Ionia County, Michigan

Posted Queries for April 1998


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BEARDSLEY, MORRISON, WARD posted by Russ Miller on Thursday, April 2, 1998

Seeking information on James C. BEARDSLEY and family. Lived between Ionia and Barry counties( Lake Odessa and Woodland). Wifes name Hannah MORRISON WARD Children Mary C.V. br. 1879; Albert W. br. 1885; Vernon H. br. 1889 and Anna C.L. br. 1895. Any information on any family member is appreciated. Russ Miller.

PARKER, RANDALL posted by Don. on Thursday, April 2, 1998

I am looking for data for a death in March 1986 in Ionia county for Bernice A. (PARKER) RANDALL. Thank you.

BEARDSLEY, WARD posted by Russ Miller on Thursday, April 2, 1998

Seeking information on James C. BEARDSLEY and family. Lived between Ionia and Barry counties( Lake Odessa and Woodland). Wifes name Hannah Morrison Ward Children Mary C.V. br. 1879; Albert W. br. 1885; Vernon H. br. 1889 and Anna C.L. br. 1895. Any information on any family member is appreciated. Russ Miller

BODLE, HULLIBERGER posted by Marshall W. McCoy on Friday, April 3, 1998

Seek info/desc of Henry Hulliberger (1818-1908) who md. Sarah J. BODLE and res. Campbell twp; Ionia County, MI.

BODLE, HULLIBERGER posted by Marshall W. McCoy on Friday, April 3, 1998

Seek info/desc of Henry Hulliberger (1818-1908) who md. Sarah J. BODLE and res. Campbell twp; Ionia County, MI

COON, GOODENOUGH, SMITH, SMITHH, TULLINGTON posted by Renee P. Hodges on Friday, April 3, 1998

I am looking ffor these people in Ionia Mr. and mrs. Rufus Goodenough daughter Eliza Smith , Mrs. John TULLINGTON, and Mrs Melvina COON, Sons are Levi and George Goodenough.I AM ALSO LOOKING FOR John W.SMITHH AND ALICE SMITH WHO HAVE A SON aRTHER AND POSSIBLY george. the ionia county says they have goodenough history in Ionia County. Thank you Renee Brandel

GOODSELL posted by Jane Goodsell on Saturday, April 4, 1998

I am looking for info on George Goodsell and wife Caroline. He supposedly was born in Conn. approx 1815. I do not know when or at what age he moved to Ionia Co., with/without parents whose names are not known. I believe George may have been married twice. only know of one child, Edward, born of his marriage to Caroline. George and Caroline lived in Boston twp and are buried in Saranac. If anyone knows anything about this Goodsell family please, please contact me. Thank you.

GOODSELL posted by Jane Goodsell on Saturday, April 4, 1998

I am looking for info on George Goodsell and wife Caroline. He supposedly was born in Conn. approx 1815. I do not know when or at what age he moved to Ionia Co., with/without parents whose names are not known. I believe George may have been married twice. only know of one child, Edward, born of his marriage to Caroline. George and Caroline lived in Boston twp and are buried in Saranac. If anyone knows anything about this Goodsell family please, please contact me. Thank you.

COON, GOODENOUGH, SMITH, TULLINGTON posted by Renee P. Hodges on Sunday, April 5, 1998

I am looking ffor these people in Ionia Mr. and mrs. Rufus Goodenough daughter Eliza Smith , Mrs. John TULLINGTON, and Mrs Melvina COON, Sons are Levi and George Goodenough.I am also looking for John W.Smithh and Alice Smith Who Have A son Arther and possibly George. The Ionia county says they have GOODENOUGH history in Ionia County. Thank you Renee Brandel.

AUGST, DAVIS posted by LeRoy Bishop on Monday, April 6, 1998

Looking for any information regarding Winfield Scott AUGST who lived in Lake Odessa, MI. He was married to Ada Celinda DAVIS. He Died in the 1930's.

