Ionia County, Michigan

Posted Queries for November 1998


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CRANE, HAYNES, HENNEKER, HILLIS, KINSEY-MCMURPHY, WALLACE, WEST posted by Charleen(West-Lamp) Smart on Sunday, November 1, 1998

E-MAIL ME IF YOU HAVE ANY INFO. I HAVE SOME INFO FROM LETTER FROM CRANE FAMILY BIBLE.

DONOVAN posted by Patrick M. Clark on Tuesday, November 3, 1998

DONOVAN-Ionia Co, MI. Dennis DONOVAN, bc. 1823, NY, d.?, Ionia Co?. Married Sophia , bc.1823, NY, d.?, Ionia Co? Resided IL, Saranc, Ionia Co (1850-d). Children include Julia S., Charles, Benjamin. Need information ancestors and decendants.

HICKS, SMITH posted by Marla Stout on Thursday, November 5, 1998

My mother is a member of the Jackson County Geneological Society in Indiana. She has been tracing her family roots. She has a picture of her father, Jay Lewey Smith which was taken in about 1886 and labeled Ionia, Mi. He was a baby- 1 or 2 at the time. His mother, Cora Filema (sometimes spelled Philema) Hicks Smith might have died there between 1886 and 1918. She was married to John F. Smith. It might be that Jay Lewey would be listed as a child in the 1890 census. Can you give me a lead that I might pass on to her? Thanks a lot.

MEGGISON posted by Connie Gibbar on Sunday, November 8, 1998

I am searching for any information on my relatives that came from England and first settled in Michigan.I have gotten a land grant for my gr gr grandfather William Meggison issued in Iona County.I am trying to find birth records for William A.Meggison born Sept.16,1864,George W.Meggison born Sept.10,1866,Ralph born March 1,1869, Mary J. born July 21,1871,Edwin D. born July 13,1873,and Grace born Sept.14,1875.They may have been born in Coopersville Michigan.Any help would be appreciated.

BAXTER, COLLINS, NORTH posted by Mike Martyn on Sunday, November 8, 1998

John BAXTER moved with his family from St. Croil's Island, NY to Ionia, MI circa 1825. I have found the marriage of Hiram (son of John) to Sarah Collins and also John Jr. (Hiram's brother) to Jane North. I would like to expand my information of the siblings of Hiram and John. I have much info to share on their NY, CT, MA roots back to 1698. Thank you.

SWAIN, THOMPSON posted by Bev CROWELL on Monday, November 9, 1998

Ransom SWAIN, a grand nephew of Lewis W THOMPSON, lived in South Lyons, Ionia county, MI in 1906. It would be wonderful if you could help me with either of these names.

GARNSEY, GUERNSEY, JORDAN posted by m c bolster on Sunday, November 15, 1998

Looking for Patience GUERNSEY/GARNSEY, b. ab.t 1723/4 probably in Rehoboth, MA. Wondering if any of the Ionia Co, MI Guernseys are also of MA. origin. Pls. email reply

PERRY posted by Terence Royston on Sunday, November 15, 1998

Seeking information on the parents of Olive Ema PERRY. According to her marriage license she was born 1 Dec., 1850 in Moscow (Livingston Co.) New York. At the time of her marriage she was a resident of Lansing, Ingham Co., MI. She married Thomas Elbert ROYSTON, a resident of Mason, Ingham Co., MI., in Portland, Ionia Co., MI. on 14 January, 1874. Olive Ema PERRY died 24 January, 1876 and was buried near Mason, MI. Please contact Terence C. Royston via email or 7790 Knox Rd., Portland, MI., 48875.

GARNSEY, GUERNSEY, JORDAN posted by m c bolster on Tuesday, November 17, 1998

Looking for Patience GUERNSEY/GARNSEY, b. ab.t 1723/4 probably in Rehoboth, MA. Wondering if any of the Ionia Co, MI Guernseys are also of MA. origin. Pls. email reply

PERRY, ROYSTON posted by Terence Royston on Tuesday, November 17, 1998

Seeking information on the parents of Olive Ema PERRY. According to her marriage license she was born 1 Dec., 1850 in Moscow (Livingston Co.) New York. At the time of her marriage she was a resident of Lansing, Ingham Co., MI. She married Thomas Elbert ROYSTON, a resident of Mason, Ingham Co., MI., in Portland, Ionia Co., MI. on 14 January, 1874. Olive Ema PERRY died 24 January, 1876 and was buried near Mason, MI. Please contact Terence C. Royston via email or 7790 Knox Rd., Portland, MI., 48875.

SWAIN, THOMPSON posted by Bev CROWELL on Tuesday, November 17, 1998

Ransom SWAIN, a grand nephew of Lewis W THOMPSON, lived in South Lyons, Ionia county, MI in 1906. It would be wonderful if you could help me with either of these names.

