Old Queries


Gayla ArtibeeWed,18 Mar 1998 20:36:21 EST
HAIGHT: Clive Evertt Haight DOB July 1917 in Barryton MI, moved toEvart, married Bernice MARTIAN DOB 2-25-24 in Grand Rapids currentlyliving in Evart. Clive's father was Oran O Haight born in Weidman3-21-1899 married to aFlossie Allen, DOB June 6, 1989. I have Oransparents and grandparents information maternal surnames are BAKER,PARMELEE.. I also have the namesof Flossie's parents but noinformation maternal surname is NEY. ALLAN: Stan Allan born6-19-1899 in NY died in Evart in 8-3-1973 married a Beatrice SICKLESborn 5-3-1900 died 11-2-1983. Stans parents Orville Allan and NellieOGELVIE (looking for information). Beatrice's parents John SICKLESdied June 1936 married to a GLADES (no information) ROOT: Carl Rootborn 6-14-1900 in Hersey died Aug. 1971 in Canada on a fishing tripfrom Evart, married to a Natalie HUNT (was adopted into a family inHersey and no information on her natural parents is available,records were lost in Lansing). Carl's parents Burt Root born10-16-1866, died 2-27-1929 married to Mary PEAS born 11-19-1876 died1-28-1969. CHRISTIE: Charles Christie married a Etta BellMONGAR lived in Marion. Etta Bell is still living. Mongar was fromthe Evart and Sears areas. Charles' parents unknown male Christiemarried a Irene ENGLAND from the Evart, Marion area. EttaBell's parents unknown male Mongar married a Anna DEWEY DAVISfrom the Evart, Marion, Sears area.

Donn P.Cutler Wed, 25 Mar 1998 21:36:58EST
I am looking for information regarding Homer Clark CUTLER b.25Dec 1854 and wife Emmogene POTTER b 1858. They had one daughter Maudeb 1879 who married Victor MONTGOMERY. The CUTLER family was locatedon the 1880 census in Lake Co, MI but later moved to Reed City areaafter 1880. There is record of homestead Sec32 Twsp19N Range11W to aHomer Cutler in 1884. Any info on Homer's family after 1880 would begreatly appreciated.

Chip CobleFri, 4 Sep 1998 22:52:46 EDT
Seeking cemetery and death records for Christian COBLE / KOBELb. 20 June 1808 PA. d. abt. 1892. Wife Sarah b. 25 Nov. 1824 OH. d.16 Apr. 1873 Union Twp., Isabella Co., (MI. Death Certificate). Theymay possible be buried in a Lutheran cemetery. Christian and Sarahhad children born in todays Lake / Osceola Counties area. AnyInformation regarding Christian Coble / Kobel and his family would begreatly appreciated.

NevaWed, 7 Oct 1998 11:02 EDT
I am looking for information on my gr-grandfather, ClarkCOURTRIGHT. He was born Dec 1865 in Evart, Osceola Co., Mi.Married Minnie SPENCER in 1887. She was born April 1870 in Mi. died1928 in Evart, Mi. Can only find them on the 1910 Fed. Census. I needto find his parents and his death date.

Teresa EmoryTue, 20 Oct 1998 00:03 EST
I am looking for any information on EMORY of Marion, MI andHammond of Roselake. Emory I am told owned the town of Marion andnamed it after his wife. Hammond lived in RoseLake.

RonBrooks Sat, 14 Nov 1998 17:34 EST
Seeking info on the ARDIS name in Osceola and Missaukee CoWilliam and Mary (Boyd) Ardis of Armagh Ireland had 14 children, 7 ofwhich came to Evart in 1869 and after. Mark was in generalmerchandise and built the buildings on main street that has the Ardisname on it. He also had the bank. His home is now the baptistparsonage. William lived in town but ran a livery and also farmednorth of Evart. Robert had a grocery store. My grandfather Ray hadthe A and P store in town. Any info would be helpful.

Susan M. GatesDavis Wed, 2 Dec 1998 19:49:46 EST
I am looking for information on the children of Robert Henry ALLENb. 1855 and Emma A. RIGGS b. 1861 d. 1895. Robert remarried EllenSCRIBNER STACY, a widow with 4 children. Robert's children were:Henry b. 1879, Fannie b. 1880, Cora b. 1882, Louise b. 1884, RobertW. b. 1887, and George b. 1892 all in LeRoy. Ellen's STACY's childrenwere: Addison, Robert, Minnie, Bessie. Any information on thesechildren would be appreciated!

OliveHoffman Tue, 23 Mar 1999 11:45:59EST
Searching for information on: Caroline (MANN) FAIRCHILD; sheis the daughter of Elias Mann and Electa Beebe, born in Ohio 26 Sept1828; married toChesterSpencer FAIRCHILD. Spencer died in 1884 inBurdell Twp., Osceola County, MI-I am seeking information on thedeath of Caroline: when and where did she die, where is she buried.Caroline and Chester had one daughter Ebeta (?) or Electa born inOhio - would like information on her, also, to track down descendantsfor more information on the Mann family. The only census I have foundthem on is the 1850 for Elyria, Ohio.

LarryJohannessen Tue, 6 Apr 1999 20:11:03EST
I am looking for any information on descendents of Uriah OwenCHASE and Mary Ann HUNTER who lived in Middle Branch, Richmondand Reed City in the mid 1800's. Uriah was the son of Isaac CHASE andMartha BAKER and was born in New York 9 Sep 1828. Uriah andMary Ann had 12 children that I know of, all born in Michigan,including: Isaac S. b:1850 , Sarah M. b:1852 , Harriet P. b:1855 ,Thomas W. b:1857, Ida May b: 1859 , Henry L. b:1861 , Jesse A. b:1864 , Peter b: 1866, Carrie b: 2 Nov 1868, A Male Child that I don'tknow the name of b: 17 May 1871, James Franklin b: 10 Feb 1873 , andanother Male Child that I, again, don't know the name of b: 25 Jun1875. Uriah died 26 Mar 1904 in Richmond, Osceola County, Michigan.Any information on any of these people would be very appreciated!

BettyS Sun, 02 May 1999 23:05:28 -0400
Ervin, Irvin looking for the familys of John b.1869James b.1863 Albert b.1859 came to Mich. from Hastings Co. HungerfordTwp, Ont. Ca. when they were young. Any one know of these familymembers..

