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Kent County, Michigan Queries 1996-1998 (Part 1)

Kim DePuit
MCCLURE-BARTRAM
KRUPP-SCHAAP-FRITZEN-EGAN-COLLINS-WEBER-

Seeking info. on the parents, family and descendant of Orin McClure, b. abt. 1811 in VT. married Hannah H. Bartram-b. abt. 1811 in NY, d. 2/1909 in Marne, Wright Twp. Ottawa co.
I believe Orin also died in Marne but have no info. Hannah is buried in the Marne Cemetery. Their children , all born in Ottawa Co. are as follows.
Willard McClure b. 1866 d. 1984
Mary McClure -no information known
Oren McClure b. 1872 d. 1950, married Ethelyn ?, b. 1879- I believe in Ohio, d. 1923, both buried Marne Cemetery. Their children were: Jesse, Millie, Mildred, Alfred, Harvey, Howard Everett and Elmo. One of their daughters married Arthur Lothshutz and lived in Marne.
Nettie McClure -no information known
Nellie McClure-no information known
Burr McClure b. 1874 d/ 1969 in Grand Rapids, married Ethel? Both are buried in Marne Cemetery. They had 5 children, one named Grace whose married name was Schaap, and Nettie married Earl Krupp.
Horace McClure (my g grandfather) b. 1882 d. 1954, married Catherine Fritzen b. 1889 d. 1953. Had children, Norman H. b. 1090 d. 1972, married Mary m. Egan b. 1910 in Tallmadge Twp. They married abt. 1928
Aleata b. 1918 d.1944 married Roy Collins
Hale McClure b. 1888 d. 1969,married Marion Weber b. 1899 d. 1969 both are buried in Rosedale Cemetery, Tallmadge Twp.

Would appreciate any help anyone may be able to offer, as I live in NY and am finding it very difficult to locate info on any MI families.


Michael Hammond
HAMMOND

James Francis Hammond, Kent County, MI.
James was born in approximately 1830 and served in a Michigan infantry regiment in the Civil War. He is as far back as I have been able to trace my family and I am trying to find out more about his ancestors.


Stephen M.Olds
MCLANE-DOLL
MCCLEAN

I need to find the marriage record for my g-grandparents Bethel McLane and Marie Doll (?), about 1886, possibly in Grand Rapids, MI area. The spelling of both surnames is open to question. Bethel was b: 1865 to John McLean and Phoeba ???. Marie was b. 1865 in Germany, emigrated abt. 1867.


Jo Ann Sebasta
BARKER-BARBER

I am looking for Barker and Barbers in the mid to late 1800's in Kent Co. MI-Grand Rapids area.


Phillip T. Fish
FISH - ROUNDS-MILLYERS

I need help in filling in the blanks.

David Thomas Fish
b. 8-8-1838 Ontario Co. NY
d. 3-29-1823 Pittsbord, Hillsdale MI

Eveline J. Rounds
b. ? Ontario Co. NY
d.?
m. 3-17-1861 Tecumseh, MI

John Byron Fish
b. 1862 Tecumseh, MI
m. Maggie Millyers b. ? Ionia MI
                               d. 1881
Charles Fish
Harold Fish
Roy Fish
Aubrey Fish
Jessie Lawrence Fish
Lysle Fish
Eva Fish

Aubrey Leon Fish
b. 3-24-1869 Tecumseh, MI
m. ?
Stanley Fish ?

I would appreciate any and all help. Thanks.


Chris
LAMOREAUX-
BROWN-WEED-

I am researching the Lamoreaux family, most recently from Comstock Park, MI. I know Andrew Jackson Lamoreaux b. 12-27-1799 came to Comstock Park with his second wife Emma Brown Weed in 1842. They also brought his 6 children, Florence, Samanatha, Lester, Elisabeth, Charity, and Anadrew Jr. I know the descendants of Florance because he is in my direct line. I do not know of the other children and would appreciate any help that can be given.


Bryan Prince
PRINCE-
CARTER-JOHNSON

Edward Nathaniel Price
b. circa 1832 SC
Lived in Ontario, Canada in 1850-1870.
He moved to Ypsilanti MI and then to Grand Rapids MI where he was Grand Master of the Prince Hall Masonic Lodge in the 1880's. He married Anne Carter then he married Racheael Levy Johnson. His parents were Sylvester/Sylvanius Prince and Francis Rouse.


Larry D. Loiselle
VAN SLUYTERS
VANDERLEEST
Henry Fountain
FOUNTAIN

Cornelius Fountain owned a brick yard in Grand Rapids. Fountain st. was named after him, he had 4 sons, \
Edward, Joseph, Herbert, and Henry.
Henry also had 4 sons, Roy, Rollin, Earl, and Neal.
I would like any information you might have on the Fountain name ----
Henry/Fountain is my grandfather and for whom I was named. I also believe Henry served in the Spanish American War. I believe he was born around 1872 and he was 84 years old when he died in 1956. Thank you.
Henry Fountain
po box 55
Revere , Ma 02151


Marilyn Canfield
CANFIELD-FLYNN
I am seeking information on Charles R. Canfield -b.1856 Niagara Falls NY, living in Cadillac MI, working as a Lumberman. He married Ada Flynn b. 1856 Courtland Twp. Kent Co. MI. They were married April s6, 1880 in Grand Rapids, MI. Any information would be appreciated.

Dick Jacobs (link no longer working)
WINEGARDEN-TUCKER

Seeking information pertaining to the Issac B. Winegarden family. Issac was born about 1812 in Canada West, or possibly Norfolk Co. Issac is found in the Military Records of the Nat. Archives Admin. regarding his induction in 1864 and his discharge in 1865 near Detroit MI. Prior to his induction into the Grand Army of the Republic, he was married to Elizabeth R (surname unknown). She was also born in Canada West. It is thought they had five children that were listed in the 1860 Census for Leighton Twp. Allegan Co. MI. They are, Louisa b. 1838, David C. b. 1840, Hannah E. b.1842, Isaac J. b. 1844 who was a casualty of the Civil War, Euphmia b. 1849 (all born at Norfolk Co, Ontario). It is not known if there were any other children. In addition to the children William Winegarden is listed as being 77 years old and having been born in New Jersey about 1783. Following the death of the son Isaac J, his father Isaac B. volunteered for service in 1864 at Grandville, Kent Co. MI. Following the war and his discharge he never returned home;. He later married Anna Tucker possibly around 1870 in Wayne Co. MI . It is thought that Anna left her family to never return. Isaac died at the Mecosta Co. Poor Farm.


Melva Hamilton Hofmann
HAMILTON-HOOVER

Seeking descendents or any info on Samuel W. Hmilton and Amelia (Hoover) Hamilton. Lived in Alphine, Kent County in 1882 when they sold property in Luzerne Co. PA. Were in their 60's at that time--family records say they died in MI but no dates. Can anyone tell me where Alphine was/is? Have much information to share.

researchig:
HAMILTON,HOOVER, LOOMIS, RACE, MCINTOSH


Shirley Folston
FOLSTON
VAN DUSEN-STARKEY-SUTTON

FOLSTON, William: I am researching the family line of William Folston, born December 25, 1785 and died Feb. 3, 1849. He died and was buried in Ada, Kent Co. MI. We should like to know if there is any record of William owning property in Ada and if a copy of his death certificate or of his wife Mary Ann. Mary Ann remarried after William's death to a Mr. Van Dusen. She died and is buried in Lowell, Kent Co. MI. Her date of death is Sept. 20, 1871. She probably is buried under the name of Van Dusen. We are trying to confirm her maiden name and for that reason would like to find a death certificate. We think that her maiden name may have been Starkey or Sutton.


Jane Klotz
WATSON-BROOKS
BROWN-PARSONS

I am searching for descendants of Martha A. Brooks, dau. of John Adam Brooks and Lucina Parson who were m. Feb. 26, 1826 Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, and Maj. Amassa B. Watson who was born Feb. 27, 1826 in Warchester, VT, son of Oliver Watson and Ester Brown. Watson was a Major in the Eighth Infantry in Nov. 1861 and wounded 1862 at Cussau Ferry. He died abt. Nov 26, 1913 in Grand Rapids. Their residence was at the corner of Fulton and (1107) Sheldon streets. The Grand Rapids Herald " June 23, 1915, Lists Martha Brooks Watson's heirs as Julia A. Carroll, Marion Idema, William Mead, Ellen M. Stryker, John A. Brooks Jr., and Hollis Brooks.


