Ionia County, Michigan

Posted Queries for September 1998


PEACOCK posted by James Peacock on Saturday, September 12, 1998

PEACOCK - Looking for Peacock descendants. A number of descendants of John Joy Peacock have been born and lived in Iona County, Michigan. Some are listed below. This line of Peacocks came from Randolph Co., Indiana. Others from Randolph Co. also made their way to Michigan. Would be happy to share/exchange information. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 John Joy Peacock, Jr. b: November 20, 1836 in Randolph County, Indiana d: December 02, 1917 in Michigan .. +Margaret Caroline Downing b: November 09, 1834 in Darke County, Ohio m: November 29, 1856 in Randolph Co, Indiana 2 Arthur Sheldon Peacock b: March 14, 1858 in Randolph County, Indiana .. +Esther J Burgess b: August 29, 1859 in Hendricks Co., Indiana m: May 04, 1881 in Cherokee Co., Kansas d: April 10, 1896 in Kansas City 3 William Arthur Peacock b: March 11, 1882 in Iona Co., Michigan d: June 30, 1901 in Trego Co. Kansas - Drowned 3 Thomas Claude Peacock b: August 08, 1883 in Cherokee Co., Kansas 3 John Joy Peacock b: April 13, 1884 in Cherokee Co., Kansas 3 Moses Burgess Peacock b: April 13, 1884 in Cherokee Co., Kansas 3 Samuel Fremont Peacock b: September 15, 1886 in Trego Co. Kansas 3 Tacy Antoinette Peacock b: August 22, 1889 in Trego Co. Kansas 3 Alice Caroline Peacock b: December 23, 1890 in Trego Co. Kansas 3 Margaret R I Peacock b: August 11, 1892 in Trego Co. Kansas 2 Samuel Leander Peacock b: February 14, 1860 in Randolph County, Indiana 2 Thursa Antoinette Peacock b: February 10, 1865 in Randolph County, Indiana 2 Jason Elwood Peacock b: July 01, 1867 in Iona Co., Michigan 2 Luella Peacock b: April 09, 1872 2 Anna Caroline Peacock b: September 24, 1874 in Iona Co., Michigan d: November 22 in Iona Co., Michigan 2 Minnie Rebecca Peacock b: July 26, 1877 in Iona Co., Michigan d: March 03, 1878 in Iona Co., Michigan James Peacock

JEFFERY posted by Mrs. Don R. Honeycutt on Monday, September 14, 1998

I have found a William JEFFERY on this Veterans Index that list Ionia Co. Locale Sebewa. Series SD3 ED 153. Please tell where I can locate information on this man. I think he may have been a brother to my 3 great grandfather Gurdon Jeffery. I have also found two other names I need to check but they are in Muskegon Co. I didn't know if the county would have this information or the state. Thanks,

EDDY, HILLABRANDT, STEDMAN, TANNER posted by Linda Tanner Strodtman on Wednesday, September 16, 1998

Looking For Ancestors Of Judson A. Tanner And His Wife Euphema Bugbee Tanner. Also Judson'S Father Solomon Tanner. Solomon Is Buried In Balcom Cemetary Along With Many Eddy'S. Solomon Married Diana Eddy Sept 8, 1834. There Were 14 Children: Emily (B. 1835), Lewis (B 1836), Sarah Jane (B. 1838), Judson Amos (1839), Marshall Winslow (1841) Gardner Vanransalier (1843), Cynthia E. 1844, Phoebe, 1846. Have Birth And Death Dates (Not Verified) Looking For Their Burial Places And Descendents.

COOK, HUMPHREY, MCELROY posted by Diane Decker- Warneke on Saturday, September 19, 1998

I'm hoping to connect with anyone who may have information on the following : McELROY, Michael, Rose, & children Elllen (b. 1848), James (b. 1851), John (b. 1854), Patrick (b. 1857), Hugh (b. 1859), Sarah (b. 1866) came to Ionia Co. from WI abt 1871-78 -- first settled in Lake Odessa, later Ionia City/Twp. Michael d. 1904; Rose d. 1900; John d. 1898; Sarah d. 1950. I'm particularly interested in the boys and their families as nothing at all is known other than their name & approx. birthyear. TIA I've only recently learned of this new connection and hope to learn more about : COOK, Alvin & Ellen McElroy -' may' have married in WI prior to coming to Ionia Co., arriving abt 1875, they had 2 children, Rose & ??. Alvin d. 1917; Ellen d. 1922. Raymond B. Cook still resided in Ionia in 1950 and was probably a grandson of Alvin & Ellen. TIA This surname is a puzzle and I'm trying to fit the pieces together : HUMPHREY, Charles & Sarah McElroy - most likely married in Ionia Co. Charles 'supposedly' b. OH abt 1860; Sarah b. 1866 WI. Charles 'supposedly' died prior to birth of only son, Charles James in 1891, Ionia. All correspondence is welcome. TIA

