The Junior Old Settlers’ Association of the Grand River Valley

Established December 1879, eligibility requirements were residence in Kent, Ionia or Ottawa counties, "twenty-five years prior to the date of his or her application to any member of the committee."

Names of Charter Members and Place and Date of Birth

Ambrose A. Luce, born at Grand Rapids, Sept. 29, 1849

Charles H. Scribner, born at Grand Rapids, June 5, 1841

Julian M. Wheeler, born at Grand Rapids, Sept. 28, 1846

Kryn Deykenna

W. B. Morrison, born at Grand Rapids, May 6, 1838

N. B. Scribner, born at Grand Rapids, March 15, 1849

Ira C. Hatch, born at Grand Rapids, March 15, 1849

James W. Seymour, born at Grand Rapids, June 6, 1852

Charles J. Potter

Charles A. Hilton, born at Grand Rapids, Sept. 21, 1841

Arthur M. Warrell, born at Detroit, Mich., May 1, 1851

J. H. Anderson, born at Grand Rapids, May 22, 1843

C. R. Williams

T. G. Winchester

Stephen H. Ballard, born at Bennington, Vt., July 19, 1836

Arthur K. Allen, born at Painesville, O., Nov. 6, 1849

John T. Holmes, Jr., born at Grand Rapids, Nov. 22, 1853

E. B. Dikeman, born at Grand Rapids, July 1, 1843

E. H. Foot, born at Niagara Co., N.Y., Jan. 5, 1850

C. R. Carpenter

A. P. Sinclair, born at Dixboro, Mich., Feb. 16, 1845

Washington Davis, born at Niagara Co., N.Y., Jan. 8, 1841

John S. Page, born at Grand Rapids, Sept. 25, 1837

C. H. Bacon, born at Grand Rapids, June 29, 1852

New Members – 1881

L. K. Bishop, born at Jefferson Co., N.Y., Oct. 5, 1836

Calvin L. Ives, born at Grand Rapids, Mich., June 29, 1852

Merwin D. Folger, born at Oxford, N.Y., Jan. 22, 1851

Daniel H. Powers, born at Troy, N.Y., Nov. 2, 1841

John M. Melis, born at Poortfliet, Netherlands, Jan. 19, 1851

Charles G. Godfroy, born at Grand Rapids, Mich., Dec. 16, 1851

Dick Warner, born at Grand Rapids, Mich., Aug. 20, 1849

C. H. Withey, born at Grand Rapids, Mich., June 15, 1855

Richard E. Blumrich, born on the Atlantic Ocean, July 24, 1848

Eugene W. Jones, born at Grand Rapids, Mich., June 5, 1841

C. W. Mills, born at Grand Rapids, Mich., Aug. 31, 1850

Moreau S. Crosby, born at Grand Rapids, Mich., Dec. 2, 1839

Alfred Crawford, born at Romeo, Mich., Aug. 7, 1846

Robert W. Innes, born at Oswego, N.Y., March 2, 1851

W. H. Pease, born at Cannonsburg, Kent Co., Mich., July 4, 1847

A. S. Campau, born at Grand Rapids, Mich., July 15, 1840

Chas. K. Seymour, born at Paris, Kent Co., Dec. 24, 1858

Fred. D. Shriver, born in Buffalo, N.Y., March 5, 1852

Henry L. Covell, born at Grand Rapids, June 25, 1845

Chas. R. Sligh, born at Grand Rapids, Jan. 5, 1850

W. S. Gee, born at Kent Co., Canada, Aug. 15, 1845

Horace W. Davis, born at Niagara Co., N.Y., Dec. 11, 1833

Hugo B. Rathbun, born at Cayuga Co., N.Y., Nov. 30, 1841

Dayton S. Peck, born at Monroe Co., N.Y., June 26, 1842

Henry B. Davis, born at Grand Rapids, April 2, 1845

James M. Sligh, born at Rochester, N.Y., May, 19, 1845

Arthur Sharp, born in England, Aug. 10, 1847

I. L. Davidson, born at Grand Rapids, Oct. 21, 1845

Fred. R. Smith, born at Medina, N.Y., Aug. 2, 1850

Charles H. Leonard, born at Grand Rapids, Jan. 15, 1848

J. W. McTowen, born at Wayne Co., Pa., March 17, 1844

C. M. Maris, born at Netherlands, June 3, 1852

W. H. Calkins, born at Grand Rapids, Spet. 10, 1848

Wm. H. Powers, born at Troy, N.Y., April 7, 1848

Jay D. Utley, born at Portland, N.Y., July 14, 1845

Fred H. Smith, born at Grand Rapids, Aug. 24, 1848.