BarbaraGurnee Sat, 19 Jun 1999 22:29:07EDT
I am seeking information on my Grandfather, Oliver Clark,1877-1933 and his second wife. He lived in Alpena, MI with his 6children and 1st wife Matilda, 1875-1927. He may have married someoneelse after Matilda's death. I believe he died in Middle Branchtownship. His second wife's dates may have been 1868 to April 23,1933. Thank you!

AngelaTurner Wed, 15 Sep 1999 06:21:40 -0700 (PDT)
Brooks: I am looking for info on an Iva Pearl Brooksborn in 1908 or 1909. She lived in Marion, MI around 1927. Any onewith info, please e-mail me at CHELLE731_98@yahoo.com. ThanksAngie

ErnestJury Sun, 26 Sep 1999 12:09:55 -0400(EDT)
Looking for info on the MCQUISTION and BURDICK surnames in theLeRoy, Osceola County area. Earl Arnold MCQUISTION (MCQUESTION) heldmany school records at LeRoy High School, some still stand.

MaggieSkalka 30 Sep 99 07:08:49 PDT(EDT)
I am looking for information on Fanny Carmer, my greatgrandmother, who lived in Leroy Township in 1880. She died in Octoberof 1880 at the age of 27 with typhoid fever. Also, looking forinformation on my great grandfather who was married to Fanny, WilliamHenry Titsworth. The had three children, my grandfather Oliver, hisbrother Eliaz and sister Mary. I believe Fanny and William Henry wereboth born in New York. I have no information after the 1880census.

Jeri CooperDeVries Sat, 2 Oct 1999 18:56:29EDT
I am searching for decendents of James and Susannah Cooper.They arrived from Halstead, Essex, England in 1857 with theirchildren, Sarah, James, John, Emma, Hannah, Octavius, Seth andGeorge. This family has been found in Osceola County, Mecosta County,Lake and Kent Counties. I would be intersted in sharing informationwith interested parties.

Randolph B.TREMBLY Sat, 23 Oct 1999 00:24:58EDT
Seeking family of Mary ("Minnie") Almeda AUSTIN b. ca. 1860,m. Hervey (Harvey) FitzRANDOLPH of Le Roy, Osceola, MIprobably about 1885. They removed to Washington State.

DonHoward Sun, 7 Nov 1999 10:58:34-0500
Seeking information concerning my great uncle, Nathaniel LeroyElkins (known as Roy), who died 08 Oct 1918 (b. 05 Sep 1891)while in the army serving in Washington D.C. We assume he died duringthe flu epidemic. Tragically, his infant son died (of the flu aswell?) while his wife, Vera, was traveling to Evart, Osceola Co., MI,where his funeral was to take place, having been visiting at hisparents' home in Eaton, Preble Co., OH. So Roy and his son wereburied in a joint service in Evart. All of this is according to anewspaper clipping that we found in an old family Bible. We don'tknow where Roy and his son are buried in Evart, nor do we know hisson's name, or his wife, Vera's, maiden name. Roy and Eva wereprobably married only a short time before his death. We assume thatthere must have been an Osceola county connection in his wife'sfamily. Otherwise we know of no reason why they would have calledEvart their home. We also don't know whether Vera remarried. Anyinformation would be greatly appreciated.

GailEscalante Thu, 11 Nov 1999 14:24:07-0800
I would like to express my interest in the LOKER family of Hersey andthat of the lines that marry into this family: HODGES, HORTON,TAYLOR, GOODWIN, FERO, AVINS, WILSON, VANCE. My gr grgrandfather Eugene Ernest LOKER, b 1860, MA married Carrie AgustaLEADBETTER in Saginaw, MI in 1881 and settled in Hersey where theyraised their family. I would love to hear from others interested inthis line.

Tidysum@aol.com Fri, 26 Nov 1999 14:03:52 EST
Most of my ancestors that I have listed were born in Osceola MI. I amlooking for any Bigsby families. My great grandfather wasWilliam. His children were Sabina Estelle, Austin, Frederick, MyrtleRoslind, Everette. Thank you

Irene NedryLogan Sun, 28 Nov 1999 11:49:25EST
NEDRY, JAMES OSCAR - I would like to locate and contact descendantsof James Oscar Nedry and Susan Beckner who lived in Reed Cityin the early 1900s. A son, Noah Nedry, lived in the same area. Anyhelp would be appreciated.

JerryHansen Sat, 5 Feb 2000 23:04:54-0600
John Brechner - Looking for leads on John. He lived in OsceolaCounty for seven years from 1866 to 1873.

AlesiaTremayne Sat, 10 Jun 2000 10:30:47-0700
Martin V. COLE was born in Jun 1865 in Lincoln, Osceola, MI toMartin V.COLE and Jerusha HOWELL. He married Alice S. TRIM (born inMay 1869 in Evart, Osceola, MI and died 17 Jul 1931 in Sylvan,Osceola, MI) on 20 Mar 1889 in Reed City, Osceola, MI.
They had the following children: Helen Irene COLE born 2 Aug 1890 inLincoln Township, Osceola, MI. She was a nurse. She married Walter J.KINGSLEY on 30 May 1913 in Reed City, Osceola, MI.
Edna Ruth COLE born 28 Sep 1892 in Lincoln Township, Osceola, MI. Shemarried Elmer Watson. She died in 1968 and is buried in the NewBurdell Cemetery.
Howard Trim COLE was born 28 Jun 1894 in Lincoln Township, Osceola,MI. He was a nurse and then a barber. He married wife #1 and had ason Robert COLE about 1914. He had a daughter with another woman in1917-1918. I am not sure if they were married. He married thenBlanche Dorthea McKinstry in 1919 in Goshen, IN. They had threechildren: Howard Trim Jr. Fred Arthur and Don Edwin. He marriedMuriel and then Norma. He died as a result of a car accident on 12Aug 1964 in San Jose, Santa Clara, CA. Esther L. COLE was born 11 Jan1899 in Lincoln Township, Osceola, MI. She was a teacher. She marriedArthur A. Anderson on 1 Jan 1919 in Reed City, Osceola, MI. She diedin 1965 and is buried in Burdell Cemetery.
Elmer E. COLE was born in 1902.
John G. COLE was born in 1912.
Martin V. COLE died on 1 Jun 1926 Reed City, Osceola, MI. Both he andhis wife, Alice are buried in Wilson Cemetery in LincolnTownship.
Any help or information on this family would be greatlyappreciated.

