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Unknown County, MI

Posted Queries for August 1997



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GROFF, LUTHER, RICHARDSON posted by Norm Dahl on Friday, August 1, 1997
RICHARDSON - LUTHER, Benzie Co MI: Seeking info on GGrandparents and their children. John H. RICHARDSON (b abt 1861 in Ohio) and Bertha E. LUTHER (b abt 1870 in Cass Co, MI) were married 6/5/1886 in Inland Twp, Benzie Co, MI. Witnesses were Irma LUTHER of Inland Twp and Harrison RICHARDSON, also of Inland Twp. Have marriage certificate. John was a farmer then. Known children of John & Bertha are: (1) Mary Jane RICHARDSON, b 6/27/1897 at Inland Twp, Benzie Co, MI.; (2) Teddie L. RICHARDSON, b 11/9/1903 at Bear Creek, Bensie Co, MI; (3) Gladys Ellen RICHARDSON, b 3/7/1890; (4) Charles RICHARDSON; (5) Florence RICHARDSON. Gladys (my Grandmother) moved to Griggs Co., ND, before 1910. Gladys returned to somewhere in MI to give birth to Daisy Merle RICHARDSON, b 8/10/1911. Gladys later married Charles GROFF in Griggs Co, ND, and passed away 10/23/33 in Aneta, ND. Seeking birth info on Daisy Merle Richardson; other info available on John, Bertha and the siblings of Gladys Richardson.

BOON posted by Richard Gardiner on Friday, August 1, 1997
I am trying to locate any desscendants of a Charles BOON b 1843 in England and a Mary Jane also born 1843 in England. They had to my knowledge the following children. John Charles b Nov 1865 in England, James b 1870 in England, Annie b 1875 in England, Charles b1878 in England,Mary Jane b1880 in England and Alfred Ernest b 1885 in Grand Rapids. Mother died 1909 and buried Grnad Rapids (Greenwood Cemetary)Father died 1927 and buried in GR Greenwood, Alfred Ernest Died 1923 and buried in GR Greenwood. John Charles and wife Ruth with Beatrice b Feb 1891 and Charles b July 1892 wee living on 4th St. GR in 1900 census.I have a lot of information on the Boon Family of England if any one related would be interested.

posted by T. Berger on Saturday, August 2, 1997
I am looking for information regarding the St. Agnes Foundling Home which existed in 1947 somewhere in Michigan (Possibly Battle Creek, Kalamazoo or Jackson County area). Do you have any info as to its background and/or location? Thanks.

FIKE, FYKE posted by Wanda Sinclair on Saturday, August 2, 1997
Researching all FIKE/FYKE from Michigan who came from Ontario. .

ADAMS posted by Patty Flinton on Saturday, August 2, 1997
ADAMS, Hummel, Sterling Seeking information on the ADAMS family that lived in Oscoda Co., Big Creek, Mi. in 1910 and Ingham Co. in 1920. Clark ADAMS b: abt.1880 in MI. married Matie L. ? about 1902. They had three children that I know of: Clara B. ADAMS b: abt. 1903, Marion ADAMS b: abt.1908 and Ivan ADAMS b: abt. 1915. Clark ADAMS father's name was George W. ADAMS b: abt. 1865 in NY.

BUCHLTER posted by Bill Buchalter on Sunday, August 3, 1997
I am searching for information on William BUCHLTER he had no middle name. I believe he was born in Detroit, MI. His birthday was February 11, 1920. I'd like to find a birth certificate so I can find out the names of his parents.

MULREADY posted by Larry E. Looby on Sunday, August 3, 1997
Interested in the name MULREADY, Joseph Eugene and Joseph Richard from the Muskegon area from the turn of the century.