MEGGISON posted by Connie Gibbar on Tuesday, November 17, 1998

I am searching for any information on my relatives that came from England and first settled in Michigan.I have gotten a land grant for my gr gr grandfather William Meggison issued in Iona County.I am trying to find birth records for William A.Meggison born Sept.16,1864,George W.Meggison born Sept.10,1866,Ralph born March 1,1869, Mary J. born July 21,1871,Edwin D. born July 13,1873,and Grace born Sept.14,1875.They may have been born in Coopersville Michigan.Any help would be appreciated.

BAXTER, COLLINS, NORTH posted by Mike Martyn on Tuesday, November 17, 1998

John BAXTER moved with his family from St. Croil's Island, NY to Ionia, MI circa 1825. I have found the marriage of Hiram (son of John) to Sarah Collins and also John Jr. (Hiram's brother) to Jane North. I would like to expand my information of the siblings of Hiram and John. I have much info to share on their NY, CT, MA roots back to 1698. Thank you.

HICKS, SMITH posted by Marla Stout on Tuesday, November 17, 1998

My mother is a member of the Jackson County Geneological Society in Indiana. She has been tracing her family roots. She has a picture of her father, Jay Lewey Smith which was taken in about 1886 and labeled Ionia, Mi. He was a baby- 1 or 2 at the time. His mother, Cora Filema (sometimes spelled Philema) Hicks Smith might have died there between 1886 and 1918. She was married to John F. Smith. It might be that Jay Lewey would be listed as a child in the 1890 census. Can you give me a lead that I might pass on to her? Thanks a lot.

DONOVAN posted by Patrick M. Clark on Tuesday, November 17, 1998

DONOVAN-Ionia Co, MI. Dennis DONOVAN, bc. 1823, NY, d.?, Ionia Co?. Married Sophia _____, bc.1823, NY, d.?, Ionia Co? Resided IL, Saranc, Ionia Co (1850-d). Children include Julia S., Charles, Benjamin. Need information ancestors and decendants.

CRANE, HAYNES, HENNEKER, HILLIS, KINSEY-MCMURPHY, WALLACE, WEST posted by Charleen(West-Lamp) Smart on Tuesday, November 17, 1998

E-MAIL ME IF YOU HAVE ANY INFO. I HAVE SOME INFO FROM LETTER FROM CRANE FAMILY BIBLE.

ROWE posted by Sally Kennamer on Tuesday, November 17, 1998

I am STILL seeking information on the death date of my great great grandpa JOSEPH ROWE. He lived in Danby, Ionia Mi from 1850 to at least 1870. His wife rebecca Wellman Rowe died in 1869 and is buried at Danby cemetery. The cemetery records also list Joseph as being buried there but there is nostone and the record does not show a death date. He was living in Oceana county MI in the 1880 census by himself. His daughter married there in 1874 and the 1900 census (with no 1890 census available to check) he does not appear in Oceana but his son Robert who had lived in Danbt previously does. I am wondering if Joseph died during this time frame and Robert moved his family to that farm in Oceana and buried Joseph next to Rebecca but could not afford a stone or if Joseph moved farther west to WI where his daughter lived (Frances Gilbert)? I would like to discover the death date by the end of the month (which is fast approaching), a time goal I set for myself. I decided that if I have not located that death date by then I will have to let it rest with the earth's history and go on to another ancestor. Any help anyone can give me or advise as to where to search would be so greatly appreciated. WHERE ARE YOU JOSEPH????AND WHEN DID YOU DIE???? Thanks Sally

ALLEN, AMO, CAMPEAU, CARTRIGHT, GRIFFITH posted by Penny on Tuesday, November 17, 1998

I'm looking for any inforamtion on Claud and Genevieve Griffith they lived in Lowell, Mi. but they are buried in Arenac County. My great grandfather is Emmet Griffith and has one brohter that I know of is Erenst Griffith their parents are D. or Dee Griffith and Emma Cartright. Looking for any information on these names. Lowell is next to Ionia county so I don't know if they lived in this county.

ANIBA posted by Steve Leslie on Tuesday, November 17, 1998

If anyone is researching or is famiiar with the surname Aniba in Ionia Co., MI. Please contact me at my email address. Thank you Steve Leslie

CHADWICK, LELAND, MOORE posted by Anita Crabtree on Tuesday, November 17, 1998

I am trying to find my ancestors, MOORE and CHADWICK. JOHN W. MOORE married ELSIE R. CHADWICK and lived in Ionia Co. in Orleans. John MOORE died in 1918 and Elsie CHADWICK MOORE died in 1923 or 1933. Both are buried in Green Cemetery. Many of their children lived in the county, also. ALMA MOORE married ROLAND LELAND. I don't know how long the MOORE and CHADWICK families had been in the county or where they came from. Any help would be appreciated.

