Ionia County, Michigan

Posted Queries for September thru November 1996


CRANE, DIXON, MITCHELL, WIGHT posted by Nan Dixon on Saturday, September 28, 1996

Mary (Polly) DIXON, b 1794 CT d/o Curtis & Lydia (WIGHT) DIXON, m George MITCHELL b NJ. They migrated from NY to MI c1829. Mentioned p763 Portrait & Biographical Album of Ionia & Montcalm Cos. Would like any info concerning descendants. They had 11 ch inc Mahalia, Levi, Curtis B. m Martha (), Mary, William P. m Louisa S. CRANE.

CUTLER, SLAYTON posted by Donn P. Cutler on Tuesday, October 15, 1996

Dexter Allen CUTLER was born 12 Sep 1814 in MA. He married Clarrisa Emeline SLAYTON 4 Jan 1848 in Grattan, NY. They had 7 children: Charles Franklin b 29 Jun 1852 in Otisco, MI, Homer Clark b 25 Dec 1854 in unknown, Thomas S. b 23 Mar 1857 in unknown, William Russell b 28 Jan 1860 in Saranac, MI, Emma Sophia b 21 Oct 1862 in Grattan NY, Sarah Frances b Keene, MI, and Minnie May b 29 Aug 1868 in unknown. The only true documentation is that I located Dexter and Clarissa on the 1850 census from Ionia County. Dexter supposedly died 1904 in Saranac, MI and Clarissa 28 Feb 1895 in Ellsworth, MI. The onlyother death date I know is William 26 Mar 1952 in Minneapolis, MN.

BUCKLEY, CASWELL, EGGLESTON posted by Eva Burns Bachman on Friday, October 18, 1996

I am looking for four different people. The first is my ggggrandfathr, Asa CASWELL who m. Mary Jane BUCKLEY. I have in Ionia and Montcalm Counties but after 1850 I lose them both. I know that they got married in Ionia County in 1854. The second couple are Asa's parents, Gilbert and Polly EGGLESTON CASWELL. They were in Livingston County in 1860 but by 1870, no where to be found. Gilbert was supposedly born in NY in 1799. I am originally from Michigan but now reside in Nebraska.

HULL, INGALLS posted by Eva Burns Bachman on Tuesday, October 29, 1996

I am looking for more information on Amasa and Diana (INGALLS) HULL. Any information would help. I believe they may be in 1860 Ionia Census.

ADGATE, SCHEURER, SCHMITT, SMITH, STOREY, TUTTLE, VAN WORMER, WILSON, YORK posted by Cheryl A. (Scheurer) Van Wormer on Friday, November 8, 1996

I have information about the following surnames - Van Wormer, Scheurer, York, Adgate, Tuttle, Wilson, Storey, Smith/Schmitt and some other names that connect into my family tree(s). I am still looking for more info about any and all of them. I can provide info about most of the Scheurers buried at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Ionia since I'm a descendent from them (John G. and Pauline L. Scheurer). I have some death records, marriage records, newspaper obits and clippings (some were hard to find) and other info. I've been researching my Scheurer side of the family tree for about two years now and the Van Wormer side for about a year. Please let me know if I can help. A home-page is in the planning stages!

HOUSEMAN, KESSLER posted by Sally Young on Sunday, November 10, 1996

Looking for Houseman Family. John and Charity Houseman Living in Lake Odessa Twp in the years 1840 - 1860. Had several children He came from Orleans CO. NY He is the son of George and Marie Elizabeth Kessler Houseman of Herkimer Co. NY..

ALLEN, ARNOLD, DEXTER, DOTY, WINSLOW posted by Joan Plunkett on Monday, November 11, 1996

William W. Mitchell was a City Marshall in Belding for 16 years. He died 28 Dec 1910 in Otisco, Ionia Co. His lst wife was Lucretia Mitchell d 12 Jun 1907 in Belding. William then married a Mrs. Peck of Otisco. William & Lucretia Mitchell had one son, Austin Bennet. He was last known living in the Yukon in 1907. Am trying to locate any pictures of William Mitchell & find out what happened to his son, Austin Mitchell.

ELDRED, HOUGHTON, JENKINS, MILLER, WOODRUFF posted by Judith Weeks Ancell on Wednesday, November 20, 1996

William F. JENKINS was a ME Minister in Central MI from 1854 to 1867. Serving last in Pewamo, Ionia Co., MI He was born in Hudson, Columbia Co., NY 09 Feb 1807 and died in Pewamo, Ionia Co., MI 16 February 1879. He was married to Lucy HOUGHTON. I need to learn the names of the parents and siblings of these individuals. Can anyone help? Their son, Algernon Sidney JENKINS also an ME minister married (1) Mary Jane MILLER [01 Jan 1860] (2) Sarah Hall WOODRUFF, [04 Jul 1867], widow of Amasa ELDRED This has been an extremely difficult family to trace. I would appreciate any help which can be given. Thanks,

HAYWARD, TERRY posted by Bruce Bender on Wednesday, November 20, 1996

I'm looking for information on the ancestors of Ida Alice Terry, daughter of John Terry and Hannah Hayward. She was born 8/20/1867 in Ionia. She died 6/15/1912 in Danville, Vermillion Co.,Il. at age 44. She was my great grandmother. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

CRYDERMAN posted by Diane Oslund on Wednesday, November 20, 1996

Need burial place for George Cryderman and wife Harriet West Cryderman. George died about 1903 in or around Ionia, MI. He and wife Harriet lived in this area. Please email me at


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