TenaRobinson Sun, 24 Jun 2001 17:06:56-0500
I am looking to share information on the Davis and Thompsonfamilies. Silas Davis family, and Morgan Thompson family. I am agrand daughter There is other names I am looking for as Lydia Wing.Nancy-Ransom-Vanderhoof all from Hartwick and Marion twp Osceola Co.Mi. The censuses started 1850 up to today.

MichelleJohnson Sun, 12 Aug 2001 10:50:20-0400
I am searching for more information on Daniel and Sarah (Combs)Cole. Daniel b1839 and Sarah b1843 are buried in Reed Citycemetery. Their children are Edwin, Dennis, Lillian Cole Capham,Della Cole, and Mina Cole Kraft. I have a family portrait of Sarahand her adult children taken prior to Sarah's death in 1907, nearCrapo, Osceola County. Michelle Johnson Middleville, Michigan

KarenCoady Sun, 15 Feb 1998 09:00:25 EST
I am seeking information on the Elgin Eugene Woolley family and theBarnard Jacob HULTEEN family (name may have been changed fromHullteen) I know that Amanda Sofia Paulson and Bernard Jacob Hulteenwere residents of Tustin, MI and Marion, MI (my family still owns thehomestead) The Hulteens came from Sweden to Tustin,MI. Barnard JacobHulteen 1867-1950 married Amanda Sofia Paulson1875-1954 childrenAudrey Evelyn Hulteen 1913-1980 (my Grandmother)Jenny Elizabeth1898-1974 William Barnard 1900-1930 Ebba Winona 1902- (deceased willfind date) Beatrice Martha 1905 - (deceased will find date) PearlNina 1907-1997 Herbert 1926- The Woolleys I believe are Canadian...Elgin Eugene Woolley 1861-1936 married to Kristina Roberts 1863-1937children Henry Eugene Woolley 1895-1976(my Grandfather) Nina Gladys1893-1975 Francis Daniel 1902-1970I know that at one point HenryWoolley owned a bar in Marion,MI. The only real history I have isfrom Marion, MI and the cemetery there...

GaylaArtibee Wed,18 Mar 1998 20:36:21 EST
HAIGHT: Clive Evertt Haight DOB July 1917 in BarrytonMI, moved to Evart, married Bernice MARTIAN DOB 2-25-24 in GrandRapids currently living in Evart.Clive's father was Oran O Haightborn in Weidman 3-21-1899 married to a Flossie Allen, DOB June 6,1989. I have Orans parents and grandparents information maternalsurnames are BAKER, PARMELEE.. I also have the names of Flossie'sparents but no information maternal surname is NEY. ALLAN: Stan Allanborn 6-19-1899 in NY died in Evart in 8-3-1973 married a BeatriceSICKLES born 5-3-1900 died 11-2-1983. Stans parents Orville Allan andNellie OGELVIE (looking for information). Beatrice's parents JohnSICKLES died June 1936 married to a GLADES (no information)ROOT: CarlRoot born 6-14-1900 in Hersey died Aug. 1971 in Canada on a fishingtrip from Evart, married to a Natalie HUNT(was adopted into afamily in Hersey and no information on her natural parents isavailable, records were lost in Lansing). Carl's parents Burt Rootborn 10-16-1866, died 2-27-1929 married to Mary PEAS born 11-19-1876died 1-28-1969. CHRISTIE: Charles Christie married a Etta BellMONGAR lived in Marion. Etta Bell is still living. Mongar wasfrom the Evart and Sears areas. Charle's parents unknown maleChristie married a Irene ENGLAND from the Evart, Marion area. EttaBell's parents unknown male Mongar married a Anna DEWEY DAVIS fromthe Evart, Marion, Sears area.

Donn P.Cutler Wed, 25 Mar 1998 21:36:58EST
I am looking for information regarding Homer Clark CUTLER b.25 Dec1854 and wife Emmogene POTTER b 1858. They had one daughter Maude b1879 who married Victor MONTGOMERY. The CUTLER family waslocated on the 1880 census in Lake Co, MI but later moved to ReedCity area after 1880. There is record of homestead Sec32 Twsp19NRange 11W to a Homer Cutler in 1884. Any info on Homer's family after1880 would be greatly appreciated.

MaryBarnt Thu, 30 Jul 1998 09:45 EST
FOREST NICKERSON - born November 9, 1906, died December 1978.Last known residents Evart, Osceola County, MI. Forest drew Railroadpension and had a brother Paul which is my grandfather.If anyoneknows of the NICKERSON brothers I would really like to hear fromyou.

AmyCampbell Fri, 14 Aug 1998 08:0
Looking for descendants of Maude PICKARD (married Harry WILLIAMS),IdaPICKARD ( married William MINOR) both of whom died in theearlier half of this century.

Chip CobleFri,4 Sep 1998 22:52:46 EDT
Seeking cemetery and death records for Christian COBLE /KOBELb. 20 June 1808 PA. d. abt. 1892. Wife Sarah b. 25 Nov.1824 OH.d. 16 Apr. 1873 Union Twp., Isabella Co., (MI. DeathCertificate).They may possible be buried in a Lutheran cemetery.Christian and Sarah had children born in todays Lake / OsceolaCounties area. Any Information regarding Christian Coble / Kobel andhis family would be greatly appreciated.

Carol MayGillette Fri, 25 Sep 199811:39:51(PDT)
Need to communicate with members of the Heckathorn family who livedin Marion , Mich in early 1900's. HOWARD HECKATHORNhad elevendaughters and no surviving sons I am told, and my husband visited asa child in the 1940's there. Also, any GILLETTS.SylvesterGillett died in Clare County, but spent much time in Marion andHarrison, Mi areas, and daughters married into families there.