MARSH, WUESTEWALD posted by Merle Porter on Monday, August 4, 1997
We would like to hear from anyone who knows of any living relatives of Orin B. MARSH. Our father was Glen Robert Marsh and did not keep in touch with his family. He left the Michigan area in 1946 and never returned. We recently found out that there might be brothers or sisters and we would like to contact them. Thank you for any information that can be found. Robert M. Marsh(son) and Gwen Marsh WUESTEWALD (daughter)

CANFIELD posted by Marilyn Canfield on Tuesday, August 5, 1997
CANFIELD Charles , CANFIELD Mana Louise Living in Long Lake area in 1899-1900. Mana was with her parents John Henry, Martha Thorne in Ottawa Co Michigan when she gave birth to son Raymond Arthur Canfield, July 1900. Charles was a ticket agent, no known date or place of birth. Mana born Wilson Ny 1877, 1st married to Charles Hill. I am looking for information on Charles, I have Mana's history. .

ELDER, WIGGINS posted by F. Crowe on Tuesday, August 5, 1997
Francis B. WIGGINS born Nov 8, 1834, at Stadhampton, Oxfordshire, England. Mary J. ELDER born Oct 22, 1832 at Bullville (Bellville), Orange County, N. York. Married at Pontiac, Sept 8, 1853. Francis B. Wiggins & Nettie E. Whitmore married at Mount Morris (Marvis?), Genesse County, Michigan August 23rd 1868. I have family bible: The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Translated out of The Original Creek, American Bible Society, 1857. Purchased for $1 at flea market Ozark, Mountains. Will trade to Wiggins family for similar dated bible. Other names and deaths listed.

CANFIELD posted by Marilyn Canfield on Friday, August 8, 1997
CANFIELD Charles station agent md. Mana Louise Thorne Canfield. Living in Long Lake possibly in Tyrone Twsp, Kent Co Michigan in 1900 Mana living with parents John H. Thorne , Talmadge Ottawa Co Mi. gave birth to son Raymond Arthure Canfield July 1900. Find no record of Charles. Raymonds birth certificate shows parents living in Long Lake. Have tried all other Long Lakes. Would appreciate someone checking for me to see if Charles on 1900 census that area. He was not in Grand Rapids.

BEAR, DEACON, HARBECK, HARTWICK, LEWIS, NEAR, SYMONS, WATKINS, WEBB posted by Barbara Lewis on Saturday, August 9, 1997
I am looking for information on any ancestor or descendant of the Nelosn HARTWICK family. Nelson was born 5 Oct 1812 in Canada and married Jane WATKINS around 1833 in Canada. Their children were David HARTWICK, who married Martha Ann WEBB, Frances, who married Lew SYMONS, James, Jane Ann, who married Ralph DEACON and James LEWIS, Michael Shoat who married Jane A. O'BEAR, William, who maried Mary T. HARBECK, Nelson J. who married Emily E. NEAR, and Charles. This family moved from Canada to Vevay Twp. around 1840. Please contact Barbara Lewis

SAWYER posted by Chuck Phillips on Saturday, August 9, 1997
My G-grandfather, Benjamin Franklin SAWYER b 26 Jul 1860, and his brother, Lewis H. Sawyer b c1859, were born in Michigan according to the Washington DC census of 1870. Their parents were Aholiab and Rebecca Sawyer. I cannot find any of them in the 1860 census. I'd like confirmation of their residence and the name of the city in which they lived. Aholiab may have been a Senator, a Representative, or worked in real estate. Any help is appreciated. TIA.

KRAMER posted by Shelly Wright on Sunday, August 10, 1997
I am trying to find out info on my great grandfather Fred KRAMER who came from Germany about 1875-1880. He lived in detroit and I heard his Mother lived in wayne Co. Her name is Kate Hannon Kramer. His father was Antone Kramer. Both from Germany Fred moved to Butte, Montana He is my Granmother Cara Kramers father. He was married to margaret Sullivan she was from Ireland. They both died in butte. Would appreciate any help. Thanks.S.W.

CANFIELD posted by Marilyn Canfield on Monday, August 11, 1997
Looking for information on Charles CANFIELD , ticket agent possibly living Long Lake, Tyrone Twsp. Kent County in 1900 wife Mana Louise Thorne Canfield d/ o J.H. Thorne living with parents Ottawa Co July 1900 gave birth to son Raymond Arthur Canfield July 1900.

