " John Martin STUEBER" lived in Niles Michigan. Five children :Esther Anna---Rosie--Geneva--Alice--John. Alice was raised by a family named "HESS" IN Niles, MI. Darlene Meador

ARCH, GONDER posted by Chris Lester on Sunday, April 20, 1997
Seeking any information GONDER, John and ARCH, John list in the 1860 census. 1860 Census: Camden Township in Hillsdale County of Michigan p 530 line 11 John Gonder 40 M Farmer Ohio Sarah 35 F New Jersey Wm Reyley 17 M Ohio James 15 M " " John 13 M " " Daniel 11 M " " Phebe 8 F " " Rosana 6 F " " Vonley 2 M Michigan 1860 Census: Camden Township in Hillsdale County of Michigan p 529 line 34 John Arch 56 M Farmer New Jersey Phebe 54 F " " Lydia 22 F " " Joseph 16 M Ohio John 12 M " " Ruth 10 F " " Charles 11 M " " Note: Arch still living next door after move from 1850 OH

FIEBIG, FLYNSKI posted by Ernest Fiebig on Tuesday, April 22, 1997
I am looking for information on a Ernest FIEBIG, married to Helen FLYNSKI at the beginning of the century. Lived in Wyoming - Grandville area

HOLEVINSKI, WESTFALL posted by Donald Holevinski on Tuesday, April 22, 1997
I would like to correspond with anyone who knew John HOLEVINSKI or his wife Ruby WESTFALL or their children: Walter, Thomas, Wendall or Donald. They lived

UNRATH posted by DeAnna Akins on Thursday, April 24, 1997
UNRATH ~ I am searching for information on a William UNRATH born in the late 1800's in Michigan. He was married three times and the names of those women were Blanch Goodwin, Rose Prime, and Gertrude Taylor. Anyone who has researched the UNRATH surname from Ohio, please contact me. Thank you.

MAILHOT, TRETHEWEY posted by Jan Larson on Saturday, April 26, 1997
I have a family history that says my grandmother and grandfather, Aurora Delphine MAILHOT and Richard George Dallas TRETHEWEY were married in the garden of my grandmother's home in Isle Royale, Michigan. I would like to know in what county Isle Royale is? They were married Sept. 6, 1904, would it be possible to get a copy of their marriage certificate?

POWELL, SMITH posted by CL Smith on Sunday, April 27, 1997
Seeking any info. on Frank or Franklin Deforest SMITH b 7 May, 1861 MI, d 26 Aug 1940, m 8 Apr 1892 to Maud POWELL b Jan 1873, ILL. Frank was married before Maud and had children , believe she may have been Indian.

HOLDER, MOORE posted by Robert Moore on Tuesday, April 29, 1997
MOORE Looking for any information on Lydia Moore dau of James Moore and Rachel HOLDER b c1832 Kingston N. Brunswick. Came with family to Oxford County Ontario c 1844., age 19 in 1852 West Oxford Twp. census. Was listed as age 29 born N. Brunswick, servant, in 1861 Census of Sarnia, Lambton Cty Might have gone to St Clair or Sanilac Counties as her sisters Caroline (Silas )Thornton and Susan (Truman)Thornton moved from Oxford to St Clair and to Sanilac and then to Iosco and Alcona counties. Her Brother Walter Moore lived Marysville St Clair County and Her sisters Jane and Sarah (Britney) lived Lambton County Even the slightest info or thoughts most appreciated as I have been completely "dead ended" for the past 10 years Robert Moore 77 Metcalfe Street St Thomas Ont N5R 3K6

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