Charles Swain, born in Oswego, N.Y., May 28, 1843

Cyrus E. Perkins, born at Lawrence, Mass., Oct. 9, 1847

A. B. Turner, born at Plattsburg, Clinton Co., N.Y., Aug. 1, 1827

C. B. Trixberry, born at Hamtramck, Mich., Aug. 28, 1838

Isaac F. Lamoreau, born in Lower Canada, April 8, 1851

John Brady, born at Newton Butler, Ireland, Aug. 18, 1838

John Widdicomb, born at Syracuse, N.Y., Nov. 4, 1846

W. A. Shurkman, born at Reichenberg, Bohemia, Dec. 25, 1847

N. Fred Avery, born at Grand Rapids, Jan. 15, 1855

D. O. Belknap, born at Massena, N.Y., Oct. 17, 1845

Le Grand Prince, born at Grand Rapids, Aug. 6, 1848

H. S. Bailey, born at Niagara Co., N.Y., April 26, 1846

Don J. Leathers, born at Oneida, N.Y., July 28, 1844

Chas. A. Luce, born at Grand Rapids, Sept. 27, 1854

M. M. Moore, born in Somerset Co., Maine, May 2, 1844

Frank E. Leonard, born at Grand Rapids, Dec. 19, 1855

M. R. Melis, born in Holland, Feb. 16, 1849

Hiram L. Johnson, born at Grand Rapids, Dec. 19, 1851

Ernest Inilmine, born at Princeton, C. W., Feb. 3, 1854

Samuel Heyman, born at Morrisania, N.Y., Sespt. 2, 1853

Charles P. Rathbun, born at Grand Rapids, Aug. 29, 1852

J. J. Belknap, born in St. Lawrence Co., N.Y., Sept. 15, 1849

Fremont Kellogg, born at Cazenovia, N.Y., Oct. 17, 1836

Jas. C. Herkner, born at Kurtzan, Bohemia, Dec. 1, 1840

Byron Morrison, born at Grand Rapids, Sept. 30, 1843

E. W. Withey, born at Grand Rapids, Dec. 25, 1852

J. F. Nelson, born at Grand Rapids, Dec. 13, 1847

Geo. K. Nelson, born at Grand Rapids, July 1, 1842

H. W. Calkins, born at Grand Rapids, Sept. 10, 1843

Frank W. Foster, born at Grand Rapids, Oct. 10, 1849

Cassius H. Sweet, born at Grand Rapids, Sept. 15, 1848

Anton G. Hodenpyl, born at Grand Rapids, Nov. 7, 1852

Frank H. Seymour, born at Grand Rapids, Oct. 24, 1845

Chester B. Hinsdill, born at Grand Rapids, Sept. 4, 1835

Frank L. Yale, born at Grand Rapids, March 22, 1854

Edward M. Adams, born at Grand Rapids, June 6, 1851

A. D. Rathbun, born at Grand Rapids, June 14, 1842

Hugo Schneider, born at Ochringer, Germany, Feb. 13, 1832

Frank L. Noble, born at Grand Rapids, Sept. 8, 1850

Albert H. Guild, born at Paris, Kent Co., Sept. 7, 1844

L. E. Carroll, born at Lamont, Ottawa Co., Aug. 15, 1852

Fred C. Steglich, born at Ionia Co., Oct. 7, 1852

Chas. W. Eaton, born at Grand Rapids, April 14, 1840

Chas. D. Lyon, born at Parrishville, N.Y., June 28, 1836

Henry G. Allen, born at Painesville, Ohio, July 12, 1852

Geo. W. Gage, born at Grand Rapids, March 7, 1853