Marilyn Kittock
COLVIN

I am trying to find the cemetery that my ggrandfather, Edmund Colvin and his wife, Clara Iceman Colvin would be buried in. They farmed in Caledonia Twp. Kent Co. MI. They were alive in 1910. That's the last known date I have.


Deb Kuehne
BROWN-GIBBS

I am searching for info relating to Edward Brown and Sarah Maria (Gibbs) Brown. Edward was b. Feb. 2, 1832 in England, while Sarah was b. Feb 25, 1838 in Tredington, Warwichshire, England, the dau of George and Sarah Gibbs. They m. Nov 17, 1855 in Tredington. I don't know if any of their children were born in England, but they had six: William, Elizabeth, Albert, Rose Eltha, Frank and Nettie. My ggrandmother, Rose Eltha, was born Sep 18, 1865, in Byron Twp, Kent Co. MI. Did other family members come over from England with Edward and Sarah? What happened to the children? Any help would be greatly appreciated!



Deb Kuehne
MERVAU-FRISCHETTE

I am looking for info on some families that spent some time in Muskegon Co. and some did move to Kent Co. My ggggrandfather was Andrew Mervau b. Jan 1, 1827, place unknown. He m. Clara Frischette (dau of Michael Frischette; b. Aug 17, 1834) sometime 1850-1854. My gggrandfather, Henry Albert, was b. July 15, 1855 in Muskegon. Other siblings in the family were George, Amanda, Charles, Sarah, and Joseph. I have birth dates for them, but no places. Henry Albert eventually arrived in Grand Rapids, dying there on Mar. 31, 1919. Any additional help on either the Mervau or Frischette line would be appreciated! I'd be willing to share info.


Jay Zane
RASIMAS
RICE?

I am searching for information on Joseph Rasimas who moved from Schuylkill Co. PA. in the late 1890's and settled in Grand Rapids, MI. He had sisters, Victoria and Tessie, and a brother Enoch. His mother would have been Frances Rasimas who immigrated in 1911. Joseph died approx. 1917. Surname could have been Anglicized to Rice from its Lithuanian origin.



Gus Gunderson
GUNDERSON

I am looking for any information on the following relatives:
Gustave Jule Gunderson Sr.
Paul E. Gunderson
Carl Gunderson
I would like any information available for these people...I am starting my family tree.



 Sam Franc
BOITEAU-BEECHER

On Oct. 31, 1882 in Grand Rapids a Henry August Boiteau married a Lurana Beecher. She was born July 11, 1854. Her father was living when she was married, but I would presume it was near Grand Rapids as girls did not usually get married far from home in those days. I am trying to get a lead on what census to look in to find out about Levi Thomas Beecher. He was my gggrandfather.

Researching : BOITEAU, BEECHER, FRANCK, MACLEOD, SPENCER, STEWART



Barry C.K. Moravek
CUMMIN (G) S
COMMINS etc.

I am working on the book the Descendants of Stephen Cummin(GS) s 1736-abt. 1815. He was born Dec. 13, 1736 in Attelboro, Mass and resided in Coventry RI. Then Pownal, VT where he served in the American Revolution then removed to Pittsfield, New Lisbon Otsego Co. NY where he probable died around 1815. He was the son of Abraham Jr. of Topsfield, Mass. Many descendants removed to Erie and Steuben Co. NY then to Michigan. I have located his descendants in many MI CO's including Kent Co. I have more than 5,000 descendants of this Cummings family in a data-base and will be happy to share . Please write back regarding this large Michigan family surname if you think you might have a connection.



Tommy Andersson
ANDERSSON

Looking for all info on my greatgrandfather's whereabouts in the Grand Rapids area, Kent Co.MI. His name was Herman Andersson, he was b. in Nysatra parrish, Sweden 1867. He went to USA 1893 but returned to Sweden 1900. Have a couple of Pictures taken in a Grand Rapids studio sometime in the 1890's. Back in Sweden he bought a farm, married and raised three children, the youngest being my grand father Harald Andersson born 1906. Have a suspicion that he was involved in logging, but any info concerning Herman Andersson will be appreciated.



Betty Wilson
NUTTAL-PUTMAN
MASSEY

Emanuel Massey Nuttal came from Lancashire, England in 1848. He was born in 1833 or 1834. He married Hannah Marie Putman on June 20, 1868 in Kent County, MI. His father was Carlton Nuttall and his mother was Elizabeth Massey. I am looking for any information about Carlton or Elizabeth Massey Nuttall.



Patricia Leveille
TEMMANS-TIBBITS

I am looking for info. on Delia Temmans; was married to James Tibbits; had a son Burton Tibbits, born Oct. 12th, 1884 in Grandville MI. These are my great-grandparents and my grandfather. Thank you for any help you are able to give.



Terry Owens
DURHAM-MAUK
WALKER-SCHADDELEE-HOLWERDA

I am looking for these surnames:
Thomas Lynn Durham
September 2, 1924 m. Barbara Jane Mauk
William Hayden Durham March 14, 1889 m. Pearl Walker
Arthur D. Mauk June 5, 1898 m. Jane Schaddelee
Margaret Holwerda Oct. 16, 1875 m. Frank Schaddelee (Margaret came from the Netherlands)



Susan Reagan
COLWELL-HOUGHTELING-OBERHOLTZER
ODELL-PASCOE-REAGAN- VAN DER VEER-VAN -HORN-WALKER-WOODS

The families are for the most part, ending up in Northern Michigan by way of Ohio--and from there, came from NY and PA.
The Colwell line information that I have is very limited- all I have is a Lewis Colwell, Born Elyria Ohio (parents unknown)
He married a Hanna VanderVeer (daughter of Abram VanderVeer) who was born in Granby NY in 1835. He and Hannah were in Rives, Jackson Co. Mi then settled in Greenville MI. Museum and historical folks in Greenville have been very helpful, and we have all kinds of colorful info on Lewis Colwell and Hannah, up to his death in Detroit, South Dakota in 1896. What I am looking for, is Ohio links and anything prior.



Eileen Kelly
HUTCHINSON-SHERWOOD
TENNIS

Looking for info on Paul Hutchinson b. Charlotte in 1870 and Anna Tennis Hutchinson b. Paris in 1878. They were married in Grand Rapids in 1899 and had 7 children. Eolis, Emogene, Loretta (for Harveyetta), Florence, Muriel, Benetta and Arthur.

Looking for any information on Harvey Hutchinson b. NY 1835 and Emma Jean Brice Hutchinson b. NY 1846 who moved to Charlotte MI and had Paul F. b. 1870, Bess (later married to a Sherwood) Harvey Jr,, b 1874, Alfred b. 1868 and Carl b. 1878, Any info on them and their descendants would be appreciated.



Gary L. Lloyd Sr.
LLOYD-SCOVILLE-AUTIN

I am researching these names in the Rockford and Kent City areas of Kent County. The LLoyds (Marion and Hannah Yarnell) inhabited area in the 1860's and owned a saw mill in Rockford. The Austins (Thomas and Cora Lloyd) lived in the Kent City area into the 1940's. The Scovilles (Guy and Lizzie Lloyd) were also in the area until the 1940's. I would be interested in sharing information with anyone researching these families.



Mary Pillow
MONNEBACH-HARWICK

Looking for information on Anna Monnebach born around 1850-1855? in Grand Rapids. Married (last name) Hawick (possibly Charles) . Had 3 children all b. in Grand Rapids, Mary Hawick, Theodore Hawick, Adeline Hawick. Mr. Hawick worked for the railroad in Grand Rapids. He is my grandfather's grandfather.