PatPruitt Mon, 5 Oct 1998 12:27
Seeking information of MEYERS family living inTustin,MI,Burdell Twp. in Osceola County. Parents Henry and Mary areburied in the Burdell twp. Cemetery. I am seeking information ontheir children Emil, Henry, Paul, Frieda, William, Rhynie,Fred, andstepchildren Ed Meyers, Lena Perolat, and Emma Milke.The childrenwere born from 1881 to 1900. I have no dates for the step children.Any dates of information would be greatly appreciated.

Nancy HawkinsonSat, 17 Oct 1998 08:05:06
Seeking information on the LUX family, ca 1870-1890. Accordingto his obit (1894) Max Freund emigrated in 1882 locating in Michiganwhere he worked for his uncle (not named) at the shoemaker tradeuntil 1886. He then came to Hudson WI where he worked for anotheruncle (J.J. LUX) until his death in 1894. Seeking information on theunnamed uncle. I found Joseph LUX in Michigan Genealogical DeathIndexing System (d. 14 Sep 1876 in Osceola County, age 75, a widower)and Lena Lux (a child who died 1882, parents Joseph Lux and LouisaLux).

AnnaDickinson Tue, 3 Nov 1998 07:30
Jason LEGEAR immigrated to the US in 1872. b in Ontario Canada8 Mar 1857. m Catherine WICKHAM 4 July 1881 in Osceola County MI(witnesses were Alonzo RICHARDSON and Villa E CHAPIN.)Can anyone helpwith where to look for Naturalization papers?Anyone have an opinionas to whether Jason even bothered to apply for citizinship? Was itrequired or encouraged in the Michigan area at that time period? (Itis noted on the 1910 census that he was "NA" but can we trustthis???)

KurlandSat, 7 Nov 1998 04:55 EST
IVES and COOK-Seeking info.on Alanson D.IVES b.1860Mi.d.Sept.20,1931 Reed City Hospital, Osceola Co.Mi.m.Mary L.COOKb.1872 Mi.Where are they buried?Did they have other children besidesJohn Almon IVES b.1893 Mi. I think Alanson IVES brother CharlesW.IVES b.1844 d.1933 moved to Osceola Co.too.Who was his wife? Didthey have children?

LarryDeGrange Sat, 7 Nov 1998 17:42 EST
I am searching for information on Robert JEFFERSON, and hiswife Jane. 1880 Census -Highland, Osceola, MI. with 4 children,Allace, age 16, William, my grandfather, age 9, Robert, age 4 andSusan age 1. Robert was 60 and Jane 48. We have found death recordsfor Susan, 20 Sep. 1883 and Jane, 19 Nov. 1906, Sherman Township.Robert was not listed on the 1900 census. Would appreciate anyinformation on this family. My grandfather married Susannah Beech andsettled in Highland Township before moving to Canada eventuallysettling in Idaho.

VickieMartin-Cox Sat, 14 Nov 1998 17:34EST
ROBINSON. Dennis ROBINSON s/o Edward ROBINSON and Mary HOAG,b.1822 NY, married Mahala JANES, Margaret MCNAUGHTON.Had6 children: Albert, Orson, Edward, Mahala, Alexander andKateROBINSON. Lived in Evart Twp. Looking for any relatives.

Don C.Orth Mon, 23 Nov 1998 20:39
I am looking for information about Philip H. ORTH and his wife,Fanny(nee KURTZ) and their family who lived in Sears,Michigan,around the late 1800's and early 1900's. I believe that Philip was ahoney producer. They came to Michigan from Wallace Township, PerthCounty, Ontario, Canada. They had nine children,four girls and fiveboys but we do not know the names of any of these children. PhilipOrth was born in Germany around 1846-47 and Fanny was born around1849, also in Germany. Philip's parents were Johann and EvaMargaretha (Hoferbt) and Fanny's parents were Gerhardt Kurtz andMaria "Francisca" (Meinsinger). It appears that several of Fanny'sbrothers and sisters also came to Michigan so we suspect that therewas some connection with the Kurtz family somewhere in Michigan. Iwould like to contact anyone who has any information about thisfamily or who might know of any of their descendants. Any help wouldbe greatly appreciated.

AnitaCrabtree Fri,11 Dec 1998 21:40:35
I am trying to trace ancestors of WILLIS ADELBERT YORKS,1874-1961,born in Evart. I was told that his father was FRANCISYORKS, birthplace unknown, died in Dakota Territory in typhoid feverepidemic. Francis Yorks' wife returned to Evart with her childrenafter his death.Willis Yorks' mother was JANE B. HENRY,daughter of A.C.HENRY of Evart. She later married someone named SMITH(first name unknown),and they had at least a son, ALLEN SMITH. Iwould really appreciate any information on any of these names.

Patrick McCleary Tue, Sat, 20 Mar 1999 12:05:55 -0500EST
I am seeking anyone researching the LOOP surname inMichigan-In particular, the family of Henry Edwin LOOP and CatherineVANGORDON.The couple were early settlers of Kent County, Michigan,but concluded their lives in the LeRoy area of Osceola County. Ithink that this may have been because their son Ray Elmer LOOP andhis wife,Nellie M. ? were living in LeRoy in the early 1900's. Raydied there in 1967. Although Ray and his wife may have been otherchildren that I am not aware of, they did have one son named VerlLOOP who was b. c1905. Ray Earl LOOP and my ancestor, William HenryLOOP were both sons of Henry and Catherine VANGORDON LOOP. Inresearching William's line I have uncovered quite a bit on the LOOPfamily and would like to exchange with others. In particularphotographs.

OliveHoffman Tue, 23 Mar 1999 11:45:59EST
Searching for information on: Caroline ( MANN)FAIRCHILD;she isthe daughter of Elias Mann and Electa Beebe, born in Ohio 26 Sept1828; married to Chester Spencer FAIRCHILD. Spencer died in 1884 inBurdell Twp., Osceola County, MI-I am seeking information on thedeath of Caroline: when and where did she die, where is she buried.Caroline and Chester had one daughter Ebeta (?) or Electa born inOhio - would like information on her, also, to track down descendantsfor more information on the Mann family.The only census I have foundthem on is the 1850 for Elyria, Ohio.

EdieDees Sun, 28 Mar 1999 12:45:35 EST
I am searching for any information on John Damian LaMothe.Hewas born in 1916 in Osceola County Michigan. Thank you.