BIRDSALL, BOSTWICK, BUGBEE, CARBAUGH, QUICK, SIMINGTON, TIBBITS posted by Donald Tibbits Jackson on Tuesday, November 17, 1998

Looking for family links still in Ionia area. My links James Barttell Tibbits-Julia Birdsall, early-mid 1800s roots in NY;2 issues: son James Jr m Clara Carbaugh; daughter Julia m Martin Bugbee. Who's there now? My family in Lansing area.

BUTTERFIELD, HOLTON, JOHNSON, KENYON, PRATT, TOWNSEND, WARD, WING posted by Kathy Landry on Tuesday, November 17, 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 posted by Dave McCoy on Tuesday, November 17, 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.

DAILEY, DAILY, WALDO, WHEELOCK posted by Jeanette Olger on Tuesday, November 17, 1998

Have info on the DAILY/DAILEY family from Lake Odessa, Ionia Co., MI. Also have worked on WHEELOCK family from Grand Traverse Co., MI; WALDO family from Grand Rapids, Kent Co and Grand Traverse Co., MI. Am willing to share any/all info. hare any/all info.

WALDO posted by virgil reiter on Tuesday, November 17, 1998

I have a Bert waldo who in 1908 left Hartford, Mi and homesteaded near Border and later engaged in business in Spooner until he left in 1943 for Benton Harbor. (date may be bad). He was 63 when he died.(guessing around 1943-45). He married Ella L. Marble(my line)sister of Delos Rogers Marble (my g-father) dau. of James Henry Marble and Elizabeth Charity Rogers(gg-grandparents. I show children as Charles(no futher info) and Eva (no futher info) and one other child who died in infancy. Does any of this sound familiar? Would appreciate any information. thanksss vcr

WALDO posted by Pat Collier on Tuesday, November 17, 1998

Ionia Co MI. Bradford Waldo was bor 12-30-1773 Sharon Conn. He moved to Ohio when he was 18. He had 5 children Alfred 1809, Livonia 8-16-1811, Harriet 1813, Caroline 1816 & David 1824. I will share any other information I have on the Waldo that decended from Bradford.

WHEELOCK posted by Jan Wheelock on Tuesday, November 17, 1998

I would appreciate any information on the Wheelock families in either Grand Traverse County, MI or Ionia County, MI. I'm not sure that the families were immediately related, but Levi Wheelock resided in Ionia Co whereas Addison Wheelock resided in Grand Traverse. Anything to help make connections would be helpful.

HANKINS, NICHOLS posted by S.Zimmerman on Thursday, November 19, 1998

Hi! I am looking for info on Lillian Todd Nichols, b. 11/3/1867 in Portland, Ionia Co., MI. She married Frank W. Hankins and they had four children that I know of(there may be more): Jack, Bill, Robert,and Richard. She died on 7/19/1939 in Petoskey,MI and is buried at Greenwood Cemetary. I would love to learn more about Lillian and her parents, etc. If anyone could help me, I would really appreciate it. Thanks in advance!

CONNER posted by Renea Reynolds on Saturday, November 21, 1998

I,m looking for Conner's from Ionia County. Any information would be greatly appreciated. My grandfather is Lynn Conner his father was William Conner.

ALFONSO, BERTRAM, MUSE posted by Bettie Belle Muse Watson on Saturday, November 21, 1998

Want information How long my father was in prison and hospital in Ionia MIchigan before he hung himself suicide 18 Sept,1938. I am only child and thought until my mothers death in 1953 that he died when I was 6 mo. old. Found his fathers(Alfonso Washington Muse) letter to mom (from Burbank CA) and other papers saying he tore up his army discharge(1918) and walked out of Walter Reed hospital because he was disgusted with the way his wound was healing Mon said lamb bone had been grafted into his leg. Found paper in D.C. enlisted 1911 USA army born Ft. Scott Ks.USA No luck after writing for records. I am daughter Bettie Belle b. 12 Sept, 1925 Pittsburg Ks. Have parents marraige license Lubbock TX. 1924-- where he worked for Santa Fe railroad. Where was Burt 1926-1938? Letter said his body went to medical school lab. I think he's due a military marker even if mentally ill or whatever he still served his country ere that time and I want to put one in cemetery.Can you help me? He died in Ionia State Hospital His mothers name M. Belle Brown Muse. From BBMW 383 Levi Lane Kentwood,La. 70444 I aim to furnish postage & fees.

ALLEN posted by Sally Dion on Saturday, November 21, 1998

My childrens grandfather was Theodore Augustas Allen, DOB 19 May, 1900 in Isabella County, Michigan. Lived for a time in Ionia.