COURSER, WILLIAMS posted by Deanna McCormack on Monday, April 6, 1998

I am looking for information on Ira COURSER and Laura Ann WILLIAMS and their children: Albert Truman born Oct 6 1863 in Orange,Ionia,Mi, Herbert Adno, Owen Adelbert born Juen 18 1867 Ionia, Ionia,Mi, Ada Viola and Thomas. All information welcome Deanna McCormack patdeemc@gv.net.

BLANCHARD, BREWSTER, GILSON posted by Bev Christensen on Monday, April 6, 1998

Looking for anyone researching Frederick BREWSTER and Euseba GILSON of Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. They resided in Burlington,Chittenden Co., VT, where he died 7 Feb 1868. Euseba died 1845, Lyons, Ionia Co. MI. A daughter Harriet married John C. Blanchard of Ionia. Would like information on this family. All help appreciated..

BLANCHARD, BREWSTER, GILSON posted by Bev Christensen on Monday, April 6, 1998

Looking for anyone researching Frederick BREWSTER and Euseba GILSON of Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. They resided in Burlington,Chittenden Co., VT, where he died 7 Feb 1868. Euseba died 1845, Lyons, Ionia Co. MI. A daughter Harriet married John C. Blanchard of Ionia. Would like information on this family. All help appreciated.

COURSER, WILLIAMS posted by Deanna McCormack on Monday, April 6, 1998

I am looking for information on Ira COURSER and Laura Ann WILLIAMS and their children: Albert Truman born Oct 6 1863 in Orange,Ionia,Mi, Herbert Adno, Owen Adelbert born Juen 18 1867 Ionia, Ionia,Mi, Ada Viola and Thomas. All information welcome Deanna McCormack patdeemc@gv.net

HEADWORTH posted by Debra Headworth on Wednesday, April 8, 1998

Searching for all HEADWORTH in the county of Ionia. First settlers were Thomas and Sophia Headworth whom purhased land in 1852..

CARTER, ERVAY posted by Florence Lembeck on Friday, April 10, 1998

Looking for marriage of George R. ERVAY, b 14 Aug, 1869 in Ionia Co., MI. George is son of James A. ERVAY and Eliza M. CARTER.

TOWNSEND posted by Vickie Brocker on Friday, April 10, 1998

I am looking for the family of Almon (Almond) E. TOWNSEND born about 1847 married to Mariah (Maria). Children are: George W., Frank, Nettie, Marion L., Eva, Helen, Maryett, Warren, Alvira, and Lula. They were supposed to be Ionia County in 1870

TOWNSEND posted by Vickie Brocker on Friday, April 10, 1998

I am looking for the family of Almon (Almond) E. Townsend born @ 1847 married to Mariah (Maria). Children are: George W., Frank, Nettie, Marion L., Eva, Helen, Maryett, Warren, Alvira, and Lula. They were suppose to be Ionia County in 1870.

CARTER, ERVAY posted by Florence Lembeck on Friday, April 10, 1998

Looking for marriage of George R. ERVAY, b 14 Aug, 1869 in Ionia Co., MI. George is son of James A. ERVAY and Eliza M. CARTER.

BUTTERFIELD, TOWNSEND, WARD posted by Kathy Landry on Saturday, April 11, 1998

Ionia County, I have a Marie Townsend on my list of ancestors but very little information. She was married to Lockwood WARD, uknown date, approximate birth 1823. Child George D. Ward B.1852, d. 1922, married to Jennie BUTTERFIELD b. 1853,d. 1932; parents of Charles Plynn Ward. If any of this helps let me know and I'll send further information.

BEARDSLEY, HOLTON, WARD posted by Kathy Landry on Saturday, April 11, 1998

Ionia County, I have an ancestor Charles Plynn WARD b. June 23,1875 in Olivet, MI, d. November 11, 1942, marrried to Rose May HOLTON,b.Novemver 14, 1875 in Vermontville,MI,d. December 6,1963 Portland,MI. If you think there is a connection please let me know. I am still new at this and have not done a great deal of research. KG.