LarryJohannessen Tue, Tue, 6 Apr 1999 20:11:03EST
I am looking for any information on descendents of Uriah Owen CHASEand Mary Ann HUNTER who lived in Middle Branch, Richmond andReed City in the mid 1800's. Uriah was the son of Isaac CHASE andMartha BAKER and was born in New York 9 Sep 1828. Uriah and Mary Annhad 12 children that I know of, all born in Michigan,including: IsaacS. b:1850 , Sarah M. b:1852 , Harriet P. b:1855, Thomas W. b:1857,Ida May b: 1859 , Henry L. b:1861 , Jesse A. b: 1864 , Peter b: 1866,Carrie b: 2 Nov 1868, A Male Child that I don't know the name of b:17 May 1871, James Franklin b:10 Feb 1873 , and another Male Childthat I, again, don't know the name of b: 25 Jun 1875. Uriah died 26Mar 1904 in Richmond,Osceola County, Michigan. Any information on anyof these people would be very appreciated!

Earl MillerThu, 8 Apr 1999 11:14:26 EST
Seeking info. on an Andrew and John Miller - both sons ofRobert and Mary Miller . This family were born and raised in the areaof Brant township Co. of Bruce On. Ca. Andrew b. abt.1846 , John b,abt. 1852, George abt. 1854, William Boyd b, Dec.26, 1956. and Robertb .May 27 , 1959. Andrew's birth place was Albion township Co. ofPeel On. Ca. and the rest were born in Bruce Co. as mentioned above.Andrew moved from the Co. of Bruce to the village of Evart , Co. ofOsceola State of Mi. USA and was living there on the 18th of July1879. In May of 1880 Andrew is married to Emma ?. I would like anyinfo. on this event and of their family . I believe at some time theymoved to ( Wuana?) Portland Oregon USA. , and a son William b. mid1880's - 1890.John I believe was living in Big Rapids Mi. in 1901 aswas mentioned in his Mother Mary's obituary. I would dearly love tohave any information on these brothers that I can receive. MyGrandfather was William Boyd , one of their younger brothers.

HannahTue, 25 May 1999 20:24:58 EDT
Seeking info on William and Olive Grant living in RichmondTwpOsceola Co. 1867-187?. Had son William born 1867 died 1871 of TyphoidFever buried somewhere in Richmond. Daughter Alice Jane was 1 yr in1870. Contact Hannah Samperoots@aol.com

JoanKidwiler Sun, 6 Jun 1999 17:34:59EDT
ROBBINS, John b1847. Marr. 1874 at Rose Lake, Osceola Co. to LouisaJ. MOORE. Children: Sadie b1868?, James William b1874.Johnalso married Mrs. Emma C. Brown.

GregStoner Sun, 20 Jun 1999 00:11:55-0400
Looking for a David Franklin Stoner. Married a NettieMcCluskyin 9/1905. Son was Francis Lyle Stoner born in TustinMi, born 9/9/1906. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Ernest JurySun, 26 Sep 1999 12:09:55 -0400 (EDT)
Looking for info on the MCQUISTION and BURDICK surnames in theLeRoy, Osceola County area. Earl Arnold MCQUISTION (MCQUESTION)heldmany school records at LeRoy High School, some still stand.

MargaretHutton Fri, 22 Oct 1999 20:43:53-0700
Seeking possible descendants of Angus McKAY and 1. Annie McKAY2.Louisa M. HINES. Angus and Annie moved from West Zorra,Oxford County, Ontario, Canada to Section 25, Hersey Township,Osceola County, Michigan, in March, 1882. Children of Angus and Anniewere Agnes May, 1880; George A. 1882-1960; Anna J, 1885,Mabel, 1892;Marjorie, 1892. Children of Angus McKay and Louisa M. Hines wereBruce, 1899; and John G., 1904-1967. Believe John G., was married toan Ardath E., born 1921. Thank you. Margaret Hutton 2104 Cypress RoadComox, BC. V9M 3Z5

GailEscalante Thu, 11 Nov 1999 14:24:07-0800
I would like to express my interest in the LOKER family ofHersey and that of the lines that marry into this family:HODGES, HORTON, TAYLOR, GOODWIN, FERO, AVINS,WILSON, VANCE. My gr gr grandfather Eugene Ernest LOKER, b 1860, MAmarried Carrie Agusta LEADBETTER in Saginaw, MI in 1881 andsettled in Hersey where they raised their family. I would love tohear from others interested in this line.

Michelle BlowersJohnson Sun, 20 Feb 2000 21:19:30-0500
I am looking for information on William KING and his wifeCaroline Clemence KING. They were the grandparents of my paternalgrandmother Hazel Cole Blowers. The Kings were residents of Osceolaand Mecosta counties for 50 years before Mr. King died in Reed Cityin1934. I do have a handwritten copy of William King's obituary. Mygrandmother was born in Paris in 1900 to Dennis and Etta (King)Cole.

JanetLewis Tue, 22 Feb 2000 11:36:23-0500
LEWIS-WORDEN I am looking for any information on Leonard LEWISdied abt 8-13-1948 in I believe Reed City, MI married Rose WORDEN.Any information on either Leonard Lewis and Rose Worden would begreatly appriciated.

JeffMosher Sun, 12 Mar 2000 21:51:26-0600
Seeking information about Charles L. Mosher and relatedfamilies.Charles(11-1865/1-8-1934) married the former LibbieWallenbeck Weaver(1-20-1865/10-26-1949) 12-1888 in Cedar Springs,Kent, MI. They were living on a farm in Osceola Co 1900-1930 percensus. Charles and Libbie had the following children: Hollis10-1888, Lydia 10-1889 married Unknown Sparks, Ernest 2-10-1892,Willis 9-24-1893 married Allie Unknown (Lived in the Marion areauntil his death), Edna 12-25-1896, Lloyd 1-03-1901 married NevaMorrow and Harley 1903. Libbie had a daughter, Winifred Weaver 1886,from her first marriage to Charles Weaver. Charles was supposedlykilled using dynamite to blast stumps on his farm. Charles, Libbie,Ernest and Edna are buried in the Highland Township Cemetery alongwith one Hilda Mosher, infant daughter of H.L & M.H. Mosher.