ELWAY, MAUK, SCHADDELEE posted by Terry on Tuesday, August 12, 1997
I am looking for my MAUK family that moved from Pa to Kent Co Grand Rapids MI around 1910 Frederick MAUK born November 1852 pa married Carrie E ELWAY she was born May 1860 Pa Fred & Carrie Mauk moved from Pa to 115 E. Pleasant St. Grand Rapids MI with their children Robert R MAUK born Oct 1880 pa Nellie E MAUK born April 1885 pa Ethel M MAUK born Oct 1887 pa Fred M MAUK born April 1890 pa Ralph F MAUK born May 1893 pa Ruth E MAUK born Jan 1895 pa Arthur D MAUK born June 5,1898 he was a Sergeant in the united states army enlisted may 3,1916 from Grand Rapids Mi he mustered out May 23,1919 at Camp Custer Mi. He married JANE SCHADDELEE MARCH 13,1920 IN KALAMZOO MI.

LUM posted by Janis Foley on Wednesday, August 13, 1997
Looking for information on Ruth Ellen LUM, born in Michigan 1863. Her father, John LUM was born in New York but died in Shiawassee Co. ( Perry, MI ) in 1885. Thank you .

WILSON posted by Georgeanne Walker on Saturday, August 16, 1997
I am looking for additional information on this WILSON family tree. James Wilson married Sara Didame Gray. They had seven children. Their son George Washington Wilson married Alice May Wilson (possibly cousins). Together they had two children. Their son George Henry Wilson married Hana Elizabeth Lalonde or Leland. They had two children. George Henry divorced and then married Doris A. Knight from Paducah, Kentucky. He was age 40 at that time and Doris was age 14. They had three children. Alice Fay, who died at age three, Charlotte Ann who was born 10/14/1940 and George Henry Wilson, Jr. who was born 10/23(?)/1945(?) approx. Any information about other relatives living or deceased would be greatly appreciated. Last know areas were Lansing, MI. and Spring Lake, MI. My email address is

FRY, HAYMAKER, OVIATT posted by Robbi Viveiros on Wednesday, August 20, 1997
Marietta V. (OVIATT) HAYMAKER wife of George HAYMAKER mother of Ida May Haymaker-FRY wife of Charles of Detroit Marietta disappeared after 1910 in Warren Ohio - but may have come to live with daughter Ida May FRY in Detroit - may have died in Detroit -- Any help woth be appreciated !!!

LUTKINS, ROBINSON, SCOTT, STAPLETON, STYLES posted by Robbi Viveiros on Wednesday, August 20, 1997
STAPLETON family members needed Have some names but no dates to speak of and no proof--- Chester B. STAPLETON married Naomi Ruth ROBINSON born 14 Aug 1909 in Ann Arbor (daughter of Frank Parker ROBINSON & Ruth Naomi LUTKINS) Chester B. STAPLETON born 22 Apr 1905 - son of Lester Styles STAPLETON & Mary Elizabeth SCOTT --- Lester was the son of George STAPLETON and Barbary Ann STYLES

PILLARS posted by Dave Pillars on Wednesday, August 20, 1997
I'm seeking info on Henry PILLARS d. 1916 Bellevue Mich.

STOCKTON posted by Dave Pillars on Wednesday, August 20, 1997
I'm seeking info on ancestors of both, Adaline STOCKTON b. 1853 Calhoun Co. d. 1946 Eaton Co. m. Levi Krebs b.1851 d. 1933

KLEIN posted by Linda Fisher on Thursday, August 21, 1997
I am trying to find my grandfather. The last date any of my family heard from him was 1928. His brother, Arthur KLEIN lived in Kalamazoo, MI and worked as an engineer there. He came from Germany inn 1925 or 1926. He was married to Betty. Perhaps I can follow Arthur's family who may have stayed in the U.S. Perhaps they will know what happend to Christian (Carl) Adolph KLEIN, my grandfather.