Vivian Brandal
SAWYER-JEWELL (JUELL)
COURTWRIGHT-HARRINGTON

I am looking for more information on my great grandfather. He was born in Kent CO. and served in the Civil War, The Second Regiment Calvary. He left from Grand Rapids. His name was Joseph B. Sawyer. He was born about 1844. His parents were Elsie Jewell (Juell) and his father was John Sawyer. His father was killed when Joseph was only about 3 or 4 years old. A horse kicked him in the head. A daughter died in infancy. Joseph's mother married a Samuel Courtwright in 1851 and they had five sons, two died. Mr. Courtwright died in 1871 and then Elsie married again, her third husband K.D. Harrington in 1873.
About 1870 Joseph and his family and mother came to Hartwick Twp. Osceola Co. MI. Elsie and her third husband returned to Grand Rapids until his death in 1899. Then she returned to Osceola Co. Elsie Jewell was born in Syracuse, NY. on Feb. 6, 1828. When she was 14 years old she came to Grand Rapids. Is there any information on her? Did she have any brothers or sisters?
After Joseph's father was killed, Joseph went to live with a grandfather or an uncle. I would like to find more information on Joseph's father's family.



Linda Stoepker
HANFORD

Looking for info pertaining to James S. Hanford born abt. 1835 in Senaca Co., Ohio. Served in the Cival War. Lived in the area of Sparta, MI, where he raised a family with his wife Lois (aka Louise). He died abt.1904. Unknown where he died or where he was buried. Believe he may have returned to Ohio prior to his death.



Pam Tanner
SONNENBERG-HALE-IRY

I am looking for informaion regarding my maternal side of the family. My grandfather was Robert Sonnenberg, b. 9-13-199, d. 4-4-1992. He died in Watervliet, Berrien Co. MI. Don't know what country he was born in. He married Alice Hale Sonnenberg -date unknown and I believe the marriage may have taken place in Grand Rapids, Kent Co. MI. Alice was born 10-9-1902, place unknown. Alice died in FL, but funeral services were held in Watervliet. My grandmother's mother was Mae ?? Hale Iry.  Maiden name unknown Hale and Iry were 1st and 2nd husband's name. Robert Sonneberg's father was Andrew Sonnenberg. Andrew was married (supposedly) 4 times. Andrew may have immigrated from Russia. Robert Sonnenberg, Alice Hale Sonnenberg, and Mae Hale Iry may not appear on the 1920 census as they served as missionaries in China for the period of approx. 1920-25/26. I am told that Andrew Sonnenberg was living on a farm that he owned on hill rd. just outside of Watervliet, in Berrien CO. MI.



Bill Boylon
Oak Harbor, Washington
I just saw your history of Ada page. My great-great-great grandparents were some of the first settlers in Kent County. They settled on what is now the corner of Knap and Grand River Drive. Their name was Boylon.

Janet M Cranor
SHAW

I am looking for information on the Shaw family history. Ervilla Shaw was married to George Shaw and had a daughter by the name of Josie or Josaphine.



Duane Sterling
STERLING

I would like to find any information on my father, Lee Santee Sterling, born in Grand Rapids, MI, circa 1883. His mother's name was possibly Florence.



Bob Ritter
RITTER

I am searching for descendants of Ernst Philipp Ritter and his wife, Sofia A., last name unknown. They had four children, Louis Beecher. She was born July 11, 1854. Her father was living when she was married, but I would presume it was near Grand Rapids as girls did not usually get married far from home in those days. I am trying to get a lead on what census to look in to find out about Levi Thomas Beecher. He was my gggrandfather. Researching : BOITEAU, BEECHER, FRANCK, MACLEOD, SPENCER, STEWART [Image] Barry C.K. Moravek CUMMIN (G) S COMMINS etc. I am working on the book the Descendants of Stephen Cummin(GS) s 1736-abt. 1815. He was born Dec. 13, 1736 in Attleboro, Mass and resided in Coventry RI. Then Pownal, VT where he served in the American Revolution then removed to Pittsfield, New Lisbon Otsego Co. NY where he probable died around 1815. He was the son of Abraham Jr. of Topsfield, Mass. Many descendants removed to Erie and Stueben Co. NY then to Michigan. I have located his descendants in many MI CO's including Kent Co. I have more than 5,000 descendants of this Cummings family in a data-base and will be happy to share . Please write back regarding this large Michigan family surname if you think you might have a connection. [Image] 

Tommy Andersson 
ANDERSSON Looking for all info on my greatgrandfather's whereabouts in the Grand Rapids area, Kent Co. MI. His name was Herman Andersson, he was b. in Nysatra parrish, Sweden 1867. He went to USA 1893 but returned to Sweden 1900. Have a couple of Pictures taken in a Grand Rapids studio sometime in the 1890's. Back in Sweden he bought a farm, married and raised three children, the youngest being my grand father Harald Andersson born 1906. Have a suspicion that he was involved in logging, but any info concerning Herman Andersson will be appreciated. [Image] 

Betty Wilson 
NUTTAL-PUTMAN MASSEY Emanuel Massey Nuttal came from Lancashire, England in 1848. He was born in 1833 or 1834. He married Hannah Marie Putman on June 20, 1868 in Kent County, MI. His father was Carlton Nuttall and his mother was Elizabeth Massey. I am looking for any information about Carlton or Elizabeth Massey Nuttall. [Image] Patricia Leveille TEMMANS-TIBBITS I am looking for info. on Delia Temmans; was married to James Tibbits; had a son Burton Tibbits, born Oct. 12th, 1884 in Grandville MI. These are my great-grandparents and my grandfather. Thank you for any help you are able to give. [Image] 

Terry Owens 
DURHAM-MAUK WALKER-SCHADDELEE-HOLWERDA I am looking for these surnames: Thomas Lynn Durham September 2, 1924 m. Barbara Jane Mauk William Hayden Durham March 14, 1889 m. Pearl Walker Arthur D. Mauk June 5, 1898 m. Jane Schaddelee Margaret Holwerda Oct. 16, 1875 m. Frank Schaddelee (Margaret came from the Netherlands) [Image] 

Susan Reagan COLWELL-HOUGHTELING-OBERHOLTZER ODELL-PASCOE-REAGAN- VAN DER VEER-VAN -HORN-WALKER-WOODS The families are for the most part, ending up in Northern Michigan by way of Ohio--and from there, came from NY and PA. The Colwell line information that I have is very limited- all I have is a Lewis Colwell, Born Elyria Ohio (parents unknown) He married a Hanna VanderVeer (daughter of Abram VanderVeer) who was born in Granby NY in 1835. He and Hannah were in Rives, Jackson Co. Mi then settled in Greenville MI. Museum and historical folks in Greenville have been very helpful, and we have all kinds of colorful info on Lewis Colwell and Hannah, up to his death in Detroit, South Dakota in 1896. What I am looking for, is Ohio links and anything prior. [Image] 

Eileen Kelly 
HUTCHINSON-SHERWOOD TENNIS Looking for info on Paul Hutchinson b. Charlotte in 1870 and Anna Tennis Hutchinson b. Paris in 1878. They were married in Grand Rapids in 1899 and had 7 children. Eolis, Emogene, Loretta (for Harveyetta), Florence, Muriel, Benetta and Arthur. Looking for any information on Harvey Hutchinson b. NY 1835 and Emma Jean Brice Hutchinson b. NY 1846 who moved to Charlotte MI and had Paul F. b. 1870, Bess (later married to a Sherwood) Harvey Jr,, b 1874, Alfred b. 1868 and Carl b. 1878, Any info on them and their descendants would be appreciated. [Image] 

Gary L. Lloyd Sr. 
LLOYD-SCOVILLE-AUTIN I am researching these names in the Rockford and Kent City areas of Kent County. The LLoyds (Marion and Hannah Yarnell) inhabited area in the 1860's and owned a saw mill in Rockford. The Austins (Thomas and Cora Lloyd) lived in the Kent City area into the 1940's. The Scovilles (Guy and Lizzie Lloyd) were also in the area until the 1940's. I would be interested in sharing information with anyone researching these families. [Image] 