BAILEY, DECKER, HAIGHT posted by Diane Decker- Warneke on Saturday, September 19, 1998

Edward DECKER (b. 1859/MI) married Mrs. Anna Bailey HAIGHT (b. 1848/OH) in 1881. They made their home in Odessa Township, Ionia Co. The children born to them were: Warren (b.1881/d.1881), Harry (b.1882/d.1941), Stella (b.aft 1882), 2nd Daughter (b.aft 1882). Anne came to this marriage with a son, Fred Haight (b. 1869/OH/d. 1948/Ionia). I'm trying to learn where Edward & Anne may be buried, as well as death dates. Edward may have died 1926; Anne in 1935. Anne may have married a KENNEDY after Edward's death. Harry Decker married Hercie DURKEE-MYERS and moved to Woodland, Barry Co. Harry d. 1941; Hercie d. 1986. They had one son, Murray L. Decker, b. 1914/d.1993. Stella Decker married John ABBOTT and they lived until their deaths (aft 1941) in Lake Odessa, one son, Nelson b. abt 1906. I'm hoping to learn more about the Abbott family. TIA The 2nd Daughter Decker married Neil SULLIVAN; they lived their lives in Ionia Co. and d. after 1941. I would like to know her first name; were there children of this union? TIA Fred HAIGHT married Anna nee?? in 1897 in Ionia Co. The children: Cleora (1897), Carlyle (1897), Clyde (1899), Pauline (1901), Galen (1903), Thera (1905), Arlie (1907). They and (most) children are buried in Lakeside Cem. in Lake Odessa Twp. What was Anna's last name? Are there current members of the Haight family still in Ionia? Would like to make connection. TIA

ASHLEY, JOHNSON posted by Rob Bower on Monday, September 21, 1998

My paternal grandmother was Mildred Ashley. Her grandfather, John Ashley, Jr. (3/3/1842) married Mary L. Johnson who died in May, 1873. John Ashley, Jr. had come to Lyons from Greenbush, NY. Their son, Herbert James Ashley (1869-1948) lived in Lyons all his life as far as I can tell, marrying Alice Steinauer (1867-1939). It is my understanding that both John Ashley and Herbert Ashley were stone masons active in construction in Ionia County. John Ashley joined the Michigan 21st in 1863. Any info would be appreciated and reciprocated. .

BUTTERFIELD posted by Dave McCoy on Tuesday, September 22, 1998

Looking for information on Mabel Garnet Butterfield who gave birth to David Willis McCoy in April of 1917 in Wexler County, Harrietta, Michigan. Maybe possible link to Butterfields of Iona County..

BUTTERFIELD posted by Dave McCoy on Tuesday, September 22, 1998

Looking for information on Mabel Garnet Butterfield who gave birth to David Willis McCoy in April of 1917 in Wexler County, Harrietta, Michigan. Maybe possible link to Butterfields of Iona County.

FROST posted by Virginia Oakley on Friday, September 25, 1998

Interested in Zelotus Barrett Frost and wife Laura Elizabeth Frost, especially their children and descendents. Also, maiden name of Laura Elizabeth Frost and any other information available. This line of Frosts lived in the Keene area of Ionia Co. Thanks for any help!

DAY, PAYNE, RAWDON posted by Ted V Hall Sr on Monday, September 28, 1998

I am looking for Charles C PAYNE abt 1820 Hubbelston, Ionia, Mi married to Matilda RAWDON abt 1825 who had Victor Payne brn 1848 Hubbelston, Ionia, Mi Died abt 1898 at Windsor Oh married to Florence Elnora DAY in Mesopotamia, Oh. These are my GrGrand parents. Thank You

LEMMIN, STEINKE, WENDLAND, YOUNG posted by Audrey Peters on Wednesday, September 30, 1998

I am looking for the families of Godfrey WENDLAND. He was born 1859 in Germany and immigrated in about 1880 with his first wife Wilhelmine "Minnie" STEINKE. They settled and lived in Howard City, Montcalm, MI. She died in 1899 and he married Mary (Marie?) LEMMIN. Godfrey and Minnie had a daughter Anna who married a Mr. YOUNG. Godfrey and Mary had four children, two of whom are William and Mata. Godfrey and Mary resided, died, and are buried in Ionia, MI.

HOFFMASTER posted by Pat Uffenorde on Wednesday, September 30, 1998

I am looking for any info on William Elmer Hoffmaster born in Union co., Pa. 19 June 1869 the son of Benjamin Hoffmaster and Mary Catherine Stoneback.

IONIA COUNTY FARM posted by Barb Rode Bonham on Wednesday, September 30, 1998

I am seeking information about the Ionia County Farm. Was it a county nursing home? or a place just for the poor? Do records of previous "patients" still exist? If so, where can I find them? Where was this place located? Thank you for any information you can provide.


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