Mark LoomisSat, 20 May 2000 21:34:15 EDT
Seeking information about my gr gr grandfather, Alvin CrockerLOOMIS, b. June 3, 1845, Lorain Co., Ohio; m. Sarah A.(Campbell) Terrill December 12, 1867; moved to Kent County, MI in1862 where upon he enlisted in Co. H, 21st Mich. Inf. He wasdischarged and moved to Reed City, MI abt. 1873; d. April 4, 1896,Reed City, MI. He had 4 children - Georgia May, Birt (Burt) Eugene,Alice Louisa and Alvin J. Any information would be appreciated.

KendraAubrey Wed, 24 May 2000 19:08:31-0400
I am looking for any information on Ichabod Johnson andfamily. I had found them in the 1870 Census of Hersey Twp., OsceolaCounty. However, I was unable to locate them in 1880, which surprisesme because they owned quite a bit of land. Ichabod was born about1817 in New York, was married to a Mary, who was also born in NewYork. They had children, Richard, b.1846 in Ohio, Ichabod,b.abt.1851, Ellen, born abt. 1858, and Martha(Mattie), b. 1862 inMichigan. Mattie is my 2nd great-grandmother. If anyone knows of thisfamily of Johnsons, please let me know.

SharonMiller Wed, 13 March 2002 9:10:31
I am looking for any information on ancestors or descendants ofJarvis W. Miller. He was born to George and Mary Miller about1848 somewhere in Livingston County, Michigan. Between 1867 and 1870he married Huldah J Frazier. On 16 July 1873, their son, Bert Miller,was born in LeRoy. Another son, Wallace, was born in 1885 somewherein Michigan.

Jeremy Dover Saturday, December 7, 2002 8:03 AM
I am looking for information regarding the family of Othelbert P.(Philip?) Smith. He was married to Elizabeth Haslebacker, andthey had two daughters Clarissa (b. Feb. 9, 1891) and Leah (b. Sept.4, 1893). I know Leah was born in Rose Lake, but had moved to Edmorein Montcalm County by 1917. I also know that Clarissa and Leah hadtwo half-sisters, Sarah and Gertrude, but do not know from whichside. "



GailEscalante Wed, 21 Jan 1998 12:31:35EST
Osceola County, MI - Researching: LOKER and spouses: Eugene E. LOKER- b 1860 MA m Carrie LEADBETTER - b 1860 MA Resided: Hersey, MichOccupation: Post Master children: LOKER, Ella May m1 Silas HODGES m2HORTON m3 TAYLOR, LOKER, Vance Irvin m Cassie GOODWILL, LOKER,Rowland R. m Eva FERO, LOKER, Avis G. m George AVINS, LOKER, Walter'Mason' m Lottie M. WILSON, LOKER, Clinton 'Perry' m Marion VANCE,LOKER, Hollie Eugene m Freida SCOTT, LOKER, Ralph W. - I haveinformation to share on the LOKER line.

KarenCoady Sun, 15 Feb 1998 09:00:25 EST
I am seeking information on the Elgin Eugene Woolley family and theBarnard Jacob Hulteen family (name may have been changed fromHullteen) I know that Amanda Sofia Paulson and Bernard Jacob Hulteenwere residents of Tustin, MI and Marion, MI (my family still owns thehomestead) The Hulteens came from Sweden to Tustin, MI. Barnard JacobHulteen 1867-1950 married Amanda Sofia Paulson 1875-1954children Audrey Evelyn Hulteen 1913-1980 (my Grandmother) JennyElizabeth 1898-1974 William Barnard 1900-1930 Ebba Winona 1902-(deceased will find date) Beatrice Martha 1905 - (deceased will finddate) Pearl Nina 1907-1997 Herbert 1926- The Woolleys I believe areCanadian... Elgin Eugene Woolley 1861-1936 married to KristinaRoberts 1863-1937 children Henry Eugene Woolley 1895-1976 (myGrandfather) Nina Gladys 1893-1975 Francis Daniel 1902-1970 I knowthat at one point Henry Woolley owned a bar in Marion, MI. The onlyreal history I have is from Marion, MI and the cemetery there...

GaylaArtibee Wed,18 Mar 1998 20:36:21
OGELVIE (looking for information). Beatrice's parentsJohn SICKLES died June 1936 married to a GLADES (no information)ROOT: Carl Root born 6-14-1900 in Hersey died Aug. 1971 inCanada on a fishing trip from Evart, married to a Natalie HUNT (wasadopted into a family in Hersey and no information on her naturalparents is available, records were lost in Lansing). Carl's parentsBurt Root born 10-16-1866, died 2-27-1929 married to Mary PEASborn 11-19-1876 died 1-28-1969. CHRISTIE: Charles Christie married aEtta Bell MONGAR lived in Marion. Etta Bell is still living. Mongarwas from the Evart and Sears areas. Charle's parents unknown maleChristie married a Irene ENGLAND from the Evart, Marion area. EttaBell's parents unknown male Mongar married a Anna DEWEY DAVIS fromthe Evart, Marion, Sears area.

AmyCampbell Fri, 14 Aug 1998 08:0
Looking for descendants of Maude PICKARD (married HarryWILLIAMS), Ida PICKARD ( married William MINOR) both of whom died inthe earlier half of this century.

NevaWed, 7 Oct 1998 11:02 EDT
I am looking for information on my gr-grandfather, Clark COURTRIGHT.He was born Dec 1865 in Evart, Osceola Co., Mi. Married MinnieSPENCER in 1887. She was born April 1870 in Mi. died 1928 inEvart, Mi. Can only find them on the 1910 Fed. Census. I need to findhis parents and his death date.

AnnaDickinson Tue, 3 Nov 1998 07:30
Jason LEGEAR immigrated to the US in 1872. b in Ontario Canada 8 Mar1857. m Catherine WICKHAM 4 July 1881 in Osceola County MI (witnesseswere Alonzo RICHARDSON and Villa E CHAPIN.) Can anyone helpwith where to look for Naturalization papers? Anyone have an opinionas to whether Jason even bothered to apply for citizinship? Was itrequired or encouraged in the Michigan area at that time period? (Itis noted on the 1910 census that he was "NA" but can we trustthis???)