Mary Pillow 
MONNEBACH-HARWICK Looking for information on Anna Monnebach born around 1850-1855? in Grand Rapids. Married (last name) Hawick (possibly Charles) . Had 3 children all b. in Grand Rapids, Mary Hawick, Theodore Hawick, Adeline Hawick. Mr. Hawick worked for the railroad in Grand Rapids. He is my grandfather's grandfather. [Image] 

Vivian Brandal 
SAWYER-JEWELL (JUELL) COURTWRIGHT-HARRINGTON I am looking for more information on my great grandfather. He was born in Kent CO. and served in the Civil War, The Second Regiment Calvary. He left from Grand Rapids. His name was Joseph B. Sawyer. He was born about 1844. His parents were Elsie Jewell (Juell) and his father was John Sawyer. His father was killed when Joseph was only about 3 or 4 years old. A horse kicked him in the head. A daughter died in infancy. Joseph's mother married a Samuel Courtwright in 1851 and they had five sons, two died. Mr. Courtwright died in 1871 and then Elsie married again, her third husband K.D. Harrington in 1873. About 1870 Joseph and his family and mother came to Hartwick Twp. Osceola Co. MI. Elsie and her third husband returned to Grand Rapids until his death in 1899. Then she returned to Osceola Co. Elsie Jewell was born in Syracuse, NY. on Feb. 6, 1828. When she was 14 years old she came to Grand Rapids. Is there any information on her? Did she have any brothers or sisters? After Joseph's father was killed, Joseph went to live with a grandfather or an uncle. I would like to find more information on Joseph's father's family. [Image] Linda Stoepker HANFORD Looking for info pertaining to James S. Hanford born abt. 1835 in Seneca Co., Ohio. Served in the Civil War. Lived in the area of Sparta, MI, where he raised a family with his wife Lois (aka Louise). He died abt.1904. Unknown where he died or where he was buried. Believe he may have returned to Ohio prior to his death. [Image] 

Pam Tanner 
SONNENBERG-HALE-IRY I am looking for information regarding my maternal side of the family. My grandfather was Robert Sonnenberg, b. 9-13-199, d. 4-4-1992. He died in Watervliet, Berrien Co. MI. Don't know what country he was born in. He married Alice Hale Sonnenberg -date unknown and I believe the marriage may have taken place in Grand Rapids, Kent Co. MI. Alice was born 10-9-1902, place unknown. Alice died in FL, but funeral services were held in Watervliet. My grandmother's mother was Mae ?? Hale Iry. Maiden name unknown Hale and Iry were 1st and 2nd husband's name. Robert Sonneberg's father was Andrew Sonnenberg. Andrew was married (supposedly) 4 times. Andrew may have immigrated from Russia. Robert Sonnenberg, Alice Hale Sonnenberg, and Mae Hale Iry may not appear on the 1920 census as they served as missionaries in China for the period of approx. 1920-25/26. I am told that Andrew Sonnenberg was living on a farm that he owned on hill rd. just outside of Watervliet, in Berrien CO. MI. [Image] 

Bill Boylon Oak Harbor, Washington 
BOYLON
I just saw your history of Ada page. My great-great-great grandparents were some of the first settlers in Kent County. They settled on what is now the corner of Knap and Grand River Drive. Their name was Boylon. [Image] 

Janet M Cranor 
SHAW I am looking for information on the Shaw family history. Ervilla Shaw was married to George Shaw and had a daughter by the name of Josie or Josaphine. [Image] 

Duane Sterling 
STERLING I would like to find any information on my father, Lee Santee Sterling, born in Grand Rapids, MI, circa 1883. His mother's name was possibly Florence. [Image] 

Bob Ritter 
RITTER I am searching for descendants of Ernst Philipp Ritter and his wife, Sofia A., last name unknown. They had four children, Louisa, Jo (anna), Mary E., Ernest P. The children were all born in Michigan between 1875 and 1881 and believed to be in the vicinity of Grand Rapids, MI. [Image] 

Marilyn Canfield 
CANFIELD THORNE Charles Canfield -station agent m. Mana Louise Thorne. Living in Long Lake possibly in Tyrone twp, 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. Would appreciate someone checking for me to see if Charles is on the 1900 census in Kent County. He was not in Grand Rapids. [Image] 

Wynand Gerrit Mulder 
MULDER-BROUWER LUKKIEN-REMTEMA I am looking for details and descendants of the following families: Harm Mulder born Holland 29.3.1855, married to Aike Brouwer born Holland.



Sherlene Belden
WELCH-MUSSULMAN-JOHNSON-GODFREY-MUSSELMAN

I am looking for information on E.S. Welch m. Emma UnKnown (possibly a granddaughter of Tobias Mussulman or Arminda Johnson-Goderey-Musselman)
Emma died in 1893 and is buried in West Cooper Cemetery, Kalamazoo Co, MI. next to Tobias Musselman. The cemetery record indicates that Emma died in Grand Rapids, MI, however, Kent Co. has no death record registered. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.



Susan A.
HOLTOM-TEETER

My mother was born in Kent Co. to Harry Andrew Holtom, and Hazel Gertrude Teeter. I have little information other than my mother, Virginia Hazel Holtom was born in February 13, 1917.

Any information about this family would be very much appreciated. I'm just beginning my search.



Steve and Betty Snow
SCHMIDT -SMITH

George Smith (1821/1901) and his wife (Sarah last name uncertain) are buried in Caledonia Cemetery, Kent Co. MI. We are searching for further information about them and their descendants.



Terry Owens
MAUK-SCHADDELEE

I am looking for Arthur D. Mauk born June 5, 1898 Pa, well known in Grand Rapids Mi for Boxing he was a feather weight. Son of Frederick and Carrie Mauk, Arthur D. Mauk married Jane Schaddelee daughter of Frank and Margaret Schaddelee of Grand Rapids Mi, they lived at 515 Jefferson. GR, MI.

looking for DURHAM, WALKER, MAUK,SCHADDELEE, HOLWERDA, OWENS, THRELKELD



Mark Wright
WRIGHT-HAVEN

Elisha Clark Wright was born in 1928 in NY. He married Sophronia Amanada Haven in 1851 in Iosco Twp, Livingston Co, MI. They had at least one child, Orick Allen, b. 10, Feb 1854 in Iosco Twp, Livingston, MI. Elisha died 19, Dec 1916 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Mi. I have descendants of Orick Allen, and would like to share notes with anyone else researching this family.



Chuck Collins
COLLINS-SIDEBOTHAM

I'm trying to locate my grandparents.
William Watson Collins, b. Sept. 20, 1867 in Grand Rapids, Mi. Mary Ann Sidebotham, b. April 2, 1874 in GR. MI. This information has not been verified, however I do know that they were married 1894 in GR. MI.



Norma Tanner
BAILEY-DENNISON

I am researching my family from East Paris, Kent County, MI. Joseph Bailey w. Sophia Dennison sons came to Kent Co -Freeborn, Sluman, Gilbert.
Originally family purchased over 500 acres which part is now know as Bailey's Grove. If you have any information on any of these families--please write.



Bunny Peterson
PALMATEER, ROBINSON, JOHNSON, MAGOON AND STUTHARD

My ggrandparents were Charles, born May 1840 Delaware Co, NY & Elizabeth MCLELLAN PALMATEER, b. Aug. 1843 , prob. Washington Co. NY lived in Branch Co. Mi re 1880 census and were located in Sparta Twp. Kent Co. MI in 1900, MI Census. Charles died Feb 1910 Sparta township. Elizabeth died a bit later so family tradition tells me. They had six daughters,
1. Albina Palmateer Kent b. 1861, Branch Co -resided 1880 Sparta Twp. died 1929 Montcalm Co, MI.
2. Alvretta Palmateer Pixley born 1863 died 1927 Branch Co. MI.
3. Alma born 1872 Branch Co. MI.
4. Cora Palmateer (John) Stuthard (Studard) b. 1875 Branch Co.MI died before 1927
5. Agnes born 1879 Branch Co. MI and
6. Bessie born 1886 MI
 In Alvretta Palmateer Pixley's obituary it said she was survived by Mrs. Alfred Kent, Mrs. Will Robinson, Mrs. S. A. Magoon and Mrs. Chas. Johnson. If you have any information about any of the above. I would appreciate your e-mailing me at or writing to me at the addresses below. I believe Cora Palmateer Stuthard, and several others are buried in the Sparta or Kent County area.
email wrpete@micron.net
postal
Bunny Peterson
115 West 12th North
Mountain Home, ID 83647

Thank you so very much.