HOSSOM, HOSSUM posted by Mike Roberts on Thursday, August 21, 1997
I am looking for anybody with information on the surname: HOSSOM/HOSSUM. My ggrandfather John J. HOSSOM/HOSSUM was born in Michigan and moved to OH and died between between 1894 and 1900. So, anyone that runs across that name in Michigan archives, please email me. Mike Roberts

SHARROW posted by Bonnie Metz on Thursday, August 21, 1997
I am looking for any information on John Anthony SHARROW DOB 7-17-1882 Son of Anthony Sharrow and Lucy Lozen Married 2-10-1910 Mary Jane Martin DOB -1892 Daughter of Major Martim and Marie (Mary) Lauzen

MITCHEL, TRAVIS posted by NJones on Friday, August 22, 1997
MITCHEL, Edward G. born before 1875 in Michigan, county unknown. Married Frances TRAVIS, date unknown. Children George Clayton (1887), Zelpha, (1875) and Emmerson (?). Any help would be appreciated. NJ .

MANNONE posted by Carl J Mannone,Sr on Sunday, August 24, 1997

BELINGER, DARBY posted by Martin Conlon on Monday, August 25, 1997
BELINGER Herbert Henry, born about 8th June 1882 at sea on the Great Lakes, according to UK Census. Parents William Henry BELINGER and Hannah M DARBY, both described as "of Detroit" on marriage certificate dated 9th September 1871, but no record of this in Michigan State Records. Herbert Henry and mother living in England by 1891, she was born here. Any information on how I can trace birth record of Herbert Henry or the marriage of his parents would be appreciated. Anxious to identify birthplace of father William Henry. None of the parties listed in 1880 Detroit Census as far as I can tell.

OCHSNER, SCHUETZ posted by Don Sucha on Wednesday, August 27, 1997
We are researching my wife's great grand father, George Schuetz about whom we know very little. If your surname is SCHUETZ or OCHSNER, or if those names are within your family, please look at the photos on the following website and help us solve a mystery. Go to

FOX posted by Ken Fox on Wednesday, August 27, 1997
Looking for birth of Elmer C. FOX Born June 1, 1889 Arthur R. Fox Born Feb. 12, 1888 Sons of John W. Fox and Mary (Emma) Abbott Fox. May have been born in the Detroit area. Both died in Buffalo, NY area spouse of Elmer C. Fox was Goldie M. Newton Fox Spouse of Arthur R,Fox was Susan Schmidt Fox

VAN-SLUYTERS, VANDERLEEST, VANSLUYTERS posted by Larry D. Loiselle on Wednesday, August 27, 1997
Unknown VANSLUYTERS 1. He was married to Name unknown.1 Unknown VAN-SLUYTERS and Name unknown had the following children: 2. i. Joseph VAN SLUYTERS was born in Jul 1870 in Netherlands. He died on 25 Apr 1960 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was a cabinet maker and carpenter. In his later working years he was a superintendent at a furniture factory. He was married to Annie UNKNOWN in 1895 in Michigan. Annie UNKNOWN was born in Jul 1877 in Michigan. In the 1900 census, it says that she has had four children, of which two are living. Her parents were from the Netherlands. Joseph VAN SLUYTERS and Annie UNKNOWN had the following children: +6 i. Herman VAN SLUYTERS was born on 2 Aug 1895 in Holland, Michigan. He died on 21 Mar 1980 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 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. He was a carpenter and cabinet maker like his father. Minnie VANDERLEEST was born on 5 Sep 1895 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She died on 1 April 1962 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Herman VAN SLUYTERS and Minnie VANDERLEEST had the following children: Donald VAN SLUYTERS. Later he was married to Ida UNKNOWN. Ida UNKNOWN died on 24 Oct 1988 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 7 ii. Dena VAN SLUYTERS1 was born in May 1900 in Michigan.1 In March 1980 she was known as Dena Oele of Belmont, Michigan. 8 iii. Cora VAN SLUYTERS1 was born in 1904 in Michigan.1 In March 1980 she was not listed as a surviving sister. 9 iv. Jeanette VAN SLUYTERS1. In Joseph Van Sluyters' obituary, she is listed as Jeanette Vester of Anaheim, California. 10 v. Margaret VAN SLUYTERS2. In March 1980 she was known as Margaret Young of Reed City, Michigan. 3. ii. Charles VAN SLUYTERS died on 19 Aug 1974 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was listed as a brother of Joseph Van Sluyters in the obituary of Joseph. Lived in Grand Rapids, Michigan at that time of his father's death. He was an eye doctor. 4 iii. William VAN SLUYTERS1 died on 1 Aug 1965 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was listed as a brother of Joseph Van Sluyters in the obituary of Joseph. Lived in Alto, Michigan at that time of his father's death. 5 iv. Ben VAN SLUYTERS. He was listed as a brother of Joseph Van Sluyters in the obituary of Joseph. Lived in Conovia, California at that time of his father's death. Can anyone fill in the missing blanks or provide more information on these people and their families? Larry D. Loiselle, Rt. 2 Box 75-G, Manor, Texas 78653

