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Unknown County, MI

Posted Queries for August 1998



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MAY, POND posted by Terry (May) Perham on Sunday, August 23, 1998
MAY, Simeon S., born 31 May 1854 in Wardsboro, Windham County, VT., one of eight children born to Sylvester and Mary (POND) May. Married in Brattleboro, Windham County, VT, 23 May, 1880 Nellie Arling, both residents of Northfield, Franklin County, MA. The Windham County Gazateer, by Child has a sort paragraph on Simeon's father. In this paragraph he mentions son, Simeon MAY of Granville, Michigan. Simeon would have been my grandfather's uncle. I lost complete track of him after his marriage until I found the gazateer. If anyone has any information on Simeon May please contact me.

ANDERSON, CALLAGHAN, DOWLING, GETTY, JOHNSON, MAHER, SICKLES, WALSH posted by Ann Tonge on Sunday, August 23, 1998
I am working on family research for Terrance O'CALLAGHAN (1833-1904) & his wife Catherine (DOWLING) CALLAGHAN (1840-1929). Terrance was born in County Cavan, Ireland. Catherine was born in New York State. They were married in Port Huron, Mich. Both died in Adelaide Village, Ontario. Their children were: Julia Teresa (married John Anderson)-[lived in Warwick area] Mary (married Edward Sickles)-[lived in Flint,Mich.] Catherine (married Joseph Getty)- [lived in Duluth, Minn] William (married Anne Walsh)- [lived around Wyoming, Ont.] Lucy Margaret -[lived in Detroit, Mich.] Terrance Patrick (married Anne Maher)- [lived in Strathroy, Ont.] Rosanna (married John Walsh)- [lived in Wyoming, Ont.] Henrietta (married William Wilson)- [lived in Petrolia, Ont.] Thomas (married Ann Jane Comiskey)- [lived in Watford, Ont.] Edward Frances "Frank" (married Elizabeth ____)- [lived in Detroit, Mich.] James (married Olivia Saunders)- [lived in Watford, Ont.] Anastacia "Daisy" (married Joe Johnson)- [lived in Detroit, Mich.] I would like to exchange information with anyone connected with these people. Thank you.

BEITZ posted by James Thomas Smith on Sunday, August 23, 1998
I am searching for information pertaining to my great grandparents, surname BEITZ. I have not had much success and would appreciate any help you could offer. I am new to 'genealogy' on the net. My genealogy page is under construction. Thank you, James T. Smith

WESTERVELT posted by S. Lee on Sunday, August 23, 1998
Looking for information on Charles J. Westervelt born June, 1856 MI. Married Martha J. (no maiden name) born: 1861 in MI. Looking for this couples parent's names , siblings. Any information will be appreciated. Thank you

SHORT posted by Lisa Bledsoe on Sunday, August 23, 1998
I am trying to research a Neil Short who worked as a sales rep. in the early 60's in the Detroit area. He was born in Chicago and was Catholic/Irish.

HUNT, JOHNSON, SMITH posted by Diana Ayers on Sunday, August 23, 1998
inquery regarding Frances Elnora HUNT born April 21, 1863 to Warren HUNT and Lucinda (SMITH) HUNT. Frances had three brothers - Moses Warren, Jacob Warren and Dell Warren. She had two sisters- Mary Katherine and Jennie. Three other siblings died in infancy. Frances Elnora HUNT married Calvin Royce JOHNSON Oct. 23, 1886 in Grand Ledge, MI. I need any information regarding her place of birth and her parents. Thank you

GURNEY posted by John C. Stukes on Sunday, August 23, 1998
I am looking for information on parents of Samuel Gurney, born March 1871 in Michigan, county unknown. His parents were born in New York. By age 29, Samuel had moved to Archer, NE.

CALLAGHAN, CALLAHAN posted by Ann Tonge on Sunday, August 23, 1998
I am looking for information on Francis "Frank" Edward Callaghan born April 19, 1878 in Adelaide Village, Ontario, Can. He married a lady by the name of Elizabeth _____ (born Jan. 16, 1885)and lived in Detroit, Michigan or the Detroit area. Elizabeth died Oct. 20, 1978 and her funeral was in Warren, Mich. They had 2 children that we know of. Their names are/were JUNE & JAMIE. I am also looking for information on two of Frank's sisters - Anastacia "Dace" and Lucy who also lived in the Detroit area. I would like to exchange information with members of this family if possible. Thank you.

KRUNK, SEAMAN posted by Terry on Sunday, August 23, 1998
SEAMAN, KRUNK Anyone know these folks. Some died in MI but I have no idea where. James SEAMAN Sr b abt 1801 NY/NJ d aft 7 Nov 1876 MI m Mary C. KRUNK bef 1827 NY b 27 Jun 1802 NY d 7 Nov 1876 Barry Co MI Children: James Jr b 18 Sep 1827 NY Unk male b 1825-1830 2 Unk males b 1830-1835 Unk Male b 1835-1840 3 Unk Females b 1835-1840 Albert Redfield b 26 Jun 1841NY James Sr appears in the 1840 census in Savannah, Wayne Co NY. In 1849 he emigrated to Barry Co MI and bought land there. He was a minister. Son James Jr stayed in Wayne Co NY, married, and brought his family to Barry Co MI abt 1862. James Sr m again to the widow of a civil war hero in MI but I can find no other info. Son Albert came back to NY, married, and ended up a minister in Connellsville PA. Can anyone help me out with more info on any of these folks?