BUTTERFIELD, HOLTON, JOHNSON, KENYON, PRATT, TOWNSEND, WARD, WING posted by Kathy Landry on Saturday, April 11, 1998

Ionia County, I have traced back the above ancestors and have found difinte ties to Ionia county. I too lived there for a couple of years during the late '50s. I am trying to relocate with family living and dead in that area, Texas isn't really that far away. If you have any info about any of these names please let me know. Everything I have leads to Ionia and Eaton County, Michigan Eaton County, Michigan

BUTTERFIELD, TOWNSEND, WARD posted by Kathy Landry on Saturday, April 11, 1998

Ionia County, I have a Marie Townsend on my list of ancestors but very little information. She was married to Lockwood WARD, uknown date, approximate birth 1823. Child George D. Ward B.1852, d. 1922, married to Jennie BUTTERFIELD b. 1853,d. 1932; parents of Charles Plynn Ward. If any of this helps let me know and I'll send further information.

HOLTON, WARD posted by Kathy Landry on Saturday, April 11, 1998

Ionia Coundty, I have an ancestor Charles Plynn WARD b. June 23,1875 in Olivet, MI, d. November 11, 1942, marrried to Rose May HOLTON,b.Novemver 14, 1875 in Vermontville,MI,d. December 6,1963 Portland,MI. If you think there is a connection please let me know. I am still new at this and have not done a great deal of research.

COON, GOODENOUGH, SMITH, TULLINGTON posted by Renee Brandel on Monday, April 13, 1998

Looking for nformation on Eliza Bartlet SMITH and her parents which were a Mr. and Mrs Rufus GOODENOUGH. Her brothers were Levi and George Goodenough and her sister was Mrs John TULLINGTON and Mrs Melvvina COON. She was married to Aurther SMITH his parents were John W. and Alice Smith. Rumor has it the Ionia 1870 state census pg 432 may have a John W. Smith I am looking for any information I live in St.Louis, Mo and what nationality. Evidently there there Goodenough family history is at the Ionia library. Renee

BERRY, HALLS, PERKINS posted by Diane VanBreemen on Monday, April 13, 1998

I am looking for information on the Royal and Nancy (Halls),Perkins family. They lived in Saranac in 1869 when my great-grandfahter(William H.S.Berry) married their daughter Frances Viola Perkins. Nancy was buried in Saranac in 1890. I am looking for information on any of the 6 brothers and sister of Frances. 1. Henry Perkins 2. Olive Perkins 3.Lura theodora , 4. Richard Perkins, 5. Mary Inez Perkins, 6 Nancy Lenora Perkins. Any help is greatly needed. Thank you, Diane VanBreemen

BERRY, HALLS, PERKINS posted by Diane VanBreemen on Monday, April 13, 1998

I am looking for information on the Royal and Nancy (Halls),Perkins family. They lived in Saranac in 1869 when my great-grandfahter(William H.S.Berry) married their daughter Frances Viola Perkins. Nancy was buried in Saranac in 1890. I am looking for information on any of the 6 brothers and sister of Frances. 1. Henry Perkins 2. Olive Perkins 3.Lura theodora , 4. Richard Perkins, 5. Mary Inez Perkins, 6 Nancy Lenora Perkins. Any help is greatly needed. Thank you, Diane VanBreemen

NEAR posted by Carmen Coleman Keys on Tuesday, April 14, 1998

GEORGE NEAR moved to IONIA Co around 1869.George, Mary Jane, and 10 children are on the 1870 MI, Ionia Co. Census. Gertrude was born in MI. George NEAR came to MI from Ontario, CAN. Need any information on the NEAR family.

NEAR posted by Carmen Coleman Keys on Tuesday, April 14, 1998

GEORGE NEAR moved to IONIA Co around 1869.George, Mary Jane, and 10 children are on the 1870 MI, Ionia Co. Census. Gertrude was born in MI. George NEAR came to MI from Ontario, CAN. Need any information on the NEAR family.