MULLALLY, NOLAN posted by K. Andrews on Wednesday, August 27, 1997
Thomas NOLAN was a brother to my gr. grandfather, Jeremiah NOLAN. He was born about the mid 1840's in Ire.(Co. Wexcord?) and in 1928 lived in Lansing, Mich. Likely he lived in the Perth Ont. area in his younger years. Jeremiah NOLAN and Catherine MULLALLY had 4 children. One was John NOLAN; born Jan. 19, 1873 in Perth, Ont. In 1922 John was in Lansing; in 1928 in Emmett, Mich. He died Apr. 26, 1928 in Emmett and is buried in the John MULLALLY family plot. It's not known if either married. Any info on either Thomas or John NOLAN would be much appreciated please.

MCDANIEL, MYERS posted by Melvin Cairns on Thursday, August 28, 1997
I am looking for information on Eugene J, MYERS, born 8/ 25/1913 in Battle Creek, Mi. His birth certificate list his father as John R. MYERS, age 23, born in Fort Wayne, In and his mother as Eulin May McDANIEL, Myers, age 21, born in Wabash, In. That is the extent of the information we have on the family in the past. I do have some information on Eugene as an adult but not very much.

LOWERY, LOWRY, WATKINS posted by Patrick A. Lowery on Thursday, August 28, 1997
Have a new e-mail address, so am resubmitting the following: Seeking information on this family found in the 1900 census for Burt Township, Alger County, Michigan: John LOWRY, born May 1863 in Canada; wife Bridget, born February 1872 in Michigan; Children -- Edward, born December 1891 in Michigan -- Annabel, born September 1894 in Michigan -- Harry, born July 1896 in Michigan -- Kathleen, born 1898 in Michigan. John was a longshoreman. He had been married to Bridget for 11 years in 1900. The census indicates he immigrated from Canada in 1869 and was naturalized. Trying to determine if this John LOWRY [LOWERY] was the child of John LOWERY and Sarah Ann WATKINS (originally from Michigan), who had two children in Canada, Lucy Ann about 1861 and John about 1863, and who removed to Michigan about 1869 and resided in Shiawassee and Clinton Counties.

ABERNATHY posted by Pam Wright on Thursday, August 28, 1997
ABERNATHY, Samuel. Born 11-17-1882 in Tennessee. Died on April 28, 1947 in East Lansing, MI. I need a obit about his death. That would give me some background info on him. Thanks. Pam

DOBSON, STADT posted by Dennis Stadt on Thursday, August 28, 1997
STADT, leonard, married Dobbie DOBSON IN Las Vagas born august 1912. 2 children born from this marrage. Sandra and Dennis. am looking for relatives to trace family tree.

