Sebewa Recollector
Items of Genealogical Interest

Volume 32 Number 2
Transcribed by LaVonne I. Bennett


     LaVonne has received permission from Grayden Slowins to edit and submit Sebewa Recollector items of genealogical interest, from the beginning year of 1965 through current editions.


THE SEBEWA RECOLLECTOR Bulletin of the Sebewa Association,
OCTOBER 1996, Volume 32, Number 2. Submitted with written permission of Editor, Grayden D. SLOWINS:


SURNAMES: TODD, FRIEND, HALLADAY, CARPENTER, MEACHAM, COMB, KNAPP, STANK, BUCKLEY, McCRUMB, BUCKLEY, PRYER, PHILLIPS, INGLIS, VanRIPER, ANDRESSEN, STEINMETS, PREYER, NASH, SARLOUIS, SLOWINSKI, GRENIC, SCHNABEL, SLOWINS, LEHMAN, KUBISH, COOK, DARLING, ROCKWELL, GUERNSEY, LIBOLDT, GIERMAN, BROWN, SAYER, DILLEY


RECENT DEATHS:

LUCILLE TODD, 90, widow of Arthur, mother of Wendell & Larry TODD and the late Donna GELINA, sister of Lawrence FRIEND and the late Evelyn COURSER, Beatrice CURTIS, Mildred MERRILL, and George FRIEND, daughter of Lucy E. HALLADAY & Ralph E. FRIEND, son of Jane E. CARPENTER & George E. FRIEND, son of Polly Ann MEACHAM & John FRIEND, son of Betty COMB & John FRIEND Sr. John & Polly Ann FRIEND settled in Sec. 25 Sebewa, on what was later known as the Knapp farm and is in Sec. 25 Sebewa, on what was later known as the KNAPP farm and is now owned by Jim & Sid STANK, in 1854. He platted that portion of the village lying in Sebewa Township from his farm. Lucille was born and attended school here and taught school for 35 years. (Vol. 30, No.2)

MARVIN R. McCRUMB, 83, husband of Marie, brother of Clare and the late Stanley, Lola, Stewart and Dudley McCRUMB, son of Myrtle BUCKLEY & Frank McCRUMB, son of Lester C. McCRUMB & Elizabeth A. PRYER, daughter of Cornelia Ann PHILLIPS & Thomas PRYER who settled in Sec. 23 Danby Township, in 1846, son of Mary INGLIS & Merselus PRYER, son of Maria VanRIPER & Casparus PRYER, son of Sarah ANDRESSEN & Casparus PRYER, son of Johanna STEINMETS & Andreas PRYER, son of Margaret & Thomas PREYER, whose family emigrated to England from the Normany Province of France with William The Conqueror in 1066. (See Vol. 28, No. 6, June, 1993)

EDWIN C. NASH, 89, husband of Marion, father of Mary FOSTER and James NASH, brother of Adelia McAlary, son of Lynne WESTON & Ernest NASH, son of Edwin C. NASH, son of Amasa NASH, who settled in Sec. 10 Campbell Township in 1847. He was a lifelong farmer on the family homestead, bookkeeper at the Clarksville Elevator, and a director of his grandfatherís Edwin C. NASH State Bank. He became Campbell Township Supervisor in 1950 and served as chairman of the Ionia County Board of Supervisors 1957-1968. In 1969, he became chairman of the newly formed County Board of Commissioners, and served on that Board until retirement in 1994. (See Vol. 24 No. 6 & Vol. 25 No. 1, 1989)

EDWARD SARLOUIS, 94, widower of Louise SLOWINSKI SARLOUIS, father of Janet BUFFHAM, Darlene MAREK, and Linda SAYER, brother of Edgar and Bernard SARLOUIS and Josephine HESTER, and the late Frances, John & Martin SARLOUIS, and Clara NELSON, son of Joseph SARLOUIS & Amelia (Minnie) SARLOUIS, daughter of Marina GRENIC & Martin SCHNABEL, son of Anton & Regina SCHNABEL. Martin & Marina SCHNABEL settled in Sec. 25 & 26 Berlin Township in 1857. Edward (Nit) SARLOUIS was a farmer and Citgo dealer. Louise was also descended from Anton & Regina SCHNABEL. See following obituary.

DONALD F. SLOWINS, 89, widower of Crystal BRAKE SLOWINS, father of Grayden SLOWINS, Sandra MILLER & Donna EDER, brother of Frances GAZALLA, Marguerite Marian MITCHELL, Louise SARLOUIS and Florence, Herbert, Eugene, Frank, John, Clarence & Wilson SLOWINSKI, all now deceased, son of  Wilhelmina (Minnie) LEHMAN & Daniel SLOWINSKI, son of Mary GREGIE & Christopher SLOWINSKI, son of Daniel SLOWINSKI & Anna SCHNABEL, daughter of Anton & Regina SCHNABEL. Minnie LEHMAN was the daughter of Frank LEHMAN & Regina KUBISH, daughter of John KUBISH. He was a farmer, General Motors 40-year employee, subdivision developer, home builder, village commissioner, city councilman, chairman of light & power board, planning commission, and board of review, postmaster at Clark Memorial Home.


WEDDING LICENSE OF WILLIAM R. DARLING AND MARY LIBOLDT:

Harold COOK, one of our members who resides at 1005 NE 17th St, #318, Hillsboro, OR 97124, sends us a wedding license for a marriage performed by his great-grandfather, Pierce G. COOK, Justice of the Peace at Portland and long-time Sebewa resident on the farm in Sec. 19 where Henry SMITH now lives. The license was for William R. DARLING, farmer, born in Orange Township, son of Ira & Elisa ROCKWELL DARLING, and Mary LIBOLDT, resident of Hubbardston but born in New York State, daughter of Hiram & Martha GUERNSEY LIBOLDT. Anyone who is descended from this couple may have the license. We donít know why Pierce COOK kept it. Harold COOK is the son of Leslie COOK, son of Charles COOK, son of Pierce G. COOK. We did not have Leslie COOK in our list of Charles P. & Emily COOKíS children in Volume 27, Number 6, June, 1992. Harold says their branch has long ago lost contact with relatives here.


MEMORIALS FOR ROBERT WILFRED GIERMAN which went specifically to THE RECOLLECTOR came from Mr. & Mrs. Blanchard RICE, Joanne & Richard GREEN, Karl & Helen GIERMAN, Michael & K. GIERMAN, and Julia WHORLEY. We thank you.


BROWN-SAYER-DILLEY UPDATE:
Sarah DILLEY SAYER, mother of Minnie A. BROWN, was the daughter of Henry & Anne ALCOCK DILLEY.

 

 

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