LOVELL, LYON posted by Dennis M. Lyon on Friday, April 17, 1998

Mary LOVELL, daughter of Cyrus LOVELL (b. Sept. 9, 1804 and mentioned as an "Ionia first settler"), married Fremont LYON on Feb. 25, 1885 in Ionia, Michigan. Femont LYON's father was James Burton LYON, who fell serving in the 1st Michigan Cavalry during the Civil War on June 4, 1864 and is buried at Point Lookout National Cemetary, Maryland. Mary LOVELL was James Burton LYON's daughter-in-law and is my great-great-grandmother. I am searching for James Burton LYON's wife's name..

LOVELL, LYON posted by Dennis M. Lyon on Friday, April 17, 1998

Mary LOVELL, daughter of Cyrus LOVELL (b. Sept. 9, 1804 and mentioned as an "Ionia first settler"), married Fremont LYON on Feb. 25, 1885 in Ionia, Michigan. Fremont LYON's father was James Burton LYON, who fell serving in the 1st Michigan Cavalry during the Civil War on June 4, 1864 and is buried at Point Lookout National Cemetary, Maryland. Mary LOVELL was James Burton LYON's daughter-in-law and is my great-great-grandmother. I am searching for James Burton LYON's wife's name.

CAHOUN, LOWE, REDFERN, TURNER posted by Chuck Rose on Sunday, April 19, 1998

Researchinf Benjamin F.LOWE, b.1862, Sebewa, IONIA county.Parents:William and Mary LOWE. Benjamin lived with Samuel and Mary BIGHAM in Sebewa as a child and young adult.He married Frances Hannah REDFERN in 1910. He Married Alice Cahoun Mcdaniel in 1935. She the dau of Washington Cahoun and __TURNER. Ben LOWE d in 1947, Berlin Twp, IOCO

CAHOUN, LOWE, REDFERN, TURNER posted by Chuck Rose on Sunday, April 19, 1998

Researching Benjamin F.LOWE, b.1862, Sebewa, IONIA county.Parents:William and Mary LOWE. Benjamin lived with Samuel and Mary BIGHAM in Sebewa as a child and young adult.He married Frances Hannah REDFERN in 1910. He Married Alice Cahoun Mcdaniel in 1935. She the dau of Washington Cahoun and __TURNER. Ben LOWE d in 1947, Berlin Twp, IOCO

HALL posted by Pam Swiler on Sunday, April 19, 1998

A broken headstone with the inscription, "Lucy, sife of Thomas Hall. died Aug 23, 1843" has found its way to a home in Ionia County. We are seeking information on the burial site of Lucy Hall and any history one might have on her. We would like to return the stone to the gravesite. It was found at a home in Lake Odessa face down in a low spot at the rear of the property. The location where it was found is actually just inside Barry County, however, it is currently being stored in Ionia County.

HALL posted by Pam Swiler on Monday, April 20, 1998

Who is Lucy Hall? Where was she buried? How did her headstone from her burial plot end up where it did? Cyndi Kalczynski and Pam Swiler, President of the Ionia County Genealogical Society and a member of the Lake Odessa Area Historical Society, would like someone to answer these questions. Cyndi contacted Pam when she discovered the stone. Both Pam and Cyndi would like to see that Lucy's headstone is returned to its final resting place. "This was someone's daughter, possibly mother, or grandmother," Swiler stated. "She deserves to have her headstone back where it belongs." The broken tombstone, currently in the possession of Swiler, was found at 437 Grace Street in Lake Odessa. It was face down in a low spot at the rear of the lot. Grace Street is located off from Donna Drive in the Hillside subdivision, south of Jordan Lake in Barry County. The puzzle as to how it got there remains a mystery. "A number of thoughts passed through our minds," Swiler said. Was this an old burial site, or was this a missing headstone that was part of some vandalism that often times happens in old cemeteries? Someone out there knows the answer to the question of who Lucy Hall was and how her stone got where it did." The Kalczynski's bought the cottage where the headstone was found in September of 1990, "...so it has been on the property since before that time," according to Kalczynski. They located the stone while clearing the area. There was concern that this was a family burial plot for Hall and that it had gone unnoticed all these years. The sexton at the Lakeside Cemetery thought that the first burial there occurred in the 1860's. Lucy died in 1843. The top of her headstone says, "I am at rest". The rest of the inscriptions, only readable by dusting flour on it to make the carvings appear more legible, reads "Lucy, wife of Thomas Hall. Died Aug. 23, 1843." The rest of the stone is gone. It had been broken off from its base, as so many of these old stones are, and separated from its home. Anyone having knowledge of the location of the burial site or the history of Lucy Hall is asked to contact Pam Swiler at (616) 374-3141 or by e-mail at pkswiler1@juno.com.