Wynand Gerrit Mulder
MULDER-BROUWER-LUKKIEN-MULDER-REMTEMA

I am looking for details and descendants of the following families:
Harm Mulder b. Holland 29.3.1855, married to Aike Brouwer b. Holland 7.1.1856. They went to Grand Rapids 1880 with their son Gerrit Klaas Mulder b. Holland 26.1.1880.
Trijntje Lukkien-Mulder, widow, went 6.12.1888 to Grand Rapids with her son Remmelt Lukkien.
Rempt Klaas Remtema born Holland 1859 and his wive Geerdina Catharina Mulder born Holland 24.11.1863 went to Grand Rapids in 1890, with their children Grietje Remtema b. Holland 24.4.1885
Gerrit Remtema born Holland 28.3.1887;
Antje Remtema born Holland 24.7.1889.

Wynand Gerrit Mulder
Haren Groningen 9751EK
Holland response method -e-mail



Dave and Nancy Phillips
MCFALL-JACOBS-HELSEL

Searching for family of brothers Jonathan, Jonas and William McFall from Algoma Twp. Parents should be William McFall and Kate Helsel of Ohio. Jonathan b. 1829 married Fidelia Jacobs and had 5 children. Jonas b. 1827 married Lydia Helsel and had 5 children. All three brothers lived in Algoma Twp for 1860 census and served in Michigan Units during the civil war.



Terry Owens
SCHADDELEE-DIEVIT-HOLWERDA

I am currently gathering information on my family history and need some help.



Scott Sickler
MARSH

I would like any information on the family of Cyrus Marsh in the 1840-1850 Kent Co. Census.

Scott Sickler
reseickler@aol.com


Sam Franc
BOITEAU-BEECHER-FRANCK-MACLEOD- SPENCER-STEWART

On Oct. 31, 1882 in Grand Rapids a Henry August Boiteau married a Lurana Beecher. She was born July 11, 1854. Her father was Levi Thomas Beecher. I don't know where she was born or where she or her father was living when she was married, but I would presume it was near Grand Rapids as girls did not usually get married far from home in those days. I am trying to get a lead on what census to look in to find out about Levi Thomas Beecher. He was my gggrandfather.



Sandie Steele
SUNDAY-JOHNSON-SNELL-NELSON

Looking for information on William Sunday who died in Richland, MI. Parents were Wesley and Elizabeth Sunday.

also I am looking for info on Emma Nelson. Her mothers name was Mary Johnson and father was Fred Snell, she was raised by a family named Nelson and used that as her maiden name on her childrens birth cert. Emma Nelson b. 9 Jan. 1882 in Greenville MI.

I think Emma married at the age of 16 to Curtis Paul or (Paul Curtis) Sunday around 1894-1896.



Pamelia Ward White Sun Dec 15
18:09:26 1996
I am looking for a James Ward was born sometime around 1834 and married someone named Mary. I know that he had a son named Thomas William Ward who was born August 4, 1863 in Michigan and died August 19, 1948 in Hempstead, NY. His Death certificate states that his dad James was born in the USA (Not to helpful.Thomas William Ward married Ann Jane Minton who was born on October 21, 1865 in GrandRapids, MI and died March 20 1945 in Hempstead, NY. They were married in 1892 but In Grand Rapids as far as I know.
Thomas also had a sister named Alice and another sister
who name I don't know and she married someone with the
last name Touhey who lived in Michigan.
Thomas and Ann had only had 1 child:
Francis Thomas Ward (who was born Edward Francis and
changed his name later) b. November 11, 1893 in Chicago.
If you have any information on any of these people please
EMail me at Hunbun@AOL.com

Dave Driscoll

Searching for information on Mary Louise Driscoll Church; she was married
to Henry Church and had a daughter Bertha Mary Church who was born 23 Jan
1897. All were known to be living in Grand Rapids. Any information would
be helpful. Thanks


Cheryl Hammond

Searching for information regarding John Hammond and his wife,
Margaret Stephens Hammond, and their son Chester Hammond. John
died in 1896 and Margaret died 1904. They owned a farm in Nelson.
The couple migrated from English Canada to Michigan.



carl devries
DEVRIES

i'm looking for all descendants of richard and gertrude devries, who lived at cowan lake in rockford. my dad (their grandson) tells me they had eleven kids.



John Donaker
DONAKER

Looking for information on the family of Charles and Annette
DONAKER, who lived in Lowell in 1910. I have information onpart of the family, but need data on the children of John,
Winnifred, and Willis. Some family is still in the Grand Rapids
area. Jondonaker@aol.com.



Susan Scoville Pope
SCOVILLE

I am researching my father's lineage. Cannot go further back than myfather's paternal grandfather: Charles Orlando Scovill, born November 8, 1836 in Ann Arbor, MI, died early 1900s in either Kalamazoo or Detroit.  Married Emily Frances Snow in Kalamazoo, October 28, 1863
Their children:
Georgia Denslow Scoville b. 1864, Kalamazoo (m. Thomas Connor)
William Henry Scovill, b. 1866 (m. Mattie Miller)
Frederick Gregg Scoville, b. 1875, Peoria, IL (m. Albertina Inez Walton in Kalamazoo, 1886) (his son, Glenwood Charles Scoville, b. 1902 in Kalamazoo-my father)
Would certainly appreciate any information, particularly regarding
Charles Orlando Scovill's parents' names.



Judy Zander
 Sun Feb 9 1997
SAVARINO, FURANNA


Hi All;
I am looking for info about a marriage that took place
in Michigan in late summer or fall of 1946. The 2 people
involved are Phil SAVARINO & Aileen FURANNA. I have not been able to trace these 2 at all. I have photo's of
them but that's all.
Thanks for your help.



glloyd43@aol.com
Gary L. Lloyd Sr.
Thu Mar
13 06:30:00 1997
LLOYD, SCOVILLE, AUSTIN
I am researching these names in the Rockford and Kent City
areas of Kent county. The LLOYDs (Marion and Hannah 'YARNELL')inhabited the area in the 1860s and owned a saw mill in Rockford. The AUSTINS (Thomas and Cora 'LLOYD') lived in the Kent City area into the 1940s. The SCOVILLES (Guy and Lizzie 'LLOYD') were also in the area until the 1940s. I would be interested in sharing information with anyone researching these families.
dandrox@montana.co
Roxanna Malone McGinnis
Sun Mar 16 22:09:19 1997
MALONE, MATHENSON
Looking for information on Thomas MALONE. He was born in Ireland and lived in Ionia County in the 1860's then is believed to have moved to Kent Co. His wife, MaryAnn MATHENSON, died in Grand Rapids on 29 Aug,
1870. He later remarried, possible name of 2nd wife is Mary HORNE, although that is not confirmed. He had three children, William Webster MALONE (b. Ionia Co. 22 Feb 1862), Carrie (unk birthdate) and Christopher(?) who was an infant or toddler when his mother died, and was
put up for adoption at that time. I have not been able to find any information on Thomas' life or heritage prior to when he lived in Michigan, and would appreciate any info that might help me make that link.

Mary Pillow Mon Mar 17
19:27:29 1997
HAWICK, MONNEBACH

Looking for information on Anna Monnebach born around 1850-1855? in Grand Rapids. Married (last name) Hawick (possibly Charles) Had three children (all born in Grand Rapids) Mary Hawick, Theodore Hawick & Adeline
Hawick. Mr. Hawick worked for the railroad in Grand Rapids. He is my grandfather's grandfather.