Warren Y. Barclay, born at Smyrna, Ionia Co., March 27, 1851

Geo. K. Seymour, born at Grand Rapids, May 4, 1853

Solon W. Baxter, born at Grand Rapids, July 1, 1844

M. L. Shafer, born at Yates, N.Y., Dec., 1834

L. G. Winchester, born in Maine, April 6, 1848

H. S. Holden, M.D., born at Reading, N.Y., July 6, 1847

Geo. G. Steketee, born in Holland, March 12, 1835

Lewis Hart, born at Harrisburg, Pa., Aug. 25, 1854

Eliza P. Page, born at Grand Rapids, Dec. 16, 1840

I. B. Folger, born at Oxford, Chenango Co., N.Y., Dec. 17, 1823

Edna Claid, born at Paris, Kent Co., June 13, 1849

Fred. L. Claid, born at Plainfield, Ills., June 16, 1848

Sarah N. Ballard, born at Grand Rapids, March 28, 1840

James G. Coats, born at Ypsilanti, Feb. 14, 1845

I. W. Boynton, born at Grass Lake, Jackson Co., Sept. 17, 1837

Warren C. Weatherly, born at Grand Rapids, June 1, 1846

D. Wallace Giddings

Chas. W. Jones, born at Grand Rapids, Sept. 18, 1851

Chas. F. Kusteren, born at Grand Rapids, Dec. 11, 1854

Lucy E. Noble, born at Grand Rapids, Feb. 20, 1855

Glenn E. Seymour, born at Grand Rapids, Aug. 1, 1850

B. C. Girdler, born at Grand Rapids, July 8, 1846

Adolph Wurzburg, born at Grand Rapids, Nov. 8, 1852

Frank Berles, Jr., born at Grand Rapids, March 26, 1852

Wm. S. Hovey, born at Cambridge, N.Y., Oct. 1, 1842

W. D. Stevens, born at Harrisonburg, Va., April 19, 1844

F. Stewart White, born at Grand Haven, June 28, 1840

B. T. Pierce, born in Monroe Co., N.Y., Jan. 9, 1854

W. W. Hyde, born in Macomb Co., Mich., Aug. 17, 1853

Erwin M. Rogers

G. W. Perkins, born at Grand Rapids, July 16, 1847

Francis Letellier, born at Antwerp, Belgium, July 25, 1839

E. E. Judd, born at South Hadley, Mass., Sept. 13, 1841

Geo. Gray, Jr., born at Detroit, Mich., March 8, 1854

Charles Hoffman, born in Germany, Aug. 15, 1842

Geo. E. Doe, born in New York, April 23, 1842

John E. Judd, born in Massachusetts, March 23, 1838

Milo B. Stewart, born at Cascade, Mich., June 12, 1852

W. P. Williams, born at Grand Rapids, Dec. 15, 1857

Mrs. Minerva Elliot, born at Walker, Mich., Sept. 28, 1848

E. B. Tanner, born at Bristol, R. I., Oct. 29, 1837

Arthur Sharp, born in England, Aug. 10, 1847

J. Emmer, Jr., born at Grand Rapids, Nov. 26, 1849

F. J. Wurzburg, born at Grand Rapids, Nov. 26, 1849

M. L. Fitch, born at Grand Rapids, Aug. 6, 1845

A. D. Noble

Milan L. Northrup, born at Lysander, N.Y., Nov. 6, 1848


Transcriber: Jennifer Godwin
Created: 13 February 2002
URL: http://kent.migenweb.net/organizations/oldresidents/junior.html