KING, KUNZI posted by Norma Tanner on Tuesday, April 21, 1998

I am trying to locate records of GG Charles Kunzi and Samantha A. King. They lived in Hubbardston approx. 1880. They came from Montpelier , OH and settled in Hubbardston. They had 13 children...some of which : Nina Frank, Edith, Florence, Alde, Myrtle (my grandma) John . They are buried in Muir/Lyon cemetaries. My cousins said there were 13 children but I haven't gotten all the names yet.

BELDING posted by David Belding on Friday, April 24, 1998

My great great grandfather, Hiram Hurlburt BELDING, moved from Ashfield, MA in the early 1850's and settled in what is now Belding, MI. His son, Hiram H Belding Jr. was one of the Belding Brothers who founded Belding Silk Company. He moved to Chicago in the 1870. HHB lived and died in Belding, MI.. When I was a youngster I worked on our family dairy farm in Belding. I saw my families grave site. I don't know when he died...I think around 1865-71 nor where he is buried.If you have any information on the Belding family I would appreciate you help and if you have any questions on their early settlement I will be most hapy to help. Thank you, David S Belding

ALMY, MARTIN, WOOLLEY posted by Ron & Kathy Eason on Saturday, April 25, 1998

We are searching for information on the ALMY/ MARTIN/ WOOLLEY, We are trying to track down a line of Woolley's that started in New York, Went to Canada, then ended up in Ionia County and there died. Laura Almy Martin m. William Woolley about 1809 in New York. We are trying to find out if Laura had family that were ALMY's. If you have any information it would be greatly appreciated.

WHEELER, WYATT posted by Fawn (Wheeler) DePuy on Thursday, April 30, 1998

Looking for information about Flora E. WHEELER b. Portland, MI. 25 Dec, 1870. d. Portland (?) 05 May 1872. Daughter of Ezra and Flora A. (WYATT) Wheeler. I found the remaining family in Maple Rapids, Clinton Co. 2 yrs. later.

LOVELL, LYON posted by Dennis Lyon on Thursday, April 30, 1998

Friends, My great great grandmother was Mary LOVELL who married Fremont S. LYON on February 25, 1885. I am looking for descendants who may have a picture of her/them or family information from that time. Thank-you,

ATWELL, HEADWORTH posted by Debbie Henrie on Thursday, April 30, 1998

I am researching my HEADWORTH and ATWELL line in the Ionia county. Thank-you for your time

HUNT, WICKES posted by Carolyn Kemp on Thursday, April 30, 1998

Looking for information on the families of HUNT, WICKES from Ionia County.

CATLIN, LUDWICK posted by Lori Fox on Thursday, April 30, 1998

William Jesse CATLIN who lived in Matherton, Ionia County, MI, which is on the line between Ionia and Clinton Counties. His son, James Rolland CATLIN, married Cora LUDWICK about 1896. Any information on these families would be helpful.

CATLIN, LUDWICK posted by Lori Fox on Thursday, April 30, 1998

William Jesse CATLIN who lived in Matherton, Ionia County, MI, which is on the line between Ionia and Clinton Counties. His son, James Rolland CATLIN, married Cora LUDWICK about 1896. Any information on these families would be helpful.

 


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