TERRYOWENS@AOL.COM"
DURHAM, MAUK, WALKER, SCHADDELEE, HOLWERDA
Tue Mar 18
06:17:26 1997
I AM LOOKING FOR THESE SURNAMES
THOMAS LYNN DURHAM SEPTEMBER 2,1924 MARRIED BARBARA JANE MAUK
WILLIAM HAYDEN DURHAM MARCH 14,1889 MARRIED PEARL WALKER
ARTHUR D MAUK JUNE 5,1898 MARRIED JANE SCHADDELEE
MARGARET HOLWERDA OCTOBER 16,1875 MARRIED FRANK SCHADDELEE
MARGARET CAME FROM THE NETHERLANDS
I NEED INFORMATION FOR MY FAMILY TREE THANKS SO MUCH IN ADVANCE
jklotz@iquest.net"
Jane Klotz
 Tue Mar 18
09:20:45 1997
Kent County, MI
WATSON and BROOKS - Searching for descendants of Martha A. Brooks, dau. of John Adam Brooks and Lucina Parsons who were m. 26 Feb 1826 Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, and Maj. Amassa B. Watson who was born 27
Feb. 1826 in Warchester, VT, son of Oliver Watson and Ester Brown.
Watson was a Major in the Eighth Infranty in Nov. 1861 and wounded 1862 at Cussau Ferry. He died abt. Nov 26, 1913 in Grand Rapids. Their residence was at the corner of Fulton and (1107) Sheldon Streets. The "Grand Rapids Herald", 23 June 1915, lists Martha BrooksWatson's heirs as Julia A. Carroll, Marion Idema, William Mead, Ellen M.
Stryker, John A. Brooks, Jr., and Hollis Brooks.

Marilyn Kittock
 Fri Mar 21
13:38:57 1997
COLVIN
I'm trying to find the cemetery that my ggrandfather, Edmund
Colvin and his wife, Clara Iceman Colvin would be buried in.
They farmed in Caledonia Twp., Kent County, MI. They were alive in 1910. That's the last known date I have.

Sylves414@aol.com  Sali
 Sun Mar 23 11:47:59  1997
ACKIEN
Looking for Mari Anne Unwin Ackien, born approx 1925 in Colorado. Gave birth to 3 children, a boy in 1946, a girl in 1948, and another girl in 1956 who was placed for adoption. 3rd child was born and adopted in Ottawa county.
wattts@geocities.com
Jay Zane
Sun Mar 23    16:28:15 1997
RASIMAS, RICE
I am searching for information on Joseph RASIMAS who moved from Schuylkill County,PA. in the late 1890's or early 1900's and settled in Grand Rapids, MI. He had sisters, Victoria and Tessie, and a brother Enoch. His mother would have been Frances Rasimas who immigrated in 1911. Joseph died approx.1917. Surname could have been Anglicized to Rice from its Lithuanian origin.

pratclif@zam0.attnet.or.jp
Patricia L. Ratcliff
 Mon Mar 24 05:06:32 1997
GRABILL, BUTTON, TUTTLE
I am looking for information on my grandfather's family. He was married to Harriet Genevieve Button in Kalamazoo, date unknown. She was born in Kalamazoo, May 10, 1896. His name was Roy Kennedy Grabill who was born June 20, 1895 in Grand Rapids, MI. His father was George Grabill. I know Roy had siblings but I do not know their names. I am updating my family tree that is on the Family Tree Maker Home Page. My mother was Barbara Louise Grabill Ratcliff who was born in Kalamazoo, October 31, 1920. I would also like information on my grandmother's father Harry Jay
Button was born November 22, 1870 in NY and died August 18, 1929 in Kalamazoo. He married Katherine Medora Tuttle who was born November 16, 1869, in Paw Paw, MI. They were married April 30, 1895 in Kalamazoo. She died June 17, 1935 in Kalamazoo.

MALINOWSKI, LATZEK, LIPINSKI
John MALINOWSKI married Bernice LATZEK abt 1883 in Grand Rapids.
Children: Peter, Nettie, John, Tekla and Vanda. John married Mary
LIPINSKI in 1893. Children: Charles, George and Helen. I would like inf.
on the LATZEK family or the LATZEK Funeral Home.

Diane Bollert
Simunneg@widomaker.com



ggun@alliance.net
Gus Gunderson III   Sun Mar
30 15:39:44 1997
GUNDERSON
I Am Looking for any information on the following relatives
Gustave Jule Gunderson Sr.
Paul E. Gunderson
Carl Gunderson
I would like any information avaIlable for these people.. I am starting myfamily tree and would like info on the people

Eileen Kelly
 Wed Apr 2  18:37:55 1997  KENT COUNTY M
 ekelly2671@aol.com
April 2, 1997
Looking for info on Paul HUTCHINSON b Charlotte in 1870 and Anna TENNIS HUTCHINSON b Paris in 1878. They were married inGrand Rapids in 1899 and had 7 children. Eolis, Emogene, Loretta (or Harveyetta) Florence, Muriel, Benetta and Arthur. Benetta and Arthur died as small children. Emogene is my mother. Any info on Paul and Anna would be appreciated.

rdbaith@alaska.net
Dick Bait    Fri May 2   20:31:04 1997
NEVENZEL
Lookiing for information on the family of Jan W. and Jennetje NEVENZEL.
In 1880 they were Allegan County. Their children were Jan b 1861, Gerrit b 1867 Jan W. b 1871 and Jennetje b 1875. Parent are believed to have been born in Holland and the children in Michigan. Any information on this family
would be appreciated.

palmaff@ibm.net
Judy Palmaffy   Fri May 2  07:47:47 1997
SHATTUCK, SHAW, LABARRE
I have several letters written by my ggrandmother, Emma Eliza(SHATTUCK) SHAW referring to her step-daughter Nellie SHAW.  It seems that Nellie was staying with or boarding at Mrs.LABARRE's. By the letters, it almost seems like it may have been some kind of school. The time frame would be around 1877.
My main interest is tracking down Nellie M. SHAW. But if I could find out more about this Mrs. LABARRE it could help find Nellie. Does anyone know anything about this?
Judy Palmaffy

pacshc@inet.net
Sandy Carneiro
 Fri May 2   11:27:05 1997
POWERS
I am looking for info on Alanson POWERS who bought land in Kent County around the area of Walker/Grand Rapids border date signed was 10 Nov1841.  He or members of his family later moved to NY and then to Ozaukee County
area, Wisconsin. He is the great grandfather of my grandfather.

Patrick Le Mmon
VINKEMULDER

Seeking info on Bertrum P. Vinkemulder
b. 17 Sept. 1896, Grand Rapids MI. my wife's grandfather, don't know how long he lived in MI. He lived in Los Angeles Ca. and was known as "Cactus Pete,"-operated a Cactus nursery for many years in L.A.



David W. Rudge
BIERI & WYSS

Looking for any information or descendents of these Kent County surnames.



Dale Wilson
MCNAUGHTON-MASSEY-NUTTALL

Looking for the death record of Elizabeth McNaughton. My great-grandfather Emmanuel (Massey) Nuttall was listed in Kent county, Alpine, MI. In 1870 there is an Elizabeth McNaughton living with her daughter and son-in-law in Kent Co. Bowne Twp. MI. I am interested to know her maiden name which would be listed on her death certificate.



W. van Leeuwen & C. Stanfield
LOOMIS-CROCKER-FOOTE

Looking for descendants of Jonathan C. Loomis and Elizabeth Crocker. The family settled in Born 1818 in Cuyahoga Co. Ohio, daughter of Noah Crocker and Betsey Foote. The Loomis children were Leonard, Alvin Jonathan, Charles, Julia, and William. I am gathering information on descendents of the Crocker family of Barnstable MA, and have information that connects Elizabeth Crocker to that line. Would like to trade information with descendants. Thanks!
Cheryl Stanfield, Lake Odessa MI.



Tom Gillett
GILLET-ELDRED-BENNETT

Seeking information about Matthew Gillet who was buried in Kent Co. Elmwood Cem. in 1897. Matthew was born in Steuben Co. NY in 1819 or 1820 and came west with his parents to Eaton Rapids in 1836. He married Mary Ann Eldred in 1848 --possibly had another wife (Esther Bennett). Would appreciate any information about him, his parents, his children.etc.