VIBBER posted by Bill Orr on Sunday, November 22, 1998

I am seeking information on Duell and Sarah Amanda Spencer Vibber. Iam told that they lived in Ionia county in the early 1900's. Sarah Amandas' father was Festus E. Spencer. She was born in Ypsilanti, Michigan in 1876. Duell Vibbers' mother was a McMillan. I don't know if they had any children. Thanks, Bill Orr

DANIELS, DAY posted by Art Daniels on Sunday, November 22, 1998

I am seeking information on Clarence Willford Daniels b. 1870 in Ionia ,Mi. He married Sylvia Eunice Day of Dowagiac ,Mi.

COTTON, TAYLOR posted by Gerald P. Feeley on Monday, November 23, 1998

Seek any info on Gilbert A. COTTON and Lucy M. TAYLOR who married at Boston, Ionia County, MI on 16 August 1849. Any help appreciated. Thanks, Gerry Feeley.

HARMEL, ZANDER posted by Amy Nelson Parks on Tuesday, November 24, 1998

I am looking for any information concerning Otto C. Zander,DOB6-10-1875,DOD2-3-1963, who was married to Maria(possibly Marie)Bertha Harmel. I am having some difficulty finding information about them. They both resided in the Ionia, MI area. If all you can give me is some guidance to resources available that would be greatly appreciated. I am looking for any and all information pertaining to these two individuals. They are the parents of Esther Marie Mabel Nelson. She is the mother of Edward Richard Nelson born in 1946 and now residing in Oklahoma. This is my father. Thank you for any help provided. Amy Lyn Nelson Parks

ARNTZ, RICE, RUSSELL posted by Hope Farris on Wednesday, November 25, 1998

I am researching my Arntz line from Ionia Co.,I start off with John Arntz married Elizabeth Rice in 1827 I believe they got married in Canton.Ohio and moved to Michigan and his son john Married a Russell, Mary Louisaand there son John Married Nancy Stewart. and there daughter Mary Louisa married Isreal Adelbert Russell and they had moved to Gratroit County. And later when he passed away she moved to Muskegon County. i would love to hear from you if you have an Arntz connection. I also have another e-mail address hope_engelmann@hotmail.com

GOODENOUGH posted by LaVonne Bennett on Friday, November 27, 1998

In doing research for a branch off my husband's Bennett family, I did Goodenough research for a cousin of ours. I have a handwritten list written before 1890, of births of Aaron Goodenough, b 5-29-1787; Martha b 5-12-1779; their children all born in Caledonia County, Vermont State: 1)Ira b 7-7-1804; 2)Levi b 5-20-1806; 3)Laura b 11-18-1808; 4)Sally b 10-20-1810; 5)Lydia b 8-7-1812; 6)RUFUS b 2-14-1816; 7)Polly b 7-2-1818; 8)Matilda b 1-19-1823. This list was "found in attic of old Wright place in east end of Tupper Lake, Ionia County where we lived 1958-1959 - Margaret (Sherwood) Coppess Elliott". She gave the list to me as we shared many years of genealogy research together. I'll be glad to snail-mail you a copy of this list if you'd like. And I have much more Goodenough data gathered and am willing to share - LaVonne I. Bennett

ARNOLD, DEXTER, SANFORD, TERRY, YEOMANS posted by Bruce R. Bender on Sunday, November 29, 1998

I have some info on the Terry family 1. Benjamin Terry ...+Elizabeth ? ...2. Charles Terry b. in England ......+ Helen ? ......3. Minnie Terry b. 2/9/1870 ...2. John Terry b. 12/15/1830 in England d. 2/8/1916 in Ionia, Ionia County, Michigan ......+ Hannah Hayward b. 7/31/1838 in New Jersey d. 12/19/1919 in Ionia, Ionia County, Michigan ......3. Elizabeth Terry .........+Charles B. Jack b. abt. 1867 ......3. Samuel L. Terry b. 1861 .........+Nellie ? ......3. Myra Thressa Terry b. 12/25/1862 in Sparta, N.J. d. 7/19/1952 in Ionia, Ionia County, Michigan .........+Samuel E. Arntz b. 8/23/1846 in Superior Township, William County, Ohio m. 1890-1899 d. 4/1924 in Ionia, Ionia County, Michigan ......3. Ida Alice Terry b. 8/20/1867 in Ionia, Ionia County, Michigan d. 6/15/1912 in Danville, Vermillion County, Illinois .........+Frank Sanford b. 11/30/1861 in Ionia, Ionia County, Michigan d. 5/30/1934 in Herrin, Williamson County, Illinois ......3. Sarah Terry b. 4/26/1869 Any of this ring a bell??

GREGORY posted by Sherlene Schmitt- Belden on Monday, November 30, 1998

I would like to obtain an obituary for Tobias GREGORY. I believe he lived in Portland, Ionia Co. He died in July 1929. Can anyone tell me what newspaper would carry obituaries for people living in the Portland area? Any assistance is greatly appreciated. Sherlene Schmitt-Belden Allegan, MI

 


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