MICKEL, MICKLE posted by Marie Ventura on Friday, August 29, 1997
MICKEL/MICKLE George Washington b. abt 1853/54 in NY, wife Ida Mae ? They lived in Illinois several years, but according to my mom they died and are burried in Michigan. At least 3 of their 5 daughters lived in MI at least 2 in Flint. I desperatly need a death date or place for them to be able to go any further. Ida was still alive when I was born 1937 died not too long after that, George wad deceased before 1937. Their Daughters were Minnie ( my ggrama,) Mabel, Nora, Della, and Bertha Minnie was m 1 Jacob Fiser 2 John Hetter, Bertha m Borgat Della m William Wilson and one of them was m to a Inch. George and Ida were my gggrandparents. any clue would be most apprecieated.

DINGER, PARKER, SPRAGUE posted by Mary Ellen Spinar on Saturday, August 30, 1997
My grandmother Alice SPRAGUE was born in Wayne County, February 18, 1873. Her parents names were Charles J Sprague and Anna (PARKER). Alice married Thomas Aaron DINGER on January 21, 1897 also in Wayne County. I am looking for info from her birth certificate / marriage certificate on her parents or anything else regarding Alice.

CROWL posted by SS Ballard on Saturday, August 30, 1997
Eli CROWL b 1852 OH d. 1931 in Beaverton Twp, Gladwin CO. MI. Children include Roy, b IN Ralph, Henry, Ethel, Edward, Eli. born in Bay Co MI. Looking for ancestors. Willing to share info I have on the CROWL family Thanks

RABBIT, RABBITT posted by Sue Bricker on Saturday, August 30, 1997
RABBITT, Katherine b.4-l-1861 in Monroe,Mi Joseph RABBITT - no info (brother-Katherine) James RABBIT - no info (brother Katherine) Thomas RABBITT married May in Monroe,Mi had 3 sons don't know their names Libby RABBITT - sister to Katherine Mary RABBITT -sister tp Katherine (married Edward Smith-Tol,OH) Anne RABBITT -sister to Katherine(married Joseph Blair-Chicago,ILL

VOSKUHL posted by Robert K. Voskuhl on Saturday, August 30, 1997
Would like any information on my grandparents on my fathers side. John Henry VOSKUHL, Birth 25 April 1860, Mar. 5 June 1889, Death Nov 1946, His wife was Mary Schneiders Birth 31 Aug. 1870, Death 1946. Both born in Wippingen Hanover Germany. Please help

CHAPMAN posted by Valette Randall on Saturday, August 30, 1997
CHAPMAN, Orville b. 1827 NY m. Emma E. age 29 in 1880, one daughter Katie b. 1878 This is one of 5 known brothers,sons of Henry Dearinger Chapman and Maria Armer or Jackson. Brothers were Daniel m. ruth 1 daughter Estelle, Foster m Charlotte, Spafford children, Asher, David, Sher and Volney me F.I. Brown three children. Volney settled in Loveland, Colo, other men remained in Mich. Please help.

CURTIS, ENOS posted by Anne Townsend on Sunday, August 31, 1997
I am looking for the sons of Benjamin and Mary [CURTIS] ENOS. Benjamin and Mary first resided in Norwich, Chenango Co. NY, by 1823, they had removed to the town of Victory, Cayuga Co. NY. Benjamin ENOS, d. in Victory, NY, 1829. It is related that sons, James H., b. 1798; Ezekiel L., b. 1801; Roswell, b. 1815, and Joseph, b. 1823, by 1836, had removed to Benton township, Berrien Co. MI. Mary [CURTIS] ENOS, was residing in Oxford, Chenango Co. NY, 21 Sept. 1838, when she was named in a citation upon the death of her father Solomon CURTIS, of Oxford, Chenango Co. NY. She had removed shortly after that date to parts unknown, as a second citation was undeliverable to her. It was presumed she left in Sept. or forepart of Oct. for Michigan, where her sons were residing. Does any one have knowledge of this ENOS family in Benton, Berrien Co., or any other county in MI.

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