W. van Leeuwen & C. Stanfield
SADLER-CROCKER-WILLARD-LILY

Looking for descendants of Crocker families who lived in Byron Twp. Kent Co. in the late 1800's: Noah Crocker b. 1819 Dover, Cuyahoga Co. Ohio. He married in Dover 1879 Betsey Sadler. Their children (four born in Dover, five in Byron): Alonson, Lewis, Noah, Sanford, Luther, Merton, Eunice, Lena, and Lida.   Alonson Crocker b. 1846 m. 1870 in Byron - Frances Willard. Their son Fred Avery b. 1877. Sanford Crocker b. 1852 m. 1874 in Byron-Miranda Lily. Their children Leo. b. 1876 and Laural b. 1878. I am collecting information on descendants of the Barnstable MA Crocker family, and have information that ties Noah Sr. to that family. I would like to trade information with descendants. Thanks.
Cheryl Stanfield Lake Odessa, MI



Terry Nowak
MARTELL

I am looking for any information on my grandfather, Glen Dale Martell. Native American, born in Grand Rapids, in 1886. This is all the information that I have on him. Thank You.



Patrick Le Mmon
VINKEMULDER

Seeking info on Bertrum P. Vinkemulder
b. 17 Sept. 1896, Grand Rapids MI. my wife's grandfather, don't know how long he lived in MI. He lived in Los Angeles Ca. and was known as "Cactus Pete,"-operated a Cactus nursery for many years in L.A.


David W. Rudge
BIERI & WYSS

Looking for any information or descendents of these Kent County surnames.



Dale Wilson
MCNAUGHTON-MASSEY-NUTTALL

Looking for the death record of Elizabeth McNaughton. My great-grandfather Emmanuel (Massey) Nuttall was listed in Kent county, Alpine, MI. In 1870 there is an Elizabeth McNaughton living with her daughter and son-in-law in Kent Co. Bowne Twp. MI. I am interested to know her maiden name which would be listed on her death certificate.



W. van Leeuwen & C. Stanfield
LOOMIS-CROCKER-FOOTE

Looking for descendants of Jonathan C. Loomis and Elizabeth Crocker. The family settled in Born 1818 in Cuyahoga Co. Ohio, daughter of Noah Crocker and Betsey Foote. The Loomis children were Leonard, Alvin Jonathan, Charles, Julia, and William. I am gathering information on descendents of the Crocker family of Barnstable MA, and have information that connects Elizabeth Crocker to that line. Would like to trade information with descendants. Thanks!
Cheryl Stanfield, Lake Odessa MI.



Tom Gillett
GILLET-ELDRED
BENNETT

Seeking information about Matthew Gillet who was buried in Kent Co. Elmwood Cem. in 1897. Matthew was born in Steuben Co. NY in 1819 or 1820 and came west with his parents to Eaton Rapids in 1836. He married Mary Ann Eldred in 1848 --possibly had another wife (Esther Bennett). Would appreciate any information about him, his parents, his children.etc.



W. van Leeuwen & C. Stanfield
SADLER-CROCKER-WILLARD-LILY

Looking for descendants of Crocker families who lived in Byron Twp. Kent Co. in the late 1800's: Noah Crocker b. 1819 Dover, Cuyahoga Co. Ohio. He married in Dover 1879 Betsey Sadler. Their children (four born in Dover, five in Byron): Alonson, Lewis, Noah, Sanford, Luther, Merton, Eunice, Lena, and Lida. Alonson Crocker b. 1846 m. 1870 in Byron-Frances Willard. Their son Fred Avery b. 1877. Sanford Crocker b. 1852 m. 1874 in Byron-Miranda Lily. Their children Leo. b. 1876 and Laural b. 1878. I am collecting information on descendants of the Barnstable MA Crocker family, and have information that ties Noah Sr. to that family. I would like to trade information with descendants. Thanks.
Cheryl Stanfield Lake Odessa, MI



Terry Nowak
MARTELL

I am looking for any information on my grandfather, Glen Dale Martell. Native American, born in Grand Rapids, in 1886. This is all the information that I have on him. Thank You.



Christopher Andrew
MAGOON

I'm trying to locate an obituary from the Grand Rapids Press or the Grand Rapids Herald for Henry H. Magoon. He died in Grand Rapids on July 27, 1918. I'd appreciate some assistance from anyone with access to microfilm of the 2 Grand Rapids papers. I can offer similar assistance with lookups for the Chicago Tribune and the New York Times.


Earl Hundley (Sandy)
HOLLAND

We are looking for the wife of Timothy Holland that possibly died (Kent Co) around 1890. Also they had a daughter Jane that died about the same year. She was around 10 years old. If you have any stones with "Holland" on them in Kent County please let me know.


Aegis
DURHAM- HYDE
Possible other spellings

I am looking for the birth record of Betty Durham -she was born abt. 1931. Possible Fathers name Michael Hyde spelling questionable on both names. Mother was Genevieve Durham. She is my Grandmother. I need medical records for hereditary asthma disease.


Allan Burton
Nancy Burton
MASON-CONE-HUNT

I'm searching for information on my g-g-grandfather Silas Mason. He was born in VT. in 1797, married Charity K. Cone in 1820 and moved to OH. When his wife died in 1855 he moved to WI to live with a daughter Delia Mason. They all moved to the Kent Co. area about 1860. Silas settled in Lowell Twp. of Kent Co. Mi. He remarried a second time to a Delia Hunt. He died in 1867 and is buried in Boston Cemetery.


K Behling
HILTON
 

I am looking for information on HILTON family who lived in Alpine and Walker. David B. Hilton b. 3 Sep 1783 md "Hannah" b. 11 Dec 1792. Both are buried in Brooklawn Cemetery. They had 2 daughters, Mary and Aurilla, and sons John, David W. , Leonard K. and James Kendrick.
All came from NY. Does anyone know anything about the descendents of any of these people?
Does anyone know what part of New York they came from? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks


Kathleen Lee Mendel
RAYMER-STARKS

RAYMER, Samuel N. died in Courtland Township, Kent County, MI on 4/1/1917.
I'm looking for any information on this family. Samuel was my g-grandfather. Wife--Betsey Ann Starks-- they had 4 children: George, Fred, Frank and Ida May.

Kathleen Lee Mendel-- Farmington NM


Ann Segard

Looking for anyone researching these surnames in Kent County. BAILEY, GARDNER, LEGGETT, STARBUCK, WORTMAN.

Thank you Ann Segard


H. Cameron
DAWSON-BEASLEY

I'm searching for my Grgrandparents: William (Billy) Dawson: b. 1870's? d. 1939-1940? married to Ida Beasley, b. 1870's? d. Aug 13, 1913, in Detroit Mi.
They had 5 daughters; Pearl-b. 1896; Vera b. 1898?; June b. 1897; Ruth b. 1904; and Doris b. 1906. It is said in family history that William Dawson had a furniture store in Grand Rapids at one time. It would have been before 1906. I would appreciate any help/info on this family.


Leah Driesenga
BUIKEMA-KLOOSTERMAN

I am trying to complete the Buikema side of my family tree. I am stuck right now on

Elizabeth Buikema m. Hans Kloosterman
b. Oct 4, 1922 b. June 13, 1924
d. Dec 17, 1961

Cornelius Buikema (father of Betty)
b. Aug 19, 1890
d. Jan 4, 1962

I need to know who Betty's mother is and any sisters or brothers. Thank you.



