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Unknown County, MI

Posted Queries for September 1997



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JAMES posted by Mary Ann Wycoff on Monday, September 1, 1997
I am seeking information on a JAMES family in Ontonagon county. I know that this family ties into the research that I'm doing on JAMES ( and others) in Wisconsin, MN, and the UP of Michigan, but haven't been able to tie them in yet. Thomas JAMES (about 1832-1890) married Elizabeth (about 1835-1902). They had 3 boys named William T James (1865-1916), Houghten James (1867-1912) and James H James (1860-1908). I have Wm T James obituary and I have transcripts of their headstones. I am anxious for more informtion to tie them into my tree, and I am happy to share information.

ELLIOTT, EMMA, ROSSELL posted by Greg Gaby on Monday, September 1, 1997
I am researching the ELLIOTT surname. Josesph ELLIOTT (1825-1888) married Elizabeth EMMA. My ggrandfather, Thomas Henry ELLIOTT (1864- 1913) is the only child of Joseph and Elizabeth that I know of. Thomas Henry ELLIOTT married Sarah Bryan (1867-1923) of Dickenson Landing, Canada. Thomas and Sarah had 5 children: Thomas Henry (1887-87), Flossie May (1888-1959), Joseph Harry (1890), Elizabeth Emma (1892-1902), an Samuel Carrol (1897-1898). Flossie May ELLIOTT married Clarence Monroe ROSSELL.

WORDEN posted by Shelley Murphy on Tuesday, September 2, 1997
WORDEN parley Looking for any information on Parley's family. Moved to Eaton Co. with his wife Lydorannia Boyer in 1836.


KRISHNATHER, REARY posted by Tom Cooper on Tuesday, September 2, 1997
I have photographs found in the shell of an old house in oregon. Two photographs have names. One is Miss Erma or Emma REARY, sept 18, 1873, Coldwater Mich. The second is Mrs Liddie Anna KRISHNATHER. The middle and on this photo were not very readable so could be wrong.

CANFIELD, FLYNN posted by Marilyn Canfield on Tuesday, September 2, 1997
CANFIELD - FLYNN Seeking information on Charles R. CANFIELD b. 1856 Niagra Falls NY , living in Cadillac Michigan working as a lumberman. Married Ada FLYNN b. 1856 Courtland Twsp Kent Co Michigan, They were married April 6, 1880 Grand Rapids Michigan. Any information will be appreciated.

CANFIELD, FLYNN posted by Marilyn Canfield on Tuesday, September 2, 1997
CANFIELD - FLYNN Seeking information on Charles R. CANFIELD b. 1856 Niagra Falls NY , living in Cadillac Michigan working as a lumberman. Married Ada FLYNN b. 1856 Courtland Twsp Kent Co Michigan, They were married April 6, 1880 Grand Rapids Michigan. Any information will be appreciated.

KAY, MARTIN posted by Patty Tyler on Tuesday, September 2, 1997
Looking for information on a Robert L MARTIN, son of Selma (Sallie) Audrey KAY and Mr. MARTIN, born around 1926 in Detroit, MI. Robert's father went to prison during the depression for stealing food and killing someone. He served 30 years and was said to have moved into a cabin with a "hillbilly" woman. Selma was a minister as her father and was born in Hollywood, CA. Robert had a half brother, Barry McCatty, sons David, Daniel & Steven and daughter Laurie. He lived for awhile in the Chicago area with wife Caroline. I am his daughter also, born in 1960 to him and a Dolores Anderson and given up for adoption. Robert spent some time in the Foster Care System. Would like any info. Thank you.

CRONKRIGHT posted by Carolyn Wolfe-Hoffman on Tuesday, September 2, 1997
I need help finding a city and county of birth. Looking for the birth place of: Loretta Belle CRONKRIGHT b. Nov. 11, 1909 Any help will be greatly appreciated! Carolyn Wolfe-Hoffman

SHANAHAN, SHANNON posted by Fred Shanahan Shannon on Thursday, September 4, 1997
Seeking info on SHANNON/SHANAHAN family who left Ireland to Canada and US i first families with Peter Robinson Expedition in 1825 i others followed, some to Canada, some to U.S. mostly to Michigan ----- i Fred Shanahan Shannon 1331 N W 9th Street Grand Rapids, MINNESOTA 55744

HURST, ROCKWELL posted by HURST ralph on Friday, September 5, 1997
Looking for a way to find a birth certificate on this person Mother was--> ROCKWELL virginia/ Father was--> HURST ralph he was born in the late nineteen thirties. any help will be appreciated. Thank You,

MITCHEL, TRAVIS posted by NJones on Friday, September 5, 1997
MITCHEL - needing information on Edward G. MITCHEL. Do not know county of birth. Married Francis TRAVIS, date unknown. This is my great grandfather and no one knows anything about him. Any information appreciated.