WILLSIE, WILSIE, WILTSE, WILTSEE posted by Celia Freese on Sunday, August 23, 1998
Martin WILTSEE, b. abt. 1838, NY; farm laborer; "outfitter" in St. Louis, MO, at Tannery; Civil War Minor Division Blacksmith (Union, 6th, IN, Inf. Reg. last 6 months of Civil War. Discharged with disabilities; went to Muskegon Co. MI,as farmer (Holton/Fremeont Area); m. Celia SMITH, dau. of N.L. SMITH, Canada, & Sarah HERRINGTON, R.I., at Newaygo, MI, Oct. 2, 1865. Children: Ida b. Aug 1869, Cedar Creek, MI; Charley b. 1872; Hugh b. 1875; Stephen b. 1880. Divorced after 1880 Census. Martin H. WILSIE m. Mrs. Mary Eyandahl, Swedish, (Previously married), 1907, dau. of James PETERSON & Anna SARDOK, Roscommon, MI, as Martin H. WILSIE, son of Thomas WILTSEE (1802), NY, & Sarah HARRINGTON, R.I. Martin is said to have been around/at Houghton Lake area. He's said to have been in Houghton Co. in Upper MI, after the age of abt. 70. His son Hugh was in Algier Co. between 1916 and 1920 training as a tanner & blacksmith. Hugh also trained in Muskegon Co. as a marine engineer (a motor mechanic)..all listed in 1920 Census. Martin Wilsie is said to have died in an Institution. I have checked all MI Veteran indexes and lists. That is all that I'm lacking on my paternal g-great grand- pa's side.

DOUD, NOVAK posted by Bobbi Chatterton on Sunday, August 23, 1998
I am looking for information about my grandparents genealogy. My granfather is John Thomas Doud but his name was changed sometime to Leroy Fredrick. He was born July 6 1916, Munger, Saginaw Co, Michigan. Died July 18 1989 Saginaw, Saginaw Co, Michigan. Parents names are: Nelson Doud & Mattie Gregg Rienke. Also my grandmother Helen Irene Novak. Born March 23, 1916 Saginaw, Saginaw Co, Michigan Died July 1 1988. Parents names are: Cassimer Novak & Frances Urbanski. That's all the information I have any help from anyone would be greatly appreciated.

CLOSE, CUMMING posted by Mimi Jo Butler on Sunday, August 23, 1998
CUMMING, Ernest - m. Gertrude CLOSE prob in IL and moved to MI. Had 3 sons - one Maxwell Havard Cummings born Apr 10 1910. After Gertrude's death, Ernest remarried and had other chn. Seek any connection to these families.

ARNOLD, CHURCHILL, GRAY, HAMILTON posted by Cerelle Woods Simmons on Sunday, August 23, 1998
Hoping to find location of CHURCHILL family aft. 1815, in Michigan. The parents were William CHURCHILL and Jane DILL. Their children were: 1. Joseph Dill CHURCHILL, m. Lucretia BLAND 2. Ruth CHURCHILL (died unmarried) 3. Anna CHURCHILL (died unmarried) 4. Silas CHURCHILL, m. 1829 Elizabeth GRAY 5. Lydia CHURCHILL (died unmarried) 6. Adna CHURCHILL, m. Sallie HAMILTON 7. son, died as an infant 8. Martha CHURCHILL (died unmarried) 9. Randall CHURCHILL, m. Jane HAMILTON 10. William Hubbard CHURCHILL (died unmarried) 11. Asa CHURCHILL (died unmarried) 12. Rhoda CHURCHILL, m. William F. ARNOLD This family lived in Ohio for 14 years before moving to Michigan. The father, William CHURCHILL, was supposedly a deacon in the Baptist church for 50 years. Would love to track him down! Cerelle Woods Simmons -- Annetta, TX

GILBERT, KRYSELMIRE posted by Terri on Sunday, August 23, 1998
GILBERT, William L. William L GILBERT b: abt 1878 in Mich married Mimmie or Mammie M b: abt 1882 in Kansas. They had 2 children that I have found so far 1) Chester C GILBERT b: 1904 in Kansas he married Frances M. KRYSELMIRE b: 1903 they had 2 sons Billie George GILBERT b: 1930 in MO died 1994 in MO Ronald GILBERT b: unknown 2) Helen M. GILBERT b: abt 1907 in Kansas Thank you any information will be greatly appreciated

BRYANT, DAVIS posted by rebecca ellis on Sunday, August 23, 1998
edward allen DAVIS, mother elizabeth,brother arthur(fireman),and sister(name unknown)moved from ILL to grand junction(van buren county),mi.owned a farm there and are said to be buried in local cemetary.edward davis(born 1947???) married nancy jo BRYANT around 1967-69,i was born dec.20,1970(allegan county) edward davis was killed in an auto accident in 1970(about 3 months before,my birth)along with a friend,also involved were 2 boys who they picked-up hitch-hiking that day.around the age of 10,one was paralyzed(from this)and the other (has been said)was the one to have gone to get help.such an amazing storie....written to local newspapers and libraries,all have replied with nothing n there archves to match this story.looking for cemetary name,records,article(of this accident),and most importantly any relatives.thank you!

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