Ken Greer
STRAUS (S), RAU, KELLER, NEUBECKER,
BEINGESSNER, KAISER, HAAS

Searching for information on these surnames.
Very little is known except most are of German descent. In Michigan in 1800-mid 1900's. Would love to hear from anyone working these lines.
ktg@c-zone.net thanks


Dick Jacobs
WINEGARDEN-TUCKER

Seeking information pertaining to the Isaac B. Winegarden family. Isaac was born about 1812 in Canada West, or possibly Norfolk Co. Isaac is found in the Military Records of the Nat. Archives Admin. regarding his induction in 1864 and his discharge in 1865 near Detroit, Michigan. Prior to his induction into the Grand Army of the Republic, he was married to Elizabeth R. (Surname unknown). She was also born in Canada West. It is thought that they were married about 1846 at Townsend, Norfolk Co., Ontario, Canada. They had five children that were listed in the 1860census for Leighton Twp., Allegan Co., Michigan. They are: Lonisa b. 1838, David C. b. 1840, Hannah E. b. 1842, Isaac J. b. 1844 who was a casualty of the Civil War, Euphmia b. 1849 (all born at Norfolk Co., Ontario). It is not known if there were any other children not listed in the census. In addition to the children William Winegarden is list as being 77 years old and having been born in New Jersey about 1783. Following the death of the son Isaac J.., his father Isaac B. volunteered for service in 1864 at Grandville, Kent Co. Michgian. Following the war and his discharge he never returned home. He later married Anna Tucker possibly around 1870 in Wayne co, MI. It is thought that Anna left her family to never return. Isaac died at the Mecosta Co. Poor Farm.



Alexander D. Davis
DAVIS

Looking for information on Alexander D. Davis, born -1-1 1818 in NY and died 1874 in Solon Township (Cemetery), Kent County. He had several children which include Alonzo Kenneth (died shortly after the civil war), George C. and William E. who farmed in Solon Center, and daughters Elizabeth A. and Hannah J. that I know of. Would love to know Alex's origin in NY and if there are any lost Davis' out there.



Mark Cotherman
ROSE
I am trying to find more information on the Charles W. Rose that is listed in the Civil War roster. I believe he could be my great great grandfather. 

Arlene Hernes Lillis
HERNES

Looking for information on the Hernes family; Martin Hernes (son of Michael and Josephine Grzietek Hernes)) came to Grand Rapids from Germany in about 1889; married Theodora Wisniewski ca.1890.
Contact Arlene Hernes Lillis
2060 Ridgewood SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546



WH Stephen
STEPHEN, STEPHENS, STEPHAN

 Richard Kein
SHRADER

I am looking for a relative's birth place, maiden name, and time and place of death. She was in the 1920 Grand Rapids census as Freda Schrader, 75 years old, 323 Franklin St. widow. She was from Mecklenburg Germany, immigrating in 1897 and naturalized in 1890 as Freda Conrad, from the name of her first husband. How do I go about this?



John M. Blake
BROWN-SPRAGUE-ALLEN-PHILLIPS

Roy W. Brown b. 11 Jan 1887 at Harvard, Kent Co. MI. Died at Stanwood, MI on 4 Nov. 1942. Married Hazelle Eloisa Sprague b 11 Jan 1888. Children wre Doris, Majorie, Franklin, and Robert. His parents were William Brown (1837-1921) and his 2nd wife Maria A. Brown (1848-1915). William had two daughters by 1st wife Caroline--Ora Brown Allen and Flora Brown Phillips. Would like to correspond with you if you are related.



Jodi Jakeway
FLOOD-CASEY
SWEET-KENNEDY-KELLEY-DOYLE

I am looking for descendants or relatives of Dennis Flood and Rosanna Casey.

Dennis Flood b. Jun 1, 1810 in Co. Donegal, Ireland, d. Mar 13, 1885 in MI. Married Rosanna Casey (1812-1888) abt. 1840.
(They are both buried at the old St. Andrews Cemetery in Grand Rapids, MI)
Children of Dennis and Rosanna:
1. Ellen Flood, b. 1842 in Pittsburg, PA, d. 1909, married James Kelley in MI.
Children: Anna Kelley (1864) and James Kelley (1867)
2. Thomas Flood, b. 1842 in Pittsburg, PA, d 1914 in MI, married Margaret Mary Doyle.
Children: Frederick Flood (1875), Margaret Mary Flood(1881), and Isabelle Flood (1886).
3. James Flood, b. abt 1843, married Nancy Jennette Sweet in MI.
Children: James Flood (abt 1865) and Dennis Flood (abt 1867)
4. Margaret Flood, b. abt 1845, married Mr. Kennedy in Butte, Montana.

Mrs. Jennie Flood (#3) was convicted of murdering John London in 1903. James & Jennie had two sons, James and Dennis.....I would like to find any of their descendants.
If you are related to any of the above, please email me at:
jjakeway@iserv.net
Thank you,
Jodi Jakeway
Belding, MI 48809



Fishwalton
SOUTHWICK

SOUTHWICK, Robert John b. April 29, 1894, Looking for any info on family members of Robert.



J. Jakeway
O'CONNOR-MORAN-ENGLISH-WELLS

I am looking for any descendants of Dennis O'Connor and Margaret Moran.
Dennis O'Connor, b.1832 in Ireland, d 1905 in Kent Co. MI
Married Margaret Moran, b. 1837 in Ireland, d. 1880 in Kent Co. MI.

They had five children:
1. Daniel O'Connor, b. 1858 in Kent Co., MI, died. 1941 in Kent Co, MI. married Mary Maud English... They had seven children.
2. Edward O'Connor, (1859-1878), Kent Co, MI.
3. Margaret Anna O'Connor, b.1864, in Kent Co, MI, d. 1949 in Kent Co. MI. married Goodman Wells... they had two children.
4. Mary Ellen O'Connor, b. 1866 in Kent Co, MI. d. unknown; married Homer Freeman...they had three children.
5. Catherine O'Connor, (1868-1885), Kent Co.MI.

You can see my entire tree at
http://familytreemaker.com/users/j/a/k/Jodi-L-Jakeway

please email me if you think we are related... thanks.
Email address: jjakeway@iserv.net
Jodi Jakeway
Belding, MI



Ms. Jodi Jakeway
JAKEWAY-JACQUES-JAQUAYS-JAQUES
& WESSELS-LENTZ-WEEKS-BRANNIGAN-
FRANCISCO-MALONE-BRIDGES

I'm looking for any descendants of the following:

James Jakeway, b. July 22, 1819 in NY(?), d. Nov 26, 1870 in Kent Co, MI.
Married Catherine Wessels, daughter of Peter & Elizabeth (Lentz) Wessels, abt 1840.

James & Catherine's children:
1. Cornelia Jakeway, b. 1841 in Herkimer Co. NY
2. Asmin Jakeway, b. 1843 in Herkimer Co.NY
3. Alice Jakeway, b. 1845 in Herkimer Co, NY
4. John Henry Jakeway, b. Sept. 15, 1846 in Herkimer Co, NY, married Mary Anne Malone.
5. Asa Jakeway, b. Apr 1848 in Herkimer Co, NY, married Sarah Elizabeth Bridges.
6. Horace Jakeway, b. Apr. 1849 in Kent Co, MI, married Celestia Weeks.
7. Sherman Jakeway, b. abt 1850 in Kent Co, Mi married Ms. Brannigan.
8. Charles Jakeway, b. abt 1851 in Kent Co, Mi , married Ella Francisco.
9. William Jakeway, b. abt 1852 in Kent Co, MI.
10. Douglas Jakeway, b. abt 1853 in Kent Co, MI
11. Camile Jakeway, b. abt 1854 in Kent Co, MI
12. Ami Jakeway, b. abt 1855 in Kent Co, MI
13. Ellen Jakeway, b. abt 1856 in Kent Co, MI
14. Frances Jakeway, b. abt 1857 in Kent Co, MI
15. Charlotte Jakeway, b. abt 1858 in Kent Co, Mi
16, James N. Jakeway, b. Mar 13, 1859 in Kent Co, MI, d. Mar 22, 1866.

Note:
Horace Jakeway's (b. abt 1849) grandson, Kenneth Jakeway4 (Alphonso3, Horace2, James1), changed his name to "Kenneth Jacques" in 1940. One of Kenneth's children, Donald, had his name legally changed back to "Jakeway". Perhaps "Jacques" was the original spelling of the surname... In the 1850 Herkimer Co, NY census, James & Catherine's last name is spelled "Jaquays". Brian Jakeway, from England, has traced his Jakeway roots back to northern France, where the name was spelled "Jaques".

I am looking for any descendants of James Jakeway.

If you have any connections to any of the above, please email me at:
jjakeway@iserv.net
Jodi Jakeway
Belding, MI 48809


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