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Unknown County, MI

Posted Queries for May 1997



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MCCLARY posted by Terrie Olsen on Thursday, May 1, 1997
Looking for information on the Niles Marble Works. Can't find where my gggGrandfather Alexander MCCLARY and his wife Anna are burried. Have a copy of the order for a tumbstone for Alexander. Is this company still in operation? Does anyone have any idea how I could find where this Tumbstone was placed? This stone was ordered by John McClary and James KP McClary, sons of Alexander on march 13,1880.. Any information would be appreciated. Am willing to share any information I have on the McClary family. Thanks so much

TALBOT, WHEELER posted by Gretchen Metz on Friday, May 2, 1997
Looking for any information on my materal grandmother, great-grandmother and great-grandfather. All I know is that my grandmother was born in MI. I also know that her mother and father lived there for some time, but not sure where in MI. Grandmother was Ruth TALBOT born in 1890 Great-grandmother was Harriette WHEELER TALBOTborn ? Great-grandfather was James Hartman TALBOT born?

DEVON, DRAKE posted by Candace Perakovich on Friday, May 2, 1997
Searching Earnest DRAKE and Nellie DEVON somewhere in Michigan 1900-1910. Their daughter was Marion E. DRAKE, possible born Chicago 1899, and sons may include John, James, and Earnest. Both Earnest,Sr. and Nellie were said to have been born in England, and both died by 1910. Thank you for any help in locating them.

FISHER, KEELEY, SHAFFER posted by Paul Engle on Friday, May 2, 1997
My great grandfather David SHAFFER and his wife Libbie KEELEY were married in Mason, Cass Co. in 1890. I know that he was born in Union Co. PA in 1851 and died and is buried in a cemetary in Adamsville. I am interested in locating other decendents of David and Libbie. I am unsure if his parents Peter SHAFFER and Hanna FISHER SHAFFER migrated to Michigan as well.

AUSTIN, CROWNER, POST posted by Matt Burns on Friday, May 2, 1997
CROWNER -- Seeking the death date/location of Austin CROWNER, who was born in Lansing, Ingham County, in 1874, the son of James Duane & Mary Jane (AUSTIN) CROWNER. He lived primarily in Clinton County, where he was married to Sarah May POST. They were divorced in 1915, after which time the family lost contact with Austin CROWNER. He was last known to be living about 1936. The family thinks he may have lived near Traverse City, Grand Traverse County or E. Tawas, Iosco County. Both counties have been checked for a death record with no result. His death probably occurred about 1936-1950. Some family members think he may have died in the mid-1940's. He also may have been residing on a county "Poor Farm." He is probably buried in an unmarked grave.

BARNES, MCCUNE posted by Suzanne Andrews on Saturday, May 3, 1997
I am researching the BARNES lineage. The information I have is limited. George BARNES (abt 1860) md. Alwilda MCCUNE in Noble Co. Ohio. Children of the marriage were Edward, William, John, Lulu M., Nora M., Bertha, Ethel, and Hazel. Hazel BARNES (born abt. 1891) married and moved to Lansing. If anyone just happens to be searching this same lineage, I would like to hear from you. Thank you. Suzanne Andrews

ADAMS, STEEN, WILLIAMS posted by Raquel N. Steen on Sunday, May 4, 1997
My mother's name is Zelda Allen STEEN -(Adames maiden name her parents names I believe are John ADAMS - Killed in Detroit early 1940's or 50's Mis wife Mattie ADAMS buried there born in tenessee I think could you please let me know if you have their parents names and anything else you find out thank you. Zelda Allen ADAMS had a sister named Marjoirie Liouse WILLIAMS (ADAMS) one of the brother's names is Benton A. ADAMS. There were two other brothers who died one at age 3 and one at birth. I don't know their names.

DOBBERT, WHITE posted by mark baker on Sunday, May 4, 1997
trying to help my aunt to find her father. His name is Edward WHITE resided in Milan, MI in late 1931, and listed his Occupation as truck driver. Mytle DOBBERT was mother name. Their daughters name is Leatrice Joyce DOBBERT

VANDERZEE posted by Chester VanderZee on Sunday, May 4, 1997
I would like to know anything about my cousin Marion VanderZee, about age 64, married. Father was Tier VANDERZEE; he lived in Fremont,MI