VickieMartin-Cox Sat, 14 Nov 1998 17:34EST
ROBINSON. Dennis ROBINSON s/o Edward ROBINSON and Mary HOAG,b. 1822 NY, married Mahala JANES, Margaret MCNAUGHTON. Had 6children: Albert, Orson, Edward, Mahala, Alexander and Kate ROBINSON.Lived in Evart Twp. Looking for any relatives.

Don C. OrthMon, 23 Nov 1998 20:39
I am looking for information about Philip H. ORTH and hiswife, Fanny (nee KURTZ) and their family who lived in Sears,Michigan, around the late 1800's and early 1900's. I believe thatPhilip was a honey producer. They came to Michigan from WallaceTownship, Perth County, Ontario, Canada. They had nine children, fourgirls and five boys but we do not know the names of any of thesechildren. Philip Orth was born in Germany around 1846-47 and Fannywas born around 1849, also in Germany. Philip's parents were Johannand Eva Margaretha (Hoferbt) and Fanny's parents were Gerhardt Kurtzand Maria "Francisca" (Meinsinger). It appears that several ofFanny's brothers and sisters also came to Michigan so we suspect thatthere was some connection with the Kurtz family somewhere inMichigan. I would like to contact anyone who has any informationabout this family or who might know of any of their descendants. Anyhelp would be greatly appreciated.

CarolMcKellar Fri, 19 Mar 1999 08:14:47-0800
Am doing some research on the SICKMILLER surname for a man in Germanywhohas this family back to the 1600's. Can anyone offer info on ElmerSICKMILLER, born 1892 and died after 1959. His wife, Netta M.______ Sickmiller, born 1890 and died 1959. They are buried inGreenwood Cemetry in Marion Twp., Osceola Co., MI. I will give youMr. Peter SICKMULLER's address in Germany. Thank You CarolMcKellar

Ida SiskDeal Thu, 8 Apr 1999 10:15:15 EDT
Looking for descendants of Henry Maynard SISK(1898-1976) andLena Merle Payne Sisk (1899-1986) both died in Evart, OsceolaCo., MI. I have researched both the Payne and Sisk families and wouldlike to share.

PamThebo Sat, 10 Apr 1999 18:35:17-0700
I am looking for any information on Mary Alice Rushmore b. 8Feb 1892 in Winefield Twp, MI and d. 13 Dec 1954 in Pierson, MI. Shewas married to Vernon Lee Robinson b. 9 Sep 1885 in Ashton, MIand d. 12 Oct 1935 in Howard City, MI (I have his family back to1774). I do know her father was Charles Marion Rushmore b. 27 Sep1849 in PA and d. 29 Sep 1917 in MI and her mother was Janet EstelleLoree. I don't when they married and don't know a lot about hermother. I also know they are related to the Charles E. Rushmore whoname Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota, but not quite sure how. Anyinformation would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

JoanKidwiler Sun, 6 Jun 1999 17:34:59 EDT
ROBBINS, John b1847. Marr. 1874 at Rose Lake, OsceolaCo. to Louisa J. MOORE. Children: Sadie b1868?, James William b1874.John also married Mrs. Emma C. Brown.

GregStoner Sun, 20 Jun 1999 00:11:55-0400
ooking for a David Franklin STONER. Married a Nettie McCluskyin 9/1905. Son was Francis Lyle Stoner born in Tustin Mi. born9/9/1906. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

ArlettaSt.Amour Fri, 8 Oct 1999 12:13:38EDT
My great grandparents James H and Sarah Samis came from Canadaand raised their family in this area, as did most of theirchildren.They had 14 children. I would appreciate any information onthis family I have some information possibly can exchange. Thank youvery much.

Irene NedryLogan Sun, 28 Nov 1999 11:49:25EST
NEDRY, JAMES OSCAR - I would like to locate and contactdescendants of James Oscar Nedry and Susan Beckner who lived in ReedCity in the early 1900s. A son, Noah Nedry, lived in the same area.Any help would be appreciated.

GailEscalante Wed, 21 Jan 1998 12:31:35EST
Osceola County, MI - Researching: LOKER and spouses: Eugene E. LOKER- b 1860 MA m Carrie LEADBETTER - b 1860 MA Resided: Hersey, MichOccupation: Post Master children: LOKER, Ella May m1 Silas HODGES m2HORTON m3 TAYLOR, LOKER, Vance Irvin m Cassie GOODWILL, LOKER,Rowland R. m Eva FERO, LOKER, Avis G. m George AVINS, LOKER, Walter'Mason' m Lottie M. WILSON, LOKER, Clinton 'Perry' m MarionVANCE LOKER, Hollie Eugene m Freida SCOTT, LOKER, Ralph W. - Ihave information to share on the LOKER line.

KarenCoady Sun, 15 Feb 1998 09:00:25 EST
I am seeking information on the Elgin Eugene WOOLEY family andthe Barnard Jacob Hulteen family (name may have been changed fromHullteen) I know that Amanda Sofia Paulson and Bernard Jacob Hulteenwere residents of Tustin, MI and Marion, MI (my family still owns thehomestead) The Hulteens came from Sweden to Tustin, MI. Barnard JacobHulteen 1867-1950 married Amanda Sofia Paulson 1875-1954 childrenAudrey Evelyn Hulteen 1913-1980 (my Grandmother) Jenny Elizabeth1898-1974 William Barnard 1900-1930 Ebba Winona 1902- (deceased willfind date) Beatrice Martha 1905 - (deceased will find date) PearlNina 1907-1997 Herbert 1926- The Woolleys I believe are Canadian...Elgin Eugene Woolley 1861-1936 married to Kristina Roberts 1863-1937children Henry Eugene Woolley 1895-1976 (my Grandfather) Nina Gladys1893-1975 Francis Daniel 1902-1970 I know that at one point HenryWoolley owned a bar in Marion, MI. The only real history I have isfrom Marion, MI and the cemetery there...

AmyCampbell Fri, 14 Aug 1998 08:0
Looking for descendants of Maude PICKARD (married HarryWILLIAMS), Ida PICKARD ( married William MINOR) both of whomdied in the earlier half of this century.