ACKER, SPENCER posted by Becky Hoff on Friday, September 5, 1997
Researching the families of Samuel and Caroline SPENCER who arrived in Hillsdale Co. abt 1860 from Huron Co., Ohio. Samuel was b. Jan. 21, 1807 in Maine. Caroline e. Gash was b. Feb. 27, 1809 in Pa. to Reid and Margaret Gash. There children were Christina,( who m. Michael ACKER), Charles Henry, Sophia, Phillip, Lucius, John, Samuel, Caroline. James Wealty Ann, Abigail and William. Some of family remained in Hillsdale co. and other removed to Eaton Co. Christina ACKER

Who were the parents of Olaf HANSON who was born about 1871 in Norway? He came to America in 1894. In 1918 he married Caroline E. HEDSTROM in Marquette Co., Michigan. She was born in Negaunee, Michigan in 1899. Her parents were Andrew HEDSTROM (1860-1899) and Maria Carolina STALHAMMAR (1862-1919). The HEDSTROM children married into JOHNSON, GUYETTE, GRANN, HANSEN, PETERSON and HARLANDER. Any information on these families would be appreciated. I would be glad to share my records.

DAVIS, KING, LOWE, TOWE posted by Stella Pantalleresco on Saturday, September 20, 1997
Seeking information relating to Alexander KING born in 1846 in Chatham Twp., Ontario and resided in Bridgeport, Michigan. Alexander married Charlotte DAVIS on June 13, 1901 in Chatham Twp, Ontario, she also resided in Bridgeport Michigan. Charlotte's maiden name was either LOWE or TOWE, she was born in London Twp Ontario in 1844. Both were widowed at the time of their marriage to each other. Any and all info would be welcomed.

BELINGER, DARBY posted by Martin Conlon on Saturday, September 20, 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.

ZISLER posted by Kathy Liley on Sunday, September 21, 1997
Darlaina Chaise ZISLER May 1, 1850 near Hindliche, Germany, Lapeer County, MI, USA. 1885. m:Douge Lileymacher. Not much known. Any info. greatly appreciated.

I am searching for additional information on all of these ancestors of the HOWELL and LaBLANCE families (All help appreciated and shared!) CHRISTIE 1803 Switzerland>Saginaw & Bay Co's., MI, USA DEMERS 1825 France>Mission of St Martine, QC, CAN>Bay City, Bay Co, MI, USA DUMARS 1844 France>Mission St Martine, QC, CAN>St Clair Co, MI>Bay City, Bay Co, USA FABIAN 1905 Texas>Detroit, Wayne Co, MI, USA FOUNTAIN 1850 Mackinaw Island, MI>Bois Blanc Island, MI>Marquette, MI, USA HOWELL 1771 Porter Twp, Niagara Co, NY>Bay City, Bay Co, MI, USA JARDO 1818 France> Bay City, Bay Co, MI, USA KING 1844 France>Canada>Detroit, MI>Cheboygan, MI, USA LABLANCE 1900 Canada>Beaver Island&Garden Island & Charlevoix, Charlevoix Co.>Marquette, MI, USA LEBLANC 1846 Mackinaw Island, MI>Bois Blanc Island>Cheboygan, MI, USA MAINVILLE 1825 Quebec, Canada>Cheboygan, MI, USA MI VILLE 1825 Quebec, Canada>Cheboygan, MI, USA PORTER 1905 Brown/San Antonio, TX>Detroit, MI, USA ROI 1844 France> Canada>Detroit, MI>Cheboygan, MI, USA ROY 1844 France>Canada>Detroit, MI>Cheboygan,MI,USA VINCENT 1850 Beaver Island&Garden Island & Charlevoix, Charlevoix Co.,>Marquette, MI, USA WHITNEY 1818 Ohio>Bay City, Bay Co, MI, USA VROOMAN 1617 Holland>Schohaire Valley, NY>Porter,Niagara Co, NY, USA YOUNG(s) 1860 Consecon, Ontario, Canada>Bay City,Bay Co., MI, USA .