CROUTER, FINCHAM, KLETT posted by Shauna Crouter on Tuesday, May 6, 1997
Searching for any information on descendants of John Allison CROUTER and his wife, Jessie FINCHAM. Both born Canada. Lived in Flint, MI about 1885 or later. Also, information about Harry F. CROUTER and Annebelle KLETT residing in Detroit about 1912. Any descendants? Shauna Crouter May 6, 1997

BROCKMAN, FINLEY, HOUSE, HOWES, TALBOT posted by Wanda Talbot on Tuesday, May 6, 1997
Searching surnames: Descendants of James TALBOT B:May 16, 1816 D:May 22, 1881 Married: Marie HOUSE (Gravestone marker reads Marie House but there has been a Variation noted : Maria HOWES) B: Sept 22 ,1822 and died april 14 1884 in Port Huron Michigan. Buried at Lakeside Cemetery in Port Huron Michigan..Children were: John F. FINLEY B: January 19, 1850 M: Elise Catherine BROCKMAN James H. TALBOT Harry L. TALBOT Sarah TALBOT Nancy TALBOT James and His 3 sons were partners in a Newspaper called "The Commercial " In Port Huron Michigan. Would like to find Ancestors and Decsendants Of James TALBOT and Marie HOUSE. We descend down from his Son John F. TALBOT any information would be welcomed. Thank-you

KITTI posted by Norman Hustad on Thursday, May 8, 1997
Looking for descendants of Heikki and Maija KITTI (Americanized Henry and Mary). Emmigrated from Finland to Otter Tail Co., MN then to Calumet, MI. Children follow: Art Alma Florence married Jim Anderson Fred (occupation, judge) Lila Esther Karl (occupation, musician) Edith Paul Vic (occupation, construction engineer) Peder Robert Harry (occupation, musician) Children by second wife, Johanna: Alfred

CONROY, KENNEDY, WRIGHT posted by Kevin Kennedy on Friday, May 9, 1997
I am researching the ancestors and descendants of my great-grandfather, James H. KENNEDY Sr. (b. 1842, d.?). He owned property in Deep River Twp. of Arenac Co. He married Mary (Fitzgerald?) KENNEDY. They had 7 children: James H. KENNEDY Jr. (m. Jane - no children); John Edward KENNEDY (b. 1875, d. 1931?) married Jennie McPierson on 27 Dec 1904--they had 3 children (Helen, Gordon and Raymond-my father); Robert P. KENNEDY (never married); Nellie KENNEDY CONROY (no children); Agnes KENNEDY WRIGHT married Leslie--had 2 children, (Leslie Wright Jr. and Kathryn Wright Dobb); William B. KENNEDY wife's name is unknown 1 child (William); and Kathryn KENNEDY (never married). I am not as yet in contact with any descendants other than my brother. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!

BOURASSA, KENNEDY, NEWBERRY, OAKS posted by Kevin Kennedy on Saturday, May 10, 1997
I am tracing the ancestors and descendants of Daniel BOURASSA. I believe he lived in the Ecorse-River Rouge area. Daniel married Helen OAKS Bourassa in the late 1800's or early 1900's. They had eleven children including a son Harry Joseph BOURASSA who lived in the Ecorse-River Rogue area of Detroit. Harry had a sister Beatrice BOURASSA and a brother named Leroy BOURASSA. Harry married Nina Bernice NEWBERRY and they had 6 children. Harry drowned in the Detroit River in the 1930's. My mother is Harry's eldest daughter, Winifred Leigh Bourassa KENNEDY (b. 1926). I am told the Bourassa family originally came from Canada, but I do not have any documentation of this. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

JUPP, WALLACE posted by Steven E. Wallace on Sunday, May 11, 1997
I am looking for members of the Charles H. WALLACE family. Charles b.1849-d.1934 married Alice JUPP b.1850-d.1939 and lived in the Bethel Township area of Branch Co. They had at least eight children that I know about, all remaining in the southwest Michigan region. The childrens names and dates are as follows: Ida May b.1872, James W b.1873, Charles F b.1880, William E b.1883-d.1972, Ada V b.1886-d.1972, Dayton A b.1887-d.1968, Oland J b.1888, and Clyde D b.1893-d.1971. Any information on ancestors or decendants would be greatly appreciated. My e-mail address is: Thank you,

John HOUGHTALING and wife Marilla HINSON moved to Fairgrove, Tuscola County in approx. 1858 from Tioga County, New York. The following children moved with them: Wesley HOUGHTALING m. Mary O'BRIEN; Albert HOUGHTALING (b. 1838) m. Harriet D. BEST; Augusta HOUGHTALING (b. 1840) m. Cornelius BEST; George W. HOUGHTALING (b. 1842) m. Rebecca Jane THOMSON; Susan E. HOUGHTALING m. James A. KNIGHT; Amanda HOUGHTALING (b. 1850) m. Benjamin LOOMIS; John HOUGHTALING, died young; and Frances A. HOUGHTALING m. (1) William TOLAND, (2) Mr. ELLISON, and (3) Mr. GOINGS. Does anyone know anything about these families? I am most interested in John Houghtaling's parents.