AnnaDickinson Tue, 3 Nov 1998 07:30
Jason LEGEAR immigrated to the US in 1872. b in Ontario Canada 8 Mar1857. m Catherine WICKHAM 4 July 1881 in Osceola County MI(witnesses were Alonzo RICHARDSON and Villa E CHAPIN.) Can anyonehelp with where to look for Naturalization papers? Anyone have anopinion as to whether Jason even bothered to apply for citizinship?Was it required or encouraged in the Michigan area at that timeperiod? (It is noted on the 1910 census that he was "NA" but can wetrust this???)

AnitaCrabtreeFri, 11 Dec 1998 21:40:35
I am trying to trace ancestors of WILLIS ADELBERT YORKS,1874-1961, born in Evart. I was told that his father was FRANCISYORKS, birthplace unknown, died in Dakota Territory in typhoid feverepidemic. Francis Yorks' wife returned to Evart with her childrenafter his death. Willis Yorks' mother was JANE B. HENRY, daughter ofA.C.HENRY of Evart. She later married someone named SMITH (first nameunknown), and they had at least a son, ALLEN SMITH. I would reallyappreciate any information on any of these names.

Patrick McCleary Tue, Sat, 20 Mar 1999 12:05:55 -0500EST
I am seeking anyone researching the LOOP surname in Michigan- Inparticular, the family of Henry Edwin LOOP and CatherineVANGORDON. The couple were early settlers of Kent County,Michigan, but concluded their lives in the LeRoy area of OsceolaCounty. I think that this may have been because their son Ray ElmerLOOP and his wife, Nellie M. ? were living in LeRoy in the early1900's. Ray died there in 1967.

Brenda Froemke Wed, 22 Sep 1999 21:34:08 -0700
I'm looking for information on Fred L Williams found alongwith wife, Rosa (possible maiden name Roderick) and children Louis(13), Jaque (6), and Fred (NR) on the Soundex for Michigan 1910. Theywere listed in the Rose Lake Township. I believe Jaque is myGrandfather. Any information would be appreciated.

MaggieSkalka 30 Sep 99 07:08:49 PDT(EDT)
I am looking for information on Fanny Carmer, my great grandmother,who lived in Leroy Township in 1880. She died in October of 1880 atthe age of 27 with typhoid fever. Also, looking for information on mygreat grandfather who was married to Fanny, William HenryTitsworth. They had three children, my grandfather Oliver, hisbrother Eliaz and sister Mary. I believe Fanny and William Henry wereboth born in New York. I have no information after the 1880census.

GailEscalante Thu, 11 Nov 1999 14:24:07-0800
I would like to express my interest in the LOKER family of Hersey andthat of the lines that marry into this family: HODGES, HORTON,TAYLOR, GOODWIN, FERO, AVINS, WILSON, VANCE. My gr grgrandfather Eugene Ernest LOKER, b 1860, MA married Carrie AgustaLEADBETTER in Saginaw, MI in 1881 and settled in Hersey where theyraised their family. I would love to hear from others interested inthis line.

JanetLewis Tue, 22 Feb 2000 11:36:23-0500
LEWIS-WORDEN I am looking for any information on Leonard LEWIS diedabt 8-13-1948 in I believe Reed City, MI married Rose WORDEN.Any information on either Leonard Lewis and Rose Worden would begreatly appriciated.

AlesiaTremayne Sat, 10 Jun 2000 10:30:47-0700
Martin V. COLE was born in Jun 1865 in Lincoln, Osceola, MI to MartinV.COLE and Jerusha HOWELL. He married Alice S. TRIM (born inMay 1869 in Evart, Osceola, MI and died 17 Jul 1931 in Sylvan,Osceola, MI) on 20 Mar 1889 in Reed City, Osceola, MI.
They had the following children: Helen Irene COLE born 2 Aug 1890 inLincoln Township, Osceola, MI. She was a nurse. She married Walter J.KINGSLEY on 30 May 1913 in Reed City, Osceola, MI.
Edna Ruth COLE born 28 Sep 1892 in Lincoln Township, Osceola, MI. Shemarried Elmer Watson. She died in 1968 and is buried in the NewBurdell Cemetery.
Howard Trim COLE was born 28 Jun 1894 in Lincoln Township, Osceola,MI. He was a nurse and then a barber. He married wife #1 and had ason Robert COLE about 1914. He had a daughter with another woman in1917-1918. I am not sure if they were married. He married thenBlanche Dorthea McKinstry in 1919 in Goshen, IN. They had threechildren: Howard Trim Jr. Fred Arthur and Don Edwin. He marriedMuriel and then Norma. He died as a result of a car accident on 12Aug 1964 in San Jose, Santa Clara, CA. Esther L. COLE was born 11 Jan1899 in Lincoln Township, Osceola, MI. She was a teacher. She marriedArthur A. Anderson on 1 Jan 1919 in Reed City, Osceola, MI. She diedin 1965 and is buried in Burdell Cemetery.
Elmer E. COLE was born in 1902.
John G. COLE was born in 1912.
Martin V. COLE died on 1 Jun 1926 Reed City, Osceola, MI. Both he andhis wife, Alice are buried in Wilson Cemetery in LincolnTownship.
Any help or information on this family would be greatlyappreciated.

TenaRobinson Sun, 24 Jun 2001 17:06:56-0500
I am looking to share information on the Davis and Thompsonfamilies. Silas Davis family, and Morgan Thompson family. I am agrand daughter There is other names I am looking for as LydiaWing. Nancy-Ransom-Vanderhoof all from Hartwick andMarion twp Osceola Co. Mi. The censuses started 1850 up to today.

SharonMiller Wed, 5 March 2002 9:11
Murry William Sherman b. Oct 28 1861 Steuben Co Ohio or MI, d.Feb 25, 1930 in Evart, Osceola Co., MI. he married Sofia JaneEidenier-Jennie Pound on July 21, 1887 in Spring Arbor, JacksonCo.,MI. Murry and Jennie moved to Evart from Ypsilanti, WashtenawCo.,MI.. Jennie died May 4, 1916. They are buried in Forest HillCemetery in Evart. Murry's parents were Charles E. Sherman andIsabelle O Merrit. Jennie's parents were Adonija Eidenier and JuliaHostelar. Their children were Daniel William, Floyd Murry, Dr. MabelRoma, Herbert Emerson and Helen Esther. Looking for any familyconnections.

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