NAUMAN posted by Robert V. Nauman on Sunday, September 21, 1997
I am seeking the descendants of John NAUMAN who went to some place in Michigan from the Paradise Valley of Monroe County, Pennsylvania in the middle of the nineteenth century. John's parents were Michael (1794-18??) and Katie NAUMAN. I have information about the descendants of John's brothers, George and Reuben. Reuben was my great-grandfather.

HOOKS posted by Reece C. Hooks on Sunday, September 21, 1997
I am looking for information on the following individuals, i.e. Marriages Deaths etc....... Thank you very much....... William HOOKS,26 Aug 1836, Detroit, Wayne , Michigan. Spouse: Mary Adams Children: Amanda Hooks. B: 12 Apr 1863 Mary Hooks, B: 9 Aug 1865 James Hooks, B:3 Aug 1867 William Hooks B:8 Oct 1870 Martha Hooks B: 13 Jan 1875 Margaret Hooks B: 25 Feb 1877 Clara Belle Hooks B: 2 Sept 1878 Thomas Hooks B: 17 Mar 1882 The above Children are my G Grandcousins. I just put the last name of Hooks on all of them because I dont know what the daughters Married names were, if they

PHILLIPS posted by Diane Woodard on Sunday, September 21, 1997
PHILLIPS, William- Am trying to locate info on my grandmother,Estella Pearl (PHILLIPS) Angell's brothers and sister. In my grandmother's obit, it stated that William PHILLIPS resided in Kingston, michigan. His parents were Edward PHILLIPS and Grace PHILLIPS> The year would have been 1961. Thank-you.

BLAKESLEY posted by Angela Settles on Monday, September 22, 1997
BLAKESLEY, Charles b.2/6/1875, married Linnie Kersteter 12/2/1901 in Blair Township, Michigan. They had seven(?) children - one of which was Nellie Lucille b.5/17/1904 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Any help on Charles and Linnie's data would be greatly appreciated.

AYRES, BUDDINGTON, BUDINGTON posted by Nancy Westenfield on Monday, September 22, 1997
Searching for parent of John AYRES B. @1819 and Lavina AYRES B. @1805. Believe they were from Lapeer Cty, MI. Any connections would be greatly appreciated. Both married into the BUDDINGTON/BUDINGTON family. .

HOPKINS, HOPKINS-NORTNESS, JOHNSON-HOPKINS, NORTNESS posted by Sherlene Belden on Monday, September 22, 1997
NORTNESS/HOPKINS: I am searching for information on Albert NORTNESS and his wife Laura HOPKINS. Their last address was Detroit, Wayne, MI 48219. Is there anyone who can tell me exactly where that zip code is for. Albert NORTNESS was b. 4 June 1893, d. Jun 1966; Laura HOPKINS-NORTNESS was b. 29 Jun 1895, d. Aug 1976. I believe Laura HOPKINS is the daughter of Lucy JOHNSON-HOPKINS. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

CARRIER posted by Shirley (Collins) Samels on Tuesday, September 23, 1997
CARRIER, James V. , Sandstone, MI - In Civil War CARRIER, Daniel J., Eaton County, MI - In Civil War James V. Carrier was my mother's grandfather. About all we know is where he is buried (Parma Cemetery, Parma, MI) We think Daniel J. Carrier to be another relative. Any/all assistance would be greatly appreciated.

CAINE, SHIMMIN posted by Glenda on Wednesday, September 24, 1997
I am seeking any descendants of William, James, Thomas, and Samuel SHIMMIN who emigrated to Ishpeming in c.1887-1890 from Isle of Man Bristish Isles. Their mother was Elizabeth SHIMMIN nee CAINE who die on IOM and their father was William SHIMMIN who went with them to Ishpeming. Later known to be in Iron Mountain, Iron Range region of the State.

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