BORDEN, LESTER posted by T. C. Specht on Thursday, May 15, 1997
I am looking for any records or individuals who may know of Ida Mae LESTER'S family. She met and married my great-grand-father, Walter BORDEN in Harbor Beach, Michigan in 1890. She was only 16 years at the time and had three children there before moving to Minnesota in 1899 or 1900. Thank You.

LOUKS, MASKELL posted by Cindy Duhamel on Thursday, May 15, 1997
MASKELL,Fanny (Francis) b. ? married Arthur C LOUKS - August 14, 1859 in Port Sanilac, MI Arthur died 1906 and Fanny remarried. Need any additional info. Have 25 years of misc. research on MASKELL and LOUKS, will share. Interested in hearing from anyone with MASKELL, LOUKS connections.

EDDY posted by Sue Norman on Thursday, May 15, 1997
I am looking for information on my great-great uncle Thomas EDDY and my ggrandfather Walter EDDY. I know that Thomas came through Detroit on October 15, 1906. I believe my ggrandfather came with him at that time, but am not sure of this. Can anyone help?

ALLYN, SNOW, SWEETSER posted by Marlene on Friday, May 16, 1997
looking for the names ALLYN and SWEETSER. Thomas Jefferson ALLYN went there in 1834 John SWEETSER, wife Sarah SNOW SWEETSER went there about the same time. Lived at worth also. My ggrfa William SWEETSER mar'd Sarah E ALLYN 1858.

VANANTWERP posted by Daniel Van Antwerp on Friday, May 16, 1997
Our family originally emigrated to New York State in 1630's and some decided Michigan was the best State in the Union and began to come here around 1830. Having our First National VAN ANTWERP Reunion in Detroit, MI, on July 4th. Would like to locate all living and dead Van Antwerp relatives to invite them to the Reunion (the dead ones "in spirit"). Please help. Thank you. Daniel J. Van Antwerp, Troy, MI.

WILES posted by Kristi Hatfield on Saturday, May 17, 1997
Looking for information on WILES, Maude b Nov. 22, 1868. Her father was a doctor, and she had a sister Ethel Wiles.

BLACKER posted by Susan Blacker on Saturday, May 17, 1997
I am looking for the name of my great grandfather. My grandfather is Amos BLACKER, both my mom and dad are Chippewa. Can anyone help me start a link on my decendant's? Thankyou, Sue Blacker

ANABLE posted by Judy Ross on Sunday, May 18, 1997
Looking for imformation on William ANABLE, in that state in the 1830s. That William with no middle name.

MABIE, SUPP posted by Cindy Bryant on Sunday, May 18, 1997
SUPP Looking for Floyd A. SUPP, who supposedly was an Attorney in Cheboygan, early 1900's. He was the son of Albert SUPP and Zella MABIE. His mother died in childbirth. He was born June 1889 in Bushnell Twp, Montcalm Co. Are there any City Directories that would at least say IF he was really in Cheboygan?

LONEY, LOONEY, ODELL posted by Brenda on Tuesday, May 20, 1997
Looking for any information on James O'DELL he was born in Michigan ,in1836. Parents names are unknown to me. He married a Martha Ann LONEY/LOONEY. She was born in Ohio in 1844.James died in 1892 in Pottsborro,Texas.Have the names of their 6 children.Can anyone help me whit this ? Who were his parents,and did he and martha get married in your great state ? Thanks,

LONEY, LOONEY, ODELL posted by Brenda on Tuesday, May 20, 1997
Looking for James O'DELL born 1836 in Michigan ,maried Martha Ann LONEY/LOONEY born in Ohio in 1844. Need James's parents and will take any information I can get on the O'Dell's.

MASE, MONETT, RHEAUME posted by Susan Monett on Tuesday, May 20, 1997
RHEAUME, Marie Margaret b 15 July 1895 in Freda, Mi. Married Clifford Leland MONETT b 1892 in SD. They had 12 children. Searching for children's names. Lester MONETT son, Lauretta MONETT daughter. Marie's mother was Phillomine Mase b. Paris France. Marie's father was Arthur Mase b. Paris France. Marie died in Los Angles, Ca. 12 Sept 1935. Searching for any information on the following surnames: MONETT, RHEAUME, MASE.

NEWBURRY, RATKE posted by Tina on Wednesday, May 21, 1997
I am looking for information on a Louise RATKE or Charles NEWBURRY. All I have is there names and know they were married. I am looking for a Native American link. Chippewa/Cree possibilities Any information will be greatly appreciated. Please e-mail and thanks

BETZENER, BILLMEIER posted by Sue Ruff on Wednesday, May 21, 1997
I am looking for any information on the descendents of Frederick Thomas BILLMEIER (1819-1892)& Eva Margaret BETZENER (1821-1899), they settled in Frankentrost, MI & had 8 children: Maria Sufanna (m:John S. Schnell), John Simon (m:Elizabeth Schurry), George (m:Margaret Nickendomus & Rosina Reichard), Elizabeth Eva (m:Frank ?), Regina Anna (m:G.H. Happ), Eva (m:Leonard Veitengruber), Anna Eva (m:Michael Veitengruber, Paul John (m:Sally Davis). Any information on any of these people would be greatly appreciated & I would gladly trade any information with any interested parties. Thank you

TABOR posted by Gene Ley on Wednesday, May 21, 1997
I am searching for information on my grandfather. Max TABOR, he settled in Ann Arbor Mi. and was a barber. he emigrated for Austria and was married to a woman from Yugosalvia

CLARK, COLEMAN, DOTY, FEHELY posted by Carmen Keys on Thursday, May 22, 1997
COLEMAN,John Calhoun,Berrien, &Barry Co. MI 1845-1922 married Jane CLARK in 1865 Kent Co. Ontario,CAN. 1850 MI Census shows Thomas COLEMAN, Ann FEHELY, 2 FEHELY children, & John COLEMAN living in Berrien Co. Delayed birth record shows Loise DOTY & John COLEMAN as John COLEMAN'S Mother & Father. I am looking for any information on the names DOTY,FEHELY,or COLEMAN. John COLEMAN is my great-grandfather. My grandfather's name is Frank COLEMAN.

BUTLER posted by J.C.Butler on Thursday, May 22, 1997
Date of death and burial location of Charles Harvey BUTLER born August 17,1819 in NH

COFFEL, PARKS posted by Teresa Bernard on Friday, May 23, 1997
PARKS, Ott(o)- b. July 16, 1877, d. May, 1969 (possibly in Byron, MI). I am searching for any information on this person. My grandfather, Floyd Levon Earl PARKS, b. 1905 in Grant Co, IN - parents were listed as being Ott(o) PARKS and Ida COFFEL, both of Converse, IN at the time. Ott(o) was listed as being a farmer and had an Indiana social security prefix. Any and all information will be greatly appreciated. Thank you, in advance for your consideration.

BIGGER, PHILLIPS, PLUNKET, SIMMONS, WILLIS posted by Jonee Bockelman on Saturday, May 24, 1997
WILLIS, William and Matilda PLUNKET Willis; William b. in Ireland 1806; he and son, Thomas WILLIS moved from Canada to Bridgehampton/Marion Twp., Sanilac Co. in 1854. William was married three times, had 20 children. Died 10 Dec 1887. Some children: Thomas WILLIS, Jane Willis SIMMONS, Sarah (Sally) Willis PHILLIPS, George (my 4th g grandfather) WILLIS, Joseph WILLIS, Caton WILLIS, and Esther Willis BIGGER. Where in Canada were they from, Lanark Co./Perth Co.?? William came to Canada from Ireland about 1815 - where in Ireland was he born, and who were his parents??

CASLER, GOURLEY posted by Dorothy White Casler on Saturday, May 24, 1997
I am looking for my husband's grandfather Luther LevI CASLER who was said to be living in Flint, Genesee, Michigan, when his 100 year old mother died in 1957. We know he married first Elizabeth E. GOURLEY in 1902/3. They divorced sometime around 1920. I believe he married again around 1920-1924 as he visited Wayne Co., MI. when his first grandchild was born. Children of Luther and Etta were: Luther Beverly Ellwood known also as "Whitey", Clarence b. 1906, Ethel b. 1909 and Wm. K. Casler b. 1912 - d. 1922.. Any help with any of these names would be of great benefit to me. Thanks very much. .

CLARKE, DUFFY posted by Eileen Truesdell on Saturday, May 24, 1997
Searching for Sarah CLARKE born 1851 daughter of James CLARKE & Bridget DUFFY born in Quebec,married Doctor Russell Finch. Lived in State of Michigan, exact place unknown. Have a picture of their son Russell Finch Jr. taken when he was a baby. Any information on locating this family would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

CLARKE, GROVES posted by Eileen Truesdell on Saturday, May 24, 1997
Searching for Edward Henry CLARKE born Sept. 29, 1879 S/O James CLARKE / Katherine GROVES, born Kingston, Ontario Canada died in a Detroit Michigan rooming house fire in 1944. Any information about the fire and Edward would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

MARTIN posted by Barbara Martin on Sunday, May 25, 1997
Looking for information about John MARTIN and his wife Ruth who lived in South Lyon, Michigan. He died in the 1960's; she in the 1970's. Trying to determine if John is the son of John and Lou V. Eib Martin. According to Social Security Death Index John has the same birthdate as my ancestor. Family lost contact years ago. Trying to verify connection. John was born in Missouri and for awhile worked for the Chicago Street Car system as a conductor. Would appreciate any information or family connections. Thanks.

SASALA, SUSALA, SUSALLA posted by Don Susalla on Monday, May 26, 1997
SASALA, SUSALA, SUSALLA 1850-Now Silesia, Poland, Canada, Michigan

ISAACSON, MONEY, SALISBURY, WELLER posted by Tonja Lund on Friday, May 30, 1997
I am looking for any information on the WELLER family from Muskegon, Michigan. Harry C. WELLER-Husband Mary MONEY-Wife Children are as follows: Louis WELLER- Born September 20, 1903 (He married Mary and had child- Louis Weller, Jr.) Harry WELLER- Born February 28, 1908 (He married Helen and had three children.) Ellen Ruth WELLER- Born March 28, 1910 (Married three times, first marriage, Olaf ISAACSON) Marie WELLER- Born Unknown (Married Walter SALISBURY and had three children Enoch Weller- Born Unknown, Died in 1931 Darrell Weller- Born Unknown (Married Priscilla) If you have ANY information on any of this family, please let me know.

GRIFFIN, RHOADES posted by mike griffin on Friday, May 30, 1997
I am looking for information on Thomas Jefferson GRIFFIN he married Alice RHOADES in Stanwood Michigan on December 21, 1886 Macosta County. Thomas was born on February 22, 1864 Where i don't know. his wife was born on February 2, 1863 in Catarongis, N.Y. I need more information on Thomas Jefferson Griffin ancestry and Alice Rhoades Ancestry. It would help if i new the locations where and when things occurred, like marriages, deaths and births so i can find the trail to next generation back. Thanks

FENKSE, TIETZ posted by Tonja Lund on Friday, May 30, 1997
I am trying to find the TIETZ family that settled in Ludington, Michigan in around 1881. The father was William TIETZ and he spoke German. There was three children to this union--Otto, Mary and Anna. There was a step child from the previous marriage of the mother named Herman FENKSE. Looking for information on the three half brothers and sisters of Herman.

HODGINS posted by Ernest R. Brown on Friday, May 30, 1997
HODGINS, Celia (Ball) looking for Death Records or Obit. children, 1. Celia (Hodgins) mar Milton Landon 2. Frank Hodgins mar Alice 3. Harriett Hodgins mar Tibbetts Last known place lived River Rouge, Wayne County, Detroit, MI. I understand she has a very large funeral . month of death Dec 1930

VANDERLEEST, VANSLUYTERS posted by Larry D. Loiselle on Friday, May 30, 1997
FIRST GENERATION Can anyone fill in the missing information (e.g. birth/marriage/death dates and places ... maybe siblings/parents)? 1. Joseph VANSLUYTERS was born in Netherlands.1 Joseph VAN SLUYTERS had the following children: +2 i. Herman VAN SLUYTERS. 3 ii. Margaret VAN SLUYTERS1. SECOND GENERATION 2. Herman VAN SLUYTERS was born on 2 Aug 1895 in Holland, Michigan.1 Herman Van Sluyters entered the U.S. Army in 1918 at the end of World War I and served for a period of time in Russia. Minnie VANDERLEEST was born on 5 Sep 1895 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.1 Herman VAN SLUYTERS and Minnie VANDERLEEST had the following children: +4 i. Donald VAN SLUYTERS.

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